The Gala

Winter weather may be blowing in but the campus is heating up as we slide towards the Holiday Break. The Grade 10s recently had their second round of experiential activities. Below you can see Jack leading a beat for his group, all of whom built their own Cajon box drums. This performance was in the Senior School assembly. Click here to hear their music and see them play. Also below you will see some of Dio, Andres and other Bolton Boys preparing their ornament to contribute to the Bolton Christmas Tree. This tree was then on display at the SMUS Christmas Gala (more on that later). Finally, on the heals of an amazing Bolton House Chapel, many boys returned to chapel during the day to present for Intercultural Council’s North American cultural week. Below you can see Joel, Will, Jack and Matthias adding their own personal touches to the event.

Last week Bolton’s own Mr. Butterfield (in addition to the other music teachers) conducted the annual Small Ensembles Concert. Below you can see Dat, Logan, Jack and Laurent adding their musical talents to the evening.

The big event everyone was getting ready for was the Parent’s Auxiliary Christmas Gala, held in the stunning and historic Crystal Gardens in downtown Victoria. The past weeks have been frenzy of shopping trips in preparation for this formal affair. On Thursday, our Head of House Ranon, led the boys through some dinner etiquette. With brave Fernanda joining the meeting from Timmis House, both she and Dio enacted proper dinner manners and how to hold civilized conversation. Laughs were had and life lessons were learned. Some other basic life lesson came up in preparation for the big night. Dio honed his ironing skills, Logan learned how to replace a button and Adrian learned that it is easier to iron a tie before you put it on!

With the boys and girls in their finest, we all headed off to the big event. There was an amazing dinner, dancing, and overall a lot of fun.

Justin arrived a little late to the party, but with a big smile on his face. He was held back because his basketball team was in a tournament – but arrived victorious after running the tournament undefeated and taking the gold medal!

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David set up and manned the photo booth for the event and will be soon posting images from that where you should be able to see your son in his finest with his friends. Stay tuned!

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On Sunday we were all able to relax a bit. We closed the weekend enjoying an excellent chapel hosted by Timmis, our sister house.


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