Written By: Andrea Burk In the last issue of The Scrum, we followed the process Canada’s Women’s Sevens team took to overcome the challenge to become Olympic bronze medalists. Resolution is the stage where the gap closes between expectations and reality. It’s the small gap that opens the door from conflict to performance. It’s the point in the story of Pandora’s Box where the strife, distress, pain and fear start to make way and hope emerges. That moment where one thinks, “Ok, I can do this.” What does resolution look like? Feel like? There was a clutch moment caught on camera...
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Written By: Adam McQueen For those who have grown to love the game of rugby in North America, a number of us have received our education about rucks, knock ons, and clearouts from someone with a lilt or twang in their accent that is hard to locate. Canada and the United States' relative inexperience or 'youth' within the sport has made it customary to learn the game from those who's native land shoved a rugby ball in their hands the day they learned their first steps. It is invaluable to receive knowledge from areas of the world who have pioneered rugby’s growth throughout the professional era. However,...
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Written by: Mark Janzen Photographer: Ryan McCullough On the south side of Bridge Street, on the western side of the community of Lakefield, Ontario, Lakefield District Public School sits adjacent to the local McDonald's. Two blocks to the east is the Otonabee River, which curls through the middle of town, flowing south from Katchewanooka Lake and eventually through the city of Peterborough to Rice Lake. Not surprisingly, Bridge Street connects the two sides of Lakefield, traversing the rivers’ waters precisely where a small dam – the Lakefield Generating Station – has operated since 1928. Across the street from the school...
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