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Liquid Sunshine - Outdoor Pursuits

Nov 06, '19

On a wonderful October day, a group of happy (and a bit crazy) students set out to climb Maple Mountain. It was 1:45 pm when we boarded the bus that would take us to the trail entrance at the base of the mountain. When we got off the bus we were greeted with wonderful October weather - fog rolling over the mountain and a fine misty rain filling...

Another Trip ‘round Salt Spring Island

Sep 26, '19

Outdoor Pursuits is a small program at Brentwood, but in my (admittedly biased), opinion, no other sport comes close to paralleling the adventure and diversity of activities that ODP offers. Early last week, less than three weeks into the first term, ODP launched ourselves into preparations for a camping and sea kayaking trip. The five-day,...

Sunshine is the Best Medicine

May 20, '19

Rivers to paddle, cliffs to climb, and mountains to hike were all on the agenda of the ambitious ODP group this past week. Outdoor Pursuits is a unique Brnetwood sport featuring an array of diverse activities and outdoor survival skills. Particularly with the wave of beautiful sunny weather we have received lately, the past week has been an...

Another River Conquered

Apr 19, '19

Persistent drizzle, chilly temperatures, and foaming rapids did not stop a hardy group of Outdoor Pursuits students from attending the Cowichan Youth Kayaking Festival this past weekend. Mr Norman has been organizing this youth-centered whitewater paddling festival for seven consecutive years, with the goal of developing skills and a passion for...

The Staggering Highlights of Term 2 Sports

Feb 18, '19

As we continue to embark on our journey as students in Brentwood, we often reflect on how fast time is accelerating with each and every moment spent in campus. Within a couple of weeks, students will be approaching their Term 3 sport endeavours after a magnificent Term 2 of sports. In order to make this term in sports transcending and spectacular,...

A Walk In The Woods

Oct 25, '18

On Friday, October 19th, nine students, along with Mr. Norman and Ms. Bell, boarded a bus and set off for the stunning wilderness of the West Coast of Vancouver Island. The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail is a beautiful and challenging route that snakes along the wave-battered coast, and last weekend, the members of the Outdoor Pursuits program had the...

Onto New Heights

Sep 28, '18

Knuckles scraped, chalk-whitened fingertips stretching to grasp the miniscule hand-hold barely protruding from the top of the overhang, the triumphant rock climber scales the last meter, and yells “Take” to their partner far below. Previously, Brentwood students had little opportunity to experience this challenge, and feel the thrill of...

Grade 8 Kayaking

Aug 04, '18

On a wonderful day in June, the Grade 8 Students had the opportunity to go kayaking in and around Mill Bay. We took kayaks, paddles and spray decks. Before any of us were allowed to use the paddles everyone had to pass the “Wet Water Exit” with and without the spray decks. For some, it was the easiest thing in the world, and for others, it was...

Rising Waters in ODP

Jun 21, '18

Situated on the east coast of Vancouver Island, between Campbell River and Parksville, the Puntledge River is a serene and beautiful area. Last weekend, eight Brentwood students had the opportunity to have a relaxing as well as challenging weekend camping and whitewater kayaking on the river. The Puntledge River Paddling Festival is open to...

Crykfest 2018

May 22, '18

Around a hundred students from various schools congregated on the Cowichan River on a rainy weekend in April. There, the students camped in tents, and cooked their own food. That entire weekend students pushed their comfort levels on and off the river. Henry S, Privett ‘20, says, “It was a great experience and I learned a lot about kayaking.” On...

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