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

Dear Alumnae,

This spring, we are focusing on initiatives that are part of the history and traditions of Crofton House School, particularly those where the School and the CHS Alumnae Association have partnered together.

The first mention of a golf tournament is in CHS Alumnae Association meeting notes in 1996, but it was only in 1998, when the School turned 100 years old, that the first actual tournament was held at University Golf Club. Debbie Pippen ’71 organized the first ‘women only’ tournament and in 1999, Jane Gray ’73 and Cathy Christopher, ’73, followed in her footsteps. In 2000, the tournament was changed by the Association to include all members of the CHS Community and in 2004 a group of Crofton House parents started to get involved with the organization of the tournament.

This year’s tournament will take place on Friday, May 26, 2023 at University Golf Club.

If you didn’t get a chance to register, please register online. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please email

We took a walk through The Woods with Marc Stewart, our Head Gardener, who gave us an update on the reforestation and preservation efforts. Marc has been part of the CHS community for more than 20 years, taking care of all green spaces with his team.

In the last few months 10 new trees have been planted and test plots have been installed to help remove invasive species and reintroduce native plants and wildlife. These changes are helping to ensure that The Woods remains a magical place for future generations of Crofton alumnae.

In Marc’s words, “The Woods is its own classroom, and its continued existence is key to the education of Crofton House students.”

A heartfelt thank you to all of the alumnae who took the time to share with us their CHS story. Whether your memory is about a lifelong friendship from Crofton House, a special memory or experience you’ve had in the community, or a teacher who made a significant impact on you, we would love to hear from you. CHS is collecting stories year round and are always willing to hear about your experiences and share them with the community.

Key Dates - Crofton House School:

Crofton House School would like to invite you to the following events.

May 12, 2023 - Alumnae Field Hockey Game and Barbecue

Join us for the annual Alumnae versus Varsity Field Hockey Tournament and BBQ on Friday May 12, 2013.

May 26, 2023 - 25th Annual CHS Golf Classic Tournament

We are excited to return to the University Golf Club for the 25th Annual CHS Golf Classic. The tournament and auction are key in supporting the CHS Athletics Program and women in sports and will help to install lights on Kent Field.

November 24, 2023 - Crofton House School 125 Year Celebration

A night to celebrate 125 years of girl-centred learning and community at Crofton House School. The event will be held at the Parq Hotel in Vancouver.

Key Dates - CHS Alumnae Association:

he Alumnae Association would like to invite you to the following events.

April/May - Alumnae Golf Driving Range & Patio Socials

Dust off your golf clubs and come out to Musqueam Golf Driving Range to practice swings, enjoy a beverage on the patio and reconnect with fellow alumnae. Sign up for one, two or all three driving sessions, or the final full round of golf in the run up to the CHS Golf Classic on Friday, May 26. Register online.

May 23, 2023 - Alum Mum/Daughter Cookie Baking

Alum Mums and daughters, get your baking on in support of the Crofton House 25th Annual CHS Golf Classic.

May 24, 2023 - Four Seasons Book Club - Crofton House School

Trish Dundas ’83 would like to invite all fellow alumnae to the Four Season Book Club. Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is a book of travel, friendship, redemption and love.

June 1, 2023 - Mother Daughter Tea - Class of 2023

The Mother Daughter Tea will take place at Hycroft Manor.

June 1, 2023 - CHS Alumnae Association General Meeting

The AGM will take place at Hycroft Manor on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 pm.

Currently, we are working with the Classes of 2000, 2002, 2003, 2013 and 2017 to organise reunions over the next few months. To express your interest in organising a reunion, please email

We are excited to announce that Katharine Lee ’18 was selected as a Gates-Cambridge Scholar for a full-ride scholarship to Cambridge University to pursue a PhD in Pediatrics. If you would like to share your event or the event, so that the CHS Alumnae might support it, please contact

Betty-Joan (Reifel) Smith ’48

Crofton House is sad to announce the passing of alumna Betty-Joan Reifel ’48. You can read Betty-Joan’s full obituary here.



Elizabeth Greville ’67

A celebration of life in honour of Elizabeth Greville ’67 was held in Vancouver on Thursday, April 13. You can read the full obituary here.

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Alumnae Relations

Mariangela Brutti
Director, Advancement
604 263 3255

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