Volunteering at WPGA

WPGA’s Parent Volunteer Group (PVG) is an integral part of WPGA's spirited and supportive parent and volunteer culture. The PVG's mission is to

  • Promote and maintain communication between the PVG and the school community
  • Enhance our children’s experience at the school
  • Encourage parents to volunteer, fundraise and promote a strong school community
To that end, the PVG coordinates many school community events, such as the Gala, Toonie Sale and Sports Day, and fundraises for enriched programs, such as robotics, debate, Model UN and Connected North, as well as special purchases such as athletic gear, band and choir uniforms, iPads, and film and science equipment. The 2017 Gala, for example, raised over $820,000 for facility improvements and program enhancements, including the Upper Gym, to be completed in spring 2018. The 2016 Gala fundraised for the teaching gardens and outdoor furniture. For a list of PVG purchases in 2015-2016, see page 33 of the school's Annual Report.  

Ways to Volunteer: The PVG offers many ways to volunteer, such as crosswalk and playground supervision, event support, and Lost and Found. To get involved, connect with a committee chair or attend our general meetings.

PVG Meetings & Events 2017-2018

General Meetings: 8:30am, Dining Hall 
  • Tuesday, September 19
  • Tuesday, January 23
  • Tuesday, April 24
  • Tuesday, June 12 (Annual General Meeting)
*Click here for the last meeting's minutes (April 24, 2018).  

PVG Community Events 
  • Welcome Back Celebration: Friday, September 15
  • Toonie Sale: Thursday, December 7-Friday, December 8
  • Annual Fundraising Gala: Saturday, April 14
  • New Parents Reception: Thursday, May 24  
  • Junior School Sports Day: Friday, June 8
  • Teacher-Staff Appreciation Luncheon: Monday, June 11 

PVG Executive

  • Chair: Julie Jones
  • Vice Chair: Nyle Beck
  • Past Chair: Kate Rassekh
  • Secretary: Kristina Morse
  • Treasurer: Baljit Bawa
  • Communications: Renee Paspalas
  • Member at Large: Tami Wong
  • Member at Large: Kim Cowan
  • Member at Large: Sarah Wood

Committee Chairs

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  • PVG Committee Contacts

    Junior School Class Parent Liaisons: Renee Paspalas, Tami Wong
    Senior School Class Parent Liaison: Renee Wong, Dorothy Chao 
    Library: Kim Cowan
    Playground: Nancy Hill 
    Traffic: Kate Rassekh
    Upper Lot Traffic: Jonathan Pike
    Lost and Found: Jackie Cronhelm
    New Parent Liaison: Sarah Wood 

    Welcome Back Celebration: Pam Walker, Grant Gibson
    Grandparent's Day: Winnie Timko, Dorothy Chao, Gayle Stoodley, Tami Wong
    Gift Cards: Hoa Szucs, Tina Campbell 
    Loonie Sale: Kristen Jones, Jacqueline McLeod
    Gala Chair: Karen Wong, Tanya Ali  
    Children's Gallery: Lori-Ann Wilchek
    Junior School Sports Day: Sevena Khunkhun, Dawne Gourley 
    Teacher Appreciation Lunch: Allison Arai, Winnie Timko 
    Drama: Niamh McAllister
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