Can we call it the ‘home stretch’?

After a beautiful month of May, June has officially arrived. AP exams are now over, SATs are a thing of the past, for some, and final exams are looming for others. Although the month of June has recently been known as “Junuary”, thanks to its January-esque weather patterns, we started off with a beautiful weekend. Many students ventured down to a local fair called the Oak Bay Tea Party. It’s an annual summer event that occurs on the first weekend of June and offers a chance for rides, games, and deep fried oreos!

We can’t ignore a whirlwind of events that provided all sorts of excitement to cap off May. Our Junior and Senior Boys Rugby Teams qualified for the provincial championships in Abbotsford. Each team fought hard and we ended up with a pair of silver medals. It was a tremendous effort and plenty of fun was had on and off the field.

‘Twas the season for provincials and the Tennis Team was in Vancouver for their tournament. Collingwood has been the reigning provincial champs for the past 12 years and the SMUS team was runner up last year. Needless to say there was a lot of hype and excitement when the team departed, and even more raucous when they came back victorious!

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Speaking of victories, Bolton has been the House Cup Champions for the past two years, and heading into our final inter-house competition, it was a tight race. The boys were fired up for “House Olympics” last weekend, which was followed up by the official announcement of this year’s House Cup Champion at the annual ‘Smoscars’ banquet. While sitting on the edge of our seats, Mr. Driscoll confirmed it was a three-peat! Bolton were the champions again! If I had a nickel for every time one of the boys said “Let’s go” after the announcement, I would be a wealthy man! With the nerves settled and smiles all around, it was now time to feast, and Ryan Ho proved he is a contender for top eater in the house!

The middle of the week also brought some fun in the sun. The Modern Languages Department hosted a snacks and dancing event in the quad, called “Mod Squad in the Quad” and it was extremely well attended by the student body. Mr. Daum was particularly pleased about making a roommate pairing of Xavier and Toby, who showed off some serious skills during the dance class!

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