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Parents

Vancouver College parents are our most valuable partners in helping our boys succeed. We work together as a faith and learning community to support and enrich the boys’ educational experience. The goal is for all parents and guardians to be as active as possible in their son's education. 

As the boys create lifelong friendships, so do our parents. The Vancouver College Parents’ Association (VCPA) includes all parents and guardians of current students. With the support of the school, the VCPA facilitates community-building events that raise funds for the school and coordinates parent engagement initiatives. The VCPA creates volunteer opportunities through these events that bring parents together and build community connections.  

Events and Activities

FINNEGAN BALL 

At this annual signature gala, traditionally held in November, parents, staff, alumni and volunteers dress to the nines to celebrate our community, participate in the live auction, silent auction and dance the night away. It is the largest fundraiser organized by our volunteer parents. Finnegan Ball will triumphantly return on November 12, 2022, at the Parq Hotel in downtown Vancouver, just in time to celebrate our 100-year anniversary. You can purchase early bird tickets by visiting finneganball.ca. 

MOTHERS CHRISTMAS TEA

Held in December 10,2022 from 10 am - 2 pm, the Mothers’ Christmas Tea is an outdoor and indoor market where you can buy fresh pastries, savoury treats, flowers, and homemade crafts, and participate in a silent auction to help you prepare for the holidays. This event also hosts a tea for our moms, grandmas, and alumni moms to enjoy. For more information visit vcmct.ca. 

MAYFAIR

Typically held on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, Mayfair is the largest community-building event of the school year at Vancouver College. Join us as our campus transforms into a spring fair with midway games, delicious food and beverages, live entertainment and the ever-popular bazaar marketplace. This year Mayfair will be on May 13, 2023. There is something for both young and old, so mark your calendars and save the date! Check out VCMayfair.com or email: mayfair@vancouvercollege.ca for more information.

GENERAL EVENTS

Our General Events team organizes many events at the school throughout the year. 

  • September - Parent Orientation Evenings 
  • October - President's Honour Society Assembly & Reception
  • November - Remembrance Day Service & Reception 
  • Year-Round - Used Uniform Sales 
  • June - Graduation Festivities and Events           

ParentTALKS

ParentTALKS is an educational program that further supports our boys for a life dedicated to achievement, leadership, and service to the Church and community. Although each ParentTALKS is different, the shared goal of TALKS is to identify the issues, educate on the theory or point of view, and give practical suggestions to assist in parenting. The TALKS help provide a forum for ideas and open discussions. In addition, the TALKS gather parents to support each other in the journey of bringing up fine young men..

We are always open to hearing about great presenters, topics of interest, and ideas for future ParentTALKS. Please feel free to send your recommendations to  vcparent-talk@vancouvercollege.ca.

Learn more about our TALKS here. 

SAFE STREETS

Safe Streets ensures the safe drop-off and pickup of our students. The team consists of parent leaders who are empowered to make a positive difference to the safety of our children during arrival and pickup and will dedicate themselves to between 5 and 25 safe street shifts each year.

If you are interested in joining the Safe Streets Team, please register in OnVolunteers and for the shifts and training you choose. .

Learn more about Safe Streets here.

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VC100 Stories

74. Mayfair

Mayfair is a Vancouver College signature event held each year, usually on the Saturday before Mothers Day. This event is as popular with the school community today as it was when it was first held in 1928.

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96. Open House

Open House provides an annual opportunity for the school to throw open its doors and showcase all it has to offer to prospective students and their families and welcome those curious about what life at Vancouver College is like. 

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58. Walkathon

At the turn of Fall, as students and families relish in the last warm days and begin to settle into the routines of the new academic year, nothing quite gathers the spirit of the school community and mobilizes all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 like the Vancouver College Walkathon. 

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33. Finnegan Ball

The ultimate parents’ date night, Finnegan Ball seats parents in the same grade or same team together for a formal dinner. Away from the dinner table, guests dance to the live band, pose for a professional portrait, or bid on one-of-a-kind Vancouver College souvenirs, among other gifts at the silent auction. 

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