On Friday, The Country Day School held its 26th run for Terry Fox in which the entire school participated. In her remarks to both Junior and Middle/Senior School students, Canadian Olympic Hurdler and volunteer for the Terry Fox Foundation, Nikkita Holder, thanked CDS for raising $505,168 for the Terry Fox Foundation over the past 25 years (this year excluded).
The word community has deep routes at CDS and comes up in almost every meaningful conversation we have, whether it be with prospective or current families, students, alumni or CDS Grandparents on Grandparents’ Day. We take immense pride in our growing community and the events we host for them.
This morning, our GYs and their parents honoured what has become an annual CDS tradition of being “walked to school” one final time for the annual Grad Breakfast. Everyone was rewarded with a delicious morning meal, plus great conversations and photo-ops with faculty members and friends in advance of the end-of-year Middle/Senior School Assembly.
At the final Arts Assembly of the year Monday, CDS culminated its Ahead by a Century run with a special cheque presentation of $5,680 to both the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund and Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research – Sunnybrook Foundation. The cast and crew were able to raise a total of $11,360 for these two worthy charities through ticket and T-shirt sales, discounted rental rates, and the generosity of our special sponsors.
History was brought to life earlier this week for Grade 10 and Senior Social Science students taking World History with Mr. Young and Mr. Downer. The students spent the morning with two guests from the Friends of Simon Weisenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) as part of a Lessons and Legacies workshop.
The Canada Project took place on Monday and Tuesday this week and was CDS' way of recognizing Canada’s 150th birthday. The timing of the Project was intentional to culminate with our Senior School production of Ahead by a Century.
The U14 CDS Hockey team travelled to Halifax from Wednesday, November 16 – Saturday, November 19 to participate in the Armbrae Academy U15 Halifax Independent School Hockey Tournament. Coaches Andrea Leacock and Mark Burleigh led the boys on a trip that included a visit to Peggy’s Cove to see the geological landforms, a chance to learn about the lobster fishing and seafaring culture, and sampling some of the North Atlantic’s finest offerings. It was a messy and satisfying affair!
On November 1, as part of our November Giving month, we launched a new initiative aimed at creating an Alumni Legacy Fund to support financial aid for children of our Alumni. We've termed it the Alumni Challenge.
We all need a good laugh now and then, which is why our Grade 7-9 students will be taking aim at your funny bone during their first scripted comedy troupe written by students – The Cyclone City Comedy Revue – on November 17 and 18.