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Grove News Fall 2002

2003 January 23

Montreal Admissions Presentation and


Alumni/Parent Gathering Kingston Admissions Presentation and


2002-03 Directors are in bold

Alumni/Parent Gathering

February 7

London Admissions Presentation and Alumni/Parent Gathering


Grove Society Meeting (Toronto)

April 10

Ottawa Admissions Presentation and Alumni/Parent Gathering


Grove Society Meeting

May 9

Toronto Admissions Presentation and Alumni/Parent Gathering


Trustees’ Meeting

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Grove Society AGM Regatta Day

June 12

Grove Society Meeting (location TBA)



TBA Andy Harris Cup (Grove Golf)

Board Chair

Marilynn Booth

Past Chair

Bill Morris '70

S. Clifford Abraham '74 Ian Armstrong '83 Cindy Atkinson-Barnett David Bignell Walter Blackwell '56 Gordon Blake Robert Bourgeois Nan Campbell Brian Carter Andrew Clarke '85 Trish Crang Janet Cudney '94 John Curtin Peter Dalglish Alexandre Desmarais Paul Desmarais Jr. '73 Bryce Douglas Peter Dunn '62 Michael Eatson '83 Jock Fleming '74 Carol Florence Bill Gastle '68 Bruce Gibson Cynthia Gordon Abigail Greene '93 Jennifer Gruer HRH, The Duke of York '78 David Hadden

Chris Hadfield Steven Harris Goodith Heeney John K. Hepburn '68 Howard Hickman '60 Tim Hyde '76 James Hyslop '85 Alan Ingram Warren Jones '88 Howard Kitchen Linda Leus Nicholas Lewis '77 James (Kim) Little '53 Laleah Macintosh John (Bubs) Macrae '33 Kevin Malone '77 Jeffrey Marshall James Matthews '58 Jack Matthews John McRae '70 Maggie McRae Val McRae Betty Morris Christopher Ondaatje Bonnie Patterson Travis Price '85 Tony Pullen '63 Douglas Rishor '57 Gretchen Ross John Ryder '77 Thomas Ryder '53 Maureen Sinden Nancy Smith Donna Smith Ivey David Thompson Ann Tottenham Tim Ward '62 Christopher White '90

Front cover: Lakefield’s Bejian Kids Photo by Judy McMahon

Thomas Flynn ’96

In This Issue

Contributing Editor



It can be hard to fit music, sports, debate, drama, community

From the Head


From the Chair


tion of classroom dress - multicolored socks are now encour aged, I understand - and head off to a day full of activities.

Co-Head Students


Lakefield gives its students an amazing number of academic

School News


and extra-curricular choices, and supports and encourages students to participate in a full and varied program.

Irving Expedition


There are many things that make Lakefield different.

Growing Kids These Days


Classroom dress is one outward indication of the students found at Lakefield. In this, as in many other areas, Lakefield

The Birds in Bequai


Then & Now




focus through travel and study, and challenges it students to develop qualities of good citizenship. Lakefield is fortunate

Annual Report


to have an exceptional faculty dedicated to teaching and

Special Events


Burnside River Tim Hyde ’77


Paddlers for Purity Claire Malcolmson ’93


Experiencing Oxford Belinda Schubert ’99


Veggie Tales David Gordon ’77



Class News


Lakefield changes every year and time changes our memories

Duke of Edinburgh


Page Wadsworth Award


service, and outdoor expeditions into the life of a high school student. Lakefield students somehow manage to do all of these things, and more. We get up, throw on the current edi -

is "simple rather than extravagant", but in all the areas that comprise the Lakefield difference, our school is extravagantly excellent. Lakefield encourages a unique connection to the outdoors and the environment, promotes an international

mentoring students. Lakefield fosters a strong sense of community that comes from being predominantly a boarding school in a setting removed from the distractions of bigger cities. Many years and classes of students have enriched Lakefield with layers of unique traditions like Ted Pope Day, the turtle race, and chapel speeches. These traditions encourage a sense of indi vidual identity and foster a commitment to the community. I don't know of any better way to bond with a group of fellow students than a 450 kilometer river journey in the Northwest Territories. Hiking to almost 6000 meters in the Andes, or to the summit of Kilimanjaro might come close, and we do that

of Lakefield. It is comforting to know that the community both at Lakefield and among its graduates is strong. The strength of these communities proves that Lakefield is succeeding in its mission. A mission of faculty and staff helping young people progress as students and individuals, incorporating them into Lakefield's traditions, challenging them in their endeavours, and always encouraging students to follow their own individual interests, and to some degree, fashion sense. Thomas Flynn currently lives in Washington D.C. where he is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Economics and International Relations at the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Editor: Tracey Blodgett Layout and Design: Christine Vogel Alumni Contributing Editor: Tom Flynn ’96 Editorial Committee: David Hadden, Richard Life, Sarah McMahon, Richard Johnston, Tom Milburn, Allen LeBlanc Address correspondence to the Communications Office: Lakefield College School, Lakefield ON, K0L 2H0 phone: 705 - 652 - 3324 fax: 705 - 652 - 6320


Letters T

he summer issue of the Grove News has been sitting on my desk for many weeks while I've considered the pros

and cons of writing you. It seems I am moved to do this with every issue, they so consistently contain articles of such an incredibly high standard as to be nothing short of inspirational. I wish the whole world could read every issue! Keep up your fine work. I continue to hear nothing but good things about our School. Peter Perry ’42

everybody I could have wished to. I think this event - where everybody in the Grove community - students, alumni/ae, parents, grandparents, friends from high school, prospective students and their parents, and friends of the school - can mix and mingle is just a great concept. It is so obviously wonderful that it is amazing someone didn't think it up 50 years ago!! Everything worked - the welcome and registration tent, the

hank you for sending me my Grove News for Summer

weather, the meticulous organization of who was coming or wasn't, the absolutely meticulous grounds of the school, the

2002, more enjoyed than ever, as when they moved me to

run, the lunch - menu, set-up, flow - all of it - the games and

another room, they threw my carefully kept previous copies away!

the chapel service, gathering for drinks, dinner and slide show - and of course, as always, the glorious setting.

I do know about all the building that has been done since my

One suggestion: have a box at the registration table for con-

time and how the School has prospered. My time was the 50s. I set sail from Liverpool on the "Asconia" on my 40th birthday

tributions to the charity or NGO that the school council has researched and chosen as their own for the year. (I could sug-

to stay with a friend in Toronto, and by various moves found

gest one or two of my favourites - but better the school choos-

myself at Lakefield for an interview with Windy and was given a job. Fortunately, the school nurse was leaving shortly and

es.) This suggestion derives from the think globally, act locally idea. I can see the wisdom of NOT fund raising for the

there was my job! School nurse for nine years and I became

school during the day - everybody there will have given their

one of the Grove Family.

contribution some thought on some other occasion. Thanks again.


I have been back once or twice for a holiday and attended the London Dinner in October whenever possible. Alas, the years are creeping by and one does not get any younger (I shall be 89 in November). Getting about is difficult, but you never know!

I was there with Andy Harris, Bryan Jones, Win

Brian Hull ’60


studied in LCS in 1985-1986, and I can really tell you It was one of the best times of my life. I remember with great

gratitude the effort and inspiration I received from some of

Lampman, and many more.

my teachers, like Mrs. Brown, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Mason and yourself. There, I met some other friends from Mexico,

There is a magic about Lakefield that embraces us all. In

Pascual Aranalde, Eduardo Martinez. I remember they called

1956, I wrote a piece called, "Lakefield in Spring". The last

us "The Mexican Connection".

verse of which I'll give you: I think a lot of Lakefield: the fields, the waterfront, Ryder

Youth is no longer, but the places known Are present still if memory is bright

house (where I lived), the cold air. I remember the day I had to give my "New Boys Speech" (most dreaded by all new boys). The 13th graders received me with a peanut butter and

Waste no regrets on all the seasons flown Youth was on time and youth's delight An ecstasy of colour, sound and sight

jelly sandwich in the head and then proceeded to place me

To be once savoured but when life's a play And mere existence dims the inward light Think of this place, and how as once a boy*

inside of a revolving closet banging with something on the side of it. But my speech was so good! Everybody started

You first awoke to beauty and encompassed joy.

laughing and cheering. Later they told me it had been one of *Sorry girls, there were none in my day, I think you know.

the best.

My love to you all,

Mr. Hadden, there are thousands of Alumni from The Grove. I Mary Bewley

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hank you an everybody for a wonderful "Fall Fair". I enjoyed myself a lot and got to speak - if too briefly - to

only know that if each one of them experienced what I did there, all the effort is worth it. Wholeheartedly, Pedro Cortina ’89

From the Head Excerpts from David Hadden’s Opening Chapel Speech to Staff

focused upon helping young people to feel better about


and students reflect these same principles and practices.

omeone once observed, "The more acute the experience, the harder it is to define." Although adults readi ly agree with this statement, young people often find it

to be a simpler matter.

themselves. So, too, Lakefield is at its best when interactions between staff

We can learn much, at Lakefield, from camps. In each of the past 12 years, I have conducted comprehensive evaluations of Camp Directors. I learn so much from these "opportunities".

Over the years, both parents and teachers



What a humbling experience it is for me, each summer, when I


define "The Lakefield Difference". At one level, they

learn from camp staff what they

have observed a culture that is

are thinking and apply it to what we are doing at Lakefield.

friendly, caring, and open; a place that is relaxed, unpreten -


tious, and down-to-earth.



Virtually always, staff want their director to be more visible and


another level, they have also observed a place that is progres -

available to them - not so much to solve their problems, more just to know what they are up to, to

sive, demanding, and sophisticated.

demonstrate their appreciation,

Recently, I inquired of a group of

and to take a personal interest in them beyond what they can do for

students how they would define the difference between Lakefield and other schools. Their pithy

the camp. Another consistent refrain from camp staff would be that they

response was swift and unanimous!

wish they would hear more fre-

"It feels like Camp."

quently how they're doing: how they could do an even better job.

And so, out of the mouths of babes, elusive truth is readily found - and easily defined!


You can't tell them enough. Appreciation expressed to Section Heads by Directors and to Counsellors by Section

Despite Lakefield's intensified commitment to academic

Head's makes an enormous difference to these young peo -

excellence, I guess I have to admit it. "On some days around here, I feel more like a Camp Director than a Head of School."

ple's lives.

(There, after all these years, finally, I've admitted it!)

Section Heads struggle, at times, to be open with their constructive suggestions for growth for their counsellors. It's a

There are so many aspects to Lakefield's culture that are reminiscent of a positive camping experience. As at camp, there

real challenge because, you see, in such a close knit commu nity, one establishes and is dependent upon close friend-

exists no pretension here; no airs or undue formality; no long

ships with co-workers, so it is harder to be open and honest

lists of hide-bound rules (not always the case at other independent schools - or so I'm told).

with appraisals and about shortcomings in such a familiar work environment - one where people do not leave at day's end.

Camps are at their best when youthful enthusiasm and posi tive encouragement abound in an atmosphere of trust, when counsellors work entirely through the close relationships they

Without fail, during these evaluations, it occurs to me that many of these challenges faced by young 18-22 year old staff,

establish with their campers, when everything they do is

in a camp environment, are no different from the ones felt by 3

From the Head

even the most seasoned veterans at Lakefield. As we grow older, it is natural to become more realistic about our expectations, more guarded, less transparent. But it does n't mean that, deep down inside, we don't have the same feel ings that we did when we were younger. Expressions of interest and appreciation made all the difference back then. They still make a difference - to even the most independent-minded veteran.

listen to us or wasn't fair, what it was like to be cut from a team. We have to remember how we felt when a teacher saw something in us to foster, to applaud, to reinforce. We have to remember how we felt when they said, "You are good at this. Keep going. Keep trying." We have to remember who our mentors were and why, and how much we looked up to them. We need to recall the power of their influence and be mindful

Over the years, at Lakefield, we have become more systemat-

of the likelihood that our mentors, at the time, were unaware of the deep impact of their influence upon us.

ic in approach and sophisticated, but the real measure of our success remains so simple, so dependent upon the extent to

We need to know that we never will know the good we are





demonstrates a sincere caring for each of our students and each other. We demonstrate this caring amongst ourselves


At Lakefield, we have so many diverse opportunities to play our part in the meaningful fulfillment of the human potential in each of our students. Our belief in the value, and the preciousness of that process is why we are here. It is the act of faith for all we do here.


doing, nor will we ever really understand how much




helping our young people. It is more an act of faith than a state of knowledge. Someone



good intent, by trusting that everyone, at the heart of all we do here, is acting in the best interests to advance our purpose,

referring to teachers, "There is really only one class of profes-


sionals in our lives whose presence burns an indelible brand into our soul."

We demonstrate it when we respect our differences as much as we enjoy our similarities.

At Lakefield, we have so many diverse opportunities to play

We show we care when we are forthright in our dealings with

our part in the meaningful fulfillment of the human potential in each of our students. Our belief in the value, and the pre-

each other, when we are open with each other about the chal lenges we are feeling, when we care enough to be honest with our appraisals - no matter how difficult they may be. We demonstrate our caring for our students when we possess a genuine sensitivity to their needs. The best source for this sensitivity is our ability to remember how we felt when we were students. We have to remember how many times we 4

changed our clothes and checked ourselves out in the mirror before the school dance, how we felt when a teacher didn't

ciousness of that process is why we are here. It is the act of faith for all we do here. Camp experiences - even for only a month - have a profound impact upon the growth and development of young people. Lucky us, we get them for 10 months. Just think what we can do.

Guardians of the Soul Marilynn Booth

G o v e r n a n c e

Chair, LCS Board of Directors

Committee, a standing


uardians of the soul. Protectors of the core values.

committee of the Trustees. As well, we

These are descriptors that are often associated with the Trustees and the character of Lakefield. The

currently have five ad-

Board and Trustees are always mindful of the responsibilities

hoc committees of the Board supported by

which they hold as they relate to the impact of their decisions on the School.


The Trustees of the School recently convened at the Grove for


the Fall Trustees' Weekend in late October. The meeting provided an opportunity for Trustees to review the School's



include: Leadership which

progress with Lakefield's five-year plan Securing our Future.

examines how leadership permeates the multi-dimensional character of the Grove

As well, a key item which was brought forward for Trustee consideration was the feasibility of amending "Securing our


Future" in order to enable the School to add an arena to the

The Outdoor Education Committee which reviews the cornerstone philosophy of the School's approach to education

planned Student Recreation Centre. The amendment arose from an individual benefactor's generous offer to contribute a

and works on developing a coherent vision for outdoor edu -

leadership gift to make the project a reality.

cation at Lakefield which aims at integrating curricular and co-curricular programs through programs, capital infrastruc-

After much examination, discussion and debate surrounding the aesthetic effect on the campus, the impact on the co-cur -

ture and endowment;

ricular program, the financial implications of operating an

The Joint School / Foundation Committee which continues to examine and work on the relationship between these two

arena, as well as the additional requirements for fundraising, the Trustees voted unanimously to support the proposal of

organizations and how both the School and Foundation can

adding an arena to the Student Recreation Centre.

work together for the benefit of the School through effective fundraising, strategic investment management and account-

The Trustees also engaged in healthy dialogue about the need to continue to balance our commitment to endowment with

able reporting mechanisms;

capital investments. The concept of an endowment map was

The Master Campus Plan Committee which works with the guidelines of Securing our Future to conceive and implement

presented to the Trustees which reflects and supports the cornerstones of the School including such things as financial

major capital projects and advise upon the implications asso-

assistance, outdoor education, leadership, international

ciated with new projects to the campus; and,

affairs, community service, the chaplaincy, professional development for faculty, waterfront programs and others.

The Risk Management Committee which evaluates the cur-

The Trustees were very pleased to hear from the School's

mize preparation for credible risks.

management of the positive response to the five-year plan from a fundraising perspective. All of us as Trustees and

In addition, the School has several management committees

Board members will contribute to our development efforts to ensure the future success of the Grove, and all our dreams that will continue to position the Grove as the finest, predominantly boarding school in Canada. You may be interested in how the Trustees and Board carry out much of their work. A committee structure is in place that ensures topics and matters that are pertinent and timely to the School are addressed. Currently we have the Finance Committee, a standing committee of the Board, and the

rent practices of the School and conceives strategies to opti -

with a Board liaison. One of interest to all of us, and particu larly the Trustees, is the work of the Marketing & Communications Committee. This committee is overseeing a review of our marketing and communication strategy, includ ing a new branding exercise. As the committee completes its work, your input will be sought and valued. Overall, we have a vital and involved Trustee constituency who ensure that the School's soul is indeed well guarded and will continue to contribute to the Lakefield Difference. 5

A First at LCS Lakefield's First Co-Head Students

strengths and vice versa. the perfect complement."

We are

Both Lauren and Andrew are well




equipped with the positive attitude and limitless energy required of a


extends a warm welcome to its first pair of Co-Head students,

Head Boy and Head Girl, especially given the unique circumstances of this year. As the first LCS Co-Heads,

Lauren Allen and Andrew Parke. The instatement of the two Co-Heads this year results from efforts initiated by

the two will not only be setting a precedent for those who follow, but

the LCS leadership in 1989 to "protect the values of the school" especially as they relate to gender equali -

Having two Co-Heads they say, is a positive change, a "good way to represent more of the student body," to obtain a wider breadth of opinion, and to relieve some of the workload for the Co-Heads.

ty. At that time LCS became coeducational and admitted its first female students. This fall, the school continues its commitment to ensure equi table student leadership not only for its Head Boy, but now also, for its Head Girl. What exactly does it mean to be a CoHead? LCS's first Head Girl, Lauren, says it means, "you have your finger

are also facing a double cohort

on the pulse of the school." For this former day student and Lakefield

graduating class numbering 110 Grade 12 and 13 students. Having two Co-Heads they say, is a positive

native it included choosing, in her final year, to become a boarder at the school. With 60% of the student body represented by boarders, Lauren feels it is important to have a

"it seems like my weaknesses are her strengths and vice versa. We are the perfect complement."

view of boarding life. This year's Head Girl stresses the impor tance of being involved with the school, of getting to

to obtain a wider breadth of opinion, and to relieve some of the workload for the Co-Heads. As for the double cohort, Lauren and Andrew are embracing the goal of "unity among our grade" established during a three-day leadership session involving all 110-graduating students. The Co-Heads are focusing on the graduating class "coming together as a group" in leadership, as classmates, at special events, and in sports teams. Andrew adds, "when we perform as a graduat-

know your peers, sharing ideas, obtaining different perspec tives, and most importantly, communicating with co-leaders.

ing class, we can work well together." Working well together,

As for this year's Head Boy, Andrew agrees that participation

for their classmates, but

and clear communication are key to being a Co-Head. A native of North Bay, Andrew is also a boarder at LCS and loves

also for the entire student body this year and in the

it. He claims returning to campus this fall "was almost like

years to come.

Christmas." Andrew feels students should always "do their best to take every advantage now of the opportunities that exist at LCS." He agrees that communicating with other leaders is essential, and is happy that he and Lauren work collaboratively together, "it seems like my weaknesses are her 6

change, a "good way to represent more of the student body,"

Lauren and Andrew provide leadership not only

School News Project B.O.B. - Bring One Back

Comic Relief

Allison Bingham and Michella Young have launched Project

This year's school play was “Noises Off,� a hilarious behind-

B.O.B. - Bring One Back. This community service initiative supports the local food banks and encourages all students

the-scenes comedy about a group of actors struggling to put together a play for performance. This contemporary play has

and staff to bring a non-perishable food item back to the

been a hit on Broadway and in London's West End, and its

school every time they venture into town. Collection bins have been set up on campus. This is an ongoing food drive

performance at Lakefield was another triumph!

for the entire school year, and every couple of weeks there are prizes for the most contributions per house. This is a great way for our students to support the local food banks and earn community service hours at the same time.

With outrageously comic performances, an astounding revolving set, and a dynamite dance number, director Greg MacPherson led his charges to another theatrical hit for Lakefield. For the first time in many years, members of the

The Round Square Conference, 2002

wider community were invited to a performance, along with

On October 4, five LCS students and one staff member attend-

students, parents and families.

ed the annual Round Square Conference in Germany. Jason

The fantastic cast, which excelled in split-second comic

Allingham, Ali Kara, Kristin Hadfield, Adam Bishop and Katharine Rogers, accompanied by Arnie Boyle, arrived at

timing, included Paul Bethel ,

Schule Schloss Salem on October 11, for the week-long con-

Allison Bingham, Emily Farlow, John Fleming, Drew Gilmour,

ference. Their travels had taken them to the uplifting beauty of such places as Venice and Saltzburg, and through the emotional depths of Dachau.

Emily Kingdon, Jenni Macko, Andrew Parke, Sammie Turnbull and Jordan Vlasschaert .

The 2002 Conference was set at Salem, on the Bodensee, and the conference theme was "A Glance Back, and a Step Forward", wherein the Round Square hoped to revisit the six

The dance routine was choreographed by Dance SICs Alexis McKinney and Zoe Mills.

philosophical pillars which support the educational aims and goals of Round Square. This was certainly an appropriate

The remarkable technical crew was led by student producer

venue for the conference since Salem was Dr. Kurt Hahn's

Jessica Holdcroft, along with

first school. The conference presented numerous internationally renowned guest speakers, set up a variety of discussion

technical director Andrew Ball, stage manager Michele Buckley ,

groups, involved delegates in several expeditions and gave

and a host of others. Their work

students from around the world the opportunity to meet and to compare lifestyles and viewpoints.

made this "behind-the-scenes" play run smoothly through five

Schule Schloss Salem was a breath-taking setting for the conference. Lakefield is grateful to the organizers


performances. Everyone involved in drama productions is lookin forward to having a newly-renovated theatre to perform in next year!


Conference who provided all participants

Special Accomplishments

with such a memo-

Chenoah Ellis '02 won the senior fiction category of the Lakefield Literary Festival's young writers' competition in

rable educational experience. Next fall, the



Conference will take place in South Africa.

July for her submission, "All That I Am". Andrew Leus was a member of the winning Canadian National Ultimate Frisbee Team in Latvia this past summer. 7

School News Learn and Have Fun!

unteering, caring about each other, and getting involved with and excited about learning. His message was awarded with a standing ovation.

On November 28th LCS students welcomed motivational speaker, Andy Thibodeau. Andy's message is to " take advantage of

In a special leadership workshop with the grads, Andy

your time in school to both learn and have

leaders here at LCS and that the little things that show you care go a long way towards building relationships. He also

fun". Through sharing some great stories of his personal high school experiences, he encouraged students to find their spirit from grade three by asking questions, vol-

reminded them how much of an impact they have as students

focused on identifying and dealing with the stresses of life as a high school student putting them into context with the overall picture of what is really important.

LCS Welcomes Brisbane Grammar School Students


t Fall Fair this year, Lakefield College School was fortunate to have 47 guests from the Brisbane Grammar School in Australia. There were 36 stu-

dents, comprising a Junior and Senior soccer team, and 11 adults accompanying them. It was with open arms that the Grove community billeted the students, with 20 families hosting our guests for the Friday and Saturday night. They proved to be fine young gentlemen, and feedback from both the host families and the boys was extremely positive and enthusiastic. The group was on a soccer playing tour across Canada that included matches in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Lakefield, and Montreal just to name a few. LCS was a stop at the end of their second week, and our U15 and 1st soccer teams were able to have a match against them on the Saturday of Fall Fair. If you were able to see those matches, we are sure you would agree, that they were both exciting and of extremely high calibre. Congratulations to all teams. A big thank you goes out to Bill Hackett, Beth Hendry, Jesse Townsend, Rick Hepburn, Jenn Thompson, Colleen Gainey, John Fleming, and Nik MacLean for their assistance on the high ropes course Saturday morning. The visiting students were provided with a two and a half hour experience on our high ropes initiatives. As well, a thank you to Melanie von Diergardt, Mackenzie Emond, and Elise Walsh for their assistance as "Student Hosts" on Saturday, helping to ensure that our guests’ visit went smoothly. All of the coaches and accompanying parents from Brisbane spoke highly of the welcome they received from our Head of School David Hadden, our Athletic Director Ian Armstrong, and of course, our amazing and committed group of host fami lies.


Let’s Dance as guest dance instructors this winter. Nicola Holmes '94 is a certified Kripalu Danskinetics instructor who has been teaching a variety classes for different populations




Peterborough. She describes Danskinetics as "a fun and creative form of movement, set to music from around the world. It provides the cardiovascular workout of aerobics, the flexibility of yoga, and the peace of mind of meditation." She will give stu dents a chance to be expressive through movement and explore connections between heart, mind, body, and spirit.


Laura Lawson '00 is going to be one of n enthusiastic and talented group of students are putting more "Groove" into the "Grove" and they are doing it in the School's new lakeside dance studio!

This is the inaugural year for Lakefield's new, long anticipated, co-curricular dance program. Dancing is now an option that students can choose as their late-fall/winter sport. The goal of the program is to give students the opportunity to explore a wide variety of dance forms such as jazz, ballet, hip-hop, modern, tap, and creative movement. They also hope to broaden their horizons and experiment with diverse cultural dance styles such as Egyptian belly dancing, Irish step-dancing, Latin, and African. The majority of the instruction will be done by LCS teacher Libby Dalrymple and Seniors-in-Charge Zoe Mills and Alexis McKinney. To further enrich the program and provide new challenges, the students will be participating, once a week, in dance workshops led by visiting dance instructors from Peterborough or Toronto. At the beginning of the term they took part in a morning workshop and watched an afternoon performance at Market Hall in Peterborough. These were led and performed by the dance company "Corpus" that was touring from Toronto. Hopefully there will be more of these opportunities throughout the term as more artists come

our guest instructors in December. She is currently attending Ryerson Polytechnic where she studies acting. Laura recently began a cost-free dance program for children (through Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto and the Children's Aid Society) with the support of Ryerson Athletic Centre, Danskin, Mirella, and Angelo Luzio. (see her article in Summer 2002 issue) Her talent and wealth of experience will be an inspiration for the students in our program. The LCS Community will be able to watch and enjoy this new "Grove Groove" on a couple of occasions throughout the year. Watch for their performances at the Christmas Party,

to town.

assemblies, and at the "Dance Showcase" during the Arts Festival in

One exciting aspect of the program is that two LCS alumni will be joining the group



2002 Irving Expedition Richard Hagg

2002 I Daily routines on the river are varied, and greatly enhanced by the combina tion of fast flowing rivers and 24 hours of daylight. Many sections of the Keele are very fast flowing and it is not uncommon to be able to paddle 50km to 60km in a five to six hour period. When you travel close to, or north of the Arctic Circle in late June and early July, you encounter the land of the midnight sun - 24 hours of daylight. This phe nomenon affects sleep patterns and has a huge impact on daily routines. The flexibility provided by river speed and


his past his past summer six students and 2 staff participated in the

Edmonton to Yellowknife and then to Norman Wells by scheduled jet. In

2002 Irving Expedition to the

Norman Wells a final equipment check

Northwest Territories. During the last week of June, 2002, team members Sho

was completed before boarding two float planes for the 1 ½ hour. flight to

Araki, Kaley Morris, Emily Hedges,

the junction of the Natla and Keele

Julia Tunney, Dave McConnell, Melanie Wright, Diane Rogers and Richard Hagg

Rivers, where the trip began. The group spent 16 days on the Keele and

travelled to the western region of the

Mackenzie Rivers, paddling, hiking and

Northwest Territories for a 16 day canoeing and hiking trip down the Keele

enjoying the unique environment found in the north. The trip covered approxi-

and Mackenzie Rivers. The Keele River

mately 450km, with an elevation drop of

runs from the Yukon - NWT border, northeast through the Mackenzie

300m. We were the only group on the river and did not encounter any people


until the last day of our trip.





Mackenzie River and is located


south of the Arctic Circle. This region is remote and extremely sce nic, providing many days of spectacular river paddling and moun tain hiking. Our route took us from Toronto to 10

For many of the expedition members, the float plane ride into the river is, in itself, a once in a life time experience. Camping gear, canoes and people are loaded into small planes for what is a unique trip into the mountains. Once the planes land, gear is loaded into the canoes, and the group heads downstream looking for an appropriate spot to establish camp. There are no marked campsites along the river, so groups usually look for a suitable sand or grav el bar to set up camp for the night.

24 hours of daylight, allows our expedi tions to take advantage of the outstand ing hiking opportunities that are found throughout the Mackenzie Mountain range. The first week on the river is usu ally spent paddling and hiking, working slowly down the river and enjoying the high mountain environment. It is not uncommon to see a variety of wildlife; bear, wolf, caribou, moose and moun tain sheep but sometimes sightings can be elusive. Once on the river it is always fun to watch the group dynamic develop and see how the "north" begins to leave lifetime impressions on the various group members. The members of the 2002 expedition




together quickly in a supportive and dynamic group and enjoying one anoth er's companionship. Even on the cold and uncomfortable days, everyone pulled together to complete the daily campsite tasks.

North of 60


RVING EXPEDITION The physical landscape is constantly

probably had better bug conditions

approximately 8km/hour. Encountering

changing, and the mountains provide endless variations in colour and shape.

than many people living in southern Ontario at the same time of the year.

a strong headwind while paddling downriver is an experience that many

This year the Keele River region experienced a late spring and many of the mountain peaks were still covered in snow and patches of ice could be found in some of the sheltered creek beds leading into the river. The scenery is so spectacular that you find yourself looking all around you while on the river and sometimes not watching where your canoe is heading. More than once a canoe had to make a rushed course correction in order to miss some very large waves or some river obstruction that had not been seen because of our sight seeing. Day three on the river was a par ticular favourite for most of the group because of the time spent paddling along the base of mountain cliffs that rose 300m to 400m from the river.

After about 14 days on the river, we came to the end of the Mackenzie Mountains and entered into the Mackenzie lowlands region. The con-

group, it is a sad day knowing that the

is over but anxious to return home. The

most spectacular part of the journey is ending. The expedition spent two days

next morning, Frank Pope arrived with his specially modified flat bottomed

on the lower Keele river traveling

boat to take us another 100km down-

through the lowlands before reaching the junction of the

stream to Norman Wells. All the gear,



Mackenzie Rivers. At this point, the group


downstream on the Mackenzie heading


weather, ranging from temperatures as


high as 40째C to lows of 0째C. This year's expedition experienced basically warm,

the junction of the Mackenzie and Great Bear Rivers.

extremely hot, which, with the 24 hours

ods. The last night on the river is a mixed emotional experience, sad that the trip

towards Great Bear Rock, our pick up

snow one night near the end of the trip. Also, the last three to four days were

some cases, have found themselves wind bound on shore for extended peri-

trast between mountains and lowlands is striking and for many members of the

The Mackenzie Mountain region provides travelers with a variety of daily

pleasant temperatures although it did

groups have had to deal with and in

located at

From a variety of perspectives, it is an interesting experience to paddle the Mackenzie River. Knowing that the river

canoes and people were loaded onto the boat and we began our journey back to the "Wells" to catch our flight back to Edmonton and then Toronto.

was the original gateway to the western

Congratulations to the 2002 Irving

arctic and the historic importance of the river to northern development, cannot

Expedition team for a successful and memorable trip. We would like to extend

Another positive aspect of traveling in

help but leave one thinking about past

our heart felt thanks to the Irving family

this region, especially in the mountains, is the absence of, or low numbers of

explorers and the conditions they faced hundreds of years ago. The scale of the

for making this opportunity possible and for supporting Lakefield's Special



river is also very impressive, ranging in

Expeditions Program.

encountered very few mosquitoes and

width from 3km to 5km with a current of

of daylight, provided a challenge for group members trying not to overheat.




Growing Kids These Days Planting the Seeds and Nurturing the Values of Our Young

Commandments. Any community value system has little to

From a presentation to the Grove Guild at the May 2002 Annual General Meeting

our culture, no longer operates with this authority either.

Chaplain John Runza

these institutions to help guide us through complicated moral


and ethical dilemmas. There is more responsibility on parents and other care givers to assist our young in understand -

Communities, schools, churches, etc. are no longer able to be the standard bearers of values, that is, we no longer look to

love the fact that our school's nickname is the Grove. We call it that because of the proud Grove of maple trees that live just outside of the chapel. I also like to think of it as

the Grove because I tend to think of working with young people as a tree planter works with his saplings. First, we must

ing the difference between right and wrong, or when things are even more grey, the difference between right and more right.

set the root

At Lakefield we cherish a school community that is based on

in a firm founda-

strong core values that revolve around positive relationships, and consequently we find ourselves always competing

tion, while

between the individual standard and the community stan -

it is young and vulner-

dard. The dilemma is in knowing when to apply which value at what time in the child's life. Sometimes the individual



standard needs to be held above the communal. But, unfor-

must protect and

tunately this breeds a great potential for inconsistency, which teenagers can't stand. Everything has to be fair in their eyes.

care for it.

When some want to be compassionate many want to see jus -

Then, as it begins to

tice, unless your value system operates identically to the Grove's, the odds of everyone truly understanding the

take root and grow stronger we are able to let it fend for itself

school's moral position is remote, and people do get frustrat-

just a little more. We give it some gradual independence along the way. But, always knowing that when the weather is

ed. It is an acceptable reality because we believe that these competing values all deserve to be taken into consideration

too harsh, we will be there, protecting it from those torrid ele-

as we try to help our students through their adolescence.

ments that can destroy it. We will love it, it will become strong and independent, and eventually it will be able to take care of itself all on its own. One day, our young people will be able to

So how do we nurture and educate our young so that they are best able to face these moral dilemmas, and avoid the poten -

stand just as independently and proudly as the maples in Lakefield's Grove.

tial conflict of being subject to discipline? Really, we must

First, we must begin by setting the root or the context in

Many present day psychologists tell us that we, as parents and

which our young people live. If we look at the culture of our present western world through the eyes of a teenager, it is

educators have an authoritative influence on our children

really, really hard to find the basis upon which any value system exists. The western world is essentially grounded in secular humanism. We live in a highly developed legalistic society, which all too often protects individuals without regard for truth, justice, and honour. Unfortunately, the law does not represent a real moral code despite the fact that it is grounded 12

do with our adversarial legal system. The church, which used to play a key role in establishing the values and moral code of








begin at the beginning.

until the age of 10. I am not sure if 10 is an accurate age of reference any more, but I think that the age really depends upon the individual child.

More importantly, these early

years are the most influential years you will have in the life of your child. These are the years when the sapling is planted and the root begins to take hold. These are the years when we must pay attention to its growth. These are the years when we must nurture, water and care for it. These are the years that

we protect it from pestilence, for it is so vulnerable and frag-

the 1960s with a rap beat.

ile we could easily lose it. The root of our young people rests firmly in the fertile soil of love that we provide for them as

We also need to remem ber that a teenager needs

they start to grow. However, and unfortunately, when our

to rebel in order to sepa -

young are most impressionable, we parents are often most busy. These are the years when the demands of establishing

rate themselves from the previous generation. It is,

our careers, our marriages, our personal and professional

in many ways, the classic

relationships are the greatest. So we have an inherent conflict. Our children need our attention, our careers need our

ritualistic weaning principles of nature. Instead of

attention, our marriages and relationships need our atten-

condemning their inter-

tion, and we have only so much to give. Thus, we must decide about that which is most important. If it is the life of our chil-

ests, I would suggest we make mindful comments

dren, then we must be intentional about fostering their

like, "Oh yeah, Eminem,

growth, we must give them more than our love - they must have our time. Regardless of the conflict, we cannot allow

or Marilyn Manson can be all cynical about market -

these other demands to deter us from providing the founda-

ing and selling out to big

tion upon which our kids must grow.

corporations, because they are making millions

And as they grow, they will constantly and forever look to you, emulate you and what you stand for. They will intuitively and intentionally absorb your beliefs, as a sapling absorbs nutrients from the sun and the soil. And they will grow, strong and healthy. And then they'll become teenagers. And their roots will have branched out into unseen territory. We will have no idea what these roots, in this unknown soil, have absorbed. And we will ask ourselves if our young tree even knows that we are here. So, because we cannot be down there, digging up to see where their roots are creeping, we must inform ourselves about the nature of the soil around our young, we are obligated to know what is influencing our young. We must know the culture in which they are living, and whether they like it or not we must talk to them about it. Even if they don't want to talk about it with you, I would suggest you give them no option but to listen. The value systems of our young people today are largely created by the media, and we are obligated to inform ourselves about what they are listening to, watching, reading, and learning. For example, we have to watch MuchMusic, we have to allow them to play their music loud enough so that we can hear it, and I know that this isn't a problem for some, but we should also let them know that we want to hear it -- ask them to take the headphones off! We have to know the words that are being rhythmically pumped into our children's mind. Have you ever listened to some of the lyrics in music today especially hip hop? Essentially it is Bob Dylan's message of

off of them." All we can do is prod our young to think further about how they are being manipulat ed. It is difficult to be a 'counter-culture' teen today, it is tough to stand out as a radical in a radical society. In addition, take the time to watch the movies your kids watch, especially if they don't want you to. Read the magazines your kids read, like Stuff, FHM, Maxim and Cosmopolitan. Finally and most importantly, know your kids friends. Just as you were the primary influence in your child's life in those early years, their friends are their primary influence in the teenage years. If you know their friends, and talk to their friends, you will know your own child. (continued page 39)


The Birds in Bequai Sunshine School For Children With Special

Oldhegg Turtle Sanctuary, a project designed to reestablish the population

Needs, where Sandra

of endangered hawksbill sea turtles in

taught life skills to the older students. Using

the region.

tools purchased by The Mission and old furni ture donated from the LCS barn, Gerry established a woodworking shop in a basement storeroom at Sunshine.

Gerry in his Hope Beach Hammock


erry, Sandra, Jeremy and Hilary Bird spent the 2001 - 2002 school year on sabbatical in

Bequia, part of the island nation of St. Vincent And The Grenadines (SVG), in the eastern Caribbean. With an area of only seven square miles, this rugged, volcanic island is home to some six thousand inhabitants - most of whom eke out a life as fishermen, sailors, or in the country's fragile tourism industry. Jeremy and Hilary attended high school on Bequia, while Sandra and Gerry did volunteer work for The Bequia Mission, a registered, nondenominational charity established twenty years ago by a Canadian Anglican minister and his


This program, which is still operating under the direction of a local craftsman, is helping the children to acquire mar ketable skills and provides much need-

When the Birds are asked how their way of life on Bequia compared with that in Canada, "slower and simpler" is the immediate response. In some ways, they say, the experience was like traveling back in time forty years. For exam ple, with no natural sources of fresh water on Bequia, except for rainwater collected from the rooftops in concrete cisterns, the family had to get used to conserving water, not to mention washing all of the laundry by hand.

ed revenue for the school. In addition,

When asked what they'll remember

Sandra and Gerry worked at the Bequia Community High School, where Sandra

most about Bequia, Hilary and Jeremy

- a school Social Worker in Canada -

are unanimous in their response that it's the friends they made, many of

provided counseling for students and Gerry helped them with their prepara-

whom they still keep in touch with.

tions for the National Science Fair on St.

And the unexpected school holidays: one for too much rain (when the

Vincent. During spare periods from his own school, Jeremy also taught comput-

school's tin roof leaked like a sieve), and

er skills at Sunshine.

In some ways, they say, the experience was like traveling back in time forty years.


During the first few months, Gerry

Sandra and Gerry worked at The

made the hour long trek to the remote north tip of the island to help out at the

one for too little (when the water tank ran dry). Jeremy recalls the holiday that he considers the most memorable. In January, the Birds had attended the "Blessing of the Whaleboats" ceremony on the beach at Paget Farm, a poor fishing community on Bequia's south coast. A couple of months later, virtually the entire island shut down for a sponta neous, two-day celebration when the

gram is continuing under the supervi sion of the Community Health Nurse. Perhaps the accomplishment of which they are most proud, and the one which they hope will bear the most fruit, involves the questionnaire that they designed and administered to over a hundred native and ex-patriate residents of Bequia. Among other findings, it identified the need for The Mission to have more local representation in its day-to-day operation and assessed the willingness of survey respondents to get involved. As a result, a new committee, the Bequia Mission Local Management Committee, held its inaugural meeting earlier this fall. With a dozen local vol unteers and funding provided by Bequia Mission supporters in Canada, the new

Sandra with her Pre-School class

committee promises to give island resi -

crew of one of the boats "struck" a

the event was cause for a island-wide

whale. SVG is one of only a small hand-


ful of nations still granted a subsistence whaling license by the International Whaling Commission. Under the terms of their license, a quota of two hump back whales can be taken each year, but only by using the traditional methods employed on Bequia since the mid1800's - with crews of eight men operating from twenty-six foot, open sailboats and with hand-thrown harpoons. In the past, the crews had gone for as much as five years without striking a whale, so

Realizing that many of the island's poorest residents often did not have enough to eat, Sandra and Gerry started

dents a stronger voice in deciding where the community's needs are greatest and how the mission's limited resources can be best allocated, so as to do the most good.

what they jokingly describe as a "meals on legs" lunch program for elderly peo -

More information about The Bequia

ple in Bequia's steep, hillside communi-, or by contacting current

ties. It was obvious that the seniors they visited each week appreciated the visit, and that someone cared, as much as the hot meal - which they often rationed over two or three days. Fortunately, this

Mission can also be found at

President (and former LCS Librarian), Patrick Butcher, at Box 185, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0

worthwhile, Mission-sponsored pro View of the Admiral Bay from Mount Pleasant


Then & Now "Then" John "Bubs" Macrae '33 The following is an excerpt from "Clothes", one of the chapters in Bubs Macrae's "Random Reminiscences of an Elder Old Boy"


t has been said that only the very rich and truly famous can afford to dress poorly. One might think that at least a

few boys at Eton would qualify for this slovenliness, but so far as we can tell from the pictures we see they always look like miniature gentlemen ready for a day's appearance in the House of Lords. The "Little Big Four" schools of UCC, Ridley, SAC and TCS all dressed their Prep School kids in Eton suits (bum freezers), but The Grove parents were spared this additional expense perhaps on the sensible ground that they would look out of place on little boys walking down the dusty road to the village church on Sundays. We did, however, have a special blue suit for special days, and "juniors" were obliged to wear an Eton collar. This collar was the school's obedience to English custom so far as clothing was concerned and we hated it. Worn outside the jacket lapel it was pushed up against the chin until we looked like sufferers from whiplash. Moreover, none of us managed to make our tie ride on the inner band of the collar and it soon slipped down to reveal a conspicuous brass stud. We all looked unkempt as though we belonged to the very rich or truly famous, a thought that didn't calm our distaste for the wretched things. In preparation for the second year the trick to do was explain to your mother that you were no longer rate as a junior and required to look like something you weren't.

until about 1970. At this time Jack Matthews, the Headmaster, had a son doing his final year at a United World college in Wales. At the first staff meet ing after Jack's visit to Wales he threw a question at us: "Who are we trying to impress by dressing our students in col lar and tie, expensive jacket with slacks and black shoes?

I have just been to

Wales where I saw all the kids in washable outfits of navy blue jerseys and pants and running shoes and they all

With time the Eton collar went the way of the Eton suit.

look great, and clean, and pleased with themselves." The result was a trial run

I doubt if the school authorities ever thought there was a problem in deciding what

of Grade 13s wearing outfits chosen by a

classroom dress should be; gentlemen went to work in suits, therefore we should

committee of staff and boys - a com plete success which has continued since

wear suits, complete with collar and tie. Consequently, each September saw us arriving back at school wearing a new suit, usually "off a rack" from Eatons or Simpsons. We were proud of them for a couple of weeks by which time they began to show the general disregard for clothing held by most in the rough and tumble life of The Grove. This suit was worn for six days a week throughout the academic year and I was never aware of mine being cleaned and pressed during a holiday. By June this overworked garment showed all the battle scars of a rugged year, out of shape, a size too small and threadbare at the knees and elbows if not completely worn


tie. A sensible change, and it persisted

with slight changes as new fabrics become popular. And that's how it happened, but big schools, I believe, are still at the jacket and tie stage. So be it. Beyond clothes, one owned very little: a hockey stick, pants, skates and shin-


pads; maybe a tennis racket and a crick -

I understand that by the time World War II was over, the classroom dress had progressed from a suit to grey flannel slacks, a tweed jacket and still the white shirt and

hanging locker in the basement for

et bat, so stowage was hardly the prob lem it is today. We each had a small

Classroom Dress sports gear and outdoor clothing and a

Matthews in 1970 has remained the same in spirit but has evolved with the times.

similar locker in the dorm for Sunday suits. Each of us had a drawer in a

The "washable outfits of navy blue jerseys, pants and running shoes" have expand-

dresser or in built-ins under the eaves. Like everything else at the Grove, cloth ing was simple rather than extravagant.

"Now" Vera Wilcox, Director of Student Services






Macrae's '33 article on Classroom Dress "Then", one is

left with the impression that the more things change, the more things remain the same. Today, two of the "Little Big Four" schools have become coed -- both Ridley and TCS have opened their doors to female students. Their "Eton" suits may have gone but they've only been replaced by sport coats, shirts and ties. The Grove has experienced changes in many ways, but in other ways has remained the same. It too has gone coed. However, the essence of the class room dress changes initiated by Jack

ed to include various options such as sleeveless vests, long sleeved cotton crewneck sweaters, blue or white long or short sleeved shirts, navy or white golf shirts, navy fleece and grey flannel or blue twill pants. The girls' wardrobe includes all of the above plus either a grey box pleated skirt or a blue twill skirt. The "special blue suit for special days" has become known as our Number 1 dress uniform with navy blaz ers being worn by the grads and green blazers worn by everyone else along with either grey flannels or the Mackenzie Tartan pleated skirt, white oxford cloth shirt and either a school or grad tie. Remember the dreaded "Eton collar" and how none of the boys managed to make their ties ride properly? It slipped and made the boys look unkempt. Fast forward to the present and the parallel would be the difficulty that a number of our students have in keeping their shirts tucked in, thus making them look slovenly. Again the old adage: the more things change, the more they remain the same! To help our students take pride in their appearance and help them to look "great, clean and pleased with themselves" as intended by the "new" classroom dress of 1970/2002, a group of seniors volunteered to sit on a dress committee. After a brainstorming session, the students who included Sho Araki, Paul Bethel, Erin Crowley , Loic Dalle, Billy Hackett , Andrew Parke, J esse Townsend and Teddi Turner, decided to raise awareness of wearing proper classroom dress by becoming hall monitors on random days throughout the week and monitoring dress by gently reminding their fellow students to tuck in their shirts or to remove clothing not allowed to be worn with the classroom dress. Their idea was to acknowledge the Best Dressed Male and Female Student on Friday mornings present them with prizes and take their picture and hang it in the Best Dressed Gallery outside of the Director of Student Life's office. The first winners were Erin Crowley and Alex Desmarais. It was also decided that every day would be "Funky Sock Day" where the staid navy, grey or white socks could be replaced by colour ful, bright socks of any colour or pattern. In looking back over the past 30 years, there have been slight changes in the classroom dress. What has not changed is how "like everything else at the Grove, clothing is simple not extravagant"! Something else that will not change is the need for individuals to try to personalize their classroom dress uni form!


Who’s Who ?

Lakefield Preparatory

This is a photo from our Archives with the caption "The Grove, Lakefield, April 1936". Can you help us fill in the missing names? Please contact Richard Johnston at or phone (705) 652-3324 ext 343. Special thanks to John Wilkes ’40 and Bruce Crickmore ’39 for identifying as many old boys and Masters as they could.

Back Row:


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Carter Foster Bayley Ted Pease II Tom McGinnis Morley I Dillon

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Nixon Langmuir I Gemmel MacDonald Stewart Fullerton Potts Ramsay

16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

McLean Clements Budden Beveridge Galt Shepard McCrimmon Warren

24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

Bishop Maclaren Morley II Hal Pease I Simpson Turnbull Goldsmith Peck

32. 33. 34. 35.

Jones McLellend Roberts I ?

Middle Row: 36. Herold 37. GoldsmithII

School 1936

38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Ramsay II Crickmore Harris ? Cayley LaNauze Brouse Gunn Drake McMaster Strickland Greenwood Master Wood

51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62.

Master McCauley Master Smith Master Duxberry Dr. Alex Mackenzie Master Fletcher Master Brian Master Mackenzie Herder Fitzgerald McLean Dunn II Winslow

63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68.

de Lotbiniere Warren II Cahoon Vaughan Crampton Robertson

Front Row: 69. 70. 71. 72. 73.

Atkinson Morris Beveridge II Fairhead ?

74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86.

? Ryder Atkinson ? Gunn II Duncan Selkirk Wood Mackenzie ? ? Cochran Slater

87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99.

Perry Arnold Nivan Bob Langmuir III Gordon-Ives Bill Langmuir II Duncan Cahoon Caldwell ? Roberts II ? Carson


Advancement What's in a word?

Beatriu Canet '95 , Records and Research Officer

Advance Advance Advance Advance Advance

Richard Johnston, Director of Communications and Constituent Relations


the mission… the reputation… the image… the message… the interest…

Katrina Cruikshank , Advancement Assistant

Allen LeBlanc, Director of Advancement Jennifer MacLean, Advancement Administrative Assistant Sarah McMahon, Director of Admissions Christine Voge l, Multi-Media Design and Content Coordinator

n October 2001, the Trustees of Lakefield approved the School's five-year plan, Securing our Future. In doing so,

the Trustees charted a bright, bold and ambitious path for Lakefield. A path with promise. A path with conscience. A path that follows the core values of the School. The path also details directions in how to get there. Securing our Future is about getting to a place that ensures that students continue to benefit from a high degree of atten tion by our faculty and staff; that financial assistance remains accessible to the best and brightest minds who require it; that the residential experience continues to have the feel and warmth of an extended family home; that academic and cocurricular programs truly focus on educating the whole person; that facilities and technology contribute to a leading edge learning environment; and that outdoor education remains a cornerstone of the School. Advancement is part of the "how" Lakefield is going to get there. Since the inception and approval of the plan, much has already been achieved. Over the past six months, the Grove has seen the evolution of a new Advancement Office, one which incorporates and integrates Communications,

(l-r) Beatriu Canet ’95, Jennifer MacLean, Tracey Blodgett, Katrina Cruikshank, Christine Vogel, Allen LeBlanc, Richard Johnston, Sarah McMahon (absent)

The Advancement Office is committed to working with the many volunteers and supporters of the Grove to support Securing our Future and to further advance the great reputa tion of the School regionally, nationally and globally.

Lights. Camera. Action. As this issue of the Grove News goes to press, the Bryan Jones

Constituent Relations (for Alumni, Parents and Friends),

Theatre is currently hosting this year's theatrical production of Noises Off ! Although many such productions have graced

Development as well as Marketing for prospective students and families. All of these elements are intended to help sup -

its stage, the Bryan Jones Theatre is now facing a final curtain call in its current state.

port the goals and objectives of Securing our Future and ulti mately of Lakefield.

Securing our Future , Lakefield's five-year plan, details a com plete $2.2 million refurbishment of the Theatre. The renovat -

The members of the Advancement Team now include:

ed facility will house a newly configured auditorium with

Tracey Blodgett, Communications and Events Coordinator Architects rendering of exterior and interior of theatre lobby

what will highlight one of the finest thrust stages in the region - and amongst independent school settings. A new lobby will also be created that will link to the Academic Wing and serve as a naturally lit area to exhibit student art. Additional space has also been planned for a renovated Green Room as well as storage rooms, backstage area and control booth. As the time approaches for this renovation, Lakefield's Annual Appeal is seeking support to ensure that the dreams of future Grove thespians can be nurtured in an exceptional environment for the Arts and that their time on centre stage can continue to become reality.

An Overtime Goal "Guardians of our Soul". Twice a year, traditionally in the Fall and Spring, the Trustees convene at the Grove to reconnect with the affairs of the School. It is at these times that the Trustees act to ensure that, in the broadest sense, the Board and Management are remaining accountable to the mission and core values of Lakefield.

Architects rendering of the view looking into the arena from the common room of the planned Student Recreation Centre.

individual who had been duly influenced by Bob Armstrong, a long-time staff member and hockey coach at the Grove (son Ian Armstrong ’83 is the Grove's new Director of Athletics). After much deliberation, the Trustees have endorsed the prospect of an arena for the future of Lakefield, citing that it would support the mission of the School while also reflecting many aspects of Lakefield's history. While the addition of an arena to the list of capital priorities indeed contributed to considerable thought and deliberation, it also prompted Trustees to ensure that there remained a bal anced approach between funds raised in support of capital with the importance of funds required for endowment. As a result, the concept of an "Endowment Map" was introduced at Trustees' Weekend which essentially outlines the many opportunities to engage interest and investment in Lakefield's endowment. Trustees were keen to discuss and

Lakefield’s Trustees, October 2002

For example, in October 2001, the Trustees were presented with the work that had been completed by the Board and staff of the School for Securing our Future, a document which outlines the future of Lakefield. At that time, Trustee support and endorsement was sought and granted to this truly important document. In July 2002, Lakefield began the implementation

examine the many core areas that would comprise a healthy endowment, reflective of the Grove's character in the future. The Lakefield endowment could be made up to support such areas as financial assistance, international affairs, community service, professional development for faculty, the chaplaincy, outdoor education, community service, leadership, athletics, the waterfront and others. Therefore, it can be readily seen that Trustees do indeed keep

of Securing our Future and as a result, brought an update to

the soul of the School close to heart. Sometimes their deci-

the Trustees in late October.

sions are far from easy to reach - and yet they always remain mindful of what Lakefield is all about. Balancing capital pri-

A key part of the Trustee agenda at this most recent meeting was a proposal to amend Securing our Future to include an arena as part of the forthcoming Student Recreation Centre outlined in the plan. This opportunity came as a result of the incredible philanthropy being offered to the Grove by one

orities such as the arena with endowment mirrors the Grove's long-standing motto of "Mens sana in corpore sano."


Annual Report Lakefield College School Foundation


he audited financial report for the Foundation for the year ending June 30, 2002 reflects the continuing generosity of the friends of Lakefield College School. That generosity plus the earnings of the Foundation's investments permitted the Foundation to transfer to the School $1,142,361 for the year, with approximately half going to Bursaries &

Scholarships and the remainder to Capital Addition. The Foundation maintains three fund accounts to receive donations. The Endowed Fund preserves and invests the donors' principal and allows distribution of the annual income. Restricted Funds are received by the Foundation with specific donor directives as to the required use of the funds. General Fund receipts are available for unrestricted use and are usually designated to the area of greatest need. All assets of the Foundation are accounted for on a cost basis. Beyond donations to the School, total fund balances grew by $731,099. The Endowed Fund grew by $360,891 (a combination of donations and income earned), the Restricted Fund increased by $109,009 as specific projects were funded, and the General Fund remained constant. The fair market value of the Foundation's holdings as of June 30, 2002 was $8,393,810 as compared with their adjusted cost of $8,198,903. Subsequent to the year-end, the Foundation engaged the services of new investment managers. This necessitat ed the sale of a number of securities at a net loss. The portion of the net loss attributable to the period up to June 30, 2002, $578,374, has been reflected in the accompanying financial statements of the Foundation. While the decline in equity markets over the past year has reduced the market value of the Foundation's investment portfolio, the Foundation's ability to meet its obligations to the School has not been impaired.

Statement of Financial Position as of June 30, 2002

Assets Cash Investments market value 2002: 7,592,417 2001: 6,353,619

Due from LCS

2002 $

2001 $

809,219 7,397,510

1,922,336 6,210,647




8,132, 983

13,400 -

13,400 73,405



6,956,568 909,019


Liabilities Accounts payable Due to LCS

Fund Balances Endowment Fund Restricted Fund General Fund Total fund Balances



764,010 108,117





Annual Report Statement of Operations and Changes in Fund Balances Revenue Donations Investment Income

2002 $

2001 $

1,551,535 214,197



186,369 135,810





Capital Additions



Bursaries and Scholarships

632,140 37,467


Realized gains on investments Bursary reimbursement


Specific Operating Expenses Other

Excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenses Write down of investments to realized values


91,750 -



731, 099 (578,374)

242,222 -

Excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenses for the year Fund balance, Beginning of year





Fund Balance, End of Year





122,132 150,000 25,100 50,000 20,000 37,340 538,817 13,680 10,000 18,687 23,345

82,003 197,995 38,125 14,000 23,785 20,000 36,377







Fundraising Report July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002 Endowed Bursary Fund Restricted Fund: Expendable Bursaries New Academic Facility Science Labs/Chapel Waterfront Washroom Fitness Equipment for new Facility Colebrook Renovations Theatre Renovations Tree Planting Stratford Theatre Trip Financial Assistance - Special Master Campus Plan - Architect Waterfront Miscellanious Projects Total Restricted General Fund, Unrestricted Total Donations




Lakefield wishes to thank the following generous donors to The Lakefield College School * 5+ consecutive years giving Foundation during the fiscal year, July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. ** 10+ consecutive years giving ** 15+ consecutive years giving

Royal Oak Society Donors $12,000 and above Santiago and Robertina Calatrava The Dalglish Family Foundation* Paul Desmarais Jr. Bryce and Nicki Douglas Tim and Pam Dunn*** David and Sylvie Forest David Forest Financial Service Grove Guild*** John K. Hepburn Lakefield College School (American) Foundation Garfield and Mary Lorriman Angus and Cathy MacNaughton Jeffrey Marshall and Nancy Smith* The R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation*** Bill and Betty Morris** The Needler Family Pathfinder Foundation Power Corporation of Canada Travis Price Donald Rogers

Donald and Gretchen Ross Victoria Ross Tom and Barb Ryder*** Ryder Investments Maureen and Donald Sinden* The Stewart Group Inc.* Geza and Lilo Von Diergardt

Oak Society Donors $6,000 to $11,999 Shon and Cindy Barnett* Ken and Janet Honig Leo and Janet Lefebvre Peter and Linda Leus Bill and Janet L'Heureux The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation John Playfair Tony Ross The Armagh L. Sifton Charitable Foundation** Alexander and Christiane von Spoercken Gordon and Janet Webb

Maple Society Donors

Birch Society Donors

$3,000 to $5,999

$1,200 to $2,999

Joe and Dorothy Barbaro David Bignell and Janice Green Gordon and Donna Blake Scott and Chere Campbell Brian and Charlotte Carter** Bryce Douglas Jock and Sue Fleming*** Cathy Forster Jennifer Gruer and David Braun David and Susan Hadden*** Barbara and John Hepburn Michael and Donna Hill* Richard and Donna Ivey Zack Kembar LCS Alumni Association Nick and Christine Lewis** Ronald MacAulay Elaine Pinder James Richardson John Ridpath Marg Shaw and Gordon Griffiths Brian and Kathryn Shelley Henry and Mary Tiedje

Cliff and Dorothy Abraham*** John and Melanie Allen* Rob and Lori Allingham Reid and Libby Ast Brian and Cindy Bays Walter and Anneliese Blackwell* Richard and Margaret Blanchette Marilynn Booth Robert Bourgeois Ron and Nan Campbell Andrew Clarke and Betsy Britnell*** Hugh and Kathy Dean Leslie and Brian Dunn Lawrence Evoy and Sara Houstoun Bruce and Ann Farlow Bernard and Pam Gallacher Bruce and Judy Gibson** Stephen Gilbert Goodmans LLP* Cynthia Gordon Bill and Cathy Gravely*

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Michael and Phil Fung Bill and Susan Gastle Kenneth and Anne Gill Haliburton Broadcasting Group Susan E. Hazell Dirk and Dorcas Heikoop Howard and Regina Hickman Tim and Melanie Hyde* Jens and Rudite Juul Jerry and Mary Lennox William Lett Bill Lett Jr. Lett/Smith Architects Zubs Food Limited John and Patti Loach Hugh and Margot Macdonnell Bruce MacNaughton*** Morson Macrae Kevin and Mona Malone** Mapleridge Mechanical Jim Matthews and Jacqueline Le Saux** John May McColl Turner LLP Alex and Jose McCubbin*** Roger and Louise Mongeon Hugh Morris*** John and Jane Nixon Jennifer Oades Allan Pace** Paleru Ventures Inc. Jose Ramon Paredes Gunzolez and Mercedes Romero Bringas Chris Patton Don and Bev Peat Frank Peniston Peter Perry*** R. D. R. George Raab Garry and Viviane Robbins Royal Ashburn Golf and Country Club Erwin and Erika Rummel Patrick Rummel John Shuter Hugh Sibbald Donna and Lawrence Smith Larry and Mary Soder* Gavin Sword Steven and Carol Ann Thompson David and Jennifer Thompson* Lorne and Phoebe Turk Neil and Carolyn Turnbull Adolfo and Mary Villalobos Richard Warren** Chris and Lynda Wells* Bill Whitham and Theo Janson

John B. Wilkes** Jim and Nancy Wright Robin Young Mark and Kimberly Zippel Arnie and Lee-Anne Zubrickas

Green Ash Club $120 to $599 Mike and Debbie Aben Robert Abraham John Abraham*** Jeff and Joanne Adey Aramark Canada Limited Susan and Ian Armstrong The Art Shop Emilio Azcarraga Nadine Azcarraga Michael Bain Aaron Baril Randal Barker Rosalind and John Barker*** Hershey Beharry William and Susan Black* Tracey and Art Blodgett Bruce Boren Richard and Christine Boriss Carlo and Nancy Bos** John Boyko William Bradburn Katie and Ron Brown Simon and Joanne Bruce-Lockhart Camp Ponacka Inc. Linda and Nick Caravaggio Robert and Victoria Carducci Ray and Triscia Carlow Catherine Carpenko and Tom Ellis Reynold and Jo Ann Caskey Ryan Cavell Charles and Suzan Cavell* Lee Bingham and Maria Cescon Ray and Debbie Chisholm Frank Chow David Choy and Anita Wong Jim Coghlan Andrew Collin Andrew Combe Tim and Bernita Cooper Haultain Corbett** Bill and Carol Corner John Cowan Simon Creasy Kelly Crothers Jean-Loup Dalle and Marni Dalle Charles Dalton Peter and Jane Darling James DeWolf

Joe Dickstein Luke Disney Tom and Margaret-Ellen Disney Bruce Disney* George Dobbie T. Michael Douglas and Sheila Leggatt* Robert and Elena Drury Ryan Drury Fasken Martineau DuMoulin Peter and Judi Dunn* The Earon Family John Easson* Michael Eatson Sheila Eberts* Allan and Susan Edwards Mohamed Elharram and Faeza Arhiam Mark and Catherine Ensio Enviro Shred Ltd. Joseph Errington The Farmhouse Pottery Robert and Melanie Fell Robert and Christa Festge Jan Fialkowski Sir Joseph Flavelle Foundation John Fleming Louis Fleming* Robert Fleming** Carol and Bob Florence Thomas Flynn David Forster John Forster Kirsten Franklin** John Frewer** Frigate Films Inc. Meaghan Gallacher Ray and Elizabeth Gillis Bob Goebel*** Peter Grant*** Donald Grant* Christopher and Janet Greene David Griffith** The Grinberg Family The Grossman Family John Grylls Leif Haase Chris and Helene Hadfield Ian Hamilton* Todd and Helga Harris Rupert Harris* Michael Heeney Matthew Heeney** Bob and Fran Helsing Stephen Hemsted**? Robert Henderson Susie Hendrie




Will Hendrie** Anthony and Gail Hendrie** Jim and Judi Hendry Tom and Judy Hendy** Richard and Susan Henry Bill and Anne Hepburn Herold Home Construction Inc* Roy Hewson James Hicks Hing-Ngan Ho Nanae and Hau-Sun Ho Amy and Reid Hollingsworth Barbara and James Hollingworth* Larry and Isabel Horlick Stuart Houston Jack and Susan Hughes Robert J. Hughes* Alan and Ann Humphreys Ian Hunt (In Memory of Bruce Hunt) Jonathan Hyslop Bill and Mary Jane Jackman Abbas and Semeen Jafry Bill and Judith Jennings Bob Johnson Photography* Andrew Johnston Warren Jones Kawartha TV & Stereo Ross and Patty Kembar James Kemp** Elizabeth Ketchum Robert Ketchum*** Angie Killoran Wood* Lorcan Kilmartin Margaret and Paddy Kilmartin* Howard and Ruth Kitchen* Tom and Jan Knowlton** Peggy and Arndt Kruger Lakefield Flowers & Gifts Michael Landon Rob LaPlante Fred Lazier Jake Leishman Fay Leslie Hugh Lewis Richard and Pat Life* Paul Lin David and Mary Lindsay* Kim and Sally Little* John and Elizabeth Locicero Edward Lorriman Brian and Carol Love Si and Wendy Lowry Hugh MacDonald Duff MacKinnon Robin and Jennifer MacLean

Jock and Valerie Macrae Sandy Mactaggart Mainline Notebook Computers Janet Markus and Bill Bentley Rowan Marsh Patrick Marshall Mike and Carmela Mason Tam and Jan Matthews** Charles May MCC Fire Equipment David and Cris McGee Bruce and Sarah McMahon Andrei and Marina Melkoumov Tom Milburn Charles and Virginia Millar David Miller*** John and Bid Milligan*** Patrick Mills and Margot Sainsbury-Mills Claude and Suzanne Mondoux Terry and Pierre Monnard* Dan and Jen Moore Bill and Agapi Morianos Jane Morris (In Memory of William M. Morris) Simon Mortimer Patrick and Sandra Neal John Needham David and Arlynn Nobel Felicia North Office Connection Patricia O'Flaherty Herbert and Norma Orgill Ostrander Travel Inc. Pactiv Canada Inc. Louise Paoli di Prisco Katia Pawlak-Omnes David Pease Irena Pelc Peterborough Volkswagen Ltd. Rory and Charlene Petticrew Enric Picanol and Inmaculada Puig Sebastian and Sabitha Pinto Gary and Susan Rashotte Ryan Ravinsky Hugh Rawling*** Reeks Investments Inc. Ford Reynolds* Douglas Richardson Elinore Richardson Peter and Judy Ridout* Douglas Rishor*** Mary Rogers* Janice and John Runza Joan Sainsbury

Guy Salesse and Louise Presseault-Salesse David and Cindy Scanlon Manfred and Margret Schunk Perry Shearwood** Jae-Chul and Betty Shin Oskar T. Sigvaldason Richard and Joan Smyth Shane Smyth Spaceco Leasing Inc. Gerald and Carol Stanimir Dr. and Mrs. Hans Stelzer* Alan and Jane Stewart Sticks & Stuff Patrick Stoker Sandra and Michael Taylor Losel Tethong The McWilliams Family Alan and Doreen Thompson Tom and Jan Thompson David Tiedje Trevor and Barbara Tomkinson Michael Townsend** The Treasure Chest Helen Tredinnick Joan Treen Trinity College School The Turnbull Family Antonio and Esperanza Ucros Gerrie Urquhart The Van Haeren Family Jake Vandenbrink James Vincze and Jacqueline Ainsworth-Vincze** John and Martha Vlasschaert* David and Margaret Walsh** Eric and Patricia Warden Hubert Washington Victoria Waterfield and Brian Manning Nancy Webster-Thurlbeck Shelley Weiler and Glen Hamilton Ronald and Denise Wexler Brian Whatley Roger and Debbie White Christopher J. White* Alan and Vera Wilcox James Williams Baxter and Susan Willis Akio and Akika Yamamoto* Jane Zeidler

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Special Events Fall Fair After days of dull, rainy weather, the clouds parted and the sun shone for another amazing Fall Fair! Alumni/ae, parents, students, staff and friends of the Grove gathered together for a barbecue lunch on the Head's Lawn, took in the annual Plant, Poster, CD and Craft Sale at the Guild Hut, and watched a few sporting events, includ ing the exhibition games with the visiting Brisbane Soccer Teams (see page 10).

Grove Gathering The Annual Grove Gathering and Dinner took place on November 14, 2002 at the Toronto Cricket, Curling and Skating Club. Lauren Allen (CoHead Student) updated the attendees on events happening around the school and David Hadden shared the status of the five-year plan for the school. Pictured (l-r): John May, Mike Chellew, Pam Chellew, Rosalind Barker, James Hicks '84, Kathie Houghton, Sid Dickinson, and Kathleen May.

Career Day On Friday, September 27, sixteen guests came to share with Grade 11 and Grad students their experiences in their various careers. This was the third year for this event, sponsored by the Grove Society, and was a resounding success echoed by the speakers and students. Pictured is Paul Crowley (father of Erin and Graydon '01) who spoke to the stu dents about his experiences in profes sional sports. 28

Pub Nights Waterloo

The Waterloo Gang

(l-r) Cam Crawford ’02, Mike McRae ’99, Dave Tennant ’99, Rhys Davidson ’00, Mark Reesor ’99

(l-r) Trevor Cory ’99, Carolyne Mondoux ’00, David Walsh

London, England

(l-r) Annabel Craig ’00, Liza McWilliams ’02, Marie Forest ’02, Lindsey Hepburn ’02, Malcolm Johnston ’02 (l-r) Malcolm Johnston ’02, Annabel Craig ’00, Marie Forest ’02, Lindsey Hepburn ’02, Liza McWilliams ’02

(l-r) Stephanie Cooper ’96, Lindsey Hepburn ’02, Liza McWilliams ’02, Malcolm Johnston ’02, David Hadden, Joanna Kruger ’97, Annabel Craig ’00, Megan Boris ’97, Marie Forest ‘02


(l-r) Kim Ambler ’96, Craig Braund ’97, Kathryn Tiedje ’98

(l-r) Kathryn Ast ’02, Melanie Wright ’02, Andrew Sainsbury ’02, Jenna Shelley ’02, Tom Reburn ’02, Emily Hedges ’02, (front) Carmen Lishman ’01

(l-r) Chris Howard ’95, Jess Arsenault ’00, Tara Gilchrist ’00, Scott Ross ’95


Burnside River Tim Hyde '77



rmed with practically poetic trip notes (easy paddle here, great fishing there) from former teachers David Hodgetts and David Thompson, members of the Class

of '77 celebrated 25 years of being old "boys" this summer by paddling the Burnside River north of the Arctic Circle to Bathurst Inlet in Nunavut. The participants were: Al Pace; David Miller; John Ryder; Nick Lewis; Donald Grant; Kevin Malone; Mark Herold '77; Tim Hyde '76; Simon Cooper son of, and last minute replacement for, Don Cooper '70 and Gord Bourke. Head winds, a Grizzly Bear encounter, and one

why we gave up lake trips in favour of floating down rivers! The "brochure" read "Easy paddle down Kathawachaga trolling for lake trout"!

dumped canoe later they were referring to the trip notes as "Tiny Dave's Fantasy Tour". What follows is an edited version

Tuesday July 30th

of Tim's diary.

wake knowing we aren't going anywhere. The winds have picked up to gale force.

Friday July 26, 2002 Flight leaves Pearson at 5pm. Arrive in Yellowknife and load up and drive to the float dock where we will sleep that night. Into "The Black Knight" in Yukon for Guinness and a plate of deep-fried everything. Saturday July 27th "Sleep" on therma-rests at floatplane dock. Wake up at 5:30 and head to airport. Load floatplane for the three-hour flight

Even though our tents are on a beach protected by a hill, we

After a steak dinner, we go for a hike. As we begin our ascent a rainbow appears, arched over our route. It develops into a perfect arc with more colours of the spectrum than have ever been visible at home. We keep climbing. As we get about 750' above the campsite we find a cliff guarded by two peregrine falcons. The wind is howling and it is spectacular to watch them hang in the air. Don't have enough eyes to keep one on


where I'm walking, one on the spectacular views, one on the sunset, one looking for new rainbows and one on each falcon!

Upon landing, discover there are more mosquitoes than you can imagine. I climb the short cliff above the rocky beach and

Wednesday July 31st

walk up the hill to our first campsite. A slight breeze keeps the bugs at bay. I've never heard such quiet. It is simultaneously calming and unnerving.

Wake up at 4:00 am and are paddling by 5:30 am on what is to be the longest and hardest day of paddling any of us had ever experienced. Even at 5:30 am there is wind in our little har bour. We paddle out around the point and WHAM the wind is still blowing, and still in our faces. It is not the 50 mph gale of the previous day but it is at least 25 mph. Amazingly we have

Sunday July 28th After dinner we go for a hike. There is a little hill behind our

changed direction a number of times as we follow the course of "LAKE" Burnside but the wind seems always to be just to

campsite. We have to hike over some boggy caribou trails then

the left of straight in our faces.

begin to ascend. Spectacular view looking down on our campsite, the river/lake all golden in the light from the sun that won't set. It hangs on the horizon distributing multicoloured hues for two to three hours! We can see the southern end of the Lake and bodies of water on the east side of the mountain we have climbed. This is carnivore country and all sorts of rocks look as though they could be the entrance to a wolf's lair or bear's den.


We paddle till 6:00 pm. Twelve solid hours of canoeing, mostly into headwinds. Thursday August 1st Now we are on a river trip. The wind is still blowing (we later learn that this system brought snow to Saskatchewan that week) but hills and canyons shelter us and the river is flexing

Monday July 29th

a little muscle. The water is 10 to 15 feet deep in most places, crystal clear, cold and delicious. There is a fantastic sensation

Hardest day of paddling I had ever had. I thought this was

of speed gained not only from looking at the banks but (continued page 39 )

Paddlers for Purity Claire Malcolmson ’93 the lake. To date we have made 31 presentations and participated in four environmental restoration projects with two months still to go. The public and the media ate up our


have two motivations for writing this story: one is to encourage you to consider your opportunities to contribute to positive change; and the other is to thank

Lakefield for keeping me on the "do-gooder" path. Way back when, I left Lawrence Park for Lakefield, and discovered that there were other kids who were motivated and good (and also smart at being bad). And, sharing these traits, these people became my friends. Through these friendships and the opportunities available at Lakefield, my love of paddling deepened. At Lakefield I learned to whitewater kayak and I spent three intense weeks on the Mountain River. I also had my first real leadership position, being head of Grove House with Janet Markus. At Lakefield, I learned how to care for myself and others, and how to be brave. And when school ended, I started guiding canoeing and sea kayaking trips on the West Coast every summer until I took (another) year off university to travel and volunteer in Sub-Saharan Africa. At this point I had a serious reality check. The extent of my privilege and my level of skill became painfully clear. I needed to do something with my privilege, or forever live like a spoiled hedonistic brat. The project I am now coordinating is the result of that epiphany. Over the past year, I put together the PALS project-Paddling Around Lake Simcoe. Motivated by a love of paddling, and feeling the need to both clean up our water and expand my career opportunities, I approached the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority with a public education solution that I thought they would like. They did. So I started fundraising for my own position, and was able to get an $88,000 grant from Human Resources Development Canada to hire six others to work with myself and the Conservation Authority on a six-month public education campaign centering on phosphorus pollution. The group of four paddlers and two office staff had, by the end of the two-month paddle, spoken to or presented to 1370 people directly, by stopping in 20 communities around

approach - who can resist four fit, friendly, optimistic youth who dress up in shirt tails and lipstick to perform ridiculous, but educational skits for any audience that will listen? So far PALS has appeared on two local news shows, and has had arti cles published at least 19 times, reaching more than 287,000 readers. Using a grassroots approach, we realized that people want to know how they can help to remedy the problem - in this case we advised using phosphate-free household prod ucts, and eliminating chemical fertilizers from North America's biggest crop, the lawn. We produced a practical directory, "The Consumers Guide to a Healthier Watershed", which will outlive the project, enabling people to buy locally and responsibly. Part of what made this possible was the support of my family, who have patiently waited for my unorthodox set of life choices to open up career opportunities. They let me stay at our cottage on Lake Simcoe, and leased me their car, at family rates, while I fundraised and put together plans.


Lakefield students have similar connections and resources available to them that are unthinkable to most Canadians, let alone most people on the planet. As PALS winds down, and we look for next year's coordinator, I knew the Lakefield pool would contain some similarly motivated, skilled, and connected people who might like an opportunity to turn their sports fetish into a contribution to the country's unbeatable natural beauty. The PALS are: Christian Vanderwater, Kelly Cooper, Joanna Parsons, Fraser Closson, and Jenny Groves. PALS was also sponsored by Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Barrie Canoe Club, the Helen McRae Peacock Foundation, The Community Foundation of Orillia and Area, many generous individuals, and Nature Clean.

Please contact Claire at, or call Brian Kemp at the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority at 1(800) 465-0437. 31

Experiencing Oxford... ...the Lakefield Way Belinda Schubert '99


joined in the spring of 1995, there were few of us, and coaches were hard to find. Mr. Walsh, Mr. Ingram and the more experienced seniors took turns teaching us the ropes.

avigating the narrow, cobbled

During the first few weeks of practice, one senior in particular showed leadership

streets of Oxford was a chal -

when training the newcomers. Hélène Deacon guided us through every pass, play and tackle with sensitivity and skill. After Lakefield hired a permanent coach, she

lenge. I was lost and desperately trying to find my way to the English Faculty Library. I had little chance of arriving at the lecture on time. At least, I thought to myself, the British won't be surprised. They expect Americans to be

continued to help teach us and share her expertise. At the end of the spring, I remember sitting in the Bryan Jones Theatre during the sports awards ceremony. The coach announced that I had won the most improved player award, but I was so shocked that I didn't get out of my seat. A friend had to


nudge me and say, "Belinda, that's you." I certainly couldn't have done it without Hélène's help. Though I played on the team every fall for the next four years, it was

Suddenly, I stopped in my tracks. In

never the same without her.

front of me was a familiar face. I called out her name. The young woman in front of me looked up and smiled uncer-

More than six years later, during my first week at Oxford, Hélène was standing on the cobbles next to me. A Rhodes Scholar, she was on her final year, completing a

tainly. She didn't remember me, but I

dPhil in Developmental Psychology at Queen's College, Oxford.

had recognized her right away.

Though Hélène and I didn't have the time to meet often, she took the time to teach me the ropes. I learned that Hélène was an expert at living the true "Oxford life."

When I was in grade nine at Lakefield, I couldn't decide what sport to do for the spring term. The word 'rugby' made me think of a square rug on a sports field

She told me stories about her first year and recommended places to explore. A chance encounter with an alumnus/a isn't necessarily supposed to change your life. In my case, however, I certainly felt that running into Hélène made a differ-

with a man swinging a cricket bat at a

ence to my year abroad.

golf ball. Despite this lack of experience, I decided to try it.

Over the course of the first term, Hélène not only trained to run in a marathon, she also flew to Italy to speak at a seminar on Developmental Psychology and taught

A group of seniors began the Women's

Psychology students weekly. We would bump into each other at the market during

Rugby team in the fall of 1994. When I

a rainstorm and settle down in a café to chat and wait out the all-too-frequent English downpour. Hélène told me about her research, introduced me to her best friends, and encouraged me to apply for the Rhodes scholarship. Not only did Hélène let me in on the best way to have fun, she asked me about my career plans and encouraged me to pursue my goals, no matter how lofty. When I lost my summer internship due to US immigration problems, Hélène's support made all the difference. My year abroad at Oxford was an experience I will never forget. I hope that someday I can offer a fellow alumnus/a the genuine friendship Hélène gave me. I'm recounting this experience not just to share a glimpse of my year at Oxford, nor simply to laud Hélène for all of her help. I would like to encourage alumni and stu dents alike to actively maintain contact with their fellow alums, be involved with the alumni/ae network, and should there be a familiar face in the crowd, to take the time to make a difference. Belinda Schubert is a senior at Princeton University, studying English Literature.

Belinda Schubert '99 and Hélène Deacon, '95, in Scholars' Gowns at Worcester College, Oxford 32

Contact her at

Veggie Tales David Gordon '77


ight years ago, when my wife Debbie and I owned a Health Food store in Kingston, an old beat up VW Rabbit parked in front of the store. I noticed it had signs and writing on the windows. It said, "This vehicle runs on used vegetable oil." The gentleman came into our store and I had to ask him how that worked. He would not go into detail but said he used

oil from a deep fryer of a Patate Frit Stand. Owning a diesel at the time I was very curious. Just recently, having the Internet to do some research, I discovered there are many people running their cars on used vegetable oil. I purchased a book, "From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank" and was able to collect and buy the necessary equipment to put together a system to install on the VW Golf that I am presently driving. It consists of a five gallon plastic boat tank, Âź" copper flex pipe, radiator hose, two solenoid switching valves, clear plastic fuel lines, filter and two electrical switches to control the valves. The idea is to heat the oil with the radiator fluid through a heat exchanger in the tank, run a hose in a hose for the fuel line to a filter near the engine, then to the solenoid valve to control the diesel or veggie oil. When the oil is hot enough, combined with the high compression of the diesel engine, the oil will combust. So, on September 23rd, I made my first trip to work, 150 kms return, on WVO (waste vegetable oil). With the system working fine, it was time for a major road trip. Off to LCS for the weekend. 506 kms to get to the school on WVO - driving 120kms per hour with no problem. I had to stop to fill the tank with oil from the containers I brought with me. In total, the car consumed about eight gallons of oil. For the return trip, I purchased $22.00 of diesel and traveled a total of 1100 kms. Cost of fuel per 100 kms, only $2.00. The exhaust, when running on WVO, smells like burnt deep fried oil. The emissions are considerably reduced and there is no sulfur. Restaurants are more than happy to give away the oil, as they have to pay to have it taken away. At present, I have two restaurants supplying the oil - 15 gallons a week in total. It needs to be filtered down to about 10 microns before it can be used to avoid damage to the injectors or the injector pump. I am still working on perfecting that system. Does the cafeteria have a deep fryer? Any diesel will run on WVO. A school bus, generator, tractor, even a heating system can be converted to run on WVO. Just think of the possibilities. Renewable, recycled energy that often goes into landfill. If you smell French Fries while you are driving down the 401, the car in front you may be using veggie oil as fuel. Do you want fries with that?

For more information e-mail David at or visit the following:


Class News Bishop Andrew Hutchison '50, of the

Sickle Cell Program, The Children's

diocese of Montreal, is now Archbishop

Hospital Boston; Instructor in Pediatrics

Hutchison after being elected metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of

- Harvard Medical School; and Consulting Staff in Pediatric Oncology,


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston,

Jay Currier '70 and family recently moved from Aurora to Collingwood, ON. Jay is the Chief Administrative Officer

MA. Living in Newton, MA. He and his wife, Polly, are expecting their first child in March 2003. After seven years studying and working in Cambridge and London England, Joel

forward to!

Finlayson '89 has returned to Toronto.

Education in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. He is coaching

He has returned to work in media and is heading the Business Development and Ventures




Corporation. Kevin Fung '90 completed his residency in

Erika Jones '92 spends her summers in Shediac, New Brunswick selling coastal real estate and winters in Europe where her husband(as of July 6th 2002), Brad Englehart, plays professional hockey in Dusseldorf, Germany. Erika and Brad welcome any Euro-Grove visitors to be

for the Town of Collingwood. Many happy days on Blue Mountain to look

Jamie Burdon '84 is now in Edmonton teaching Outdoor and Environmental

everyone at the 1992 Class Reunion!!!

alpine skiing for 11 to 14 year old ath-


letes at Rabbitt Hill, just outside the city.

University of Western Ontario in June




in touch. Joey Philpott '94 moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she works for Georgia Magazine. She plans to begin classes at Georgia State University in January to complete her Masters in Education. Sarah Williams '95 was recently featured in an article in Homemaker's, Summer, 2002 in a series entitled,

Lillian (Lily) Coates and father, Stephen '90 were thrilled to meet Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth during the recent Golden Jubilee Tour of Canada.

The Queen was at the

National Trade Centre in Toronto on October 9, 2002 and received flowers from Lily, age 11 months. Congratulations to Steve and Nicole, and godparents, Janine and Christopher White '90 and on Lily's royal accomplishment.

James Hyslop '85 had the television premiere of his recent film, “Maximum Capacity,” in June on Showcase. This was after the film experienced successful screenings at the New York Festival (finalist), Palm Springs Film Festival, Yorkton Festival (nominated for best film and Eugene for best actor), Vancouver Film Festival, Belo Horizonte

microvascular reconstructive surgery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Last fall, Kevin completed his first marathon (Chicago Marathon) with a time of 4:04:28. Spring trots continue to be a personal tradi tion.

(Brazil) and the NSI Film Exchange.

Nicole Morgan Barton '92 and her fam -

“Maximum Capacity,” stars Bourgeois and Eugene Lipinski.

ily will be moving this October from Medan, Indonesia to Grande Prairie,


Matthew Heeney '87 was recently appointed Clinical Director of Pediatric 34

2002. He is presently doing a two year fellowship in head and neck surgery and

Alberta. As always, Nicole says, class mates are welcome to visit. Great to see

"Educate a Girl, Change the World." Last summer, Sarah was the only Canadian participant in the Four Directions Summer Research Program for aboriginal students at Harvard University Medical School. Sarah is completing a pre-med degree at the University of Manitoba, and has already applied to medical schools. (There are only 100 aboriginal doctors in Canada.) Richard Grace '95 is in Dundee, Scotland working through medical school at the University of Dundee. He says the course is fantastic, the weather

is, well, wet, and the people are incredi -

plans to start her PhD next year, also in


International Relations, and still pur-

Grove Reunion

sues fine arts - doing illustrations for fairy tales.

140 Alumni/ae and Families

Chiropratic from Parker College Of

Sam Ault '98 writes to say that he and

Come Home to the Grove!

Chiropractic in Dallas, Tx. In January 2003 she will move to Blacksburg,

some friends from university have start ed a vermi-composting company called

Virginia to work with another doctor.

Terracycle (, with

On December 14, 2002, Jacquie Keats '96 will be graduating as a Doctor of

Dave Johnston '97 is living in Winnipeg, Alberta. He has been posted to work with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, of recent fame in Afghanistan. Dave graduated from RMC

offices in Toronto and Princeton, New Jersey. Sam says that he would love to hear from any alumni interested in the company. Mark Konecny '98 is at Dalhousie doing

in May 2002 and finished his last train -

his masters in chemistry. He is working

ing course in Gagetown, New Brunswick in August. He is gearing up to go to

in physical organic for a fellow who studies reactive intermediates in epox -

Bosnia in April for a UN Peacekeeping

ide compounds.


Class of 1977

Saturday, September 28 the Grove wel comed alumni/ae and their families to the campus in celebration of their

The Girls of '99 celebrated Robin Atkinson's 21st birth-

reunion. This was a reunion year for classes ending in "2" and "7" and many

day in Montreal. Pictured here from left to right are: Robin Atkinson, Hayden Curtin, Erinn Piller, Kelly Carmichael, Andrea Morris and Margaret Saari.

Class of 1987

Birgit Reiner '97 just graduated with an

Sarah Simpson '00 was the lead scorer

M.A. from the University of London, England, London School of

at the National University Field Hockey Championships in November playing

Economics/Institute of United States

for winning University of Victoria Vikes.

Studies in International Relations and started working November 1st for the

Sarah was named to the 1st AllCanadian Field Hockey Team (ranked 1

Department of Education and Research

of 11 of the best players in the country).

at the European Commission in Brussels and Bonn respectively. Birgit did her MA with the German National Exchange Scholarship and her present work at the European Commission is also based on a full time research schol arship granted by the Luxemburg Foundation for Education (LIFE). She

took advantage of the opportunity to catch up with their classmates.

Alison McBee '00 attends the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania majoring in journalism and public relations.

Class of 1992


Marriages On September 22, 2001, Jamie Stafford

Michael Gayner '80 was married to

'89 married

Ganaele Minh Hue Langlois first civilly in Toronto on August 17th followed by




Vancouver. Among Lakefield alumni attending were Losel Tethong '90 (Best

a Buddhist ceremony at a Tibetan med-

Man), John McDougall '89 (Usher) and

itation center near the Bastille, France on the 24th of August.

Richard Joynt '89 (Usher). Jamie and Ruth live in Vancouver. Jamie is the


Director for Business Development for Fairway Impressions, and Ruth is finishing her teachers college at UBC. Tracy (Fenn) Morley '93 was married on May 11, 2002 to Matt Morley at Eaton Hall,

Mr. and Mrs. Harris

King City, Ontario. Libby McCubbin '93, Nicole Bendaly

Tony Harris '82 and Lianne Laing were married on June 23rd, 2002 at Mont

'93 and Jen Hughes ’93 attend-

Tremblant, Quebec. His brothers, Craig

ed the wedding.

'78, Kelly '80 and Ian Armstrong '83 were members of the wedding party.

Alison Mace '93 was married

Also attending the festivities were Scott

August 31st to Brian Cole.

MacNicol '81 and Dave MacNicol '82 and Ron Pearson '82.

Allison Philpot '93 attended as a bridesmaid.

(l-r) Michael & Ganaele Gaynor, Bill Gaynor'78 and Joachim Langlois (bride's brother)

Stuart Thompson '91 and Sara

Joanne Elizabeth Philpott '94 wed

Tebbut were married at the Toronto Ladies Golf Club in

Colin Thomas Woodcook on November 10, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia, where the couple currently resides. The wedding

Thornhill Ontario on July 20,

was attended by Andrew Stewart '94

2002. John and Bid Milligan, and Kirsten Franklin were in

and Tory White (Maid of Honour) '95.

attendance. Former LCS staff, Maureen

Hughes married Martienus Brand (below) at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains on September 28, 2002. Mr. and Mrs. Fung

Kevin Fung '90 married Samantha Wong in Kauai, Hawaii on July 1, 2002. Kevin MacDonald '90 was present as the best man. Tom Robinson '90 and Kevin both attended the reception, held in Toronto on July 6th.


Mr. and Mrs. Woodcock

Births Reid Erik


Faculty member, Todd Harris,

Sofia Girling was born to Tim



his wife, Helga, and their son,

Girling '86 and Pia on April

Barker was born July

a n d J a m e s

Martin, are proud to say that their fami-

2 4 t h , 2002. Tim

23, 2002 in


ly has been



joined by a healthy

family live in Toronto

baby girl.


Her name is Anna Melissa Harris, she was

regularly sees Tim Bowen ’86, Chris Valentine ’86, Andre

born Monday, October 14.

Perey ’86, who all live close by

Syracuse, N. Y., to Kirsten and Piers Barker '87. Reid is shown here with Dad and big brother Weston, age 3.

Manuel Gonzalez ’83 has a new




Gabrielle, who was born on January 28, 2002. Manuel

Thalia Sian Greinke was born

and his wife, Eileen, now

to Dr. Andrew Greinke '87 and his wife, Gillian on Anzac day

have two children, Sofia, the eldest at 4 years old and, of

Patti and Murray Peet '85 had their second baby boy in


course, Satchi.

December 2001.

Caelen was born to Erica and

Donna (Milligan) Starling '90, and James Starling had

Angus McCabe

their baby Noelle baptized on

'88 on Saturday, October 12,

Sunday, September


15 in the

James Bradburn '89 (with son, Eric) and David Johnston '89 (with son, Alex)

A . W . Mackenzie

celebrated their sons’ first birthdays






Melanie and JD have just relocated. Scott Ross '95 and Kristin

Duncan McCue '88 and his

Skibsrud had a baby

wife June had a second baby


Cas Andrew in Vancouver July 8th, 2002, a brother for

September 24, 2002

Samantha. Duncan is a news

n a m e d

reporter for The National on CBC TV.

Mairianna Jane Cameron Ross. The new family are doing well




Ridout was born on August 26, 2002 at Mt. Sinai Hospital in



September 3rd, 2002. Sheri was a junior master before

have moved to Knoxville,

the current don program,

Tennessee where Murray is working as a brand Manager

briefly a Don, then a Head of House and teacher (Health,

for the largest Baked Bean

and Social Studies) from Sept

brand in America - Bush's Beans.

’91 to June 2000 (with a short break away for teacher's col -

b a n d Robert


teaching special education.

lege). She is taking a year off from teaching Special Ed in Ottawa.

Sinclair had


a baby boy, L u k e

Gabriel Mainprize


Runza was

Meehan Sinclair, on September 17th.

baptized by the Reverand Canon Ronald

Mona and Kevin Malone '77 are pleased to announce the




Davidson (an old friend of the Runza family and of LCS) on Sunday, November 17th (Children's Sunday) at 2:00 p.m. in


in Wolfville where Scott is

Sheri Wren (nee Eady) gave birth to William Thomas on

chapel. Chaplain John Runza presided.


with their families.

Findlay is

Kathryn Meehan '91 and hus-

’95 gave birth to Julia Monique on October 26th,


welcomed by big brother Grant (2 ½). The Peet Family


Melanie (Dukovac) Heffern



arrival of a baby boy, Aidan John Malone.

Aidan was


Mackenzie Memorial Chapel.

born on Tuesday, September 17th at 5:15 a.m.

Megan 37

Deaths Gordon Mills Memorial Service Speech by Peter Mills '75

Tribute to David Bierk Edited from an Article by Kirsten Addis

October 27, 2002


nn Harris found an album of photographs taken by our

father at Lakefield and she kindly sent it along to my sisters and me. We were struck by the care and attention that he


eterborough has lost one of its most vibrant and success -

ful artists. Internationally known and at the peak of his career, David Bierk was also a dedicated member of the local

gave to the album and we saw in those photographs, all in

arts community. For David, painting was a passion and he

1940's black and white, that Lakefield was our father's family in those years.

spent his life pursuing new ideas and encouraging others to do the same. David Bierk died in August of complications

Lakefield was his only family in those years. Gordon Mills did not come here filled with promise and potential. He was a shard from a broken family. He was a refugee in a war

from leukemia. He is the father of Sebastian '86, Charles, and Nicholas (current students). David moved to Peterborough from California in 1971 bring-

between divorcing parents. He was, physically and spiritual-

ing with him big ideas which were reflected in his often large-

ly, beaten down.

scale work. David was a key motivator and founder of Artspace, a local artist-run collective which began in 1974

But Lakefield lifted him up and gave him a family to which he could belong. It was not the loving family that we hope to have as kids and hope to build as parents. Lakefield ladled out respect in those days, a pale substitute for love, but that

and which, over the years, put Peterborough on the map as a cultural centre. Still a presence on Hunter Street, Artspace continues to provide an exhibition space for local artists.

was enough to send our father back out into the world with

Along with his work at Artspace, David taught at Sir Sandford

some sense of hope for his future. Mens Sana in Corpore Sano, indeed.

Fleming College. By 1987 he had left Artspace and teaching to follow his painting career exclusively. His modern treat -

We know, we who wear these jackets and who have lived in this place, that he was not the only one. We know, that among the many who come here blessed with love and secu -

ments of "Old Master" images have won him international acclaim and he was recently represented by galleries in New York, Atlanta, Memphis, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

rity, there are always the few who are washed in on the tide of

David's excitement for life was contagious. A very generous

some tragedy. Always the few who are beaten down, and need our lifting up. Always the few who need our compas-

person and an optimist, David was always encouraging of others and their passions and projects. We hope that his

sion, not our cruelty, because they've had enough cruelty

memory will inspire others to make great things happen.

already. Gordon Mills was grateful to the Grove for being his family

A retrospective exhibition of his work has been touring the U.S. for the last two years and will be on view at the Art

and his gratitude brought him back, some 40 years on, to do

Gallery of Peterborough from December 12, 2002 through

his good works here. My sisters and I are grateful that the heart of this school - made up of your hearts, today - is big

February 2, 2003.

enough to welcome both the winners and the wounded.


Roland Jones on Saturday, July 6, 2002.

Darijan Merry on September 20, 2002,

John Gabriel Elmsley '32 on September

Father to Warren '87.

sister to Zoya Carr-Harris.

20, 2002 in his 88th year.

Stephen Charles George Hemsted '43 on Thursday, October 24, 2002 in his

John Lennox Wright (Dr.) on September 5, 2002 in his 92nd year. Former Master

Mark Duhan Harrington '76 on Friday, June 14, 2002 in his 46th year.

79th year.

and father of Jim Wright '67 and grand-

Sarah Dobson March 26th, 2002. Wife of the late John Dobson.

father of Nicholas '01.

Kids These Days

stand proud and tall at Lakefield, I know that our young will

(continued from page 13)

stand proud and tall in the groves of their lives.

I don't mean, talking to their friends in passing. I mean sit ting down and talking to them about important issues. In fact, I know that most kids will speak more openly to their friend's parents than they do to their own. And the real trick

Burnside River 2002 (continued from page 26)

here is to take the next step. Get to know your child's friend's

...also from the bed.

parents. If your child is talking to them, and they talk to you, the circle is closed and you will have a greater understanding

Friday August 2nd

of both your child, and those other relationships that are

At some point in this day we cross the Arctic Circle. If there is

influencing his or her decisions in life. So, get to know your kid's friend's parents and chat with them openly about what

a mark we don't see it. There is no information booth.

they think of your son or daughter. This works - I recommend it.

We camp at the Mara River confluence. One can only imagine what this place looks like in high spring. Nothing is station-

Another important point here is that when our kids are young

ary, as each rock, no matter how big, has just been deposited in that spot by that spring's ice. Haven't had to focus this

they look up to us. But when our kids are teenagers they look

hard on walking since Frosh week!

to us. That is, they look to see how we respond in certain sit uations. They look to us to see if we are hypocritical, they look to us to see how we feel about certain moral dilemmas. They look to us way more than we even know. Helping to form our children's value systems is not an easy task, for our own values systems change as we grow. In the end all that we can really do to help our young people both form and manage their value systems is to love them through those moments of both failure and success. When they make a poor decision they are to be held responsible for their actions, in a protective coat of love. When they make a great decision they should also be held responsible in rejoicing arms of love. We can best exhibit this love by being present and active participants in their lives. We can show them they

Saturday August 3rd Ho- hum, more spectacular rapids. We grow apathetic to the fact that in an afternoon we are shooting three or four sets of rapids any one of which we would drive three or four hours to shoot at home! Sunday August 4th The weather gives us a real break. It is a beautiful sunny day and although we are going to sweat like musk ox carrying all the stuff over the hill there is a nice cooling breeze. The breeze also keeps the bugs at bay so we can pack the bug jackets (lathered on the DEET though!). Monday August 5th


Melancholy. We break camp for the last time and rope the canoes over the cliff.

James Comer in "At the Crossroads" writes: "Adolescents don't want you to disappear; they want you to be just around

We work up a good sweat in the last few hundred meters of

the corner when they need you." I have had the distinct privilege of working with and serving many young people and adults over the years. Although some days our world may seem like it is morally falling apart, and institutions like the church appear paralyzed to act, and legal justice seems to blur truth, I still hold on to great hope, for as I look into the eyes of our children, I see that they do

paddling for one reason. It is a beautiful sunny day with a warm southerly wind and the water of the Arctic Ocean is as warm as it is ever going to be. As soon as we hit the beach we start peeling out of our clothes for a swim in the Arctic Ocean. The whole village comes to watch us! Our timing is impeccable. As we are washing and drying off in the sun our Twin Otter appears in the sky.

stand for something. They do believe in the good of human ity and in the power of holding fast to one's belief. They do

We load up the Twin, say good-bye to the canoes and in a

believe that they all can make a positive difference in the

and in the air.

world -- We all must believe in them. Just as the maples now

couple of flicks of the pilot's wrist the Twin is spun around

Quite the trip.


Duke of Edinburgh and friends in Japan about what I experienced in the northern wilderness, they couldn't believe it. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity I will not forget for the rest of my life. If the Duke of Edinburgh challenge was not offered, I proba bly wouldn't have experienced the beauty of the north or the excitement that I get from playing sports with my friends. This applies to community services that I performed as well. I worked for Amnesty International, writing letters to governments all over the world appealing for the release of innocent prisoners. Through this community service, I realized the problems that some developing countries are faced with. Gold Award Winners (l-r): Lindsey Hepburn ’02, Lindsay Forget ’01, Kevin Malone ’77 (Provincial Chair), Eryn Fry ’02, Malcolm Johnston ’02, Joel Allen ’01

Sho Araki


y name is Sho Araki and I am an OAC student at Lakefield College School. I came here five years ago, when I was in grade nine, from Tokyo, Japan.

Human rights are being violated in those countries and although it was a small action, I would like to believe that I did something to help the innocent who are imprisoned for false reasons. I have also learned to adapt to a new environment through the Duke of Edinburgh challenge. For my residential project, I went to United States and attended a summer school for five weeks. There, I met many international students with whom I will be staying in contact for a long time. It gave me a

I can hardly believe it, now I'm a senior here at LCS, ready to move on to university next year.

chance to realize how big the world is and the diverse cultures

Throughout my Lakefield career, I have tried to get myself

Accomplishing the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award means a

involved with many activities that this great school offers. One of them was Duke of Edinburgh challenge. I thought that

great deal to me and has prepared me for the next big step of

if I could adapt to a totally different environment, I could accomplish this challenge. I began working on that goal in grade eleven. The Duke of Edinburgh program has inspired me to excel in things that I enjoy such as soccer, rugby and hockey. If it wasn't for this challenge, I wouldn't have thought of participating in the Irving Expedition. Thanks to the dona -

that exist.

my life: university. I am confident that I could accomplish anything if I have the right mind set and a positive attitude. Lakefield also encourages students to try this challenge and I am thankful for the support that I received from LCS staff while I was in the process of completing this award. I truly have learned a lot from this challenge and that is why I am grateful for finishing it.

tions made by the Irving family, Lakefield offers a two and a half week canoe trip up in Northwest Territories every two years (see page 12). I was one of the fortunate few to experi-

Sho Araki is a Grade 13 student at LCS. He has recently com pleted the requirements for a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

ence the different world in the north. When I told my family


Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold Award Recipients from October's Ceremony (l-r): Anna Grinberg '00, Melanie Wright '02, Sarah Ewing '02, Cam Crawford '02, Kelly McCauley '02, Brien Stelzer '02, Claire Blanchette, James Foran '01, Falk (Fritz) Beindorff '02, Caitlin Townsend '02, Patrick Gill '01, Meghan Vlasschaert '02, Chris Bocking '01, Jenna Shelley '02, Cameron McRae '01, Jenna Grossman '02, Luke O'Regan '01, Taylor Warden '02, Brianna Lyttle '02, Reynold Caskey '02, Michelle Fung '02, Kathleen Bingham '02

Wadsworth Award Congratulations to Kim Little ’53

important for the well being of the school were done. When I was Chair of the Board he called me at least every month just to suggest matters that the Board should consider. It was Page, who in the darkest hours following announcement of the decision to move to co-education said to me, "You must let those who object know that a Board composed of thoughtful people has studied and considered this question and have made a decision. They will not overturn it." I said the words to a notorious meeting at the Toronto Stock Exchange but they were his. Page came to the school as a young boy and left its service only at the end of his life. A period of time that spanned more than seventy years.

Kim Little ‘53 (left) receives the Wadsworth Award from past recipient Tom Ryder ’53


He was a committed Anglican and always insisted that the chapel should

his year's recipient of the Page Wadsworth Award, Kim

play an important role in the life of the school. The leadership

Little, (presented by Tom Ryder '53) was destined to be coloured red and green at birth and to have a lifelong

of the Chaplain was essential and he worked hard to see that the school was served by Chaplains who became a part of

attachment to the School. Both his father and uncle

school life

came before him and now even the third Little generation, Ross and Michael have long since graduated.

When it came time to raise funds, Page always knew the people who would give and he knew how to make them realize the

Kim's lifelong service to the School has had no boundaries.

importance of their gifts. Many of the school's financial cam-

He continues his long standing service to the school. Kim was the Chair of the Board at the time of the Co-ed decision. He

paigns were successful because of his efforts.

continues to be a Trustee and, currently, is Chair of the Foundation. Upon receiving the award from Tom Ryder '53 at the Trustee's Dinner on October 26th, 2002, Kim said: I feel both honoured and humbled to be joining the previous recipients of this award. Page was as great a friend as the school ever had, his efforts on the school's behalf were tireless, constant and they include nearly every aspect of school life. His life was devoted to service and it is for this that he wished to be remembered. While he lived, every headmaster and board chair was subject to his regular prodding. He wanted to make certain that all things

While Page loved the Grove and gave a great deal of time and effort to it he also served his church and his community in many, many ways. His was truly a life of service. I feel barely worthy to be considered as a recipient of an award given in his memory. His example is a challenge to us all. The Page Wadsworth Award celebrates Page's belief that "it is a great privilege to serve." This award embodies the characteristics so admired in Page: dynamic leadership balanced with sensitivity, commitment, vision, and a generous spirit. It is awarded to a current or past Board Member or Trustee whose commitment to volunteerism has provided outstanding service to the School. 41

We extend our very best wishes to all our Lakefield friends and families by way of this Grove News Christmas “card�. The savings realized have been donated to the Lakefield Hamper Fund.

Wishing you a happy and joyous holiday season. David and Susan Hadden

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