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1922 - 1946

  • June 27th marks Vancouver College’s first Commencement Exercises with a ceremony at the Colonial Theatre on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. The school’s first-ever graduation ceremony is attended by the Most Reverend Timothy Casey, Archbishop of Vancouver, who honours the eleven members of the class of 1925 and presents prizes and awards.

    The idea to have alumni remain invested in the school community starts almost immediately after these students graduate, as Brother Lanon invites them back to campus to attend monthly meetings.



  • The Vancouver College Alumni Society is formed with support from the Christian Brothers and Jimmy O’Hagan (VC 1925) as the organization’s first President. The Alumni Society arranges meet ups to continue the friendships formed while at the school, and from time to time, to help the school by giving public performances. The Society puts on its first entertainment on December 2nd in the form of a “smoker” at McCormack Hall attended by some 60 people. An extensive programme including boxing matches, skits, and musical interludes is offered that evening.



  • On January 16th, the first Annual Banquet is held at the Orpheum Cafe. The event draws 60 guests including Brothers P.B. Doyle, J.G. Coleman and M.J. Lannon.



  • President: Louis Grant (VC 1928) (see: chart)



  • With Ed Gladstone (VC 1928) as President since 1934, the Alumni Society continues to be involved and contributes a one-act play to the Annual Entertainment.



  • On October 26th, 300 alumni and friends of the school celebrate the first Reunion Banquet in the College Auditorium. The event is covered by The Province Newspaper and Archbishop William Mark Duke attends, with dinner served by the VC Mothers Committee. By the following year, the Reunion Banquet draws close to 500 guests.



  • The Class of 1925 holds a reunion dinner in the fall with Brother Lannon, the then principal of O’Dea High School in Seattle, in attendance as the guest of honour.