A Time for Reflection and for Celebration

As the weather has turned to the chill of autumn, and winter hides around the corner, our Bolton Boys stayed nice and warm this week.  The Remembrance Day Ceremony, held on the Friday before the long weekend, was a solemn affair in which the many boys of Saint Michaels and University School, who gave their lives in global conflicts, were honoured.  This is a very important tradition at the school and gave all students time to reflect on sacrifices they have made and the sacrifices others have made for them.

On the artistic front, many of the grade 9 Bolton boys had their art featured in a self-portrait show on the senior campus. Can you spot Claude, Joel and David?

This weekend saw the boys involved in a variety of activities including the first ever fishing trip led by houseparents Mr. Shaw and Captain Baer.  They returned with a feast of fresh crab and were able to pull in a nice lingcod that was returned to the ocean as it was a bit small.  The weather was incredible and it was a very memorable experience!

Others took advantage of the sunshine to play some good old fashioned Canadian street hockey, followed by the quintessential Canadian snack, Timbits.

And for those who were really getting into the swing of winter, some skating at the Oak Bay Rec Center.

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Sunday saw the return of House Games and things got very heated!  Bolton currently stands second in the standings, but made up some ground today.  Dodgeball was the main events and there was some very skillful dodging, deeking, diving and throwing.  Both the seniors and the juniors played with heart and courage, and made us all very proud.  Not to be outdone by the brawn of the dodgeballers, two teams of intellectuals had their brains on display with the Trivia challenge.  Most impressive was the geography knowledge of one team that scored a perfect 10/10, the only team to do so out of 12 teams!

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