Cassels “Block and Spikewell”

Just because orientation week is over, doesn’t mean the student event fun has to end! Last week our summer class took part in the 17thAnnual Bay Street Beach Volleyball tournament, a charity volleyball tournament between the current summer students at Bay Street law firms. This year, the proceeds are going to Moorelands Community Services (you can check them out at:

Our team “Cassels Block and Spikewell” was excited to spend a day in the sun with our colleagues to have some fun spirited volleyball competition! After we arrived at Ashbridge’s bay, we suited up in our team shirts and excitedly found our way to our first match.


The weather was great, not too hot, but still with a shining sun overhead. Although we won our first coin toss, we lost our first game – but hey, we chucked it up as a “warm up” session. Over the course of the next games, we found our groove and our team work got us our first win. A couple of sand dives, spikes, and deadly serves later, we had a winning streak for the last three games.  Sadly, we did not make it to the semi-finals, but we did get free pizza (!).

Afterwards, all the summer students went to Mill St. Brewery at the Distillery District to celebrate together. It was really great to get an opportunity to meet and mingle with the summer students at other neighbouring firms. So far, this has been my favourite student activity as we got to really bond as a team (both at volleyball and over delicious appetizers). Overall, it was a day full of sunshine, volleyball fun, and delicious food – and all for a good cause!

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