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In the fall of 1872, construction began on a new school in Stanstead. It was to be a Wesleyan school, and it would serve both the local border community and residential students from elsewhere. In December of that year, the cornerstone was laid and letters of incorporation signed.

Over the next 150 years, Stanstead College would change and evolve, sometimes by circumstance -- a devastating fire in 1938 -- sometimes by choice -- becoming boys-only in 1958... and back to co-ed in 1979. The school has weathered World Wars, the Depression, recessions, political and social upheaval. It has survived the Spanish flu and, now, COVID-19. Through it all, Stanstead College has set thousands of young women and men from around the world on the road to success and a bright future.

Rooted in tradition, always looking forward, Stanstead College will mark the 150th anniversary of its founding through a series of celebrations and events beginning in the fall of 2022 and running through 2023. We look forward to sharing our history and our Stanstead family's stories with you. Watch this space for updates and information.

150th Celebration Photos on Flickr

Contact Advancement

List of 5 items.

  • Jesse McRae, Director of Advancement

    CONTACT JESSE
    (819) 876-7891, ext. 224
  • Karen Cushing, Advancement Associate

    CONTACT KAREN
    (819) 876-7891, ext. 225
  • Emily Marosi, Advancement Associate

    CONTACT EMILY
    (819) 876-7891, ext. 303
  • Andrea Lopez Sanchez, Advancement Associate

  • Audrey Hamilton, Archivist

    CONTACT AUDREY
    (819) 876-7891, ext. 271

Upcoming 150th Events

We are pleased to release the tentative schedule of 150th events. Some events subject to change and more to be added. Official dates and event information to follow in the coming months.

2022
September 9: 150th Opening Day Ceremony *S

September 23: 20th Annual Golf tournament

October 27: Ottawa 150th Celebration

November 3: Toronto 150th Celebration
                        Toyko 150th Celebration

November 5: Painchaud Family Performance – Haskell Opera House *S

November 12: European 150th Celebration in Cologne, Germany 

November 17: Halifax 150th Celebration

POSTPONED Quebec City 150th Celebration SPRING 2023

December 10: 150th Anniversary Carol Service *S


2023
January 14: Bromont SC Family Ski Day

January 21: Chinese New Year Celebration – Lion Dancers and Martial Arts Workshop *S

February 9: Mexico 150th Celebration

February 18: Alumni Hockey Weekend

February 25: Collingwood SC Family Ski Day

March 2: Calgary 150th Celebration

March 3:  Vancouver 150th Celebration

March 4: Whistler SC Family Ski Day

April 12: Boston 150th Celebration

April 13: New York City 150th Celebration

May 13: Homecoming & Montreal 150th Celebration

June 3: Inaugural SC Fondo - Come cycle the Townships

*S = internal student event

From the Archives

List of 3 news stories.

  • The new clock gets installed, 2006

    No Clock, New Clock, Broken Clock, Renewed Clock

    Reprinted from The Red & White, 1990
    A devastating fire completely destroyed the original Main Building on Saturday, May 28, 1938, but within 48 hours the Board of Trustees met and unanimously decided to take immediate steps to rebuild. It was quite a challenge as all that remained were a few charred corner posts.
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  • The old arena with the roof partially collapsed, 1969

    Don Anderson '73: Small Goalies and Collapsing Roofs

    By Audrey Hamilton, Archivist
    If you look at the current roster of our varsity boys hockey team, you will be amazed to see the provenance of our players as well as their resumé. Most of them have been playing since they can remember, and most have been recruited for their talents.

    There was a time, however, when things were fairly different in the Stanstead College hockey world. Winning was an occasional feat, and it wouldn’t be difficult to find boys on the ice who had never played hockey or had learned to play the sport only a couple of years earlier.
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  • The Short Life of Jerry Curtis Pettes

    By Audrey Hamilton, Archivist
    Jerry Curtis Pettes studied at Bugbee Business College from 1913 to 1915. However, little is known of his time here. He is not mentioned in any magazines and there’s only a mention of him as a student in 1913 in the newspapers.
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