Spring has sprung

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I know this because tonight there is a wrap-up reception for the convenors and some others on behalf of the Spring Fair, hosted by Brian and Ann Cameron. Ann is going above and beyond the call of duty here; she and Heather Kohler were the co-convenors of the 2005 Spring Fair, yet here she is (actually Heather will be there too) hosting this event. This year’s Fair was fantastic, raising over $70,000 for the School. The weather was excellent, the organization and management of the event were superb, and the positive spirit generated by all those who worked on the Fair spilled over into everyone’s day. Mary Pollen and Patti Macintyre-Gray, who led the team for this year’s fair, along with the dedicated collection of convenors, deserve unstinting praise for their work and for the way they emanated fun.

Spring Fair 2009

Another reason I know spring has sprung is that the weather has been spectacular for a week, and shows every sign of continuing unabated. On this particular weekend our rowers are at the Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Championships in St. Catharines, where every single one of them has moved successfully into the semi-final heats on Saturday. Our tennis team is away at the Provincial Championships, where they will be battling for 7th or 8th  spot. Our Senior Girls’ Soccer team is in Campbell River for their Provincial Championships, where this afternoon they lost a heartbreaker of a semi-final match in the dying minutes on a penalty kick, so they will play for 3rd and 4th tomorrow. Finally, I will be in Vancouver tomorrow, where our Senior Rugby team, (seeded 3rd in the province, and who won a nail-biter of a semi-final against second-seed St. George’s 15-14 with a dying-minute try yesterday), will be playing in the Championship final at the University of British Columbia. We last won the Provincial Rugby Championship two years ago, and we will be valiantly trying for a repeat tomorrow against stiff opposition. Vivat!

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