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Grove News Winter 2015

Calendar of Events 2015

For details please refer to upcoming events at APRIL



Toronto Alumni Reception



Calgary Alumni Reception



Vancouver Alumni Reception


Parent Pub Night (Peterborough)


Through The Red Door Event (LCS)




GTA Parents’ Reception Real Estate 101: Networking Event (Toronto)


Grove Golf Tournament (Peterborough)


Going Grove Grad Dinner



Pre-1960s Old Boys’ Reunion (LCS) Admissions Open House (LCS)


Grade 12 Registration and Opening Day Grade 12 Boarders Move-In Grade 9-11 Day Student Registration


Better Together: Celebrating 25 Years of Co-Education (Toronto)


Grade 9-11 Opening Day Grade 9-11 Boarders Registration and Move-In


Trustees’ Meeting


Grade 9-10 Parent Reception


Home to The Grove Reunion Fall Fair Grade 11-12 Parent Reception

22 Volunteer Appreciation Event (Peterborough) 23

Regatta Day 1879 Society Celebration

Lakefield College Trustees 2014/15 Board Chair Nick Lewis ’77 Past Chair Paul Hickey* Tim Bell ’00 Nicole Bendaly ’93 Mary Blair Marilynn Booth Carlo Bos ’94 Andrew Clarke ’85 Stephen Coates ’90 Paul Desmarais III ’00 Peter Dunn ’62 Whitney Dunn ’95 Stephanie Edwards Amanda Ethier ’98 Ann Farlow Jock Fleming ’74 Romina Fontana ’94

Ian Fung ’00 Ross Garland Bill Gastle ’68 Janice Green Rick Green Sue Guest Terry Guest * Neil Hamilton Alan Ingram Brett Jackman ’03 Andrew Johnston ’95 Warren Jones ’88 Zack Kembar ’87 Janet Lafortune Nicholas Laframboise ’15 Kim Little ’53 Ross Little ’81 Hugh Macdonnell ’85 Kevin Malone ’77 Janet Markus

Patrick Marshall ’90 James Matthews ’58 Karen McKnight John McRae ’70 Val McRae John McWilliams ’65 David Miller ’77 Tracy Morley ’93 Bill Morris ’70 Margaret Nelligan Bishop Linda Nicholls Anil Patel ’93 Jonathan Popper ’87 Tony Pullen ’63 Vicki Pullen Sean Quinn ’82 Doug Rishor ’57 Struan Robertson Gretchen Ross John Ryder ’77

John Schumacher Sheilah Scrocchi Murray Sinclair ’79 Pat Sinka Scott Smith ’87 John Stelzer ’00 Tom Stevenson ’78 Losel Tethong ’89 Stuart Thompson ’91 Asha Trott ’15 Richard Tucker ’77 Travis Turner Tim Ward ’62 Jane Waterous Cara Westcott Chris White ’90 Terry Windrem HRH The Duke of York ’78


Andrew Durnford ’85 Bernard Gault Honorary Chair John K. Hepburn ’68 HRH The Duke of Paul Hickey * York ’78 Suzanne Legge Orr Board Chair Angus MacNaughton ’48 Jock Fleming ’74 Scott McCain Andrea McConnell Chair Emeritus Robert McEwen Paul Desmarais Jr. ’73 Bill Morris ’70 Honorary Trustee Rosemary Phelan His Majesty King Felipe Kathleen Ramsay VI of Spain Donald Ross ’48 Secretary Thomas Ryder ’53 James Matthews ’58 Nancy Smith Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87 Géza von Diergardt William Wells ’78 Marilynn Booth Richard Wernham Bruce Boren ’87 Michael Cooper Directors in Bold France Deshaies Lefebvre * Honorary Alumni

FRONT COVER: Students perform tap routine during this year’s dance showcase, Cosmic. OPPOSITE: Sleighride during Winter Carnival at Northcote Campus

Embracing the Challenges that Accompany Change Since opening its doors 136 years ago

and traditions of The Grove’s past

and of course the females students

on a 25-acre plot of land comprised

were not compromised by such a

who we now celebrate 25 years later

of a farmhouse, shed and kitchen

dramatic overhaul to its present and


that accommodated some 15


students, The Grove has embraced and overcome numerous challenges along the way.

Seeking out and overcoming the

That challenge became a reality

challenges we encounter in life is

soon enough when about 40 young

central to the purpose of The Grove’s

women showed up the next fall.

existence, as reflected in the school’s

One of the greatest challenges for

There were growing pains of course,

strategic plan (p.4). And the notion

The Grove took place in 1989, my

but by the end of the year it was hard

of being challenged isn’t merely

first year at the school, when the

to imagine what the school would

confined to your time while at The

coeducation experiment began.

be like without girls. And in the

Grove, it is to be embraced and

ensuing years, more and more would

sought out throughout life to ensure

come, including my sister Kirsten

that you truly do live life.

Legend has it that when it was announced in the dining hall that girls would be joining the boys the

Ainsworth-Vincze ’93.

following September, a number

The success of coeducation can be

Cameron Ainsworth-Vincze ’96 is

of students threw dinner rolls in

attributed to a number of factors—

a journalist and communications

protest. It must have dawned on

the teachers, the leadership of David

specialist who has worked for

David Hadden, who was Head of

Hadden who was recently honoured

Maclean’s magazine and the

School at the time, and served in

for his lifetime of work (p.18), the

Globe and Mail. He is currently the

that position from 1985 to 2008, that

male students who warmed up to

Manager of Communications for the

he faced an enormous challenge in

the idea quicker than a dinner roll

Prospectors & Developers Association

trying to ensure that the strengths

can be tossed across the dining hall,

of Canada.

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From the Head of School

Struan Robertson As the article Measuring Progress Every Step of the Way: Part III (p.4) in this Grove News outlines, one of the cornerstones of our strategic plan, Our Way | More Intentionally Lakefield, is the Challenging goal. Teaching students to love learning is a very challenging job. It requires incredible teachers who know their students really well. They can’t just know their name, they need to know what motivates them, frustrates them and what inspires them to learn. If there is one thing I know for sure, it is that we have outstanding faculty and staff. Our teachers really know

presented by Dr. Robert Brooks (Raising Resilient Children, 2001) at a conference in the U.S. The Green Dot Challenge involves staff members identifying students with whom they have made a connection. We asked our staff to put a green dot beside the name of any student(s) with whom they have had a meaningful conversation or connection this term. Staff and faculty from every department were asked to complete the Green Dot Challenge. The results were exceptional—of the 365 students, only three did not have a dot beside their name after a few short days of green dots being available.

our kids. Our staff really knows our kids. Lakefield

We simultaneously surveyed the students to see if the

College School does “teaching through relationships”

Green Dot Challenge data reflected how the students

like no other.

felt. From the student survey, 96% of students believed

Digging deeper, how do we ensure kids are motivated to learn? How do we motivate different kids with different needs to want to learn? What has to be in place for kids to learn effectively? Edward Deci and Richard Ryan, both psychology professors at the University of Rochester, co-created The Self-Determination Theory. The theory focuses on intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. As educators

that their advisor is a support for them in their life at LCS and 95% believe that they know at least one supportive adult in the LCS community with whom they can talk to if they need help. Combining the results of the Green Dot Challenge, the student survey and other anecdotal observations, my conclusion is that at Lakefield College School we know our students. This is important.

(and parents), we hope to teach our students to be

Recently, Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, Educational

intrinsically motivated—or self-motivated—to want

Developer and Associate Professor at the Centre for

to excel in school, sports, the arts, etc. The challenge is

Teaching and Learning at Trent University, came to

how to do this effectively for all students.

LCS to talk with faculty and parents about how to foster

Part of Deci and Ryan’s theory is that our first job as educators is to be sure students’ needs are met so that they are motivated to learn from their teachers—and that the first student need in this regard is a feeling of belonging and being connected. So—how do we, as educators, know we are fulfilling this need?

resiliency in our students. Robyne explained how we know from many studies that belonging is one of the most important attributes in high school to ensuring self-intrinsic motivation and building resiliency. When students feel like they belong, they are motivated to be successful and are equipped with the toolbox to cope when they face challenge. Combining these three thoughts: intrinsic motivation,

At Lakefield College School, we pride ourselves in

a sense of belonging and solid data demonstrating that

knowing our kids. To test our assumptions, our staff

we know our kids, I feel confident that the school’s

recently completed the Green Dot Challenge. This was

vision of preparing students best for life in the 21st

an idea brought to us by one of our Assistant Heads

century is moving in the right direction.

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Good Things Continue to Happen at The Grove In October, Struan and I shared with the full Grove community the unfortunate news concerning allegations of student abuse many years ago by a former faculty member (now deceased) and the school board’s decision to launch an independent investigation. In December, we announced that we had broadened the scope of the investigation to include a second former faculty member (also deceased). The board is committed to providing support for alumni who were harmed while in the school’s care, completing a thorough investigation of the facts and confirming LCS has the policies and best practices in place to ensure a safe, nurturing environment for our current and future students. At the time of writing, the investigation is proceeding and the board anticipates receiving a report in early spring. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support. Notwithstanding the challenge from our past, LCS is making great strides forward today.

Nick Lewis ’77, Chair of the LCS Board For over a year, I’ve had the privilege of serving as Lakefield College School Board Chair. The school board of directors is comprised of an exceptional group of 16 dedicated volunteers. In October, we welcomed Ross Little ’81, John McWilliams ’65 and Tracy Morley ’93 to the team and expressed our appreciation to four retiring

It seems like only yesterday that school trustees endorsed the ten-year strategic plan, Our Way | More Intentionally Lakefield, but in fact we are currently halfway through year three. There are six goals of the plan: 24/7, Connected, Inspiring, World Renowned, Enduring and Challenging, and the school has met or exceeded objectives in each of these areas to date.

members, past parent Janet Lafortune, John Ryder ’77,

The defining characteristic of the strategic plan is its

Stuart Thompson ’91 and Chris White ’90. All four have

focus on school programs in addition to many other

made significant contributions to our school and Janet,

important priorities. We have achieved impressive

John and Chris deserve special acknowledgement for

accomplishments to date. The new class schedule has

serving the maximum term of nine years.

been implemented with longer class times and more op-

School board members are not just dedicated but also committed, as evidenced by 100% participation of our alumni members in the Hepburn Alumni Challenge. If you’re reading this piece and you’re an alumnus/a who hasn’t signed up, please follow our example (p.37)!

portunities for experiential learning (24/7). The academic program is now Mac-based (Connected). The teaching fellows program piloted last year has been enhanced (Inspiring) and a comprehensive enrollment management strategy is being developed under the guidance of our new director, Sarah Milligan, yielding encouraging

The school board has a stewardship role and is re-

early admissions results (World Renowned). Alumni

sponsible for overseeing the management of LCS. I

connections are being reinforced and “lost” alumni are

am privileged to serve with talented board members

reconnecting through the Hepburn Alumni Challenge

and also privileged to support Struan and the school’s

(Enduring). Finally, the school has completed its self-

outstanding Leadership Team. I can say with complete

evaluation in preparation for the April accreditation visit

confidence that LCS is in very good hands.

by CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools), a collaborative peer review that will result in valuable

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feedback for LCS (Challenging).

One of the board’s priorities for this year is risk management. A standing committee of the board is dedicated to this broad topic, which includes student and staff safety, security of the physical plant, business continuity and reputational considerations. Last January, the school retained an independent consultant to review our risk policies and facilitate our annual board retreat. The consultant confirmed that LCS is “on the right track of managing risk” and made several recommendations that are in the process of being implemented. Our annual retreat this year will again be dedicated to risk management with a focus on developing risk acceptance guidelines for management. Perhaps the most visible sign of progress with the strategic plan is not program-related but capital, specifically the new residence on the hill by the lake at the end of Matthews Field. The as-yet-to-be-named residence will be completed one year ahead of time and is the first in an exciting series of projects slated for the 2012-22 period, which includes a new dining hall and new science labs. Given this ambitious agenda, it is no surprise that another board priority is to establish design, budgeting and oversight guidelines for all capital projects, and this is the focus of the ad-hoc Capital Construction Committee chaired by Richard Johnston, Director of Strategic Operations. I’m glad to report that the new residence is on budget and on-schedule for occupancy this year. A final board priority is the issue of affordability, a key concern of many independent schools. Financial assistance can certainly help and a 50% increase in annual aid is included in the plan. A competitive market innovation can also help and a second ad hoc committee, the Student Fee Pricing Strategy Committee, chaired by former LCS Board Chair Paul Hickey, is evaluating creative approaches to fee setting to encourage more parents to consider a Lakefield College School education for their sons and daughters. Without doubt, good things continue to happen at LCS. By staying true to our values, we are confident we will emerge from 2013/14 an even stronger community, one step closer to achieving our vision for LCS to be “Canada’s finest boarding school, preparing students best for life in the 21st century.” Grove News Winter 2015  | v

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School Highlights


Measuring Progress Every Step of the Way: Part III


Leaping Ahead: Lakefield Educators’ Apprenticeship Program


Integrating New Technologies: Coaching, Technology and Enhanced Learning


Reaching New Heights: Leadership, Character and Values Development


The Grove Society Gift: A Long-standing Tradition at Lakedfield College School


Guardians of the Soul of The Grove: A Welcome to New School Trustees 2014/15


Grove Roots: No Time to Waste


Events 16 Congratulations David Hadden


Class News


Louis Kepler Hyde Fleming ’43


In Our Memories


Don “Frenchie” Hosking ’59


Donor Recognition and Fundraising Report 2013/14


Editor: Tracey Blodgett; Layout & Design and Copy Editor: Christine Vogel; Contributing Editor: Cameron AinsworthVincze ‘96; Editorial Committee: Heather Avery, Joe Bettencourt, Theresa Butler-Porter, Sarah McMahon, Sarah Milligan, John Runza, Shane Smyth ‘96 and Stephanie Wilcox ’03. Contributing Photographer: Simon Spivey. Please address correspondence to the Communications and Constituent Relations Office: Lakefield College School, Lakefield, ON, K0L 2H0 705.652.3324 OPPOSITE: Annual staff versus student shinny game on the Bob Armstrong Rink. Grove News Winter 2015 | 1

School Highlights Aging in the 21st Century

Success in Sports

Véréna Lefebvre ’17 was selected to show a photograph of

Congratulations to the 1st Girls’ Field Hockey for their gold

her grandmother in the PhotoSensitive exhibit in the Royal

medal win in the CISAA Championships and to the 1st

Bank Plaza in Toronto along with selected photos from

Boys’ Soccer team who won the silver medal. Winter

participating CAIS schools and professional Canadian

CISSA Champions include the 1st Girls’ Volleyball gold

photographers. The LCS Photo Club participated in the

medal and the 1st Boys’ Basketball and Hockey silver

PhotoSensitive project on aging by submitting photo-

medals. Emilie Norris-Roozmon ’15 won a gold medal in

graphs about their interpretation of aging in the 21st

CISSA Slope Style and a silver medal in Alpine Racing and

Century—they were challenged to turn their collective lens

Jake Wahlberg ’17 was the first LCS snowboarder to place

to re-examine what it means to age.

in the OFSAA Championship, taking home the silver

Queen’s Young Leader

medal. Well done LCS athletes!

Bronze in Lake Placid

Ariela St-Pierre-Collins ’15 along with the charity Youth For Epic Change (YEC), hosted an Autumn Harvest Dinner in

The 1st Boys’ and 1st Girls’ Hockey teams participated in

Lakefield in October. With match from YEC and a donation

the Canadian Hockey Enterprises’ American Cup in Lake

from Jay Nutt (In a Nutshell), $1,700 was raised for Habitat

Placid, New York in December. Each team played hard

for Humnanity, Lakefield Project. Ariela was recognized

and were awarded bronze medals. Congratulations!

(out of 1,800 entries across the Globe) by Queen’s Young

Debating Success

Leaders as a Highly Commended Runner Up in Barbados for her local and global work to date as a youth social

The Debating and Public Speaking Team attended the


Ontario Students Debating Union Regional Competition in

The Ultimate Gold Medal

December at Trafalgar Castle. Alice PrindivillePorto ’18 and Geeta Narine ’17, Asheesh Momi ’16 and

This summer, Todd Melville coached an Ultimate Frisbee

Xander van Bastelaar ’17 did exceptionally well, with Geeta

team, Toro, in Toronto that had some very familiar athletes

and Alice placing third overall, one point behind qualifying

playing on it—Jasper French ’15, Michael MacKenzie ’15

for the provincials in Ottawa. Congratulations to Alice for

and Thomas Estabrooks ’15. After an undefeated season,

placing third in the competition and being awarded the

the team went to the Canadian National Championships in

third Overall Speaker Medal for the competition.

Waterloo, and ended up winning the gold medal (it was the

The Importance of Being Earnest

first time a Toronto team has won)!

Irving 2014

They say humour is the most difficult to write and pull off on stage, but the cast and crew of Oscar Wilde’s The

Jake Fell ’15, Trevor Jones ’15, Rob Thomson ’14, David

Importance of Being Earnest had all audiences in stitches!

Pelino ’14, Sam Dalton ’14, Jennifer Ower ’15, Alaina

Together, the cast and crew created a Victorian England

Robertson and Andrew Johnston ’95 left in June to trek the

world on the stage, and the production was memorable.

Keele River for the Irving Expedition. After 35 years of

The actors did a fantastic job delivering Oscar Wilde’s

being the driving force behind the Irving Expedition, this

cheeky lines, and the crew did an amazing job with the

year marks Rick Hagg’s last Irving Expedition. Students

production side—the crew’s attention to detail transported

and staff throughout the years credit Mr. Hagg for this

audience members to England in 1895. The Importance of

once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thirty-five years ago there

Being Earnest brought smiles and laughter to the whole

were very few people who were paddling Canada’s

LCS community.

northern rivers, and to do this with school groups was unheard of. Not only was Mr. Hagg the logistical master-

OPPOSITE (L-R): Véréna Lefebvre ’17 exhibited her photo at

mind behind each trip, ensuring that food, tents, canoes

PhotoSensitive in Toronto; 1st Girls’ Volleyball Gold Medal

and numerous planes were in place to allow access to

Champions; The cast and crew of The Importance of Being Ernest;

remote rivers, he was also the lead guide and head pancake

Alice Prindiville-Porto ’18 wins third Overall Speaker Medal in

maker. On behalf of the many, many students and staff

regional debating competition;1st Girls’ Field Hockey CISSA

who have benefitted from the experience, Thank You!


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Ch all en ng gi


in n s pir


Measuring Progress Every Step of the Way: Part III Continuing our Grove News series of reporting on the progress of the school’s 10year strategic plan Our Way | More Intentionally Lakefield, in our final segment we will focus on the Challenging and Inspiring goals. The Challenging goal focuses on the learning that takes place at Lakefield College School through a rigorous and flexible program, where students think critically, take risks, are creative and work collaboratively. After all, if the vision for our strategic plan is to be Canada’s finest boarding school, preparing students best for life in the 21st century, what could be more important than their academic, social and emotional preparedness? The Inspiring goal expresses our desire for LCS to be the employer of choice for the employees of choice. Ingrained in our philosophy is the belief that an integral part of the Lakefield difference is how we teach through relationships and how well our staff know our students. In order to do this, LCS must continue to attract, retain and develop the best staff. We believe we do this and need to be even more intentional about this going forward. We are already achieving results on these goals in our first two years of Our Way | More Intentionally Lakefield.

The CHALLENGING Goal Our Challenging goal states that Lakefield College School students will be challenged to think critically, take risks, be creative and work collaboratively through a rigorous and flexible program. Of course, this is implemented through mind, body and spirit as we want all of our students to achieve the vision of our strategic plan and the mission of LCS concurrently. Specifics of the goal identify our intention to:

1. Continue to challenge all students in their academic and cocurricular pursuits 2. Ensure students graduate from LCS having explored experiential, digital,

independent, flexible, ethical and collaborative learning opportunities

3. Continue to expand LCS’ variety of interdisciplinary global learning opportunities

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“It is our promise to students and their parents to deliver a world-renowned learning experience that they cannot get anywhere else.”


The first step of the Challenging goal was to re-visit Lakefield College School’s values—specifically the Learning value, which was originally written more than 15 years ago. We asked students and staff if the value, as it was written, reflected learning in the 21st century— and all agreed it did not. Working with the School Life Class, we wrote a new Learning value, one that exemplified the kind of learning that is reflected today and will continue to reflect the characteristics our graduates will need to be successful after they have left The Grove. It reads: “By engaging in a variety of meaningful learning experiences, LCS encourages curiosity, promotes collaborative problem solving, and instills an enduring passion for life-long learning.” In addition, we believed it was important to add a new value—the Environmental Stewardship value to reflect the importance of this kind of learning in the 21st century. We look forward to adding courses to the LCS curriculum in the next two to four years that focus on more environmental learning. In addition, the new residence will be an “environmental learning classroom,” complete with LEED Gold certification and ways students can study the environmental footprint of the building (see Grove News Summer 2014 p.25). Since 2012, we have changed the academic leadership model to ensure

(ABOVE) Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities (like the archealogical dig in the Grade 11 Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology course) challenge students and enhance their experience.

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“We will be the employer of choice for talented, energetic people who want to make a difference. We will offer more professional development opportunities to ensure our employees remain best in class.” OUR WAY | MORE INTENTIONALLY LAKEFIELD

that every teacher is able to collaborate with colleagues and share best practices. Teachers now have regular classroom visits and receive constructive feedback on how they can continue to improve their practice. We have changed our schedule to allow collaboration time for teaching teams to plan blended learning activities—for example, where an English teacher and a drama teacher can plan authentic experiential learning opportunities for students that go across disciplines. LCS values this type of learning and is committed to fostering such opportunities. Our teachers have focused on the kinds of assessment they value. In the past, students were often tested every five to six weeks on material. This was called summative assessment. Today, we are more focused on formative assessment—providing authentic daily or weekly assessment with opportunities for hands-on connections to real world problems. Valuing ongoing learning progress allows students to receive immediate feedback from teachers and make Teachers collaborate and challenge themselves to provide the best possible learning experiences for their students.

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adjustments during their learning instead of after a test when

(p.8) for young first-year teaching graduates who want to

the chance to re-learn is less than ideal.

experience LCS. For the past two years, we have hired four

We want our students to experience the new 3Rs: rigour, resiliency and resourcefulness. We want them to be highly challenged during their time at LCS. We want them to experience failure through this rigour because we believe we have a very strong safety net, one that will catch them and help them to fail forward. It is much safer for our kids to learn to fail forward at LCS than when they arrive at university

Teaching Fellows to co-teach with experienced faculty— to coach, advise, mentor and soak up LCS. In return, our LEAPers have improved the learning in our classrooms and challenged our faculty to share their best practices while reflecting on how they can also improve student learning. We look forward to continuing to sharing our progress on the LEAP program.

and the safety net is not nearly as strong. Finally, we want

Human resources and professional development programs

our students to be resourceful—to use 21st century skills like

are an integral part of the strategic plan. The plan’s Inspiring

collaboration, risk-taking, asking questions, self-advocating,

goal is aimed at ensuring LCS is the employer of choice for

solving real-life problems, etc. while they are at LCS so they

the employees of choice. This involves providing recognition

can be successful at whatever they choose in life.

systems and professional development resources that make

If we are doing this, then we are challenging them and preparing them best for life in the 21st century.

the school goals attainable while supporting staff members to develop their own skills. Our strategic plan recognizes the essential role that our staff


play in the achievement of our objectives. Staff effectiveness

Lakefield College School’s Inspiring goal pledges to be “the

Way | More Intentionally Lakefield. Continuing to identify

employer of choice for the employees of choice.” We believe

initiatives that address staff engagement including work/life

our people are the Lakefield difference.

balance, professional development, retention, compensation

Specifics of this goal include:

1. LCS attracting, retaining and developing the top staff 2.

and continued engagement are critical to the success of Our

strategies, recognition, succession planning, and feedback (receiving and providing) are all examples of Human Resources initiatives that will be critical to supporting achievements of our goals, and ultimately the strategic plan.

LCS continuing to be known for its high standards of

teaching and learning throughout the country

3. LCS making the list of Canada’s top 100 employers We aim to continue to make learning through relationships the corner stone of our teaching. We have established the Lakefield Educators’ Apprenticeship Program (LEAP)

Investing in our people over the 10 years of Our Way | More Intentionally Lakefield by doubling the professional development budget allocation for all staff will ensure our employees continue to feel inspired to be “top of class” with the skill sets to challenge our students in mind, body and spirit. STRUAN ROBERTSON

“Our promise is to put people first and to instill pride so that they may leave their own mark and continue to build the legacy that is Lakefield.”


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LEAPing Ahead

Lakefield Educators’ Apprenticeship Program Rarely does one plus one exceed two. However, Lakefield College School has

• Extended experience at a leading Canadian

recently seen the magnifying effect on student learning when two teachers

boarding school

co-teach the same class. As part of our Lakefield Educators’ Apprenticeship Program (LEAP), four new teacher education graduates, who we call Teaching

• Strong mentorship from passionate,

Fellows, apprentice with LCS faculty Teaching Mentors. Early feedback from

accomplished and supportive colleagues

students and faculty who have experienced a class with co-teachers suggest that this initiative is one more way Lakefield College School nourishes its

• Unique professional development and

people and distinguishes itself as an exemplary learning community.

authentic career practice

In addition to strengthening and advancing the 21st century learning

• A “LEAP” in their professional careers as

experience for LCS students, the purpose of LEAP is to support and develop

successful educators

selected Teaching Fellows as they begin their professional career as teachers. Once paired with an LCS Teaching Mentor from a diverse and talented pool of LCS faculty, Teaching Fellows benefit from authentic, sustained, continuous and experiential learning opportunities. The chance to co-plan, co-facilitate and co-assess student learning on a regular basis, alongside their LCS mentors, is like no other.

But there is more to LEAP! Lakefield College School faculty who participate as Teaching Mentors in this program also grow professionally. Some have described it as the “best PD ever,” a phrase school administrators

In addition to gaining professional experience as teachers, Teaching Fellows

seldom hear in reference to professional

actively engage in professional learning and participate regularly in the

development. In addition to developing their

Teaching Fellow learning community. Finally, at mid-year, Teaching Fellows

educational coaching and leadership capacity,

begin to prepare for the challenge of securing a regular position in a school

Teaching Mentors have greater flexibility to try

for the next academic year. Regular coaching from Lakefield College School administrators facilitates this process. In a nutshell, Teaching Fellows in this program gain:

new teaching and learning approaches in their classroom. Finally, and most important, LCS students equally gain from LEAP. With two teachers in some of their classes, students have greater access to learning support and facilitation in class or during study. Students access the additional talent of the Teaching Fellows in academics and cocurriculars and witness first-hand the continuous learning taking place amongst various teaching partnerships throughout the school. We strongly believe our LEAP program brings simultaneous dividends to the learning opportunities of LCS faculty and students. With the creation of the Lakefield Educators’ Apprenticeship Program, every year is now a LEAP year full of inspiration. JOE BETTENCOURT

Watch the video online at

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Integrating New Technologies

Coaching, Technology and Enhanced Learning The learning possibilities presented to a teacher in 2015 with a new laptop and a high speed connection are inexhaustible. Connections can be made between a standard classroom and students in almost every country and culture around the world, experts can be brought into our learning spaces with video conferencing, students can conference with teachers about their work without meeting face to face, and laptops can be used to allow students to redefine what learning means rather than simply substituting the computer for a paper and pen. Less than a pound of svelte silver metal in our hands, and we are told that we can do anything. And yet, “anything” must always be qualified, especially when working with high school students. Learning facilitators at Lakefield College School were filled with questions about how to best lift the level of learning at LCS using all the shiny new technological tools available. The rapid pace of change in teaching technology means that what seemed like the best new idea yesterday pales in comparison to the latest offer on Twitter today. It is hard to keep up. Enter the Technological Integrator, two positions at LCS that lend structure and guidance to teaching in the 21st century. The Tech Integrator roles at LCS are built upon the construct of coaches working with colleagues to further integrate the use of technology in the classroom. Each Tech Integrator is tasked with offering teachers assistance and guidance with using technology in the classroom that will enhance student understanding, engagement and practice. They are available to run

The transition to the new laptops has sparked

professional development sessions in order to introduce new technology,

a renaissance in how we think about the role of

offer one-on-one troubleshooting conferences and are happy to participate

technology in the classroom. What’s become

and observe in classrooms to get a better idea of which technology could be

apparent is that a laptop can never replace

better appropriated for that specific class. Tech Integrators look for paths

the fundamental core of who we are as LCS

towards success for each educator that meet their individual needs and

educators: our pedagogy must be rooted in the

teaching styles, to encourage and foster new ideas and to aid fellow staff as

relationships we build between teachers and

they become connected educators, continually striving to improve this craft

students. Our approach to pedagogy must be

we call teaching.

to leverage technology in order to foster more resilient critical thinkers who are best prepared

In support of professional development, a Connected Educator program

to engage with a global community.

has been started at Lakefield College School that encourages faculty to experiment with Twitter, blogging, social bookmarking sites like Diigo and


Google+ as a means to becoming self-directed learners with access to experts in their field without having to necessarily go to a conference. It’s also a platform for sharing best educational practices amongst educators, which are constantly evolving as the educational landscape changes.

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Reaching New Heights

Leadership, Character and Values Development

“From your first day to your last day, Lakefield College School instills the idea that there is a leader in everyone. Through endless opportunities, LCS helps you to reach your own leadership potential.” MEMBER OF CLASS OF 2013 Education of the whole person

During the strategic planning

program at each grade level;

has always stood at the core of

process for Our Way | More

invest in staff LCV professional

our educational philosophy.

Inentionally Lakefield, we

development and bring best-in-

In addition to traditional

identified the transformation of

class experts to campus to work

programming in academics,

our already strong LCV program

with students

athletics and the arts, our

into a true program of distinction

commitment to helping students

as a strategic priority. Supported

develop in the area of leadership,

by a recent $3.5M anonymous

character and values (LCV) is an

gift, we have been given the

equally integral aspect of a Grove

incredible opportunity to develop


a five-year roadmap that will

Our LCV program has expanded significantly in recent years. From its origins in our graduating student

establish Lakefield College School as a recognized leader in LCV development.

In our strategic plan, we stated that “we believe the Lakefield way helps produce graduates who are good, caring people equipped to do amazing things in the world, which is a powerful and important promise in today’s world.” Indeed, few schools are as well positioned as we are to implement a true

leadership program, it has grown

We have identified the following

LCV program of distinction, given

to encompass all grade levels and

key program characteristics for

our recent transformational

has broadened its scope beyond

further exploration as we build our

anonymous gift, strong existing

leadership. The LCV program

five-year LCV roadmap:

program, exceptional 24/7 culture

now has a different theme at each grade level, is supported by grade mentors and includes intersession excursion opportunities. The program meets students where they

• Full integration: seamlessly embed LCV education at all grade

We would like to extend a

at LCS

very special thank you to

• Individualized: ensure a

set of tools to apply in all aspects

tailored approach to developing

of their lives and a lens through

the leader within each student;

which to examine the person they

institute personalized LCV advising

are becoming. Our goal is to enable

and award certificate of LCV

each of our students to develop

achievement upon graduation

their individual potential as self-confident and ethical leaders

• Experiential: offer a broad

who are innovative, inspiring and

range of experiential LCV learning

committed, and who are positioned

opportunities that inspire and link

to make a difference in whatever

learning with experience

in the future.

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development of the whole person.

levels and across all aspects of life

are at in each grade, gives them a

endeavours they choose to pursue

and longstanding focus on

• Resourced: allocate more dedicated staff time to LCV

our anonymous donor for this extremely generous and visionary gift, and for believing so passionately in our students and the importance of nurturing good, caring people. SHANE SMYTH ’96 (OPPOSITE) Students participate in gradespecific activities as part of regular intersession days with the goal of enabling each of our students to develop their individual potential as self-confident and ethical leaders.

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The Grove Society Gift A long-standing tradition at Lakefield College School Each year, the Grove Society awards an annual gift to fund an initiative at LCS. The funds for this gift are available because of you, the Grove Society members, and your support of various events and programs throughout the school year. In 2014, the Grove Society selected and funded a proposal submitted by Gerry Bird, Director of International Programs for a Round Square Gallery. A permanent display was installed to commemorate Lakefield College School’s long-standing membership in Round Square International and to explain how the organization’s educational philosophy is central to the LCS program. It was officially opened during Trustees’ Day, on Saturday, October 25, 2014. It is a compelling interpretive and photo display, conceived by current LCS Trustee and alumni parent, Stephanie Edwards, and supported by the school. Lakefield College School has been a member of Round Square International since 1979, and was the first Canadian school to become a member. Today, Round Square is an international organization of over 100 schools on five continents. Its aim is to help students prepare for life through experiences that require courage, generosity, imagination, principle and resolution. Students attending Round Square schools make a strong commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility. The Round Square approach to learning is based on six foundation pillars, or IDEALS: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service. The Grove Society Gift to the school is a long-standing tradition, dating back to the former Grove Guild. In the most recent years, your support as a Grove Society member has provided funding for projects for all areas of the school including:

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An authentic tipi for Native Canadian education

Paper crane art installation in memory of the devastation in

Japan in 2011

Cross-fit and beach volleyball equipment

A stereoscopic microscope with an embedded digital camera

Refurbishment of the School Life Centre

The Grove Society is Lakefield College School’s primary volunteer organization, bringing together parents and alumni parents, alumni, staff and friends of the school. The Executive Committee, Parent and Alumni Chapters work to meet the needs of the school’s constituents, foster friendships, and communicate among our community for the betterment of the school. If you have a connection or interest in the well-being of the students and the school, you are a member of the Grove Society.

Lego Robotics Kits

Costumes for Civil War re-enactment

Investment in canoe building club

Speakers series

Badminton and floor hockey equipment

Archives software

Big screen TV for student recreation centre

Athletics tent

Maple syrup evaporator

Student mailboxes

A rocking platform for molecular biology

Safety boat

Blackout curtain to enable lab separation

Fitness centre enhancements

Nordic ski trail groomer

Musical instruments

Archives scanner

Refurbishment of outdoor basketball courts

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Guardians of the Soul of The Grove A Welcome to New School Trustees 2014/15 Saturday, October 25, 2014 marked Trustees’ Day at The Grove when Lakefield College School enthusiastically welcomed school and foundation trustees back to campus. A highlight for the trustees was an opportunity to engage in conversation with students about their personal experiences with the Leadership, Character and Values program. Montgomery Sisam Architects was on hand to present exciting designs for a new dining hall. Trustees were also invited to provide input into the strengths and opportunities for growth identified by LCS, part of an inclusive process for gathering feedback from the community in preparation for the upcoming Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) Accreditation, taking place April 2015. The Health and Wellness program at LCS will be the focus of the school’s spring trustee meeting on May 9, 2015. As “guardians of the soul of the school,” Lakefield College School’s legacy has been entrusted to our trustees. Each year at the annual meeting of the trustees, the Governance Committee presents a slate of nominees for trusteeship, the governing body of up to 75 members of the LCS community representing various constituencies including: former board chairs, members of the Grove Society Executive, students, staff, parents, alumni parents and alumni, while taking into consideration skill sets and experience, geographic and gender representation. This year we would like to extend a warm welcome to eight members of the LCS community elected as school trustees (below). We truly appreciate their passion and the commitment of time and talent that each brings to our community.

NEW SCHOOL TRUSTEES Whitney Dunn ’95 Trustee at Large Lawyer, Department of Justice Resides in Vancouver Ian Fung ’00 President Alumni Chapter, Grove Society Fund Analyst, RBC Global Asset Management Inc. Resides in Toronto

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Ross Garland (Current Parent) Trustee at Large Senior Vice President and General Manager, EnerCare Resides in Peterborough

Jonathan Popper ’87 Trustee at Large Portfolio Manager, Manulife Asset Management Resides in Toronto

Nicholas Laframboise ’15 Co-Head Student, LCS Resides in Montreal

Tom Stevenson ’78 Trustee at Large President, Hub Equipment Resides in Toronto

Karen McKnight (Current Parent) Trustee at Large Executive Coach and Forum Chair Resides in Toronto

Asha Trott ’15 Co-Head Student, LCS Resides in Bermuda

No Time To Waste Was your New Year’s Resolution to focus on building your career? Perhaps you want to gain experience by guiding someone who is just starting out? Grove Roots is designed to help both mentors and those seeking advice to develop professionally and personally. Not convinced? Well here are our Top Ten Reasons why you should join Grove Roots today!

10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Advance your career Learn something new Stay connected to The Grove Volunteer—it’s good for your mind, body and spirit Grow your personal and professional network Build lasting friendships Change someone’s life/inspire someone Utilize our global network of alumni working in diverse and fascinating fields Invest in your fellow alumni Define and reach your goals

The BEST reason...Because you’ve been thinking about it for a while and now’s the time! Visit the Grove Roots website ( and register today!

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of Co-education


“Better Together. Yeah, it’s always better when we’re together” ~ Jack Johnson


Celebrating Co-education years BETTER TOGETHER Special Event—May 7, 2015 On May 7, 2015, Lakefield College School will celebrate 25 Years of Coeducation. Yes, that’s has been 25 years since the first LCS girls exploded on to campus saying “We have arrived!” Join us to celebrate the amazing evolution of LCS over the past 25 years.


Celebrating Year JOIN US at The Burroughes, 639 Queen Street West, Toronto Co-Education Cocktails 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m. Tickets $75. Register online at

GATHER friends, register to attend, and celebrate together. SHARE favourite photos, stories, memories and more at SPREAD the word! Mark this milestone in LCS history with a celebration LIKE NO OTHER!


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Yrs Coed

Special Events with Friends Parents and alumni enjoyed the opportunity to connect with friends at the Parent Pub Night, Home to The Grove Reunion and Technology and the Arts: Changing Audiences, Changing Media events this past Fall.

Catching up with our Alumni The Peterborough Alumni Reception moved to Lakefield this year for the Lakefield Alumni Shinny and Reception just before the holidays. It was great to catch up with alumni both on the ice and at the Canoe & Paddle in Lakefield. Shane Smyth ’96 hosted a reception for our LCS friends and alumni in Hong Kong in December.

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Congratulations David Hadden! Congratulations to former Head of School David Hadden—recipient of the prestigious TABS Steve Ruzicka Compass Premier Leadership Award, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to the excellence, advancement, and success of boarding schools. An Upper Canada College boarding boy, he returned to UCC with his wife Susan as boarding parents in the early days of his career. David joined LCS as the Head of School in 1985 until his “retirement” in 2008. During his tenure, he introduced co-education, helped to create a unique governance structure that continues to ensure breadth and depth of sustainability, oversaw many capital projects and three strategic plans. David continues to support LCS as a strategic consultant to the foundation and UCC in their advancement goals and continues to work closely with CAIS—specifically to support the CAIS Collaborative Boarding Project. He is a mentor to new heads of schools and contributes to the Next Step Program. David truly exemplifies the spirit of the award: “A fitting symbol of Steve Ruzicka’s profound commitment to do what was right and to pilot a true course is found in the compass, which revolutionized exploration and without which many of history’s great voyages might never have taken place.”

(ABOVE) David and Susan Hadden; Dave Ingram ’96, Janice Greenshields ’03, David and Susan, Todd Lamont ’95 and Jessica (Foran) Roud ’03

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Class News 1970s Ken Mill ’71 is still living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where he owns a

Todd Lamont ’95 is the Head of House for 50

company that sells marine equipment to the many offshore oil rigs

boys at Ashbury College in Ottawa—he says that

around the coast. He credits the Lakefield College School

this is “payback for all my heads in boarding at

waterfront with introducing him to boating.

The Grove!”

While continuing as a professor at Ryerson University’s Theatre

Kathleen (Killen) Kahlon ’96 and her husband

Department, Ian Watson ’77 has been appointed as a Text Coach

Rob welcomed their daughter, Juniper, to their

with the Stratford Festival, and also now regularly teaches

family on August 23, 2014.

Shakespeare to the first-year acting students at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Quebec. Tim Weatherill ’79 returned to Canada in March 2014 after 14 fantastic years living in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Although currently residing in Toronto, Tim is looking to return to the ‘countryside,’ preferably in the Peterborough to Belleville arc. He is busy composing music (mostly classical), painting and just being himself. He was fortunate to be able to attend Alex Robertson’s wake in person, and to give his condolences to Rosemary. He is now also happily re-connecting with some of his old schoolmates and masters.


Paul Sandford ’85 with his niece and nephew, Becca Garrison ’15 and Josh Garrison ’17

Paul Sandford ’85 isn’t able to get back to campus much as he lives in the UK, so it was a real treat for him to visit campus and see his niece and nephew, Becca ’15 and Josh Garrison ’17, and talk about their shared experiences. Stephen Smith ’85 recently released his book, Puckstruck: Distracted, Delighted and Distressed by Canada’s Hockey Obsession. Canadian musician and writer Dave Bidini has called it, “Funny, smart, unlike any hockey book I’ve read.” Author Roy MacGregor says it’s “required reading.” Authors for recently named it the best hockey book of 2014.

Evan Davies ’87, Jonathon Hyslop ’87, Michael Kulas ’87 and Colin Trethewey ’87 in Algonquin Park

Evan Davies ’87, Jonathon Hyslop ’87, Michael Kulas ’87 and Colin Trethewey ’87 relived their grad Algonquin Expedition— they have been doing this trip together, every Labour Day weekend, for seven years now!

1990s For the second consecutive year, ozTour Munich (, owned by Osbourn Patrick Kemp ’91, won “Best Tour Company, Germany” in Luxury Travel.

Kathleen Kahlon ’96 with daughter Juniper

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After years of hoping and trying to start

Hayden Curtin ’99, Andrea Morris ’99,

Davies ’00, Rhys Davidson ’00, John

a family, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ’97 and

Erinn Piller Arblaster ’99, Kelly

Stelzer ’00 and Joel McElravy ’00. Nomi

husband Jonathan Wright are excited to

Smith ’99 and Kaley Morris ’02.

and Tim would like to thank everyone for their love and support, Mark

announce that they have adopted a baby boy from Arctic Bay, a community farther north than their home in Iqaluit. His name is Anugaaq Anton Jonah Phillips Arnaquq-Wright, named after Alethea’s hunter grandfather, Jonathan’s carpenter grandfather, her radio broadcaster uncle and a mischievous, gregarious and sweet best friend. Alethea and Jonathan look forward to seeing which traits he inherits from all his namesakes. Margaret Saari ’99 married Iain Mitchell on September 27, 2014 at Sunnybrook Estates in Toronto, Ontario. Many alumni were in attendance to celebrate Margaret and Iain including: Bill Morris ’70, Sarah Leavens ’98, Erin Thomson ’98, Robin Atkinson ’99, Kelly Carmichael ’99,

2000s Jessica (Arsenault) Thoem ’00, along with her husband Graham, have opened Hard Winter Bread Company (facebook. com/HardWinterBreadCo). Hard Winter Bread Company is a wood-fired, sourdough bakery. They make a variety of rustic, handcrafted breads and pastries, with emphasis on simplicity. Nomi Schachner and Tim Bell ’00 were married on November 29, 2014 at Canoe Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario. The wedding was well attended by LCS alumni including Alex North ’00, Trevor Johnston ’00, Ian Fung ’00, Brien Stelzer ’02, Justin Thompson ’00, Mark Sunderland ’00, Kelly Nottage ’00, Mark Soder ’00, Mark Ambler ’00, Serge Kalloghlian ’00, Sandy

Sunderland for introducing Nomi and Tim and Trevor Johnston for delivering an incredible speech including a few funny anecdotes from their time at The Grove! Photo courtesy of Ben Benvie. Megan (Walsh) Lohmann ’00, husband Corin and big sister Norah (3), welcomed baby Aubrey on September 13, 2014 in Fernie, British Columbia. Laura (McIntyre) Elliott ’02 and her husband Blair welcomed Nora Isobel on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Sho Araki ’03 married Emi Sano on July 26, 2014 in Surrey, England. There were a lot of LCS connections in attendance, including groomsmen—Koh Araki ’04, Loic Dalle ’03, Brett Jackman ’03, Joe

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ’97, Jonathan Wright and baby Anugaaq

Tim Bell ’00 with wife Nomi Schachner

Laura (McIntyre) Elliott ’02 with husband Blair and daughter Nora

Margaret Saari ’99 and husband Iain Mitchell

Megan (Walsh) Lohman ’00 and husband Corin with Norah and baby Aubrey

Sho Araki ’03 with wife Emi

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Mallette ’03 and Jon Schofield ’03—

Peterborough. Nisha and Pravir were

parents’ farm in Douro, Ontario. In

along with well wishers, Christopher

celebrated by LCS alumni: Meaghan

attendance were Lauren Cole ’09 (maid

Carrique ’02, Mike Corner ’03, Emma

Dyas ’04, Kristin Hadfield ’04, Erin

of honour), Robbie Gates ’08

Trottier ’03, Brian Maxwell ’04 and Ben

Northey ’04, Holly Rutherford ’04 and

(groomsman) and Amy Hollingsworth

Crocker (former staff). Sho and Emi are

Nicole Pinto ’08.

(staff). It was a perfect day surrounded by family, friends and so much love!

living in London, UK where Sho works for Fujitsu Ltd. and Emi is an architect.

Ashley (Hennig) Belding ’04 married Tom Belding on Saturday, August 9,

Iain MacKenzie ’11 recently made it

Congratulations to Nicolas

2014 at the waterfront of Viamede

onto the roster for Team Canada’s U23

Desmarais ’03 who was named by

Resort in Woodview, Ontario in front of

Ultimate team. He will represent

Forbes Magazine as one of this year’s 30

50 of their closest friends and family.

Canada at the 2015 World U23 Championships (July 12-18, 2015), in

Under 30. Sara Cooper ’06 and Meaghan Verge Communications, co-owned by

Brown ’14 are in the same midwifery

Jeremy Bird ’04, was awarded New

program at McMaster University.

Business of the Year by the Yellowknife

Midwifery is a four-year undergrad

Chamber of Commerce.

program of 30 students each year per university, so it’s very exciting that they

Sophie Grossman ’04 recently became

are in the same class having both

the Director of Admissions at Class

graduated from The Grove!

Afloat. Melissa Gates ’06 married Jordan Nisha Pinto ’04 married Pravir Baxi on

Fitzgerald on August 23, 2014 at a

September 5, 2014, at Cathedral Church

picturesque wedding held at his

of Saint Peter-In-Chains, in

London, England.

STAFF Faculty member Heather Dockrill and Adam Ross were married on September 13th, 2014 at The University Club, Queen’s University Kingston, Ontario. Faculty member Jenn Browne and Mike Judson are pleased to announce the birth of Thomas Terrion Judson on October 7, 2014

Jeremy Bird ’04 received the New Business of the Year award

Nisha Pinto ’04 and husband Pravir Baxi

Ashley Hennig ’04 with her husband Tom Belding

Melissa Gates ’06 married Jordan Fitzgerald

Heather Dockrill and Adam Ross

Jenn Browne and husband Mike with Thomas

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Will You Be There? 1879 Society Appreciation Event On May 23, 2015, we will celebrate members of the 1879 Society at an exclusive thank-you event at Lakefield College School. If you have already included LCS in your Will or other estate plans, please let us know—as a member of the 1879 Society we would like to include you on our list of invitees. Please contact Theresa Butler-Porter at 705.652.3324 ext.329 or email 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. (for more information visit

Terrapin Spotting The LCS Terrapin has been spotted (travelling with alumni and staff) across the world—at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya, at the University of Cambridge and in the orange trees of Murcia, Spain. Show us where you take your terrapin by tagging your photos on social media with #LakefieldCollege.

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Louis Kepler Hyde Fleming ’43 Louis Fleming, 89, passed away in Mepal, Cambridgeshire, England on December 24, 2014, following a long illness. His wife Valerie Exton Fleming preceded him. He is survived by his wife Anita, daughter Elaine Fleming Fish, husband Michael, granddaughters Khrystina and Danielle, and his twin brother Bob Fleming ’43. Lou relished his days at The Grove where he learned to sail, became a member of the Whitewasher’s hockey team and was a boxer who unexpectedly received a ‘knock–out’ blow in competition from Pope 1 (in the early days of The Grove, students were commonly referred to by their last name followed by a number, in the case of siblings and/or duplicate last names). The world of theatre and opera became Lou’s career. A pioneer of modern stage lighting, he went on to become president of Theatre Projects Consultants based in New York, N.Y. His many credits included developing the new Royal Opera House in Oslo, Norway and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. In a recent obituary for Louis Fleming in the British newspaper The Guardian, columnist Hugh Steadman Williams wrote, “It became clear that the bigger the project, the more eye-watering the budget, the more delicate the negotiations with architects and city planners, the more Louis reveled in it. He was able to combine huge technical know-how with the skills of a diplomat.” Lou loved his five years at Lakefield College School which included ‘messing around in boats’ courtesy of the school’s Chief Petty Office Lee who loaned him a tiny schooner-rigged whale boat. This led him into the Royal Canadian Volunteer Reserve RCNVR where he landed up as a radar artificer checking radar on board the warship HMCS Haida during her North Atlantic speed trials. BOB FLEMING ’43

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In Our Memories Martin Hicks on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, ON. Father

Don “Frenchie” Hosking ’59 on November 14, 2014 in

of James Hicks ’84 and grandfather to Meg Hicks ’17.

Twin Lakes, ON.

David Wales ’70 on September 17, 2014 in Orangeville, ON.

Louis Fleming ’43 on December 24, 2014 in Mepal,

Brother of Johnny Wales ’72.

Cambridgeshire, U.K. Brother of Bob Fleming ’43.

Joan Gordon on November 10, 2014 in Montreal, QC.

Donald Cameron ’50 on February 12, 2015 in

Mother of Lindsay Gordon ’70, Brian Gordon ’72 and

Peterborough, ON.

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Remembering Captain Ritchie (“Ratch”) Don “Frenchie” Hosking ’59 “Although the voice is quiet, the spirit echoes still.” Don Hosking arrived at Lakefield Preparatory School in the fall of 1954 with the enthusiasm and energy he would be known for his entire life. He was quick to settle in at the school and is remembered fondly by his classmates as a true sportsman, a good friend and always a character. Frenchie, as he is remembered by his classmates for his memorable impersonation of a Frenchman, played on the first teams for football, hockey and cricket. He was also a valued member of the Cadet program. As his friend, Bill Higgs ’59 shared, “He always put out an A1 effort and enthusiasm in cadets. He put forth the

He was honoured with lifetime achievement awards

effort to be successful with the petty officer exam. As

from Canadian Diamond Drilling Association, the

the CPO I knew I could ask him anytime to undertake

Canadian Institute of Mining and the Prospectors and

any task. He always did what he could. He offered good

Developers Association of Canada.

opinions in a sense of goodness and confidence.”

Frenchie’s wife, Lorraine, passed away in 2003. He was

As a testament to the genuine person he was, his

fortunate to find love again with Gail Ross, a lifetime

childhood friend John Ballachey ’59 remembers a

friend and companion to him for over ten years. He was

story of Frenchie returning to the school after an

the proud father of five children (Tricia, Amy, Michael,

excruciating experience of having his tooth removed

Jamie and Gayle (predeceased)) and an even prouder

and, with a swollen mouth, joined the boys on the


bus to play football at Pickering College. Despite his discomfort, “Frenchie play the game hard, with a tremendous amount of heart, soul and leadership...and we won that game.” Growing up in the mining industry, Frenchie lied about his age so he could begin working in the mines at age 15. After he graduated from The Grove, he went on to the Haileyburn School of Mines. In 1968, he and his father started Hosking Diamond Drilling. His company set the world record for the deepest AQ-sized core hole ever drilled—6,009 ft., literally straight down. After his ‘retirement,’ he was sought after as a consultant. He travelled to 38 countries—his business

His indomitable spirit will be remembered and missed by all those who had the privilege to know him. On behalf of their parents, Jack and Jane Matthews, Tam Matthews ’73 and Angus Matthews ’71 shared their condolences with Frenchie’s family recently saying, “Frenchie was a special student for Jack and Jane at The Grove and they remained lifelong friends. They shared a tremendous respect for the spirit of adventure and living life to the fullest.” His friend and classmate, Doug Rishor ’57 remembers Frenchie as “a gentleman, a terrific athlete, who had a mischievous grin and character.”

card said, “The world is my workplace.”

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Golden Oak Society The Dalglish Family Foundation Paul and Hélène Desmarais John Hepburn ’68 Bernard and Nathalie Gault Jock ’74 and Sue Fleming Adam ’82 and Tierney Horne Jocelyn Lefebvre and France Deshaies Lefebvre

Angus MacNaughton ’48 The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Greg and Karen McKnight John ’70 and Val McRae Claude Mongeau and Guylaine Leduc Bill ’70 and Betty Morris Jeffrey Orr and Suzanne Legge Donald ’48 and Gretchen Ross

2014 $ 445,785 29,653,046 12,335 6,358

2013 $ 280,914 23,810,549 10,951 6,310





Accounts Payable Due to LCS

28,116 344,158

24,848 461,845

Total Liabilities



Endowment Fund Restricted Fund General Fund

27,933,496 6,555,067 120,000

22,655,432 5,715,469 120,000

Total Fund Balance



Total Liabilities and Fund Balances



Cash Investments at Market Accounts Receivable Prepaid Expenses Land and Artifacts Total Assets


Fund Balances

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Royal Oak Society The Estate of Courtney Foster The Grove Society

Statement of Financial Position—as at June 30 Assets

Barb and Tom Ryder ’53 Murray Sinclair ’79 Gabriel Vazquez Arroyo and Maritza Vazquez Géza and Lilo von Diergardt William M. Wells ’78 Richard Wernham and Julia West Anonymous

Oak Society Bob Abraham ’82 Arrell Family Foundation Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87 The Foster Family Bill ’68 and Susan Gastle Paul and Kris Hickey Neil and Heather Hudson The Estate of William Kilbourne Nick ’77 and Christine Lewis Linda McCain and Dan Walshe John McWilliams ’65 The Parent Family The Armagh L. Sifton Charitable Foundation Winfield Sifton ’78

Maple Society Jennifer Allen David Bignell and Janice Green Sean and Jennifer Cameron Bryn and Julie Campbell Brian and Charlotte Carter

James Dalton and Cara Westcott Cathy Forster John and Angela Fox Jon and Shelagh Grant Xiadong Gui and Stephanie Zhou David and Susan Hadden Roy Hewson ’79 Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc. Kevin and Ruth Kaller Frazer and Susan Lindsay David Lund and Heather Beamish Brian MacKenzie and Sheila Alexander Peter Mackenzie and Kate Zeidler Juleen Marchant Jack Nesbitt ’62 Rosemary Phelan and Sam Blyth Erik Richer La Fleche and Carolina Gallo W. Ross Pinkerton Memorial Trust Fund Rupel Ruparelia ’89 John Ryder ’77 Dan and Shelley Slobodian Nancy Smith Nicola Tory John and Debbie Walsh Qiang Zhang and Yan Liu

Birch Society John Abraham ’76 Nadine Jean Azcarraga The Blair Family Marilynn Booth Jack and Jacki Brynell Andrew Clarke ’85 and Betsy Britnell Stephen ’90 and Nicole Coates Solange Dugas Andrew W. Durnford ’85 Bruce and Ann Farlow Bob and Melanie Fell Thomas Flynn ’96 Neil Hamilton and Kerri Jobe Bill and Anne Hepburn James ’84 and Barbara Hicks Brett Jackman ’03 Richard and Annie Johnston Bill Koerner ’61 Guy and Vanessa Laframboise Pedro Lopez and Maria de Fatima Cortes Leotte Hugh ’85 and Margot Macdonnell Patrick Marshall ’90

David ’78 and Sheila McCracken Mark McLean ’74 Bruce and Sarah McMahon Grant Murray and Lucie Laplante The North Star Foundation Franco and June Ntazinda Kevin Pigeau and Melissa Gervais The Price Family David Quail and Margaret Nelligan Gavin Rainnie ’57 Struan and Jennifer Robertson John and Janice Runza Joan and Rick Smyth Shane Smyth ’96 and Aurora Ratcliffe Virginia Parker Foundation (The Price Family) Peter and Peggy Watson Nancy Webster-Thurlbeck Chris White ’90 Anonymous

Red Ash Club Shon and Cindy Barnett Sonja Bird Walter ’56 and Anneliese Blackwell Alfred and Susanne Bramkamp David Brock ’86 Tom† and Vicki Cole Peter ’62 and Judi Dunn John Easson ’49 David Galloway John and Kathy Gillis Jennifer Gruer Thomas Healy and Joan Flood Goodith Heeney Bill Hughes and Jennifer Fraser Pierre and Florence Krot Ross Little ’81 Jim Matthews ’58 and Jacqueline Le Saux David Miller ’77 Jose Paredes ’03 Peter Perry ’42 Aman and Shamim Rajan Hugh Rawling ’77 Joan Richardson Douglas Rishor ’57 Vince and Janice Saccucci Paul Sandford ’85 John and Kerry Schumacher Hugh Sibbald ’78 Mary Soder Losel Tethong ’89 Betty Tse

Charles Turpin ’98 Alan and Vera Wilcox John B. Wilkes ’40 Tom Zimmerman and Sheila Fisher

Green Ash Club Michael and Deborah Aben Reed Anderson ’89 Peter Andras Jeanne Armstrong Ian ’83 and Susan Armstrong Mike and Lynn Arsenault Pari Arshagouni and Manon Ferguson Heather Avery Karen Awrey ’90 Phil and Simone Babineau Roddy Baker ’58 Rosalind and John Barker Tim Bell ’00 David Bennett ’88 John Bennett ’59 Joe Bettencourt Gerry and Sandra Bird Brian and Kim Bishop Margaret and Richard Blanchette Art and Tracey Blodgett Don Bocking and Anne Morawetz Sarah Bode ’01 Rob Booth ’98 Carlo Bos ’94 Bill Bradburn ’58 Jim and Connie Brown Deborah Buckley David Budden ’67 Tom Burpee Grove News Winter 2015  | 29

Douglas Burrows ’77 Robert Burrows Theresa Butler-Porter Nick Carter ’54 Susan Casson Robin Cavanagh and Christine Vogel Mike and Pam Chellew Frank Chow ’87 Sarah Chung ’03 Jody Clement Andrew Combe ’50 Haultain Corbett ’71 Hugh R. Cowans ’66 David Crane Cameron Crawford ’02 Joyce Crowther Michael Czerewko Peter and Jane Darling Scott Davidson and Rebekah Littlejohn Hugh and Kim Dobson Derek Doucet and Erica Chellew ’95 Heather Drysdale Guylaine Dumont Krista Dunford Brendan Dunn ’98 Leslie and Brian Dunn ’69 Michael and Heather Eatson Stephanie Edwards Amanda (Soder) Ethier ’98 Hugh Faulkner ’51 Brendan Fell ’04 David Fell 30  |  Grove News Winter 2015

Jan Fialkowski Ian Fleming ’74 John Fleming Louis Fleming ’43 Robert Fleming ’43 Carol Florence Stephen and Lynda Forsythe Glenn Garneys and Pearl Dixon Lorne and Geraldine Gold Peter Grant ’54 Rick and Kathy Green William Green David Griffith ’66 Roberta Griffiths Nicole Groves ’93 Terry and Sue Guest Rick and Vaila Hagg Kerrie Hansler Todd and Helga Harris Garret Hart and Jess Fitchette Hart ’97 Steve Hart ’56 Matthew Heeney ’87 Michael Heeney ’76 Tim Heeney ’83 Bob Henderson ’75 Susie Hendrie ’93 Will Hendrie ’64 Tom and Judy Hendy Stephen Hill ’81 and Carol Miller Amy Hollingsworth Jon Holmes ’97 Alex Hooke-Wood ’14 Jennifer Horrigan ’99 Donald Hosking ’59 Karen Howe Michael Hudson ’17 R. John Hughes ’58 Brent Hurley Andrew Hutchinson ’50 Ted and Daphne Ingram Rod Innes ’60 Instant Marketing Systems Corp Irene Jamieson Mark and Corinne Jenden-Selway Wei Jiang and Jun Zhang Bob Johnson Photography Andrew ’95 and Kirsten Johnston Warren ’88 and Denise Jones Bill and Margaret Jones Thomas Judd Kathleen Kahlon ’96 Philip Kam Benedict and Catherine Kam Kevin and Anne-Marie Kee

Ruth Keilty James Kemp ’77 Elizabeth Ketchum Robert J. Ketchum ’49 Rob King ’81 Bryan Kingdon ’96 Howard and Ruth Kitchen Joseph and Jean Konecny Taeyeon Kwon ’14 Yves and Janet Lafortune Jane Latimer Laura Lawson ’00 Brett Leach ’95 Raymond Lee ’14 Grace Lennox Kathleen Leonard and John May Duncan Lewis ’79 Richard and Patricia Life Kim ’53 and Sally Little Ian and Janette MacDonald Ian Macdonell ’81 Sharon Machina Christine MacKenzie ’93 Daniel MacKinnon and Melissa Kolt MacKinnon Stuart ’63 and Kyle Macrae ’09 Barry Malcolm Kevin ’77 and Mona Malone Kathleen Mandry Peter Marshall Paul Mason Tam ’73 and Jan Matthews John McConkey and Colleen Crowley McConkey Doc and Jose McCubbin John and Pat McCutcheon Jason McKague ’04 Fabio Mello and Sandra Ruales Todd Melville Tom Milburn John and Bid Milligan Tracy Morley ’93 Rose and Michael Munoz John Murray ’81 Alex North ’00 Peter Northrop ’65 Pete and Ally O’Grady Andrew Parke ’03 Katia Pawlak-Omnes Frank Pearce ’53 Frank Peniston ’67 Norma Perry Orgill Patrick Pinto Ashley (Royer) Poblocki ’00 Heidi Pries

Sean Quinn ’82 and Libby Dalrymple Alex Ramsay ’53 Melissa Rathier J.S. Struan Robertson and Danielle Labrosse-Robertson Tony ’62 and Ingrid Ross David Ross and Katherine Spencer-Ross Felicia Ross ’07 Ronald Ryan ’74 † Matthew Savino Cristoph and Anja Schwartz Martin and Sheilah Scrocchi John Sellers ’48 Bruce and Linda Selman Perry Shearwood ’69 Samantha Shefsky ’08 Scott and Trudy Simmons Sean and Jamie Sirois Scott Smith ’87 Sean and Melanie Smith Bernadette Springford-Watson Manal Stamboulie Alan and Jane Stewart Lauren Stiles ’07 Patrick Stoker Nicholas Syrett ’93 Derek Taylor ’62 Sofia Tsakos Guy Upjohn ’48 Lisa VanDyk Nik Van Haeren ’98 Robert Wagner and Lexi Kolt-Wagner Peter Ward ’49 Len and Amy Weber Bud Wesley ’60 Jack and Donna Whetung Elizabeth Whitney ’74 Stephanie Wilcox ’03 Frederick Wood ’79 and Karen Hooke Nick Wright ’01 Robin Young Jane Zupo Anonymous (3)

Friends John Abed ’14 Sean Aben ’14 Matt Adams Stephen and Maggie Anderson Taylor Anderson ’14 Graham Andras ’14 Chloe Arshagouni ’14 Samuel Ault ’98 Jason Ayotte

Chris Babineau ’14 Tatiana Baizer ’14 Peter Bartram Andrew and Carrie Beckwith Kailey Beckwith ’14 Harry and Ruth Bender Kaileigh Bennett-Walcott ’14 Lynn Benson Jamie Bignell ’05 Ian Binnie ’57 Max Binnie ’98 Adam Bishop ’04 Tyler Bishop ’08 Laura Blair ’14 Vicky Boomgaardt Eunice Bosomworth Marnie Bowcott Lyle Bowyer John and Erin Braeckman Sophie Bramkamp ’14 Ralph and Barbara Bremer Meaghan Brown ’14 Adam and Leanne Brusso Marybeth Brusso Nicole Buchner Pat and Leigh Butler Jim and Judy Byrne Susan Carr Heather Cavadias Thomas Chan ’14 Louis Charron-Duhamel ’14 Ivraj Cheema ’14 Michelle Chiang ‘’14 Soren Christianson ’14

Brad Clairmont Elye Clarkson ’14 Devon Cole ’14 Tim Cooper ’98 Rob and Judy Cory Travis Cove ’14 Lawrence Crocker ’60 Erin Crowley ’03 Jim and Lisa Dale Loïc Dalle ’03 Sam Dalton ’14 Claire Danby ’03 Ryan Da Silva ’13 Donald Dawson ’65 Reed Dennis ’14 Charlotte Desmarais ’14 Abigail DeWolfe ’93 Dennis and Audrey Domm Wesley and Tanya Domm Philipp Duffner ’09 Emily Dunning ’14 Ed and Halinka Dybka Piers Eaton ’14 Graeme Eatson ’14 Tracey-Lee Eddy ’99 Shelley, Brian, McKenzie and Madison Edwards ’12 Zoe Edwards ’09 Robert and Elisabeth Eldridge Marisa Evans ’13 Stan and Darlene Ewing Jennifer Fairbairn Javier Faus Morros ’14 Andrea Fearnall ’13

Fundraising Report—July 1- June 30

Endowed Gifts

2014 $

2013 $



622,152 2,558 65,430 126,975 897,853 76,676 10,360

547,440 4,422 37,940 126,048 153,302 6,975







Restricted Gifts

Expendable Bursaries Gifts-In-Kind Learning Centre/Program Other Restricted Gifts New Student Residence Student Recreation Centre Northcote Farm

Total Restricted General / Unrestricted Gifts

Total Donations

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Cliff and Trish Feehan Fern Hill School Eric and Jen Fischer Lorna Fischer Daniel Forest ’00 Jake Forsythe ’14 Jack Fox ’14 Raymond and Anna Fragapane Peter and Maria Frost Stephen Galloway ’14 Scott Garland ’14 Ross and Kim Garland Ellen Garneys ’08 Riley Garneys ’10 Barry and Vera Gerus Jody Gerus ’14 Rory and Carrie Gilfillan Brendan Ginns ’14 Max Glass ’14 Mary Glass ’14 Kenneth and Karen Glasser Alan Gordon Rachel Grant-Steinkrauss ’14 Natalie Green ’13

Maddie Greenwood ’14 Ground Covers Unlimited Jack Gu ’14 William and Mary Lou Hamilton Jiayu Han ’14 Brooke Harvey ’06 Debbie Hawkey Heartland Veterinary Professional Corporation Kelley Heggie Henri Heine ’14 Shawn and Emily Helmuth Laura (Edwards) Herbert ’00 John Herbst Robin Herriman Harry Hobbs ’64 Jeff Howe ’13 Jennifer Howell Kalen Ingram ’99 Matthew and Donna Jacobs Kassim Jama ’14 Adam Janssen Evie Jenden-Selway ’14 Callie Jeon ’14

Statement of Operations and Changes in Fund Balances For the year ended June 30 Revenue Donations Investment Income Realized Gains/(Losses) on Investments Unrealized Gains/(Losses) Transfer from LCS for Fundraising Expenses Transfer from LCS for Financial Assistance Reserve

2014 $ 4,241,257 775,380 1,005,987 2,477,188 1,093,366 250,000

2013 $ 1,620,550 623,121 532,139 1,577,748 1,171,903 -

Total Revenue



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

436,757 1,576,904 29,240 404,926 1,038,261 149,672 84,199 5,557

173,642 1,584,658 18,078 262,709 1,022,455 132,882 176,956 5,557

Total Expenses



Excess (Deficiency) of Revenue Over Expenses Fund Balance, Beginning of Year

6,117,662 28,490,901

2,148,524 26,342,377

Fund Balance, End of Year




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Malcolm Johnston ’02 Rachel Johnston ’09 Trevor Johnston ’00 George Jones ’51 Carol and Mark Jorgensen Florian Jostes ’11 Ron Judd Fred and Sharon Judd Jaron Kaller ’14 Margo Kennedy Jasmine Kheawok-Ashfield ’14 Sonia Kiew ’14 Lorcan Kilmartin ’02 Mark Kinch ’14 David Koenig ’14 Jessica Kotzeff ’14 Dave and Corinna Krocker Joyce Kubin Max Lafortune ’08 Charles Laframboise ’14 Max Lambert ’14 Mary Ellen Landon Reinard and Carol Lange Rev. William Leach † Sarah Leavens Sherfey ’98 Richie Lee ’14 Stu Lee and Diane Rogers Thomas Lennox Hugh and Margaret Lewis Ben Lichty ’14 Kevin Limeback Kitty Lorriman ’00 Adrian Lyttle ’05 Alexander Lyttle ’03 Brianna Lyttle ’02 Pip Lyttle ’09 Myles and Dianne MacDonald Luke MacDonald ’10 Shelby MacEwen ’14 Davin ’95 and Alexis MacIntosh Laurence and Mary MacKay Oliver Mackenzie ’14 Greg MacPherson Kevin Mako ’03 Carolyn Marrelli-Dill ’14 John Marshael Tracy Martin Gui Martin ’14 Jane Matthews Marilyn McClaskey Owen McCleery ’13 William and Janice McClelland Joanne McCloskey ’14 Julia McGill

Heather McGowan Jim McGowan Caitlin McKay Chelsie McKnight Patricia Mockler Camille Mongeau ’14 Anthea Morse ’07 Jordan Muise ’08 Erin Munro ’03 Alex Murphy ’14 Jamie Murray ’14 Nik Nemeczek ’14 Chris Newman Helen Newman Musinga Ntazinda ’14 Nicole Odhiambo ’14 Mark Olsheski ’03 Jackie Orr ’13 Stefani Pandovski Alexandra Panther ’14 Tori Patterson ’06 David Pelino ’14 Javier Piera ’14 Emily Pigeau ’14 Andres Pina Alvarez ’14 Victoria Pinsonnault ’14 Ruth Pitman Alissa Pomer ’14 Ellie Porter ’13 Reilly Porter ’13 Annabelle Price ’14 Mark Price ’14 Barb Pries Grant Pries Vera Pries Tony ’63 and Vicki Pullen Deane Purves ’70 Samantha Ramsay ’14 Cristina Rembalski Charles Erik Richer La Fleche ’14 Alaina Robertson Jaeger Robertson ’07 Katie Robinette ’90 Tim Rollwagen Jonah Rosen ’14 Barb and Bill Rutherford Tim Rutherford Elisha Sarkis ’14 Iris Saunders ’03 Belinda Schubert ’99 Marina Schulz-von Siemens ’13 Leslie Schumacher ’06 David and Patricia Scroggie

Jacqueline Sereda ’14 Hayley Shortly ’14 Pat Sinka Maggie Sirois ’14 Jodie Sloan ’14 Frank Smith Kelly Crothers ’96 Seamus Smith ’14 David Staples ’98 Kiefer Stevenson ’14 Kim Steynor Edi Sun ’14 Mark Sunderland ’00 Sandra and Michael Taylor Adam Thiessen ’14 Robert Thomson ’14 James Tory ’14 Madeline Toubiana ’98 Jessica Tsang ’14 Richard Tucker ’77 Marcia Tupling ’92 Josh Turk ’03 Kyle Turk ’03 Brian Turner Michael Vander Doelen Jenna Vander Velden ’14 Jos and Carol VanLeeuwen Melanie Vonau Natalie Wagner ’14 Ludwig Waldburg ’09 John and Donna Ward Steve and Jessica Ward Craig Warren Linda Warren Blair Watson ’14 Caleb Weatherbee ’14 Telfer Wegg Jen Wellman ’98 Warren and Leona Weppler Alexa Whetung ’14 Anne-Marie Wielhorski-Lyttle Josh Williams ’14 Jessica Williams Vergara ’14 Amber Wilson ’14 Kathleen Wright ’98 Bryan Yantha Pat and Kelly Young Sarah Young Daniel Zahradnik ’14 Henry Zhang ’14 Merit Zimmermann ’14 Jessica Zintel Anonymous (3)

Special Thanks To the Friends of Lakefield College School UK Foundation for their ongoing support. Randal Barker ’83 James Hicks ’84 Tim Ward ’62 Roger Wyand ’65 Tony Wyand ’62 HRH The Duke of York ’78

5 + consecutive years of giving 10 + consecutive years of giving 15 + consecutive years of giving 20 + consecutive years of giving 25 + consecutive years of giving 30 + consecutive years of giving † Deceased

In the preparation of this Annual Report we have tried to avoid errors and omissions. If any are found, kindly report them to Jaclyn McMurray in the Foundation Office at or 705.652.3324 ext.349. If your name is not listed as you would prefer it to be, please let us know so that our records may be corrected. If your contribution was received after June 30, 2014, your name will appear in the Annual Report of 2014/15.

Founders’ Circle The Founders’ Circle celebrates the legacy of LCS benefactors by recognizing those who have made cumulative gifts of $1,000,000 or more. Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87 The Cooper Family J.H. Crang ’54 Estate Paul ’73 and Hélène Desmarais The Dunn Family The Gastle Family Trust John K. Hepburn ’68 Angus ’47 and Cathy MacNaughton The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Rob and Cheryl McEwen The R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Sir Christopher and Valda Ondaatje Jeffrey Orr and Suzanne Legge Rosemary Phelan and Sam Blyth Donald ’48 and Gretchen Ross Barb and Tom ’53 Ryder Murray Sinclair ’79 Richard Wernham and Julia West Anonymous (5)

Leaders’ Circle The Leaders’ Circle recognizes our philanthropic leaders who have contributed cumulative gifts of $100,000 to $999,999. Blair G. Angus ’83† and Heather Angus Shon and Cindy Barnett E.W. Bickle Foundation John and Hilary Braive Doug ’55 and Janet Caldwell CIBC Jim and Mary Connacher The Curtin Family The Dalglish Family Foundation

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Rusty and Carolyne Davidson Bryce and Nicki Douglas Andrew W. Durnford ’85 The John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation Flavour Jock ’74 and Sue Fleming The Estate of William Gibson ’48 Grove Guild and Grove Society Paul and Kris Hickey Geoffrey Holt ’59 The Irving Family Sandy MacTaggart ’44 Jeffrey Marshall† and Nancy Smith RHL Massie Foundation Linda McCain and Dan Walshe Scott and Trish McCain David ’78 and Sheila McCracken The McLean Foundation John ’70 and Val McRae Bill ’70 and Betty Morris Robert and Ann Munsch Barry and Louise Needler The Estate of Jerrald B. Potts ’37 Travis Price ’85 Donald “Demi” Rogers ’54 Jeffery Ross and Diane Mavrinac-Ross Stephen and Rita Shefsky The Armagh L. Sifton Charitable Foundation L. Winfield Sifton ’78 Mona Stevenson and Family Gabriel Vazquez Arroyo and Maritza Vazquez The von Diergardt Family J. Page Wadsworth ’26† R. Howard Webster Foundation William M. Wells ’78 The W. Garfield Weston Foundation The Worsfold Family Anonymous (4)

As a young boy at The Grove in the 1940s, Angus MacNaughton ’48 would buy a block of 12 sticky buns from the baker for 25 cents and sell them for 5 cents a piece to his schoolmates. “A reasonable spread,” in Angus’s words, he delighted in the fact that he could “double my money and eat two buns for free.” A budding entrepreneur, Angus attended McGill University and earned his CA designation after graduating from Lakefield College School. He skilfully built Genstar Investment Corporation in the 1970s and 80s, diversifying the company into waste management, real estate, construction, transportation, cement and financial services. In March 2005, Report on Business Magazine recognized Angus MacNaughton as one of the 10 greatest Canadian CEOs of all time. These talents may have been fostered in the LCS woods where Angus loved to make (and eat) maple syrup and bake cupcakes in his hut to sell at the school. Upon receiving a second team hockey award from Headmaster G. Winder Smith, Angus was told it was for the most time spent in the penalty box, but Mr. Smith continued that, “he also scored the most goals.” A long-standing and generous supporter of Lakefield College School, Angus recently donated $1.3M to increase the MacNaughton Family Foundation Endowed Bursary to $5M, the largest amongst all 93 Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS). Remarkably since 2002, Angus’ generosity has supported 30 deserving students who would not otherwise have been able to attend The Grove. As one Grade 12 student aptly stated in a letter to Angus, “Many of my peers have been discussing their LCS difference and how for them it is the staff and students. While this is a contributing factor to my difference, it is not the main factor—you are. You, along with many others, give the greatest gift to us, the students; you allow us the opportunity to attend The Grove. You extend this gift with nothing but the most sincere intentions and this is why you are my Lakefield difference. Thank you!” On behalf of these and countless future generations of LCS students—thank you Mr. MacNaughton!

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When Jock Fleming ’74 came to Lakefield College School in 1969, the academic expectations may have been foremost in his mind, but he quickly discovered that LCS offered so much more. “As students, we were encouraged to try new things, to get outside our comfort zones,” he recalls. “I was a little guy, but I played football. That wouldn’t have happened at a larger school. I was in lots of plays—that gave me a lifelong comfort with public speaking. We built fibreglass kayaks and had marvellous times racing them through white water rapids.” Jock also remembers the feeling of family among the school’s teachers, staff and 225 students. “You learn how to adapt to different people,” he explains. “To get along, you figure out how to communicate and work with all kinds of personalities and that helped me tremendously in my business life. Now that the school is coed, it offers even more of that. We need places like this, where boys and girls learn to relate as equals, friends and colleagues.” Because Jock values his experience at LCS so much, he wants it to be available to anyone who might benefit from it, regardless of financial circumstances. “If our world is to become better,” he muses, “surely it starts with education. LCS teaches such great values—confidence, accountability, leaving places better than you found them—I want more kids to learn and live what LCS has to offer.” With two sons, Rob Fleming ’06 and John Fleming ’03, who spent their high school years at The Grove, Jock and his wife Sue understand that the busy family years are not always the right time for people to make the gift they might want to make to LCS. Estate giving—a bequest, an insurance policy or other planned gift—allows people like Jock to create a substantial contribution that will benefit the school in the future. “It doesn’t cost you anything now,” he urges. “If you have enough to live on in your senior years, give through your estate. Imagine your bequest helping a student who went on to make a significant change in the world! That’s why you want to support bursaries through legacy giving.” Like Jock ’74 and Sue, including a bequest in your Will to Lakefield College School is a generous and easy way to impact future students for generations to come. To discuss the benefits of legacy giving, please contact Theresa ButlerPorter, Philanthropic Relations at 705.652.3324 ext.329 for a confidential 36  |  Grove News Winter 2015


Hepburn Alumni Challenge Update:


Since launching on September 15, the Hepburn Alumni Challenge has achieved 25% participation (at the time of press)—already two and a half times more than our typical alumni donor participation rate. While our results to date are very encouraging, we need your help to reach our goal of 30%!

Grad Class Gift:

to encourage alumni to participate, and all of John’s contribution is

Nine Consecutive Years of 100% Participation!

going towards a new bursary dedicated to supporting the children

In what has become a celebrated Grove

and grandchildren of alumni. Alumni gifts of $20 or more this

tradition, the Class of 2014 has helped

school year will be augmented by a $400 gift from John. For every

to support future students by creating a

participant who makes a five-year giving commitment this school

class bursary—with 100% participation!

year, John will boost each annual gift by $400, and will also give

No other Canadian independent school

a $1,000 bonus for every participant who successfully completes

has been able to match such an incredible

their pledge, bringing the total Hepburn incentive to $3,000 per


John Hepburn ’68 has generously offered up to $3M in gift incentives

participant! Last year’s Grad Class Gift served two The Hepburn Alumni Challenge Bursary will enable children and

goals: the grads each donated $20.14 to

grandchildren of alumni to gain access to all that a Lakefield College

create the Class of 2014 Bursary, which

School education has to offer—disbursing more than $120,000 per

supports financial assistance at The

year in perpetuity. However, this vision will only be fully realized

Grove, and they funded a legacy gift—our

if we reach our goal of 30% participation, so please make your gift

new terrapin mascot!

today! For those who have already joined the Hepburn Alumni Challenge, we thank you for your support and kindly ask that you

Not only has the Class of 2014 made an

please encourage your peers to follow your lead. If each of us who

incredible gesture of support at the time of

has already donated could motivate just one other person to give, we

their graduation, but over 80% of the grads

would exceed our target!

have committed to continue giving back to the school as part of the Hepburn Alumni

To join the Hepburn Alumni Challenge and to follow our progress,

Challenge. Together with the generous

please visit You can also make your gift

incentive provided by John Hepburn ’68,

by texting GROVE to 45678 ($20 gifts only; charged to your Canadian

they will help realize an incredible impact

mobile phone bill), calling the school at 705.652.3324, ext.366 or by

of over $240,000!

mailing a cheque made out to the LCS Foundation.

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The LCS community celebrates His Majesty King Felipe

Andrew Durnford ’85 and Hugh Macdonnell ’85 along

VI, the new King of Spain.

with former Head of School Terry Guest and his wife

In September 1984, Prince Felipe de Borbon arrived at The Grove to experience life in a Canadian boarding school. The Spanish Royal Family first heard of Lakefield College School through King Constantine

Sue attended the wedding of then Crown Prince Felipe to Letizia Ortiz. King Felipe and Queen Letizia are the proud parents of Princess Leonor (9) and Princess Sofia (7).

of Greece, Queen Sofia’s brother who was the Patron of the Round Square Conference of Schools in the late 1970s. His Majesty King Felipe enjoyed a wonderful year

The Foundation Welcomes His Majesty King Felipe VI ’85

at The Grove as a member of the Class of 1985. He

In February 2014, LCS Head of School, Struan

recalls his time at LCS fondly and mentions his one

Robertson and CEO of the LCS Foundation, Sarah

regret is that he could not attend LCS for two years. He

McMahon met with His Majesty in Spain to share

maintains close ties with many of his classmates and is

news of the school and to invite him to join the LCS

fondly remembered by his former Head of School and

Foundation. We are delighted to announce that His

teachers. In May, 2004 classmates, Chris

Majesty King Felipe VI ’85 has agreed to serve as an

Dennis ’85, Stephen Smith ’85, James Darling ’85,

Honorary Trustee of the LCS Foundation.

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TOP ROW (L-R) Honorary Chair HRH The Duke of York ’78 Board Chair Jock Fleming ’74 Chair Emeritus Paul Desmarais Jr. ’73 Honorary Trustee His Majesty King Felipe VI ROW 2 (L-R) Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87 Marilynn Booth Bruce Boren ’87

Michael Cooper France Deshaies Lefebvre Andrew Durnford ‘85 ROW 3 (L-R) Bernard Gault John K. Hepburn ’68 Paul Hickey * Suzanne Legge Orr Angus MacNaughton ’48 Secretary James Matthews ’58 ROW 4 (L-R) Scott McCain

Andrea McConnell Robert McEwen Bill Morris ’70 Rosemary Phelan Kathleen Ramsay ROW 5 (L-R) Donald Ross ’48 Thomas Ryder ’53 Nancy Smith BOTTOM ROW (L-R) Géza von Diergardt William Wells ’78 Richard Wernham Directors in Bold * Honorary Alumnus

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The Andy Harris Cup

Grove Golf Tournament Thursday, June 18, 2015 Peterborough Golf & Country Club Adults $160 Students $125 For information visit

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