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Fern Davidson, Jean Sparks and Bronwyn Taylor show a trio of keeper trophies won by James Kinghorn while he attended Oak Bay High. The items and story were donated by Kinghorn’s daughter after his 2014 death. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Alumni unpack history, share student stories across generations at Oak Bay High

Space under social staircase dedicated to highlighting the school history

 

Shrek and Fiona, Elijah Bell and Gracie Vanthuyne, rehearse a scene from the CCPA production of Shrek the Musical, starting May 6 at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High. (Courtesy CCPA)

Oak Bay performing arts students tackle 40 unique characters of Shrek

Canadian College of Performing Arts’ new musical opens at Dave Dunnet theatre May 6

 

Sidney Hurst (right) and her father Steven Hurst stand with the little free library the teen built as part of her graduation capstone project at Oak Bay High. (Photo by Sarah Nguyen)

Student shares love of literacy with Oak Bay library project

2022 grad researches, designs, builds book box for Bowker Creek walkway

 

Oak Bay High ski and snowboard team hits the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden for provincial competition Feb. 28 to March 2. (Courtesy Colleen McKee)

Captains lead Oak Bay High contingent to ski, snowboard provincials

Young athletes cite coaches, diversity as learning opportunity

Oak Bay High ski and snowboard team hits the slopes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden for provincial competition Feb. 28 to March 2. (Courtesy Colleen McKee)
Tom Aerts, Oak Bay High principal, and Jan Hemming of the Oak Bay High Alumni Association see first-hand how busy the track behind the school can get. A campaign to resurface the quarter-century-old track needs to gain traction to meet its goal of being ready for this summer’s Canadian Francophone Games. (Black Press Media file photo)

Rotary stacks up bottles to help fund track revamp at Oak Bay High

Campaign is still shy $200,000 to resurface Jack Wallace Memorial Track

Tom Aerts, Oak Bay High principal, and Jan Hemming of the Oak Bay High Alumni Association see first-hand how busy the track behind the school can get. A campaign to resurface the quarter-century-old track needs to gain traction to meet its goal of being ready for this summer’s Canadian Francophone Games. (Black Press Media file photo)
Margot Wehrle, 14, first found her voice with music, now she’s embarked on slam poetry. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Margot Wehrle, 14, first found her voice with music, now she’s embarked on slam poetry. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Oak Bay High students fill three pickups with food for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Teacher harnesses the power of Oak Bay to gather truckloads of food

Trio of trucks haul wares to Mustard Seed warehouse in Esquimalt

Oak Bay High students fill three pickups with food for the Mustard Seed Food Bank. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The Volare Tenors Christmas: A not so silent night, comes to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High this Saturday, Dec. 11. (Courtesy Volare Tenors)

Tenors train with Oak Bay High choirs, set to collaborate in concert

Trio brings ‘popera’ to school’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre

The Volare Tenors Christmas: A not so silent night, comes to the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay High this Saturday, Dec. 11. (Courtesy Volare Tenors)
Rise Together is a collaborative group with the goal of supporting local organizations started by Holly Smith and Trishna Gill, Grade 11 students at Oak Bay High. (Courtesy Rise Together)

Oak Bay teens rise together, bring talent to the stage to benefit Greater Victoria soup kitchen

Dec. 17 Holiday Charity Benefit Show at Dave Dunnet Theatre raises funds for Rainbow Kitchen

Rise Together is a collaborative group with the goal of supporting local organizations started by Holly Smith and Trishna Gill, Grade 11 students at Oak Bay High. (Courtesy Rise Together)
The senior girls team finished 13th overall with a total team points of 240. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)

Top Oak Bay High cross country runner takes 4th place at provincials

Junior girls, boys, senior boys teams grab podium spots at 2021 championships

The senior girls team finished 13th overall with a total team points of 240. (Courtesy Oak Bay High)
A Cowichan player matches an Oak Bay player during the Island AAA field hockey final Nov. 1 at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)

Oak Bay High takes B.C. field hockey title 3 straight in best-of-5 shootout

AAA girls defeat North Vancouver rivals on Cowichan Valley turf

A Cowichan player matches an Oak Bay player during the Island AAA field hockey final Nov. 1 at the Cowichan Sportsplex. (Kevin Rothbauer/Black Press Media)
Oak Bay High student Annika Bergemann goes for the short look to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Highschool haircuts in Oak Bay raise funds for Canadian Cancer Society

Students reveal 2021 fundraising tally Friday when Tour de Rock rolls in

Oak Bay High student Annika Bergemann goes for the short look to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Recent Oak Bay High graduate Lexie Krakowski won the grand prize at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals national event for her cello playing. (Courtesy Lexie Krakowski)

Oak Bay cellist takes her playing to the next level

Lexie Krakowski follows national festival win with placement at Glenn Gould School of Music

Recent Oak Bay High graduate Lexie Krakowski won the grand prize at the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals national event for her cello playing. (Courtesy Lexie Krakowski)
Oak Bay Four Pillars of Excellence Award recipients Anna Friesen (middle left), Orla Scott, and Jasper Calder, with members of the Oak Bay Fire Department during the Oak Bay High awards ceremony in June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Oak Bay High students earn life-changing post-secondary funding

A peek at a handful of significant scholarship winners for 2021

Oak Bay Four Pillars of Excellence Award recipients Anna Friesen (middle left), Orla Scott, and Jasper Calder, with members of the Oak Bay Fire Department during the Oak Bay High awards ceremony in June. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Joseph Blake, Christopher Horwood, Caitlyn Huffman, and Tom Aerts commemorate the selection of the 2021 Oak Bay Rotary Scholarship and Sno’uyutth Legacy Scholarship winners. (Courtesy Oak Bay Rotary)

Rotarians dish out scholarships to Oak Bay grads who spread good energy

Caitlyn Huffman, Christopher Horwood each awarded post-secondary cash

Joseph Blake, Christopher Horwood, Caitlyn Huffman, and Tom Aerts commemorate the selection of the 2021 Oak Bay Rotary Scholarship and Sno’uyutth Legacy Scholarship winners. (Courtesy Oak Bay Rotary)
Oak Bay Police Association Bursary recipient Lucy Balogh and family. (Evert Lindquist photo)

Oak Bay High students honoured for outstanding accomplishments

2021 marks school’s first year with two female valedictorians, second year of Nils Jensen Bursary

Oak Bay Police Association Bursary recipient Lucy Balogh and family. (Evert Lindquist photo)
Joe Robertson and Jack Amos ran the length of Vancouver Island, with the help of their van Pippi, raising more than $12,000 for 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre. (Photo submitted)

Greater Victoria pair finishes running length of Vancouver Island a day early

Joe Robertson and Jack Amos raised more than $12,000 for single parents

Joe Robertson and Jack Amos ran the length of Vancouver Island, with the help of their van Pippi, raising more than $12,000 for 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre. (Photo submitted)
New principal leads COVID-19 school year at Oak Bay High

New principal leads COVID-19 school year at Oak Bay High

Small cohorts, masks and sanitizer mark start of school

New principal leads COVID-19 school year at Oak Bay High
Oak Bay picks up crucial round-robin win over Royal Bay

Oak Bay picks up crucial round-robin win over Royal Bay

Host Bays look to advance to AAA Island final Thursday afternoon

Oak Bay picks up crucial round-robin win over Royal Bay
Sgt. Mike Martin, far right, with the trophy Team Oak Bay earned over the Oak Bay High team in the inaugural Challenge Cup this spring. The second game shifts to fall, when students in the region are focused on cancer fundraisers with Tour de Rock and Terry Fox run.. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay cop looks to build community legacy with hockey game

The Dan Mclean Challenge Cup hockey game is Sept. 27, 1:30 p.m. at Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Sgt. Mike Martin, far right, with the trophy Team Oak Bay earned over the Oak Bay High team in the inaugural Challenge Cup this spring. The second game shifts to fall, when students in the region are focused on cancer fundraisers with Tour de Rock and Terry Fox run.. (Christine van Reeuwyk/Oak Bay News)