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Grove News Summer 2011

Calendar of Events 2011/12

For details please refer to our school calendar at September


20 Grade 7 & 8 Parents’ Reception


Kingston, ON Alumni Reception

23 Grade 11 & 12 Parents’ Reception


London, ON Alumni Reception



Peterborough Alumni Reception

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




Victoria, BC Alumni Reception


UK Friends of LCS Dinner (London)


Vancouver, BC Alumni Reception


London, UK Alumni Reception


22 Admissions Open House


Toronto Alumni Reception

29 Trustees’ Meeting/Dinner


1970s Old Boys’ Reunion



LCS Parents’ Reception (Toronto)



Guelph/Waterloo Alumni Reception



Trustees’ Meeting


Ottawa Alumni Reception


Volunteer Recognition Event


Grove Society Christmas Gathering


Regatta Day



27 Montreal Alumni Reception


Grade 8 Graduation Dinner


Closing Grade 12 Graduation Dinner

Lakefield College Trustees 2010/11 School Board Chair Paul Hickey Past Chair John Ryder ’77 Cindy AtkinsonBarnett David Bignell Walter Blackwell ’56 Marilynn Booth Michael Casson ’11 Andrew Clarke ’85 Stephen Coates ’90 Dana Cooper ’11 Susan DeNure † Peter Dunn ’62 Signy Eaton-Shier Michael Eatson ’83

Stephanie Edwards Bishop George Elliott Ann Farlow Jock Fleming ’74 Romina Fontana ’94 Bill Gastle ’68 Janice Green Nicole Groves ’93 Jennifer Gruer Terry Guest Tim Heeney ’83 Brent Hurley Alan Ingram Brett Jackman ’03 Warren Jones ’88 Jennifer Kotzeff Janet Lafortune Kathleen Leonard Nick Lewis ’77 Kim Little ’53

Hugh Macdonnell ’85 Kevin Mako ’03 Kevin Malone ’77 James Matthews ’58 Andrea McConnell Jim McGowan Sarah McMahon John McRae ’70 Val McRae David Miller ’77 Tracy Morley ’93 Bill Morris ’70 Margaret Nelligan Anil Patel ’93 Travis Price ’85 Tony Pullen ’63 Vicki Pullen Sean Quinn ’82 Kathleen Ramsay Doug Rishor ’57

Gretchen Ross John Schumacher Murray Sinclair ’79 Nancy Smith Scott Smith ’87 Amanda Soder Ethier ’98 John Stelzer ’00 Losel Tethong ’89 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 The Duke of York ’78 Erin Yeatman


Scott McCain Jeffrey Marshall* Board Chair Andrea McConnell Bill Morris ’70 Robert McEwen Rosemary Phelan Honorary Chair Kathleen Ramsay Paul Desmarais Jr. ’73 Donald Ross ’48 Secretary Thomas Ryder ’53 James Matthews ’58 Géza von Diergardt Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87 William Wells ’78 Marilynn Booth Richard Wernham Bruce Boren ’87 HRH The Duke of York ’78 Jonathan Carroll ’87 Brian Carter Directors in Bold Michael Cooper * Honorary Alumni Stan Dunford † Deceased Jock Fleming ’74 John K. Hepburn ’68 Suzanne Legge Orr Angus MacNaughton ’48

(Front Cover) At a special event in the community of Alderville First Nation, Maurice Switzer ’63, accompanied by his mother Ruby Marsden Hicks, presents LCS student Jasmine Kheawok-Ashfield ’14 with a traditional gift of a blanket to remind her to be proud of her First Nation heritage as she furthers her education at LCS. The gift—a custom-made Pendleton Blanket—bears the Anishinabek Nation wordmark, and the image of the 1764 Treaty of Niagara Wampum Belt. (Read more in “The Marsden Circles: First Nations cultures, traditions, and contemporary Issues” on p.14)

Where Our Lives Take Us Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze ’96 During my time at The Grove, I had the good fortune of meeting some dynamic people. One of them was Arlen Dumas ’95. In his final year, we spent many afternoons in his room at Ryder House where he told me stories about his life and what he wanted to do when he was older. With each tale he offered a glimpse into what it was like to be a First

Arlen eventually made it back to

(p. 21 and 22). On campus the

Pukatawagan. After attending

Marsden Circles initiative (p. 14),

Mount Allison University and

created by Maurice Switzer ’63,

living in Toronto for a few years,

helps students learn about First

Arlen returned in 2003 and was

Nations’ cultures, traditions and

elected into the Band Council—in

contemporary issues.

2008 he became Chief. Since then he has reorganized Puk’s nursing station and implemented a new governance structure. To say the least, Arlen is fulfilling his dream.

Being exposed as a students to different cultures and ideas is why Arlen came to The Grove in the first place. It was an experience, he told me last summer when we spoke in

Nations person in this country,

Arlen’s story (p.18) is one of several

person for the first time in 15 years,

along with his passion to return to

in this issue that celebrates

that played a major role in defining

Pukatawagan—the reserve he grew

our numerous alumni and the

the type of person he is today.

up on in northern Manitoba—and

school’s connection with native

help his community.

communities. Duncan McCue

After Arlen graduated, we set out on a road trip with two of his classmates (Brett Leach ’95 and Kristin McKnight ’95) to visit his home but stopped in Winnipeg, some 800 km short of our destination.

’88, who works for CBC News as a reporter, shares his passion for telling aboriginal stories (p. 19), while Erin Freeland-Ballantyne ’99 and Mallory Rose ’09 are striving to

Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze ’96 is a Toronto-based journalist and writer who has worked for the Globe and Mail and Maclean’s. He is currently the Managing Editor at OCAD University.

improve educational opportunities for aboriginal and native students

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From the Interim Head of School

Sarah McMahon, Interim Head of School Closing Chapel Speech, June 17, 2011

You can get that for free elsewhere, but if you are willing to pay the price of sacrificing a few superficial freedoms and

In preparing for this evening I reflected back over the year

committing fully to this place, it is a decision you will

and, in doing so, I experienced an overwhelming feeling:

never regret. It is not a thing you can sit on the edge of.

Pride! I couldn’t be more proud of all of you, and how this

Get in or get out. Sitting on the edge is a costly mistake.”

year has unfolded.

I hope that you fully grasp as a graduating class the impact

I thought back to the beginning of September as I entered

you have had on our community. Thank you for not sitting

my year as Interim Head with a fair amount of trepidation

on the edge, but for diving into the water deeply and for

and lofty goals and aspirations for a successful, positive,

moving us forward with strong, confident strokes. I

Grovey year. I recalled my opening chapel speech to the

commend you on the exceptional leadership you have

Grade 12s where I tried to impress the significant role you

provided throughout the year. What an example you have

would play as student leaders of The Grove. I challenged

set for us all.

you to be positive role models, to take smart risks, and to feel confident about trying something you had never done before.

In January of 2005 my mother passed away after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was my mentor, my coach, and, just like Linus in the Snoopy comic, she was

Thinking back, there is little doubt that we began this year

my security blanket. During the 39 years that I shared

with a number of questions, and, some might say, doubts

with her she taught me many things: how to look after

or concerns. Another year of transition; how will it work

myself and others, the value of hard work, and the impor-

with an interim head? With the greatest number of new

tance of faith, hope and charity to name just a few. These

students in Lakefield College School history, how do we

were all extremely important lessons that have served me

help them to understand and appreciate the Grove

well. However, as I reflect back on all that my mother

culture? A community in need of a morale boost, how will

instilled in me, there are three things that rise to the

we achieve that?

surface, time and time again. Let us call them “celebrations.”

It is widely acknowledged that the more difficult the task, the more satisfaction there is in surmounting it. Vincent

The first is about change. “Life will always be changing,”

van Gogh said, “Great things are not done by impulse, but

my mother would say, “so it is important to embrace

by a series of small things brought together.” I believe that

change and not to fear it.” There are so many ways you

this year has been a wonderful success and we have over-

will benefit from it.

come things that we may have perceived as challenges, because so many members of this community stepped up and did something above and beyond in order to make a difference. And what a difference it made!

For you, the members of the graduating class, tomorrow represents the beginning of another stage of your life. A time that is full of excitement mixed with a healthy balance of nervousness, optimism and challenge. So how

Michael Casson in his chapel speech spoke of the under-

do you learn to embrace change that is inevitable? You

standing of the true benefits of a real community: “If you

develop an alternate way of viewing situations in your life.

don’t want your high school to require something of you

Instead of being fearful, see an opportunity. Each event

more than academics then this is not the place for you.

that happens can move you forward or backward. No

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value was achieved by remaining stationary. We learn and

The Dalai Lama says to be kind whenever possible. It is

we grow from change. A wise old farmer once told me

always possible.

that, “if you are always running toward something and not from something, you will always be happy.”

Many of you have shared your appreciation for the kindness of your teachers, the support and encouragement of

Another celebration that my mother taught me is who you

your friends and the impact of a small gesture, a smile, a

are is far more important than what you are. As little chil-


dren we dream of what we are going to be: a professional hockey player, an actress, a firefighter, a doctor, an astronaut or, in my case, a rock star. But seldom are we asked who are you going to be when you grow up?

Recent disasters across our own country from the floods in Manitoba and Quebec, to the fire in Slave Lake have demonstrated to us all the impact that kindness can have. Thousands of strangers opened their homes, their hearts

Throughout the year you have reflected in your chapel

and their wallets to assist those in need. Disasters seem to

speeches about what you have learned, not only in the

bring out a primal purpose in many of us, one that seeks

classroom and on the playing fields, but what you have

to show kindness for no other motive than kindness itself.

learned about yourselves—who you are and what you believe.

I encourage you not to wait until a crisis requires your support, but rather to strive each day to be deliberately

Emmy Pullen said: “My experience at Lakefield has

kind in your actions. Remember that in most cases acts of

allowed me to pursue a new passion, something that I

kindness do not cost anything. They are a gift of the heart.

might never have thought of before. Me.”

Of all the involvements and achievements of this year’s

Crystal Yang said, “Do you completely understand who

graduating class—and there are many—nothing pleases

you are? It is not easy for anyone to fully comprehend

and encourages me more, or makes me feel better about

their own identity.”

being a part of this wonderful school, than to observe the

Nathaniel Arnill shared with us: “You are not measured by what you have but who you are … Don’t sell yourself

kindness that you have shown to so many members of this community and beyond.

short; be aware that you are valuable, you do have worth.

Kristy Lanigan shared with us that life is a story. She said:

Be who you want to be, not how anyone else wants you to

“So now that this story is over, it’s time to go on and start

be. You can only be happy if you are happy with who you

writing a new one—a new story, one with a new theme

are, and only you can decide if you like who you are.”

statement, a new plot and new conflict, but hopefully with

Our jobs do not define us. We are not just teachers, engi-

some of the same characters along with some new ones.”

neers, lawyers; we are something before, during and after

To the members of the graduating class, it is my hope on

those titles. Our character defines who we are and how we

your final night at The Grove, that you believe that this

will be treated. To be an engineer is to have a degree, but

place, its teachers and your peers have had an equally

to be a good engineer requires character beyond what is

profound impact upon you, as my mother had on me, in

written on your certificate of qualification.

helping to provide you with a moral compass to help

As you consider your future beyond The Grove, think not only of what profession you might aspire to, but ponder who you will be as well. I will only believe that Lakefield has been successful if I can count on each of you to direct some of your aspirations for the future on being a good person, someone who makes the world a better place. The final piece of advice I learned from my mother that I want to celebrate with you is that there is nothing more important than being kind. Over time people may forget what you did or what you may have said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

direct you during the course of your lifetime. Never forget that we are all teachers and learners. Celebrating change, defining who you are and living a life filled with kindness are simple concepts, but like the paint in our favourite room, we need to touch it up and repaint on occasion for the passion to remain vibrant. May each of you preserve a special place in your heart for what you have shared together. May you do so with the knowledge that as 2011 draws to a close at LCS with 92 candles flickering in the darkness, that individually they may flicker, but together they shine brightly and clearly. You will leave The Grove and light many candles during your lifetimes, and I wish you every success in doing so. Grove News Spring/Summer 2011  |  iii

How You Played The Game Paul Hickey, Chair of the Board

How you played the game. Lakefield College School

From his Closing Speech, June 18, 2011

is the kind of place that is all about how you played

When I was a kid we played in this concrete bunker of an arena in Oshawa. It was called Children’s Arena but it looked more like a prison arena. If there’s one thing bigger than the LCS-TCS rivalry it just might be the Peterborough-Oshawa hockey rivalry. There was nothing nice about Oshawa. Their players were always bigger and stronger. They were meaner. Their parents yelled louder. But, get this…of all things…on

the game, the journey, how you got there, not about the win column and the loss column. When I think of this year that’s coming to a close, there are so many wins to talk about but the most inspiring thing is how you all played the game; your effort, your attitude, your passion and love for what you are doing here as students, staff, volunteers, trustees, fellow board members. All I can say is,“well played.”

the one wall, directly across from the visitor’s bench,

It’s been a busy year for us on the boards of the school

there was this big sign. On that sign was, not an ad for

and foundation. As boards, our focus is the long

Joe’s Muffler service or the local McDonalds’, but a

term and a big part of our effort this year has been


contributing to the creation of the next long term

“For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name,

strategic plan for the school as well as conducting a global search for our next head of school.

He marks not that you won or lost

Management and boards have made significant

But how you played the game.”

progress on the strategic plan; the vision for the

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Lakefield College School of the future is taking shape

Graduates, you will remember your grade 12 year for

and it truly is exciting. True leaders don’t rest on their

many different things, but I am pretty sure one of those

laurels. While staying true to their DNA, leaders look

things will be that this was the year you had Sarah

for ways of getting even better. The plan is revealing

McMahon as your Interim Head.

a Lakefield that my grandchildren will step into someday. A Lakefield that is even more Lakefield than it is today. We are under this tent today because we believe that spending time at Lakefield prepares our children in a very unique way, to not just be thinkers and performers and athletes, but great human beings­— people that get that relationships with your fellow man, and how you manage them, will arguably be the biggest drivers of your long term success and

Sarah, there is so much to say and never enough time; it’s been almost a year since we came to you with a big ‘ask.’ Perhaps the ‘ask’ of all ‘asks.’ You selflessly and graciously agreed to be the Interim Head and steer our beloved school through a very emotional and challenging time. You set some clear goals for the year and you and your great team delivered big time on all of them.

happiness. No matter what career path you choose. No

From this rookie Board Chair to you the rookie

matter where you live. No matter what you decide to do

”iHead”—although you and I joked throughout the

when you leave here.

year that I was sometimes more like a stool than a

It truly is about how you play the game and there isn’t a better place to learn and practise this than here.

chair, we worked together this year in a way that I would simply say has been one of the most rewarding, effective and fun working relationships I have ever had

Thanks to the work of the most incredible search

with anyone. I look forward to continuing this into

committee any chair could ask for, and thanks to the

next year as we prepare for the handover to Struan. For

unanimous support and endorsement by both boards,

the students here today, Sarah, you have simply been

earlier this week we made the exciting announcement

there for them—your presence in all aspects of their

that we have been working towards since last fall.

lives has truly been amazing. You were everywhere:

I am proud to say that we have two very special guests here today. Please give a warm Grove welcome to our next Head of School, Struan Robertson and his wife Jennifer.

standing in the same place outside of chapel every day, you were on the playing fields for the important and not so important games, you were in the hallways, in the dining hall, you were outside of exam rooms offering words of encouragement, and you were right

Not here today, but who will be getting their first tour

in the middle of spirit events. And in between, you were

of the school from mom and dad later this week—are

in Toronto for two meetings a week and on Lord knows

the three Robertson children—Jack (9), Molly (7) and

how many conference calls?! You have had a huge

Aiden (4).

presence here this year and it has been felt by us all. Once again, it’s how you played the game. Like you‘ve

Struan and Jennifer, you survived a lengthy and

been doing this your whole life. Thank you Sarah!

intense search process. And look at what you’ve won! You’ve won us; the chance to spend the next 10, 15,

To Bruce and Cody: We want to thank you too. For the

20 years of your life in this amazing place with great

sacrifices you have made in giving up your spouse and

people like this. Struan, I really am excited about

mother to the school for far more than you probably

working with you and being here for you any way I can.

ever signed up for. I know you’re proud of her and I just wanted you to know from us that this means a

I won’t pretend to talk on behalf of the students

lot to us. The commitment that the entire McMahon

but I think it’s pretty cool that you were also the

family has made to Lakefield College School this year is

overwhelming choice of the students who met all

outstanding. You are an incredible family.

finalist candidates. I know there were some smiles and fist pumps on Wednesday when word got out that

To everyone under the tent here today, thank you for

our next head was “the young one.” You made a lasting

your contributions to LCS in 2011. Well played.

impression with the people you met on campus that day. Both of you did. Struan, I trust you know that it wasn’t just you! Grove News Spring/Summer 2011  |  v

New Head of School for Lakefield College School compound where he is an enthusiastic coach, volunteer and mentor to his students. Struan is no stranger to LCS. In 1996 he was hired as a residential don at The Grove, where he provided support in Rashleigh House, coached hockey, tennis and soccer and spent his spare time on the golf course. His time at the school was formative; he realized that he was destined to pursue a career in education and he enrolled in the bachelor of education program at the University of Windsor and graduated in 1998. Soon after, he obtained a master’s degree from the State University of New York. Struan’s leadership training includes his principal’s qualifications from the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and post-graduate courses at Harvard. Struan and his wife Jennifer have three children: Jack (9), Molly (7) and Aidan (4). Jennifer is also Canadian, and has been a learning support teacher at ISB for the New Head of School Struan Robertson, his wife Jennifer and their three children: Molly (7), Aidan (4) and Jack (9).

past three years; prior to that she was a classroom teacher in the elementary school. Jennifer is looking forward to supporting Struan and the children during

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Lakefield College School, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Struan Robertson as the new head of school, effective March 2012. Struan is currently the principal of the elementary school at the International School Bangkok (ISB), in Bangkok, Thailand, one of the top international

the transition back to Canadian life. She is eager to get back on her Nordic skis after 15 years in the tropics. The whole family is excited to be “coming home” and spending time with their families in Kingston and Toronto and at their cottage near Bon Echo Provincial Park.

schools in the world with 1,850 primarily expatriate

The board feels that Struan’s youthfulness, energy,

students from more than 50 different countries.

international experience and leadership skills,

The process of finding a new head of school for LCS involved an exhaustive global search that resulted in more than 140 applicants, five rounds of interviews, and a comprehensive on-campus selection process. A

combined with his deep passion for nurturing young people in their educational and co-curricular pursuits, make him the ideal choice as the new leader of Lakefield College School.

committee of ten, representing school trustees, faculty

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Lakefield College

and management, led the search. A cross-section of

School, I want to take this opportunity to express my

LCS students also provided important input. Amrop

deepest appreciation to the members of the search

Knightsbridge Ltd. was retained to provide international

committee and to the broader LCS community for their

consulting services to assist the search committee.

valued insights and perspectives.

Struan, age 37, was born in Toronto and spent his high

We look forward to welcoming Struan, Jennifer and their

school years at Crescent School. He started at ISB in

children to our community as Lakefield College School’s

1999 as a teacher. In 2006 he was promoted to vice

“first family.”

principal and in 2009 was appointed principal. He currently oversees a student enrolment of 650 students

Paul Hickey, Chair, LCS Board of Directors

and a faculty and staff of 125. He lives on the ISB campus

Chair, Search Committee

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Head Students’ Closing Address


Closing Awards—June 18, 2011


Valuable Lessons I Learned at the Grove: Keynote Address by Bill Wells ’78, Closing 2011


School Highlights


Flipping Our Classrooms—Reverse Instruction: Placing Students at the Center of Lesson Activities


The Marsden Circles: First Nations’ Cultures, Traditions and Contemporary Issues


LCS Alumni Advocating on Behalf of First Peoples


1879 Society Inaugural Appreciation Event


A Beautiful Enhancement to Our Campus: Securing Our Future—Outdoor Courtyard


The 5-Year-Wonder Club


A New Evolution of Volunteerism: The Grove Society


Great Friends. Great Food. Great Golf!


Class News (Weddings, Births)


In Our Memories


The Graduating Class of 2011


Editor: Tracey Blodgett; Layout & Design and Copy Editor: Christine Vogel; Contributing Editor: Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze ‘96; Editorial Committee: Heather Avery, Joe Bettencourt, Theresa Butler-Porter, Richard Johnston, Sarah McMahon, Tom Milburn, John Runza and Stephanie Wilcox. Contributing Photographer: Simon Spivey. Please address correspondence to the Communications and Constituent Relations Office: Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON, K0L 2H0 705.652.3324

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Head Students’ Closing Address—June 2011 Dana Cooper and Michael Casson, Class of 2011 and commitment of the staff and rest of the student body we gather here today to celebrate another great year at The Grove. In particular, there is no way this year could have achieved its level of success without our dedicated, kind hearted and extremely hard working Interim Head of School. Mrs. McMahon jumped into her new role at the start of this year, with just as much enthusiasm as we grads had jumping into the lake after our final exam. Previous Heads of Lakefield had years and even decades to come to understand their role. Mrs. McMahon had weeks and yet a new student would not have been able to tell. Throughout the entire year, regardless of any challenges from both inside and outside the school, she has continually had a positive presence throughout our community. We are confident that Struan Robertson and his family Last year at this time, we spoke about how every graduating class is exposed to a unique set of experiences and challenges and that it is those indescribable elements that shape the feeling of each year. Thus, there is no way that we will be able to give you an even decent summary of what it has meant to be a member of the Class of 2011, the only people who can understand that are those who are standing in front of you today. It has been a year of many opportunities, some challenging and others positive. However, together we hope we have managed to create a year that we can all look back upon fondly, whether it be as alumni, as future grads, or as junior students; a year that all of us have played a role in shaping, for the LCS community. As many of you know, the school is currently going through a time of transition; it is those times that create change and it is at those points when a community stands to lose something very valuable. As a community of students, parents, staff and alumni that is characterized by kindness, tolerance and trust, we must be sure not to lose these foundational aspects of The Grove. This year, however, stands as proof that these values remain at the very core of this school. They define the students, they define the staff and they create days like this. However, in no way can the feel of this year be a direct result of the grad class alone. Thanks to the dedication 2  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2011

have the capability to grow into their role here, with the guidance and support of both the individuals and the community that encompass Lakefield College School. While speaking of growing into new roles, we have come to a conclusion: Noah and Sierra, The Grove’s next Co-Head Students, will inevitably do a better job than us. Having come to terms with this, we have one small request: Please do not gloat about it! In all seriousness, the year will pass quickly and often times there is no way to prepare, so just have fun and do what you feel is best. The amount of support and consideration this community has received from the grads standing before you is unbelievable. We are privileged to be a part of the Class of 2011. Although we may have a smaller grad class than years past, we seem to have meshed into a cohesive unit. The various personalities of these individuals have allowed for the range of success in all different areas at The Grove. Beyond that, the capacity that these individuals have demonstrated to not only excel in a traditional manner, but also to truly embody what it means to be students at The Grove, has produced a period of time in our lives that they have the right to be proud of. In this way, this community has distinguished itself as one that is talented, spirited and remarkably tight-knit. And so, as our time here draws to a close it is natural to feel a range of emotions in the final few hours. But, as Gandalf the White once said: “I will not say I do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.”

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Closing Awards—June 18, 2011 Academic Proficiency Standing Top of Form

Grade 10

Grade 7 Max Quesnel Grade 8

Adrien Vilcini

Grade 9 Richie Lee

Josh Walker

Grade 11 Ryan Lee & Stephanie Peel Grade 12 Rebekah Sibbald (Governor General’s Medal)

Curriculum Area Prizes Grade 7 and 8

Fine Arts

The Grade 7/8 Humanities Prize: Adrien Vilcini

The Hubert Eisdell Award (Junior/Intermediate Music): Christopher Chan

The Grade 7/8 Mathematics, Science & Technology Prize: Michael MacKenzie

The Junior/Intermediate Fine Arts Prize: Megn Walker

The Grade 7 & 8 Social Sciences Prize: Michael Welch

The Junior/Intermediate Drama Prize: Jackie Buchanan

The James Fullerton Prize: Jake Fell

The David Bierk Visual Arts Prize: Christina Chan

English The Dela Fosse Prize (Junior): Millie Yates

The Senior Music Prize: Risako Tamura The Senior Drama Prize: Sierra Peddie

The Intermediate English Prize: Teraleigh Stevenson

Modern Languages

The Senior English Prize: Meggy Chan

The Junior Modern Languages Prize: Millie Yates

The I. Norman Smith Prize for Studies in English Literature: Rebekah Sibbald

The Intermediate Modern Languages Prize: Meggy Chan

The English Writers’ Craft Prize: Anna Heffernan

The Advanced Placement Extended French Prize: Rebekah Sibbald

The Core French Prize: Saki Tomioka

HRH Prince of Asturias Spanish Prize: Vitalina Vorotynskaya

(Below) The 2011 Grade 8 Graduating Class (Back Row) L-R: Jake Fell, Adrien Vilcini, Ben McShane, Jordan Gillis, Taylor Burton, Trevor Jones, Thomas Estabrooks, Michael Welch, Michael MacKenzie, Khalid Younis. Front Row (L-R): Julianne Wagner, Hanna Quesnel, Caroline Dupuis, Katlyn Moes, Laura McCloskey, Ocean Saunders, Brooke Hamilton, Katie Garland 4  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2011

Curriculum Area Prizes Mathematics

Science and Technology

The Paterson Junior Mathematics Prize: Terry Chen The Intermediate Mathematics Prize: Grace Ni The Mathematics of Data Management Prize: Vitalina Vorotynskaya

The Physics Prize: Jonas Greiner The McLimont Scholarship for Engineering: Arjun Lall and Greg Smith

Social Sciences and Outdoor Education

The Advanced Functions Prize: Alison Rawling

The Junior Outdoor Education Prize: Katie Moore

Professor M. Mackenzie Prize for Calculus: Rebekah Sibbald

The T.H.B. Symons Canadian Studies Prize (Junior): Andrew Little

The Larry Griffiths Prize for Advanced Placement Calculus: Teruki Tauchi

The Intermediate Outdoor Education Prize: Sophia Gabbani

Science and Technology

The A.W. Mackenzie Environmental Award for Junior Science & Technology: Josh Walker

The American History Prize: Christina Chan The Susan Guest Outdoor Education Prize: Julianne McConkey The Classical Civilizations Prize: Austin Sinclair

The Intermediate Science and Technology Prize: Ryan Lee

The Economics Prize: Emmy Pullen

The Biology Prize: Meagan Armstrong

The Canadian and International Law Prize: Teraleigh Stevenson

The Mrs. A.W. Mackenzie Prize for Biology Advanced Placement Biology: Rebekah Sibbald The Chemistry Prize: Greg Smith

The World History Prize: Kylie Clark

The Canada & World Issues Prize: Teraleigh Stevenson The Politics Advanced Placement Prize: Rebekah Sibbald

The Advanced Placement Chemistry Prize: Michael Casson The Advanced Placement Computer Science Prize: Teruki Tauchi

Character and Achievement Awards The Harman Award: Katie Garland

H.M. Silver Jubilee Award: Brooke Dunford

The Gaby Award: Ocean Saunders

The Nelles Prize: Meggy Chan

The Junior Grove Society Prize: Andrew Little

The J.R. Anderson Award: Hope Casserly

The Fred Page Higgins Award: Josh Walker

John Pearman Martyn Sibbald Prize: Angela Lee

Junior Edson Pease Prize: Lyndsay Armstrong

The Ondaatje Foundation Award: Michael Casson

The Jean Ketchum Prize: Millie Yates

The Monty Bull Award: Nathaniel Arnill

The Stephen Thompson Prize: Samier Kamar

The Jack Matthews Humanitarian Award: Greg Smith

The Senior Grove Society Prize: Sophie Laframboise

The Whitney Prize: Elliott Exton

The Milligan Awards: Kristy Lanigan, Matthew Higgins

Jean and Winder Smith Award: Dana Cooper

The King Constantine Medal: Brooke Dunford

The Trustees’ Prize: Rebekah Sibbald

The Grove Award: Iain MacKenzie

British Alumni Travelling Scholarship: Isabella Taylor

The Crombie Award: Megn Walker Senior Edson Pease Prize: Emmy Pullen

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Valuable Lessons I Learned at The Grove Keynote Address by Bill Wells ’78, Closing 2011 Good morning. Thank you for the kind introduction and for the invitation to speak with you. It is a privilege to be invited. It is also a particular pleasure to see several children of people I went to school with graduating here today. It gives a real sense of the continuity of the Grove family to me. I would like to introduce a very special guest, my mother Margaret. My Mom is here for two reasons: first, because my parents have never been entirely convinced I was worth the investment of all those school fees—a feeling some of you parents may be familiar with. So every opportunity for me to show my Mom I was worth every dime is precious. Second, Mom is here to ensure my reminiscences are anything but full and candid—to the great relief of certain Lakefield trustees and board members I am sure. All those who are sitting here mentally planning one-way trips abroad can relax. an important reminder to my mother—and for the benefit of all parents, I want to reassure you that it is all worth it. The experiences shared by our graduates will inspire them to greatness as they depart today into the wide world bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and with fervor to do good works—in true Grove fashion. Now grads, some of your tails may be at “half fluff” as you contemplate the next big step you are about to take. You may be concerned about how well The Grove has prepared you for the challenges to come as you move on in life. So let me reassure you as well. Your time here has provided an outstanding base of skills and experience to help you achieve the great things I am sure you all will. Please indulge me while I mention a few of the things I learned at Lakefield that have been very useful over the years—just as illustration. Now in the mythical years of the 1970s, as we all nursed the hangover from the 1960s, The Grove was a single sex school. Single sex refers to the fact there were no girls attending the school, not the consequences of that unhappy situation—just to be clear. My Mom may require some oxygen please! Lacking the gentle civilizing touch that the female presence brings, you may notice a certain “Lord of the Flies” overtone to my recollections. This is an accurate reflection of the culture in an all 6  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2011

boys’ school, despite the herculean efforts of those in

a fresh one, due to improved stiffness and rotation in

authority. From my observation, things have vastly

the body of the cookie. Also, when using bananas as

improved, but possibly our experiences back in the

boomerangs, try to make sure they are not overripe. I

dark ages resonate, even today.

am sure there is still some banana in the walls of Grove

So what were some of the most invaluable things I

House from that experiment.



Well, how about diplomacy!

Throwing three full rolls of toilet paper on a bonfire in

When dividing up a Grade 10 dorm with masking tape on the floor into separate zones of influence, always remember to leave a neutral corridor so Bill Koo ’78 and Hugh Sibbald ’78 (yes that is Rebekah’s Uncle Hugh) can get to the door to go to the bathroom. If you don’t, the consequences are not pretty, involving territorial disputes and extensive discussion of water rights, perhaps even deteriorating into armed conflict! Unfortunately, shuffling around in your socks does tend to move territorial boundaries, requiring regular summit meetings. The lessons I learned in my Grade 10 dorm room were very helpful when dealing with financial markets later in life. The maturity level is about the same. Aerodynamics A three day old oatmeal cookie describes a significantly better flight path across the dining hall compared to

Algonquin park results in a high probability you will burn the park down! Enough said on that subject. Human Relations If you overpacked your pack on a canoe trip and you appeal for help while collapsed in the middle of a portage, be sure to assume a fetal position so the treadmarks from your teammates are on your back rather than your stomach. I think I still have a waffle pattern on my shoulder blades! Foresight If you drink hot lemonade before crawling into your sleeping bag while winter camping in minus twenty— at 3 am you will have an existential decision to make. To Pee or not to Pee—that is the Question! See Mom, I really did pay attention in Mr. Harris’ Shakespeare elective.

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Time Management In the four hours from when the buses arrive bringing the young ladies for the school dance to when they depart, you must identify a potential date, meet the young lady, fend off numerous competing suitors, charm

in the process of digging out of the hole. The school was affected as was almost everyone by the uncertainty and general economic weakness. I serve on the Finance Committee of the school foundation, so I had a front row view of all that transpired.

her, find an unoccupied private nook, practise full on

I am amazed at how well Lakefield bounced back

diplomacy and return her safely to the bus. If you fail

from the downturn and came through this period

at any of the intermediate steps, go straight back to

stronger than ever, significantly outperforming many

step one and start over. If you get good at this, there is

comparable institutions. I attribute this to the depth

nothing you can’t handle in life!

and resilience which exists in The Grove community

This process is a lot like raising funds in the capital markets.

—students, staff, parents, alumni and the school and foundation boards and trustees. Everyone pulled together and made it happen, because this place is

Strategy (and this one really works!)

precious to all of us.

In order to significantly improve the quantity of young

It was not at all obvious to me as a student just how

ladies boarding the buses for school dances and thereby your chances of bliss, invite a prince as an exchange

much Lakefield depends on the contributions of these many constituencies working behind the scenes to

student. The food in the dining hall gets a lot better too!

ensure the health and continuity of The Grove—but

The downside to this strategy is that royalty has

the form we know and perhaps not at all. The last three

precedence in nook selection, as established originally

years has made that crystal clear.

in the British North America Act (see, I also paid attention in History), thus making time management

trust me, if it didn’t happen, Lakefield would not exist in

You are all about to move on to a very vibrant and

even more challenging.

exciting time in your lives. I encourage you to make the

Risk Management

Naturally, when there are so many fun new things to

When implementing the Royal Gambit to jazz up the dances, a side effect is a high number of international media milling about constantly. Do not allow the Grade 10s to study toilet paper probabilities in Algonquin at all during this period. Major conflagrations and royal visits do not go well together.

most of it and enjoy every second; it goes far too quickly. do you will tend to forget about The Grove or remember it fondly, but as something in the past. However I am asking you to keep that connection to the school and to stay involved even if only in a small way. It may just be going to an Alumni Gathering (aka pub night), or a golf outing, or letting the Grove News know how you are getting on, but it all counts. Lakefield casts a large

These are just a few of the lessons The Grove taught me.

shadow, but we are still a very small community and

Who can deny their extraordinary value—certainly

we need everyone to stay involved to ensure there will

justifying those four years of Hamburger Helper

always be a Grove.

experienced by my parents every night. I am sure you have many experiences of your own that will serve you well in life, many of which you may not yet appreciate. You will note I said nothing about academics. We had that too of course, and at a high level, but what you learn here is so much more than that. It is what makes the experience of going to The Grove truly special. So now I am going to go out of character for a moment, be serious and talk about the future of the school and what part we all play in determining that future. The world has just gone through a traumatic period economically over the last three years and we are still 8  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2011

I think you will also find that committing to something greater than your own immediate concerns of career and family is very rewarding and adds richness to life. So even if you choose not to maintain a link with the school I encourage you to find something you are passionate about and be involved. My very best wishes to you all for much success and happiness as you move forward on your chosen paths. Please remember to enjoy the journey as well as the destination. Thank you for inviting me to speak today and good luck to you all. You can relax now Mom!

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School Highlights Our Town

Unity in Community

The Spring play, Our Town by Thornton Wilder, captures the

Lakefield College School was well represented at the Round

essence of humans in life, in love, and in death with unparal-

Square Americas Conference at Appleby College in Oakville

leled grace and raw, truthful simplicity. The play was well

(April). The student delegation consisted of Ben Birrell ’13,

received by the LCS community in each of its three perfor-

Lambert LeFebvre ’13 and Ingrid Vaughan ’13, Interim Head


of School Ms. Sarah McMahon and Director of International Programs Mr. Gerry Bird. The theme for this year’s confer-

Athletics Bling Congratulations to our athletes this winter and spring. Celebrating their CISAA silver medals are our Jr. Girls’ Soccer Team, Junior Boys’ Hockey Team, and First Girls’ Hockey

ence was Unity in Community, which looked at how we, as global citizens, can understand our role in a world that is multi-cultural and interdependent—so that we can take action to benefit our communities.

Team. Not to be outdone are our CISAA gold medal winners,

Top of the World

First Girls’ Soccer Team, First Girls’ Volleyball (the first gold win for this sport) and our First Boys’ Rugby Team.

This March, a group of students and teachers left the LCS campus to travel 29 hours to the Base Camp of Mount

Keeping the Peace The Grade 10 Canadian History students were visited by Major Don Hilton, a Combat Engineer with the Canadian Forces. Major Hilton took the students on a journey through Canadian Peace Keeping missions over the years. His emphasis was placed on how the world has changed and how our mission in Afghanistan highlights the challenges of the new world order in terms of UN Peace Keepers and NATO

Everest for the 2011 Ondaatje Expedition. Students Maddy Hackstetter ’11, Michael Casson ’11, Stefan Shier ’11, Nora Hickey ’12, Rhiannon Gilbart ’12, Grant Roy ’12, Erik Wimmelbacher ’12, and Ryan Lee ’12 joined staff members Amy Hollingsworth and Jim McGowan and guide Angus Murray on this incredible trek.

Global Culinary Tour

missions to press for peace and stability. We wish to thank

This April, students from 24 countries hung their flags,

Major Hilton for his excellent presentation and his honest

donned their national dress, honed their cooking skills and

delivery of challenging questions facing the Canadian public

invited the Grove community to their country’s table for the

and the missions we as a democracy send our troops into.

annual Walk Around the World international celebration. The atmosphere in Upper Hadden Hall was electric as students

The Grace of Physics This May, seven Grade 11 Physics students (Keegan Campbell ’12, Max Fondyga ’12, Samier Kamar ’12, Ryan Lee ’12, Grace Ni ’12, Rob Thompson ’12 and Sandy Wilson ’12) participated in the 2011 Ontario Association of Physics Teachers’ (OAPT) physics contest. Grace Ni scored in the 98th percentile and has been given a prestigious award of free tuition to DEEP

introduced diners to their favourite dishes and drinks while competing music pulsated. Parents and grandparents shared the recipes which students had found most memorable. There was dancing and singing in the hall as we celebrated the exciting mosaic that creates Lakefield College School.

Insight into Writing

(Da Vinci Engineering Enrichment Program) at the University

Teraleigh Stevenson ’12, Zoe Knowles ’12 and Kat Worsfold

of Toronto this summer. Earlier in the year, Grace was also

’12 submitted pieces to the INCITE writing contest. All of

invited to the Lloyd Aukland Invitational Mathematics

them had their pieces published in INCITE 2011. Zoe earned

Workshop at the University of Waterloo in June.

an honorable mention for the Grade 11/12 category.

High Performance Leadership The Grove Society invited a group of LCS students to attend a networking event in Toronto in May. Engaged by her interactive presentation, guests enjoyed a dynamic workshop

(Opposite-Top) L-R: 1st Girls’ Volleyball Team win their first CISAA gold, 2011 Ondaatje Expedition participants travel to the base camp at Mount Everest. (Middle) Cast and crew of the spring play, Our Town (Bottom) L-R: Jackie McKerroll ’12, Samier Kumar ’12, Kareem El Baradie ’13, and Josh Wilson ’11, participate in Walk around the World.

facilitated by our guest speaker, Nicole (Bendaly) Groves ’93, who shared her program for developing High Performance Leadership.

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“The structure of a reverse classroom leaves less room for students to sit idle and disengaged. In the reverse classroom, students are given the keys to their learning vehicle and the driving remains up to them.“

Flipping Our Classrooms—Reverse Instruction Placing Students at the Center of Lesson Activities Some classrooms at Lakefield

Mr. Aben and Ms. (Wallwork)

the learning activities assigned

College School were turned

Moore purposefully implemented

for homework with those that are

upside-down this year. Usually

in selected senior chemistry and

completed in class. Traditionally,

this would be a problem, but

mathematics classes as the focus

most assigned homework involved

since no damage resulted, there

for their professional learning

finishing exercises that reinforced

is no need to worry. Instead,


the ideas that were taught earlier

early signs indicate that students are benefiting from the reverse classroom models Ms. Rathier,

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The reverse classroom is a teaching approach that switches

in the day. Under the reverse classroom, the “lesson then homework” paradigm is literally

turned around. Students in a reverse classroom use homework time to watch, read, or listen to new material before coming to class. During the next class, students continue their learning with active engagement in exercises and problems that solidify their understanding of the concepts presented to them via their laptop. At first glance, there may not seem to be many advantages since the same work is ultimately accomplished. However, the reverse classroom takes advantage of modern digital video technology to ensure each important step in the learning process is sequenced for the maximum benefit of the students. Students are truly placed at the center of all the lesson activity, giving them the autonomy to drive the process. For example, students watching the lecture on their laptops have the freedom to adjust the pace, to pause, and to replay parts of the lesson. Students can also schedule the sitting for a time in the day when they are mentally prepared to learn. If students miss a class due to illness or participation in a co-curricular activity, they no longer need to forgo the lesson. Having gained the majority of the

challenges, students deepen their

class. Yet, the structure of a reverse

knowledge before coming to class,

understanding while applying

classroom leaves less room for

students strategically invest the

key concepts and investigating

students to sit idle and disengaged.

limited classroom time allotted

new ones that surface in the rich

In the reverse classroom, students

to them addressing the areas they

conversations that ensue.

are given the keys to their learning

found most challenging. Also, they may now call upon fellow

In the reverse classroom, as with all

classmates who watched the video

learning approaches, one hundred

or, as always, their teacher. With

percent of the students do not

their teacher no longer focused

engage in one hundred percent of

on delivering his/her “chalk talk”

the activities one hundred percent

students may frequently engage

of the time. Some students will

their teacher in helping them

still choose to wait to complete

complete problems or exercises. By

their homework. Others may prefer

tackling the assigned classroom

to discuss non-relevant topics in

vehicle and the driving remains up to them. Most important, Ms. Rathier, Mr. Aben and Ms. (Wallwork) Moore all report they saw improved test scores as a result of greater student engagement. JOE BETTENCOURT

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The Marsden Circles

First Nations’ Cultures, Traditions and Contemporary Issues On a rainy and cold spring day, a

cultures, traditions and contempo-

for the LCS students. Graciously

bus load of young Lakefield College

rary issues. The result: an educa-

hosted by Alderville First Nation

School students and staff make their

tional series which will be known as

Chief J.R. Marsden, the day provided

way to the Alderville First Nation

“The Marsden Circles,” in memory

a number of speakers, educators

community—60 kilometres south-

of Maurice’s grandparents, Moses

and community leaders who

east of The Grove—to be among the

and Nellie Marsden who, in 1920,

provided insight not only into the

first participants in a new initiative

were the first native family in

history of some First Nations but

inspired and funded by Lakefield

Lakefield. Maurice’s mother, Ruby

also about the First Nation experi-

College School alumnus Maurice

Hicks, is the surviving child of the

ence of today.

Switzer ’63.

family and still lives in the village of

A year earlier, Maurice approached Lakefield College School to explore ways to create a unique opportunity

Lakefield. In fact Maurice’s grandfather Moses was chief of Alderville First Nation from 1905-1910.

In the recently constructed Alderville Community Centre, the first Marsden Circles event is about to begin. Maurice stands in front of

for our students to assist them in

The first Marsden Circles event

70 Grade 9 LCS students, a dozen

learning more about First Nations’

provided a unique day of learning

staff members, friends, family,

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members of the Alderville community,

“Thanks in part to the excellent education I received at The

and The Assembly of First Nations

Grove, I am in a position to help create more awareness about the

Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo. In the large room, Maurice’s voice is gentle as

contributions that First Nations People have made towards Canada

he shares stories about his time, almost

being one of the best countries in the world.”

50 years ago, as a day student at LCS, and volleys questions out to the students about their own experiences today. It was a special honour for both the Alderville community and Lakefield College School students to have an opportunity to also meet and hear The Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo. Chief Atleo engaged the students by sharing with them stories and statistics about the current situation of First Nation, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada. At the end of his presentation, the Chief acknowledged that the only way there will be change to this difficult situation, is by educating and encouraging the young people of Canada to help to make a difference. “Today marks the beginning of a unique collaboration between Lakefield College School and First Nation peoples,” said Joe Bettencourt the Assistant Head: Academics at LCS. “We look forward to learning about the history and stories of others, and the role we need to play in appreciating the contributions of First Nation, Inuit, and Metis peoples to our country.” From the “Opening Song” by the Alderville drummers, the insightful and thought provoking words of the guest speakers, to the final “Travelling Song” by the singers, the students discovered a culture that has endured so much, that still struggles and that is an integral part of our local and national community. (Opposite) Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo chats with LCS students over the lunch break. Grove News Spring/Summer 2011  |  15

“The Marsden Grove students understand the need for Canada to respect and honour the rights of the first peoples to occupy this land.”

Maurice is commited to addressing and improving the overwhelming lack of understanding that most Canadians—including journalists, educators and far too many young people—have about Canada’s First Nations and Aboriginal People and the historical and contemporary issues surrounding their communities. His vision inspired and drove the Marsden Circles initiative and introducing the program to our students is a wonderful place to begin. We extend thanks to Maurice for creating and supporting this unique opportunity for the students of Lakefield College School. Without a doubt, his grandparents, for whom this initiative is named, would be proud. Megwetch. To view highlights from the first of the The Marsden Circles events visit: watch?v=Ok3wKVLAWr0 OR aspx?t=52562&a=116264 (Opposite) Maurice Switzer ’63 explains the significance of the 1764 Treaty of Niagara Wampum Belt. Although many Canadians are unaware, in conjunction with the 1763 Royal Proclamation, two Wampum Belts and the knowledge they codify are also Canada’s first constitutional documents and thus an important element of Canada’s history that should be respected and honoured in practice.

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Maurice Switzer ’63, Journalist and Editor, Anishinabek News A citizen of the Mississaugas of Alderville First Nation

“He would introduce us to books like Catcher in the

near Cobourg, ON, Maurice Switzer ’63 is of

Rye and authors like Irving Layton—literature that

Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Jewish ancestry.

made public school teachers and trustees nervous—

Since 2000, he has served as director of communications for the Union of Ontario Indians, a political organization representing 40 member communities of the Anishinabek Nation in Ontario, including First Nations as far south as Aamjiwnaang (Sarnia), Curve Lake First

but that opened a whole new world of reading and learning for Grove students. He loved Dickens, and when I said once that I didn’t, he made sure that three leather-bound book prizes I was awarded at that year’s Closing were all Dickens novels.

Nation—on whose traditional territories Lakefield

“And he was the first person who ever put the notion

College sits—Fort William First Nation near Thunder

of journalism as a career option into my head. We did

Bay, and seven First Nations on Manitoulin Island.

précis-writing in his classes, and he recognized an

He also serves as editor of the monthly Anishinabek News, official newspaper of the Anishinabek Nation, serving its 60,000 citizens (available free online at Maurice has been a journalist since 1965, working for 30 years in Canada’s daily newspaper industry as a reporter, editor and publisher at the Belleville Intelligencer, Oshawa Times, Timmins Daily Press, Sudbury Star, and Winnipeg Free Press. He is the only First Nation citizen to ever serve as publisher of a Canadian daily.

ability in me to condense wordy information into more digestible chunks. I had never thought about being a journalist before then, and, in a way, have been one ever since. “I am so glad that I had the chance to renew acquaintance with Andy before he died. We had lunch in Peterborough and I took the opportunity to tell him he was the best teacher I had ever had. I remember that he asked the waitress if they served a certain brand of tea and, when she said they didn’t, he pulled a bag out of his jacket pocket! When I asked him how many of the hundreds of students he had taught he thought he

He credits Andy Harris ’44, his English teacher at LCS,

really influenced, he surprised me by estimating

with instilling in him a love for the power of words.

‘maybe 20.’ When I questioned his modest assessment,

“Shakespeare was a tough challenge for some of us.

he replied: “Twenty is a lot—if they’re the right ones.”

Andy invited us over to his cottage one Saturday after-

“My five years at The Grove were very important for

noon, made popcorn and played a 33 rpm record—

me, and I am indebted to headmaster G. Winder Smith

state-of-the-art technology at the time!—of Macbeth,

for making that experience possible. We had wonderful

starring Sir Alec Guinness. It was a watershed moment

teachers—Andy Harris, Larry Griffith, Mr. Rashleigh,

for me, hearing the words being spoken instead of

Capt. Howie, Jack Matthews—who gave us more than a

staring at me from a page. Andy also arranged a 1959

good education, they gave us wonderful memories.

school trip to the Stratford Festival—I can still vividly

They taught us, and coached us, and encouraged us...

remember seeing Douglas Rain as King John, and

the rest was up to us.”

Bruno Gerussi and Julie Harris as Romeo and Juliet. I have attended the Festival most years since.

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LCS Alumni Advocating on Behalf of First Peoples Arlen Dumas ’95, Chief of Pukatawagan First Nation Arlen Dumas ’95, Chief of The Mathias Colomb Cree Nation on the Pukatawagan Reserve in northern Manitoba, fulfilled his grandfather’s prophesy that, “Arlen is going to be smart and he’s going to Grade 13.” His family thought his grandfather was crazy. In Manitoba, high school only went up to Grade 12 and on his reserve, high school ended at Grade 10. His principal, Doug Lyon, who was originally from Warsaw, Ontario contacted his friend, Kirsten Franklin, an LCS faculty member, and “pitched the idea of accepting a few students from northern Manitoba,” recalls Arlen. Through a bursary and a scholarship, Arlen attended LCS for four years: from Grade 10 to Grade 13. Although he had only expected to see his mother and grandmother at his graduation, three truckloads of his family drove from Pukatawagan, 850 km north-west of Winnipeg, to LCS for his big day. The Chief had sent his headdress with Arlen’s uncle. Arlen wore the headdress to accept his diploma. Arlen achieved his grandfather’s prophesy: he is, indeed, smart, and he has not only completed Grade 13, but also went on to attend university and has engineered important social, cultural, and economic change in his community. As a First Nations youth from northern Manitoba, LCS “took a lot of adjusting to. I always had a sense that I was different. With the help of supportive family and staff, I adjusted to the culture shock.” The beauty of LCS, the opportunity to canoe or walk in the woods, helped Arlen feel at home. Richard Hagg, his Head of Ryder House all four years, was “very helpful in different ways. He was stern but very supportive.” Arlen was the senior-in-charge of Ryder House in his Closing 1995—Arlen Dumas, honoured to wear the headdress of his community’s Chief with Melanie (Dukovac) Heffern.

Grade 13 year and was in Mackenzie paper house. He played football for two years and played rugby all four years. He fondly recalls how supportive and understanding his rugby coach, David Walsh, was during this time. Although he was not Gerry Bird’s strongest Science student, he says that, “he took a keen interest in who I was, where I came from. When we studied environmental issues, he would seek my input.” Ken Sunderland, he recalls, would take him aside and ask him how he was doing. “He was always there to listen.” Patrick Butcher, recognizing that the Library did not have any aboriginal scholarship, would secure materials from Trent University that validated Arlen’s heritage. The Outdoor Education program had just started when he arrived and he was very involved with the program. He was also a member of the debating club. Although it wasn’t always easy for

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Arlen, he thoroughly enjoyed his time at LCS and is very grateful for the opportunity to have attended such a fine school and to have been exposed to so many opportunities outside of the classroom. From LCS, Arlen attended Mount Alison University then lived in Toronto for a few years. In 2003, he returned to Pukatawagan and was elected to the Band Council. In 2008, he was elected as Chief. He managed many portfolios and assisted with analyzing funding agreements. One of the first accomplishments of note after four months in office was leading the community out of a comanagement program, instituted by the federal government, where they were managed by an outside accounting firm. Now, running independently, they are able to guide their own decisions and concentrate on funding community services. In 1967, diesel generators were brought into the Northern Manitoba community, and after becoming obsolete, leaked fuels into the land over an 18-year period. This year, Chief Dumas negotiated a collaborative plan which includes a $17 million settlement for the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation for the loss of infrastructure and buildings. Having “always been involved at different levels to assist [his] community, ” being elected as the Chief in 2008 has been the highlight of Chief Dumas’ career. He is very proud of the advances his community has made. For example, they have a K-12 school as well as a regional centre for the University College of the North. Just as it was at Lakefield College School, so it is now: people look to Arlen for leadership. Arlen is a respected leader in his community and among First Nations. He continues to be “passionate about celebrating who

Duncan McCue in a submarine while covering a story on deep-sea coral off the coast of Haida Gwaii, BC.

[he] is as a Cree person, [his] culture and [his] community.” He is passionate about “making the world a better place.” LORRAINE BROWN

dining room tables, chanting G-R-OV-E before all the big games; the sound of Paul Mason’s deep baritone voice,

Duncan McCue ’88—CBC News Reporter When Duncan McCue ’88, Anishinaabe member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, reflects on his four

addressing us in class as “Gentlemen,” as he attempted to explain the finer points of Neitzsche and Plato; belting out Hymn 157 in chapel.”

years at LCS, he shares, “I recall the many private moments I shared

Duncan also remembers that it was

with friends, as we grew up during our exciting and tumultuous

lonely as an aboriginal student at The

teenaged years, but I also fondly remember the U15s Hockey Team

Grove. At the time, there were only

hopping in the back of a rickety old truck to head to practice in town;

two other aboriginal students and one

the smell of Jim Embury’s pipe smoke as he extolled us to haul more

left after only a few weeks—unable to

buckets of sap for our “maple syrup” assignment; pounding on the

overcome the culture shock. When

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asked about his life here, Duncan

letting me forget who I am and

When asked about his passions,

remembers “all of my teachers

where I come from.”

Duncan responds by saying, “I’m

encouraging me when I chose to explore aboriginal subjects in my class projects, and I appreciate LCS allowing me to return home each spring for two weeks to participate in the annual goose hunt.” At times Duncan says that he may have been at risk of turning from the life that he was raised in as an attempt to fit in with his friends and roommates from some of Canada’s wealthiest neighbourhoods. Duncan says, “I’m especially thankful to my parents and grandparents for never

“Other people have been telling our stories for too long. You name it…missionaries, archaeologists, authors, explorers, historians...” Duncan McCue north of Resolute Bay for a shoot on Arctic sovereignty

For the past 12 years, Duncan has worked as a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver earning numerous honours. His most recent are the 2010 Jack Webster Award for Best Feature for his work on Junior’s Fight, and a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University for the current academic year. In addition, Duncan is an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Journalism and has taught at First Nations University and Capilano College. His journalism career began when Duncan “fell in love” with writing when he worked on the school newspaper at University of King’s College, Halifax. After his undergraduate studies, Duncan worked on a show called Road Movies, before beginning law school. Duncan was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1998 but chose to become a journalist

I love the craft, the energy, the payoff of being involved in a good story. I’m passionate about writing and reading. I love the land and being outdoors. And I am passionate about being a dad.” These passions drive Duncan to focus on a career as a news reporter that tells the stories of aboriginal people through the eyes, lens and pen of an aboriginal man. As Duncan explains, “Other people have been telling our stories for too long. You name it…missionaries, archaeologists, authors, explorers, historians…it’s through their eyes that Canadians have learned about Indians, and, unfortunately, they often get it wrong. It’s time aboriginal storytellers tell our own stories. As author Thomas King points out, ‘the truth about stories is sometimes that is all we are.’”

and accepted a job as a TV news

Duncan has told many powerful

reporter. Duncan still resides in

stories focusing on “the road less

Vancouver with his wife and two

taken” to capture vivid and stirring


images. These rare, precious and

Like many LCS students, Duncan came to The Grove because his family was familiar with the school and the level of education available. Duncan describes the area where

remarkable moments in journalism are to Duncan, “the moments I strive for, because I know the media can promote discussion, and even cause change.”

he was living as being “plagued

Duncan McCue is on leave for

with big problems” so Duncan’s

the 2010/2011 season of CBC’s

father (who had taught at Trent

The National. He is studying in

University in Peterborough) chose

California, designing curriculum

for Duncan to attend LCS. Having

for journalists on approaches to

lived in Chisasibi, a Cree village on

aboriginal journalism. http://

the shores of James Bay, Lakefield

College School’s rural setting and


emphasis on outdoor education were also alluring features. 20  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2011

passionate about telling stories.


Erin Freeland-Ballantyne ’99—Founder of the Bush University Centre for Research and Learning, Akaitcho Region, Denendeh, NWT Rhodes Scholar Erin Freeland-

university studies, Erin hopes to

Ballantyne ’99 is on a mission: to

change these statistics through

change the landscape of post-

the creation of Dechinta. Erin

secondary education for Northern

founded Dechinta: Bush University

youth. “The K-12 education system

Centre for Research and Learning

in the North uses primarily

in the Akaitcho Region, Denendeh,

Alberta curriculum. It is failing

NWT. “Located off the grid in a

youth; it rarely validates or

remote eco-lodge accessible only

integrates their cultural values or

by bush plane, snowmobile or

recognizes the unique knowledge

dog team, it is a legacy project

northern youth hold,” says Erin.

that demonstrates Canada’s

During the five years she spent

commitment to the enhanced

researching her Oxford Ph.D.

capacity and ability of Northern

on Sustainability’s Paradox:

Peoples to fully participate in

Community Health, Climate

protecting arctic sovereignty

Change and Petrocapitalism, she

through enhanced human

lived in and worked for Fort Good

capacity and northern involvement

Hope, a small, air-only community

in international circumpolar

in the NWT. Because there are so

leadership” (

many non-attending high-school-


aged youth in the North, Erin was motivated to design a youth-based research project in which youth actively participated. The project, primarily video-based, was offered in English and in Dene. The youth helped define what kind of research needs to be happening in

Erin Freeland-Ballantyne ’99 chats with the The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who spent an afternoon and evening at Dechinta during the Dene Self Determination in Theory and in Practice core course this summer.

Mr. Mason’s English and Drama On the Dechinta website, there

classes as “training her to think in

is the claim that “The Dechinta

a bigger way.” These immersive,

experience is an educational

integrative classroom experiences

experience like no other.” This

have informed Erin’s vision of

expression echoes the same

secondary and post-secondary

claim made by LCS and indeed,


for Erin, LCS was an “experience like no other.” Because her

Her goal with Dechinta is to offer

first experience of LCS was the

transferable credits and to offer

Algonquin trip in Grade 12, her

a full degree program. Eleven

experience as a land-based learner

universities and 13 different First

was validated and celebrated. She

Nations have participated in the

says: “Algonquin made me feel like

Dechinta curricular programs.

I had something to offer Lakefield.”

Dechinta designs and delivers a

An LCS student for her Grade 12

university-credited semester on

Erin was born and raised in the

and OAC years, Erin says that

critical northern issues led by

North. Her Masters and Ph.D,

“thinking was valued and critical

professors, elders and leaders.

both from Oxford, have focused

thinking skills were encouraged

This intergenerational, land-based

on Northern youth. With a 90%

and expected.” She credits Mr.

scholarship engages students in

drop out rate among Northern

Boyko’s World Issues class, Mr.

their history, is rooted in a radical

youth during their first-year of

Sunderland’s Science class and

framework of decolonization and

the North. Erin witnessed firsthand how infusing pedagogy with land-based learning changed the way these youth viewed education. They were engaged, excited, and eager to achieve this high school credit.

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provides the foundation for their future as educators, policy-makers,

Currently, Mallory is attending Wilfrid

community and government leaders. Erin knows that validating

Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario

scholarship is the key to changing the landscape for Northern youth.

and working at her co-op placement in the

Armed with an education from Dechinta, youth are in a position of

finance industry.

informed power to make change happen on their terms. Mallory is passionate about designing LORRAINE BROWN

and dancing in pow wows. She describes this experience as “one of my favourite

Mallory Rose ’09, Undergraduate Student, Wilfrid Laurier University

things to do that keeps me grounded and closer to my culture.” Mallory honours her aboriginal heritage in many different ways. She is an executive member of the

Mallory Rose ’09, Anishinaabe member of Curve Lake First Nation,

Aboriginal Student Association at Laurier

dreams of being able to lead a non-profit organization whose focus

as well as actively working on learning her

is to encourage Aboriginal students to attend post-secondary

Ojibwa language. Mallory designs and sews

education. She believes that “support, patience, and understanding”

the remarkable regalia that she and her

are the “only things that will break the vicious cycle of Aboriginal

family wear as a symbol of their traditions

students not finishing high school or going onto post-secondary.”

and heritage. Mallory also competes in traditional and native dance throughout the year. Mallory came to The Grove because she was intrigued by its Outdoor Education program, the school spirit and its close proximity to her home. She was an active athlete during her time here, playing varsity hockey for four years while also trying field hockey, soccer, basketball, tennis and fitness. Mallory remembers her experience at LCS by saying, “as an aboriginal student I was very accepted in the Lakefield society. LCS has a lot of different students from all over the world, so the students are non-judgmental and they are genuinely interested in knowing about their classmates’ background. Being the only aboriginal student until my cousin Sammy came was weird because all of my fellow “Curve Lakers” went to Lakefield High School.” Mallory recalls that “LCS transformed me as a student and as a person because the teachers are absolutely amazing.” Outdoor Education was her favourite class and she Malory Rose contributes to a thriving Anishinaabe tradition as a competitive dancer wearing full regalia that she designs and creates herself.

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remembers surviving the extreme cold of Winter Camping saying that, “even today I am so proud to say that I slept in a quinzhee!” Mallory also appreciated her art class because it was an area in which she found great success and was able to “truly show off my creative ability.” While Mallory remembers that many of the students at LCS knew very little about Aboriginal culture, she believes that both her teachers and classmates grew more familiar during her time as a student. The experience taught Mallory that “you cannot expect people to just know things, you have teach them, and people are most often very nice and will be understanding about the culture. You just have to spread the knowledge.”


Kara-Lynne BigCanoe ’99—Family Law While studying at Osgoode Hall Law School, Kara-Lynne BigCanoe ’99 found her calling while working on the Family Law Project organized by pro bono Students. Her involvement in this work showed “how crucial the human element (of law) is to me” and led her to a career

Kara-Lynne is currently a family law lawyer in Barrie, Ontario.

practising family law. Kara-Lynne strives to find balance for people inside and outside of the courtroom saying that “much like marriage, divorce is about a compromise. If a client can come through it feeling better in the end, then I have been successful.” Outside of her work life, Kara-Lynne is passionate about service, animals, helping others, and community theatre. Kara-Lynne came to The Grove as a result of research her mother did on high schools locally and regionally. The BigCanoe family was making the move to Georgina Island First Nation, a reserve in Lake Simcoe, and Kara-Lynne remembers that her parents “wanted to ensure that I would receive a top-notch education. After our tour, we knew that Lakefield College School was the perfect fit.”

believes that the rich heritage of Native Canadians should be incorporated into more classroom teaching. Kara-Lynne considers herself to be an “urban Indian” and appreciates the varied experiences she had growing up in a family consisting of an Ojibwa father and a mother of Scottish/English descent. She recalls that “elements of both cultures were present in our home; we attended pow-wows and Scottish tattoos.” Kara-Lynne honoured her

Looking back on her time here at LCS, Kara-Lynne recalls so many

Scottish heritage by participating in a Round

wonderful memories of giving her chapel speech; her first kiss; being

Square exchange to Gordonstoun School in

voted Head of Memorial House; winning Most Improved Player

her Grade 11 year. Today she remarks that

in her first season of field hockey; the first time she sang “That

“while I do not often attend (Aboriginal)

Lonesome Road” with Lorelei; band practices and the lake at sunset.

cultural events, I am fiercely proud of my

Kara-Lynne remarks that she “did not feel that her (LCS) experience

(Aboriginal) heritage.”

was any different than what the non-Aboriginal students had.” She appreciated participating in sunrise ceremonies on Earth Day and


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1879 Society Inaugural Appreciation Event Fifteen years ago, a handful of Lakefield College School

evolve and that The Grove campus will have access

alumni, family and friends recognized an opportunity

to the resources it needs to ensure the necessary

that would allow them to make a difference to the

enhancements to its facilities.

future of the school. It is that vision that inspired the birth of the 1879 Society.

As Bill Morris ’70, LCS Foundation Board Chair, shared with the guests, there have been a number of legacy

On April 26, 2011 the inaugural 1879 Society

gifts realized over the past two decades that have had a

Appreciation Event was held in Toronto at McLean

significant impact on our students and the campus:

House on the Estates of Sunnybrook. It was a delightful afternoon that entertained more than 40 guests with


assisted dozens of deserving young people with the

touching Chapel speeches from Grade 8 students,

financial resources necessary to attend The Grove.

Thomas Estabrooks and Jake Fell, breathtakingly beautiful musical performances by Angela Lee ’11, Rebekah Sibbald ’11 and Risako Tamura ’12, and

The Crang bursaries—which, since 1996, have


The Jerrald Potts ’37 bequest which assisted in the building of Hadden Hall.

a recitation by Grade 10 student Millie Yates who shared her letter written ‘from the front’ as part of her


Harold Williams ’57 inspired his family to direct

Canadian history class. Elliott Exton ’11 delighted

his legacy to the reconstruction of the windsurfing

the attendees with tales of his Outdoor Education


experiences. In between presentations, Interim Head of School Sarah McMahon entertained the guests with archival facts, fun and memorabilia. With the presentations complete, tenor Adam Bishop ’04


Donald Brennan ’52 and another anonymous alumnus designated their bequests to enhance the school library.

performed and led the group in the school hymn

Members of the 1879 Society are varied, from alumni as


recent as 2010, to current and past families and staff, to

As a token of gratitude, each 1879 Society member in attendance was presented with an exclusive lapel pin. The design—an oak leaf within the chapel window—

old boys who haven’t been on the campus for decades— each member shares their unique and special affection for the school and the impact it has had on their lives.

is a symbol for the 1879 Society and represents a

It is this affection for The Grove—and the desire to

commitment to the future of Lakefield College School.

ensure that it continues to be strong and vibrant —that

Over the past two years the size of the 1879 Society has almost doubled. Today, 52 individuals have acknowledged their commitment to the future of LCS through bequests or gifts of life insurance and are dedicated to leaving a lasting legacy that will help to ensure that its future is protected—that financial assistance is always available to deserving students, that LCS educational programs grow and 24  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2011

inspires members through the 1879 Society to make extraordinary commitments to the school’s future by including LCS in their estate plans. We can never thank you enough. (Opposite) The inaugural 1879 Society Appreciation Event, April 2011, in Toronto. The next event will take place in 2013. If you are interested in more information about legacy giving at Lakefield College School, please contact Theresa Butler-Porter at 705.652.3324 ext. 329 or visit

The 1879 Society was established to honour and recognize alumni, parents and friends who have chosen to enhance opportunities for future generations of Grove students by including Lakefield College School in their estate planning. The society recognizes the generosity and special foresight of those who have made a gift to provide for the school’s future. These provisions include gifts through bequests, life insurance policies, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, or the proceeds of an RRSP/RRIF.

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“The thing that sets LCS apart from other private schools is the way it has stuck to its traditional roots in the outdoors...Lakefield’s idyllic setting manages to turn what are usually the most stressful two weeks of the year for a student—exam time—into the two most enjoyable. The memories I have from spring time at The Grove will stay with me forever.” Grade 12 LCS Student

A Beautiful Enhancement to Our Campus Securing Our Future—Outdoor Courtyard Last Remaining Opportunity Because of you, our students, staff, alumni, parents and friends of The Grove, Lakefield College School is celebrating its final year of the most successful fundraising campaign in the school’s history: Securing Our Future. It is truly the hearts and hands of many that have enabled us to reach 96% of our $50M goal in ten years—a remarkable achievement for a Canadian independent school! The enhancement to the outdoor courtyard, created with the construction of Hadden Hall, is the last remaining major capital project within Securing Our Future and will bring this historic campaign to a close.

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Architectural rendering of enhanced courtyard space



315 King Street Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 2S7



t. 705 • 740.9972 f. 705 • 292.1296 e. w.

Creating Purpose And Value The Goals of the Courtyard


sculpture pads for student art displays


amphitheatre-style seating on stone steps


enhance student life and learning


a welcoming destination


physically and psychologically comfortable (a

Enhancing Student Life

“great big hug”)


water feature for reflection and contemplation


raised stone seating


grassed plaza for spirit activites and games


fire feature: for evening spirit events and small


seamless connection between indoors and outdoors


adaptable to multi-purpose use


unifies existing architectural elements

social gatherings NN

Enhancing Student Learning NN

outdoor classroom space


performance stage: lectures, music, debates,

enlarged stone patio for dances, coffee house performances and special presentations


media screen for “movies under the stars”


sitting nooks with portable benches

theatre arts NN

small group study areas

Bringing Our Campaign to a Close


grassed space for group activities: drama practice,

Naming opportunities for this beautiful enhancement

poetry readings

to our campus range from $5,000 to $500,000. For more


preparation space for outdoor education activities

information on the Securing Our Future plan and the last


second storey deck: seamlessly connects indoor

of its ambitious goals please contact Theresa Butler Porter

and outdoor spaces for presentations, drama

at 705.652.3324 ext.329 or email

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Are You A Grad From 2006-2011? The 5-Year Wonder Club is exclusively for you! In 2006, LCS grads celebrated reaching 100% participation in their Grad Class Gift Bursary—a first in LCS history—and this tradition has continued ever since! As a school, we are so proud of our young alumni and the amazing things they are capable of. We have chosen to recognize those who continue to give back to LCS and encourage others to follow in their footsteps. The 5-Year Wonder Club recognizes young alumni who make a 5-year pledge to LCS. Their gifts directly support student bursaries. As part of the 5-Year Wonder Club our alumni receive public recognition with their first 5-year giving leaf on the donor wall, a special LCS thank-you gift, and a promise that we will not ask them for another donation for 5 years! Questions? Contact Stephanie Lacey 705.652.3324 ext.349 or Thank you to all those who are part of our club!

Who can make a difference? You can! “Having just finished my third year at the University of Western Ontario, I often find myself thinking back to my Lakefield days and how they helped shaped me into the person that I am today. Simply put, Lakefield was the best thing to ever happen to me. The endless opportunities offered to students are truly exceptional, and having been able to take advantage of many of these, I realize just how special they are. The famous ‘Lakefield Difference’ is not an accident, yet would not be possible without a multitude of extremely generous donations that continue to sustain The Grove. I have chosen to make an MAX LAFORTUNE ’08

annual alumni pledge because I believe in the school and what it stands for

and I want this experience to be enjoyed by students for many years to come. Without the past support of alumni, parents, and other donors, The Grove wouldn’t be what it is today. Young alumni in particular can now show their support by continuing this proud tradition of giving. This pledge is my way of giving back to the place that gave me so much.” Thanks! Max Lafortune ’08, Proud Member of the 5-Year Wonder Club

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A New Evolution of Volunteerism The Grove Society

The Grove Society Mandate: The Grove Society will uphold the mission and values of the school at all times.

The Grove Society Executive has been listening and, guided by President Vicki Pullen, with the support from the community at large, has introduced an interim structure for this year, while we work out the model that

The Grove Society exists to promote, enhance and enrich

works best to support our alumni, parents, staff and

the welfare of the school and its students while fostering a


strong, supportive and welcoming community for parents, alumni and their parents, students, staff and friends.

With our sincere gratitude for all the incredible work she has done over these past three years as President

The Grove Society’s primary role is to build strong and

of the Grove Society, Vicki Pullen has passed on the

enduring relationships with all members of The Grove

torch. Brett Jackman ’03 has stepped in to the position

community through events and activities.

of President of the Grove Society. The new model has

Under the leadership of the Head of School and school management, the Grove Society also plays an important role in providing constructive, fact-based feedback from its constituents, and in supporting the ongoing development and advancement initiatives of the school as determined by the board. Simply put, the goal of the Grove Society is to build connections with the school (friend-raising) both on campus and remotely. You are part of the Grove Society simply by your love for this school.

two chapters—an Alumni Chapter (with Tim Bell ’00 as President) and a Parent Chapter (with Rick Green as President). Each of these chapters will support the needs of our two largest constituent groups—their main goal is to ensure everyone is informed. We are excited to welcome a number of new faces to the volunteer community at LCS through their new roles on the Grove Society Executive. We encourage you to reach out, welcome them and, by all means, please stay connected!

As the Grove Society enters its tenth year, the executive

Grove Society Executive Committee:

recognized that it was time for a change. Ten years is

Grove Society President: Brett Jackman ‘03

a lifetime in the world today—we are connected daily,

President, Alumni Chapter: Tim Bell ‘00

at least virtually, by the evolving world of the internet

President, Parent Chapter: Rick Green

(Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube…)—our alumni

Chair, Alumni Networking: Tiffany Sly ’00

and parents are more aware now of how to find out what

Co-Chairs, Alumni Social Media: Jackie McLachlan ‘95,

is happening at the school and with their classmates than ever before.

Sue Holland ‘95 Chair, International Alumni: TBA Chair, Alumni Reps & Volunteers: Amanda Soder Ethier ‘98

The needs of our alumni community have changed

Secretary: Ian Fung ‘00

over the years as well. Simple social events are not

Treasurer: Ailish Kilmartin ‘00

enough, you are asking for focused, purposeful events

Management Rep: Richard Johnston

that incorporate networking opportunities, business

Staff Represetative: Tracey Blodgett

connections and time with family.

Student Representatives: Nikki Gosselin, Teraleigh Stevenson

Parents are busier but still want more meaningful involvement with their child’s school. They would like to be informed and have more opportunities to socialize with other parents and get involved in a variety of ways from helping with the bake sale to mentoring students and alumni.

Faculty Rep: Kerrie Hansler Members-at-Large: Sam Ault ’98, Richard Dupuis, Julie Campbell, Jennifer Scates, Cathy Wilson Chair, International Parents: Gill Exton Chair, Parent Events & Volunteers: Kim Lamont Chair, Parent Communications: Heather Drysdale Grove News Spring/Summer 2011  |  29

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New Location! Oakridge Golf Club, Port Perry

Great friends. Great food. Great golf!

The Grove Society and Lakefield College School give thanks to our sponsors and supporters of the Andy Harris Cup: Annual Grove Golf Tournament, June 24, 2011. Volunteer Committee Jen Horrigan ’99, Chair Allen Baines ’71 Tim Bell ’00 Jeff Davie ’06 Kim Garland Rick Green Steve Henderson Brett Jackman ’03 Jason McKague ’04 Phil Nayler Vicki Pullen

Tournament Sponsors Dinner

Class of 1998 Class of 1999 Class of 2000 Class of 2003 Coach Canada Compudreams Grove Capital Group Ltd. Jim’s Pizza Kawartha Orthodontics ManuLife Bank Parents of the Class of 2013 Ricarts TAS-Page Communications/ The Anglesey-Craik Family Trent Health in Motion

Boland’s Open Kitchen

Auction and Raffle Donors

Longest Drive

Alliance Films Syd & Pam Birrell The Blair Family Marilynn Booth, Toronto School of Con Ed CFL Check with Maureen Coach Canada Martin Carbajal Flannigan’s Butcher Shop Rick Green Kurtis Foster The Fudge Shop Kim Garland Alex & Jacqui Henderson Steve Henderson The Jan Family Ison Family Lakefield College School Lakefield Flowers & Gifts Lakefield IDA Terry Lamont

Ellwood Hamilton Enterprises Ltd. Putting Competition BrandHealth Communications

Hole in One RBC Dominion Securities, Richard Dupuis Lakefield Foodland

Closest to Hole Grador Flooring The Needler Family

Skill Hole Aramark RBC Dominion Securities, Steve Henderson Measuremax The Grove Society

Hole Cam Tram Co. Ltd. Class of 1963

Molsons Krista Oulette Peterborough Girls’ Hockey Association Peterborough Golf & Country Club Peterborough Rugby Club Tony & Vicki Pullen The Quarry Golf Club The Rajan Family The River House Royal SunAlliiance Sarkis Family Sorello Spa The Stewart Group Sticklings Stone Willow Inn Stuff Subway The Wellness Chef Terry Windrem Tony’s Clubhouse Todd & Jane Ulrich Dr. Vander Velden Village Inn Virgin Mobile Wildfire

Donors The Foster Family Bruce Selman Dr. Joel Smith (Opposite) Top L-R: Emmy Pullen ’11, Brooke Dunford ’11, Jesse Anglesey ’11, Paige Mackey ’11, Jack Stodgell (L-R) The winning team: Ian Armstrong ’83, Tony Harris ’82, and Paul Hickey with Sarah McMahon and Richard Life (second from left).

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Class News The 1940s Rik Diespecker ’48 retired from the Government of Canada to the sunshine coast in BC in 1990. He reports he is “doing as well as can be expected at 81 years old.” He is keeping busy building his family tree back to the early 1700s.

The 1960s

The 1970s

two teenage daughters, Thea and Willa and live in Clapham, London.

Congratulations to Michael Heeney ’76, Managing Director of Bing

David Miller ’77, former Mayor

Thom Architects, on becoming a

of Toronto and former Chair of

Fellow Royal Architectural Institute

the C40 Cities Climate Leadership

of Canada.

Group, has joined Aird & Berlis as Counsel, International Business and

After the devastating earthquake in


Japan, Johnny Wales ’72 reported that he and his family are all well:

James (Jim) Stevenson ’77, brother

Brian Hull ’60 launched the

“the disaster has had little effect

of Geoff Stevenson ’75, visited

Institute for Strategic Economics

on the Japan Sea side of Japan that

The Grove in August with his chil-

(ISE) in 2009 to provide

we are on. We certainly did feel

dren Jasmine (11) and Jimmy (14).

intelligence on the link between

the quake and it went on for two

Although Jim attended LCS for a

economics and management, on a

and half minutes, which seems an

short time in 1975 (an avid hockey

not-for-profit basis. He is President

eternity when the whole world is

player, he was later recruited by

of The Hunger Project—Canada

shaking.” He thanks everyone for

the Sudbury Wolves), he shared

since 2010 (actively working with

their notes of concern.

fond memories of his teachers and

them since 1977).

friends such as Kevin Malone ’77, Colin McCorriston ’72 works as a

David Norton ’61 retired from

Barrister, Solicitor, Notary, Mediator

Nortel in December of 1995 and

and Collaborative Family Law

now works on the golf course in the

Practitioner at Goss, McCorriston,

summer, LCBO for the Christmas

Stel in Ottawa, ON. He would love

Rush and goes to Naples, Florida

to get in touch with fellow LCS alum

during the winter.

in the area.

Valdy Horsdal ’63 has been

Bill Hope ’74 began a successful

appointed to the Order of Canada.

acting career in England, where

One of the country’s highest

he trained at the Royal Academy

civilian honours, it recognizes

of Dramatic Art (RADA). He has

outstanding achievement,

performed in radio plays, art and

dedication to community and

indie films, mainstream interna-

service to the nation.

tional TV and numerous major

Al Pace ’77 and others.

Jim Stevenson ’77, with son Jimmy (14) and daughter Jasmine (11)

Hollywood movies. Next, he will be guest-starring in the BBC’s hit series Spooks (MI-5), performing alongside Rachel Weisz in the Canadian feature film The Whistleblower (August 2011), David Thewlis in Luc Besson’s The Lady and next year with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s latest film Dark Shadows. He has been married to Amanda (Head of Michael Heeney ’72 and Alex Rankin, Chancellor of the College of Fellows.

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Drama at Queen’s College London) for thirty-five years and they have

Tom Stevenson ‘78, Nick Brinckman ‘83, Jon Brinckman ‘78, Jeremy Rempel (friend), Henry Stevenson and Daschel Brinckman

Jon Brinckman ’78, Nick

months). Zack works on Private

Brinckman ’83 and Tom Stevenson

Equity projects in Southeast Asia

’78, reunited in Georgian Bay and

and Latin America focused on

shared stories with two potential


Grovers, Henry Stevenson (Gr. 6) and

Nagib Khairallah ’87 graduated

a very clever Daschel Brinckman (Gr.

from U of T in 1994 in the middle of

7 ). Both boys, particularly Henry,

the 90s recession. He moved back

want to attend LCS someday !

to Lebanon and has been living and working there (mostly in the same Amelia Libby

Frank Chow ’87 started his own design studio, frc, three years ago. He is still pursuing master planning/urban design and landscape architecture throughout

office) for 17 years. “I got married (to Rita) three years ago, have one daughter, Amal, (she’s almost two) and a ’74 Citroen DS that’s finally undergoing a low-budget restoration that had been pending for six or seven years.”

China after graduating from art

Michael Wolfson ’89 has been

and design school (RISD/ Harvard)

living in Switzerland for the past

20+ years ago. Recently Frank had

16 years where he was ski-teaching

his first solo photography show

in Crans-Montana, Switzerland,

in Shanghai. He would love to get

and did an MBA at the University

Tim Weatherill ’79 returned to

in touch with fellow members of

of Geneva. He has worked with HP

Canada from Australia this July and

the LCS community who might be

(Hewlett-Packard) for eight years

visited the campus, reminiscing

dropping by or working in China.

but now works with Westcore for

Matthew Heeney ’87 is approaching

the last six. He is married to Céline,

Tim Weatherill ’79 while at The Grove

about Grove life, and catching-up on the latest initiatives at LCS.

The 1980s

his tenth year living in Newton, MA outside Boston and working at Children’s Hospital Boston. He

and they have three kids, Emily is 9, and the non-identical twins, Paul and Josh, are 5.

Tim Morch ’83 is working as a

is continuing as Director of the

photographer…see his work and

Clinical Hematology Program and

adventures at

was recently elected to the Society

Christian Kracht ’84 is a Swiss

for Pediatric Research.

novelist and journalist. http://

Zack Kembar ’87 is living in

Avery and Greer were thrilled to

Singapore with his wife Meric and

welcome Carter to the family.


daughters Leyla (4) and Isabella (18

Richard Libby ’86 resides in Toronto working with Bombardier

The Kembar family

The 1990s Carter David Thompson was born on March 2, 2011 to Sara and Stuart Thompson ’91. His two big sisters,

Stuart Thompson ’91 with baby Carter and daughters Avery and Greer

as a Sales Director for Commercial Aircraft responsible for Europe and Africa. He and his wife Michelle just had a baby girl, Amelia, and their son Jonathan is thrilled to be a big brother finally! Richard is looking forward to seeing everyone at his 25th reunion in September.

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Rob MacKeen ’92 got married to Shari Rubin on March 13th, 2011 in Boca Raton, Florida. Euan Mars ’92 works for the Toronto District School Board. He updated us on the birth of Annika, on August 14, 2010. Her brothers Griffin (6) and Beckett (4) love having her as part of the family and can’t wait for her to join in the shenanigans when she gets bigger! Alison Pick ’94, novelist, visited The Grove recently and spoke to Paul Mason’s Writer’s

Rob MacKeen ’92 and Shari Rubin

Craft Class. Her recent book, Far To Go, has been nominated for a prestigious Man Booker Prize. Mark Walters ’95 spent his years from age 17 to 33 bicycle racing for a living, the first four years or so as an elite rider and the last 12 as a pro. “As a five-time national champion, World and Commonwealth Games team member... and short-listed athlete for three Olympic Games...I was proud to represent Canada. Since my retirement from cycling in December 2009, I have been successfully cultivating a contracting

The (Euan) Mars ’92 Family

business, primarily additions, renovations, and garages, but specializing, also, in precision woodworking. I really enjoy it, and having done this kind of work since I was much younger, it was an easy transition for me.” Sharlene Polman ’96 married Paul Richardson in October 2009 and the couple is proud to announce the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Hallie Susan Scarlett Richardson. Older sister Naiya is thrilled to be a big sister! Heather Hadden ’97 married Tim Gleiser in Toronto on February 26, 2011. Nick Hill ’97 is working with students at the

Hadden/Gleiser wedding: (Back Row)L-R: Susan Hadden, Sandra Bird, Katie Hadden, Kelly (Crothers) Smith ’97, David Hadden, Cait Sainsbury ‘96, Mary Sunderland ‘97, Colleen (Sommerville) McGoey ‘97, Piers Baker ‘86, and Gerry Bird. (Front Row) L-R: Johanna Kruger ‘97, Heather (bride) and Tim (groom), Megan Boriss ‘97, Caroline Willis ‘97, Jessica (Fitchette) Hart ‘97, and Garret Hart

University of Toronto with the organization, Campus for Christ. He is married to Jen and has four children: Grace, Iain, Jacob, and Kate. Rob Booth ’98 and his wife, Kate, are very excited to welcome Roan William Booth. He arrived three weeks early on April 8, 2011. Holdun Asset Management, run by Stuart Dunn ’64, Peter Dunn ’62 and Brendan Dunn ’98, recently finalized a merger with Palos Management Inc., a Montreal-based investment management firm. Holdun Asset Management 34  |  Grove News Spring/Summer 2011

Kate, baby Roan and Rob Booth ‘98

will continue under the name Holdun Family Office within

Trevor Cory ’99 is studying for his Masters

Palos Management and Brendan Dunn will remain President.

Degree in International Education. He

Emma Haight ’98 works at NIBC Bank, originating renewable energy and infrastructure project loans for the bank. Emma is based in London, UK.

celebrated his completion by getting married in Newport, Rhode Island in August! Julie Fleming ’99 is co-owner of Circle Organics (, a small community-

Amanda Soder ’98 and Nick Ethier were married at the

based family farm located in Bailieboro, Ontario,

Chateau Montebello in Quebec, on March 5, 2011. Nick and

producing fresh, quality organic food for

Amanda reside in Ottawa where Amanda works as a CA at MD

Peterborough and the surrounding area.

Physician Services.

The 2000s Jen (Foran) McNorgan ’00 and Mike McNorgan were married on October 8, 2010 in London, Ontario. Trevor Johnston ’00 updated us recently to say he has recently accepted a position as Manager, Product Launch and Performance with Virgin Mobile in Toronto. He is also recently engaged! Former LCS student, Collie Buddz (formerly known as Colin Harper ’00) from Bermuda, has Bride and groom Amanda Soder ’98 and Nick Ethier with (L-R): Jon Holmes ’97, Nicole (Kettlewell) Gawen ’97, Sarah (Leavens) Sherfey ’98, Mark Soder ’00, Amanda, Jeff Bos ’96, Nick, Amy Stanley ’98 and Erin Thomson ’98.

become the most buzz-worthy current reggae artist over the past few years. In the summer, 2007, Collie Buddz’ self-titled debut album stormed the charts entering the Billboard Reggae Chart at first position. He’s finished his Playback tour and performed in Toronto at the Opera House on April 12 where a group of fellow LCS Alumni came out to support him—Tiffany Sly ’00, Mark Soder ’00, Mark Sunderland ’00 and Tara Gilchrist ’00. David Forster ’01 was married to Laurie Knight on August 7, 2010. LCS alumni in attendance were John Fialkowski ’01, Kristel Salesse ’00, Trent Long ’01 and Laura Lawson ’00. David and

Jen (Foran) McNorgan ’00 and her husband Mike

Laurie live in St. Mary’s where he is the owner and General Manager of Stone Willow Inn. Luke O’Regan ’01 recently left his job in Social Services to pursue a career in Sports Marketing. Alexander Reid ’02 and Thomas Douglas ’02 took a year off to backpack through the South Pacific with their video cameras. They recorded their adventure and created an award winning documentary, The Umovie. Their adventure has also been featured in a music video for DJ’s Kayu & Albert. Find out more about their adventure

(L-R) Mark Soder ’00, Collie (Colin Harper) Buddz ’00 and Tiffany Sly ’00

and how to purchase a copy of their DVD

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through Facebook, Twitter (@TheUmoviedoc) or their website ( Malcolm Johnston ’02 married Robin Verduyn on August 20,2011. The reception was held in the Hadden Hall courtyard at LCS. Malcolm is working at Toronto Life Magazine as an Associate Editor. Brianna Lyttle ’02 graduated with her MD on May 20, 2011 from Medical College of Wisconsin. She started her residency in OBGYN in July at the University of Massachusetts. Brianna’s long

Malcom Johnston ’02 and Robin Verduyn

term plan is to sub-specialize in Reproductive Endocrinology. Kelly McCauley ’02 is a real estate broker with 4Sevens Realty Ltd. in Whitby. Laura McIntyre ’02 is pursuing her M.A. in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, while she continues in her position as a teacher and Head of Literacy at a Toronto high school. Jason Allingham ’03 finished his Juris Doctorate in Australia with a Masters degree in International Public Policy. He is currently preparing to write his Canadian exam. Claire Blanchette ’03 married Kyle Townshend

(Front) Johnston Wedding: (Front) L-R: Rachel Johnston ’09, Groom Malcolm Johnston ’02, Tom Reburn ’02, Mel Wright ’02. (Back) L-R: Sarah McMahon, Loic Dalle ’03, Michael Heeney ’76, Tim Heeney ’83, Matt Heeney ’87, Kathleen Wright ’98, Mark Sunderland ’00, Trevor Johnston ’00, Mark Ambler ’00, Andrew Sainsbury ’02, Liza McWilliams ’02, Richard Johnston

in the A.W. Mackenzie Chapel on July 24, 2010. They were attended by LCS Grads: Jenna Bowcott ’03, Robert Blanchette ’02, Erin Munro ’03, Lauren Allen ’03, Sarah Chung ’03, Mike Corner ’03, and Kerri Bennett-Ferdinand ’03. Nick Caravaggio ’03 recently graduated from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and the University of Western Ontario Diploma program in Pedorthics, and has passed the Pedorthic Association of Canada Certification exam to become a Canadian Certified Pedorthist. He has taken over

Claire Blanchette ’03 and Kyle Townshend Wedding

Caravaggio Orthotic Clinic from his father in Peterborough, Ontario. Alexander Lyttle ’03 graduated with his MD

information on how you can get involved visit their website (

on May 20, 2011 from the Schulich School of

Lisa Perowne ’03 and her husband Ed Clayton live with their

Medicine/UWO. He started his residency in

two young children, Lily May and George on their beautiful

Paediatrics in July at the University of Calgary,

dairy/cattle farm, 20 minutes from Oxford. Splendid setting

Children’s Hospital.

but the work load is keeps them busy.

Dan Mongeon ’03 is involved in starting a

Scott Sherin ’03 works as a professional surf photographer/

non-profit organization—Spark Music Festival.

videographer with SBC Surf Magazine and freelances to other

The festival promotes volunteerism. For more

magazines in Nova Scotia.

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The Yellowknife LCS Group connected recently for a get together on May 31 at the Black Knight Pub. It ended up being more than just an average pub night. John Ketchum ‘82 reports that during the evening, “we got ‘crashed’ by three Peterborough participants attending a YWCA conference in Yellowknife. Some were well connected with the school and had heard about our get-together. Definitely a fun surprise to have them join us.” Later that night…they were joined by past faculty member Barry Bellamy and his wife Faith who were visiting their new grandbaby in Cambridge. Yellowknife Group: (L-R) Taylor Pace ‘07, Jeremy Bird ‘04, Nick Ballantyne ‘06, Erin Freeland-Ballantyne ‘99, Hilary Bird ‘06, John Ketchum ‘82, Sean Cantelon ‘82. Missing: Jennifer Moores ‘99, Sean Marshall ‘96. Really missing: Mike Ganley ‘86 who has recently departed from Yellowknife.

Martha Ramsay ’06 is in Toronto working on a demo to further her music career. Erica Allingham ’07 has completed her B.SC. and is planning to pursue a Masters program in social

Gemma Barker ’05 completed an internship at the Board of Trade (Toronto) before she began as Registration Coordinator

work. She is enrolled in a two-year program at Durham College for Family Therapy.

with aNd Logistix (a conference and event management

Ashley LaPlante ’07 published her research

company based in Toronto).

paper on chlorine in pools in the Health Sciences

Hilary Coburn ’05 is currently working as a volunteer for

Journal at the University of Ottawa. Ashley will be

an environmental NGO in Xela, Guatemala. She writes that

graduating in 2012.

she is, “Loving the daily new challenges, and can’t help

Greg Douglas ’08 received the Marvin McDill

but adore the weekend hikes that are available with all the

Memorial Award as the Rookie of the Year on

neighbouring volcanoes and mountains! I look forward to

the Canadian Sailing Team. Greg had the best

returning to Canada in the fall, where I will attend Queens

world championship result in 2010 of any of the

for the Outdoor Education Teacher’s College program.”

sailors in their first year on the team. He will

Nathan Cragg ’05 recently joined Dayforce in Toronto as a

travel to Australia in the fall for the ISAF World

Solutions Consultant. Sarah Freeman ’05 is attending the University of Toronto studying Psychology.

Championships (the first qualifier for the 2012 Olympic Games). Sergi Tarragona Fenosa ’08 has been on exchange in Copenhagen Business School during this year, and will be going to Singapore Management University next semester. He would love to get in touch with LCS alumni living in Singapore. After travelling with the British Alumni Travelling Scholarship in Europe for 2009-10, Zoe Edwards ’09 is now attending the University of Toronto, studying Anthropology and Film. Baillie Allen ’09 volunteered with the Irish Special Olympics team and travelled to the World Summer

Rebecca and Matthias Kern ‘05

Games in Athens, Greece in June. Brian Lee ’09 is studying Accounting at the

Rebecca and Matthias Kern ‘05 were married on December 30, 2010 in an intimate family service in Switzerland. Brooke Jan ’06 is in a post-graduate program in Public Administration and is looking forward to her graduation in 2011.

University of Toronto and is planning for his exchange to Barcelona in 2013. Following a year off, Laura Wilson ’09 is studying Sociology and Urban Geography at the University of Toronto. Grove News Spring/Summer 2011  |  37

In Our Memories Richard Thomas Birchall (former

Gilbert Heseltine on March 5, 2011.

Mackenzie ’88; and grandfather of

faculty) on September 8, 2010 in

Father of Chris Heseltine ’81 and

Brandon Mackenzie ’06.

Toronto, Ontario.

Geoff Heseltine ’77.

Andrew Lawson ’47 at the

Brigadeer General Chris “Kip”

Toronto, Ontario. Mother of John

Northumberland Hills Hospital,

Kirby ’42 on March 17, 2011 in

Howes ’68.

Cobourg, Ontario, on November 17,

Kingston, Ontario.

2010. Charles Kenneth Pentland ’32 in Whitby, Ontario in December 2010.

Athol Stewart ’38 on May 2011. Albert Hickman ’59 on June 13,

Aileen Howes on July 17, 2011 in

Pierre Desmarais on July 30, 2011 in La Malbaie, Quebec. Father of Charlotte Desmarais ’14.

2011 in Newfoundland. Father of

G. David L. Watt on August 4, 2011

Hedy Elisabeth Stamm on April 10,

Bert Hickman ’86 and Jonathan

in Toronto, Ontario. Father of Ian

2011 in New York. Sister of Carter

Hickman ’88.

Watt, former faculty member.

Hugh Mackenzie ’55 on July 7, 2011

Susan Denure on August 19, 2011 at

Jenny Hales on April 17, 2011. Wife

in Peterborough, Ontario. Son of

Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay,

of Richard Hales (former head of the

Maxwell Mackenzie ’21; father of

Ontario. Mother of Andrew ’04,

Junior School).

Jason Mackenzie ’94 and Maxwell

Simon ’05, Carly ’07 and Oliver

Stamm ’08.

Denure ’09.

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Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2011 Fifth Row (Back):

Fourth Row:

Third Row:

Meggy Chan

Megn Walker Brynne Montgomery

(L-R) Greg Smith

(L-R) Kristy Lanigan

(L-R) Angela Lee

Dana Cooper

Michael Zahradnik

Catherine MacCulloch

Bronwyn Redfern

Crystal Yang Stefanie Schiele


Matthew Higgins

Kaitlin McCann

Catherine Arseneau

Benjamin Bartlett

Rebekah Sibbald

Jessica Song

Iain Mackenzie

Peter Xie

Sheena Wu

Second Row:

Hanna Reddick

(L-R) Kiana Leung

Steven Davie

Sophie Laframboise

Katie Sullivan

Connor Massie

Julie McCann

CiCi Pan

Dario Gabbani

Kitty Luo

Dina El-Baradie

Eyttuoyo Adokpaye

Sonia Scrocchi

Meagan Armstrong

Florian Jostes

Madeleine Hackstetter

Brooke Dunford

Jonas Greiner

Sofia Vazquez Arroyo

Isabella Taylor

Lucas Reader

Jesse Anglesey

John Hoyle

Alison Sifton

Emmy Pullen

Andrew Irwin

Emilie Graham

Julia Miller

James McDonald

Yan Li

Ellie Mitchell

Teruki Tauchi

Alison Rawling

Paige Mackey

Colin Sharpe

Elly Scott

Lisa Krauss

Saki Tomioka

Rio Ison

Alysia Munoz

Marysia De Luca

John Morgan MacKinnon Anand Natu Robert Selman Nick Allen Spiro Trent Austin Sinclair Nathaniel Arnill Quinn Kieffer Tim Buhr Arjun Lall Kyle Moes Jonathan Markovich Sami Shehadeh

Brent Davis Charles-Edouard Desmarais Michael Sheen Bruce Mackie Joshua Wilson Michael Casson Dalton Hill-Whitson

Elliott Exton

Rebecca Stears

Stefan Shier

Alex Goldbloom

Kyle Gardner

Molly Hill Hope Casserly


First Row (Front): (L-R) William Saviuk

ABSENT: Anna Heffernan Nicole Warren

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