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.
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.