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Very Successful "One Day. Your Way."

 
 
Sunday, September 19 marked the 41st anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and, after a morning downpour, the sun shone gloriously for our campus five-kilometre run. Day students and faculty embraced the ‘One Day. Your Way.’ approach, and the submitted photos of families, friends and pets taking part in their own neighbourhoods or favourite locations reflected their enthusiasm and creativity. Thank you to everyone who submitted a picture. Boarders in our “campus bubble” enjoyed a wonderful celebration on-site, and the five-kilometre campus route designed by cross-country coach Phillip Hadley provided a scenic and challenging workout over grassy trails and hills. Masks and social distancing didn’t spoil the enthusiasm on campus. Stephanie Cummings and Jonathan Cheverie led all participants in a dancercise warm-up. The campus crowd lingered at the post-run barbecue, socializing, listening to outdoor music, and singing some karaoke-style favourites organized by our Head Girl, Gabby Strickey. Special thanks are extended to all participants, the KES student volunteers, and all of those who fundraised or made donations to cancer research. Led by the individual fundraising of our Head Boy, Will Ahern, our community donations for cancer research smashed last year’s record of $27,300, with a staggering contribution of $39,000+, placing us first in the province at this time. I wondered how this was all possible, but reports of incredible student fundraising efforts made sense of it all: 
 
Terry’s Top Ten:
$1,090 - Will Ahern (Grade 12)
$1,000 - Vincent Armstrong (Grade 9)
$500 - Ryan MacDougall (Grade 7)
$355 - Thomas Fan (Grade 12)
$350 - Rowan Francis (Grade 7)
$275 - Isabelle Sampson (Grade 6)
$265 - Harlo Young (Grade 6)
$260 - Alexander Slaunwhite (Grade 7)
$190 - Colton Phillips (Grade 8)
$190 - Sierra Phillips (Grade 9)
 
In addition, remarkable team fundraising efforts catapulted us to first place. Team Carmichael (Joe and Ali MacLean’s family team) raised over $11,000, and student on-campus groups raised nearly $10,000 (including Buckle House, Middle Jodrey and the KES Swim Team with leading contributions of $3,305, $2,930, and $1,370, respectively). We made KES history this year with our amazing success and can only imagine how our efforts will impact those struggling with cancer. As Highlanders, we are proud to keep Terry’s dream alive. Congratulations to all involved!
 
Taya Shields
Junior School Director
Windsor Terry Fox Run Organizer


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