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Building Community: Annual Father and Son Event Returns

After a four-year hiatus, the St. Michael’s College School (SMCS) Parents’ Association was proud to host the Annual Father and Son BBQ!

A day of fun for fathers and their sons to relax, play some sports to engage the mind and the body, and enjoy a fantastic BBQ supported by wonderful parent volunteers!

Everyone in attendance had a fun day, participating in pick-up games of soccer, football, teqball, and frisbee on the field, while indoor games of basketball and dodgeball filled the gym. Others opting for more cerebral opportunities took part in chess, table tennis, and foosball in the Campeau Lecture Hall.

SMCS Father & Son BBQ 2023 attendees on the field

Over 400 attendees participated in this year’s festivities and received a complimentary father and son portrait to commemorate the event.

In their own words, here are some of their memories from the day.

“The barbecue was very fun, hanging out with my dad and playing soccer and doing different activities. I had a great time.”
– Michael ’26

“Playing catch and shooting some hoops with your son, then enjoying some grilled meat and groovy tunes… Sometimes the simple things in life are simply the best.”
– David, father of Justin ’26

“It was really fun to get outside and spend some time with my friends and our dads, especially during the stressful end of the school year.”
– Gilberto ’23

“An amazing event to connect and get to know Jamie’s friends and their Dads.”
– Andrew, father of Jamie ’26

“I had a lot of fun at the barbecue with my grandfather and brothers and it was great to see all the people who showed up and was great to see friends.”
– Finn ’27

“What an awesome day with some amazing weather. Was a fun day, has the chance to throw the football with my son on the field and chat with some other fathers! Food was great and the music was spot on! Looking forward to next year.”
– Michael, father of Jonas ’26

Check out a photo gallery of the event below:

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