Lennox Lewis films documentary at CHCI

It was a walk down memory lane as Kitchener-raised heavyweight champion paid a visit to his old high school, Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI).

 

The heavyweight champion is back at CHCI!

The heavyweight champion is back at CHCI.

 

Lennox Lewis meets with WRDSB Trustee Ramsay.

Lennox Lewis meets with WRDSB Trustee Ramsay.

 

The legendary boxer signs autographs as he visits CHCI.

The legendary boxer signs autographs while he visits CHCI.

 

Lennox Lewis, who was born in England and moved to Kitchener at the age of 12, was in the area this past week filming a documentary about his life, which is set to showcase at next year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Joined by former teachers and coaches, Lewis recalled the many memories he had of his time at CHCI and the impact it had not only on his athletic career but his personal growth.

But the boxing legend didn’t start is boxing career at high school. It was a teacher at Queen Elizabeth Public School, where he attended elementary school, that pointed Lewis in the direction of boxing.

During his visit, he met with current CHCI principal Ray Teed and WRDSB Trustee Mike Ramsay.

We are extremely fortunate to have Lennox Lewis as a WRDSB alumni and is welcome to visit any time.

To read more about Lennox Lewis’ visit to CHCI, check out The Record’s article, Boxer Lennox Lewis returns home to Cameron Heights.