Outdoor Pursuits Class Hosts Whitewater Kayak Race

Apr 14, '10

Students of Outdoor Pursuits completed their annual immersion day recently near Skutz Falls on the Cowichan River. This unusual day involves leaping into a class two whitewater rapid and learning to rescue and be rescued. Advanced members of the class assisted the guides from their kayaks and learned valuable paddling skills. This day was the...

Godfrey Knox, 1939 - 2010

Jan 21, '10

By Tom Pennells, '98 Godfrey Knox came to Brentwood in 1992 to join Dan O'Brien in the Rambling program (Outdoor Pursuits) as a coach and climbing specialist.  I met him in the spring of 1994 as a wide-eyed grade 8 in search of adventure.  My first day of Rambling was not what I had expected....

Gold for Old Brentonians

Jun 04, '09

Today, in Vancouver, His Royal Highness Prince Edward, met with Old Brentonians Kat Holland (2006) and Chloe Malinka (2008) at an awards ceremony held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. The two young women received the Gold Level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award as a result of activities they completed while still students at Brentwood College. Kat...

Outdoor Climbing Update

May 11, '09

On Saturday, the Outdoor Pursuits rock climbing group had the opportunity to climb outdoors again, but this time they had the warm sun on their backs. Students challenged themselves with difficult routes (5.10a - 5.11) and were climbing cliffs of 20 m (63 ft) in height. Though the students found a full day of outdoor climbing more exhausting than...

This Year's First Outdoor Climbing Expedition

May 06, '09

On Saturday May 2nd, the Outdoor Pursuits group went climbing outdoors for the first time at Nanaimo River. The students have been climbing one or two times per week this term and three more outdoor climbing days are planned for this month. Last Saturday, the students were climbing at a variety of levels ranging from 5.7 to 5.11.

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