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The 254 Cadet Corps Marches Off in Style

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jun 1, 2018 7:00:03 AM

On Thursday, May 23, 2018, the 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps turned out in their best uniforms for the final day of Cadet activities. The festivities began with the Corps photo in the Athletic Centre followed by the traditional march downtown through the streets of Windsor to Christ Church. Once the Corps was safely seated, our  Chaplain, The Reverend David Curryconducted the Corps Church Parade. Our   Head Boy Arturo Ramirez  and our   Head Girl Drill Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer Meredith Chambers  gave the formal readings followed by the   Reflections  from some of the senior Leadership of the Grade 11 Class. All of the cadets had pause for thought as they listened to the description of the role of the Corps and its unifying presence in the life of our School.

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A Parade of Care

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 31, 2018 6:35:00 PM

Teach us to care and not to care. These words from T.S. Eliot’s poem   Ash Wednesday  served as a framing device for   The Reflections  read at the annual Church Parade held at Christ Church, Windsor, on Wednesday, May 23 rd  at 3:00pm.   Head Boy, Arturo Ramirez Balderas, read the First Lesson from   Genesis  on the story of the Tower of Babel, while   Head Girl, Meredith Chambers, read the story of Pentecost from   The Book of The Acts of The Apostles. Babel is not a just-so story that seeks to explain the origins of cultures and languages - as if such things were the result of divine punishment - but about human pride and presumption in the imposition of one language and culture, essentially denying the God-given diversities of our humanity. Such is the form of all and every form of totalitarianism past and present. Pentecost celebrates the diversity of languages and cultures, demonstrating that the real truth and unity of our humanity is found in and through those diversities as authored by God. Unity and diversity are not human constructs in this view but divinely established.
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254 Sergeants Mess Dinner 2018

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Apr 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

A major event in the lives of the Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers of the 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps is the Annual Sergeants Mess Dinner. Stanfield Dining Hall/McLellan Annex was transformed into the formal dining room of the Sergeants Mess complete with all the trimmings of candelabras, the historical trophies and the formal dinner arrangement.

The members of the Mess arrived promptly in their best dress sporting the kilts and sporrans of this fine Corps. The PMC duties this year went to Master Warrant Officer Julia Strickey. Julia was on the ball. The communications between her and the Chief Steward, Master Corporal Evan Logan were flawless. Master Corporal Logan was amply rewarded for his efforts by the Commanding Officer who used the occasion of the dinner to promote him to Sergeant. Well done, Evan.

The musical accompaniment was classy. The trio of Warrant Officer Ben Lohr, Sergeant Kathleen Balcome and, now newly promoted last night Sergeant, Bryan Li added a touch of warmth to the dining room. Well done and many thanks to this crew.

The Regimental Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Ella Jollymore was gracious with her words thanking both the servers and the kitchen staff for an outstanding meal. She also took the opportunity to thank the seated members of the Corps for their exceptional performance, loyalty to the Corps and their Leadership of the younger members.

The Headmaster as always was eloquent in his words at the dinner. He stated that the Mess Dinner was one of the most enjoyable nights in the School calendar. He further complimented the Mess Members on their performance throughout the year.

The Keynote Speaker, Chief Julia Cecchetto of Kentville Police Service gave an outstanding talk to the Mess on women in policing and the issue of diversity which faces all of us in this day and age. She captured the attention of her audience and challenged them to stand up in the face of uncomfortable situations and meet life head on.

On a personal note, I would like to commend the amazing efforts put into the preparation of last night’s event. The Corps Administrative Officer, CI Morgaine Sullivan drew all of the working parts together from seating plans, menu items, place cards and a myriad of other tasks to ensure a successful outcome. The meal was prepared with pride and dedication. The Haggis, well I cannot say enough about the Haggis. It was great! There is a rumor that one of the Sergeants had 5 helpings. It speaks for itself.

Another amazing event in the history of this unique Corps, the 254 of King’s-Edgehill School.

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Even More Drill Fun!

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Jan 23, 2018 3:46:00 PM

Last week the 254 Drill Team decided to take a break from the parade square and take advantage of the latest gift from Mother Nature -- the snow. We went outside for some snowshoe training, and this was a treat as there were varying skill levels.  Olivia Drava  is a seasoned trekker while  Nydia Liu  had never snowshoed before -- first time for everything. The team explored some of our fantastic on-campus trails. We learned hand signals (so we could communicate without speaking and that was fun!) and specific drills to ensure that you know your group is complete when you are hiking at night. At the end of the trail everyone agreed that we had a great fresh air break from the classroom and a great time in the snow.

The Drill Team meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we do more than drill. Watch the Noticeboard in the Student Lounge for upcoming activities.

There are ten modules to the empowering Cadet Corps at KES including the Confidence Course and On Tree. Find out what being a Cadet will mean for your child by downloading the Cadet Corps PhotoJournal.
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Operation Veteran

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 24, 2017 8:09:59 AM

The 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps was well represented at the National Cenotaph in Ottawa during Remembrance Day 2017. The Cadets were invited, for the third time, to participate in Operation Veteran, a programme started by   Dr. Paul Kavanagh  in co-operation with the National War Museum. Operation Veteran began when Dr. Kavanagh noticed one day that our veterans had to pay for a meal in the cafeteria at the War Museum which commemorates their sacrifice.   Dr. Kavanagh  started Operation Veteran to raise money for a meal programme and to educate young people about our history with regards to global conflicts. Our School raised $900 to help his programme which gives 100% of all money raised directly to veterans’ meals.
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Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day for the 254

Posted by KES Blogging Team on Nov 21, 2017 4:01:18 PM

Our 254 Cadet Corps was in full dress mode for Remembrance Day 2017.  The Corps was spread out with 12 cadets in Ottawa under the guidance of Mr. Kevin Lakes as part of Operation Veteran.  In the Town of Hantsport, a Flag Party commanded by   Sergeant Major Charlotte Hache  was piped on parade by   Master Corporal Grace Gallant.   Click here  to see the video. The main body of the 254 paraded at the Cenotaph in the Town of Windsor.  Though the day had a bit of a cold bite, there was very little effect on the individual cadets.  As the   Regimental Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Ella Jollymore  gave the word of command – "By the Left – QUICK – MARCH", the Corps moved off and marched down to join the Veterans and the public at the Cenotaph.  The cadets looked splendid -- some arrayed in traditional Highland dress and the others in Army Cadet Greens.  The haunting notes of   Last Post  and the rousing   Reveille  were played by the   Corps Bugler, Sergeant Ella Brown.  The   Lament  was played by our own   Pipe Major, Warrant Officer Nicola du Toit.  The Vigil at the Cenotaph was commanded by the   Drill Sergeant Major, Master Warrant Officer Meredith Chambers.  The official wreath from the Corps was laid by none other than   Lachlan Campbell, aspiring cadet and son of KES teacher   Mr Rory Campbell and Dr Amy MacDonald  Junior Cadet Campbell  was accompanied by   Sergeant   Major Julia Strickey.
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The 254 Onward and Upward

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 26, 2017 2:50:32 PM

The band was tuned, the uniforms were smart and the boots were “shiny”. Oh well, two out of three is not bad. Friday had finally come and the cadets of the 254 King’s-Edgehill School Cadet Corps were ready to go. A flurry of activity kept the morning going as cadets showed up for missing spats, hose top, and “can you sew this button on for me?”….and “someone stole one boot out of my locker.”
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Move Over Habs, Here Comes King's-Edgehill

Posted by KES Blogging Team on May 1, 2017 2:43:53 PM

The day had finally arrived. The uniforms were crisp and sharp, the pennants were positioned properly, and the flagpoles were sized for height. Best of all, the 254 Drill Team was ready to go. Resplendent in full Highland dress, the cadets of the 254 were piped onto parade at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. The skirl of the pipes made the blood race through the veins of the audience as they watched the impeccable deportment of these fine young men and women. The pipers fell silent as the Drill Team Commander, Warrant Officer Josh Dupigny, executed flawless drill and positioned himself at the observation point. The quick march of St Catherine's played over the audience and the Drill Team was off. Acting in perfect precision, they executed the movements with dash and skill. The music changed to Road to the Isles, and the team progressed into the Slow March. The dressing was spot on, the bodies were erect with head and eyes straight to the front. Before our team could think about it, the strains of Highland Laddie broke through and the wave of the precision pennant drill commenced.

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