Did you know that UCC has a second campus? The entire community is invited to welcome our new families at an open house at the Norval Outdoor School on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.
The property has more than 160 hectares of forest and fields and is bisected by the beautiful Credit River. If you’ve never seen Norval before, here’s your chance to come out for a visit.
This is a great opportunity to see what Norval is all about first-hand. Our main lodge, Stephen House, will be open. Food and refreshments will be available. Our teaching faculty will show you around and answer any questions about your son’s upcoming trips here. Come join us for an outdoor getaway with friends and family. Dogs on a leash are welcome.
Directions to Norval: Take Highway 401 west to Winston Churchill Boulevard. Follow Winston Churchill Boulevard north and go through the village of Norval. Continue straight ahead. The entrance to the Norval property is on your left, 1.2 kilometres north of the village stoplight. The drive takes about 50 minutes from UCC in light traffic.
Calling all UCC cricket and squash players and their guests.
Please join us for a wonderful day of athletics and fellowship as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first UCC vs. Trinity College School cricket match. There will be back-to- back Old Boy cricket matches from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16 at The Toronto Cricket and Curling Club.
There will also be an Old Boy squash tournament at 2 p.m. and a celebratory cocktail reception and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at The Toronto Cricket and Curling Club.
Please click here for more information and to register to play and attend the cocktail reception and dinner. There’s no need for spectators to register. All are welcome.
Become a citizen scientist for the day by joining expert-led teams in uncovering all the flora, fauna and fungi we can count at UCC’s Norval Outdoor School, as part of the larger BioBlitz Canada 150 initiative that’s taking place across the country, on Sunday, Oct. 1.
The Norval Outdoor School is located on 450 acres of land situated on either side of the Credit River. This free event is a great opportunity for community members of all ages to discover and explore nature together. Don’t miss our free barbecue and nature activities on Sunday at lunch between 1 and 3 p.m.
Taxonomic specialists are welcome to join for the science-Intense, expert “Blitz” anytime between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Guided “Blitz” sessions for community members will be led by experts and occur in three time blocks. Participants will have the choice of joining one of two guided programs in each time block.
Here are the guided “Blitz” sessions:
Session one from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.: Birds or aquatics
Session two from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Butterflies and other Insects or plants
Session three from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Reptiles and amphibians or invasive species