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Congratulations to Michelle Kwok ‘16 on receiving the 2020 YWCA Young Woman of Distinction Award! Michelle is a Co-Founder and CEO of the Female Laboratory of Innovative Knowledge (FLIK) and built the first female-focused apprenticeship portal, allowing female leaders and apprentices to connect and work together. Congratulations Michelle for your outstanding work! Read more about Michelle and her work at FLIK Read more about Michelle and her work at FLIK.

Celebration of Life

Elizabeth Matthews ‘07

Elizabeth joined the CroftonHouse school community in Grade 7 in 2001. She was very involved at Crofton House, particularly as an athlete for the rowing team and field hockey team. Among her peers and teachers, she was known for her soft-spoken leadership, hardworking attitude and for being incredibly supportive of her teammates. Our deepest condolences to Elizabeth’s family. Read more about Elizabeth in her obituary.

Note: Picture taken from the 2006-2007 yearbook

Mary Patricia (Bell-Irving) Wilson ‘43

Mary Patricia, more affectionately known as Trish, was known for living the virtues of courtesy, honour and service, being kind and compassionate to all who knew her. Trish attended Crofton in 1937 until her Grade 10 year.. She had an adventurous spirit, having travelled to many places across Canada and the globe, with her husband Charlie and their children. Our deepest condolences to Trish’s family at this time. Read more about Trish in her obituary.

Note: Picture kindly provided by Trish’s family

Class of 1975 - Mini 45th Reunion at Salt Spring Island

A few alumnae from the Class of 1975 celebrated their 45th reunion on Salt Spring Island. Dee Dee Sung '75, Brenda Lamb, Sally (Angus) Born '75 and Fran Sloan-Sainas '75 shared meals, stories and laughter amid the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. The class was meant to have their 45th reunion in April 2020, but are looking forward to their 45+1 or +2 when it is safe to gather again. 


Crofton House Alumna and 2015 Alumnae Achievement Award recipient Prudence Emery ’54 on her recently published memoir Nanaimo Girl. Prudence’s memoir has been enormously well received, entering a second printing within months of its release, and achieving best-seller status in several bookstores from BC to Ontario. Read more about Prudence’s work.

Reunions Back on Campus

We are always delighted to welcome reunion groups back to campus. This year saw over 10 groups returning to reconnect with the school and each other. Highlights from this past term include reunions from 2004, 1999 and 2009!

Note: Reunions on campus for the Class of 2004, 1999, 2009 were held in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Class of 1999

Class of 2004


Class of 2009


Congratulation to Cynthia Lo ’18

The Crofton House School Alumnae Award for Scholastic Achievement is awarded to the student with the highest academic standing over her last four years in high school. This year Cynthia Lo ‘18 was awarded the prize. She returned to campus this Spring to receive her award after finishing her first year exams at John Hopkins University.

Tick One Off the Bucket List

Congratulations to Joan (Lighthall) Dietrich ’85 for her successful run on Jeopardy! For all those alumnae who worked so hard on Reach for the Top this was a moment of validation. Now we all want to know what Alex Trebek is really like! #DorothyParker

Class of 2008 – Back to a Completed Campus!

We were delighted to welcome back members of the class of 2008 to campus for a festive reunion! Over 15 classmates came together to enjoy some wine and cheese and a tour of the new campus. Seeing the campus was particularly meaningful as they were the first graduating class to have experienced a campus under construction. Memories of classes in the portables were still fresh in their minds! A special thank you to Stephanie Han for all her help connecting with classmates.


Congratulations to Cindy Zhou ’18 for receiving the Governor General’s Academic Medal. This award has recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada since 1873. It is awarded to students graduating with the highest average from high schools across Canada. Cindy is now continuing her studies at UBC.


Congratulations to Sajida Shroff ’86 on her recent election as President of Harvard GlobalWE – a Shared Interest Group dedicated to the empowerment of women through education, dialogue and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide.

CHS Authors: Our of the Fire

In Out of the Fire, author Jane Mortifee '71 tells the story of a quest for forgiveness and healing from the ravages of vengeance, bitterness and hate. With attention to detail, the author evokes everyday life in the village and reveals how pain and loss can be transformed through the power of tribal earth and mystical spirit connections.

CHS Authors: Warriors and Heroes

Congratulations Priscilla (Spankie) Stanbury ‘63 on her recent publication! Her new book Warriors and Heroes of a Different Kind: Battling Kidney Failure has been selected as an award finalist in the non-fiction category of The Canadian Book Club Awards, 2018.

Plan Your Reunion

Calling all classes ending in 1 and 6 – this is the year for your 5 or 10-year reunion! Due to COVID-19, all in person events are currently on hold. We are working to transform as many events virtually as possible – including your class reunions! We are happy to support you virtually. For more information on planning your virtual reunion, including class lists, please contact Alumnae Relations at

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