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Kathleen Ross (left) and Teagan Blue are among the Oak Bay High grad class of 2022 to gather for photos and friendship at Willows Beach Friday, May 20. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Oak Bay High grads’ public celebration returns to Willows

Class of 2022 gathers at popular beach for photos with friends, family

 

The Oak Bay High senior girls soccer team heads for provincials in Surrey after winning the Island championships on May 17. (Courtesy Kate Baker)

Oak Bay High goalkeeper comes away with clean sheet as team takes Islands

Reynolds Secondary subject to challenge game by Nanaimo secondary

The Oak Bay High senior girls soccer team heads for provincials in Surrey after winning the Island championships on May 17. (Courtesy Kate Baker)
Gowns, suits and smiles filled a section of Henderson Road as Oak Bay High’s class of 2018 celebrated at the annual grad block party. (Black Press Media file photo)

Community party tradition returns for Oak Bay High’s class of 2022

Graduates gather in their finery at Willows Beach Friday

Gowns, suits and smiles filled a section of Henderson Road as Oak Bay High’s class of 2018 celebrated at the annual grad block party. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Oak Bay High senior girls soccer team celebrates the city title. The team won the Ryan Cup May 12 with a 4-0 victory over Claremont secondary. (Courtesy Richard Fast)

Oak Bay High girls claim soccer city championship

Team battles for spot at provincials during Island championships in Nanaimo

  • May 17, 2022
The Oak Bay High senior girls soccer team celebrates the city title. The team won the Ryan Cup May 12 with a 4-0 victory over Claremont secondary. (Courtesy Richard Fast)
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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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)