The crisp winter air was electric with excitement as the annual Katchewanooka Rod (K-Rod) finally took place on Wednesday, March 8. Despite being postponed multiple times due to unrelenting rainy weather, LCS students were determined to keep the tradition alive.
K-Rod, LCS's version of the legendary Iditarod, was a thrilling test of endurance and teamwork. Each team, comprising six students from each paper house, pulled their musher in gruelling slalom, long-distance, and sprint races across the icy terrain of Matthews Field. But it wasn't just about speed, as teams had to cross the finish line with all members present, either on or pulling the sled, making it a test of both speed and unity.
Our students' enthusiasm was palpable, their energy and grit driving them forward to cross the finish line. The sheer determination and teamwork displayed were a sight to behold, as they pulled, tugged, and cheered each other on.
K-Rod wasn't just a competition, it was a testament to the indomitable spirit of LCS. The event helped to get everyone outdoors and enjoy the winter season together, while also fostering camaraderie. It was a chance to connect and share some laughs before the March Break, and a reminder of the enduring traditions that make LCS so unique.
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.