Little Flower's Distinguished Alumnae are carefully selected for their exemplary and exceptional contributions to their communities. Each Distinguished Alumnae has risen to great heights in their field - showing the entire LFA community how exceptional dedication can lead to distinguished and inspiring help for others. Our 2021 Distinguished Alumnae is Isabelle Vonder Muhll '88. Although inducted in 2021, LFA has not had the opportunity to properly celebrate Isabelle's induction with a formal ceremony due to the health restrictions of the past few years. On April 21, 2023, Isabelle will be recognized alongside our inductees from 2020, Gwen Ellert '69 and Catherine Koch '75 at our Distinguished Alumnae Mass & Reception.
The Board of Directors of Little Flower Academy are excited to announce the search for an inaugural President to lead the school going forward. This is a new position at LFA and is in response to the demands of a leading independent school and as a reflection of the best practices of independent Catholic schools across Canada. Working closely with the Principal, the President will be accountable for the vision, leadership, advancement, financial stewardship, planning and external relations of the School. Due to the nature and importance of the appointment, LFA has engaged Odgers Berndtson to conduct a national search. Information on the application can be found on the Odgers Berndtson website.
LFA was honoured to welcome back several Alumnae last week for Careers Day 2022. Our senior school students were delighted to meet with, talk to, and learn from our talented and successful alumnae from a great variety of industries.
LFA Alum, Josette Jorge '01 begins a 10 day run at the Historic Theatre today in the new production, "Bad Parent", from the mind of Ins Choi - the creator of the hit CBC sitcom and play Kim’s Convenience.
As part of the screening of Kat Jayme's The Grizzlie Truth, former players are coming to Vancouver for a public reunion event, their first gathering here in 20 years.
Among the expected attendees are Kat, former NBA players Steve Francis, Antonio Harvey, George Lynch and Tony Massenburg, plus the original Grizzlies Extreme Dance team, the mascot Grizz and announcer Al Murdoch.
LFA Alumna and director of the sensational documentary 'Finding Big Country', Kat Jayme '06 is proud to showcase her follow-up feature, 'The Grizzlie Truth'. In her new film, Kat embarks on the mission of finding out who robbed us of the Vancouver Grizzlies?
A roller-coaster of emotion on the final day of Provincials saw LFA narrowly miss the championship game by the slimmest of margins, before a convincing win in the Bronze Medal match. The third place finish means LFA has finished in the top four AAA teams for nine of the last ten years!
Three of our alumnae featured in recent issues of La Petite Fleur continue to shine in their respective sports. Ceili McCabe '19 is turning heads in the running world with an NCAA season that has her competing at the 2021 NCAA Cross-Country Championships in Tallahassee, Fla. Meanwhile, two LFA field hockey alumnae--Mikayla Stelling '21 and Allison Kuzyk '20--are off to represent Canada at the Junior World Cup in South Africa in early December.
As the world begins to emerge from COVID, how would you like to join an amazing group of women committed to helping build and support our LFA community? The Alumnae Executive is looking for volunteers.
The LFA Spirit Wear store is open! It’s time to grab your gear before summer. Whether you’re a new LFA student starting in the fall, a parent, alumnae, or a Grad of 2021, this is a perfect time to show your school spirit.
The UBC Catholic Chaplaincy/St. Mark's Parish is offering a free student retreat, Food for the Soul: God's Dream for Me on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 9 am - 12 pm via Teams. Recent LFA alumnae, who are currently doing their undergraduate degrees (at any university) are invited to take part.
We are very sad to share the news that long time LFA volunteer field hockey coach, Eustace De Souza, has passed away. Coaching our Senior A Field Hockey team for 14 years, he will be remembered for his commitment to the team and his kind, professional approach to fostering the success of our program.
With regret, the Alumnae Association Executive has taken the decision to postpone our 10th Grape Escape: Greatest Hits until May, 2022. With so much uncertainty around safely proceeding and for an event that relies on alumnae volunteers of all ages, the Executive opted to postpone the event well into next school year. More details on the date and time will be published in this summer's edition of La Petite Fleur.
Sarah Matossian '97 was highlighted in our 2020 issue of La Petite Fleur. That same article has recently been published by FIDM, which is a Los Angeles-based college for fashion and design which offers Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate Degree programs in design and creative business. Check out Sarah on the FIDM website!
We are saddened to share that Judy Farrell has passed away. Many of our alumnae will remember Mrs. Farrell as a Religion, English and Drama teacher at LFA in the 1980s and 90s. A woman of deep faith and kindness, she remained a very good friend to many LFA colleagues and kept close touch with a number of faculty friends after retirement. Mrs. Farrell bravely battled cancer for many years and was in palliative care the past several months. It is deeply, deeply saddening that family and friends could not be with her at the end because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plans for a Celebration of Life will be made when such events are again permitted.
We invite all families to join us as we pray for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Farrell. May her soul, and all the soulds of the faithful departed, Rest in Peace.
Little Flower Academy is very excited to celebrate two amazing women who are the recipients of our 2020 Distinguished Alumnae award. Congratulations to Gwen Ellert ’69 and Catherine Koch ’75, who are this year’s inductees. Gwen has built an extraordinary career as a medical educator; a registered nurse, she is also a teacher, trainer and author, specializing in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and bone health. Catherine founded and built a charity to expand the impact she could have serving Uganda’s most vulnerable children by providing education, health care, and business opportunities.