If not for Wendy Ladner being inlusive during her days at
Crofton House School, 太太 might never
have been able to 'navigate the system' as well as she does! Here is a
picture from one of our get-togethers from the past. Wendy
outreached and included 太太 in
this fun group. That was
so meaningful. You have no idea. It was lonely being one
of five Asians in the entire senior school. But I love that
place. Some of my longstanding friendships originate from
those days at Crofton House. Wendy was Sports Captain at the school.
The two Yoga Ladies are on the left.
These are the future doyennes of Vancouver
society! Hahaha...just kidding. You'll know that i kidding
if you know any of us individually.
the 112th school birthday party and she was the only Asian in
a crowd of about 150! Whereas the current enrollment at Crofton
House School the school has been a beneficiary of fundraising by the parents of current students
who are an international bunch - Ismaili's, Iranians, Chinese - locals,
second generation ones, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japanese, East Indians...
This crowd of students are used to connecting in London, Hong Kong, Beijing
or Toronto and Crofton House define some of the values they carry throughout
life. The world has changed a lot due to the wellmeaning efforts
of someone who outreached like Wendy Ladner-Beaudry.
There's a Walk on Saturday in
Meet in the meadow just off the entrance at 33rd and
Camosun and follow the route outlined on the attached map.
is roughly 5km. and is as follows:
Sasamat (22) - Left on
Hemlock (9) - Left on Imperial (12) - Right on Hemlock (9) -
Follow along on Hemlock until the trail intersects Salish - Left
on Salish (21) and follow the trail back to Imperial - Left on
Imperial - Right on Salish (21) where the trail passes by the
Ecological Reserve - follow the trail until the trail intersects with
Clinton (3) - turn Left on Clinton and follow Clinton - up the
hill and back to the entrance at 33rd and Camosun.