Why is Malvern’s field closed sometimes?

Several parents of younger children are upset after finding the fence around Malvern Collegiate Institute’s yard and track locked on several weekends and holidays over the past year. “I wasn’t sure why it was locked up,” said Andrew MacPherson, a father of a two-year-old and a four-year-old that lives in the area. “It seems odd, […]

Full bellies, warm hearts

What began as a comedic push to win the title of student council president ultimately turned into a heartfelt and honoured tradition at Malvern Collegiate Institute that is now in its sixth year. The “Rizza Pizza” event at Malvern C.I. is a holiday favourite amongst the students, staff and two lucky families at Community Centre […]

Beach swimmer will run with Pan Am torch

She trains in the Pan Am pool with the Scarborough Swim Club, and has tickets to watch swimming with her family during the upcoming Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. So you can imagine how thrilled Lily McDonald was to be chosen as one of the 3,000-plus torchbearers taking part in the 41-day Pan Am Games […]

Malvern boys take silver at Ontario championship

They came in as a dark horse, but the senior boys team at Malvern Collegiate finished Ontario’s rugby championship with a flash of silver. Undefeated in Toronto, the Black Knights knew they would face another level of competition when the OFSAA rugby finals kicked off in Hamilton on June 5. Reaching the final game against […]

Entertainment Beat

SING! The Toronto Vocal Arts Festival returns to the city from May 27 to 31, with a mix of concerts, workshops, mentoring sessions, and an interactive musical art installation. Co-managed by Beacher Pat Silver, the festival, in its fourth year, will showcase the best in a capella music at several venues. More than 50 performances […]

Malvern cheerleaders medal at nationals

They do high-flying stunts, won silver in Niagara Falls, and never have a net to catch them. Malvern Collegiate’s daredevil cheerleading team won second place at the Canadian championships in Niagara Falls this month – their best finish on a national stage. Jennifer Wilson, a flyer and tumbler now in her third year on the […]

Best Buddies featured at social justice conference

Malvern Collegiate was buzzing all week before spring break. But forget Cuba and Cancun – the hot topic was social justice. Over five days, Malvern students and visiting speakers led more than 50 workshops for the school’s annual social justice conference. Several dealt with gender issues, others with racism, poverty, politics, and food. On day […]

Malvern fights to defend hockey title

Less than a quarter-second was on the clock when Malvern’s Dallas Carter wristed a shot into the Riverdale Raiders’ net on Wednesday. That buzzer goal rang in a 7-5 win for Malvern’s varsity boys hockey team, plus a hat trick for Carter. Judging by the game and the league standings, the Knights will need lots […]

Share A Christmas campaign wrap up

Volunteers who joined this year’s Share A Christmas campaign say the charity drive is what makes their Christmas. Run by Community Centre 55, Share A Christmas delivered food and gifts to 775 families on Dec. 22, and 517 children’s toys the next day. Centre 55 also provided turkeys for Christmas dinners held at Calvary Baptist […]

East End students protest trustee’s Tweets

Sixteen year-old Malvern student Georgia Koumantaros had already thanked the committee and stepped away from the mic on Oct. 22 when Sam Sotiropoulos, the school trustee she had just accused of making homophobic and transphobic remarks on Twitter, added an unexpected comment. “I almost figure she was doing more than expressing her own opinion,” said […]