Old Sedberghians will be interested to know that the kayak which rested on the top of the cabinets in the Founders' Room and which had been given to Sedbergh years ago, has now been returned to the North, from where it originally came. Eric McNair Landry (see message below) has been busy finding a home for it and is doing research to discover the name of the original builder. This kayak was, apparently, the last one built by traditional methods in Kugaaruk.
Sedbergh clothing and Sedbergh artifacts can be requested. We are setting up a Sedbergh store online. Currently, the first item for sale is the terrific book about the years of Sedbergh leading up to the fire. "Sedbergh, the Founding of a School" is available in softback and as a boxed Limited Edition - these are very special books.
Old Sedberghians will be interested to hear that the Kenauk property has now been sold to a consortium made up of Lyme Timber, The Nature Conservancy of Canada, and four families familiar with Kenauk.
The good news is that this consortium is planning to preserve the property as a wildlife and nature habitat, with limited and careful logging to keep the forest healthy.
Bill Nowell, the current Manager of Kenauk, will carry on in his important work.
Further information is available from the "Portfolio" section of the Lyme Timber website.
We had a wonderful party in Montreal Dec. 19th. The annual Christmas gathering, hosted by Nick Laperle and Mylene in their fabulous loft, was attended by nearly forty Old Sedberghians and past staff. So many generations and so much to talk about.
Thanks to everyone who came. It was wonderful to see you.
Thanks to Karel Dubravcik for the pictures below.
Good time, lots of memorable stories! From Left to Right: Ben Green (GAP '93-'94), Eric Corcoran ('98-'07), Derek Denton ('58-60'), Andrew Irving ('82-86'), Chris Westwick ('85-'86), Tyler Davis (early 90's) and Peter Webster ('5?-'57). Steamworks, on the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, was a great location. We want to keep it going! The group looks forward to another lunch in the spring - details to come.
For anyone interested in skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing, we also talked about taking advantage of the three local mountains, Cypress, Grouse and Seymour. Some of us have annual passes and ski on Grouse regularly, on weekends and the occasional weeknight. BTW - for all you eastern types, Grouse, 15-20 minutes from downtown, received over 10 metres of cumulative snowfall last year - for you imperial types, that's over 30 feet! Not bad for a "small" mountain, eh? If you are interested in hitting the slopes, please contact Andrew Irving.