Gunn To Host Canterbury Day, Nov. 11 & 12

Canterbury Day game day graphic

The Frederick Gunn School will host Canterbury School on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, which is Canterbury Day. This annual event brings together athletic teams from the two schools in the spirit of competition, sportsmanship and camaraderie. The one-day event rotates between the two campuses annually. 

This year, five teams will compete at home in their final regular season games of the Fall Term. The updated game day schedules are as follows. Locations and fields are subject to change due to weather-related conditions. Please check the website for additional updates. Directions to the South Street Fields Complex are available here (or enter 28 South Street, Washington, CT, in your GPS).

Friday, November 11

3:15 p.m. Boys JV Soccer, South Street Fields

3:15 p.m. Girls JV Soccer, South Street Fields

Saturday, November 12

11 a.m. Girls Varsity Soccer, Barnes Field (turf)

1 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer, Barnes Field (turf)

3 p.m. Varsity Field Hockey, Barnes Field (turf)

In the lead up to Canterbury Day, the Prefects organized a weeklong celebration of school spirit and Highlander Pride, October 31-November 4. A pep rally and bonfire are planned this Wednesday, November 9, starting at 6:30 p.m. 

While most of the Highlanders will be at home, the Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams will be away on November 12. They are competing in the NEPSTA DIII Cross Country Championships, hosted by Kingswood Oxford School and held at Canterbury School in New Milford. The regional meet traditionally  draws about 400 runners from 30 independent high schools across New England. Registration will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Canterbury Athletic Center. The first race of the day, Boys Varsity, is scheduled to go off at 1:30 p.m. View the full schedule here.

Results from all of the Canterbury Day contests will count towards the yearlong competition to win The Gunn-Canterbury Cup. One point is awarded to the winner of each head-to-head interscholastic athletic contest, regardless of level, between Canterbury and Gunn.  Ties are worth half a point.  At the end of the academic year, the school with the most points wins the cup. Canterbury is currently in possession of the cup, and Athletic Director Mike Marich P’23 ’24 encouraged the Highlanders at School Meeting to do everything they can to win it back and bring it home to Washington this year.

Additional Images

Bonfire 2021

Students showed their school spirit and Highlander Pride at a bonfire and pep rally before Canterbury Day in November 2021.

Canterbury 2021