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Class of 1995 Reunion

Thanks to Kirsten (Cathcart) Wirth for hosting a lovely 20 year reunion at her home on July 30, 2015. A small group of alumni were able to attend and enjoyed an evening outside in the yard, enjoying a full moon and good food. Aaron Brown wins the award for traveling the furthest (from Abbotsford), although we was staying here for the summer anyway … is that cheating?? Thanks to all for coming!

Auditions for Sr. High Drama

Hey Senior Students!
Are you planning to audition for this year’s Drama Production of
A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

It is very important that you read the play before school starts
auditions will take place Thursday, September 10th.

Keep after school until 6:00 pm open to do a series of audition activities!

Can’t find a copy of the play in your local library or Shakespeare collection?
Email Mrs. Martin to arrange obtaining a copy, or stop by the office to grab a paper copy.

August 4th, 2015|School|

June 2015

Grade 8 Camping at White Lake 2015

July 15th, 2015|Media, Video|

Grade 7 Camping at Birds Hill Park

July 15th, 2015|Media, Video|

50 Years at 86 West Gate

On September 26, 2014, a small group of former students and staff met at Westgate to mark an important historical milestone. Fifty years ago Westgate Mennonite Collegiate opened its doors at 86 West Gate with a new name, and a record enrollment of 103 students and 5 teachers. This event also marked the beginning of a new chapter in my life – six years of high school. I was a grade 7 student, probably the youngest in the entire school, and in a combined class of grade sevens and eights. I remember the excitement of starting a new school year in an impressive building located in a beautiful neighbourhood. The stately mansion with its striking woodwork and fireplace, and the spacious grounds with the huge trees, made quite an impression on me. Other alumni, who gathered to mark this 50th anniversary, shared those first impressions too. Those who had […]

Summer Sports Camps

Grade 6-8 Basketball Basics – August 24-28, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 pm

Doug McGregor, Westgate parent and coach, has over 25 years of coaching experience. He is eager to share the important basic skills needed to excel at basketball.

Grade 9-12 GIRLS AND BOYS Basketball – August 24-27 from 5:00-8:00 pm

1 ON 1 SKILLS AND SCRIMMAGE CAMP

Grades 6 and 7 – Volleyball for Everyone – August 31-September 3 from 9:00-10:30 am
Greg Guenther and Leesa Fast bring experience and enthusiasm with their playing and coaching experiences and look forward to helping your child develop his/her volleyball skills.
Grade 8 – Volleyball – August 31-September 3 from 10:30-12:00 pm

Greg Guenther and Leesa Fast bring experience and enthusiasm with their playing and coaching experiences and look forward to helping your child develop his/her volleyball skills.
All camps require a $50.00 registration fee/camp, and include a camp T-shirt. Campers will be accepted on a first come, first served […]

June 17th, 2015|Sports|

Thank you to the parents

            As I was talking to people in the halls over the last couple of days, and when I actually sat down to write this, I was unsure about how to even start. Each and everyone one of us has had a different and unique experience with our parents while growing up. Regardless of our childhood or relationship with our parents I think there are still many things that remain the same. So to my parents, and to all the parents on behalf of the graduates in this room, this is my attempt to say “thank you”.

As we began kindergarten, you helped us pick out the new outfits, those velcro sneakers that often had awesome lights. You tediously labeled all of our school supplies, and packed our lunches. From the very first day that you dropped us off, you watched us as we slowly gained our independence. We learned […]

June 12th, 2015|Commentary|

Thank you for Supporting our Penny Power Jug

Our Penny Power jug in 2014-2015 was set up in the cafeteria, parent teacher interviews and open houses to raise money for children in Uganda.  We would like to thank everyone who supported this worthy cause by dropping their loose change into the jug.  We were able to raise $130.15!
Keep saving your loose change throughout the summer.  The jug will return again next year!

June 11th, 2015|Community News|

Hawaii

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Kayaking

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Gr. 9 Retreat – Archery

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Gr. 9 Retreat – Campfire

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Vertical Adventur

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2015 Gr. 9 Retreat

Each year our grade nine class heads out of the city and retreats away from the bustle of life. This year we spent our 48 hour retreat at Camp Moose Lake May 19-21st. It was a great time to socialize, enjoy God’s good creation, laugh and play. We also spent quality time in worship, learning and prayer. Guests, Jeff Friesen and Darryl Neustaedter Barg led us and challenged us to “Keep on the lookout, for the God who is looking our the best of you.” Students ended their time by blessing each other with a foot washing service. We returned home clean and spiritually refreshed.

May 25th, 2015|Media, School, Video|

Bursary Banquet 2015

On May 5th, 2015 the Westgate community enjoyed a wonderful evening of fellowship, music, memories and delicious food in the lovely Canad Inns – Polo Park. Thank you to everyone who joined us. Your support of our Bursary Fund raised $58,164. This money will be distributed in the coming months to those families that need assistance to help their children attend Westgate.

We extend a special thank you to all our corporate sponsors and auction prize donors for making this event a success.

Congratulations to the winner’s of our Ticket Auction on
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (lottery license #LGA-4718-RF)
Prize #1 – Bird’s Eye View – Ingrid Enns (ticket #252)
Prize #2 – The Art Classics – Michelle Norton (ticket #284)
Prize #3 – Pizza & Movies for a Year! – Crystal Thiessen (ticket #541)
Prize #4 – Just do it! – Lindsay Kleiver (ticket #274)
Prize #5 – “Mennonites Can Eat” – Angela Neustaedter Wiebe (ticket #717)
Prize #6 […]

May 20th, 2015|Community News, Media, Video|

11th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament

Mark Tuesday, August 25, 2015 on your Calendar as plans are already underway to make this years event even more successful and enjoyable!

 

Join us at Bridges Golf Course in Starbuck for a day of golf and friends.
    Registration 9:30 am
    Tee-off 11:00 am
Please RSVP anytime by email to Karina Fast.
2015 Golf Registration Form
2015 Sponsorship Benefits
 
Looking back at the 10th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament
Thank you to all our golfers, sponsors and volunteers that supported our 10th Annual Golf Tournament in August.  Your support made this event a success!

2014 Hole In One Sponsors – Thank you!

Auto Gallery
MIG Insurance
Inn Keepers
Dave Unrau

2014 Lead Sponsors – Thank you!

Aikins Law Firm
Bockstael Construction Limited
CIC Inc. General Contractors
Coldwell Banker
Crosstown Credit Union
East Side Self Storage
Fast Air Executive Aviation Services
Golden West Radio
Gondola Pizza
Hub International
Investors Group
J & J Construction Ltd.
Jason Neufeld – Royal LePage
J.E.M. Construction Ltd.
Korny Loewen Chartered Accountant
Stefan Home Builders Ltd.
MIG Insurance
Prairie Architects Inc.
Qualico
Rudy’s Auto Service Ltd.
Security […]

May 15th, 2015|Community News, Upcoming Events|

Jr. Ultimate

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Day of Pink 2015

 

April 24th was Westgate’s Day of Pink. This is a day when we stand for respect and diversity within our community. Westgate celebrated this day by having a bake sale which raised over $150.00 for Klinic, a community health center that promotes diversity in Winnipeg.

April 29th, 2015|Media, Video|

Middle East Tour Updates

Update #2 – April 11, 2015 – “Being stateless for the most part of my life has taught me how to exceed the concept of borders and nationalities and to get to know people as individuals. My hope for the future is that the occupation ends and the borders are opened, and that people can get to know each other.”

Majd Khalifeh
Today was an early start as it was Westgate’s MCC Tour Day in Ramallah. Ramallah, the “big happy prison” as it’s referred to by the Palestinians is a village in The West Bank, just outside of Jerusalem. Jesse, Anna and Dan Bergen met us at the Damascus Gate to tour our students and educate us about the conflict. It’s one thing for the students to have the issue explained in Mr. Friesen’s classroom but quite another to see it in person. Today, we were taken on a tour of a […]

April 13th, 2015|News|

Group with Camel

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Boys in ME

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James in Field

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