On Wednesday, September 23 as part of Wellness Wednesday, the whole school came together to run and walk in honour of Canadian hero Terry Fox. Each year, schools across Canada run and walk to continue Terry Fox's Legacy of Hope.
The annual event raises awareness and money for the Canadian Cancer Society, an organization dear to Terry as he was diagnosed with bone cancer last the age of 18. His message of strength and perseverance was channeled on Wednesday as students completed as many laps as possible around campus over a set time period. By the end of the event, over 550 laps were completed either through the woods or around our track!
Students wore their Paper House colours and laps completed were tallied to determine the Paper House winner:
1st: Pullen with 159 laps
2nd: Lefevre with 146 laps
3rd: Mackenzie with 139 laps
4th: Sheldrake with 112 laps
As a school, we have raised over $800 and hope to raise a little more. If you would like to donate to Lakefield College School’s Terry Fox campaign, please visit this link.
A huge congratulations to everyone who participated and for remembering Terry's words of making the impossible possible.
Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.
We respectfully acknowledge that Lakefield College School is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations. Lakefield College School respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.