At our Tuesday Spirit Assembly, the Upper School houses braved the cooler temperatures in their house colours and competed in a MacLachlan Back Field Relay - Survivor Style. Teams worked together to complete different stages of the relay including a non-dominant hand ball toss, ten successful rotations of a hula hoop, transporting a balloon between two bellies, completing 20 jumping jacks and crab walking down the field to retrieve an envelope of jumbled letters. Teams then worked together to determine the mystery phrase to complete the relay and gain house points for their team! Congratulations to the Sumner Even-Grade Team and the Chisholm Odd-Grade Team for their first place finishes!
On Wednesday, October 19th, three runners from MacLachlan College participated in an invitational cross-country meet at Hilton Falls to prepare for next week's meet. Tabi and Tilly ran a hilly 5km course in the senior girls' division, finishing with times of 29:53 and 30:50 respectively. Matthew ran his 7km course, crossing the line in a speedy 31:49, right in the middle of the pack. All of the school's runners showed considerable sportsmanship on and off the trails, wishing other schools well and cheering their runners on.
Please wish these athletes well as they continue to train and prepare for their GHAC regional championship on October 27th. Special thanks to Mrs. Holloway for driving the team up and back to Hilton Falls!
On Wednesday, October 19, we attended We Day at the Air Canada Centre. Attending We Day inspired us to make a change. There were many special guests who performed or taught us how we could make a change in our community. Superwoman talked about her campaign called Girl Love, Connor Franta talked about the LGBTQ+ community, and Margaret Trudeau talked about her struggles with bipolar disorder. Macklemore performed a song about his struggles with prescription drug addiction. At We Day, we learned about Canada 150 and how Canada is currently trying to reconcile with the Indigenous people of Canada. Overall, We Day was an amazing experience and we are glad we were able to attend. We Day gave us the knowledge and inspiration to make a difference.
Last week Hope Hadfield and her team, Tunnel Vision, traveled to Poland to compete in the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. They competed in the Junior Formation Skydiving division and brought home a bronze medal for Canada!