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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...

Climb On!

May 20, '18

Outdoor rock climbing is perhaps one of the greatest examples of grit and joy that exists, and the students involved in Outdoor Pursuits had the opportunity to experience this on Saturday, May 12th. We travelled to an extraordinary and beautiful climbing bluff in Nanaimo, and were, as Hannah R, Mackenzie ‘18 put it, granted the “opportunity to...

Behind Our Athletes

Apr 15, '18

Behind the scenes of Brentwood’s successful sports teams are the programs and staff which work hard to keep our athletes healthy and competing at the high level that Brentwood offers. Mrs Tanya Scheck runs a rehab class dedicated to keeping our injured student athletes in shape and on the path to returning to their sport. Each student has...

ODP Snowshoes at Mt. Washington

Feb 08, '18

On the morning of Saturday, January 27, twelve Outdoor Pursuits students, Mr Norman & Ms Bell made their way by school bus to the Raven Lodge at Mt. Washington to pick up our snowshoe rentals. Shortly after that, with gaiters on our feet and packs on our backs, we started our walk. At first, the snowshoes proved to be difficult to walk in but...

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