Seaway District High School’s second annual Sports Day on Friday, September 27, proved to be even more successful than its first with 300 of the school’s 400 students participating in an assortment of activities and the annual Terry Fox Run/Walk.
Seaway’s Sports Day on Friday, kicked off with an assembly and the school’s annual Terry Fox Run/Walk.
“I was very impressed with out students’ participation in this year’s Terry Fox Rally and Seaway Day of Sports,” said SDHS Principal Terry Gardiner. “I asked a number of students to speak to the entire student body about who they were walking for during our Terry Fox Rally, and it was very touching. I think it set the tone for the day.”
“Our Director of Education, David Thomas, was present for our Terry Fox Rally at the beginning of the day and gave a very heartfelt address to staff and students. He had high praise for our efforts to support the Terry Fox Foundation.”
“This is my favourite day of the school year,” said Gardiner. “Terry Fox is my hero and, as principal, I get a chance to draw the line between Terry’s generosity and perseverance and what we try to teach our students every day about good character.”
Following the Terry Fox Walk, some 300 plus Seaway students hit the fields, the courts, the diamonds and the water to participate in Seaway’s second Annual Sports Day.
Students were provided the opportunity to select two sports/activities from a huge list…some opting to go with their favourite sports while others trying something new. Activities included kayaking/canoeing, bowling, kick-boxing, soccer, softball, cycling, tennis, golf, badminton, ball hockey, trailer park games and a nature hike.
Sports day is a huge event that requires a lot of planning and organization. “Sharon Last, Heather Thompson and Maggie Perry were invaluable in the planning process,” said organizer Trevor Thompson. In addition, a huge number of Seaway staff/teachers are on board, running and overseeing the activities/sports that they personally specialize in.
“Yes, kids did try new activities…canoeing had a larger group than last year,” said Thompson. “Some were eager to cycle the 60 km route with only one student not finishing and that was due to a mechanical failure. A great day was had by all staff and students.”
“I think we will be looking at doing a winter version of the sports day in February.”
Thompson was also excited that Director Thomas had stopped in at the school, to participate in the Terry Fox portion of the day, and learn more about Seaway’s Sports Day.