A sweet success

Our House Sweet Home campaign has come to a close and proved once again that our BCS community is truly exceptional. 
 
Thanks to YOU, we surpassed our $1M target, raising a total of $1.32M. Your generosity has ensured that ALL projects within ALL the houses were funded. A total of 442 of you donated, with 118 choosing to make their very first gift to the school. The response from our young alumni has also ensured that we will be planting 51 trees throughout our campus. Special congratulations to Gillard House who came out on top—they have received an extra $25,000 towards their house projects.
 
We would also like to thank all our sponsors. Your continued support contributes greatly to student life here on campus in so many different ways. Special thanks to our friends at Eggsquis, Coaticook ice cream, Queue de Castor, Provigo, Shogun Sushi, Gordon Food Service, and to Gen Bédard & Andrew Dunkley for sponsoring weekly challenges.
 
The support and generosity throughout this campaign have been nothing short of tremendous. We are incredibly grateful to belong to such an amazing community, and we can’t wait to share photos of the work that has already started and all that will take place this summer. Stay tuned!

Goal: $1,000,000

Weekly Challenges

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  • Week 1: Food Truck Fun - [WINNER: SMITH HOUSE]

    April 12 - April 16

    The first house to reach 20 donors within this week will be crowned the winner of the first House Sweet Home weekly challenge. The amount of the gift doesn’t matter, this is about participation!

    The winning house will be the envy of all on campus, with a special food truck parked in front and serving up a full meal courtesy of Faim Renard on Saturday, April 17.
  • Week 2: On BOARD for Pizza - [WINNER: GILLARD HOUSE]

    April 17 - April 23

    During this week, the house to reach the most parent donors will get to enjoy a Jerry's pizza party courtesy of the BCS Association Board of Directors on Saturday April 24. Whether you're a 'pizza and Habs game' house or a 'pizza and movie marathon' type family, we've got you covered—pizza's on the Board!
  • Week 3: First Time's the Charm - [WINNER: ROSS HOUSE]

    April 24 - April 30

    That’s right, this week's winner will be determined by which house gets the most first-time donors to BCS. We’re not looking at the total dollars raised but the number of first-time donors who give.

    Each member of the winning house will receive a $30 gift card to the BCS Supply Shop for any BCS swag item of their choice before May 14.


  • Week 4: Break Out! - [WINNER: GRIER HOUSE]

    May 1 - May 7  Psssst...Week 4 is a BIG one!

    The first house to raise $25,000 within this week will have the choice between three exciting off-campus excursions: a movie night in downtown Sherbrooke (complete with popcorn and other snacks), a day of paintball, or an escape room adventure.

    Houses: choose wisely and be ready to BREAK OUT!


  • Week 5: Let the Good Times (Sushi) Roll - [WINNER: GILLARD HOUSE]

    May 8 - May 14

    Our Ross Hall dining staff are amazing and the food is delicious, but sometimes you just crave something that isn’t made and served at home.

    During Week 5, the first house to reach 50 donors since the beginning of the campaign will score a catered sushi meal served to them in Ross Hall on Saturday, May 15.


  • Week 6: Sweet Tooth Tuesday — Young Alumni Challenge - [WINNER: GLASS HOUSE]

    May 15 - May 21

    This week's challenge is all about the teens! The house with the most 2010 - 2020 alumni donors since the beginning of the campaign wins. What do they win?

    The lucky winners will get to satisfy their collective sweet tooth with an ice cream sundae buffet on Tuesday, May 25.
  • Week 7: Entertain Us! - [WINNER: MCNAUGHTON HOUSE]

    May 22 - May 28

    The winning house will win a home entertainment package to enjoy when its doors reopen in September. The house that has the most alumni donors to date on May 28 will win this exciting prize!


  • Week 8: Breakfast in Bed - [WINNER: MITCHELL FAMILY HOUSE]

    May 29 - June 4

    Even with summer right around the corner, our students may still need some extra motivation to get out of bed in the morning. The Advancement Team is here to help, with a special breakfast delivered directly to your house on Monday, June 7. You'll even have permission to miss chapel in order to really savour your first meal of the day!

    This prize is yours if your house has the most donors during the week of May 29 - June 4.
  • Week 9: Un-Uniform - [WINNER: WILLIAMS HOUSE]

    June 5 - June 11

    Let’s finish this competition off in style, shall we?

    Uniforms are great for getting dressed quickly in the mornings when you’re rushing to make breakfast and chapel. But there's a reason dress down days are always popular.

    The house that raises the most money during this final week will enjoy a free dress down day.

Thank you to our 442 community members who donated to our campaign! 


Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.