Halloween & More!

There has been a flurry of activity on Campus this week. Halloween celebrations were in full swing at the school, including an amazing fireworks show on Wednesday night that lasted 15 minutes.fireworks.jpg

That same evening the Art’s Council also hosted the 20th annual Howlapalooza show in the school’s chapel, which featured student performances of music, drama, and even MAGIC. Joel, who is Head of the Art’s Council organized the event and brought the day and boarding student communities together. Laurent also performed an amazing magic trick at the end of the show and used our new Head of School, Mark Turner, as the audience volunteer. Check out some videos from the event below!



And here are some of the Bolton Boys (and house parents) in their costumes that they wore to school.

Our Bolton boys also competed well in their athletics commitments. The Cross Country squad, racing in a highly competitive Island meet at Beaver Lake, turned in some excellent performances. On the boys’ side, Jack ran outstandingly well, coming in 27th overall in an elite field to capture one of the at-large berths to the provincial meet. He competed today and came 112th in the Province, running 6.2km in 24 minutes. That’s Fast!

The Senior boys squad, on the heels of a disappointing 4-1 loss to Claremont, then bounced back with its best all-round performance of the term, traveling to Royal Bay and securing a vital 1-0 victory. With this crucial win, SMUS finishes fourth in local league play. The team will enter the Island AA tournament in Campbell River on November 7-8 as the South No. 1 seed. Turay and Jom competed on the right wing during the team’s latest win against Stelly’s in the Colonist Cup Quarter-Final. Here are some videos below:

Frank also won a gold medal at the Rowing Regatta today! Go Frank!

As the Term 1 draws to a close, the boys are working hard at staying on top of their academics. Here is Patt doing an experiment in Mr. Shaw’s Marine Science class.


However, there is always time for fun too. Here is a group shot of the Bolton Boys that attended the 6th Annual Canadian Winter Activity. They competed hard during the street hockey event and enjoyed classic Tim Horton’s hot chocolate and donuts.

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Before we break next weekend for the long weekend, we will pause to remember those who fought for our freedom during the SMUS Remembrance Day ceremony. The service will be streamed live on the SMUS website for those that are interested. We will also reflect on our own school’s military past which used to be a large component and very apparent ethos of our school.

We hope everyone enjoys the next week of school and takes time over the Long Weekend to recharge in anticipation of the last push until the Winter Break!

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