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2021 Virtual Alumni Celebration

On the evening of May 6, over 110 alumni, staff and LCS friends, representing eight decades, gathered over Zoom for an evening in celebration of five extraordinary women – Marilynn Booth P’98, Kate Ramsay P'06, GP'14 '16, Gretchen Ross P'79 '80, GP'17, Nancy Smith P'87 '90 '96, and Vera Wilcox P’03 – who have had a profound impact on The Grove community. These women of Lakefield were awarded the prestigious title of “Honorary Alumna”.

Learn more about our five extraordinary Honorary Alumnae:

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  • Marilynn Booth P '98

    Marilynn Booth P '98

    Lakefield's first female chair of the Board of Governors (2001-2004), Marilynn has served in numerous governance roles for LCS and the LCS Foundation since 1997, helping craft an indelible impact on the School.
  • Kate Ramsay P '06, GP '14 '16

    Kate Ramsay P '06, GP '14 '16

    A champion of our School's history, Kate has been an integral supporter of our School Archives and most recently, our Military History Project. Kate has served as a Trustee and Board Member of the School (2002-2012) and as a Trustee and Board Member of the LCS Foundation (2006-2016). A quiet and selfless leader, she was awarded the coveted Page Wadsworth Award for Volunteerism in 2014.
  • Gretchen Ross P '79 '80, GP '17

    Gretchen Ross P '79 '80, GP '17

    Gretchen's legacy at LCS is one of generosity and deep care for our school. She has served as an LCS School Trustee since 1997. Her philanthropic contributions to LCS have supported valuable infrastructure and program development, and most importantly have helped give many wonderful students the opportunity to study at the Grove.

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  • Nancy Smith P '87 '90 '96

    A visionary thinker and thoughtful strategist, Nancy has been central in the creation of each of the school's last four strategic plans. Her philanthropic support of LCS created the LCS / Shaw Festival Residency program which since 2011 has provided real-world theatrical experiences for our student artists.
  • Vera Wilcox P '03

    Vera Wilcox P '03

    With her retirement from LCS in June 2019, Vera ended an incredible tenure of 18 years living on our campus. She helped shape hundreds of students between Lower Colebrook and Uplands Houses, as well as nurturing Grove culture as a leader of our School Life Class, and the official keeper of Paper House points. 

Community and Connection

Our community enjoyed a fun-filled evening recounting tales of LCS history and acknowledging the noteworthy contributions of our Honorary Alumnae. It was an evening focused on community, connection, and gratitude and we thank all those who attended. 

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  • Event Dresscode

    Alumni celebrated by wearing red & green with their best Lakefield College School swag. 
  • Event Emcees

    Rhiannon Gilbart ‘12
    Director of Houses,
    Associate Faculty Team Lead, Advisor

    Pete O’Grady
    Director of Student Leadership,
    Outdoor Education Teacher, Advisor

    Special Guests

    Bill Morris '70 P'99 '02 '05
    Jock Fleming '74 P'03 06
    David Hadden P'97 '00
    Sarah McMahon P '12
    Cam Boland '10
  • Signature Cocktail: Terrapin Fizz

    1. Place 2 ice cubes in a rocks or stemless wine glass
    2. Add 1 oz gin, 1/2 oz St Germain Liquor, 1/2 oz lime juice and 1/2 oz lemon juice
    3. Mix in 2 oz soda water
    4. Garnish with a slice of lime

    Mocktail Recipe

    1. Mix 1 part lemon/lime soda with 1 part lemonade
    2. Add 1/2 oz lime juice
    3. Garnish with a slice of lime

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca


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.

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