Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner & Concert

Saturday, October 07, 2017 - By: Emma H, Allard ‘18; Photo by Vivian F, Hope '18

We have so many things to be thankful for: a great education, a great family environment, great food. What better way to celebrate all we’re thankful for, at school, than with our school family and with amazing food. 

The Grade 9s returned from their five day adventure at Strathcona with hardly a moment to clean up in time for the Thanksgiving festivities to begin. All 550 students and 100 staff and their children arrived at Crooks Hall looking sharp and spiffy in their number one uniforms. 

After the Head Prefect, Oliver W, Privett ‘18 and Mr. Felix gave a speech and blessed the food, the students went to load up their plates and eat more than each of them thought they could. With kilt buttons popping and school pants straining, it was time for dessert, pumpkin pie: no one left hungry. After the fantastic meal (prepared by our amazing food service staff) was cleared, we were able to end the evening with a few songs from our peers. 

There were amazing performances from Roots, the Head Prefect and his younger brother, Felix, a jazz quartet, a solo of “Stand By Me”, and two Grade 8s even braved the bright lights and an audience of 650 to entertain and amaze us. 

The students and staff then sluggishly made it back to the houses for packing and cleaning. Then, over time, each person on campus went into a food coma which made security’s job quite easy as all house lights went off, awfully early.

Happy Thanksgiving weekend, everyone. See you in class Tuesday morning.

Emma H, Allard ‘18

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