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Ridley Students Consumed in Service

The holiday season is upon us and the tradition of service is well underway at Ridley.  Students and staff have been busy finishing their Christmas giving projects before they leave the campus to return home for the holidays.
Arthur Bishop East is raising funds for “Wells of Hope”. So far they have raised approximately $200 selling snacks at the intermission of “The Crucible,” and $500 at the Christmas Market.

The boys of Arthur Bishop West were raising money by providing $5 haircuts at the Christmas Market.  The funds raised are going to Mainstream – an organization that provides a range of services to community members with developmental challenges.

Burgoyne House focused on their mascot, the bear, this year for their charity drive.  Teddy bears of all sorts – for infants, toddlers and older children- will be given to children at the St. Catharines General Hospital.

The Dean’s House charity is the “Gift of Reading,” an organization that raises funds to buy books for less fortunate children and families. At the Christmas Market, they held a raffle and raised $200.

Gooderham West raised $136 raffling off 3 gingerbread houses at the Christmas Market.  Instead of buying secret Santa gifts this year, each girl donated $10, which has been given to Community Care to buy Christmas Dinner for families in need.  In total the girls’ raised $566.00 for Community Care.
Gooderham East filled 90 shoeboxes with toiletries, school supplies and toys for “Operation Christmas Child”. These boxes will make their way to deserving children all over the world.
Leonard House partnered with Mandeville in collecting food for Community Care during “Halloween for Hunger” and sending representatives to “Me to We” in Toronto.

Mandeville and Leonard House collected 1,540 lbs of food for the “Halloween for Hunger” food drive. The girls recently raised just over $600 by having a dress down day and selling handmade beaded bracelets from Africa (donated by a Ridley Family) and Christmas gift bags (donated from a past parent) at the Christmas Market.

Merritt South raised $900 for Dog Guides Canada, primarily from the John Gardhouse Comedy Night sponsored by the house.

Merritt North’s House Charity is Community Care. Every year the MNo boys set up and serve food provided by the House at an “Out of the Cold” dinner downtown for 170 guests. This year, they are hosting the dinner on Friday, January 7th at 53 Church Street. The boys also sell toques to support the national “Raise the Roof” campaign sponsored by Community Care which benefits homeless youth. The annual MNo “Toque Thursday” grub day at Ridley is scheduled for February 3rd, 2011.

Day students at Lower School collected non-perishable food for Community Care this past month and delivered it during their recent radio performance supporting this need.

The Advancement Office gave a donation to the United Way of St. Catharines and the Business Office donated to Community Care in lieu of their annual Secret Santa gift exchange.

The Memorial Chapel through the recent Nine Lessons and Carol service and other events, as well as donations by parents, raised $7,249 for the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica and collected food for the local Community Care organization.

The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Ridley College!

Lower School Choir Sings on the Radio for Community Care

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!

Ridley College Lower School Christmas Play

“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!

Ridley College: Nine Lessons and Carols Service

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:

Ridley College International Christmas Service

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.

Check out the video from the service:

Ridleians Show Strength in Business Competition

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.

First Boys’ Basketball Advance to Final!!

The senior boys basketball team got off to a bit of a rocky start last night but eventually righted the ship in disposing of Holy Cross Secondary School 68-33 in semi final action in the 49th Annual St. Catharines Standard basketball tournament. Tied 10-10 after a sloppy first quarter the Tigers started to find their game early in the second quarter and by half time had secured a 32-19 lead. In the third quarter the relentless Tiger pressure finally got to the Raiders squad and a comfortable lead was established. Leading the Tiger attack was Cooper Rigg 25, Geno Bullard 18 and Kristers Moisejs 10 points.

Next up, a 7:30 p.m. championship encounter at the St. Catharines Collegiate gym tonight vs. perennial powerhouse Governor Simcoe Redcoats.

Hopefully the Collegiate gym on Friday night will be a sea of ORANGE AND BLACK.

TIGER SPIRIT – CATCH IT!

Watch the tip-off with commentary from Mr. Martinez:

https://www.ridleycollege.com/podium/tools/SlideShow.aspx?a=103718

Read about Tiger guard Geno Bullard in the St. Catharines Standard:

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2873407