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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Dear Ashburians, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passing yesterday at 96 years of age and after over 70 years as Head of State of the United Kingdom and 14 other countries, including Canada, has captured the attention of so many around the world. For those students who are less familiar with our constitutional monarchy here...

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This Week in Maple and Gillin

Kate Lane For many of our students, their final exams were completed today and they are feeling a strong sense of relief- and excitement – for having completed this challenging week and capping off the tumultuous year. For many of us, having exams proceed in the first place is a sign that things are returning...

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This Week in Maple and Gillin

Kate Lane Happy June to all! With classes officially over, and exams commencing today for the majority of our students, the mix of emotions – excitement in finishing a big year, nervousness in writing exams for the first time in two years – is palpable. While “stressful,” this time of year also presents so many opportunities...

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This Week in Maple and Gillin

Kate Lane As our boarding students were heading out of MacHall this morning (perhaps a little more slowly than usual), one Grade 11 commented “it’s the last Friday of the year!” as an explanation why everyone seemed to be lingering a little longer in the dining hall and less rushed to move to their first...

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This Week in Maple and Gillin

Kate Lane With the final IB exams completed and the last opportunity for pre-exam assessments due today, our Gillin & Maple students experienced an intense, shortened work-week and are now looking forward to resting over this long weekend. It is hard to believe we are about a month from closing / graduation.   Despite – or...

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This Week in Maple and Gillin

Kate Lane With evening prep starting later these nights, Gillinites are enjoying the hour between dinner and being back at their desks to be outside socializing on the field. On Monday night, it was so wonderful to see: rugby, American football, soccer, baseball, and even a dance-off, all happening at once on the main campus...

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This Week in Maple and Gillin

Kate Lane The sun is shining, days are longer, and flowers are popping up along campus – these subtle shifts have made a tremendous impact on everyone’s mood and energy. This week, we loved seeing several of the Gillin and Maple students out supporting our sporting events, and their classmates – both the girls’ soccer...

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This Week in Maple and Gillin

Kate Lane Happy Earth Day to all our boarding families across the globe.   Over the April long weekend, many of our boarding students remained on campus and enjoyed a variety of activities ranging from feeding wild animals at Park Omega to feasting on a traditional Canadian Easter dinner. On Monday evening, everyone was reporting that...

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This Week in Maple and Gillin

Kate Lane Tuesday Rock Climbing by Paula Garcia  Going rock climbing was an amazing experience that boarding gave us. We had a fun time with our friends and learned the basics of climbing. We got the chance to bond with our friends while doing something fun and different. Thank you to Ms. Hickson and Mr....

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The Wilgress Archives

Ashbury College was founded in 1891 by George Penrose Woollcombe, an ambitious Oxford University graduate and a new Canadian, who served as Ashbury’s Headmaster for 42 years. The three-room school for boys was originally located on Wellington Street in downtown Ottawa, moving to larger quarters also on Wellington Street and then on to Argyle Street...

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Senior School Closing Ceremony

Watch a livestream of the Senior School closing celebration by clicking here! A recording of the event will also be available next week.