On a picturesque Friday evening, September 29, our students and staff celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival at the shore of Lake Katchewanooka.
Originating over 2000 years ago, the Mid-Autumn Festival is a cherished tradition in several Asian countries, including China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. Falling on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month, this festival coincides with the brightest moon and the harvest season. Families and friends traditionally reunite during this time, making it one of the most significant holidays in China.
At LCS, the event mirrored the essence of a family reunion, with students congregating at the waterfront to enjoy the festivities. Lanterns swayed in the breeze, casting a warm glow over the pavilion, and students added to the ambiance with colourful glow sticks.
Under the luminous full moon, spirits were as high as the moon in the sky. It was a perfect night for our community to come together and celebrate, enjoying mooncakes and snacks.
Thank you to the students who meticulously set up the event, the Seniors in Charge (SICs) of International Students, and the Global Discovery Club for enlightening our community about the significance of this festival in Chapel. Special thanks to the parent volunteers who travelled all the way from Toronto, bringing with them authentic treats that added an extra layer of authenticity to our celebration.
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.