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Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

Calendar of Events 2010

For details please refer to our school calendar at April



Grove Society Meeting and Lunch (LCS)


Grove Society Pot Luck Luncheon


Back to The Future: Celebrating 20 Years of Co-education (Toronto)


Grade 8 Graduation Dinner


Closing Grade 12 Graduation Dinner

28 GTA Parents’ Reception 30

Class Reps’ Workshop (Toronto) Toronto Pub Night



School Trustees’ Meeting 8

Graduating Students’ Registration Grade 7-11 Day Registration


Grade 9-11 Boarder Registration


Fall Fair / Home to the Grove Reunion

28 Grove Society Annual General Meeting 29 Regatta Day 29 30

Foundation Trustees’ Meeting

NOTE: The Pre-1950s Old Boys’ Reunion has been postponed to the 2010/11 school year.

Lakefield College Trustees 2010 School

Board Chair John Ryder ’77 Past Chair Jock Fleming ‘74 Vice Chair Paul Hickey Cindy Atkinson-Barnett David Bignell Walter Blackwell ’56 Doug Blakey Marilynn Booth Andrew Clarke ’85 Stephen Coates ’90 Susan DeNure Peter Dunn ’62 Signy Eaton-Shier

Michael Eatson ’83 Stephanie Edwards Bishop George Elliott Ann Farlow Romina Fontana ’94 Bill Gastle ’68 Janice Green Nicole Groves ’93 Jennifer Gruer Terry Guest Tim Heeney ’83 Alan Ingram Warren Jones ’88 Jennifer Kotzeff Janet Lafortune Kathleen Leonard Nicholas Lewis ’77 James (Kim) Little ’53 Luke MacDonald ’10

Taylor Mackenzie ’10 Kevin Mako ’03 Kevin Malone ’77 James Matthews ’58 Scott McCain Andrea McConnell Jim McGowan John McRae ’70 Val McRae Tracy Morley ’93 Betty Morris Bill Morris ’70 Anil Patel ’93 Travis Price ’85 Tony Pullen ’63 Vicki Pullen Sean Quinn ’82 Kathleen Ramsay Douglas Rishor ’57

Michaele Robertson Gretchen Ross John Schumacher Murray Sinclair ’79 Nancy Smith Scott Smith ’87 Amanda Soder ’98 Manal Stamboulie John Stelzer ’00 Losel Tethong ‘89 David Thompson Stuart Thompson ’91 Richard Tucker ’77 Tim Ward ’62 Jane Waterous Gordon Webb ’72 Chris White ’90 Jamie White ’79 Cathy Wilson

Terry Windrem HRH Duke of York ’78 Erin Yeatman


Honorary Chair Paul Desmarais Jr. ’73 Chair Jeffrey Marshall* Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87 Marilynn Booth Bruce Boren ’87 Jonathan Carroll ’87 Brian Carter Michael Cooper Stan Dunford Jock Fleming ’74

John K. Hepburn ’68 Angus MacNaughton ’48 James G. Matthews ’58 Andrea McConnell Robert McEwen Bill Morris ’70 Rosemary Phelan Kathleen Ramsay Donald Ross ’48 Thomas Ryder ’53 Géza von Diergardt William Wells ’78 Richard Wernham Graham Worsfold HRH Duke of York ’78 Directors in Bold * Honorary Alumni

(Front Cover) Beth Idlout-Kheraj ‘12 carried the Olympic torch (a miner’s lantern due to high winds and freezing temperatures of -40ºC) in her home town of Resolute Bay, Nunavut on November 9, 2009. Congratulations to each of the two LCS students and four alumni who were honoured (p.41) with the opportunity to carrry the Olympic torch in locations across Canada. (Opposite) LCS students train for the Nordic ski team.

Moving Forward ... Together acquired while being raised by two

his father (p.ii). Jess Fitchette ’97,

loving parents, and am also certain

remarks on how her best friends

that my skills as a father can be

today are the girls she met at The

traced to the support I received

Grove (p.10), while the school’s

from numerous teachers, staff

Goodwill Ambassador initiative

members, and parents of friends

(p.16) demonstrates that caring

I met at The Grove. I started my

for each other is not confined to a

Since that moment, my priorities

LCS career at the tender age of 12,

classroom, but extends to others

have shifted considerably. Instead

and after seven years of schooling

with whom we share this world.

of worrying about my career,

there I can say with the utmost

Such stories are what make The

money, or what I will wear on my

confidence that The Grove staff

Grove special, and they are so

head when my hair finally falls

served as a second set of inspiring

very necessary in creating a better

out, I have come to realize that


tomorrow for ourselves, the people

Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze ’96 On October 3, 2009, my life changed forever. Shortly after the sun found its familiar spot in the sky, my beautiful fiancée gave birth to our first child, a girl named Ava.

everything is now secondary to caring for this little person who melts my heart when she smiles.

That spirit of caring and looking out for one another is integral to the overall purpose of the school,

I must admit that I was a little

examples of which can be found

worried about how to take care of

within these pages. Head of School

such a precious gift, yet something

David Thompson reminds us of

inside of me kicked into gear

how Olympian Duff Gibson, after

almost immediately as if it knew

winning gold in Turin, spoke of an

what to do. I attribute it to instincts

important lesson he learned from

we love, and the souls we encounter along the way.

Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze ’96 is a Toronto-based journalist and writer who has written for such publications as the Globe and Mail and Maclean’s. He currently works for the latter as an assistant editor on university publications.

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From the Head of School

David Thompson

of natural talent, but rather through hard work and determination. The level of success that is achieved by

The excitement and build up to an Olympic year is

them is only reached through an enormous amount of

always something special, but when the Olympics are

dedication over many years, not through innate talent.

held in Canada, the excitement is even more acute. This trend is something that is seen outside of I must admit that I truly enjoy watching the

athletics. Warren Buffett, for instance, is famed for his

Olympics—in part for the spectacle, but always for

discipline and the hours he spends studying financial

the opportunity to witness the culmination of years

statements of potential investment targets.

of hard work, perseverance and obscurity, and how athletes deal with their results—in success and in

One of the many things that we are blessed with at The


Grove is the opportunity to provide a wide variety of avenues for success for our students, and allow them to

We can all remember the great successes: Nancy

explore the path to their own greatness.

Greene, the men’s hockey team in Salt Lake City, Becky Scott, and Cindy Klassen. We also remember the

It is our responsibility to develop confident young men

disappointments like the men’s hockey team in Turin.

and women who are ready for experiences beyond The Grove. What we want them to leave with is a set of

As powerful as those successes and disappointments

skills and a capacity to make a sustained difference.

may have been, it is the human story that I find the most compelling. In the last Winter Olympics, it was

Studies show that our students will probably live

skeleton athlete Duff Gibson, who at the age of 39,

close to 100 years of age. When they leave The Grove,

became the oldest Canadian ever to win gold.

they have over 80 years ahead of them. We need to provide them with the skills not only to be successful

His medal was highly unexpected. Throughout the

for the next ten years, but the rest of their lives. In

gruelling season, Mr. Gibson had struggled with

addition, we need to provide them with the capacity

injuries and was ranked far below the top ten in the

to understand “the other”—not only on an individual

world. Yet, on a cold day in February, he stood on top of

basis, but the whole system.

the podium and talked of his father: We want our students to care about things that really “Although he had a great belief in the value of sport,

matter and develop the persistence and creativity to

he always realized that in the big picture, it is just

meet and solve problems that others have given up

sport. What I would dedicate to him is that if I won the

on. Through this, they not only develop the leadership

race today, I would try to be as gracious a winner as I

skills, but the ownership to make a difference.

could be. And if I wasn’t to win today, I would try to be as gracious a loser as I could be. And that’s what I

It is conceivable that, as we watch the Olympics, we

dedicate to my dad.”

may think about our own Grove students, past and future, competing against the world. And for those

And that is when the media applauded. In the midst of

who are not competing at the Olympics, we hope

all the marketing and the grandness that flows with

that we have given them the values to set their own

the Olympics, Mr. Gibson had given them perspective.

personal challenges as they each participate in their

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own journey. Opposite: LCS students and staff joined residents of Lakefield to cheer in support of the Olympic Torch Relay in December. (Top) Gabrielle Cormier ’10 (Bottom) LCS students with the Thompson family and Fr. Glenn Empey.

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Thoughtful contemplation, moving to discussion and consultation, and concluding with decision: the process and outcome will articulate the vision by which The Grove will build on its resources of today for the students of tomorrow.

planning for the Future John ryder ’77, Chair of the Board In 1984, just a few years after my graduation from

a sense of citizenship and respect for others to carry with us to communities beyond The Grove.

Lakefield College School, it began to occur to me that

We live in a country, and perhaps a time, that is not

“My Experience” embodied more than just what I

particularly sympathetic to the ideas of privilege

had accomplished and felt, but that I was also part

inherent in private schools. These refreshing elements

of a living experience that was shared with others

of Lakefield’s persona rise above this scornful

who had attended the school. The Grove has long

descriptive of privilege. Alternatively, they give leave to

been envied for its culture and passion; students

a culture where dignity, individuality, and achievement

and staff throughout the decades have worn this

of personal potential are always more highly valued

mantle with great pride and tremendous spirit. For

than the price by which some people are prepared to

me, this realization of a grander community started

dispose of them.

with Captain Tom Pullen’s ’26 address to an alumni gathering that resonated equally with the young and

The substantial undertaking to develop the next

the old. His tales touched on themes and traditions of

strategic plan for Lakefield College School is well

our school that were distinct from those things that

underway. Thoughtful contemplation, moving to

come and go with little consequence. To a certain

discussion and consultation, and concluding with

extent, he spoke of experiences and the knowledge

decision: the process and outcome will articulate the

gained that evolve to orient one’s life-guiding

vision by which The Grove will build on its resources


of today for the students of tomorrow. However, vigour, too, must be tempered by humility and modesty. In

The custom of freedom to explore has been retained,

the end, this plan will embody and be informed by the

not because it has been a hallmark of LCS, but rather

defining pillars, traditions and values that have served

because of the belief that the results would be worth

so well to distinguish The Grove.

the risks. As beneficiaries of this custom, we were to have the freedom for which we showed ourselves

From that realization beginning for me in 1984, there

worthy. Through this, we gained a confidence and

is tremendous gratitude for all those who have brought

respect to be ourselves in the midst of people trying to

the “Grove Torch” to the staff, trustees, and directors of

be someone else. In the same way there was engrained

today, and for those to whom this torch will be passed under the strategic visions of tomorrow.

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letters I have just finished reading the latest copy of your

What feelings of nostalgia that evoked! Nothing could

Grove News and as usual, with much interest—and

have more forcefully reminded me of Canada and that

also as usual, it made for fascinating, even inspiring

little grey building I’d walked past so many times.

reading. Of particular note was the letter from John Morrell ’45 regarding the Lakefield Canoe Company

Peter Perry ’40

since I have a not dissimilar story which came to mind. During my eight years at Lakefield during the 1930s,

I had to write this to let you know how pleased I was

we students would walk past the Canoe Company on

to see that Bromo Seltzer made it to the cover of the

our way to Sunday church at St. John’s in the village.

race program [Annual Appeal]. Bromo has been a star

The Canoe Company’s building was of concrete block

racer for 60 years that I know of, and probably many

construction, very small and quite unimposing,

more than that as a resident of Turtle Bay, snappers

particularly as I was told at the time that their canoes

are reputed to live up to 75 years we were always told.

were known ‘all over the world.’

I note that he still has that same cynical sneer as he

In the summer of 1944, I was in the Air Force in England and stationed near Tewksbury on the Severn

looks at all those little 5 oz lightweights that enter each year.

River. Simply for something to do one day, four of us

I also want to be assured that the races are still run

bicycled up to Tewksbury. On the river there were a

from a circular starting paddock to a much larger

number of boats moored along the shore. They were all

circular finishing line. The picture seems to show a

strange looking craft unlike any I’d seen before except

straight line race course. A well-trained turtle will

the canoes. The canoes looked just like those at home.

always head for the lake so trainers should start their

We were able to rent two of these canoes and set forth

racers pointed in a westerly direction.

paddling along the river’s banks. After a short while,

These are but a couple of pointers that come to this

the second canoe came up alongside mine so that I was

octogenarian mind, I hope they will be of some help to

able to see an oval brass plate that secured the canoe’s

this year’s event.

thwart. Engraved on the plate were the words: “The Lakefield Canoe Company, Lakefield, Ontario.”

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William Amos ’48

School Highlights


Moving Toward Green


i Have No idea What i Want to Be


leap Ahead: lakefield College School Summer Online Academy


preparing for life


Our Message to The World: lCS launches its New Marketing Campaign


Calling all Grove Goodwill Ambassadors


Hillside Cemetery


Welcome New Trustees 2009/10


Through the red Door


The Opening of Cooper House!


Supporting The Grove for Over a Quarter Century


lakefield College School Foundation Donor recognition and Fundraising report 2008/09


Sarah Bauman ’98: Smashing Theatre


Class News (Weddings, Births)


in Our Memories


Editor: Tracey Blodgett; layout & Design and Copy Editor: Christine Vogel; Contributing Editor: Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze ‘96; Editorial Committee: Heather Avery, lisa Clarke, richard Johnston, richard life, Sarah McMahon, Tom Milburn, and David Thompson. 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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School Highlights Gift of literature The Grove community would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. John S. Speakman C.M. and Mrs. Betty Speakman, parents of Jennifer Thompson, for their gift of five unique volumes of literature to the school’s new Canadiana Room in the J.W. McConnell Library. The collection includes Roughing it in the Bush, Vol. 1 and 2, by Susanna Moodie, Lands Forlorn by George Douglas,

In December, he was awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Toronto Chapter, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award. At a ceremony in Toronto in early December, it was announced that he will also be receiving the AFP International Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Award in a ceremony in Baltimore; he was chosen from hundreds of nominations globally to receive the honour.

and Canadian Wild Flowers, by Catherine Parr Traill.

lCS Alumni Share their Experience Tracey-Lee Eddy ’99 visited for a day this fall, representing Experiences, an organization encouraging women to become involved in politics. Her empowering message gave great insight for both genders to see the benefit of equal representation in our political system. “Baron” Marcus MacDonald ’86 worked with students this fall for a song-writing workshop. Marcus facilitated discussion about the philosophy of song writing and encouraged students to share observations about the application of that philosophy. The group composed a song to immortalize the infamous Grey Lady. In December, the Guidance and Learning Office hosted

leadership in the Arts This fall showed the diversity and incredible talent of Lakefield College School students. The fall play, an adapted variety of short sketches by writers such as Shel Silverstein and David Ives entitled, A Play on Words, was a comedic success led by an outstanding cast and crew under the direction of Greg MacPherson. The annual Christmas Concert showcased exciting performances by all of the school’s ensembles, including the Grade 10-11 classes, the Concert Choir, the Flute Choir (joined by Cellists Kate Seo ’10 and Lisa Kraus ’11), the Concert Band, the Lorelei Consort and the LakEFFECT Jazz Ensemble.

U16 Girls’ Basketball Win Silver!

Career Day. Many thanks to our guest speakers: Joel

The U16 Girls’ Basketball Team, coached by Alan Wilcox

Allen ’01, Nancy Biggar, Thomas Cole, Tom Deacon ’52

and Brent Hurley, travelled to Greenwood College for

John S.R. Deacon ’58, Anthony Fondyga, David

the CISAA Division II championships. The girls’ efforts

Forster ’01, Patrick Gill ’03, Tim Heeney ’83, Steve

brought them to the championship game against

Henderson, Michael Kulas ’87, William Lett ’92, Peter

Greenwood College. Despite the team’s incredible

Mack ’96, Libby McCalden ’93, Luke Mellors ’88, Mark

efforts, LCS could not pull out the win. Special mention

Olsheski ’03, Kimberley Payne, Zoë Roberts, and Murad

should be given to Julianne McConkey ’12, winner of the

Younis; and a special thank you to Phoebe Turk and

Most Improved Player award for the year, and Shannon

Carol Corner for their organization and planning.

Scrocchi ’13, winner of the Most Valuable Player award. Thanks to our captains, Sierra Peddie ’12 and Rachel

lCS Student Honoured

Dunford ’12, for their excellent leadership, and to Mr.

Grade 9 student Bilaal Rajan has been involved in

Armstrong and Ms. Hollingsworth for their support.

philanthropy from the age of four, when he raised funds

(Opposite) L-R, top to bottom: The Speakman and Thompson family donate historic literature to the Canadiana Room. Dina El-Baradie ’11 and “Baron” Marcus MacDonald ’86 practise at the piano during a songwriting workshop. Cast and crew of A play on Words. Bilaal Rajan ’13 with his father Aman at the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Award Ceremony. Lorelei Consort at the Christmas Concert.

to send to earthquake victims in India. Five years ago, he founded, an organization working to raise awareness and funds for children in need around the world. In 2005, UNICEF named him Canada’s children’s ambassador. On December 17, Bilaal was an Olympic torch bearer in Toronto. In November, the Ontario government awarded him with an Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship, Bilaal

To view these and other news stories visit our website at (expand lOGiN, and click NEWS)

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Moving Toward Green According to Kermit the Frog … “it’s not easy being green.” But when it comes to composting Lakefield College School’s organic waste, it’s really not that difficult, and very much worth the effort and cost. LCS is the first independent school in Canada to install a commercial composter, capable of devouring up to 1300 litres of organic waste per

lCS Green Facts

week. The stainless steel, in-vessel composter (or Rocket Composter 900 as it is known) is manufactured by Accelerated Compost of the United Kingdom. More common in the UK, this is the first of its kind

lCS is the only independent school

to be installed on this side of the pond.

in Canada to have two lEED® gold-

In the summer of 2008, Rob Laplante, Director of Facilites at LCS, in

certified buildings on campus.

collaboration with Mass Environmental Services Inc. (a Lakefield company) conducted a review of the waste stream at LCS. They

Hadden Hall and Cooper

found that 65% of the garbage produced at the school was primarily

House are both heated and cooled by

organic waste from the dining hall and it was going directly into the

ground source systems. Drilled wells (300 feet into the ground) provide heating during the winter and cooling in the summer, save on energy, and

local landfill. They calculated that virtually all of that waste could be successfully composted. From there, it was an easy decision for the school to proceed with the installation of the unit. Last August, the unit arrived and was installed on the north side of Winder Smith Hall. Staff from Mass Environmental spent

reduce our carbon footprint.

considerable time and effort getting the unit operating at peak

A new cardboard compactor

kitchen, one bucket of coarse wood chips (provided free by a local tree

at lCS is now used to compress the school’s waste cardboard. it reduces the number of shipments to the

efficiency. For every bucket of organic waste from the school’s cutter) is added. The dining hall disposes of up to 200 litres of waste every day into the long rectangular box. An auger-like screw inside the unit slowly moves the waste—two turns forward and one turn backward—until it comes out the other end as rich, black compost.

recycling plant from four per week

When operating optimally, the bacteria in the mix do all the work.

to one per week, saving the school

They thrive at temperatures of 40°C to 60°C, and convert the organic

money and reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released during transportation.

waste into compost in only 10 to 14 days. The finished product is stored for a few months outside and, starting next spring, it will be spread onto the school’s flowerbeds and lawns. Now, with six months of operation under our belt, the composter is working very well. At one point people noticed a slightly pungent odour coming from the shed, so the manufacturer installed a bio-filter (made of more wood chips) on the exhaust pipe and the problem was solved. But a slight odour is well worth it when the school is saving an average of $800 per month in garbage removal and dumping fees. And, as we all know, it is the right thing to do. riCHArD JOHNSTON

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“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Dr. HOWArD THUrMAN (philosopher)

i have

dea what i want to be! nnoo iidea

Such is the candid student confession offered as

or college program they have chosen leads them

an opener at many Grade 12 guidance counselling

toward a desirable vocational goal.

sessions. Lakefield College School students—multitalented, bright, and mobile—have a cornucopia of possibilities available to them, both for university studies and for career choices. Some students easily sift through available options and know clearly the path they want to pursue. Others struggle, painfully at times. It is not essential for students to have a clear vocational path charted before leaving high school, but the evidence is clear: having a career goal in mind while completing post-secondary studies does improve a student’s likelihood to persist in a degree program. We want LCS grads to have confidence that the university

To that end, the Guidance and Learning Department has created a new model for the compulsory Ontario Ministry of Education Careers course. Rather than teaching the course in one semester to Grade 9s and new Grade 10s, as we have in the past, the course is now taught over the four years of high school, with students devoting some time to it during each year. Students entering Grade 9 this year (and our new Grade 10 students) have already had several classes of instruction with a guidance counsellor. In these classes, they are discovering their learning styles and strengths, investigating how their aptitudes and skills align with particular careers, creating a résumé, setting goals, and exploring the amazing array of online tools available for career research. CareerCruising ( is used extensively as a teaching and research tool in these classes, and indeed will be a key resource throughout the four-year program. As students progress through Grade 10 and 11, they will participate in information sessions and complete assignments that build on the foundation set in Grade 9. The educational goal during these years is for our students to deepen their understanding of their own aptitudes, interests, and skills, and to develop a more nuanced knowledge of career paths suited to their particular profile. More sophisticated vocational assessment tools, such as the Strong Interest Inventory, will figure prominently in Grade 11 to help students

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begin to see where their particular strengths might

readiness,” ensuring that students are contemplating

lead them. Students will save their investigations and

career information at a time when they are emotionally

reflections in an online portfolio as they progress from

and cognitively ready to consider it.

grade to grade.

As well, the model allows students not only to

During Grade 12, students will of course begin

contemplate careers, but actively to prepare

researching post-secondary programs in earnest, with

themselves for their vocational goals. By asking

a view not only to earning admission to university,

them to review their activities and accomplishments

but also to gaining a clear understanding of the

through updating their résumés twice per year, the

directions in which their degree or diploma could take

course encourages students to think about volunteer

them. A key part of the Grade 12 component will be

activities, summer jobs and experiences, and academic

an authentic assessment that requires each student to

courses that will support these goals.

explain how a particular university program is suited to their skills, interests, and abilities, and how it leads to an ultimate vocational goal.

By September 2012, our first set of students enrolled in the new version of the Careers course will be starting Grade 12. We are expecting those first guidance

The new model has several advantages. Most

counselling sessions to start a little differently then, as

importantly, it allows students time and space in each

each student opens the online portfolio built during

year of high school to consider what their ultimate

the three previous years. We will know the change has

vocational goals might be. This opportunity for

been successful when the student says, “I have a few

regular reflection also addresses the issue of “career

ideas about what I want to do.”


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leap Ahead lakefield College School Summer Online Academy Summer should be fun. Lakefield

to do well on summer courses

The Lakefield’s Information

College School’s Summer Online

because you only have to focus on

Technology Department offers

Academy allows young people to

one course.”

support throughout the summer.

The courses are designed and

Students entering Grade 9 or 10

taught by Lakefield College School

in September 2010 may enrol in

faculty. They offer the thoughtful

Business: Leadership and the

guidance and encouragement for

Environment (BBI10), Introduction

which LCS teachers are widely

to Computers (ICS20), or Media

known. Students engage in

Arts (ASM20). Students entering

independent reading, research,

Grade 11 are offered American

and writing, as well as interactive

History (CHA3U). Students bound

activities involving peer debate

for Grade 12 in September 2010

and discussions. As Taylor Joo ’10

may enrol in English (ENG4U) or

All courses are offered to current

reflected, “I think the American

Advanced Functions (MHF4U).

LCS students, those joining

History online course allowed me

Lakefield College School in the fall,

to research and study by myself,

and students from public and other

more independently.” All courses

independent schools. Lakefield’s

end with a proctored final exam.

enjoy their holidays, and possibly learn the lessons of a job, while also earning a secondary school credit from their home, cottage, or even while travelling. The program enables students to take courses not otherwise available, possibly reduce their future course load, and earn an additional credit toward graduation.

Co-Head student Marshall Slipp said of his experience in the summer of 2008, “I find it easier

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Current or new LCS students may enrol through the normal processes. Students from others schools, or anyone with questions

The tuition for each course is

regarding the Summer Online

$1000. Some courses require

Academy should contact John

the purchase of a textbook.

Boyko at

Some think it might be magic, most call it the “Lakefield Difference,” but how Lakefield College School pours into your soul is different for each person, and at the same time, life-changing for everyone. It is like a series of “That was the best day … ever,” over and over again. Until, looking back, you realize the lessons you have learned in school were not just how peptide synthesis occurs in a ribosome or dy/dx + y2 = 2x, but how to organize an incident command in a crisis management situation, how to build a school foundation in Kenya’s Masai Mara region, how to cheer on your team—for better or for worse, and how to leap joyfully

Preparing for Life off the end of a dock hand-in-hand

wanted to go back, and contribute

with your best friends.

something for everything I

“Looking back at my yearbook,”

received. ”

says Jess Fitchette ’97, “My

It is interesting how so many LCS

girlfriends today are the same girls

graduates develop the passion

from my year at LCS.” Jess came to

for inspiring change in the world

The Grove for her Grade 13 year.

while living and learning within

After university, she returned to

this small community on the shore

LCS as a don for two years, before

of Lake Katchewanooka. Looking

attending teacher’s college at

back, it is often not single memories

Trent University. After working at

that build a person’s moral scope,

Havergal, she returned to her life at

but a series of influences—mind,

LCS with partner Garret Hart, Head

body, and spirit—that help them

of Cooper House. “I remember in

evolve into a citizen of the world. “I

my Grade 13 year walking down

gained a sense that anything was

a path in spring term, thinking ‘I

possible,” recalls Peter Sibbald

don’t know how I’m going to leave,

’76, parent of Rebekah Sibbald ’11.

I just get this one year!’ I felt I

“My experience at LCS supported

hadn’t had enough time there and I

my values, world view, and the self-confidence to be myself and follow my heart.” Passionate about kayaking and the outdoors during his time at The Grove, Peter began his post-university career as a Junior Master at LCS before becoming an Outdoor Education teacher in the independent school system. Yet, the school had instilled in Peter a great sense of adventure, and he eventually embarked on a successful career in photojournalism, travelling the world to record some of the most famous faces and places in our

(Above) Like Peter Sibbald ’76, and LCS students before him, Kimble Mooney ’09 explores his passion— kayaking—while at LCS. (Opposite) Phil Bian ’12 and Victor Wang ’09 share cultural traditions during the annual Walk Around the World.

century. “LCS is a community of likeminded individuals; a place that fosters a sense of excellence on a world-wide basis,” continues Peter.

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Currently in the Management Science and Engineering program at Stanford University, Connie Xu ’06 agrees, citing Walk Around the World—an annual LCS celebration of food and culture—as one of the memories that expanded her worldview within a supportive, academic community. “I realized that we are all living in a global culture, and the important roles that other cultures play cannot be underestimated. Walk Around the World is a microscopic view of the world—it helped me to see from various perspectives what the world looks like today, and what it may look like tomorrow. I appreciated the cultural diversity at The Grove; it helped me to gain a lifetime of courage to venture out and make friends with people from anywhere around the globe.” “School is much more than just what you learn in the classroom,” says Kim Bishop, mother of Adam ’04 and Tyler Bishop ’08. “Teaching life lessons outside of the classroom is one of the things that LCS does really well.” Through opportunities, such as athletics, co-curricular arts, leadership, and outdoor education, Lakefield College School balances challenging academics with unique opportunities to grow important life skills. Both Adam and Tyler were “quadies” during their years at LCS, meaning they participated

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in the concert band and choir, as well as the competitive jazz band and Lorelei Consort. Adam continued his musical career at Queen’s University, and is currently studying at the prestigious Glenn Gould School. For their mother, though, one of the most significant memories of her sons’ years at The Grove was when Tyler, who is now studying Arts at the University of Ottawa, became captain of the blue team in SLASH, the recreational hockey league. Although in his small hometown everyone played hockey, he learned his skills at LCS where he was offered “a positive, encouraging environment to try something he thought was previously out of his bounds.” Rhodes Scholar and Associate Professor of Psychology, at Dalhousie University Dr. Hélène Deacon ’95 agrees that LCS offers a ‘balanced’ education. “The Grove brought me lots of new experiences, but perhaps foremost involved athletics. Joining compulsory sports at LCS was quite daunting for me. I soon realized, with encouragement from other students and amazing staff, that I quite liked sports. For me, the crowning moment was being named captain and MVP of the women’s rugby team. This represented a turning point in my life where athleticism in different forms remains a core part of who I am.” In addition, Hélène credits the “unparalleled leadership (Opposite) Many LCS students choose recreational hockey—SLASH—to bond and have fun while learning a new sport on the Bob Armstrong Rink.

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opportunities” she experienced at

truly prepares you for university

The Grove as part of the building

and beyond.”

blocks of her future success. “I had never envisioned leading a group of young women either on the field or in a residence as I did as Student Head of Grove House. These experiences allowed me to learn about another whole side of myself that I had never known existed. These leadership skills are still with me today as I lead a large active research lab and multiple local, national, and international collaborations.”

Recent graduate Philipp Duffner ’09, who is now studying Economics at Oxford University, also connects his favourite Grove memory with lessons learned on the Nordic trail. “Nordic skiing is basically all about your own achievement, but then again you have a wonderful team who backs you up. Also, there is hardly anything more beautiful and relaxing than the LCS trails in the snow.” For Philipp, living in

Murray Sinclair ’79, school trustee

a boarding house, debating, the

and father of Austin Sinclair ’11

dance showcase, and Algonquin

believes that lifetime success

Expedition all made lasting

is best fostered at a “university

impressions on him. “It’s the

preparatory” school, where

combination of all the unique

the lessons of independence,

memories that make the ‘Lakefield

adaptability, and self-motivation,

Difference’ for me.”

in addition to academics, are taught. “Advanced Functions teaches you a way of thinking and analyzing,” says Murray. “But at LCS, you also have to get yourself up in the morning, with a sense of responsibility, and know how to study and organize yourself.” Last summer, he was amazed when his son by-passed so many options to enjoy Vancouver’s unusually warm weather in order to study American History through the school’s online program; Austin only interrupted his studies to travel for two weeks with Me to We on a service project to Kenya. Looking back at his LCS years,

At the end of a Lakefield College School career, each graduate has the opportunity to speak in Chapel about the important moments and lessons that have shaped them thus far. Filled with enthusiasm and anticipation for university life, those best days of high school will become part of the values that guide who they will become, what they will believe in, and how they will ignite change in the world. Connie Xu parallels her Chapel Speech and her life today, “I took a long time to reflect on my life

“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” KEViN ArNOlD, THE WONDER YEARS.

Every minute, every hour, every day, cherished memories are being made at lakefield College School. We want to hear about yours! Whether you are a student, an alumnus/a, a parent, or a special friend of The Grove, we would like to learn about your favourite moments, and how the school impacted your life or the life of someone close to you. please take the opportunity to share your memories with us. You can share your thoughts by email to Theresa Butler-porter at or send us a letter.

experiences. I was surprised by how many challenges I had taken and how rewarding the experiences had

Murray’s most vivid memory was

been. Although I didn’t have a clear

his Silver Duke of Edinburgh trip

vision of where I would end up later

cross-country skiing and winter

in life, I have been brave enough to

camping in -40˚C conditions. “You

push myself to do the best I can and

learn how to become self-sufficient

try many different things.”

and trust yourself—this concept


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Our Message to the World lCS launches its New Marketing Campaign

When thinking of education, one does not typically think of marketing or sales. The combination of education and selling can often ruffle a few feathers. The truth is that all independent schools participate in marketing activities in order to attract a full roster of students who best suit their school’s mission and values. Despite our past efforts, there is still a lack of brand awareness of lCS in the marketplace. Therefore, this new recruitment/marketing campaign emphasizes the ‘lakefield Difference’ and takes it to the next level—bringing the idea to life from the students’ perspective. it is key that all lCS communication aimed at getting great students interested in our school clearly sets us apart from other independent schools. There is no doubt that many schools start to look the same after a while. in developing this campaign, the goal from the start could be summed up in one objective: show that living your high school years at lCS will be the most amazing four years of your life. The marketing committee, along with the help of several talented lCS volunteer creative experts, drew upon market research as well as dialogue with past, current, and prospective students and parents. The creative insight that sparked this new strategy was rooted in listening to how lCS students talked about their lCS experience. The most meaningful and rich student descriptions of lakefield College School are about singular events that shaped how they feel about themselves, their friends, and their community. it is quite rare for any teenager to talk about school in the same way an adult does. For this new campaign, it was decided that the student message would be more universal to all audiences rather than an adult or parent-focused one. Not to mention more authentically lCS. The visual backdrop for the students’ voice in all print and online communication will be the trademark lCS photography that so accurately captures the emotion of school life moments. These photos are always real. real students. real school situations. rosy-cheeked, tussled hair students getting the absolute most out of their lCS days on the water, in the classroom, on the field, in the theatre. The goal of this new creative is to encourage people to check lakefield College School out—either online, by phone, or by asking friends, which hopefully will culminate with a visit to the school and a tour of the campus (either online or in person). We want to create a feeling that they simply have to put lakefield College School on their “i’ve got to see what this is all about” list. Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

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Calling All Grove Goodwill Ambassadors If you are affiliated with Lakefield College School

exceptional a school LCS is, and will help us in our

and can answer “yes” to one or more of the following

focus on raising awareness for the school. We will also

questions, then read on:

ask you to consider:


Have you or anyone you know (and care about) had




fit for the Grove;

Did this experience result in personal growth and development?



terrific experiences with prospective families who

colleagues wonder about you when you try to articulate

are in attendance;

the Grove Experience with dimples from smiling so

If you’re still reading then it seems you’ve answered “yes” to one or more of these questions; in which case, we’d like you to consider becoming a “Grove Goodwill Ambassador.” It’s possible that you may be thinking, “What exactly would I be doing as a ‘Grove Goodwill Ambassador’?” It’s also probable that you regularly speak fondly about LCS with peers and colleagues, especially if you learn that they’ve had different experiences at their schools, or if you learn that they are thinking about investigating independent schooling for their children. As a Grove Goodwill Ambassador you will continue to help us spread the word about how special and

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Supporting those receptions (if they’re not in your home) by attending and speaking about your

Does it concern you that sometimes your peers and

broadly and a sparkle in your eyes?

Hosting a reception of prospective families in your area;

Do you sometimes try to put your finger on what it is exactly that makes LCS so special?

Passing along the Admissions Office contact information to families you know would be a great

a good experience with LCS?


Sending along ideas that we can use in the creation of an Ambassador Toolkit which will include quick facts guides, LCS swag, and Admissions Office contact cards.

Volunteer today and be part of the team of “Grove Goodwill Ambassadors” in 2010! For more information, please contact me by email (, phone (705.652.3324 ext.377), or even mail, and lend your ideas for this project. MANUElA lEFrANC (Opposite) Current LCS parents (L-R) Julie Campbell, Heather Drysdale, Judy Craik, and Kris Hickey welcomed potential students and their families to the lCS Open House in October. Led by the senior class, LCS students participated in a musical video spirit event to promote their school.

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“Many headstones in a row. Westward winds blowing low. Sunlight rays crown the trees. A wistful soul well at ease. A humble resting beneath the land. An entrance to a kingdom grand. So is the destination after death. The final thought gone with breath. Here they lie beneath this earthen sea. The flesh and bone of memory”

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Hillside Cemetery As one passes through St. Aidan’s gates, making their

Alexander W. Mackenzie. The Globe and Mail of March

way into Hillside Cemetery, they cannot help but be

7, 1938, indicates that the most moving and dramatic

struck by the tranquility that surrounds them as they

events surrounding the burial occurred as follows: “…

gaze upon the gently rolling hills and well-maintained

with the masters of the school acting as pallbearers,

lawns and gardens. For it is at Hillside where the

the beautiful oaken casket was carried out to where

history of Lakefield College School can come alive, as

there waited a bob-sleigh, drawn by work horses and

does the history of the many village folk who are buried

driven by Bill Stabler, village expressman and Dr.

there. This cemetery mirrors Canada’s history, from its

Mackenzie’s good friend. The coffin was placed on the

gallant servicemen, well-read authors, headmasters,

sleigh, draped with a large Union Jack, and heaped

students, teachers, and “everyday citizens.” This is

with flowers. Immediately in front of the sleigh was

a gem of a cemetery that can teach us much about

another, filled, garlanded, and spilling over with

ourselves and the institutions that we love.

rosy blooms of all descriptions, and drawn—not by

Hillside was created in 1886 when the Christ Church cemetery in Lakefield closed. The main entrance was known as Casement Lane as it led to Robert Casement’s farm at the top of the lane. He is now buried in the cemetery in a very distinctive vault beneath the two

horses— but by six schoolboys.” The students stood at attention holding their red and green toques in their hands. There were no cars so all one could hear was “the tinkle of the sleigh bells.” At Hillside, a light snow fell as the casket was reverently lowered into the grave.

oldest, immense sugar maples on the grounds. Not

Whenever our young students visit the cemetery, they

too far from his grave is the very distinctive cross of

are always moved by the story of Grade 8 Student Jeff

Canadian author Catharine Parr Traill. This spring, an

Shearer. In 1978, Jeff had been getting in some practice

easy way to find her cross in the cemetery would be to

ski runs at Bethany Ski Hill when he decided to get

look for the 35 daffodils that are blooming about her

one more run in. The wind was strong that day and

and her daughter’s sites.

Jeff, “a little guy” was in a tuck position that perhaps

Over the years, many LCS teachers have brought their students to these grounds so that they may acquire a sense of why Hillside is so important to the history of The Grove. Kirsten Franklin’s Grade 7 and 8 students spent quiet moments discovering the lore of this precious site, as did the Grade 9 and 10 Civics students and Spanish students who commemorate the Day of the Dead. This time capsule contains the stories of four headmasters: Sparham Sheldrake, the Reverend

prevented him from seeing the tree in his path. Unfortunately, he died a couple days after his accident. Terry Guest, headmaster at the time, said that the chapel service “was a joyful service in some ways,” but the memory that Sue Guest will always have will be of the cold and how this caused Jeff’s young classmates’ faces to be left with salt marks from their tears. Today, it is quite easy to find Jeff’s headstone as there is a small lamb at the top.

Alexander W. Mackenzie, Ken Mackenzie, G. Winder

Hillside can give visitors a glimpse into how our

Smith, and countless other staff and students.

cemeteries have changed over the decades. Many of

But of the memorable Grove moments at Hillside Cemetery are those that surround the burial of Dr.

our early Grove members will have a cross and usually a significant verse from the Bible placed on their headstone. This would be the case for Capt. Charles

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Leonard, father-in-law to Alexander W. Mackenzie, who

their way amongst the spruces, they discussed their

participated in the Vermont 5th Infantry in the U.S.

memories of their relatives and Kathy said that there

Civil War. His verse reads “Until the day break and the

“was a drawing in of memories of how all these folk

shadows flee away.”

had been connected to the school.” Some of the family

But as the years have passed, the stones have become more secular so that today if you visit Hillside you will now see headstones inscribed with crossed hockey sticks, transport trucks, canoes, family pets, musical notes, the Avro Arrow, and even the Star Ship Galactica. The large red barn that is just south of the school’s

names not already mentioned include Binnie, Dench, Douglas, Hicks-Lyne, Ketchum, Lampman, Lefevre, Marling, McGibbon, MacRae, McDougall, Milligan, Rashleigh, Ross, Ryder, Todd, and Wood. These families, and more, represent the depth of the Hillside/ Lakefield College School connection.

entrance and was once owned by a LCS master is also

Over the past three years, approximately 75 trees have

remembered as the Glynwood Farm on a more recent

been planted throughout the cemetery in an effort to

headstone. It could be said that the informal nature

maintain the grace, tranquility, and aesthetic quality

of our present society is being mirrored by these more

of this most precious time capsule. Seven benches

personal monuments.

and a welcoming, landscaped rock garden now greet

Similarly, in the past when a family member or friend visited the cemetery, it was common practice to leave an item that would represent the loved ones’ visit. Most often this would be a potted plant, bouquet of flowers, a single rose, or perhaps a pebble placed on the headstone. This practice continues today, but now friends and family leave other, more personal, items: bracelets, poems, pictures, and even the favourite candy of the deceased. Two of Richard Hayman’s adult

visitors. If you have yet to visit Hillside, you may wish to get in touch with me. I am the Caretaker at the cemetery, and I would be only too happy to give you a tour and a sense of what Hillside means to LCS. pAUl FOllETT Many thanks to Pauline Delamere, Kathy Hook, Bill Gastle, Sue and Terry Guest, and Ken Winget for their kind assistance in preparing this piece.

art students regularly leave cigarettes for him as they know that he was an inveterate smoker. The Grove’s involvement in the life of the cemetery goes back to Sparham Sheldrake taking the boys over each spring to tap the sugar maple trees that surround the perimeter of the cemetery. Bruce Hunt ’28 regularly took part in this practice. His headstone has a sugar maple tree (with bucket) inscribed on it. Tom Delamere ’55 served as the caretaker for Hillside for just over a decade. Recently buried there, Tom was proud of the LCS connection to this “out of the way,” precious cemetery. The Grove connection is evident today in the Hillside Board composition. Some of its members are Mike Arsenault, Sue Guest, Pauline Delamere, Bruce McMahon, and myself, all associates of The Grove. Kathy Hook, local historian and descendent of the Douglas Family (Northcote Farm), recently recounted a wonderful memory of how she and some friends recently visited Dr. Mackenzie’s grave. As they made

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Former Lakefield College School Headermaster Dr. Alexander W. Mackenzie’s tombstone at Hillside Cemetery

Welcome New Trustees 2009/10 On Saturday, November 7, 2009, approximately 70 trustees (and guests) of both Lakefield College School and the Lakefield College School Foundation gathered on campus, marking the second annual joint meeting of the trustees. Trustees, who are the “guardians of the soul” of the school, meet twice each year in the fall and spring. The day was both informative and engaging as trustees were brought up to speed on the challenges that independent schools currently face on the admissions front. Trustees learned the important role that they each can play as admissions ambassadors, and had the opportunity to meet directly with students to learn why they had made LCS their independent school of choice.

This year we welcome 11 new school trustees and two new foundation trustees. SCHOOl TrUSTEES

Taylor Mackenzie ’10

richard Tucker ’77

Student Representative

Environmental Consultant Toronto, Ontario

Jim McGowan Faculty Representative

Architect Owner & President, SW10 Limited Senior Vice President, MSW Dallas, Texas

Jennifer Kotzeff

Michaele robertson

Jane Waterous

J. Douglas Blakey

Principal, University of Toronto Schools Toronto, Ontario

Current Parent Artist Nassau, Bahamas

luke MacDonald ’10

John Stelzer ’00

Cathy Wilson

Student Representative

Senior Manager, Accenture Vice President, Grove Society New York, New York

Current Parent President, North Star Foundation Ottawa, Ontario

Current Parent Writer Vice-President, Art Gallery of Peterborough Parent Chair, Communications/ Outreach, Grove Society Lakefield, Ontario

Erin Yeatman Staff Representative

FOUNDATiON TrUSTEES Andrea McConnell Current Parent Philanthropist Board Member, McGill Chamber Orchestra, The Study School Montreal, Quebec

Géza von Diergardt Past Parent Owner, Clairhaven Investments Uxbridge, Ontario

(LEFT) Trustees’ Meeting November, 2009

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“This is an important symbol for the lakefield College School community as it is a meeting place, entrance, and exit to the school experience. its colour suggests the spirit, passion, and intensity of the school environment.”

Through the red Door If you have visited Lakefield College School recently,

Society meeting. I didn’t know much about the Grove

chances are you entered through the front Red Door.

Society, but my parent rep said, not only was I welcome,

Although the walkway is not covered, the approach

I was a member. So I went. I met some of the other

feels cloistered, with the Chapel on the left and Grove

parents, and learned a lot through the presentations by

House on the right reaching out to embrace you. The

faculty, staff, alumni, and past parents—all members

door hasn’t always been red. It’s rumoured to have

of the Grove Society. And so I kept going. I learned

been white, green, and natural wood. You may have

more about the Society: that they plan fundraising

noticed a newer red door of late, the previous one

events such as the bake sale and silent auction at the

having been gifted to former Head of School, David

Fall Fair, the Andy Harris Cup Grove Golf Tournament,

Hadden and his wife, Sue, and, if you signed the door

gala events, and graduation dinners. I learned that

at their retirement party, you may have had a Red Door

there is an executive group, with representatives from

Cocktail in hand.

all member groups and, this year, I was invited to join

It was also chosen as one of the symbols in a mural celebrating the multicultural nature of the school created by Toronto guest artist, Ms. Marsha

them as Parent Chair, Communications/Outreach. Once a month, we meet at the Red Door to carpool to our meeting in Toronto.

Stonehouse, and LCS students. Ms. Stonehouse

Last fall, after a very successful open house, Mr.

commented: “This is an important symbol for the

Richard Life wrote an eNews article called “Opening

Lakefield College School community as it is a meeting

the Red Doors.” At first I thought pluralizing ‘door’ was

place, entrance, and exit to the school experience. Its

a typo but, he’s right, there isn’t just one red door. The

colour suggests the spirit, passion, and intensity of the

back door is also red. I had certainly noticed it before,

school environment.”

as a perfect backdrop to the bowls of red berries at the

The first time I approached the Red Door was when I attended the Fall Fair in 2005 with my husband,

Strawberry Tea on Regatta Day. It’s the family door, the one to the backyard.

alumnus Steve Wilson ’76, and my son, Sandy ’12. We

So, if you have exited the front Red Door as an

returned a few weeks later for an interview and tour. I

alumnus, or you belong to one of the other constituent

know I’m not the first to wish for a high school do-over

groups who will never enter the front door as a student,

so I could enter through that homey and welcoming

come on around back. You’re one of the family.

door as a student. It was no small consolation that my son would have that privilege.


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The Opening of Cooper House! In June of 2007, the school accepted the single largest

The school and foundation trustees, staff, and

financial donation in its history with the utmost

students celebrated the official opening of Cooper

gratitude when Michael and Robbie Cooper, parents of

House on Saturday, November 7, 2009. In appreciation

LCS students Courtney ’07, Lindsey ’08, Jamie ’10, and

for their generous gift, David Thompson presented

Maddy ’12, announced that they would like to provide

Robbie and Michael Cooper with two unique wooden

a new residence to enhance the residential experience

bowls, handcrafted by Jim Lorriman ’66. David

of Grove students.

shared that they were, “made from the walnut and

The planning for the new building began in September of 2008. Architects Diamond + Schmidt were contracted based on their experience in building LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) residences, having recently been recognized

maple trees that originally stood on the site of the new residence … milled and dried by a local sawer, and then transformed from a two-dimensional piece of rough-cut wood into hand-crafted, three dimensional objects of considerable beauty.”

for the residence at Queen’s University, Legget Hall.

The bowl presented to Michael, entitled “Into Thy

Michael Lukasik, the designer of Legget Hall, was to be

Keeping,” is inscribed, “The trees from which they are

the primary architect on Cooper House.

made, for years stood like guardians over “Ondaatje

The Cooper House committee members (David Hadden, Ian Armstrong ’83, Kate Ramsay, Richard Johnston, Rob LaPlante, Robbie Cooper, Sandra Taylor, Sarah McMahon, Vera Wilcox, Val McRae, Richard Life, John Runza, and Todd Harris) were given a very ambitious timeline of two years to design and tender the contract and build. A visit to Legget Hall at Queen’s University (among other schools) proved valuable in establishing the basic ‘suite’ design of each room, with single rooms joined by a shared bathroom. A room with individual study carrels and indoor storage, a spacious common room, a geothermal plant, and views of the lake and rugby field were all fundamental criteria in the Cooper House design. The tender went out in the late summer of 2008 and Monteith Building Group from Orillia was awarded the project. The crew embraced the ambitious timeline of building a 12,000 square foot residential LEED® Gold building by June 2009 with occupancy set for July 15, 2009. The Monteith Crew worked tirelessly through holidays and weekends, working until the project was completed, on schedule and on budget. Garret Hart, his partner Jess Fitchette ’97, their dog Tipper, and their cat Beans moved into Cooper House on July 10, 2009—five days earlier than planned! They spent the rest of the summer preparing for September’s arrival of the first student occupants of Lakefield College School’s newest residence.

House”—or “Uplands” as it was previously called. For decades, they provided shade for our students…for those who went off to the World Wars; for those who needed respite to look out over the lake; for those who gathered for sports competitions on the neighbouring fields. They watched over those students who went on to journey across the globe and contributed in so many ways to both The Grove and to the communities in which they lived.” Robbie’s bowl is entitled “The Keys”—“The key in this case is the maple seed and the walnut. The artist wanted to create a sense of growth; of what could be. Just as a seed can produce a tree of great majesty, so has The Grove grown from a small, struggling school in the late 1800s to the magnificent campus of today. While the commitment is the belief, the keys are the reality.” With the addition of an eleventh residence, the school has the ability to ensure that students no longer live in triple rooms or in rooms where doubles should be singles. The addition of Grove House allowed the school to renovate and refurbish Grove House during the summer of 2009 to once again house a female population of 16 girls. One family’s wish to make Lakefield College School a better place for student life and learning has been realized.


Opposite (Top L-R): John Runza; Garret Hart; Jess Fitchette ’97; Marshall Slipp ’10; Michael, Maddy ’12, Jamie ’10, and Robbie Cooper; David Thompson; John Ryder ’77; and Jeffrey Marshall cut the ribbon to open Cooper House Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

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Supporting The Grove for Over a Quarter Century A lot happened in 1984. In Ottawa, Trudeau resigned as Prime Minister, paving the way for Brian Mulroney to serve for the next eight

David were presented with a handcrafted maple canoe paddle inscribed with the following note of gratitude from LCS:

years as leader of our country. Millions of Canadians

The Lakefield College School community recognizes

flocked to theatres to see home grown star Dan Akroyd

David Miller ’77 / Hugh Rawling ’77 and extends its

perform in what was to become a motion picture cult

deepest appreciation to him for his 25 consecutive

classic—Ghostbusters—and shoulder pads and mullets

years of participation in the school’s annual fund.

represented the height of 80s fashion. But something else occurred in 1984 that would ultimately evolve into a life-long habit for two young men from the Class of 1977. Both current Mayor of Toronto David Miller ’77 and Hugh Rawling ’77 made their very first gift to Lakefield College School. A

His continued support exemplifies the spirit of giving at The Grove and demonstrates how the support of many can make a significant difference to the wellbeing of the school and its students. PRESENTED NOVEMBER 7, 2009

tradition of giving had begun. Twenty-five years later, on November 7, 2009, both Hugh and David were recognized before a gathering of alumni, students, staff, friends, and family for their quarter century of support. As David Miller says, “Lakefield was and continues to be an important part of my life. Without significant financial assistance I would never have been able to experience the school and the education. The relationships that developed, my friends and mentors, continue with me today. Having been blessed in so many ways by my Grove experience I’m personally committed to do what I can, to give back to the school that gave me so much.” As the first of the Lakefield College School community to achieve 25 years of consecutive giving, local artist John Bell of Redtail Paddles ( was commissioned to create a special recognition piece in honour of these alumni’s loyal support. Both Hugh and

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(Below) L-R: His Worship Mayor of Toronto David Miller ’77 is recognized by David Thompson for 25 years of giving to LCS.

“Some people do large and important gifts, but i didn’t do anything special, just some small gifts … a few years in a row. i hope my words will inspire a few more alumni to make a gift that is comfortable for them this year and then try it for a few years in a row. We’ll be able to help the lakefield experience get to as many deserving students as possible … which is what it all is about.”

HUGH rAWliNG ’77

Loyal donors are the foundation for Lakefield College

donor name listed in the Annual Report and on the

School’s ongoing success. From ensuring that adequate

Annual Giving recognition display boards located in the

financial assistance is available to deserving young

school foyer. Consecutive years of giving are counted by

people, to providing the resources necessary to update

fiscal year, which runs from July 1 to June 30.

or build the facilities that will enhance the learning experience for our students, to creating opportunities

For more information about consecutive

to augment experiences outside of the traditional

giving, or if you would like to inquire about

classroom—it is the overwhelming support of the

your giving history, please contact the

Grove community that continues to expand the LCS experience. Without this support, Hadden Hall and

Advancement Office at 705.652.3324.

the renovated Bryan Jones Theatre would not exist nor would it be possible to continue to support one of every three of our students with financial assistance.

(Below) L-R: Hugh Rawling ’77 is recognized by Bill Morris ’70 for 25 years of giving to LCS.

As of June 30, 2009, more than a third of our donors had been giving to the school consecutively for three years or more. Young alumnus, Tyler Bishop ’08 began supporting LCS when he was in Grade 10 and is wellpositioned for being the youngest alumnus to achieve five years of consecutive giving. As Rawling, Miller, and even Bishop well know, it is not the amount of your gift or where your gift is designated that is most important; what is most important is that you give. Every gift does matter every year. And every gift makes a difference to our students. In recognition of this important commitment, decorative leaves denote five years of consecutive giving—of any amount—to all areas of Lakefield College School. For each five years of support, a leaf is placed beside the

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lakefield College School Foundation Donor Recognition and Fundraising Report 2008-2009 Thanks to the remarkable generosity of the Grove community, the Lakefield College School Foundation has continued to meet the needs of the school. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009, the foundation received a total of $6.6M in donations; the seventh year in a row that gifts received have exceeded $3M. Our Endowment Fund, like many others, has been challenged by the economic downturn with unrealized losses during the fiscal year totaling $1.6M or 10% of the $16M endowed fund balance (up $2.2M as of December 31, 2009—14%). The foundation received $328K in endowed gifts during the fiscal year, a testament to our donors' commitment to provide income for needbased financial assistance to our students in these trying times. Fundraising efforts will continue to focus on encouraging broad participation in the annual fund with special emphasis on expendable financial aid as the Endowment Fund recovers. The foundation transferred $5.5M to the school for the year: 64% for capital additions, 27% for financial assistance, and 9% for specific operating items. The decline in the value of the Endowment Fund exceeded the net contributions of $1M resulting in the Total Fund Balance at market value decreasing by 3% over the year, from $24.3 M to $23.6M. As a result of the uncertain economic and financial conditions worldwide, the foundation has adopted a more cautious investment strategy. The Foundation Board is committed in its effort to protect the capital of the fund, through vigilant oversight of our fund managers while setting realistic disbursement goals for cash income from dividends, interest and realized gains. The foundation is most grateful for the generous support and contributions received from all of the friends of LCS. It makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our students.

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Our Annual Donors: July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 Thank You for your Generous Support of the Grove

Golden Oak Society

Andrew W. Durnford ’85

Bryn & Julie Campbell

Jim Bethune ’47

Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87

Cathy Forster

Brian & Charlotte Carter

David Brock ’86

The E.W. Bickle Foundation

John & Kathy Gillis

Bernard & Colette Cormier

Andrew Chan

The Cooper Family

Christina Mary Hendrie Trust

Natella Dale

Andrew Clarke ’85 & Betsy

Paul ’73 & Hélène Desmarais

Yves & Janet Lafortune

Ray & Susan DeNure

The John C. & Sally Horsfall Eaton

Peter & Linda Leus

Sherry & Edward Drew Family


Britnell Tom & Vicki Cole

Brian MacKenzie & Sheila Alexander

Fund at the Toronto Community

El Príncipe de Asturias ’85

Bill ’68 & Susan Gastle

Dean & Donna Mackey


Peter & Dale Douglas

The Grove Society

John Martin & Jane Edwards

Richard Dupuis & Heather Drysdale Peter ’62 & Judi Dunn

John Hepburn ’68

Terry & Mary Olsheski

Michael & Stephanie Edwards

Paul & Kris Hickey

Peter Procyk & Karen

The Foster Family

Bruce & Ann Farlow

Glenn Garneys & Pearl Dixon

Leslie Faryna

Alan & Jenny Ingram

John & Angela Fox

Fraser Johnson & Joan Watson-

Mitch Fox ’09

Rafael MacGregor & Catalina Everaert de MacGregor Angus ’47 & Cathy MacNaughton

Gillis-Procyk The Armagh L. Sifton Charitable Foundation

The MacPherson Family

Win Sifton ’78

Peter & Andrea McConnell

Anonymous (3)

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Rob & Cheryl McEwen John ’70 & Val McRae

Maple Society Shon & Cindy Barnett


Peter & Rita Eatson

Rory Gilfillan

Richard & Annie Johnston

Jennifer Gruer

Kevin & Ruth Kaller

Rod Hendren ’68

Pierre Langevin & Jennifer

Bill & Anne Hepburn


Laura Hudgins

Boland Foundation

Nick ’77 & Christine Lewis

Arthur & Sandra Irving

Bill ’70 & Betty Morris

Sean & Jennifer Cameron

Hugh ’85 & Margot Macdonnell

Peter & Vanessa Jebens

Barry & Louise Needler

Jock ’74 & Susan Fleming

Peter Mackenzie & Kate Zeidler

Rob King ’81

Jeffrey Orr & Suzanne Legge

David & Susan Hadden

Bruce & Sarah McMahon

William Leckie ’74

Rosemary Phelan & Sam Blyth

Thomas A. Healy & Joan Flood

Fergus G. & Mary McNestry

Kathleen Leonard & John May

Donald ’48 & Gretchen

William Hughes &

Barry & Wendi Morrison

Kim ’53 & Sally Little

Linda Nower

Kevin ’77 & Mona Malone Juleen Marchant


Jennifer Fraser-Hughes

Barb & Tom ’53 Ryder

Hugh & Meg Lewis

Terry O’Sullivan & Corey Simpson

Leonard & Sandra Schlemm

Don Logie & Peggy Dowdall-Logie

Giovanni Di Prisco &

Murray Sinclair ’79

Jim Matthews ’58 &

The von Diergardt Family

Jacqueline Le Saux

Louise Paoli di Prisco Robert Positano & Wendy Fortune

Peter Perry ’42 Rory & Charlene Petticrew Gavin Rainnie ’57

Linda McCain & Dan Walshe

McLean Budden Limited

The Waldeck Family

William M. Wells ’78

Al Pace ’77 & Lin Ward

Sean Quinn ’82 & Libby

Richard Wernham & Julia West Anonymous (2)

royal Oak Society The Dalglish Family

W. Ross Pinkerton Memorial Trust Fund

Doc & Jose McCubbin Nik Nemeczek


Joan Richardson

Alan Redfern ’78

Douglas Rishor ’57

Ray Richardson & Anne

John & Janice Runza

Jane & John Rutherford


John Ryder ’77 & Lily

David Sanchez & Alison Magor

Rupel Ruparelia ’89


Paul Sandford ’85

The Shehadeh Family

John & Kerry Schumacher

Hugh Sibbald ’78

Jon & Shelagh Grant

Dan & Shelley Slobodian

Duncan & Deborah Stewart

Oskar T. Sigvaldason

Warren ’88 & Denise Jones

Kumar Sridhar & Femida

David & Kelly Sullivan

Richard & Joan Smyth

Losel Tethong ’89

Myoung Soo & Mi Jeong Shin

Alan & Dori Thompson

Gavin Sword ’91

Nancy Webster-Thurlbeck

Derek Taylor ’62

Arnie & Lee-Ann Zubrickas

David & Jennifer Thompson


Kenji & Masai Tomioka


Jeffrey Marshall & Nancy Smith Mike & Lorna Robbins Jeffery Ross & Diane Mavrinac-Ross Anonymous

Gwadry-Sridhar Gabriel Vazquez Arroyo & Maritza Vazquez The Vincent Family

Oak Society

Birch Society

Bob Abraham ’82

Stephen Ambler

red Ash Club

Jennifer Allen

Chris & Teresa Armstrong

John Abraham ’76

Nik Van Haeren ’98

David Bignell & Janice Green

Andrew Bigauskas & Louise Vezina

Betty Anderson

Christopher J. White ’90

Scott & Cheré Campbell

Walter ’56 & Anneliese

Arrell Family Foundation

Alan & Vera Wilcox

Nadine Azcarraga

Bill & Sandra Wilder

Rosalind & John Barker

John B. Wilkes ’40

Juan Jose Castello Bocinos & Encarnacion Oliva Cabeza

Blackwell Marilynn Booth

Brodie Townley Bernie & Joanne Uhlmann

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Thank You for your Generous Support of the Grove Craig & Sandra Willoughby

Kelly Crothers ’96

Eric & Karen Hill-Whitson

Dan & Jen Moore

Steve ’76 & Cathy Wilson

Scott Current ’93

Hing Ngan Ho

Andrea Morris ’99

Terry & Janice Windrem

Geordie Dalglish ’89

Jean Holding

Simon Mortimer ’83

Windsor’s Dry Cleaning

Peter & Jane Darling

Amy Hollingsworth

John Murray ’81

Rainer & Kristin Zimmermann

Hein & Anne de Haan

Staff of Dr. Laura Hudgins

Carrie Murray

Anonymous (2)

John Deacon ’58

R. John Hughes ’58

Thomas Neuendorff &

Stephen Denyer & Monika Wolf

Brian Hull ’60

Diana Dignam

Gord Hunter ’63

Pete & Ally O’Grady

Michael & Deborah Aben

Bruce Disney ’93

Ted & Daphne Ingram

Norma & Herbert Orgill

Michael & Sarah Adamson

Ian Dobson ’78

Bob Johnson Photography

Anil Patel ’93

Peter Andras

Hugh & Kim Dobson

AJ ’95 & Kirsten Johnston

Tori Patterson ’06

Graham Angus ’98

Greg Douglas ’08

David Johnston ’89

Susie Pearce ’98

Rick Archbold ’69

Sarah Douglas ’12

Benedict & Catherine Kan

Frank Pearce ’53

Jeanne Armstrong

John Dunlop ’59

James Kemp ’77

Jonathan Popper ’87

Ian ’83 & Susan Armstrong

Elizabeth Edmonds Brien

Robert J. Ketchum ’49

David Quail & Margaret Nelligan

Mike & Lynn Arsenault

Rev’d W. Glenn Empey

Elizabeth Ketchum

Hugh Rawling ’77

Allan Avard ’85

Stan & Darlene Ewing

Angie Killoran

J. Anthony Reaper ’80

Heather Avery

Bob & Melanie Fell

The Kingdon Family

Peter Reid ’75

Karen Awrey ’90

Brendan Fell ’04

Howard & Ruth Kitchen

Brodie Robbins ’08

Donald Beaton ’56

Jan Fialkowski

Gavin Langmuir ’74

Sara Ann Ross ’06

Joe Bettencourt

Louis Fleming ’43

Robert Langmuir ’46

Royal & SunAlliance

Nancy Biggar

Robert Fleming ’43

Stu Lawrie & Carol Lethbridge

Ashley Royer ’00

Ian Binnie ’48

John Fleming

Brett Leach ’95

Vince & Janice Saccucci

Brian & Kim Bishop

Green Ash Club

Constance Olsheski

Carol Florence

Bill & Virginia Leach

Dominic Seale ’09

Margaret & Richard Blanchette

Donald Folkard & Cynthia Wright

Sarah Leavens Sherfey ’98

John Sellers ’48

Samuel & Ann-Marie Blatchford

Paul Follett

Patrick Lenouvel & Cynthia Owen

Bruce & Linda Selman

Art & Tracey Blodgett

Philip Frewer ’40

Duncan Lewis ’79

Perry Shearwood ’69

Don Bocking & Anne Morawetz

Aiden Fung ’87

Bernd & Jutta Lieberoth-Leden

Jeffrey Shier & Signy Eaton-Shier

George L. Booth

Michael Gabbani & Lynda Chilibeck

Richard & Patricia Life

Stefan Shier ’11

Rob Booth ’98

Angus Gastle ’04

Bruce Lister

Scott Smith ’87

John Boyko

General Electric Canada

Ross Little ’81

Justin Stanimir ’05

Bill Bradburn ’58

Harvey & Judy Gilmour

Brianna Lyttle ’02

Michael & Michelle Stevens

Anne-Marie DaSilva &

Lou Gindl ’78

Alexander Lyttle ’03

Patrick Stoker

Lorne & Geraldine Gold

Adrian Lyttle ’05

Sandra & Michael Taylor

Katie & Ron Brown

Jonathan & Alice Goldbloom

Ian & Janette MacDonald

Michael Townsend ’51

Brian Buchardt &

Paul Graham ’76

Ian Macdonell ’81

Marcia Tupling ’92

Donald ’77 & Marsha Grant

Harry Macdonell ’49

Guy Upjohn ’48

Rick & Kathy Green

Christine MacKenzie ’93

Robin Cavanagh & Christine Vogel

David Budden ’67

David Griffith ’66

Bruce MacNaughton ’52

David & Margaret Walsh

Douglas Burrows ’77

Roberta Griffiths

Dave MacNicol ’81

Lubin Wang & YuYu Lu

Pat & Ruth Butcher

Nicole Groves ’93

Stuart ’63 & Marianne Macrae

Allison Webb

Theresa Butler-Porter

Fred Hadden

Gilly Macrae

Ben Whitney

Nick Carter ’54

Paul Hand ’66 & Family

Steven Maher ’72

Anne-Marie Wielhorski-Lyttle

Parri Ceci & Karen Sylvester

Kerrie Hansler

Kevin Makowchik ’03

Faye & Rod Willis

Andrea Childs

Todd & Helga Harris

Patrick Marshall ’90

Michael Wilson ’06

Jacques Cholette

Rupert Harris ’40

Tim Martin ’91

Kenman Wong ’07

Frank Chow ’87

Garret Hart

Tam ’73 & Jan Matthews

Leala Wong ’05

Robert & Colleen Christensen

John Harvey

Richard McCall ’88

Nancy Wright

Sarah Chung ’03

Tim Heeney ’83

Simon McCleary ’04

Erin Yeatman

Goodith Heeney

John McConkey &

Karen Young

Walter Brennan

Elizabeth Messervey Deborah Buckley

Graham & Frances Clark Rob & Lisa Clark Lisa Clarke

Matthew Heeney ’87

Colleen Crowley McConkey

Patricia Younger Anonymous (2)

Michael Heeney ’76

Ian & Catherine McDonell

Alex Clarke ’80

Anthony & Gail Hendrie

Keith & Eleanor McLaren

Andrew Combe ’50

Jonathan Hess ’91

Todd Melville


Haultain Corbett ’71

James Hicks ’84

Tom Milburn

Lanre Akinwale ’09

Robert Creasy ’68

Stephen Hill ’81 & Carol Miller

David Miller ’77

Baillie Allen ’09

Bruce Crickmore ’39

Bill & Eileen Hill

John & Bid Milligan

David L. Ames ’82

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Bill Amos ’48

April Corner ’09

Brooke Harvey ’06

Regan MacNay

Lisa Anderson

Hugh R. Cowans ’66

Heather Hedges ’95

Donny MacPherson ’09

Jake Anglesey ’09

Andrew Crampton ’09

Mélanie Heffern ’95

Greg MacPherson

David R. Anthony ’98

Cameron Crawford ’02

Robert Henderson ’75

Kyle Macrae ’09

Kate Anthony ’00

Simon Creasy ’91

Danielle Henderson ’09

Timothy Madill & Brenda May

Brian Atkins ’09

Ben Crocker

B. Rickart Hepburn ’35

Jeremy Main ’42

Samuel Ault ’98

Juan Cumming ’83

Lindsey Hepburn ’02

Kathleen Mandry

Jason Ayotte

Catie Cundall ’03

Matthew Ho ’98

Chris Marshall ’96

Elyar Babayev ’09

Jay Currier ’70

Peter Ho & Winnie Kwok

Paul Mason

Jim Barker ’82

James Darling ’85

Harry Hobbs ’64

Alex Massie-Postel ’09

Sean Bates ’09

Donald Dawson ’65

Jerry Hogan ’09

Rudy Massimo

John Bennett ’59

James de Bustin ’76

Jon Holmes ’97

Ian Matthews

William Bentley

Alex Dellen ’09

Mary Howell

JJ Maxwell ’09

Nico Berlin ’08

Oliver DeNure ’09

Aarons Huang ’09

Peggy McCallum

Peter Bigauskas ’09

Abigail DeWolfe ’93

Timothy Hughes ’85

Meagan McConnell ’09

Jamie Bignell ’05

Selene Di Prisco ’09

Juan Huitron Moreno ’09

D’Arcy McDonell ’06

Kelly Bignell ’04

Jessica Dobson ’09

Brent Hurley

Alison McElwain

Morgan Bignell ’09

Heather Dockrill

James Hutchinson ’06

Sam McEwen ’09

David Bird ’60

Courtney Druce ’07

Kalen Ingram ’99

Jim McGowan

Gerry & Sandra Bird

Philipp Duffner ’09

Rod Innes ’60

Jason McKague ’04

Adam Bishop ’04

Adrian Dunn ’92

Laura Jackman

Arthur McMurrich

Tyler Bishop ’08

Brendan Dunn ’98

Jamie Johnson ’09

Fiona McNestry ’06

Vicky Boomgaardt

John Easson ’49

Malcolm Johnston ’02

Gillian McRae ’06

Megan Boriss ’97

Zoe Edwards ’09

Rachel Johnston ’09

Kathryn Meehan ’91

Marnie & Steven Bowcott

Laura Edwards ’00

Trevor Johnston ’00

Mitchell Mingie ’82

Jenna Bowcott ’03

Sofia Egudkina ’09

Bill & Margaret Jones

Alison Mitchell ’98

Johnathan Braeckman

Robert & Elisabeth Eldridge

Carol & Mark Jorgensen

Antonia Mitchell ’09

Lawrence Brennan ’09

Dan Eldridge ’89

Joseph Jung ’09

Riona Mohan ’09

Lorraine Brown

Malik Elharram ’09

Eugene Kang ’09

Kimble Mooney ’09

Stephanie Bruce

Nick & Gill Exton

Sebastian Kern ’01

Tracy Morley ’93

Paddy & Eve Bruce-Lockhart

Jake Exton ’09

Ja Min Kim ’09

Judy Morozuk ’99

Erin Bunting ’09

Jennifer Fairbairn

Bryan Kingdon ’96

Steve Morris

Sam Burgess ’09

Alison Farlow ’04

Leanne Kitchen-Clarke

Sean Munoz ’07

Julia Buthmann ’09

Monica Farlow ’08

Jeff Kloosterman ’06

Lindsay Munoz ’09

Alison Cameron ’09

Deborah Findlay

Connie Kovac

Kyla Murphy ’09

Victoria Campbell ’09

Jess Fitchette ’97

John Kraus

Sarah Nemec ’09

Matthew Casson ’09

Romina Fontana ’94

Joyce Kubin

Tim & Bev Nobes

Andrew Casson ’07

Don & Bev Foster

Max Lafortune ’08

Patrick O’Brien ’09

David Casson ’03

Erica Foster ’09

Ankit Lall ’09

Nicky O’Donoghue ’09

Pablo Castello Oliva ’09

Caylea Foster ’08

Todd Lamont ’95

Laura Olsheski ’09

Ryan Cavell & Family

Kirsten Franklin

Jason Langevin ’09

Karin Ossenkopp

Martin Cayouette ’05

Emily Freistatter ’08

Ruairi Laski ’09

Ozaruk Consulting

Sushil Chanana ’09

Patrick Frewer ’75

Brian Lee ’09

Taylor Pace ’07

Jeff Chang ’09

Ellen Garneys ’08

Ha Yun Lee ’09

Josh Pascoe ’07

The Chisholm Family

Alan Gordon

Stuart Lee

Simon Patrontasch ’09

Rosanne Cholette

Maddie Gorman ’09

Suzy Lee ’09

Anastasia Pavlen ’09

Russell Christianson &

Shelagh Gourlay

Claire Lenouvel ’09

Dolly Peel ’09

Peter Grant ’54

Bill & Pat Lett

Marco Pellerey ’07

Margaret Clark

Rachel Grant ’09

Heather Levie

Joan Pelly

Jonathan Clark ’09

Alex Gravel ’09

Danielle Lewis ’09

Andre Perey ’86

Jennifer Horrigan ’99

Scott Gray

Dominik Lieberoth-Leden ’09

Karin Persson

Mark E. Climie-Elliott

Sarah Griggs ’09

Justin Loga ’06

Joan Picanol Puig ’98

Charlotte & Art Cockerill

Alex Gronfors ’09

Pip Lyttle ’09

Michael Pimental ’98

Lauren Cole ’09

Terry & Susan Guest

John MacDonald

Beverley Pinchin

Tim Cooper ’98

Rick & Vaila Hagg

Jonathan MacDonald ’09

CoCo Porte ’09

Matthew Corinaldi ’09

Amber Halcovitch ’09

Myles & Dianne MacDonald

Oliver Porte ’06

Alison Corner ’07

Steve Hart ’56

Rob MacKeen ’92

Eileen Pritzker

Heidi Schaeffer

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Thank You for your Generous Support of the Grove Melissa Rathier

Jessie Sinden ’99

Peter Ward ’49

Madi Redfern ’09

Andrew Skeete ’09

Nancy Warren

Josh Reesor ’09

Stephen Smith ’85 & Sarah Powell

Kevin & Peggy Warren

Matt Reesor ’09

Amanda Soder ’98

Linda Warren

Peter Reid ’06

Yasin Sridhar ’09

Tom Welch ’62

Dan & Lisa Rice

Manal Stamboulie

Elizabeth Whitney

Jayne Richards ’92

David Staples ’98

Peter Wilkes ’45

Katie Richardson ’09

Tim Stewart ’09

Fraser Willson ’09

Andrew Richardson ’09

Lauren Stiles ’07

Laura Wilson ’09

Will Richardson ’07

Ken Sunderland

Walter Wong

Katharina Richter ’07

Tim Syrett ’95

Susan Wood

Alaina Robertson

Nick Syrett ’93

Connie Xu ’06

Jaeger Robertson ’07

Victoria Tenthorey ’09

Bryan Yantha

Mallory Rose ’09

Rory Thomas ’08

Pat & Kelly Young

Katherine Ross ’09

Stuart Thompson ’91

Sarah Young

Joan Russell

Justin Thompson ’00

Hatim Zavery ’08

Barb & Bill Rutherford

Sarah Thompson ’06

Xavier Zhang ’09

Olivia Saccucci ’09

Lyndsey Trylinski ’09

Ran Zhao ’09

A.J. Sainsbury ’99

Kyle Turk ’03

Melissa Zubrickas ’08

Alison Sale ’09

Josh Turk ’03


Sebastian Schiele ’09

Travis Turner

Tyler Schlemm ’09

Brendan Urlocker ’09

David & Patricia Scroggie

Alisha Van Haeren ’09

Christian Seale ’09

Alanna van Niekerk ’03

Laurence & Kathryn Sellyn

Fernando Vazquez Arroyo

Amy Shao ’09

Vazquez ’09

Samantha Shefsky ’08

Ludwig Waldburg ’09

Jenna Shelley ’02

Victor Wang ’09

5 + consecutive years of giving 10 + consecutive years of giving 15 + consecutive years of giving 20 + consecutive years of giving 25 + consecutive years of giving

Statement of Financial Position—as of June 30, 2009 Assets

2009 $ 315,417 18,712,314 2,927

2008 $ 245,801 19,491,559 5,437 3,015





4,200 46,301

9,056 -



Endowment Fund Restricted Fund General Fund

15,971,506 7,247,975 338,380

18,462,929 5,633,125 218,406

Total Fund Balance



Total Liabilities and Fund Balances



Cash Investments at Market Due from LCS Prepaid Expenses Land and Artifacts Total Assets

Liabilities Accounts Payable Due to LCS Total Liabilities

Fund Balances

Fundraising Report—July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009 2009 $

2008 $



Expendable Bursaries Gifts-In-Kind Learning Centre Other Restricted Gifts Cooper House Student Recreation Centre and Int. Theatre Renovations Northcote Farm

524,227 40,467 113,677 90,607 276,832 4,788,560 58,200 50,390

207,108 94,000 81,327 346,280 917,857 123,690 3,690,176

Total Restricted







Endowed Gifts Restricted Gifts

General / Unrestricted Gifts

Total Donations

Statement of Operations and Changes in Fund Balances Revenue

2009 $ 6,600,616 4,304 600,825 (696,248) (1,647,182) 950,329

2008 $ 7,835,903 16,555 802,649 668,718 (1,768,155) 884,470



Transfers to LCS Capital Additions Bursaries and Scholarships Expedition Bursary Specific School Operating Items Fundraising Investment Management Fees Insurance and Administrative

3,506,143 1,531,274 25,447 473,050 950,329 64,596 18,404

4,902,848 1,287,787 278,724 884,470 68,894 43,584

Total Expenses



Excess (deficiency) of Revenue Over Expenses Fund balance, Beginning of Year

(756,599) 24,314,460

973,833 23,340,627

Fund Balance, End of Year



Donations Bursary Reimbursement Investment Income Realized Gains on Investments Unrealized Gains/Losses Transfer from LCS for Fundraising Expenses Total Revenue


Sarah Bauman ’98: Smashing Theatre! If you take the time to google

degree in theatre and film from

Symphony. I stayed on at the TSO

“Theatre Smash,” you’ll get

Queen’s, spent some time at the

for a few years, where I learned

thousands of hits—many of

Banff Centre studying Theatre

that communications was my

them links to warm articles and

Craft, and then moved to Toronto

thing, and now I’m the Marketing

reviews. And on a good number

to work at Tarragon Theatre. After

Communications Manager for the

of those pages you will find,

a while I decided I wanted to focus

Luminato Festival. I like having a

prominently featured, the name

on the directing and producing

creative endeavour that is all my

Sarah Baumann ’98. Sarah is the

side of theatre, so I assistant-

own (Theatre Smash), and a day

Co-Artistic Producer (with Ashlie

directed at Tarragon, CanStage,

job where I am really involved with

Corcoran) of Theatre Smash, and

and Theatre by the Bay in Barrie.

the local arts community as well.”

“In the same time frame I decided

What are you working on now,

I needed to learn more about the

I asked? “Theatre Smash is

business side of things, so I entered

about to celebrate our five-year

In a recent phone conversation, I

the Income Managers Program.

anniversary,” Sarah replied, her

asked Sarah to give us a thumbnail

It’s a fantastic program which

pride in this enterprise very clear,

sketch of her career—academic

takes ten interns and has them do

“and we’re excited to be mounting

and otherwise—post-LCS. “It’s

seven intensive weeks of school in

our biggest production yet, the

been widely varied,” she said, “but

arts marketing and fundraising,

world premiere of a new Canadian

I’ve been lucky enough always to

and then two six-month

play, A Boy Called Newfoundland,

be doing something in the arts! I

internships—in my case at the

by Cape Breton-born playwright

graduated in 2002 with an honours

National Arts Centre and Toronto

Graeme Gillis. It centres on

responsible for some of the most exciting theatre to be seen in Toronto over the past five years.

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a fifteen-year old boy named Newfoundland whose family is falling apart, and how he and his sisters try to put it back together again. The writing is very dark and funny—sort of like the TV show Arrested Development. The play will run from March 26 to April 11, 2010 at Tarragon Theatre’s Extra Space.” And what achievement, I wondered, are you particularly proud of? Sarah pauses for a moment. “I think it’s really important when working in the arts to have tried a little bit of everything—this helps you to understand where people are coming from, whether they are artists or administrators, and to be able to communicate well with all different types of personalities. Lots of people will try to tell you that you have to pick—that you can be an artist or you can be an administrator. I don’t think that’s

our corporate, foundation, and

We were told that we could do or be

true. In fact,” she says feelingly,

individual donors. It’s hard work

anything we wanted, and that kind

“the arts community would be

raising enough money to properly

of encouragement and confidence

served best by administrators

pay our artists, and we would

is all you need to actually make

who have at some point tried to

not be able to do it without the

things happen.”

write a play and by artists who

generosity of our supporters.”

have attempted grant writing or fundraising!”

Tall, striking, poised and articulate,

What, I asked, did you carry away

Sarah Baumann will, doubtless,

with you from Lakefield? Again,

occupy a significant place in the

“Theatre Smash,” she continues,

there’s a pause while Sarah

Toronto and Canadian theatre

“is definitely an achievement I am

considers her answer very carefully.

scene in the years and decades

proud of, but, more specifically,

“I was only at LCS for one year, but

to come. Anyone interested in

I think it’s the way my Co-

it really was a formative experience

learning more about her theatre

Artistic Producer, our board

for me. Living away from home

company is encouraged to check

(which includes fellow LCS alum

for the first time, participating in


Graham Angus ’98) and I have

everything I possibly could (one act

gone about trying to set it up in

plays, concert band, dog-sledding,

the most realistic and intelligent

to name a few!), and meeting

way possible. For example, we

such a variety of new, smart and

became a not-for-profit registered

motivated people, has really been

charity right away and have been

the way that I have continued to

so thankful for the support of

try to live my life in the years since.

PAUL NICHOLAS MASON Opposite: Sarah Bauman (photo by Michael Walton) Above: September 2008 Theatre Smash Production of Norway Today (photo by Martha Halden)

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(left) ian Warnock ’56, Hugh MacDonald ’55, and Tony Addona Director of Athletics, Bishops University in front of the 1955 plaque at the Bishops University Football Wall of Distinction.

years, the LCS representation was 10 percent! Hugh was given the honor of unveilling the 1955 plaque. Rod Baker ’58 is proud to say that his business Baker Cleaners Inc. is celebrating its 23rd anniversary ( Rod and his wife Anne enjoy life in Cobourg (all alumni are welcome) and spending time with their six wonderful grandchildren from 2 years to 21 years old. Peter Elkerton ’59 and his wife Helen are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary this coming summer. They have three great kids and five beautiful grandchildren. After a career in

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the finance industry, Peter tried his hand at hemp farming and, “found out pretty quickly why

The 1950s On a beautiful August Sunday, Susie Crang and her husband Chris Wall dropped by to visit The Grove. The last time Susie was on campus was in 1992 when the Heritage Room had been dedicated in honour of Rickey Crang ’54, her

father. Susie was delighted by the

most small farmers have jobs off

school. “My dad would have loved

the farm so that they can keep the

that I visited Lakefield and that he

farm alive. I now work part-time

is constantly remembered by the

at Home Depot so that I can buy

room in his name and his bursary.

all the goodies, toys, and tools

Lakefield was one of his favourite

needed to complete the restoration


of the pioneer log house we live

Bishops University inducted their 1954, 1955, and 1956 football

(Above) Susie Crang and Chris Wall

36 | Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

in that was part of the original farmstead.”

teams to their Wall of Distinction

Don “Frenchie” Hosking ’59 has

in October. These teams were

had an interesting career working

undefeated and league champions,

as a driller or consultant for over

Ottawa-St. Lawrence Valley

60 years in 38 countries. He has

Conference. Lakefield College

slowed down recently for a knee

School is proud to be represented

replacement and a quadruple

in this group by Andy Ross ’53

open heart surgery (2009), but

(deceased), Nick Powell ’52

he reports he is feeling great and

(deceased), Hugh MacDonald ’55,

living in New Liskerd, Ontario. He

and Ian Warnock ’57. With only

was recently featured in the 65th

42 players in total over the three

Anniversary Issue of Canadian

Diamond Drilling Association

and a fantastic golden doodle


doggie by the name of Molly … I

Rod Innes ’59 is “mostly retired and living in Thornbury, ON with his wife Cathy and their two cats.” He spends his spare time volunteering at his local public school and for the race crew at Georgian Peaks (where he met Hugh MacDonald ’55 on several occasions). He recently acquired his Alpine Canada Level 11 status, and is learning to read music while singing in a Collingwood

was stricken with MS early in my teaching career, but because I had no overt symptoms, was able to continue my teaching role and to organize and participate in a variety of sports (tennis, squash, hockey, baseball, etc.) over the

grown sons living in Hamilton. He is happy to hear from LCS alumni (

as a Featured Exhibition for the Contact Photo Festival in Toronto in the spring.

welcomed many alumni, staff, and parents on their canoe adventures

Canadian novel is yet to come!”

through their business Canoe

Contact him at

North (canoenorthadventures. com). Al and Lin have some

The 1960s

exciting news—they are realizing

Ratch Wallace ’62 reports that

their dream of building a northern

he is sailing ships again for BC

base of operations in Norman

Ferries and in his spare time he

Wells, NWT.

is planning a film production in hanging out with John Playfair ’63

at St. Lawrence College and

and his wife, Debra, who recently

Algonquin Colleges and Concordia

moved to Vancouver.

daughters, five grandchildren

photo installation was selected

few business books, but the great

his career in education, teaching

Ontario and have “two lovely

Peterborough Art Gallery. The

squeezed enough time to write a

Toronto for next year. He is also

his wife Charlotte live in Kingston,

show Elegy for a Stolen Land at the

Al Pace ’77 and Lin Ward have

Gerry McCready ’59 spent most of

University. He reports that he and

Peter Sibbald ’76 recently had a

years. Oh yes, along the way, I

community choir. He and his wife are still keen sailors and have two

The 1970s

Former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul have invited Bill Reddick ’77, on May 6, 2010, to the Gardiner Shop to give a lecture and

Jim Lorriman ’66 participated in

show on his recent trip to Korea.

the Cheong-Ju International Craft

Bill will provide details on his

Biennale 2009 in Korea this past

Korean “roots” discovered through


his experience as a participant in

Members of the Class of 1999 reunited this fall at the Home to The Grove Reunion Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

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Class News the Cheong-Ju International Craft

time, I still manage to enjoy my

2006 where we have four children:

Biennale 2009 in Korea and reflect

hobby which is building a ’29 Ford

Lily (8), Simon (5), Charlotte (3),

on how his recent work has evolved.

Model A Coupe. I also manage to

and Zachary (May/09). We moved

haul myself up on my windsurfer

to England with the company that

when it’s windy and there’s no ice

I founded and subsequently took

on the lakes.”

public on the TSX. In October 2009,

The 1990s David Cooper ’90 writes, “I’ve had several twists and turns in my career—from a civil engineer in Montreal and South Bend Indiana (Go Irish!!) to a Cad/Cam jockey in Oakville, Ontario to Operations Manager in Hamilton, Ontario to my most recent purchase of a window covering franchise called Budget Blinds. It’s been a great move for me and I love the freedom of self-employment. I’ve been married for six years to my wife Carey and we have a son (2) named Anderson (yes, Anderson Cooper).

Greg Holmes ’90 shares, “I am currently working at IBM as a project executive dealing with accounts in Bermuda and France. I am married, living in Pickering with my wife, Kara. I am still playing a lot of hockey with my pond hockey team winning the national Championship in 2008 and my Over-30 Team coming in second in North America last year. It is glorified mens’ hockey, but still fun and it keeps me in shape.”

We relocated back to my home town

Stephen Coates ’90 reports: “My

of Grimsby about five years ago.

wife Nicole and I have been living in

Although I don’t have a lot of free

London, England since September

I stepped down as President and CEO and enjoyed the relative calm of the last two months of 2009.” Steve continues to be active with The Grove, serving as a school trustee and a trustee of Friends of Lakefield College School U.K.—the British Alumni Association. He has a keen interest in building the British and European alumni connections with the school and with recent and older grads and school friends. Rafael Araya ’90: “I live in Seattle with my wife of ten years, Lourdes, and baby girl Eva Mercedes (7 months) who has rocked our world

Members of the Class of 2004 reunited this fall at the Home to The Grove Reunion

38 | Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

in the best way. Eva opened gifts

their third child is due June 2010.

Robert Sparling ’94 has been

from John McMulkin ’90, Pat

After a career in management

honoured with the 2009 Leo

Marshall ’90, and John

consulting, he has worked the past

Strauss Award for the Best

Dymond ’90 in the last couple

eight years at RSA, a property and

Dissertation in Political

of days so we are still staying in

casualty insurance firm where

Philosophy (2008/09). The award

touch. After coming back from

he plays a few roles as Director,

committee credits his work,

a long trip five years ago, I had

Corporate Strategy, Personal

entitled, “Johann Georg Hamann

two days off to unpack and have

Specialty Insurance and Growth

and the Enlightenment Project” as

been working for Starbucks (at the

Initiatives & Distribution. They

“a remarkable piece of scholarship

mothership) in various IT roles

spend as much time as they can at

as well as a fascinating intellectual

(Operations, and now in Finance)

their Algonquin Park cottage.

journey through the seemingly

... the longest time I have worked anywhere.”

James Ridout ’90 is “married nine years with two boys (7 and 5) and

Marc Cunningham ’90: “I still live

living in Toronto. I have been in

in Montréal with my beautiful wife

private equity for 10 years and

Nancy of seven years and a nine

currently working with AIMCo,

month old baby girl named Cindy!

which invests on behalf of Alberta

I have been working for Shoppers

government-related funds. Our

Drug Mart now going on 21 years

family loves free-loading off of the

as Floor Manager. Still play a little

White and Coates cottage estates.

hockey, no more coaching, and

We are also entertained by Steve

picked up the love of volleyball! ...

Swartz ’89 on a regular basis.”

And still draw.”

Nicole Florian ’91 reports that

Pat Marshall ’90: “I live in Toronto

her business, Tsitah Threads

with my wife Kate. We have two

(, won a PTPA (Parent

girls, Georgia and Molly. I was

Tested Parent Approved) Media

working with a privately-held

Award for their Toddler bandanas.

merchant bank called VRG Capital,

They launched their winter item:

but started a new role in January

winter+baby+blankets; and were

with TrueBlue Connect, a start-up

featured in ‘The best of Portobello

we’re backing.”

West’ in Granville Online.

Scott Stren ’90 has been actively

Ehren Mendum ’92 and his wife,

building his real estate business

Melanie welcomed a new daughter,

over the past few years specializing

Quinlyn Joy Mendum born on

in unique properties and has been

August 21, 2009. Ehren reports that

featured in many newspaper and

big brother Emerson loves his little

magazine articles. He credits


his supportive wife Felicia for all

Emerson Mendum with baby Quinlyn

impenetrable mind of Johann Georg Hamann (1730-88).”

Ewan John Michel Sealy

Kevin and Andrea (Francq) Sealy ’95 and big sister Katie are thrilled with the arrival of Ewan John Michel Sealy. Ewan was born on September 15, 2009. The Sealy family continues to call Kingston home. Beti Canet ’95 and her husband Jacob are thrilled to announce the arrival of Oly Grodzinski Canet, born on September 14, 2009. Big sister Lía (2) adores her baby sister! Hogarth (dog), Lía, Beti, and baby Oly

his success, the greatest of which are his three incredible children Michael (7), Benjamin (6), and Jacqueline (4). He lives in Caledon, ON with his family. Contact Scott directly at or visit Chris (Whitey) White ’90 lives in Toronto with his wife Janine and two daughters Kathleen and Jane; Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

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Class News family law with a focus on the collaborative teaching approach to resolving matrimonial matters.

Kara-Lynne BigCanoe ’00 and Barry Chapman

The Cheryl and Nik Van Haeren wedding.

Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze ’96

scene) by making these encounters

and Julia Porter welcomed Ava

relevant and approachable.

Maria Porter Vincze on October 3, 2009 (just moments after the sun had finished its ascent into a cloudy sky) in Toronto.

Jon Holmes ’97 and his new

Katie Buckley ’00 was married to Lyle Saunders in Peterborough on July 24, 2009.

fiancée Amy are living and teaching down in Queretaro Mexico at the John F Kennedy school. Jon reports that he is “Having a great time, working on my Spanish and my salsa dancing.” Cheryl and Nik Van Haeren ’98 were married on August 29, 2009 at Beauchene, a family Fishing Resort in northern Quebec. The wedding was a three day event where guests

Katie (Buckley) and Lyle Saunders

fished and danced until 4 a.m. LCS Alumni in attendance were Ava Maria Porter Vincze

Ashleigh Dempster ’97 is the cofounder of The Society Global (a culture club for the creative class in Toronto, New York City, and recently, Los Angeles). She and her partner consider themselves Social Editors and Cultural Curators.

Nik’s siblings, Jeff ’01, Jackie ’02,

Since September 2008, Jeff Chiang

and Alisha Van Haeren ’09, Alain

’01 has been working as a trainee

Monnard ’98, Rob Booth ’98,

solicitor at a local law firm in Hong

Brendan Dunn ’98, Adam Carswell

Kong called Hoosenally & Neo.

‘98, Matt Ho ’98, Jason Famme ’98,

The firm specializes in personal

and Graham Angus ’98.

injury claims and insurance litigation, but he has also had the

The 2000s

opportunity to work in other areas of law such as property, probate,

They host and package unique

Kara-Lynne BigCanoe ’00 married

cultural encounters for their

Barry Chapman on May 16, 2009 in

members (savvy young urbanites

Orillia, Ontario. Kara-Lynne is now

Sebastian Kern ’01 has completed

who want to remove themselves

an associate at Galbraith Family

a Master of Industrial Engineering

from the mold of the typical social

Law in Barrie, ON practising

& Management at the University of

40 | Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

commercial and criminal.

Karlsruhe and a Master of Building Services at the University of

LCS Olympic Torch Watch

Applied Sciences Munich in March 2009. In April 2009, he started with

Congratulations to our six 2010 Olympic Torch Bearers!

the Siemens International Graduate Program (SGP). He hopes to return

Beth Idlout-Kheraj ’12

to Canada in the next year while he is in the program.

on November 9, resolute Bay, Nunavut

Nicholas Wright ’01 has started his

Susie Pearce ’98

own corporate law practice with a focus on start-up and growth-stage business. His website is Cameron Crawford ’02 found himself in a Grove moment

on December 9, iqaluit (L-R) Evan Hadfield, Holly Rutherford, Kristin Hadfield, Kyle Hadfield in Thailand

Holly is an au pair in Australia—

Tam Matthews ’73

on December 13, renfrew, Ontario

Michael de la Roche ’73

she joined Kristin for a month’s

on December 16, lakefield, Ontario

touring in SE Asia.

Bilaal Rajan ’13

while on a dental outreach in

on December 17, Toronto, Ontario.

Moosefactory, Ontario when he

Lawrence Brennan ’09

met up with Matt Chellew ’97,

on January 23, Creston, BC

who was doing a placement as a family doctor at the same hospital. This area is home to a large

California Institute for the Arts.

underserviced native population,

Check out his latest cartoon on

both from a medical and dental


perspective. “Access to care is an issue, so cue to Grove grads!”

Adrienne Miller ’08 will be working for MSE Solutions, a German Evan Hadfield and his bride Katalin Török

logistics company over the summer and will be in Singapore for three

Evan Hadfield ’03 married Katalin

months. She would love to connect

Török June 6, 2009, in a small cabin

with LCS alumni in the area

about an hour outside of Budapest.


Evan’s new business, Big Brother Backpacking, is a unique touringtravelling school company; visit his website Bigbrotherbackpacking. com. Cameron Crawford and Matt Chellew

Adam Cooper ’04 has completed Gandhi Pinder ’02 is the radio

his MA at Queen’s and is working

DJ for the 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. show ...

for Deloitte’s Transfer Pricing

practice in Toronto. Adam was

The Hadfield Family spent Christmas in Thailand, and met up with Holly Rutherford ’04 on

Congratulations to faculty member Ms. Alison McElwain and her husband Rob on the birth of their girl, Annabelle Louise McElwain Brown. (L-R) Alison McElwain and Annabelle

awarded the Scarthingmoor Prize for his outstanding MA essay in economics.

the trek trail near Chiang Dai. The

After a brief sabbatical from school

Hadfield “kids” (Kyle ’02, Evan ’03,

(where he worked on his horse

and Kristin ’04) are currently living

riding and golfing skills), Ricky

and thriving in Guangzhou, China.

Gonzalez ’07 is now attending Grove News Fall/Winter 2010

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In Our Memories Patti Kembar on July 28, 2009 in Peterborough. Wife of Ross ’53 and mother of Zack ’87. Richard Warren ’38 on August 1, 2009 in Port Elgin, ON. John “Jack” McGee on August 16, 2009 in Peterborough, ON. Father of David ’78 and Grandfather of Adam ’01. Jeffrey Mulherin ’69 on September 3, 2009 in Hudson, QC. David Dewees (former Residential Don) on October 3, 2009 in Toronto, ON. Rickart Hepburn ’35 on October 6, 2009 in Oakville, ON. Father of John ’68 and Robert ’71; Grandfather of Rick ’03 and Tom ’01. Dr. David Scanlon on Thursday, November 12, 2009. Father of Pat ’03, Danielle ’04, and Jeff ’08. Michael Dinnick on December 2, 2009 in Nassau, Bahamas. Father of Christopher ’88 and Peter ’84. Ida Aiello on December 24, 2009. Wife of former LCS Facilities Manager Guy Aiello. Zoya Carr-Harris on January 10, 2010 in Toronto. Wife of Philip “Beef” ’43 (predeceased). Mother of Philip ’69, and Geoffrey ’71; Grandmother of Jon ’09. Sandy Ryder MacDougall on January 21, 2010 in Toronto, ON. Mother of John Ryder ’77, Grandmother of Matthew ’08, and Isabelle Ryder ’13. Gerald Greenwood on January 31, 2010 near Montreal, Quebec. Father of John Greenwood ’77. Ward Weber ’06 on January 31, 2009 in Ayton, ON. Bill Buckham ’76 in Cavan, Ontario on February 3, 2010.

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