Bryan Jones Junior Trophy
The Bryan Jones Junior Trophy goes to the winning school after each of the three tournaments: Fall, Winter, and Spring. The Spring winner inscribes the trophy with the names of the year’s three winners. Bryan Ross Jones, 1936-1983, taught and served as housemaster at Lakefield College School for a quarter of a century. He loved language, literature and books: he brought that love to the teaching of these subjects and of history. Outside the classroom, he coached track and field, soccer, and hockey, but had time for a central involvement in the stage as well: he both directed school plays and acted with the Peterborough Theatre Guild. Perhaps his most enduring legacy to Lakefield, however, was in debating, which he established as a formal school activity. Nor was he merely interested in the rhetoric of debates: he had an enduring and infectious concern with world issues, and many students benefited from his insights on several school trips abroad. He died in Switzerland at the age of 47.
The Fulford League Senior Trophy
The Fulford League Senior Trophy goes to the winning school after each of the three tournaments: Fall, Winter and Spring. The Spring winner inscribes the trophy with the names of the year’s three winners. Mrs. George Taylor Fulford presented this trophy to Trinity College School, in 1949. Mrs. Fulford was a member of the Fulford family of Brockville, Ontario, who were prominent as successful entrepreneurs and friends of the great and powerful throughout the early years of this century. The family fortune was founded on successful worldwide marketing of “pink pills for pale people.” Their home, the Fulford Place, is now operated as a museum by the Ontario Heritage Foundation because it provides an excellent example of early twentieth century architecture and home furniture.
Bruce Grandfield Award
"Bruce Grandfield was a young man of 13 when he joined the Junior School at Trinity College School. Born in 1951, in Brantford, he was a small boy with a quick wit and smile; he was curious, smart and keen. Later, after his education at Trent University and Oxford, returned to TCS as a teacher. Throughout his 36 years at the School Bruce taught English and literature and championed the debating programme, always treating them as "urgent and important." He taught writing and grammar because it helped students "express themselves clearly and precisely and independently," not simply as a means to get into university. Language was the key instrument of thought and thus debating and public speaking were critical to leading a thoughtful, meaningful and purposeful life; not an extra or co-curricular option, but instead, an imperative to a good education." Stuart Grainger, Head of Trinity College School
Bruce passed away unexpectedly in late 2013. In honour of his contributions to the Fulford League as both a student and a teacher, we give an award in his name to the top junior debater at the Spring Fulford.
Aija Zommers Book Award
This award was created to honour Aija's long years of service to the Fulford League and to debating in Canada. Aija has been a coach in Ontario for forty years and in this time has coached at several schools and hosted many tournaments. Her input to the Fulford League is valued and she is a well respected colleague. This award is to be presented to the top senior division debater in the spring tournament each year.
Junior Coaches' Cup
Senior Coaches' Cup