Christmas Message
The Christmas season is a time to reflect with much gratitude on the year passed and the many gifts given by our kind and caring parents, friends, alumni and benefactors. Much grace has been bestowed on us through 2015 and I pray now for all who our lives will touch in the coming year.
St. Bon's is a very special community, bound by our care for others and our desire to seek the magis, the greater, always in the context of what is for the greater glory of God.  Our engaged and supportive parents really work closely with a dedicated staff of highly professional educators committed to forming confident young men and women who are intellectually competent, open to growth, religious, loving and committed to doing justice in the generous service to the people of God. 
It has always been a calling of Jesuit institutions to serve the disadvantaged and marginalized.  I am continually inspired by the lengths to which our community dedicate themselves to this endeavor, particularly at this time of the year.
Christmas time at St. Bon's is always special as we prepare to celebrate the coming of our Lord and Saviour.  Our Advent Mass and the various Advent services remind us of the faith we share. During this holiday season, I hope that you will take time to celebrate the accomplishments, traditions and commitments we share.  Thank you for your prayers and continued support.  May these holy days, and every day, be filled with peace and joy for you and your loved ones.

On behalf of the administration, staff and students I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Happy 2016!

Tom McGrath

2015 Fall Gala Results
2015 Fall Gala
O ur  Annual Fall Gala was held on Saturday, October 24th at the beautifully decorated Glendenning  Golf. Our guests were treated to a fun-filled event featuring a champagne reception with a performances by Jeffrey Taylor, a delicious meal and Dessert Auction, an entertaining video thank you from students, a performance by Quidi Vidi Dirt Band, and enticing  raffles and auction.

This year's Fall Gala  will net approximately $85,000.  The money raised from this year's event will help complete the following projects*:
  • Upgrade washrooms in Holland & Mullock Hall
  • Add additional classroom space to Mullock Hall
  • Upgrade main entrance to Mullock Hall
  • Begin work on restoration of stairwell in Mullock Hall
  • Contine replacement of glass block in classrooms in Holland Hall
  • Replace front steps of Mullock Hall

*(These are subject to other health and life safety projects that may manifest considering the age of these buildings)


This event would not have been a success without the generous support of our sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees. A special thank you to the members of our organizing committee for their tireless work to make this event such a resounding success. Thank you!


Mark your calendars. Our 2016 Fall Gala will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Glendenning Golf.

Syrian Refugee Donation
Staff members present cheque to Brother Joe
In lieu of sending out Christmas cards and distributing staff tokens of appreciation, this year we are donating the money saved to the St. Pius X Parish's Syrian Refugee relief fund.  We are partnering with St. Pius X Parish in assisting with the sponsorship of a Syrian Refugee family.

We wish to thank our staff for their kind support of this initiative. The cheque was presented to Brother Joe Frechette, SJ by staff representatives, Mr. Milan Parab and Ms. Kathy Coffin.
Grade 5 students present cheque to Brother Joe

Our students in Holland Hall also held a fundraiser for the St. Pi us  X Parish Syrian Refugee relief fund. Organized by the Grade 5 students, Holland Hall students held a jeans day and movie/popcorn fundraiser. The students raised over $1,000. The cheque was presented by the Grade 5 students and Mr. Murray to Brother Joe Frechette, SJ.
2014-2015 Report of Appreciation

St. Bonaventure's College is proud to release its 2014-2015 Report of Appreciation. 

The Report of Appreciation recognizes all of the individuals and groups that have made a charitable donation to St. Bon's between August 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015.

To view the 2014-2015 Report of Appreciation please click  here.

Alumni Present Cheque to Bursary Program
Gary Walsh '66 presents cheque on behalf on Fallen 51 Dinner committee

In September, the 2nd Annual Fallen 51 Dinner was held at the Crow's Nest Officers' Club. The Fallen 51 Dinner honours the 51 Alumni that sacrificed their lives during World War I.

The Fallen 51 Dinner committee, made up of St. Bon's Alumni, decided to have the funds raised for this event donated to the St. Bonaventure's College Bursary Program. The committee wanted to ensure that any student that wishes to attend St. Bon's have the opportunity, regardless of financial need.

Mr. Gary Walsh '66, presented a cheque of $3,000 to St. Bon's President, Mr. Tom McGrath on behalf of the committee. We wish to thank the organizing committee and attendees for supporting our Bursary Program.
St. Bon's IFTIJ participants, with the Canadian  IFTIJ Delegation

This past November, I had the privilege to travel to Washington, DC with a group of my classmates to attend the 2015 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. It was an incredible opportunity, and I continue to contemplate what we discussed during this conference. As a student in a fairly small school, in a province with only one Jesuit school, in a country with only three Jesuit high schools, the opportunity to see students from other Jesuit schools was amazing.

One of the most powerful experiences during the conference was when the delegation of Canadian schools was able to meet with a Jesuit school from Tijuana, Mexico. It was incredible to learn about the social justice issues that are facing the students that live there, as well as to see how our similar Jesuit education and how it forms us to think in surprisingly similar ways. It was very clear to all present that the Jesuit education system excels at producing men and women who truly care for and devote their lives to others.

The theme of this years Teach-In was 'Bridges', and I think this was a theme that really resonated with the almost 1,700 students present. The social justice issues discussed throughout the teach-in were a constant reminder of how we must strive to build bridges of solidarity between fortunate and less fortunate, whether they be impoverished, of a different colour, religion, or ethnicity.

I believe that the power of this Teach-In was best represented when we all took part in an Advocacy Day on the lawn of the Capitol Building. It was quite a moving experience to see all the students, teachers, and faculty of the Teach-In working together to try and solve the social justice issues which affect the world. Seeing pictures of almost 2,000 people standing in front of the Capitol Building put it into perspective how influential the views of the general public are in trying to make the world a better place.

Tickets On Sale Now!
Draw Date: Feb. 19, 2016
Tribute Dinner
April 28, 2016
Sheraton Hotel

Sports Logo Launch
January 21, 2016
St. Bon's
Golf Tournament
June 16, 2016
Glendenning Golf