Two Influential Canadians

On September 27th, KCS will be participating in the annual Terry Fox Run.  Those of you who have been in the school over the past few days will have seen the posters our grade 4 students have made advertising this event for the school.  Each year, our grade 4 students help to organize the run for the rest of the school by making posters, doing announcements in assembly, and setting up the course on the day of the Run.  Terry Fox was certainly a Canadian who made a difference.  This summer, my son and I travelled to Thunder Bay for the first round of the Ontario Cup soccer tournament.  Just outside of Thunder Bay is where Terry had to stop his run.  There is a beautiful memorial to him just outside of the city.  If you are ever up in Thunder Bay, I encourage you to take the time for a visit.  Here are a few of the photos I took there:

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Last night I was over at our neighbour’s house.  Stephen had been playing at a golf tournament in Brantford earlier in the day.  He had the opportunity to meet with Walter Gretzky, father of you-know-who.  Stephen, who is South African, didn’t know a lot about Walter before meeting him and hearing him speak.  Stephen’s first impressions were that he was a very down-to-earth, kind and thoughtful man.  However, what stuck with him most from his meeting with Walter, was what Walter said during his conversation:  “You learn more in defeat than in victory.”  As fathers of children who are currently competing to play at the next level of athletics (Stephen’s daughter in swimming, my son in soccer), the message was a good one to remember for us when we are talking to our children about not always getting what they want.

Derek Logan
Head of School

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