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Graduation 2020

On behalf of the Spectrum Alumni Association,
congratulations on making it to the end of 13 years of schooling!

Here are some words of support from some of Spectrum’s Distinguished Alumni on your graduation. See them all here.

Donation from the Mt. View Class of ’69!

Before there was Spectrum Community School, there was Mt. View High School on Carey Road. We are excited to have the alumni of Mt. View join us on this site. At their last reunion for the class of ’69, they passed a hat and collected an amazing $2000 for the Spectrum/Mt. View Alumni Association’s Scholarship Fund.




NOTE: There is now a display in the new foyer celebrating Mt. View and their donation!


Spectrum Turf And Rink (STAR) Committee

For the last year, Spectrum Community School has been engaged with municipal and provincial stakeholders in the hopes of pursuing a pop-up ice-rink and turf-fields on our school’s grounds. On December 17th, 2018, our school gained approval from our Trustees to pursue this dream. We are extremely excited about this opportunity!

This legacy project is looking for Mt View and Spectrum alumni to get involved in our Spectrum Turf And Rink (STAR) Committee. This STAR Committee would be tasked with formulating a financial and logistical plan for such a development that would then be presented to the SD61 Trustees towards its hopeful approval.

We are specifically looking for any alumni that are interested in helping the STAR Committee and have experience in:

  • Creating financial plans or experience as a Certified General Accountant (CGA)
  • Fundraising Campaigns and Initiatives
  • Communications
  • Community Consultation
  • Civil Engineering

If you are interested in meeting with our school officials about such an opportunity, please contact Dom Butcher at 250-479-8271 or via email at to record your interest.


With appreciation,
Dom Butcher
STAR Committee Member, Athletic Director & Teacher
Spectrum Community School
T. 250.479.8271

2017 Distinguished Alumni Videos

During the day of the Distinguished Alumni event in October 2017, the four recognized alumni spent time at Spectrum, talking with students, sharing their stories and being great alumni for the next generation of Spectrum Graduates. 

These videos were shot and edited by Rene Schwarz.

Annual Holiday Food Hamper Drive For Spectrum Families in Need

Spectrum Community School Annual Holiday Food Hamper Drive For Spectrum Families in Need

Imagine not having enough money to provide food for your family each day, let alone having extra for shortbread cookies, candy canes, gifts or decorations.

December marks the beginning of a wonderful tradition at Spectrum that represents a lot of what Spectrum culture is all about. Our school is made up of a diverse group of families from many backgrounds and economic conditions. In the Spirit of taking care of our Spectrum families in need, we happily provide food and cash to approximately 30 families who have met difficult times financially. Our families in need are often working more than full time at low wage jobs, paying high rent and trying to purchase food at an ever-inflating rate. Some of our families are suffering from disabilities and other medical conditions that affect their ability to provide for their families.

Your contribution, food or cash, provides a bonus to these families during the holidays. Please consider donating to this wonderful tradition to help make a difference in a Spectrum families life.

If you have any question please contact Jonathan Berry at 250-479-8271 or email at

Spectrum Distinguished Alumni Dinner

Join us for the First Spectrum Distinguished Alumni Dinner!
A night of celebration honouring the first four inductees to the Spectrum Distinguished Alumni Wall.
A Fundraiser for the Spectrum Community School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund (approximately $50 tax receipt per ticket)

Alumni Dinner Canada Helps 2

Friday, October 13, 2017
6:00pm – 10:30 pm
CFB Esquimalt Wardroom
1586 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC

Tickets on sale now! Ticket Sales close Oct 10 @ 4pm

Are you able to donate a door prize or silent auction prize for our event?  Let us know!

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2017-10-13 18:00:00
2017-10-13 22:30:00
Spectrum Alumni Dinner
Honouring distinguished alumni
CFB Esquimalt Wardroom, 1586 Esquimalt Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 5K5, Canada
Spectrum Alumni

Spectrum Graduates, you’re invited to join us in honouring four of Spectrum’s most accomplished alumni in an evening of food and insights.  Proceeds will go toward establishing Spectrum Alumni Scholarship Fund.
If you are purchasing tickets for a full table of 8, your table will be reserved for the event.

Tickets Available Now! Ticket Sales close Oct 10 @ 4pm

Wendy TilbyWendy Tilby
Class of 1978

Wendy Tilby, a three-time Academy Award nominee for Animation, graduated from UVic and Emily Carr. With Amanda Forbis, she has worked on major ad campaigns and their own animation.
They have won a number of awards for their films including Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or.

Bob Downie SMBob Downie
Class of 1979

Bob Downie, Saanich Police Chief Constable, is a 35 year veteran of the Saanich Police force. Bob is a member of a number of Police Chief Associations, a VP of both the John Howard Society of BC and Victoria, and is is a faculty member of Royal Roads University and the Justice Institute.

Andre Eng SMAndre Eng
Class of 1988

Andre Eng, a graduate of Malaspina College’s chef’s training program, is the President of House of Knives.
Andre is presently working on expanding his business in western Canada to become a national retail brand with online, corporate and culinary sales.

Shanice MarcelleShanice Marcelle
Class of 2008

Shanice Marcelle, a graduate of UBC Kinesiology, Athlete of the Year UBC, and MVP National Volleyball Championships.
Shanice is a global competitor in Brazil, China, Europe and Russia, a member of the Canadian Beach Volleyball Team and an aspiring Olympic Volleyball player.

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