CHS: Inspiring girls to discover and pursue their personal exellence.

Grade 10 students watering Mrs. MacKay's geraniums in the
School's greenhouse, 1982. Courtesy of the CHS Archives.

Welcome to our March 2021 edition of 1898! Spring is just around the corner and with it comes renewed hope for sunnier, warmer days ahead. Though social distancing carried over into the New Year, the reimagined ways we connected with alumnae have been nothing short of inspiring! In recent months, alumnae from around the world joined us for virtual events, panels and school assemblies, such as Career Conference, the Alumnae Association Annual General Meeting and School Birthday Assembly. We are connecting with more alumnae globally than ever before and it is a joy to see the way virtual capabilities have blurred geographic boundaries. We hope you enjoy this edition of 1898!

Crofton House School and the CHS Alumnae Association are pleased to present this year's Alumnae Achievement Award winners


Thank You Jennifer (Connell) Fotheringham ’84! Alumnae Association President Leaves on High Note


Student spotlight – Q&A with Racial Justice Alliance Club student leaders Sheyda Lindsay ’21, Sophie Winder-Berkey ’21 and Sunny Sun ’21


Student Life On Campus So Far in 2021


Help shape the future of the Crofton House School Alumnae Association

The Crofton House Alumnae Association is working on a new strategic plan that will help the association to make meaningful changes and reimagine the ways to best support alumnae and our communities. For planning of this type to be successful, it is important that the survey represents the aspirations, needs and experiences of all CHS alumnae. As a valued alumna, you are invited to complete a short 5-10 minute survey. Read here for more information. For any questions regarding this survey, please contact us at

Celebrate and watch the School Birthday Assembly Livestream!

Thanks to the hard work of students and staff, we are able to continue the long-standing tradition of the school birthday celebration this year. Watch the recorded livestream of this year’s School Birthday Assembly, with musical pieces from our Junior and Senior School students and messages from this year’s Alumnae Achievement Award recipients.

School Birthday Celebrations of Years Past

Each year, the Senior Library in partnership with Crofton House Archives hosts a history-themed display in honour of the school's birthday. This year's focus was School Birthday celebrations of years past, with photographs dating from the early 1920's to the 1990's. Included in the display are rare books from the original library collections, from authors who are Crofton alumnae, and early uniform pieces like the 1940's era green "games romper" and the white beret, introduced in 1956 by Miss Bedford-Jones.


Happy 60th reunion to the Class of 1961!

Happy 60th reunion to the class of 1961 who met virtually online after the School Birthday Assembly! If you’re interested in hosting a virtual class reunion, we would love to connect you with your classmates and help host a Zoom meeting. For more information, contact us at

Thank you!

A special thank you to our alumnae Lunch and Learn speakers. We thank you for taking the time to speak to our current Senior School students about your industry, the behind the scenes of the work that you do and how you got to where you are! If you’re interested in becoming a Lunch and Learn Speaker, let us know by submitting a form online.

Melody Cheung ’11
Dr. Alexandra Faber ’96
Nikisha Khare ’11
Michelle Kwok ’16
Vanessa Lam ’11
Nancy Lee ’13
Dr. Deborah Money ’77


Congratulations to Deepali Prasad ’12 for her recent feature in an academically published work titled “One Size Does Not Fit All: Assuming the Same Normal Body Temperature for Everyone is Not Justified”. Deepali was Crofton House student at the time when she worked on this study with Adele Diamond as part of her lab assignment. Congratulations Deepali! Read more information on this study.

Congratulations to Michelle Kwok ’16 on her published article “Why 2021 Is Poised To Be A Pivotal Year for Women Of Colour Founders” in Forbes online.

Celebration of Life

It is with sadness that we inform our CHS community of the passing of Valerie (Dunsterville) Evans ’57. Our deepest condolences to Valerie and her family at this time. Read her obituary online.

It is with sadness that we inform our CHS community of the passing of Annette (Thompson) Beckett '54. Our deepest condolences to Annette and her family at this time. Read her obituary online.

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Morgan Pulkinen
Manager, Alumnae Relations & Events
604 263 3255 ext. 4207

Manda Haligowski, Archivist

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