What Does Regatta Mean to Brentwood?

Monday, April 16, 2018 - By: Ameera E, Allard ‘19

The 48th annual International Brentwood Regatta hosted at Brentwood is an opportunity not only to support our rowing team competing against teams from all over Canada and the U.S., but it is an opportunity to make memories with friends through the events, food booths, and performances that take place during this busy weekend. Regatta brings people from many different places together and allows students at Brentwood to take on leadership roles, whether you are welcoming guests into the school or simply helping to clean the school campus. There is no other event here at Brentwood that brings people together more than the Regatta.

One of the most popular parts of Regatta is the delicious food booths that the Entrepreneur 11 students are in charge of. You can get almost any food you crave: waffles, beaver tails, grilled cheese sandwiches, you name it. While enjoying your food, students serenade the plaza with musical performances, varying from rock band to singing groups. All around, there is no way you can possibly be bored during the lively and fun afternoons that take place during Regatta.

There is a strong sense of responsibility from the Friday that Regatta starts to the Sunday when the last bus drives out of the Brentwood gates. As a community, the whole school controls how smoothly the Regatta will go and that is why it goes so well: everyone is involved in helping out. A devoted rower, Lindsey P, says that Regatta “is a great time to hang out with my crew and get to know the girls before we head off to St. Catharine’s for Nationals.”

When the sun is shining on the water, there is music in the air, and the smell of food is wafting through your nose, that is when you know Regatta is here. It is a weekend for students to come out and cheer on their rowing teams, spend time outdoors, and help out their school. 

Ameera E, Allard ‘19

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