On Thursday, December 7, 2023, we hosted the 2023 OWC Winter Festival.

Organized by the SHCS Outstanding Workplace Committee (OWC), the event took place at Thunderbird Arena in the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre.

More than 200 SHCS Vancouver employees had fun skating, gingerbread cookie decorating and playing a range of games, from corn hole to giant Connect Four. Plus, attendees enjoyed delicious charcuterie platters, tomato basil soup and crostinis, hot chocolate and cookies. 

Thank you to the volunteers!

Thanks to the OWC members who helped organize and staff the event, plus additional colleagues from across SHCS who also helped out before, during and after the event, including setup and teardown. A big shoutout, in particular, to our chefs from Food Services!


Congratulations to our prize winners

  • $100 Bookstore gift card – Linda Fong, Child Care
  • $100 Food Services gift card– Juanita Albay, Facilities and Building Services
  • Air Fryer – Yuki Nakahara, Conferences and Accommodation
  • $150 Chambar gift card – Paul Trites, Facilities and Building Services
  • Canucks Tickets – Ricardo Redona, Facilities and Building Services
  • Canucks Tickets – Mike Sirdiak, Facilities and Building Services
  • Yeti Cooler – Sukhraj Shergill, Facilities and Building Services
  • Guess How Many Candy Jar #3 – Charu Sidwani, Child Care
  • Guess How Many Candy Jar #2 – Huiping Zhang, Food Services
  • Guess How Many Candy Jar 1# – Rajwinder Auluck, Facilities and Building Services

Festival photo gallery