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Operation Liberation 2019

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 2, 2019 2:59:00 PM

The 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps had the privilege of representing our Corps, the Black Watch Regiment, our School and Canada at the 75 th  Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands in Oss. The Battle for the Scheldt Estuary was a key initiative in 1944, where heroic Canadian troops played a major role in defeating the tyranny of the Nazis during World War II. Through a connection with Operation Veteran and the Mayor of Oss, Netherlands, 31 Cadets marched on parade proudly with pipes, drums and pride. As guests of the Dutch people, our contingent was treated with hospitality and kindness as we enjoyed a trip that we will never forget.  Please  click here for an amazing video by   Grade 12 Prefect, Eva Redmond. Here is a daily synopsis:

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, King's-Edgehill School in the Community, Cadets

Our Summer Rugby Players

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Oct 2, 2019 9:35:32 AM

The mud on their boots probably wasn’t even dried up from their last games of the high school season before seven of our students were lacing them up again to represent Nova Scotia as members of the provincial ‘Keltics’ rugby programme. On the boys’ side, brothers   Evan (U-18) and Jem Logan (U-16)  were joined by   Greg Otto (U16)  in suiting up for their respective age-grade teams. Not to be outdone, four of our female students traded in their red KES uniforms for blue Keltics uniforms as they represented Nova Scotia.   Megan Mattie  and   Maya Faucher  both were members of the Under-16 team while   Courtney Ells  and   Camryn Kleynhans  led the charge for the Under-18 team. These seven student-athletes first competed in the Atlantic Canadian Championships in PEI before heading to Kingston, Ontario to compete at the Eastern Canadian Championships.
In addition to being selected for the Keltics,   Camryn and Courtney  were both identified as top players in their age group and were invited to attend the U-18 Canada East training camp which took place at Brock University in Ontario. While   Courtney  was unable to attend,   Camryn  had the opportunity to compete against the USA East U-18 team which is an accomplishment for which she deserves much credit.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

First Run of the Season

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 29, 2019 9:35:00 AM

Dodging branches, trying not to slip in mud, and always trying to do their best were among the reasons why the 115 runners that were guests of ours on September 24 th  for our annual race laced their shoes.  Before sharing a few storylines from the races, I must begin by thanking   Ms. Teresa Sanford  on behalf of the Gladys M Manning Memorial Home and Mr. Danny Dill for so kindly allowing us to use their magnificent properties. Thank you.  
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Toe Tapping Tunes

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2019 3:47:00 PM

Joining our KES community this year are siblings   Ann (Grade 7) and Iain (Grade 10) MacQuarrie, from Mabou, Cape Breton Island. Although this is their first year at King's-Edgehill School, they are familiar with us because their older brothers,   Neil (2011-16) and Colin (2011-16; Head Boy)  preceded their arrival. The MacQuarrie family is steeped in traditional music, and these two have been playing together for years already.   Ann  has a lovely singing voice and is equally gifted on the guitar and the fiddle.   Iain  plays the piano like a seasoned professional. It is refreshing that there are young people interested in keeping Maritime fiddle music alive and prosperous in this age of rap and pop songs. Don't let their young ages fool you into thinking that they are of amateur ability; they're anything but! It is a pleasure to share a taste of their talent with you in this video of them rehearsing a few jigs and reels. I guarantee that   this clip  will put a smile on your face and set your toe to tapping!
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Arts At KES, ARTS

2019 Windsor Terry Fox Run a Tremendous Success

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 27, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Sunday, September 15 th, marked the 39 th  anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope. Spirits were high on campus as students, parents, staff, alumni, and members of our Windsor community, including   Mayor Anna Allen, gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope. It was particularly memorable to have   Terry’s niece, Jessie Alder, the daughter of his younger sister Judith, attend and open our event. Jessie’s visit to our KES campus marked the third member of the Fox family and the third generation to visit our campus: T erry’s mother, Betty, and his brother, Fred, also addressed our community on earlier visits. A large crowd of about four hundred gathered to continue Terry’s Marathon of Hope on Sunday.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Celebrating the Moon Festival

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 26, 2019 3:46:47 PM

Our King’s-Edgehill International Committee, led by Grade 12 Prefects,   Jiawen (Madison) Mu and Chang (Gavin) Liu, organized our first excursion of the school year to celebrate the Moon Festival. We visited a new restaurant on Spring Garden Road in Halifax called   Huole  for our celebration. The restaurant offers a huge selection of authentic Chinese cuisine including barbecued meats, stewed spicy dishes, and a variety of unique vegetarian dishes.
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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

A Battle to the End

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 26, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Having only a couple of training sessions under their belts, our boys took to the Horton High School field this week to play against a strong home team. The first 15 minutes or so saw Horton comfortably on top with a number of clear-cut chances but, with some last ditch defending and excellent goalkeeping,   Ken Lee  kept Horton out. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the home side to open the scoring following an attack down our right side.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

Full Gallop for Senior Girls Soccer

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 25, 2019 3:46:05 PM

Wow…how one week can change so much! From final tryouts and then straight into a tournament at Rothesay Netherwood School with 3 games and 1 exhibition match against cross-town rivals Avon View High School, our KES Senior Girls Soccer team is off and running full gallop into their season. Last weekend’s Top of the Hill Tournament allowed our girls to bond off the field, create and develop on-field chemistry, and put into practice many of the key points they worked on in early training sessions. Three tough opponents demanded our full attention and best effort, pushing us to be at our best.   Coaches Dufour and Chandler  are very pleased with how far the girls have developed and are proud of their attitudes and effort!

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Athletics At KES, Athletes at KES

KES Students Lending Many Helping Hands

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 25, 2019 9:38:59 AM

Our Annual Terry Fox Superstore Bagging Fundraiser took on special meaning this year as the promise of Hurricane Dorian placed additional importance on our community volunteer effort.  The weekend before the Terry Fox Run traditionally marks our Superstore Fundraiser for Cancer Research but this year there was an added twist.  The forecasted arrival of Hurricane Dorian on Saturday, September 7th, played havoc with our scheduled Saturday activity.  Plans changed quickly and students eagerly signed up to donate their time and energy on the eve of the hurricane.  While the purpose of the fundraiser is to raise community awareness of the Terry Fox story and kick-start our fundraising efforts for cancer research, this year students discovered that their help was needed to service the long lines of shoppers preparing for the effects of the storm. 

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life, King's-Edgehill School in the Community

Grade 12 Student/Parent Dinner

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Sep 19, 2019 3:15:00 PM

On September 13th the Alumni and Advancement Office kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with a dinner for the Class of 2020 and their Parents, with many travelling a great distance to come say hello. This group included Valerie Meyer, mother of Teagan Meyer (2016-2020), who drove from Oromocto, New Brunswick! The aim of the evening was to welcome the new Grade 12 students back to our School and to introduce them to the Advancement and Alumni Office and the concept of what it means to be part of the King’s-Edgehill Alumni Community.

Prior to dinner, the parents were graciously hosted by the Headmaster and his spouse, Dr. Belinda Seagram, at Alexandra Hall, where they had a chance to mingle and chat with the Headmaster, other Parents, and the Advancement Team. The group was then escorted by Kelly Bouwman (2014-2020) to the dining hall, where we were met by a tittering class of new Grade 12 students. By this time everyone was ready to dig into the fabulous buffet-style meal put on by Twila and the Chartwells team.

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Topics: About King's-Edgehill School, Campus Life

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