The exhilarating journey of the 2023 Ondaatje Challenge reached its culmination this week, as athletes dove into a 600-metre swim. This year, the Ondaatje Swim standard remained just out of the reach of our dedicated athletes yet, what unites these extraordinary individuals, especially those who braved the chilly lake at 6:45 a.m., is their unwavering determination and indomitable spirit. Congratulations, everyone!
The time standards for the Ondaatje Medal require students to finish each event within 10 percent of the average winning time from the last 10 years.
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.