Your Hosts:  Virginia and Patrick

Location: West Vancouver

Time to downtown: 35 minutes

Schools close by: West Vancouver Secondary, Mulgrave, Rockridge Secondary, Sentinel Secondary, Collingwood

Number of bedrooms: 4

Number of bathrooms: 3

Description:

Ginny and Patrick are retired professionals who have lived on the North Shore for the past 45 years, with previous overseas experience in New Zealand, Singapore, and other countries.  Ginny worked with the West Vancouver Advisory Committee to design and implement the homestay program for Hillside Secondary School (Rockridge), the pioneering school to accept international students.

Both Ginny and Patrick were educated in New Zealand, worked extensively in Asia with government and international institutions, and have made West Vancouver their permanent home.  They have enjoyed hosting students and fostering international relationships, travel extensively, and maintain contact with the people they have met around the world.  Now, as homestay hosts, they can continue to build and enjoy their international network.

Their objective is to establish meaningful personal relationships with the students in their care to optimize the emotional and academic potential of their guests and to help fully integrate them into Canadian society.  As parents, they have raised a highly successful son of their own who has accomplished great things academically and professionally.

Their house is located in the British Properties, one of the most prestigious and desired neighborhoods in all of Canada.  Their fully renovated house has a great view, is fully landscaped, ideal for entertaining and sits on a huge 13,000 square foot lot.  Housekeeping and gardening are performed regularly by professional companies that have worked with the family for almost 30 years.  There is a bus stop directly outside which takes students to schools in ten minutes and downtown in 20 minutes. 

The house is close to Cypress Mountain ski hills, Capilano Golf Course, Hollyburn Country Club, Park Royal Country Club, the seawall, Ambleside Beach and more.  Close-by schools include Chartwell ELementary, Sentinel Secondary, Collingwood, Mulgrave and West Vancouver Secondary - all some of the top-rated schools in the province.

 

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