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

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands 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.