Spooky, Swampy Seniors

Thursday, November 03, 2022 - By: Jensa NG, Mack ‘23

This year, as you may or may not know, Vancouver Island endured a very wet, cloudy and more spongy than springy, May and June. Fortunately, this led to a summer full of sunshine and warm weather extending into our Orientation, and even all the way into late October. Well … until October 29th that is, when the heavens opened and a river of rain pounded our fair isle. As luck would have it, Ms Ramsay and the Grad Council had planned a wonderful, 3-hour outdoor fall adventure at Galey Farms for the very next day, on the eve of Halloween, October 30th.

Brentwood Grads, raincoats in hands, headed to Crooks Hall where they loaded onto three buses and jauntily made their way over the Malahat to the Festival of Fear at Galey Farms.

Mr Norman, Outdoor Pursuits coach, and canoe-kayak-slalom athlete at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, always tells his athletes “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.” And let me tell you, there were certainly some mal-prepared Grads. While Head Prefect, Tommy M, and fellow Privetteer Ned B were dressed in layers of head-to-toe Patagonia gear and Blundstones, there were others who opted for a 100% cotton, 100% water-absorbing outfit, topping (or I should say, bottoming) it off with white sneakers that certainly were not white by the end of their adventures at the farm … rookie city folk!

Many students chose to start their evening on the train that took us all around the farm and dove into the demonically decorated displays. Spiders, skeletons, and slime covered the farm accompanied by spooky music and 3D effects. Treacherous mud puddles and small lakes covered the corn maze, as rain drizzled down the entrance to the haunted house.

Some students, wiser than their years, were not all that spooked by the haunted house. They entered with the mindset of  “It’s not real” (Tommy M), but those who live on the edge, screeching at every corner, pulling Avik B closer with every jumpscare (Dylan G, Whittall ‘23) got their money's worth.

To Ms Ramsay and Maxine P who organized the outing, we send a huge thank you on behalf of the entire grad class. We can’t wait for our next adventure.

Jensa NG, Mack ‘23

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