Summer Programs

Big Picture Seminar

for Grade 9 students

The summer Big Picture Seminar is designed to help students entering grade 9 develop a clear vision of their future, starting now. Through activities, advice and sound direction, students get to see their high school years as an opportunity to develop the personal qualities that lead to happiness and success in life.

Through activities, advice and sound direction, students get to see their high school years as an opportunity to develop the personal qualities that lead to happiness and success in life.

The purpose of the seminar is two-fold: to help young men form high ideals, realistic goals, and practical plans for meeting the challenges awaiting them in the future, and to share practical advice for succeeding academically, choosing career paths and becoming effective leaders in the workplace and in society.

Now is the time to start learning what it takes to build the future, in order to succeed as professionals, family men, and responsible citizens.

Seminar modules:

  • Building Personal Strengths: integrity, conscience, concentration, effective use of time, and social graces
  • Making Career Choices: directing studies and pre-professional activities as well as choosing a professional career
  • Planning Ahead: thinking about university admission
  • The Power of Reading: learning why reading is important and what books to read, building habits of a discriminating reader
  • Expanding the Mind: developing an appreciation for great artistic and intellectual achievements
  • Defining Personal Values: developing character and maturity, seeing setbacks as opportunities to grow and better discern one’s path in life
  • Living with Integrity: learning to always act in consonance with one’s principles and faith
  • Understanding Ethics and Etiquette: introducing notions of business ethics, good manners and business etiquette
  • Becoming a Role Model: discussing what it takes to be a good father, a good family man

Registration Information

Quebec City
July 8 – 14, 2019 (Registrations still open)
July 16 – 22, 2019 (Registrations still open)

Cost: $500

Register before June 5

August 9–11

Cost: $150

Register before May 31

July 15 – 20, 2019
July 22 – 27, 2019

Cost: $300

Register before June 5

Students entering Grade 8 can apply for the Vancouver BPS series

Mexico International Service Project

for Grade 12 students

This project is organized in close collaboration with local organizations in Mexico. The participants give time and energy by helping indigenous communities with various infrastructure projects, such as building septic tanks, community halls, and chapels, and by teaching children basic English, Mathematics, and Catechism.

The project takes place at Montefalco in Jonacatepec, in the state of Morelos. 

Registration Information

Montefalco, Jonacatepec, state of Morelos, Mexico

25 June 2019 to 4 July 2019.

Cost: $700

Register before June 5

Sunshine Coast Environmental Stewardship Project

for Grade 10 – 12 students

Participants work with staff and volunteers of the Ruby Lake Lagoon society to enhance and preserve the natural habitat and wildlife of the Sunshine Coast region.

The work involves removal of invasive species on land and water, trail clearing and maintenance, setting up composter bin units, installing habitats for birds and other wildlife on the coast, and much more.

The project also includes excursions to the coastal lakes and islands, as well as daily sessions on ecological stewardship and responsibility.


Ruby Lake, British Columbia

July 29 – August 3, 2019


Register before July 1, 2019

Quebec City Citizens Project

for Grade 10 – 12 students

Participants to this service project will have a chance to experience a variety of service activities towards those in need.

The projects involve: help with household and maintenance work at homes for people with intellectual disabilities, the elderly, soup kitchens for the homeless, and clothing and food banks for the underprivileged.

Students of both English and French speaking backgrounds are invited to participate, as the activities will be run in a bilingual setting. The project will also include visits to cultural and historical sites in Quebec City.


Quebec City, Quebec

July 24–29, 2019


Manitoba Social Work Project

for Grade 11 – 12 students

Participants in this  project will volunteer with a local Catholic parish

The projects involves helping out at the Catholic parish in Berens River, Manitoba. Located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg, participants will help with repairs and construction work around the parish buildings, as well as tutoring local in English, mathematics, and catechism,


Berens River, Manitoba

August 16-23, 2019