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Kendra's Walk 2021

Kendra’s Walk 2021 will be held remotely on Friday, May 28, 2021, in honour of St. John’s-Ravenscourt School Alumna, Kendra McBain `09. Although our community cannot walk together this year, our students and their families will be doing their own Kendra’s Walk with members of their own households.

Kendra McBain was an extraordinary person, who graduated from SJR in 2009. After being diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of cancer in 2006, it became Kendra’s dream to raise funds to give teens, living with cancer, a dedicated space at CancerCare Manitoba, which they could call their own while receiving treatment and care. Her dream became a reality in May 2009 and the walk has continued every year since, raising over $923,000 to date! After battling cancer for three years, Kendra passed away in December 2009 at the age of 18. Her spirit, impact, and legacy continue to make a difference in our community. All funds raised go to support research and teens living with cancer in Manitoba.

Remember to post photos on social media, tagging their friends and family while using the hashtags #KW2021 and #KWaranTEENSforKendra!
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St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.