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

Senior students, Nelson and Jervis campus, 1939 Photograph collected by
Sheila (Peters) Thorn '40 Courtesy of the Crofton House Archives

Welcome to this special “community edition” of the 1898 Alumnae Newsletter for alumnae, parents, Senior School students and staff.

The 5th Annual CHS Career Conference featured 24 alumnae in various stages of their careers. They presented on the theme of “Agility: Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable” to Grade 11 and 12 students who are starting to plan for their post-secondary journeys. We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the event and the alumnae who shared their time with us.

Interview with the Keynote Speakers

Crofton House School welcomed Leila Bell-Irving Grauer ’77 and Stephanie Grauer ’15, both alumnae and part of four generations who attended the School. This mother-daughter pair spoke to students about varying experiences and ways to apply this year’s theme of Agility: Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable. Read interview.

Career Conference Presenter Bios

During the 5th Annual Career Conference, 208 Grade 11 and 12 girls had the chance to spend the afternoon with a full slate of 24 alumnae who generously shared their thoughts and expertise with students as they considered their next steps and career paths. We thank all those who volunteered for their time and passion! Get to know the presenters!

It has been an active time for alumnae in our community! Over the summer and fall, the CHS Alumnae Association measured and stirred, laughed and poured, stickered and wrapped strawberry, blueberry spice and vanilla peach jam for sale at the first in-person Winter bazaar in three years. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to KidSafe, a local Vancouver charity that provides nutrition and essential services and programs to vulnerable children and youth annually. Information about the donation and a photo gallery will be shared with alumnae in January.

Alumnae also participated in a fundraiser for Aunt Leah’s Place, an organization that helps prevent children in foster care from becoming homeless and mothers in need from losing custody of their children. CHS alumnae and students (future alumnae) worked up a sweat doing pilates for Aunt Leah’s. They raised over $400.

Thank you to all of the alumnae who contributed to these community events.

December 8 - Care Packages for Aunt Leah’s Place - Learn more
December 16 - Seasonal Social and Carol Service - Learn more
December 21 - Young Alumnae Event - Learn more
January 18 - Alumnae Association General Meeting
January 24 - Four Seasons Alumnae Book Club - Learn more
February 1 - Alumnae Association Career Exchange - Learn more
March 3 - School Birthday - 125 Years

Calling All Alumnae!

Are you interested in sharing insight on your career journey with our Senior School students? Our Career Education Department offers a variety of initiatives such as the Career Conference, Professional Speaker Series, Work Experience Program, and Grade 12 Portfolio Review or Mentor where you can volunteer and be involved. Sign up online today!

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Alumnae Relations

Lesley Campbell
Assistant Director, Alumnae Relations
604 263 3255 ext. 4203

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