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Grad tie ceremony
During a livestream ceremony for the whole school to see, Grade 12 students received the highly coveted and much anticipated grad tie, a gryphon-clad neckpiece worn only by our graduating class. With eight lifers in the group of 48, some students have waited as many as 14 years for this day to come. 

Welcome Back Picnic
Given the chance (at last!) to spend some time together, the Meadowridge community gathered on campus for a fun family event. With delicious food, ice cream, games, a magician, and a face painter or two, the Welcome Back Picnic kicked off the new school year wonderfully.

Spirit Day
Donning house shirts and face paint and all things orange, green, red, and blue, members of Whonnock, Fraser, Kanaka and Alouette represented their houses while vying for the top score. After an afternoon of competitions involving knowledge, skill, and strength, Alouette came out victorious with 200 points. 

Athletics back in action
After a year-and-a-half-long absence from competitive sport, Gryphon athletes were eager to jersey up again. Volleyball and soccer teams took to the fields and courts, while the Sport Performance Enhancement club started back up in the fitness centre.

Terry Fox Run
Students brought it toonies and took to the trails for our annual Terry Fox Run. After stretches and a three-kilometre run around campus, the Meadowridge community helped raise $1,703 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Every year, we wear orange in remembrance of the Indigenous children who were victims of the residential school system and to honour the survivors’ families and communities that were affected. Our community donned orange on this day for awareness, while class activities, conversations and full-school assembly helped to educate and inform.

Kinderbuddies meet
Kinderbuddy duos became instant best friends during their first meet-up with a walk through the forest, some playground fun, and a sandcastle or two.

Senior Girls Volleyball places top ten in the Province
The Senior Girls Volleyball team made their mark on the provincial scene, earning a top ten placement in the ‘Single A’ GVISAA Eastern Division.

Meadowridge Debate Tournament
Three Grade 11 students initiated and planned Meadowridge’s first ever Debate Tournament. The online event, which took place online over two days, welcomed professional judges and over 60 teams from across British Columbia.

Our community enjoyed a Diwali-themed meal by SAGE Dining, decorations made by parent volunteers, and classroom activities for a colourful (and safe!) Diwali Celebration. 

The elementary costume parade kicked off a day of Halloween fun, including trick-or-treating in the north forest, a pumpkin carving contest, and the always anticipated, much loved Halloween Fun Night. 

Remembrance Day 
Remembrance Day brought the Meadowridge community together for the first full school assembly in nearly two years. Performances, speeches and awareness help pay tribute and educate us all about the sacrifices our veterans have and continue to make for us each day.