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Loretto Academy, Niagara Falls, Ontario


Skating at Loretto, 1897

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.

Archery, 1899

                                                            Note on athletics from the "Niagara Rainbow", 1899

Basketball Team, 1901

Basketball Team, 1928

Inter-Loretto Field Day - Niagara Participants, 1955