Dr. Jim Leatch is no stranger to the camera after performing with the Canadian Opera Company for over 30 years, spending two seasons with the Stratford Festival, appearing in television commercials and operating various puppets in a Muppet tv special. It’s no surprise he took on the task of producing a virtual Remembrance ceremony with ease.
Filming took place on campus in October with members of the RSGC community taking roles in the production. Headmaster Beatty and Head Boy Jacob Buchan, Grade 12, read poems, James Colraine, Grade 11, sounded the trumpet calls, Mr. Jamieson played the organ, alumnus Will Barton ’09 piped a lament and Dr. Leatch gave a talk. Alumnus Harrison Lund ’15 filmed and edited the service.
Despite not being able to be together as a school community, Dr. Leatch didn’t want the opportunity of holding of a Remembrance Service to pass by.
“It’s important to keep this kind of activity. With COVID restrictions, significant occasions in the life of the College may be forgotten when everyone is so segregated,” said Dr. Leatch. “It’s important to maintain some of the routines we’ve kept every year. We’re also using this model to build a virtual Carol Service for December 2020.”
Royal St. George's College is an independent school for boys located in The Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The school admits boys from Grades 3 through 12. Our mission is to challenge and inspire each of our students to become the best version of himself.