River East Collegiate earned a spot competing in the Reach for the Top nationals at the end of May. Some of our city councillors (Jeff Browaty, Brian Mayes, and Jason Schreyer, plus Brian Mayes' son) challenged the REC team to a friendly match. Mayor Brian Bowman read some of the questions. The result? A draw!
The team also had a visit recently from Kathy Mulder, who was on the REC team that won the Reach for the Top nationals in 1971. She shared her experiences with the students—apparently, her team thought they had no chance of winning, so they went in just to have fun… and ended up Canadian champs!