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Grove News Spring/Summer 2008

Calendar of Events 2008-09

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Grade 7 & 8 Parents’ Reception

Red-Green Shinny Day

26 Grade 11 & 12 Parents’ Reception


27 Grade 9 & 10 Parents’ Reception Fall Fair Home to the Grove Reunion


April 9

Grove Society Meeting



Victoria Meet & Greet


UK Friends of LCS Dinner


Vancouver Meet & Greet


UK Pub Night


GTA Parents’ Reception


Grove Society Meeting


1950s Decade Reunion


Trustees’ Meeting Opening of Student Recreation Centre



London, ON Pub Night


Class Reps Workshop Toronto Pub Night


Haddens’ Retirement Celebration


Trustees’ Meeting


Waterloo Pub Night


Interguild Annual General Meeting

26 Ottawa Meet & Greet


Grove Society Annual General Meeting



Regatta Day


Grove Society Christmas Mtg & Luncheon



Peterborough Pub Night


Grove Society Pot Luck Luncheon



Grade 8 Graduation Dinner

20 Grove Society Speaker Event


Closing Grade 12 Graduation Dinner


Grove Golf Tournament

30 Kingston Pub Night

Lakefield College Trustees 2007/08 School Board Chair John Ryder ‘77 Past Chair Jock Fleming ’74 Cindy AtkinsonBarnett David Bignell Walter Blackwell ’56 Marilynn Booth Scott Campbell Brian Carter* Andrew Clarke ’85 Jack Curtin Susan DeNure Peter Dunn ’62 Andrew Durnford ’85

Michael Eatson ’83 Stephanie Edwards Bishop George Elliot Ann Farlow Romina Fontana ’94 Bill Gastle ’68 Bruce Gibson Janice Green Nicole Groves ’93 Jennifer Gruer Terry Guest* David Hadden* Tim Heeney ‘83 John K. Hepburn ’68 Paul Hickey Howard Hickman ’60 Tim Hyde ’76 Alan Ingram Warren Jones ’88

Angie Killoran Janet Lafortune Kathleen Leonard Nicholas Lewis ’77 James (Kim) Little ’53 Laleah Macintosh Kevin Malone ’77 Paul Mason James Matthews ’58 Scott McCain Andrea McConnell John McRae ’70 Val McRae Betty Morris Bill Morris ’70 Kaycee Morrison ’08 Christopher Ondaatje Anil Patel ‘93 Karin Persson

Travis Price ’85 Tony Pullen ’63 Vicki Pullen Sean Quinn ’82 Kathleen Ramsay Douglas Rishor ’57 Gretchen Ross John Schumacher Jeffrey Shier Murray Sinclair ‘79 Nancy Smith Scott Smith ’87 Amanda Soder ’98 Manal Stamboulie David Thompson Stuart Thompson ’91 Tim Ward ’62 Gordon Webb ’72 Chris White ’90

Jamie White ’79 Terry Windrem Hatim Zavery ’08 HRH Duke of York ’78

Jock Fleming ’74 John K. Hepburn ’68 Linda Leus Angus MacNaughton ’48 Scott McCain Robert McEwen Bill Morris ’70 Rosemary Phelan Honorary Chair Kathleen Ramsay Paul Desmarais Jr. ’73 Donald Ross ’48 Thomas Ryder ‘53 Chair William Wells ’78 Jeffrey Marshall Richard Wernham Marilynn Booth Graham Worsfold Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87 HRH Duke of York ’78 Bruce Boren ’87 Jonathan Carroll ’87 Directors in Bold Brian Carter* * Honorary Alumni Michael Cooper


(Front Cover) Kimble Mooney (Gr.11) and Sarah MacLean ’08, Regatta Day, 2008. (Opposite) Student concert at the waterfront, Earth Day 2008 (Photo by Derek Shin (Gr.10)).

Opening the Book Malcolm Johnston ’02 We were thrashing our way through the dense rainforest of Costa Rica, led by our trusty local guide, Maynard. Suddenly a gunshot rang out to our near left. Instinctively, we dropped to our chests, shielding our heads, eyes wide and panicked. We would later learn that poachers, evidently hostile ones, were known to occupy the area, and we, a group of four high school kids and two teachers, had strayed into their territory. It was nearing sunset in the remote northwest of Nepal, and we sat motionless in our raft, exhausted from a long day of paddling and happy to let the current do the work. Ahead, we could hear a faint song on the air. As we continued downstream, the silhouette of a little girl emerged, kneeling at the water’s edge with her mother, washing clothes in the current. As we approached, the girl’s song, mournful and delicate enough to make one cry, became perfectly discernible, the calm water amplifying the sound.

appreciate natural beauty, rely on one’s instincts, learn self reliance, stretch one’s limits, and above all, broaden one’s perspective. St. Augustine once wrote, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” To its great credit, LCS has helped open that book for many of its students. The school’s commitment to international involvement is reflected in these pages. Student Vern Neo writes of the challenges and joys of teaching debating skills in South Africa (p.14). It comes as no surprise that all four scholarship recipients featured (p.11) were involved in international service while at LCS. Today, the Lakefield community is spread across the world, teaching, learning, volunteering, on exchanges and expeditions and more. As the article “Grove Encounters of the Best Kind” (p.18) reminds us, wherever you go in the world, be sure to keep an eye out, because you never know when you might run into an old friend.

One of the greatest gifts that Lakefield gave me was

Malcolm Johnston ’02 completed his BA in English

an appreciation of travel. Whether terrifying or

and History at Trinity College, University of Toronto.

enchanting, as above, or somewhere in between, the

Since August 2007, he has been the project manager at

experiences of travel are enriching beyond measure.

ManchesterCF, a financial crime risk management firm

Away from home, one learns to deal with adversity,

based in Toronto.

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Dear Class of 2033 David Hadden, Head of School Time capsule letter to be placed in a cornerstone of the Student Recreation Centre and opened at the 25th Reunion of the Class of 2008. June 20, 2008 Dear Class of 2033, At the initiation of the Class of 2008, we created a time capsule in the newly constructed Student Recreation Centre which will be opened 25 years after their graduation. What follows are the hopes I have for you, the Class of ’33. I am sharing them, tonight, with the grads of ’08 and our school community at our Closing (my retiring) Chapel service. I know that Lakefield will have changed in all sorts of unforeseeable ways. No one is more aware of the irony that Lakefield must do things differently if it is to stay the same and protect what it values most. I hope that Lakefield is still affectionately called The Grove and that it continues to feel more like a camp than a school. I hope that it continues to be a place that is more about values, community, and its quality of relationships than about test scores and individual achievement. I hope that the quality of your relationships with your teachers has been special. May their informal, caring, and incredibly committed approach continue to be a big part of your Lakefield difference. I hope you have continued to try to define the Lakefield difference. I hope you have failed! If you can define it, it no longer exists. I hope the majority of you have chosen to give Chapel Talks—ones that are open, honest, and constructive in their support, helping younger students to find their way at Lakefield and become more comfortable being themselves. I hope that trust remains Lakefield’s biggest word. I hope that Lakefield’s enrollment has remained sufficiently small to permit your Head of School to know you and the rest of the school. What a gift, for me, that has been. I hope that the Lakefield you have attended is flourishing, having received the support it deserves from its extended family; may it do so without losing its sense of humility. I hope you feel incredibly privileged to have attended Lakefield and understand deeply, with this privilege comes the responsibility to help those who are less fortunate than you have been. I look forward to being with you when you open this time capsule with the hope that your experiences and contributions have been as positive and appreciated as the Class of 2008’s. Yours sincerely, David Hadden Head of School (Opposite) LCS students seize the opportunity to cheer for their team at the Peterborough Memorial Centre (above) and to celebrate the closing of their final year as Class of 2008 graduates (below). Grove News Spring/Summer 2008  |  iii

A Day of Celebration and Transition John Ryder ’77, Chair of the Board Closing Speech, June 21, 2008

The new Student Recreation Centre and the Northcote Campus will add greatly to the development of our students’ individual potential. They will help to

Today, with these Closing Ceremonies, we draw to a close

build character through fitness and team spirit, and

the 129th school year at Lakefield College School. In this

provide them with a greater appreciation of our natural

year, like so many before, we have much to celebrate and

environment and the world in which we all live. LCS is

even more to be grateful for.

extremely fortunate to be the recipient of this “legacy of

The Grove community is fiercely proud of its traditions, its unique setting, and its role in the community. Throughout

generosity” and we are grateful to those individuals who contribute in so many different ways.

its history, the school has successfully balanced progress

The Closing Ceremony is an occasion for celebration and

and evolution with tradition and stability.

transition. This is a day when we extend our appreciation

In my role as the representative of the school trustees

to those staff that are leaving for new pursuits.

and directors, and as an alumnus of the school, it is truly

Thank you for all that you have done for the students of

gratifying to see, year upon year, so many achievements

The Grove.

in so many diverse areas of endeavour. Whether it be our student achievements in academics, the arts, community service, or athletic competition, or the tremendous community achievements in advancing the physical resources of the school, it has truly been an exceptional year.

And, for the men and women of the Class of 2008, today is the moment when your collective time as students at Lakefield College School draws to a close, and you embark on new, individual adventures. The Lakefield experience will have been unique for each of you. It will have affected each of you in your own way. You will take with you a rich

The school’s motto, mens sana in corpore sano—a strong

treasure chest of friendships, memories and experiences,

mind in a strong body, like many great credos, can be

your own sense of purpose, a broad respect for others,

thought of in a variety of contexts. Perhaps for us here

and a desire to seek knowledge for application and

today, from the perspective of education and youth, one


thought might be the concurrent development of the mind and the body, in balanced proportion, so evident in our graduates today.

Today also marks a very rare day in the history of The Grove, indeed. For only the seventh time since 1879, we

have the opportunity to pay tribute to a retiring Head of

profound impact on many, many students—I am told


2,333 to be exact!—and mentors to another 428 staff.

As we look back on the last 23 years, we reflect with

Through your tireless energy, your vision and guidance,

profound appreciation on the leadership, vision, and

your wonderful sense of humour, your commitment and

passion of David Hadden, and the unending support and

passion, you leave Lakefield with a legacy that is the envy

contributions of Susan.

of Canadian schools.

Lakefield College School stands at the forefront of

Today we are joined by many alumni, trustees, and

Canadian independent schools.

directors. Twelve chairs of the board have been blessed

David and Susan, you stand at the centre of Lakefield’s many achievements, and we are forever grateful.

to serve the school and the foundation during the Hadden years—noting some have served with both the school and foundation boards. Although all are here “in

Lakefield is a school that takes great pride in developing

mind,” six of your former board chairs are here with us

the individual character and potential of each student.

today in person.

It is also a school that has been blessed with Heads of School of great character—and who are great characters—those who have a passion for life, and most importantly, who have been driven to see that this

It is my honour to present to you a school bench. I would like to conclude by reading the plaque that has been affixed to your bench. The citation reads:

individual potential is indeed developed to its fullest.

David and Susan Hadden “Heads” of School 1985 to 2008

Lakefield has prospered “Like No Other” during this

They honoured what Lakefield College School had been and they envisioned what it could be.

unprecedented period, highlighted by great advances in endowment, bursaries, buildings, human resources, and

Their passion was the potential in each student. Their legacy is a school “like no other.”

governance, all, of course, in support of our students.

Presented with deep affection for 23 years of leadership, caring, and selfless service.

David and Susan, with your hallmark doctrine to be

From the Grove Community, Closing—June 21, 2008.

“Hungry, Humble, and Nimble,” in true Grove tradition, you are a larger-than-life team who embody the warmth, traditions and spirit of The Grove. You have both had a

(Opposite) Students from the Class of 2008. (Below) Susan and David Hadden receive a school bench at Closing 2008.

Letters It is with grateful thanks to one of my grandsons, who has dragged me into the computer age, that I am able to send you this photograph that may be of some interest. I think it must have been taken in 1943 and is of me and Rene de la Roche ’49 at Lakefield. The archivist might be interested.

Dear David, As has happened so often in the past, I feel compelled to write you about your contribution to the latest edition of the Grove News [Fall/Winter 2008]. Your “First Impressions ...” so beautifully captures the very essence of the school and still remains in my memory after more

I enjoy receiving the magazine and other literature you

than 75 years. And then what you followed with almost

send me. I have very happy memories of my rather short

moved me to tears.

time at Lakefield and still have my jumper worn for both ice hockey and rugger.

Back in the ’30s, when visiting other schools such as TCS for hockey, etc., I sensed that the boys there led much

It is great to be able to go onto your website. What a fine

more regimented, structured lives there than we did at

place it is. You thoroughly deserve your success.

Lakefield. Lakefield’s big asset was the unique quality

Robin Wood ’44

of its informal environment where boys could more easily be boys. Returning to the school was always like returning home (mind you, I was there for over eight years!). I can’t tell you what it means to me to know that in this world of constant, radical change wherever we look, the basic philosophy, the attitude, and the spirit of Lakefield remains the same. In David Thompson it would seem that the school has found a worthy replacement for you. Your shoes will not be easy ones to fill but I know your successor will have the full support of every one of us. With every good wish, David, and my eternal thanks for taking such good care of my old school and furthering its cause so successfully. Sincerely, Peter Perry ’42

(Opposite) Robin Wood ’44 and Rene de la Roche ’49

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Head Students’ Closing Address


Closing Awards


Lighting New Paths


Scholarship … It is a Magical Word


School Highlights


Finding A Voice in Cape Town


Chapel Talks—A Quest for Truth


Grove Encounters of the Best Kind


LCS Alumni Continue to Pay it Forward


It’s All About the Kids


Northcote—“Bloody Marvellous!”


Keith Gleed Remembered


It is Worth Sharing


Greg Greene ’86—A Prophet for Our Times


Class News (Weddings, Births)


In Our Memories


Editor: Tracey Blodgett; Layout & Design and Copy Editor: Christine Vogel; Contributing Editor: Malcolm Johnston ‘02; Editorial Committee: Jeanne Armstrong, Heather Avery, David Hadden, Richard Johnston, Richard Life, Sarah McMahon, Tom Milburn, and Lisa Clarke. Contributing Photographer: Simon Spivey. Please address correspondence to the Communications and Constituent Relations Office: Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON, K0L 2H0 705.652.3324

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Head Students’ Closing Address—June 2008 Lauren Schumacher ’08 Someone once said that, “Most of our life is a series of images. They pass us by like towns on the highway. But sometimes a moment stuns us as it happens. And we know that this instant is more than a fleeting image. We know that this moment, every part of it, will live on forever.” This is what Lakefield has become for the grad class. The Grove has become a part of us; and the people we have met, the memories we have made, and the moments we have shared will live and stay with us forever. For the grads, Lakefield will soon become another town we passed along the highway and it will become just one stop among the many stops that we will make along our journey of life.

out. It made me question if I did all the things I wanted to do before my time here was up. Did I get involved enough? Did I make a difference? Did I do things right? But the question I ask myself the most is: Did I take a moment and really enjoy it? For the grads, our Lakefield career is now over, and we have finally crossed the finish line, made it to graduation day, and made it to our destination for this chapter in our life. But looking back, I have realized that in the end the journey is the destination, and that it is the time spent over years that I will remember. This year has given Jeff and me, the Leadership Class, and the Graduating Class of 2008, a chance to take what we have learned from the past years’ strengths and

When this year began, I started to realize that my

weaknesses and strive to make this year into something

time here at The Grove had a limit; the year now had a

memorable, something unforgettable. We worked

number of remaining days and my time was running

together and worked as one grad class; we brought

back old traditions and hopefully started new ones. It

Lakefield to perform at the top of his or her ability.

is now our time to move on, and time for us to pass on

Maybe it’s the fact he played professional football and

the torch to the Graduating Class of 2009. To the new

could seriously damage any one of us with one hit or

graduating class: There are countless exciting changes

that he is so comfortable with himself he once dressed

to embrace next year, and I have faith and believe that

like a 1920s flapper and danced in front of the school like

you have what it takes to keep the true Lakefield alive

a lady. Nonetheless we, the grad class, understood what

and growing.

was expected and wanted a grand finale to Mr. Hadden’s Lakefield career. We had a goal and we were unified.

The Grove is filled with such amazing things, and

School spirit was up, and the atmosphere was even

because of this, Lakefield is truly like no other. The

better than normal. A lot of people have complimented

campus is always full of life, and the staff here is

me on the success this year, but the success of this year

so caring about each student, their attitude and

has little to do with individuals and more to do with

compassion helps makes this place feel like a home,

the collective whole. As a whole, we were good—in fact,

and makes Lakefield what it is. The students here are

we were fantastic. It is amazing how much impact the

so willing to learn, and want to embrace Lakefield, and

graduating class has on the school.

all the amazing opportunities it has to offer. If I were to give advice to the grad class for next year, it would be:

Now our high school careers are over, our time as

Don’t waste time. Time here goes by too fast, and before

students at Lakefield have come to an end. Today we

you know it, it will be you up here graduating. Don’t be

leave Lakefield as students and become alumni. We join

afraid to start new things, and take risks. Enjoy it while

an impressive group of graduates that Lakefield has seen

it lasts. And thank you to our parents; we would not be

over the years, but for lots of us LCS will still be part of

here without your love and support.

our life. It is a second home and a second family. Time will pass and memories will fade, but one thing which

Even though the graduating class is now finished with

will always stay is the friendships. Friendships between

one chapter of our lives, we are moving on to another.

a Head of House and a resident, between a coach and

Lakefield has given us everything that we need in

a player, between roommates and housemates, and

order for us to succeed. Now is the time for us to

between teachers and students, these friendships—

shine—the time where our dreams are within reach and

between all members of the Lakefield community—are

possibilities vast.

what make this place so special.

Over time things fade, and people move on; however

To the Class of 2009, next year you will be facing many

even though the grad class will all be heading off in

changes. With these changes comes a great and rare

separate directions, and taking different paths of life,

opportunity. Lakefield begins a new chapter. We pass

we will always have one thing in common: Lakefield.

to you the leadership of this school. Handle your new

Jeff Scanlon ’08

responsibilities with respect and care. There will be new students, a new building, and a new Head of School—

It was only a short year ago that Lauren and I were

welcome them all to Lakefield the way Lakefield

standing here saying goodbye to a graduating class, and

welcomed you and I’m sure it will be another great year.

advocating for the leadership and enthusiasm of the Class of 2008; we were ready and eager to lead Lakefield into another fantastic year. That year has passed and again we are standing here advocating for the leadership and readiness for the Class of 2008 to step outside our Lakefield community and take on new challenges.

When you look at our grad class you will see smiling faces and excited and nervous teens. When I look I see a group of young people with potential to change the world, a group full of talent, full of musicians and athletes, full of future politicians and leaders, a group I am very proud to be part of. Lakefield has done so

This year was unlike any other: our school’s leader

much for all of us and we are thankful. So thank you,

would be leaving after 23 incredible years as Head of

Lakefield. Thank you for the education, the atmosphere,

Lakefield. We had an expectation to make Mr. Hadden’s

and the teachers. Thank you for the memories and the

last year a great one—anything less would be a failure.

friendships. Thank you, Lakefield, for everything.

All of us in the graduating class feel we met those expectations, maybe even exceeded them. Something about that bear of a man can drive any student at

(Opposite) In true Grove tradition, Lauren Schumacher and Jeff Scanlon leap into Lake Katchewanooka after finishing the last of their high school exams.

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Closing Awards—June 21, 2008 Academic Proficiency Standing Top of Form

Grade 7

Christopher Chan

Grade 10

Katie Jones

Grade 8

Stephanie Peel

Grade 11

JJ Maxwell

Grade 9

Rebekah Sibbald

Grade 12

Max Lafortune (Governor General’s Medal)

Curriculum Area Prizes English

Fine Arts

The Grade 7/8 Humanities Prize: Natalie Jennings

The Junior/Intermediate Drama Prize: Christine Davidson

The Dela Fosse Prize (Junior): Katie Jones

The David Bierk Visual Arts Prize: Alex Salkeld

The Intermediate English Prize: Zoe Edwards

The Senior Music Prize: Ja Min Kim

The Senior English Prize: Caylea Foster

The Senior Drama Prize: Adrienne Miller

The I. Norman Smith Prize for Studies in English Literature: Becki Worsfold

Modern Languages

The English Writers’ Craft Prize: Nikki Whitney

The Junior Modern Languages Prize: Maki Ishida

Fine Arts

The Intermediate Modern Languages Prize: Rachel Johnston The Core French Prize: Kaycee Morrison

The Hubert Eisdell Award (Junior/Intermediate Music): Olivia Kim

The Advanced Placement Extended French Prize: Alex Massie-Postel

The Junior/Intermediate Fine Arts Prize: Aarons Huang

HRH Prince of Asturias Spanish Prize: Jordan Muise

(Below) Back Row L-R: Grade 8 Graduates, Rob Thompson, Cody McMahon, Sophia Walter, Carly Zubrickas, Sandy Wilson, Keegan Campbell, Jacob Slobodian, Ryan Lee, Alex Procyk, Colin Aldis. Front Row L-R: Nayna Maini, Stephanie Peel, Colleen MacKenzie, Chloe Rees-Spear, Natalie Jennings, Nicole Gosselin, Katherine Worsfold, Nora Hickey, Christina Chan.

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Curriculum Area Prizes Mathematics

Science and Technology The Communications Technology Prize: Aarons Huang

The Grade 7/8 Mathematics, Science & Technology Prize: Alex Procyk The Paterson Junior Mathematics Prize: Ashley Patel The Intermediate Mathematics Prize: Amy Shao The Mathematics of Data Management Prize: Laura Slipp The Advanced Functions Prize: Emily Freistatter

The Larry Griffiths Prize for Advanced Placement Calculus: Max Lafortune

The A.W. Mackenzie Environmental Award for Junior Science & Technology: Beatrice Chan The Intermediate Science and Technology Prize: Dominik Lieberoth-Leden The Biology Prize: Nicole Pinto The Mrs. A.W. Mackenzie Prize for Biology: Max Lafortune The Chemistry Prize: Vanika Chawla The Physics Prize: Colin Gallacher The Earth and Space Science Prize: JJ Maxwell

Social Sciences and Outdoor Education The Grade 7 & 8 Social Sciences Prize: Stephanie Peel The Junior Outdoor Education Prize: Megn Walker

Professor M. Mackenzie Prize for Calculus: Nicole Pinto

Science and Technology

The McLimont Scholarship for Engineering: Max Lafortune

The T.H.B. Symons Canadian Studies Prize (Junior): Gabrielle Cormier The Intermediate Outdoor Education Prize: Andrew Dupuis The American History Prize: JJ Maxwell The Susan Guest Outdoor Education Prize: Lawrence Brennan The Classical Civilizations Prize: Monica Farlow The Economics Prize: Joe Lewis The World History Prize: Becki Worsfold The European History Advanced Placement Prize: Colin Gallacher The Canadian and International Law Prize: Nikki Whitney The Canada & World Issues Prize: Rachel Grant The Human Geography Advanced Placement Prize: Monica Farlow

Character and Achievement Awards The Gaby Award: Keegan Campbell

The Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students: Karine Gauthier

The Junior Grove Society Prize: Brooke Dunford

H.M. Silver Jubilee Award: Monica Farlow

The Fred Page Higgins Award: Gabrielle Cormier

The Nelles Prize: Mimi Yang

Junior Edson Pease Prize: Megn Walker

The J.R. Anderson Award: Kane Miller

The Jean Ketchum Prize: Katie Jones

John Pearman Martyn Sibbald Prize: Kaycee Morrison

The Stephen Thompson Prize: JJ Maxwell

The Ondaatje Foundation Award: Jordan Muise

The Senior Grove Society Prize: Olivia Blatchford

The Monty Bull Award: Max Lafortune

The Milligan Awards: Jordan Cooper, Laura Slipp

The Jack Matthews Humanitarian Award: Andrew Carroll

The King Constantine Medal: Vanika Chawla

The Whitney Prize: Nicolaus Berlin

The Grove Award: Rakesh Rajdev

Jean and Winder Smith Award: Lauren Schumacher

The Crombie Award: Nikki Whitney

The Trustees’ Prize: Mary Elizabeth Konrad

Senior Edson Pease Prize: Patricia Gabilondo

British Alumni Travelling Scholarship: Jeffrey Scanlon

The Harman Award: Rob Thompson

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Lighting New Paths

The evening candle procession (depicted here in 2006) is an annual Grove tradition held during Closing Chapel. Graduating students emerge from the chapel at the end of the service to bid farewell to classmates, faculty, and staff.

A candle maker closed the door on his workshop and climbed slowly up to his bedroom. He sat, as he always did at dusk, in his old rocking chair beside the window and peered out at the fading light and the ever-growing shadow that was being cast over the village. Soon candlelight began to flicker in many windows around the village. The candle maker smiled—he always felt a warm glow of satisfaction at this time of night as he wondered how many windows he helped light. And this evening, more than ever, he was warmed by the knowledge that a kind friend—a seasoned craftsman—would be moving to the village to take over the thriving business, for this candle maker’s hands were worn with the love and care he had placed in his craft each day. Comforted with the warmth and light from the village, he sat watching the wick burn in his own candle before being snuffed out in a pool of wax. Tomorrow, he knew, there would be many new candles to light. ADAPTATION OF DAVID HADDEN’S CLOSING CHAPEL SPEECH, JUNE 2006

“The hope of Lakefield College

the dusk, lighting the pathway

of the Pathfinder; and lugging

School,” says David Hadden, “has

towards each student’s destiny

overflowing food packs (packed

always been to light candles within

beyond Lakefield College School.

by Ted Ingram) over unnecessary

young people, to encourage light to

Yet the evening also lit the path

portages on Expedition Weekend,

flicker in any way possible, and to

for the Haddens’ own journey into

I can say with confidence that I

hope that this light will go on into

retirement and their new home in

am now beginning to shed the

the future, becoming larger, and

the Village of Lakefield.

‘rookie status’ associated with a

kindling other lights elsewhere. It is satisfying for a person to reflect at the various stages in their life on the candles they have lit and what they have done to help illuminate their part of the world.”

Twenty-three years earlier, Lakefield College School guided its then new headmaster down his new path. In December 1985,

new headmaster. To be sure, there remains much to learn as Susan and I look forward to our continued indoctrination.”

David wrote: “After escaping

For Susan, like so many students

unscathed while breaking up two

she advised over the years, moving

David and Susan Hadden have

dog fights outside the Chapel;

to LCS was quite a change from life

helped countless students, parents,

watching [Father] Dean Purdy

at Upper Canada College. “I felt like

staff, and friends craft their own

on St. Francis of Assisi Day bless

I was going to Timbuktu – quite an

candles over the 23 years they

three hamsters, two guinea pigs,

adjustment for a Toronto girl.” Yet

resided, with their daughters

a horse, a lamb, and many more

she was overwhelmed by how kind

Heather ’97 and Katie ’00, as the

dogs than cats; being embarrassed

and friendly everyone was. “People

head family at The Grove. During

knowing a group of students

really wanted us to feel welcome.

this June’s Closing Chapel, they

observed me fail miserably in

UCC was such a big place where

watched proudly as 102 more

my first attempt to windsurf;

everyone did their own thing.

candles flickered brightly in

sleeping on the windward side

But it wasn’t until after that first

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Christmas at LCS that I started

sirens—the whole works, with

society, in which women have

calling this place home.”

nobody on campus who knew

joined with men in shaping our

how to turn the thing off. It took

country’s institutions,” said

unusual diplomacy to transform

David in 1989. “I am committed

this embarrassment into a valuable

to ensuring that the enrollment

experience in fire drill. While

of girls will make Lakefield even

sewers and alarms were being

stronger, and will further the

wrestled with, a case of typhoid

school’s role. The past is but a

was discovered in the summer

prologue to the future.”

“My love affair with Lakefield began when I first toured LCS, during the interview process,” remembers David. “Driving home at the end of that day, I went from having my hat in the ring and ‘what will be will be,’ to desperately wanting this job.”

camp and the media descended upon David immediately. David

The future has been highlighted

Recounting those first weeks

handled all problems competently

not only by the introduction of

with a new Head, the late John

and expediently—a tip of the

female students, but also the

‘Bubs’ Macrae ’33 recalled in the

hat to what must have been a

significant number of campus

December 1985 issue of the Grove

comprehensive course down there

improvements. Susan remembers

News: “David Hadden spent the

in Boston!”

of her first years at The Grove, “The

first two weeks of his summer

place looked tired.” Although they With the support of the Grove

were guided by David’s vision and

community—including a total

leadership, he gives all of the credit

of 428 staff over 23 years—the

for the school’s capital successes to

Haddens spent the next two

its community of philanthropists,

decades watching 2,333 students

volunteers, and longstanding

transfer of summer students from

walk in the red door in September

supporters. The reawakening of

Wadsworth and Collingwood

and out from under the white tent

the campus has included new

Houses to other already crowded

at Closing. In 1989, the “makeup”

residences, a new library, an

residences. The situation wasn’t

of those students became much

academic block, tennis courts, a

made more comfortable when the

different as the school embraced

permanent outdoor rink, a theatre,

fire alarm system exploded during

co-education. “The decision

renovations to existing residences,

the night with horns, bells, and

recognizes the evolution of our

classroom and technology

in Boston on a course for new headmasters. During his first week at Lakefield, the sewage system went on the hummer requiring lengthy excavations and the

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upgrades, a recreation centre and Outdoor Education wing, and a reconstructed A.W. Mackenzie Chapel. “Years from now when I reflect back upon my career at Lakefield,” said David in his 1993 Closing Chapel speech, “my fondest memories will be of this Chapel and what has been shared so openly between these walls. To me, there is no more tangible or important testimony to what Lakefield has traditionally valued in the past and what it should aspire to maintain in the future.” So often it is the relationships between staff and students, which foster openness and individuality, that are cited as the “Lakefield Difference.” By nurturing trust, demonstrating genuine interest in students’ lives, sharing in their accomplishments, supporting them during loss and disappointment and—most importantly—addressing each person by name, the Haddens

extent to which LCS dedicates its

more than tripling in the last 10

have embraced the values which

resources towards building the


are intrinsic to raising young men

school’s endowment fund today

and women in a boarding school

will have a profound impact upon

environment. Sue adds, “I love the

the school’s ability to deliver its

special relationships, especially

mission in the future. Not only

through advising. Having one-

will it raise accessibility through

on-one time with a student is

increased bursary assistance,

an incredible experience. It is

but also provide resources

invaluable to earn their trust as

and programs to enable us to

they share their feelings with me

compete with other leading

and let me be part of their lives. The ideal student embraces his or her individuality, and like Dave has said so many times, ‘we strive to meet them where they are.’”

independent schools,” explains Richard Johnston, Director of Communications and Constituent Relations. As CEO of the Lakefield College School Foundation, David enthusiastically worked with both

“Meeting students where they are”

the foundation and school trustees

not only refers to their academic

to ensure the commitment to our

and social development, but also

future students. Today, the school’s

their financial means. “The

endowment stands at $18 million,

Secure in the future of Lakefield College School, the Hadden family has passed the torch to the Thompson family—David, Jennifer, Matthew, and John. “Candlelight is a great symbol for leadership,” says Reverend John Runza, Assistant Head: School Life, “because just as we all have our individual flames, the light it makes joins as one great beacon to brighten the world.” LISA CLARKE (Opposite) David and Susan Hadden with their daughters Heather (left) and Katie (right) at LCS—1986. (Above) David and his best friend Bear —a familiar face to LCS students and staff years ago.

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Scholarship ‌ It is a Magical Word No other term will set one dreaming of ivy-covered buildings and dark-panelled libraries more readily; no other term so strongly depicts university as a meritocracy where those who work hard, using their natural skills and abilities, are rewarded. For our young grads, a generous scholarship is a triumph that acknowledges their academic efforts and natural gifts—and that provides them with confirmation that they are among the best and brightest of the nation.

For those of us given the privilege of teaching LCS

her three years at LCS, Mary Elizabeth has developed

students, it is no surprise to see our top students win

leadership skills as a Senior-in-Charge of Outdoor

significant scholarships: we know how well these

Education and as a key student leader of LEAF (Lakefield

students write, how well they solve problems, how curious

Environmental Action Force). She has displayed her

and engaged they are. Still, the scholarship victories

skills as a vocalist in the Concert Choir, in Lorelei, and as

of our students tell a particular tale about the learning

a member of the Peterborough Singers. She travelled to

experience at LCS: our particular strength is our ability to

Ecuador and the Galapagos on an international service

produce graduates who are committed, engaged citizens,

project, and demonstrated athletic prowess as a Nordic

determined to make a difference in the world. The

skier, Ultimate team member, kayaker, and mountain

national scholarships won by this year’s grads are solid


proof of our ability to educate the whole student.

This level of accomplishment, combined with her 96%

The scholarship success of Vanika Chawla ’08 is a case

average, earned Mary Elizabeth offers of a Queen’s

in point. Unquestionably, Vanika has established herself

Chancellor’s Scholarship (valued at $36,000) and a

as a brilliant student at LCS. She graduated with an

Guelph President’s Scholarship (valued at $32,000). The

average of 96%, and never had an average below 93%

President’s Scholarship is Guelph’s most prestigious

during her four years at Lakefield. But a top academic

entrance award, and only fourteen are given each year to

average was only one of the four criteria that allowed

students like Mary Elizabeth who “have made significant

her to earn a 2008 Millennium Entrance Award, valued

contributions to their schools and communities and

at $16,000. In order to compete successfully with 11,000

demonstrate the potential to become leaders.” Likewise,

other applicants across the nation, Vanika also had to

the Queen’s Chancellor’s Scholarship—this university’s

document her “outstanding achievements in leadership,

premier entrance scholarship—recognizes not only

social innovation, and community service.”

superior academic achievement, but proven leadership

Vanika’s Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award, her stellar

skills, and creative and original thinking.

leadership as a Senior-in-Charge of Charities, her

Acadia University uses its most competitive scholarships

participation in the Kenya “Leaders Today” international

as a means of recognizing “extracurricular achievements

service project, her involvement in debating, her

and community spirit” as well as academic excellence.

achievements in the dance program and in varsity

We were delighted, therefore, to see the contributions of

basketball: these diverse cocurricular LCS achievements

Jordan Muise ’08 recognized by Acadia with a $36,000

helped to set her apart from the thousands of other bright

scholarship package. Jordan has entertained us as

students in the Millennium competition.

an actor in numerous school plays; played the oboe,

Likewise, Max Lafortune ’08, our Governor-General’s Gold Medal winner this year, with a final average of 98% and more Top of Form awards than anyone could easily count, earned a President’s Entrance Scholarship (value

trombone, and tenor sax in our school bands; sung in the Concert Choir and Lorelei; and led his class as Senior-inCharge of School Life. In his spare time, he earned a 96% average in Grade 12.

approximately $30,000) from the University of Western

There are many more grads in the Class of 2008 whose

Ontario not solely because of his academic record. In

accomplishments and scholarship victories could be

addition to high marks, Western looks for “exceptional

recognized in this article. Twenty-five percent of the

achievement in extracurricular activities” and places

graduating class had averages above 90%, and most of

special emphasis on commitment to community service.

these students will have received scholarship offers in

Max’s accomplishments in figure-skating, Nordic skiing, and Ultimate frisbee; his Lakefield Literary Festival Award; his extensive involvement with Round Square and international service projects; and his leadership as Senior-in-Charge of School Life helped to define his experience as a Lakefield student, and also assisted him in earning this prestigious scholarship. Mary Elizabeth Konrad ’08, too, was able to benefit from her Lakefield cocurricular experiences in national scholarship competitions at Ontario universities. During

excess of $10,000. What makes us truly proud is the fact that these incredible academic accomplishments are combined with leadership strength, commitment to helping others, and demonstrated strength in the arts and on the playing field. Truly, these students are achieving full potential in mind, body, and spirit. Congratulations! HEATHER AVERY (Opposite) Clockwise from top left: Vanika Chawla while in Kenya 2007; Max Lafortune at the Nordic Invitational 2008; Jordan Muise acting as the host of “Deal or No Deal;” and Mary Elizabeth Konrad paddling as a “Voyageur” at Northcote Campus, 2007. Grove News Spring/Summer 2008  |  11

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School Highlights LCS Olympian

finish the season undefeated, but on May 24, 2008 they won the CISAA Championship.

Greg Douglas ’08 has been selected to represent Barbados in the Laser class for the 2008 Olympic

In the regular season, the team finished second

Games in Beijing. Greg started sailing at Barbados

overall in the standings and top goal scorers for the

Yacht Club in the Barbados Sailing Association’s

team were Danica Troughton-Markovich (Gr.9),

learn-to-sail program and commenced his racing

Colleen MacKenzie (Gr.8), Sara Vaughan (Gr.7), and

career in the Optimist dinghy through Barbados

Jade White (Gr.9). The girls’ unbelievable energy,

Optimist Dinghy Association. He attended his first

dedication, and enthusiasm earned them great

Optimist World Championship in 2002. Greg has

success in the final.

represented Barbados at two ISAF Youth World Championships (2006 and 2007) and at the 2008 Laser World Championships. He moved on to the Laser class in 2004 when he became a student at LCS.

On Key at Nationals The members of the Lorelei Consort and the LakEFFECT Jazz Ensemble travelled to Ottawa in May to participate in the 36th Annual National

The Red Dress

MusicFest. Both ensembles earned invitations to attend the Nationals earlier this year. Our

LCS faculty member Paul Mason has recently

musicians had the chance to participate in

published his second novel, The Red Dress

several exceptional workshops presented by top

(Turnstone Press). “The Red Dress explores the

professional musicians, and college and university

seductiveness of corruption and the fragility of

music professors from across the country.

goodness; and reveals that even troubled people can have moments of insight. It’s a story threaded with ambiguities, but there is a light cast by one character’s extraordinary wholeness.” Paul is also the author of the novel, Battered Soles, and has written three plays: The Discipline Committee, Circles of Grace, and Sister Camille’s Kaleidoscopic Cabaret, which took first prize in an international competition sponsored by Christians in Theatre Arts.

U16 Girls’ Soccer Team CISAA Champs! The U16 Girls’ Soccer Team, led by Coaches Megan Briggs and Joe Muldoon, had a great season this year, with much to celebrate. Not only did they

LakEFFECT was awarded a silver rating for their performance and Emily Ewing received an Honour Award from the National MusicFest for her performance with the jazz group. The judges took notice of Lorelei, commenting on the variety of their program, the balance and blend of the choirs’ sound, and on the overall performance of the singers. Emma Smith ’08 was presented with an Honour Award by the adjudicators for her contribution to the choir. Lorelei’s overall performance earned a gold rating. (Opposite ) L-R top to bottom: Greg Douglas at the Olympic Village in Qingdao, China; LCS faculty member and author of The Red Dress, Paul Mason; U16 Girls’ Soccer Champs pose with their trophy;Music teacher John Kraus and the Lorelei Consort at the National MusicFest in Ottawa, 2008.

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Finding A Voice in Cape Town A medium-sized class is packed with thirty adolescents

better than they do? In part, Ms. [Manal] Stamboulie and

all of varying ages and grades, chairs crowded in a semi-

myself. The Cape Town Public Speaking Project started

circle. The light occasionally shines into the classroom as

with a simple conversation: me wondering aloud whether

air, dusty with chalk residue, flows around them. Some

it would be a fantastic idea to travel to Cape Town and

kids are already taking notes. Others are whispering to

Ms. Stamboulie finding that an amazing proposal. As

their closest friends. Some of have cast their gaze on me,

far as ideas wondered aloud go, this one was meant to

the stranger from Canada, dressed in clothes unbefitting

drift away into the ether, never to be brought up again.

a teacher. As I begin to write my name on the board, all

However, this particular thought found solid ground,

eyes are on me. The sensation is unnerving. To whom

with Bishop’s College more than willing to host our

do I owe this great pleasure of teaching debating to

endeavours, and a university that was already involved

hundreds of township kids my age, assuming I know any

in teaching public speaking to kids in townships. Before

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I knew it, I was boarding a plane with a very excited group of fellow students—Hatim Zavery ’08, Olivia Saccucci (Gr.11), Zoe Edwards (Gr.11), and Laura Wilson (Gr.11)—on the way to South Africa. I can’t say I shared the same enthusiasm as my companions. With my March Break plans ruined, and the chance of seeing my parents moved to the end of June, I was not a happy camper. The initiative of staying in Cape Town under another family’s roof, as well as teaching kids, was a daunting one. As we spent our second day at the Bishop’s College tuck shop, the others planned out structured teaching methods to kick off our first class while I leaned back on my chair and sulked. Oh, how I wished I had planned my teaching! At a loss for ideas, I asked each student to name themselves, where they were from, and why they wanted to learn. Nearly everyone pointed out that they would like to speak with confidence, and to get other people to listen to them. And they meant every breath of it. To many other kids, coming to Sunday class was a preposterous

as Robben Island, the Aquila Game Farm, and Table

premise. However, these township students studying

Mountain. We even saw a concert by the South

under UBUNYE, our umbrella project, took extra time

African band, Goldfish, and soaked in some rays,

out of their day to learn after school or on Sundays,

all while praising the warm, sunny atmosphere and

and apply themselves in classes of photography,

breathtaking view Cape Town presented, away from

journalism, art, and in this case, public speaking. This

the frozen ice land of Canada.

was not their fun fair. There was a serious intent to learn.

I enjoyed Cape Town to the very end: the vivid and active city, the busy townships, and most importantly,

In the classroom, we played word games, discussed

the people. South Africa is unique in the fact that

politics and debated a great deal. I was enthralled

history is being made in my generation. And I am more

by their fantastic grasp of local politics, their

than ecstatic to know that throughout my lifetime I

assertiveness on major world issues, and their strong

will be able to tell the story of how I visited Cape Town

resolve to polish their craft of the spoken word. As

when history was making its mark. And I have made

I looked out from the school grounds and at the

a difference. One of the students I taught might do

scattered shacks and ubiquitous debris lying around, I

something great for the world. I will be glad to know I

thought about how we, the upper-middle-class private

was a part of it, as the strange boy from Canada who

school students, often dreaded school and how the

taught him or her to find their inner speaking voice.

kids in the South African townships had the desire for knowledge. I felt a little bit embarrassed. As the days went by, we visited more schools in townships, visited famous tourist attractions such

VERN NEO ’08 (Above) L-R Hatim Zavery ’08, Laura Wilson (Gr.11), Olivia Saccucci (Gr.11), Manal Stamboulie, Zoe Edwards (Gr.11), and Vernon Neo ’08, Camps Bay, Cape Town. (Opposite) View of township. Grove News Spring/Summer 2008  |  15

Chapel Talks—A Quest for Truth “It’s nearly impossible to take a minute to evaluate one’s life in such a fast-paced world. Thankfully, the challenge of undertaking a Chapel Talk enabled me to have such an opportunity. I had no idea where I was going with my life until I had an opportunity to pause—and then I confirmed that I still have no idea. Simply having the chance to reflect on my past, present, and future convinced me that I am making this decision with confidence. One day I would imagine myself in the shoes of a lawyer. The next, a doctor. Then another day, I would decide to be an investment banker. It was not until I had an opportunity to reflect on my life that I realized I had no idea. Yet, being able to connect a variety of very different experiences together provided me with a snapshot of the person I have become through my adolescent years.” HATIM ZAVERY ’08

It is no small challenge in an age

for that matter—to do this kind of

of secularism, when the word


“spirituality” has become distorted from its original meaning, to guide young people to explore the deeper dimensions of being human. For theologians, such exploration

Allowing a stream of consciousness to flow in one’s mind uncovers the experiences that have been most significant. And,

entails a journey, a quest toward

it is most likely from those

deeper understanding in the midst

experiences that a person learns

of existential questions of life

most. This includes discerning

that remain unanswered by the

accomplishments, struggles, and

resources of the temporal world.

even disappointments—both ups and downs in life.

Socrates, when on trial for his life, declared that “an unexamined life

A person is the sum-total of one’s

is not worth living.” He felt that the

life experiences. As many students

quest of life was to seek truth—

learn through community service,

truth being the perception of things

charity events, and overseas service

the way they actually are. If it is not

projects, suffering is a reality of the

the way things actually are, then it

human condition.

is not truth. Perceiving things the way they actually are means being able to see what is real—reality. So the Greek concept of truth is more about reality than about being true or false. And the process of examining life-experiences is a quest for truth.

Admittedly, the levels of suffering vary extensively from the pangs of daily hunger in under-developed countries to the more pervasive anxiety that a teenager in the global north encounters in the quest to understand oneself. Nonetheless, suffering is one of the common

Being able to formulate an accurate

contact points with others in the

picture of oneself is a key step. The

quest for understanding, as is joy,

Chapel Talk process is an exercise

discovered in the midst of the most

that enables a student to take

challenging human situations of

purposeful steps in becoming able

those in the under-developed world.

to understand oneself, others, the world, and one’s place in it.

To pull the many facets of these seemingly jumbled experiences

This entails a process of reflection

together means formulating

and introspection to capture a

questions about life and about

snapshot of where one has been,

oneself to begin to make sense of

where one is now, and where one

the details. A theme emerges that

hopes to be headed. It is hard work

imparts a sense of meaning. The

for a Grade 12 student—or an adult

process is one of integration— developing the snapshot of the way

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things are at this particular point

seem apparent without the quest

theologian, the quest for truth

in the journey.

to understand the journey to this

opens the potential for a journey

stepping-off point.

of faith.

wisely realize that one cannot

In order to be able to integrate

There are numerous resources

be expected to articulate certain

one’s life-experiences, one must

about the Chapel Talk process

insights at such a young age

become able to articulate insights

online under Chapel Reflections at

when learning about the deeper

and even identify questions, still to

the LCS Chapel News page:

dimensions of yet uncharted

be answered, in a life-long process

territories of life. But, in reaching

of reflection and pondering. Being

Grade 12, and in beginning a

able to articulate the story to this

significant step into the world of

point of the journey necessarily

university and future vocation, one

indicates that a person has

has indeed worked through many

integrated those experiences into

life-experiences that may not

one’s version of truth. And for the

At the outset, a student may

THE REVEREND W. GLENN EMPEY CHAPLAIN (Below) Throughout the year, LCS students provide support and listen to senior classmates as they share their stories during chapel talks.

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Grove Encounters of the Best Kind Lakefield College School has enjoyed a long history of welcoming international youth to the shore of Lake Katchewanooka in the small village of Lakefield. Truly a unique experience for a teenager from countries as far-reaching as Barbados or Japan; as graduates, these students return to their home countries as ambassadors of The Grove. This year, 28 percent of the student population (many of them Canadian expatriates) arrived in September from 21 countries outside of Canada. It is no wonder with so many international connections that The Grove continues to inspire the “Lakefield Difference” around the world. As far back as 1914, during the First World War, the Lakefield College School network has renewed friendships and made extraordinary connections in the most unusual places abroad.

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“H” Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Brigade, Bustard Camp Canadian Expeditionary Force, England November 5, 1914 Dear Win [Lampman], It’s been a long time coming, but here is the answer to that nice letter you wrote me months ago. I suppose you are having all sorts of fun at the “Grove” these days. Do you still keep the scores of the games? Will you ever forget the games between the “Giants” and the “Pirates,” and particularly that last game when the winners played the “All Stars?” It is very wet and dreary here; rain, rain, rain all the time, and the fields and the roads are ankle deep in mud. It is very difficult trying to write (in the big Y.M.C.A. tent) as there are over five hundred men here, all singing hymns and patriotic songs. It is the only dry place in the camp. Opposite me, at another table, are Keith Cumberland (brother of E. Cumberland ’12), Stuart Hayes and Heber Rogers (both from Peterborough), who are all in the same regiment in which I hold my humble position—the 2nd. We four are going to get our photo taken one of these days, and I will send you a copy when we get them done. Is there anything here that I can get you? Girls generally like little things that men never think of, so if there is anything I can do for you or your mother when I’m in London, don’t hesitate to let me know. This, of course, applies to the whole family. Various rumours are circulating around the camp as to when we cross the Channel, but nobody knows anything definite yet. The King and Queen and “Bobs” (General Roberts) inspected the camps and reviewed us yesterday, and I hear that Kitchener intimated that we would not be in England for very long. I hope not. The boys are in good condition. Please write to me as soon as you can with all the news. GORDON H. GRAHAME [FORMER LCS MASTER]

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Once in a while, alumni will send in a particularly strange, but true, account of a Lakefield College School connection made abroad. Kelly McCauley ’02 recalls, “On the very day I received the email about LCS alumni meeting in random places around the world, I ran into James Foran ’01 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We met each other on the street and spent the afternoon and evening together. We went to a local market, a dinner buffet and watched a traditional Cambodian Dance!”

“Less than a year after I had graduated from Lakefield, Paula Crawford ’99 and I met up in India for a few weeks. At the end of our trip we were travelling back to New Delhi and decided to take an overnight bus back to the city. While at the bus station, a group of small children gathered around us looking for food and souvenirs. It was at that point that we were distracted from our belongings and all of my identification and money was stolen. I had nothing left identifying who I was or that I was a Canadian citizen. “We arrived in New Delhi early the next morning and decided to go to the Canadian embassy. The guards at the gate were very reluctant to let me in without identification; luckily Paula was with me and had her Canadian passport. “The compound was beautiful—a little Canadian oasis in a sea of

(Below) Dave Kirkland ’75, Holland, 2006

noise, heat, and frustration. Once inside I explained my situation. The embassy agent was understanding, but firmly stated that it would not be possible to issue me a temporary passport until the following week. Panic quickly ensued; I had no identification and no access to money. “And then, as if signalled, Daryn Sutherland ’96 walked into the lobby of the embassy. She was working there for the summer and more incredibly, her father was the Canadian High Commissioner to India! Within two hours I was holding my temporary passport. I will always be grateful to Daryn for that. I cannot begin to describe the relief I felt when I saw her in the lobby that day. It felt like I was back at Lakefield, I felt safe and knew that everything would work itself out in the end.” JESS ARSENAULT ‘00

“For the past seven years I’ve been in the Canadian Forces Naval Reserves. I went to sea in 2006/07 for seven months to get one of my required Marine Engineering Technologist trade qualifications completed. I was assigned to the HMCS Goose Bay. “Much to my (pleasant) surprise, I discovered the Executive Officer (Malcolm Musgrove ’87) is a Lakefield alumnus. Though he attended the school 10 years after me, we know many of the same people and had a lot in common. “We had a pretty rough sail at some points, even rougher for me being a trainee at the time. Though he and I rarely discussed our connection in public, it was very comforting to know that someone else on the ship had an innate understanding of who I am deep down in my heart. It made sailing in a new and challenging environment far more palatable and I felt not nearly so far from home.” DAVE KIRKLAND ’75 20  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2008

“I graduated in 1985. Two years ahead of me was a family friend named Greg Girling ’83. Outside of school we knew each other, as our fathers served together in the embassy in Washington, DC. “In 1991, I was traveling in Europe and ended up in England living with some friends. When their lease ended I had to move on and was reminded by my father that Greg was living in London, working for American Express. Being a kind fellow, Greg offered me a place to stay until I could find other arrangements. I stayed with him for a few weeks and in that time, we caught up a bit and spent time exploring London. “One Saturday morning we decided to go to the famous Portabello Road Market. We stopped for a late breakfast at a very full café. Greg and I each ordered an egg breakfast and sat back to continue our conversation. In a few minutes our meals were brought to us and— like good Grovites—we put our heads down and got stuck in. As I ate

Jess Arsenault ’00 receiving a henna tatoo while in Manali, India

through my toast and began scooping up my egg yolk, I stopped and fell silent in amazement. I looked across the table at Greg, and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this.’ “There beneath the yolk of the egg I was eating, in a noisy café in a busy corner of London, thousands of kilometres from Lakefield, sitting across from a schoolmate I hadn’t seen in years, I saw the very familiar Lakefield crest on a worn piece of Lakefield College School china. I pushed more of the yolk aside and lifted the plate to show Greg; he just about fell out of his chair. We did a quick survey around the dining room and, although all the plates were different, not one person had another Lakefield plate. We jumped up from our seats and asked to see the manager. He thought we were daft when we asked to buy the plate.” TOPHER MACINTOSH ’85

In Australia (2002), John and I had the extraordinary experience of meeting Chris Scroggie ’96 while we were in Byron Bay. We had been having dinner with a friend at a very informal little restaurant just above the main beach, and were sitting virtually outside. All of a sudden, Chris Scroggie walked in and came over to our table. He had been walking on the beach, just climbed up and happened to glance over at the restaurant. He recognized me and came over. We had a great chance to chat and to hear about his plans for Australia. He was off to Sydney shortly afterwards but planned to come back to Byron Bay; unfortunately, he didn’t get back while we were still there. I’ve mentioned this to several members of staff; we were astonished that this kind of meeting could happen, but really enjoyed it. ROSALIND BARKER FORMER LCS TEACHER

Sometimes, two LCS alumni live in the same town or work in the same organization, and go years without realizing their intimate connection. “My husband and I just welcomed our first child, a girl, at Kingston General Hospital, which is also where I work as an HR Consultant,” relays Andrea Sealy ’95. “We were surprised to discover that the Senior Resident on call that day, who ultimately delivered our daughter, was Kate Munnoch ’96, my former field hockey teammate. I’ve worked at KGH for just over a year and a half, and Kate is in the fourth year of her residency, and we had never bumped into each other until that day in the delivery room!” Whether sitting in an British Y.M.C.A. tent in 1914 with former master Gordon Grahame; pacing in the Canadian Embassy in New Delhi with Jess Arsenault ’00; sailing on the HMCS Goose Bay with David Kirkland ’75; sitting in a café in London, England with Christopher Macintosh ’85; or in Australia with Rosalind Barker, it is comforting to have memories and knowledge of The Grove that create far-reaching bonds throughout our global community. LISA CLARKE

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LCS Alumni Continue to Pay it Forward When the graduating class of 2008

year. The grads had achieved

Since 2006, when the graduating

chose to continue the tradition of

their ultimate goal of making an

class began the tradition of a grad

creating a bursary as their leaving

extraordinary contribution to the

class bursary, 274 young people

gift to Lakefield College School,


and their families have provided

this simple gesture became their opportunity to “pay it forward.” Each graduate was encouraged to contribute a minimum of $23.00—honouring 23 years of leadership and service of David and Susan Hadden.

In simple terms, “paying it forward” is doing an act of kindness for someone else because someone did something nice for you. No one understands the significance of this more than the students, families, and alumni who have benefited

over $80,000 in the spirit of paying it forward. That same graduating class inspired the “Buy Back Your Year” initiative where alumni are invited to support the school with a gift that reflects their graduating year. Just as the 2006 grads contributed $20.06 each, dozens of

Within weeks, 102 young people

directly from the kindness of

had mobilized and achieved 100%

others—those who have attended

participation. Not only that, but a

The Grove because others valued

number of families of graduating

the difference a LCS education can

students joined in, resulting in a

make to a young person and made

bursary valued at over $37,000 to be

a gift to help make that happen for

Although every structure and

awarded in the 2008/09 academic

someone else.

building at LCS is the direct result

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alumni from other decades adopted the same method to demonstrate their affection for, and belief in, The Grove and its students.

“Though we may never meet, I want you to know more than anything else that I am thankful that people like you exist in this world.”


“I believe that from now on, I will have part of The Grove with me wherever I go. Your support has helped me come a long, long way.”


“You have not only given me a great education; you have given me courage, dedication, heart, and a very bright future.”


of the generosity of those who

maintained while the interest is

around them. Paying it forward—

have gone before, assisting young

expended) the balance was actively

as the 2008 Graduating Class has

people by providing them with the

sought through the Annual Appeal.

done—will ensure that the future of

resources necessary to help them fulfill their dream to attend The Grove is a community-wide priority and a compelling case for how

Undoubtedly, every gift made to Lakefield College School in support of financial assistance is a result of

those closest to the school can give

the desire to pay it forward—to do

back so that someone else can enjoy

something selfless for someone else

the same opportunity.

just as someone did for you.

In 2007, the school provided $1.27

The continued strength of LCS

million to 95 deserving students

is dependent on the students

who, without this support,

who attend and flourish in

would not have had access to the

this environment. It is these

resources necessary to attend

young people who have and will

LCS. While approximately half of

experience first-hand how The

these funds was generated from

Grove can change their lives and

endowments (where the capital is

how they will impact the world

the school is as strong and vibrant as the history The Grove and its community are built upon. THERESA BUTLER-PORTER If you would like more information about financial assistance or how to participate in the “Buy Back Your Year” initiative, please contact Theresa Butler-Porter 705.652.3324 ext. 329 or (Above) LCS students happily pose for the camera on Closing Day, 2008.

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It’s All About The Kids “Really ... it’s all about the kids.” That’s the mantra Lakefield College School’s recently appointed Associate Head: External/Chief Operating Officer of the LCS Foundation lives by. Sarah McMahon, who has been an integral part of LCS as Director of Admissions since 1999, credits her continued success to her belief in the difference that a Grove education can make to a child. Her ability to engage young people and their families in the LCS community has benefited the

of Rudy Massimo, Director of

benefit the entire Lakefield College

Advancement (2003-2008). She

School community.”

will be responsible for providing ongoing leadership and direction

In addition to cinema classics

to Admissions & Marketing—now

like Gone with the Wind, any kind

led by Louise Paoli di Prisco

of Indian food, and time spent

(former Dean of Humanities);

with her active family—husband

Communications & Constituent

and LCS Social Sciences teacher

Relations; and Development

Bruce and 13-year-old son Cody

& Stewardship. As COO of the

(Gr.8) —Sarah is passionate

Foundation, Sarah’s priorities will

about providing the best possible

include ensuring ongoing and

experience for students at

significant financial support for

Lakefield College School.

the school and its vision for the future.

So, what is Sarah most excited about as she prepares for her new

school, as each September more

David Hadden, CEO of the

responsibilities in September

than 100 new students and their

Lakefield College School

2008? “I can’t wait to continue

families are welcomed into the

Foundation notes, “I can’t imagine

to share my passion for LCS with

Grove community. Prior to joining

a better fit for this position.

our alumni, our families, and our

Lakefield, Sarah was Director of

Sarah’s undeniable commitment

donors, because everything we

Admissions at Wasatch Academy

to the school and our students is

in Utah and Sedburgh School in

do to engage their support and

contagious. Her ability to inspire

Quebec before that.

continue to improve the school is

and mobilize our stakeholders as

all about, and because of, the kids.”

Sarah assumes her new role this fall following the departure

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we work together to implement the next strategic plan will ultimately

You can contact Sarah at smcmahon@ or at 705.652.3324 ext. 331.

Northcote—“Bloody Marvellous!” While attending Trustees’ Day in May, HRH The Duke

the fun and value of the outdoors and the residential

of York thoroughly enjoyed a Northcote Campus tour

assistants held their year-end celebration beneath the

and declared it, “Bloody marvellous!” And he is right.

stars at Northcote’s shore.

Last October, LCS hosted a reception at Northcote at

For many, a highlight of the school year came in

which the gift made possible by the generosity of the

February when Mr. Hadden declared classes cancelled

Gastle Family Trust and Donald Ross ’48 was officially

for the afternoon and the entire school boarded busses

accepted. The Northcote Campus comprises 160 acres,

to Northcote. Staff and students played snow soccer,

5,000 feet of shoreline, two log cabins, two barns, a

Red Rover, and other games. Meanwhile, ten teams of

house, and a collection of antique cutters, sleighs,

hearty draught horses drew laughing kids and adults

boats, and wagons. The gift ended twenty years of

on old Northcote sleighs around trails that had been

silence for Northcote’s fields and forests which once

brought back to life the previous fall by members of the

again echo young people’s life and laughter.

hard-working grad class. Donald Ross ’48, Bill

In the fall, Northcote hosted the annual American History civil war re-enactment as 85 Grade 11 students,

Gastle ’68, and local historian Kathy Hooke were well pleased as they too enjoyed their sleigh rides.

dressed in period blue and grey uniforms, trained

John Boyko, Director of Northcote Campus, reports

at opposite ends of the campus then met in “battle.”

that the development of the Northcote Strategic Plan is

Outdoor Education classes used Northcote as a

underway and will be a part of a larger plan considering

destination for developing canoe skills and many a fine

a number of opportunities involving expanding

shoreline lunch was served up before heading back to

Lakefield’s programs. The plan will ensure that the

school. Other OE students demonstrated the skills they

school augments opportunities for students while

learned by camping out at Northcote and enjoying its

being environmentally responsible and sensitive to

serenity. Old Boys from the 1960s enjoyed their tour

Northcote’s historical heritage. Whatever is eventually

in April and many swapped stories of their days at the

proposed, one thing is for certain: Northcote will be

farm. The Seniors-in-Charge of Outdoor Education

a significant part of Lakefield’s future and render an

organized a camp out to encourage students to see

already rich Grove experience even richer still.

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Keith Gleed Remembered All who enter here are my friends. Peace be with you. From 1974 to 1980, Father Keith Gleed was Chaplain

rock from Balmoral Castle in Scotland from which the

of Lakefield College School. Through his ministry,

hand-carved base of the font was crafted. The basin was

he brought light into the lives of many young people.

designed by Al Pace ’77, proprietor of The Farmhouse

“Father Keith exuded a sense of humanity and good

Pottery. During the service, the Right Reverend Ralph

humour that affected everyone around him. He lived his

Spence, retired Bishop of Niagara and friend of the

faith. He was the confidant of the troubled, the defender

late Father Keith, consecrated the font in front of an

of the bullied, and a true friend to all,” says Father

assembly of staff, students, and school trustees. The

Glenn Empey.

virtues of Father Keith will now forever be inscribed in

On Saturday, May 10, 2008, His Royal Highness The Duke of York ’78 paid tribute to Father Keith during a ceremony in the A.W. Mackenzie Chapel to bless a new baptismal font in the late Chaplain’s honour. Last year, His Royal Highness arranged the delivery of a

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his own words on the font: “All who enter here are my friends. Peace be with you.” (Left) His Royal Highness The Duke of York ’78 shares his memories of Father Keith Gleed and presents LCS with the Baptismal Font in his honour. (Right) Baptismal font.

Andy Harris Cup a Success—Thank You! The organizers of the Andy Harris Cup: Grove Golf Tournament (June 25, 2008) would like to give thanks to the following sponsors and supporters: Putting Competition:

Hole Sponsors:


Paul & Kris Hickey

Bell Canada Cam Tran Co. Ltd. Coach Canada GVA Devencore Worldwide The Garneys Family Gateway Powersport & Marine Ltd. Graydor Flooring Limited Jim’s Pizzeria Kingdon Construction Leon’s Furniture Peterborough Linwood Homes Murray Brothers Lumber The Protectors Group—Terry Windrem and Heather Stelzer Stonescape Quarry—Dr. Dan and Shelly Slobodian Telecator Paging Service Centres— Patrick Anglesey and Judi Craik Two Fish Why-Steria

4th Line Theatre Angela Mark Designs Aramark Baxter Creek Golf Club The Beauty Spot Bell Canada Bigley Shoes & Clothing Bougainvillea Beach Resort Burnham Mansion The Cheese Shop Coach Canada Janet Corner Devonshire Tea Room Donnatella’s Restaurant Richard Dupuis/Heather Drysdale Fandango Spa & Salon Graydor Flooring Ltd. Happenstance Books & Yarn Tony Harris ’82 IBM Image Group Inc. Kawartha Orthodontics Lakefield IGA Terry Lamont Liftlock Golfland Don MacPherson, Black Diamond Golf Course Marks Work Warehouse Merit Travel NFL Pepsico Peterborough Golf & Curling Club The Protectors Group Sports Equiptment of Toronto Ltd. The Stewart Group Sticklings Bakery Stone Willow Inn Stony Lake Furniture Subway Task Controls Inc. Dr. Bernie Uhlmann Uvalux The Village Florist The Village Inn

Longest Drive: Ellwood Hamilton Enterprises Ltd.

Hole in One: Royal SunAlliance RBC Dominion Securities, Richard Dupuis

Closest to Hole: Measuremax Inc. HD Supply Utilities Canada

Skill Holes: Peterborough Physiotherapy/Trent Health in Motion Sports Medicine Centre In Memory of Richard Hayman— Losel Tethong ’89 & Jamie Stafford ’89 The Hunt Brothers Scott & Trish McCain

Volunteer Committee Jen Horrigan, Chair Ian Armstrong ’83 Bryn Campbell Richard Dupuis Francois Gauthier Riona Petticrew ’03 John Stelzer ’00 Grove News Fall/Winter 2008  |  27

Please Join Us

Tribute to Recently Retired David and Sue Hadden Saturday, November 1, 2008, The Fermenting Cellar The Distillery, 55 Mill Street, Toronto To purchase tickets contact Tracey Blodgett at 705.652.3324 or visit

It is Worth Sharing “To the world, you may just be somebody. But to somebody, you just might be the world.” UNKNOWN Who would think that six letters put together would

take? Could you share your experience of where to go

invoke fear and intimidation in the hearts of so many:

and who to talk to when in pursuit of a new career?

the word, “Mentor.”

Would hearing stories of successes and mistakes, have benefited you in your pursuits?

Originating from Greek mythology, Mentor was a friend to Odysseus, who trusted him for his counsel

A mentoring relationship is usually a short-term

and whom Odysseus engaged to watch over his son,

experience. Often it involves someone who is just

Telemachus, in his absence.

starting out—either in their university or professional career—who would love the opportunity to talk

So now it makes a bit of sense … trying to live up to the

with someone who has already been through the

reputation of a trusted advisor for Odysseus could be a

cycle. The person who takes on the role of the mentor

bit intimidating.

simply answers questions, advises based on their own

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines a mentor as “an experienced and trusted advisor.” Simply put, a mentor is someone who has some experience in an area and who offers advice to others, relevant to that experience. Think about it: have you ever

experiences, and acts as a sounding board. A mentor is not a placement advisor—there is no expectation that they will find a job placement for the “mentee”—but may provide guidance in terms of the nature of, and opportunities that exist in, a particular vocation.

offered advice to a friend on what to wear, where to

The LCS Online Community offers a Networking/

travel, how to address a situation? We all do it, often

Mentoring program. Jonathan Popper ’87 became an

without thinking about it. So what is it that causes

LCS Mentor. Why? “It is a great learning experience for

mere mortals to sweat and panic when we are asked to

both parties involved,” he shared. When asked about

consider becoming a mentor?

how he would advise those who may feel that they don’t

Your experience, no matter how extensive, can help. Consider sharing your post-secondary experiences with a Grade 12 student who is trying to decide which

have enough experience to offer to a mentee, he said, “Don’t underestimate your own experience; it’s worth sharing.”

university is the best fit. Remember when you were

All we need is you—consider sharing your experience.

applying? You likely had so many questions and would

Simply login to the Alumni Community and view the

have appreciated the experience of another who had

Networking Box.

faced the same situation. When you began your professional career, did you have questions about which direction you should

*Haven’t logged into the Alumni Community yet or forgotten your password? Contact Kelly Young: for your username and password.

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Greg Greene ’86—A Prophet for Our Times What will happen when we run out of oil? If this question resonates more and more these days, the credit goes at least partially to a Lakefield grad and documentary film-maker, Greg Greene ’86, who began exploring the issue urgently in 2004. Greg has been travelling the world in recent years, screening his documentary, The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream, and talking to groups large and small on university campuses, in church halls, and at film festivals. The End of Suburbia has now sold 40,000 units, making it the bestselling Canadian independent documentary ever. Greg was the guest at the final evening of The Grove’s 2008 Earth Week festivities. He screened The End of Suburbia for the school, then engaged in a lively question-and-answer session with students and faculty. When, eventually, the school was dismissed, about twenty students and some staff lingered to continue the exchange for another hour. This warm reception, and the compelling nature of Greg’s documentary, gave me every excuse and incentive for a proper interview. I began by asking if there was a project or piece of work of which Greg is particularly proud. What follows is a highly compressed version of our conversation.

GREG : In 2005 my production team and I began

in regional food cultivation; instead of debating

work on the sequel to The End Of Suburbia. We called

the merits of one manufacturer’s hybrids versus

it Escape From Suburbia, and in it we explored the

another’s hydrogen fuel cells, we will focus on indie

changes that global warming and the coming “peak

inventors and ready-made solutions like car-sharing

oil” crisis are bringing to suburban North America,

and building better public transportation. Instead

where over half our total population now lives. What

of debating the role of nuclear and other highly

I am most proud of in this latest film is that we

centralized power sources, we will explore locally-

challenged expectations: most of our audiences tend

sourced renewable energies that communities can

to be focused on technological solutions to fossil fuel

design and implement themselves, anywhere in the

dependency, but we challenged that approach and

world. The idea is to focus on positive initiatives at

focused on people and their struggle to move from fear

the local level, where people live, rather than allowing

and apathy to meaningful action in the communities

the negative voices we hear in the mainstream to

around them.


We see the subjects of our film develop the capacity to

PAUL: So you’re trying to combat the prevailing

face the problems of the future—grounded by realism,

cynicism and negativity?

because the problems facing us are immense, but also motivated by optimism. Many of the new approaches

GREG : Yeah, there’s a lot of self-serving negativity

to move past oil that we showed are being developed

out there, and I say “self-serving” because those who

from the ground up, by entrepreneurs, scientists and

obsess over the dire state of the planet without giving

social visionaries. And they’re articulating solutions

voice to real, workable solutions aren’t helping at

connecting appropriate technology with community

all. And these voices have, until recently, been given


far too much power in the media. Our new initiative

PAUL: And what are you doing at present? GREG : We have begun work on our third and final project in The End Of Suburbia trilogy, called Evolution Suburbia. In it we will be exploring urban solutions to fossil fuel dependency, but we will be using the Internet in a new way to find those solutions. As with our previous documentaries, we are focused on empowerment: how to move the public from apathy and anxiety to engagement—not only with new energy technologies, but also with the deep lifestyle changes of living with less oil. The Evolution website will be linking stories from across the planet about people “doing it themselves,” rebuilding local economies as they pioneer new “post-carbon” processes, and elements of those stories will become part of the final documentary. So what we are talking about is

will be challenging that power dynamic by exploring the ingenuity of ordinary citizens in towns and cities around the world.

PAUL: What influences were particularly important in shaping your view of the world?

GREG : I think my years at Lakefield (1980-1986) had a profound influence on the way I see the world. What has become clear recently is that my interest in the factors that constitute a strong and vibrant community—things such as leadership, vision, generosity, diversity—these are qualities I found here first. But you know in those years Lakefield was not yet co-educational. Returning here now I see the huge difference opening The Grove experience to both boys and girls has made. I have been made to feel so

an online community, using our own self-generated

welcome by students and teachers, and this warmth

media as a forum to attract other similarly-focused

and generosity shows me that the underlying strengths

people from around the world.

of the Lakefield community continue to grow.

But instead of more stories on the global food crisis, for example, we will focus on stories of participation


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Illustrator Johnny Wales ’72 (left) and former faculty member Kim Krenz (right) while visiting The Grove this summer.

Niger, South Africa, Southern Africa and the Middle East, we have managed to get the company listed on the main board of the Toronto Stock Exchange.” For details visit Company information listed under Homeland Energy Group Ltd. Craig Willis ’93 and Amanda Karst (recently married) are living in Winnipeg. Craig is an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Winnipeg and Amanda is a researcher with the Centre for Aboriginal Environmental Resources. Johanna Kruger ’97 and Carlos Vanderloo (recently married) are

Class News

living in Brussels, where Johanna has her first diplomatic posting.

The 1970s Johnny Wales ’72 and his wife, Chieko, visited the school this summer with former faculty member Kim Krenz. Johnny and his wife live on Sado Island, Japan, in a farm house that they have made into a beautiful traditional Japanese home. Johnny’s career has been quite interesting having worked as a Japanese puppeteer, after apprenticing for fourteen months to an ancient Japanese

illustrator of books, culminating

Kara-Lynne Big Canoe ’99 has

in the beautiful picture book,

accepted an associate position

Noguchi the Samurai, published

with Crawford McKenzie McLean

in Toronto in 1994. His fluency in

Anderson & Duncan LLP in Orillia,

Japanese won him a position with

Ontario. She will be practicing in

the famous Japanese Drummers

the areas of Family Law and Civil

on their world tour, as translator


and travel manager. Today in Sado, he paints illustrations for Japanese

The 2000s

publications and Chieko designs

Danielle Vincent ’00 is taking New


York by storm! Her independent

The 1990s

cosmetics company, KIMIKO, has recently launched with (US

puppeteer on Sado Island. He

Steve Coates ’91 has taken his

retailer) Bliss, as well as Beauty

has run a boutique of Japanese

company, Homeland Energy

Mark (Vancouver retailer). The

art and crafts in the Kensington

Group, to the public. Steve writes,

company has also launched an

Market in Toronto; explored

“After three years of working to

online store and is looking to make

painting in water colours; and

assemble mining and energy

further advancements. KIMIKO

made a name for himself as an

projects in the United States,

is catching the attention of some

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great press, most recently, People

has launched the careers of such

(Below) The Annual and Special

Style Watch and online with

Canadian musical luminaries

Meeting of the Trustees of Lakefield

MSNBC, among others.

as Isabel Bayrakdarian, The St.

Brianna Lyttle ’02 has completed her first year at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Alexander Lyttle ’03 has completed his first year at the University of Western Ontario Medical School.

Lawrence String Quartet, and Naida Cole.

College School Foundation was hosted in Mexico City this past February 2008 by Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87,

Vienna Thurlbeck ’05 has just finished her third year at Victoria College at University of Toronto. Her major is semiotics, with minors in books and media, and visual arts.

Adam Bishop ’04 has been


accepted into the prestigious Glen Gould School, associated with both

Former LCS faculty member

the Royal Conservatory of Music

Kirsten Franklin has accepted

and the University of Toronto on

a position with UNICEF to

a full scholarship. Adam has just

teach both young children and

completed his music degree at

Hindi/ Bengali teachers English

Queen’s University and will begin

in the northern tea gardens of

his studies at the GGS this fall.

Bangladesh, beginning July 15,

The Glen Gould School in Toronto


Chairman and CEO of Grupo Televisa, the largest media conglomerate of the Spanish-speaking world. Pictured L-R (Back Row) Rudy Massimo, Bruce Boren ’87, Jonathan Carroll ’87, Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87, Bill Morris ’70, David Hadden, Santiago Kuribrena Arbide, Marilynn Booth, Jim Matthews ’58, Jock Fleming ’74, Brian and Charlotte Carter, Angus MacNaughton ’48 and Cathy MacNaughton, John Ryder ’77, Rob McEwen, Jeffrey Marshall, Michael Cooper, Donald Ross ’48, Tom Ryder ’53. (Front Row) Ruth SarquisBoren, Sharon Azcarraga Jean, Susan Hadden, Jacqueline Le Saux, Sue Fleming, Kate Ramsay, Rosemary Phelan, Nancy Smith, Barb Ryder, Lily Harmer, Gretchen Ross, Sandra Taylor, and Kathy Green.

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Weddings (Top) On August 25, 2007 Johanna Kruger ’97 and Carlos Vanderloo were married at St. John’s Church in Peterborough. Pictured L-R: Thomas Kruger ’95, Lolly Kruger ’05, the Bride and Groom, Caroline Venderloo, and David Kruger ’01. (Second from Top) Craig Willis ’93 was married to Amanda Karst at Fort Gibraltar in Winnipeg on October 7, 2007. Seven of Craig’s classmates had key roles in the ceremony including Ian Carswell ’93, Anil Patel ’93, Steve Patterson ’93, Steve Fagan ’93, Rich Smit ’93, Brendan Pennylegion ’93, and Mike Laidlaw ’93. (Bottom Left) Caroline Black ’98 was married to Anthony Wright on October 26, 2007 in Bermuda. (Third from Top) Robert Catto ’89 and Delia Shanly were married in their home town of Wellington, New Zealand, on December 28, 2007. LCS alumni in attendance were Warwick Marchant ’89, and Darryl McKeever ’86. Pictured L-R: Best Man Warwick Marchant, Delia Shanly, Robert Catto and Matron of Honour Gai Foskett. (Bottom Middle On February 29, 2008, Jessica Cole ’95 and Bob Russell were married in a private ceremony on Mt. Mansfield at Stowe, in Stowe Vermont. (Bottom Right) LCS faculty member Kerrie Hansler married Martin Carbajal Mendoza on May 17, 2008 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Peterborough with the reception at Lakefield College School.

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Births Charlotte Nikola Rishor was born

Audrey Joan Lett on February 24,

Sean Quinn ’82 and Libby

on November 1, 2007. She is the


Dalrymple are overjoyed to

daughter of Nancy and Nik Rishor ’89, the first granddaughter for Sigrid and Douglas Rishor ’57, and the niece of David ’89 and Charlie ’93. Bill Lett ’92, Kristy Hook, and big sister Petra announce the birth of

Kirsten, Olivia and Andrew (AJ) Johnston ’95 welcomed Stella Grace on April 10, 2008. Marlaina (Marly) Ava James Creighton was born on April 11, 2008 to Ashleigh Arrell ’98 and

announce the birth of Jenna Elizabeth Anne Quinn on April 18, 2008. Maggie Macgregor Philpott was born to Joanne (Joey) Philpot ’94 on April 25, 2008.

Andrew Creighton.

Charlotte Nikola Rishor

Audrey Joan and Petra Lett

Stella Grace Johnston

Marlaina (Marly) Ava James Creighton

Jenna Elizabeth Anne Quinn

Jesse, Joey, & Maggie Macgregor Philpott ’94

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Births Dave and Libby (McCubbin)

Jen Boyko ’00 and Matt MacIntyre

McCalden ’93 had a baby boy on

welcomed Kenzie Marie

April 23, 2008 named Alexander

MacIntyre on May 2, 2008. She is

Thomas McCalden. Alexander’s

a precious and adorable package,

grandparents are Alex (Doc) and

and Mom and baby are healthy

Jose McCubbin and his uncle is

and doing very well.

Adam (Ziggy) McCubbin ’95.

Josselyn Arsenault ’04 and Mark

Kenny Douglas ’91 and Jackie

Kennedy are pleased to announce

(Clarke) Douglas ’93 welcomed

the arrival of baby Arianna

their third child, Jackson Robert

Reese Jeanette Kennedy, born in

Patrick Douglas on April 30, 2008.

Peterborough on June 19, 2008.

Also delighted are his siblings, Connor and Natalie.

Alexander McCalden with sister Sarah

Jackson Robert Patrick Douglas

Matt and Kenzie with Jen Boyko ’00

Arianna (Arsenault) Kennedy

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In Our Memories Hector McInnes on March 18, 2008. Father to Rob ’83 and Andrew ’87.

Betty Pace on April 20, 2008, in London, ON. Mother of John Pace ’72, Al Pace ’77 and grandmother of Taylor Pace ’07.

Bev Shaw on April 21, 2008, in Oakville, ON. Mother of John Shaw ’71.

Christopher Greene on May 31, 2008. Father of Abby (Greene) DeWolfe ’93.

Michael Ballantyne on June 18, 2008, in Victoria. Father of Erin FreelandBallantyne ’99, Alexandra, and Nick Ballantyne ’06.

Jane Dudas on June 18, 2008, in Peterborough. Mother of Jake Dudas ’90 and Sarah Dudas ’93.

Pam Dunn on June 24, 2008, in Montreal. Wife of Tim Dunn ’35; mother of Peter ’62, Stuart ’64, Robert ’66, Brian ’69; and Grandmother of Adrian ’92, Matthew ’95, Whitney ’95, Brendan ’98, Stephanie ’01, and Gillian ’04.

Grove News Fall/Winter 2008  |  37

In Jack’s Honour—The Matthews Fellowship Last September, Lakefield College School, Trent

influenced my life, and the career choices that I have

University, and the Canadian Canoe Museum (CCM)

made along the way. I am the product of a totally

collaborated to create a fellowship in the name of

private school education, and it colours the way I

former LCS Headmaster and honorary alumnus Jack

think about interdisciplinarity, work/life balance, the

Matthews. The goal of the fellowship is to annually

importance of physical activity throughout life, the role

invite an exemplar of one, or several, of Jack Matthews’

of independent institutions and my particular interest

fine qualities to energize ongoing affairs at each of the

in non-governmental institutions, and the importance

partner institutions in the Peterborough area. Members

of a grounding in Classics, English literature and the

of the Matthews Fellowship Committee are pleased to

arts generally. I will also have a few critical things to say

announce that the first recipient of this new honour will

about living largely independent of women during my

be Michael P. Robinson, of Calgary.

school years, the role of the British Army in my school

A Rhodes Scholar (1973) and Member of the Order of Canada (2005), Mike Robinson trained as a lawyer after

training, and the difficulties faced by asthmatics in a rugby/cricket/100-yard-dash sports culture.”

studies in Anthropology and Archaeology. He began

The creation of the Matthews Fellowship in Jack’s honour

his career in the northern oil and gas sector as a socio-

is, like so many projects Jack took on, a work in progress.

economic advisor before moving on to the University

Because the first recipient of the fellowship is based in

of Calgary and the Arctic Institute of North America.

Calgary, preliminary indications are that Mike Robinson

Mike later became President and CEO of the Glenbow

may visit Pearson College on Vancouver Island, founded

Museum (Glenbow-Alberta Institute), stepping down at

by Jack Matthews, which would make this a truly

the end of last year to devote more time to writing. Today,

national initiative. At this time, the fellowship is being

he is respected as a writer and frequent contributor to

funded by contributions from LCS, Trent, and the CCM,

television and radio programs, including the CBC.

but the hope is that the visit of the first Matthews Fellow

The visit of the first Matthews Fellow is set for the week of November 10-14, 2008. Mike will be working through a busy program of public and private events, interacting with students individually and through classroom visits, participating in a World Issues Forum at Trent, and delivering the 2008 Wipper Lecture at the Canoe

will be able to raise awareness of the need to create an endowment or stable future funding for the project. Further information will be available through the LCS, Trent, and Canoe Museum websites. JAMES RAFFIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM

Museum. While details are still being confirmed, Mike shared his vision for his address to The Grove: “I would like to talk about how a formative 12 years as a student at St. George’s School for Boys has 38  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2008

Friends of Lakefield College School interested in making a tax-deductible donation in Jack’s memory to the fellowship fund can contact Theresa Butler-Porter at or 705.652.3324 ext. 329.

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2008 Fifth Row (Back):

Fourth Row:

(L-R) Rory Thomas Harry Kaklamanakis Jon Martin Colin Gallacher Nazim Babayev Mike Kim Max Lafortune Colin Greenwood Nico Berlin Kane Miller Greg Douglas Miles Rees-Spear Carter Stamm Max Tetlow Jordon Taylor David Armstrong Charlie Hartnett Chris Fleguel Sergi Tarragona Fenosa Brodie Robbins Graham Evelyn

(L-R) Sam Shefsky Kaycee Morrison Adrienne Miller Katelyn LaPlante Vernon Neo Matt Ryder Andrew Carroll Johannes Wolters Jeff Scanlon Geordie Macintosh Chris Horton Joe Lewis Jordan Cooper Cole McKinnon Rakesh Rajdev Jordan Muise Hubertus Fiege Jimmy Gray Peter Simon Andrew Gonsalves Leigh-Ann Skeete Rebecca Malloy

Emma Vouk Laura Slipp

Third Row: (L-R) Smreeti Gurung Emma Smith Monica Farlow Patricia Gabilondo Vanika Chawla Lily Dash Ga Ram Jung Emily Ewing Mika Watanabe Ellen Garneys Emily Freistatter Lauren Schumacher Nicole Pinto Emily Farncomb Hayley Findlay Nikki Whitney Emmy Hewitt Jackie Elder Melissa Zubrickas

Mimi Yang Martha Mattiello Rodriguez Diane Chan

Second Row: (L-R) Alex Salkeld Bekki Hawke Olivia Blatchford Steph Hodgins Mary Elizabeth Konrad Erica Thompson Jen Reader Becki Worsfold Jaime Kemp Kathleen Hughes Caylea Foster Lindsey Cooper Dominique Murray Karine Gauthier Emily Denton Sarah MacLean

Jennie Cheshire Lauren White

First Row (Front): (L-R) Geoffrey Burns Brian Aspinall Michael Chiang Tyler Bishop Brian Lim Joe Corner Omar Syed Aidas Senkus Robbie Gates Hatim Zavery Kyle Kralik Aaron Kim

Missing: Ryan Allingham Kryss Byers Donald Folkard Alex Gaysek

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Spring/Summer 2008