Bear Fair


Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join Us and Celebrate Our Global Community!

Bear Fair is an annual family fair event which has been held every fall at the School for the past 25 years. Organized and hosted by the TCS Parents’ Guild, we invite all parents, students, alumni and their families to attend this fun day which includes the silent auction, sporting events, kids’ games and barbeque.

Bring the whole family for a day of fun as we celebrate our global community at TCS!

Event Details

Some of the exciting activities we have planned for this year’s Bear Fair include:

International Food & Beverage Stations: Sample exciting cuisine from around the world

Student Art Sale: View and purchase beautiful artwork created by our students

Silent Auction: Some incredible items will be up for auction

BBQ Lunch: Enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers prepared by our TCS food services team

Book Sale: Lots of gently-used literary treasures to choose from, including children’s books, fiction and non-fiction

Live DJ: Listen to the hits from Peter St. Patrick Francis of PSP Entertainment

As well as a photo booth, face painting and games for kids!

Algoma Orchards Apples: A local favourite – 5 lb. bags (10-15 medium apples per bag) of delicious honey crisp apples. Families can pre-order for pick-up at Bear Fair using the online order form (click here). Price: $15 per bag pre-ordered; $18 per bag to purchase the day of Bear Fair.

Krispy Kreme Donuts: In conjunction with Bear Fair, we are taking orders for a dozen (or more!) of these delectable treats. To pre-order at a cost of $10/dozen, click here. Donuts will also be for sale on the day of Bear Fair.

Want to lend your support to Bear Fair?

Bear Fair is the largest event for the TCS Parents' Guild and is solely run by parent volunteers. We are busy making all the preparations for this memorable annual event and we need your help!

Sponsor an Activity: If you would like to sponsor an activity such as the live DJ or children's games, please email Jennifer Agnew-Pople at

Silent Auction: We are hoping your family and friends may be able to donate a special item for the auction. There are three easy ways to make a donation:

  1. Drop off your auction item at Russel House (see directions above).
  2. Have your item delivered or shipped to the TCS Office of Philanthropy & Alumni at Russel House, 55 Deblaquire Street North, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A 4K7 (phone: 905-885-1295).
  3. Or, if you reside far away or are extremely busy, you can simply donate a dollar amount by clicking here. Your donation will be used to purchase gift items or to sponsor an activity. Even if you are unable to attend you can still be a part of this fabulous day by donating!

Volunteers: If you are able to volunteer for an hour on Bear Fair day, please let us know by emailing Kim McConnell at

International food stations: We are inviting members of the school community to provide samples of international cuisine. Goods prepared at home (cool, warm, hot, spicy, easy to sample and hold as you walk and chat), as well as samples from families who have connections to local restaurants, would be gratefully received. If you plan to make a contribution, please contact Jennifer Agnew-Pople ( or Rachel Stephens ( to let us know.

Baked goods sale: Nut-free baked goods are needed and can be dropped off on Friday, September 21st at the Junior School or Russel House (the red brick building on Deblaquire Street North, the west side of campus), or on Saturday, September 22nd at the main reception (Cirne Hall). In addition to baked goods, we are also asking for donations of pies, cakes, jam, preserves or bagged candy.

Book sale: We are looking for donations of gently used books which can be dropped off at the Junior School or Russel House (see directions above).