Basil Bowl 2016

Over the course of two very eventful days in September, the many facets of Basilian Catholic high school education shone brightly on the campus of St. Michael’s College School.

Meeting each other for the third consecutive year, but for the first time in Toronto, the Detroit Catholic Central High School Shamrocks and the St. Michael’s College School Kerry Blues, came together to renew, strengthen, and celebrate their ties of friendship and bonds of brotherhood. Catholic Central arrived at St. Mike’s with two busloads of enthusiastic team members, coaches, and more than twice as many cheering parents and family members. The Shamrocks and Kerry Blues joined together for the Eucharist, a spirited all-school welcome assembly, and several scrumptious meals, while exchanging gifts and enjoying a taste of all things Canada and St. Mike’s. Somewhere in the midst of all this excitement, the Shamrocks and Kerry Blues also played a football game, and Catholic Central won the honour to hoist the Basil Bowl trophy.

When all was said and done, after all had been shared and learned, and following the final handshake and embrace, the Shamrocks and Kerry Blues knew that they had to part company, and that their brotherhood would continue to be the foundation of their Basilian unity, a brotherhood whose common prayer is always “Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.”

Click here to view photo gallery from the event.

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