The Giving Spirit The Lower School choir was spreading holiday cheer last week by singing Christmas carols on AM 610 CKTB in St. Catharines as a part of the Sixth Annual Astral Radio Great Holiday Food Drive. The broadcast was live outside the station from 5 am to 6 p.m. while food and funds for Community Care were collected. Lower School teacher Mr. Andrew Corolis was interviewed on the radio about Ridley’s food collection contribution to Community Care. Check out the video of our students on the radio!
“Christmas on the Radio: A Holiday Musical for Dreamers”
The Lower School put on their Christmas play yesterday afternoon to a packed house in the Mandeville Theatre. The play was a musical entitled “Christmas on the Radio: A Holiday Musical for Dreamers”. The play takes place during the 1950s and is about a girl named Betty whose dream is to sing on the radio. The JK/SK students performed as part of a pre-concert performance. The intermediate choir and a few grade 7 & 8 instrumentalists perform throughout the play. Check out the video from the performance – the children did an amazing job!
Congratulations to Ainsley Camroux-Peacock and Franziska Streit!
Grade 12 student Ainsley Camroux-Peacock and Grade 11 student Franziska Streit have been selected to participate in this year’s Niagara Regional Girls Basketball All-star game. They’ve been identified as 2 of the top 20 basketball players in the region. Well done!
On December 4th and 5th we held the annual Nine Lessons and Carols Service in the Memorial Chapel. The Candlelight Service of Nine Lessons and Carols celebrates the birth of Christ told in nine short Bible readings, interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols and hymns. Both services were well attended, and the Chapel was filled with Christmas spirit – $2,500.00 was raised for the Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica through the offering. View the video below from the service:
15- year-old Emma Hudson has been writing poetry since she was five, and this year she has achieved what many writers strive for their whole life. She has published a book of 20 original poems entitled “Where the Moonlight Grows”. The book was illustrated with the help of Emma’s friend Maia Bidochka. To find out more about Emma and her book, read the article from today’s St. Catharines Standard:
On any given day you can walk around the Ridley College campus and hear languages from thirty-one different countries. On Friday we held our annual International Christmas service in the Memorial Chapel where we were able to see students from those countries read a Christmas passage in their native language. We heard thirteen different languages – Hebrew, Latin, English, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, French, Mandarin, Russian, German, Italian and Latvian. As a school located in Canada we embrace multiculturalism and cherish the fact that we can share languages and traditions from different countries and cultures with each other.
It was a hard fought battle in virtual boardrooms across Ontario – critical business decisions were being made and equity was being built in the Sprott Business Competition today. Gabriel Bolduc and Yoshiki Nakayama were Ridley’s titans of business making it past the initial round of 4, 900 participants – only 101 advanced.
After an intense morning, Gabriel advanced to the Semi-Finals by finishing 8th in Ontario with a total Shareholder’s Equity of $5.49 million, while Yoshiki bowed out holding his head high, having finished in 51st position in all of Ontario with Shareholder’s Equity of $3.63 million.
In the Semi-Final portion of the competition run this afternoon, Gabriel had a wild-ride, at times sitting in 18th position and then moving up to 3rd overall in Ontario. In the end, he just missed out on an invitation to Carleton University for the Final 8 by finishing 4th in his industry (The top 2 players from each of 4 industries move on to the final), yet 7th overall, due to not having enough employees and having to spend too much on over-time pay to maintain his production levels.
Speculation abounds as to whether Gabriel purposely threw away the win in order to be able to attend review day next Friday and focus more on his upcoming Gr.12 exams (Particularly Advanced Functions), with sources close to Gabriel stating that ‘he decided to pursue the most responsible course’.
Please join me in congratulating both Gabriel and Yoshiki on their achievements in a business simulation that brings the curriculum they are studying to life.