Oak Bay High School

Oak Bay High twins, John and Chris Horwood, reveal the school’s total fundraising amount for 2020’s Tour de Rock. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Oak Bay High raises over $51,000 for Tour de Rock despite COVID-19 restrictions

The school presented its $51,700 cheque to Tour de Rock alumni riders on Oct.2

 

Filip Sprawa, centre, sews Astroturf together with the help of the nine-person crew at Oak Bay High where the replacement turf is being installed. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Turf replacement installed at Oak Bay High

New Astroturf will be ready for school, sports still cancelled

 

Sean Young, 19, signed a contract with Pacific FC, his first step into the Canadian Premier League for the Belmont grad. He’ll be training under head coach Pa-Modou Ka in Langford. (Courtesy of Pacific FC)

Belmont grad signs with Pacific FC

Sean Young to debut in Canadian Premier League as midfielder

 

Oak Bay High held a big sendoff for three retiring teachers, Keith Bulter, Denise Chow and Mike Sheffer, and the principal Randi Falls, on Friday. Each had worked at least three decades in the education system. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Retiring in style, Oak Bay High celebrates with big sendoff

‘I learned more than I ever taught,’ says retiring principal

Oak Bay High held a big sendoff for three retiring teachers, Keith Bulter, Denise Chow and Mike Sheffer, and the principal Randi Falls, on Friday. Each had worked at least three decades in the education system. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Strands of green plastic blades in a drain at Oak Bay Recreation Centre next to the turf at Oak Bay High. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
B.C. School Sports has made the difficult decision to suspend the spring sports season including some of the most popular school sports, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s rugby, track and field, and more. (Kyle Slavin/St. Michaels University School)

B.C. School Sports suspends spring season

Most sports seasons cancelled with some optimism for June

B.C. School Sports has made the difficult decision to suspend the spring sports season including some of the most popular school sports, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s rugby, track and field, and more. (Kyle Slavin/St. Michaels University School)
Lucas Maffia and Jaime Molins with the second all-star team trophy and most inspirational award, respectively, following their final game at the 2020 B.C. High School Basketball Championships in Langley on Saturday. (Wendy Maffia Photo)
Lucas Maffia and Jaime Molins with the second all-star team trophy and most inspirational award, respectively, following their final game at the 2020 B.C. High School Basketball Championships in Langley on Saturday. (Wendy Maffia Photo)
Oak Bay boys face Claremont in Lower Island hoops final

Oak Bay boys face Claremont in Lower Island hoops final

Bays bounce Belmont in AAAA senior boys semifinal

Oak Bay boys face Claremont in Lower Island hoops final
UVic Vikes rookie Diego Maffia has been nominated for his second straight Sport B.C. High School Male Athlete of the Year Award. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)

Oak Bay hoop star shortlisted for second-straight B.C. high school player of the year award

Rookie Diego Maffia and Vikes host Canada West playoff Friday at UVic

UVic Vikes rookie Diego Maffia has been nominated for his second straight Sport B.C. High School Male Athlete of the Year Award. (Armando Tura/UVic Vikes)
Grade 12 students Ethan Moore and Jaime Palamos are two of three returning players to lead the Bays senior boys basketball team in the 2020 season. Palamos is injured and will miss the fourth annual UVic Senior Boys Basketball Invitational, Dec. 28 to 30 at CARSA. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Bays basketball warming up with holiday tournaments

UVic Invitational high school tourney runs Dec. 28 to 29

Grade 12 students Ethan Moore and Jaime Palamos are two of three returning players to lead the Bays senior boys basketball team in the 2020 season. Palamos is injured and will miss the fourth annual UVic Senior Boys Basketball Invitational, Dec. 28 to 30 at CARSA. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Students from Oak Bay High’s Grade 9 science discovery class with their trivia wheel with facts about Bowker Creek. The class is the first to take over longterm restoration and maintenance of the portion of the creek behind the new school. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Oak Bay High students take over Bowker restoration

Students will lead restoration, maintenance for portion of Bowker Creek

Students from Oak Bay High’s Grade 9 science discovery class with their trivia wheel with facts about Bowker Creek. The class is the first to take over longterm restoration and maintenance of the portion of the creek behind the new school. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)
Oak Bay High School students during a dress rehearsal for their 2019 performance of Mary Poppins. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Chim Chim Cher‑ee! Mary Poppins is coming to Oak Bay High

Mary Poppins opens Friday, Feb. 22, at the Dave Dunnet theatre

Oak Bay High School students during a dress rehearsal for their 2019 performance of Mary Poppins. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
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SD61 looking to have Oak Bay High rugby field repaired

District issues second request for bids to solve drainage issues

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PHOTOS: Students deck the halls of Canadian Cancer Society lodge

PHOTOS: Students deck the halls of Canadian Cancer Society lodge

Clients greeted with holiday cheer during stays

  • Dec 25, 2018
PHOTOS: Students deck the halls of Canadian Cancer Society lodge
Leah Smith and Laura Mckee during Smith’s annual toy drive, Dec. 16. (Jesse Laufer/News staff )

Oak Bay teen collects more than 1,000 toys for those in need

Student seeks someone to take over drive next year

  • Dec 18, 2018
Leah Smith and Laura Mckee during Smith’s annual toy drive, Dec. 16. (Jesse Laufer/News staff )
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)
AIDS Vancouver Island offers naloxone training to anyone in the community that is interested and gives a naloxone kit to everyone who completes the training. The training is also available online at www.towardtheheart.com. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Community response to the opioid crisis

Oak Bay High students and parents seek to remove stigma, open conversation, and connect resources

AIDS Vancouver Island offers naloxone training to anyone in the community that is interested and gives a naloxone kit to everyone who completes the training. The training is also available online at www.towardtheheart.com. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Cook family van. Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook with the van they drove to the United States, a bronze 1977 Ford Club wagon. The van was located in Whatcom County (Washington State), locked up and abandoned, in a Blue Diamond parking lot near State and Holly Streets in Bellingham on 11/25/1987. Anyone with information related to this case should call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line 425-388-3845.

Arrest made in 30-year homicide cold case of Oak Bay High grads

55-year-old William Earl Talbott II of Seatac was taken into custody Thursday

Cook family van. Tanya Van Cuylenborg and Jay Cook with the van they drove to the United States, a bronze 1977 Ford Club wagon. The van was located in Whatcom County (Washington State), locked up and abandoned, in a Blue Diamond parking lot near State and Holly Streets in Bellingham on 11/25/1987. Anyone with information related to this case should call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office tip line 425-388-3845.
Teacher Lisa Green tasked three of her Oak Bay High English classes to tell stories spanning generations, genders and socio-economic demographics in a series of podcasts. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Oak Bay youth give teens a voice, explore homelessness, talk to seniors for podcasts

Teens pleased as teacher adds podcast creation to English 12 class

Teacher Lisa Green tasked three of her Oak Bay High English classes to tell stories spanning generations, genders and socio-economic demographics in a series of podcasts. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Brock Eurchuk and Rachel Staples, whose son Elliot Eurchuk died from an accidental overdose Friday in his Oak Bay home, call for changes to the laws governing youth health care. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

Parents call for change to health laws after Oak Bay teen’s death

Accidental overdose has Elliot Eurchuk’s parents seeking change to B.C Infants Act

Brock Eurchuk and Rachel Staples, whose son Elliot Eurchuk died from an accidental overdose Friday in his Oak Bay home, call for changes to the laws governing youth health care. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)