Thank you to all of our participants who took part in our annual Terry Fox Run! We would like to acknowledge some of our top runners. In first place was Ryan Goudron, followed by Charles Yu and Daniel Yu. Our top female runners were Jordyn Huitema, Emi Marsden, and Shankara Rajkumar. Our top staff runners were Mr. Einhorn, Mr. Mcilvaney, and Ms. Dunne and Ms. Campbell. This year we were able to raise $2802. This makes Burnaby Central one of the top fundraising high schools in the district. Thanks again to everyone who donated and took part in the run!
Up next for the Leadership Class was hosting the Fall Sports Pep Rally and organizing a number of Holiday events such as Deck the Door, Basketball Intramural, Food Drive and Gingerbread House Event with our feeder schools. The Food Drive was able to collect over 20 boxes of food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Our top donating classes were Ms. Thomson’s, Ms. Dunne’s, Mr. Shier’s, and Ms. Morabito’s. The winner of our Basketball Intramural was Chicken Adobo. With the team’s entry donation, we were able t raise over $60 for the Food Bank. The winner of the Deck The Door contest was Ms. Dunne’s class with Mr. Kamiya, Mr. McIllvaney, Ms. Morabito and Ms. Kraemer’s class rounding out the top five. Thank you to everyone who participated in our holiday events.
The Senior Boys Rugby team will be playing Alpha in the BNWSSAA Banner Game on Wednesday May 17 at Burnaby Lake. Lets see if they can repeat as district champs like they did back in Grade 8….
The Senior Rugby team continued to show how they belong in the toughest rugby league in the country after a very tough loss on April 13 to Lord Byng who scored on the last play to steal the game 27 to 24. Siaki Vikilani led a huge comeback to take the lead scoring once while Max Fookes added 3 of his own. Austin Preissl continued his excellent kicking by adding 2 converts. This comes after big wins over Cariboo Hill and Alpha, and a very close loss to provincially ranked #8 Argyle 17-23..
The Junior Rugby team finished 2nd in the Mulgrave Invitational 7 aside tourney and then finished 12th at the Invitational Junior Provincial Tournament. The team defeated St. Micheals, had very close games with provincial powerhouses Earl Marriott and Robert Bateman but unfortunately lost to St. Georges and Yale. There were a number of try scorers on the day including Sean Donaldson, Keegan Chao, Garret Coombes, Chidumbem Nkolagu, and top point getter was Sam Huo.
Team Photo (current schedule posted under Rugby Page)
The Grade 8 Rugby Team defeated Moscrop 45-0 to win the Bantam Boys Burnaby District Banner. The team steadily improved during the short season and was highlited by great tackling, accurate passing and hard running. All Star selections went to Kenny Cogoy, Gerard Seong, Arjun Uppal and Philip Seong. Other members included: Graham Armstrong, Owen Slivester, Nathan Gill, Arash Rasti, Parsa Ranjbar, Ben Skulski.
The Senior Rugby Team was able to cap off a successful year by winning the Tier 2 Plate Final at the Invitational Provincial 7 aside Rugby Tournament by defeating Prince of Wales 17 to 14. Other results included wins over Argyle (24-5) and Lake City (10-7) and losses to St. Georges B and eventual winners RE Mountain.
This comes off of the heart breaker overtime loss in the Lower Mainland Tier 2 Final 26-31 to Sutherland. The team were awarded the Burnaby District Banner and still had a great year with only 1 loss during the regular season.
Our final list of Award winners included:
MVP Back- Kenny Cai
MVP Forwward – Ansel Hait, Mac Burns
Top Back – Daniel Ozero, Siaki Vikilani
Top Forward – Kenzo Raccanelli
Top Rookies – Skyler Beattie, Caleb Zehr
All Star Selections – Micheal Zieffle, Naveen Kainth, Hussein Whalida
The senior team is rolling along very well at the mid point of the season. They are 2 and 1 in league play. The team has been highlighted by exciting back play and hard running by the forwards. Stay tuned for the team stats. Standings can be found on the bcssru.com website.
The Junior Rugby 7s Team participated in the Lower Mainland Development tournament and came away finishing 5th out of 10 teams. The team could have placed much higher but came out short when 3 teams were tied for 2nd in our pool. The team won against Prince of Wales and West Vancouver but lost close ones to St. Georges B and Collingwood B (eventual champions). They defeated Sentinel in the 5/6 placing game.
Senior Rugby Team Practice begins Feb. 2 and every Tuesday/Thursday in February then move to Monday/Tuesday after spring break. Our first game is Wednesday, March 30. Hoodie Order must be in By Feb. 5. Updated Schedule is posted under the Rugby Page.
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This year the Senior Leadership class has been busy organizing many events and improving their leadership skills. Our Terry Fox run was a huge success this year by smashing previous donation records. The school raised $2,288.88 for the Terry Fox Foundations. We wanted to recognize the 3 classes who raised the most: Ms. Dunne’s, Ms. V. Pereira’s and Mr. Shier’s. At the end of our run Charles Yu, Nolan Welsh and Brolan Masuhara were the first to reach the finish line.
Up next for the class was the Fall Pep Rally. The teams who performed included the Sr. and Jr. Girls Volleyball, Sr. Boys Volleyball, Sr. Boys Soccer, The Whitecaps, The Cross Country Team and the Theatre Production Team. Every team did an amazing job with their dance or cheer but the Whitecaps stole the show with their dance-off.
The class is currently organizing their Christmas Events like the Gingerbread House Event with Primary Grades and Basketball and Volleyball Intramurals. During our Food Drive, the school was able to donate 24 boxes of food to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and with the help of this year’s Intramural teams, we were able to raise $183. The winner of this year’s Deck The Door Contest was Mrs. Hemmingway’s Period 2 Class. Runner Ups were Mrs. Dunne and the entire Home Ec. Department. Photos of our winners can be seen at the Leadership Class webpage (http://sd41blogs.ca/central-leadership/). Thank you to everyone who participated in these great events!