Prefectship is regarded as the most challenging, yet rewarding form of leadership here at Ridley College. The Prefects role is to be the voice of the student body, to be visible, approachable, encourage and foster school spirit, establish a positive tone and set a solid example in reference to student conduct and to organize events for the entire student body. The younger and less mature students look up to the School Prefect for guidance in all areas of school life. The following students exemplify all the above traits and will be successful in this position – congratulations!
Nicholas B., Arthur Bishop West
Norman C., Merritt South
Maddie H., Gooderham East
Owen K., Arthur Bishop East
Daniella L., Leonard
Shannon M., Mandeville
Sophie M., Mandeville
Bethany P., Gooderham West
Tomas P., Merritt South
Anthony P., Merritt North
Unver S., Arthur Bishop East
Charlotte S., Leonard
Lennox S., Merritt North
Cam S., Arthur Bishop East
Alison W., Leonard
Balthasar W., Arthur Bishop West
The 104th Annual Cadet Inspection will be held tomorrow on campus. Final preparations were underway yesterday and the Headmaster’s Inspection of Upper School Cadets will happen this afternoon. Cadet Inspection is a long-standing tradition at Ridley and an impressive event to witness. Here is the schedule for Cadet Inspection on Saturday:
10:00 a.m. Arrival of Inspecting Officer. He is met by the Honour Guard at Kenyon-Lett. He is then escorted up the driveway to the front of the Cannon. Inspection of Drill Team and flag raising ceremony.
10:40 a.m. Fall In
10:45 a.m. Markers Called
10:55 a.m. Trumpeter “Fall In”
11:00 a.m. Actual Inspection begins
11:45 a.m. Half-time Show
12:15 Hollow Square is formed
12:40 O Canada
12:45 Lunch is served in Great Hall
Following the Inspection there will be time for meeting and greeting
No. 162 Royal Canadian (Army) Cadet Corps – The Ridley Cadet Corps. held its annual Church Parade on Sunday.
The Cadet Corps and Marching Band proceeded from the school south on Henrietta Street, east on St. Paul Street over the Burgoyne Bridge, north on Ontario Street, west on College Street, south on Yates Street (past the original site of Ridley), west on St. Paul Street, and north on Henrietta Street.
The Ridley Cadet Corps, founded in 1907, is the largest Corps in Canada. The Church Parade is a long-standing school and St. Catharines’ community tradition that involves just under six hundred students.
The rain held off and the mace was successfully thrown over the Marriott Gates making for a successful parade! Check out the video for the parade:
Friday night Ridley Students were dolled up for the annual Cadet Ball at Hernder Estates. Ladies in Grades 11 & 12 dressed in beautiful dresses and the gentlemen put on the cadet uniforms for this traditional Ridley event. Grade 9-10 students held parties at their respective houses. Check out some pictures from the evening:
The match was intense this morning in the Theatre! ABW was eager to defend their long-standing tile (7 years in a row) and G-West was eager to break the even longer drought for ladies houses (since 1994 when G-East won). The game started with a lively match between Jr. Andrew P. scoring a 4-point ‘Who Am I?’ question about Queen Elizabeth and Liz G. answering two key team questions (G-West displayed excellent cooperation to answer these questions). The Jr. round ended with G-West ahead.
ABW’s Sr. boys worked hard to close the gap, leaving only a two point differential going into the last five questions. Both Sr. teams were very well rounded, with each player answering multiple questions, certainly the strongest field we’ve had in years! In the end G-West was able to gain a three-point lead, securing the first championship for a girls house in 17 years! The G-West girls are now the proud owners of a tree stump (the prize for this house competition) that has been showcased in the ABW common room for many years.
The Cross Country run started in 1891 and is the longest standing, continuous sports event at Ridley. Just to give you an idea of what it was like to race back then, here is a video from the 1929 Cross Country Run – pretty neat to see:
I’ve been told that it’s rained, snowed and done just about everything in between on the day of the Ridley annual cross country run, but yesterday was pretty near perfect conditions. The sun was shining and there was a cool November breeze – ideal for running. Here is some footage of the 2010 Cross Coutry Run: