Once again, our King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps represented our community at Operation Veteran in Ottawa. Our group of 25 attended the ceremonies at the National Cenotaph, toured the War Museum, the Museum of Canadian History, the Canadian Mint, Notre Dame Basilica and Parliament. Highlights included an insider’s tour of the Speaker of the House’s office as Halifax MP, Mr. Geoff Regan, currently holds that position. Our group participated in an Educational Seminar and a luncheon to raise money for veterans. When our girls’ choir sang “Keep the Home fires Burning” at the luncheon, those in attendance were moved as it thematically suited the event which focused on women’s contributions during 20th Century conflicts. The choir sang beautifully hitting every note and harmony with talent and emotion. We were all moved whenGrade 11 student, Laura Arenburg’s cousin, Sgt Steve Cruikshank, a veteran of five tours of duty, delivered a moving toast at our group dinner, “To those that lived the good life, fought the good fight, and made the ultimate sacrifice.” Amen.
Mr. Kevin Lakes Junior School Teacher Junior School Athletic Director
At King's-Edgehill School, weekly cadet activities are varied and include much more than marching and drills. Your child will learn life -ong skills, such as first aid or spend a fun-filled afternoon zip lining. Download the Cadet Corps PhotoJournal for more information.
KES inspires academic, athletic and artistic excellence with a commitment to the traditional community ideals of gentleness and learning, dignity and respect, so that students may discover and cultivate their unique potential, prepare for post-secondary education and develop a life-long enthusiasm for the spiritual and intellectual growth necessary to flourish in the contemporary world.