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St. John Brebeuf high school in Abbotsford hosts open house

Event on Thursday, Nov. 23 includes tours, demonstrations and more
St. John Brebeuf high school in Abbotsford holds an open house on Thursday, Nov. 23. (Submitted photo)

St. John Brebeuf (SJB) high school in Abbotsford is opening its doors to potential new students and the class of 2029 for its annual open house on Thursday, Nov. 23.

The regional high school has students attending from across the Fraser Valley.

At the open house, students and their families are invited to tour the school – including the newly completed fine arts wing– check out creative endeavours from SJB art students and get a behind-the-scenes peek of the SJB Players’ upcoming production of Sherlock Holmes.

Guests can also participate in a variety of events and activities throughout the night, including a math escape room, a learning resources display, robotics and science demonstrations (including Elephant Toothpaste) and the Great Canadian Road Trip trivia tournament, as well as practise their language skills at the French Cafe or Crepe Cafe.

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“Checking out our open house is the best way for potential new students to get a feel for what life at SJB is really like,” said principal Gianni Bittante.

“Though we hold true to our deep roots in the Catholic tradition, we welcome students of all faiths and cultural backgrounds and work hard to create belonging for all our students. Our current families tell us overwhelmingly that what they love most about the school is the sense of community that is found here.”

Open house guests will also be able to meet the teaching staff, ask questions of current students, take a quiet moment in the school chapel or order a specialty coffee from SJB’s student-run coffee shop, the Daily Grind Cafe.

The evening will also include an alumni volleyball tournament, a beloved tradition for former and current SJB Bears athletes alike.

The open house runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SJB campus at 2747 Townline Rd. Visit for more information.