Rosseau Lake College Beacon

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Stories from RLC


CISMF – Music Festival

Thirteen RLC students travelled to Toronto on Monday to practice with musicians from schools throughout Ontario.  They practised familiar songs like Pirates of the Caribbean and the Blues Brothers, as well as new and unfamiliar songs such as Hypnotic Fireflies and Bring Me Little Water. Our students are representing us in two concert bands, one orchestra and two choirs! Their hard work will pay off in April when they will spend a weekend rehearsing and then performing at Roy Thompson Hall. 

Parents of students performing can use this link to purchase tickets to the concert in April.  Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 14th at 10:00 AM and will sell out fast! 

Roy Thomson Hall / Tickets

CISMF Music Festival travel picture
CISMF Music Festival picture


Co-curricular Report



Girls Volleyball

On February 9th, the varsity girls volleyball team travelled to Breslau to compete against St John Kilmarnock for a regular season game. 
The girls played skillfully with much determination and confidence. With the help of everyone on the team, there were many good rallies, serves, and hits that scored many points across the four sets. Although we lost the match, the girls never gave up and were focused on playing together as a team and working towards improving specific skills. 
Meaghan Tabobondung, Esther Wason, Davee Dai, Jaden Smith, Maeve Lynes, Cassidy Wise, Raven Swanson, and Lily Hu should be commended for their spirit and hard work in winning our first set of the season! 
The girls are back on the road February 15th travelling to Hawthorn.
Congratulations girls!
Ms. Shuttleworth 
Girls Volleyball picture


Drama Club

Lights! Camera! Action!

Students in the RLC Drama Club are in the middle of production of an honest-to-goodness movie!   Led by Mr. Daigle and Mr. G, students are currently filming the script for an original production called, “The High School Election”. Featuring students that enrol in the after school drama club.  The script tells the story of several high school students that go to ridiculous extremes to win a student council election. 
Everyone in the club is involved in the production, which will combine live action on stage and filmed segments. The movie will debut during the Spring Arts Festival and will involve some interactive features as well. Look forward to seeing RLC’s talent on display in the coming months!

Drama Club Picture



Community Announcements



Scheduled Long Weekend Information and Travel Form

Dear Parents & Guardians,

Our next scheduled long weekend is on Thursday, February 16th and the coach bus operated by Hammond Transportation Ltd. will depart from the school at 4:00 p.m.

These times are approximate and dependent on traffic and weather:

The bus will depart from RLC at 4:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 5:30 p.m.
– Arriving at Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 6:00 p.m.
– Arriving at York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Arriving at Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at approximately 7:30 p.m.

For the return trip on Monday, February 20th the bus will depart Sherway Gardens at 6:30 p.m.
Departing – Sherway Gardens in front of McDonalds (note change) at 6:30 p.m.
– York Mills Subway Station on Old York Mills Road at approximately 7:00 p.m.
– Hwy 9 in the carpool area at approximately 7:30 – 7:45 p.m.
– Barrie in the parking lot behind the Canadian Tire Store in the Bayfield Mall at approximately 8:00 – 8:15 p.m.
– RLC at approximately 9:30 – 9:45 p.m.

Transportation Travel Form
Students who are not using school transportation must return to the school by 9:30 p.m.

Mrs. Jaclyn Sproul
Administrative Assistant/Transportation Coordinator

Upcoming Events


Monday, February 13th, 2017
CISMF Rehearsals

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Sr. Volleyball at Bayview Glen – Postponed due to Snow Day
Jr. Basketball at Bayview Glen – Postponed due to Snow Day

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
Nordic Finals
Snowboarding at Craigleith
Sr. Volleyball at Hawthorne

Thursday, February 16th, 2017
All students depart at 4 pm for scheduled long weekend
Immunization Clinic

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Classes resume after scheduled long weekend
Jr. Basketball at Toronto Montessori School

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
Snowboarding at Craigleith
Sr. Volleyball at Crestwood Preparatory College
Jr. Basketball vs. Bayview Glen at Muskoka Woods

Friday, February 24th, 2017
Winter Olympics for Foundation Years
Winter Formal

Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Winter Carnival 50th Anniversary Event



Rosseau Lake College Winter Carnival Feb 25th – Itinerary

All friends and family of the RLC community are welcome!

School Store and Brunch Open: 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Dining Hall
Sign Up for Events: 11 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Dining Hall
Arm Wrestling Contest: 11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Dining Hall
Road Hockey: 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the Circle
Nail Drive and Log Sawing: 12:30-1:30 p.m. in front of the Log Cabin
Human Dogsled Races: 1:30– 2:00 p.m. Around the Circle on Toboggans
Coffee House: 2:00—2:30 p.m. in the RAC
Snow Jam: 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Snow Park
Polar Bear Dip: 3:30 p.m. at the Waterfront
Thank you for Joining Us!

For details contact Pam Bissonette at or phone 705-732-4351 ext. 13



RLC 50th Anniversary Celebration Invitation

Dear Rosseau Lake College Community,                                               

With excitement, the Future Forward 50 Steering Committee would like to invite you to join us for Rosseau Lake College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on our beautiful lakeside campus.

As a graduate of 1992, I had the privilege of attending the school’s 25th anniversary. It was a fantastic event, and I have never forgotten it.  Twenty-five years later, I am so pleased to be the Chair of a 50th Anniversary Steering Committee made up of alumni, parents, past staff and RLC board members.  We have organized an outstanding celebration, taking place on June 17, 2017, following Rosseau Lake College’s 50th Closing Day Celebration. 

Students, parents, alumni, staff, supporters and community members are invited to join us for a day of reflection and celebrations under a beautiful lighted marquee in the centre of campus.

This semi-formal affair includes:

  • Freshly prepared hors d’oeurves during reception and gourmet plated sit down dinner catered by Crossroads Restaurant
  • Open bar with cocktails & dinner wine
  • Keynote speakers taking the stage, and the Class of 2017 receiving their alumni ties.
  • Live entertainment and music by Two for the Show
  • Complimentary shuttle buses between J.W Marriott The Rosseau in Minett & Rosseau Lake College
  • 50th  Anniversary Celebration cake prepared by the Rosseau Lake College kitchen

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available.  For more information on the Future Forward 50 Gala event or to purchase tickets online click here

50th Anniversary books, commemorating the history of the school can also be purchased through the brand new online RLC School Store.  To access the store click here

We are excited to see past headmasters, faculty members, board members, parents and the RLC alumni in June.  The event would obviously not be complete without the current parents, families and students of Rosseau Lake College. Together we can ensure the 50th celebration will be remembered for years to come. 

I look forward to seeing you in June.

John Di Cesare ’92
Chair Rosseau Lake College
50th Steering Committee

2016/17 School Calendar

Sept Tues 6 Registration/Welcome Day – All students 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  Wed 7 Classes begin (Semester 1)
Oct Thurs 6 Students depart 4:00 pm
  Fri-Mon 7-10 Scheduled Weekend (Thanksgiving)
  Mon 10 Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm
  Tues 11 Classes resume
Nov Thurs 10 Students depart 4:00 pm
  Fri-Mon 11-14

Scheduled Weekend

  Mon 14

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 15

Classes resume

Dec Fri 2

Graduation Photo and Retake Day

  Fri 9

Arts Festival




Christmas Holiday – Students depart at 12:30 pm

Jan Mon 2

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 3

Classes resume

Feb  Thurs 16 

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 17-20

Scheduled Weekend (Family Day Holiday)

  Mon 20

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 21

Classes resume

  Sat 25

Winter Carnival

Mar Thurs 9

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Sun 10-26

March Break

  Sun 26

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Mon 27

Classes resume

Apr Thurs 13

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 14-17

Scheduled Weekend (Easter Holiday)

  Mon 17

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 18

Classes resume

  Fri 22

Spring Arts Festival

May Thurs 18

Students depart 4:00 pm

  Fri-Mon 19-22

Scheduled Weekend (Victoria Day)

  Mon 22

Boarding Students return after 7:00 pm

  Tues 23

Classes resume

Jun Sat 17 

Closing Day Ceremony 11:00 am