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Grove News Spring 2003

Calendar of Events 2003- 2004 September 3-7


Opening Day Registrations (see Admissions package for details) 5 Day Parents’ Reception, LCS 6 Boarding Parents’ Reception, LCS 17 Toronto Parents’ Reception 18 Grove Society Meeting, LCS 26 Student Career Day 27/28 Fall Fair and Home to the Grove Reunion

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Kingston Alumni/ae Gathering London Admissions Reception & Alumni/ae Gathering Grove Society Meeting, LCS

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Grove Society Meeting, Toronto Ottawa Alumni/ae Gathering

1 7 15 28 29

125th Anniversary Gala, Toronto Toronto Alumni/ae Gathering Trustees’ Day, Official Opening of the Bryan Jones Theatre Grove Society AGM, Peterborough Regatta Day

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Grove Society Luncheon, Peterborough Closing Grove Golf

9 10 16 23 25/26

London, UK Alumni/ae Gathering London, UK Alumni/ae Dinner Halifax Alumni/ae Gathering Grove Society Meeting, Toronto Trustees’ Weekend

November 1 19 22 27

1950s Old Boys’ Reception at the Grove Grove Society Meeting, LCS 1960s Old Boys’ Reception at the Grove Waterloo Alumni/ae Gathering


Grove Society Meeting & Christmas Luncheon at the Haddens’


Grove Society Meeting, Toronto Montreal Admissions Reception & Alumni/ae Gathering Bishops University Alumni/ae Gathering

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Trustees 2002-2003 Board Chair Marilynn Booth

Past Chair Bill Morris '70 S. Clifford Abraham '74 Ian Armstrong '84 Cindy Atkinson-Barnett David Bignell Walter Blackwell '56 Gordon Blake Robert Bourgeois Nan Campbell W. Brian Carter Andrew Clarke '85 Trish Crang Janet Cudney '94 John Curtin

Peter Dalglish Alexandre Desmarais '03 Paul Desmarais Jr. '73 Bryce W. 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 Timothy 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 Jack Matthews James Matthews '58 John McRae '70 Maggie McRae '03 Val McRae Betty Morris

Christopher Ondaatje Bonnie Patterson Travis Price '85 Tony Pullen '63 Kathleen Ramsay Douglas Rishor '57 Diane Rogers Gretchen Ross John Ryder '77 Thomas Ryder '53 Maureen Sinden Nancy Smith Donna Smith Ivey David Thompson Ann Tottenham Timothy Ward '62 Christopher White '90 * Directors in Bold

Editor: Tracey Blodgett, Layout and Design: Christine Vogel, Alumni Contributing Editor: Tom Flynn ‘96 Editorial Committee: David Hadden, Richard Johnston, Allen LeBlanc, Kathy Green, Tom Milburn, Richard Life. Front and Back Cover Photos: Greg Stott. Address Correspondence to the Communications and Constituent Relations Office: Lakefield College School, Lakefield ON, K0L 2H0 705.652.3324

Editorial Thomas Flynn '96 I am very fortunate to take time to sit down a few times a year and think seriously about Lakefield and what it has meant to me and to generations of people. I remember what it was like to be a student at Lakefield, and I think about how important it is to remain connected to the school as an alumnus. I remember my last Closing well, the excitement of the transition from student to graduate, and my readiness to move on to the next stage in my life. Leaving a place can be difficult when you have enjoyed it as much as I did Lakefield, but I felt, as many new graduates feel this year, that I had gotten everything possible out of my time at the Grove. It was so much easier to be involved in everything at Lakefield. After high school, even in university, it becomes difficult to balance work, studies, and recreation. We have to choose our focus, and decide what is most important to us. Lakefield teaches students to make thoughtful choices both in the classroom and in the larger community. At Lakefield, the community is at least as important in our education as the classroom. The unique characteristic of 'Groveiness' has a profound influence on everyone, and helps guide us through life after Lakefield. Lakefield teaches us the importance of making a difference. We have a long tradition of giving back to our community and caring for each other. Even when far away, or after many years, our time at Lakefield brings us together. We are united by our shared experiences, and our involvement with Lakefield does not end at a graduation ceremony. Lakefield gives us an opportunity to do so many different things, including being part of the Lakefield family forever. Thomas Flynn '96 received a Reischauer Fellowship for Japanese language study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies this summer. He also works for RAND, a Californiabased think tank, and will finish his MA at SAIS in December.

From the Head of School Excerpts from David Hadden’s Closing Chapel Speech, June 13, 2003 On April 22nd, I lost one of my dearest friends one of the most important people in my life. Three days later, hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects to the family of John Latimer, the former

the place where I lived, was educated, and developed the most special relationships of my life. LCS, for someone who doesn't go there, is predominantly a school. But that part was only one small element of my experience there. Lakefield taught me the principles that guide me today.”

Director of Kilcoo Camp and Head of Royal St.

Looking back, I realize that John Latimer's life was

George's School - a man who literally touched

guided by a simple creed. Perhaps it was best illus-

countless people's souls with his kindness,

trated by the message he conveyed in Chapel two

genuine interest in them, and his remarkable

years ago. Some of you may recall John's heart-

capacity to love so many people.

warming stories about the generosity of spirit of

For me, John Latimer and Kilcoo Camp - where I spent 11 summers as a camper and counselor have had an enormous influence on my life. I am guided, on a daily basis, by the values they helped to instill in me. The power of influence of a place or a mentor can be profound. That's why I found it so heartening when Robbie Hazell made the following observations about Kilcoo Camp, a generation after I had attended, in his chapel talk. He said:

people, its impact on others, and the fulfillment they felt as a result. His conclusion was, “ . . . the moral of the story . . . people will forget what you said . . . people will forget what you did . . . but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Mr. Mason talked about grace in his Chapel talk this year. He defined it simply as, “unearned generosity and kindness.” Grace comes in many forms, but at its core, I think John Latimer had it right . . people will forget what you said . . . people will forget what you did . . . but people will never

“Kilcoo is amazing. The people and the place and

forget how you made them feel. John Latimer's

the values that the camp has to offer are unlike

grace was making everyone feel better about

anywhere else in the world. Kilcoo has taught me

themselves in his company.

so much over the years and I owe the camp so much in return.”

Grace, in its purest form, exhibits itself with those acts of generosity with little, if any, likelihood of

I hope that this place, its teachers and the peers

recompense. Grace begets grace. And you never

you referred to in your Chapel talks, have a

know how, when, or where it is going to manifest

similarly profound impact, offering guiding princi-

itself. Mr. Mason told the story about Mrs. X. in

ples to help direct you during the course of your

Peterborough who hosted a Thanksgiving dinner in

lifetimes. Only last week, I was encouraged when I

her home for a group of Trent's international

received a letter from Caroline Willis, Class of '97,

students for over 30 years.

who was asked at an interview who the most influential figure in her life had been. She wrote:

One could not help but be touched by the fact that one of her guests created a small park in a city in

“My single most influential figure is not a single

North Africa in her memory years later, after she

person. It is made up of many people of all ages; it

had passed away.

houses and shelters these people with many buildings; it involves trees, a ring road, a lake, green spaces of playing fields; it involves this indescribable spirit or connection between its people. The figure of which I speak is Lakefield College School,

They say, “What goes around comes around.” And what has come around to all of us gathered in this Chapel is that we are the lucky ones. We are so privileged to be here: privileged to be healthy, free,

and educated. With this privilege comes the

would be honoured if the choices you make are

responsibility to be sensitive to those less fortunate

guided by the values of those special teachers and

and to try to do something about it; to give gener-

close friends for whom you have gained a healthy

ously of our time, interest, and talent to others.

respect along the way.

Of all the involvements and achievements of this

Last year, at this time, you may recall that I referred

year's graduating class, nothing encourages me

to a book entitled, “Tuesdays with Morrie”. It's

more about being a part of this place than to

about a man who, after building a busy career,

observe the grace that so many of you have

rediscovers his favourite professor, Morrie, who is

displayed to giving back, to doing good as well as

dying of a terrible degenerative illness called Lou

doing well.

Gehrig's Disease. Every Tuesday, he visits Morrie and learns a new lesson about life. I said at the

I am uplifted by the breadth of involvement and strength of leadership that this class has demon-

time, “Any time you seek perspective, read this book.”

strated to service, amassing almost 6000 hours of community service.

Shortly before John Latimer passed away, Susan and I had the opportunity to visit with him. He

Elise Walsh observed from Harry Potter in her chapel talk, “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” It would be my hope that Lakefield has helped to instill in each of you a moral compass that will help to guide you through the choppy waters that you will invariably face on occasions during your lifetimes. Life, for your generation, will be anything but straightforward and simple. It will be filled

thought he had longer to live than turned out. I tried to convey to him how much I loved and respected him. Seeking perspective, I returned to “Tuesdays with Morrie”. The concluding paragraph had special significance for me and my relationship with John and Kilcoo. I hope it is similarly relevant to the majority of you tonight on the eve of your departures from Lakefield.

with ups and downs, squiggles and circles. “Have you ever really had a teacher? One who saw When you are confronted with difficult decisions or unusual challenges, I would be honoured if you thought back to this place and what it stands for. I

you as a raw but precious thing, a jewel that, with wisdom, could be polished to a proud shine? If you are lucky enough to find your way to such teachers, you will always find your way back. Sometimes it is only in your head. Sometimes it is right alongside their beds. The last class of my old professor's life took place once a week, in his home, by a window in his study where he could watch a small hibiscus plant shed its pink flowers. The class met on Tuesdays. No books were required. The subject was the meaning of life. It was taught from experience. The teaching goes on.” May what you have learned here go on. May the experiences you have shared together help add meaning and purpose to your lives and may it be said for each of you that the world is a better and happier place as a result of “the unearned generosity, kindness, and grace” you have extended to others over the course of your lifetimes.

Leave a Legacy Marilynn Booth Chair LCS Board of Directors Closing Chapel Speech, June 13, 2003

at Lakefield. You have all contributed in meaningful ways so the Lakefield of the future will be strengthened from your involvement. The faculty and staff of Lakefield College School work to create a legacy for their students each day. They work tirelessly to ensure, through the special relationships at Lakefield, each student is encouraged to know themselves, to celebrate their strengths, and to be supported in the challenges along the way. I would like to acknowledge with all of you, supported by the Board and Trustees, the competence, dedication and devotion of the entire Lakefield faculty and staff. Please join with me in the most heartfelt thanks to these amazing leaders.

I am very proud to share the 2003 celebration of Lakefield's Closing Ceremonies and to bring

“Build a positive legacy day after day.

warmest wishes from the Board and Trustees.

It will be the greatest honour that you

Each and every one of us has a special bond with

can bestow upon Lakefield and the

this outstanding and meaningful learning commu-

people's whose lives you shared here -

nity. Of significance today, is the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of York who openly acknowledges the special place that Lakefield occupies in his soul.

both teachers and friends.� In closing, I would like to make a few comments to our graduating students. I hope you will celebrate

The other night at dinner in conversation with His

the legacy you have left here at Lakefield College

Royal Highness, we spoke to the concept of leaving

School - you leave a legacy of friendships, of

a legacy. I wanted to pick up on that concept. To

academic excellence, of arts, of athletic involve-

me, legacy is the commitment to make the world,

ment, of leadership and contribution.

for those who follow us, a better place. His Royal Highness' commitment to our School has helped enormously in building our future. He truly has left us a legacy, so too, have the parents and friends who are supporting our students to attend Lakefield. They believe that an experience at Lakefield, which truly empowers each student to reach their potential in mind, body and spirit, prepares them well for the future - and leaves a legacy. Each of you, as students, also have created a legacy

As you leave Lakefield today, I hope you will always think about the legacy you hope to leave throughout your life. Build a positive legacy day after day. It will be the greatest honour that you can bestow upon Lakefield and the people whose lives you shared here - both teachers and friends. Continue to make Lakefield proud of you for who you are and all that you will do - a powerful legacy that you can leave. Seize life, enjoy life, leave a legacy. Congratulations!

Letters I attended the school from 1934 to 1940. I am in

I've just received the Grove News - it is outstanding

the large picture shown on pages 18 and 19 of the

- superb, and the best ever. Congratulations. The

Grove News Fall 2002, No. 72. I was just 13 years

1936 Who's Who should get the old “old boys”

old at the time.

talking, and reversing what brains and memories they have left back to 1936.

I have been looking carefully at the picture and what memories it stirs! Could No. 73 be one of the

Quite likely, together we'll be able to help you

Christie (Errington) boys? Their grandfather was

complete this fascinating physiognomic puzzle!

Sam McLaughlin, owner of General Motors of Canada at the time. I remember their mother coming to visit them in Sam's Cadillac V16 with a chauffeur. What a boat! No. 96 was Radmore Elliott from Toronto. I will never forget the night he caught Polio. His screams still haunt me. I don't think he ever walked again. His uncle was C.F. Basil

My twin brother Robert Fleming(1) and I arrived at The Grove in September 1936, a term after this photo was taken, and many of the boys pictured were still there after April 1936. I am still able to recognize many of the them, although I entered the school when I was 11 years old.

Tippet (of Tippet-Richardson) who had no children

Ted Pease(1), No.27 (Not Hal) was a prefect when

and who sponsored Radmore to come to the

we were there, he went off to WWII and sadly never


returned. Hal (quite a character) survived him. Hal

There were a number of boys who came just for one year and did not come back. The thirties were brutal years. Many thanks for putting in the picture.

Pease(11) is No.4. No.28 - Simpson was an outstanding boy and headed the boxing team boxing was compulsory at the time. He was a prefect, survived WWII and surprised the School by


marrying Peaches Eisdell - beautiful, blonde daugh-

Gerry Fairhead '42

ter of Hubert Eisdell - she was also the first girl to attend the school - on her own. Talk about

“I was completely captivated by this


photo, dropped all responsibilities and

I was completely captivated by this photo, dropped

got my thinking cap on. That's the

all responsibilities and got my thinking cap on.

effect Lakefield can have on a boy 60

That's the effect Lakefield can have on a boy 60

years after he left the school!”

years after he left the school! I hope that maybe these musings might give you some additional clues.

It was a great treat to see and read about Tim Hyde and members of '77 doing the Burnside River with

Kind regards,

Dave Hodgetts’ notes. I never seemed to have the

Louis Fleming(II) '43

time to do this, or any trip, when I was a student

Attended The Grove 1936-1941

but would always be interested in hearing such stories from current students - especially as they do seem to be visiting some wonderful spots.

[With regards to your article in the Fall 2002 issue], my sentiments entirely: When my son, Dermot,

My regards to Bubs and thanks for his article, too.

and I first visited the Grove in 1968, it so reminded


me of Camp Kagawong on Balsam Lake where I was

Christopher R. Jones '75

a camper in 1934/35 plus a few hours of classwork

thrown in! Kagawong, now, sadly disappeared into

on my bed stand. The new boys, not having yet

cottage country.

been "inculcated with LPS values", were hanging tough. "Come on boys, own up, " Mr. Rashleigh

...Apropos your centre spread on pp 18-19, #64 Warren II may be my late cousin Tournbull Warren who died in Guelph two years ago, aged 86. He was

pressed. "I did for one, sir", I ventured. One by one, the new boys grudgingly "fessed up", incredulous that I would "cave in".

on Montgomery's staff during WWII and ended up as a colonel with the OBE for his war efforts.

That time I really was sick and had to stay on in the infirmary while the New Boys reported in for their

All the best, Paddy Stoker P.S. One of my campmates was Ted Leather from Hamilton (now Sir Edwin Leather, ex-governor of Bermuda). We met several years ago at the Churchill dinner in Toronto!

swats. They "visited me" en masse afterwards in the infirmary to "remind" me not to "forget" to report in for my swats when I got out. On that day, not without trepidation, I reported to Mr. Smith's office, which consisted of a desk in the corner of the tiny school library. "Gibson, come in, how are you?", Mr. Smith greeted cheerfully. Now I really felt bad. "I'm here for swats Sir, for the

Thank you for the Fall 2002 Grove News. I was

cigarettes." His face clouded over with disappoint-

delighted to see a letter from our school nurse, Miss

ment, a twiddly twig was produced, hardly a match

Bewley. Her infirmary was the closest thing to

for the hickory prefect’s cane, which left red welts

Nirvana at LPS.

on our backsides. After the perfunctary swats were

The white metal hospital beds were wider and more plush than our narrow sagging army cots. Who else would call you "Duckey"? Her cheerfulness was contagious. Many boys prolonged their stay in Miss Bewley's infirmary by rubbing their thermometers on their blankets. The whole school knew not to

administered (I wasn't even required to bend over or have my coattails flipped up), came the real message; "Gibson, as an old boy, you are expected to exhibit leadership in situations like this." I think Mr. Rashleigh, Mrs. Smith and Miss Bewley had radar.

put the tip of the thermometer under the hot water


tap after one boy ran the mercury up to the other

Ted Gibson ‘63

end and was promptly thrust back out into the rigors of school life. One time I was in Miss Bewley's infirmary with a particularly rowdy bunch of new boys. They ran upstairs to her apartment and swiped a pack of her DuMauriers while she was getting her mail "on the other side" (senior school). Soon the ward was filled with blue smoke and not long after, Mr. Rashleigh was spotted making his way through the snow towards the infirmary. In a panic, the bright red DuMaurier pack was thrown on my bed stand, even though I hadn't acquired a taste for tobacco and didn't smoke at that time. Mr. Rashleigh came in and briefly stated the crime and waited for confessions, eyeing the bright red DuMaurier pack

Collingwood Infirmary, late 1930s

In this Issue A Royal Visit to Lakefield


Head Students’ Closing Address


And The Award Goes To...


How Will We Know If We Are On The Right Track?


School News


The Fine Art Of Branding


Who’s Who - Update


“Il faut cultiver notre jardin”, Stephen Morris ‘79


The Grove: A Swiss Army Knife For Life


More Than Just A House...A Home


Bringing Leadership To Life


Tee Off Time - The Andy Harris Cup


Special Events


Trails Of Adventure - The British Connection


He’s Funny, That Man Needles, Stephen Smith ‘85


Reason To Dream, Jessica Lax ‘98


Power To Be Adventure Pursuits, Tim Cormode ‘87


Class News


The Lakefield That I Know, Laura Pieterson ‘03



A Royal Visit to Lakefield Lakefield College School welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York to the Closing Ceremonies on June 14, 2003. His Royal Highness shared his fond memories of his time as a student at the School. “… I begged and cajoled my parents to go to…Lakefield College School, as a part of the Round Square exchange programme. On a very cold day in early January 1977, I arrived in Canada to begin my first international experience. Initially I was like a fish out of water, but I soon became accustomed to my new world, and I spent the next nine months in Canada at this school, and was inspired beyond my imagination. This inspiration still lasts today…”


Bantering With The Prince “Having the Prince at Closing Ceremonies was exciting, though I was much more focused on graduating. After his speech, however, when he shared with the Grove what our School meant to him, I was very intrigued by his presence because I felt the same way, and agreed with much of what he had to say. In the picture with us laughing (above) he said to me, “Oh, it is you again,” and then went on to joke (because I was receiving the Silver Jubilee Award), “I guess we must be a lot alike!”

He had a really good sense of humour and I felt

comfortable meeting him.” Jill Arsenault ‘03, Silver Jubilee Award Winner


Head Students’ Closing Address Lauren Allen '03 Thank you to everyone who contributes to this incredible community. It is here that we have made some wonderful memories and friendships. It is here that we've built a solid foundation from which to step

amount of time left to spend at

Although we may not remember

Lakefield; parents have to enjoy

specific events from our time

the time left before their children

here, like the chapel speeches,

grow up and move away from

nights in residence, sports

home for good; and we all have a

games, concerts and such, we

limited amount of time to

will remember Lakefield for what

discover the world we live in,

it feels like to be here. We will

and the people in it.

remember what it feels like to walk down the halls and know

from, and start our lives.

everyone by name, what it feels Now we must look to the future,

like to be able to chat with your

because there are many new

teachers like friends, and what it

adventures awaiting us, and if we

feels like to be a part of this

stopped here and now, we would

trusting community, and be

never discover them and

surrounded by the incredible

continue to grow.

people in it.

Take a second to imagine a world

To the graduating class -

where people are held by their

continue to take advantage of

past like an anchor, keeping

everything that comes your way,

them from moving forward. This

and live each day to its fullest.

is an excerpt from a fictional

Remember that the world is full

novel entitled "Einstein's

of endless possibilities.

Dreams", which plays with the I'd like to leave you with a quote

idea of time: "The tragedy in a

by Mark Twain. It says, "Twenty

world in which people are living

years from now you will be more

in the past is that no one is

disappointed by the things you

happy, whether stuck in a time of

didn't do than by the things you

pain or of joy. The tragedy of this world is that everyone is

“Remember that the

did. So throw off the bowlines,

alone. For a life in the past

world is full of endless

sail away from your safe harbour.

cannot be shared with the



All of our lives have intersected The grads have an exciting future

at one point as we sit here today

to look forward to, and must

for this Closing Ceremony. Some

continue to do so, because time

of our paths will cross again

is finite. We must enjoy each

soon, and some may not. But to

moment before it passes,

the graduating class, as we each

because time is precious: the

go our separate ways, never

grads have only a short summer

forget the things you have

left before we start university

experienced and learned while

and go off on our travels; the

you've been here.

returning students have a set

Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." Have a wonderful summer everyone!

Andrew Parke '03 In the very first address to our grad class, 273 days ago, Lauren and I spoke about taking advantage of what this wonderful place has to offer. We spoke about how lucky we are to be here and

p5 the amount of opportunities

Allison Bingham and Michella

meetings and functions through-

Lakefield College School

Young's project BOB (Bring One

out the year in our roles as Co-

presents to its students. To illus-

Back), where over 1743 cans

Head Students. What we have

trate how lucky we really are, I

have been collected and donated

learned throughout these

read them a passage about what

to the Food Banks in the

meetings is the amount of

the world would look like if we


people dedicated to this School.

shrunk the entire world's population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all the existing human ratios remaining the same. I want to share this

When you sit through Trustees The Grove Fair Day, where over 40 children from the surrounding areas of Lakefield, came to the School one Sunday morning

passage with you:

Meetings, Grove Society Meetings or Staff Meetings, you can't help but marvel at the time and energy people put into this School.

It stated there would be 57

“To all the parents, thank

Asians, 21 Europeans, 14 from the Western Hemisphere (both

you for giving us our

north and south), and eight


Africans. They take time off from their Fifty-two would be female, 48 would be male, 70 would be nonwhite, 20 would be white. It

personal lives and put together and were entertained by 25

new ideas and events in order to

members of the grad class.

improve the quality of our

went on to state that six people

School and more specifically to

would possess 59% of the entire

The grad class participation in

world's wealth, 80 would live in

the Duke of Edinburgh Program

substandard housing, 70 would

and the astonishing 12,471 hours

be unable to read, 50 would

of community service

suffer from malnutrition, one

contributed by all students this

would be near death, one would

year. I guess this just goes to

be near birth, one (and only one)

show how each and every

would have a college education

student here at the School is

and one would own a computer.

ready to give back to their community what their commu-

After reading this again, I can

nity has given to them.

honestly say that we are definitely very lucky to be a part

We feel so privileged to be able

of the community of Lakefield

to represent this year's grad class

College School. Because this

for the amount of contributions

school offers so much to its

and commitment this group of

students, it is only up to its

talented, dedicated and enthusi-

students to take advantage of the

astic people has made. But we


must say we could have never done it without the support of so

I must say that this year's grad class has taken advantage of the

help improve the lives our students. There may not be any students present during these meetings, but the meetings focus on the students and the students only. On behalf of all the students at Lakefield College School, thank all of you who have contributed to improving the lives of your students and our future. But the most important people we need to thank, as grads, are our parents. They brought us into this world, watched us grow and most importantly watched us succeed. Tell your parents you love them, it is the most important thing you can do.

many people that care about this School.

opportunities this School has to

To all the parents, thank you for giving us our future.

offer. Here are only a few

Lauren and I have had the


honour to attend special


And the Award Goes To... Academic Proficiency Standing Top of Form Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11

Max Lafortune Mathew MacLean Rachel Honig Simon Denure Nisha Pinto

Fine Arts Grade 7/8 Fine Arts Prize Emily Kerr

Hubert Eisdell Award (Junior) Lindsay Joseph

Intermediate Fine Arts Prize Adam Bishop

Governor General's Medal

The Drama Prize

Allison Bingham

John Fleming

Arts and Languages English Grade 7/8 Humanities Prize

The David Bierk Visual Arts Prize Erin Crowley

Mathew MacLean

The Music Prize

The Dela Fosse Prize (Junior)

Christine Tomkinson

Sara Cooper

Modern Languages Junior Modern Languages Prize

Intermediate English Prize Meaghan Dyas

The Language and Literature Prize Jess Foran

The English Writers Craft Prize Jennifer Macko

I. Norman Smith Prize for English Studies in Literature Nikolas MacLean

Mathematics, Science and Technology Mathematics Grade 7/8 Mathematics and Science Prize Mathew MacLean

Paterson Prize (Junior) Sara Cooper

Intermediate Mathematics Prize Robin Sheung

Larry Griffiths Prize for Algebra Andrew Parsons

Larry Griffiths Prize for Geometry and Discrete Mathematics Robin Sheung

Katie Richardson-Arnould

Intermediate Modern Languages Prize

Professor M. Mackenzie Prize for Calculus John Fleming

Nisha Pinto

The Core French Prize Otto von Nostitz

The Extended French Prize Nicolas Desmarais

HRH Prince of Asturias Spanish Prize Tess Lorriman

Professor M. Mackenzie Prize for Advanced Functions and Calculus Peter Pelc

The Mathematics of Data Management Prize Alexander Lyttle


Science and Technology A.W. Mackenzie Environmental Award (Junior) Andrea Ober

Intermediate Science and Technology Prize Meaghan Dyas

Mrs. A.W. Mackenzie Natural History Prize for Biology Christine Tomkinson

The Economics Prize

Senior Edson Pease Prize

Andrew Parke

Sarah Chung

The Modern Western Civilization Prize

H.M. Silver Jubilee Award

Tess Lorriman

Jessica Holdcroft

The Nelles Prize

The Canadian and International Law Prize

Riona Petticrew

Jennifer Macko

The J.R. Anderson Award

The World Issues Prize Graham Warden

The Computer and Information Science Prize

Jill Arsenault

Character and Achievement Awards

Loic Dalle

John Pearman Martyn Sibbald Prize Andrew Parke

The Chemistry Prize

The Gaby Award

The Ondaatje Foundation Award

Allison Bingham

Hannah Anglesey

Allison Bingham

The Physics Prize

The Harmon Award

The Monty Bull Award

David Hill

Krista Wollny

Elise-Marie Walsh

The Earth and Space Science Prize

The Junior Grove Society Prize

The Jack Matthews Humanitarian Award

Brian Maxwell

Andrea Ober

Lauren Allen

The Communications Technology Prize

The Fred Page Higgins Award

The Whitney Prize

Sara Cooper

Lisa Perowne

Junior Edson Pease Prize

Jean and Winder Smith Award

Kelly Bignell

Social Sciences T.H.B. Symons Canadian Studies Prize (Junior) Gemma Barker

Hilary Bird

John Fleming

The Jean Ketchum Prize Shin-Young Park

University of Toronto National Book Award

The Stephen Thompson Prize

Allison Bingham

Intermediate Social Sciences Prize

Mary-Anne Reid

Katharine Rogers

The Senior Grove Society Prize

Susan Guest Outdoor Education Prize

Remy Studli

Nikolas MacLean

The Milligan Awards

The Canadian-American History Prize Brett Jackman

McLimont Scholarship David Hill

The Trustee's Prize Jason Allingham

Lauren Allen, Loic Dalle

The Grove Award Brett Jackman

The Crombie Award Rob Hazell

The Grove Award Erin Crowley

The Grove Award Jessica Holdcroft

British Alumni Travelling Scholarship Jill Arsenault Jessica Foran


How Will We Know If We Are On The Right Track? Dr. Janet Markus, From Her Address to the Grove Society AGM, May, 2003 Education, and the business of schooling, has a tremendous impact on all of our lives, and the high school years in particular have a powerful and farreaching effect that resonates many decades after the OAC/grade 12 graduation.

To get a snapshot of the way the school program might appear to an interested stranger, I can refer to a recent process at Lakefield. Several months ago, an advertising agency sent out two young designers to gather as much information as possible about the school from students, teachers, parents, and administrators and collate this information into a short sentence that would let people

How will we know if we are on the right track? Let's

know what Lakefield is all about. This process was

start by considering what factors are important

part of a series of visits that resulted in some new

when you choose a school for your child. A recent

visuals for LCS (see page 14). Our new tagline,

survey done by Paul Kropp (author of "The School

"Bringing Education to Life" was designed with

Solution") says that adolescents choose a high

input from staff and students and we feel it

school based on three important principles: to be

captures an important part of the Lakefield experi-

with friends, a convenient location/timetable/


desirable environment, and extracurricular activities that suit the individual's interests.

Schooling is not an end in itself; its purpose is to serve life, both within the school and beyond it. The

Parents of adolescents choose a high school for

concept of bringing education to life, and educa-

their child based on three very different principles:

tion for life, is associated with the famous educator

high academic achievement and reputation, best

John Dewey. For Dewey, education had to be tied to

preparation for university or college, and a stimu-

life to be effective, and schooling found its justifica-

lating and safe environment for learning. If parents

tion in serving all areas of life. Many basic values

are happy, and students are happy by the time the

can be fulfilled in the process of schooling itself; I

end of each year rolls around, then the program

think at Lakefield we try as far as possible to foster

offered at the school must have met the expecta-

the values of a good life, the life we would wish for

tions of both groups.

students in their later years as well as in the time they spend with us in high school.

Education, and schooling, has changed dramatically in the last 100 years, and these changes reflect

The mission statement: "To challenge and enable

a shift in values, a change of what we value and

students to achieve their full potential in body,

expect from a school. One of the ways we can figure

mind and spirit" suggests that the school program

out if we are on the right track, is to examine the

sees itself in an expanded role to create opportuni-

intention of the mission and programs offered at

ties and nurture relationships that will help young

the school, and consider the values represented by

people learn the things they need to learn in order

individuals and activities at the school.

to live life to the full. I think the unspoken message

p9 in the mission statement is the

be a better person for having

The great thing about Lakefield is

belief that students are capable,

failed the first time, and tried

that by doing all the things you

and they will benefit greatly from

again. Being challenged means

love to do you get attention and

experiences that push them to

that it requires real effort and will

support. At a regular high school

both fail and succeed as they

to succeed, the mission state-

you would probably be beaten up

pursue a wide range of experi-

ment says, "to challenge and

for doing the same things."


enable", the Lakefield environ-

Interestingly, every student who

ment becomes a safe and

has given a chapel speech this

supportive landing to enable

year has expressed their thanks

students to keep trying to meet

to their parents and the school

their goals.

for creating the opportunity to

Failing and Succeeding… Lakefield is a great place to fail, to fall flat on your face, to get up again and try until you get it

experience a world where

right, and eventually succeed and

If we are to look carefully to

excel. New students who come to

determine whether or not we are

Lakefield are often surprised by a

students are always asked to do the best they can do in a warm and caring environment.

quality we call "Groveiness". Groveiness means that you want

Graduating students giving

to be able to wear your

chapel speeches consistently

Bierkenstocks as classroom dress

offered one piece of advice to

through the winter because you

younger students about how to

are hanging onto the season…the

organize their time at school.

summer season that is.

They said: "Get involved! The

Groveiness means that a new

more you get involved in sports,

student in grade 9 might find

arts, drama, and groups the more

themselves reading poetry out

on the right track we could look

you will get out of school." One

loud at a campfire down by the

at what students say in front of

student says, "There is a direct

waterfront to senior students

their peers when they are asked

relationship between how happy

cheering you on and patting you

to articulate their experience at

you will feel and how involved

on the back when you are done.

Lakefield. Chapel speeches can

you are in school activities. Force

be a great way of finding out

yourself to try everything, jump

what students think when they

in, you won't regret it."

Groveiness means that you are not supposed to be perfect, that it is okay to embarrass yourself, ask for help, or do something stupid. Groveiness promotes being honest and genuine about who you are, and realizing that we learn best from making mistakes. Because we are human, we tend to understand ourselves better only when we have failed at something.

are forced to be reflective about their time at school. Robbie Hazell said, "…This year I decided that I was going to really try to achieve…really listen and work hard. I realized when I made this kind of effort I got so much out of all my classes. I found my classes interesting and I learned something important from each of my teachers."

Groveiness (at its best) provides

Graham Bocking said, "To be cool

the willing hand, the caring

at Lakefield you should be in the

environment, to help each

band, choir and perform on stage

student understand that they will

during the One Act Play Festival.

Serving a population of 362 teenagers is always a challenging process, and staying on track means that there must be guiding principles that create stability, consistency, and meaning. When I first came to an interview for a teaching job at Lakefield twelve years ago, Richard Life said to me that the guiding principle at Lakefield College was that everyone was required to teach through relationships. Little did he realize how powerful that continued on p34


School News Field Hockey Mary-Anne Reid, Kelly Bignell, and Dani Scanlon were selected to continue

Championship title! Our

a row including an

team faced Saint Andrew’s

outstanding semi-final

College in the finals and

win. Although up against a

was victorious!

hard serving opponent in the finals, Otto brought

their training with the

The boys thank their

Women's U-18 High

assistant coaches Andrew

Performance (Provincial)

Johnston '95 and Ryan

Team. A major accom-

Bell for all their support

plishment for the three

throughout the year as

girls, the U18 team is one

well as their head-coach

of the most competitive in

Ian Armstrong ‘83 for

the country, and consid-

"bringing fun back to the

ered the training group for

game of hockey!"

CISAA T-II Hockey Champions

medal for his efforts.

Basketball The Varsity Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season with 19 wins and no losses in CISAA play this year. As

the Canada Games program 2004/05.

home a winning silver

Tennis Otto von Nostitz took part in the singles tournament of OFSAA in Toronto this

Congratulations to the

Spring. Playing exception-

Boys Tier II team for

ally well, Otto won a

coming home with the

streak of three matches in

hosts for the championship finals, LCS defeated rivals, St. John Kilmarnock, winning the CISAA League Championships. An impressive season indeed!


Staff News


Former staff member Dr.

At Closing, we bid farewell to

Rosalind Barker has been

staff members, Brian Taguchi,

appointed to the Executive

Stephanie Horsley, Melissa

Committee of the Yale University

Iamonico, and Laura Culliton.

Graduate School Alumni

Our best wishes also go to our

Association for a three-year term,

leaving Dons, Alex Gordon, Dan

beginning in July, 2003.

Hedges, Jess Fitchette ‘97, Katie

(grandmother of James Ward) for her generosity. On one of their last days in the islands the group spent an enjoyable few hours on

Boomgaardt, Lindsay McLean,

Literary Journal

Kylie Campbell, Ryan Bell, and

This year's literary journal, “In

Alex Hurley. Also, Arts and

Our Words 2003” includes contri-

Languages teacher, Libby

butions of poetry, essays,

Dalrymple, will be taking a year

memoirs and short fiction from

off to pursue personal and

more than 30 students. The

professional endeavours.

journal also features the winners


of the first “LCS Writes!” contest, sponsored by the Grove Society.

The participants of the

Congratulations to Brendan Fell,

Bequia/St. Vincent Island

whose poem was selected for

Outreach Service Expedition,

recognition in the University of

would like to extend their

Buffalo poetry contest.

appreciation to Mary Barnard

Lindsay Joseph with St. Benedict children in Bequia the water sailing along the coast of St. Vincent to a beautiful natural waterfall; a trip arranged by Mrs. Barnard with her business, Barefoot Yacht Charters.

Duke of Edinburgh Lakefield College School celebrates their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Recipients - a total of 30 this year. On June 4th, 2003 some of these students attended the Duke of Edinburgh Award Ceremony in London, Ontario where they received their awards from His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex. After speaking with several of our students informally, Prince Edward remarked how impressed he was with the large number of Lakefield College Students who had earned the prestigious award. Standing (L-R): Jason Allingham, Kevin Makowchick, Jenna Bowcott, Erin Munro, Duncan McRae, Melanie von Diergardt-Naglo, John Schofield, Kara Rashotte, Elise-Marie Walsh, Jessica Foran, Joe Mallette, Josh Turk, Ian Humphreys, Sarah Chung, Lauren Allen, Riona Petticrew, Mark Petrosoniak Sitting (L-R): Jon Houston, Pat Scanlon, Loic Dalle, Jordan Vlasschaert Not in attendence: Sho Araki, Jill Arsenault, Catie Cundall, Alexandre Desmarais, Nicolas Desmarais, Alice Honig, Mark Olsheski, Christine Tomkinson, Graham Warden

The Fine Art Of Branding Sarah McMahon, Director of Admissions There are two key objectives outlined in the branding strategy of Securing Our

Future. The first is to position Lakefield as the finest predominantly boarding school in Canada. The second is to ensure that all marketing and communications activity is of a high quality, adheres to the LCS brand strategy, and delivers an impactful and consistent message.

p13 When one utters the word branding in a conversation, immediately a vision of a cattle ranch in the west comes to mind with a hot iron and a helpless cow being marked for life. Please rest assured that this is not the approach that we have taken at LCS! From a marketing perspective the concept of a brand is described as follows:

“A brand is not an icon, a slogan, or a mission statement. It is a promise - a promise your company can keep...This is the promise you make and keep in every marketing activity, every action, every corporate decision, every customer interaction.” Kristin Zhavagio, “Business Marketing” For some, blending the two words branding and education together is difficult, especially when it comes to the thought of trying to brand Lakefield College School. Certainly, one can appreciate that the mission of the School must embrace our students and their learning, however the brand must reflect the core values of the School as well.

There are two key objectives outlined in the brand-

well, a style guide was developed as a resource for

ing strategy of Securing Our Future. The first is to

the staff to refer to in the visual layout of all school

position Lakefield as the finest predominantly

marketing pieces from advertisements to hockey

boarding school in Canada. The second is to


ensure that all marketing and communications activity is of a high quality, adheres to the LCS brand strategy, and delivers an impactful and consistent message.

Recognizing that the input from other sources was critical, we tested the message and images on a number of focus groups including students, parents, alumni, trustees and prospective families.

With these two objectives in mind, a committee was

Their feedback was critical in the development of

formed to put the brand strategy in motion. The

the final product, and work was done to include

question put forward was "how can we demonstrate

these recommendations.

in our marketing materials what makes LCS unique?" I am not sure what we would have done without the creative talents and support of our key volunteers. With the experienced staff of Flavour

It is with great excitement and pride that we unveiled the new LCS wordmark and tagline in May of this year.

Advertising donating their services and a commit-

Thank you once again to all of our volunteer

tee of volunteers offering their insight, knowledge

committee members and the various focus groups

and passion for the Grove, we worked to establish a

for their tremendous support. We are very pleased

new wordmark and positioning line that would help

to be sharing the new LCS look with you in this

Lakefield articulate a clear message and broaden

issue of the Grove News!

the understanding of the School's core values. As


Who’s Who? Lakefield Preparatory School 1936 - Update

Updates from our readers in response to the photograph depicted in the Fall 2002 edition of the Grove News.

Back Row (L-R)

31. Peck (Chris)

56. Master Bryan

84. Gibson

32. Aikens

57. Master Mackenzie

85. Cochran

58. Herder

87. Perry

34. Roberts I

59. Fitzgerald

88. Arnaldi

35. Marsh (Pete)

60. McLean

89. Niven

61. Dunn II 62. Winslow

90. Bob Langmuir III

63. de Lotbiniere

91. Gordon-Ives

33. Christmas (Beverley)








Pease (Hal)


Tom McGinnis








36. MacBeth (Jack)


Langmuir I

37. Goldsmith II

Middle Row

64. Warren II 66. Vaughan

38. Ramsay II

11. Ledger

39. Crickmore

12. Stewart

40. Harris

13. Fullerton

41. Harvey

14. Potts

42. Cayley

15. Ramsay

43. LaNauze


16. Carswell

44. Brouse

69. Atkinson

17. Clements

45. Gunn

70. Morris

18. Budden

46. Drake

71. Fullerton

19. Beveridge

47. McMaster

72. Fairhead

20. Galt

48. Strickland

73. Errington

21. Shepard

49. Greenwood

74. Whithall

22. McCrimmon

50. Master Wood

75. Ryder

23. Warren

51. Master MacCauley

76. Atkinson

52. Master Smith

78. Gunn II

53. Master Duxbury

79. Duncan

54. Dr. Alex Mackenzie

81. Wood (Terry)

25. Maclaren 26. Morley II 27. Pease (Ted) 28. Simpson 29. Turnbull 30. Goldsmith

55. Master Fletcher

93. Crampton (Danny)

86. Slater

94. Cahoon 95. Caldwell 96. Elliott 97. Roberts II 98. Brown (Bobby) 99. Carson

65. Colquhoun

10. Gemmel

24. Tippett

92. Bill Langmuir II

67. Crampton 68. Robertson

Keeping You Guessing 1929 Rugby Team Do you know who’s who? Please contact Richard Johnston at:

Front Row

77. Ethridge

80. Selkirk 82. Mackenzie 83. Wood (Tom)


"Il faut cultiver notre jardin" From “Candide” by Voltaire

An Excerpt from Musings of "Bob's Boy", Stephen Morris '79 When I was growing up, there was a small vegetable garden behind my house. I remember not when it was in full bloom, but the early spring, when all one could see were wooden rods ostensibly sprouting from the earth. By midsummer, a casual passerby would see only tall, proud tomato plants. Closer inspection, however, would reveal the rods - old hockey sticks - that gave the fledgling tomato plants

Bob Armstrong rarely tolerated lateness at practice, but often turned a blind eye to our social indiscretions, such as school tournaments at Bishop's College School. The tradition of order based on respect and trust, not rules and fear, continues at the Grove. Bob and Andy let us push ourselves, finding out whether we'd quit or try harder, be selfish or be generous, and above all, take risks and accept the consequences. Those lessons would prove invaluable for the rest of my life.

much needed structure and support. To produce excellent tomatoes, it all counted - the garden, the

“When we students arrived at the

sticks, and the plant.

Grove, we were the proverbial tomato sprouts; out of the ground but not yet able to stand independently.” My brother Scott (Morris) '68 and I had the privilege of knowing and being coached by Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Harris, and we are both eternally grateful for that opportunity. A rink on campus would have been a dream realized to Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Harris - a beautiful new garden

I played hockey for all of my years at the Grove and

for the next "grove" of saplings, providing LCS with

two people in particular were my mentors. Both

both fertile academic and athletic gardens!

played a bigger role in the lives of Grove students than one might expect from a hockey coach. Bob Armstrong and Andy Harris ‘44 were many things to many people - but to me, they were the spirit of the game incarnate. Bob and Andy shared the same mistress - hard, cold, and bleach-white, she fueled emotions ranging from desperation, to anxiety, to euphoria. She had a special grip on almost every Canadian's heart.

The hockey cycle continues. My nephews, Sam Ault '98 and Jackson Ault '01, both played at the Grove, and Sam was coached by Andy Harris and Bob's son, Ian Armstrong '83. Scott and I are playing hockey in Canada, Georgia, and South Carolina - and once a year in the Czech Republic. My own hockey skills, modest though they are, astound most people in Georgia. Of course, in Georgian gardens, the rods really are nothing more

When we students arrived at the Grove, we were the

than wood. Not everyone is blessed with the

proverbial tomato sprouts; out of the ground but

support of old hockey sticks.

not yet able to stand independently. Bob and Andy were our used hockey sticks. Tough and reliable, they were awesome in every sense of the word. They supported us with the wisdom and experience that we so desperately needed - whether we realized it or not.


The Grove: A Swiss Army Knife For Life Allen LeBlanc, Director of Advancement

from my Aunt and purchased this incredibly useful tool, which now symbolizes for me a wide array of

"Appreciation is what counts." These were the words that I learned very early in life from a dear Aunt who had for years worn a habit in a Catholic convent as a nun. She later became a teacher, and for over 30 years shared this similar kind of wisdom with the young children entrusted to her care. To this day, I remain inspired by my Aunt and all of the lives she so positively touched over the years.

saved monetary gifts that I was fortunate to receive


for me, although I never had the chance to be in her classroom, I might be considered her life-long student. I must be a slow learner.

important life experiences. For many of our students, approximately one in three, they too receive monetary gifts in the form of financial assistance. And in some cases their "guardians" are anonymous to them. It is because of these gifts, though, that they are able to discover their own "tools" which contribute to their success. These acts of altruism by our supporters provide immeasurable opportunities for many students, who would otherwise be unable to attend Lakefield and benefit from the School's mission of being challenged and

Learning life's lessons and nurturing life-long

enabled to reach their individual potential in mind,

relationships surround me here at Lakefield. The

body and spirit.

thanks and appreciation that students extend to faculty and staff is heartwarming. It is evident, when witnessing such acts of closeness, that the entire notion of the Lakefield difference can easily be attributed to the fact that this place has a soul, a caring soul, one which helps to nurture a living adage of service above self; something which I am privileged to be surrounded and inspired by day to day.

The greatest gift of all, of course, will be when our students of today will be able to, in turn, provide for the students of tomorrow. Recently, I was fortunate to read a number of letters of thanks written by some of our students who have received financial assistance during their time at the School. One letter in particular exemplifies a deep sense of appreciation in which the student states, "I must say, this generosity has not gone unnoticed. I might have mentioned this to you in previous letters, but I'll mention it again: when I finish my schooling, I will definitely contribute towards the Lakefield College Bursary Fund. I have been helped, and so I have decided to assist others in their quest for success and achievement. Money should never be in the way of someone's dreams, and I am thankful that you have been able to provide that for me." Offering the Lakefield difference is almost like

Emma Trottier ‘03 with Kenyan child, 2002

giving a gift of a Swiss Army knife - a proverbial tool for life which can serve its possessor in so many

Looking back to my Aunt, who embraced this adage as her life philosophy, it would seem that awakening this awareness requires many tools. In my case it resembled a Swiss Army knife. Growing up, I

ways. Now imagine the Grove experience achieving the same global recognition as the useful little knives. What a gift to share with the world - truly service above self.


More Than Just A House… A Home One of Lakefield's truly special characteristics is the sense of intimacy that exists on campus. A feeling of warmth and comfort and being amongst those that are close to you and care about you. Nurturing lifelong relationships. This is especially true of life in residence. As summer approaches, two of our "family homes" are being updated to improve the living environment for our student boarders, the residential Dons and the Heads of Houses.

“In both instances, the notions of family and home are very closely linked to the story of the renovation projects.” Ryder - a former governor, supporter and friend of Ondaatje House (formerly known as Uplands

the Grove, currently houses 20 young men.

House) was renovated and received the addition of

Following a complete renovation to existing space

a student dormitory in 1976. Today, the house

including the Head of House accommodation,

accommodates 20 young men as well as their Head

Don's suite and the addition of another floor, Ryder

of House and Don. When School resumes in

will also accommodate 26 male students. The cost

September, the house will have been injected with

of this project has been assessed at $590,000.

over $800,000 towards its renovation which includes the refurbishment of all existing space as well as the

Both renovations have been generously funded

addition of a new wing. When all work is complete,

through private philanthropy as part of the goals

Ondaatje will house 26 young men in much more

detailed in Lakefield's five-year plan, Securing Our

comfortable surroundings.


Similarly, Ryder House, erected and dedicated in

In both instances, the notions of family and home

1979 as a student residence in memory of John H.

are very closely linked to the story of the renovation projects. Both the Ondaatje family and Ryder family have had long affiliations with Lakefield - the Ryders, as descendents of A.W. Mackenzie, the Grove's Headmaster from 1895-1938. The current Head of Ondaatje House, Ian Armstrong ‘83, who in addition to being an alumnus of the School, is also the son of former teacher and hockey coach great at the Grove, Bob Armstrong. Over the close to 25 years since the opening of Ryder, the House has had only four Heads of House exemplifying a sense of continuity within the family "home".


Bringing Leadership To Life "Leaders are the ones who keep faith with the past, keep step with the present and keep the promise of posterity."

Harold J. Seymour

The words of Harold J. "Sid" Seymour, a man

Leadership is imparted through the "Lakefield

impassioned through his work in philanthropy,


clearly mirror the role and responsibility of our Trustees at Lakefield.

During a morning session, Trustees attended senior classes facilitated by faculty, and observed students

On May 10th, 2003 the Trustees convened at the

presenting and debating various thought-provoking

Grove for their Annual Spring meeting, amongst

issues such as the importance of the role of the UN,

them His Royal Highness The Duke of York. The day

the ratification of the Kyoto Accord and the effects

began with the formal unveiling of Lakefield's new

on global warming, the value of international

"look", as well as the introduction of a new state-

student exchange experiences, and Who is Afraid of Virginia Wolf and interpreting its statement on the role and model of the modern day family. All students received glowing reports from the Trustees for their preparation and presentations. A special Chapel service concluded the morning for the School with a keynote address by His Royal Highness who spoke to the notion of risk and what it can represent in one's life experience of personal growth.

Lakefield Trustees at the May, 2003 Meeting

The afternoon then provided Trustees with an opportunity to tour student exhibits on various Leadership related opportunities at Lakefield

ment which is intended to reflect the School's

including International Affairs, Community Service,

character and mission - “Bringing Education to

The Duke of Edinburgh Program, and Outdoor

Life�. Following the business meeting where the

Education. Trustees were then challenged during

Trustees were updated by the Chair of the Board,

an afternoon session to develop a Vision Statement

Marilynn Booth, and Head of School, David

for Student Leadership at Lakefield and provide

Hadden, on the first year of the implementation of

their results to the Board of Directors' Committee

the School's five-year plan, Securing Our Future,

on Leadership. This Committee has been

the group was then engaged to act in their role as

mandated by the Board to examine the issue of

the guardians of the School.

Leadership at Lakefield and provide recommenda-

The focus for the day was to review and discuss the topic of Leadership and how this cornerstone of the

tions back to the Board for consideration and the future direction of the School on this key topic.

Lakefield experience exists within the academic and

As always, the breadth of representation of the

co-curricular programs at the School. The day was

Trustees and their individual relationships with the

organized so that the Trustees would have a

School continue to ensure that Lakefield remains

number of opportunities to interact with students

true to its core values as it progresses towards

and faculty and see firsthand how the concept of

securing its future.


Tee Off Time - The Andy Harris Cup Over 120 parents, alumni, students, and friends participated in this year's Andy Harris Golf Tournament which took place at Lakeridge Links Golf Course in Brooklin, Ontario. Participants were greeted by a beautifully sunny day and enjoyed the BBQ lunch, dinner, silent auction and, of course, the camaraderie on the links. Almost $20,000 was raised to support Student Bursaries. This year's winners of the Andy Harris Cup (L-R) were Chris McLeod, presenter Tony Harris ‘82, Ian Armstrong ‘83, and Susan Hazell (far right).

Thank You The Grove Golf Committee is grateful to the following companies and individuals for their sponsorship of the 2003 Andy Harris Cup Grove Golf Tournament and the Millennium Bursary. AEGON Capital Management Inc.

Fasken Martineau

Baynes & White Inc.

Frum Development Group

C & S Logistics Solutions Ltd.

Goodmans LLP

Caravaggio Orthotic Clinic

The Fells

Herold Home Construction Inc.

Mapleridge Mechanical Ltd. McColl Turner LLP Microbix Biosystems Inc.

Oakwood Mechanical Systems Ltd



Select Accoustic Supply Inc.

Moose FM

Perigee Investment Counsel

Barry & Louise Needler

Richard French, Bowes & Cocks

Scott & Trish McCain

Tricycle Asset Management

Regatta Day Why Let a Little Rain Stop Us? In true Grove spirit, under dark skies and steady rain, it was full steam ahead for Regatta Day, 2003. Students, families, staff and friends gathered at the waterfront for a BBQ, canoe races, and face painting. As the old adage says, “if you can’t beat them, join them”, so in true Lakefield spirit, we added an event to accommodate the weather…a waterslide. It was one of the highlights of the day, particularly when Mr. Hadden changed into his mudslide attire and joined the sliders! The schedule went ahead as planned with full participation in the races, the Grove Society Strawberry Tea and a very wet Adventure Challenge Race. Six teams competed for the coveted Adventure Challenge Paddle on a course that involved paddling, running, orienteering, and a mystery element - a hand-overhand low ropes course. A true LCS sportsman, competitor Andrew Grummit paused and allowed Lauren Allen to cross over the finish line ahead of him, giving the judges no choice but to award two first place winning teams: Lauren Allen, John Shin, Corey Hunter, and Loic Dalle, and the team of Laura Reesor, Ali Farlow, Andrew Grummit and Angus Gastle. Well done!


Painting the Town Red (and Green) LCS Alumni/ae Gatherings in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, London, and Kingston Pub Nights have become a popular fixture for the alumni/ae of Lakefield College School. What started out seven years ago as a single pub night in Toronto has now blossomed into more than ten annual “evenings on the town” in locations across Canada and abroad.

Partying at Patty Boland’s Irish Pub in Ottawa, April, and at Coasters in Montreal, January (right)

Having a royally good time at the Duke of York Pub, Toronto, May, and at Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub in London, February (right)

Making merry at Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub in London, February (left) and at the Grizzly Grill, Kingston, January

Although the draw of free food and refreshments may account for some of the popularity, it is the chance to see fellow classmates (often after many years of absence) or to meet a new friend who has shared similar experiences at the Grove that draws most people out. Last year, inaugural pub nights were held in Ottawa and Waterloo and these will now become regular events. This year a new event will be held at Bishops University on January 23, 2004.


Trails of Adventure - The British Connection Dr. Rosalind Barker Since 1980, the British Alumni Travelling Scholarship has offered one, sometimes two, graduating Lakefield students the opportunity to take a year out before going on to university. Many of the fortunate recipients would say it was in fact "taking a year on" as they embraced the chance to immerse

born in England, was here at the time: He recalls: "the idea of becoming ice hockey players, canoeists, building log cabins and water rafts, and sleeping in dorms with the snow drifting in through the windows at night must have been novel to them, but accepted and enjoyed, like a new type of freedom and exploration."

themselves in new experiences abroad: jobs, places

In 1955, Tim Ward ‘62, who along with his family

to live, independence, strange languages and

has hosted most of the Travelling Scholars during

cultures - all the "new" things outside their previ-

their first few weeks in England, himself entered

ous experience, across cultural, racial, language,

Lakefield as a boarder, very small, at the age of ten.

and economic boundaries. For one and all, it is an

Of the Scholars, he says: "It has been a privilege

education out of the classroom, a Grove specialty.

seeing these young people embrace life. School is over. The travelling scholarship is the deep end.

“...The travelling scholarship is the

Relatives are thousands of miles away. It - whatever

deep end. Relatives are thousands of

you want it to be - really is up to you."

miles away. It - whatever you want it

An education in itself for the Travelling Scholars at

to be - really is up to you."

the start has been attendance at the annual British

How did the British Alumni Travelling Scholarships come to be? The initiative to establish a charitable trust known as "The Friends of Lakefield College School" came into being in 1977. The generosity sprang from the affection for the school of the British alumni who came to the Grove as "war evacuees" during World War II when many parents in England were sending their children to Canada for safety. But for the generosity of Sir Ian MacTaggart ‘35, John Morrell ‘45 and others, the Friends of Lakefield College School and the British Alumni Travelling Scholarship would never have been created and maintained.

Alumni Dinner, at which the "new scholar" is expected to make a speech. Rachael Adams ‘99 (1999-00) tells it best: "I was more than a little intimidated. I mean it was at the 'Oxford and Cambridge Club' - not exactly a name that cried 'put your feet up - make yourself at home' to my nervous ears!" She wound up having a delightful evening and finding everyone very friendly, despite "having additional heart palpitations at the sight of five glasses in front of my plate (not to mention the cutlery!)." She was assured by the gentleman on her right that "in effect all the Old Boys present were the same boys they'd been while at the school," and she came to see it as a "gathering of

The young dozen or so "war boys" (7-14 years of

friends," including the good-natured heckles she

age) who came to Lakefield were much younger

received while giving her speech.

than the Travelling Scholars who later made their journeys in the opposite direction, to London and beyond, sometimes too in personally perilous times and situations. As an experience of "bringing education to life," there are certainly similarities. Louis Fleming ‘43, a Canadian student, though Malcom Johnston ‘02 at the Parthenon

p23 From the formal occasions to the

work in the morning."

most informal, from the most physically challenging to the most relaxing, the varied and most memorable experiences of the scholars are often anything

Coping with being alone and forced to rely on one's own

Jobs fell by the wayside depending on season or circumstance. What did the Scholars face? Loneliness, hunger (sometimes

resources to deal with the challenges they encountered recurs again and again in the reports of the Scholars. John

but scholarly. Here is Andrew

Deane ‘81 (1981-82) describes his

Robertson ‘89 (1989-90): "Left

"Casablanca airport incident",

Galway today in the rain, again

arriving to find himself

wondering how waterproof my

absolutely alone in a very foreign

violin case is. After about nine

environment, but he survived,

hours and nine rides I finally

overcame the feeling of helpless-

arrived in Dingle, Co. Kerry. Had

ness and gained self-confidence

quite a cross-section of society

in his ability to see what he could

offering rides to me today: one

do when he was really on his

normal lady, one priest, yuppie,

own. "Risk taking was encour-

farmer, hippy family and fish

aged," wrote Matt Heeney ‘97

delivery truck. Walked through cow fields to get to Seacrest

(1987-88). "Not the foolhardy Rachel Adams ‘99, Manang Mtn.

Hostel. Only a small hostel (twenty beds). Most of us went out to the town of Dingle - about one-third the size of Lakefield; forty-six pubs."

risk of life or limb, but taking the chance to experience something

very real), depression, long hours on the jobs they got with very little time off, unemployment, shortage of funds - all aspects for many of them of living on their

one would otherwise not have the chance to do." Setting his own challenge, Andrew Newcombe ‘87 (1987-88) flew to Istanbul, the farthest point he

Trails of Adventure is the title

own in the real world for the first

given to the most recent collec-

time. One scholar in his long and

tion of reports written by

frustrating job search felt for the

Travelling Scholars following

first time like a "non-visible

their year abroad. These reports

statistic." Another wrote, "I was

are alive with the wit, imagina-

living in a trailer or caravan, with

tion, persistence and survival

a roof that regularly blew off

skills acquired. Rarely did

during windstorms." Now,

Scholars give up. What were their

seventeen years later and a clini-

challenges? Among the first were

cal psychologist in Australia,

finding a place to live and finding

reflecting on his experiences

a job - in both cases, not once,

during 1986-87, Michael

but often several times. Flats

MacDonald ‘86 writes: "The first

proved to be too expensive and

months in Scotland were lonely

sometimes unlivable. Or they

and awful, and I am surprisingly

made do: "Found a cheap place

grateful to have had them.

Richard McCall ‘88 (1988-89)

to stay in Notting Hill Gate. . ."

Perhaps the most important

described his year as one "of

says one report. "Despite the

thing from my year away was

great personal freedom." "This

saggy bed, patchwork carpets,

learning to be truly happy being

freedom has also meant

and the smell, it was only a half-


independence and in turn

hour walk across Hyde Park to

could imagine as a "start" point for cycling back to London. Hunger, fatigue, bicycle punctures, running out of money in the middle of nowhere were part of the journey. Then, in June, he was cycling in Switzerland at 2300m: "It was June and as cold as I've ever seen it in Canada. I cut the toes off my grey wool socks and used them as leg warmers. They worked quite well except at the knee joint they kept slipping off."

responsibility - the responsibility continued on p35


He’s Funny, That Man Needles An Interview with Dan Needles ‘69 by Stephen Smith ‘85 Every year they award the $10,000 Stephen Leacock Medal to the author of the book deemed to be the funniest in the land,

and ordered the special,

I was at a school in Toronto. I

vegetable soup backed up by a

wasn't in with a great crowd. My

hot chicken sandwich. By the

mother thought I needed a change

time the sandwich arrived, he

of scenery. It turned out for the

was recalling how he had, as a


student, brought a horse to Lakefield.

Where would we have come looking for you at the school?

and in May it was novelist,

The rink? The football field? The

playwright, and Lakefield


alumnus Dan Needles. I was not a sportsman. I didn't He's best known, perhaps, for his

play hockey or football. I was a

five plays about Walt Wingfield,

weenie kid. What was nice about

the latest of which, “Wingfield On

Lakefield was that there were lots

Ice”, debuted at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre earlier this year, starring Rod Beattie. But Needles' Leacock win was for a work of

of things for you to do. So I got on Dan Needles ‘69

A horse?

stage and I was a debater and worked on the Chronicle. And I was in Andy Harris' productions

prose, “With Axe and Flask”,

I kept it at the stable across the

of “A Midsummer's Night Dream”

which weaves the rich history of

road. I was over there all the time.

and “The Black Bonspiel of Willie

Wingfield's own Persephone

I was in the riding club with


Township. (Collaborating with

Jay Currier ‘70, who's now the

him on the book was another

CAO of the Town of Collingwood.

Lakefield alumnus, Toronto

My horse wasn't a great success,

editor Rick Archbold ‘69.) If it

I did not have a distinguished

though. It was a fast horse. And

weren't a work of fiction, you

academic career. I'm not sure

we were slightly manic characters

might mistake the wilds of

what my forte was. I was a 71/72

on horses. We were a hazard to the

Persephone for the place Needles

(average) student all the way

local populous.

through. I mean, they told me I

calls home, Nottawasaga Township, just south of

But I remember Bill Rashleigh

Collingwood, Ontario.

confiding to me that he never did trust a man who couldn't sit a

Dan Needles spent four years at


1969. In March, 2003, Stephen

How did you and your saddle

Smith joined him near the farm

find yourselves at the Grove?

children. The Nottawa Diner is where you'll find Needles most days of the week, starting at noon, and lasting as long as it takes. After he'd hailed a couple of neighbours, Needles sat down

was brilliant, but they didn't do anything about it. I went to a public high school for Grade 13 and they made me an Ontario Scholar there.

Lakefield, from 1965 through

where he lives with his wife and

And in the classroom?

Well, my grandfather was there in the 1880s. He ran away twice. And in those days you had to put your mind to it. You had to climb on a railcar. He was only there for a year.

Why did you leave? I didn't want to be a prefect. I had no interest in school government. And I'd been in the incubator for my 21 days and thought it was time to go. It was a pretty tough school in

1964. I was bullied all the way

Toronto. I took economics, to get

p25 Rod performed it at the Orange

through grade nine. I fought my

away from the theatre.

Lodge in Rosemont. We had a

way through grade ten. In grade eleven they started leaving me

couple of bookings after that,

Did it work?

around southern Ontario. We

alone. I wasn't dangerous, but I

I did a little bit onstage with Rod

decided to do a run in Toronto. We

was unpredictable. So I couldn't

[Beattie] - we did a famous

took it to the Tarragon, booked it

hurt you - well, actually I could

production of Hamlet. He and his

ourselves, in the summer. We got

hurt you. I was known for lashing

brother [Wingfield director] Doug

great reviews and nobody came.

out at the slightest provocation. I

were neighbours in north Toronto.

They stayed away in droves.

Then the Royal Bank wanted to

But then Peter Gzowski had Rod

was like a little hornet, you just left me alone.

hire me. They showed me my steel

on Morningside, and started

There was a general feeling that if

desk, and my black phone, and

running the plays on the radio,

you couldn't take some abuse,

my pencil. I bolted. I went to

and kaboom, Rod was off, going

then you had more character to

back and forth all over the place.

build. The job wasn't done. The

That's seventeen years ago.

idea of being bullied didn't really

How did the spark come for

seem to bother anybody. It was a

“With Axe and Flask”?

different time. The Second World War was only 20 years behind us.

It came out of “Wingfield

It was a time of stiff-upper-lip

Unbound”, the fourth play. At the

and don't complain and get on

Europe and cycled around. When I

beginning of the fourth act, Walt's

with it.

returned I had no idea of what I

reading from this local history. As

was going to do. So I started

a gag I called it “With Axe and

writing columns for our local

Flask” and he says it's by D.J.

newspaper at our farm, about 60

Gould, which is my mother's

miles north of Toronto.

maiden name. She was sitting

Did you know what you wanted to do after high school? Did you have a plan? I went to Australia. My ancestors are Masseys, as in agricultural implements. My mother told me:

behind me in the theatre on

That's where Walt Wingfield got his start.

opening night, and she said, Ha, ha, ha. Now go and write it. And I

Go and get some experience in the

I don't know what happened, the

world, because you have a lot of

editor was fired or shot, and I was

money to look after. About six

the only one in the office who

months later I was trudging

could spell Wednesday, so they

A sixth Wingfield play, which

around in the tropical heat of

made me the editor. I wasn't a

starts with the Orange Lodge

Queensland, clipping the backs of

great news person and I needed to

burning down and Walt being

sheep, a cloud of flies following

fill the pages with something, so I

appointed to the steering commit-

me, and I asked myself, I wonder

started writing the column about

tee to rebuild it. And I'm doing a

how much money. So I went home

the stockbroker from Toronto

play for Theatre Collingwood,

and her first answer was, “none of

turned farmer. It ended up having

which is a kind of a ghost story.

your business.” Later it was, “less

quite a wide following.

Rick Archbold is helping me with

than we thought.” Then: “consid-

What are you working on now?

that. It's interesting. A relation-

erably less.” And then, finally,

The first Wingfield play didn't

“nothing at all.”

make it to the stage in 1984. Was it a hit right away?

So I went to the University of

thought, yes, that's a book.

ship forged on the playing fields of Lakefield survives 40 years.


Reason to Dream Jessica Lax ‘98 The Otesha Project, which means 'reason to dream' in Swahili, was created as a means to empower

to Kenya in 2002 I vowed that the

their global impacts and making

lessons I learned there weren't

them socially and environmen-

going to be lost, and I decided to

tally relevant.

take action." Jocelyn and Jessica have devel-

Canadian youth to adopt sustain-

Feeling powerless as individuals

oped the programs over the past

able lifestyles. It is based on the

to change such extensive

year and left in April to drive

belief that there are alternatives

problems, Jessica and Jocelyn

their donated Honda Civic

to our consumer society, and that

sought their own solution at a

hybrid, which will act as a

we all have the power to make

personal level. They began to

support vehicle, out to

the world a better place.

alter their own lifestyles to reflect

Vancouver. In May they met the

the change they wanted to see in

rest of the team to begin their

the world.

cross Canada cycling tour.

Otesha Project while they were

The result was empowerment,

"The past year has been quite an

traveling in Kenya in January of

and a feeling that their individual

education for me," says Jessica.

2002. This year, 18 passionate

actions were an important part of

"I've learned the importance of

youth from the organization,

the solution. They dreamed of

following my dreams, of not

including Kathleen Wright '98,

the impact that could result

taking 'no' for an answer, and

will be spending six months

should this mindset spread

have proven to myself that

cycling across Canada from

amongst Canada's youth. Thus,

individuals can, and do, make a

Victoria B.C. to Newfoundland, to

on February 16 2002, on a beauti-


bring this message to over 100

ful sunny day in Kitale Kenya, the

youth venues along the way.

Otesha Project was created.

Jocelyn and Jessica's experiences

The Otesha Project's education

able consumption across Canada,

in Kenya left them overwhelmed

programs - which are hope and

they hope to inspire and

with the inequity between life in

action based - involve emotional

empower their own generation to

North America and the lives of

multi-media presentations,

take action, and to work towards

many Kenyans. They were

humorous skits, wild games, and

realizing all of our dreams for a

sickened by the excess that

interactive workshops, for all age

better future.

prevailed in their home country,

groups. The Otesha Project's

and the blinders that their fellow

programs strive to make educa-

citizens (including themselves)

tion more than a textbook or a

had placed concerning resource

lecture. They focus on re-evalu-

allocation and the global effects

ating our daily choices to reflect

of their consumer society.

the kind of future we'd like to see

Jessica Lax '98 along with Jocelyn Land-Murphy, founded the

As The Otesha Project team brings their message of sustain-

"It was with Lakefield that I was first introduced to these inequities," says Jessica. "In my grade 12 year I participated in a Lakefield trip to Kenya which changed my perspectives dramatically. On my second visit

- connecting everyday actions to

For more information, or to make a donation, please visit The Otesha Project website at , or contact Jessica at (613) 591-3607.


Power To Be Adventure Pursuits Tim Cormode '87 When I graduated from Lakefield, I was a bit afraid of what lay ahead. My life's journey started at Lakefield and the educational tools that I packed with me 16 years ago still exist today, and what a magical journey it has been. I now reside in B.C. and am the founder and Executive Director of Power To Be Adventure Pursuits. This charitable organization provides

Education Center in Colorado. This world-class

wilderness and adventure experiences to people

center has been in operation for over 25 years and

with disabilities or life threatening illnesses who

provides adventure therapy experiences for people

would otherwise be precluded due to poverty or

with disabilities. Upon leaving Colorado, I realized

other limitations. We place special emphasis on

it was time to create such programs in British

providing participants with a supportive environ-

Columbia, and fulfill my vision of a world-class

ment that enriches quality of life and encourages

adventure therapy center on Vancouver Island.

personal development, education and leadership. For over five years we have helped people with emotional and physical challenges, and teens living with cancer, move beyond their disability; recognizing their potential as individuals and within a group wilderness experience.

For the past five years we have provided wilderness experiences for people with acquired brain injuries, physical disabilities, teens with cancer, and youth at risk. Our programs continue to develop and fulfill the needs of other special needs groups such as people who suffer from drug and alcohol addic-

The journey for Power To Be began five years ago

tion, children of abuse, and eating disorders. Our

during a three-month adventure experience with

programs not only take place locally, but also have

Amnesia Mountaineering School in Canmore,

extended nationally and internationally. Power To

Alberta. For three months I trained in

Be has just completed the organization and imple-

mountaineering, white water canoeing, rock climb-

mentation of the 3rd International Adventure

ing, ice climbing, backcountry skiing, and wilder-

Therapy Conference. With newfound international

ness first aid. More importantly, the experiences at

partnerships, Power To Be has begun its capital

Yamanuska encouraged me to embrace new

campaign to build an international adventure

challenges, to overcome preconceived limitations

therapy center.

and be an effective leader and follower within a group. I learned to have a stronger sense of respect for others and myself, and respect for the pristine environment in which we live.

I’ve learned from my experiences that leadership takes many forms; remembering that life is an educational experience teaching us how to better our lives and the community around us. Tom

This experience gave me a new sense of self-

Whittaker said it best, "Let us not forget that when

esteem, confidence, and a profound energy to focus

we embrace a harder and higher standard that our

on programs for adventure therapy. My newfound

actions do impact others in positive ways." Thank

motivation gave me insight to take what I had

you Lakefield for helping me bring education to life.

learned and teach it to others. To further develop the possibility to include adventure therapy and people with disabilities, I attended a two-week volunteer experience at the Breckenridge Outdoor

Be There, Choose Your Attitude, Do Justice, Serve, Walk Humbly, Be Compassionate. 1.800.375.2363


Class News The 1950s Barry Duncan '54, Rae Charters '54, Walter Blackwell '56, Doug Rishor '57, John Gray '53 and Tom Delamere '55 met in Toronto on May 17 for a reunion. They hope to repeat this gathering and invite other alumni to

his profession. John is a manager

Michael McAra '79 has finished

in transportation and logistics at

fourth in the Masters Division, an

the Canadian Operating Centre of

annual event hosted by the

Schneider National Carriers of

Toronto Argonaut Rowing Club.

Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is also Board Member (Ontario) of the

Mike McCarney '83 is living in

Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Invermere, BC with his girlfriend,

join them. Contact Barry at

Will Hendrie '64 has been

awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark

Editor's note:

Office for a newly designed tire

The Communications & Constituent Relations Department will be hosting a 1950s Old Boys’ Reception on Saturday, November 1st and a 1960s Old Boys’ Reception on Saturday, November 22nd at LCS. Details soon.

that will make it easier for drivers

Thank you to Darragh Elliott '57 for restoring the portrait of

The 1980s

the past Vice-President and past

Kim, where he is teaching and Kim is a registered massage therapist. They welcome any visitors seeking a retreat or activity-filled visit.

to select the appropriate tire

Dr. Paul W. Clark '84 has been

pressure for their vehicles. Will is

appointed Executive Director of

interested in hearing from LCS

the Copernican Foundation,

alumni/ae working in marketing

Canada's most distinguished

for the automobile industry.

think tank for International

Contact him via e-mail at

Education. Paul was the

Executive Director of the International Office in the

The 1970s

Faculty of Education at McGill

Scott Elliott '72 has lived in

University for the last two years.

England for 20years and would

He is currently Director of the

like to hear from anyone who

Montreal chapter of Teachers

attended the Grove 1970 - 1975.

Without Borders, which sponsors teacher internships in developing

Premier Ernie Eves has made two


pottery purchases from Al Pace

Windsor Smith to its original splendor. The portrait can be found hanging proudly in the Winder Smith Dining Hall.

'77. The first was a clay "canoe

Anthony Austin '86 is currently a

vessel" for Pope John Paul II and

professor at Seneca College and

the second was a large stoneware

Ryerson University in computer

wall plate with a "dancing loon"

Science. He is a regular speaker

image presented to Her Majesty

at conferences around North

The Queen during her last visit.

America on Linux. Reed Anderson '89 writes that he

The 1960s

is still making art, and this past

John Reynolds '60 received the

year had his 4th solo show in

Alumni Citation Award from

Toronto as well as some shows

Wilmington College for his life


long contributions to science and

p29 Hugh Culliton '89 has been

Ardyth Correia '98 is at

Civic Award from Peterborough

promoted to Vice-Principal of

Teacher's college at the

City Council. Kalen has

Kente Public School in Belleville,

Christchurch College of

competed in two NCAA Division I

where he, his wife Laura, and son

Education in New Zealand until

sports and has been named to

Tristan plan to move this

August 2004. If anyone from

all-star teams in both ice hockey

summer. Any of his old

Lakefield is in New Zealand, or is

and field hockey. She is captain

colleagues are welcome to look

planning on coming to visit, she

of the Harvard women's ice

them up and drop by for a visit.

would love to hear from you!

hockey team and was ranked number one in each of the three

The 1990s Pat Doran'94 writes in to chide Leong Wong '94 who won't return any of his phone calls.

Kate Wright '98 is currently

NCAA college hockey polls.

finishing her Masters Degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. She has also been coxing the

The 2000s Mark Soder '00 accepted a marketing internship position

Since graduating from Mt. Allison

University rowing team.

with a BFA, Beth (MacDonald)

Highlights of her year include

Stone '94 has been living in

five gold medals at the Scottish

Bermuda. She is a self-employed

University Rowing

interior decorator.

Championships, a Bronze at the

with the NFL's San Diego

British University Rowing

Chargers. Mark has completed this third year of a four year Sports Administration/ Commerce Program at Laurentian University, Sudbury.

Yvonne Chang '95 has recently

Championships, and 36th place

graduated from her three year

in both the Eights Head of the

David Wright '00 completed the

training in Expressive Arts

River Race and Women's Eights

last leg of his final term at sea as

Therapy. Yvonne is currently

Head of the River Race in

part of his degree at the United

working at Central Toronto Youth

London. She will be at Henley in

States Merchant Marine Academy

Services and the Parent-Child

July and hopefully represent

in New York. He has spent the

Mother Goose program.

Scotland in Ireland at the end of

last few months crossing the

July. She is also a member of the

North Atlantic Ocean to Europe

University Polo Team. If anyone

and back again.

Helene Deacon '95 is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow in Psychology at the University of British Columbia. She recently successfully defended her D.Phil.

feels like visiting Scotland she is more than happy to help out with

To connect with a classmate visit

a place to stay in Aberdeen.

the alumni/ae email directory at or email

thesis in Experimental

Kalen Ingram '99 received the

Psychology at the University of

Senior Female Athlete of the Year

Oxford. She can be reached at

Home to The Grove Reunion

Dave Anthony '98 writes, "I'm just about to finish up my first year of medical school at

September 27 and 28, 2003

Columbia University in New York

Spread the word, round up your classmates, and come

City‌if any Lakefield kids are in

celebrate with us at the Grove in our 125th Anniversary Year.

the area, I'd love for them to contact me." He looks forward to

Featuring classes ending in 3 and 8, although all alumni/ae

reconnecting with his classmates

are welcome and encouraged to attend.

at reunion this fall.



Scott Smith '87 (above) and Jill Taylor were married

Mike Garside (above) married Jennifer Sutton on

on February 8th, 2003 at Graydon Hall in Toronto,

Saturday, June 21st, 2003 in an afternoon service at


the A.W. MacKenzie Chapel. Mike is part of the IT team at Lakefield College School.

Ray Carlow (below) and Triscia Heron were married on September 7, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Catholic

Jamie Stafford '89 married Ruth Santosham on

church in Douro, Ontario. Ray is part of the

September 22, 2001. Among Lakefield alumni

Facilities Department at Lakefield College School.

attending were Losel Tethong ‘89 (Best Man), John McDougall ‘89 (Usher) and Richard Joynt ‘89 (Usher). Jamie and Ruth continue to live in Vancouver. Jamie is a Director, Business Development for Fairway Impressions and Ruth is finishing her BEd at Teachers College, UBC. Bruce Maxwell '90 and Lucy Postlethwaite were married on June 28th, 2002 at St. George's Anglican Church in Haliburton, Ontario. Paul Bethel '90 was a member of the wedding party and David Cooper '90 was in attendance. Beth (MacDonald) Stone '94 was married to Geoffrey Stone on September 6th, 2002. Beth and her husband live in Bermuda where she runs her own Interior Design Business.


Births - Class of 20?? Cathy and Darryl McKeever '86

Russ and Beth Fleming have had

David Moore ‘88 and his wife

welcomed their second daughter,

a baby boy, Trevor Elliot Schick,

Kristen are pleased to announce

Sheena, on December 21, 2001.

born on Sunday, February 9,

the arrival of their first born,

Sheena is a sister for Holly,

2003, at 6:35pm. He weighed a

James Oliver Coupland Moore, on

granddaughter for Derek

healthy 7 lbs. 4 oz. Beth is a

June 8. They reside in Ottawa,

McKeever '61, niece for Robert

former Don of Moodie and Upper

where David is employed by

Catto '89, and goddaughter for

Colebrook Houses.

Nanometrics Inc. , world leader

Stephen Meinhardt '86.

in digital seismograph Sarah (nee McCully) Mason '91


Anabel A. Fielding was born on

and her husband Brian are

December 16, 2002 to Sam

delighted to announce the birth

Bruce Boren ‘87 and his wife

Fielding '85, a sister for big

of their little boy, Samuel James

Ruth, are delighted to announce

brother Daniel. Sam attended

on February 12, 2003. Sam is a

the birth of their daughter,

Lakefield as an exchange student

little brother for Caroline and a

in 1985.

nephew for John McCully '89.

Former LCS Staff Member,

Benjamin Francis Popper entered

Maureen (Hughes) Brand gave

the world on March 3, 2003 weighing 7 lbs. and 14 oz and 20 inches long at St. Michael's hospital Toronto. Benjamin, Sara Valentina Boren on November 20, 2002. Melanie (Dukavoc) Heffern ‘95

birth to Eamon Michael Brand on

and her husband J.D. welcomed

January 26, 2003. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 14 oz., and is 22 inches long. and Jonathan Popper '87 are all On Friday, February 7, 2003 at 6:45 p.m. Elliot Jackson Stuart

doing well and enjoying this new stage in their lives. Hugh Macdonnell '85 and wife Margo are delighted to announce the birth of their third child,

their daughter Julia Monique on October 26, 2002.

Charles Hugh Chapman Macdonnell, 9 lbs. 8 oz. and 21 1/4 inches. Sister Betsy and was born to Tim and Stephanie

brother James are having fun

Get Ready....

Near '90. Their new bundle of

with their new brother. 2004 for LCS’s 125th

joy weighed in at 10 lbs. 5 oz.

Anniversary Celebrations!


In Our Memories

Fred Laurie '56 on January 2003 in Calgary,

Elizabeth McCubbin in May 2003 in


Lakefield, mother to Alec "Doc" McCubbin and grandmother to Libby McCalden '93

Commodore D.N. (Doch) MacGillivray '52

and Adam McCubbin '95.

on March 22, 2003 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Robert Jackson Barker on June 26th Frederick B. Rich '42 in November 2002. Reverend Lloyd Delaney (former School Chaplain) on December 10, 2002 in Midland, Ontario.

2003, father of James Barker '82. Dr. Swarn Lata "Madhu" Makhija on June 27th, 2003 in Peterborough, Ontario, mother of Monica Makhija '98.

John Robert Latimer on April 22, 2003 in Toronto.

How Will We Know If We Are On The Right Track? (Continued from page 9)

principles introduced by the founder of the school Sparham Sheldrake in 1879, and reinforced and enhanced by Dr. Mackenzie in 1895, is now supported by current scientific research conducted

statement is today in light of recent research devel-

124 years later.

opments. If we are on the right track at Lakefield, we are Research now suggests that the relationships and

creating an environment that challenges and

emotional bonds teens formed during these critical

enables each student to fail and try again, so that

years are of tremendous importance. This research

they set and attain goals far beyond what they may

is both interesting and validating for the school;

have imagined for themselves at the beginning of

teaching through relationships, one of the guiding

the year. If we are on the right track at Lakefield,

p33 your child should have the experiences that let

and seen more at the age of 18 or 19 than many of

them know they are capable; by their graduating

us will do in our lifetimes. Ultimately, however, it is

year they should have a strong sense of personal

not the miles travelled or the places chalked up on

promise and confidence. It is not the assignments

a list; the new perspectives about oneself and the

and tests, games and single sports, it is the vision of

world are what matter most. Matt Chellew ‘97

what is possible.

(1997-1998) in Goreme, Turkey, came upon some kids who wanted him to play soccer with them. But

The writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote, "If you want to build a ship, don't gather your people and ask them to provide wood, prepare tools and assign tasks. Call them together and raise in their minds the longing for the endless sea." We are on the right track if we have fostered the confidence to succeed, and the longing (in the heart of each student) for the endless sea of accomplishment, and the desire to pursue a meaningful life.

"it is hard to know what to say to a seven-year-old who is telling you that he has no home, no mother, and sleeps on the street corner next to the phone you've just used to call halfway around the world to hear from your parents that everything at home is fine and dandy." How does the Travelling Scholarship relate to what comes next? To life's journey? Two good answers emerge, expressed in different ways in many of the reports. One said: "When I was contemplating the opportunity of a year abroad I thought that the time away would be beneficial in helping me to determine a pathway to follow in life. What I found out

Trails of Adventure The British Connection (Continued from page 23)

after an academic year off was that there were many more pathways than I ever imagined." Another paused in the midst of her travels, realizing that for all she had seen, done and learned, in relative

to plan and arrange one's affairs without anyone to

terms, "I know nothing." For a moment she felt

help or prod you on." Bill Lett ‘92 (1992-93) noted:

utterly lost. "And then this thought appeared, with

"The instability of being on your own helps you to

all the disembodied authority of the voice of God in

grow and although there can be very frustrating and

a Monty Python movie: maybe that's a good place

sad times, at the end of it all, there is a feeling of

to start." So to a remarkable degree, each Scholar

having conquered and overcome." And Margaret

has returned from that very special year abroad

Wallace ‘93 (1993-1994) reflected recently: "Most

with a realization like that of Tennyson's Ulysses, "I

importantly, I learned that I was ultimately in

am a part of all that I have met." This is also the

charge of my experience. I learned how to deal

epigraph to the volume appropriately called "Trails

with the unexpected, to be flexible, keep my cool

of Adventure".

and roll with the punches. These tools have been invaluable as an Outward Bound instructor and teacher. I left an insecure, nervous, 19-year-old girl. I returned an independent, confident woman." Bringing education to life? Perhaps what comes across most strongly from the reports in the now three handsomely printed volumes, “Trails of Adventure”, is a new kind of self-knowledge that undoubtedly has continued to have an ongoing impact. Many of the scholars have travelled further Temple outside Pisang, photo by Rachel Adams ‘99


The Lakefield That I Know Laura Pieterson ‘03 My Lakefield experience has been one that is, I am sure, in many ways similar to those of every student. However, I also believe that Lakefield leaves a different mark on all of us as a result of our time spent here. Some of us enter this school and seem to never change. Some students graduate from Lakefield as someone entirely unfamiliar to the shy, quiet kid that arrived on opening day so many years earlier. There are those of us that, although we seem to remain outwardly the same - other than

green and white buildings. It was

my niche and proceeded to learn

difficult for me to comprehend

more about people and human

that this facility was for learning

nature than I could ever imagine.

purposes. I had been expecting

Being in such a small, close-knit

something institutional, made of

community twenty-four hours a

grey stone with small windows

day, seven days a week, not only

and no character. What I found

allows, but forces one to become

was a camp, or resort of sorts.

very close with people. The small number of students here enabled

I arrived at LCS in September of

me to get to know a wide range of

2000 feeling more nervous than I

people that I would likely never

ever had in my entire life. I was

have spoken to in a high school

entering into grade eleven and

of 1200. Generally, high school

feared the already set-in-stone

students befriend others very

social groups that would surely

much like themselves, whether

not accommodate a new girl like

the similarities are common


sport or musical interests, style of dress, religious or political

a few inches of height and boys

beliefs. I often smile to myself

who shave! - have changed

when I glance around the dining

inwardly in immeasurable

hall tables at lunch and see


friends that could be labeled as Lakefield College School first

complete polar opposites. This is

came to my attention in the

something about Lakefield that I

spring of 2000, when my parents

love. The friendships that are

and I were looking for boarding

made here are not based solely

schools within reasonable driving distance from Ottawa, which has

Laura Pieterson ‘03 and Paul Runza

on one common interest, or the opportunity to borrow one

always been home to me. The

I feared having to share a room

another's clothes. The friend-

decision to send me to boarding

with someone that I would be

ships I have made here are based

school arose out of never-ending

unable to tolerate. The latter fear

on understanding, common

struggle with my parents, the

was quickly appeased when I was

values and loyalty. Overstepping

specifics of which I will not

greeted by my new roommate

the boundaries of typical teenage

disclose. In brief, and in age

with an enormous hug and ever-

cliques is made easy at Lakefield

appropriate terms, I was a

present smile. The former fear

and encourages acceptance and a

troubled teen running with the

was one that took longer to

non-judgmental atmosphere.

wrong crowd and I was unable to


see how detrimental my actions

The wide variety of people at

were to my family, my future or

Coming into a new environment

Lakefield that I have befriended

my sense of self. Upon visiting

where the majority of people are

and had the chance to know have

the school, I fell instantly in love

already comfortable with their

all impacted me in different

with the campus, the waterfront,

surroundings is never easy. I

ways. The exposures to so many

forests, and scattered matching

eventually settled in and found

points of view, and the freedom

p35 with which we are allowed to

whatever lies ahead. I leave with

knowing that I have no regrets for

express these points of view, have

a better developed sense of who I

having come here. I leave

provided me with a relatively

am as a person and a general

knowing I will miss everything

easy journey on the road to

idea of what I want to do with my

about this place, even the things

adulthood and to finding myself.

life. I leave knowing that I simply

that might irritate me now. I

cannot eat another turkey

leave with a better understanding

sandwich on Dempster's whole

of people and relationships. I

wheat bread topped with

leave with greater insight, with

tomatoes, chopped lettuce,

more confidence and many

processed cheese and salt and

wonderful memories.

I stated earlier that I have greatly changed inwardly. I know this is true, but to put it into words is not unlike trying to fit a whale into a fish bowl. I leave Lakefield

pepper. I leave this school

feeling as ready as possible for

The Graduating Class of 2003

Back Row

Fourth Row

(L-R) Brett Jackman Joseph Mallette Jose Paredes Graham Bocking Nicholas Bierk William Hackett Michael Corner Drew Gilmour Rickart Hepburn Jon Houston Nikolas MacLean Remy Studli Alexander Lyttle Robert L'Heureux Nicolas Desmarais Max von Spoercken Kevin Makowchik David Casson Andrew Parke Josh Turk Otto von Nostitz

(L-R) Natasha Ball Maggie McRae Christopher Nixon Michael Horlick Mark Petrosoniak Peter Pelc Loic Dalle Alexandre Desmarais Dominic Crossan Andrew Leus Nick Caravaggio Jordan Vlasschaert Jason Allingham Mark Olsheski Kaspar von Nostitz Daniel Mongeon John Sears David Hill Eliot Barker Jonathan Schofield Sho Araki Robert Hazell

Jennifer Thompson Erin Munro

Third Row (L-R) Zoe Mills Sarah Chung Alice Honig Erin Crowley Alexis McKinney April Sawyer Iris Saunders Kara Rashotte Sarah Burton-Davies Jennifer Macko Michella Young Laura Pieterson Lisa Perowne Christine Tomkinson Elizabeth Reid Allison Bingham Riona Petticrew Robin Boyle Kerri Bennett-Ferdinand Jessica Holdcroft

Catherine Cundall Jessica Foran Stephanie Wilcox Jillian Arsenault Claire Blanchette Jenna Bowcott Nisha Korff

Second Row (L-R) Jiwon Park Tessa Lapensee Amy Roache Alexandra Fraser Katharine Sunderland Caitlin Weaver Emily Kingdon Colleen Gainey Elizabeth Hendry Theresa Lorriman Vhari James Melanie von Diergardt-Naglo Samantha Mae Turnbull Elise-Marie Walsh

Emily Farlow Emma Trottier Alanna Gravely Janice Greenshields Lauren Allen Alexandra Roth

First Row (L-R) Kyle Turk Duncan McRae Evan Hadfield Jean Paul Forget Kyle Fairlie Jonathan Houghton Andrew Parsons Graham Warden Ian Humphreys Darren Bishop Paul Bethel Patrick Scanlon Matthew Lewis John Fleming Roy McLaughlin

Photo by Greg Stott

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