PTBOCanada Pics: Trent Unveils New Sculpture To Symbolize Past, Present & Future Of Trent Athletics

Trent University unveiled a new sculpture today: "The Excalibur". It symbolizes the past, present and future of Trent Athletics coming together as one. Sara Rettie (business graduate) is the brains behind this new permanent fixture that rests between the Trent athletic complex and Justin Chiu Stadium. She started it as a legacy project while studying at Trent, with the intention of creating something to show how far Trent Athletics has come as well as all the great things that are yet to come. Sara had help from fellow business student Cole Maricotti and it took them a year to complete the project. Sara drew a rough sketch of her vision and then Cole got them in touch with local contractor Todd Riddolls of California Iron (2629 Lakefield Rd, North of Trent) to make the concept a reality. The sculpture was unveiled this evening (September 4th) just before the Trent Excalibur Men's Field lacrosse game versus the Nipissing Lakers—Trent's last exhibition game before their season starts September 7th against the defending National Champions, the McGill Redmen (on the new Thomas A. Stewart turf). Here's pics...

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 Sara Rettie with the sculpture  

Sara Rettie with the sculpture  

  Ceremonial faceoff: Trent president Dr. Steven E. Franklin with Rettie and lacrosse players Brock McGillis (left) from Trent and Brodie Birkhoff (right) from Nipissing (Brodie is a Peterborough native)

Ceremonial faceoff: Trent president Dr. Steven E. Franklin with Rettie and lacrosse players Brock McGillis (left) from Trent and Brodie Birkhoff (right) from Nipissing (Brodie is a Peterborough native)

 Big crowd tonight. Wow.  

Big crowd tonight. Wow.  

PTBOCanada's sports reporter Scott Arnold

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