History

About Us

With a new name comes a new era, but the rich tradition of athletic excellence at Western Canada High School remains unchanged. In 2014, Western Canada High School embraced a new direction after retiring the iconic Redmen logo. After an extensive and thorough dialogue with Western alumni, staff, students and stakeholders, the new identity of the High School was determined to be the Redhawks. It is a bird that maintains the ferocity and strength of WCHS student athletes and maintains the important colour scheme of our school community. A tough decision it was to make the identity change, but one that will now be embraced with open arms.

Redhawks student-athletes compete in all 11 Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA) approved sports, and consistently experience tremendous success. Western Canada High School teams have captured 260 city championships since 1930, and recently added five city banners to the gym walls in 2013-14. Dedicated coaches, staff, parents and volunteers work tirelessly alongside the student-athletes to ensure that Western Canada High School remains not only a powerhouse in Calgary but one that also competes consistently and at the highest level with its provincial rivals. Athletically, academically and within the extra-curricular realm, a student gets what they come for at Western.

Be a part of the new era. Be a part of the rich tradition. Come be a part of the ‘Hawks Nest!

History of the Athletics Program

Western Canada has a strong tradition of excellence and success in athletics. Over the years Western has received numerous provincial and city championships. Last year we broke a school record with ten city championships. Our history of excellence is a product of the dedicated efforts of student-athletes, parents, and coaches. We are also supported by an amazing administration and student body.

We are proud to offer a well balanced athletic program for students to get involved - as an athlete, trainer, minor official or manager, and students are encourage to participate in all areas. Western competes under the governing body of the Calgary Senior High School Athletic Association (CSHSAA) and the Alberta Schools Athletic Association (ASAA). Western competes in a total of 11 CSHSAA approved sports, the maximum number possible in Calgary.

Athletics is an integral part of the total education process that provides an opportunity for student-athletes to develop life skills and grow into responsible citizens.

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