TheAndrean FALL 2008 VOLUME 52 NUMBER 2
A LESSON IN LEADERSHIP The Evolution of the Prefectship
CONTENTS Features 8 A Lesson in Leadership The Evolution of the Prefectship By KIM SILLCOX
18 Donald Davis Theatre Opens With Fanfare The Donald Davis Theatre officially opened on May 6
20 Scott Hayter: A New Day Dawns in Advancement By JIM MCGILLIVRAY
8 (l-r) Nameer Rizvi ‘09, Kelsey Boland ‘12, Drake McCleave ‘09
By SEAN LUDWIG
27 What’s New at SAC? The Centre for Learning and Teaching By REBECCA STAUNTON
FALL 2008, VOLUME 52, NUMBER 2 PUBLISHED BY St. Andrew’s College for alumni, parents and friends of the School. EDITOR Kim Sillcox
EDITORIAL COMMITTEE Jim McGillivray, Sharen Turner ART DIRECTION AND DESIGN Fresh Art & Design Inc. TELEPHONE 905.727.3178 FAX 905.841.6911
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View from the Top Community News Association News Annual Report Old Boys’ News John Trent ’53
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Terry Montgomery ’63 Nick Nation ’67 Tab Buckley ’73 2008 News: University Destinations Letter from the Editor
Front cover: Ryan Cole ’09 announced as Head Prefect for 2008-2009. Photo by Steve Kimmerer Back cover: Students at the Arches Photo by Geoff George
24 SAC’s First Endowed Chair:The McEwen Leadership Program
View from the Top
Reflections on Leadership
There is always much talk of leadership in schools, businesses, the busy comings and goings of their children. It never ceases sports and families. The concept has prompted many age old to amaze me the depth and breadth of love, care and time that adages: follow the leader, born leader, leadership potential. mothers devote to their children. The boys at St. Andrew’s are What does it all mean? What, in essence, defines a leader? As certainly a fortunate lot to have the kind of parents they do. But educators and parents we try to espouse the characteristics of a school such as St. Andrew’s provides a myriad of opportunities leadership to our students and children by providing them with to our students through which their own leadership skills can be the opportunities they need to develop into the kind of men who honed while away from home. The unique nature of SAC’s close will be leaders in their own right. TIME Magazine devoted its community allows students of all ages to look at others outside of July edition to the concept of leadership, featuring a their families for mentorship: faculty, coaches, staff and peers wonderfully inspiring article on Nelson Mandela, one of offer endless possibilities for every student to become a leader. history’s greatest icons and moral leaders. When asked how Whether it is through our world-class debating program, a the man who emerged from 27 years in prison differed from the willful young man who had entered it, he replied, “I came out mature.” Now while I am certainly TIME Magazine devoted its July edition to the not likening the experience at SAC to that of prison, the concept of leadership, featuring a wonderfully comparison is timely. It is difficult not to feel a sense of inspiring article on Nelson Mandela, one of pride when the accomplishments of our students are formally acknowledged at Prize Day. It never ceases to history’s greatest icons and moral leaders. amaze me the transformation of boys to men – one cannot help but think of some of our lifers, Dylan Baker, Thomas Tripodi, Hamilton Petropoulos and Jonathan Si entering musical, the soccer pitch, or writing for the school’s literary the school as wee boys and leaving as young men, fully prepared magazine, there is no excuse for a boy not to excel at SAC. The and able to take on what the world has to offer. school’s new McEwen Leadership Program is one of a kind in A leader doesn’t follow the crowd. Impervious to peer pressure Canada. The program is designed to incorporate leadership and external forces, a leader forges ahead, strong in his or her principles into a variety of business disciplines while providing convictions, towards a goal. This goal can be lofty – lowering our experiential learning opportunities for boys in the Upper School. hot house gas emissions or making the football team, for (See page 24) instance, depending on the person. What perhaps differentiates A leader is someone who forces us to ask how we can make leaders from followers is that the leader commits himself to a the world a better place. I spent much of my childhood, goal and follows through, regardless of the end result. As welladolescence and early adulthood working at a summer camp on known businessman and writer Max Dupree writes, “Leaders an island in Georgian Bay. Learning to paddle, sail, and trip stand alone, take the heat, bear the pain, tell the truth.” through the pristine surroundings of northern Ontario taught me To be a leader, it is helpful to have a role model, someone many life lessons. One is to always leave a place better than you to emulate or at least look to for guidance. For many of our found it, an oft-heard phrase amongst campers. If this is what we students, the greatest leaders they will find come from within can continue to model to our boys, then we are doing a fine job their own families. Mothers, for instance, are largely unsung indeed. I hope each of our students takes this to heart and leaves heroes and the leaders of their families—from choosing schools the school stronger, steadier, wiser and a prouder young man than and summer camps, monitoring the progress, health and state of when he arrived. mind of their brood, providing comfort and care, to navigating TED STAUNTON THE ANDREAN 1
CommunityNews The Favourite Ladies Flourish
Clare Kowaltschuk’s team “Favourite Ladies” ranked fourth among the top team fundraisers for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer. Here seven of the 20 members take a break (from l-r) are Ladies Guild members: Sudha Rajagopal, Yvonne Boland, Kim Amar, Katerina Stainer, Brigitte Anderson, Kathy Oram and Clare K. (in front).
CAROLYN BILTON Upper School French teacher Carolyn Ogilvie married Joe Bilton at Pheasant Run Golf Club on June 21, and traveled through Portugal, Spain and Morocco for a month for their honeymoon. Carolyn and Joe live on campus. SARAH DAME Associate Director of Advancement, 2 FALL 2008
Sarah Dame, joined Ketchum Canada Inc.’s (KCI) Executive Search Group in April 2008. With St. Andrew’s College since 1999, Sarah was Campaign Manager and Major Gifts Officer during the first phase of the Campus Master Plan. For the last several years she was primarily responsible for Parent Relations and Parent Annual Giving. Her enthusiasm and ongoing dedication to the school is greatly missed and we wish her all the best in her new career. SHAWN DUNFORD Shawn Dunford was appointed to the position of Network Administrator in July after serving for five years as Upper School Laptop Coordinator. Shawn has
other things to celebrate as well, including his recent marriage to Katherine Pammett on September 20 in Peterborough, ON.
CLARE KOWALTSCHUK Clare Kowaltschuk’s team “Favourite Ladies” far exceeded their goal of $54,000, raising more than $80,000 in Toronto’s sixth annual Weekend to End Breast Cancer event on September 6-7. Clare’s team doubled in members to 20 this year, including 11 other walkers from the St. Andrew’s community: her husband and SAC teacher Adam Kowaltschuk, former colleagues Sabrina D’Angelo and Kim Sillcox, and eight members of the Ladies Guild: Kim Amar, Brigitte Anderson, Yvonne Boland, Cherie Christopher, Sudha Rajagopal, Sanysa Merkel, Kathy Oram and Katerina Stainer. Clare’s sister Jane Kravchenko Bedard, a former SAC teacher, walked as well. Thanks to all Andreans who supported the Favourite Ladies!
JOHN MACDONALD Thanks to John MacDonald for five great years as Physical and Health Education Department Head and 1st Hockey coach. He has gone on to teach at Newmarket High School.
TINO PAOLINI, Head of Visual Arts, spent five weeks this summer teaching art at the Canadian College Italy – The Rennaisance School in Lanciano, Italy, where friend and former SAC colleague Geoff Smith was Acting Principal for the summer program. Originally from Italy, Tino enjoyed visiting with family members and exploring the countryside on his bicycle when not teaching.
AMIR NASEEM Amir Naseem was recently appointed Manager, Network Services in the IT Department. Amir has been with St. Andrew’s since 2004 as Network Support Specialist and is excited about his new role with the school.
BILAAL RAJAN ’13 has published his first book Making Change: Tips from an Underage Overachiever, a guide to setting goals and fundraising effectively. The School will honour this achievement by hosting his book launch on November 12th. In May,
Bilaal was the youngest student honoured in this year’s Youth in Motion Top 20 under 20 awards for his efforts to improve the lives of children around the world. He was also the recipient of this year’s J.D.Y. Hickman Award, an annual CAIS award for voluntary service by a student. A UNICEF Canada Child
Ambassador since 2005, Bilaal is the youngest person in St. Andrew’s history to endow an award at
Middle School Prize Day – “The Bilaal Rajan Hands for Help Community Service Award”. KEN RYAN Ken Ryan retired as the School’s Archivist this summer, a position he held since 1997. He first retired in 1991 after teaching for 35 years on the south shore of Montreal and the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Shortly thereafter he moved to Ontario where he did some supply teaching in the Bradford area before coming to St. Andrew’s in 1994 as a volunteer basketball coach. Bob Perrier, whom he knew from coaching basketball camps in Lennoxville, Quebec, asked him to be his assistant coach. The following year, Headmaster Bedard appointed him Community Service Coordinator and later Archivist, upon Douglas Worling’s retirement. While at SAC, Ken was very
ROBYN AND RON O’HARE are thrilled to announce the birth of their third child, Grace Beatrice Anne born on April 7, 2008. Robyn has resumed teaching in the Middle School and the family is living on campus with baby Grace and their two other children Sarah and Andrew.
involved with Network Services, as well as the Community Service and Student Ambassador programs, and was the voice of the MacPherson Tournament. He will be remembered for his signature
signoff: “That’s all for now – thank you!“ In his second retirement, Ken plans to spend a lot of time in Florida with friends and family, while remaining as a Student Conference Coordinator at SAC.
Jim McGillivray is pictured in the front row second from the right. The World Pipe Band Championship was held on August 16th, in Glasgow, Scotland. There were more than 8,000 pipers and drummers in more than 220 bands from 16 different nations including Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan. The Championship was attended by more than 40,000 spectators. St. Andrew’s College was well represented again this year by alumni, students and faculty alike, all competing in the band championship.
The alumni participants included Robbie Beaton ’08 (Scottish Lion 78th Frasers – 7th in Grade I Championship), Andrew Douglas ’03 (Oran Mor – 4th in Grade II), Alex Douglas ’04 (Oran Mor – 4th in Grade II), Brian Grant ’03 (Peel Regional Police – 10th in the Grade I Qualifier), current student Kegan Sheehan ’09 (Oran Mor – 4th in Grade II) and SAC Director of Piping, Jim McGillivray (Spirit of Scotland – 11th in Grade I Championship). THE ANDREAN 3
Community News Sports Update
Finishing on a high note
he spring 2008 sports term finished on a high note with the teams wrapping up their seasons as follows: • 1st Lacrosse winning its 3rd consecutive CISAA Championship 8-5 against St. Michael’s College School, • 1st Baseball losing in the CISAA semi-finals to the champions – Nichols School from Buffalo 12-7, • 1st Cricket team remaining undefeated throughout the season and emerging as CISAA Champions, • 1st Rugby placing 2nd in CISAA, • 1st Badminton going undefeated in the regular season and placing 3rd at CISAA, • Track & Field emerging 6th in CISAA, and • Triathlon competing in several club races with some top 10 finishes in its second season. Taylor Bryce ’09
1st Lacrosse celebrates its 3rd consecutive CISAA Championship
SAC Triathlete Jon Thomson ’09
1st Cricket team dressed in their cricket whites Senior Track & Field team
1st Badminton team 4 FALL 2008
1st Rugby takes on Country Day School
Community News Event Highlights NOVEMBER 2008 7 13
Hong Kong Old Boys Reunion Check the website for details, www.sac.on.ca
Halifax/East Coast University Pub Night New York City Old Boys Dinner For more information, contact Thijs Spoor ’90 at email@example.com
20-22 School Play: Macbeth Directed by William Scoular To order tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Box Office Phone: 905.727.3178 ext. 434 26
Red & White Gala – Swing Fever
Church Parade in Aurora
Headmaster’s Parade Classes 1959 and prior, luncheon at SAC
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50th Reunion for Classes of 1958 and 1959 For information contact email@example.com
Cadet Inspection Plan to arrive at SAC by 1:00 p.m.
FOCUS Festival of the Arts
Carol Service Yorkminster Park Baptist Church 1585 Yonge Street, Toronto at 7:00 p.m.
Middle School Music Night 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Middle School Celebration of the Arts 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Middle School Prize Day
Upper School Prize Day
SAC Association Golf Tournament Silver Lakes Golf Club To book your foursome contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Manhattan Open Golf Day Class of 1970, 1979 and friends of the late Charlie Edwards 12:00 p.m. please call 905.727.4002
SAC Admission Information Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Arts and Letters Club 14 Elm Street, Toronto SAC Admission Open House 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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Toronto Old Boys Pub Night at P.J. O’Briens
JANUARY 2009 16-18 26th Annual MacPherson Hockey Tournament Aurora Community Centre 17
Alumni Hockey Game Aurora Community Centre
SAC Association Family Day & Dinner St. Andrew’s College Basketball, Squash, Family Swim & Dinner For tickets and information contact email@example.com Bahamas Old Boys Reunion Check the website for details, www.sac.on.ca
MARCH 2009 5-6
St. Andrew’s Festival of the Arts (SAFA) & Cadets in Concert
For sports schedules, other special events and news of the College, please visit our website at: www.sac.on.ca Old Boys – please register online on our Alumni Directory and receive monthly newsletters! Admission for 2009-10 For more information concerning admission to St. Andrew’s, please contact our Admission Office at 905.727.3178 or toll-free at 1.877.378.1899.
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Proudly displaying the Jim Hamilton Trophy are the winning foursome of (from l-r) Ryan Hiscox ’03, David Domingues ’03, Adam Zoratto ’05 and Campbell Gordon ’03
And the Winners Are!
he 2008 SAC Association Golf Tournament was another great success. Hosted at the four-star championship course Silver Lakes Golf and Country Club in Holland Landing, the golfers enjoyed a fantastic day of exceptional and not-so exceptional golf moments. In the area of exceptional golf, the winning foursome: David Domingues ’03, Campbell Gordon ’03, Ryan Hiscox ’03, and Adam Zoratto ’05 finished the day posting a 12 under par score of 60. The not-so exceptional, but memorable new 6 FALL 2008
Best Golf Swing Award went to Jason Lamarche ’93 for giving Marcus Gillam ’93 seven stitches during his practice swing. Both golfers returned to finish the last two holes of the day and join us for dinner. The most honest foursome: Jim Herder ’64, John Housser ’68, Stan Neal, and Dem Rogers ’59 posted a score that we unfortunately are unable to publish upon the request from the aforementioned golfers. This year’s putting contest was eventually awarded to Brent Brandham ’03 in a suspenseful “putt off”
with Michael Roy ’85. And congratulations also to the golfers who had exceptional shots during the day: closest to the pin winners Campbell Gordon ’03, Harold MacDonald, Michael Roy ’85 and Craig Laurence ’88, and the longest drive winner Darren McNair ’95. On behalf of the SAC Association, I would like to send a special thank you to SAC current parents Harold MacDonald and John Durst and their staff at Silver Lakes Golf and Country Club for hosting a great tournament and to Clarke
Addison ’68 for providing golf balls for everyone and the brand new Corvette as the coveted hole-in-one prize. We also thank the tee and prize table sponsors for their continued support, and a very special thank you to Sharen Turner and Edna Collins in the Alumni and Advancement Office for their time and effort organizing this year’s event. I hope to see all the golfers next year at the 2009 SAC Association Golf Tournament and please, be careful practicing your golf swing! Sincerely, Brian McKague ’93
To our golf tournament sponsors ADDISON CHEVROLET Clarke Addison ’68 COURSE HOST Silver Lakes – Harold MacDonald & John Durst TROPHY Keith Davis – David Burling TEE SPONSORS ALLIANCE PRESS INC. Betty & Mark Mardon AURORA TOYOTA Magdi Nicholas CALDWELL SECURITIES Michael Richardson ’00
CIBC WOOD GUNDY Geoff Pennal ’90 & Brian McKague ’93 CRUISE SHIP CENTRE Dan Stock DUNDEE WEALTH MANAGEMENT Jim McClocklin ’66 ETHERINGTON GENERATIONS Mark Etherington ’92 & Paul Etherington ’95 GMP Jim Dennis ’92 GRAYDOR FLOORING Graham McDonald
INVESTORS GROUP Mary Birkett JEMEV WASTE RECYCLING Scott Bryk ’90 LEMONBERRY FOR MEN Chris Simmons ’93 NEWMARKET TOYOTA Magdi Nicholas PARKERS CLEANERS LTD. Joe Morin PEIRCE MCNEELY ASSOCIATES John Peirce ROTO-STATIC Gord Birkett ’01
ROYAL LEPAGE Mike DeAngelis ’92 SMITH, SYKES, LEEPER & TUNSTALL LLP George & Brad Smith VIPER NORTH Jeff Lewis ’95 WILSON NIBLETT CHEVROLET Gord Wilson ’72 & John Wilson ’85
UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS NOVEMBER 7 Halifax Pub Night NOVEMBER 13 New York City Old Boys Reunion For more information, contact Thijs Spoor ’90 at firstname.lastname@example.org DECEMBER 18 Toronto Old Boys Pub Night at P.J. O’Briens JANUARY 16-18 26th Annual MacPherson Hockey Tournament at the Aurora Community Centre JANUARY 17 Alumni Hockey Game at the Aurora Community Centre JANUARY 17 SAC Association Family Day & Dinner at St. Andrew’s College Basketball, Squash, Family Swim & Dinner – for tickets and information contact email@example.com JANUARY / FEBRUARY Bahamas Old Boys Reunion Nassau (check the website for details) APRIL Hong Kong Old Boys Reunion Hong Kong (check the website for details) APRIL 28 Headmaster’s Parade and Luncheon MAY 1 50th Reunion for Classes of 1958 and 1959 For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org JUNE 16 SAC Association Golf Tournament at Silver Lakes Golf Club – to book your foursome contact email@example.com THE ANDREAN 7
The Evolution of the Prefectship
so many schools with strong British traditions, St. Andrew’s College adopted the prefectorial system one year after its founding in 1900. William Scoular wrote in his book Not An Ordinary Place, “The origin of this English public school system was to employ senior boys as lieutenants who were endowed with power and privileges, but in a relationship based on mutual trust.” While the process of selecting Prefects and a Head Prefect has changed over the years, the expectations for quality of leadership sought have remained the same. What seems fairly constant throughout the years (with a few exceptions) is that the Head Prefect is a senior year student selected to be the leader of the student body by some combination of Headmaster selection, faculty selection, and more recently – a faculty and student-wide vote. Wanting to step back a bit in time, The Andrean interviewed eight former Head Prefects and asked them to share some of their recollections of their time at St. Andrew’s in general, and their role as Head Prefect in particular. What follows are some of the highlights of those interviews. We wish we could have talked with all 100+ former Head Prefects and heard their stories as well. GEOFF GEORGE
By KIM SILLCOX 8 FALL 2008
Five of this year’s 14 Prefects: Phil Whitfield ’09, Nameer Rizvi ’09, Aaron MacDonald ’09, Head Prefect Ryan Cole ’09 and Michael Goitanich ’09. THE ANDREAN 9
WILLIAM C. LAWRENCE ’49 ATTENDED SAC FROM 1944-49 Bill Lawrence ’49 arrived at SAC from Brampton, ON in the fall of 1944 while the war was still on. He remembers the grade 9 class was quite large that year and the younger grade 9’s were in Mac House. Flavelle House was used for some grade 9’s and all grade 10’s and 11’s, while Memorial House was for grade 12’s and 13’s (Fourth House, now Sifton House wasn’t built until the 1960s). He recalls that in his earlier years the Prefects ate separately from everyone else. There was also hazing – where as punishment for various perceived acts students had to make the Prefects’ beds and sweep their floors, and if they didn’t the Prefects could whack them with a paddle – a privilege that was taken away while Bill was still at SAC. Bill recalls that prior to his year the process of selecting the Head Prefect was strictly by appointment of Headmaster Ken Ketchum, but in the spring of 1948 the Headmaster allowed the staff to vote for Prefects and then he decided on the Head Prefect. What may seem a bit unusual to some of our readers is that in Bill’s last year, two of the previous year’s Prefects repeated grade 13 and Bill thought that Headmaster Ketchum might have selected one of them as Head Prefect. Bill fondly remembers teachers T.B.D. ’Tuddy’ Tudball, Dick Gibb, Alan Bricknell (Physics), and Robertson ’Pitt’ Laidlaw (History). He tells of the time his Housemaster allowed “show leave” (movie-leave) in Aurora, but when Headmaster Ketchum disallowed it, a lot of students decided to go anyway – upon their return Tudball was writing down names and 38 boys were caned that night by the Headmaster. “You got whacked on your bare bottom four or five times with a thin bamboo rod.” Bill also recalls that when the war ended, four or five veterans returned to SAC, a few of whom were made Prefects. There was a large discrepancy in age, and Bill found it strange that these men were meant to follow rules set for young people. When asked about his responsibilities as Head Prefect, Bill remembers not being given much leeway by Headmaster Ketchum. “In fairness, he had been in the Navy during the War and came from Royal Roads originally. So he had a military approach to many things. He did mellow as the years went by, however there was not much room for many initiatives by Prefects … the School looked upon this responsibility as a bit of a liaison with the students – so we had some disciplinary functions, generally acted as leaders, and introduced guest speakers.” Head Prefects run in the Lawrence family. Bill’s son Gary ’76 was selected as Head Prefect (one of only three sets of father-son Head Prefects in School history), his son David ’81 was a 10 FALL 2008
Prefect, and his brother-in-law and close friend Chris Wansbrough ’50 was Head Prefect the year after Bill graduated. Bill’s grandson Jake Lawrence Brodie Stirling ’13 just started grade 8 in September, making him the third generation of Lawrences at St. Andrew’s!
MICHAEL WOOD ’56 ATTENDED SAC FROM 1950-56 Michael Wood ’56 came to SAC in 1950 from his home in Lima, Peru, and is the second of only three father-son Head Prefect combinations (his father was Stuart B. Wood ’25). Even though more than 50 years have passed since Michael left the gates of SAC, his memories are wonderfully clear and meaningful. “I did not realize it at the time, but I was making lifelong friends … friends I could always count on, even to this day. It is amazing, but you can meet an Andrean anywhere in the world and there is an instant bond, even if you have never met before. I think that is of incredible significance. For me personally, coming from Peru, it entailed so many new things…the first time I saw snow, the first time I skated (when it was time to play hockey and I told the late Ken Ives I couldn’t skate he said not to worry, “Just get in the net and hang on and you can be the goalie!”). “There are so many memories…Stan Macfarlane finding a short wave radio we had concealed with great care with the antenna wire in the wall paneling and the headphone wires under the floor in Flavelle House. Oh my! And being caned by Casper Wright when I was in Mac House … the wait was worse than the caning. “The Spring Term when Dr. Ketchum banned Spanish speaking on the grounds that so many Latin American boys were not perfecting their English as well as their parents expected them to. I suspect it was really due to the fact that we could chat away and make fun of the masters if we wished and none would be the wiser! Walking to church in Aurora on Sunday (many boys became members of the Catholic Church as I recall, because it was the closest). Building a TV set from a kit in the basement of Memorial House with David Dunlap ’56, and enlisting a new boy to switch it on while we cowered in the corner hoping it wouldn’t blow up. It was the first TV set at SAC and ’Togo’ Allen made us a beautiful cabinet. We subsequently sold it to Henry Holden who taught history. And on and on. So many anecdotes. Great days!” When asked about the process of being selected Head Prefect, Michael recalls, “The Head Prefect was selected by the Headmaster and staff with no other input that I was aware of.
“We would be regarded as dinosaurs today, as we operated very much as I imagine Prefects would have in a British school such as Eton or Harrow.” Michael Wood ’56
2007/2008 Prefects congratulate this year’s Prefects after the Chapel announcement.
The initial group of Prefects was also selected the same way, although we had input regarding the selection of other Prefects thereafter. The previous year’s Prefects may have had some influence. Now of course, I think it means so much more that your peers have a significant amount of input. “We would be regarded as dinosaurs today, as we operated very much as I imagine Prefects would have in a British school such as Eton or Harrow. We made new boys somewhat miserable by requiring them to wear their ‘beanies’ and trot between buildings … no walking. Prefects had ‘fags’, new boys who made our beds and shined our shoes and tended to other small errands while we went about the important business of being Prefects. We had a common room, and could, (gasp!), smoke. I’m so sorry I did. “We met informally almost every day in our common room and were under the overall supervision of the late Dick Gibb, the Assistant Headmaster and Head of Memorial House. He also was the keeper of the cane, as we had ‘caning privileges’ which sounds archaic in this day and age. We were required to cane boys for infractions such as smoking (what hypocrisy), ‘insubordination’ (whatever that was), etc., but the serious caning was done by Mr. Gibb. Caning was something none of us enjoyed, we did it in strict rotation, and were rather terrified when it had to be inflicted. I recall one new Prefect wielding the cane and
missing the poor canee entirely on the first stroke. They say if you are being hung and the rope breaks you are automatically pardoned, and we were all laughing so hard the poor recipient may well have been pardoned in this case! “All in all, we were responsible, along with the masters, for maintaining discipline and in our case, learning and teaching boys to be leaders. For example, most of the officers in the Cadet Corps were also Prefects. Many of the team captains were Prefects. We all read lessons in Chapel, said grace and presided over tables in the dining room, met on occasion with Headmaster Ken Ketchum and Dick Gibb to discuss any problems that required resolution, and provided the masters with feedback from the school body. On extremely rare occasions, an expulsion or some very serious matter could very well have been influenced by our input, for better or for worse.”
JOHN D. PENNAL ’64 ATTENDED SAC FROM 1959-64 John Pennal ’64 came to St. Andrew’s from Toronto in 1959 and remembers being selected as Head Prefect in his final THE ANDREAN 11
A FEW HEAD PREFECT FACTS In the history of St. Andrew’s College, there have been three students who have been Head Prefect and later their sons were also Head Prefects: R.G. Gordon in 1918-19 and P.G. Gordon in 1952-53 S.B. Wood in 1924-25 and J.M.P. Wood in 1955-56 W.C. Lawrence in 1948-49 and G.M. Lawrence in 1975-76 There have been three sets of brothers who have been Head Prefects: Chris Wansbrough in 1949-50 and Barry Wansbrough in 1953-54 Faisal Ratansi in 2003-04 and Adel Ratansi in 2006-07 Jared Leslie in 2004-05 and Nick Leslie in 2005-06 Only three Head Prefects have also been recipients of the Governor-General’s Academic Medal (also known as the Head Boy Award and one of the most prestigious awards a student in a Canadian educational institution can receive. This award recognizes academic excellence among secondary school graduates across Canada and is based on a student’s average for all grade 11 and grade 12 courses – first awarded in 1900), the Macdonald Medal (the top award given at St. Andrew’s – awarded to the graduating student exhibiting the most distinguished combination of character, leadership, academic success and athletic accomplishment first awarded in 1936), and the Chairman’s Gold Medal (to the boy who has earned the highest standing in grade 11 (grade 12 prior to the elimination of grade 13 in 2003) and first awarded in 1901): J.J. Nold in 1947-48 W.C. Lawrence in 1948-49 B.R. Christie in 1969-70
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year as the highest honour he has ever received. “I remember the feeling, surreal and yet real, of exhilaration at having been chosen – tempered at the same time by the feeling of being overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the responsibilities of the position and the realization that I had to live up to the standards and traditions of those Head Prefects I had come to know in grades 9 through 12. They were people for whom the school had the utmost respect – almost to the point of worship – particularly so in the early years. “At St. Andrew’s leadership by the Prefects was an integral part of the educational process. The Prefects set the standards for the rest of the school. “I suspect like most students who are entering grade 9, going to St. Andrew’s was definitely not my idea. I began in Mac House in a dorm of four with Andy Knox ’64, Ray Osborne ’64 and Guy Randell ’64 as roommates. I had never really lived away from home before, not even to attend summer camp, and I was hopelessly homesick at the outset. You must remember that in those days boarders did not get to go home on weekends. The fact that I was so homesick is surprising in light of the intensely busy schedule that the school provides – breakfast, chapel, classes (including Saturday morning), followed by mandatory participation in sports, dinner, study and finally bed. By Christmas the homesickness had begun to fade, but I still missed the freedom of those on the ‘outside’. “I don’t remember much about grade 10. In grade 11 the thrill of making the First Hockey team is still a vivid memory. Peter Wyse ’64 had made it in grade 10, but he was a truly gifted athlete far above my pedestrian level. “We had several serial pranksters in our class who will have to remain nameless for now. One particularly enlightened episode involved the opening of all the windows in the classroom in the middle of winter, which lowered the temperature down to about the freezing mark before the Master had arrived, and the placing of cherry bombs in the window sills. When the Master came in and slammed the closest window shut, the cherry bomb exploded and so did the class. Pennal recalls that “In my era, the selection of the Head Prefect was a decision made by the Headmaster, presumably with input from the Masters, but no vote or input from the student body. Not much participatory democracy in those days. “When checking in on the first day back to school in September 1963, the beginning of my grade 13 year, I was told that Headmaster Coulter wished to speak to me. He informed me that I would be the Head Prefect and he named the other Prefects. I was floored by the news. We had such a strong year with many able candidates. The Headmaster then called a meeting of the Prefects in his study which was adjacent to Memorial House and that’s how it all began. “The Prefects had regular meetings with the Headmaster, regular meetings among ourselves and, less frequently and only
if warranted by some issue or upcoming event, meetings with all the students. I also met with the Headmaster, one on one, at least monthly. Robert Coulter was a pleasure to work with – very straightforward and fair-minded as he exhibited in dealing with several disciplinary issues throughout the year. “One thing that stands out in my mind from the year were the evening races around the Quad that we, the Prefects, decided to implement as a way of disciplining those in need of some. This was a more entertaining alternative to the more mundane forms of punishment such as early reports and, importantly, did not require any Prefect to get up at the crack of dawn. The misbehavers were assembled after dinner at the Quad and raced around it, sometimes in costume, to the delight of the considerable crowds that would assemble – it did not take much to amuse us back in those days! We discontinued the practice after awhile due to the circus-like atmosphere that it was creating. I think the number of misdemeanours actually went up in the period due to the cachet of participating in the races. “Grade 13 was crammed with highlights that I still remember. Being selected as Head Prefect; playing Upper Canada in First Football at their home field on a glorious day in October – being so nervous in the warm-up that I could barely grip the football – and losing in a very tight game in which we used every trick play that Aubrey Holmes had ever designed! A very successful First Hockey season and in particular a game late in the season against TCS in their large rink in which everything seemed to come together and we completely dominated; the Cadet Parade in Toronto; reading the lesson from the pulpit at St. Paul’s Church where the echo was a bit distracting; the Cadet Inspection where my constant silent prayer was that no one would mess up; studying for the tortuous grade 13 provincial exams; deciding which universities to apply to; and the final days of this last year and the valedictory address to the school which I spent quite a bit of time on – the theme was the importance of school spirit – and the enthusiastic reaction of the students. Those are my most vivid memories. Looking back on those years now, I can say without hesitation that they were the best five years of preparation for university and a career that I could possibly have had. Here is an excerpt from John Pennal’s valedictory speech from June 1964: “When you return to school next year, some of you will be appointed to positions of authority and leadership, and some of you will not. However, regardless of whether you are a Prefect or a second former, it will be your duty to continue to improve the spirit of the school. Generations of Old Boys look to you to uphold the fine traditions set down by them in the past halfcentury. In upholding these traditions and in maintaining a high spirit in the school, the reward will be a new unity for St. Andrew’s College – a unity which has never been imagined.”
STEVE DUGGAN ’73 ATTENDED SAC FROM 1968-73 Steve Duggan ’73 came to SAC from Toronto in the fall of 1968. “Being chosen Head Prefect was one of the highlights of my life. In my Grade 13 year, Prefects and Head Prefects were selected by the Headmaster and the Housemasters along with the student body. I remember being called into Headmaster Coulter’s office and sitting across from his desk in an old chair that creaked and smelled of mothballs. Dr. Coulter was busy elsewhere, so I waited looking at the photos of him as an Argonaut carrying the football or passing the ball to a fellow Argo. “Finally he arrived and sat down in his chair. He looked out through the window overlooking the Quad. I thought he had spotted someone walking on the beautifully manicured lawn which was prohibited, but he told me that I had been chosen to be Head Prefect. I had feelings of joy, accomplishment and humility. However, when Dr. Coulter told me about my responsibilities for that year I started to doubt if I could accomplish all that he asked. He spoke of the tradition of St. Andrew’s College, and the importance of re-establishing the unyielding beliefs of the past within present day teachings. He wanted school spirit to be revived and enhanced. I tried to fulfill his wishes for that year. “I had known St. Andrew’s prior to attending. My older brother Fred ’67 had gone to SAC from 1957 to 1967. Therefore, I had previously attended SAC watching my brother in sports, cadets or drama activities. I always liked the atmosphere and when I was asked by my parents if I wanted to go, I jumped at the chance. “When I started in 1968, I arrived one week before the official start of school because in those years “New Boys” had to be broken in gently. During a tour of our new school, I distinctly remember entering the library and seeing the large ’Nominal Scrolls’ (Honour Boards) on the wall directly opposite the entrance doors. There on the scroll were the names of all the Head Prefects who had gone before. Some of the names I had either heard about or were names I had read about in history. I was also impressed seeing the scrolls for the Cadet Lieutenant Colonel and the winner of the Governor-General’s Award. I recall wondering if I could get my name on one of them. “My years at SAC were during the turbulent late 60s and early 70s. Drugs were becoming an issue at the school. Those years were consumed with the Vietnam war, the rising FLQ crisis and a definite rebuke of past conservative traditions. Students were permitted to let their hair grow a little longer. THE ANDREAN 13
Several students pushed the envelope of adolescent rebellion by letting their hair grow too long, but were quickly sent to the barber in the basement of the Great Hall. “I remember that through those years, traditions at the school seemed to fade. The Cadet Corps was scaled back, new boy chores disappeared, and the traditions that made SAC different from public schools or other independent schools were watered down. We seemed to get lost in a malaise. I fervently believed in those traditions and still do because they are critical in the creation of foundations for students. “When I became Head Prefect I tried to re-establish those lost traditions, or at least so I thought. The Prefects and graduating class team brought back the cheerleading rallies before the big football and soccer games, and school support for all levels of sports teams. I also recall fundraising drives for ANDY the polar bear at the ‘new’ Metropolitan Toronto Zoo. “School was a terrific experience that I still remember some 35 years later. I remember the jokes, impersonations of masters, athletic competitions, and outdoor rinks in the winter. Also, the unequivocal assistance in academics provided to the students by the masters. Mathematics is not a strong suit in my family. I cannot begin to thank the masters who helped me struggle through math. The reason I became a cop was because the fines were all set out in a table so I wouldn’t have to calculate the answer. “As Head Prefect, I couldn’t have accomplished anything unless I had the backing and support of the other Prefects. All of us worked together as a team. We all had a vision and belief for the school and for the student population. Not only did the other Prefects help me, but so did the entire graduating class. It was they who were responsible for the success of that final year. All my peers cared deeply about life at SAC. They were the reason why 1973 witnessed the school reintroducing the good traditions of the past while keeping up with the present day. “In conclusion, all of us have left school, had families, launched careers and grown older. Memories fade with time which is life’s gift to humankind. But memories of SAC while I was there, especially during the 1972-73 school year, will never fade from my memory as long as I live.”
SHAWN OMSTEAD ’85 ATTENDED SAC FROM 1979-85 Shawn Omstead ’85 is part of a remarkable Andrean family which spans several generations at SAC. “Our father had passed away the year before I came to SAC (from Fort Lauderdale, FL). I was heading into grade 8 and my brother, Dana ’82, had already been at the school and was in grade 11. Toronto was a new city for me as well. Looking back, I met some 14 FALL 2008
of the most influential people and had growth opportunities that helped shape my life. “I remember being in grade 8 and the late Al Jackson was on house duty that weekend. There were a handful of kids left in Macdonald House and Al brought a large telescope and took the time to explain the entire constellation! He was incredibly patient and provided me with an early indication that SAC was going to be a great experience. Ironically, I ended up marrying Janet Mollenhauer whose sister is married to Al’s brother, Andy. “I had the opportunity to attend a French High School south of Paris for five months during grade 11 to learn French. I lived with a French family who spoke no English. I returned about eight years ago and visited them with my family. This remarkable experience gave me a significant feeling of independence and helped me embrace new opportunities later in my work life. “Like many Andreans, I have this strong memory of the Pipes and Drums. In grade 12, I lived in Fourth House (now Sifton House) in a room facing the Quad. Pipes and Drums rehearsed at about 7:00 p.m. There was something about those pipes that was almost hypnotic. I am still reminded of the great traditions the school carries on today. “SAC played a major role in my life for those six years, at a time when I needed support from a community. Looking back, I am not sure how I would have faired had I not gone to SAC when I did.” When asked to recall the process of choosing the Head Prefect, Shawn said “I don’t think that the process has changed. It consisted of a vote by the students and by the teachers.” In a self effacing way, he continued, “Fortunately for me, there had been a number of Omsteads who had attended the school before I reached grade 13. Without being conscious of it, their leadership made it much easier to be considered. “I don’t recall any specific Prefect meetings at the school, but a highlight would be some ‘offsite’ meetings we had with the Branksome Hall Prefects at my parents’ house! I still remember giving the valedictorian speech and having the opportunity to speak in front of a large group on Prize Day. My speech ended with a line from Vera Lynn’s war song, ‘We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I do know, we’ll meet again, some sunny day, we’ll meet again…’”
MICHAEL BREWER ’88 ATTENDED SAC FROM 1985-88 Mike Brewer ’88 came to SAC in 1985 from Toronto. “Being named Head Prefect was a significant honour, especially knowing one’s peers and faculty made the choice. I felt it was a compliment to be recognized in this way and valued the unique
“Generations of Old Boys look to you to uphold the fine traditions set down by them in the past half-century. In upholding these traditions and in maintaining a high spirit in the school, the reward will be a new unity for St. Andrew’s College – a unity which has never been imagined.” John Pennal ’64 opportunities provided in my final year of high school. I remember feeling a sense of responsibility and wanting to represent St. Andrew’s at the highest possible level, be that competing in sports against the other schools, coordinating social functions for the student body, liaising with the faculty and Headmaster, and so forth. “The opportunities to develop leadership skills were invaluable: the various presentations and public speaking requirements, chairing of meetings, learning how to delegate, yearly planning, etc. – all served as great confidence builders. I was also conscious of how my actions would reflect back on the school and that I was a role model for other students. I was certainly influenced by a number of Upper School students ahead of me, and hoped that I might provide the same in turn. “One of the great elements of St. Andrew’s for me was the camaraderie and good times. I certainly wanted to make sure there was room for some good humour along the way. Working more closely with the faculty was another benefit, as it enabled me to get to know and appreciate their many contributions behind the scenes that we were often unaware of as students. There are many faculty worth mentioning, but I’ll make one special nod to the late Al Jackson – a great and respected friend/mentor for many years – who introduced me to
St. Andrew’s and made this great experience possible. I remember this as the era of Headmaster Bob Bedard with a staff and student body full of colourful and talented characters. I had the sense that there was a real focus on supporting the development of students, not just those who were obviously going to succeed, but students who needed some support and patience. We had some great success with hockey and football championships, including Coach Ackerman’s classic effort to chase down a referee in his golf cart (he was in a cast due to a broken leg). We also opened the Ontario Legislature with the Highland Cadet Corps. The list goes on… “One more memorable moment was with Headmaster Bob Bedard. The meeting took place after the great Homecoming ‘apple fiasco’ in the newly-renovated Ketchum Auditorium where a tremendous new theatrical stage had been constructed. An assembly had been called to rally the students and faculty for the upcoming Homecoming Weekend with games against Appleby College. A skit had been prepared by a number of Prefects and team captains. Dressed in team jerseys, the SAC ‘champion’ athletes had tied a few Appleby ‘losers’ (costumed juniors) between our new Shakespearean stage pillars. As fellow students entered the auditorium, they were handed an apple from a number of bushels at the doors. The idea was that every time THE ANDREAN 15
one of the SAC ‘champions’ called out, “What are we going to do to Appleby?” everyone would take a bite out of their apple. That’s not quite what happened. “The moment the first, “What are we going to do to Appleby?” was shouted, a sea of apples flew through the air across the auditorium, bursting and splattering across the new stage leaving skit participants flying for cover, and most faculty wide eyed and opened mouthed. Unfortunately, the costumed Appleby ‘losers’ were reliant solely on loosely worn football equipment for protection. An immediate reprimand by one of the Prefects and a couple of faculty quickly ended the assembly. The pummeling of the new stage … I oscillated between dread and fits of laughter, I wasn’t quite sure how I would answer for this one. A disaster. The students had loved it of course. “After cleaning up the apple-sauced stage, I reported to the Headmaster’s office where I recounted the events to Headmaster Bedard. I have always remembered and appreciated his reaction. He was absolute in his respect and support for the efforts of the faculty and administration who had the stage built and clear that I apologize to them on behalf of the students. He calmly acknowledged the original intent of the rally organizers and the role of the apples, and he kindly understood the spirited and sometimes misdirected student energy where “boys will be boys”. He may deny it, but I’m pretty sure he supressed a smile a few times during our conversation. I admired Headmaster Bedard’s dignified and intuitive leadership, supporting students and faculty alike in the human adventure of education in which we were all players. I’m sure he had smiled.”
JOHN DELFIN ’94 ATTENDED SAC FROM 1989-94 John Delfin ’94 came to St. Andrew’s in the fall of 1989 from Mississauga, and has vivid memories of much of his SAC experience. “There was a voting process that happened in the computer labs. I believe that everyone selected the Prefects and Head Prefect for the following year on the computers where people p-mailed (Pegasus mailed). It was a blue screen with a listing of everyone who was in grade 12 at the time [this was still in the era of grade 13]. On Prize Day 1993, the Prefects for the following year were announced, and shortly after I was announced as the Head Prefect. To round out the process, Jason Lamarche ’93, the previous year’s Head Prefect, came to see me at my home to hand off everything that his year’s Prefects had done. “It meant a great deal to know that my peers respected me and elected me to represent them. I also remember being somewhat shy about it as well. To this day my parents always bring up that I 16 FALL 2008
never told them anything about the process. Overall, I was proud to be seen as a leader amongst such a great group of people. “The friendships that I made during my years at SAC have made a significant impact on my life. It truly is a brotherhood. I remember vividly going to the dining hall my first day and sitting with Ian Cragg ’94 and Eugene Ka ’93 . I was nervous at first, but then I realized that everyone was in the same boat. I suppose that was part of the beauty of St. Andrew’s – we were in it together from the start, building bonds that have made us family. When I look back at the time that I spent there – my friendships added depth and value to those years that cannot be measured or given justice in words. To this day, I know that all of my friends are behind me and will always be there. “One of the first Prefect meetings sticks out as one of the most memorable. We were preparing for Homecoming and trying to get a list of things organized. With it being our first event, everyone in the room wanted it to go well. We were trying to decide on the Homecoming t-shirt and were having fun putting that together. Because Terminator 2 had just come out that summer, the back of the t-shirt had a Terminator attacking little Ridley players on the football field. Rich Rabnett ’94 did the artwork. When it came to the slogan for the shirt – we threw a bunch of suggestions in a hat. The suggestions were read out loud and we voted on them. There were some pretty funny ones that for obvious reasons didn’t make the shirt (you can imagine some of the suggestions a group of teenaged guys came up with). I’m pretty sure Geoff Brennagh ’94 (who joined the SAC faculty in September 2008) came up with a great one. It was a good bonding experience for the group and set us up for success for the rest of the year.”
DYLAN BAKER ’08 ATTENDED SAC FROM 2001-08 Dylan Baker ’08 is the most recently graduated Head Prefect, having grown up in nearby King City. When asked to reflect upon his seven years at SAC, without hesitation he says the years he spent at SAC were the best of his life and he immediately focuses on three areas that distinguish SAC from many other schools: the drama program, cadets and athletics. “All of the plays, Oliver! (an Upper School production which he starred in in grade 6), Fun and West Side Story were terrific experiences which helped me to grow immeasurably both as a person and as an actor. Cadets taught me how to give orders, but more importantly, how to take them. And the athletics were terrific, the brotherhood you form with your teammates is something completely different than anything a young man can experience. Dylan remembers “Being selected as Head Prefect was the
“Being selected as Head Prefect was the greatest compliment I have ever received as it said to me that my peers and teachers respected me enough to entrust me with such a responsibility.” Dylan Baker ’08
greatest compliment I have ever received as it said to me that my peers and teachers respected me enough to entrust me with such a responsibility. “Pulling everything off was the highlight. Every event always seemed like it went down to the wire, but we always pulled it off. When it came down to what mattered, we were able to succeed. The biggest highlight of the year for me was the Andrean March for Southlake Hospital (for which SAC students raised $50,000 for a new cancer centre). The whole school community came together and showed their true colours in what was the proudest day of my life.” current students are first introduced to Prefects upon their arrival at St. Andrew’s in September. The new Prefects are stationed throughout the campus immaculately dressed in their kilts and sporrans. They are there to greet the new boys and their families and to demonstrate the rich tradition of leadership that St. Andrew’s has embraced from the beginning. This example of ambassadorship is among the many responsibilities of the Prefect body. Interested candidates for Prefect must now submit a cover letter and resume in the spring of their grade 11 year to a
selection committee made up of the Assistant Headmaster of Student Life, Courtenay Shrimpton, Prefect Supervisor David Josselyn and a panel of four current Prefects. Step one sees the candidates cover letters and résumés subjected to a “blind” evaluation process. For successful candidates, the second step is a formal interview. Following interviews, the final candidate ballot is assembled and there is a one week process where students and faculty can read all candidates résumés and cover letters online to make an informed decision on voting day. Faculty, staff and students are then asked to cast their votes for 10 candidates, including a Head Prefect. Headmaster Staunton announces the new Prefects in Chapel in mid-May before the entire School community. This year’s Head Prefect is Ryan Cole ’09, son of Brett Cole ’80, nephew of Scott Cole ’80, and son of this year’s Ladies Guild President, Michele Cole. In his letter of application last spring, Ryan concluded with his memories of sitting in the Admissions Office seven years ago and the late Aubrey Foy asking him, “What can you give to St. Andrew’s College?” “A group of boys will leave St. Andrew’s next year and they will have to ask themselves if they were able to answer Mr. Foy’s question,” wrote Ryan. “I want to serve the St. Andrew’s community and give back to the school that has provided me with so much by taking on the responsibility of Prefectship.” THE ANDREAN 17
Donald DavisTheatre OpensWith Fanfare
The Donald Davis Theatre officially opened on May 6, 2008 with a gala Focus performance of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, directed by Ryan Cole ’09 and starring Cameron Oram ’09 and Radissen Ramoutar ’08.
Barbara Chilcott, the sister of Donald Davis, celebrates with William Scoular, SAC’s Head of Drama at the grand opening of the Donald Davis Theatre on May 6, 2008.
ormerly the Science Lecture Hall, this classroom space was rarely used for the purpose for which it was originally built. A decision was therefore taken last year, with Headmaster Staunton’s approval, to refurbish the space (which for some time has been the drama classroom) and to name it after acclaimed actor the late Donald Davis ’46, who attended the school from 1941-1946. Invited guests included Donald Davis’ sister, the actress Barbara Chilcott, who spoke on her brother’s behalf at the ribbon cutting prior to the performance. Here is what she had to say: Donald George Davis, also known as “Donny Boy” by the aunts who took charge of us following our mother’s death, was my baby brother. Those of you who knew Donald in later life would doubtless find difficulty imagining him as anyone’s “baby brother” – but I assure you he was indeed mine! He had the
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brilliant blue eyes of our grandmother Chilcott and a thatch of near wavy auburn hair which father claimed was inherited from him, although we found that hard to believe as father had been more or less bald for as long as any of us could remember. And already he had that commanding, one might even say demanding, voice. The year our father was born, grandfather had purchased a point of crown land on the shores of Lake Muskoka and several family units summered there. When we were growing up there were nine of us – cousins and family friends. In order to keep us out of mischief and presumably out of their hair, the aunts provided daily instruction, including drama, as our mother had been a teacher of dance and drama. Certainly it was cheaper than sending nine kids to summer camp! Donald’s first role was Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I think he was 5. The prettiest cousin, the one with blonde curls and pale blue eyes, played Titania. Brother Murray –
Oberon, and I was Bottom the Weaver, sporting a large ass’s head – just what a young girl needed to give her confidence! Before long, Donny Boy graduated to Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night at the age of 8 or 9, which he appeared to enjoy enormously. The next triumph I believe was here at St. Andrew’s when he was cast as Henry VIII at age 13 or 14. For some reason, I seem to have missed that chapter and a number of ensuing ones, probably because I was overseas for a number of years, first in the Navy and then studying at Drama school. As you probably know, Donald, along with our brother Murray, went on to start the Straw Hat Players, a successful summer theatre venture, and later the Crest Theatre, a repertory company in Toronto. I shall leave a couple of copies of the history of that project here in the theatre that you have so kindly named after Donald George. Donald went to New York in 1960 and captured an Obie for his performance in Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. He went on to perform other plays by Beckett and also by Edward Albee
The cast of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story: Director Ryan Cole ’09 (middle) and starring Cameron Oram ’09 (left) and Radissen Ramoutar ’08 (right). (top) Donald Davis ’46 (1928-1998)
including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? As well, he co-starred with a variety of splendid actresses, including Katharine Hepburn, Judith Anderson, Colleen Dewhurst and Kate Reid. And of course there were the numerous seasons he spent playing leading roles at the Shakespearean Festivals in Stratford and Connecticut. When Donald died in January 1998, I received a fax from Edward Albee – it read: “Knowing Donald Davis was a triple blessing. His friendships were gentle, generous and steadfast. His work on stage in the classics was touched with greatness; and when he did a contemporary play, he seemed to know as much about the play as the author; when he was kind enough to perform my work, he instructed me in the art and craft of playwriting. So the loss is triple, but the blessings make up for it.” I’m sure that Donald is delighted that you have named this charming theatre for him and I know he sends you his warmest thanks as indeed do I! THE ANDREAN 19
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Scott Hayter chats with Martin Robertson ’09, son of Struan Robertson ’84.
Scott Hayter ANewDay Dawns in Advancement With the June retirement of Jim Herder ’64, St. Andrew’s College welcomed Scott Hayter as the new Executive Director of Advancement. By JIM MCGILLIVRAY
he appointment represents a sea change for the School: for the first time in its history, the alumni/advancement/development function will be managed by a non-Old Boy. • The wealth of experience and knowledge Scott brings to the post in the area of alumni relations and development is expected to more than make up for the immediate lack of Old Boy contacts. A pleasant and engaging individual, who understands the importance of developing lasting alumni relationships, Scott is quickly learning the story behind the School and making all efforts to meet current students, their parents and the Old Boy community. • Scott grew up in a military family. His father, John Hayter, retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as a Brigadier-General. As a boy, Scott’s family rarely called one place home for long. Toronto, England, Ottawa, Germany – two years was the average length of stay in any one place. • After high school, Scott was accepted into Vancouver Island’s Royal Roads Military College, part of the Canadian Military College system. After two years
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there he transferred to the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario to complete his degree. Graduating in 1980, he accepted a posting to Germany with the 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment. It was there in 1981 that he met his future wife Susan, an English girl studying German. They were married in 1982. The couple moved to Canada in 1983. Military life remained Scott’s calling until 1988, when he accepted the position of Deputy Headmaster at Robert Land Academy, an all-boys military-type independent school near Welland. Among his wide-ranging roles during six years at the school were alumni relations and fundraising. It was here that he learned much about the independent school system and the basics of the development function. While taking his Master of Education degree part-time at Brock University, he was hired as Director of Development for the University. A subsequent opportunity to spend time in England led him to accept a similar position at University of Durham, where he spent eight years, the last two as the University’s Director of Corporate Communications. The family had planned on spending five years in England. They had just built a cottage in Muskoka – which Scott considers ‘home’ more than almost any place else – so in 2004 the family moved back to Canada when Scott accepted the position of
Assistant Vice President, University Development, at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. His prime responsibilities there were to reinvigorate and rebuild the development function and direct a $100-million capital campaign – the largest campaign in the University’s history. Scott became the Vice-President, University Advancement at Laurier in August 2007. In June 2008, with that campaign completed – four years ahead of the planned 2011 finish – Scott joined St. Andrew’s College. He and Susan have three university-age children and are currently living on campus. Shortly after he began, Scott and Andrean writer Jim McGillivray spoke about his past and what he sees for his near future at St. Andrew’s College. What were some of the highlights of your four years at Laurier? The $100-million campaign was obviously the biggest part of it. It was a broad campaign – capital, infrastructure and endowment, although 70% of it was earmarked for building projects, including new campuses in Brantford and Kitchener. The campaign goal was determined in a fairly unsophisticated fashion. We decided to raise $100 million by 2011, the University’s 100th anniversary. It’s a large sum of money, but, as proven by the fact that we raised it four years earlier than expected, the support was there.
“A major new initiative will be to better engage current parents – their valued support would make a great difference. The key here I think is to involve them as soon as they join the school.” Scott Hayter presents Gordon Gray ’08 with his Old Boy tie while Kevin McHenry looks on.
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Much of it came from corporations, foundations, municipalities and students. However, the University did not have a great track record of fundraising through alumni, and improving that was part of my mandate. We were pleased with how we did. It required that we grow the Development Office staff from 12 when I joined to 38 when I left, but that was part of the mandate as well. Alumni came through for us. And of course, as Jim Herder well knows, it’s all derived from alumni relations. If you’re communicating well, listening to and engaging your alumni, they will get back to you and be there when you need them. What are the key differences in advancement between the university and independent school environments? First of all, you don’t get the corporate support here that a university gets. Our key constituents are parents and Old Boys. What I’m hearing so far in my time here is that we need to focus more on current parents. Of course this should occur in tandem with the continued support of our Old Boy community. The volunteer community is crucial as well. The Board of Directors, the Foundation, the SAC Association, the Ladies Guild, parents – all play key leadership roles, particularly with development. Fortunately that leadership has been well established here.
What other priorities do you see coming out of the Advancement Office? This Advancement Office has been extremely successful, so we need to continue to grow on our current successes. This includes Old Boy giving, alumni relations, and the SAC Foundation’s endowment growth. A major new initiative will be to better engage current parents – their valued support would make a great difference. The key here I think is to involve them as soon as they join the school so that they can see results for their own sons. This all has to be backed up by a team approach. It won’t all be me or any other one or two people. I’ll need to look carefully at the resources available to ensure that they are structured to support the advancement business we need to do. What are Scott Hayter’s priorities? My first priority is to get to know the school and understand the story so that I can tell it with some credibility and work hard to be accepted by faculty, staff, Old Boys and students. Jim Herder has left huge shoes to fill, but everybody recognizes that with the passage of time change has to occur, and few have been more supportive of me than Jim. I trust that the Old Boys who have great relationships with him will allow me the opportunity to build relationships with them as well.
“The Board of Directors, the Foundation, the SAC Association, the Ladies Guild, parents – all play key leadership roles, particularly with development. Fortunately that leadership has been well established here.” KIM SILLCOX
SAC Association members: front (l-r) Stuart Smith ’92, Scott Hayter, Gord Birkett ’01 back (l-r) John Lyons ’01, Mark Etherington ’92, Mike DeAngelis ’92, Scott Bryck ’90 and Michael Elliott ’82
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SAC’s First Endowed Chair: TheMcEwen Leadership Program
he debate regarding whether leaders are born or made has been under discussion for many decades among academic scholars. Here at St. Andrew’s, there is a common belief that leadership skills can be nurtured and developed by providing students with many opportunities to act as leaders throughout their academic career. Building a solid understanding of group dynamics, communication, conflict resolution, and motivation can provide the key to one’s success in the workplace, on the Rob McEwen ’69 sports field, or in an individual’s personal life. Possession of leadership skills can be applied beyond the realm of the business world to many other disciplines, including science, mathematics, and the arts. As a result, the development of strong leadership skills among the students at St. Andrew’s has recently become a prominent area of focus within the academic structure of the Business Studies program. Through the design and implementation of a solid leadership development program, St. Andrew’s is now poised to continue cultivating a future generation of leaders and successful St. Andrew’s alumni. The creation of the McEwen Leadership Program at St. Andrew’s has long been the vision of one such successful alumnus Rob McEwen ’69. Rob is Chairman and CEO of US Gold and Lexam Explorations, and the founder and former Chairman and CEO of Goldcorp, one of the world’s largest gold 24 FALL 2008
By SEAN LUDWIG
mining companies. He has been in the mining business since 1990, where he got his start transforming Goldcorp from a collection of small companies into a mining powerhouse. Equally committed to the betterment of the community, Rob and his wife Cheryl are generous philanthropists and have been marvellous benefactors to the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital, the Schulich School of Business at York University, as well as the Red Lake community in Northwestern Ontario, among other causes. Throughout his career, Rob has been recognized for his leadership, innovation, and philanthropy through a large number of distinguished awards. Most notably, in July of 2007 Rob received the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, in recognition of his lifetime of distinguished service to particular communities, groups or fields of activity. Rob’s commitment to support leadership education extends back to his roots at St. Andrew’s. In 2004 he endowed a chair in Leadership Studies – the first academic chair in St. Andrew’s history. Thanks to Rob’s generous contribution, his educational vision was put into action during the 2006-2007 academic year through the launching of the McEwen Leadership Program in grade 9. The following year, the program was launched for grade 10 students. This year it will launch in grade 11, and the grade
“The McEwen Leadership Program has the potential to become one of the flagship academic programs at St. Andrew’s, and will surely play an invaluable part in the development of the complete man, the well-rounded citizen for the next generation of Andrean leaders.”
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Dave McNally ’11 participates in a joint venture between the Cadet Corps and the McEwen Leadership Program.
12 curriculum will be ready for fall 2009. Students are exposed to all sorts of business situations and organizational structures, and while doing so have an opportunity to expand their minds, cultivate their leadership skills and explore potential career options over the course of their four years of high school. Under the direction of Course Director Sean Ludwig and Assistant Headmaster Kevin McHenry, the McEwen Leadership Program funds a wide array of guest speakers, educational case study opportunities and field trips. SAC students benefit from a variety of business disciplines and exciting experiential learning opportunities which are sure to play an invaluable role in helping them identify areas of interest and skill sets to apply to future academic studies and career aspirations. All students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to participate in the McEwen Leadership Program. The grade 9 Introduction to Business Technology class encourages each class to act as a marketing and technology consulting company for a local Aurora charitable organization. In grade 10 students are taught the case-study approach to business problem solving and work individually and in groups to provide feasible solutions to a variety of case studies in the areas of marketing, entrepreneurship, leadership, finance and social responsibility. The course culminates with the McEwen Case Study Competition, featuring an end-of-year case study project. The grade 11 McEwen Leadership Fundamentals course teaches students key concepts from the various leadership disciplines, including organizational behaviour, marketing, entrepreneurship and international business. The grade 12 Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals course is currently being designed for next year. Students who are fortunate enough to follow the McEwen Leadership Program throughout their entire academic career will 26 FALL 2008
be recognized on Prize Day for their contributions to the program. This recognition will highlight the extraordinary amount of leadership knowledge and skills the students will have developed throughout their time in the program to prepare them for post-secondary education and their eventual careers. St. Andrew’s would like to extend an invitation to all members of the Andrean community: If you have a business opportunity you believe might complement this program – we would like to hear from you. Developing a solid network of professionals who are willing to mentor with our students is one of the keys to ensuring that our students are prepared for their university studies and future careers. There are many ways in which one may become involved in the program, including but not limited to: • Field Trip Opportunities – permitting a small group of students (5-20) to visit your office facilities for a tour and/or personal Q&A session. • Case Studies – providing business problems for student projects and then feedback concerning the students’ proposed solutions. • Guest Speaking/Judging – speaking to students regarding leadership principles and experiences or judging student competitions. If you are interested in helping the program develop in any way, or would simply like more information about the program’s structure, please contact Sean Ludwig, Course Director, McEwen Leadership Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905.727.3178 ext. 308. Thanks to the generous support of Rob McEwen ’69, as well as an engaging staff of teaching professionals here at St. Andrew’s, the McEwen Leadership Program is off to a tremendous start. Rob has been very supportive of the direction of the program, and recently doubled his commitment to the endowed chair. Students have enjoyed the great variety of experiences thus far and have created a ‘buzz’ about the program on campus. In the years to come, the program will continue to expand as additional guest speakers, conferences, field trips, case studies, workshops, venture creation and support, and event planning will be added to the program’s structure. The McEwen Leadership Program has the potential to become one of the flagship academic programs at St. Andrew’s, and will surely play an invaluable part in the development of the complete man, the well-rounded citizen for the next generation of Andrean leaders.
What’s New at SAC? The Centre for Learning and Teaching By REBECCA STAUNTON
CLT Faculty members include: Amanda Thorne, Rebecca Staunton, Kevin McHenry and Michael Paluch
2003 Kevin McHenry, Assistant Headmaster of Academics and the Upper School, was determined to ensure that academics were the top priority for St. Andrew’s students. The result was the creation of the Guided Learning Centre (GLC), in essence an after-school study hall for day and boarding students in grades 9-12. Now if a student is falling behind in his academic assignments, he is not allowed to attend athletic practices, games or other extra-
curricular activities until he completes his school work. The student is referred to the GLC where he is given the time and the additional teacher support to get his work done after school. The GLC program has worked very well, with the number of teacher referrals dropping from 2400 in 2003 to 400 in 2008. With the built-in structure provided by the GLC, students were able to successfully balance their extra-curriculars with academics. “The GLC dramatically changed the culture of the school,” says McHenry. “St. Andrew’s students are extremely busy and THE ANDREAN 27
Students work with Head Librarian and Writing Centre Coordinator, Rebecca Staunton in the SAC Writing Centre.
A SONNET INSPIRED BY A PAIR OF “STAR-CROSS’D LOVERS” BY JEROME BIROO ’11 Could I equate you to a sweet fall day? It seems suited yet too understated, You’re warm as sunrise, in brightness array, All this love for you, leaves me elated. Our love is like a sailor’s strongest knot Though Montagues scoff, I have no regret No feud will break the intense love we sought, This is my true love for you, Juliet. We will see through the same beautiful eyes, Our souls are linked and “two” will become “one”, In hell, our love will still endure death’s cries, In spite of death, our love has just begun. Juliet, this is my pledge to us both, Now take love’s hand and honour my oath.
‘Towers at Night’ 2000 by Steve McDonald ’88 and Rob Saley ’89
I AM ALONE BY ALEXANDER SETO ’13 I am alone, nowhere to go My troops are dead, long, long ago. All are gone, even the loved. No birds left flying up above. I am alone. I walked in darkness along the street, No words came out, I could not speak. I dropped to my knees and then my feet Then cried with horror and defeat. I am alone. I’ve lost the battle that they have won, I tried to finish what was begun. When night-time came I could not sleep Instead I slept forever in peace. I’m not alone. presented in Chapel on Remembrance Day 2007 28 FALL 2008
it is easy for priorities to be lost. They have learned what they miss participating in if they don’t get their work done.” Enter Mike Paluch in 2006, Head of English at SAC for the Upper School, who was eager to initiate a Writing Centre where the primary focus would be to improve upon essay writing skills. The need to continually address literacy and writing skills is a well-known mandate of today’s educators and the concept of a Writing Centre was conceived to meet this need. In recent years, universities have become more proactive in addressing the unique learning needs of individual students and as a result are offering additional personnel and program support. Independent schools are following suit, and St. Andrew’s has recently hired a Learning Resource Specialist to better address the unique needs of its individual learners and help them to achieve a successful balance. Some of the College’s top students have formal educational assessments and merely require the necessary support measures to excel in their academic pursuits. What Kevin McHenry and Mike Paluch were able to do was combine the Guided Learning Centre (GLC) with a Writing Centre into what is now known as the Centre for Learning and Teaching – the CLT. In 2007-08 there were 350 visits by students to the Writing Centre, 100 teacher referrals and 250 drop-in appointments (boys seeking help on their own initiative). The focus is on the process of writing: boys are encouraged to work through their original assignment making corrections as they go by producing several draft versions of what will eventually be the polished copy. Using SMART Board technology, students are able to edit their work interactively, seeing the changes and corrections reshape their essay as they go. This visualization process is integral to boys’ learning because the editing process, an important tool to becoming a better writer, is visually apparent. The CLT is housed in the Towers Library and is available to all students from grades 9-12. The GLC component is held five days a week from 3:30 – 5:30 pm, while the Writing Centre component is held at the same time every day except Thursdays as well as by appointment. The faculty in charge of running and supervising the newly-created CLT are Head of English, Mike Paluch; Learning Resource Specialist, Amanda Thorne; and Head Librarian and Writing Centre Coordinator, Rebecca Staunton. The Writing Centre is also responsible for overseeing the publication of SAC’s student newspaper, The Independent, which is published three times a year, as well as the students’ annual literary magazine, The Thistle. Samples of Middle School and Upper School submissions can be found on this page. Students interested in becoming involved in the “New Bloomsbury Group”, the student mentoring program, should submit applications outlining their interest in writing and publishing to Rebecca Staunton. These new and exciting writing opportunities are motivating more and more students to become involved in writing. A very good thing indeed!
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Headmaster’s Prize Day Speech he arrival on the quad of the “Big Top” tent always signals the end of another school year. For over 80 years, a gathering of this sort has taken place on this beautiful site to celebrate the accomplishments of SAC boys, acknowledge departing faculty and staff and, perhaps, most importantly, congratulate and bid farewell to the Graduating Class. To demonstrate how historic this occasion is, we have archival documentation to indicate that exactly 100 years ago today, Scott Munro’s Great Grandfather, Hugh, graduated from SAC at the Rosedale campus. Scott is a member of the Class of 2008. Not many institutions can claim such a remarkable history! I have always considered it to be an important aspect of my job to thank or compliment people around the school as often as I can. The Leadership Team is similarly inclined. A simple acknowledgement, either verbally or in writing, of a job well done goes a long way in maintaining school-wide morale. It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort and it can make a difference in the type of day a student, faculty, staff member, or parent volunteer is having. In an era when the Andrean community can get daily updates on all types of school news and results from the website,
presents the Fred Omstead Theatre Arts Award to Alex Pearce ’08. This award is in memory of her brother Fred, Head Prefect in 1981, and endowed by his classmates, family and friends to celebrate Fred’s dedication, warmth, resolve, humour and love of people, theatre and acting. BELOW: Daniel Milne ’12 presents the Middle School Valedictory speech.
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ABOVE: Current Parent, Leslie Omstead
I will not attempt today to summarize the dozens of highlights which make up this successful school year. Instead, I would like to end the year by extending my gratitude to several key individuals and groups: Firstly, parents, and, increasingly, grandparents, a sincere thank you for the sacrifices you have made in sending your prized possessions to St. Andrew’s. Without your strong belief in the lifelong value of an SAC education, we would not be flourishing 109 years after our inception. Early morning transportation, evening pick ups, attendance at extracurricular events whether in Aurora, Ottawa or Buffalo, constant support through thick and thin, payment for all sorts of special trips – Battlefields, Equador, Malawi and so on – you all deserve a round of applause from your sons and from all of us at SAC. Thank you to the boys who have, once again, brought enthusiasm, commitment, and a sense of fun to all areas of school life this year. I don’t remember having the intense sense of pride in my high school that the boys have for SAC. (Well, then again, it was UCC!) From sensational academic results to near-professional performances and presentations in drama, music, debating and art, to hard-fought athletic championships, to support for local, national and international charities, the boys have
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demonstrated heart. I’d bet on an SAC boy anytime! To Head Prefect Dylan Baker, thank you for the outstanding leadership you have provided for the student body of 550 boys and in particular, for the 16 very capable Prefects who serve with you. Dylan is our answer to a Rhodes Scholar – excellence in qualities of mind and in qualities of person. I guarantee that Dylan will make his mark on the world in the years to come. To the 2008 Graduating Class, thank you for your contributions to all areas of school life this year. Ninety-two students – an average of 4.7 university offers per student – a total of $648,000 in scholarship offers from universities and
colleges in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Captaining teams, supervising cadets, assisting in the residences, and spearheading school and community service projects, it makes a big difference to the tone of a school year if the Graduating Class is pulling in the same direction. Thank you to Julie Symmes, President, and Michele Cole, VicePresident, and the rest of the Ladies Guild for contributing so much in the way of financial support and events for the boys and school spirit to the school community at large. We all know who wears the pants in most families. Nothing is different here. Thank you to the Leadership Team
TOP MIDDLE: Danny McConnell ’11 was the recipient of the T.E. Harrison Trophy awarded to the grade 9 student who best excels in studies, games, deportment and character. LOWER LEFT: Headmaster Staunton presents Dylan Baker ’08 with the School Prize to the Head Prefect in recognition of his service to the School. award was established in memory of his son, David ’88, and presented to a senior student who demonstrates a love of music and shares his enthusiasm with the Andrean community.
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LOWER RIGHT: Bruce Somerville, a former member of the faculty of St. Andrew’s, presents the David B. Somerville Memorial Award to Raafeh Rahim ’08. The
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of Alumni events (both at home and overseas) and as a tireless campaigner for the Endowment, Special Projects, and the Campus Master Plan, Jim quite simply IS the face of St. Andrew’s – in Aurora or many miles from it. “What his friends and admirers in far-flung places may not realize is just how much the Andrean community means to him and how devoted he has been in serving its interest.” Jim and Gail Herder will leave soon for an extended summer vacation in Newfoundland and then return to Aurora. I expect we’ll see Jim on the sidelines for the first games in the fall. Please join me in wishing Jim a happy retirement. Ken Ryan is also retiring today. He has worn more hats at SAC over the past 13 years than anyone I know. Archivist,
John Housser ’68 presents The H.B. Housser Trophy for Upper School Clan Competition to Stewart Clan, Captain Tim Drager ’08.
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“St. Andrew’s is more than just a workplace – it is home and an extended family and they give their time and energy accordingly.”
Chairman of the Board of Directors Jeff Chisholm presents Calvin Seo ’08 with the prestigious Governor General's Medal – awarded to the graduating student with the highest standing for university entrance.
and the Faculty and Staff – where would we be without them? One hundred and eighty men and women who consider St. Andrew’s more than just a workplace – it is home and an extended family and they give their time and energy accordingly. And finally, to the Chairman, Jeff Chisholm, and the rest of the Board of Directors, thank you for working so diligently behind the scenes on committees and special projects in order to keep SAC at the forefront of middle and secondary education in North America. I would now like to acknowledge retiring Faculty and Staff. Jim Herder, SAC’s Director of Advancement retires today after 23 years in that position and a 50 year connection with his beloved alma mater. At a special retirement dinner held recently in Toronto, I paid tribute to Jim’s many accomplishments. I’ll quote from that speech; “As Editor of The Andrean, as organizer
Community Service and Student Activities Coordinator, Basketball Coach, Tour Guide Instructor, Laptop Conference Monitor, MacPherson Hockey Tournament Announcer, remind the Headmaster where to stand on Cadet Parade days and so on and so on. Without someone like Ken overseeing small, but vitally important details, large school events would not go smoothly. Thank you Ken for your dedication to St. Andrew’s. One of the most distinguished awards for the Faculty and Staff at SAC is the Long Service Pin in recognition of 25 years of service to St. Andrew’s. This year, a popular member of the faculty receives this award – would David aka “Juice” Josselyn please come forward. Now – on to the big show. Thank you.
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Excerpts from Dylan Baker’s Valedictory Speech
love your peers. Coming together in the pursuit of knowledge is a beautiful prospect. To be able to come together, discussing ideas instead of fighting against them and actually learning instead of groveling for marks is an experience that is offered to you everyday at this school. It is up to you whether you can seize the opportunity or let it slip by. Love your parents, your family and your friends. Share in their joy when they are happy and support them, care for them and sacrifice for them when they are in need. For I predict there will be many a time when you are happy, and to be able to look to your friend beside you and know that they are sharing in your happiness makes it that much sweeter. And I can certainly tell you that there will be times when you need to lean on them in your times of need, figuratively or physically.
“Love. Love your friends, love your enemy, love your family, love your school, love everything you do and do it fully and completely.” competitor. For without them, you would not be able to grow with your teammates as you have. Without them, your strength would not be tested, and you would never know the true measure of the power that lies inside of you. Love your teachers, love your classes,
Love this place. You might hate it now. You might resent its rules and traditions. Yet, if you are able to pull away that curtain of disapproval and look at this school with open, clear eyes, it becomes an extraordinary place. It gives you countless opportunities to
he only thing I feel justified in doing [today] is speaking to the classes of students that will follow my own. So, parents, faculty and especially my graduating class, if you will forgive me, this speech is not for you. It is for the younger students in front of me. Seventeen years of existence might not seem like much, but whatever I have learned from it, I will pass onto you now. Love. Love your friend, love your enemy, love your family, love your school, love everything you do and do it fully and completely. All the success that I, or any other member of the graduating class, have gained has come from loving what we do, and doing it passionately. Love your teammate who works, battles and sacrifices with you on the field in the pursuit of victory. And, win or lose, at the end of the game, love your
explore those things which you are passionate about, supporting you all the way through. Whatever effort, joy, love you put into this school, it will pay back to you, ten-fold. Thank you to my parents who gave me the opportunity to go here. Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way. Good luck to all of you graduates. Students who will return here next year, if you take one message away from this speech, let it be, above all else: “Quit ye like men, be strong”, and let everything you do, be done in love. Thank you. THE ANDREAN 33
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The Frank A. Rolph Family Scholarship Katherine, along with other family rank Rolph, Class of 1948, but also completed his Grade 11 year members, help this fund to grow quickly celebrated his 80th birthday this with an 86.4% average. This is just the by making generous contributions. It is also past summer. His children, type of student that Frank and Katherine invested under the umbrella of the SAC David ’83, Colin, Cynthia, envisioned helping when they set up Endowment Fund which enhances its growth Virginia and Mary, wanted to present him the family scholarship more than 12 with a share of the interest, dividends and with an especially meaningful gift as they years ago. capital gains earned by the entire endowcelebrated this milestone birthday. What And that perfect family birthday gift … ment fund. Frank and Katherine have would be the perfect gift? Frank was thrilled that his children made included SAC in their estate planning and Frank attended St. Andrew’s College a substantial gift to the Frank A. Rolph son David ’83, third generation Andrean, from 1945-48, served as a Board member Family Scholarship Fund. Gifts to this from 1964-74 and a Foundation Trustee from has made a planned gift of life insurance to family fund continue to grow and will 1966-67. In the early 20th century his be added to the family fund in the future. support St. Andrew’s College in perpetuity. grandfather, Frank A. Rolph, had started a The Frank A. Rolph Family Scholarship If your family would like more family tradition by sending his four sons: has increased in value to the extent that information about Family Endowment Grenville ’13, Harold ’14, Ernest ’17 and it is now able to support the tuition of a Funds or planned giving, please contact Gordon ’28 to St. Andrew’s College. deserving student. This year’s recipient Julie Wilson in the Advancement Office Those four boys sent their sons to SAC not only played on 1st Football and Hockey, at 905-727-3178 ext. 322. during the 1940s and 1950s and a third generation of Rolph sons attended in the 1970s and 1980s. As a family they have a long history with the school, and strong desire to share their very positive experiences with other young men well into the future. In 1996 Frank Rolph, and his wife Katherine, established the Frank A. Rolph Family Scholarship. This was to honour his grandfather who had first sent his sons to SAC so long ago. Frank Rolph ’48 celebrates his 80th birthday with his grandchildren this past summer. Each year Frank and
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ANNUAL GIVING FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008
The Jim Herder Scholarship Mark ’77 and Debbie Bedard belladonna communications, Victoria Foley Michael ’56 and Sue Burns Thomas ’47 and Bobbi Chipman Graydon ’87 and Elizabeth Cragg Edward Crawford ’43 Steven ’90 and Lara Creber David ’56 and Margriet Dunlap Mark Fell ’87 and Dawn Fell Malcolm Fisher ’52 Daphne Foy George ’51 and Bev Guy Mark and Cynthia Healy Karen Herder and Graham Douglas Jim ’64 and Gail Herder Tom Hickey ’60 Ian ’87 and Susan Howey William ’49 and Jean Lawrence John ’44 and Madeline Lowndes James and Gladys MacPherson
Headmaster Ted Staunton’s remarks about Jim Herder at Jim’s retirement dinner in May: “SAC owes Jim an immense debt of gratitude for his contribution to the School’s material well-being, but also for something less tangible: his instinctive love and respect for the College. With his mastery of all things Andrean, Jim has been a lynch pin of the School and the repository of wisdom that would otherwise be unavailable about Old Boys and old events.” Claude and Alta Manigat Robert ’69 and Cheryl McEwen Craig ’82 and Alison McLean David ’82 and Sanysa Merkel Ian Michael ’92 and Sarah Facey John Morgan ’86 Wayne Moyer ’99 Sandy ’70 and Lynn Munro
Gerald ’52 and Marilyn Omstead Garrison ’45 and Janet Rapmund John and Maritta Rothwell Michael ’85 and Sue Roy James ’49 and Sally Shirley Michael Sommerville ’62 Robert ’67 and Linda Sommerville Tony Stapells ’50
David and Mary Timms Colin and Janice Walker Gary and Wilma West Barry and Lorraine Wilkes Ron and Cynthia Wilson Alfred Wirth ’59
Sung Yong Cho and Sin Ja Kim Young Ho Cho and Hee Nam Chung Min Ho Choi and Migoung Kim Ted and Ann Lee Chong Philip and Cherie Christopher Benjamin and Helen Chu Kwok Keung Chu and Fung Ha Yip Man-Po and Rebecca Chu George and Michaela Ciuciureanu Eric Cockshutt and Jennifer Armstrong Sam and Erika Coetzer Brett ’80 and Michele Cole Clifton and Barbara Conolly Javier Cortina Azcarraga Raymond and Dawn Culp John and Maria Cumming William and Elizabeth Daniell Jose and Bernadette Deduque Paul and Carrie Denton Emanuele and Carolina DeRose Nick Drager and Renu Dayal-Drager Guoping Du and Peiyao Hu Andrew and Anne Dunin Douglas Elliott and Lisa Gragtmans Elliott Mark and Susan Ennis Hamid Etemad-Rezaie and Zhaleh Shariati
Hung Bun Fan and Shui Lin Fok Michael and May Fang Amedeo and Erminia Fattore Brian and Mary Jayne Feeley Igor and Oksana Filipenko Diego Flores Madero and Erika Montufar Pineda Vilmos and Gabriella Fockter George and Leslie Foegele Wayne and Sharon Ford Gary King Foon Fung Nick and Josy Gallo Wayne and Deborah Glendinning Frank and Serena Goitanich Gregory and Cindy Govedaris Guery Goyo and Loretta Fantin Ludi Grant Donald and Jodie Gray Douglas ’82 and Kathi Gray Adrian and Corina Grigorof Andrew and Maria Guizzetti Daniel and Marianne Guizzetti Beom Ha and Myung Oh Kil Koo Han and Jin Hee Jung Yung-Gyu Han and Yung-Ae Shin Gregory and Dorothy Harris Jonathan ’82 and Bianca Harris Gordon ’72 and Jane Hawke
Current Parents Marc and Idalia Adamo Robert and Jane Adams William and Donna Allison Josef and Renata Amaev Alain and Kim Amar Peter and Brigitte Anderson Dominic and Laura Andreacchi Craig and Sarah Andrews Ayokunnu Are and Emiko Yoshida Robert and Mara Aron Steven and Lynn Asbury Robert Ascan and Lilia Temirkanova Henry Au and Angela Sun Kolia Auva’a Ian and Philippa Ball Yong-Won Bang and Peag Kyung Kim Keith Barber and Diane Purser John and Alyson Barron Martin and Rhona Beaton Todd and Shelley Beck Jeffrey and Annabel Begg Eugene and Kim Benson Asha Bhardwaj Lawrence ’66 and Yvonne Boland Randy and Leslie Bonner Brent and Ellen Bowlin Sean and Peta Boyd Paul and Mala Brindley
David and Karen Brown George and Janice Brown Mark and Carolyn Bryce Khaled Ali and Fatima Bugshan Karen Bursey David and Mary Butler Young Bum Byun and Hyun Ae Park Bin-You Cai and Dan Zou Robert Calvert Trevor and Laurie Calvert Douglas and Margarete Carr Joseph and Brenda Carter Jose and Paloma Casas Federico Casas Alatriste Urquiza and Esperanza Loperena Ruiz William ’79 and Susan Cathers Sam and Yvonne Chan Sze On Chan and Angela Leung Tung-Hsiu Chang Perry and Kelley Chappell Felix Chau and Bonnie Li Jose and Feng Chan Chau Jose Chedraui and Roxana Abud Sean Chen and Smile Wang John Cherian Nancy Chi and Zhong Qiang Mao Chiung-Yi Chiang and Yu-Ling Chang O-Ryong Cho and Hye-Ryun Kang
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10th Annual Manhattan Open Golf Tournament
Michael Head Mark and Cynthia Healy Nasir and Shaila Hemani Alec and Jacqueline Henderson Dennis and Jackie Hewko Ossie Hinds and Anne LaRocque Chen-Chi Ho and Yu-Mei Chang Timen and Jessie Ho Michael ’72 and Marion Hogg In-Ok Hong John Hopkin and Carol-Ann Ross-Hopkin William Houston ’77 and Teresa Morneau Chien-hung Hsieh Sheue Hsueh and Che-Na Chen Michael and Lena Hui Javid Iqbal and Farzana Hussain Eric and Karen Hussey Wan Yong and So Young Hyung Bruno and Betty Iaboni Kanji and Hiroko Ishii Alex and Iryna Ivanchenko Eun-Kyung Jang and In-Yong Lee Dieter Jentsch and Angela Ganstal Sang Kug and Young Ea Jeong Anastacia Johnson Ian and Laura Johnson David and Enid Jones Curtis and Nancy Joseph Francis and Donna Julien Eddie and Lancy Kam 36 FALL 2008
Douglas ’73 and Debbie Kane Jeffrey ’75 and Linda Kane Jangan Kang Saeed and Zeba Kauser James and Kimberly Kay Arun and Anjela KC Stephen and Christine Kearley Shu Wing Andy Keung and Pau Siu Mei Gordon Killops and Leslie Ewing Byung Ryul Kim and Sang Hee Lee-Kim Chris and Erica Kim Dong Hyun and Mi Ae Kim Eun Ju and Duk Gon Kim Hong-Shik and Young-Mae Kim Hye-Lyun and June-Mo Kim Ju Kim and Jin Shin Kyoung-Soo Kim and Sung-Hee Jeong Sang Duk Kim Seong Kwon Kim Sungyeol Kim and Sunock Cho Yoo Chul Kim and Mae Ja Park Young Ho Kim and Jung Ok Kwon Stephen and Pauline Kimmerer Harald Klosges and Simone ReiBenweber-Klosges Jonathan and Catherine Knowles Eric and Christine Kuo Peter and Lauretta Kwan Stephen and Jacinta Kwok Larry and Lyn Lacey Andy Lai and Lilian Loo
Neo and Helen Lakkotrypis Siu Hung and Annie Lam Patrick and Sondi Lance Ho Ming Lau and Mon Yen Stella Li Patrick Lau and Catherine Yau Eddie and Wendy Law Branko and Susan Lebar Heon Bae and Kyung Hee Lee Heonkee Lee and Myeongsoon Yoon Hojae Lee and Jinok Cho Hwang Kee Lee and Sook Eui Kim Jae Hyun and Hyun Jung Lee Kyu-Heon Lee and Young Sung Jang Sang Jun and Hyang Sook Lee Vernon and Gabriele Lee Young Ho Lee and Hae Jung Chung Yousik and Mi Young Lee Sang Hee Lee-Kim and Byung Ryul Kim Timothy Lemay and Sonya Brander Edward and Lucia Leon Scott Leslie and Betty Cragg Amy Leung and Linson Wong Ronald Lezon and Marita Simbul-Lezon Cheng Li and Weng Xuan Zhi Chun Suen Li and Pui Fong Yau Joseph and Patricia Likuski Phillip and Connie Lim Wenyan Lin and Huifang Zhao Sing Jin Lo and Jung Mi Yang Ricardo Lozada and Haydee Del Valle
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(From l-r) back row: Carr Hatch ’68, Bob Thom ’70, Mike Edwards ’79, Don MacKay ’70, friends Darryl Kittell and Scott Uffleman; second from the back row: Tom Gilchrist ’70, R.J. Martin ’70, Jim Brickman ’72, John Wood ’70; third from the back row: Cliff Carr ’70, J.S. Jackson ’69, David Grass ’70, John Percival ’70, Sandy Munro ’70, Mac Yule ’70; second from the front row: Scott Hayter, the new Executive Director of Advancement, Michael Roy ’85, Bill Cathers ’79, Rob Dilworth ’70; front row: Peter Thompson ’70, Gary West, former SAC staff member, Rob Hepburn ’79, Jim Herder ’64 and Mark Westcott ’70 at Muskoka Highlands Golf Links owned by Don Mackay ’70. When pressed, Don confessed to winning the tournament with a score of 73. Friends and classmates of the late Charlie Edwards ’70 and his brother Mike, Class of 1979 gather each year to remember Charlie and to add to the endowed bursary fund in his name at St. Andrew’s. Next year for the 11th we hope to have the best turnout ever – please mark it in your calendar for Friday, June 19, 2009.
Charles and Fong Lum Iris Ma Stephen and To Kam Yee Evelyn Ma Robert and Lianne MacFarlane Keith Mackenzie and Janice Fischer Paul and Dorothy Mackin Krzysztof and Jadwiga Mackowiak Charles and Terri MacLean Kam Ming Mak and Connie Chu Tony and Cathy Marchese Joe Mardini and Marianne DeNino Vicente Martinez Parente Urquiaga and Maria Elena Arellano de la Garza Antonio Martinez-Baez Prieto and Alejandra Aldama Blair and Brenda McArthur John and Janet McCleery Graham and Lisa McConnell Don McCreedy and Lois Wilkins Graham and Doris McDonald Robert McGavin and Kerry Adams Arnold McMillan and Jacqueline Buckley-McMillan David ’82 and Sanysa Merkel Yves and Dianne Millette Derrick and Hélène Milne Joe Moniz Kieran and Jacqueline Mulroy Sandy ’70 and Lynn Munro Doug and Barbara Munro David and Barbara Nelson Brock Neuman and Wendy Brancato-Neuman Mark and Susan Nice Kenneth and Viola Nickerson Jacob and Vida Nikahn Michael and Elsa Nowlan Stephen and Sandra Noxon Stephen and Lynda O'Neill Sal and Mary Occhipinti Wonseok Oh and Miyoung Kim Leslie Omstead Duncan and Kathy Oram Guk-Seo Park and Hyang-Hee Kim Hee Kang Park and Soo Yeon Kim James and Joan Park Joon Seung Park and Eun Sook Youm Kwang Min Park and Gang Hong Lee Moon Kyu Park and Eunsil Kim Sung Don Park and Hye Jung Choi Unjoo Park and Kyunghee Jee Michael Partridge and Sudha Rajagopal Alison Pearce Ralph Pearce and Pamela Grant
ANNUAL GIVING FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008
Raul Pelaez Cano and Paulina Contreras Leyva Gordon and Jennifer Pelosse Guo Hui Peng and Yan Fang Jiang John and Valerie Petrachek George Petropoulos and Kristen Hamilton Roy and Betty Philbert Charles and Carol Andrea Phillipps John Phillips Alistair and Jean Pickering David Pidduck and Bonnie Best Xavier Pietrini and Paola Hirmas William and Ann Pitkin John and Barbara Pollock Nicholas Power Jason ’85 and Beth Pugliese Joe and Enza Pulla Yun Qiu and Yue Jian Li Gary and Carolyn Rabbior Aamir Rahim and Nazneen Farooqi Ashok and Sunita Raina Aman and Shamim Rajan Margaret Ramsay-Hale and Robert Hale Raymond and Kari Reel Mario Richard and Francine Kenney James and Christine Ritchie Najeeb and Shazia Rizvi Richard and Sue Robbins Gregory Roberts Jeff Rodin and Tammy De Salvo-Rodin Anthony and Mary Jo Romanin Luciano Rossi and Sylvie Chouinard Scott ’79 and Darcia Rowntree Richard and Karen Ruddock
Roberto Rumbaut and Lydia Gonzalez de Rumbaut Bruce and Daphne Ruytenbeek Carlos Sanchez Romero and Angelica Salazar Roy and Anna Pia Scaini Claude and Heidi-May Schimper Barbara Schwarze Giuseppe Sciortino and Elda Verrillo Michael Scott Yong Woon Seo and Jong Hee Lee Howard and Karen Seto Timothy and Susan Sheehan David Sheen and Amy Seung Gregory and Anne Shields Wan Soo Shin and Suk Hee Cho Kelly and Mary Lou Shotbolt Eddy Si and Jocelyn Cochingyan Lee-Si Merlene Sibley Clifford ’77 and Terra Sifton Michael ’79 and Julie Sifton Glenn and Lorie Sikura Brian and Vija Sirbovan Roger and Deborah Smith Steven and Pamela Smith
Don and Judy Sollows Ayaz and Naseem Somani Georgios Sotiropoulos and Helen Michalakakou Scott and Vicki Stafford Ross and Annabel Stevenson Walter and Karen Strauss Juan and Beatriz Sucunza Scott and Sue Swierad Jack and Julie Symmes Danny Tam and Victoria Chao James and Cindy Tam Yiu Wah Tam and Yuk Han Lo Emiko Tanabe Seth and Deborah Terkper Jagdish and Anita Thakurani Isabella Thomas Alan Thomson and Karen Vose Daniel and Diane Ting Luis Fernando Torres Corzo and Claudia Carpizo de Torres Richard and Dale Tripodi Fai and Mei-Po Tse Robert and Frances Tuer Jia Wang and Huizhi Chen
Albert and Rosalind Wathey William and Jane White Brian and Mary Whitelaw Yoon-Hwan Wi and Tae-Hwa Kang Sugieanto Widjaja and Fenny Chang Gordon ’72 and Nancy Wilson Alice Wong and Douglas Hall Bill Wong and Lowin Tsang Chun Hung and Fong Yee Wong David and Teresa Wong Po Chun and Yin Ching Wong Timothy Wong and Lai Kuen Ng Tony Wong and Pui Siu Alex and Cindy Woo Zeming Wu and Huiping Xu Simon Xie and Ivy Tsui Stanley Yan and Mo Yin Lau Leena Yi Lin Danny Ying and Kitty Iu Jeong Yong Yoo and Min Ja Kim Min Yu and Weihong Fu William and Linda Zacharuk Ge Zhan Zhang and Hong Guo Guan Fu Zhang and Liang Zhao Joel Zorrilla and Susana Jasso
“St. Andrew’s College represents something special for me because I realize that I am fortunate to be able to attend such a school and that there are many others who would want to attend a great school like SAC.”
Thank-you GRADE 12 STUDENT
Faculty and Staff Randi Berman Trevor Biasi Carolyn Bilton Mark Burton Sandi Chasson Edna Collins Robert Costanzo Fraser Cowell Sabrina D'Angelo Sarah Dame David Dawson Nicholas Day Michele Derwin Shawn Dunford Whitney Elliott Don Finlay
David Galajda Gary Godkin Klaus Griese Teri Groves Len Gurr Michael Hanson Jim Herder ’64 Jamie Inglis ’91 David Joiner Marke Jones David Josselyn Stephen Kimmerer Margaret Kirkby Bennett Kitagawa Sherrill Knight Adam Kowaltschuk
Clare Kowaltschuk Julie Lamb Scott Lewis Sean Ludwig Ian Mason Brian McCue Jim McGillivray Kevin McHenry Beth McKay Dolly Moffat-Lynch Wendy Muratoff Claudio Numa Robyn O'Hare Michael Paluch Tino Paolini Ann Perrier
Robert Perrier Gayle Petri Maria Pilieci Carrie Praught Terry Prezens Keith Ramon Melissa Ramon Gregory Reid John Richardson Danielle Richer Bruce Roffey Claudia Rose-Donahoe Michael Roy ’85 Michael Ruscitti Steven Rush Ken Ryan
William Scoular Mark Service Gregory Shields Courtenay Shrimpton Kim Sillcox Rebecca Staunton Ted Staunton David Stewart Stuart Swan Melissa Tackaberry Amanda Thorne Nickolas Tsioros ’88 Sharen Turner John Walden ’71 John Walsh Rena Wiseman THE ANDREAN 37
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Soham and Sheila Ajmera Gordon ’53 and Donna Alexander Malcolm and Carolyn Archibald Brian ’61 and Heather Armstrong R. David ’60 and Pat Armstrong Ronald and Celia Armstrong Guy and Lydel Barton Edward and Donna Battiston Robert ’54 and Soledad Bradshaw Derek and Margaret Brown Giovanni and Joanne Bruno Geoffrey and Judith Caldwell Robert and Lucy Camargo Edward Cassidy and Carina D'Brass Cassidy Sik Cho and Sui Yin Chan Alfred and Elizabeth Chanadi Larry and Rita Chang Ernest and Maisy Cheng Daniel Chicoine and Barbara Egli Jeffrey and Mary Ellen Chisholm Frank Colton and Cathy Colton Susan Comfort Barton and Eric Barton Hugh L. ’59 and Anne Coulson Robert and Betty Ann Craig Edward Crawford ’43 Alan ’55 and Angela Cruickshank Richard and Debra Dainard P. Andrew ’78 and Julie Dalton James Dennis and Alicia Dennis David Dickson and Carol Dickson M. Campbell ’45 and Dolly Dobbin J. Carl and Joyce Dow David ’56 and Margriet Dunlap J. Stefan and Anne Dupre Tom and Patricia Dyson
J. Warner ’37 and Shirley Eakins Deborah and Margaret Eaton-Kent Brian and Kirsteen Etherington C.William D. and Karen Foster Daphne Foy James Ginou J. Paul and Cindy Giroux Bernard Goldhar and Marlene Oilgisser Duncan Gordon John Greey Dennis and Mary Hawley James and Carmel Healey Earl and Donna Heinig James ’45 and Elsie Hepburn Jim ’64 and Gail Herder Thomas A. Hickey ’60 John ’57 and Jill Hill R. Glenn and Carol Hoffman Gilbert Howey Eli and Sylvia Hussey W. Farrell Hyde ’50 Herbert and Lorna Irwin Robert ’67 and Chris Jones Francis and See-Man Ka Peter ’56 and Susannah Ketchum John ’41 and Jean Kilpatrick George and Dawn Leggett Frederick ’54 and Donna Leslie S. Brian ’70 and Louise Levett Sylvain and Michelle Lord Charlie and Anna Lupo James and Jean Lyons James and Gladys MacPherson Claude and Alta Manigat George and Nancy Martin Blair and Brenda McArthur
Ian and Barbara McClelland James ’66 and Susan McClocklin Patrick and Teresa McGrath Beth McKay Neil and Leslie McLean Roy ’50 and Ria McMurtry John and Linda McNally the late Ted ’46 and Julia Medland Jenny Mercer Dusan and Anne Miklas Robert and Susan Mitchell Scott Montgomery ’32 Thomas ’50 and Sandra Munn the late Mary Pat Munro Thomas Murphy and Geri Smith John and Nancy Near Anthony and Rosemary Nichols Alain Noel Roger and Ann Northwood Maeve Omstead-Johnston and Bob Johnston Thomas ’58 and Connie Orr Moon-Soo Park Nels and Marilyn Patterson John ’64 and Mary Ellen Pennal Sam and Maria Pilieci Keith C. ’42 and Margaret Pilley David Rea ’53 D. Gordon ’55 and Jane Robertson Donald Rogers ’59 Frank ’48 and Katherine Rolph John ’64 and Beverley Rook John and Maritta Rothwell William Shields ’40 Brian and Sheila Shillum James ’49 and Sally Shirley
Robert Sillcox William ’47 and Connie Skinner Christopher Smith ’51 and Alison Rice John ’63 and Lois Smith Larry and Leesa Smith Bruce and Jackie Somerville Michael Sommerville ’62 George and Lynne Steeves Volker and Oksana Stein Basil and Helen Stevenson Courtney and Jean Stoate Kenneth and Davetta Stock Richard and Nancy Stoneman Peter and Pat Stuart Trudy Suarez Ian ’73 and Cathy Tait J. Gordon Taylor Roscoe ’63 and Jane Thompson Colin and Janice Walker King and Adele Ward Bev Westcott Barry and Lorraine Wilkes Marjory and the late John M.Wilkie David and June Williams Kendall ’55 and Shirley Willoughby David ’49 and Terry Wilson Ron and Cynthia Wilson Ian S. Wishart ’48 Barton Wong ’79 and Wai Wai Lee Andrew ’60 and Ingrid Wood J. Michael P. ’56 and Suzanne Wood Malcolm ’70 and Christina Yule
“Both my brother and I were accepted to SAC at the same time. Although it has been ideal for both of us to make the transition to SAC together, the timing of our combined acceptance placed serious financial strain on our parents. Consequently, our attendance at SAC would not have been possible without your generosity. Once again, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to you for making my attendance at SAC a dream come true. I hope that someday I will be able to personally thank you and follow your example in ‘passing the torch’ by contributing to an SAC Bursary and Endowment Fund after I have graduated.”
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Thank-you G RADE 11 S TUDENT
ANNUAL GIVING FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008
Old Boys 1933 the late Ian L. Jennings 1934 William A. Neal 1935 Richard J. Boxer Peter C. Rea 1936 G. Drummond Birks 1937 J. Warner Eakins John B. Spence 1938 James A. O'Brian K. Eric Rogers 1940 Lawrence G. Hampson William J. Shields Dr. Milton T. Wilson
James F. Hepburn Sr. Garrison Rapmund W. Warren Weldon 1946 David W. Atkinson L. Joseph Errington Frederick A. McKenzie the late C. Edward Medland Robert Montgomery Liam S. O'Brian
1932 A. Scott Montgomery
Ralph A. King R. Roy McMurtry Thomas M. Munn Joseph G. Paterson Richard L. Read Tony Stapells David G. Trent J. Christopher C. Wansbrough Douglas G. Worling
“I would once again like to thank you for sending me to St. Andrew’s. It is all because of you that I have been given this great opportunity to make new friends and try new things. It is because of you that all these doors have opened up for me.”
GRADE 12 STUDENT
1947 Thomas B. Chipman William R. Howson Allan N.W. Shaver Donald C. Shaw William P. Skinner
1951 George H. Guy A. Peter H. McLean S. Warren Ritchie Christopher J. Smith William P. Somers
1943 Edward H. Crawford Alexander G. Hyde R. McLeod Lightbourn
1948 W. David Henderson Joseph J. Nold Robert T. Putnam Victor W. Rodwell Frank M. Rolph Ian S. Wishart
1952 John S. Auld M. Malcolm Fisher B. Anthony King Gerald E. Omstead Coulter A. Osborne Donald W. Paterson Roger Strand
1944 T. Michael Adamson Charles W. Eddis F. Murray Hall John M. Lowndes Q.C.
1949 William C. Lawrence E. James Shirley Thomas E. Smith David W. Wilson
1945 Allan L. Beattie Q.C. M. Campbell Dobbin
1950 Richard J. Clavell W. Farrell Hyde
1941 John R.M. Kilpatrick 1942 Philip H. Alspach Edward M. Ballon George M. Brickenden Rev. C. Graham Cotter Keith C. Pilley
1953 Gordon J. Alexander Paul D. Esson Peter G. Gordon William D. Graham Garth E. Hazlett Ian D. Isbester S. Arthur Morris
James M. Mylrea David L. Rea John E. Trent 1954 Robert H. Bradshaw John D. Cathers J. Douglas Grant J. Barker Hickox Brian Knight Frederick T. Leslie Michael A. Mann Albert E. Matthews Robert D. Morrison Evan C. Schulman Robert H. Simpson Walter A. Somerville John M. Vaughan Robert G. Wade M. Barry Wansbrough 1955 Alan J. Cruickshank John C. McCrea Ian A. Purdie C.D. Gordon M. Robertson C. Kendall Willoughby 1956 Barry J. Black H. Michael Burns William H. Comstock David M. Dunlap Robert F. Keith Peter A. Ketchum David N. Kitchen W. Ross Reucassel John M. Swinden Bruce W. Thomson J. Michael P. Wood 1957 G. Malcolm Darroch Wilfrid S. Dinnick John M. Hill Andrew H. Holliday John H. Hough Carlos E. Kepke David B. McLean Andrew D. Milne John C. Mueller Edward M. Roberts L. George Tejada
James W. Wyse Bill H. Yuill 1958 the late Cash Belden James G. Godsman R. Thomas Orr James P. Stronach 1959 John D. Buchanan W. Adam Clatsoff Hugh L. Coulson Jock E. Coulson James E. Dunn Anthony S. Fell Frank Metcalf Donald M. Rogers Robert B. Russell William F. Snyder Alfred G. Wirth 1960 R. David Armstrong James A. Carruthers Michael J. Heath-Eves Thomas A. Hickey Robert R. MacLeod Andrew D. Wood 1961 Brian G. Armstrong Ronald V. Belden Patrick H. Eagar Richard B. Gibb Arthur E. Kayser D. Ronald F. Rea W. Michael Rothery H. Dan Routledge 1962 Douglas K. McMullen Michael B. Sommerville 1963 Gordon S. Griffiths Richard L. Holbrook Gage E. Love Jr. John C. Smith Roscoe W. Thompson Jr. 1964 W. James Herder THE ANDREAN 39
ANNUAL GIVING FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008
BRIAN MCKAGUE ‘93 [sixth from left in back row] attended the winter sports assembly and presented the SAC Association plaques to the Varsity Hockey players and coaches for winning the CISAA League and Championship trophies. The Association has been presenting our championship winning varsity athletes in all sports with the individualized plaques since the early 1970’s when the late Jim Hamilton ’33 initiated the program.
Raymond J. Osborne John D. Pennal W. D'Arcy Reade John F. Rook Robert C. Williams John R. Zurbrigg
W. Graham Butler David P. Cathers George C. Dangerfield Peter W. Gerrard James P. McClocklin William H. McNeil
Robert D. Sommerville
1965 C. Richard Benson Robert B. Emerson Douglas C. McKeen E. Michael Perley Hubert G. Pritchard Raymond S. Pyfrom
1967 James R. Dunster Robert L. Jones Robert C. Kilgour Jr. David E. Kitchen Peter F. Love Timothy I. Macdonald A. Fraser McTavish Capt. Bruce W. Owens J. Murray Shields
1969 Barry A. Brackley John H. Brown R. Scott Jolliffe Robert R. McEwen
1966 Lawrence A. Boland
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1970 the late Blair R. Christie George D. Hathaway Jeffrey D. Hayes S. Brian A. Levett Donald J. MacKay C. Alexander F. Munro John R. Percival Robert E. Pritchard Peter F. Thompson Mark M. Westcott A. Norman Wilkie Malcolm R. Yule
Hidetake Ishii ’08 and his mother at Prize Day.
1968 Guy M. Baker Graham F. Brunke James D. Good
1971 Andrew M. Ballard John K. Cross Gordon C. Dobbin William M. Haust Paul J. Higgins Jr.
Paul H. Morón R. Peter Russell John L. Walden 1972 William Boyd James R. Brickman Dennis J. Daly Gordon D. Hawke Michael F. Hogg Gregg M. Westcott Rev. Robin J. Wilkie Gordon C. Wilson 1973 David J. Black Thomas A. Buckley Douglas C. Kane A. Ian Tait 1974 John R. Hawley John W. Hodges C. James McTavish T. Stuart Rutherford Robert P. Topping 1975 David J. Durant Ransom R. Hawley Jeffrey R. Kane Andrew J. Kilpatrick G. Richard Mann
David L. Mitchell Stephen L. Peter 1976 Peter M. Dupuch Michael A. Earle Craig D. Farrow Gary M. Lawrence Gregory W. Miklas Paul R. Seay Matthew L. Shinkle 1977 R. Mark Bedard Michael S. Gardner William C. Houston Jeffrey T. MacMillan Brian R. Mitchell Clifford M. Sifton Scott L. Sillcox 1978 Ian M. Carlsen P. Andrew Dalton Steven G. DeNure Marc B. Germain Jr. Christopher D. Hawley Philip J. Henderson John D. Stewart 1979 William C. Cathers Stephen M. Dewis
ANNUAL GIVING FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008
Michael M. Edwards Robert C. Fawcett John W. Glascock David B. Johns John F. Mortimer Thomas L. Omstead Jeffrey W. Richmond P. Scott W. Rowntree Michael G. Sifton Barton N. Wong 1980 K.Y. Michael Chau Scott R. Cole Brett P. Cole Douglas E. Crawford Murray A. Hyde David C. Plaxton H. Glenn Stanley-Paul 1981 Brian B. W. Eby Adam R. Hawley George M. Jackson David C. Lawrence Adam N. Lynde David M. Matheson Paul E. Stanborough J. Warren Stoddart 1982 Paul E. Berrevoets David A. Dunkelman Michael G. A. Elliott Douglas A. Gray
Andrew J. Harman Jonathan M. Harris J. Rodger Leslie Craig J. McLean David G. Merkel Martin J. Twiss 1983 Peter Bedard John F. Coupland Jonathan J. Duffield Mark D. Hawley David S. Isaacson Stewart R. Kiff Stephen J. Suarez Jonathan P. Tyner J.R. Kingsley Ward 1984 Luis M. Benito C. Lawrence P. Biricz Robert M. Caldwell Robin J. Comfort Bradley P. Jones J. Struan Robertson N. Peter Smith 1985 Richard A. F. Costley-White Bruce K. Faulkner Thomas N. Hussey Garret C. Ippolito Shawn D. Omstead Jason T. Pugliese Michael D. Roy
“I believe this is an important way to support St. Andrew’s College as well as future generations of Andreans, who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend. I am particularly pleased to honour my parents, George and Etta Mitchell, with this named endowment. Their generosity allowed me to attend this wonderful school many years ago.”
Brian Mitchell ’77 about The Andrean Legacy 1987 R. Scott Armstrong Conrad C. Bona Timothy P. Callaghan Michael P. Chen-Young Graydon C. Cragg Steven W. Dengler Beric J. Farmer F. Mark M. Fell Ian G. Howey Paul J. Mantrop Glen D. Oliver
Juan C. Suarez Richard M. E. Wilson 1986 Gregory S. Dunlap Gregory F. McGinnis John R. Morgan Stephen G. Pitel Timothy W. Watson
1988 David H. Anderson John S. Comfort Oliver D. Herbst Paul M. Morgan Michael J. Paletta Anthony H. Reid Robert D. Skinner Nickolas Tsioros
Happy Middle School faces, including Ali Akbar ’12
1989 Brian W. Ledson Shane A. Marshall David A. Mason Michael H. O'Connor Derek G. Plaxton
1990 Christopher M. Armaly James C. Barton Scott T. Bryk Steven R. Creber Trevor R. Fuller Joseph D. Morin John W. Morris David W. Nourse Cory S. Oliver Jeffrey M. Rowan 1991 James A. Biggar Ian M. Davidson Jamie R. Inglis James E. Morgan 1992 Allan R. Best Raymond Chuk Michael DeAngelis James W. Dennis Mark K. Etherington Jonathan A. Ginou Ian C. Michael Courtney F. Powers Stuart M.C. Smith 1993 Jason P. LaMarche-Hunderup Robert A. Leckey Gilbert J. Lee Roman A. Melnyk James F. Menlove Jayson J. Mulcock James A. Nichols Nathaniel J. Smeenk Barton C. Sommerville Peter A. Wardell 1994 Andrew W. Beach Scott D. Bonnell Sean A. Etherington Michael E. Parent Alfredo Villegas-Camil 1995 Ojus Ajmera Paul S. Etherington Anthony M. Farr C. Christopher L. Foster Christian A. Hirt THE ANDREAN 41
ANNUAL GIVING FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008
“Over the past three years, St. Andrew’s has become an enormous part of my life and holds a huge place in my heart. As much as I look forward to the weekend, I find myself looking forward to my days at school as well. Because of your help I have developed great friendships with a large number of students at the college. I have heard so much about the brotherhood of Andreans and the bond between students at SAC. This year I have really come to understand what that bond is about. Academically St. Andrew’s College has been amazing for me. The teachers are always there for help and they care about their students. Due to your donation I am able to get an education from one of Canada’s top schools, and for this I am extremely grateful.”
Thanks! G RADE 12 S TUDENT
THE ANDREAN LEGACY PROGRAM The Andrean Legacy Program offers a creative and costeffective way of giving back to St. Andrew’s College to help ensure its continued success. The St. Andrew’s College Foundation provides matching funding to cover the cost of premiums for selected gifts of life insurance.
Jeffrey L. Lewis 1996 Mark R. Atkinson Santiago Barona Julian D. Battiston David M. Dunlap Jr. Martin C. Landry Justin K. Lindquist Edward C. Mercer Vito R. Pilieci L. Wesley Smith Christopher K. Stock Scott M. Sutton Stefan L. Tuzi Carl U. Zank 1997 Michael G. Foy Adrianto Nusaputra 1998 W. Bradley Cross Christopher A. Fusco Mark A. Scott 1999 George W. Brown H. Wayne Moyer Colin R. Parent 2000 Tejus Ajmera Benjamin J. Craig
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2002 Andrew J. Cronin Jeffrey V. Ginou Richard G. Goldhar James P. Healey Joon-Suk Mang Peter G. McClelland Bradley C. Smith 2003 Allen Bean Mark Cheng Hugh P. Dowell Alessandro V. Lupo 2004 Michael R.P. Adamson Daniel A. Chanadi Justin A. Lyons 2005 Robert J. Mackay 2007 Cameron M. Healy Richard T. Housser
As of June 2008, Old Boys and parents have generously gifted over $23 million to this unique program. For more details, please contact Scott Hayter, Executive Director of Advancement or Julie Wilson, Annual and Planned Giving Officer at 905-727-3178 or by email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporations Avalon belladonna communications Brick Brewing Co. Limited Cowan Insurance Brokers Don Russell Drugs Ltd. Frank Cowan Company Limited The International Group, Inc.
James P. Near 2001 Jonathan Cheng Michael D. R. Dainard John L. Lyons
J.D. Strachan Construction Limited Laser Networks Inc. Oxygen Design & Communications Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP Quantum Medical Imaging Services Inc.
Rice Commercial Group Limited Shaw Windows & Doors Ltd. Smith, Sykes, Leeper & Tunstall LLP Telus Community Engagement The Miller Group Vanden Bosche Jewelers
The Armadale Foundation The Manchee Foundation R. Howard Webster Foundation Sir Joseph Flavelle Foundation The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation The Harold A. Kopas Family Foundation The Leslie Peter Foundation
ANNUAL REPORT ’08
Excerpts from Headmaster Ted Staunton’s tribute to Jim Herder at Jim’s retirement dinner rom its inception, St. Andrew’s has been a proud, independent and distinctive institution. Thanks to the support of our alumni… the College continues to be a monument to private generosity. All our splendid new buildings – Rogers Hall, the Gallery, the Yuill Family Gymnasium, the Wirth Art Centre – were built with philanthropic donations from people who care passionately about the education of young men in beautiful surroundings. To those who share St. Andrew’s vision and mission; to those who perceive their education at the School to have been essential to their own successes and feel
passionately that it must be preserved; and to those whose fond memories of fun-filled College days at SAC alone dispose them to support the School, our continued appreciation is due. Today, 109 years after the foundation of the College, the boys can participate in a range of activities on the magnificent campus they didn’t purchase, sit in the shade of trees they didn’t plant, play in the gyms and study in the residences they didn’t build. Every day, all of us at the School drink from a well we did not dig. We are not self-created, but rather the beneficiaries of the efforts of all those who have gone before.
For St. Andrew’s is more than just a place. It’s an idea. Its life precedes and succeeds the lives of everyone connected to the School today. There’s a continuity, both personal and communal: remembering and honouring the traditions and achievements of those who went before; helping those who are; and providing for those generations whose faces you cannot yet see and whose names you may never know. All of us associated with this School are bearers of that idea and have a responsibility to take the work of our predecessors and improve upon it, to pass on an inheritance better than the one we received.”
John Rook ’64, SAC Foundation Trustee
“The foundation now generates approximately $1 million per year in the form of scholarships and bursaries to assist parents in sending their sons to St. Andrew’s, many of whom would not be able to afford St. Andrew’s without this assistance. So, what is it that makes this possible? First and foremost, you have to believe in the cause. You have to believe that St. Andrew’s and what it stands for is worthy of your support. Second, you need to have a vision of what the school can become. Put differently, the recognition that your commitment to the school will be put to good use. Third, you have to believe in the passion, the commitment and the contribution of people like Jim Herder. In other words, the school will execute properly.” Grad class 2008 THE ANDREAN 43
ANNUAL GIVING FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2008
Former Faculty and Staff Michael Adamson ’44 Alyson Bartlett Scott Bryk ’90 Sarah Dame Alan Halstead Patricia Ham
A. Dennis Hemmings Craig T. Kamcke J. Stanley Macfarlane Magdelena Pelc Lisa Picerno Graydon Robson
Carol Rose-Kudelka Michael Ruscitti Janice Sadler Sandra Scott William Skinner ’47 Geoff Smith
Bruce Somerville Brian Stent Courtney Stoate Peter Stuart Howard Tetlock David Timms
Stephen Treasure Marinus Van Dyk Hugh Warburton Gary West Helen Williams Douglas Worling ’50
Karen Herder Peter Hickling Catherine Holbrook Mark Houston Sylvia Humber Geneva Kinney Ann Kuklierus George P. and Bonnie Ledson Morris Manning Jack and Sunni McAully
Ernest Morrison the late Mary Pat Munro Jake ’52 and Marilyn Omstead Ruth Patterson Irene Purser Rebecca Radley-Smith Katherine Roffey Dampier Rena Romanin Bryan Rowntree
Gloria Sherrard Robert ’54 and Dianne Simpson Ludmila Strapec Gloria Toribio Michael Uetz Kenneth Wildgoose James Wood and Mary Bodden-Wood
Grandparents & Friends Lynn Ashbury Ruth Atkin Karen Barker June Beattie Jim and Florence Begg Doris Brown Harold Browne Bruce Bunker John David Cairns Marlene Clarke
Jaclyn Duchesne Sabina Feeley Nadine Foerster Sarah Frith Virginia Goodman Santo and Eleonord Guizzetti Emma Guizzetti Breda Betty Hamilton Gabe Hayos Paul and Pat Henry
“Being at St. Andrew’s College has given me valuable experiences to continue to grow as a man of society – in all aspects of life. Being part of this fine school has made available a great future for me, for both University and my life after school. Thank you for giving me this great opportunity.”
DID WE MISS YOU? The Advancement Team has made every effort to ensure that the information contained on these pages is accurate and complete. If your name does not appear 44 FALL 2008
in this listing, there are two possible explanations: 1. We made a mistake. Despite our desire to avoid errors, they occasionally do occur, and for this we apologize in advance.
Geoffrey Ruddock ’10 (middle) and Andrew Pitkin ’10 (right) take in a McEwen Leadership Program lecture.
Thanks! GRADE 12 STUDENT
2. We did not receive your gift in the 2007-2008 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2008. Gifts received after June 30, 2008, will be acknowledged in next year’s report.
If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, please contact: Edna Collins, Associate Director of Advancement at 905-727-3178 ext. 239 or email to email@example.com.
Ladies Guild News
Michele Cole, Ludi Moryto, Julie Symmes and Yvonne Boland
T SAVE THE DATE FOR NEX YEARâ€™S RED & WHITE
It was smooth sailing on April 26, 2008 at the 36th annual Red & White Gala@Sea held at Le Parc, Markham. A record-breaking attendance of 420 guests enjoyed a wonderful evening of auctions, games, signature martinis and dancing to the beat of Timmy and the Jets. The guests were rolling with the waves at the auction tables where over 200 fabulous items were on display. A special thank you to the many generous sponsors and everyone who kindly donated those spectacular gifts to our live and silent auction. Also, a huge thank you to our lead sponsor Rice Commercial Group/The McDonald Family and our premier dinner sponsor Highland Chevrolet Cadillac/ The Sifton Family.
Ludi Moryto and David Kyle
This very special event is the result of tireless dedication and countless hours from a 9 200 18, wonderful group of volunteers Saturday, April The Terrace Banquet Centre on the Red & White Gala in Vaughan Committee. The Gala is the an largest annual fundraiser for The night promises to be ship evening of fun and fellow the Ladies Guild, and we in the true Andrean spirit. are pleased to announce that the event made a net profit of $136,500. This would not have been possible without the tremendous support of the SAC community. A heartfelt thank you to everyone for making Gala@Sea such a success! LUDI MORYTO & YVONNE BOLAND, GALA CO-CHAIRS THE ANDREAN 45
Old Boys’News 1946 LIAM O’BRIAN Liam and his brother Jim ’38 attended the Headmaster’s Parade and Luncheon in April 2008. He is pictured here (on the right) with his brother Jim (on the left) and current Macdonald House Housemaster David Galajda (middle).
and David made the realization that two of their best friends are actually father and son Old Boys.
Clearwater, Florida, and would be glad to quaff a pint with any nearby Andreans.
VIC RODWELL remains active in local theatre, not recently as an actor, but on set construction – a “backstage” activity for which not having to learn lines compensates for sore muscles and the occasional splinter. Meredith and Vic winter at their condo in
1949 PETER LEWIS attended St. Andrew’s as a boarder with his brother,the late Donald ’54 from 1940 to 1949. Peter’s fourth daughter, Stephanie Jane, was married November 3, 2007 in Toronto
to Timothy Sorensen. Peter and his wife Jane live in Victoria, BC and now have nine grandchildren – the youngest 10 months and the eldest 25 years old.
1948 DAVID HENDERSON Courtenay Shrimpton,Assistant, Headmaster, Student Life, visited with three Old Boys in Sydney last
(l-r) Kyle Braatz, Andrew Hopkins, The Hon. John Crosbie ’49, Steve Coleman, Alex Gray, Al Braatz at the finish line.
FRANK MOORES March: (l-r) Frank Volckmar ’81, Drew Eide ’86, David Henderson ’48, and Courtenay.While in Australia, Courtenay witnessed deeplasting connections and friendships that have continued 20-50 years after leaving St.Andrew’s. Drew recounted his 40th birthday spent with Old Boys who flew into California to celebrate with him, and Frank 46 FALL 2008
Kyle Braatz, grandson of the late Frank Moores, former MP and Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, led the Typically Canadian cross-Canada bicycle tour this summer with three friends to raise more than $100,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Braatz said he was inspired to do the cycle tour by his grandfather’s 18-month fight with cancer, during which time they became best friends. Frank passed away in July 2005, and the idea for Typically Canadian crystallized a year later when Kyle found a St. Andrew’s pin on the dock at the family cottage. While his family had no recollection of where the pin came from, Kyle regarded the find as a calling ... his Grandad, “a typical Canadian, asking me to take him on one last adventure, as he had taken me so many times through his stories.” Kyle wore the St. Andrew’s pin for the entire tour as a source of strength and symbolic memory of his grandfather. The four cyclists crossed the finish line of their 85-day journey at Confederation Building on July 25th, with Lieutenant Governor John Crosbie ’49 and other dignitaries there to greet them and speak of his memories of Moores as a friend and fellow politician.
1954 JOHN VAUGHAN RICAURTE is living in Bogotá, Colombia and met with Struan Robertson ’84 last March. Struan is now an independent educational consultant and was in South America on an admissions tour for St. Andrew’s and other independent schools in Ontario. They shared their experiences and memories of the school and strategized on how to entice prospective students from South America to attend St. Andrew’s in an effort to return to post WWII numbers. John reports he stays in close contact with friends Chris ’50 and Barry ’54 Wansbrough in Toronto, and Richard Webb ’55 in Lima, Peru.
1955 IAN PURDIE recently returned to his home in St. Catharines, ON after two months of backpacking in Thailand, Burma, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa with stopovers in Frankfurt and London.
from across North America, England and Hong Kong, as well as past and current staff and faculty, including former Headmasters Bob Bedard and Tom Hockin, past and current parents, and many other friends and family members. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful Andrean!
1972 RICHARD BATES
1968 CHRIS ROUS is the Senior Counsel at the Children’s Aid Society of Northumberland County in Cobourg, ON.
1970 SANDY MUNRO and his wife Lynn celebrated a longstanding connection with SAC when their son, Scott ’08 (born in July 1990) graduated from SAC this past spring. One hundred years earlier Sandy’s grandfather, Elmer ’08 (born in July 1890) graduated from SAC in 1908. Sandy’s father, William, was a Governor of the
and his wife Monica at the wedding of his daughter Kristi and her husband Aron Long. Kristi and Aron were married in Freeport, Bahamas on May 17, 2008. Richard’s brother Peter ’68 also attended the wedding.
1973 BRIAN VAN GIEZEN married Veronica Lima on October 30, 2007.
1964 JIM HERDER retired from his role as Director of Advancement in June after 23 years in that role. He and his wife Gail were honoured at a gala dinner celebration at the Granite Club on May 22nd where they were joined by 280 guests consisting of Old Boys
time in many years. Bill teaches computer programming at Humber College in Toronto and lives with his wife, Connie in Burlington, ON.
College from 1980 to 1986. Sandy was a Foundation Trustee from 1995 to 2007.
1971 BILL WRIGHT visited the school in July for the first
HUGH MUNRO is the Executive Vice President in the first Canadian office of DHR International, a leading, privately-held provider of executive search solutions with 46 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe. Hugh became an executive search consultant in 2003 after nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services, pub-
lishing and news media sectors. He provides senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services to global companies.
1977 BRIAN MITCHELL was appointed to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio Canada for a five-year term commencing on April 25, 2008. He serves as a member of the Audit Committee and is one of two CBC Directors who was subsequently appointed to the CBC Pension Board of Trustees, which oversees over $4 billion dollars of pension assets. In addition to continuing as a corporate lawyer with Mitchell Gattuso in Montreal, Brian has been elected President of the Foundation of Catholic Community Services. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for several non-profit charitable organizations in Montreal, including the McGill Chamber Orchestra and St. Michael’s Mission, as well as several community and public policy organizations.
1981 GERARD HEBERT visited St. Andrew’s College in March for the first time since he graduated and enjoyed seeing the many changes. He works as a Senior Systems Engineer for McKesson Provider Technologies in the health care technology sector, and lives in Bowling Green, Ohio with his wife Sandy and sons Grant (9) and Drew (7). THE ANDREAN 47
Profile John Trent ’53
Making theWorld a Better Place
M any Old Boys are hard-pressed to pinpoint exactly what
their time at St. Andrews did for their lives, but not John Trent ’53. John may hold the record for the length of his SAC career – 11 years, from Kindergarten to Grade 13. It would have been longer had he not skipped two grades. His accomplishments as a university professor in Ottawa, as a manager of academic organizations and as a social activist are without parallel in the Old Boy community. As a sampling, he is former Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Ottawa, former Secretary General of the International Political Science Association, and founding Vice President of the Academic Council on the United Nations system. “In international life I was very much appreciated as a Canadian. We are well known for not seeing things only in black and white, for appreciating other peoples, for being even-handed, fair and open. For me, much of that came from St. Andrew’s.” “In 11 years at St. Andrew’s I was never mistreated, either by peers or teachers. I got a great education in justice and fair play. Even when we were caned it was done justly, and we knew exactly why it was being done. So all my life I’ve worked to overcome injustice. In my day, SAC was a Presbyterian school, yet there were many other religions and cultures represented there, and there was always great general respect for all. On sports teams and in the Cadet Corps we learned how to work within the team or group. These are elements of St. Andrew’s that have served me my whole life. The fact that I was able to be longterm Secretary General of an international organization I attribute directly to my time at St. Andrew’s.” After leaving St. Andrew’s at age 16, John entered the business world at his father’s bidding. Then came a degree from Harvard, followed by five years as a public relations consultant. At that point he realized business was not his passion. He decided academia was to be his calling and in his late 20s enrolled at
the University of Montreal. He embraced bilingualism to the extent that today he is on the senior cultural institution in Quebec for promoting the French language and is a Past President of the Société Québécoise de Science Politique. His current focus is on United Nations reform and reform of the Canadian electoral system, so even well into ‘retirement’ he has his hands full. He has just published a new book on Modernizing the United Nations System (2007, Barbara Budrich publishers). Says John, “Reform of any kind is like pushing a giant boulder up hill. You just have to keep working at it.” And work at it he has, with teaching, public forums, interest groups, radio, television, and writing. “A huge focus in my life has been the unity of Canada. My contribution to the fact that Canada is still together as a country has taken 30 years of my time,” – clearly the subject of a story in itself. John and his life partner Colette live in the Gatineau Hills in Quebec. They have four grown children.
In international life I was very much appreciated as a Canadian. We are well known for not seeing things only in black and white, for appreciating other peoples, for being even-handed, fair and open.
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Old Boys’ News GEORGE JACKSON
had the good fortune of racing to Bermuda in the biennial Newport (Rhode Island) -Bermuda Ocean race in June. While in Bermuda, George was graciously hosted by his class and teammate Adam Hawley (left) and his wife Julia.
1982 CHRIS IVES and his wife Paula are elated to announce the arrival of Emmanuelle Matthea Margaret Murphy Ives (Emmmi for short) born on April 24, 2008.A little sister to Alexander (7), Sebastian (5) and Marie-Clémence (3) and granddaughter for Valerie and the late Ken Ives. ADAM MORELAND and Fiona celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary last year. They have two daughters, Marina 16 and Hali 13. Four years ago Adam started a forestry service business, serving north-central Saskatchewan. He provides logging,
sawmilling and management services to landowners in addition to producing timbers and firewood at home. Before going into business, Adam had been a Park Warden for 20 years, working in Quetico (ON), Pukaskwa (ON), Gros Morne (NF), Bruce Peninsula (ON), Wood Buffalo (NWT) and Prince Albert (SK).
1983 JAMES MACPHERSON has been Country Director with the international Rule of Law Initiative (an American Bar Association program that is funded by the U.S. State Department) since May 2005. James has been directing the Judicial and Legal Reform program from his offices within the Bahrain Ministry of Justice. A bilingual mediator with more than 15 years experience, James has presented on practice development in Kuwait, negotiation in Syria, and taught mediation workshops in Bahrain, Jordan and Oman. ALLAN ROGERS works in the Homicide Cold Case Unit within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Allan is married to Deirdre and
they have four children: Sean 17, Erin 16, Ciara 13, and Roisin 10. STUART ’SPANKY’ WRIGHT and his wife Kimberly continue to live and work in Germany at Ramstein Air Base for the United States Air Force.
1984 ROBERT CALDWELL recently assumed the post of Executive Director of Advancement and External Affairs at Holderness School, an independent, co-educational boarding and day school in Plymouth, New Hampshire. At Holderness he will be responsible for overseeing a campaign whose primary goals will be to increase current operations support, raise significant endowment for financial aid, and renovate several campus facilities. Robert had previously served in a similar role at Hebron Academy in Maine where he increased institutional support by 275% and set Hebron fundraising records in annual and total giving for three years in a row. BRAD KERR and a colleague started a company called Tactical Connections eight years ago. The company is involved
in international business development and responsible for setting up companies in new regions. Most of their business has been in the Middle East and Europe, but they are now branching out to Central America and soon North Africa. They got one of their architectural clients into development projects worth more than $2 billion in less than two years. Another client, a recycling and environmental services firm, will soon be generating revenues of over $50 million annually. Brad lives in Georgetown, ON and has two daughters, Mackenzie and Madison. MICHAEL KOOPMANN and his wife Stephanie are pleased to announce the birth of their son Frederik G. Koopman on March 12, 2008. Michael is now the Senior Sales Director for central and northern Europe for Oracle, a supplier of software for information management based in Frankfurt, Germany. DONALD WOOD and his wife Gemma are thrilled to announce the birth of their second child, Adrian Luigi Edward, a baby brother for Danika (2). Adrian was born on June 20, 2008 in Ottawa. Donald continues to work for Pye & Richards Architects Inc. in Ottawa.
JASON PUGLIESE is a Certified Financial Planner and runs his business, Fundeco Financial Inc. out of Beeton, ON. He and his wife Beth have been married for 16 years and their oldest son, Connor, is in grade 10 at SAC. Beth and Jason visited with fellow Andreans Chris Macdonald ’86 and Stefan Paton ’86 in Exuma, Bahamas in April. Chris and Stefan own and operate Norman’s Cay Beach Club at McDuffs with an outside partner, and welcome all Old Boys to come and visit them in the Exumas.
(l-r) Chris Maura ’85, Beth Pugliese, Chris’ wife Annabeth and Jason Pugliese ’85 reunited for dinner in Nassau last spring. THE ANDREAN 49
Old Boys’ News
1985 LES FUR joined RBC Dominion Securities as an Investment Advisor last fall. He lives in Toronto with his wife Sally and children Alex (8) and Jaclyn (6).
Life You’ll Love, “a tool to open your heart and expand your mind – essential to experience healing at every level of your being.” Stephen is a Chiropractor, teacher, coach and public speaker and is dedicated to learning, integrating and
SHAWN OMSTEAD is a member of the Board of Directors for Kingsway College School in Etobicoke where both his children Meredith (13) and Jack (9) attend. Shawn lives in Etobicoke with his wife Janet and children and has worked with Bell Canada since returning from Amsterdam in 2001.
1986 DEREK ARCHIBALD and his wife Holly are happy to announce the arrival of their identical twin daughters, Quinn and Carly, who were born in Toronto on March 31, 2008.
applying the laws of healing to body, mind and spirit. His practice LaFay Life Legacies is located in Stratford, ON where he lives with his wife Michelle and children Cassie and Mitch.
LIAM MORRISSEY joined Begbies Traynor Group plc in a merger in 2006. He is a partner in the Group’s forensic LLP and a director of their risk and intelligence business units. His practice specializes in special risks case management and advises financial institutions, specialist insurance syndicates, corporate clients and government agencies internationally. This work has included extensive assignments throughout the Middle East. Liam and his wife Patricia live in Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK with their two children, Lily and PJ.
1988 JAMIE BRATTON and his wife Shelly are delighted to announce the arrival of Merritt
STEPHEN PITEL was awarded the Bank of Nova Scotia, UWO Alumni Association and University Students’ Council Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching for 2008 at the University of Western Ontario. He was also named the Law Faculty’s Professor of the Year for 2008; the second time in five years he has received this honour. He has played a leading role in improving the teaching of legal ethics and professionalism at Western Law.
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JEFF LACEBY and wife Lisa Laceby, along with his mother Lynda, brother Michael ’98 and sisters Kimberly and Jennifer, proudly attended a ceremony to name the Dr. William Laceby Nobleton Community Centre and Arena on May 10, 2008 in honour of his father, the late William Laceby. Bill Laceby was a former Governor and President of the SAC Association who passed away in May 2007. It was a fitting tribute to a man who loved hockey and had dedicated so much energy and passion to the development of SAC’s MacPherson Tournament. CRAIG LAURENCE and his wife Victoria (Tori) announce the birth of their daughter Abigail Mireille on March 31, 2008. Tori is the daughter of Tom and Mary Hockin and sister of Tom ’93. Father Tom served as the fifth Headmaster of St. Andrew’s from 1974 to 1981. SEAN WYNN is married to Erin Clark. They have two children, Avery (2) and Hannah (3). Sean is the Director of Marketing at JC Clark, an investment management firm in Toronto.
1989 MATT MCPHERSON and his wife Deb McCain welcomed Daphne June McPherson on June 12, 2008 in Toronto. She joins big sister Davis.
1987 STEVE LAFAY published his first book this year – Your Magnificent Life: 7 Keys to a
John Baker Bratton born on May 22, 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia.
JAMES DYACK is now a Senior Manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP, specializing in corporate valuations. He and his wife Sarah have three children, Alexandra (5), William (4) & Tom (1). They moved to Calgary in 2006.
MIKE O’CONNOR is a Communications Engineer for
Bombardier where he develops wireless and fibre optic data transmission equipment to transfer information between running trains and control centres. He has worked on projects all over the world, including Malaysia and South Africa.
took place in the afternoon by the beach on Cayo Ensenachos, Cuba. Alex met Heather eight years ago while he was coaching at U of T and she was attending Wilfrid Laurier (she graduated from Laurier ’02). He has been coaching professional hockey in Switzerland, Italy, and Germany for the past seven years.
1990 SCOTT BRYK hasn’t stopped doing what he loves for three years. When he and his brother joined forces in 2005 as co-owners and founders of Jemev Environmental, he was convinced that their eco-friendly wood processing firm was on the verge of a major market breakthrough. With a senior advisory board in place and his sights set on the future, Scott has completed initial construction of his Orangeville facility manufacturing organic biofertilizer. “It’s exciting being at the forefront of the emerging carbon economy. It’s not too often you get to build a brand new business in an industry that didn’t exist five years ago.” ALISTAIR COWPER moved to Grand Cayman 11 years ago, after completing law school in Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England. Alistair had been a frequent visitor to Grand Cayman as his SAC roommate Robert Walker ’90 grew up in the Cayman Islands. For the past five years, Alistair has been working with Goldman Sachs Administration Services (GSAS), a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs and Co., (GS & Co.) headquartered in New York City. In January 2008, he was promoted to Vice President with oversight for compliance within
1991 DON PRICE recently attended ’The Benefit of Laughter’ in Toronto with his wife Alba. The Second City TV (SCTV) mini-reunion included Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, and close Muskoka neighbour, Martin Short (middle). Don said, “It was nice to see the cast come back to where their roots began, here in Canada.” It also gave Don an opportunity to give Martin Short a transcript of a humourous coffee table book he and good friend Dustin Carere recently coauthored entitled You Don’t Say?!? Don and Dustin hope to have it published by early 2009. Don is currently working as a National Account Executive with the Hershey Company overseeing more than 80 accounts nationwide, including Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen and Sears. He is also in the process of building a new cottage on Lake Joseph in Muskoka to be completed in summer 2009 and is looking forward to seeing the Archdekin, Tullis and Oliver clans on the lakes.
the GSAS offices in Grand Cayman, New Jersey and Toronto. Alistair encourages any alumni coming to Cayman to look him up. STEVE CREBER and Lara are pleased to announce the birth of their third son, Knox William James on July 2, 2008 – a baby brother for Lochlan and Graydon. JOHN MACMILLAN and his wife Jacqueline are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jackson John MacMillan, born March 18, 2008 – a baby brother for Sophie (5) and Danielle (4). MIKE SMITH and his wife Erin announce the birth of their twin boys Benjamin
Kinrade Spencer and Teo Ryan Vernon on February 13, 2008. Michael is living in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and working
as Sales and Promotions Manager for Aviawest Resorts. ALEX STEIN married Heather Valentine of Collingwood, ON on July 10, 2008. The quiet and private ceremony
JASON EDWARDS decided to return to Barbados after 10 years of working in Canada as a
Project Manager in the engineering and construction industry. Jason is currently working as a Project Manager with one of the island’s leading construction firms. His wife Natalie is a Respiratory Therapist and has plans to establish an Asthma Clinic to provide asthma education, consulting and testing to aid in the diagnosis of various respiratory ailments. Jason and Natalie have two daughters, Sarah born in 2003 and Leah born in 2004. JEFF METCALFE continues to work with the RCMP, but has transferred from the Surrey Detachment Major Crime Unit to the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit. He is currently responsible for planning all security measures for the Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Village. THE ANDREAN 51
Profile Terry Montgomery ’63
TheLeading Edgeof Architecture
Though insurance was the family business, Terry Montgomery ’63 always knew he wanted to be an architect. But he did not take the most direct route to his current role as one of the founding partners of Montgomery Sisam Architects in Toronto. Shortly after leaving St. Andrew’s, he spent five years at the University of Toronto’s School of Architecture, then worked for two firms that, while small, landed significant projects. For many, that would have been the start of the chosen career. But Terry didn’t feel ready for that. Instead, he returned to the University of Toronto, where he taught architecture as an Assistant Professor from 1975 to 1983. “I felt like I hadn’t yet finished my education,” he recalls, “and I was so stimulated by the university environment, I knew that was where I wanted to be.”
Now that I’m older and feel like I know what I’m doing, I’m enjoying my work more than ever.
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In 1978, he and eventual business partner David Sisam started a small practice, designing one or two buildings a year while they were still teaching. The practice grew until they were both able to stop teaching in 1983 and begin adding more staff. The firm now employs more than 40 people and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. Though he sees Ken Ives’ art classes and Lloyd MacPherson’s theatre classes as important to his choice of careers, Terry cites one influence that very few other Old Boys mention. “The St. Andrew’s campus was a huge influence on me,” he says. “I loved the campus, particularly the way the quadrangle is organized. I later discovered that it may well be based on the University of Virginia. I do know it was one of Marani and Paisley’s first projects in the 1920s, and I think they did a brilliant job.” Today, Terry’s firm can look back on a wide range of architectural achievements, from bridges to schools and houses and even a convent. “While we try to avoid having one ‘specialty,’ we do seem to be favoured for institutional projects with unique requirements,” Terry notes. “We’ve done quite a number of significant projects related to healthcare, long-term care and rehabilitation facilities in Toronto including Belmont House, St. John’s Rehab Hospital and Bloorview Kids Rehab.” Design awards have come regularly, including a Governor General’s Award for the well-known Humber River Bridge. A tour of the firm’s website (montgomerysisam.com) reveals a stunning and varied array of magnificent buildings. Many more such projects are on the books, though Terry admits that the current size of the firm does allow him to entertain thoughts of slowing down. No doubt, this has much to do with his wife Florence and their family. The couple’s three grandchildren are successfully competing with Terry’s career time, though, says Terry, “Now that I’m older and feel like I know what I’m doing, I’m enjoying my work more than ever.”
Old Boys’ News
ALEX VON ARB and his wife Salla welcomed twin boys, Robin and Oliver into the world on April 2, 2008. Alex and his family, which also includes daughter Ronja (3), live and work in Finland.
1996 MARK ETHERINGTON Mark was appointed to the St. Andrew’s College Board of Directors in September 2008. President of the SAC Association since 2004, he first joined after graduating from Queen’s University with a degree in History (Hons.) in 1996. Mark is President of Etherington Generations Inc., which specializes in Executive & Employee Benefits & Pensions as well as Individual Insurance & Estate Planning. He is a member of the Board of Special Olympics Canada as well as a Co-founder (with his brothers Sean ’94 and Paul ’95) of motionball, a charitable organization designed to introduce a new generation of supporters, sponsors and volunteers to the Special Olympics movement through integrated sporting and social events. Since its inception in 2002, motionball has helped to raise more than $1,000,000 for Special Olympics Canada through various events held in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax. Mark lives in Toronto with his wife Katie and two-yearold son Brian.
the son of Board Chairman Jeff Chisholm.
ALLAN BEST delivered a heartfelt address at the Annual Church Parade ceremony in Aurora’s Our Lady of Grace Church in April. He told stories about what it was like to be stationed in Afghanistan and remembered his 19 friends lost in the war over the past year.
ALBERT POON is working as a freelance Architect in Hong Kong. MARK SHILLUM and his wife Lisa are proud to announce the birth of Tanner Alexander, born on February 26, 2008. He is a little brother for three-year-old Maya.
MATTHEW CHISHOLM and his wife Sarah welcomed the arrival of their son Benjamin Rory Chisholm on August 1, 2008 in Boston. Matthew is
STUART SMITH and his wife Kimberly are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Zachary James, on April 4, 2008.
and his wife Francesca welcomed a baby girl, Gianna Scarlett, on February 19, 2008. BRIAN SPENCE and his wife Andrea have a son, Blake Mitchell, born on November 20, 2007. Brian works as a Senior Financial Analyst for a real estate advisory company called IGREA (IG Real Estate Advisors). IGREA represents several pension funds and private equity partners.
DAVID DUNLAP married Liya Huang in the SAC Chapel on May 11, 2008. Liya is originally from Taipei, Taiwan and has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce. They met in Boston where they were both studying for a B.Music at the Berklee College of Music. Old Boys in attendance included his father David ’56, brothers Gregory ’86 and Nigel ’88, Dem Rogers ’59, cousin John Dunlap ’88, Jim Mcleod ’44, Peter Neal ’86, and from David’s class: Karl Lippe, Julian Battiston, Tarek Juman and Julian Hall. A reception followed at the home of David’s parents.
TOM LUXEMBURGER married Lorna Weeks on April 26, 2008 in Tofino, BC. Andreans attending the wedding from left to right are Bart Sommerville ’93, Marcus Gillam ’93, Jason LaMarche-Hunderup ’93, Chris Thompson ’93, Brian McKague ’93, Charles Perowne ’95, Tom, Nathan Smeenk ’93, former SAC Chaplain Rev. Bob Arril, Lawrence Skinner ’92 and Tom’s brother Rob Luxemburger ’95. Tom and Lorna have moved to Courtenay, British Columbia where they will both be attending school full-time. Tom was accepted to the Post-Baccalaureate Education Program at Vancouver Island University. THE ANDREAN 53
Old Boys’ News
1997 MICHAEL GRAAF married Alicia Elliot on August 4, 2007. Andrean classmates who attended the wedding included best man Graeme Martin, MC Brad Livingstone and John Haney. Michael and Alicia met at Queen’s University in their first year. They
Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He then worked as a bartender in Lagos, Portugal and taught skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort in BC for two seasons. In 2004 he was accepted to Dalhousie Law School and is now an Associate with Harris + Harris LLP in Toronto. Greg Harris, one of the named Partners of the firm, sends his eldest son Spencer ’13 to SAC.
(l-r) Varsity Basketball coach Sean Ludwig, MVP Ryan Ball ’09, Jason, Most Improved Player Zech Miller ’08, and Varsity coach Gary Godkin.
JASON LAMARCHE-HUNDERUP attended the winter term sports assembly to present the Michael Lamb Memorial Trophy to the MVP of First Basketball - Ryan Ball ’09. Jason spoke eloquently of his memories of his classmate and of Mike’s love of sports – basketball in particular.
1996 MARTIN LANDRY is the Project Director for Arctic Module Inland Transportation Ltd (AMIT), a joint venture between Mammoet and the Northern Transportation Company Limited (NTCL). AMIT is studying the feasibility of the “Northern Route” which involves moving 2000 metric tonnes of modules from Asia through the Northwest Passage into the Fort McMurray area via the Mackenzie River. 54 FALL 2008
STEVE LEWIS is working for a small Los Angeles based advertising and marketing firm called Realize Management Group. Steve is married to Monika and they have one daughter, Bowie Joy (1). NEIL MCTAGGART and his wife Andrea welcomed their first child, daughter Alexis Jordan on April 13, 2008. The McTaggarts live in Halifax where Neil is a Chef at the Delta Halifax. Baby Alexis is granddaughter to David McTaggart ’62.
have recently renovated their home in Etobicoke. BRAD LIVINGSTONE has recently joined the Canadian Forces and is undergoing training to become a military pilot. Currently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, Brad has completed his Phase 1 training course in Southport, MB and is now awaiting Phase 2 training in Moose Jaw, SK expected in early 2009. PETER MATUKAS received his B.A. in Geography and Political Science from McGill University in 2001. Upon graduation, he traveled for more than a year to Moscow, parts of
(l-r) Ibou Barry ’98, Tomiwa Adamson ’97, Denie Owen (not Old Boy), best man and brother Kevin Richards ’00, Victor ’97, Omar Sands ’99, Sean Cozier ’96, Stewart Mottley ’96 and Nathan Morrison ’97.
VICTOR RICHARDS married Adria Da Breo on June 7, 2008 in Bermuda. The occasion was akin to an SAC reunion with many Old Boys in attendance, including Victor’s father Bob Richards ’66. Victor is an Associate in the London office of international law firm, Reed Smith in the Financial Industries Group, specializing in transport finance. He joined the firm in April 2008 having spent four years at Bevan Brittan LLP in London. His practice includes advising a variety of clients including banks, aircraft owners, ship owners, lessors and
lessees in relation to sale, purchase and financing of vessels, luxury yachts and aircraft.
1998 MARK ANDREW SCOTT has left his position at Goldman, Sachs & Company to begin an MBA at Columbia University. TOM TAKADA was married to Madoka in the Westin Hotel Tokyo in October 2007. Madoka is originally from Vancouver and was a classmate of Tom’s at Keio University in Japan. Andreans who attended the wedding included Terence Liu ’98 and
Justin Lin ’99 from Taiwan, and Tom’s brother Atsushi Takada ’97, who is currently working in Singapore. Joji Tanaka ’97 and Leon Nakagawa ’99 attended the wedding as well. Tom is currently working in the Overseas Operation Section in charge of sales and merchandising of Mikimoto shops around the world, for Mikimoto Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan.
1999 BRIAN HRACS is a third-year Ph.D. Geography student at the University of Toronto. The local music industry is his primary focus – researching technological and spatial trends and the intersections between independent music and indie fashion. His research is broadly based on cultural industries and their impact on local economies, and he hopes to become a university professor. Brian was married to Andrea in 2007 and they live in Toronto with their dog Hector. He has also played drums in Toronto-
(l-r) Bradley Ferris ’98, Randall Ferris (father of Bradley and Baillie) and Baillie Ferris ’01 at the boys’ graduation from Queensland University.
BRADLEY FERRIS Bradley ’98 and Baillie ’01 both graduated with Business degrees from Queensland University of Technology in Australia in September 2005. Baillie went on to complete a second degree in Biotechnology the following year and now works as a field representative for Synergex. Bradley went to work at Ernst & Young in Brisbane and was seconded to the Sydney office for two years shortly after. He is back at Ernst & Young Brisbane where he and Baillie have purchased their first house in a leafy suburb backing on to a State Forest reserve. Randall Ferris and Linda Livingstone (mother of Bradley Livingstone ’97) were married on the beach in Hawaii on December 19, 2006. Randall writes that they are now truly an “Andrean Family”.
based bands for 15 years. Excerpts from a May 2008 article in the Pittsburgh City Paper describe how his academic journey as a Geographer has intersected with his love of music.
(l-r) Jeremy Pedder ’99, Colin ’99, Blair MacPherson ’96, Jamie MacPherson ’99 and Fred Perowne ’97 enjoying Vancouver Island.
COLIN PARENT writes “some friends take trips that involve a little more relaxation, I’m sure that will be our next journey!” However, on this occasion he and his SAC friends found themselves out on the grueling and demanding West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. The 75 km trek (77 km with a wrong turn on their first day!) took the group along one of Mother Nature’s most prized coastlines. They passed through magical forests and at one campsite they watched a pod of whales migrate past. Colin would recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in natural beauty, but it’s certainly not for everyone. When not out traveling, Colin is a photographer for SNAP Aurora, a new monthly print publication specializing in a “non-political” friendly and entertaining photographic view of living in the local community. THE ANDREAN 55
Profile Nick Nation ’67
Studying Animals to Help People
N ick Nation ’67 had planned to be a veterinarian in
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farm country in his native Alberta. Little did he expect that more than 30 years later his work would impact the study of cancer in humans. But ‘veterinary pathology’ – which Nick describes as “being a medical examiner for animals” – has a wide range of applications, and Nick has explored many of them. In 17 years with Alberta Agriculture, he says, “we did necropsies on anything that came in the door.” Much of that work included determining why farm animals had died – an important economic determination in an agriculturally dependent area. Wildlife also came under his scrutiny in the provincial government’s efforts to control disease and outbreaks in the wild. Nick grew up in Calgary and came to St. Andrew’s in 1963 where, among other things, he learned to love sports (he still plays hockey today). He graduated as Head Prefect in 1967, spent three years at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, then five more years at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at Saskatoon, graduating as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and then as a Master of Veterinary Science in Animal Pathology. Why pathology? “I’d planned to go into a large animal veterinary practice,” he explains. “That’s very physical work, often outside in all kinds of weather. I figured once I got older I could fall back on the pathology and get out of the cold.” But he liked the pathology so much as he studied it, that’s where he stayed. His long stint with Alberta Agriculture was followed by 13 years in the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine in the lab animal facility. Today Nick is employed by drug firms testing cancer-treatment drugs on animals, particularly rats. Regulatory boards require that these firms perform meticulous testing and pathology examinations to determine what side effects might appear in lab animals as a result of chemotherapy drugs. Only after these results are in can the drugs be tried on humans. Nick likes the variety in animal pathology, and particularly how each case is its own intellectual challenge. “Also, in many cases, the loss of an animal has huge implications for the client, either economically or emotionally,” he explains. “We’re often able to turn that loss into something positive in terms of the client’s future, so we’re having an influence on people’s lives.” Ironically, the most high profile cases – such as discovering
Also, in many cases, the loss of an animal has huge implications for the client, either economically or emotionally,” he explains. “We’re often able to turn that loss into something positive in terms of the client’s future, so we’re having an influence on people’s lives.
mad cow disease or rabies – must be turned over to government pathologists. “These are economically important diseases in terms of international trade,” he notes, “so they are not actually recognized until they have been diagnosed by a government laboratory.” Nick’s wife Judy is a reading specialist for elementary and junior high school children. Their daughter Valerie lives in Calgary with her husband, promising Nick and Judy, “no grandchildren – granddogs only!” Nick is undeterred: “I don’t worry,” he says. “I’m counting on the biological clock.”
Old Boys’ News
2000 KEVIN RICHARDS is working at ACE Bermuda as an Assistant Underwriter for the Excess Liability department. He returned to Bermuda last year after working in London for ACE European Group as an Internal Auditor for three years, and is currently studying to get his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. Kevin is playing football (soccer) for the Bermuda Hogges, the first and only semiprofessional sports franchise in Bermuda, as well as the Bermuda National Team. He recently took part and started in all of the team’s World Cup Qualifying games, including a 2-1 win in Trinidad. Unfortunately the team was knocked out in the second leg, which they lost 2-0 in Bermuda. Kevin is a right-sided defender and is still pursuing professional football opportunities, and has been linked to Championship side Queen’s Park Rangers, who he trained with last season. Kevin was drafted to the MLS in 2004 to the Colorado Rapids, but began working in London due to an injury. MITCH SMITH (left) and Jordan Ross ’03 (right) visited with Courtenay Shrimpton, Assistant Headmaster of Student
Life, in Australia in March. Mitch and Jordan re-connected in Surfer’s Paradise and are now roommates at Bond University Law School in Queensland. Mitch is in his second year. Prior to attending Bond University, Mitch graduated from the University of Windsor with a master’s in Marine Biology and lived on an island in Belize for eight months, studying coral reefs. Mitch would like to pursue environmental policy upon graduation. JONATHAN WU moved back to Hong Kong from New York in early 2008 and started working with Credit Suisse Private Equity Asia group. He primarily evaluates private equity investment opportunities across all sectors in the Asia Pacific region, monitors portfolio companies on a regular basis, and occasionally sources transactions through personal relationships. Jonathan plans to develop his long-term career in various investment areas within Asia. If there are any Old Boys interested in this profession, Jonathan is more than happy to share his experiences and offer advice.
2001 ROBBIE CARTER and his wife Jennifer are the proud new parents of daughter Payton Maddox born on April 5, 2008. ROBIN LO graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Architecture. He now works with an Architecutural firm in Hong Kong. ALI MANIGAT graduated from Fordham University
PETER MCCLELLAND was named the University of Western Ontario’s male athlete of the year for 2008 and hopes to earn a spot on the Canadian rowing team for the 2012 Olympics in London, England. Upon entering The University of Western Ontario as a freshman in 2002, his initial plans were to run track, but quickly discovered his knack and love for rowing. After being plagued by injuries early on, Peter was named the Canadian University Rowing Association athlete of the year for 2006 after winning gold as team captain in the provincial and national men’s heavyweight eights championships. He also represented Canada at the 2006 World University Championships, and at the 2006 Commonwealth Rowing Championships where he helped the team win a gold in men’s eights and a silver in the men’s fours. Peter had an exciting summer this year competing in and winning the Henley Royal Regatta in England with the Western men’s heavyweight eights team. He plans to complete his Master of Arts in Kinesiology in the upcoming academic year.
School of Law in New York City this past spring. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he also played football. OLIVIER MANIGAT graduated from Cardozo School of Law in New York City in the spring. He earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia
University, where he played football and later was drafted by the Montreal Allouttes in the Canadian College draft. PAUL PERRIER has received his law degree from the University at Buffalo and has moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to work at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). THE ANDREAN 57
Profile Tab Buckley ’73
Living His Business Philosophy
Tab Buckley ’73 is actually Thomas Arthur Buckley. His grandmother designated the nickname Tab prior to his departure from the delivery room and 54 years later, that’s what he still responds to. Tab graduated as a Prefect and continued with a postsecondary education that didn’t happen in a classroom and didn’t come with a degree. He spent time in England as a ‘tree lopper’ (a U.K. lumberjack) working on one of the royal estates and then toured Europe, finishing up in the off-road tire business in Sydney, Australia. In 1975 he returned to Canada and joined a $2 million-ayear family business that manufactured and sold solid tires for material handling equipment. He helped grow that company from a $2 million regional service company to a $70 million global participant in the material handling tire business. “I’ve used the skill sets I learned at St. Andrew’s essentially every day,” he says. “The business environment I work in is still largely a Boys Club. Understanding that environment is a rite of passage at SAC.” In 1997 amidst the sale of that company and his own unsuccessful reacquisition bid, Tab decided a move was in order, so in 1999 he formed his own company, TAB INVESTCO Inc., headquartered in Oakville, Ontario. The company has built a niche
market working with original equipment manufacturers (like Caterpillar Inc.) who are looking to build private brand tire offerings under their own name as an extension of their new equipment, parts and service. “We’re brand builders,” he explains. “We understand the dynamics of our industry and we advocate on behalf of our customers, the equipment manufacturers. Customers gain a leading edge product strategy and the suppliers expand their distribution channels.” Tires aren’t the only thing that roll around TAB INVESTCO. Tab also owns an Oakville, Ontario commercial real estate firm with his father Tom and he invented a travel game soon to be marketed internationally. He is also in the final stages of launching a novelty line of trademarked sports gloves for golf, lacrosse and hockey. Two of his sons work in the business with him while daughter Sarah is married and living in Sault Ste. Marie with her husband and new daughter. “St. Andrew’s is in my DNA,” says Tab, looking back. “It’s a cornerstone of who I am. I was married at the St. Andrew’s Chapel to my wife Gaynor 29 years ago, and Fred Drewry ’73, who I met on my first day in Mac House, was my best man. I still have them both today. If you went to St. Andrew’s you’re part of a very tight global community.” Tab recalls how he recently got on an airport bus in Hong Kong, looked around and saw a middle school-aged boy wearing a St. Andrew’s jacket with the distinctive red crest. “Here I was,” he recalls, “11,000 miles and three continents away from Aurora and it was like I ran into a relative. Go anywhere in the world, and if you find someone from St. Andrew’s, you’ve found family.”
I’ve used the skill sets I learned at St. Andrew’s essentially every day.
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Old Boys’ News
2002 MICHAEL FAULDS was selected as one of 91 football players to participate in the sixth annual East West Bowl on May 10, 2008 at McMaster University in Hamilton. Michael is the starting quarterback for the University of Western Ontario Mustangs and was one of three quarterbacks selected to represent the West.
own business, “Collin Collins: Purveyor of Odd Job Services”. ARMEN KHAJETOORIAN has completed his first year at New York Law School. He spent the summer working as a legal intern for Malecki Law, a securities law firm located in the Wall Street area of New York City.
SEBASTIEN MANIGAT graduated from Columbia University in 2007 with a B.A. in American Studies. He also played football for Columbia.
degree. He is taking a post graduate Life Insurance and Mutual Funds course at Seneca College this fall and hopes to be selling insurance come January.
MATTHEW POSA earned a Biology degree from Dalhousie University and is now in Sydney, Australia, at Macquarie
ANDREW CARNOVALE graduated in May from Dalhousie University with a Finance degree. Andrew has secured an internship with Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. in Oakville, ON, in their new Mergers and Acqusitions division.
RICHARD GOLDHAR has recently returned to Toronto after spending several years studying and working in Halifax. He has accepted a position as an Insolvency Technician with the firm of Soberman Tessis Inc. JAMES HEALEY is working for Eastern Bank as a Financial Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts.
RICHARD COLTON has graduated from Queen’s University with a B.A. in Economics.
BRIAN GRANT is currently working for a retail security company out of the Guelph
office. Brian is playing for the Peel Regional Police Pipe Band and went
ARMUGHAN CHISHTI is in his third year of medical school at the University of Debrecen in Hungary.
Glasgow, Scotland, in August. He is pictured in front of the photo taken
COLLIN COLLINS spent two years at Western followed by a very short military career with the United States Marine Corps, and is now hard at work at York University studying Corporate Finance. He plans to graduate in spring 2010 and do some world travelling with classmate Adam Parent. For the last two years Collin has been involved with his local community as a volunteer football coach at King City Secondary School and runs his
to Scotland to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in when he was in Cadets at SAC.
ERNIE LAU is working at the Best Western Richmond Hotel and Convention Centre in Richmond, British Columbia. RYAN LO visited the school in July for the first time since graduation. In 2007 he graduated from Boston College with a B.Sc. in Finance and Marketing and then travelled to China for one year to study Mandarin. Ryan began his career this summer with the Investment Banking firm HSBC in Hong Kong.
University where he is working on a master’s in Chiropractic medicine. He writes “What is truly amazing about this program is students with a previous degree in any of the sciences can enter the program as a qualifying student,” which means some classes he doesn’t have to repeat, thereby allowing him a lighter course load.
RAHIM DAMJI and former classmate Darrin Henein have started a new graphic and web design business called Damji Henein Design, located in Toronto. Rahim graduated in 2008 with a degree in Psychology from The University of Western Ontario. Darrin graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008 with his Human Biology degree. While at SAC, Darrin and Rahim enjoyed the visual and media arts classes with Mr. Paolini and Mr. Kimmerer, as well as the computer science classes with Mr. Rush.
2004 CHRIS BROMLEY graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Communications THE ANDREAN 59
Old Boys’ News SHAWN JOLLY graduated cum laude this past spring from Cornell University where he studied business. He will be working as an Analyst for the investment bank JPMorgan in San Francisco, California. TOMI JUN has taken a leave of absence from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, where he was working on his undergraduate degree in Biology. Tomi is currently in Singapore completing his Singapore National Service obligations and will resume his studies at Dartmouth in the fall of 2009. RYAN KIM graduated in June from the University of Toronto with his Honours B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies. This fall he will be attending the Yonsi Graduate School of International Studies, Korea, in the International Management Program. LOUIS-DAVID LORD graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine in May 2008 with a B.A. in Neuroscience, Departmental Honors, and as a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar (Dean’s List). He enjoyed the Neuroscience program at Bowdoin and feels his work there has opened interesting opportunities for the future. A number of programs such as Bowdoin’s Paller Neuroscience Fellowship, a Pre-Doctoral fellowship from the National Institute of Health (NIH), and an international student award from the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN) have supported L.D.’s 60 FALL 2008
STEVEN PRYCE Steven Pryce ’05 and Paul Ross ’06 are studying at Dalhousie University
Schulich School of Business at York University. He wrote to Mr. Steve Rush that he has been very involved in international committees and school competitions, winning an international business case competition hosted by KPMG. Sameer was invited to represent Schulich in national competitions this year and participated in a global international-business competition representing Schulich, and all of Canada, in Latvia in May. He also served on the organizing committee of a conference to commemorate the genocide in Rwanda. Over the summer, Sameer worked as a Financial Analyst at GE Real Estate in Toronto.
and received a visit from John Walden ’71, Assistant Headmaster (right) and Kevin McHenry, Assistant Headmaster, Academics and the Upper School (left) last April in Halifax. Steven (centre right) is in his fourth year studying History and hopes to remain in Halifax for his postgraduate studies in Architecture. Paul (centre left) is studying Business.
research on the rapid effects of steroids on visual sensory modulation. L.D. was recently invited to present his work at the annual SBN meeting in Holland this past July, as well as the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, D.C. this fall. Next year, he will pursue a master’s degree in Translational Neuroscience at Imperial College London where he will examine the applications of basic research to clinical cases in neurology patients. He is specifically interested in exploring the fields of spinal cord regeneration and neural tissue engineering. FAISAL RATANSI graduated in June from Dartmouth College and has moved to New York City where he is working at Morgan Stanley. He interned there
last summer and lived with Shawn Jolly ’04.
2005 THAINE CARTER was selected as Defensive MVP of Queen’s University Varsity Football for 2007. He was also one of 91 football players selected to participate in the sixth annual East West Bowl on May 10, 2008 at McMaster University in Hamilton. Thaine was named an OUA First Team AllStar and received the Lou Bruce Trophy as the Gael’s Defensive Player of the Year.
2006 SAMEER GULAMANI is working on a specialized honors in International Business at the
2007 ADEL RATANSI finished his first year at the University of Western Ontario and worked as a Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte & Touche for the summer. This fall he is living with fellow SAC classmates: Bishoy Ghobrial, Matt Munro, Oladipo Onayemi and Leke Akinyele in London, ON.
2008 MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO was selected in the first round, 20th overall, by the New York Rangers in the 2008 NHL Draft. ANDREW WALLACE will be playing hockey with SAC teammate Vinny Lessard for the Surrey Eagles in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) this year. Jean Francois Boisvert ’08 is playing in the same league for the Trail Smoke Eaters.
Old Boys’ Obituaries 1927 WILLIAM DURANCE William Robert Durance passed away in his 98th year June 23, 2007 at his residence in Toronto. He started in the insurance business as an Office Boy and later retired as President of DuranceLeyland Co. Ltd. William earned the honourary title of “oldest Old Boy” in attendance at the 1998 Headmaster’s Parade and 50 year+ reunion - his first visit to the Aurora campus. He was the beloved husband of the late Eleanor, and devoted father of Gail and Judy. 1931 BENNY KINGSTON John Charles Kingston (aka Benny) died at the age of 97 on May 28, 2008 in Ottawa, ON. John attended St. Andrew’s from 1926-31 where he was a Prefect, played on 1st Rugby and was 3rd Lieutenant of the Cadet Corps. He was predeceased by his brother Paul V. Kingston who attended SAC from 1924-28. John’s nephew (Paul’s son) Timothy P. Kingston ’67 also attended St. Andrew’s. 1933 IAN JENNINGS Ian Leslie Jennings passed away on July 31, 2008 in Oakville, ON. While at St. Andrew’s for two years, he was involved in the Camera Club and on the Rugby and Basketball teams. Ian went on to graduate from the University of Toronto with a degree in Mining Engineering in 1938, and served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in Europe during the Second World War, rising to the rank of Major. He enjoyed a long career as a Mining Engineer retiring at age 86 in
2001. Ian leaves behind Sarah, his wife of 69 years, and his children Tony, Doug, James, Micheil, and Fraser, as well as 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 1943 JOHN GARRATT John Alton Garratt passed away on February 16, 2008 in Pickering, ON. John was the son of the late Jessie and Philip C. Garratt Sr., Class of 1913. He attended St. Andrew’s from 1939-1943 and was involved in 1st Hockey, Senior Track and Field, school plays, the magazine and as the piano player in the orchestra. Following graduation, John went on to become an entrepreneur, outdoorsman and talented musician. Among his accomplishments, he founded Garratt Aircraft - the maker of the Avro Aero Parts, was President of Kingsgate Motors Ltd., and created 88 Keys Modern Piano School. He is
predeceased by his brother Philip C. Garratt Jr. ’46 and is survived by Frances Field Garratt, the mother of his children, his sister Sally Garratt Vernon, his five children: Lynne, David W. ’69, Lesley, Sally, Kathy, and six grandchildren.
Former Governor 1946 CHARLES EDWARD MEDLAND Charles Edward [Ted] Medland passed away on August 17,
2008 in Toronto. He attended St. Andrew’s from 1938-1946 and played 1st Hockey and Cricket, as well as serving as a Lieutenant of the Cadet Corps. After graduating from the University of Toronto, Ted went on to have a long and distinguished business career. He joined Wood Gundy in 1950 and was appointed President and CEO in 1972 and Chairman in 1976 until his retirement in 1988. During and following his Wood Gundy years, Ted served on many prominent Canadian boards as founding director and later Chair of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Chair of Cadillac Fairview, President of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada, and on the St. Andrew’s Board of Governors (1964-72). He lent his skills and experience generously to his
community and was awarded the Order of Canada in 2003, recognized for industry, commerce and business. Ted was the beloved husband of Julie for 35 years, and loving father to his daughters Ginny Medland (Paul Green) and Zoey Medland; his step-sons Brian Eby ’81 (Andrea) and the late Stephen Eby; and his three grandchildren. 1958 CASSIUS BELDEN Cassius A. (Cash) Belden died on July 13, 2008 at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. While attending SAC, he played 1st Basketball and went on to study Forestry at the University of New Brunswick. Cash enjoyed a long career as a Senior Programmer Analyst at The George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology and retired to his home in Brockville, ON. He is survived by his brother Ronald V. Belden ’61 and his wife Ann Olney of Lennoxville. As a lifelong supporter of St. Andrew’s College, Cash generously donated part of his estate to the School. 1959 EDWARD G. WOOD passed away on April 6, 2008 at his home in Picton, ON. He attended
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Old Boys’ Obituaries
1970 BLAIR ROTHWELL CHRISTIE Blair Rothwell Christie died on August 22, 2008 at the age of 56. He attended St. Andrew’s from 1966-70, and was one of only three Old Boys to receive the four top awards at Prize Day: The Governor-General’s Medal (Head Boy), Head Prefect, Macdonald Medal and Chairman’s Gold Medal. Blair was also on the 1st Swim team, played 1st Football and was Pipe Major. He went on to earn a B. Engineering at the University of Toronto, followed by an MBA at the University of Western Ontario. Blair worked at Bell Canada in Ottawa and ATCO in Calgary and Saudi Arabia before settling in Calgary where he bought and managed the McCuts and PRO Systems hair salons. He leaves behind his 62 FALL 2008
siblings Brian Edward, Alan William and Frances Maia; and six nieces and nephews. 1980 JEROME JOHNSTON passed away on June 7, 2008 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Jerry attended St. Andrew’s from 197780 and was a Major in Cadets, and involved in 1st Football (on both of the ’78 and ’79 championship teams, which his father Frank “Blackie” Johnston helped coach), 1st Rugby, and as a Prefect. He loved the theatre and had major roles in the SAC productions of West Side Story and Guys and Dolls, and helped direct and produce Hello Dolly in his final year. Jerry spent the majority of his career in transportation safety in the trucking industry. He was Director of Safety and Recruitment for JBT Trucking Services at the time of his passing. He leaves his wife, Kimberly, and daughters, Shelley and Amanda. 1984 CHRIS ANDREWS Chris (Punch) Andrews died on March 30, 2008 of lung cancer at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket. He attended St. Andrew’s from 1978-1984 and
St. Andrew’s from 1957-1959 and served as Head Prefect in his second year, an occurrence not only rare, but indicative of his outstanding leadership qualities. An accomplished athlete, he played 1st Basketball, 1st Football and broke records in Track & Field. He served as Cadet Captain in his final year. Ed went on to enter the broadcasting industry, starting in television advertising sales for Paul Mulvihill & Co. in Montreal and later transferring to Global TV in Toronto where he retired as VP National Sales. He is survived by his three daughters Taylor (Craig Walsh) Whistler, BC, Andrea Edwards (Mike) and Samantha – both of Ottawa, and their mother Ann of Picton and Mont Tremblant, QC.
wrote in his yearbook his time spent here was “an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.” As a student Chris played hockey, squash, was the lead drummer in the Pipes & Drums Band, and won the best-actor award for house plays in 1983. While at SAC, he got his start in broadcasting as an on-air host at Cable 10 in Aurora. Chris went on to study Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University, then worked at a radio station in Newmarket, was a producer for AM 640 and an evening announcer at a station in Prince Edward Island, before joining MIX 99.9 FM working overnights. He became a wellknown voice on the Toronto radio scene and was heard weekly in his Punch persona as the host of MIX FM’s Saturday Night Party, and as a traffic reporter on CFRB 1010. Chris also taught communications technology classes at Vaughan Secondary School and Humber College.
Former SAC Chaplain JOHN WILKIE Former SAC Chaplain The Rev. Dr. John Wilkie died on July 2, 2008 in North York General Hospital. Born in Dundee, Scotland in 1922, Dr. Wilkie was hired by Headmaster Coulter as the first full-time Chaplain at St. Andrew’s College in 1966. While here for only three years before returning to the United Church, he and the late Tony Dawson made a good team in the Chapel. Upon his departure he recalled some humorous moments, including the time he and Geoff Smith caught a student and his
date coming out of the Chapel the evening of one of the formals: “What were you doing in there?” they asked. “Praying, Sir” was the response. Dr. Wilkie came to Canada as a United Church Minister serving charges in Sutton West – Knox United Church, and Toronto – Deer Park, Forest Grove, Forest Hill and St. George’s. He is survived by his devoted wife Marjory and their three sons Ian ’68, Norman ’70 and Robin ’72 – who is also a minister.
Former Andrean Community Member PEARL BENNET Pearl Bennet passed away in her 83rd year on August 18, 2008 in Washago, ON. The second wife of the late John (Jack) A. Bennet, the SAC Bursar from 1952-80, Pearl was the Founding Director of the Yellow Brick House in Aurora and a longtime volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Steve Kim MCGILL UNIVERSITY
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Mohammed Akbar Kenneth Chu
UNIVERSITY OF READING
Alexander Pearce TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
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