Terry Fox Day Another Success

On October 1st, 2010, The Country Day School showed their support and admiration of a Canadian hero by walking or running for 30 minutes to mark the 30th Anniversary of The Marathon of Hope. Students took home sponsor sheets and raised money for the Terry Fox Foundation.

All the students at CDS have had the wonderful privilege of meeting Daisy Mae Hamelinck, a representative from the Terry Fox Foundation, who explained to all of us the value and importance of research dollars. Daisy was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (the same cancer as Terry Fox) in 2008 at the age of 29. Daisy has made a full recovery after three surgeries, and showed the staff and students her prosthetic leg while making the comparison to the leg that Terry Fox had thirty years ago. Diasy shared Terry's story as well as her own, and convinced everyone in the audience that the money we raise at The Country Day School is making a huge difference in the world.


Congratulations, CDS, for raising $18,330.16 for cancer research.


Land Acknowledgment

The Country Day School wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. Our nearest Indigenous Nations are now the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island. The Dish with One Spoon Wampum covenant is often cited as an example of the shared responsibility for caring for these lands among the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples who would call these their traditional territories. CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection to this land can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for the land and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220 


Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.