Loretto Academy, Niagara Falls, Ontario


Physical activity was very important at Loretto.  As you can see from the photographs, skating, archery, tennis and basketball were enjoyed. Other forms of activity were: badminton, baseball, riding and tobogganing. Swimming was added after 1925 as the school had its own pool. Loretto engaged in field days and inter-Loretto competitions. Volleyball was another sport that was added to the roster. Loretto had its own cheerleaders and a pep club to help bolster school spirit.

                                                            Note on athletics from the "Niagara Rainbow", 1899