The tradition of taking the whole school skiing for a day began in 1970. This year, more than 400 students and staff members enjoyed a fabulous day of skiing/snowboarding on Thursday, January 24 at Sir Sam’s in Haliburton. This is a day when the entire student body and all faculty head to the hill for a day of skiing and snowboarding.
Bus after bus made the trek early Thursday morning for a day of skiing, snowboarding or just hanging out in the chalet playing games, reading and relaxing.
After a full day of fresh air, exercise and good food made everyone nicely tired for evening study and it was early to bed for most people. Lots of happy memories were once again made at Ted Pope Day.
Ted Pope Day is named after an Old Boy who attended the Grove from 1939-1942. Ted Pope loved the thrill of adventure, and he found it skiing, mountain climbing and car racing. He was responsible for redefining the scope of downhill skiing, expanding into new areas with the addition of lifts, jumps, and inter-scholastic competition. Ted Pope joined the Navy after graduating from LCS, and he later worked eight years for the CBC as a television producer. He died in 1960, when his TR3 race car spun out of control.