Yes it is true! Bolton managed to hold on to their lead during the final and nail-biting House Olympics and managed to keep the F. West Cup for Inter-house Athletics, first presented in 1914. Barnacle House actually did best in the Olympics but they were unable to overtake us in overall house standings. Above you can see us celebrating and below you can see action shots from the games. Over the year the boys played with strength and honour and as you can see have bonded like brothers.
Afterwards the hard working students of Timmis and Bolton enjoyed some cold freezies together.
Later that night we all changed out of our sweaty house shirts and into our fancy duds for the annual SMOSCARS, a fun awards night and our last community dinner. We were, of course, awarded the house cup, Joel took the Award for the Social Butterfly on campus and Ranon won the “Master Chef” award to a resounding cheer from all of boarding. After the presentations we enjoyed a wonderful dinner and posed in front of the Selfie-serve Photo-booth.
Over the ensuing week there has been lots going on on campus. Derry (’17) returned from Paloma University in great spirits and ran a workshop for this year’s grads about what college is really like. He stopped by at Bolton House and chatted with a bunch of us. Here he is with Mr. Baer and me. We also had out first departure for the year with Bryan heading back to China. Bryan has been with us since grade 8 and has made a big impact in the house over his five years. Antonio said a nice speech about him in a house meeting and he received his traditional Bolton Mug. We will miss you Bryan!
We also missed our rugby players as they headed off to the mainland for their provincial championships. Both the junior and the seniors played very hard and both teams came home with bronze medals. Congratulations to Andres, Logan, Jack, Mohammed, Bolu, Laurent, Mr. Danskin, Mr. Daum and Ranon for his hard work earlier in the season.
Next week we will report on the Grade 10 Pursuits and the Grade 9 ADST outings. Otherwise this weekend the rest of us stayed in town and enjoyed the Oak Bay Tea Party Fairgrounds. Other went out and enjoyed the amazing weather. Pine spotted a fawn near the school and stayed with it until he knew it was safe. The little thing was just resting – something we will all be able to do once the summer is upon us.