Guest Speakers

In June the Society hosts a year end banquet at which we induct all of the student applicants that have achieved the academic requirements necessary to become members. It is the highlight of the year; a semi-formal evening for students, families, academic teachers, Directors of the society and special guest speakers. Our main speaker is always someone who graduated from high school in Qualicum Beach. These speakers represent a wide variety of occupations and careers and are chosen carefully for the wisdom and expertise they will share with our students and to show our students that education in Qulaicum Beach can take you many and varied places. We thank them all for giving of their time and energy.

Past Guest Speakers

2019 – Mike Waraich aka Mikey Dubs

Comedian

Grad of 2003

2018 – Eran (Norton) Sudds

   Founder at Good Mother Project

   Grad of 1997

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2017 – Yarrow (Anders) Fox

Midwife -Grad of 2001

Rowan Anders

Financial Guru – Grad of 2003

2016 – Sandra (Temple) Allen

Project Manager Red Cross

Grad of 1997

2015 – Wendy Turnbull

Marketing Manager BCTIA
Grad of 2000

2014 – Heather MacLeod
Worldwide Teacher
Grad of 2000

2013 – Aki Kaltenbach
Director of Solution Partners for HootSuite
Grad of 1997

2012 – Mark Furneaux
chemical engineer and problem solver extraordinaire
Grad of 1989

2011 – Ben Randall
software tester – Microsoft Corporation
Grad of 2003

2010 – Nathan Medd
Managing Producer –  Electric Company Theatre
Grad of 1996

2009 – Wanetta Beal
Life Coach
Grad of 1990

2008 – Chris Webb
Stuntman
Grad of 1992

2007 – Crystal Stranaghan
Author and Publisher
Grad of 1996

2006 – Brad Hemingson
Stock Broker with own brokerage firm
Grad of 1980

2005 – Phil Dwyer
Juno award winner – Jazz musician
Grad of 1983

2004 – Colleen Politano
Educator, Writer, Teacher
Grad of 1963

2003 – Dan Morrison
Weatherman
Grad of 1963

2002 – Gerald Thompson
Investment Advisor
Grad of 1962

2001 – Les Leyne
Political columnist for the Times Colonist in Victoria
Grad of 1972

2000 – Joy Leach
Former mayor of Nanaimo
Grad 1958

1999 – Victor Kraatz
Olympic champion figure skater
Grad of 1985

1998 – Dr. Brian Bass
Medical Doctor
Grad of 1976

1997 – Chico Newell
Forensic Scientist
Grad of 1980

1996 – Carol Bossio

1995 – Gordon Woodward
Newspaper Editor
Grad of 1980

1994 – Joy Leach
Former Mayor of Nanaimo
Grad 1958

1993 – John Jurchen
Trintiy Western University student
Grad 1992

1992