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|5400 Cartier Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6M 3A5
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School board||CISVA (Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese)|
|Grades||K-12 (boys only)|
|Colour(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Team name||Fighting Irish|
Vancouver College (referred to informally as VC) is an independent university-preparatory Catholic school for boys located in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1922, it is the only independent Catholic all-boys school in British Columbia. Despite the school's Catholic denomination, it is open to students of all religions.
Science and High Performance Wing
On November 2, 2007, Vancouver College officially opened the Holler Family Science Centre and the new South Gym. The facilities were blessed by The Most Rev. Raymond Roussin, SM, the former Archbishop of Vancouver. They consist of four brand-new science classrooms, a state-of-the-art "super" laboratory, a greenhouse, a brand-new gymnasium, and several offices and classrooms serving the school's curricular and extra-curricular interests.
On January 30, 2008, construction had finished on the school's High Performance Fitness Centre. The centre consists of two floors, the first being a cardiovascular training area, and the other serving as a weight-training facility. The Fitness Centre is attached directly to the new South Gym, serving as an athletic complex for the benefit of its students and staff. Following this, the Kucher Centre for the Performing Arts opened in December 2008, helping to expand the school's grounded traditions in the performing arts. The centre is a large underground theatre with complete audio visual systems.
On September 26, 2009, Vancouver College celebrated the Blessing and Rededication of O’Hagan Field, featuring an all weather synthetic field. Other enhancements to O'Hagan include a world class track and a new playground for Elementary students.
The new South Gym was named the Dave Hardy Gym after David G. Hardy, the first lay principal of the school. On November 6, 2015, Vancouver College celebrated the rededication and renaming of the Dave Hardy Gym to the Christian Brothers Gym.
|1922 - 1928||Br. Michael Jerome Lannon|
|1928 - 1930||Br. Patrick Berchmans Doyle|
|1930 - 1933||Br. Michael Jerome Lannon|
|1933 - 1939||Br. Christopher Celestine Sterling|
|1939 - 1945||Br. Eamonn Bonaventure Walsh|
|1945 - 1948||Br. Martin Donal Cunningham|
|1948 - 1954||Br. William Celestine Penny|
|1954 - 1960||Br. James Cyril Bates|
|1960 - 1966||Br. Francis Rupert Finch|
|1966 - 1968||Br. John Benedict Clarkson|
|1968 - 1975||Br. Henry Louis Bucher|
|1975 - 1977||Br. James Cyril Bates|
|1977 - 1983||Br. Michael Joseph Maher|
|1983 - 1985||Br. Paul Patrick McNiven|
|1985 - 1987||Br. John Majella McHugh|
|1987 - 1994||Br. Kenneth Joseph Farrell|
|1994 - 1998||Br. Kieran James Murphy|
|1998 - 2003||Br. Anthony Murphy|
|2003 - 2009||Mr. David G. Hardy|
|2009 - 2014||Mr. John McFarland|
|2014–present||Mr. Johnny V. Bevacqua|
The school competes in many sports, including:
Students are expected and encouraged to participate in these programs. The football program had continually ranked among the top teams in British Columbia. The competitive teams are known as the "Fighting Irish".
In 2010, head Coach Todd Bernett led the Fighting Irish Varsity football team to their first BC provincial title since 1994.
- Vancouver College's "sister" school is Little Flower Academy; it also has well-established relationships with York House School and Crofton House School.
- The College has an amicable rivalry with St. George's School and competes in the annual Saints-College Boat race, a rowing regatta to display the competitive nature between the schools.
- The school is a popular shooting spot for television and film productions.