Former Students

PCSS strives to help all of its pupils to achieve greatness in their own way, however some former students have gone on to achieve fame and fortune. Some of the best known alumni of the school include:

Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas graduated from PCSS in the late 1980s and is a well known Canadian actor, who is most famous for having appeared as Galen Tyrol on the popular science fiction TV program Battlestar Galactica. He has also appeared on The Bridge, a CTV drama which was also shown in the USA on CBS and also in a Syfy channel movie, Killer Mountain. Aaron moved to Creston when he was 10 and attended PCSS until his graduation. He was a regular in the school's theatrical production and also participated in shows with community theatre groups while also being in a rock band. He moved to Vancouver to pursue acting at the age of 26 and studied at Van Arts and the William Davis Centre for Actors Study. Aaron attributes much of his success to his time at PCSS and the great grounding in the theatrical arts that he received, together with the encouragement and support of the school staff.

Darren Jensen

After graduating from PCSS in the late 1970s, Darren Jensen became well known as a professional Canadian ice hockey goaltender and coach. Having played for two seasons with the NHL for the Philadelphia Flyers, he is now currently working for the Summerland Steam of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as an assistant coach, just a short distance from his home town. Jensen's big break came when he won the NCAA Tournament as the goalkeeper for the University of North Dakota team. He was selected in the 5th round of the NHL Entry Draft in 1980 by the Hartford Whalers but did not sign until 1985 when he signed as goalkeeper with the Flyers. His debut was in the 1984-5 season, and he was the recipient of the William M Jennings Award in 1986. In total, Jensen played in 30 NHL games and believes that his experience of playing hockey at PCSS set him up for his successful career.

Ron Toyota

Another former pupil of PCSS is Ron Toyota, the current mayor of the town. Born and raised in Creston, Ron graduated from PCSS in 1965 and has had a long and successful career owning and operating Taks Home Furnishers, with its 5 branches for 30 years. Ron has long been active in many groups within the community, including as the president of the Creston Valley Rotary Club and president of the Creston Valley Regional Airport Society. He has also held the presidency of the Cranbrook Golf Club and has held chairman roles with the College of the Rockies and the Cranbrook United Way campaign. Elected as Creston's mayor in 2008, Ron is now in his third term and is proud to be playing an instrumental role in shaping the future of the town that he calls his home. These are just some of the former pupils of PCSS who have gone on to long and illustrious careers in different walks of life. However, each and every year sees young people graduate from the school and embark on successful careers in a wealth of fields, many of whom, although not rich and famous are, nonetheless, equally recognised in their own way. Prince Charles School takes pride in preparing its students for life in the adult world, and gives them the confidence that they need to take on the world, to rise to the challenge and to do the best that they can every day.