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Grove News Winter 2016

Calendar of Events 2016

For details please refer to our school calendar at APRIL



Toronto Alumni Reception


Parents’ Night Out (Peterborough)


Grove Society Social: Through the Red Door (LCS)


Closing Grade 12 Graduation Dinner


Vancouver Alumni Reception


Andy Harris Cup: Grove Golf Tournament (Peterborough)


Calgary Alumni Reception


30 Admissions Open House


Grade 12 Student Registration Grade 12 Boarding Student Move-In Grades 9-11 Day Student Registration



Grades 9-11 Boarding Student Registration & Move-In


Alumni Dinner (Toronto)


Chapel & First Day All Students


Trustees’ Meeting (LCS)


Grade 9-10 Parent Reception (Peterborough)


Fall Fair (LCS) Home to the Grove Reunion (LCS) Grade 11-12 Parent Reception (Peterborough)

25 Volunteer Gathering (Toronto) 28 Regatta Day (LCS) 30 Going Grove Grad Dinner (LCS)

Lakefield College Trustees 2015/16 Board Chair Nicole Bendaly ’93 Past Chair Nick Lewis ’77 Jennifer Allen Tim Bell ’00 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 Paul Hickey* Alan Ingram Brett Jackman ’03 Andrew Johnston ’95 Warren Jones ’88 Zack Kembar ’87 Janet Lafortune Nick Lewis ’77 Kim Little ’53 Ross Little ’81 Hugh Macdonnell ’85 Kevin Malone ’77

Cameron Maltman ’16 Patrick Marshall ’90 James Matthews ’58 Karen McKnight John McRae ’70 Val McRae John McWilliams ’65 Tom Milburn David Miller ’77 Tracy Morley ’93 Bill Morris ’70 Margaret Nelligan Bishop Linda Nicholls Andrew Parke ’03 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 Leslie Schumacher ’06 Sheilah Scrocchi Murray Sinclair ’79 Scott Smith ’87 John Stelzer ’00 Tom Stevenson ’78 Losel Tethong ’89 Stuart Thompson ’91 Richard Tucker ’77 Tim Ward ’62 Alex Westcott ’16 Cara Westcott Chris White ’90 Terry Windrem HRH The Duke of York ’78

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


FRONT COVER: Annual Hockey Day at The Grove—A glorious winter day for the students versus staff shinny game on the Bob Armstrong Rink. Photo credit: Ryan Lee ’12

Being of Service to Others The Grove instils in its students a

community service and

As I read about stories of Grade 10

sense of citizenship—a belief that

opportunities like the Round

community service projects, the

to be a thoughtful, constructive

Square, LCS instils in us a

trip to Singapore for the Round

and contributing member of

commitment to be of service to

Square Conference, and the

society requires being of service to

others, and to remember how

success of the Hepburn Alumni

others. As Betsy Macdonnell ’18

fortunate we are to be a part of the

Challenge, I am left with a deep

thoughtfully puts it (p.6), LCS

Grove community. Perhaps it is,

sense of pride in being part of the

teaches its students the

therefore, no surprise to see the

Grove community. LCS is truly like

importance of giving back “so that

success of the Hepburn Alumni

no other.

by the time they’re grown, it’s

Challenge (p.41). A cohort of

more a habit than a task.”

former students who know the

I believe that Lakefield fosters a caring, compassionate community, not just during our time as students, but as alumni as well. Our time at The Grove teaches us what it means to be good citizens. Through

amazing experience The Grove provides have demonstrated their commitment to giving future generations the same experience they enjoyed. To me, that’s the

Contributing Editor Emma Trottier ’03 is currently a graduate student at the University of Cambridge. She is also a Senior Policy Advisor for the Government of Canada in the area of corrections and criminal justice.

Lakefield difference. We know how special a place it is and we want others to experience it.

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From the Head of School Struan Robertson

For the past several issues of the Grove News, I have updated the Lakefield College School community on our progress on our strategic plan, Our Way | More Intentionally Lakefield and defined what we meant with each of the six goals that drive the plan (Winter 2014,

Director of CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools), the national organization for independent schools, spoke to our faculty and staff and to our school and foundation boards. Her topic was “The Top 10 Challenges CAIS Schools Face in 2013.” The top three challenges she identified were:

Summer 2014 and Winter 2015). The last two LCS strategic

1. Developing plans for long term financial sustainability

plans, Securing our Future I and II were focused on

2. Marketing to attract new students

improving the perceived facilities gap at the school.

3. Strengthening philanthropy

Highlights of these plans were the additions of Cooper House, the Bob Armstrong Rink, Hadden Hall, the Desmarais Family Wing, the Televisa Fitness Centre and the Phelan Family Learning Commons. As our community is well aware, our initial goal of $30M was exceeded by the incredible generosity of our donors with a final total of $66M by 2012 (including planned giving commitments). Four years of consultative strategic planning culminated in 2012 with the launch of Our Way | More Intentionally Lakefield with a focus on improving our program and raising $100M ( Our goal of being “Canada’s finest boarding school, preparing students best

Of note, less focus was placed on the following: 8. Developing and strengthening academic programs 9. Managing and implementing technology 10. Evolving models of education. The data used in Anne-Marie’s presentation was from CAIS heads of schools and board chairs in their annual survey. This data provided lots of food for thought and debate among the school and foundation boards, and useful insight as the school embarked on our accreditation, which takes place every seven years (p.10).

for life in the 21st century,” is a bold one. As we have

Fast forward to 2015 and how things are evolving quickly.

outlined in the past, we want to build on the foundation of

This past summer, CAIS hosted Project 2051—the future of

learning at LCS and ensure our graduates have the most

education incubator ( The

amazing opportunities to pursue and are equipped to be

purpose of Project 2051, which played on George Orwell’s


1984 novel of future gazing, was “designing strategy to

Eighteen months ago, Anne-Marie Kee, the Executive

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meet the dual challenge of academic and business innovation.”

CAIS schools across Canada were invited to participate in

day—adding night classes and online classes so that we are

the week-long incubator held in Victoria, BC. Tim

preparing our students for success at the post-secondary

Rutherford, Lakefield’s CFO, represented The Grove and

level. We have invested in our most important resource—

came back very excited about what he learned and how

our staff—by providing professional development to learn,

our strategic plan has positioned LCS to be very competi-

grow and collaborate together. We have significantly

tive in the Canadian boarding school market and, in fact,

bolstered the Leadership, Character and Values program,

across North America.

which will help us intentionally graduate good, caring citi-

The Project 2051 participants researched more than 40 independent schools world-wide who are using “disruptive innovation” (coined by Professor Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School) to separate themselves from

zens with strong moral character. We are in the process of developing our THRIVE program so our graduates are equipped with the best strategies for when they are challenged by life’s twists and turns.

their peer schools. This is important as independent

Most important, are the relationships we build with each

schools are becoming more competitive and must set

other. As Ken Dryden points out in his book In School :

themselves apart by demonstrating their added value.

“I’d ask kids about their school, why in some courses

When you think of LCS, what sets us apart from other

they did well and in others they didn’t. I’d ask them, as I

schools? Is it our culture and values; how we teach through

came to ask adults as well, if they had a favourite

relationships; our campus; our Outdoor Education

teacher. And I found that everybody has one. Usually a

program; our Leadership, Character and Values program;

classroom teacher, sometimes a parent or coach. And

our boarding focus; our THRIVE health and wellness

when answering, they always started by saying, ‘He was

program (p.12); or a combination of all of these

funny’ or ‘She had lots of energy’—then they would

outstanding programs?

always end up at the same place—‘She treated me like a

In the fall of 2015, Anne-Marie wrote that as CAIS prepares for the next Heads and Chairs survey about the top 10 challenges faced by CAIS schools , she is predicting that the list will look very different compared to that of 2013 ( In fact, Anne-Marie believes that, while financial sustainability and strengthening philanthropy will remain very important, academic innovation will leap-frog them all to the top of the list.

real person; He cared about me; She noticed if I had a bad day, or a good day…if I was away…’ Then they’d become passionate. One after another, they would say the same thing. Never a word about how well a teacher knew History or Calculus. Never a word about curriculum or computers. It was all about relationships and respect. Something personal. ‘If a teacher tries to understand me, treats me like a person, I want to be around them. I want to do things for them. I want to learn. I try

As we look at the rising costs of independent schools, we

harder.’ In everybody’s head—young, old, rich, poor—

must be in a position to compete. Innovations in teaching

the same image of the good teacher. The same under-

and learning become more and more important to

standing of when good learning and good teaching

continue providing families with the type of education that

happen. And moment to moment, day to day—as they

they expect and that sets us apart from other schools.

talk, connect, understand each other—that is what is happening when there is effective learning. Good

As I reflect on the first four years of Our Way | More

teachers, as you know, teach subjects, but first and fore-

Intentionally Lakefield, I feel very confident that we are on

most, they teach kids.”

the right track. We have changed the daily schedule to provide students with more time for experiential, hands-on

We have amazing faculty and staff who care deeply,

learning. We have added Grove Time to support our

teaching through relationships and inspiring our students

students with both extra help and enrichment opportuni-

on a daily basis to want to learn and meet their potential.

ties such as Entrepreneurship Club and Yearbook Club. We have improved our IT resources so that our students and staff have the best technology to connect them with learning experiences around the world. We have taken advantage of the fact that we are a boarding

There are many challenges ahead of us, but, as LCS has demonstrated in the past, we have a history of bold strategic plans and are well-equipped to face these challenges and meet our goal of being Canada’s finest boarding school, preparing students best for life in the 21st century.

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Volunteerism at The Grove: A Long-standing Tradition Volunteerism at The Grove is one of our longeststanding traditions. On any given day, volunteers are visible on campus devoting their time, energy and enthusiasm in support of our students as coaches, guest speakers, chaperones, sports fans and many other roles. The tradition of volunteerism dates back to the days of the Mother’s Guild from A.W. Mackenzie’s era and has grown both in numbers, variety of roles and responsibilities. Today, our parent community (previously the Grove Guild) and alumni community (previously the Alumni Association) come together under the umbrella of the Grove Society. The Grove Society does an outstanding job of engaging the community and fostering friendship through various outreach events and activities for the betterment of our school.

Nick Lewis ’77, Chair of the LCS Board In early December, I had the pleasure of attending the Grove Society Christmas Gathering. The A.W. Mackenzie Chapel was beautifully decorated for the festive season. The occasion brought back fond memories of Christmas recitals in which I participated as a choir member in the mid-70s. At that time, the event focused on choir, although students did have the

In the school’s recent CAIS (Canadian Accredited Independent Schools) accreditation review (p.8), LCS was commended for being a leader in constituent engagement. CAIS observed that with so many different community engagement events and so many trustees and volunteers, LCS “is ‘walking the talk’ when it comes to honouring the importance of relationships.”

option to learn to play a musical instrument. I recall

My personal involvement as a volunteer commenced

practising tenor saxophone in the vestry in the

just a few years after graduation. I spent five

basement of the old Chapel, but it would be a few years

wonderful years as a boarding student at Lakefield in

before there was an official school band.

the 70s and it seemed natural to get involved in my

At the annual gathering, we enjoyed truly excellent performances by the Lorelei Consort, the Jazz Ensemble and the cast of the fall play, Little Shop of Horrors, not to mention short story readings by

adult life as a volunteer to “give back” to the school that had given me so much. I was inspired by the example of those before me—parents and alumni who I admired for their support of LCS.

members of the Writer’s Craft Class, school life

My volunteer journey started as a Class Representative

presentations by our Co-Head Students Cameron

and I progressed to a Decade Representative. I

Maltman ’16, Alex Westcott ’16 and the School Life

remember participating in Alumni Association

Senior-in-Charge students and a slide show of last

telethons in the 80s in various offices in downtown

summer’s Ondaatje Expedition to Iceland.

Toronto. We encouraged Old Boys to donate to the

Congratulations to all student participants and also to

Annual Fund the equivalent in monetary terms of “a

the Grove Society for your tremendous volunteer

case of beer a year.” The primary objective was not

efforts to enhance our community.

really fundraising, it was reconnecting alumni with the school, and we had a lot of fun.

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Not that there is anything wrong with fundraising! In

board but is best known for his transformational lead-

order to fulfill our goal, “to be Canada’s finest

ership in risk management. The contributions of Paul

boarding school, preparing students best for life in the

Hickey and John Ryder, my immediate predecessors

21st century,” LCS needs donations of both time and

as school board chair, are plenteous, and I am grateful

money. For a school of our size, we have been

to each of them for their advice and mentorship. LCS

extraordinarily successful in fundraising campaigns,

extends a sincere thank you to all three retirees.

with the Hepburn Alumni Challenge (p.41) being the most recent example. Embracing the vision of John Hepburn ’68, the objective was to raise alumni giving participation from 10% to 30% in support of financial assistance for alumni children. In the end, we passed 40%, a terrific result that leaves our peer schools way behind. That result would have been impossible without the generosity of alumni, and John in particular, who made a financial pledge, and the generosity of the many alumni who donated their personal time to promote the campaign. My volunteer journey eventually led to a governance

The Grove is a wonderful school with a special community spirit. People are passionate about this place! It’s a small school that is able to punch above its weight in part due to its ability to tap into volunteer support and engage the entire community in pursuit of its mission. For LCS to continue to succeed, sustained volunteer commitment is an absolute must. Whether you consider it to be a privilege to serve or simply want to help our students and staff to thrive in an increasingly complex and demanding world, please get involved or stay involved; you won’t regret it, I know I haven’t.

role when I accepted an invitation to join the Board of Governors in the early 90s. The Governors were Old Boys who cared deeply about the school and supported LCS with both their oversight and donations. The Board of Governors has since given way to a Lakefield College School Board of Directors and a separate LCS Foundation Board of Directors, each elected from dedicated trustee bodies with 75 and 25 members respectively. Our school is blessed that so many are willing to devote their energy and talents as trustees to advance the school’s mission (p.16). It is testimony of allegiance few independent schools can match. Page Wadsworth ’26, former Board of Governors Chair, is well known in our community for saying “it is a privilege to serve.” I subscribe to those words; my volunteer governance responsibilities over the years have included trustee, school board member, committee member, committee chair and, most recently, board chair. These appointments enabled me to serve alongside many remarkable and caring individuals with whom I share a love for LCS including three board members who retired this fall after serving the maximum term of nine years—John Schumacher, Paul Hickey and John Ryder ’77. John Schumacher contributed in many ways to the school Grove News Winter 2016 | v

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School Highlights


The Value of Learning Through Service


Reflection, Learning and Growth: Lakefield College School Accreditation


Thriving at LCS: Rolling Out a Program for Well-Being to Lakefield College School


Welcome New Trustees 2015/16


The Grove Society: Volunteering—The Road to Happiness


Grove Roots: No Time to Waste


LCS Alumni—Class News


In Our Memories


LCS Foundation—Donor Recognition and Fundraising Report 2014/15


Editor: Tracey Blodgett; Layout & Design and Copy Editor: Christine Vogel; Contributing Editor: Emma Trottier ’03; Editorial Committee: Heather Avery, Joe Bettencourt, Theresa Butler-Porter, Sarah McMahon, Sarah Milligan, Struan Robertson, 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: Returning to campus after practice ABOVE: Students performing in the annual Christmas Concert

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School Highlights Dalal Al-Waheidi Visits LCS The Grove was very fortunate to have the 2016 Jack Matthews Fellow, Dalal Al-Waheidi, visit our campus on Friday, January 29. Dalal captivated our staff and students in the theatre with her theme of community service. Dalal shared how her upbringing, born in Kuwait during the Gulf War, and fleeing with her family to the Gaza Strip, has spurred her hope and the optimism in the younger generation who seek change.

—left Canada for the annual Round Square International Conference, hosted by United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. Representing LCS were Aikansha Chawla ’16, Sydney Ginns ’16, Sara Hubble ’17, Jacob Kee ’17, Betsy Macdonnell ’18, Abe Mello ’16, Rebecca Mello ’17 and Owen Uren ’17. Read about their trip at

2nd Boys’ Soccer Takes Gold

Dalal studied at the Nordic United World College in

On a breezy and rain-swept field at St. John’s-

Norway and at Trent University before finding her place

Kilmarnock in November, the 2nd Boys’ Soccer Team

at Free the Children in 2002. In her current role at Free

entered uncharted territory having qualified for the

the Children as Executive Director of We Day Global,

Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic

she is tasked with organizing We Day, a celebration of

Association (CISAA) Final Four. They made history all

youth making a difference in their local and global

season starting with the team’s first wins, qualifying


for the playoffs and finishing with the first CISAA championship by topping Ridley College 3 -1.

Little Shop of Horrors The LCS production of Little Shop of Horrors was a great

A Wintery Welcome to Newcomers

success! Playing to large and enthusiastic crowds for all

In February, LCS hosted 30 children and adults from

four shows, our cast and crew delivered a truly

the New Canadian Centre. This was the second year for

professional-level show. The students were involved in

the event and it was a huge success despite the lack of

all aspects of the production on-stage and behind the

winter weather. Our own students helped run games in

scenes (set construction, painting, costumes, lighting,

the gym, dodgeball and floor hockey, as well as campus

stage crew, sound and props). All 29 students involved

walks and demonstrated how to roast marshmallows

worked so well as a team to pull off this massive

and make s’mores in the tipi. Some of the families that

undertaking. It was amazing to see it all come together!

came to visit had only been in Peterborough for a few months, one family only two weeks. It was a great day

A Movember to Remember This year’s Movember at The Grove—a nation-wide fundraising movement in support of men’s health— was one to remember! With 85 students and staff that

for our students to connect with other community members.

Ivey Business Case Competition

joined the LCS Mighty MOs team, an all time high for

The LCS Entrepreneurship Team travelled to the Ivey

MOvember participation at LCS, we were able to raise

Business School at Western University to compete in

more than $9,000. We asked MO Bros and MO Sistas to

the 10 th Annual High School Case Competition. Fifteen

duct tape themselves to the wall, MO Bros donated

schools from across Ontario participated in the event

their leg hair for charity in Rip and Strip, we held a

and spent most of the day working in mixed teams in

bake sale, in teams of 10 we pulled a fire truck 15m to

an attempt to solve a real-life issue encountered by a

see who could do it the fastest, and Mo Bros and Mo

local London business.

Sistas jumped in a frigid Lake Katchewanooka for the MOlar Bear Dip!

From Rainforests to Skyscrapers On September 25, eight students—accompanied by

OPPOSITE (L-R) top to bottom: Jack Matthews Fellow, Dalal Al-Waheidi; Students in Borneo during the Round Square International Conference pre-conference; The cast and crew of the fall play Little Shop of Horrors; Mo Bros and Mo Sistas pull a fire truck during the Movember campaign; The 2nd Boys’ Soccer Team after winning the CISAA Gold Medal.

faculty member Gerry Bird and LCS Trustee Val McRae

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School Highlights Raising Awareness for Mental Health

A Great Racing Season on the Snow

Bell “Let’s Talk Day” is a community mental health

Congratulations to the Level 1 Girls’ Alpine Team (Sara

initiative that aims to raise mental health awareness,

Hubble ’17, Juliette Polito ’17, Oona Goebbels ’17,

reduce stigma and improve access to programs and

Philine Hoyer ’17 and Maggie Thompson ’16) on a

services that support people living with mental health

spectacular performance at Ontario Federation of

issues. On January 27, Sarah Nicole Elliott ’16 and

School Athletic Associations (OFSAA). The team

Emily Hanson ’16 (Students-in-Charge of Mental

surprised themselves by capturing the bronze medal

Health) heightened awareness of the event through a

in the Giant Slalom.

chapel presentation and by handing out wristbands, pins and the sale of special event mugs (“mugs of hugs”).

The Nordic Racing Team had great success at the Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association (CISAA) Championships. The senior girls’

Thanks to our community, staff and students raised a

team won the gold medal, while the junior boys’ team

total of $700 for our local ​Peterborough chapter of the

won the silver medal at the Collingwood Ski Club.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CHMA)​.

Sharing Stories of Our Soles Lorelei Consort’s Great Performance

Twenty-eight dancers, under the leadership of LCS

On February 23, Lorelei Consort, our auditioned

teachers Libby Dalrymple and Rachel Bemrose, had

chamber choir, took to the stage at the Ontario Vocal

three fantastic performances of this year’s Dance

Festival. Members of the group had been preparing

Showcase, Sharing Stories of Our Soles. The girls, with a

extensively for this performance that featured works

few special appearances from Grade 12 boys, staff and

by David Ouchterlony (Peter on de sea, sea, sea, sea),

campus kids, performed a variety of student-choreo-

Eric Clapton arranged by Roger Emerson (Tears in

graphed numbers with a wide range of styles including

Heaven) and The Manhattan Transfer (Java Jive). To the

contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, tap and cultural

loud applause of the audience and compliments of the


adjudicators, the singers left the stage excited for more

Student-designed lighting and sound engineering,

performances in the near future. Director Pam Birrell

under the direction of LCS teacher Geoff Bemrose,

and Assistant Director Travis Fuchs are extremely

further enhanced the experience for the audience. For

proud of the group and soloists.

the first time ever, the showcase was also streamed

Winter Fulford Success

live to our community. The dancers were receiving messages of encouragement from family, friends and

On February 19, LCS sent four students to the Winter

past LCS dancers during the Thursday and Friday night

Fulford debate competition at Havergal College.

live streaming sessions that saw more than 2,300 views

Despite some tough competition, they did a fantastic

online. You can watch the show in its entirety online at:


Jack Zhang ’18 and Richard Xia ’17 competed in the cross-examination round, and both held their ground. Fallon Dennis ’19 placed sixth in the junior division

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out of 32 other students in her first competition ever. Alice Prindiville-Porto ’18 placed first overall for the junior division. An amazing accomplishment! Well done debaters.

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OPPOSITE (L-R) top to bottom: Level 1 Girls’ Alpine Team after winning the OFSAA Bronze Medal; Debaters at the Winter Fulford Cup; Nordic Ski Team silver and gold medal champions; Dancers perform at the Dance Showcase, Sharing Stories of Our Soles.

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The Value of Learning Through Service The concept of giving back is

fun. This year, the Grade 10s, new

taken by the size. The yellow brick

nothing new at The Grove. Morning

and returning, spent our

building seemed to spread for

Chapel is filled with

orientation at The Mount

miles, and at first it was daunting.

announcements about new

Community Centre in

It seemed to be almost a metaphor

opportunities to give back, and

Peterborough. The Mount is a

for the year ahead, a task we had to

spots on one of the three March

former convent that is currently

tackle together. We were quickly

break service trips are a coveted

undergoing renovations to become

whisked off into groups to begin

honour. Despite all of that, this

a community centre that will

the process of getting to know one

year, the Grade 10 class had the

provide a safe meeting spot for

another. Through team building

opportunity to experience giving

members of the community as well

games, we were able to establish

back to the community in a way

as community gardens, housing

ourselves as individuals. The team

that was monumental to our

and a place for performing arts

building games were fun, and an


organizations to perform. Our task

integral part of our orientation, but

for orientation was to help The

as that first morning came to a

Mount become a local hub, by

close, we were itching to start the

giving our time to help with the

real task, the work.

Orientation is an integral part of the school year. Those first few days of varying activities set a tone for what the rest of the school year will be like. Orientation is awkward, exciting and, dare I say,

much needed refurbishing of The Mount and its property. As we pulled up to The Mount on that warm September day, we were

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At last, that afternoon, the work began. We were split up into small groups that we would be working

with for the next day and a half. The jobs were varied, some groups were painting and spackling, while others were cleaning, and some even

“Walking out of those doors, and getting back on those buses, we were no longer strangers. We became a team, a unit, a grade. We had a new sense of confidence, and we were ready to take on the upcoming year.”

gardened. The work was hard, but surprisingly fun. It was during these days that our grade began to unify. You see, service learning is good for a lot of things. It’s important to teach young people about giving back, so that by the time they’re grown, it’s more of a habit than a task. On the other hand, service learning can be incredibly beneficial for students, because it seems to have a way of bringing people together. It was during those first September days, with the music blaring, between dancing as you worked, nights spent playing manhunt throughout the endless halls and impromptu paint fights that our grade found its soul. As orientation came to a close, we looked back to the days before. Back to a time when many of us were strangers. Walking out of those doors, and getting back on those buses, we were no longer strangers. We became a team, a unit, a grade. We had a new sense of confidence, and we were ready to take on the upcoming year. Reflecting back, with the year almost half way gone, I can say that I am grateful for what The Mount gave us. We are a strong, funny, intelligent, mischievous group of individuals who, thanks to The Mount, function really well as a team. BETSY MACDONNELL ’18 OPPOSITE: Grade 10 students getting to know each other during fall orientation while participating in community service at The Mount Community Centre. RIGHT (L-R): Olivia Thompson, Betsy Macdonnell, Avery Morton and Elena Martinez Sanchez make a return visit with the Grade 10s during November intersession.

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Reflection, Learning and Growth Lakefield College School Accreditation Many Canadian independent schools view their rigorous accreditation process as an opportunity to score well in an external review of their own practices. After all, those institutions fortunate to pass get the distinct honour of claiming they belong to a group of excellent forward-thinking K-12 educational organizations in Canada known as Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS). While CAIS accreditation is extremely important to LCS, the recent CAIS accreditation process at Lakefield College School proved to be less of a test situation and more of an opportunity to stop, reflect and learn in advance of setting future goals for its continuous school improvement. Most accreditation processes involve multiple categories of expectations. CAIS defines its excellence using twelve standards (see opposite), each with its own examples of effective practice. At first glance, such an evaluation scheme appears strikingly similar to those rubrics teachers use to grade student work. Just as Lakefield College School students face the challenge of demonstrating their understanding and practice of the expectations at the end of each course, LCS is asked every seven years to show CAIS how it meets the national standards that define the CAIS seal of excellence. In case the news has not gotten out, LCS recently underwent the recent iteration of the “test.” No doubt, the result is important. However, there is more to the story. The accreditation outcome is only secondary to the learning and feedback that surround the evaluation (just as LCS teachers often remind their students when they return evaluations to students). CAIS claims that the accreditation is about keeping schools focussed on continuous whole-school improvement. According to AnneMarie Kee, Executive Director of CAIS, the accreditation process begins with schools “taking the time to consider what they already do well, what they could do better, and identifying ways for pursuing greater success.” In preparation for the LCS accreditation, the entire staff participated in at least one internal evaluation committee. Every committee, led by its internal co-captains, met over the period of one year to review in detail one particular standard. The result was a collection of evidence that confirmed the school’s effective practices in

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“In preparation for the LCS accreditation, the entire staff participated in at least one internal evaluation committee. Every committee, led by its internal co-captains, met over the period of one year to review in detail one particular standard. The result was a collection of evidence that confirmed the school’s effective practices in each area.”


Vision, Mission, Values and Strategy


Cocurriculum and Learning Environment


Academic Program


School Leadership


Human Resources


School and Community


Enrolment Management






Physical Plant, Health and Safety


Commitment to School Improvement



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“The Visiting Committee commended LCS for ‘the authentic and caring relationships teachers build with students and the positive learning environment they help create.’” each area. Furthermore, each committee put forward a summary that self-identified Lakefield’s strengths and areas for growth in the standard area to be reviewed. From the work of each committee, the school, led by the Internal Evaluation Coordinator, produced the first draft of the Lakefield College School Internal Evaluation report. The draft report was shared with staff, students, trustees and parent representatives for additional feedback. LCS delivered its 230-page document that outlined the details of its self-assessment three months before the arrival of the CAIS Visiting Accreditation Committee. With a copy of the confidential LCS Internal Evaluation in hand, seven members of the CAIS Visiting Committee arrived last April to spend three days on campus. During their visit they met students, staff, parents, alumni and members of the LCS Board in numerous meetings. Each interaction focussed on collecting additional evidence the committee could use to verify the school’s self-assessment. The parting words from the Chair of the Visiting Committee, who happens to be the Head of Shawnigan Lake School, left Lakefield College School staff feeling reassured

OPPOSITE: LCS teachers make full use of the beautiful campus to stimulate learning. (L-R) Yoga class in The Grove; Frog disection during biology labs; and simulated archelogical digs beyond the Andy Harris Field.

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that everyone’s contributions to the LCS CAIS Internal Evaluation Report were well received. In June, CAIS shared its response with us—a fiftyfive page CAIS Visiting Committee Report filled with commendations identifying perceived strengths, suggestions noting ideas the school may wish to consider, and recommendations outlining changes that need to be made. The good news was that the findings of the committee validated those the school identified in its own pre-visit assessment. For example, the Visiting Committee commended LCS for “the authentic and caring relationships teachers build with students and the positive learning environment they help create.” Also, one recommendation was that Lakefield College School “consider formalizing an environmental responsibility plan that aligns with its strategic commitment to global environmental stewardship.” In the end, Lakefield College School did pass its accreditation in all twelve standards. As with all evaluations, the opportunities to learn continue. Currently, the school is now reviewing the Visiting Committee Report in detail and determining ways the school can continue to improve using the feedback from CAIS. The goal remains to seek new ways to be better while remaining ever committed to doing what is best for LCS students. It is fair to say that the “reflective and collaborative dialogue” that began nearly two years ago continues in our community keeping LCS improving beyond this most recent accreditation visit. JOE BETTENCOURT

“The ‘reflective and collaborative dialogue,’ that began nearly two years ago, continues in our community keeping LCS improving beyond this most recent accreditation visit.” Grove News Winter 2016 | 11

ABOVE: The Assistant Heads of House take to the slopes on Ted Pope Day—an annual “all school” downhill ski and snowboarding day which encourages students and staff to be active, get outside and have fun during one of the coldest winter months.

Thriving at LCS Rolling out a Program for Well-Being to Lakefield College School Staff If you’re a figure skating fan, you will be familiar with

overall THRIVE initiative, which is planned for rollout

the name Joannie Rochette, the young woman who

over 2016-2022.

won a bronze medal for Canada in the 2010 Olympics only days after her mother had died. Dr. Greg Wells (, in his presentations on being an academic Olympian, shows a slide of Joannie with her coach, Manon Perron, who is helping her to regain her composure after the roaring response of the crowd throws her off prior to the final competition. It is a

But the image of the attentive coach, and the feedback throughout 2014/15 from focus groups with faculty, staff and parents, helped the school to an important realization. We came to understand that our faculty and staff had to be able to understand and to model well-being if they were to lead our students in THRIVE.

tender moment, where Perron is fully present for the

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, and

young athlete, giving her the warmth and

the energetic work of a group of sixteen staff and

encouragement she needed to skate her very best.

faculty volunteers, LCS has launched a year-long

This slide was the initial inspiration for the 2015/16 segment of the THRIVE project. The school recognizes

campaign focused on deepening our staff’s understanding of their own well-being.

in its strategic plan that well-being for our students is a

The campaign has several aspects, but perhaps the

vital part of becoming more intentionally Lakefield,

most far-reaching is what has become known as “The

and increasing well-being for all is the goal of the

Greg Wells Project.” Along with three other

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independent schools (Crescent School, Branksome Hall and University of Toronto School), we entered a partnership with Dr. Greg Wells, physiologist at the University of Toronto, to bring a seven-month wellbeing program to the school. The premise of Wells’ program is simple: if we take lessons from the current research on how high performance athletes train, we can all learn how to “be better” in our own lives: how to keep our bodies and mind thriving so that we can achieve the goals we desire. Through the year, Wells has led the LCS staff through a structured program, beginning with goalsetting—“dream-setting” is Well’s preferred term—and in turn covering nutrition, sleep, physical activity, focus and dealing with stress. Participants receive emails Monday through Thursday throughout the year, with links to TED talks, research studies, performance tips, recipes and recommended readings. Wells himself visits the school monthly to present to the staff and to meet with the THRIVE committee volunteers. And Wells’ team provides personalized nutritional advice, training programs and sleep suggestions to support our progress. The program is totally voluntary, and for those who engaged, it has shaped our conversation this year. We joke in the dining hall and the staff room about whether Greg Wells would or wouldn’t approve of our food choices, and we compare notes not about how late, but how early we went to bed, striving to get the elusive seven and a half hours needed for good health. More people are lugging water bottles, drinking green tea, staying away from sugar. Aramark shifted its snack offerings in the staff room to healthier items such as yoghurt and fruit. Staff and faculty have begun to offer wellness events for each other: staff volleyball, futsal, yoga, meditation and dance. We are getting outside during Grove Time with our students—to walk dogs, explore the outdoors or just stretch our legs.

Top to Bottom: Faculty member Kirsten Johnston and her daughter, Stella, “lend a hand” to the creation of a collective art piece created by Grade 10, 11 and 12 students expressing what they learned during health-and-wellness intersession day in March; Faculty members and staff with Dr. Greg Wells after his talk on proactive measures to combat stress and its impact on the body. (L-R) Tim Rollwagen, Jess Reaume, Daniel Barnhoorn, Sarah Thompson and Greg Wells. Grove News Winter 2016 | 13

Walking meetings are becoming more common

board certification. Several staff have joined the LCS

(although the winter weather doesn’t lend itself well to

Whole Life Challenge team, an eight-week online game

this practice!) and students are becoming accustomed

where points are awarded for eating, sleeping and

to teachers asking them to meditate, take a breath of

moving to enhance well-being. With two more rounds

joy or complete an arrival practice prior to the

to go, it is expected that funds will be accessed by an

commencement of class.

overwhelming majority of the staff.

Inspired by the Wells project, the Grove Society

Has all this emphasis on health and well-being paid

launched the second part of the campaign, donating

off? We believe it has. In terms of individual well-

funds to enhance and support the ideas in the Wells

being, Wells exhorts us to look for 1% gains—small

project. Thanks to the society, we have had holistic

changes that add up to make a difference. While the

nutritionist Jessica France visit the school to provide

lives of our staff continue to be full and busy, people

individual consultations. All her available spots were

are consciously paying attention to taking better care

booked within hours of the notice of her visit. Trillium

of themselves. The persistence and consistency of the

College student massage therapists have come to the

Wells message makes us ever mindful of whether we

school to hone their skills on willing staff members,

are making good well-being choices.

and have received a similar enthusiastic welcome: 44 requests for a massage spot within a day of the notice going out. The Grove Society is also supporting the development of a “boot camp” on campus for our faculty and staff, and activities at the end of the school year as part of staff and faculty professional development and community-building.

Equally important, the program is helping to heighten awareness of what we need to do to support our students to be well. It is much easier to identify systems and structures that need to change when everyone involved in the decision-making process comes from the same level of base knowledge about well-being. Many teachers, coaches and residential

The third part of the campaign gives staff the

staff have already begun to incorporate their

opportunity to apply for small amounts of funding to

newfound knowledge into their work with students.

support their own well-being, or to deepen their

And with 99% of our students identifying their advisor

understanding of well-being practices. In the first

as a support for them in their life at LCS in our 2015

round of applications, 38 staff applied for subsidies for

student survey, clearly we are meeting the goal of

Fitbits, meditation cushions, personal trainer

being fully present, like Manon Perron, when our

consultations, nutrition classes, spin bikes, league fees

students need us.

for softball, registration fees for races, stand-up paddle


Faculty member Mike Arsenault shares the secrets to making maple syrup (in The Grove’s sugar shack) with students as one of the electives offered during March’s health-and-wellness-themed intersession day.

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Welcome New Trustees 2015/16 On October 24, approximately 50 trustees gathered at The Grove for the semi-annual Joint Meeting of the School and Foundation Trustees. Highlights included a report from the recently struck Grove Advisory Committee (GAC), chaired by LCS Board of Directors’ Chair-Elect, Nicole Bendaly ’93. With special thanks to our generous donors, trustees celebrated with the LCS community the official opening of Uplands House, Lakefield College School’s twelfth residence. Head of House, Vera Wilcox, and the girls of Uplands were on hand to warmly welcome and proudly tour trustees through their new 14,000 square foot LEED gold-certified home. The day provided trustees with the always-welcomed opportunity to engage directly with students; through small discussion groups, trustees had the chance to learn first-hand more about the current student experience. The formal part of the day concluded with school and foundation business reports and annual meetings. Trustees joined with staff and faculty for dinner—traditionally served by Grade 9 students and a highlight every year. At the annual meeting of the trustees, six members of the LCS community were elected as school trustees (see below). We extend a warm welcome to each of them, The Grove truly appreciates the commitment of time and talent they bring.

A heartfelt thank you to outgoing LCS Board Chair, Nick Lewis ’77 and congratulations to incoming chair, Nicole Bendaly ’93. A very special thank you to Nick Lewis ’77 for his tireless dedication and commitment to LCS. Nick stepped down as the LCS Board Chair and from the board of directors this past February, and we are deeply grateful to him for his support and service over the years. Nick will continue in his role as school trustee. A warm welcome and congratulations is extended to incoming Board Chair, Nicole Bendaly ’93. Nicole has been a member of the board since 2008, a school trustee since 2005, and has been involved as a volunteer in many aspects of the school since her graduation.

NEW SCHOOL TRUSTEES Jennifer Allen (Alumni Parent)

Alexandra Westcott ’16

Board of Directors, Montessori, The Place to Grow Lakefield, Ontario

Co-Head Student, LCS Lakefield, Ontario

Andrew Parke ’03 President,
Grove Society Alumni Chapter Calgary, Alberta

Cameron Maltman ’16 Co-Head Student, LCS Lakefield, Ontario

The opening of The Grove’s twelfth residence, Uplands House.

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Tom Milburn Faculty Trustee Representative, LCS Peterborough, Ontario

Leslie Schumacher ’06 Staff Trustee Representative, LCS Lakefield, Ontario

From The Archives

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recognize these boys? Can you


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without a proper caption. Do you



help us fill in the missing names and share the story behind the photo? Please contact Tracey Blodgett at

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The Grove Society

Volunteering—The Road to Happiness! “Since the day I arrived at The Grove I instantly felt like part of the community, and as an alumna, I continue to feel connected. LCS has done such an amazing job at fostering a close relationship with the alumni community through various initiatives and events, and I’ve really enjoyed being a part of that. Through the Grove Society, I’ve been able to stay involved with this exceptional network of people. I encourage anyone who is interested to volunteer with the Grove Society– Alumni Chapter!” RIONA MOHAN ‘09

Come volunteer with us at the Grove Society and help build our community! Researchers at the London School of Economics have found that volunteers feel happier than people who don’t volunteer, regardless of their social or economic background. Recent research also indicates that having a sense of belonging within a community is key to developing resilience in adverse circumstances. Part of the mission of the Grove Society is to nurture a sense of belonging through the voluntary efforts of students, staff and faculty, parents, alumni and all friends of LCS. That is a potent combination of volunteerism and community building which serves to increase the well-being of us all over the long run. Perhaps this approach to doing things is also why LCS has endured and flourished since 1879.

There are many ways to volunteer through the Grove Society You can contribute a few hours of your time from home, or take a leadership role on the LCS campus or wherever you live. You can help us with our existing events and services, or help create new

“When I was first asked to volunteer as a Parent Rep for the Grove Society, I was worried about the time commitment. Now four years into the position, I am so pleased I said yes. The role has enabled me to get to know other parents at the school as well as the students. Last year, after taking on the lead position for the Welcome Calls program, I had the pleasure of working with many volunteers who live abroad. The feedback from these parents was that it felt good to be a part of the school community and to be able to give back to LCS. It is so rewarding to be able to give back to the school in a small way.” HEATHER HUDSON, PARENT OF MICHAEL HUDSON ’17

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ways of reaching our goals. We are open to everyone who wants to work with us and we welcome your ideas.

Want to know more about our volunteer opportunities? Contact: Alyson Olsheski ’04, Chair, Alumni Volunteers ( Kerri Jobe (mom of Brooke Hamilton ’15), Chair, Parent Volunteers (

Examples of events and services you can help with: Alumni Chapter

Parent Chapter


Grove Roots Mentorship Program


Parent receptions


Fall Fair


Annual Alumni Dinner



Going Grove Grad Dinner

Hosting boarding students for long weekends


Andy Harris Cup: Grove Golf Tournament


Parent Pub Nights


LCS Admissions Open Houses


Networking Events


Decorating LCS for Christmas


Thirsty Thursdays


Grade Representative


Chaperoning students on local community service trips

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 that you should join Grove Roots today!

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

Advance your career Learn something new Stay connected to The Grove Volunteer—it’s good for your mind, body & spirit Grow your personal and professional network Build lasting friendships Change someone’s life/inspire someone Utilize our global alumni network of 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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ABOVE (L-R) top to bottom: A big turnout at the Kingston Alumni Reception; Ian Fung ’00 celebrates his 15th reunion with Grover; The alumni shinny game at the Lakefield Alumni Reception; The Class of 2005 celebrated their 10-year reunion during the Home to The Grove Reunion.

LCS Alumni—Class News! Jon Holmes ’97, wife Amy and big sister Madeline (2) welcomed baby boy John Edward Andrew Holmes, affectionately known as Teddy, on January 3, 2016. Kalen Ingram ’99 and Paul Elsley welcomed Darian Rachel Shirley Elsley, little sister to Madigan (4), on October 6, 2015. Kalen and her family Hugh MacDonald ’55, Colin Trethewey ’87 and Gavin Rainnie ’57

live in Kingston, Ontario where Kalen is a labour and employment lawyer



Hugh MacDonald ’55 met with Colin

Anna Gainey ’96, Liberal Party

Trethewey ’87 and Gavin Rainnie ’57 in

president, was in attendance at the

Sarasota, Florida to discuss the LCS

White House for the first state dinner


Military Legacy Project.

for a Canadian prime minister in 19

Tara Gilchrist ’00 and Caitlin Hutt


were married on September 12, 2015

1960s A group of Old Boys, David Law ’65, John Goldsmith ’66, David Agar ’65, John Stephenson ’66 and David Griffith ’66, gathered for some holiday cheer this December in Ottawa.

with the law firm, Cunningham Swan LLP.

in Dorset, Lake Of Bays, Muskoka. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril ’97 was featured by CBC North about her documentary

Kyle Hadfield ’00 and his wife Mi Zai

Tunniit: Retracing the Lines of Inuit

Liu, are the proud parents of Eleanor

Tattoos. Read the article online at

Ruth who was born on September 24,

2015 in Guangzhou, China. Kyle also

Jon Holmes ’97 with wife Amy and baby Teddy

Tara Gilchrist ’00 with wife Caitlin

Darian, Madigan and Kalen Ingram ’99

Eleanor Ruth, daughter of Kyle Hadfield ’00

1970s Ian Dobson ’78 has sold both the Coco Water Taxi Company and Diamante Express Transport Company to focus on building Ocean Adventures. Ocean Adventures manages power and sail boats in Costa Rica and the Caribbean. If any alumni are in the area and looking for charters, please let him know (!

John Goldsmith ’66, David Law ’65, David Agar ’65, John Stephenson ’66 and David Griffith ’66

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LCS Alumni—Class News!

LCS babies born within the same year, four within a month of each other. Class of 2033! (L-R): Ethan (Faculty parents Heather and Adam Ross), Remy (Jess Arsenault ’00), Molly (A.J. Sainsbury ’99), Patrick (Julie Fleming ’99) and Anna (Jennifer Boyko ’00)

started a Master’s degree at Zhejiang

Matthew Bowcott with big brother

University to study international and

Colton, are settling into their new roles

Chinese political institutions.

as a family of four. Vaughn is a nephew

Congratulations to Tiffany Sly ’00 who had a great year in real estate with Chestnut Park. She won the Chairman’s Award and was third in the team award! Ian Fung ’00 and wife Angela welcomed a baby girl, Alison Rita Fung, on January 28, 2016 in Toronto. Jessica (Arsenault) ’00 and husband Graham Thoem welcomed baby boy Remy James on August 19, 2015 in Peterborough. Lauren Lobley ’01 and her husband, Ted McDonald, are thrilled to announce the birth of their first child, Madison Grace McDonald, born February 19, 2016. Everyone is doing well!

Remy, son of Jessica (Arsenault) Thoem ’00

to Nik Van Haeren ’98, Jeff Van Haeren ’01, Alisha Van Haeren ’09 and Jenna Bowcott ’03, and the grandson of Marnie Bowcott (staff). He is happy and thriving with his family. Christine Tomkinson ’03 and husband

Lauren Lobley ’01 with husband Ted and daughter Madison

Alan Batt welcomed twin boys Tadhg Michael and Eoin Trevor. Erin Crowley ’03 and Aaron Wright welcomed a baby girl, Hazel Louise Wright on February 6, 2016. Nicolas Desmarais ’03 is the Chairman and co-CEO of AppDirect Inc. which develops online stores for business software applications and has vaulted into the club of venture-backed companies valued at $1 billion or more.

Lorcan Kilmartin ’02 with wife Caroline and baby boy Calen

Ian Fung ’00 with wife Angela and baby girl Alison

Jacklynn (Van Haeren) Bowcott ’02 with son Vaughn

David Munro ’01 and wife Nicola welcomed baby boy Gibson Orville Davis Munro on October 24, 2015. Lorcan Kilmartin ’02 and wife Caroline welcomed baby boy Calen Graham Kilmartin on September 24, 2015. The Bowcotts and Van Haerens warmly welcome the arrival of Vaughn William Bowcott, born October 29, 2015. Jacklynn (Van Haeren) ’02 and husband 22  |  Grove News Winter 2016

Alex Lyttle ’03 writes, “The Grove’s

James Ward ’04 and Diana Ancona

Congratulations to Anissa Sridhar ’12

greatest basketball player of all time has

Lezama ’07 were married on November

who has been named a “2015 National

had his third child—Ireland Elizabeth

7, 2015 in Cancun, Mexico. James and

Field Hockey Coaches Association

Anne born February 3, 2016. Two-time

Diana were joined by fellow LCS

(NFHCA) / Longstreth Division III Third

MVP and ten times better player than

alumni, Nick Ward ’02, David Ancona

Team All-American” for the second

Graham Bocking ’03, Paul Bethel ’03

Lezama ’05, Adam Gravel ’06, Georgia

straight season. Sridhar becomes the

and Mr. Bentley combined, we all

Gravel ’07, Lisa Lienert ’07, Andrea

sixth player in program history to earn

remember the incredible legend that

Ramirez Vazquez ’07, Yulia (Saunders)

multiple All-American honors.

was Alex “The Unstoppable” Lyttle. We

Parker ’07, Shaheer Sanuri ’07, Nikola

Congratulations Anissa!

can only hope that his child becomes

Simpson ’07, Kimberly Vincent ’07, and

half of the Superstar he was.

Martha Mattiello Rodrigues ’08.

Congratulations Alex. We love you.” Alex and Ireland are joined by wife Samantha and big sister Amelia (8) and big brother Kipling (1). Roy McLaughlin ’03 has created Tridus Wealth Management—the first paperless, officeless, full service wealth management firm. It’s featured in the The Globe and Mail. Read the article online at Jordan Vlasschaert ’03 and his group Shred Kelly travelled throughout

Lyndsay Armstrong ’13 was named Chapter President of her sorority, Alpha

Brent Petticrew ’06 married Jenna Peel

Omicron Pi—Gamma Chi Chapter at

at Viamede Resort on Saturday, October

Carleton University.

17, 2015.


Karine (Gauthier) Chisholm ’08,

Tim Rollwagen (faculty), wife Laura and

husband Owen and big sister

new big sister Sierra welcomed baby girl

Mackenzie (1) welcomed baby boy

Lily Anne on February 8, 2016 in

Oliver Elijah Chisholm on February 12,

Peterborough. Tim and Laura’s primary


midwife was midwifery student, and

Iain MacKenzie ’11 is playing Ultimate

LCS alumna, Meaghan Brown ’14.

(frisbee) professionally with the Toronto Rush.

Germany for their first European tour!

Christine Tomkinson ’03 with sons Eoin (left) and Tadhg (right)

Hazel, daughter of Erin Crowley ’03

James Ward ’04 and Diana Ancona Lezama ’07 at their wedding

Jenna and Brent Petticrew ’06 Wedding

Karine (Gauthier) Chisholm ’08 with Oliver

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Celebrating Richard Life, Paul Mason and Jane Zupo Please join us for a Grove Society Alumni Dinner in honour of three recently retired staff members.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 Cocktails 6:00 p.m., Dinner 7:30 p.m. at the Park Hyatt Toronto, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto

R.S.V.P. by Friday, April 22, 2016 Register online at Tickets: $75 per person, seating is limited (Dress: dinner jacket, cocktail dress)

Terrapin Spotting The LCS Terrapin has been spotted (travelling with alumni and staff) across the world—at the World Juniors game in Helsinki with Kristin Zubrickas ’05, on vacation in Tulum, in Saint Tropez with Roy McLaughlin ’03 and at the Hong Kong Airport with the students who attended the Round Square International Conference in Singapore. Where will you take your terrapin? Tag your photos on social media with #LakefieldCollege.

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In Our Memories Anne Baker on May 5, 2015 in Cobourg, Ontario. Wife to Rod Baker ’58. Donald Tilley ’42 on November 7, 2015 in Kingston, Ontario. Shannon Matthews ’06 on December 9, 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Audrey Irwin on December 16, 2015 in Lakefield, Ontario. Mother of Jim Irwin ’78. Elodie Sandford on December 18, 2015 in Concord, Ontario. Mother of Paul Sandford ’85 and Scott Sandford ’83. Grandmother of Rebecca Garrison ’15 and Josh Garrison ’17. Pieter Roell ’51 on January 16, 2016 in San Francisco, California. Brother of Michiel Roell ’48. Jane Matthews on March 24, 2016 in Lakefield, Ontario. Pre-desceased by husband and former Headmaster, Jack Matthews. Mother of of Angus ’71 and Tam Matthews ’73.

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2014/15 At the completion of the third year of our strategic plan Our Way | More Intentionally Lakefield, the Lakefield College School Foundation is pleased to report that $32.2M has been raised in cash, pledges and planned giving commitments–ahead of pace for our 10-year $100M goal. These funds have enabled us to construct and open our new residence, Uplands House, launch a new Learning, Character and Values program, grow our endowment and provide $5M in bursaries to deserving students. Our endowment fund experienced a net increase of $2.5M in 2014/15, a 9% increase over the previous year, as a result of $2.5M in gifts and $1.3M in investment returns (reduced by $1.3M in bursary awards, program expenses and fund management expenses). Our endowment fund stood at $30.5M at year end (p.28). In 2014/15, the foundation transferred $4.2M to the school for the year, including approximately $1.7M for financial assistance, $0.2M for capital additions and $0.3M for miscellaneous operating items. We deeply appreciate the generous support and contributions received from all of the friends of LCS. Without you, LCS wouldn’t be able to provide such enriching opportunities to its students. Sincerely, Sincerely, Jock Fleming ’74, Board Chair

Sarah McMahon, CEO Foundation

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JULY 01/14 JUNE 30/15

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation John ’70 and Val McRae Paul ’73 and Hélène Desmarais Claude Mongeau and Jock ’74 and Sue Fleming Guylaine Leduc Bernard and Nathalie Gault Greg and Karen McKnight The Grove Society Jeffrey ’81 and Joanne Moody John ’68 and Jane Hepburn Bill ’70 and Betty Morris Paul and Kris Hickey Jeffrey Orr and Suzanne Legge Jocelyn Lefebvre and France Deshaies Donald ’48 and Gretchen Lefebvre Ross Angus MacNaughton ’48 Barb and Tom Ryder ’53

Golden Oak

2015 $ 174,983 32,070,667 12,931 6,358

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





Accounts Payable Due to LCS

29,212 553,429

28,116 344,158

Total Liabilities



Endowment Fund Restricted Fund General Fund

30,512,966 5,907,230 119,858

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

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 Bill ’68 and Susan Gastle Neil Hamilton and Kerri Jobe Adam ’82 and Tierney Horne


Statement of Financial Position—as at June 30 Assets

Géza and Lilo von Diegardt William M. ’78 and Andrea Wells Richard Wernham and Julia West Martin and Theresa Wunder Anonymous

Arrell Family Foundation Estate of Darren Bishop ’03 The Foster Family Jones Collumbin Investment Council Nick ’77 and Christine Lewis David Lund and Heather Beamish John McWilliams ’65 Jack Nesbitt ’62 The Parent Family Rosemary Phelan Winfield Sifton ’78

Maple Jennifer Allen Emilio Azcarraga Jean ’87 Shon and Cindy Barnett David Bignell and Janice Green Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. Sean and Jennifer Cameron

Bryn and Julie Campbell James DeWolf ’58 Cathy Forster David and Susan Hadden Decatur Howe ’68 Kevin and Ruth Kaller David and Joyce Lind Juleen Marchant Rob and Cheryl McEwen Sandy Mactaggart ’44 Rupel Ruparelia ’89 John Ryder ’77 Murray Sinclair ’79 Nancy Smith

Birch John Abraham ’76 David Black Marilynn Booth Brian and Charlotte Carter Stephen ’90 and Nicole Coates James Dalton and Cara Westcott Prudent Dargis Bruce and Ann Farlow Bruno and Aurelie Fayolle Jon and Shelagh Grant Bill and Anne Hepburn Brett Jackman ’03 Richard and Annie Johnston Warren ’88 and Denise Jones Michael Laidlaw ’92 Ross Little ’81 and Dorothy Vandervlist-Little Hugh ’85 and Margot Macdonnell David ’78 and Sheila McCracken Mark McLean ’74 Bruce and Sarah McMahon John Morrell ’45 David Quail and Margaret Nelligan Sean Quinn ’82 and Libby Dalrymple Alex Ramsay ’53 Struan and Jennifer Robertson John and Janice Runza Marcelo and Jackie Sarkis Martin and Sheilah Scrocchi Joan and Rick Smyth Shane Smyth ’96 and Aurora Ratcliffe

Robert Wagner and Lexi Kolt-Wagner Nancy Webster-Thurlbeck Chris White ’90 Terry and Janice Windrem Anonymous

Red Ash Duncan Alexander ’82 Peter and Sarah Andras Ian ’83 and Susan Armstrong Samuel Ault ’98 Nadine Jean Azcarraga Rosalind† and John Barker Randal Barker ’83 Dan Barraclough ’79 Alan Belcher ’68 Walter ’56 and Anneliese Blackwell Don Bocking and Anne Morawetz Bill Bradburn ’58 Alfred and Susanne Bramkamp Ralph and Barbara Bremer David Brock ’86 Kyusik Chung ’13 Victoria Cole Tim Craik ’81 Cameron Crawford ’02 Pierre and Florence Crot Bill and Marie Dafoe Daniel Dolden ’62 Bryce Douglas ’88 John Drew ’50 Whitney Dunn ’95 Peter ’62 and Judi Dunn Jane Edwards Bob and Melanie Fell John Fleming ’03 Michael and Nancy Florian Glenn Garneys and Pearl Dixon Barry and Vera Gerus Allison, Pat and Beth Goebel in memory of their father Bob Goebel Tim Gravely ’97 Xiadong Gui and Stephanie Zhou Alice Honig ’03 Heather and Neil Hudson Murray Hunter ’68 Alan and Jenny Ingram Robert Ketchum ’49 Gilles Labbé

Hugh MacDonald ’55 Patrick Marshall ’90 John McConkey and Colleen Crowley McConkey Catherine McMaster Robert ’66 and Rachel McRae David Miller ’77 Andrew Parke ’03 Peter Perry ’42 Hugh Rawling ’77 Joan Richardson Bryden Richardson David Rubin ’81 Tim and Jennifer Rutherford Vince and Janice Saccucci Paul Sandford ’85 Bill Shannon and Jyoti Sapra-Shannon Shimmerman Penn LLP Hugh Sibbald ’78 Sean and Jamie Sirois Mary Soder Ryan Sookhoo Tom ’78 and Susan Stevenson John Turner ’79 Guy Upjohn ’48 Peter Ward ’49 Alan† and Vera Wilcox Mu Yan and Hua Li Qiang Zhang and Yan Liu

Green Ash Michael and Deborah Aben Jackie Allen Jamie Anderson ’69 Grove News Winter 2016 | 29

Graham Angus ’98 Janice Anstie Rich Archbold ’69 Jeanne Armstrong Mike and Lynn Arsenault Pari Arshagouni and Manon Ferguson Heather Avery Phil and Simone Babineau Paul Balfour ’81 John Ballachey ’59 Allan Bean Joan Bell Tim Bell ’00 Diane Bethune Joe Bettencourt Matthew Betteto ’13 Michael Betteto ’15 Phil Bian ’12 Gerry and Sandra Bird Adam ’04 and Michelle Bishop Fred and Marilyn Bishop William and Susan Black Art and Tracey Blodgett Chris Bocking ’01 Laura Bocking ’06 Rob Booth ’98 Carlo Bos ’94 James Boyer ’68 John Branson ’62

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Lauren Breckon Debbie Buckley Michael Bulger Tom Burpee Douglas Burrows ’77 Theresa Butler-Porter Theresa Cameron Brian Carr Nick Carter ’54 Susan Casson David Casson ’03 Amanda Chan Gord Cheesbrough Mike and Pam Chellew Susan Chen Stephen and Wilma Cheshire Frank Chow ’87 Jason Church ’07 Jody Clement Jeannot and Joan Clement Chris Colebrook ’61 Marion Collins Andrew Combe ’50 David Connolly Paul J. Coolican ’69 Adam Cooper ’04 Haultain Corbett ’71 Bill and Carol Corner Philip Craig ’91 Scott Current ’93 Loïc Dalle ’03 Peter and Jane Darling Jean Davy John Deacon ’58 Paul Desmarais III ’00 Leonard Direnfeld Hugh and Kim Dobson Derek Doucet and Erica Chellew ’95 Keith Drummond ’81 Heather Drysdale Krista Dunford Brendan Dunn ’98 Adrian Dunn ’92 Robert Eby ’56 Tracey-Lee Eddy ’99 Piers Edgar Dan Eldridge ’89 Darragh Elliott ’57 Scott Estabrooks and Lori Neill Amanda (Soder) Ethier ’98 Gerry Fairhead ’42 Patricia Favre Brendan Fell ’04

Jan Fialkowski Robert Fleming ’43 John Fleming Jake Forsythe ’14 Stephen and Lynda Forsythe John and Angela Fox Alexandra Fraser ’03 Dario Gabbani ’11 David Galloway Robert Gemmell ’67 John and Kathy Gillis Lorne and Geraldine Gold John Goldsmith ’66 Sebastian Goodfellow Peter Grant ’54 Rick and Kathy Green David Griffith ’66 Roberta Griffiths Nicole Groves ’93 Jennifer Gruer Kerrie Hansler Todd and Helga Harris Garret Hart and Jess Fitchette Hart ’97 Steve Hart ’56 Doug Hartkorn Janice Hawthorne John Paul Hayward Matthew Heeney ’87 Rodney Hendren ’68 Will Hendrie ’64 Tom and Judy Hendy James ’84 and Barbara Hicks Stephen Hill ’81 and Carol Miller Donald Hosking ’59† Christopher Howard ’95 R. John Hughes ’58 Brian Hull ’60 Brent Hurley Andrew Hutchison ’50 Ted and Daphne Ingram Kalen Ingram ’99 James Irwin ’78 Bob Johnson Photography Andrew ’95 and Kirsten Johnston Bill and Margaret Jones Charles Joyce Kathleen Kahlon ’96 Paul Keaveney ’76 Zack Kembar ’87 James Kemp ’77 John Ketchum ’82 Angie Killoran

Rob King ’81 Randy Kingdon ’66 Howard and Ruth Kitchen Joseph and Jean Konecny David and Corinna Krocker Michael and Polina Kuznetsov Yves and Janet Lafortune Jane Latimer John Lawrence ’71 William Leckie ’74 Kathleen Leonard and John May Grace Leung Duncan Lewis ’79 Richard and Patricia Life Kim ’53 and Sally Little Chuan Liu and Lingfang Yu Ian Macdonell ’81 Christine MacKenzie ’93 Brian MacKenzie and Sheila Alexander Bob Mackett ’68 Daniel MacKinnon and Melissa Kolt MacKinnon Hugh MacNicol ’75 Stuart ’63 and Kyle Macrae ’09 Bruce Magee Kevin Mako ’03 Kevin ’77 and Mona Malone Warwick Marchant ’89 Richard Matschke Jim Matthews ’58 and Jacqueline Le Saux Tam ’73 and Jan Matthews Ian McCallum ’51 Doc and Jose McCubbin Lenka McGregor Jason McKague ’04 Fabio Mello and Sandra Ruales Todd Melville Tom Milburn David Miller ’77 John and Bid Milligan Tracy Morley ’93 Andrea Morris ’99 Kate Munnoch ’96 John Murray ’81 Peter Northrop ’65 Pete and Ally O’Grady Al Pace ’77 and Lin Ward Alexandre Parent ’15 Anil Patel ’93 Katia Pawlak-Omnes Frank Pearce ’53 Frank Peniston ’67

Diana Perl Norma Perry Orgill Mark Petrosoniak ’03 Andrew Petrosoniak ’01 Riona Petticrew ’03 Clara Picanyol Puig ’02 Joan Picanol Puig ’98 Ashley Royer ’00 Andrew Pollock Jonathan Popper ’87 Michel Pratle Patrick Quinn Bill Rae ’81 Gavin Rainnie ’57 Melissa Rathier Alan Redfern ’78 Jennifer Ridgway ’96 J.S. Struan Robertson and Danielle Labrosse-Robertson Tim Rollwagen David Ross and Katherine Spencer-Ross Jane and John Rutherford Matthew Savino Leslie Schumacher ’06 John Sellers ’48 Tara Shanahan Perry Shearwood ’69 Samantha Shefsky ’08 David Shepherd Tim and Tara Shortly Eric Siebert ’97 James and Carmen Simmons Sheila Singh

Pat Sinka Scott Smith ’87 Bernadette Springford-Watson Ariela St. Pierre-Collins ’15 Robert Stedwill ’67 John Stephenson ’66 Tacuma Stevens ’98 Lauren Stiles ’07 Maurice Switzer ’63 Thomas Symons Nick Syrett ’93 Edward Taylor ’94 Losel Tethong ’89 Emma Trottier ’03 Marcia Tupling ’92 Lorne and Phoebe Turk Charles Turpin ’98 John Tusting ’44 David U.K. ’81 Niklas Van Haeren ’98 Jeffrey Van Haeren ’01 Robin Cavanagh and Christine Vogel Tom Welch ’66 Elizabeth Whitney ’74 Blair Whittemore ’53 John B. Wilkes ’40 Hilary Windrem ’07 Melissa Wright Connie Xu ’06 Robin Young Jane Zupo Anonymous

Fundraising Report—Fiscal year July 1 to June 30

Endowed Gifts

2015 $

2014 $



559,873 26,647 56,570 80,236 1,586,002 11,374 15,180

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







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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Friends Irfan Abazi ’15 John Abed ’14 Bob Abraham ’82 Daniel Abramsky ’86 Rachael Adams ’99 Jeff Agnew ’72 James Aldis ’07 James Alexander ’15 Abby Allen ’12 Baillie Allen ’09 Hillie Allen ’10 Lauren Allen ’03 Erica Darnborough ’07 Stacey E. Ambler ’93 Bill Amos ’48 Duncan Anderson ’71 Graham Andras ’14 Jesse Anglesey ’11 Katherine Anthony ’00 Koh Araki ’04 Taylor Armfield Alexa Armstrong ’15 Dane Armstrong ’15

Lyndsay Armstrong ’13 Mary Armstrong ’07 Scott Arnald Ashleigh Arrell ’98 and Andrew Creighton Margot Atkinson ’98 Allan Avard ’85 and Alex Hahn Andrew Avard ’15 Jason Ayotte Jason Ayuen Christian Babineau ’14 Tatiana Baizer ’14 Phil Baker ’79 Roddy Baker ’58 Dinnie Baker Haley Ball ’15 Tom Bang ’51 Kim Barham Gemma Barker ’05 Jim Barker ’82 Thomas Barnett ’85 Nicole Barton ’92 Kamila Bartosiewicz Siobhan Bates ’04 Adam Bates ’06 Sean Bates ’09

Statement of Operations and Changes in Fund Balances 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

2015 $ 5,001,005 730,793 (276,064) 865,745 1,099,446 0

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

Total Revenue



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

2,176,633 1,667,044 26,381 323,836 1,034,459 159,687 95,837 5,557

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

Total Expenses



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

1,931,491 34,608,563

6,117,662 28,490,901

Fund Balance, End of Year




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Cameron Beaudoin ’88 Lauren Beckett ’15 Andrew and Carrie Beckwith Edward Beliczynski ’84 Anne Bell ’15 Bianca Bell ’06 Ed Bell and Margaret McBride Stewart Bell ’70 Tim Bell ’87 Zachary Bennett ’15 Zoe Bennett-Bowler ’92 Nicolaus Berlin ’08 Paul Bethel ’90 Charlie Bierk ’05 Nick Bierk ’03 Jamie Bignell ’05 Kelly Bignell ’04 Morgan Bignell ’09 Max Binnie ’98 Ben Birrell ’13 Cameron Bishop ’01 Denis Bishop ’62 Tyler Bishop ’08 Jessie Blair ’12 Laura Blair ’14 Graham Bocking ’03 Cameron Boland ’10 Vicky Boomgaardt David Boriss ’91 Megan Boriss ’97 Graham Bos ’99 Jeffrey Bos ’96 Jackie Bowcott ’02 Jenna Bowcott ’03 Marnie Bowcott Timothy Bowen ’86 Bill Boyd ’52 Arynne Boyes ’13 Luke Brady ’88 Johnathan and Erin Braeckman Kristina Breckon Lou Breithaupt ’68 Jonathan Brinckman’78 Jeff Bryson ’15 Michele Buckley ’04 David Budden ’67 Kari Burgis ’95 Trevor Burgis ’97 Robert and Joan Burrows Taylor Burton ’15 Simon Burwell ’15 Chris Cairns ’81 Allie Caldwell ’03 Dan Caldwell

Alison Cameron ’09 Fiona Cameron ’10 James Cameron ’15 Caeleb Campbell ’07 Victoria Campbell ’09 Dustin Cantwell ’90 Kelly Carmichael ’99 Matthew Carr ’99 Ron Carr Geoffrey Carr-Harris ’71 Philip ’69 and Natalie Carr-Harris Chris Carrique ’02 Andrew Carroll ’08 Ian Carswell ’93 Lindsay Carswell ’91 Andrew Casson ’07 Matthew Casson ’09 Michael Casson ’11 Christina Chan ’12 Chris Chard ’90 Karan Chawla ’12 Ivraj Cheema ’14 Matthew Chellew ’97 Asic Chen ’15 Liam Chen ’15 Winnie Chen ’15 Yi Cheng ’15 Heather Chisholm ’01 Lea Chowdhury ’15 Soren Christianson ’14 Alex Clarke ’80 Andrew Clarke ’85 and Betsy Britnell Michael Clarke ’63 Denise Clement Stephen Cline ’53 Hilary Coburn ’05 Alison Cole ’93 Devon Cole ’14 Andrew Collin ’84 Karen Collins ’15 Nat Connacher ’81 Alaina Connelly Calum Cook ’15 Bill Cookson Dana Cooper ’11 David A. Cooper ’90 Jennifer Cooper ’92 Jennifer Cooper ’99 Jordan Cooper ’08 Maddy Cooper ’12 Sara Cooper ’06 Tim Cooper ’98 Alison Corner ’07 April Corner ’09

Joe Corner ’08 Michael Corner ’03 Ardyth Correia and Ryan Drury ’98 Jacqueline Coughlin ’98 Amy Cowan ’98 Hugh R. Cowans ’66 Nathan Cragg ’05 Mackenzie Crawford ’05 Martha Crawford Simon Creasy ’91 Charles Creighton ’88 Lawrence Crocker ’60 Elliot Cross ’15 Erin Crowley ’03 Graydon P. Crowley ’01 Janet Cudney ’94 Olivia Cui ’15 Catie Cundall ’03 Hayden N. Curtin-Sundin ’99 Arielle Dalle ’05 Claire Danby ’98 David Dancy ’81 James Darling ’85 Rhys Davidson ’00 Jeffery Davie ’06 Steven Davie ’11 Tom Davidson ’04 Laura Davy Donald Dawson ’65 James de Bustin ’76 Patricia de Villiers Hélène Deacon ’95 Trevor Deakins ’92 Corey Dean ’05 John Deane ’81 Simon Dell’Aquila ’15 Katherine Dempster ’97 Reed Dennis ’14 Michael Derrick ’57 Jordan Detmers ’07 Malcolm Dewar ’64 Abigail DeWolfe ’93 Sherry Didulka Kelly Dimitroff Maiese ’93 Leona Dobbie ’99 Jessica Dobson ’09 Gordon Doherty ’87 John Douglas Kenneth Douglas ’91 Jacqueline Douglas ’93 Kalia Douglas-Micallef ’15 Courtney Druce ’07 Zelia Drumm Brooke Dunford ’11

Rachel Dunford ’12 Jonathan Dunlop ’89 Leslie and Brian Dunn ’69 Mary Dunn ’15 Andrew Dupuis ’10 Caroline Dupuis ’15 Andrew W. Durnford ’85 Philip Dyment ’81 Richard C. Earle ’63 John Easson ’49 Charles Easson ’56 Piers Eaton ’14 Graeme Eatson ’14 Michael ’83 and Heather Eatson Jonathan Eayrs ’70 Scott Ebenhardt ’82 Michael Ecclestone ’94 George Edney ’81 Laura Edwards ’00 Madi Edwards ’12 Zoe Edwards ’09 Alex Ejsmont ’97 Fraser Elliott ’74 Laura Elliott ’02 Andreas Engel ’13 Marcus Engel ’15 Robert and Eva Engel Charlotte Enzweiler ’15

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Carly Erickson ’02 Sean Erskine ’92 Ilke Ersoz ’15 Thomas Estabrooks ’15 Kristen Evans ’15 Marissa Evelyn ’15 Emily Ewing ’08 Jennifer Fairbairn Jason Famme ’98 Joanne Farley ’00 Alison Farlow ’04 Monica Farlow ’08 Andrew Farncomb ’01 Emily Farncomb ’08 Sarah Farncomb Hugh Faulkner ’51 Andrea Fearnall ’13 Jake Fell ’15 Steven Ferguson ’78 Hayley Findlay ’08 Max Finkeissen ’15 Christopher Finley ’80 Jonathan Fitzgerald ’80 Rowan ’96 and Lili-Sarah ’97 Fleming Jonathan Florian ’15 Thomas Flynn ’96 Meredith Flynn Pitts ’00 Rachel Footman ’96 Christine Forest ’07 Daniel Forest ’00 Marie Forest ’02

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David Forster ’01 Jeremy Foster ’07 Kaytlin Foster ’06 Emilie Fox ’12 Jackson Fox ’14 Mitchell Fox ’09 Emily Freistatter ’08 Jasper French ’15 Savannah French ’13 Patrick Frewer ’75 Ian Fung ’00 Patricia Gabilondo ’08 Colleen Gainey ’03 Ted Galambos ’53 Peter Galbraith ’48 Colin Gallacher ’08 Kelly Gallacher ’06 Meaghan Gallacher ’02 Juliet Gardner ’15 Scott Garland ’14 Katie Garland ’15 Ellen Garneys ’08 Riley Garneys ’10 Becca Garrison ’15 Angus Gastle ’04 Jean-Baptiste Gault ’15 Adriella Gauthier ’05 Davina Gauthier ’05 Karine Gauthier ’08 Michael Gayner ’80 Jody Gerus ’14 Rhiannon Gilbart ’12 Shelby Gilbert ’94 Sean Gilbert William Giles ’84 Rory and Carrie Gilfilan Patrick Gill ’01 Evan Gill ’51 Jordan Gillis ’15 Drew Gilmour ’03 Brendan Ginns ’14 Timothy Girling ’86 John Giroux ’44 Victoria Godsell ’15 Kevin Godwin ’85 Heidi Gold ’04 Bruce Good ’74 Yolande Gooderham Chris Gordon ’57 Bryan Goselin ’04 Graham Goulet ’06 Andrew Grace ’93 Kirk Graham ’94

John Graham ’69 Ralph F. Grander ’83 Allison Grant Donald ’77 and Marsha Grant Rachel Grant ’09 Sam Grant ’13 Katie Grantham ’04 James Gray ’08 Larry Greaves ’81 Douglas Green ’86 Natalie Green ’13 Ross Green Janice Greenshields ’03 Colin Greenwood ’08 James Grieve ’77 Sarah Griggs ’09 Sophie Grossman ’04 Andrew Grummitt ’04 Rachel Guerreiro ’15 John Guest ’85 Jia Gui ’15 Leif Haase ’83 Madeleine Hackstetter ’11 Heather Hadden ’97 Katie Hadden ’00 Kristin Hadfield ’04 Amber Halcovitch ’09 David Hall ’87 Brooke Hamilton ’15 Ross Hamilton ’68 Jeffrey Hanna ’81 Adam Harbutt ’02 Tony Harris ’82 Liz Harrison ’92 Brooke Harvey ’06 Brian Harvey Kana Hashimoto ’15 Chris Haylock Rob Hazell ’03 Heather Hedges ’95 Goodith Heeney Michael Heeney ’76 Tim Heeney ’83 Andrew Heffernan ’15 Bob Henderson ’75 Dougie Henderson ’12 Susie Hendrie ’93 William Henlin ’15 Rick Hepburn ’03 Thomas Hepburn ’01 Wendy Hepburn ’00 Mark Herold ’77 Carson Herrick ’66

Robin Herriman Geoffrey Heseltine ’77 Christopher Heseltine ’81 Robert Hess Lena Hesse ’05 Douglas Hewson ’85 Jane Hickey ’10 Nora Hickey ’12 Jennifer Hill ’00 Dalton Hill-Whitson ’11 Lara Hintelmann ’07 John Hiscock ’52 Matthew Ho ’98 Spencer Hodgins ’06 Paul Hofer ’67 Jessica Holdcroft ’03 Beth Hollis ’04 Jon Holmes ’97 Christopher Holt ’88 Geoffrey Holt ’59 Helen Honig ’07 Alex Hooke-Wood ’14 Jennifer Horrigan ’99 Chris Horton ’08 Gregory Hough ’06 Jeffrey Howe ’14 John Howes ’68 Ivan Hsu ’13 Michelle Hsu ’15 Timothy Hughes ’85 Andrea Huitron ’06 Juan Huitron Moreno ’09 Jamie Hull Josh Humber Ian Hunt ’72 Corey Hunter ’04 Gordon Hunter ’63 Tim ’76 and Melanie Hyde Miwa Inaida ’99 Kelsey Ingram ’04 Tom Ironstone ’05 Jacquie Jack ’96 Zahid Jafry ’00 Brett Jan ’04 Brooke Jan ’06 Yuri Jan ’13 Star Jang ’15 George Jeffery ’87 Karly Jessup ’02 Zhenting Jiang ’15 Patrick Johnson David Johnston ’89 Malcolm Johnston ’02 Rachel Johnston ’09 Trevor Johnston ’00 George Jones ’51 Trevor Jones ’15

Katie Jones ’10 Mark and Carol Jorgensen Lindsay Joseph ’06 Florian Jostes ’11 Franklin Kains Jaron Kaller ’14 Kayden Kaller ’13 Serge Kalloghlian ’00 Kaitlin Keating ’15 Shawn Kerr Elizabeth Kerr ’04 Nagib Khairallah ’87 Craig Killian ’78 Ailish Kilmartin ’00 Lorcan Kilmartin ’02 Ji-Sun Kim ’05 Michael Kim ’08 Mark Kinch ’14 Bryan Kingdon ’96 Emily Kingdon ’03 Jeff Kloosterman ’06 Andrea Knowlton ’96 Denizhan Kocak ’15 Mary Elizabeth Konrad ’08 Allie Kosloff ’15 Jessica Kotzeff ’14 Lisa Krauss ’11 Johanna Kruger ’97 John Kubica and Barbara Cragg Joyce Kubin Nikita Kuznetsov ’15 Robert Labatt ’84 Robin ’52 and Heather Labatt Antoine Labbé ’15 Max Lafortune ’08 Nicholas Laframboise ’15 Brent Laing James Laird ’93 Ben Lamont ’13 Todd Lamont ’95 James Lamont ’93 Mauricio Landaverde Mary Ellen Landon Suzanne Laperriere ’95 Ashley LaPlante ’07 Stella Law Will Lawler ’10 Laura Lawson ’00 Jessica Lax ’98 Nathan Lax ’96 Brett Leach ’95 Sarah Leavens Sherfey ’98 Raymond Lee ’14 Lambert Lefebvre ’13 Laurent Lefebvre ’15 Alexander Legnini ’04 Noah Lehman ’15

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Read Lester Bill Lett ’92 Derek Leung ’15 Linda and Peter Leus Danielle Lewis ’09 Debby Liao ’15 Dominik Lieberoth-Leden ’09 Kevin Limeback David Lin ’80 Ryan Lind ’15 Sarah Lindsay ’07 James Little ’84 Christopher R. Little ’02 Andrew Little ’13 Matt Litwin-Davies ’12 Greta Liu ’15 Bert Lockhart Dyer ’06 Justin Loga ’06 Kathleen Logie ’10 Megan Walsh Lohmann ’00 Katherine Lorriman ’00 James Lorriman ’66 and Lisa Garber John Lovink ’66 Mitch Lowry ’13 Tina Lucas Adrian Lyttle ’05 Brianna Lyttle ’02 Pip Lyttle ’09 Luke MacDonald ’10 Marcus MacDonald ’86 Richard MacDonnell ’66 Christopher Macintosh ’85 Davin MacIntosh ’95 Taylor Mackenzie ’10 Brandon MacKenzie ’06 Colleen MacKenzie ’12 Drew MacKenzie ’95 Iain MacKenzie ’11 Michael MacKenzie ’15 Paige Mackey ’11 Dave MacNicol ’81 Scott MacNicol ’82 Donny MacPherson ’09 Karen MacQueen Kristin Macrae ’01 Dana Madill ’10 Shane Madill ’12 Beverley Magee Jean Magee Cathy Maher Connor Mahony ’13 Randy Mako ’04 36  |  Grove News Winter 2016

Velma Malcolm Joe Mallette ’03 Kathleen Mandry Robert Marsh Chris Marshall ’96 Stephen Marshall ’87 John Mason ’71 Paul Mason Sarah Mason ’91 Greg Massie ’69 Sam Massie ’07 John Matthews ’66 Maggie Maxwell ’06 Brian Maxwell ’04 Bruce Maxwell ’90 J.J. Maxwell ’09 Erin Maynes Paula Mbonda ’99 Peter McArthur ’80 Ruth McArthur Alison McBee ’00 John McBride ’75 Sarah McCain ’05 Elisabeth McCalden ’93 Richard McCall ’88 Mike McCarney ’83 Ken McCleary Owen McCleery ’13 Laura McCloskey ’15 John McConkey ’15 Julianne McConkey ’12 David McConnell ’02 Jennifer McCreary Tess McCutcheon ’12 Susan McDermott ’98 Duncan McDougall ’46 Max McEachern ’13 Thomas McEnery ’95 Hamish McEwan ’81 Julia McGill Colleen McGoey ’97 Jim McGowan Connor McIntyre ’15 Jackie McKerroll ’12 Michael McKim ’84 Jackie McLachlan ’95 Peter McLaughlan ’97 Timothy McLaughlin ’02 Cody McMahon ’12 Robert McNamara ’96 Jamie McRae ’97 Duncan McRae ’03 Cam McRae ’01

Gillian McRae ’06 Ben McShane ’15 Ruth McSpadden Daria McWilliams ’04 Kathryn Meehan ’91 Carmen Melero Timon ’15 Michael Melito Ehren Mendum ’92 Edward Mercer Simon Miller ’15 Mitchell Mingie ’82 Alison Mitchell ’98 Riona Mohan ’09 David Tennant ’99 and Carolyne Mondoux ’00 Alain Monnard ’98 Samantha Moody ’15 John Morch ’49 Nick Morianos ’00 Lawrence Morley ’69 Kaley Morris ’02 Michael Morris ’05 Kaycee Morrison ’08 Anthea Morse ’07 Simon Mortimer ’83 Douglas Moulton ’44 Beth Mulvale ’05 Heather Mundy Lindsay Munoz ’09 Sean Munoz ’07 Damin Murdock ’00 Alex Murphy ’83 Dominique Murray ’08 Jamie Murray ’14 Keenan Murray ’10 Patrick Nangle Andrew Nation ’77 Meredith Nelson ’92 Nik Nemeczek ’14 Amy Neufeld ’97 Lucas Neuhäusser ’15 Henry Nicpon Emilie Norris-Roozmon ’15 Alexandra North ’00 Kelly Nottage ’00 Douglas Nugent ’80 Bryan Nunnelley ’96 Callum O’Hanlon ’15 Daisy O’Neill ’13 Luke O’Regan ’01 Andrea Ober ’05 Reid Obradovich ’13 Allen Oliver ’54 Alyson Olsheski ’04 Kathryn Olsheski ’06 Mark Olsheski ’03 Andrew Orr ’84 Jackie Orr ’13

John Orr ’07 Jennifer Ower ’15 Mark Park ’15 Alex Parke ’02 Bruce Parke ’74 Andrew Parsons ’03 Josh Pascoe ’07 Simon Patrontasch ’09 Bruce and Barbara Patterson Tori Patterson ’06 Fevri and Brikena Pazari Sierra Peddie ’12 David Pelino ’14 Marco Pellerey ’07 Hy Penn Doug Pennock ’81 David Pereira ’94 Andre Perey ’86 Michael Petrosoniak ’05 Kathy and Peter Petrosoniak Brent Petticrew ’06 Brian Phillips ’86 Xavier Picanyol Puig ’00 Kevin Pigeau and Melisa Gervais Madison Pigeau ’15 Victoria Pinsonnault ’14 Nicole Pinto ’08 Patrick Pinto Rob Pollard Michael Pooley ’01 Anna Porte ’12 Coco Porte ’09 Oliver Porte ’06 Ellie Porter ’13 Marc Porter ’83 Reilly Porter ’13 Dorothy Preston Katie Price ’97 Mark Price ’14 Johannes Prinz zu Waldeck ’12 Josias Prinz zu Waldeck ’12 Alex Procyk ’12 Emmy Pullen ’11 Deane Purves ’70 Dylan Purves ’15 Bilaal Rajan ’13 Rakesh Rajdev ’08 Martha Ramsay ’06 Samantha Ramsay ’14 Bill Rashleigh ’54 Ben Redfern ’13 Bronwyn Redfern ’11 Madi Redfern ’09 Mark Reesor ’99 Mary-Anne Reid ’04 Elizabeth Reid ’03 Stephanie Rentel ’97 John Reynolds ’60

Alex Richardson ’69 Andrew Richardson ’09 Katie Richardson Arnould ’05 Quinn Richardson ’05 Will Richardson ’07 Charles Erik Richer La Fleche ’14 Katharina Richter ’07 Brodie Robbins ’08 Mary Robertson Lacroix Katie Robinette ’90 Stephen Robinson ’82 Katharine Rogers-Hern ’04 Noah Rosen ’12 Scott Ross ’95 David Ross ’57 Tara Ross ’93 Grant Roy ’12 Barb and Bill Rutherford Holly Rutherford ’04 Kim Rutherford ’01 Alick Ryder ’55 and Leslie McIntosh Geoffrey Ryder ’15 Jordan Ryder ’13 Matthew Ryder ’08 Robert Ryley ’55 Margaret Saari ’99 Olivia Saccucci ’09 A.J. Sainsbury ’99

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Andrew Sainsbury ’02 and Melanie Wright ’02 Caitlin Sainsbury ’96 David Sainsbury ’76 Yafa Sakejha Shaheer Sanuri ’07 Elisha Sarkis ’14 Jesse Sarkis ’13 Katie Saunders ’00 Ocean Saunders ’15 April Sawyer ’03 Jeff Scanlon ’08 Patrick Scanlon ’03 Jillian Scates ’13 Belinda Schubert ’99 John and Kerry Schumacher Lauren Schumacher ’08 Lianne Schumacher ’05 Zak Schwartz ’12 Henry Scott ’53 Monica Scrocchi ’15 Shannon Scrocchi ’13 Chris Scroggie ’96 David and Patricia Scroggie Adrian Seligman ’96 Emma Senkus ’15 Nimisha Shannon ’15 Colin Sharpe ’11 Jenna Shelley ’02 Jasmine Shenandoah ’14 Stanley Sherr

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Percy Sherwood ’51 Taylor Shields Alan Shimmerman Andrew Sibbald ’81 Peter Sibbald ’76 Rebekah Sibbald ’11 Johannes Siekmann ’07 Oskar and Thor ’86 Sigvaldason Elie Silver LX Silver-Mahr ’15 Shelley Simmons ’96 Erin Simmons ’93 Austin Sinclair ’11 Danielle Sinden ’01 Jessie Sinden ’99 Michael Sinden ’97 Amy Sisam Laura Slipp ’08 Jodie Sloan ’14 Jacob Slobodian ’12 Kelsey Slobodian ’10 Tiffany Sly ’00 Allison Smith Andrew Smith ’02 Dawn Smith Greg Smith ’11 Kelly Crothers ’96 Stephen Smith ’85 and Sarah Powell Valerie Smith ’15 Vanessa Smith ’15 Mark Soder ’00 Riya Soni ’15 Kai Sorensen Andrew Sparling ’92 John Spencer ’59 Kevin Spraggs Yasin Sridhar ’09 Jamie Stafford ’89 David Staples ’98 Craig Stark ’15 Nicholas Steele ’15 Sarah Steinert ’98 John Stelzer ’00 Matt Stevens ’12 Bill Stewart ’70 Alan and Jane Stewart Karin Stock Scott Stren ’90 Kenneth and Kelly Strickland Rowan Strickland ’13 Mike Studli ’04

Mark Sunderland ’00 Mary Sunderland ’97 Kristine Sung Philip Switalski ’07 David Sword ’88 Megan Takeda Derek Taylor ’62 Jeffrey Taylor ’99 Jerome Taylor ’81 Rosalea Terry ’07 Jessica Thoem ’00 Dorothy Thomas Brett Thompson ’05 Jennifer Thompson ’03 Justin Thompson ’00 Sarah Thompson ’06 Stuart Thompson ’91 Erin Thomson ’98 Robert Thomson ’14 Will Thomson ’13 Shauna Thorpe ’98 Vienna Thurlbeck ’05 Edward Tian ’15 Jennifer Tidman ’91 Kathryn Tiedje ’98 Eric Tonellato ’91 Ido Tonellato Caitlin Townsend ’02 Michelle Tremblay ’97 Spiro Trent ’11 Jorge Trigo Martinez ’05 Asha Trott ’15 Samson Tso ’15 Richard Tucker ’77 Zoe Tudisco ’15 Julia Tunney ’02 Josh Turk ’03 Kyle Turk ’03 Holly Turner ’15 Victoria Turner ’95 Eric Uhlmann ’04 Katie Uhlmann ’05 Daryl Urquhart ’73 Chris Valentine ’86 Tavis Valentine ’88 Peter Van Buskirk ’53 Leonie van Haeren ’10 Katrina van Laren ’07 Alanna van Niekerk ’03 Adrien Vilcini ’15 Philippe Violette ’97 Martha Vlasschaert

Melanie von Diergardt ’03 Robert von Herrmann ’81 Emma Vouk ’08 Jess Vouk ’05 Korbinian Wagner ’07 Julianne Wagner ’15 Melissa Wagner Natalie Wagner ’14 Ludwig Waldburg ’09 Josh Walker ’13 Margaret Wallace ’93 Daniel Walsh ’06 Elise-Marie Walsh ’03 Mitchell Walsh ’12 Sophie Walter ’12 Bonnie Wang ’15 Linda Warren Ian Watson ’77 Douglas Watson ’12 Alick Watson ’81 Todd Watts ’90 Taylor Watts ’15 Brink Weaver ’55 Bruce Webb ’81 Michael Welch ’15 Jennifer Wellman ’98 Brad Whelan Marissa Wickware ’15 Anne-Marie Wielhorski-Lyttle Stephanie Wilcox ’03 Sarah Williams ’95 Josh Williams ’14 Caroline Willis ’97 Anthony Willson ’97 Steve Wilson ’76 Christine Withrow David Wolf ’90 Johannes Wolters ’08 Kenman Wong ’07 Frederick Wood ’79 Rachael Wootton ’15 Caroline Wright ’98 Kathleen Wright ’98 Nicholas Wright ’01 Brunhilda Wusatiuk Yiwei Xia ’13 Jonson Xia ’15 Crystal Yang ’11

Bryan Yantha Millie Yates ’13 Zhibo Ye ’15 Erin Yeatman Sarah Young Christine Young ’97 Khalid Younis ’15 Patrick Zachary ’85 Michael Zahradnik ’11 Dan Zahradnik ’14 Hatim Zavery ’08 Henry Zhang ’14 Shelly Zhang ’15 Rainer and Kristin Zimmermann Merit Zimmermann ’14 Jessica Zintel Carly Zubrickas ’12 Kristin Zubrickas ’05 Melissa Zubrickas ’08 Anonymous

Thank You To the Friends of Lakefield College School UK Foundation for their ongoing support. Tim Ward ’62 Roger Wyand ’65 Tony Wyand ’62 HRH The Duke of York ’77

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

In the preparation of this Annual Report we have tried to avoid errors and omissions. If any are found, kindly report them to Kelsey Slobodian 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, 2015, your name will appear in the Annual Report of 2015/16. Grove News Winter 2016 | 39

Thank you ELIZABETH JANE September 17, 1928 – May 5, 2015 Liz Ketchum never attended a class, played on a sports team or acted on the stage at Lakefield College School, yet from the time she was 10 years old, LCS was her home. When Liz, her brother Bob Ketchum ’49 and their parents Hugh and Jean Ketchum* arrived at Lakefield College School in 1938, they were delighted by the close community and its overriding commitment to ensuring that each and every boy was encouraged to achieve his full potential—mens sana in corpore sano. After leaving her home in Lakefield, Liz trained as a librarian, a career that took her from Lakefield to the National Film Board, Ottawa to the London (ON) and North York Public Libraries, to Nairobi, Kenya and to Canada House, London, UK.

“Lakefield College School is deeply grateful and acknowledges the generous bequest of the late Liz Ketchum. Her gift will further enhance the endowed bursary named in honour of her parents, Hugh and Jean Ketchum, by ensuring that bursary funds are available to young people who, without them, would be unable to afford an LCS education.” ABOVE: Liz and her brother, Cadet Sailor Bob Ketchum ’49

Yet no matter where Liz travelled, or worked, she remained close to the school, visiting the campus when possible and faithfully supporting the school’s annual fundraising requests. Without fail, her gift would be accompanied by a thoughtful note—sometimes commenting on the most recent edition of the Grove News, or sharing updates on the whereabouts or careers of various Old Boys, or most frequently acknowledging the thank you letters she would receive each year from the grateful recipients of the Ketchum Bursary. In 1989, following the death of their father, Liz and Bob established the Hugh and Jean Ketchum Memorial Bursary, “as a living, ongoing tribute to our parents who, we feel, made a major contribution to the school at a crucial time in its history, and whose presence (we have been told), enhanced the well being of so many students, parents and staff members and the Lakefield community as a whole.” (Grove News Spring 1990) Liz had always been very forthcoming about her intent to leave a bequest in her will to LCS. When the 1879 Society was launched, to acknowledge those in the LCS community who had included the school in their estate plans, Liz was one of its founding members and always a lively presence at gatherings held to honour its members. Lakefield College School is deeply grateful and acknowledges the generous bequest of the late Liz Ketchum. Her gift will further enhance the endowed bursary named in honour of her parents, Hugh and Jean Ketchum, by ensuring that bursary funds are available to young people who, without them, would be unable to afford an LCS education. On behalf of all the students who have benfitted, and will continue to benefit, from her generosity, Thank you Liz. THERESA BUTLER-PORTER * For almost 30 years (1938 - 1967), Hugh and Jean Ketchum played a significant role in the history of The Grove. While Jean acted as hostess to the Headmaster G. Winder Smith (until his marriage in 1947) Hugh’s devotion to ‘the boys’ and their education was always appreciated and apparent in his roles as schoolmaster and Assistant Headmaster.

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Hepburn Alumni Challenge Update Last year, Grove alumni rallied behind the Hepburn Challenge in incredible numbers, achieving 40% participation and raising more than $3.7 million in commitments. This program—created and led by alumni, for alumni—has taken our participation to a level never achieved by any Canadian educational institution. More important, we are on track to be able to support three to eight deserving LCS students from alumni families every year, forever. Now in year two of this five-year program, the challenge has already created a transformative impact. There are students at LCS today as a direct result of the Hepburn Challenge. A reminder to program participants: if you haven’t already done so, please make your year two gift!

Online: Fast and secure at Phone: Adam Bishop ’04 at 705.652.3324 ext. 366 Mobile: Text GROVE to 45678 ($20 added to your mobile bill)

AWARD WINNING! We’re pleased to announce that the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has selected the Hepburn Alumni Challenge to receive recognition under the category of “Best Practices in Fundraising.” Nominees were considered based on quality, creativity, innovation, adherence to professional standards

WHY I GIVE Arynne Boyes ’13 “As a recent alumna of The Grove, my time spent at Lakefield continues to hold a special place in my heart. I chose to participate in the Hepburn Alumni Challenge as a way to give back to the community that had an immense impact on my life. Being a bursary recipient myself, I felt that contributing to the challenge was an important way for me to help give someone their own Lakefield difference, just as many generous donors had previously done for me.”

and success in meeting objectives. Congratulations to John Hepburn ’68 and the 75+ alumni volunteers whose tireless work helped to make this program a success! Grove News Winter 2016 | 41

LAKEFIELD’S Strengthening our Ties with Grove Families in Asia The incredible geographic diversity of our student

goal of raising $100 million by 2022, we aim to expand

body has long been a key contributor to our

the geographic scope of our donor base.

educational experience. Our students hail from 28 countries across the globe, and roughly 25% of our alumni reside outside of Canada. As a small school whose footprint extends across the seas to many parts of the world, we work hard to nurture a sense of community and connectedness for our alumni and parents living abroad.

True to our Grove culture and values, Global Philanthropic were consistently impressed by the warmth and kindness of our parents and alumni in Asia. They were also struck by the degree to which our constituents departed from the mainstream Chinese educational philosophy, and resoundingly embraced our emphasis on education of the whole person.

One region where this has been a particular challenge

Furthermore, it was very clear that LCS delivers an

for us is Asia, where sheer distance, time zones,

experience that has a powerful and lifelong impact on

language barriers and cultural differences are more

our students from the region.

significant than in other geographic areas. This past fall, we engaged the firm Global Philanthropic to help us develop a plan to build a more meaningful sense of presence, community and connectedness in Asia. Global Philanthropic held 28 meetings with LCS parents and alumni in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Taiwan in November, and produced a report containing valuable insight into the perceptions and priorities of our constituents. It is our hope that fostering a deeper sense of community and connectedness among our Asian parents and alumni will, over time, help encourage philanthropic investment in LCS from the region. During our last ten-year strategic plan, just 12% of donations came from outside of Canada. To reach our

Global Philanthropic laid out a series of recommendations to help us strengthen the connectedness of our community in Asia, focused around key themes such as engagement, parent and alumni relations, communications and admissions. Our hope is that this work will provide a useful blueprint that we will harness in other regions of the the world. We are sincerely grateful to the 28 parents and alumni who took the time to meet with Global Philanthropic in Asia. Their insight has helped lay the groundwork for a stronger LCS community in the region, and we look forward to working together to bring that vision to fruition. BELOW: Last year’s alumni reception in Hong Kong

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“TO ADVANCE AND ENDOW LAKEFIELD COLLEGE SCHOOL” Lakefield College School Foundation is dedicated to supporting and sustaining its mission. The foundation is governed by volunteers who represent alumni, current parents, past parents and friends, all of whom have made significant contributions to its advancement. The affairs of the foundation are conducted in an environment that embraces the values of excellence, collaboration, integrity and accountability.


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

Scott McCain Robert McEwen Bill Morris ’70 ROW 3 (L-R) Rosemary Phelan Andrew Durnford ’85 Kathleen Ramsay Bernard Gault John K. Hepburn ’68 ROW 5 (L-R) Donald Ross ’48 Paul Hickey* Suzanne Legge Orr Thomas Ryder ’53 Angus Nancy Smith MacNaughton ’48 BOTTOM ROW (L-R) ROW 4 (L-R) Géza von Diergardt Secretary Richard Wernham James Matthews ’58 Directors in Bold *Honorary Alumni France Deshaies Lefebvre

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2016 Spring SAVE THE DATE!

Open House—APRIL 30, 10 am Know someone interested in attending LCS? Bring a friend and be introduced to the value of experiential learning; tour through our beautfiul campus; learn more about our international service projects, outdoor education, cocurricular arts and athletics programs; and see first-hand why our students love it at The Grove!

win this

year’s green jacket!

The Andy Harris Cup Grove Golf Tournament Thursday, June 23, 2016 Peterborough Golf and Country Club $160 (Adults) $125 (Students) RSVP at

Lakefield College School, 4391 County Road 29, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada K0L 2H0

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