Alumni News

Value in Versatility: The Old Brentonian Awards Ceremony

Apr 29, '18

"Try not to become a man of success. Rather, become a man of value,” goes the famous quote by Albert Einstein. Is that the key to achieving success? Is that what sets individuals apart, causing them to go on to garner so many notable achievements under their belts? How can one be a “man of value”? These are the questions that ran through my mind...

How do You Spot an Old Brentonian?

May 04, '17

Amidst the contagious excitement and enthusiasm prevalent at Brentwood this Regatta weekend, it’s hard to imagine we have time to focus on anything other than rowing. And yet, in true Brentwood fashion, this Saturday saw the tasteful transformation of the lobby of the T. Gil Bunch Centre for Performing Arts into the scenic venue of the 2017 Old...

Duelling and Tailing on the Water

Oct 26, '16

On Saturday afternoon 23 Brentwood students hopped on a bus and went to Shawnigan Lake School to help celebrate their 100th anniversary with a duel race. After a busy morning at Brentwood while hosting TEDx, it was an even busier day at the Reid boathouse at Shawnigan. For the third annual Brentwood vs Shawnigan dual race, each school sent out...

The 3rd Annual Brentwood vs Shawnigan Duel & Alumni Challenge

Oct 25, '16

It was an amazing afternoon up at Shawnigan Lake School on Saturday, October 22 for the 3rd Annual Brentwood vs Shawnigan Dual Race and Alumni Challenge. This was a special year for many reasons. First, it was Shawnigan’s Centenary, celebrating their 100th anniversary. There were eight different Shawnigan alumni crews out on the water at different...

Senior Biology Gets to the Root of Exploration

Oct 10, '16

Senior biology student recently got to appreciate the art and science of cloning by making cuttings in the school greenhouse. The cuttings were treated with rooting hormone powder of different strengths to investigate its ability to transform stems into roots. Mr. David McCarthy

Careers Day 2016

Mar 18, '16

Shortly before we departed for Spring Break, Brentwood held its annual Careers Day. Loved by faculty and students alike, the day allows students to imagine themselves in possible career paths by listening to professionals, Brentwood alumni, parents, and friends, who speak about how their careers has shaped their lives and their experiences. This...

Alumni Relive Their Glory Years

Mar 18, '16

Last Saturday, April 16th, seven Old Brentonians went back in time, laced up their shoes, and competed against the current Brentwood Basketball team. Even though the Alumni team was less fit, they used their experience and beat us in the first 3 games. As we kept playing, however, they became fatigued and the younger crew overcame them. Although...

Our Olympians Are Back!

Oct 20, '15

This Saturday marked the Second Annual Brentwood-Shawnigan Duel Race where the Varsity Eights competed for each school. Succeeding the senior races was an alumni race. The Olympic Eight, our alumni boat, boasts eight of Brentwood’s 22 Olympian rowers: Cox: Tam Barkley ’83 8: Blair Horn ’79 7: Malcolm Howard ’01 6: Dave Ross ’81 5: Darren...

Terrific Tenor Returns to Campus

Oct 19, '15

The lights dimmed in the Save On Foods Memorial center and the opening bars of “Nature Boy” played over the advanced sound system. Pitch perfect four-part harmony pierced the air and projected itself into my ears. It had begun. One Tuesday night, five students—accompanied by almost as many staff members—adventured their way to Victoria to watch...

Preparing for Rio

Aug 04, '15

Three members of Brentwood’s Class of 2015 are currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil preparing for the Under 19 World Rowing Championships August 5 to 9. Below are some observations from Sydney Payne, Alexandra ‘15. Our training for Junior Worlds began immediately after Brentwood's graduation. Rowing out of the National Women's training centre in...

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