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St. Andrew's College,
for alumni, parents and
friends of the School.
Jim Herder '64
Edna J. Collins
David L. Rea '53
Michael D. Roy '85
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To those of us on the 'inside' at St. Andrew's today, much has been written and talked
about in the creation of two major events upcoming for the College.
One is the "double cohort" issue, the provincially-mandated elimination of grade thirteen
by June 2003; the other is the School's ambitious twenty-year Campus Master Plan.
The double cohort, or as we prefer to call it, "Countdown to '03", will be covered in
detail in the fall edition of The Andrean. As you can imagine, graduating two classes
simultaneously in June '03 is unprecedented in School history and requires a tremendous
amount of planning — much of which has already been done.
In this issue we are delighted to bring you up to date with our Campus Master Plan.
Andrean writer and piper extraordinaire, Jim McGillivray, interviews the Headmaster and
gives the reader a sense of what has transpired strategically in the past two years leading
to our plan for the future.
The Campus Master Plan will see St. Andrew's strengthen our strengths, address our
weaknesses and emerge at the end of it as the premier boys' boarding/day school in Canada.
On the cover of The Andrean we feature an oil painting of the campus by Steve
McDonald '88 and Rob Saley '89, a gift of the artists for the School's Centennial Art Show.
Also in this issue are profiles of Mac Frost '40, Mike Brewer '88 and Philip Henderson 78,
three Old Boys at different stages in their careers but each one clearly a leader in his field.
We welcome the latest faculty members of St. Andrew's, each of whom will further
strengthen the education offered the young men at the College.
Last spring generous donations from Old Boys, parents and friends resulted in over
$500,000 being raised to help fund the $650,000 total renovation and rejuvenation of our
much-revered Flavelle House. A very special evening of celebration was held last fall on
the occasion of its re-dedication.
Our other regular features are also included. Please be sure to register 'on line' at
www.sac.on.ca and click on the alumni tab. Also check the web site regularly for news
of your old School — it's fast, easy and free!
Jim Herder '64
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Campus Master Plan:
heralding an unprecedejzted era of revitalizqlicm
I n the history of St. Andrew's
College, we look back on 1899 as
the year of creation, 1926 as a
momentous era of relocation to
Aurora, and on 1962, 1972 and 1979
as times of great physical expansion.
Chances are, the years from 2001
onward, as envisioned in the current
twenty-year 'Campus Master Plan',
will hold similar importance to
future S.A.C. historians as landmark
years of revitalization.
"The time has come once again
to rejuvenate our buildings," says
Headmaster and prime motivator
Ted Staunton, "so that St. Andrew's
College can maintain its
pre-eminent standing among
independent schools in Canada."
And what a rejuvenation it will be:
the twenty-year Campus Master
Plan has defined the need for a
new Middle School, a completely
revamped Ketchum Auditorium, a
spacious central Atrium, new art
and music facilities, a second major
gymnasium, reconfiguration of
McLaughlin Hall, Great Hall
renovations, possibly an on-campus
arena and countless improvements
to the grounds and other buildings.
As Board of Governors Chairman
Brian Armstrong said at a recent
meeting, "It will be an undertaking
the magnitude of which the school
has not experienced since 1926."
This comes hot on the heels of
$2 million of major summer
renovations over the last three years
to Macdonald, Memorial and Flavelle
Houses and a complete rebuilding of
the Towers Library at a cost of nearly
one-half a million dollars.
Headmaster Ted Staunton's vision for St. Andrew's includes a twenty-year Campus
Master Plan which will address many of the areas in need of improvement on the
75-year-old Aurora campus.
When it is all finished St. Andrew's
College will undoubtedly rank at or
near the top of all independent
schools as having one of the most
beautiful and functional campuses
and facilities in North America.
"The goal is balance and keeping
pace," says Ted as he ruminates on
the impetus behind such sweeping
changes. "This is an age where
parents want their boys educated in
an all-round Renaissance fashion.
Society demands a more varied skill
set than ever before, no longer just
science or athletics or arts, but
an equal mix of all. We must be
much more than two-dimensional.
Parents want their sons to be
well-rounded, and that is what we
as an institution promise, encourage
and must deliver."
"The school needs to change and
evolve to keep pace with these new
demands, and it became clear to the
Board, the management team and to
me in recent years that some pretty
major physical alterations need to
be made for this to happen."
Ted cites the building of a
stand-alone Middle School — a
"school within a school" — as the
most obvious example. It responds
directly to the recent addition of
Grade 6 and the phasing out of
Grade 13 due to occur in 2003.
Located at the north end of the
campus roughly where the Tuck
Shop now stands, the 7-elassroom
structure will respond to a number
of important needs in the Grades 6-8
age group. It will cater to a
curriculum where students spend a
The Campus Master Plan will address many of the needs of these young men as they
progress through the St. Andrew's of the 21st century.
large proportion of their day in core
classrooms. It will be located near
a new north entrance to the school,
allowing for easier drop-off and
pick-up of day students. It will
contain its own gymnasium. Perhaps
most importantly, it will give the
younger students a chance to operate
primarily within their own peer group,
though the demands and advantages
of a looming Upper School career will
not be out of sight. In addition, the
number of new classrooms offered
in the Middle School building will
ease the strain on teaching space
throughout the school.
This theme of one structure
offering solutions or partial solutions
to a number of different problems is
a common one throughout the whole
Campus Master Plan, and reflects a
long and careful process of study,
thought and planning.
It began shortly after the arrival
of the new Headmaster in 1997 with
a commitment to create a long-range
strategic plan. This plan would
break the traditional planning
mould common to this and similar
institutions of addressing problems
and new projects one at a time —
initiating, planning, fundraising and
executing, before moving on to the
next. It was based on the philosophy
of creating small task forces of
concerned Andreans, who would
study problems with the help of
outside consultants and then create
action plans that would reach far
into the future — 20 years or more.
One of these working groups was
the Facilities Task Force, which
determined in a 1999 report, that
the current enrollment of 515
students puts severe strain on a
number of important educational
• classrooms, most of which were
built in the 1960s and 1970s;
• Ketchum Auditorium, a well used
but tired old workhorse that seats
only two-thirds of the school;
• specialty disciplines such as art,
music and drama, all of which are
housed in spaces that don't meet
• the original 1926 Dunlap
Gymnasium, which barely fills
the needs of a Middle School
• science labs, which are outdated by
today's new curriculum standards;
• the day boy houses, which have
disappeared and resurfaced as
computer labs and office
• meeting places for staff and students.
Once these and other issues
were defined, the Board repeated
a process undertaken by its
predecessor in 1920: selecting an
architectural firm. After hearing
presentations from several leading
architects, the Board selected the
Toronto firm of Kuwabara, Payne,
McKenna and Blumberg to submit
a Campus Master Plan that would
address all facility deficiencies with
a comprehensive and cohesive
long-term plan. Completed in
January 2000, the document outlined
a phased facility and landscape plan
that would be implemented over the
next 20 years. In addition to the
Middle School building described
above, the plan includes:
Created in what is currently the
open courtyard between Coulter Hall
and the Dunlap Gym, this enclosed
space will become the heart and
focal point of the campus. Brightly
sky-lit and spacious, it will provide
a gathering place for the boys and
production space for drama and
music. Linked by the principal
entrance points — the boys' entry to
the south and the new Middle School
entry to the north — the Atrium
will ease current bottlenecks of
movement and allow for easy transit
throughout the College.
A major overhaul to this outdated
1962 structure will create a
mezzanine and a vibrant location
where the entire school can meet.
The addition of a crossover, side
stage and workshop will provide a
space that will function superbly for
the wide range of excellent theatre,
music and debating programs
currently offered at the school.
Dunlap Art Facilities
The original gymnasium in Dunlap
Hall is obsolete for our current
athletics program and the space
has been identified in our Campus
Master Plan as having a much more
effective use. This open area lends
itself perfectly to conversion into a
home for the visual arts, now
dispersed in a number of make-do
locations throughout the school.
Two new art rooms — senior and
junior — will be fashioned as sky-lit
studios. They will include
specialized spaces for print-making,
sculpture, ceramics, computer
graphics and photography, with
a view to converting an already
bustling program into one with a
clearly defined visual identity.
Opening onto the adjacent new
Atrium, where art display space is
already planned, these inspiring
new studios will feature additional
exhibition areas where the works
of students and others can be shown
to best effect, thus showcasing
talents that might otherwise might
go unnoticed. This will be the
flagship project in an effort to
raise the standing of the arts at
St. Andrew's College.
Strategic initiatives for the College include emphasizing our already strong traditions.
The piping program has become a 'Centre of Excellence' in the past few years under the
careful guidance of world-champion piper Jim McGillivray.
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One has to marvel at the courage of the Board of
Governors and Headmaster Dr. Macdonald when they
decided in 1926 to move the thriving young St. Andrew's
College north to Aurora. For years, they had put up with
cramped classrooms, a tiny kitchen and a lack of playing
fields at Knox College, the school's temporary home during
the First World War. But now, even the move back to their
beloved Rosedale campus did not satisfy the school's
As well, the City of Toronto was just too full of
distractions for the highly conservative Headmaster, who
longed for a more secluded environment in which to
educate young boys. Disruptive radio sets kept the
dormitories active well after lights out; noisy motor cars
disrupted classes and racy picture shows tempted boarders
to break curfew. It was clear: for education to continue
at a high level, a new campus had to be acquired.
A 135-acre site in distant York Mills appealed to the
Board, but Dr. Macdonald's contended correctly that
St. Andrew's College was first and foremost a boarding
school, and that a campus in a more rural setting was
essential to success. The persuasive Headmaster swayed
the Board, already made uneasy by the exorbitant estimate
of $887,000 for new buildings in York Mills.
As an alternative, two extensive farms with a combined
total of 219 acres had been found located in the sleepy
township of Aurora, and it was this site that provided the
kind of seclusion Dr. Macdonald sought for his boarding
school. Unfortunately, it had considerable frontage on the
main thoroughfare of Yonge St. which had the worrisome
potential of luring traffic from Toronto. Nonetheless,
abundant level fields for the playing of sports and an ideal
rise of land, set back from the highway and perfect for
large school buildings, made the decision an easy one
for the eager Board of Governors. The purchase price of
$23,000 also made economic sense.
An architectural competition for the design of the new
St. Andrew's College was hastily organized and after
significant controversy, the firm of Marani & Paisley won
the contract. Their winning plan of Georgian-styled
buildings that surrounded a magnificent quadrangle was
by far the most charming and dignified. "Dr. Mac's" house,
situated at the southern end of the quad, commanded a
view of the entire group of buildings as well as the
entrance to the grounds — obviously designed to eliminate
any ill-considered escapades on the part of the boarders!
The new St. Andrew's was officially opened by the
Governor-General, Lord Willingdon, on November 18, 1926.
The buildings, as described by the editor of the 1924
Bulletin, a publication of the S.A.C. Old Boys' Association,
were "perfectly designed for their purpose with nothing
wanting, nothing superfluous, induced a sense of timeless
calm". The writer continued:
"Old Boys will foregather at the new school in droves
for week-ends to revel in the accommodation and relax
and inhale the 100% efficient ozone of the country after
the week's strenuous work. Not only will those who are
Old Boys at present find rest, inspiration and a feeling of
pride in the new home of their Alma Mater, but also those
who will be fortunate enough to attend this national
institution in the generations to come."
Indeed, we who are "fortunate enough" to be part of
this "national institution" almost exactly 75 years later are
grateful for the industrious foresight of our predecessors.
McLaughlin Hall upgrade
The science wing is now nearly
25 years old and requires upgrading
to meet the needs of the modern
curriculum that includes new
'hands-on' teaching methods and
'Andy' remains a symbol of strength
and tradition at the entry to the
campus. The statue was moved from
the original School buildings in 1926.
robotics. This will require some
classroom renovation and a
substantial reconfiguration of
These are the major projects, but
innumerably smaller — though far
from small — improvements will be
undertaken campus-wide. These
will include a reorientation of roads,
improved parking, pedestrian-only
walkways, recreation areas behind
the Upper School residences, new
tennis courts, a new track, landscape
upgrades, Great Hall renovations and
the addition of an arena.
Timing issues are still to be
determined, but completion of the
new Middle School in the fall of 2003
when Grade 13 is officially phased
out seems to be a suitable target,
with at least the Ketchum renovation
"It makes sense," says Ted, "that
we minimize disruptions by
accomplishing as much as possible
at one time."
"It also seems appropriate to do all
we can on the crest of the huge wave
of support that is building among
Board members, parents, alumni,
friends and the staff of the School.
When you think of how often we tell
our students to take anything they
do and do it well, we'd best approach
this undertaking as if it were an
example we're setting for them,
which in many ways it is."
Ted points out that support among
the Board of Governors and staff was
immediate as soon as deficiencies
had been pointed out. "These plans
were music to many ears," he recalls.
"Out of the various working groups,
clear patterns began to emerge as
to where improvements needed to
be made in the institution as a whole
if we were to provide the balanced
education demanded in the
twenty-first century. More and more
these patterns pointed to problems
"We have some tremendous
educators here on tremendous teams
working through state-of-the-art
curricula with tremendous
enthusiasm. It's absolutely crucial
It has not gone unnoticed during
this time of proposed expansion that
two related events took place on
significant anniversaries in the life of
St. Andrew's College:
100 Years Ago— 1900-1901
The College survived its first year of
existence, but there was a new man
at the helm. Upon the retirement of
founding Headmaster Dr. George
Bruce, Dr. D. Bruce Macdonald was
appointed Headmaster. It was a post he
would hold for 35 years, and he would
follow it with service to the Board of
Governors from 1936 to 1947, the last 9
as chairman. Thus, he would reign over
nearly a half-century of unprecedented
growth and prosperity at the
school — including the inspired move
to Aurora — and would be remembered
today as the undisputed forefather
of the modern St. Andrew's College.
75 Years Ago— 1925-26
From the Mid-Summer Review
"This was a year of conflicting
emotions. It was the final year in
Rosedale. For 20 years the building has
been the cradle of a host of memories
and traditions for an ever-widening
circle of boys. Every room, every corner
of the grounds is a treasure-house of
us must have felt the importance and
dignity of the occasion when the
cornerstone was laid. What was once
only a far away dream and a standing
joke among the boys has at last
become a reality, and, far from being
a joke, is one of the proudest things
in our lives. The school in Aurora in
nearing completion. In honour of the
laying of the cornerstone, we received
a half-holiday from the arduous task
of studying, and early in the afternoon
startled the inhabitants of Aurora with
the stirring music of our bagpipes as
we marched through town. "
Official Publication of the
ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE OLD BOYS' ASSOCIATION
VOL. II NO *
The Jvjew St. Andrew's College
Seventy-five years after the publication of
The Bulletin (a predecessor of The Andrean) the
School is again looking at major improvement plans.
that departments be allowed
and encouraged to work
together — physically as well as
philosophically — in facilities and
conditions that measure up to their
high academic standards. This
is fundamental to the operation
of a respected and trend-setting
With plans firming up almost
daily, staff are preparing to move
into high gear with detailed
planning. Similar to a time in 1924
when the Board of Governors
reached agreement with Architects
Marani and Paisley on their plan for
new school buildings in Aurora,
excitement is building within the
current Andrean community for the
proposed new facilities. "The
beautiful campus designed with a
clear vision in the 1920s provides
compelling inspiration and a
continuing strategy for planning and
building," says Ted. "The opportunity
to enhance our memorable grounds
has arrived at a perfect time of
extraordinary change in education
in Ontario. It's a perfect time of
strength in all facets of the school's
program and faculty. And we're in an
era when the loyalty and strength of
the world-wide Andrean community
have never been stronger."
v_OnSICJ6r a school for your son where
the Great Highland Bagpipe is at the forefront
of musical instruments and extra-curricular
activities. A school where serious pipers can
receive an unparalleled education,
unparalleled pipe teaching and an academic
credit for their piping achievements.
A university preparatory school for boys,
St. Andrew's College offers piping at all levels
for academic credit as part of the school's music
program. Courses of study are directed and
taught by world-renowned performer
and instructor Jim McGillivray, winner of
the Highland Society of London's Gold Medals
at Oban and Inverness, Scotland.
For more information about piping at
St. Andrew's College, pledSe COfltaCt
Mr. McGillivray, or the Admission Department.
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St Andrew'i Welcomed...
Joining the faculty in 2000, these new Andreans are part of the
balanced St. Andrew's group which both bustles with vitality and
renewal and remains anchored in experience and tradition.
Randi joins the Middle School staff as a teacher of Visual Arts and Geography.
She was born in Montreal, graduating from West Island College and moving
on to Vanier College where she received her diploma in Creative Arts. Four
subsequent years at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto earned her a
diploma in Communication and Design, and the Dorothy Hoover Research
Scholarship. She brings business experience to the position, having worked as
a production manager and graphic designer for Athletic Knit. She is fluently
bilingual and has superb computer skills — both great assets to the school.
Randi will use her ample Graphic Arts skill as she takes over compilation
and production of The Review.
Randi and her husband Richard live in Newmarket with their three-year-
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(l-r) Adam Lebar M.V.P., Andy Dalrymple M.I. P. and Chad Davis M.V.P. of Under 12 soccer
tournament champions with their coach Carrie Hughes-McGuinness, who joined the
faculty in September.
Carrie knows St. Andrew's well,
having taught at Trafalgar Castle in
Whitby for five years. She was Head
of Drama and was instrumental in
that school's musical productions,
drama society, murder mystery
dinner, one-act play night and entry
to the Canadian Independent
School's Drama Festival. She also
coached soccer and gymnastics.
Carrie graduated from the
University of Western Ontario with
a B.A. in English and Drama, then
received her B.Ed, from Queen's
University in Kingston. She followed
that up with an English Specialist
certificate from O.I.S.E. in 1997.
She joins the Middle School as a
Language Arts and English teacher
and lives on campus with her
St. Andrew's College may well have prevented Robyn from becoming a 'lifer'
at Bishop Strachan School, where she spent 12 years as a student, graduating
as a prefect, and an additional year as a tutor and a teaching assistant.
After B.S.S., she earned an Honours B.Sc. at Queen's University with a major
in biology, writing her thesis on two months of demanding field study in avian
behaviour. She recently graduated with her B.Ed, from the University of
Toronto, where she was awarded the Louden Memorial Entrance Scholarship
in Science. Her biology degree was useful during time she spent working as a
researcher for the World Wildlife Fund Canada, and much of her work there
concerned endangered or injured migratory birds. Her passion for tennis
served her well during five years as a tennis coach at Upper Canada College's
Summer Camp. Bird watching and wildlife rehabilitation still consume much
of her interest.
Robyn joins the Middle School faculty as a mathematics and science teacher
and lives on campus with her husband Ron, who works at the school as an
Greg comes to S.A.C. as Athletic Director, replacing Paul Bedard, who has
returned to the classroom. Greg spent the last three years as Department
Head, Health and Physical Education, at nearby King City Secondary School,
where he was also staff advisor to the Student Athletic Council.
He graduated from Queen's University with a B.A. in Geography and a
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a B.Ed in Physical and Health
Education and History. He subsequently earned his Honours Specialist
certification in the P.H.E. from the University of Toronto in 1995.
The Cadet program will benefit from Greg's arrival. He is a retired Squadron
Sergeant Major with the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve, and has spent the
last five summers as a Program Director at Camp Robin Hood, a large day
camp in Markham.
He was Head Coach of York University's Men's Varsity Lacrosse Team from
1992 to 1999, and can also coach hockey, volleyball, basketball and football.
He and wife Chryssi and sons Bowen and Brayden live in Newmarket.
Michael taught most of the core subjects during five years as a Middle
School teacher in Alberta. During this tenure he was selected to be part
of a school district technology team assisting teachers with classroom
practices. He was also a Math Facilitator for his district.
He joins the school as a Middle and Upper School Math teacher. He can
also coach volleyball, soccer, basketball and track and field.
He graduated from Queen's University with his B.A. and B.Ed, in
Junior/Intermediate Science and Math.
He and his girlfriend Sarah live in Toronto.
l\lot since the day it opened has Flavelle
House looked as good as it did during a
re-dedication ceremony last September 20.
The event celebrated the completion
last summer of the most recent in a
series of renovation projects designed
to upgrade the boarding houses.
On the inside of the House, every room was completely
renovated to suit needs of young men in the twenty-first
century. Outside, new roof, copper evestroughs and all new
windows are features of the $650,000 rebuilding of the
residence first opened in 1926.
Originally opened in 1926 during
the College's move to Aurora, the
building was named to honour one
of the school's greatest benefactors,
Canadian magnate Sir Joseph
Flavelle, Bart. Time had come to
modernize, and the renovation
did just that, retaining the
magnificence of the architecture
while substantially upgrading the
boys' living quarters.
Every room had recessed lighting
installed into a lowered ceiling.
The rooms also received new wiring
and windows, and custom-designed
furniture. These efforts, along with
new cork board walls and new
carpets, have rejuvenated the rooms
and added a much needed level of
warmth and comfort.
On the main floor, oak panelling
defines the entrance to a new lounge
where the boys can enjoy their
recreational time. A beautiful
photograph of Sir Joseph holds
court in the lobby, with the school's
permanent art collection now
spreading throughout the House.
Construction was topped off with
a new slate roof.
The re-dedication event brought
together many of the special donors
who in total contributed $500,000 to
fund the renovation. In addition five
former Flavelle Housemasters —
Courtney Stoate, Stan Macfarlane,
Derek Inglis, David Timms and Aubrey
Foy — joined current Housemaster
Courtenay Shrimpton for a memorable
photo. All were treated to a tour, with
major contributors being shown their
"own" rooms, which are adorned
with plaques giving their names as a
permanent reminder of the importance
of philanthropy to the ongoing success
of St. Andrew's College.
Flavelle Housemasters gathered to celebrate the re-dedication of the House with
special guests who made the major renovation project possible, (l-r) Aubrey Foy,
1983-99; Derek Inglis, 1970-73; Stan Macfarlane, 1950-61; Courtney Stoate, 1963-70;
David Timms, 1973-83, and Courtenay Shrimpton who took over the Housemaster's
role in 1999.
Courage & Conviction
When you get into your upper
seventies, you can be forgiven for
slowing down and taking it easy.
Mac Frost of the Spring Lakes Golf
Club, north of Toronto, isn't able
to relate to that. At 78, he is poised
to open yet another golf facility
and shows no signs of retiring.
More than half a century after
getting into the golf business,
"getting it right" is still an everyday
passion for Mac. He has seen the
game grow from a leisure activity
enjoyed by a handful of affluent
private club members to an
economic engine responsible for
dozens of golf courses and real
estate developments in the greater
Toronto area, serving hundreds of
thousands of players.
Today Mac Frost has the unusual
niche of being the private owner of a
members-only golf club. He has seen
a lot and done much over the years,
and in the accompanying interview,
he explains his philosophy and
view of the golf industry. First and
foremost, Mac Frost has had a talent
for being in the right place at the
right time, ready for his next
"My father always said it's better
to be lucky than good," Mac says.
"Fortunately, we started at the
growth of golf and real estate. At
every step along the way we were
able to build and operate without
ever going into debt. Operating
costs are easier to manage without
servicing a debt."
It sounds very much like a case of
making your own lucky breaks. Mac
Frost, however doesn't give you the
impression that he was a visionary
who predicted a massive explosion
in the game of golf over the last 55
years. He will admit that there was
no "master plan" to select just the
right piece of property that would
attract hordes of corporate dollars as
well as the high-end casual player.
G. Mac Frost '40 at the re-dedication
of Flavelle House in September 2000
No, there was just Mac, christened
George by his parents who also gave
him principles, his values, common
sense and a humble ambition: "I
wanted to be successful in the golf
business, but 1 did not want to be the
richest man in the graveyard," is how
he puts it.
What he did become was a
successful operator of all types of
golf courses, an administrator in
numerous golf associations, and an
authority on turf management. His
wife Beth, a recognized international
flower show judge, helped organize
the World Flower Show exhibition
when it was held in Toronto.
The Frost Business Model
The Great Depression molded the
lives and values of everyone who
endured it. When you start with
nothing, everything you work for and
achieve has special value. All the old
adages, consistently applied, pay
dividends. This is not a get-rich-quick
business. Mac nurtured his original
investment the old-fashioned way, by
developing value at each step along
When the time was right and the
opportunity was there, he cashed in
and moved to the next level. At each
new venture, the overriding concern
was to ensure the business would
support the investment. That's not
to say that Mac didn't incur debt
along the way. But judicious
planning meant that each facility
was built to suit the market he was
after. Easy to say, but with today's
increased expectations, the
temptation to build bigger and
better is more difficult to resist.
In Mac's mind, value is the key to
a happy golfer and a satisfied owner.
"It makes no sense to have a
happy player who crows about his
low cost per round while the owner
resents the impact on the other
members who are in effect
subsidizing his play," Mac says. Thus
the concept of "user pay."
But you say: "every public golf
course is user pay." Which they are.
However, public access means
relinquishing control in so many
ways. Casual players, new players
and tournament players are miles
apart from the avid player who
generally feels that golf is a rhythm
best accomplished in a four hour
period. The avid player needs easier
access to tee times when his time
permits. Membership carries
responsibilities and is rewarded
with pride and satisfaction.
"You can talk to a member, but
the public doesn't listen," says Mac.
"How often do we see situations
where the green fee player feels that
his paid ticket is his right to
ownership for a day or the private
club member who feels he runs
The Early Years
A grocer's son, raised in the
depression years of the 1930's, Mac
graduated from St. Andrew's College
in Aurora, Ontario as war was
breaking out and went on to McGill
University in Montreal. After two
years, however, Mac felt the call of
duty for King and Country. He joined
his friends and enlisted in the R.CA.F.
and served three hazardous years
overseas in Coastal Command as
pilot of a Sunderland flying boat.
In 1946, freshly out of the air
force, Mac was ready for a new
career. He found it at Cedarbrae Golf
Club. Established as a private club
in 1922, it had fallen upon hard
times during the war years. It was
a Scarborough area club "out in
the country," at a time when
transportation was limited by
Mac was determined to make good
use of his accumulated gratuity pay
from the service. His father had
retired from the grocery business
and the two along with his cousin,
Art Bamford, rescued the Stanley
Thompson designed course from
bankruptcy, complete with clubhouse
"It was a lucky break, I had no
idea that the post-war boom was
ready to start," Mac remembers.
After eight years running the
facility, the new post-war economy
had fuelled an exciting building
boom and lifestyles began to change.
The Toronto suburbs had started to
mushroom and Don Mills was
created to provide housing and
factory sites. Plazas had sprung up
to service the residents and in 1954,
Cedarbrae was sold for $700,000 to
become a shopping plaza of the same
name in the heart of Scarborough.
Talk about being in the right place
at the right time.
Looking for new acres to conquer,
Mac moved farther out to the
Markham area and built the new
Cedarbrae without going into debt.
With the amenities and new layout,
Cedarbrae was host to the Miller
Bursary tournament which was the
largest and most lucrative area
event for aspiring professionals
including a young George Knudson
who became one of Canada's most
By I960, the threesome of Mac,
his father and Art Bamford, had
formed Golf Leaseholds Ltd. and had
built Parkview Golf Club across the
road, now a 36-hole facility.
"Boy they've dumped more
responsibilities into my lap," Mac
says he remembers thinking at the
time. Parkview developed a solid
reputation over the years as an
"everyman's" golf course. Reasonable
green fees on a good, well-kept
layout with satisfying food service,
kept the course busy as more and
more people took up golf. The baby-
boomers were maturing, out to work
or finishing their schooling and their
mobile lifestyle was leading them to
golf. By 1968, Arnold Palmer was at
the peak of his career. His colorful
personality and the competition
with his talented younger rival Jack
Nicklaus were a TV attraction which
attracted thousands of new players
to the game. And in 1969, the Frosts
opened Brookwood now called
Brookside, a 27-hole course down the
street, selling Cedarbrae to
Throughout this busy period, Mac
began his involvement in Association
work. In 1958 he joined the Canadian
Club Managers Association serving
as Ontario President in 1966. He has
been a member of the Canadian and
Ontario Golf Course Superintendents
Associations since 1967. This was
the conduit for a life-long interest
in turfgrass management and
the emerging importance of the
ecological approach to research
and practices for the industry.
He has also served on the boards
of provincial and national golf
After 14 years operating private
clubs and 14 years of operating
public access golf clubs, Mac could
see a divergence in the way golf was
heading. Private clubs were still the
domain of the well-off player or
status seeker with entrance fees
of $10,000 or more to join. Public
courses were now very crowded.
The more avid golfer was having a
difficult time competing for space
and time as a member of a semi-
private facility. Prices were starting
to edge up as the demand for better
facilities required more
maintenance. The greater Toronto
area had been continuing its
relentless growth and local real
estate costs reflected this demand.
In 1974 Mac purchased 300
acres of land in StoufMle, about
a half-hour from the growing market.
"We opened Spring Lakes 18 holes
in 1977 with a 1,500-square foot pro
shop/snack bar built from old trailers
and a different concept." It was here
that Mac would apply 30 years of
experience and implement strategies
based on his principles, philosophy
and business acumen.
Spring Lakes is that rare example
of a privately-owned golf club for
members only. There are no
committees of members. The rules
set at Spring Lakes are simple in
nature to benefit the expectations
of all the members and to ensure
the continuing operating success of
the Club. The club is open for play
on May 1 and closes on October 31.
There are no outside corporate
tournaments. If you agree with this
concept and other operating rules,
you are invited to join. If you don't
abide by the rules, your membership
is not renewed. The club grew to 36
holes within three years and to 54
holes by 1983. Currently, there is a
long waiting list (enough to fill two
clubs) to join. At the current rate of
turnover, some may never get in.
Spring Lakes is a "Championship
Layout" designed by Rene Mulyaert
and has always provided a stiff
challenge for the many provincial
and national tournaments it has
hosted over the years. A true players'
club, the blending and maturing of
the three layouts have stood the
test of time.
Getting The Job Done
The pro shop, without
tournaments or reserved tee times,
can easily be handled by a single
staff member. The Head Pro
organizes and runs all club events
and provides teaching on the
extensive range. Employees share in
the profits. Mac sets aside a pool of
five per cent of the club's profits and
this bonus is paid to all employees
with at least one year's service,
based on their wages. The more
important a position is, the more
opportunity they have to affect
There is enough land on the site
to build two more courses when the
need arises. Offers to purchase from
those without a background in golf
course management are not
entertained. Any feeling Mac gets
that prospective owners would
not preserve the principles which
protect the members, terminates
Mac gives substantial credit for
his success to his wife Beth, who has
worked hard in the business and
shared management responsibilities
from the beginning.
On May 7, 1957 the club was one
person short. Mac asked her if she
was up to going in to help. She
hasn't missed a day at the course
since, and we're talking "12/7" —
12 hours a day, seven days a week.
While answering every telephone call
and looking after the office routine,
Beth reconciles each day's chits
and transmits member charges,
(including green fees to the credit
card centre). Paid in full every day.
No accounts receivable. No bad debts.
Affectionately known throughout
the golf world as the "Tiger Lady",
Beth has been the keeper of the
game. Her conscientious
enforcement of club policy to the
benefit of all, has been a major
factor in member satisfaction.
Outside golf, Beth is a world-renowned
flower expert and attends shows all
over the world. In 1993 the Frosts
sponsored the World Flower Show
when it was held in Toronto. The
Frosts have been major supporters
and have been actively involved with
fundraising for diabetes research
Mac has put back much into the
industry by his involvement in all
its facets. In addition to the Club
Manager and Superintendents
associations, Mac has also served
as president of the Ontario Golf
Association and been a governor
of the Royal Canadian Golf
Association, serving as chairman
of the greens section.
In 1990 Mac and Beth lead the
contributions for the building of the
Guelph Turfgrass Research and
Information Centre with a founding
donation of $500,000.
"Mac realized the need for
turfgrass research in Canada," Gord
Witteveen, retired Superintendent,
at the Board of Trade Golf Club says.
"Without the credibility generated
by the Frost donation, it may never
have gotten off the ground. I've
known Mac for 40 years and he has
always been a first class supporter
of the industry."
Today, the G.M. Frost Research
and Information Centre in Guelph,
has become an important and
respected institute reaching all
corners of the globe.
In 1994 Mac turned his efforts to
the founding and operations of the
Central Ontario Chapter of NGCOA
(Canada). As the first President of
the chapter, and a National Board
member, Mac was instrumental in
building the framework for the most
influential association in Canadian
golf. His belief is even stronger today,
knowing the issues the industry
faces. For example, in the last year,
he resurrected the property tax
assessment issue when it was
not progressing through another
After a lifetime in the golf
business Mac and Beth can both
be found at Spring Lakes on a daily
basis. This successful facility is
a testament for Mac Frost, who
demonstrates the courage to
implement his principles of
life and the conviction to carry
By Vince Kishimoto
Reprinted with permission from the Summer
2000 issue of Golf Business Canada.
A member of the very active class
of 1940, George (Mac) Frost attended
St. Andrew's College as a last wish of
his mother who passed away of
cancer in 1934. He has maintained
ties to the school for more than 60
years. This includes following very
closely the success and activities of
his grandson, Jason Hammond, who
graduated in 1999. Mac and his wife
Beth will be married 50 years in
June. They had two children,
Cynthia, now 45, and Robert, lost in
a snowmobile mishap in 1975. Over
the years, Mac and Beth have built
quite a name for themselves in
golfing circles as the owners of an
upscale private golf club just north
of Toronto. Golf Business Canada,
the publication oftlie Golf Course
Owners Association of Ontario,
recently published this profile of
Mac and a look at his very sttecessful
Philip Henderson '78 takes the
reins at Stikeman Elliott, Canada's
largest law fjirm in London.
■ he book-lined walls are
modern but the furniture is antique.
The expansive corner windows look
out over the city and the River
Thames making the offices of
Stikeman Elliott — arguably Canada's
most prestigious law firm — an
intriguing mix of contemporary
Behind a massive oak table, Philip
Henderson leans back in his chair,
relaxed but alert, a man equally at
home with the minor detail and the
Here in the firm's London office,
Henderson is the 'boss' though not
altogether comfortable with the term.
"Actually, I'm the managing partner,"
he smiles, a little shyly.
This means keeping a vigilant eye
on all client files, handling the firm's
marketing and shouldering
responsibility for the management
of the entire office. Oh, and he still
practices law full time too.
"I practice absolutely," he says.
"Mainly in mergers and acquisitions,
securities law and corporate finance
and, of course, derivatives," for which
the corporate lawyer is well known
and extensively published. His
credentials are also such that, until
1996, he commuted from Toronto to
teach Advanced Company Law at the
University of Western Ontario.
At just 40, the Toronto-born lawyer
has recently taken over from the
charming Kip Cobbett who returned
to the firm's Montreal office last fall.
And he's only in mid-career.
So how does a young Canadian
lawyer get himself admitted to the
Ontario Bar and then admitted as
a solicitor to the Supreme Court of
England and Wales in just ten years?
"It was quite easy, actually. But
you could say I did it for sentimental
reasons," he smiles.
In 1995, just a decade after his
admission to the bar, Henderson
decided to write transfer
examinations in Toronto before the
chance of moving to London was
even suggested. "I saw an ad in the
newspaper (for applying), thought
'that would be neat' and did it. . .
which was fortuitous, as it turns out."
Later that year, Henderson and
his wife Kim Alletson, then also
a partner at Stikeman's Toronto
office specializing in banking and
restructuring, were transferred
While Kim remains on indefinite
leave to look after their children at
their country home near Sevenoaks
and completes her master's degree
in law at the London School
of Economics, Phil puts in a
60-hour week. Exhausting? At times
perhaps, but the Hendersons must
be used to it by now since their
latest move to London seems just
one more stop in lives marked by
Kim, a former Olympic figure
skater who competed for Canada
in the 1976 Olympic games at
Innsbruck, was a gold medal winner
at Skate Canada during the 1970s.
Forced to give up her competitive
career when she blew out a knee in
the Canadian championships in
Victoria in 1978, Alettson then
decided to study law at Dalhousie
University. Admitted to the Ontario
Bar in 1986 after doing her articles
at Gowlings in Ottawa, she joined
Stikeman in Toronto in 1986 where
she met Henderson.
"You could say it was an office
romance," he grins.
Three years later, the couple
married and now have three sons,
aged 8, 6 and 4.
Ten years on, the Hendersons are
living in Kent and loving it, though
Phil is no stranger to this country.
As the son of British parents who
finally settled in Canada in 1962
following a couple of brief stays in
the late 1950s (during which he was
born), Henderson has been well
acquainted with life in the UK from
As for why he chose law, he doesn't
really know, he says. He just did.
So did his elder brother Martin
who is currently a litigation lawyer
practicing with Aird & Berlis
Unlike his brother, however, Phil
was never attracted to litigation,
he says. "I always felt I'd end up in
Enter Stikeman Elliott, the
limousine of Canadian law firms
and a career was born.
Founded in Montreal in 1952 by
Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott,
the practice has grown into Canada's
best known and largest national and
international law firm.
With more than 350 lawyers in
its stable, the firm now has offices
in ten cities around the world
including Toronto (the largest with
160 lawyers), Montreal (with 120),
Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New
York, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore
and, of course, London.
After more than 30 years in
London, Stikeman has established a
history and thoroughbred reputation
in the UK that makes its ten lawyers
(seven Canadian and three English)
perfectly placed to act and
participate fully in the fast growth
and expansion of Canadian
investment in Britain and Europe.
Moreover, Cobbett's savvy
introduction of English law
capability at Stikeman three years
ago has ensured the firm can
navigate and negotiate important
Canadian clients through the often
tricky waters of British and
"In September 1997, we started
practicing English law as well as
Canadian law," Henderson says. "A
lot of business is governed by English
law, so we thought we could use this
capability to help our clients and to
serve our international practice."
The nature of Stikeman's UK
practice? "Our work is not dissimilar
to what we do in Canada but there
is a fundamental difference in that
here we are Canadian lawyers sitting
in a foreign market either negotiating
or managing international
transactions or servicing UK and
European business concerns who
need Canadian legal advice."
This means providing Canadian
legal advice on the ground here
mainly in the areas of corporate,
securities law and tax advice to
corporate and financial services
clients who need it, says Henderson.
Without naming specific clients,
he says the office is currently acting
in three particular areas: with
Canadian businesses involved in
acquisitions in England, projects
in Hungary and joint ventures in
Spain and Africa.
"Basically, we negotiate and
manage international transactions
and provide Canadian legal advice,"
says Henderson. And when advice
related to local law is required, the
legal work is contracted out to local
firms, he adds.
As for the future of the London
office itself, it looks like clear sailing
ahead. "Yes, it's working out quite
well and Stikeman remains strongly
committed to this market."
Reprinted with permission from
The Canada Post newspaper,
Philip manages several trips on
business back to Canada each year,
and tries to get the whole family
back at least once a year. The "whole
family' consists of wife Kim and
three boys who are students at
Solefield School, an independent
school in Sevenoaks, Kent. Kim is
an avid marathoner, while Philip
and the boys are keen golfers. In
his last of seven years at S.A.C.,
Philip was a Prefect, a Scholar,
and played First Football and
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Saints win CIS A. A
E ighteen years is a long time
between championships for the First
Hockey team but the 2000-2001
Saints finally brought home the
Conference of Independent Schools'
Athletic Association trophy. The
game was played in front of a
packed house at Upper Canada
College with the Saints earning
a well deserved 2-1 victory.
In the year in which the School
decided to withdraw from the local
York Region Athletic Association
(thereby foregoing any chance at
qualifying for the Ontario Provincial
play-downs) the Saints compiled
an impressive 11-4 regular season
record in the tough C.I.S.A.A.
schedule. Three of four defeats were
at the hands of Upper Canada — the
other against eventual semi-final
opponent St. Michael's College
School. S.A.C. won its best of three
semi-final series against St. Mike's
in two games posting victories of 6-0
and 3-1. Upper Canada took on
Nichols School winning that series
in two games as well.
In a thrilling final (formatted as a
one game, sixty-minute, winner-take-
all) the Saints travelled to Toronto
to take on the 13-0-2 Blues. U.C.C.
came out strong in the opening
minutes pressuring the Saints in
their own end. S.A.C. then swung the
momentum in their favour narrowly
missing on a couple of glorious
chances. U.C.C. struck first with a
power-play marker midway through
the first period. S.A.C. countered
with the lone goal of the second
period on a nice power-play goal of
their own as seniors Paul Perrier
and Ross Marshall teamed up on
a deflected point shot. The third J
period had some great end-to-end
action with St. Andrew's carrying
the majority of the play. Finally,
with U.C.C. down a man, the Saints
power-play went to work. Grade 12
student James Gideon scored off
a rebound from fellow classmate
Nicholas Weedon. The Saints had
just 8:59 remaining to capture their
first C.I.S.A.A. crown since 1983.
S.A.C. dominated play until Upper
Canada pulled their goaltender with
just over a minute left in regulation
time. UCC carried a territorial
advantage but never really generated
a serious scoring chance. In the end
the Saints prevailed as a large crowd
of Andrean supporters chanted Wfwn
The Saints Go Marching In!
The Saints are coached by Old
Boys and former First team members
Paul Bedard '79 and Michael Roy '85.
On-ice leadership came from Captain
Paul Perrier and alternates Adam
O'Meara, Ross Marshall and Jack
Popiel. This year's team had great
character and finished its 36 game
schedule with an overall record of
24-12. Season highlights included
;i second place finish at the Ridley
College Early Bird Tournament
and a Bronze Medal at our own
MacPherson Tournament. The
C.I.S.A.A. championship is a
deserving conclusion for a group
of young men who played their
hearts out all year long.
Michael Roy '85
Saints Captain Paul Perrier '01 receives
the W.H. Yuill Award from 1987 and
1988 Captain Michael Brewer. Mike
was the guest speaker at this year's
Tournament luncheon and first
recipient of the Yuill Award.
Despite three Ontario provincial championships in 1982, 1987 and 1993, the C.I.S.A.A.
trophy had eluded our grasp since 1983. Graduating seniors of the class of 2001
celebrate with their Old Boy coaches (l-r) Paul Bedard '79, Jack Popiel, Ross Marshall,
Adam O'Meara, Paul Perrier, Eric Mancini, Jeff Ovens and Michael Roy '85.
SAC hockey great reflects with, an eye iocus&ed solidly
on the future at the 18th annual MacPheuon Tournament
The son of former Toronto Maple
Leaf great Carl Brewer, Mike Brewer
may well be the best hockey player
St. Andrew's College ever produced.
A mobile, Bobby Orr-style defenceman
who could take control of a game,
he won a First Hockey O.F.S.S.A.
Championship and two First
Football I.SA.A. championships
during his 1985-1988 tenure at the
school. But he was much more than
athletics. He started his final year at
S.A.C. being elected Head Prefect,
and finished by winning the
Macdonald Medal, the school's
highest award. He subsequently
attended Brown University, where
he majored in History, was named
the Ivy League's Player of the Year
in 1992, and was named first team
Ail-American for U.S. College hockey
the same year. In 1999, he was
elected to the Brown University
Sports Hall of Fame, and was named
to the school's list of top 100
athletes in the 20th century.
A thoughtful and well-spoken
young man, Mike has moved on from
hockey, returning to school for a
degree he'll earn from the University
of Toronto this spring. Clearly,
athletics was a focus, but now Mike
looks ahead to a different kind of
future. Volunteer work for many
summers with child cancel' patients
has kept, him grounded and sparked
an interest in counselling
psychology. Andrean writer Jim
McGillivray spoke to Michael at the
school in November.
Why did you and your parents
It goes back to a few summers
I spent at a camp called Camp
Ponacka. Al Jackson was a Master
here and he was Director of the
Camp. He and a couple of other
students, including Jamie Ogden
and Phil Kiff, spoke highly of
St. Andrew's. Al invited me up and
introduced me to the school. I was
in Grade 10 at Northern Secondary
School in Toronto, and we were
looking for a place where I could
be more involved in the school and
sports. St. Andrew's was a boarding
school with a good sports program,
Cadets and a variety of other
activities. There was a lot going on
and that's what I was lacking. I liked
the idea of leaving home and being
on my own during the week and
going home on the weekends. I think
my experience at camp prepared me
for that and of course, I also knew
some people here.
Looking at your achievements at
St. Andrew's, obviously this was
more than a place to play hockey.
What else did you get out of
St. Andrew's while you were here?
Hockey was fun but it wasn't the
main thing for me here. I also
enjoyed playing football, rugby and
in general there was a great overall
enjoyment of the school. I came away
Mike Brewer '88, talks with Jack Popiel
'01 about university options in the
U.S. Jack is one of six Saints from this
year's team who will graduate in June.
with a sense of confidence and an
idea of how to live and work with
people. When you're here boarding
with Masters and peers all through
the week, you learn how to get along
and contribute in the community.
Achievements in sports and
academics combined to increase my
confidence socially as well.
You showed great talent as a
hockey player; you were obviously
a pro prospect. Yet you chose
university and university hockey
over Major Junior hockey, which
would be the usual route. Why
At that time minor hockey in
Toronto was very political and
controlling. As a young kid you
had no rights; it was like being a
professional at age 14. 1 wanted to
get away from that, and that was
another reason I came to SA.C.
I could play the sport for the
enjoyment and the appreciation of
it, which is something I really did get
here. It took away the pressures that
young kids face playing high levels of
rep hockey in the cities. The choice
of the college route was another step
in that direction. But it was also a
result of the influence of my father
and other NHL alumni who were
friends of his. Every former hockey
player you meet says, "Get an
education." These guys had great
careers, then came out of the NHL
at a relatively young age without an
education to fall back on. You could
be the greatest player on skates,
break a leg and it's over and then
what do you do? So 1 think I followed
the advice of some prettj
experienced and valid mentors.
These guys were adamant about
education. I was fortunate that 1
could get an education at a good
school that offered a high level
Mike was Ivy League Player of the Year in 1992 and was named first team All-American
for U.S. College hockey that same year. In 1999 he was elected to the Brown University
Sports Hall of Fame and was named to the School's top 100 athletes in the 20th century.
Did you feel that SA.C.
prepared you academically,
athletically and as a person
for a top Ivy League school
Is anybody ever prepared for
university? As far as sports go, I
was prepared, and in terms of living
with people in residential life I was
prepared. Academically, Brown was
a tough school. I'm sure it's the
same with anybody starting in a
good school, it's a step up and it's
difficult. But certainly, St. Andrew's
gave me the study habits and the
discipline and the knowledge of
when I needed to do more to
improve. Another helpful thing was
having the relationships I had with
staff here. Staff were accessible and
I got to know them as people. It
made it easier for me to develop
similar relationships at Brown ai
overcome the fear of going to see
these people when I needed help.
You were a hugely successful
player at Brown, and then you
finished. Where did hockey
take you at that point?
At the end of my third season
at Brown, I was drafted by the
Washington Capitals. After my
fourth year I went into
negotiations with them. This
wasn't exactly what I'd planned.
I had been talking with the New
York Rangers for a number of
years. The day before the draft
the Rangers called to say that it
looked like I was available and
that they were looking forward to
drafting me. It looked like I was
in their plans. Well, as it turned
out, Washington had the pick
right before New York and to
everyone's surprise they took me.
That was disappointing because
at least in New York I knew I had
someone in my corner. I was
worried, because all through my
fourth year I never heard from
Washington even though I was an
Ail-American. Finally we went
through contract negotiations
and they gave me the impression
that I wasn't part of their future.
I tried to get a release, but they
wouldn't do it. Their offer was
much lower than other All-
Americans were getting. To make
a long story short, they finally
released me, but not until the end
of the summer when all the other
teams were set for the season.
So your hockey career went in
A couple of other directions, actually.
After detouring to San Diego, I went
to the Canadian National Team for
a year. We were based in Calgary,
but this was a travelling team, so I
ended up going all over the world.
We went to Japan, Russia and almost
every country in central and northern
Europe. It was a great year at a very
high level of hockey. The training
program was very regimented, so I
was probably in the best shape of my
life. It was a tough physical year
because you play lots of games back
to back. At one point in the year, we
were in Sweden and I was asked if 1
would like to play there the following
year. This was a great opportunity, so
of course 1 said yes.
That must have made for quite
a lifestyle change.
Oh, yes. I was there for a year. 1
studied Swedish and was quite fluent
by the end of the year. I read the
Swedish paper every morning and
could write Swedish as well. The
hockey was great, the Swedes are
skilled and they play at a very high
level. Then the following year I had
an invitation to play in Italy, which
was great fun as well. The people are
wonderful and of course it was the
only year of my career that I didn't
lose weight playing hockey— Yes.
1 learned Italian, too. It wasn't
completely idyllic; the problem in
some of these European countries
i.s that the leagues aren't very
professionally run. There are
financial problems and sometimes
the players donl gel paid, We
eventually got paid but often the
local players didn't gel paid, so that
created some tension, Ml the same,
it was still a great year.
Was that the end of your
European hockey career?
I thought it might have been. 1
came back and took a year off. I
contemplated moving on and did
some work with Frontier College,
which is a literacy organization.
Well, then Rob Mantrop, the younger
brother of Paul, an SAC. classmate
of mine, said he was going to Holland
to play and they needed some
players. So I ended up in Holland for
two winters. The people were great
there but I resisted learning Dutch,
which is not an easy language. After
the two years in Holland that was it,
I decided it was time to get on with
Not quite. I'd always wanted to do a
second degree in something that
interested me. I'd spent eight
summers doing volunteer work at a
camp for children with cancer. That
made me very aware of psycho-social
and psycho-emotional issues that
cancer patients go through. That
sparked an interest in the health
fields and led to the program I'm
currently in at University of Toronto
in counselling psychology. I'm in my
second year of a two-year program
and I love it. I hope I can continue
on with that. I finish this in May
and hope to get into at least some
part-time work in July.
This is quite a departure from
a life of athletics. What's your
It's nice not being physically sore any
more! I still enjoy remaining active
but I felt that it was time to move
on to something new. Ultimately, the
motivation in playing hockey was
because I enjoyed the game and
wanted to reach the highest level
possible. The same motivation
applies to counselling: I enjoy it
and want to be good at it. In both
cases, the impact on the people is
rewarding, as people come away
with an experience that is different
and generally positive.
Your dad was a fabulous
Toronto Maple Leafs hockey
player back in the days of the
'original six' NHL teams in the
1960s. Then he made a comeback
with the Leafs in the late 1970s.
Do you remember any of those
Well, I'm not sure if I have memories
or if I've just ingrained everybody
else's memories. When he
first retired from the
Toronto Toros in 1973
I was very young,
remember a bit of
his comeback in
going down to
as a 12-year-
old to skate
the players. It
was quite a thrill. But I
certainly wasn't around during the
Did you ever feel that people
expected too much from
you because you were Carl
Actually, I don't think so. I always
knew life with him simply as my
dad. There may have been some
pressure, but it wasn't something I
was conscious of. I loved the game. I
think I put more pressure on myself.
My dad's father was also a great
athlete back in the days when
professional sport in Toronto wasn't
as dominant as it is today. He was
Toronto's Athlete of the Year one year.
He'd been part of a Toronto team that
competed for the World Softball
Championship in Chicago in 1929.
If you look back in the old articles
by Toronto sportswriter Ted Reeve,
you'll read about the Brewer
brothers — twins and remarkable
athletes. So, in fact, rather than
feeling pressure, I think I felt
confidence coming from a family
with a strong tradition of athletic
Your dad was very outspoken
and controversial on players' rights
issues in his days as a player. Do
you think this might have hurt
your chances of making the NHL?
Well, I'd like to blame it all on that!!
But the truth is that fortune comes
into play as well. Some guys get in who
shouldn't, and some guys don't who
should. People make their own breaks,
and perhaps I could have made
some different decisions, but
the decisions I made seemed
right at the time so I have to
think they were for the best.
What advice would you give
to aspiring athletes?
What would I have needed to hear at
that age? I think you should make sure
you love what you're doing, that you
enjoy it and have fun with it. If you
want to compete then you should be
aiming to be the best. One important
thing I saw over the years is that the
guys who did best were not necessarily
the most talented guys, but the guys
who worked the hardest. Perseverance
is an amazing attribute and a lot of
guys who you thought should have
hung 'em up a long time ago ended up
making it. My first year at Brown we
went 1-25. 1 was stunned; I'd never
played on a losing team before. But
we stuck it out and persevered and
ended up winning the Ivy League
Championship two years later.
Some people call you the best
hockey player ever to play at SA.C.
How does that make you feel?
It's very hard to compare eras, so who
really knows? However, to have people
say that about you is a real honour.
You become a little more appreciative
of recognition after your playing
career has ended. Recognition I now
receive from S.A.C. and Brown has
begun to mean more to me recently.
What are your recollections of
the MacPherson Tournament?
It was interesting coming here
from the extremely prolific Toronto
hockey scene. "How big a deal could
it be?" I thought. But all year I kept
hearing about this tournament.
There was an incredible build-up
to it. The tradition at the time of
playing Notre Dame on the Friday
night was pretty important.
I didn't know what to expect. When
the first Friday night came I was
pretty worked up. We took to the ice
and there was Notre Dame, the place
was packed and very loud. I thought
that team in my first year was the
best SA.C. team I played on. Brent
McPherson scored one early in the
first period to put us ahead. It was
2-1 for us by the end. We scratched
and clawed to keep the puck out in
the final minute and ended up
winning. It was a great game for us,
and I remember that the rest of the
tournament was a bit of a let-down;
maybe that's one of the reasons we
didn't do so well in the tournament.
It may be the same now. After the
hoopla around the Friday game it's
hard to get up again.
When you look back on
St. Andrew's now, what are the
things that come into your mind.
It's an overall sense of the school — the
people and the friends I made more
than anything, including the staff.
Great sports experiences and great
camaraderie. We won two football
championships and a hockey
championship, which are irreplaceable
experiences. The people and the
traditions provide a unique experience,
once you leave you're not going to find
the same things anywhere else. As the
years pass you look back on those years
more and more fondly.
died August 27, 2000, in Toronto,
Ontario. He earned a B.A. from the
University of Toronto, an M.A. in Law
from Cambridge University and an
M.BA. from Harvard University.
Alan served with the Royal Canadian
Artillery 1943-45, and spent his
business career with the T Eaton
Company. He was a past President
of the Art Gallery of Toronto and
served on the executive of a number
of boards. He is survived by his wife
Diane, daughters Margaret and
Pamela, son Alan and brother
died at Sunnybrook Health Science
Centre in Toronto on September 4,
2000. Gordon won the school
Fencing championship, played on
the First Rugby Team and was an
Editor of The Review. Following
graduation from Queen's, he
worked briefly in advertising. As a
Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, he
served on everything from a Corvette
to an aircraft carrier. Gordon then
worked in the insurance business
and set up a Data Processing Office
in California in 1959, returning to
Toronto in 1967. His wife Marion
predeceased him; he is survived by
his daughter Linda Fritsch and
William R. Chapman
died August 29, 2000, in Toronto.
William entered St. Andrew's in 1925
and graduated in 1934. While at
St. Andrew's he was a member of
First Boxing and First Rugby. His
father, Ernie Chapman, was S.A.C.'s
Athletic Director in the 1920s.
Following St. Andrew's and OCA,
William worked with McLean
Advertising, then served in the
R.C.A.F. in World War II. He was
owner and director of Camp
Kagawong for many years.
He is survived by his wife Naomi,
daughters Nomi, Janis, Penny
and Susan and son John and
died August 18, 2000, in Brampton,
Ontario. Donald attended
St. Andrew's from 1932-37. While
at S.A.C., he was a member of First
Rugby and First Swim and Captain
of First Track. During WWII he was
with the R.C.A.F, attached to the
R.A.F. in Scotland. He was predeceased
by his wife Dawn and is survived by his
daughter Mary, sons Andrew, Steven
and Peter '60 and their families.
died August 26, 2000, in Tuscon,
Arizona. Following his first visit
in over sixty years to St. Andrew's
in 1993, Bud wrote, "I will always
be grateful for the direction
St. Andrew's gave me and the
character it instilled in my life.
Always an Andrean, it fills me
with pride." He is survived by his
wife Lou Ann; his brother Arthur
Murray Jarvis, S.A.C. 1932-34,
R. Govan Kilgour
died peacefully on November 16,
2000, in Vancouver, B.C.
Following St. Andrew's, Govan
earned a B.A. and B.D. from the
University of Toronto and an S.T.M.
from Yale, then served as a
clergyman with the United Church.
He was predeceased by his father,
R. Cecil Kilgour, S.A.C. 1899-1905, his
mother, Ruth Kilgour (nee Jackman)
who was President of the Ladies' Guild
1937-39 and his brother Bob '36.
He is survived by his wife, Marling,
son Arthur, daughters Ann, Beth and
Gyata; sister Ruth Kilgour Turriff and
brother Arthur '37 and their families.
G. Martyn Livingston
died November 25, 2000, in
Mississauga, Ontario. Martyn served
in the R.C.N.V.R. during World War II
before joining the family business
T.L. Livingston & Sons Ltd. in
Burlington, Ontario. Following a
period when he imported European
car washes into Canada, he spent
many years in business in the
Caribbean. He is survived by his son
John, and daughters Shelagh Forrest
and Christine Longmore and
Jeremy P. Binns
died in 1995, The Andrean learned
from David Stollmeyer '61. While at
St. Andrew's, Jerry was especially
well-known for his hockey prowess
and other athletic abilities. He
was predeceased by his father,
W. Noel Binns, S.A.C. 1924-26.
died September 10, 2000, in Lima,
Peru, following a brief battle with
brain cancer. While at St. Andrew's,
Cony was a dedicated member of
Memorial House, undertook the
duties of a manager on various
teams, and was a chapel boy and
devoted tenor drummer in the Pipes
and Drums. He was also involved
in most theatre productions at the
School. Following St. Andrew's, Cony
studied animal husbandry at the
University of Wisconsin in the United
States for a couple of years, then
lived and worked in Wisconsin
where he met the mother of his son.
Kenton. Following her death in a
traffic accident, he moved back to
Lima with Kenton, where he met
and married Ursula. They had two
daughters: Andrea, 1 1 and Astrid, 4.
At the time of his death, Conrad was
Manager, Engineering Department
at Exanco Peru S.A. Conrad is also
survived by his parents in Lima.
Photo credit: Wes Johnson of The Message
Bill Graham '53 accepts a Harry J.
Addison Award for outstanding
contribution to football at St.
Andrew's from Headmaster Ted
Staunton. Bill starred at S.A.C. and
then went on to play professionally
with the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
'32 Scott Montgomery
wrote that he "still enjoys seeing
The Andrean, looking especially for
news of other survivors!" Scott lives
in Cape Cod from April to October
and Peterborough, Ontario, during
the remainder of each year.
'38 Eric Rogers and his wife
Brenda recently enjoyed two
months in Ajicic, Mexico. This was
their fourth visit to Ajicic, which is
30 miles south of Guadalajara on
the shores of Lake Chapala, Mexico's
largest lake at an elevation of
over 5,000 feet in the Sierra
'53 Bob Haynes recently returned
from Mainland China (Wuhan) and
Central China where he taught
conversational English for a year
at a boarding school.
'57 Terry McKee and his wife
Dr. Rossi Borissova announce the
birth of daughter Rossi Lyn Slava
McKee in Atlanta, Georgia, on
July 11, 2000. Terry co-founded
Apyron Technologies Inc. which
has received a number of worldwide
patents involving revolutionary
adsorption and catalyst technology.
'61 Brian Armstrong joined Bruce
Power Inc. in Kincardine, Ontario,
as General Counsel and Corporate
Secretary in October 2000. Brian was
called to the Ontario Bar in 1970 and
was appointed a Queen's Counsel in
1981. He has represented clients at
federal, provincial and local levels
and has had extensive experience
of counsel work associated with
energy, environmental and regulatory
matters. Brian has been a member
of the Board of Governors of
St. Andrew's since 1976, and
Chairman since 1996.
S.A.C. Board Chairman Brian Armstrong
'61 (centre) met Robert Barnett '57
and his brother William '62 last
summer while whale watching on
Canada's east coast.
David McMaster has been
inducted into the University of
Toronto's Sports Hall of Fame,
joining former S.A.C. Headmaster
Bob Coulter. David was honoured
for his contribution as a builder of
women's hockey. After thirty-two
years teaching at Royal St. George's
College in Toronto, David joined The
Bishop Strachan School where he
teaches Social Science at the grade 7
and 8 level as well as coaching the
B.S.S. Bobcats hockey team.
'62 Michael Maura's son Alex is
attending St. Andrew's for grade 9.
David McTaggart retired from
his engineering career to teach high
school physics. David and his wife
Susan live in Arlington, Virginia.
David has a son Neil '96 and
'66 John Fennell retired last
October after thirty-five years with
the Royal Bank. John has moved
to Summerstown, Ontario.
'67 Bill Chapman was recently
appointed to the Board of Directors
of Mississippi River Power
Corporation which is mandated as
a private generation corporation
pursuant to Bill 35 (Energy
Competition Act, 1998). Bill
practices law in Almonte, Ontario.
Kim Kaminis is Regional Manager
for Owens Corning in Central America
and the Caribbean. Kim and his wife
Silvia Tejeda live in Miami, Florida, with
their daughter Cristina, 17. Kim wrote
The Andrean that he last visited SAC.
in 1984 and is looking forward to
attending the 35th reunion of his class
on September 29th.
Reed Osborne has relocated to
Denver, Colorado, and is Director
of the Koelbel Library in Littleton.
Murray Shields was President
during the 1990s of Panorama
Conference Management, one of
Canada's major meeting-and
event-planning companies which
was purchased by The Mosaic Group.
In June 2000, Murray established
Game Plan Management, a business
specializing in the planning and
management of meetings, travel
incentives and corporate retreats.
Murray and his partner Lisa Gray
have two sons, Charlie, 4, and Jack, 2.
'68 Fred Holmes appeared last
fall on CBC's Venture program with
respect to mail-order prescription
drugs. Fred also addressed a
Drug Management Conference in
September, and appeared in Ottawa
on a panel at the regional Canadian
Pension and Benefits Institute's
conference, speaking from the
employers' perspective on rising
health care costs.
'70 John Currie wrote Michael Roy
upon receiving 'The Sounds of
St. Andrew's' CD: As I sit enjoying it,
the memories trickle out in short
bursts bringing with them a few
smiles and not a small touch of
melancholy. Very obviously, time
has changed many parts of
St. Andrew's, yet it has also been
kind in holding fast to some of the
truly important elements of the
school. I must admit to feeling a
slight sadness when listening to
"Ode to the Haggis" as I have only
heard it from the lips of Lloyd
MacPherson. Rupert does a fine job
of it but memory tells me that only
"Fudd" could do it justice.
Tom Gilchrist continues as
President of Gilchrist Vending in
Toronto. They specialize in vending
machines of all description including
games and cash machines.
'71 Gord Dobbin reports that he
has successfully completed his CFP
(Certified Financial Planner)
program, after "the completion of
rigorous study and exams".
Paul Higgins has been appointed
Chair of the Board of Directors of the
Food and Consumer Products
Manufacturers of Canada (FCPMC).
FCPMC's mission is to enhance the
growth and competitiveness of the
food and consumer products
manufacturing industry. Paul is
Co-CEO of Mother Parker's Tea &
Coffee Inc., a three-time recipient
of Canada's 50 Best Managed
Private Companies Award.
Craig MacPherson is President
of Haggis Holdings Corporation,
a property management company
based in Arlington, Texas. Craig
lives in Caistor Centre, Ontario.
Bob Ferguson '66, Ted Ruse '71,
Edward Nelles '65 and Bill Westfall '64
enjoyed a visit to the School and a
Saints football game last October.
Hugh O'Connell '80 married Georgia
Fotopoulos on January 13, 2001, in
Markham, Ontario. Standing, (l-r),
Scott Nettie '82; usher and brother
of the groom Justin O'Connell '84;
the bride and groom. Kneeling (l-r),
brother of the groom and an usher
Paul '82, and Philip Maguire '80.
Peter Skoggard will have his new
chamber opera "Moon Over Eguchi",
based on a Fourteenth Century
Japanese Noh Drama, performed at
the Co-operators Hall at the River
Run Centre in Guelph as part of the
2001 Guelph Spring Festival. One of
the poems included in the music is
by S.A.C. classmate Ian McBryde, a
poet living in Australia.
'75 Mark Brooks' son John is
attending St. Andrew's for grade 12.
Advisory Services group and its
three strategic services: Real Estate
Corporate Finance; Corporate Real
Estate; and Project Management
'77 Stephen Maw and his wife
Lesley announce the birth of Victoria
Emily on July 3, 2000, in Markham,
Ontario; a sister for Alexandra
Scott Sillcox and his wife Kim
announce the birth of their daughter
Carly Olivia on January 15, 2001, in
'79 Bart Wong has a son, Peter,
attending St. Andrew's. Peter, in
grade 11, is in Flavelle House.
'80 Geoff Hall earned an H.B. of
Outdoor Recreation and a Diploma
of Forest Technology at Lakehead
University. Geoff is a realtor with
Royal LePage Lannon Realty in
Thunder Bay, ON.
Glyn Jones is working at
Environmental Health Professionals
Ltd. in Calgary, AB.
Ian Carlsen and Ingrid Doherty were
wed on July 8, 2000, in the Cayman
Islands. The couple reside in
Michael Stroud is an I.T
Consultant with Syspro (Pty) Ltd.
in Rivonia, South Africa.
'81 Kirk Brown was a visiting
professor at the University of
Rochester in New York prior to
teaching Introductory Psychology
and senior seminars in Optimal
Well-Being at Hobart and William
Smith Liberal Arts College.
Brian Smith has a son, Jay, who
is in Grade 8 at St. Andrew's.
'76 Rollie Nimmo recently joined
Arthur Andersen in Toronto as a
partner in the Corporate Finance
practice, to lead the Real Estate
Seven members of First Football
received Addison Awards named
in memory of Harry J. Addison '64.
The awards recognize outstanding
contribution to football at
St. Andrew's. This year's recipients:
(l-r) Olivier Manigat, Rob Carter,
Dave Richardson, AM Manigat,
Jack Popiel, presenter Bill Graham '53,
Paul Perrier and Gord Birkett.
'78 classmates Ted Larkin (left) of London, England, and George Knowles (centre) of
Toronto, Canada, and friend Craig Constantino joined forces to win the Great Floridian
Ironman Triathlon in Florida last fall. Ted swam the 2.4 mile swim, Craig hammered the
112-mile bike portion and George ran the final 26.2 mile marathon leg.
Mark Lane-Smith and his wife
Joanna announce the birth of
David Jacob on October 7, 2000, in
Orangeville, Ontario; a brother for
Rosanna, 5, and Jonathan, 3. They
enjoyed a visit with S.A.C. classmate
Chris Ball on the shores of Peggy's
Cove in Nova Scotia in May 2000.
Robin Tapley is head of the Nature
Trails program run by Grandview
Lodge in Muskoka. After earning a
Business Management Diploma at
Georgian College, he worked as
recreation director at Minaki Lodge
in northwestern Ontario. A pilot,
he also did early-morning surveys
of nesting bald eagles in the Minaki
area for the Ontario Ministry of
Natural Resources. The program
offers nature walks, moose-watching
fly-ins to wilderness lakes,
wreck-viewing snorkel expeditions
and features a full-scale domed
observatory which came about as a
result of Robin's vision. He also led ,
a trip to Antarctica in February.
'82 Steve Holloran, LLB, MA,
BA (Hons), is writing the Quebec
Bar Exams. Stephen completed Law
School entirely in French at Laval
University. He has been living in
Quebec for the past ten years.
Chris Ives and his wife Paula
announce the birth of their son
Sasha in Geneva, Switzerland,
on June 15, 2000; a grandson
for Valerie and Ken Ives.
Outgoing S.A.C. Association President Ian Howey '87 with Council members following
the Annual Meeting in November: (front) Mike Lamb '93 (rear l-r) Jim Herder '64,
Ian Howey '87, Michael Roy '85, Mark Etherington '92, Derek Plaxton '89,
Steve Heron '93 and Jeff Lewis '95.
Tim Birkett (I) sits in his grandfather's
chair while older brother Gord '01 sits in
their father Tom's. In the background is an
archival display of S.A.C memorabilia on
the second floor of Dunlap Hall outside
the Alumni and Development Office.
Dave Tredgett married Antoinette
Catricala on May 12, 2000, in
Toronto. Classmate Doug Cooper
was Best Man. Other Andreans in
attendance were classmates Al Crawford,
Kevin Callahan, John Kinnaird
and Christopher Ives, and John
Sedgewick '80 and Scott Sillcox 77.
Dave continues to work in sports
television production, recently
completing an assignment on his
third Olympic Games where he
worked as Producer with CBC Sports
in Sydney, Australia. Dave also works
as Executive Producer — Television
with the National Hockey League
Players' Association, in charge of
all television broadcasting and
'83 Andrew Ayre and his wife Sue
announce the birth of their son Arlo
on December 9, 2000, in Oakland,
CA; a brother for Lewis, 3.
Scott Nirenberski and his wife
Andra announce the birth of Austin
Henry, born November 20, 2000,
in Belvedere, CA; a brother for
Carson Scott, 2. Scott works at
Mosaic Asset Management, L.P.
in San Francisco, CA.
'84 Luis Benito C. and his wife
Erica announce the birth of daughter
Natalia on January 24, 2001, in San
Diego, CA; a sister for Santiago, 2.
Robin Comfort and his wife Paula
announce the birth of Katie Irene on
March 2, 2000. Robin left the provincial
government where he was a senior
planner and has joined 360networks
as a manager of approvals and assets.
360networks is a company developing
a global fibre optic network.
David Faulkner and his wife
Melissa announce the birth of Sean
Austin Faulkner on December 14,
2000, in Paris, France. David works
at Liquid Air Engineering.
Roger Lam married Josephine Chu
at St. Paul's Church in Toronto in
August 1999. Roger is working as
an emergency physician at Toronto
Western Hospital and has his own
office practice as well. Josephine
is attending Teachers College.
Jeremy Pierpoint is in his sixth
year with York Support Services in
Sutton, Ontario, assisting individuals
with serious mental illness. He lives
with his partner Sharon and four
step-children in an 1875 schoolhouse
east of Beaverton. The family enjoys
exploring their passion for black and
'85 Bruce Best earned a BA in
Philosophy from McGill University
in 1989 and an LLB from Osgoode
Hall Law School in 1994. Bruce is
practicing law at the Clinic Resource
Office of Legal Aid Ontario in Toronto.
lain Douglas is Vice President
of Marketing for Gallo Wine in
Duncan Jackman has been
appointed Chairman of the
Board of Directors of both United
Corporations Limited and Economic
Investment Trust Limited. Duncan
is Managing Director of The Fulcrum
Investment Company Limited and
is a Director of E-L Financial
Corporation Limited, The Empire
Life Insurance Company, The
Dominion of Canada General
Insurance Company and Algoma
Central Corporation. United
Corporations Limited and Economic
Investment Trust Limited are closed
end investment companies.
Shawn Omstead, following five
years living in Amsterdam and
working for Sony Europe, recently
accepted a job in Brussels with Sony
e-Solutions Europe to head up their
sales and marketing team. Shawn is
now an avid runner and in October
of 2000 ran his first half marathon.
He, Janet and their children
Meredith and Jack are enjoying the
slower pace of life in Europe and
welcome classmates to visit them
Jason Pugliese, CFP, is working at
Global Financial Services located in
Richard Wilson recently founded
The Manton Group, a management
consulting firm which focuses on
issues of the digital economy.
'86 Pearse Brett recently moved
to San Francisco where he is
Regional Director, Institutions,
with HigherMarkets, Inc., an
E-procurement Marketmaker for
Higher Education. He reports being
"deeply entrenched in the .com
world and loving the work".
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The S.A.C. /Queen's reunion was a great success with thanks going out to hosts and
organizers Mike Graaf
97, Brad Livingstone '97 & Graeme Martin '97. Jason Perrier
will host in 2001.
Gordon Clarke is Sr. Manager,
Logistics and Communications at
Wray & Nephew Limited in Kingston,
Jamaica. Gordon and his wife Nicky
have a son, Christopher, 5, and
daughters Samantha and Kimberly, 4.
Doug Hiltz and his wife Grace
announce the birth of Jon Gunnar
on November 2, 2000, in Mississauga,
Ontario; another grandchild for
former SA.C. teachers Doreen and
Fred Hiltz. Doug continues to work
for Ingram-Micro Inc.
Chris Kemp and his wife Cathy
announce the birth of Robert
(Robbie) Walker on June 15, 2000, in
Richmond Hill, Ontario; a grandson
for Beverly and Murray Hall '44 and
Barbara Kemp, wife of the late
Bob Kemp '49.
Greg McGinnis and his wife Gayle
announce the birth of their daughter
Avery Jane on September 25, 2000.
Greg continues in the practice of law
with Stringer, Brisbin, Humphrey
Doug Metcalfe wed Pam Levine
on November 26, 2000. Doug has
returned from Europe and is living
in Toronto. He has taken a position
as a consultant with Baker Street
Technologies in Vaughan.
Andrew Steeper married Kim
Steeves in an intimate ceremony
held in their Toronto home on
December 6, 2000, followed by a
honeymoon in France. After a
two-year personal hiatus, Andrew
accepted a consultative position
within Royal LePage's Industrial
Division, based in Toronto. Kim's
Millinery business, Kim Steeves
Custom Hats, is doing very well.
Her hats can be seen in hat stores,
the media and at polo events.
'87 John Dunlap married Raphaela
Hanna Bayer on September 2, 2000,
in the Chapel at St. Andrew's College.
Ian Howey has been elected a
member of the S.A.C. Board of
Governors following his very successful
term as S.A.C. Association President
Paul Mantrop returned to the
school in November to spend a week
in an experimental position as
Artist-in-Residence. Paul is one of
five former S.A.C. Old Boys who have
coalesced into a very active group of
young artists whose star is on the
rise (see The Andrean, Spring '00).
The nucleus of the group includes
Paul, Steve McDonald '88, Gordon
Kemp '88, Robert Saley '89 and Chris
Roberts '87. During his stay, Paul
lived in a school apartment and set
up shop in one of the Physics labs.
Informally, he talked to interested
students about art and careers in
art. More formally, he presented a
slide show and talk on the group's
recent working tour of the Yukon
to art classes in each grade.
The eldest of four Mantrop brothers
who attended the school, Paul says
S.A.C. is quite different from his
days here in the 1980s. "When I was
here, computers were just getting off
the ground," he recalls. "Now they
are part of the every-day culture."
There was a particular meeting of
worlds when he discovered that
Saley and McDonald's 1999 aerial
painting of the campus, presented
during the school's centennial, sits
as the permanent backdrop on
computer screens all across the
campus, and is on the cover of this
issue of The Andrean.
Glen Oliver, B.A., CFP, CLU, CH.F.C.
started his own company Glen Oliver
& Associates Financial Consultants
Inc. over a year ago. The company,
which represents all of the top life
insurance and mutual fund
companies in Canada, specializes in
personal financial planning; business
planning and employee benefits; and
tax and estate planning for high net
Jim Plouffe and his wife Leisa
announce the birth of their daughter,
Aimee Anne, born January 25, 2001;
a sister for Maeve. Jim is a Research
Editor for Reader's Digest in Sydney,
S.A.C. Development Officer Michael Roy '85 visited with fellow classmate Sandy
Macdonald while in Wolfville, N.S. Michael joined Sandy and his family for a wonderful
3-hour hike to spectacular Cape Split.
James Rankin is teaching middle
school subjects to grades 7 and 8 at
Glen Ames School in the Beaches
area of Toronto. Since returning from
Australia, James and his wife Beth
have enjoyed seeing many Andreans
friends. They hosted a party for Jim
Plouffe and his daughter Maeve when
they were in Toronto for one day. On
the sporting front James continues
with Rugby, however in more of a
coaching role and has been asked to
coach a couple of teams in Toronto
for next season.
The 3rd annual University of Western Ontario reunion was hosted by Class of 1997 alumni
Mike Foy and Jeff Slightham. A strong turnout was generated once the 'island connection'
arrived. Thanks go out to Mike and Jeff for all their efforts.
'88 Ken Cameron's theatre
company, One Yellow Rabbit, was
at The Factory Theatre in Toronto
last fall performing their touring
production of Thunderstruck. A
group of S.A.C. students attended,
accompanied by English and Drama
Master William Scoular, and met
the cast afterwards for a question
and answer session.
Albert Chan is undergoing a two-year
fellowship in Interventional Cardiology
in the Department of Cardiology at
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation,
which was recently ranked by US News
the number one Heart Center in North
America for the sixth year.
Glenn Hant and his wife Catherine
welcome a baby girl, Rachel Susan,
born June 6, 2000. Glenn is working
with Broadstreet Marketing in Toronto.
Ollie Herbst married Julie Rosanne
Archdekin in the Chapel at
St. Andrew's on June 19, 1999;
Julie is the sister of Bradley '90.
Jared Kelton married Alexandria
Alleyne in the chapel at St. Andrew's
on October 21, 2000. Jared works at
Magnum Copy Centre in Stouffville
and the newlyweds live in Holland
Jeff Laceby and his wife Lisa
announce the birth of their daughter
Grace Yvonne on July 24, 2000, in
Ken Lui continues to work for Sun
Microsystems as a technology
architect. Kenneth and his wife
recently returned to California after
living in Hong Kong for the past five
years. Ken writes, "It is both fun and
exciting to be working in Silicon
Valley, where there is certainly no
shortage of golf courses around!"
Anthony Reid visited Turkey last
fall, and enjoyed the history and
sights with S.A.C. classmate Adam
AvRuskin as his guide. Adam lives
near the Black Sea.
Ed Seagram is working at CB
Richard Ellis where he represents
office tenants in commercial real
estate in the downtown Toronto
core; Ed continues selling Muskoka
cottage properties. He writes that
he enjoys "bumping into Andreans
in his daily activities".
Sal Tareen has been on a 7-month job
assignment with General Electric in
Dabhol, India, where he was working
on a new gas turbine power station.
Matt Townsend and his wife
Larisa announce the birth of
their son Eric Matthew on
September 8, 2000, in Windsor, ON.
Nick Tsioros finished 9th at
the Canadian Cross Country
Championships held at Etobicoke's
Centennial Park last fall.
The distance was 12,000 m.
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to the school
Some Old Boys do not contribute because they feel their gift
would be too small!
Nothing could be further from the truth. St. Andrew's needs
the support of all alumni.
Imagine if all Old Boys who had never before given to S A C
contributed $100 each.
The School, its Scholarship and Bursary program and facilities
I improvements would benefit by receiving over $100,000!
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'89 Jason Callender and his wife
Sara were married March 13, 2000, in
Nassau. Their wedding was a small
affair with Andreans Jake Bullen and
Sean Callender in attendance. The
couple spent three weeks in South
Africa on their honeymoon. Three
dobermans and two cats keep them
busy in their new home. Jason is
practicing Commercial Law in The
Bahamas, primarily representing
high net-worth individuals seeking
to establish residence in The Islands.
Scott Glover is working as a script
writer and web designer at ICE
Communications Co. in Toronto.
Mike O'Connor is a Mixed Signal
Design Engineer at PMC-Sierra, Inc.
in Kanata, Ontario, where he designs
chips that convert data into photons
and vice versa. Mike and his wife
Vicki have a daughter, Claire, born
February 8, 2000. Mike likes to race
motorcycles and sailboats.
The Maritime university reunion was held once again in Wolfville. NS, at the home of
Class of '99 Old Boys Jamie MacPherson. Branden McGaffney and Jeremy Pedder. Special
thanks go out to Jamie MacPherson and Chris Gooderham 97 for organizing the
reunion. Sean Dudley '99 offered to host the 2001 reunion in Halifax!
Paul Bedard '79 (second from right) presents the Horton-Thomson Memorial Trophy
to Football M.V.P. Gord Birkett '01 at the Sports Assembly, (l-r) Greg Shields and
Steve Rush, Coaches; the Headmaster; Gord; Coach Courtenay Shrimpton; Paul and
Head Coach Michel Cameron. The Trophy is presented by the Class of 1979 in memory
of their classmates Tim Horton and Doug Thomson.
Scott Wicks and his wife Samantha
announce the birth of their daughter
Abigail Patricia on December 30,
2000, in Newmarket, ON.
'90 Scott Bryk continues as a
financial advisor with ScotiaMcLeod
in Vancouver, B.C. He was profiled
in the August 2000 issue of the
"Advisor's Edge" magazine,
published by Canadian Business
Magazine. He has been nominated
the last two years for that
publication's "Advisor of the Year
Award". A committed long-distance
runner, Scott and his wife Christine
enjoyed a trip to the Sydney
Olympics last year. Scott was
pleased to renew acquaintances
with a number of competitors in
the Men's Triathlon field, many
of whom he had raced against.
Steve Creber has been elected
President of the S.A.C. Association
succeeding Ian Howey '87. Steve and
the Association Council, comprised
mainly of members from the grad
classes of the 1990's, coordinate
Old Boy social events and reunions.
Steve sits on the Board of Governors
of the College as an ex-officio
member during his term as
Eric Jackson has put work on his
Columbia University Ph.D. thesis,
which examines the effect of senior
managers' and directors' backgrounds
on their firms' IPO and post-IPO
performance, on hold in order
to study his topic 'up close and
personal'. He joined VoiceGenie
Technologies Inc., a pre-IPO
start-up in Toronto, as its Corporate
Development Officer. VoiceGenie has
developed technology that allows one
to surf the Internet and check email
by voice-activation over any phone.
Eric's role is to help raise venture
capital to help them grow so that
they can go public.
The annual Waterloo/Laurier/Guelph/McMaster University reunion was held at Brick
Brewing Company on Saturday, November 11. Thanks go to Jim Brickman '72 for the use
of Brick's hospitality suite and to student organizers Tony DeCarli '99 & Gerald Kwan '98.
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Ron Kopas is Associate Director,
Corporate Finance, at UBS Warburg
in London, England.
John MacMillan wrote last fall:
Dear Jim and Mike,
As I prepare for another trip
across the country to BC I thought
I would drop you a quick line.
In May, upon returning to
Ontario for the summer, I was
appointed Head Coach of the Ontario
President's Fifteen Rugby Team. This
team was being assembled to play
against the Welsh National
Development Fifteen in their second
game of a five game tour of Canada.
The Welsh team led by Graham
Henry, originally of New Zealand
and one of the best coaches in the
world, had a touring party of '45
people and each athlete was being
paid 10,000 pounds. This squad is
their building group for the 2003
World Cup being hosted by Australia.
Although dealing with a very
limited budget I set out to prepare a
team that would compete against
this ominous looking force. To
achieve this goal I needed the help of
a few people who are well known to
S.A.C., namely Tim Jackson '97 and
Stuart Swan Esq. Having had Stuart
as a mentor in my early coaching
years at S.A. C I relied upon him for
insight and calm in what was a high
pressure operation. He responded
brilliantly and was of great help
and support throughout the
campaign. Tim Jackson, who
captained S.A.C. to the OFSAA
Championship in 1997, was the
captain. Tim has been playing
rugby in BCfor the Pacific Pride
(Canadian U23)for the past two
years and has progressed to a level
where we may soon see him playing
for the Canadian Men 's National
Team. Needless to say his
contribution was immeasurable.
Tim's play on the field was only
overshadowed by the poise and
maturity he exhibited off the field
as a true gentleman and a
With a three-day camp, held at
S.A. C, as our only preparation we
trained three times per day and all
the boys worked very hard. When
the big day finally came I wish I
could say I knew we would play
well but I really had no idea. Our
preparation was sound but the
obstacles were numerous.
By 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night it was
all over. We lost, but we held them
close and finished with a 19-13 final
score. The Welsh camp was shattered
by their performance and, in true
Canadian fashion, we had tackled
them relentlessly and fell just short
of scoring two breakaway tries that
would have won us the match. Four
days later the Welsh played the
Canadian development team
(Canada A) and won 67-10. The
Ontario game proved to be the
closest of all five games and in that
we all took enormous pride.
I would like to thank Stuart and
Tim for their contributions. I would
also like to thank S.A.C. and
Ted Staunton for supporting us
throughout the camp. Without the
help ofS.A.C. our preparation
would have been inadequate and
our performance would have
suffered. Thanks to all and best
wishes all around.
'91 Jaime Douglas graduated from
the College of Agriculture in Jamaica.
Following graduation he purchased
a company which manufactures
wooden furniture, kitchens and
moldings. Jaime and his wife Sophia
Messado were married in July 2000.
Rob Hobbs married Angelica Neal
on September 9, 2000, in the Chapel
at St. Andrew's College. They live in
Carl Li and his wife Karen were
married on November ll, 2000, in
Los Angeles. Carl is studying for his
GMAT and hopes to get into the
University of Southern California
MBA program next year.
Sean Ralph recently completed his
articles and continues with the law
firm Fraser Milner Casgrain in their
Calgary office where he is an associate
lawyer in the area of corporate law.
Mark Umphrey is living and
working in London, England, where
he is pursuing his theatre career.
Currently he is on a European tour
with the hit musical, "Buddy — The
Buddy Holly Story", in which he has
one of the leading roles playing
Brock Whalley is working in
corporate event planning and
production for Mosaic in Toronto,
where he combines his theatre
experience with a creative
environment. Brock and his
fiance recently bought a home
in Cannington, Ontario.
'92 Shin Miyake continues
working with Sega in the Overseas
department, where he is in charge
of all Sega Markets in Asia. He is
also a Producer for Internet
Browsers for DREAMCAST in Asia.
Shinsuke sends best wishes to his
Stuart Smith is an Investment
Advisor with Charles Schwab
Canada, in Toronto.
Geoff White, Michael Worry, and
their Silicon Valley high-tech firm,
Nuvation Labs, are attracting enough
business attention to have been
quoted in two high-profile Canadian
publications over the last year:
Maclean's Magazine and Business
Week. Specifically, Michael was
quoted on the company's common
practice of hiring through Canadian
universities due to the dearth of
skilled engineers in and around the
company's head office in San Jose, CA.
They find that hiring and importing
co-op students from such universities
as Concordia, University of British
Columbia, Simon Fraser University
and the University of Waterloo — their
alma mater — is pretty painless thanks
to the N.A.F.T.A. free-trade agreement.
It's also a great way to spot top-notch
full-time talent early. "It's like a
four-month interview," Michael told
Maclean's in November of last year,
"and a great recruitment strategy." A
software and hardware engineering
firm that is well established given its
volatile environment, Nuvation Labs
has grown quickly since it was begun
by Geoff, Michael and Michael's
brother Jason Worry '95 in June of
1997. Today, the company has 35
employees, just opened a branch
office in Toronto, and is definitely
worth watching — from either side
of the border.
(l-r) Geoff Brennagh '94, Andrew Wilson '96. Steve Mantrop '96 together with a
young player coached by Geoff. Last spring, Andrew Wilson and Steve Mantrop
visited Geoff Brennagh in Belgium where Geoff was playing professional hockey for
Heist-Op-Den-Berg. The three Andreans played in a friendly club tournament against
teams from Belgium, France, Germany and Slovakia. They made it to the semi-finals,
losing to the eventual champions from Slovakia.
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'93 Steve Heron earned a
Bachelor of Arts (History and
International Relations) from Mount
Allison University and is working at
Lackey Business Communications
Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario.
Jason LaMarche is assisting
Stuart Swan and Jamie Inglis in
coaching Senior Rugby for the third
season. Practices began in January
in preparation for a tour to Scotland.
Brian Spence married Andrea
Jones on August 12, 2000, in the
Chapel at St. Andrew's.
'94 David Chu and his wife Eva
announce the birth of their daughter
Abigail Jasmine on November 12,
2000, at North York General Hospital.
Julian Dowling spent some months
last year in Mexico where he taught
English to business executives in
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon.
Victor Hyman earned a degree in
Political Science at York University
and in Talmudic/Jewish Studies at
Ohr Somayach/Tannenbaum College
in Toronto. Victor is a Dorm Master
at Yeshiva Beit Yitzchak in Hamilton,
Ontario. He started a Jewish Outreach
organization called Gefiltefish: Jewish
Appetizers for the Soul. Victor and his
wife Sara, who were married in March
2000, announce the safe and early
arrival of their daughter Devorah
Malka in Hamilton, Ontario, on
January 10, 2001, weighing 3 lbs. 2 oz.
Geoff Pennal is working at
Thomson Kernaghan Investment
Brokers in Toronto. Geoff would love
to hear from fellow Andreans.
Chris Ramson earned a Bachelor
of Science — Management from the
University of Tampa in 1999. He lives
in Tampa where he is Assistant
Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Chris plans to move back to Jamaica
one day to run the family business.
'95 Geoff Cattrall has moved from
Inuvik, NT, to Thompson, Manitoba,
where he is a pilot with Pirn Air.
Jonathan Parker is training with the
Canadian Navy at their Naval Officer
Training Centre in Victoria, B.C.
Ian Sinclair '00 recently joined fellow Andrean and former First Hockey team-mate
Jamie Taylor '98 at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. Both are members of the
Varsity Hockey team. Jamie was voted Captain for the 2000-01 season.
Charlie Perowne and Denise
announce the birth of their first
child, daughter Savhana Stone on
August 13, 2000. The family lives
in Courtenay, BC, where Charlie
and Denise are wilderness guides,
primarily out of Tofino on the west
coast of Vancouver Island.
John Schienke married Christina
Mascarin on August 26, 2000, in the
Chapel at S.A.C. Following a 3-year
accounting diploma, John returned
to the family business, Grand Piano
& Organ House Inc. in Richmond
Hill, Ontario. They are expanding
to supply piano technicians and
rebuilders, as well as parts, tools,
and the manufacture of bass strings.
'96 David Dunlap graduated with
a B.Comm. from Queen's and is now
studying at the Berkley College of
Music in Boston, MA.
Andrew Ipekian graduated from
Queen's in 2000 with a BA. in
Economics. He is now with Pitney
Bowes head office as a commercial
account consultant in Toronto.
Neil Ritchie is an Account
Executive with Hicklin Slade &
Partners, a marketing agency based
in Central London, Oxford Circus.
He is working on the Camelot
account which is the National
Lottery. Neil enjoyed attending the
SAC. UK reunion in June of last year.
Matthew Thorne graduated from
Queen's University with a Bachelor
of Arts (Hons) degree in Applied
Economics. He received CIAU
Academic All-Canadian honours
last year, and is now enrolled in
ITI — Information Technology
Institute's Applied Information
Technology post-graduate diploma
course in Toronto.
'97 John Haney had a showing
of his photography at the Start
(Student Art) Gallery in Sackville,
N.B., last November. John graduates
from Mount Allison this spring.
Tim Jackson has been selected
Captain of Canada's Under 23 rugby
team also known as 'Pacific Pride'.
The team is headquartered in
Victoria, B.C., and John MacMillan
'90 is Assistant Coach with the
squad. (Please see John's letter
under class of 1990.)
Jason Mclntyre is attending
National Institute of Broadcasting
David Revington is living in
Huntington Beach, CA where he is
taking classes at a local college and
interning at Foote, Cone and
Tom Torokvei graduates this
spring from Seneca College in
Business and plans to continue his
studies at the University of Western
Australia in Sydney.
'99 Daniel Melville recently took
a semester off from his studies at
the University of West Indies and
returned home to help open a new
branch of the Polo Club which is a
Daniel Near has been working with
Western's campus radio CHRW 94.7
as one of the colour commentators
for the Mustang football games.
2001 Spring Calendar
Tim Jackson '97 captained the Pacific
Pride in the British Columbia rugby
union's Premier League this season.
Tim was also captain of a Young
Canada team coached by John
MacMillan '90 which defeated New
Zealand 24-13 in November.
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The Salute will be taken
by G. Mac Frost '40
THE FIFTY YEAR REUNION AND
Classes 1951 and prior.
96TH ANNUAL CADET INSPECTION
Richard J. Boxer '35
MANHATTAN OPEN" GOLF DAY
Class of 1970 and friends of
the late Charlie Edwards
For an invitation to play please call
102nd PRIZE DAY CEREMONIES AND
GRADUATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2001
A warm Andrean welcome for our
newest old boys.
July and august
SUMMER S.A.C. DAY CAMPS
Contact S.A.C. Camps Inc.
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All old boys and friends of the school
welcome! Complimentary lunch for
Sports events all day vs. U.C.C.
A special welcome to the classes of
1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977,
1982, 1987 and 1992.
The Ultimate Sports
Girls and Boys
Ages 7V2 to 15
As they work towards individual and shared
goals, campers develop co-operation,
communication and sports specific skills. "
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