What does it mean to be a Bulldog? 

Many of us are familiar with the feeling of uncertainty when we first walked into Churchill with the sea of strangers and the overwhelming possibilities in store for us. We also remember what it was like to put ourselves out there in tryouts and our nervous jitters as we try to put our skills on display. As we got settled in, we found a family, one that is competitive yet welcoming; a place where we were quickly humbled, but then built confidence and leadership. Together we cheered, we cried, we laughed, and most of all, we grew. Growth came from facing our weaknesses and our identity came from how we approach our shortfalls. As Bulldogs, we do not stay stagnant, we are dynamic in taking every chance to be inquisitive and open minded. Being a Bulldog is an accumulation of all the chances we took despite the challenges we faced. With every fall, every foreign idea, we leaned into them and found comfort in being uncomfortable. This family of Bulldogs found strength in prioritizing internal growth over superficial external ideas of achievement. In the end, we are united, not just through the sports we partake, but through the strength of our passions that gave us the will to be vulnerable before finding success.  To returning athletes, be the leaders who represent this incredible community. Be the relentless competitors that this school is known for. Even at times of hardship, find strength in the reasons why you are here. Before you turn away from the impossible, believe in the hard work you put in towards your passions and follow through with every step you take. Whatever the next year may look like, you have the responsibility to make the most out of all situations and find your own definition of success. Stay strong, be a Bulldog.  We would definitely not be the people we are today if we did not have our coaches steering us to not only be better athletes, but more importantly, better people. We commend you for your unwavering patience and dedication to us athletes and in gifting this opportunity to pursue our passions. In the beginning, it seemed like you were our biggest obstacle, the ones we wanted to impress the most. The ones who challenged us to be uncomfortable and possibly made us question our existence. Over time, it became evident that those challenges our coaches place in front of us were our greatest tools for growth and advancement of ourselves. These stepping stones disguised as obstacles were a test to our mental toughness and commitment to being a Bulldog. Thank you for believing in and expecting greatness from us before we even knew that greatness was possible. Thanks to you, we will all be using the skills and the lessons we learned from this athletic program to find success in our future endeavors.  We hope we made you proud.

On behalf of our graduating students Jean Tu and Charles Taimani.


Athlete of the Year Nominees 

Well this has been an interesting time in our journey through athletics…this year saw 2 full seasons of play instead of the typical 3 seasons.  We had over 350 students participating on athletic teams, representing the Bulldogs with honour and grace.

Three teams finished their season on a high with City Championship wins in Junior Football, Swimming and Boys Wrestling.  Countless other teams and athletes had outstanding performances and memorable moments throughout the fall and winter. 

More than ever I am reminded of my appreciation for the opportunity to be involved in High School Athletics!  I am so grateful for the time and effort put forth by our Administration, Staff Coaches, Volunteer Coaches and Student Athletes.  Sir Winston Churchill High School is a wonderful school and community to be a part of and our athletes have represented us well all year.  In place of the usual “Night of the Bulldog” we wish to highlight exceptional performances and contributions by athletes with a list of MVP award winners, Activity Award Winners (Grade 12’s – Grade 11’s and 10’s will be awarded next year) and Athlete of the Year Nominees posted here on our school website and Athletics Page and on our Instagram Account swc_bulldogs. 

Athlete of the Year winners will be announced soon.  Thanks again to all of our community members who support and cheer on our Bulldogs – we look forward to sharing the field, court, mat and pool with you again in the near future!!

Sarah Williams – Athletic Director


News

December 5, 2019 - Bow Division Swim Championship! 

Hi All,

We had to wait a while to have it confirmed, but we just got word officially that the SWC Swim Team is once again the Bow Division (big team) City Champions!  That’s a record tying 7th straight swim championship (matched by this school back in the early 80s!)

November 21, 2019

So we rounded out the fall season with all 4 volleyball teams having opportunities in the playoffs – jr boys advanced the farthest succumbing to Aberhart (eventual city champs) in the semifinals.

Sr football also made it through to the semifinals where they came up against a tough matchup in All Saints (city champions as well).

Jr football finished strong with their best performances at the end resulting in the division 3 city championship banner.

Our swim and dive teams will have their opportunity to compete in a week and a half and all winter sports are underway as of this week.

Go Bulldogs Go!

October 28, 2019 

Congratulations to our Girls Soccer team who had a dramatic semifinal game at Henry Wisewood  (a week ago Friday – sorry I missed reporting on this last week L).  They held a 1-0 lead late into regulation when the Warriors scored to even things up late in the game.  Overtime didn’t change the score, so they went to penalty kicks…the teams stayed tied through the first 6 penalty kicks (each player scored on her try) until our 7thh player came up short as the Wisewood goalie made the save!  A strong showing for our team in a blustery semifinal!!  Thanks to coaches Mr. Olbricht and Ms. Valenzuela for their time, effort and patience this season!!


April 26, 2019

Congratulations to our badminton team as they won their sixth straight city championship last night. It has been a hard fought battle the last two weeks with Diefenbaker and Crescent Heights providing close competition. Some highlights include:

  • Xiang Xi C. - silver medal singles
  • Roya M. - silver medal singles
  • Mikayla L. - silver medal singles
  • Jun Y. - gold medal singles
  • Leo F./Yibo C.n - gold doubles
  • Eric L./Andrew T. - bronze doubles
  • Ingrid W./ Weina L. - bronze doubles
  • Mona G./Lesley C. - bronze doubles
  • Anna S./Kai C. - gold mixed
  • Eunbi N./Anu J. - silver mixed

Other players also competed and got points for the team.

Thanks,

Badminton Coaches


Sports You Can Get Involved In

For more information, please contact the coaches listed below.

Badminton

Beginning of February to the Beginning of May

Soccer

End of August to end of October

Basketball

Mid November to end of March

  • Junior Girls
    Mr. S. Krause, Ms. A McKay
  • Senior Girls
    Ms. S. Williams
  • Junior Boys
    Mr. D. Nickell
  • Senior Boys
    Mr. I. Thomson, Mr. I. Mackenzie

Swim & Dive

Beginning of October to beginning of December

Cross Country

End of August to mid October

Track and Field

Mid March to mid June

Field Hockey

Mid March to mid June

  • Junior Girls
    Mr. B. Decock, Ms. L. Drysdale
  • Senior Girls
    Ms. K. Wright

Volleyball

End of August to end of November

Football

End of August to mid mid November

Wrestling

Mid November to mid March

Rugby 

Mid March to mid June

  • Junior Girls
    not available at this time
  • Senior Girls
    Ms. K. Sparks, Ms. Singh and mr. Horne 
  • Junior Boys
  • Mr. Irving and Mr.. Decock
  • Senior Boys
    Mr. Morante and Mr. Najand
 

Athletics

What does it mean to be a Bulldog? 

Many of us are familiar with the feeling of uncertainty when we first walked into Churchill with the sea of strangers and the overwhelming possibilities in store for us. We also remember what it was like to put ourselves out there in tryouts and our nervous jitters as we try to put our skills on display. As we got settled in, we found a family, one that is competitive yet welcoming; a place where we were quickly humbled, but then built confidence and leadership. Together we cheered, we cried, we laughed, and most of all, we grew. Growth came from facing our weaknesses and our identity came from how we approach our shortfalls. As Bulldogs, we do not stay stagnant, we are dynamic in taking every chance to be inquisitive and open minded. Being a Bulldog is an accumulation of all the chances we took despite the challenges we faced. With every fall, every foreign idea, we leaned into them and found comfort in being uncomfortable. This family of Bulldogs found strength in prioritizing internal growth over superficial external ideas of achievement. In the end, we are united, not just through the sports we partake, but through the strength of our passions that gave us the will to be vulnerable before finding success.  To returning athletes, be the leaders who represent this incredible community. Be the relentless competitors that this school is known for. Even at times of hardship, find strength in the reasons why you are here. Before you turn away from the impossible, believe in the hard work you put in towards your passions and follow through with every step you take. Whatever the next year may look like, you have the responsibility to make the most out of all situations and find your own definition of success. Stay strong, be a Bulldog.  We would definitely not be the people we are today if we did not have our coaches steering us to not only be better athletes, but more importantly, better people. We commend you for your unwavering patience and dedication to us athletes and in gifting this opportunity to pursue our passions. In the beginning, it seemed like you were our biggest obstacle, the ones we wanted to impress the most. The ones who challenged us to be uncomfortable and possibly made us question our existence. Over time, it became evident that those challenges our coaches place in front of us were our greatest tools for growth and advancement of ourselves. These stepping stones disguised as obstacles were a test to our mental toughness and commitment to being a Bulldog. Thank you for believing in and expecting greatness from us before we even knew that greatness was possible. Thanks to you, we will all be using the skills and the lessons we learned from this athletic program to find success in our future endeavors.  We hope we made you proud.

On behalf of our graduating students Jean Tu and Charles Taimani.


Athlete of the Year Nominees 

Well this has been an interesting time in our journey through athletics…this year saw 2 full seasons of play instead of the typical 3 seasons.  We had over 350 students participating on athletic teams, representing the Bulldogs with honour and grace.

Three teams finished their season on a high with City Championship wins in Junior Football, Swimming and Boys Wrestling.  Countless other teams and athletes had outstanding performances and memorable moments throughout the fall and winter. 

More than ever I am reminded of my appreciation for the opportunity to be involved in High School Athletics!  I am so grateful for the time and effort put forth by our Administration, Staff Coaches, Volunteer Coaches and Student Athletes.  Sir Winston Churchill High School is a wonderful school and community to be a part of and our athletes have represented us well all year.  In place of the usual “Night of the Bulldog” we wish to highlight exceptional performances and contributions by athletes with a list of MVP award winners, Activity Award Winners (Grade 12’s – Grade 11’s and 10’s will be awarded next year) and Athlete of the Year Nominees posted here on our school website and Athletics Page and on our Instagram Account swc_bulldogs. 

Athlete of the Year winners will be announced soon.  Thanks again to all of our community members who support and cheer on our Bulldogs – we look forward to sharing the field, court, mat and pool with you again in the near future!!

Sarah Williams – Athletic Director


News

December 5, 2019 - Bow Division Swim Championship! 

Hi All,

We had to wait a while to have it confirmed, but we just got word officially that the SWC Swim Team is once again the Bow Division (big team) City Champions!  That’s a record tying 7th straight swim championship (matched by this school back in the early 80s!)

November 21, 2019

So we rounded out the fall season with all 4 volleyball teams having opportunities in the playoffs – jr boys advanced the farthest succumbing to Aberhart (eventual city champs) in the semifinals.

Sr football also made it through to the semifinals where they came up against a tough matchup in All Saints (city champions as well).

Jr football finished strong with their best performances at the end resulting in the division 3 city championship banner.

Our swim and dive teams will have their opportunity to compete in a week and a half and all winter sports are underway as of this week.

Go Bulldogs Go!

October 28, 2019 

Congratulations to our Girls Soccer team who had a dramatic semifinal game at Henry Wisewood  (a week ago Friday – sorry I missed reporting on this last week L).  They held a 1-0 lead late into regulation when the Warriors scored to even things up late in the game.  Overtime didn’t change the score, so they went to penalty kicks…the teams stayed tied through the first 6 penalty kicks (each player scored on her try) until our 7thh player came up short as the Wisewood goalie made the save!  A strong showing for our team in a blustery semifinal!!  Thanks to coaches Mr. Olbricht and Ms. Valenzuela for their time, effort and patience this season!!


April 26, 2019

Congratulations to our badminton team as they won their sixth straight city championship last night. It has been a hard fought battle the last two weeks with Diefenbaker and Crescent Heights providing close competition. Some highlights include:

  • Xiang Xi C. - silver medal singles
  • Roya M. - silver medal singles
  • Mikayla L. - silver medal singles
  • Jun Y. - gold medal singles
  • Leo F./Yibo C.n - gold doubles
  • Eric L./Andrew T. - bronze doubles
  • Ingrid W./ Weina L. - bronze doubles
  • Mona G./Lesley C. - bronze doubles
  • Anna S./Kai C. - gold mixed
  • Eunbi N./Anu J. - silver mixed

Other players also competed and got points for the team.

Thanks,

Badminton Coaches


Sports You Can Get Involved In

For more information, please contact the coaches listed below.

Badminton

Beginning of February to the Beginning of May

Soccer

End of August to end of October

Basketball

Mid November to end of March

  • Junior Girls
    Mr. S. Krause, Ms. A McKay
  • Senior Girls
    Ms. S. Williams
  • Junior Boys
    Mr. D. Nickell
  • Senior Boys
    Mr. I. Thomson, Mr. I. Mackenzie

Swim & Dive

Beginning of October to beginning of December

Cross Country

End of August to mid October

Track and Field

Mid March to mid June

Field Hockey

Mid March to mid June

  • Junior Girls
    Mr. B. Decock, Ms. L. Drysdale
  • Senior Girls
    Ms. K. Wright

Volleyball

End of August to end of November

Football

End of August to mid mid November

Wrestling

Mid November to mid March

Rugby 

Mid March to mid June

  • Junior Girls
    not available at this time
  • Senior Girls
    Ms. K. Sparks, Ms. Singh and mr. Horne 
  • Junior Boys
  • Mr. Irving and Mr.. Decock
  • Senior Boys
    Mr. Morante and Mr. Najand
 
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