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
Kingston Alumni/ae Gathering London Admissions Reception & Alumni/ae Gathering Grove Society Meeting, LCS
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
8 11 16
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
February 5 13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
â€œBuild 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.â€? 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
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
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 prefectâ€™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 â€˜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?
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
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
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 Studentsâ€™ 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
â€œRemember 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
â€œTo 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
Arts and Languages English Grade 7/8 Humanities Prize
The David Bierk Visual Arts Prize Erin Crowley
The Music Prize
The Dela Fosse Prize (Junior)
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
Intermediate Modern Languages Prize
Professor M. Mackenzie Prize for Calculus John Fleming
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
The Modern Western Civilization Prize
H.M. Silver Jubilee Award
The Nelles Prize
The Canadian and International Law Prize
The J.R. Anderson Award
The World Issues Prize Graham Warden
The Computer and Information Science Prize
Character and Achievement Awards
John Pearman Martyn Sibbald Prize Andrew Parke
The Chemistry Prize
The Gaby Award
The Ondaatje Foundation Award
The Physics Prize
The Harmon Award
The Monty Bull Award
The Earth and Space Science Prize
The Junior Grove Society Prize
The Jack Matthews Humanitarian Award
The Communications Technology Prize
The Fred Page Higgins Award
The Whitney Prize
Junior Edson Pease Prize
Jean and Winder Smith Award
Social Sciences T.H.B. Symons Canadian Studies Prize (Junior) Gemma Barker
The Jean Ketchum Prize Shin-Young Park
University of Toronto National Book Award
The Stephen Thompson Prize
Intermediate Social Sciences Prize
The Senior Grove Society Prize
Susan Guest Outdoor Education Prize
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
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 Andrewâ€™s
College in the finals and
win. Although up against a
hard serving opponent in the finals, Otto brought
their training with the
The boys thank their
Women's U-18 High
assistant coaches Andrew
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 â€˜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!
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,
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
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
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
57. Master Mackenzie
34. Roberts I
35. Marsh (Pete)
61. Dunn II 62. Winslow
90. Bob Langmuir III
63. de Lotbiniere
33. Christmas (Beverley)
36. MacBeth (Jack)
37. Goldsmith II
64. Warren II 66. Vaughan
38. Ramsay II
50. Master Wood
51. Master MacCauley
52. Master Smith
78. Gunn II
53. Master Duxbury
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)
94. Cahoon 95. Caldwell 96. Elliott 97. Roberts II 98. Brown (Bobby) 99. Carson
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:
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 â€˜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
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 - â€œBringing Education to
The Duke of Edinburgh Program, and Outdoor
Lifeâ€?. 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 â€˜82, Ian Armstrong â€˜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.
Baynes & White Inc.
Frum Development Group
C & S Logistics Solutions Ltd.
Caravaggio Orthotic Clinic
Herold Home Construction Inc.
Mapleridge Mechanical Ltd. McColl Turner LLP Microbix Biosystems Inc.
Oakwood Mechanical Systems Ltd
Select Accoustic Supply Inc.
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
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
through. I mean, they told me I
calls home, Nottawasaga Township, just south of
But I remember Bill Rashleigh
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
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 â€˜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
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
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
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
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 www.otesha.ca , 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
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.
Iâ€™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. www.powr2b.com 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
Office for a newly designed tire
The Communications & Constituent Relations Department will be hosting a 1950s Old Boysâ€™ Reception on Saturday, November 1st and a 1960s Old Boysâ€™ 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 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
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
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
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 www.lakefieldcs.on.ca 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 email@example.com.
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
Cityâ€Śif 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
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
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
Near '90. Their new bundle of
with their new brother.
..in 2004 for LCS’s 125th
joy weighed in at 10 lbs. 5 oz.
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
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 â€˜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 â€˜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
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
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
(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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