Category Archives: Ridley News

Ridley College Fundraiser at M&M Meat Shop

School Shopping Day Fundraiser

Tuesday, November 22nd

Fourth Avenue M&M Meat Shop

All members of the Ridley Family are welcomed and encouraged to stop
into the Fourth Ave. location of M&M Meat Shop in the Ridley Plaza
(right beside the CIBC) anytime NEXT Tuesday, November 22, 2011 and 10%
of any and all purchases you make that day will be donated back to
Ridley. Simply identify yourself as a member of the Ridley Community
and stock up on holiday food supplies knowing that you are supporting
the School. Please forward this along to friends and family members
who can also help out.

Our gratitude to current Lower School parents Christine & Herb Braley
– owners of the Fourth Ave. franchise – for their generous offer and
support of the School in putting this day together for us! To take a
look at the great stuff M&M’s has to offer, check out their website

**This offer is ONLY valid at the Fourth Ave. M&M Meat Shop NEXT
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.**

Remembrance Day – Ridley Remembers

Today students gathered in the Memorial Chapel for Remembrance Day.  It’s a fitting place for the ceremony as the chapel is a memorial to 61 Old Ridleians that fought and died in WW I.

For students this is a day to reflect, to hear the names of 144 Ridleians who were killed during WWI & WWII and to remember that these Ridleians, who weren’t that much older than they are now, went on to become soldiers. They walked the same halls that the students walk now and lived in the same houses. They fought and died so we could be free. Lest we forget.

To view more pictures from today, click here.

Ridley Students Show at Royal Winter Fair

Faith B. ’18 competed in the small pony hunter division and Sabrina M. ’15 compete in the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair this past weekend. Faith placed in the top 10 in the Small Pony Hunter Dvision in all her classes – her best ribbon was a 3rd in the Stake class.

Sabrina M. represented the Niagara North 4-H Club. Showing a Holstein heifer Devans Denzel Angela, she qualified to show at the Royal in the TD Canada Trust 4-H Dairy Classic – Showmanship Finals by attending smaller shows and fairs thoughout the summer and fall.

Mural Featuring Painting of Ridley College Unveiled

Mr. Leigh, Headmaster and Mr. and Mrs. Clarke In Front of Mural at Train Station

On Saturday, a new 30-metre long mural was unveiled at the St. Catharines train station that features a painting of Ridley College. The mural depicts farmers, circus animals, newlyweds and everyday people who’ve passed through the station for decades as well as historical sites in St. Catharines, including Ridley College. The train has been a mode of transportation for many Ridley College students over the years, so it is fitting that the school is featured in the mural.

Ridley Participates in International Independent Schools’ Public Speaking Competition

Ridley College recently participated in the 30th International Independent Schools’ Public Speaking Competition hosted by York House School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Over 160 competitors from around the world were at the event that took place October 27th-30th. Our representatives- Charlotte Smith, Jacqueline O’Rourke and Andrew Pace took part in a full program of debate and public speaking activities in the scenic west coast city.  Students entertained, persuaded, and engaged their audiences in a variety of events: parliamentary and cross-examination debate; persuasive, extemporaneous, impromptu and after-dinner speaking; dramatic interpretation, interpretive reading, and radio newscast.

Charlotte and Andrew

Andrew Pace impressed in After Dinner Speaking, demonstrating an excellent ability to both inform and entertain an imaginary audience of “Blackberry Anonymous.” Jacqueline O’Rourke received top marks for her Interpretive Reading of The Shape of a Girl. In her first major competition, Charlotte Smith debuted with a well-researched and impassioned Persuasive Speech on “The Problems of African Aid.”

Jacqueline and Charlotte
Jacqueline Reading

As told by Mr. O’Rourke

Monarch Gala a Success!

The Monarch Gala in support of Ridley’s legacy was held on Saturday evening.  Over 350 people attended the event that included a live and silent auction, gourmet meal from Wellington Court and entertainment. Watch the video below and take a look at the pictures – thank you to everyone for a wonderful evening and for supporting Ridley!

Fieldhouse set up for the gala
Gala Committee looking fabulous
Check out the monarch butterfly socks!

Chairman Geordie Hendrie '74 and his family

Mrs. Leigh picking the winning ticket for the Holt Renfrew Draw
The George St. Kitts Band

Pictures taken by Anne Kubu.  To view more pictures from the evening, click here.
Thank you for supporting Ridley!:

Geno Bullard ’12 Selected for Niagara Regional Police All-Star Basketball Game

Constable Graeme Orr with Geno Bullard '12

Geno Bullard ’12 has been selected to play with a select group of top high school basketball players from the Niagara Region in a basketball game against the Niagara Regional Police Service at Brock University.  This is the second year of the event and the second year that Bullard has been selected to play. The game will take place on Thursday November 3rd at 7pm.  Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults with the proceeds going towards IMPACT (Intensive Measures Police and Community Together), a program where police officers reach out to at risk youth and connect with them in a positive way through sports.