Happy 60th Birthday, Bayview Glen!

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Happy 60th Birthday Bayview Glen (and many more)!

As we reflect on the past 60 years, we are excited to celebrate what we’ve accomplished nd look forward to what the future holds!

We can’t wait to see everyone today (Sunday, September 25, 2022) at our 60th Celebration event! Our family walk this morning will be rescheduled due to increment weather. There will be other many exciting activities including a silent auction, musical performances, food trucks, an alumni sports game, and more! It’s the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the Bayview Glen community and celebrate the past 60 years!

Parking will be available on Moatfield Drive and at nearby parking lots including Kraft Heinz parking area.

See you all at 11:00am at our Moatfield Campus!

New Items Added to the Bayview Glen 60th Celebration 2022 Online Silent Auction

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New silent auction items have been added to our 60th Celebration 2022 Online Silent Auction, including private dining experience, foursome golf passes, hockey tickets, custom candy creations, ciders, wine and chocolates, dental package, interior design consultation service, pilates class pass, BVG Gryphons sports spirit packages, studio music recording experience, and more.

There’s still time to shop and bid on a selection of amazing auction items. The Online Silent Auction closes at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022:

https://www.32auctions.com/BVG60thCelebration2022

Winning bidders will be contacted during the week of September 26, 2022 to arrange payment and receipt of items. Thank you for your support of Bayview Glen.

Bayview Glen 60th Celebration 2022 Online Silent Auction

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All members of the Bayview Glen community are invited to participate in our Online Silent Auction as part of our school’s 60th anniversary celebration.

The Online Silent Auction opens on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. and closes on Sunday, September 25, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Your strong winning bids are gratefully appreciated.

Choose from a selection of fabulous items including travels, wines, sports tickets, gift baskets, golf packages, health and beauty, spa treatments, gift cards, one-of-a-kinds, experiences, and much more! Thank you to all the silent auction donors for their kind support.

In addition to the Online Silent Auction, be sure to visit the Bayview Glen Archives area at our Moatfield Campus for a chance to win one of the $20 Off coupons for Dragon Pearl Buffet.

Winning bidders will be contacted during the week of September 26, 2022 to arrange payment and receipt of items.

Feel free to share the Online Silent Auction link with your family and friends so they can shop as well.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Anne Ruscica, Senior Director of Advancement, at cruscica@bayviewglen.ca or 416.386.6626.

Thank you for your support of Bayview Glen!

Virtual Career Development Talk with #BVGAlumni Speaker and Author Rosemary Yeremian ’93

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On Wednesday, June 16, the Bayview Glen Alumni Association hosted our next virtual career development talk on Zoom with #BVGAlumni speaker and author Rosemary Yeremian ’93.

Rosemary shared some strategies and tips with our alumni and school community on how to forge your own career path to a successful future, and how to navigate the challenges of succeeding in business:

  1. Do the hard work
  2. Find your cheerleader and mentor networking
  3. When things don’t go well, turn another direction

Thank you to everyone for their participation and involvement. Congratulations to the lucky winner of our free signed book giveaway.

If you are interested in ordering a copy of Rosemary’s new book “STEP UP”, please visit her website at www.stepupinbusiness.com and use this special discount code “BVG20” for an additional 20% off (total 40% off her book price).

Please stay tuned for details on other alumni events in the fall. Have a safe and wonderful summer, and we look forward to seeing everyone again at our next alumni event.

#BVGAlumni Speaker and Author Profile

Rosemary Yeremian graduated from Bayview Glen in 1993 and holds a Masters degree in Political Science and a Certificate of Financial Statement Analysis from the University of Quebec. Rosemary is currently the Vice President, Corporate Strategy at X-energy Canada and was the President of Thermodyne Engineering with over 20 years of executive experience in the nuclear, aerospace and military sectors. She sits on a number of Boards, including: Women in Aerospace Canada and the Ontario Aerospace Council, and is an active member of the American Nuclear Society. After a lifetime of learning about how to succeed in those fields, she now aspires to help empower other individuals to move their careers ahead with dignity and based on merit.

Spring 2021 Virtual Alumni Events

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screen shot of the zoom jeopardy event

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances, we regrettably cannot host our annual Alumni Reunion Weekend in person again this year. Thereby, the Bayview Glen Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Parent Association, was delighted to present two virtual events over the last weekend of May 2021 for our alumni and school community to keep the tradition going.

#BVGAlumni Reunion 2021 Virtual Jeopardy Game
Friday, May 28, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Online via Zoom

On the evening of Friday, May 28, the Alumni Association hosted our first ever virtual Alumni Reunion event over Zoom with a great turnout.

A wide span of alumni from the class of 1991 to recent grads, especially those alumni in different time zones (Berlin, Hong Kong, etc.) were excited to participate in the BVG-themed virtual Jeopardy game and valued the opportunities to reconnect with their former classmates and teachers even in a virtual setting and breakout rooms on Zoom.

Thanks to the BVGAA Board Members for organizing this virtual alumni event. Special thanks to Mr. Reynolds for hosting the fun game for us, and thanks also to Andre Forsythe ’01 for sharing their Class of 2001 commemorative video with us during the event.

Big congrats to those alumni in the honoured classes for their milestone reunion celebrations. Congratulations also to the top 3 winners of the game – Jonathan Metrick ’01, Jeffrey Pong ’14 and Lexi Paradis ’07. We will reach out to them individually for the gift card prizes.

Please stay connected and we look forward to seeing you all again online and at future alumni events.

Virtual Children’s Book Reading with #BVGAlumni Author Layla Ahmad ’10
Saturday, May 29, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. | Online via Zoom

Author Layla Ahmad at a zoom event

As part of the Parent Association Virtual Spring Family Fun Fair on Saturday, May 29, alumni with young children, as well as current students and parents enjoyed the virtual book reading on Zoom with alumni author Layla Ahmad ‘10 for her new children’s picture book “When Mom’s Away”, launched recently in April 2021 via Second Story Press and illustrated by Layla’s mom and past parent Farida Zaman.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Layla’s book, enter discount code MOMSAWAY15 at checkout for 15% off your book (May 24-June 5) when ordering via the Second Story Press website.

We are grateful for the community support of our alumni authors, and look forward to seeing everyone again at our next alumni author event in June.

Please visit the Alumni Events webpage for more information and online registrations.

Bayview Glen Law Club Wins Award from OJEN at Twitter Moot Competition

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By: Sherry Darvish – Head Coach and Bayview Glen Parent

On March 10, 2021, the aspiring lawyers in Bayview Glen’s Law Club participated in the Ontario Justice Education Network’s (OJEN) Twitter Moot competition. The OJEN Twitter Moot competition is an online debate. High school students from across the province of Ontario participate in the online discussion by tweeting their opinions on a thought-provoking question with a myriad of legal implications. This competition offers students a fun opportunity to learn about important and contentious legal issues facing our society. The topic this time was about mandatory COVID-19 vaccination, a topic that we have all probably thought or read about as we navigate these challenging pandemic times.  

Students in the competition were asked to provide comments on the following question: 

Would a law that made COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for all Canadians infringe the rights set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? If so, would that infringement be justified under section 1 of the Charter? 

The question is not an easy one to answer as it raises many legal and policy issues intersecting health care, race, division of powers, and constitutional matters to name a few. However, this challenge did not stop the students in the BVG Law Club from providing intelligent and thoughtful comments to the question. Many of their comments earned them re-tweets such as the following: 

“Even though the Supreme Court of Canada has never before upheld a violation of section 7 using the Oakes test, the Court has claimed that “natural disasters, the outbreak of war, epidemics, and the like are instances where such a violation may be acceptable”. 

At the end of a debate filled day, the BVG Law Club took home one of the coveted OJEN awards for providing the most engaging discussion. Congratulations to all the BVG law club students on their achievement. To read more tweets from the day please visit @BVG_LawClub on Twitter.

Career Breakfast on Psychology

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On Tuesday, March 2, Courtney Chow ’11 and Erin Matsuba ’15 joined our last online Career Breakfast of the school year as alumni speakers, and shared their insights in the Psychology industry with our current students and parents from the Prep and Upper School community.

Though they both studied psychology, they have had very different and impactful career journeys. Courtney, through her passion for dance and her connection with the National Ballet School, volunteered with the “Dance with Parkinson’s” programme. This led her to researching and studying Clinical Mental Health Counselling with a specialization in Dance Movement Therapy. Erin shared how she discovered her interest in psychology through the “Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology” class she took with Ms. Dybala, along with her time working at Bayview Glen Day Camp. She affirmed to current students that it is okay to be unsure of what you want to do. “You are fortunate to have both choice and time on your side.” Both alumnae reflected on why they chose this field and highlighted the positive impact you can have on other people’s lives, their future and the broader community.

Thank you to Courtney and Erin for their involvement and support of our school community. All three online Career Breakfasts were great successes and featured inspirational alumni speakers. We look forward to seeing you at the Career Breakfasts next year.

Courtney Chow presenting slides - my advice, get involved, seek support, follow your passion
Erin Matsuba presenting slides - end career goals, pediatric clinic neuropsychologist

Parent Association Online Social Mixology Feb 27, 2021

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Parent Association Online Social: Mixology
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom

On behalf of the Parent Association, thank you to all those who joined our BVG (Beach Virtual Getaway)! It was a fun evening and we learned some cool tips and tricks from Mixologist Mark. We also want to sincerely thank all of our generous donors who helped make the event a success. Please be sure to check out their Instagram accounts tagged below.

We look forward to seeing you all at our next event in the Spring.

@brvndtender– Mark Lourenco (Mixologist)
@shopcocomarket– Coco Market
@radfordbeauty– Radford Beauty
@radfordstudio– Radford Studio
@aitorontoseoul– ai Toronto Seoul
@candycrush.designs– Candy Crush Designs
@vicvilo – Victoria Village Optometry

photos from the mixology course