Villiger, Ken

Ken Villiger was born October 19, 1930 in Montreal, Quebec.  He joined the Canadian Forces right out of high school, just as the Cold War was heating up.  Ken would see service in Korea, and during his long military career he played on just about every sports team the army had.  Ken was a paratrooper

Wright, Ben

Ben Wright was born on July 25, 1946, and he was raised in Texas’s Big Bend country, where he and his siblings grew up in 1950s America.  Ben graduated high school in 1964, as American involvement in Vietnam was beginning to escalate.  Knowing the draft board would soon be after him, Ben opted for the

Terry Fox Run 2021

  Dear Parents: At Crestwood we are proud of the commitment we have made to Community Service in the past. We are beginning the 2021-2022 school year with our annual Terry Fox Walk/Run, which will take place during the day on WEDNESDAY, September 29th , 2021. Students should be in their House t-shirts, Crestwood gym

Branchaud, Georges

Georges Branchaud was born June 12, 1941 in Cornwall, Ontario.  His father moved the family to Valleyfield, Quebec during the war, in order to work in the war industries that were booming in that city.  The family relocated to Ontario later though, and Georges grew up in Cornwall, where he decided to join the navy

McGregor, Andy

Major Andy McGregor hails from Woodstock, Ontario, and is a currently serving member of the Canadian Forces.  He traces his interest in the military to the 9/11 attacks, which happened when he was in high school.  He ended up attending Canada’s Royal Military College and since has risen through the ranks, and has deployed on

Prymack, Alexander

Major Alexander Prymack is a currently serving member of the Canadian Forces.  Born in 1985, he grew up in the Calgary area.  His military career began in 2003, when he attended RMC in Kingston, Ontario.  From there he became an artillery troop commander and forward observer, and was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Attention, where

CPC Oral History Project – April 30th

Mr. Masters and Mr. Hawkins continue to present “history through the eyes of those that lived it” in their grade 10 history classes, where they have just completed their extensive World War two/Holocaust unit.  Every single student in the 6 sections of the course had a chance to see a zoom presentation by a Holocaust

CPC Oral History Project – Margaret Newman

March 19, 1944 marked a turning point in Hungary’s wartime history; it was the day that Nazi Germany began a direct military occupation of its onetime ally, Hungary. Life for Hungarian Jews, which had been deteriorating under the previous regime, took a dramatic turn for the worse as discriminatory laws gave way to ghettos and

Book Fair Blitz

  This year our book fair will be virtual and will take place from November 14 to 21.  Every year the Crestwood book fair is a huge success.  Last year we sold over $14,000 worth of books!  Hopefully we can reach or surpass that goal this year.  We have decided to use Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore

Morgan, William

Bill Morgan was born April 23, 1925 in Consett, England, a small city on the east coast, not too far from Newcastle.  Bill’s mother passed away when he was just five, and at that time he moved in with his grandparents and aunts, and his father’s role in his life diminished.  Bill grew up an

Basketball Scholarships

The 2019-2020 women’s basketball season has been one of best ever in Canadian history! This week Grade 11 student’s Latasha Lattimore and Shayeann Day-Wilson committed to Syracuse University.  They will both become members of the “Orange” in 2021.  We would like to congratulate them on this amazing accomplishment. This brings the total to 7 scholarship

Online Athletic Activities

As part of the Online Learning Program Crestwood School is offering Online Athletic Activities, which may include a workout class, yoga, Tabata, dance or circuit training. In this regard, Crestwood physical education classes are bringing motivational workouts, health and fitness content and resources to your home as part of its online learning community. The student

Online Athletic Activities

As part of the Online Learning Program Crestwood Preparatory College, Physical Education classes are offering Online Athletic Activities, which may include a workout class, yoga, pilates or circuit. In this regard, Crestwood physical education classes are bringing motivational workouts, health and fitness content and resources to your home as part of its online learning community.

Parents’ Associations News (Apr. 3)

PA Committee Opportunities   The Parents’ Association is looking for new volunteers to fill some Committee positions starting in the 2020/2021 school year.  Open Co-ordinator positions include Secretary, Communications, Social, Spirit Week, Used Uniform Sales, Bake Sale and Treasurer.  The current volunteer will provide training and assistance. The PA is a down-to-earth, supportive group and

Parent’s Association (Feb. 13)

Happy Family Day to all Crestwood Families!     PA Committee Opportunities   The Parents’ Association is looking for new volunteers to fill some Committee positions starting in the 2020/2021 school year.  Open Co-ordinator positions include Secretary, Communications, Social, Spirit Week, Used Uniform Sales, Bake Sale and Treasurer.  The current volunteer will provide training and

Parents’ Association News

Crestwood Water Bottles Only $10   Since single use plastic water bottles are no longer permitted at Crestwood, why not pick up one of these handsome metal Crestwood water bottles? They are available at Mane Essentials for only $10.00.  Enjoy your water and look good, too!     PA Committee Opportunities   The Parents’ Association

Marchand-Lafortune, D.M.

Diem Marchand-Lafortune is a powerful Plains Cree Horizon-Dancer and Jewish Renaissance woman who describes herself as “Crewish”. Years of work on legal issues related to forced relinquishments of newborns and their disappearance into the system via an inhumane adoption industry came to fruition with the release of Senator Eggleton’s report: This Shame is Ours Canada. She

Shawnee

Shawnee Lynn Talbot uses her songs to advocate for queer, Indigenous, youth, and mental health issues.  She is an Indigenous Canadian singer who identifies as Two Spirit, meaning that she is fluid with her gender and sexuality.  Two Spirit people were once celebrated in Indigenous communities before European settlers colonized North America. Since the Indigenous

Braybrook, Chelsea

Chelsea Braybrook was born in the city of Sarnia, Ontario, where she spent the majority of her childhood with her both her parents as well as her younger little brother.  She never intended on being a soldier at young age but instead had aspirations of becoming a star like her childhood singing idol Cher.  As

Jennings, Lara

Lara Jennings was born and raised in Grimsby, Ontario, and lived a sound childhood. She attended a plethora of high schools prior to graduation and deciding to pursue a military path.  Jennings studied and graduated from Engineering at RMC prior to her choice of field in the military, which was the airforce. Beginning with regular bootcamp, she

Lucas, Alison

Alison Lucas was born in Ottawa to parents that moved around frequently, since her father was in the Air Force.  Her mother was an Emergency Room nurse who took a “break” to manage the 3 kids and all the moves.  By the time she was in high school, she had moved 8 times, but was

Comisso, Amber

LCdr Amber Comisso is a member of Canada’s present day forces, serving her nation in the navy.  She visited Crestwood in April 2019, at which time she shared her experiences with Mr. Birrell’s Geography 9 class. She is originally from the GTA, and the military was not in her sights until the time for university

Parents’ Association News

P.A. Meeting  Please join us in the boardroom for our next P.A. meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 8:45 a.m.  Coffee and muffins will be available at 8:30 a.m.  Everyone is welcome! Pizza Lunch The next pizza lunch is on Friday, April 12. Nominations Wanted The Parents’ Association has committee positions open for fall 2019.

The Sears Drama Festival

On Monday, February 25th, Crestwood participated in The National Theatre School Drama Festival at Victoria Park Collegiate Institute.  Students performed in a poignant play written by grade 12 student, Georgia Gardner, called The Deliberation Room.  Directed by Sam and Sarah Douey, the play tackled difficult themes of consent and sexual assault.  The show was performed

Glendon One-Way Road Closure

Please be advised that the one-way road which leads to the Proctor Field House will be closed for river embankment work from Monday, March 4 to Friday, March 15, inclusive. Thank you for your cooperation and we regret any inconvenience.  For further information, please contact Paula Rodriguez, Project Coordinator, at paula789@yorku.ca or cell number 647-217-9164.  

Parents’ Association News

Happy March Break to all Crestwood families.  Enjoy! Nominations Wanted The Parents’ Association has committee positions open for fall 2019.  Coordinators are needed for various areas, including Mane Essentials (the PA store), Pizza lunches, Volunteers, Parent Social, Communications and Used Uniform Sales.  The role of Vice-President is also open. Participation in the PA is a