Rick Cotter retires this year as head of phys. ed. at Fredericton High, leaving behind a legacy of winning teams and huge participation levels at Canada’s oldest English high school. Not only did all four basketball teams win provincial championships in February, but another six of the 31 school teams were at the top for the province.
HARRY AINLAY HIGH SCHOOL EDMONTON
Every year, about 50 Harry Ainlay students pull together 750 athletes from across western Canada for basketball, volleyball and
soccer tournaments. Though the school’s own teams usually make it into local championships, the athletics program focus is more on building character and leadership. ACES PROGRAM WHITEHORSE
Spending two nights in a tent in the Yukon winter is an intense way to get to know your limitations. The 10 to 15 Grade 10 students who take part each semester in the ACES experiential learning program run out of the local Wood Street Center embark on four such major expeditions, including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and a 12-day canoe trip down the Stewart River. K. MARLEY
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