Black and Gold Dinner – 2018

Black and Gold Dinner – 2018
Illustrious Alumni were Honoured on June 2

Once again, the Vic High Black and Gold Dinner on June 2nd was a wonderful celebration!  We honoured five amazing Vic High alumni: Dr. Wallace Chung, Class of 1945; Carole Sabiston, Class of 1957; David Day, Class of 1966; Sam Dunn, Class of 1992; and David Anderson, Class of 1955 – so proud to be able to claim them as Vic High alum!  See the video tributes to each of them below along with a beautiful video tribute to Vic High of today from the 2018 staff and students.  Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to the next Black and Gold Dinner in 2020!

David Anderson:                   

Dr. Wallace Chung:

David Day:           

Sam Dunn:            

Carole Sabiston: 

Vic High video

An Order of British Columbia artist, prominent UBC surgeon, former Federal Cabinet Minister and Olympic rowing silver medalist, acclaimed author and expert on J.R.R. Tolkien and a Gemini Award winning filmmaker will be the distinguished honourees at the third Victoria High School Alumni Association Black and Gold Dinner to be held at the CFB Esquimalt Wardroom on Saturday June 2, 2018.

Tickets for the gala affair, which will include a cocktail hour before dinner, are $125 each with a $55 tax receipt for each ticket purchased. Group rates are available for those wishing to reserve tables of eight or ten.

Tickets may be obtained from Anne McKeachie at 250-472-1661 or email Alternatively, you can use the ticket order form – click here. Print and complete the form, and send it to the Vic High Alumni Association c/o 1260 Grant Street, Victoria BC  V8T 1C2.

We are looking for sponsors for our third Black and Gold Dinner on June 2, 2018.  If you or any business you know might be interested in supporting our Vic High Alumni Association by providing sponsorship money or door prizes for this event, please click here for details about sponsorship opportunities.

In all, five people will be introduced as Illustrious Alumni during the evening, which will build on the success of the previous events presented by the Alumni Association in 2014 and 2016.

The five to be honoured as Illustrious Alumni are:

Dr. Wallace Chung (VHS 1945) highly respected former Director of Surgery and medical researcher at UBC, best known for the introduction of innovative techniques in stroke surgery and the advancement of vascular surgery as a recognized specialty.

David Anderson (VHS 1955) served as Member of Parliament under Pierre Trudeau and Jean Chretien and held various federal cabinet posts under Chretien, including Minister of Fisheries and five years as Minister of Environment.  David also found success as part of the Canadian 8-member rowing team that won a silver medal at the 1959 Pan Am Games and at the 1960 Olympics. He is a member of the Order of Canada.

Carole Sabiston (VHS 1957) is a renowned fabric artist and Order of BC member. She creates magnificent painted murals, hangings, aerial sculptures and tapestries using multiple layers of netting and fabrics to create translucent passages of shifting lights and shimmering movements of water and air. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and in Europe.

David Day (VHS 1966) internationally acclaimed author has written many books on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien beginning with The Tolkien Bestiary in 1978 and an amazing book on the Lewis Carroll classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Decoded.

Sam Dunn (VHS 1992) won a Gemini Award for best writing in a documentary film for Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.  His films have been nominated for a Grammy award, and won a Peabody Award and he co-directed and hosted the Metal Evolution TV series that reached #1 on VH1 Classic and MuchMoreMusic.

Previous inductees in 2014 and 2016 were Jim Taylor (VHS 1955, sports columnist/humourist), Dr. Maria Tippett (VHS 1962, cultural historian), Richard Hunt (VHS 1971, native artist/carver), Jessica Monroe-Gonin (VHS 1984, Olympic gold/silver medalist in rowing), Tommy Mayne (VHS 1935) beloved teacher and philanthropist, Norma Mickelson (VHS 1944) educator and UVic Chancellor, Dr. Stewart Smith (VHS 1955) renowned Princeton University particle physicist, and Hans deGoede (VHS 1971) international rugby star.

The selection and organizing committee, again headed by Anne McKeachie (VHS 1968), has lined up five video presentations after an arduous selection process from a list of hundreds of deserving Vic High alums. 

                  Dr. Wallace Chung                  David Anderson

Carole Sabiston                    David Day                        Sam Dunn


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