Skip to main content

Full text of "The Andrean, Spring 2006"

See other formats


> 

> 

2 


V^' 


/ 


ft'' 


^pp 


kV 


T  H  L 


IN  AT  THE  '0 


|C  SAINTS  CHAMPIONS  OF  GOLDEN  HOR 

Ml 

J 

^v^^ 


la. 


*rr 


,  THE  COVER 

i  pencil  sketch  of  a  lion 
gates  of  St.  Andrew's  on  ttie  froi 
cover  of  this  issue  was  drawn  by 
Blake  Muir,  Class  of  2006. 
lake  has  been  a  student  at 
St.  Andrew  s  since  1999  when  he 
joined  our  first  grade  six  class. 
A  seven  year  veteran  of  the 
College,  Blake  is  going  on  to  study 
fine  arts  in  university  next  year. 

PHOTO  CREDITS 

Rita  Bozi,  Edna  Collins. 
Amir  Gavriely,  Jim  Herder  '64, 
Steve  Kimmerer,  Jim  McGillivray, 
"Stephanie  Miller,  lino  Paolini, 
Lu  Taskey.  Geoff  White. 


FEATURES 

1  VIEW  FROM  THE  TOP 

2  FOCUS  FESTIVAL 

8  VISUAI7MEDIAARTS 

14  MUSIC 

17  BOARD  PROFILES 

18  FROM  THE  ARCHIVES 
20  WIRELESS 

OLD  BOY  PROFILES 

22  Christopher  Ball 

23  Geoff  Browne 

24  Ken  Cameron 

25  Geoff  White 


31      OLD  BOYS'  NEWS 

39      HIGHLIGHTS 

40      FROM  THE  EDITOR 

And  lots  more... 

SPRING  2006,  VOLUME  50,  NUMBER  1 

TELEPHONE 

905.727.3178 

PUBLISHED  BY 

FAX 

St,  Andrew's  College  for  alumni, 

905.841.6911 

parents  and  friends  of  the  School. 

E-MAIL 

alumni@sac.on.ca 

EDITOR 

admission@sac.on.ca 

Jim  Herder  '64 

theandrean@sac.on.ca 

WEB  SITE 

EDITORIAL  COMMinEE 

www.sac.on.ca 

Jim  McGillivray,  Stephanie  Miller 

http://kilby.sac.on.ca 

cm^ 

CESIc 

'          (SIS 

I  m4i) 


AURORA,  ONTAR»  CWUOA 


ELIMINATION  OF  GRAI 


I  r.t   ^Uuialiofi   pflll^y^  .ptl>    <  .(  I  lir   .Mm  ,-1,  x    iif!.)u<-,I 

InlrfirUkjn  a(  the  Gr-«j<;  ~  and  H  level*. 
Exprnrallon  w  the  Grade  *)  and  10  'cvrl»:  and 
S>ci  lalJzailnn  it  the  Grade  II  and  i  .^  !•-•■'■ 
M  (he  Grade  "  ant)  8  levcb,  th«e  are  r, 
in^mifiional  ptogram   These  arc  ctintptih< 
Viiilrew  ■»,  a(c  in  tine  exccpi  for  2*)  hour^     ■ 
II  each  "(  ihcv:  g     ' 


iE;iaf 


THI 


n 


VIEW  FROM  THE  TOP 


LIFT  UP  YOUR  HEADS, 

YE  GATES  OF  BRASS;  YE  BARS  OF  IRON  YIELD  .... 


For  107  years,  the  handsome  gates  of  St.  AndreWTTiave  provided 
a  solid  presence  and  sense  of  security  for  the  College  and  all  who 
pass  through  them.  When  they  were  constructed  in  1926,  Yonge 
Street  was  a  country  road  and  Aurora  a  small  village. 

How  incongruous  the  magnificent  iron  treillage,  immense 
brick  pillars  and  imposing  bronze  lions  must  have  appeared  to 
the  rural  folk  passing  by.  It  was  surely  an  act  of  supreme  and 
audacious  confidence  on  the  part  of  the  founding  Board  of 
Governors  to  put  such  a  grand  and  imposing  stamp  on  their  new 
school's  image  in  the  community.  They  somehow  knew,  however, 
that  their  college  would  grow  to  match  its  entrance. 

Eighty  years  later,  Aurora  has  become  part  of  the  GTA  and  one 
of  the  fastest  growing  areas  in  Canada.  The  former  country  road 
is  now  a  four-lane  highway.  The  former  farm  carts  and  occasional 
motor  cars  have  given  way  to  a  ceaseless  stream  of  traffic, 
including  18-wheeler  transport  trucks. 

Our  parents,  after  drop-off  or  pick-up  of  their  sons,  were 
waiting  for  at  least  twenty  minutes  during  rush  hour  to  just  turn 
left.  The  line  of  waiting  cars  led  up  to  Macdonald  House.  Worse 
still,  our  students  were  taking  their  lives  in  their  hands  to  cross 
Yonge  Street  from  the  "GO"  bus  stop. 

The  current  Board  of  Directors  and  Administration  had  to 
make  a  decision  as  important  as  the  founding  Board's.  They 
decided  to  ask  York  Region  to  install  stop-lights  on  Yonge  Street 
and  to  permit  the  widening  of  the  main  driveway.  Sounds  simple, 
doesn't  it? 


York  Region  responae^y  saying  that  the  traffic  flow  entering 
and  leaving  the  campus  was  not  consistently  heavy  to  justify 
traffic  lights.  They  added  that  a  fatality  or  two  would  be  helpful 
to  our  application! 

Unable  to  swallow  such  Orwellian  rationale,  the  College  took 
matters  into  its  own  hands.  A  petition  was  circulated  among 
parents,  students,  faculty,  staff  and  neighbouring  businesses. 
More  than  two  thousand  names  were  gathered;  York  Region 
officials  suddenly  sat  up  and  listened.  Perhaps,  traffic  lights  at 
15800  Yonge  Street  made  sense  after  all. 

Many  meetings  later,  and  the  commitment  of  S.A.C.  to  pay  for 
the  traffic  lights,  permission  was  granted  for  actuated  traffic 
lights  (lights  change  only  when  volume  is  heavy  on  the  S.A.C. 
campus  side). 

1  want,  now  and  most  sincerely,  to  thank  ever\'  single  person 
who  either  signed  the  petition  or  donated  to  the  cost.  We  are  now 
a  safer  school. 

The  gates  and  driveway  have  been  widened,  again  at  our 
expense.  1  thank  most  heartily  all  those  who  donated  to  this 
additional  project.  1  believe  that  the  gates  remain  as  impressive 
as  they  were  first  imagined  in  the  last  century. 

God  bless  them  and  all  who  pass  through  them.  H 

TED  STAUNTON,  HEADMASTER 


THE     ANDREAN     |     1 


LIGHTS,  CAMERA,  ANDREANS 
Scene  1 

Cast:  Jane  Staunton,  William  Scoular 

Setting:  Great  Hall,  S.A.C.,  over  lunch 

Time:  December  1997 

JANE:  (in  amazement)  What?!  Three  days  of  over  thirty  plays 

written,  directed,  produced  and  acted  in  by  the  boys?! 

WILLIAM:  Yep,  that's  what  the  annual  TOC^S  Festival  in  May 

has  become. 

JANE:  But,  but. . .  I've  just  recovered  from  your  incredible 

production  of  Macbeth'.  The  boys  can't  possibly  do  more,  can  they?? 

WILLIAM:  You  bet.  They're  full  of  ideas,  ambition  and  zest,  and 

need  a  forum  to  express  it  all.  FOCUS  provides  that. 


It  was  before  the  Christmas  Break  in  1997;  Ted  and  I  had  arrived 
at  St.  Andrew's  that  previous  summer  I  was  already 
flabbergasted  by  the  incredible  number  of  events  that  make  up 
an  S.A.C.  year,  let  alone  the  enormous  undertaking  of  the 
Centennial  celebrations.  The  Headmaster's  house  was  spinning 
with  guests  and  events.  As  was  my  head.  And  William  Scoular, 
Head  of  the  Drama  Department,  had  just  told  me  about  the 
incredibly  hard-to-believe  annual  FOCUS  Festival  in  May. 

Prior  to  William's  advance  notice  of  FOCUS,  Ted  and  I  had 
attended  his  production  of  Macbeth.  Throughout  our  prior  24 
years  of  involvement  with  various  independent  schools  across 
Canada,  we  must  have  witnessed  over  half  a  hundred  school 
productions. . .  often  very,  very  good,  sometimes  so-so,  and 
occasionally  simply  awful. .  .and  therefore,  we  dutifully  hied 
ourselves  off  to  the  Ketchum  Auditorium  for  the  opening  night  of 
St.  Kndrew's  Macbeth. 


THE     ANDREAN      |     2 


FOCUS  FESTIVAL 


Donne  to  The  Playpit  and  see  Tlie  Aurora  Bays  in  actianll 


God  and  Hockey 


What  a  revelation!  Here  was  REAL  THEATRE  -  professionally 
acted,  beautifully  set  and  lit,  and  brilliantly  directed.  The  so- 
called  "un-nameable"  play,  which  1  had  shamefully  slept  through 
at  Stratford  a  few  years  before,  had  come  to  painful  and  exquisite 
life  with  all  its  agonies,  questions  and  tragedy  -  here,  at  our  new 
home,  St.  Andrew's  College! 

Ted  and  1  returned  home  and  1  immediately  sat  down  to  write 
what  turned  out  to  be  a  three-page  letter  to  William,  not  only  to 
congratulate  him  and  the  cast  and  crew,  but  also,  such  was  the 
impact  of  his  production,  to  seriously  analyze  and  dissect  and 
critique  his  brilliant  and  original  take  on  Shakespeare's  most 
difficult  play 

That  letter  was  fateful,  as  it  turned  out.  William  wanted  to 
meet  with  me  to  discuss  it.  We  met,  we  talked.  And  we  met  and 
talked  some  more.  Our  ensuing  shared  interest  in  theatre 
tentatively  began. 

Then,  a  few  busy  months  later,  1  was  introduced  to  my  first 
FOCUS  Festival.  WOW!  Was  I  surprised!  This  was  great  - 
challenging  -  entertaining  - 1  couldn't  get  enough  of  it. 

Using  my  programme,  I  flitted  from  venue  to  venue  to  catch  as 


many  plays  as  I  could.  Others  were 
doing  the  same;  mostly  boys,  but 
also  an  impressive  number  of 
parents  who  told  me  in  rapid 
passing  that  they  always  look 
forward  to /'OCK?  week. 

1  was  both  amazed  and 
humbled  by  the  professionalism  and  sheer  exuberation  of  that 
first  FOCUS  Festival  1  witnessed.  And  the  fact  that  the  boys  had 
initiated  the  plays  and  had  then  been  availed  of  the  guidance  of 
professionals  from  the  theatre  world  just  added  to  my 
stupefaction. 

1  wrote  to  William  once  again  to  congratulate  him  on  this 
outstanding  and  unique  festival;  something  1  had  never  seen 
before  in  all  Ted's  and  my  years  of  involvement  in  independent 
schools  across  Canada,  and  something  I  do  not  believe  occurs  in 
any  other  school.  From  then  on,  my  friendship  with  William  and 
partnership  in  things  dramatic  were  cemented. 

During  our  second  year  at  S.A.C.,  I  began  to  note  some 
things  about  the  campus  of  a  decidedly  comic  nature  that 
could  well  be  translated  into  drama.  So,  1  drafted  a  wee  play. 
It  was  brief  and  unpolished;  but,  because  I  had  noticed, 
among  the  largesse  of  plays  at  my  first  FOCUS,  the  evident 
lack  of  one  involving  the  faculty  and  staff,  I  thought  the  time 
had  come  to  have  such  a  play.  Kwik  Kopy  Kollege  was  the 
result.  I  placed  my  draft  in  William's  pigeon-hole  in  the 
Masters  Common  Room. 


"/  was  introduced  to  my  first  FOCUS  Festival.  WOW!  Was  I  surprised! 
This  was  great  -  challenging  -  entertaining  -  /  couldn't  get  enough  of  it. 


THE     ANDREAN     |     3 


FOCUS  FESTIVAL 


FOCUS  plays  are  staged  in  venues  all  around  the  Campus.  Written,  produced  and  acted  in  by  the  students  -  this 
production  starred  (l-r)  Brad  Cowan  '95,  Geoff  Cattrall  '95  and  Kevin  Hurley  '96. 


Scene  2 

Cast:  Jane  Staunton,  William  Scoular 

Setting:  Front  door,  Headmaster's  House  

Time:  March  1999  

(Knock  on  door  heard.  Jane  opens  door  to  William) 

WILLIAM:  Got  your  play.  I  love  it!  This  can  work!  But  can  you 

add  a  few  cameos? 

JANE:  Whaddaya  mean  -  write  more?? 

WILLIAM:  Yep!  Luigi,  the  School  chef,  wants  to  be  in  it  -  and 

Gord  Richmond,  the  School  courier.  Can  you  have  it  ready  for  me 

by  this  evening  -  for  rehearsal? 

I  dutifully  wrote  all  the  extra  pieces  William  ordered,  believing 
that  the  cameo  people  had  actually  asked  to  be  in  the  play  and 
that  William's  deadline  was  cemented  -  and  Kwik  Kopy  Kollege 
proved  to  be  a  hit,  starring  Steve  Amell  '00  as  Headmaster  in  the 
lead  role.  1  also  learned  how  to  work  with  William  -  write 
quickly,  include  parts  for  all  the  people  he's  conscripted,  and 
that  "soon"  means  "now." 

From  that  time  on,  my  involvement  with  FOCUS  has  been  a 
given.  I  have  attempted  to  write  a  comic  play  each  year,  often 
conning  new  teachers  into  believing  that  starring  in  a  play  is  a 


pre-requisite  of  employment! 
However,  this  is  not  a  story 
about  me  and  my  efforts  at 
play  writing.  It  is  an 
account  of  what  the  FOCUS 
Festival  means  to  all  of  us 
here  at  St.  Andrew's 
College. 

First  off,  the  FOCUS 
Festival  directly  involves 
some  eighty-percent  of  the 
student  body.  The  boys 
write  one-act  plays,  in  their 
drama  classes  or 
independently;  they  sign  up 
to  act;  they  direct,  manage, 
produce;  they  learn  to  set 
and  light  a  play;  they 
scrounge  up  props  and 
costumes;  they  find  venues 
fitting  to  the  play;  they 
advertise  and  promote. 
So,  what  about  the  other 
twenty-percent  you  might  be 
wondering?  Well,  most  are 
fully  involved  in  the 
burgeoning  connections  to 
FOCUS  such  as  producing  works  for  the  stunning  art  exhibition 
and  performing  in  splendid  music  department  presentations. 
And,  then,  some  students  simply  attend  the  above  productions, 
choosing  not  to  be  directly  involved  but  helping  to  provide 
enthusiastic  audiences. 

Secondly,  the  boys  are  not  left  to  flounder  on  their  own, 
talented  or  not  as  they  may  be.  This  drama  festival  has  serious 
aspirations  and  is  seriously  managed.  As  Old  Boy  and  frequent 
FOCUS  actor,  Mark  Gooderliam  '99  remarks,  William  Scoular 
"is  the  backbone  of  the  entire  operation  and  the  amount  of 
organization  and  time  that  go  into  it  is  exhausting  to  even 
think  about." 

William  Scoular  ensures  that  submitted  plays  are  worthy  of 
production  and,  if  not,  takes  steps  to  "tweak"  them  himself.  He 
brings  professionals  from  the  theatre  and  film  world  to  ensure 
that  the  FOCUS  Festival  offerings  are  polished,  well  acted,  and 
with  sound  and  light  worthy  of  the  West  End  of  London.  (And,  for 
the  record,  as  Scoular  has  an  additional  full  life  outside  St. 
Andrew's,  professionally  directing  plays  world-wide  -  from 

"FOCUS  Festival  offerings  are  polished, 
well  acted,  and  with  sound  and  light 
worthy  of  the  West  End  of  London. " 


THE     ANDREAN      |     4 


FOCUS  FESTIVAL 


London  to  Uruguay-  he  has  many  theatre  colleagues  to  call  on.) 
Third,  Scoular  is  committed  to  producing  a  festival  of  plays 
that  makes  us  think.  And  sometimes  might  make  us 
uncomfortable.  It  is  his  opinion  that  theatre  should  be  honest, 
real,  and  relevant:  Therefore,  FOCUS  is  not  simply  about 
laughs  and  gags.  The  boys  write  plays  that  reflect  their  reality 
-  and,  often,  their  language.  Violence,  prejudice,  bias,  sexism, 
racism,  swearing  -  and  sometimes  even  smoking  onstage  - 
comprise  many  of  their  plays. 

This  aspect  of  FOCUS  disturbs  many  people,  from  faculty  to 
parents;  and  my  husband,  Ted,  regularly  receives  letters  and 
emails  after  each  FOCUS  Festival  complaining  about  the  content 
of  the  plays  offered.  The  contentiousness  of  FOCUS  offerings  is 
oft  debated  at  the  School,  but  1  think  1  can  confidently  say  that 
we  all  feel  much  happier  knowing  that  subversive  streaks  are 
acted-out  rather  than  actually  enacted. 

The  annual  FOCUS  Festival  began  16  years  ago  with  William 
Secular's  desire  to  orchestrate  an  all-school  arts  event  in  late 
May  that  could  engage  everyone;  break  the  tension  of  the  prior 
demanding  Cadet  events  and  the  immediately  following  highly 
pressured  upswing  to  final  exams;  and  involve  almost  everyone  in 


Paul  Perrier  '01  starred  in  the  one-man  show  Sacr6  Bleu. 

the  arts  -  dramatic,  musical,  and  artistic.  He  wanted  that  first  3- 
day  festival  of  the  arts  to  be  big,  splendid,  and  talked-about  - 
and,  most  importantly,  focus  on  the  human  condition  that  we  all 
share.  That  first  FOCUS  Festival  was  seminal. 

Fraser  Cowell  (English  and  Drama  teacher)  recalls  those 
heady  days:  'Wacky  sets  were  built  in  unorthodox  places  and 
professional  actors,  such  as  Elizabeth  Shepherd,  came  to  the 
school  to  add  pizzazz.  The  event  was  big,  outrageous  and 
enormously  successful." 

William  Scoular  recalls  it  differently,  however:  "1  had  to  twist 
arms  to  wring  out  five  plays,  and  hoped  that  the  boys  would 


become  involved  or,  simply  turn  out  to  watch  them." 

Typically,  the  truth  lies  somewhere  in  between.  The  first 
FOCUS  Festival  was  a  decided  success,  but  work  still  had  to  be 
done  to  engage  an  increasing  number  of  boys.  Luckily  then 
Headmaster,  Bob  Bedard,  and  his  wife,  Anne,  were  enthusiastic 
supporters  of  the  arts  and  their  immediate  positive  imprint 
ensured  that  FOCUS  could  and  would  continue  -  and  be 
supported  by  the  School. 


Paintings  by  Albert  and  Herbert  Leung  '99  are  admired  by  Grade  1 1  Physics 
students  (l-r)  Michael  Chong,  Alexander  Sutherland  and  Justin  Oh.  The 
paintings  are  now  hanging  on  the  third  floor  of  the  main  McLaughlin  Hall 
stairwell  en-route  to  the  Physics  Department.  The  visual  arts  play  an  important 
role  in  the  annual  FOCUS  Festival. 

Since  that  first  year,  the  FOCUS  Festival  has  grovra  by  leaps 
and  bounds.  More  and  more  professionals  from  William's  purview 
have  driven  the  404  at  night  and  day  to  help  out  and  be  involved. 
Famed  actors  such  as  the  already-mentioned  Elizabeth  Shepherd 
(the  first  Emma  Peal  of  The  Avengers  and  an  international  star 
of  stage  and  screen),  Margaret  Lamarr  (acclaimed  actor  and,  by 
the  way  Wynona  Ryder's  foster-mother),  Barbara  Chillcot  (famed 
actress  and  sister  of  the  late  Old  Boy  actor  Donald  Davis  '46), 
Jenny  Turner,  Claire  Crawford,  Doris  Petrie,  Allegra  Fulton, 
Adrian  Hough,  Patrusha  Sarakula,  Frank  Ruffio  and  Anne 
Farquhar  have  all  played  parts  in  FOCUS  plays  over  the  years. 
And  directors  such  as  John  Broome  (from  Stratford),  Robert 
Reid,  Mario  Azzopardi  (international  film  director  and  father  of 
Yari  '01),  Marc  Landry,  Ned  Vukovik,  and  everybody's  favourite, 
Pat  Dawson,  have  all  lent  their  professional  hands  to  ensuring 
that  FOCUS  plays  are  seriously  undertaken  and  delivered. 

Venues  that  the  boys  choose  to  stage  their  productions  in  are  as 
imaginative  as  the  plays  themselves.  Besides  the  prosaic  Science 
Lecture  Hall  and  Ketchum  Auditorium,  audiences  have  been  led  by 
their  programmes  to  such  unusual  places  as  the  Health  Centre 
infirmary;  the  Dunlap  locker  room;  a  basement  washroom;  the  old 
Eaton  Pool  (just  prior  to  demolition);  the  crypt  beneath  the 
Memorial  Chapel;  the  props  room  beneath  Ketchum;  the  flagpole; 
back  seats  of  cars  driven  around  the  campus;  the  conference  room; 


THE     ANDREAN     |     5 


FOCUS  FESTIVAL 


and,  one  year,  to  read  plays  written  on  the  back  of  T-shirts  worn  by 
their  authors!  The  backstage  of  Ketchum  has  also,  in  recent  years, 
been  imaginatively  turned  by  Scoular  into  an  intimate  new  space. 

Staggering  to  believe,  but  Scoular  also  organizes  a  Cabaret 
Evening  on  the  last  night  of  the  FOCUS  Festival.  He  brings  to  the 
campus  a  plethora  of  acclaimed  musical  talents  and  new  ones. 
Once  held  in  the  former  Tuck  Shop,  the  Cabaret  has  moved  to 
new  sites  on  the  campus,  including  the  Gallery  and  the  new, 
outdoor,  stepped  amphitheater  between  Dunlap  Hall  and  Rogers 
Hall  and  the  new  Middle  School. 

Visiting  artists  at  Cabaret  have  included,  besides  stalwart 
participant  and  recorded  singer  Greg  Dominate,  former  Director 
of  Administration,  singers  David  Ramsden,  Rebecca  Jenkins, 
John  Alcorn,  Cindy  Matthews,  Maggie  Casselas,  comedian  Elvira 
Kurt,  Rosalba  Martini  (famed  Mistress  of  the  Dark),  Kate  Rogers 
(daughter  of  S.A.C.  Director  Dem  Rogers  '59)  and  often  the  ever 

irrepressible  and 
acclaimed  Kurt 
Swinghammer 

Mark  Gooderham 
'99  remarks,  "when  1 
was  involved  in 
FOCUS,  1  remember 
thinking,  "Wow, 
Scoular  must  know 
every  artist  in  Toronto 
-  from  actor  to 
costume  designer!"  He 
adds  that  what  is 
always  special  about 
y^OCtt?  is  "...it  is  not 
only  about  the  S.A.C. 
students:  seasoned 
professionals  are 
involved,  as  well  as 
teachers  and  even 
parents." 

As  Mark  notes, 
after  the  current 
parents  became  avid 
FOCUS  attendees, 
they  also  gradually 
became  actually  involved.  Bitten  by  the  drama  bug  of  their  sons, 
they  soon  signed  up  to  be  in  plays  themselves.  Many  parents  and 
even  Board  members  have  starred  in  FOCUS  plays  over  the  last 
few  years.  Who  can  forget  Doris  Poirer  (former  Ladies'  Guild 
President)  as  the  Head  Cowgirl  and  Ted  Parent  (Board  member) 
as  a  dude  in  Cowgirls  in  1999?  And  Joanne  Stock  and  Wendy 
Marshall  as  the  ditzy  Cowgirls,  Linda  Housser  as  the  ever-helpful 
Rhoda,  and  Barbara  Abraham  as  Shrinking  Violet?  And  Kevin 
McHenry,  Greg  Reid,  and  Ted  Staunton  in  Fyootchersaci  Gayle 
Petri  and  Dolly  Moffat-Lynch  and  the  ever-irrepressible  and 


Headmaster  Ted  Staunton  played  a  lead  role  In 
the  epic  "They  Shoot  Cowgirls,  Don't  They?";  a 
FOCUS  masterpiece. 


beloved  Betty  Hamilton  (widow  of  Jim  Hamilton  '33,  and 
grandmother  of  Stuart  Manchee  '03  and  a  frequent  star  of 
FOCUS)  in  Girls  just  Wanna  Bel 

As  Angela  Phillips,  former  Dean  of  Students  (and  herself  a  star 
in  Kwik  Kopy  Kollege),  recalls,  "the  wonderful  part  about  FOCUS 
is  the  interaction  between  various  grades  and  staff  and  faculty 
members  and  parents.  Everyone  is  on  a  level  playing  field  and 
learns  so  much  from  one  another  The  spirit  of  camaraderie  and 
cherished  memories  that  will  last  a  lifetime  are  created  through 
this  wonderful  exploration  in  the  creative  arts." 

But,  even  though  FOCUS  has  begun  to  involve  teachers, 
parents,  staff  and  even  Board  members,  we  need  to  recall  that 
the  festival  does  not  exist  simply  to  entertain  us.  Certainly  many 
plays  do,  and  we  are  charmed  by  them.  But  it  is  still,  primarily 
and  most  importantly,  the  boys'  own  festival.  They  need  it,  want 
it,  and  use  it.  They  are  burning  to  tackle  big  and  often  painful 
issues,  and  the  plays  they  write  themselves  often  scorch.  They 
are  finding  their  own  voices,  and,  sometimes,  those  voices  offend. 
Audience  members  sometimes  leave  a  performance,  shaking 
their  heads.  "What  has  the  School  come  to?"  they  ask. 

Well,  it  has  come  to  a  festival  of  the  dramatic  arts  that  reflects 
reality,  that's  what.  As  William  Scoular  says,  "We  need  to  tell  all 
stories,  both  entertaining  and  painful  -  and  we  need  to  be  firm 
in  our  resolve  to  do  this  because  to  do  one  without  the  other  is  to 
completely  misunderstand  the  human  condition  that  we  depict. 
And  that  wouldn't  be  much  of  an  education,  would  it?" 

As  former  parent,  Peter  Williams  (father  of  Justin  '00)  writes: 
"It  was  a  great  privilege  to  be  able  to  see  most  of  the  21  plays  at 
FOCUS  this  year.  The  talent  of  the  boys  was  astounding.  The 
productions  seemed  to  run  the  gamut  of  emotions  and  because 
the  portrayals  were  so  excellent  and  so  real,  1  often  felt  1  was 
taking  upon  myself  the  emotions  of  the  characters  before  me.. . .  1 
congratulate  the  School  on  having  the  visceral  courage  to 
produce  plays,  many  of  which  have  coarse  language,  are 
poignant,  violent,  even  upsetting,  but  without  which  words  and 
themes  we  would  be  derived  of  a  window  into  today's  realities." 

Although  Scoular  prefers  to  let  FOCUS  speak  for  itself,  he  did 
recall  some  favourite  plays  from  over  the  years. 

Of  the  more  than  300  plays  that  have  amazed,  delighted, 
engaged  (and  sometimes  enraged!)  FOCUS  audiences  over  the 

''The  annual  FOCUS  Festival  will 
continue  to  amuse,  charm,  entertain, 
aggravate,  unsettle  and  shock 
because  it  provides  a  wide-open 
window  to  the  world  as  seen  through 
male  adolescent  eyes. " 


THE     ANDREAN     |     6 


FOCUS  FESTIVAL 


Linda  Housser,  Doris  Poirier, 
"They  Shoot  Cowgirls,  Don't 


past  sixteen  years,  here's  a  dozen  (in 
no  particular  order)  that,  for  me  at 
least,  are  indelibly  etched  in  the 
memory:  Fun;  A  Cream  Cracker  Under 
the  Settee;  Tape;  Cabin  12;  Kwik  Kopy 
Kollege;  Breastmen;  The  Hardy  Boys; 
The  Mystery  of  Where  Babies  Come 
From;  Toyer;  But  I'm  Still  Here;  What 
We  Do  With  It;  Politics  in  the  Park; 
What  Are  You  Doing  In  There?;  The 
Universal  Language. 

Scene  3 

Cut  to:  Languid  afternoon  in 

June  2005. 

Setting:  the  Headmaster's  garden. 

Bright  spot  on:  a  luncheon  table  of 

empty  plates  with  a  group  of  Ladies' 

Guild  volunteers  sipping  coffee. 

LADY  1: 1  tried  to  see  most  of  the  plays  last  week  a,t  FOCUS  but 

there  were  too  many  to  get  to! 

LADY  2:  Did  you  see  Rooftop  and  Judgement  Call  -  they  were  amazing!" 

LADY  3:  No,  but  1  saw  God  and  Hockey  and  didn't  get  it  at  all. 

LADY  4:  Well,  1  saw  it  and  found  it  very  funny  and  clever,  but 

was  offended  by  some  of  the  language  and  sexual  gestures. 

LADY  5:  1  agree.  I'm  not  a  prude,  but  1  wonder  what  compels  the 

boys  to  add  expletives,  lewd  sexual  gestures,  and  an  ever-present 

cigarette  to  a  perfectly  serviceable  script. 

LADY  2:  Ha,  ha  -  you  obviously  don't  have  a  son  of  seventeen! 

LADY  4:  Does  that  mean  we  have  to  hear  it?  And  see  it? 

LADY  2:  Hold  on  a  minute  -  is  FOCUS  for  us  or  for  the  boys? 

The  annual  FOCUS  Festival  will  continue  to  amuse,  charm, 

entertain,  aggravate,  unsettle  and  shock  because  it  provides  a 

wide-open  wdndow  to  the  world  as  seen  through  male  adolescent 

eyes.  And  it  will  continue  to  make  some  of  its  audience 


Mark  your  calendars! 

FOCUS  Festival 
2006 

May  10-12 


Jane  Staunton,  Barbara  Abraham  and  William  Scoular  at  the  conclusion  of 
They?" 

uncomfortable.  St.  Andrew's  College  is  to  be  commended  for 
permitting  -  nay  encouraging  -  this  unique  and  often  troubling 
plethora  of  plays  for  all  of  us  to  witness.  1  shall  leave  my  final 
words  to  William  Scoular,  who  said,  "Over  the  years  I've  got  used 
to  seeing  spectators  who  were  indignant,  flummoxed  and 
outraged.  Bored,  I've  never  seen."  H 

JANE  STAUNTON 


SOME  OF  THE  OLD 
BOYS  WHO  HAVE  BEEN 
INVOLVED  WITH  FOCUS 
OVER  THE  YEARS 

Scott  Armstrong  '92 
Torin  Buzek  '92 
Mike  DeAngelis  '92, 
Mark  Gooderham  '99 
Rob  Gray  '99 
Darcy  Montgomery  '92 


THE     ANDREAN     |     7 


St.  Andrew's  College  offers  a  unique  opportunity  for  students 
interested  in  the  Visual  Arts.  We  offer  two  programs:  Visual  Arts 
and  Media  Arts,  both  housed  in  the  Wirth  Art  Centre. 


This  beautiful  three-story  facility  replaces  the  Dunlap  Hall 
gymnasium  and  was  one  of  the  three  major  building  additions  to 
the  school  in  the  first  phase  of  the  Campus  Master  Plan. 
Completed  for  the  2003-04  school  year,  the  visual  arts  facility 
houses  on  the  lower  level:  the  Middle  School  arts  studio,  the 
printmaking  studio,  and  the  sculpture  ceramics  studio. 

The  main  floor  contains  the  media  arts  studio;  The  Review  office, 
used  by  yearbook  staff;  and  the  painting  studio  for  senior  students. 


On  the  mezzanine  level  is  a  drawing  studio,  which  is  also 
used  for  lectures,  seminars  and  slide  viewing.  Art  history  and 
art  appreciation  are  a  component  of  all  Upper  School  visual 
arts  courses. 

This  means  we  have  studios  which  are  used  for  a  specific 
application,  and  are  designed  to  make  that  use  as  productive  and 
efficient  as  possible. 

For  example  in  the  sculpture  studio,  20  grade  1 1  students  were 
recently  working  on  a  sculpture  assignment,  where  each  boy  is 
making  a  life-sized  sculpture  bust  of  an  historical  character, 
using  plaster.  When  finished  each  of  these  measured  about  a 
meter  high,  and  some  about  a  meter  wide.  A  project  of  this  scale 
would  have  been  impossible  in  a  lesser  location.  In  the  painting 


THE     ANDREAN     |     8 


ARTS 


studio,  oil  paintings  up  to  four  by  seven  feet  iiave  been  produced 
and  we  are  deligtited  ttiat  the  studio  will  accommodate  many 
projects  of  this  size  and  scale  to  be  worked  on  simultaneously. 

The  painting  studio  provides  a  creative  and  welcoming 
atmosphere.  It  has  a  very  high  ceiling,  plenty  of  natural  and 
artificial  light,  and  warm  textures  in  the  way  of  decorative  wood 
trims  and  furnishings. 

This  year  grade  12  students  worked  on  a  drawing  assignment, 
which  consisted  of  three  quarters  life  size  self-portraits.  They 
each  had  enough  space  to  work  on  their  drawing  comfortably, 
and  leave  it  hanging  on  the  drawing  board  between  classes,  as 
other  students  have  space  they  can  use. 

We  can  carry  out  many  different  activities  simultaneously,  so 
that  students  can  take  photographs  using  spotlights  in  one 
corner,  while  others  can  manipulate  the  photograph  they  have 
taken  on  their  laptop,  or  print  the  poster  they  have  designed. 
They  can  print  the  photograph  they  took  of  the  model  as  a  source 
for  their  portrait;  or  carry-on  with  their  drawing  because  they 
have  already  finished  that  stage  of  preparation.  Students  can 
come  in  to  stretch  and  prime  their  canvases  during  their  free 
time,  or  clean-up  at  the  sink  without  disturbing  anyone. 

In  the  mezzanine  studio,  we  can  deliver  art  history  lessons  in 
the  comfort  of  a  space  with  excellent  acoustics,  which  can  be 
darkened  and  is  perfect  for  viewing  slides  of  artworks.  The  room 
is  equipped  with  a  sound  system  sOTt  is  suitable  for  watching 
videos  as  well. 

The  media  arts  studio  is  completely  self-contained.  Like  the 
rest  of  the  school,  it  has  high-speed  wireless,  and  a  projector  and 


The  painting  studio 
provides  a  creative  and 


The  Gallery. 


screen.  Each  workstation  is  equipped  with  a  large  screen 
computer  monitor,  and  has  a  docking  station  for  the  student's 
laptop.  It  is  equipped  with  a  large  capacity  colour  printer,  as  well 
as  a  special  project  poster  printer. 

It  is  obvious  that  the  new  facilities  enable  us  to  deliver  a  superior 
program,  in  a  spectacular  setting,  and  a  creative  atmosphere. 
Students  can  work  on  projects  that  were  simply  not  an  option  until 
now,  and  can  work  on  a  size  and  scale  impossible  until  now. 

The  Wirth  Art  Centre  was  developed  alongside  the  Gallery, 
which  is  a  spectacular  and  elegant  setting,  and  a  main 
thoroughfare  for  students.  It  is  a  comfortable  and  inviting  place  to 
meet  and  it  is  an  ideal  space  for  displaying  drawings,  paintings, 
sculpture  and  other  three-dimensional  works.  The  windows  that 
open  to  the  studios  below  allow  you  to  see  the  studios  in  action, 
and  have  glass  shelves,  which  are  used  to  display  student  work. 


Middle  school  student  Arthur  Fu,  grade  8,  works  on  a  watercolour. 


THE     ANDREAN     |    9 


mIkbs 


2006  Graduates  (L-R)  Jesen  Tanadi,  Andy  Chiu  and  David  Kanhai  pose  with  their  life  size  self  portraits  in  the  Gallery  in  March. 


^^^^^^^^Kja>L'*>- 

i^H 

^HBii<?«- 

-^^^^.^^^H 

■nFi  w 

jv;«^  "V^l 

^ 

^^^^^■H**''' 

gj^ 

The  Painting  Studio  in  tlie  Wirtii  Arts  Ce 
Dunlap  gymnasium  affords  wonderful  lig 


THE     ANDREAN     |      10 


\re  for  senior  students.  The  former 
land  creative  space  for  student  artists. 


THE     ANDREAN     |     11 


ARTS 


"7/76  objective  is  to 
educate  the  eye  as  well  a 
the  hand,  and  the  mind  a 
well  as  the  heart " 


Grade  11  artists  were  challenged  to  create  a  cartoon  or  animation 
creature  based  on  a  fish  theme.  Here  are  some  scary  results. 


Jerome  Biroo,  grade  7,  with  his  sculpture. 


VISUAL 


ms  consists  of  activities  sucli  as  drawing,  painting, 
design,  digital  photograpliy,  sculpture,  ceramic,  and  printmaking. 
Also  known  as  the  fine  arts,  these  studio  activities  are 
incorporated  by  varying  degrees  into  ail  our  courses. 

The  objective  is  to  educate  the  eye  as  well  as  the  hand,  and 
the  mind  as  well  as  the  heart.  Sounds  pretentious,  but  it  is  true. 
We  aim  to  develop  in  the  student  the  ability  to  see  and  not  just 
look,  and  to  analyze,  understand,  recognize  and  organize  what 
they  see. 

We  teach  them  technical  skills,  so  they  can  draw  and  paint 
images  based  on  what  they  see. 

These  skills  in  turn  enable  them  to  create  images,  patterns, 
and  compositions  from  their  imagination. 

We  teach  them  about  fundamentals  of  design  and 
composition  {The  Elements  and  Principles  of  Arts),  and 
specific  skills  and  theories  (e.g.  perspective,  colour  harmony, 
art  appreciation).  We  teach  them  to  not  only  draw  and  paint 
what  they  see,  but  also  eventually  to  develop  designs  and 
images  that  are  their  original  creations.  This  is  made  possible 
by  our  versatile  studio  facilities. 

As  you  walk  inside  our  many  buildings,  you  will  find  works  of 
art  prominently  displayed.  Most  have  an  historical  or  personal 
connection  with  the  school.  Some  are  by  well-known  artists 
(such  as  Lawren  Harris  '06),  or  contemporary  artists  (such  as 
Old  Boys  Paul  Mantrop  '87,  Rob  Saley  '89,  Steve  McDonald 
'88,  Gord  Kemp  '88  and  Chris  Roberts  '87),  Each  year  the 
school  buys  an  outstanding  work  of  art  from  one  of  our 
graduating  students.  This  work  becomes  part  of  our  art 
collection,  and  is  proudly  displayed  in  the  school. 


MEDIA  ART 


Media  Arts  differs  from  the  visual  arts  in  the  materials  and 
tools  the  students  use  in  creating  their  work.  Here  art  is 
created  with  the  computer.  Media  Arts  incorporates  computer 
graphics,  video  editing,  digital  photography,  computer 
animation,  desktop  publishing,  and  layout  design.  One  of  the 
great  accomplishments  of  the  department  is  the  production  of 
our  yearbook  The  Review.  It  is  a  rich,  complex  and 
sophisticated  publication,  totally  produced  in-house  (except  for 
the  final  printing  of  course!) 

By  working  on  assignments  and  tutorials,  students  learn  to  use 
a  variety  of  programs,  often  integrating  features  from  several  to 
come  up  with  original  images  and  designs.  Students  often  use 
digital  cameras  and  video  cameras,  to  create  the  basic  source  for 
their  work.  Digital  photographs  can  be  developed  into  posters, 
ads,  brochures,  packaging  and  magazine  covers.  Films  can  be 
edited,  and  sound  and  visual  effects  added.  By  using  the 
appropriate  programs,  the  students  can  create  their  own 
computer  generated  short  films. 

We  are  called  upon  for  creative  input  from  various  areas  of 
the  school  and  are  pleased  to  encourage  students  to  work  on 


THE     ANDREAN     |      12 


ARTS 


Head  of  Art,  Tino  Paolini,  demonstrates  a  sketching  technique  to  senior  students. 


projects  such  as  the  MacPherson  hockey  tournament  program, 
the  Ladies'  Guild  annual  Red  and  White  fundraising  event, 
FOCUS  Festival  and  many  other  projects  throughout  each 
school  year. 

In  conclusion,  I  would  like  to  mention  briefly  the  important 
role  the  Gallery  plays  in  our  department.  It  is  in  many  ways  the 
heart  of  the  school,  a  comfortable  and  inviting  space,  day  or 
night.  The  marble  floors,  the  wide  staircase  and  the  leather 


furniture  make  it  one  of  the  most  elegant  and  attractive  spaces 
in  the  school.  It  is  a  high  traffic  area,  and  it  is  here  that  we  have 
a  display  space  where  we  exhibit  to  the  school  the  work 
produced  by  the  students  in  our  program.  Next  time  you  are  on 
campus,  come  and  visit.  You  are  always  welcome! 

TINO  PAOUNI,  HEAD  OF  ART 


THE     ANDREAN     |     13 


NStRumeNia 


'Sii/ 


>■  i^ 


w 


THE  NEW  MUSIC  AT  S.A.C. 

"I  SEE  US  BUILDING  AND  BUILDING" 


It's  been  some  time  coming,  but  with  the 
arrival  of  Music  Head  Sandi  Chasson  at  St. 
Andrew's  five  years  ago,  music  at  the  school 
has  begun  to  find  a  new  direction  and  new 
levels  of  success.  The  2004-05  school  year  in 
particular  was  a  banner  season,  with 
achievements  on  many  fronts,  particularly 
at  the  annual  MimcFest  festival,  where  the 
S.A.C.  Wind  Ensemble  achieved  a  stellar 
result.  The  band  received  a  Triple  Gold 
rating,  qualifying  to  compete  at  the 
MjisicFest  National  level,  and  Sandi 
Chasson  scored  a  gi'eat  personal 
achievement  by  being  chosen  "Best 
Conductor"  from  a  field  of  more  than  160 
bands. 

The  2005-06  season  is  shaping  up  much 
the  same,  and  in  February,  the  Andrean 


spoke  with  Sandi  about  the  evolving 
department,  what  it  has  achieved  and 
where  it  is  heading. 

What  successes  has  the  Music 
Department  achieved  over  the  last 
year? 

The  Carol  Service  was  the  best  I've 
seen  since  I've  been  here.  The  new  venue 
is  much  improved  from  a  performance 
and  listening  standpoint  and  the  boys  are 
buying  into  it  more  than  ever  We've  had 
three  different  choral  directors  over  the 
years,  and  Michael  Tansley  has  been  the 
best  so  far 

I  think  our  greatest  success  of  the  year 
came  when  we  decided  to  compete  for 
the  first  time  at  a  high  level  at 
MusicFest.  This  is  a  regional  competition 


initially,  and  if  you  are  successful  at  the 
regionals  they  ask  you  to  compete 
nationally  Out  of  160  bands  that 
competed  from  across  Ontario,  they 
chose  12  to  go  to  the  nationals  and 
represent  our  province,  and  we  were 
among  them.  Unfortunately,  we  couldn't 
go  to  the  nationals  because  they  took 
place  right  at  the  start  of  our  S.A.C. 
exams.  It  was  a  real  honour  to  be  asked 
and  the  boys  were  very  excited  about  it. 
That  was  a  great  experience  for  them, 
not  just  playing  and  competing,  but 
getting  to  work  with  the  clinician  as  well. 
The  boys  were  actually  quite 
overwhelmed  by  the  process  of 
competing.  It  can  be  quite  terrifying  to 
have  adjudicators  listening  to  every  note 


THE     ANDREAN      |      14 


MUSIC 


you  play,  but  the  boys  rose  to  the  occasion  and  I  was  very,  very 
proud  of  them. 

Earlier  in  February  of  last  year  we  took  45  members  of  the 
Wind  Ensemble  to  the  Banff  Centre  for  Fine  Arts,  which  is  the 
mecca  of  music  in  Western  Canada.  We  were  there  for  four  days 
to  do  master  classes  with  experts,  work  on  music,  and  to  ski.  We 
all  had  a  great  time.  The  band  came  back  psyched  and  ready  to 
roll,  and  it  was  a  huge  part  of  why  we  did  well  at  MusicFest  two 
weeks  later  The  facilities  were  perfect  and  it  gave  us  the 
opportunity  to  work  hard  and  play  hard.  It  truly  was  an 
incredible  trip.  We'll  do  this  again  next  year,  but  we'll  go  for  a  bit 
longer,  we'll  perform,  and  we'll  hook  up  with  Professors  and 
music  students  from  the  University  of  Calgary  This  year  in  April 
we're  taking  54  of  our  boys  to  Chicago  to  compete  at  the 
American  Heritage  Music  Festival  with  900  other  participants 
from  all  over  Canada  and  the  U.S.  That  will  almost  certainly  be 
the  highlight  of  the  year. 

Cadets  in  Concert  was  a  great  success  again  this  year  and  last. 
The  combination  of  the  Wind  Ensemble  and  the  Pipes  &  Drums  is 
unique  in  Canada  and  goes  over  extremely  well  in  concert.  Then  of 
course,  there  was  the  Inspection  and  all  of  the  parades  in  April  and 
May  celebrating  the  100th  anniversary  of  the  Cadet  Corps. 

The  Conference  of  Independent  Schools  Music  Festival  - 
C.I.S.M.F.  -  was  also  a  great  coup  for  the  school.  Tell  us  more 
about  that. 

For  me,  C.I.S.M.F.  is  the  absolute  best  musical  opportunity  for 
our  students.  There  are  36  schools  that  participate  from  all  over 
the  country,  rehearsing  just  three  times,  culminating  in  the 
spectacular  concert  in  April  at  Roy  Thomson  Hall.  It  is  really 
moving  to  have  our  Pipes  &  Drums  pipe  the  audience  into  this 
great  hall  and  watch  the  performance  of  over  1,500  students. 
This  year  we  have  35  instrumental  musicians  who  have  earned 
places  by  audition;  this  is  more  than  any  other  independent 
school.  C.I.S.M.F  is  hugely  important  for  us  this  year  because  St. 
Andrew's  was  selected  as  the  host  of  the  festival  for  the  next  two 
years.  There  will  be  auditions  and  rehearsals  on  campus  for 
upwards  of  800  kids  and  our  students  and  staff  will  be 
ambassadors  for  the  school  both  here  and  at  Roy  Thomson  Hall 
in  April.  It's  a  huge  honour  to  host  this  Festival,  so  it  is  a  big 
priority  in  the  Music  Department  this  year. 

What  else  can  we  look  forward  to  in  the  next  year? 

Next  year  I'd  like  to  see  us  utilize  musicians  who  don't  get  much 
glory  -  guitar  players,  string  players,  rock  musicians  -  and  have  more 
small  groups  perform.  With  Don  Finlay  at  teachers'  college  for  a  year, 
I've  taken  on  the  Jazz  Band  with  the  help  of  our  Middle  School 
music  teacher  John  Richardson.  I'll  continue  to  work  with  the  Wind 
Ensemble.  Denny  Ringler,  who  joined  us  to  replace  Don  this  year,  is 
putting  his  experience  in  military  bands  to  work  with  the  repertoire 
credit  program  and  the  Cadet  side  of  the  Wind  Ensemble.  Brian 
McCue  produced  a  newly  formatted  Cadets  in  Concert  show  in 
February  and  will  continue  to  develop  percussionists. 

We  also  have  a  new  String  Ensemble  that  is  really  coming  into  its 


With  their  many  awards,  we  now 
have  the  largest  "First"  team  in 
the  school!  I  could  not  be  prouder! 


own.  This  is  taught  by  an  incredible  instructor  named  Jolanta 
Hickey  With  her  expertise  they  achieved  performance  level  very 
quickly  They  played  very  well  to  open  the  Carol  Service,  they  played 
at  Board  Chairman  Brian  Armstrong's  retirement  dinner,  and  now 
we're  sending  them  to  the  Kiwanis  Music  Festival  to  compete  in 
February.  They'll  play  in  a  combined  ensemble  with  the  strings  from 
Cardinal  Carter  Academy  for  the  Arts.  Virtually  none  of  the 
independent  schools  has  a  string  ensemble  any  more  so  that's  a 
coup  for  us  and  is  starting  to  draw  students  with  string  backgrounds 
to  the  school.  I'd  like  their  profile  to  increase  even  more. 

Our  overall  numbers  in  the  program  have  increased  a  great  deal 
in  the  past  couple  of  years,  so  we're  starting  a  training  band  for 
musicians  until  they  earn  a  place  in  the  Wind  Ensemble.  A  few 
years  ago,  we  had  just  29  students  in  the  Wind  Ensemble, 
compared  to  87  in  the  band  that  performed  at  this  year's  Carol 
Service.  The  presence  of  more  musicians  has  also  allowed  us  to 
start  a  clarinet  ensemble  and  a  saxophone  ensemble,  so  we're 
branching  out  from  just  the  concert  band.  We're  looking  for 
performance  opportunities  such  as  the  work  we're  doing  in  April 
with  the  Outreach  program,  where  the  Wind  Ensemble,  the  Middle 
School  Band,  and  the  Pipes  &  Drums  will  all  perform. 

What  do  you  envision  for  long-term  direction? 

Naturally  the  big  long-term  priority  is  a  new  home.  Our 
department  is  bursting  at  the  seams  and  spread  out  all  over 
campus.  We  need  an  enhanced  space  with  proper  teaching  and 
performing  facilities.  As  the  program  grows,  1  can  see  us  adding 
another  faculty  member.  We  definitely  need  more  ensembles. 
We  have  no  beginning  or  intermediate  concert  bands,  so  if  boys 
aren't  good  enough  to  play  in  the  senior  band  then  they  have  no 
place  to  play  except  for  class,  and  that's  not  the  way  to  develop 
musicians.  Of  course,  time  and  space  are  major  hurdles  in 
creating  the  sorts  of  ensembles  most  other  schools  have.  As  a 
start,  next  year  we'll  do  what  we  can  to  form  a  Grade  9/10  band. 
I  see  us  building  and  building,  though  we  need  to  remember 
we're  not  a  typical  music  program,  and  everyone  is  vying  for  the 
same  boys,  many  of  whom  are  very  busy  with  other 
extracurricular  programs  in  addition  to  academics  and 
athletics.  I'm  thrilled  with  how  much  we  have  done  in  the  face 
of  these  restrictions.  We've  made  a  great  start  and  the 
challenge  now  is  to  keep  the  ball  rolling.  With  their  many 
awards,  we  now  have  the  largest  "First"  team  in  the  school!  I 
could  not  be  prouder!  ES 

JIM  MCGILUVRAY 


2 


THE     ANDREAN     |     IS 


MUSIC 


B^S" 


WHAT  A  SOUND! 

On  April  3rd,  the  Conference  of  Independent  Schools'  Music 
Festival  (CISMF)  at  Roy  Thomson  Hall  was  outstanding.  The 
pacl<ed  audience  was  treated  to  a  fabulous  array  of  music,  from 
pipes  and  drums,  to  wind  ensembles,  to  choral  singing,  and  also 
concert  and  jazz  bands.  The  finale,  'This  is  My  Home",  written 
and  conducted  by  Robert  Buckley,  involved  over  1000  students 
from  36  independent  schools.  What  a  sound! 

St.  Andrew's  musicians  were  a  major  presence  at  the  event. 
S.A.C.  's  Director  of  Music,  Sandi  Chasson,  was  the  coordinator 
and  Master  of  Ceremonies;  our  pipers  and  drummers  entertained 
guests  as  they  arrived  for  the  concert,  and  over  50  S.A.C.  boys 
performed  in  one  or  more  of  the  bands.  The  day  will  go  down  as 
a  memorable  one  in  the  history  of  music  at  St.  Andrew's. 

Congratulations  to  Sandi  for  her  determined  efforts  to  make  this 
year's  event  the  best  CISMF  yet.  It  is  a  huge  undertaking, 
requiring  skill,  patience  and  humour,  three  qualities  which  Sandi 
has  in  abundance. 

Thank  you,  also,  to  our  teachers  John  Richardson  and  Jolanta 
Hickey  for  their  work  coordinating  the  instrumentals  and  strings 
respectively.  Finally,  congratulations  to  our  talented  musicians, 
who  stole  the  show!  H 


TED  STAUNTON,  HEADMASTER 


The  CISMF  involved  36  Independent  Schools  at  Roy  Thomson  Hall 


THE     ANDRE  AN     j     16 


THE  BOARD  WELCOMES.... 

THE  BOARD  OF  DIRECTORS  WELCOMED  TWO  NEW  MEMBERS 
IN  THE  SPRING  OF  2005.  EACH  BRINGS  A  DISTINCT  AND 
VALUABLE  SET  OF  SKILLS  TO  THE  24-MEMBER  BOARD. 


Andrew  P.  Dalton  78  graduated  from  St.  Andrew's  as  recipient 
of  the  Macdonald  Medal,  the  school's  most  prestigious  prize. 
Chief  Executive  Officer  of  Dalton  Engineering  and  Construction 
Limited,  a  66-year-old  building  services  firm,  he  brings  an 
extensive  range  of  experience  in  independent  schools 
governance.  He  was  Chairman  of  The  Sterling  Hall  School  from 
1993-1999,  acquiring  invaluable  experience  at  independent 
school  conferences  for  Conference  of  Independent  Schools 
(Ontario),  Canadian  Association  of  Independent  Schools  and  the 
National  Association  of  Independent  Schools  (North  America). 
St.  Andrew's  runs  in  the  Dalton  family.  Andrew's  father  Peter 
served  on  the  Board  of  Governors  from  1975-1984  and  was 
Chairman  of  the  S.A.C.  Foundation  from  1975-1980,  and  his  son 
Blake  spent  grades  seven  and  eight  at  the  School  before  finishing 
his  Upper  School  education  at  King's  Edgehill  in  Nova  Scotia. 
With  the  family  living  in  King  City,  Andrew's  daughters  Holly  and 
Kelly  attend  Country  Day  School.  His  wife  Julie  has  been  an 
active  volunteer  in  support  of  their  children's  schools  fundraising 
and  parents'  association  activities. 


Nancy  Near  continues  a  long  and  active  involvement  with  the 
school  that  began  with  the  enrolment  of  her  sons  Dan  "99  and 
Jamie  '00  in  the  mid-1990s.  Growing  up  in  Maxville,  Ontario  - 
home  of  the  largest  Highland  Games  on  the  continent  -  as  sister 
to  nine  siblings,  Nancy  came  to  St.  Andrew's  well  prepared  for 
the  environment.  She  is  Vice  President  of  The  John  Near  Annuity 
and  Insurance  Agency  and  has  been  able  to  pursue  many  years  of 
extremely  active  volunteer  work,  including  tenures  with  Meals  on 
Wheels  in  Markham,  the  March  of  Dimes,  The  Kidney 
Foundation,  The  Breast  Cancer  Society,  The  Arthritis  Society  and 
the  Special  Olympics.  She  served  as  S.A.C.  Ladies'  Guild 
President  during  the  school's  1999  Centennial  year,  and  was  the 
first  Guild  president  invited  to  sit  as  an  ex-officio  member  of  the 
Board  of  Governors. 

Her  independent  school  experience  has  not  been  limited  to  St. 
Andrew's.  With  daughter  Jessica  a  2002  graduate  of  Trafalgar 
Castle  School,  Nancy  enjoyed  four  years  of  involvement  there  as 
a  member  that  school's  Parents'  Guild. 


THE     ANDREAN     |     17 


FROM  THE  ARCHIVES 


100  YEARS  AGO 


75  YEARS  AGO 


1905-1906 

HEADMASTER:  DR.  D.  BRUCE  MACDONALD 

LIFE  AT  THE  NEW  ST  ANDREW'S  BY  C.  V.  MASSEY 


1930-1931 

HEADMASTER:  DR.  D.  BRUCE  MACDONALD 


Excerpt  from  the  Christmas  1905  Review 

We  are  now  safely  ensconced  in  the  new  premises,  and  the 
Chestnut  Parl(  era  is  almost  forgotten.  It  is  a  rather  big  change  to 
come  from  cramped  quarters  of  the  old  house,  but  we  are 
gradually  becoming  accustomed  to  the  new  palatial 
surroundings. 

Our  devoted  Old  Boys  would  perhaps  find  some  changes  in 
college  life  since  they  left  us.  They  would  of  course  be  filled  with 
dismay  at  the  disappearance  of  Sunday  afternoon  Bible  class  - 
that  has  gone  for  good.  And  they  would  notice  that  evening 
prayers,  instead  of  beginning  our  lamp-light  labours,  end  them; 
so,  while  we  used  to  attempt  cheerful  prayer  in  the  face  of  study, 
now  we  give  thanks  because  it  is  over. 

St.  Andrew  has  been  standing  on  his  pedestal  over  the  door  for 
some  months,  and  has  had  the  distinction  of  having  his 
photograph  taken  with  the  school  teams,  for  the  front  steps  will 
be  the  scene  of  all  such  pictures  hereafter. 

Traditions  are  everywhere  springing  up  around  the  new 
buildings,  and  college  spirit  is  becoming  constantly  stronger.  We 
are  assuredly  in  the  most  successful  year  in  the  school's  history, 
and  we  prophesy  a  bright  and  glorious  future  for  old  St.  Andrew's. 
Hoot,  mon! 


Excerpt  from  the  mid-summer  1931  Review 

St.  Andrew's  College,  in  her  thirty-second  year,  now  possesses  a 
beautiful  Georgian  chapel  erected  by  the  generosity  of  a  friend  of 
the  College  as  a  memorial  to  those  who  gave  their  lives  in  the 
Great  War.  No  more  fitting  memorial  could  be  devised  for  those 
Old  Boys  who  responded  so  loyally,  and  suffered  so 
uncomplainingly,  and  laid  down  their  young  manhood  so  freely,  in 
that  terrible  tragedy. 

The  foundations  of  the  chapel  were  laid  in  August  1930,  and 
with  favourable  weather  rapid  progress  was  made  during  the 
autumn,  and  by  Christmas  the  roof  had  been  finished;  by  the  end 
of  March,  the  spire  had  been  erected,  and  by  Easter,  with  the 
exception  of  a  few  details,  the  building  was  complete.  Every  step 
has  been  followed  by  the  boys  with  the  deepest  interest,  from  the 
mixing  of  the  concrete  for  the  foundation,  and  the  exact  and 
deliberate  fitting  together  of  the  great  blocks  of  stone  for  the 
massive  portico,  to  the  placing  of  the  vane  on  the  spire  nearly 
ninety-four  feet  above  the  floor  of  the  building;  then  came  the 
setting  up  of  the  pews  and  the  furnishings  of  the  chancel,  and 
finally  when  the  great  voice  of  the  organ  pealed  out,  the  school 
knew  that  the  memory  of  the  past  had  been  enshrined,  and  that 
there  stood  embodied  within  the  four  walls  of  this  place  of 
worship  the  promise  and  aspirations  of  the  future. 


THE     ANDREAN     |      18 


FROM  THE  ARCHIVES 


50  YEARS  AGO 

1955-1956 

HEADMASTER:  K.  G.  B.  KETCHUM 


25  YEARS  AGO 

1980-1981 

HEADMASTER:  DR.  THOMAS  A.  HOCKIN 


Excerpt  from  the  mid-summer  1956  Review 

On  Saturday,  June  2,  St.  Andrew's  Coilege  was  honoured  by  being 
invited  to  take  part  in  tlie  Trooping  of  the  Colour  in  honour  of 
Her  Majesty  the  Queen's  birthday  by  the  48th  Highlanders  in 
Toronto.  The  ceremony  took  place  at  the  C.N.E.  Grandstand  and 
the  salute  was  taken  by  the  Governor-General,  His  Excellency 
the  Rt.  Hon.  Vincent  Massey,  C.H.,  himself  an  Old  Boy  of  the 
school.  The  parade  was  under  the  general  command  of  Lt.  Col. 
Hamish  Mcintosh,  M.B.E.,  Officer  Commanding  the  48th 
Highlanders.  There  were  five  50  man  guards,  four  of  the  regular 
48th,  and  the  fifth  a  contingent  from  St.  Andrew's  College  under 
the  command  of  Cadet-Major  T.  A.  Richardson,  this  being  the 
only  school  invited  to  take  part  in  virtue  of  its  link  with  the  48th 
Highlanders.  All  went  off  well,  and  several  remarks  from  high 
quarters  were  noted  praising  the  precision  and  fine  drilling  of 
the  St.  Andrew's  guard. 


This  was  the  final  year  as  Headmaster  for  Dr  Hockin  who  had 
been  at  S.A.C.  since  1974.  After  leaving  he  became  a  Professor  at 
the  University  of  Western  Ontario.  He  served  as  a  Member  of 
Parliament  for  London  West  from  1984  to  1993.  He  held  positions 
of  Minister  of  State  (Finance),  Minister  of  Tourism,  Small 
Business,  Minister  of  Science  and  Minister  of  International 
Trade.  After  that  he  was  the  President  and  C.E.O.  of  The 
Investment  Funds  Institute  of  Canada. 

Ken  Marshall  was  a  distinguished  member  of  the  Class  of 
1981.  In  his  seven  years  at  S.A.C.,  he  was  the  first  boy  since  Paul 
Pentland  '37  to  have  been  a  member  of  12  or  more  First  teams 
in  a  major  sport.  From  1977  to  1981,  Ken  Marshall  played  1st 
cricket  for  five  years,  1st  soccer  for  four  years  and  1st  hockey  for 
three  years.  In  all,  he  represented  S.A.C.  in  245  games;  101  1st 
soccer,  93  1st  hockey  and  51  1st  cricket. 

His  S.A.C.  sweater-coat  with  his  team  bars  is  on  display  in  the 
Class  of  1954  School  Archives. 


'Wo  more  fitting  memorial  could  be  devised  for 
those  Old  Boys  who  responded  so  loyally, . . " 


THE     ANDREAN     |     19 


TtCHNOLOGY 

MEETS  AGELESS  GOALS 

An  Old  Boy  returning  to  the  school  today  has  no  difficulty 
recognizing  the  energy  and  enthusiasm  that  has  always  prevailed  at 
St.  Andrew's  College.  At  first  glance,  classroom  environments  seem 
familiar.  But  a  closer  look  reveals  an  amazing  transformation 
taking  place  in  the  way  education  is  delivered  and  received  at  one 
of  the  most  progressive  independent  schools  in  the  country. 

It  now  seems  hard  to  believe  that  it  was  only  four  years  ago  -  April, 
2002  -  that  St.  Andrew's  decided  to  introduce  laptop  computers  into 
daily  life  at  the  school.  Faculty  received  Dell  laptops  that  June,  and 
students  received  them  in  September  of  2003.  Both  the  excitement 
and  the  concerns  of  those  early  days  are  now  a  distant  memory  as  the 
St.  Andrew's  laptop  revolution  achieves  maturity. 


THE  TECHNOLOGICAL  INVASION 

By  the  turn  of  the  millennium  S.A.C.  had  reached  a  watershed. 
There  was  little  space  left  on  campus  to  build  more  computer 
labs,  teachers  had  trouble  booking  the  ones  that  were 
available,  and  when  class  lab  time  was  available,  shared 
machines  and  overloaded  network  logins  resulted  in  technical 
problems  that  quickly  devoured  the  hours.  However,  things  in 
the  technology  world  were  changing:  laptop  hardware, 
wireless  communication,  superior  operating  systems  and  new 
battery  technology  had  evolved  quickly,  so  that  by  2002  the 
laptop  was  ready  to  begin  the  transformation  of  our 
classrooms  without  the  problems  that  had  made  this 
impossible  earlier. 

Technology  is  not  simply  a  way  of  doing  the  same  things  we've 
always  done  faster.  Technology  can  transform  what  we  do  and 
how  we  do  it.  Laptops  shift  the  balance  of  the  technology 
equation  by  permitting  pervasive  computing  -  applying  the 
power  of  a  networked  computer  to  every  task  in  every  day. 

THE  CLASSROOM  TRANSFORMED 

Communication  is  the  most  obvious  transformation  that  occurs 
in  a  pervasive  computing  environment.  Wirelessly  connected 
computers  are  first  and  foremost  communication  tools  allowing 
people  to  share  text,  images,  sound,  video,  and  ideas.  While  a  boy 
still  learns  how  to  write  an  essay  or  hone  his  debating  skills  in 
traditional  ways,  he  now  has  a  whole  host  of  other  ways  by  which 
to  communicate  ideas,  share  information,  and  persuade  and 
inspire  his  audience  -  and  his  teacher.  Courses  now  use  video 
and  graphics.  Sports  teams  use  video  analysis  to  produce  better 
athletes.  Students  are  immersed  in  more  types  of  media  than 
ever  before,  some  of  them  unimagined  even  20  years  ago.  The 
computer  has  exploded  into  an  astonishing  array  of  learning 
tools  that  inspire  the  student  as  never  before. 

A  school  exists  in  the  interaction  and  interplay  of  people.  At 
S.A.C.  this  still  occurs  as  it  has  for  over  a  century  through 
in-person  discussions,  but  now  also  includes  a  massive  amount  of 
electronic  mail  and  postings  sent  over  our  FirstClass 
conferencing  system.  Much  more  than  just  e-mail,  the  FirstClass 
system  allows  people  to  interact  one-to-one  and  in  groups,  both 
within  the  school  and  within  the  world  beyond  our  gates.  The 
speed  of  transmission  of  ideas  has  accelerated  one-hundred  fold. 

With  this  increased  effectiveness  in  transmitting  words  and 
ideas,  it  is  astounding  to  see  how  much  our  faculty  and  students 
can  accomplish  throughout  the  course  of  a  year.  It  is  also 
incredible  to  see  the  wealth  of  information  available  to  students 
via  the  internet,  and  how  easy  it  can  be  to  draw  on  the  knowledge 
of  experts  and  the  companionship  of  friends  and  family  quickly. 
Parents  love  receiving  feedback  from  their  son's  teachers  by 
e-mail  and  online  marks;  students  love  chatting  with  friends  back 
home  -  even  when  back  home  is  many  time  zones  away. 

The  classroom  transformation  is  nowhere  more  apparent  than 
in  Geography  Geographers  no  longer  colour  maps  by  hand.  They 


THE     ANDREAN     |     20 


TECHNOLOGY 


now  use  a  computer  mouse  to  enter  data  into  layers  of 
information  on  maps  that  can  be  linked  and  cross-referenced  to 
other  maps  and  information.  Data  and  variables  can  be 
manipulated  and  applied  to  environmental,  social  and  economic 
issues  to  predict  outcomes  and  study  trends.  Our  students  using 
Geographic  Information  Systems  can  do  in  minutes  what  once 
took  a  professional  geographer  a  lifetime  to  accomplish. 

In  the  science  classroom,  students  can  produce  a  graph  of 
their  lab  data  in  the  time  it  takes  to  click  a  mouse  button,  and 
the  question  then  moves  on  to  the  fundamental  reasons  behind 
the  relationship.  A  transformation  occurs  because  the  focus  is 
now  on  the  higher  order  thinking  skills  of  data  manipulation  and 
analysis  rather  than  on  mere  collection  and  presentation  of  data. 
Rather  than  just  manage  logistics,  students  are  required  to  think 
more  critically  and  more  deeply  than  ever  before. 

Even  when  there  is  a  need  for  traditional  'practice'  rather  than 
higher  order  thinking,  computers  are  transforming  teaching. 
Using  SmartMusic  our  music  students  can  now  access  and  play 
along  with  recorded  music.  The  computer  both  plays  the 
accompaniment  and  records  the  student's  playing,  providing 
immediate  feedback  on  pitch,  tempo  and  expression.  When  the 
student  is  satisfied  with  his  performance,  he  can  e-mail  the 
recording  to  his  teacher  who  can  compare  it  to  previous 
recordings.  This  method  is  even  used  for  auditions. 


THE  FUTURE 

No  method  of  teaching  is  perfect,  and  with  new  technology  come 
new  questions  and  issues.  At  what  age  should  students  receive 
laptops?  Does  access  to  music,  information,  and  other  "free" 
materials  mean  there  is  license  to  use  it?  Are  new  skills  acquired 
at  the  expense  of  the  old?  Are  the  old  skills  still  relevant?  Should 
a  student  learn  how  to  do  basic  math  with  a  pencil  when  a 
calculator  is  available  at  his  fingertips? 

Although  these  questions  initially  appear  to  be  solely  about 
technology,  they  are  really  just  a  re-phrasing  of  age-old  questions 
about  what  constitutes  a  good  education  and  what  kind  of 
educational  tools  work  best  for  different  types  of  learners. 

What  better  place  to  address  these  issues  than  at  an 
independent  school  which  takes  the  moral  and  spiritual 
development  of  its  charges  very  seriously?  The  goal  of 
developing  'the  complete  man,  the  well-rounded  citizen"  has  not 
changed,  but  these  goals  have  expanded  to  include  the 
development  of  the  technologically  literate  man,  one  who  can 
address  the  ethical  challenges  and  responsibilities  that  come 
with  increased  knowledge  of-  and  unlimited  access  to  -  the 
world  in  which  we  live.  ES 
JON  BUTCHER 


"...how  easy  it  can  be  to  draw  on  the  knowledge  of  experts  and  the 
companionship  of  friends  and  family  quickly. " 


A  part  of  the  media  arts  studio  in  the  Wirth  Arts  Centre.  Student  laptops  plug  into  ports  (at  right  of  screens)  to  afford  them  larger  work  spaces. 


THE     ANDREAN     |     21 


OLD  BOY  PROFILE 


Christopher  Ball  8 


FLYING  HIGH  IN  FILM  AND  MORE 


3 
^ 


By  the  time  he  reached  St.  Andrew's  in  the  fall  of  1976,  Christopher  Ball  '81  had  already  been  a 
filmmaker  for  some  time,  having  discovered  a  home  movie  camera  in  his  parents'  attic  at  the  age  of 
nine.  He  really  began  to  hone  his  craft  at  S.A.C.,  creating  a  documentary  on  Fred  Hiltz's  'brass  monkey' 
winter  camping  trips,  an  hour-long  feature  on  the  Cadet  Corps  activities,  and  a  half-hour  drama. 

Following  graduation  from  Ryerson  with  a  Bachelor  of  Applied  Arts  degree,  he  began  full-time 
work  as  a  cinematographer  and  camera  operator,  working  in  Europe,  the  Caribbean  and  across 
Canada.  His  feature  films  such  d^i  Stolen  Heart  (1998)  and  award-winning  dramas,  TV  series, 
commercials,  short  films  and  videos  have  appeared  on  leading  TV  stations  and  played  at  festivals 
worldwide.  He  produces,  shoots  and  directs,  depending  on  the  needs  of  the  project.  Most  frequently 
credited  as  Chris  J.  Ball,  he  has  worked  as  executive  producer  on  21  feature  films  since  1996, 
including  Mrs.  Dalloway,  Cruel  Intentions,  and  this  year's  The  Prestige. 

While  working  on  the  hit  IWm  Fly  Away  Home  in  1996,  Chris  developed  an  interest  in  flying  and 
leapt  eagerly  into  hang-gliding.  This  led  to  ultralight  flying  instruction  and  an  ultralight  licence.  When 
he's  not  making  films,  Chris  teaches  flying  from  his  home  near  Mahone  Bay,  Nova  Scotia,  where  he 
lives  with  his  wife  Kristie  Sills,  who  also  works  in  the  film  industry  with  credits  as  assistant  director  in 
such  films  as  Cheaper  by  the  Dozen  2. 

Whitewater  canoeing,  cross-country  skiing,  scuba-diving  and  maple  syrup  production  round  out  the 
list  of  eclectic  activities  that  keep  this  high-flying  couple  engaged. 

On  March  23,  2006,  Christopher  and  his  wife  Kristie  welcomed  their  first  child.  Cirrus  Harry 
Neville  Ball,  born  in  Halifax  Q 


THE     ANDREAN     |     22 


OLD  BOY  PROFILE 


TURNING  A  PASSION  INTO 
A  PROFESSION 


Geoff  Browne  '91  has  been  directing  films  for  as  long  as  he  can 
remember  His  passion  for  photography  and  filmmaking 
certainly  goes  bacl<  to  his  years  at  S.A.C.,  when  his  video  work 
captured  attention  during  the  spring  FOCUS  Festival  at  the 
School.  Within  a  year  of  graduating  from  St.  Andrew's,  Geoff  had 
made  filmmaking  a  career  and  was  visiting  parts  of  the  world 
most  of  us  only  dream  of.  His  first  film  was  a  35mm  visual 
exploration  of  the  people  and  culture  of  Belize,  and  shortly 
thereafter  he  documented  a  journey  aboard  a  Russian  freighter 
that  sailed  across  the  Southern  Atlantic,  where  Geoff  became  the 
first  Canadian  to  land  on  Bouvet  Island.  Other  filmmaking 
ventures  involved  taking  trips  to  the  North  Arctic,  Malaysia, 
Saudi  Arabia,  Tibet,  China,  India  and  Nepal  to  name  a  few. 
Between  film  projects,  his  writing  and  photographs  have 
appeared  in  The  Globe  and  Mail  and  in  newspapers  and 
magazines  in  Vancouver  where  he  now  lives. 

Geoff  s  most  ambitious  film  project  to  date  was  the  the  award 
winning  docu-drama,  Call  it  Karma.  Call  it  Karma  is  an  inspiring 
true  story  about  a  young  Tibetan  Monk  named  Gyelton  Rinpoche 
who  in  1995  was  sent  on  a  spiritual  pilgrimage  by  his  Master  to 
walk  1,000  miles  from  his  remote  mountain  village.  He  made  his 
way  to  impoverished  Nepalese  villages  and  into  the  sacred  lands  of 
India.  Rinpoche  and  Geoff  met  in  2001  in  Vancouver  Together, 
they  travelled  back  to  Rinpoche's  home  village  where  Geoff 
witnessed  an  emotional  reunion  between  the  Rinpoche,  his  Master 
and  family  Call  it  Karma  has  appeared  at  numerous  film  festivals 
throughout  Canada  and  Europe  and  has  also  aired  on  Vision  TV, 
Bravo,  and  was  recently  picked  up  by  the  CBC.  The  National  TV 
Times,  said  'Call  it  Karmn,  is  a  striking  heartfelt  film  . . .". 

Recently  Geoff  directed  another  award  winning  docu-drama 
about  an  RCMP  officer  who  dedicated  four  years  of  his  life  to 
track  down  and  put  away  for  life  a  serial  pedophile  who  ran  free 
for  over  fifteen  years.  Catching  the  Chameleon  aired  on  CTV. 
Geoff  is  now  being  represented  as  a  director  by  one  of  Canada's 
leading  talent  agencies. 

The  dream  continues  for  Geoff  as  he  is  developing  two 
feature  dramatic  films  with  an  Academy  Award  winning  director 
and  producer  El 


THE     ANDRtAN     |     23 


OLD  BOY  PROFILE 


PLAYWRIGHT  TIPS  HAT 
TO  S.A.C. 


Ken  Cameron  '88  remembers  attending  live  theatre  as  a 
student  at  S.A.C.:  "I  recall  attending  events  with  Mr.  Ray  when  I 
was  a  student,  and  they  were  instrumental  in  decisions  about 
my  life's  goals." 

Ken's  goals  became  reality  and  today  he  is  an  active  and 
frequently  produced  playwright  and  Executive  Director  of  the 
Alberta  Playwrights'  Network,  a  provincial  organization  that 
develops  plays  and  encourages  playwrights  in  Alberta. 

After  leaving  S.A.C.,  Ken  studied  theatre  at  McGill  University 
before  moving  on  to  a  Masters  of  Fine  Arts  at  The  University  of 
Calgary.  In  Calgary  he  found  the  theatre  scene  as  vibrant  and 
thriving  as  the  city  itself  and  also  found  his  calling  as  a 
playwright  and  director.  Upon  graduation  he  founded  a  theatre 
company.  The  Art  Ranch,  and  became  immersed  in  the  local 
independent  theatre  scene.  Ken  spent  five  years  as  Assistant 
Director  with  One  Yellow  Rabbit  theatre  group,  touring 
internationally  and  honing  his  craft,  finally  leaving  in  2001  to 
join  the  Alberta  Playwrights'  Network. 

Ken's  phyMy  One  And  Only  premiered  at  The  Alberta 
Theatre  ?vo]ects'  Enbridge  playRites  Festival  '04,  also  played 
Edmonton's  Workshop  West  Theatre  in  April  2005,  and  was 
produced  off-off-Broadway  in  New  York.  The  play  was  featured  at 
The  National  Arts  Centre's  On  The  Verge  reading  series,  received 
an  honourable  mention  in  the  Herman  Voaden  National 
Playwriting  Competition,  and  was  nominated  for  the  Gwen  Pharis 
Ringwood  Award  for  playwriting. 

Ken  returns  to  the  stage  this  year  after  15  years  behind  the 
scenes  with  his  new  play  A/?/  Morocco.  The  play  is  a  response  to 
his  sister's  unexpected  death  in  2004  while  Ken  was  vacationing 
in  North  Africa,  and  describes  the  profound  spiritual  journey  he 
has  taken  since. 

It  is  worth  mentioning  that  Ken  returned  the  opportunity 
offered  by  the  school  so  long  ago.  When  One  Yellow  Rabbit         |^.; 
mounted  a  production  at  The  Factory  Theatre  in  Toronto,  Ken 
arranged  for  a  group  of  St.  Andrew's  students  to  attend  and  meet 
the  cast  backstage  after  the  show.  El 


THE     ANDREAN     |     24 


OLD  BOY  PROFILE 


TALK  ABOUT  CAREER  CHANGES! 


Geoff  White  '92  showed  tremendous  potential  in  technology  when  he  attended  S.A.C.  Working  closely  with 
Aubrey  Foy,  Geoff  Smith  and  classmate  Michael  Worry  '92  helped  to  implement  the  school's  fledgling 
computer  network.  He  fulfilled  this  potential,  shortly  after  graduating  from  University  of  Waterloo,  founding 
with  Michael  a  very  successful  Silicon  Valley  high-tech  firm  called  Nuvation  Labs.  But  while  business  was 
good  to  Geoff,  his  passion  for  photography  continued  to  grow  in  the  background. 

In  2001,  he  sold  the  business,  bought  a  Winnebago,  grabbed  his  camera,  and  took  a  three-month  tour  of  the 
United  States.  His  wife  Lara  joined  him,  and  within  a  short  time  the  two  had  begun  a  new  business  in 
wedding  photography  in  Redwood  City,  California.  True  to  Geoffs  artistic  talent  and  personal  style,  this  is  not 
just  any  wedding  photography. 

This  is  high-end  work  for  clients  who  want  a  rare  and  engaging  creative  take  on  their  most  important 
memories.  Early  marketing  included  investing  in  a  top-notch  booth  at  bridal  shows  and  positioning 
themselves  at  the  top  end  of  the  price  pyramid. 

With  technology  dominating  photography  in  recent  years,  Geoff  sees  his  new  career  as  a  perfect  marriage 
of  his  technological  and  creative  sides.  "Technology  is  not  something  photographers  can  hide  from,"  he  told 
Professional  Photographer  magazine  in  a  recent  interview.  For  him,  a  photograph  is  "a  great  balancing  of 
right-brain  and  left-brain  activities."  El 


O 


U  - 

X 

rD 


THE     ANDREAN     |     25 


S.A.C.  ASSOCIATION  NEWS 


Braveheart  '03 


Hockey  Captains  are  listed  all  the  Hockey  coaches  are  remembered 

way  back  to  1900  in  the  new  Saints     back  to  1948.  Research  is  taking 
locker  room.  place  for  earlier  years  -  Old  Boys 

who  can  help,  please  let  us  know. 


HOCKEY  SAINTS'  NEW  HOME 

This  year  the  school  was  given  permanent  residency  in  the 
Aurora  Community  Centre  for  the  varsity  hockey  team. 

As  a  result,  a  professionally  designed  locker  room  was  built 
under  the  careful  watch  of  Athletic  Director  Greg  Reid. 

Officially  opened  for  the  MacPherson  Tournament  weekend, 
we  held  an  open  house  for  donors  to  the  project,  many  of  whom 
are  pictured  here. 

Donors  have  their  number,  name  and  year  added  to  a  locker  - 
and,  yes  -  there  is  room  for  growth  should  you  want  to  add  your 
name!  Former  Saints  first  team  players  have  their  names  on 
lockers  and  other  supporters  and  friends  of  hockey  have  their 
own  special  location. 

Thanks  to  all  who  made  this  project  a  reality! 


tHaN 


HOG 


^^ 


1% 


The  annual  Old  Boys  Red  and  White  game  and  Association  dinner  was  a 
great  success! 


Yamato  Yoshioka  '99 


Brian  McKague  '93 


THE     ANDREAN     j     26 


S.A.C.  ASSOCIATION  NEWS 


^^■. 


Brian  Chisholm  '00 


Jeff  Lewis  '95 


Fred  Perowne  '97 


Former  captains  Mike  Brewer 
'88  and  A!  Crawford  '82  both 
led  their  teams  to  OFSAA  gold 
medal  seasons. 


Christian  Allen  '88,  John  Archibald  '85,  Jamie  Biggar  '91, 

Rob  Biggar  '96,  Scott  Bonnell  '94,  Mike  Brewer  '88, 

Brian  Chisholm  '00,  Matthew  Chisholm  '92,  Doug  Cooper  '82, 

Al  Crawford  '82,  Steve  Creber  '90,  Sean  Dinsmore  '05, 

Todd  Dow  '86,  in  memory  of  Charlie  Edwards  '70,  Drew  Eide  '86, 

in  memory  of  Don  Foerster  '42,  Chris  Heinig  '97, 

Tom  Hussey  '85,  in  memory  of  Brian  Keating,  Brent  Kelly  '86, 

Brian  Ledson  '89,  Jeff  Lewis  '95,  Steve  Mantrop  '96, 

Jim  McClocklin  '66,  Jim  McCreath  '67,  Brian  McKague  '93, 

Craig  McLean  '82,  Daniel  Near  '99,  in  memory  of  Mark  Oliver  '85, 

Charlie  Perowne  '95,  Fred  Perowne  '97,  Joseph  Rothwell  '03, 

Nathan   Rothwell  '03,  Michael  Roy  '85,  Ted  Ruse  '71,  Wes  Smith  '96, 

Marshall  Starkman  '89,  Alex  Stein  '90,  Christian  Stein  '92, 

Darryl  Stock  '04,  Graydon  Stock  '02,  Jamie  Taylor  '98, 

Yamato  Yoshioka  '99,  Bill  Yuill  '57 

suppoRteRS 


^ 


c    ^' 


T 


Coach  Ron  Kinney  is  remembered  in 
the  first  team  locker  room  with 
former  coaches.  Above  are  Ron's 
wife  Geneva  and  his  daughter  Janice. 


Craig  McLean  '82 


Past  President  of  the  S.A.C. 
Association  Steve  Creber  '90 
with  his  father  Ross. 


Jim  McClocklin  '66  with  his  son 
Jim  '96  and  grandson  Cole. 


THE     ANDREAN 


27 


Rich  Tradition 


More  than  just  a  hockey  experience. 


Roger  Neilson  1934  -  2003 


Words  synonomous  with  these  great  institutions. 


7lg6iV^ 


^  timum^ejj 


VAIVIPS  camps! 


Now  at  St.  Andrew's  College.  Contact  Marshall  Starkman  '89,  Director,  Roger  Neilson's  Hockey. 
www.rogerneilsonhockey.com  or  888-273-RNHC 


S.A.C. 

ASSOCIATION 
GOLF  TOURNAMENT 

S.A.C.  OLD  BOYS,  FATHERS  OF  CURRENT  AND  PAST  STUDENTS 


Monday,  June  12, 2006,  Pheasant  Run  Golf  Club,  Sharon,  ON 
1:00  p.m.  Shotgun  Start 


Dinner  Sponsor. 


David  G.  Merkel  '82 


EARLY  BIRD 
REGISTRATION  PRICE 

BY  MAY  19^» 

$135 

Price  includes  golf,  cart,  golf  shirt 
and  dinner  at  Pheasant  Run 

REGISTRATION  PRICE 
AFTER  MAY  19^» 


$175 


-J—  .'-1.  ;.jk 


FOR  SPONSORSHIP  OPPORTUNITIES  AND  TO  RESERVE  YOUR  FOURSOME  FOR  GOLF,  PLEASE  CONTACT: 

Ken  Ryan  at  S.A.C,  905.727.3178  ken.ryan@sac.on.ca 
Brian  McKague  '93,  416.975.8650  bmckague@segomomedia.com 


TOURNAMENT  SPONSORED   BY: 


832  Bay  Street,  Toronto  •  416.964.3211 


OBITUARIES 


1938 

WELLAND  T.  HOLLINGER 


died  August  6,  2005  in  Thunder  Bay,  Ontario.  Following 
graduation  from  St.  Andrew's,  he  enlisted  in  the  Canadian  Army 
where  he  fought  with  the  West  Nova  Scotia  regiment  and  held 
the  rank  of  Captain. 

"Welly"  attended  Bishops  University  and  studied  law  at 
Osgoode  Hall.  In  1950,  he  was  called  to  the  bar  and  continued  to 
practice  law  for  17  years  before  his  appointment  as  a  Judge  of 
the  District  Court  in  Thunder  Bay.  He  sat  as  a  Justice  of  the 
General  Division  and  Superior  Court  in  Thunder  Bay,  Windsor, 
Ottawa  and  Pembroke. 

His  wife  Mary  and  sons  David  and  Peter  survive  him. 


1949 
JOHN  M. 


CURRIE 


died  October  19,  2005  in  Golden,  British  Columbia.  Jack  attended 
St.  Andrew's  from  1946  to  1949,  and  after  graduation  he  operated 
J.C.  Currie  and  Sons  until  his  retirement. 

His  daughter  Jean,  son  Jim,  stepson  Ian  and  friend  Joan 
survive  him. 


1950 
FRASER  A. 


HALE 


died  in  November  2005  in  Guelph,  Ontario.  After  graduating  from 
St.  Andrew's,  Fraser  attended  McMaster  University  and  the 
Wharton  School  of  Finance  and  Commerce,  University  of 
Pennsylvania.  For  38  years,  he  worked  at  the  Canada  Life 
Assurance  Company  in  Canada  and  the  United  States,  where  he 
wrote  many  industry  related  materials  including  two  popular 
insurance  books. 

He  leaves  his  wife  of  51  years,  Beverley,  daughter  Linda,  and 
son  Sandy  '78. 


1992 

TARIQ  Z.  SIDOIQUI 


died  suddenly  in  a  motorcycle  accident  near  Chiang  Rai, 
Thailand,  on  October  15,  2005.  Tariq  attended  St.  Andrev/s  from 
1988-92,  he  was  a  member  of  Flavelle  House  and  played  first 
lacrosse  and  squash. 

He  is  the  son  of  Farid  and  Susan  and  brother  to  Yasmeen, 
Yousuf  and  Sarah. 


*l 


PeyuUi/droMiing'by  Voui/id^Ka^ihcUi  ChmyofZOOG. 


THE    ANDREAN     |     30 


OLD  BOYS'  NEWS 


1954 


1959 


Barry  Wansbrough  is  President  and  CEO 
of  Licensed  to  Learn,  a  charitable,  not- 
for-profit  enterprise  dedicated  to  helping 
students  to  help  themselves  and  others  in 
creative  and  productive  ways.  Licensed  to 
Learn  provides  powerful,  self-help 
training  and  certification  for  students  at 
all  grades  and  levels  to  gain  higher 
academic  standing  and  personal  self- 
sufficiency.  Their  office  is  located  in 
North  York,  Ontario. 


1957 


Who  could  believe  that  Ted  and  Jane 
Staunton  would  discover  a  lost  Andrean 
on  a  cruise  ship  going  around  Cape  Horn? 
Jacobo  Mizrahi  and  his  wife,  Paz,  are 
pictured  here  in  the  ship's  lobby  with  the 
Stauntons.  Jacob  reminisced  about  his 
happy  times  at  the  school  and  the  many 
characters  of  his  era  -  and  Ted  just 
happened  to  have  a  new  Viewbook  to 
show  him  how  the  school  has  evolved 
over  the  last  half-century.  We  hope  to  see 
Jacobo  and  Paz  at  the  50th  year  Reunion 
in  May  now  that  we  have  so  happily 
re-established  contact  with  him. 

Graham  Muirhead  tells  us  he  is 
desperately  trying  to  retire  from  his  latest 
career  as  a  stained  glass  artist.  He  is 
currently  working  with  a  grade  8  class  at 
Ridley  College  in  St.  Catharines,  creating 
a  stained  glass  piece  for  their  Upper 
School  Library.  The  last  time  Graham 
recalls  being  at  Ridley  was  to  play  football 
in  1956. 


Tony  Fell  was  recently  honoured  at  the 
2005  Association  of  Fundraising 
Professionals  (AFP)  Philanthropy  Awards 
and  is  the  winner  of  the  Outstanding 
Volunteer  Award.  A  respected 
businessman,  Mr.  Fell  was  recognised  for 
being  a  leading  volunteer,  advocate  and 
philanthropist.  He  has  served  on  the  board 
of  the  University  Health  Network  in 
Toronto  and  also  played  a  leading  role  in 
the  "Give-in-a-Heartbeat  Capital 
Campaign"  for  the  West  Parry  Sound 
Health  Centre.  Tony  is  pictured  with  his 
wife  Shari.  The  Philanthropy  Awards  were 
held  at  the  Metro  Toronto  Convention 
Centre  on  November  15th,  and  were 
hosted  by  the  Greater  Toronto  Chapter  of 
the  Association  of  Fundraising 
Professionals  (AFP).  Tony  served  as  an 
S.A.C.  Board  member  from  1980  to  1996 
and  is  currently  a  Trustee  of  the  S.A.C. 
Foundation. 


ANNIVERSARY  REUNION 

Class  of  1961 

k     Siplembei  29lh  t  SOth     a 


1960 


A  few  of  the  large  turnout  of  1960 
classmates  it  Homecoming  S005:  (1-r) 
Robert  isserstodi  (Hong  Kong),  Kirk 
Ciardncr  (San  Diego),  Chris  (  ainphell 
(Quebec),  Andrew  Wood  (Germany), 
Uavid  Gist  (England),  John  Morse 
(Kingston),  and  Les  Filot&s  (Ottawa). 


Kudos  to  David  Armstrong  and  Chris 
Brand  who  organized  a  great  45th 
anniversary  reunion  for  their  class. 


1960  classmates  David  Gist  (left)  from 
Bristol,  England  and  Robert  Isserstedt 
from  Hong  Kong  were  part  of  a  large 
contingent  of  1960  Old  Boys  attending 
their  45th  anniversary  reunion  at 
Homecoming  2005. 


Photo  taken  by  Robert  Isserstedt  during 
Homecoming  celebrations  last  year.  Stan 
MacFarlane  and  Jim  Herder  '64. 


THE     ANDREAN     |    31 


OLD  BOYS'  NEWS 


1962 


^^k 


ANNIVERSARY  REUNION 

Class  of  1971 


ANNIVERSARY  REUNION 

Class  of  1976 

I     September  291h  S  30lh     i 
W  20(IE  ^ 


1972 


1976 


Doug  McMullen  '62  and  his  wife 
Lorraine  enjoy  the  Homecoming 
football  game. 

1964 

David  Rowe  has  retired  from  the 
wholesale-retail  wine  industry  after  35 
years  and  is  now  living  in  Battery  Point, 
Tasmania. 


ANNIVERSARY  REUNION 


Rob  Wilkie  married  Susan  Gear,  sister  of 
Jim  Gear  '69  on  June  30,  2005,  at  The 
Briars  Resort  on  Lake  Simcoe.  Robin 
continues  his  work  as  Minister  of  the 
Marshall  Memorial  United  Church  in 
Ancaster,  Ontario. 


1973 


Class  of  1966 

',    Seplember  29lh  It  30lli    .' 


Sheldon  Sturrock  married  his  long-time 
partner  Lisa  in  the  Memorial  Chapel  on 
February  18,  2006.  Their  daughter 
Shelby,  12,  and  son  Linden,  9, 
participated  in  their  parents'  wedding. 
Sheldon  is  President  of  Allied  Medical 
Instruments  Inc.,  suppliers  to  Ambulance 
services  throughout  the  Greater  Toronto 
area  and  neighbouring  regions  in 
Southern  Ontario. 


1974 


Roh  Briiop  was  recently  promoted  to 
President  of  Rogers  Wireless,  where  he  is 
responsible  for  all  aspects  of  their 
business.  Rob  has  an  MBA  in  Marketing 
and  Finance  from  Queen's  University  and 
a  Master  of  Science  Degree  from  the 
University  of  Waterloo. 

Salim  Khamissa  is  practicing  as  a 
Chiropractor  at  his  clinic  in  the  United 
Arab  Emirates. 

1977 

John  Omstead  has  sold  the  vegetable 
processing  plant  in  Tecumseh,  Ontario, 
that  formed  part  of  Family  Tradition 
Foods,  a  firm  he  and  his  brother  Tom  '79 
started  in  1989.  John  has  retained  the 
marketing,  sales,  warehousing  and 
distribution  company  in  Wheatley,  Ontario. 


Manhatten  Open  2005  participants.  The 
Open  is  played  in  memory  of  >  r.ariu' 
Edwards  '70  and  funds  raised  assist  The 
Charles  B.  Edwards  Bursary  Fund. 


John  H(il,.:;  -  has  been  appointed  as 
Senior  Representative  with  the  LGT  Bank 
in  Liechtenstein  at  their  Hong  Kong 
branch.  LGT  is  the  only  private  bank  in 
the  world  to  be  owned  by  a  Royal  family. 
Pictured  here  with  John  is  Prince  Philipp 
(centre)  and  Dr.  Henri  Leimer,  Head  of 
LGT  Asia. 


Myles  Pritchard  organized  an  alumni 
reception  in  Los  Angeles  last  fall  and 
continues  to  arrange  opportunities  for 
Old  Boys  in  the  area  to  meet.  Myles  is  an 
International  Financial  Advisor  with 
Merrill  Lynch  and  lives  with  his  wife  Jody 
and  their  sons  TVler  and  Dylan  in  Los 
Angeles.  Edna  Collins  visited  with  .'Vlyles 
77,  Carl  Li  '91  and  Darren  Katie  '92 
during  a  fall  visit  to  Los  Angeles. 


THE    ANDREAN 


I     32 


OLD  BOYS'  NEWS 


1978 


Greg  Brown  is  Senior  Manager,  Business 
Development  with  HSBC  Securities 
(Canada)  Inc.  in  Toronto. 


1980 


Scott  Cole  is  President  of  Cole 
Engineering  Group  Ltd.,  a  Markham 
based  civil  engineering  company  with  50 
employees  practicing  in  the  areas  of 
transportation,  water  resources  and  land 
development.  In  2005  he  was  appointed 
as  the  York  Region  Representative  to  the 
Board  of  the  Greater  Toronto  Airports 
Authority  (GTAA)  overseeing  the 
management  of  Pearson  Airport. 


Andrean  with  his  plans  to  attend  his 
class  reunion  this  fall  and  included  this 
photo,  he  writes  "I  attach  a  photo  largely 
for  your  use  to  throw  darts  at  in  the 
office,  or  to  threaten  malcontents  with  a 
look  at  their  future  if  they  don't  shape  up. 
It  is  me  in  ".\ndrean  garb"  on  the  banks 
of  the  Mississippi  -  baseball  caps  are  fine, 
kilts  less  so,  in  the  new  South." 

Ken  Marshall  writes  that  he  stays  in 
touch  with  lots  of  his  classmates  and 
hopes  to  see  everyone  out  in  September 
at  the  25th  anniversary  reunion  for  the 
class.  Ken  and  his  wife  Sana  were 
married  at  St.  Andrew's  in  1999  and  have 
a  three  year  old  son  Tyier.  Ken  owns 
Country  Lane  Golf  Course  in  the  Niagara 
Region  and  is  building  another  in 
Fredericton,  N.B.,  called  Rebel  Ridge. 


Doug  Cooper  and  his  wife  Holly  Coupey 
and  daughter  Paige,  8,  relocated  to 
Vancouver  this  summer.  Doug  is  Area 
General  Manager,  Western  Region  with 
Nissan  Canada  Inc.  In  Doug's  new  role,  he 
is  responsible  for  nine  dealerships 
located  in  British  Columbia, 
Saskatchewan  and  Manitoba. 

David  Dunkelman  has  joined  Royal 
LePage,  Johnston  &  Daniel's  division 
sales  team  as  an  Associate  Broker. 

1983 

Pptpr  Bedard  and  his  wife  Jane 
Kravchenko,  a  former  S.A.C.  teacher,  can 
assure  you  that  they  will  not  be  having 
any  more  children!  There  will  be  no  more 
brothers  for  Satchel,  7,  Tanner,  3  and 
Cole,  1. 


ANNIVERSARY  REUNION 

Class  of  1981 

■      September  29tli  S  30111      ■ 
*■  2006  ■' 


1981 


David  Barnard  is  a  media  producer  and 
event  production  planner,  and  recently 
started  his  own  company  called  Pivotal 
Productions.  David  lives  with  his  wife 
Megan  in  Toronto's  west  end. 


Adam  Lynde  has  accepted  a  position  of 
Assistant  Professor  in  European  History 
at  Delta  State  University  in  Cleveland, 
Mississippi.  Recently  he  wrote  The 


Classmates  Andrew  Gregg,  Alex 
Nikolajevich,  David  Barnard  and  Hugo 

Ram  pen  at  the  Tons  of  Fun  University 
show  at  the  Gladstone  Hotel  in  Toronto. 

Michael  Bedard  has  joined  Atom 
Entertainment  as  Controller  and 
Treasurer  at  their  headquarters  in  San 
Francisco.  Atom  Entertainment 
aggregates  and  distributes  casual  games, 
short  films  and  animations  on  the  web. 
Michael  lives  in  Pleasanton,  California 
with  his  two  daughters  Lauren,  9,  and 
Ashley,  7. 

1982 

Richard  Bourne  and  Kimberley 
announce  the  birth  of  their  son  Kai,  on 
June  10,  2005,  in  Barbados.  A  little 
brother  for  daughter  Imara,  6. 


Yvos  Germain  married  Anim  Swart  in 
Montreal  on  July  21,  2005.  Old  Boys  in 
attendance  were  his  brother  Marc  78, 
cousin  Norman  ( ote  "HI  and  Da\id 
VT^.rkel  '82.  Yves  continues  with  CIBC 
Wood  Gundy  Securities  in  Montreal  as  an 
investment  advisor. 

1984 

Philip  Wood  is  Vice-President  of 
Strategic  Sourcing  at  Washington  Mutual 
in  Seattle,  Washington.  Philip  manages 
the  identification  of  cost  saving  vendor 
selection  and  contract  negotiation  for 
their  Retail  and  Consumer  Lending 
businesses. 


/i 


^ 


'  20th  ' 

ANNIVERSARY  REUNION 

Class  of  1986 


mbef  29th  1  30lii 
?006 


1986 


Todd  Dow  has  joined  Banc  of  America 
Securities  as  Managing  Director  at  their 


THE     ANDREAN     |     33 


OLD  BOYS'  NEWS 


San  Francisco  location.  He  lives  with  his 
wife  Christine  and  two  children,  Casey 
and  Davis  in  Alamo,  California. 


Drew  Eidt'  and  his  wife  Kirsten,  and 
daughter  Madison  10  months,  in  Dubai, 
United  Arab  Emirates.  The  Eides  have 
relocated  to  Sydney,  Australia  where 
Drew  has  accepted  a  Senior  Marketing 
role  with  Westfield  Ltd;  the  largest  retail 
property  group  in  the  world. 

Bill  Harris  and  Jen  announce  the  birth 
of  their  third  son  Ewan,  on  September  23, 
2005;  a  little  brother  for  Will,  5,  and 
Casper,  3. 

Ian  Haynian  and  Anne-Francoise 
announce  the  birth  of  a  third  child,  Elio 
on  July  18,  2005.  A  little  brother  for  Luc 
and  Chloe. 

Todd  Ivey's  Coptor  Productions  have 
some  exciting  projects  underway, 
including  a  collaboration  with  the 
Canadian  Opera  Company  which  features 
a  documentary  on  the  new  opera  house  as 
well  as  the  filming  of  their  upcoming 
production  of  Wagner's  Ring  Cycle  for 
broadcast  and  DVD  release. 

Torsten  Lawson  and  his  wife  Sherrie 
announce  the  birth  of  their  daughter, 
Jordan  Leslie,  on  September  17,  2005. 

Greg  MfGinnis  was  appointed 
co-managing  partner  of  Stringer  Brisbin 
Humphrey,  Management  Laviyers  in 
November  2005. 


John  Morgan  is  an  Associate  at  Allies 
and  Morrison,  an  award-winning 
architectural  firm  in  London,  England. 
Their  work  includes  a  number  of  high 
profile  schemes,  including  the  2012 
Olympic  master  plan  and  the  Royal 
Festival  Hall.  His  recent  projects  include 
a  master  plan  for  2,500  housing  units  at 
the  Royal  Arsenal,  Woolwich  the 
regeneration  of  the  Quadrant,  Regent 
Street,  and  the  housing  scheme  for 
Arsenal's  present  stadium  at  Highbury.  He 
is  presently  studying  part-time  for  a 
Master's  Degree  in  Cities  Programme  at 
the  London  School  of  Economics.  John  is 
President  of  the  UK/EU  branch  of  the 
S.A.C.  Association  and  this  year  marks 
the  tenth  anniversary  of  the  chapter. 
Plans  are  underway  for  a  special  Andrean 
dinner  in  London  on  October  27,  2006. 

Richey  Rea  is  Head  Chef  and  manager  of 
a  16th  century  village  pub  called  The  Bell 
Inn  in  Suffolk,  England. 

■n„_i,  c..,:.u jg  gj^  Associate  Sales 

Director  for  NovartisPharmaceuticals.  He 
lives  in  Stratford,  Ontario,  with  his  two 
sons  lain  and  Peter. 

1987 

Mariyn  Bom  and  his  wife  Sue  announce 
the  birth  of  their  first  child,  Oscar 
William  Martyn  Bone,  on  January  24, 
2006,  in  Toronto. 

Nick  .WcGibbon  and  Lisa  announce  the 

birth  of  Jacob  Ian  on  August  26,  2005,  in 
Toronto. 

Jim  Plouffe  and  his  wife  Leisa  and  their 
three  daughters  live  in  Singapore  where 
Jim  is  Editor-in-Chief,  Asia,  ior  Reader's 
Digest  magazine. 

1988 

Ian  Giles  and  his  wife  Rose  announce  the 
birth  of  their  son  Wolf  Jackson  on  May  6, 
2005.  Ian  works  for  Thin  Data  where  he 
runs  email  marketing  for  Aeroplan. 


Fntiy  Grppnfjras';  and  his  wife  Irma 
announce  the  birth  of  a  daughter  Sofia 
Catalina  Greengrass,  on  February  2,  2006 
in  Chicago,  Illinois.  A  little  sister  for 
Fritzgerald  Jr.,  12. 

Duff  McDonald  married  Carolin  Hearing 
in  May,  2005.  Duff  has  been  a  resident  of 
Manhattan  for  ten  years  and  recently 
bought  a  home  in  Bronxville,  New  York. 
He  continues  to  write  for  Vanity  Fair, 
Time  and  Men's  Health  magazines. 

Rob  Pollock  and  his  wife  Michelle 
announce  the  birth  of  a  baby  sister  for 
Jack,  3.  Sabrina  Grace  Pollock  was  born 
on  January  22,  2006  in  Toronto. 

1989 

Harry  Gundy  and  Amelie  announce  the 
birth  of  a  daughter,  Clara  Alice  Helene, 
on  August  18,  2005  in  Toronto. 


Rod  Boothby's  10  Trees  painting  (above); 

a  piece  he  painted  for .;<!>iii.m()n 

"S!i  and  his  wife  Judy  to  honour  their  10th 
wedding  anniversary. 

Rod  and  his  wife  Cindy  live  in  San 
Francisco  and  were  married  by  Curt  (who 
is  a  Deputy  Assistant  Marriage 
Commissioner  for  the  State  of  California), 
on  April  26,  2003.  At  the  ceremony  were 
classmates  Jonathan  Morgan,  Max 
Wyndham-West,  Chris  Mantrop,  Ian  Pady 
and  brother  Alex  '91  who  was  best  man. 

1990 

Richard  Gill  and  his  family,  wife  Sara 
and  children  Charlie,  5,  Leo  3,  and 


THE     ANDREAN     |     34 


OLD  BOYS'  NEWS 


Georgia  8  months  have  re-located  to 
Barbados  where  he  is  Project  Manager  for 
The  Crane  Resort. 

Rob  Shillum  went  to  Carleton  University 
in  Ottawa  following  S.A.C.  He  moved  to 
British  Columbia  where  he  earned  his 
diploma  in  Geomatics  (land  surveying). 
He  worked  as  a  surveyor  with  CP  Rail  and 
another  independent  surveying  firm  in 
Alberta  for  a  few  years.  For  the  past  six 
years  Rob  has  been  working  in  the 
"insanely  busy  oilpatch  of  Alberta" 
surveying  oil  and  gas  wells,  pipelines, 
access  roads  and  power  lines. 


ANNIVERSARY  REUNION 

Class  Of  1991 

k    September  29th  i  30th    > 
k  200E  J 


1991 


Jaime  DouglHs  and  his  wife  Sophia 
announce  the  birth  of  a  second  son, 
Spencer,  on  June  24,  2004,  in  Kingston, 
Jamaica.  A  little  brother  for  Zachary,  5. 

John  Garrigan  served  as  a  Marine  Officer 
and  Aviator  from  1995  to  2004  with  the 
United  States  Marine  Corp,  flying  AH-IW 
Super  Cobra  attack  helicopters  and 
attaining  the  rank  of  Captain.  In  December 
2005,  he  joined  a  San  Diego,  California 
based  commercial  real  estate  development 
firm,  CruzanlMonroe,  where  he  is  involved 
in  developing  and  acquiring  office  and 
industrial  properties.  John  and  his  wife 
Catherine  live  in  Oceanside,  California. 

Carl  Li  and  his  wife  Karen  announce  the 
birth  of  their  daughter,  Camilla,  on  July 
31,  2004.  Carl  works  with  the  tax 
consulting  firm  of  Universal  Tax  Services 
and  lives  with  his  family  in  Los  Angeles. 

George  Nassar  and  his  wife  Carrie 
O'Neill  announce  the  birth  of  a  son, 
Aidan,  on  November  29,  2005  in  Toronto. 


Randy  Tsiorcs  and  his  wife  Susy 
announce  the  birth  of  their  son,  Connor 
Dean  Tsioros,  on  December  29,  2005. 

1992 

Christian  Hampshire  recently  purchased 
Groovy  Tuesday's  Bistro  in  Barrie, 
Ontario.  The  Bistro,  located  in  downtown 
Barrie  across  from  City  Hall,  offers  a 
contemporary  and  elegant  atmosphere 
with  casual  fine  dining. 

Carl  Milroy  and  his  wife  Joanna 

announce  the  birth  of  their  son,  Dustind 
Kai,  on  February  28,  2005. 

1993 


'■<■->:  .I'lmiii';.  married  Qi  Tang  on 
August  27,  2005.  Gordon  and  Qi  live  in 
Oakville  where  he  works  for  Bell  Capital 
Markets  Solution  Corp.  Pictured  here  are 
(1-r)  classmates '  >ril  Yce  '93,  his  wife 
Melanie,  Qi  and  Gordon,  lyier 
Sandilands  '92,  his  wife  Angelina  and 
Alex  Boothby  '92. 


months  touring  South  America,  and  is 
pictured  here  in  Bolivia.  He  is  working  on 
his  Portuguese  in  Brazil  and  plans  to 
open  his  business  in  exporting  health 
food  products  from  the  Amazon.  He 
currently  lives  in  Fort  Lauderdale,  Florida. 

1994 


Scott  Bonni'U  married  Kaena  Clark  (for 
the  third  time!),  on  December  30,  2005  in 
St.  John's,  Newfoundland.  Scott  and 
Kaena  were  originally  married  at  City 
Hall  in  New  York  City  on  May  6,  2005  and 
then  again  with  some  close  friends  and 
family  at  Kaena's  mother's  home  in 
Providence,  Rhode  Island  on  September 
10,  2005.  They  finally  concluded  their 
wedding  trifecta  in  Newfoundland. 

1995 


Tom  iiotkiii  has  been  travelling  by  plane, 
bus,  foot,  horse,  and  bike  for  the  last  six 


I'aul  Etherington  and  his  wife  Nycki 
welcomed  their  first  child,  daughter  Skylar 
Kaylee  on  November  25, 2005  in  Toronto. 


THE     ANOREAN     |     35 


OLD  BOYS'  NEWS 


Jonathan  Parker  has  joined  the  public 
relations  department  at  Loblaw 
Companies  Limited  in  Brampton,  Ontario. 

John  Schienke  and  Christina  announce 
the  birth  of  their  second  son,  Nicholas 
Alexander,  on  January  2,  2005  in 
Richmond  Hill.  A  little  brother  for 
Matthew. 

Michael  Tzembelicos  has  joined  the 
North  York  office  of  ScotiaMcLeod  as  an 
Investment  Executive. 


Mount  Tremper,  New  York.  In  November 
of  2005,  1  formally  received  the  Buddhist 
Precepts  from  the  Abbot  of  the 
monastery,  John  Daido  Loori  Roshi,  in  a 
ceremony  called  Jukai." 


Ivor  Ip  is  a  multimedia  artist  in  New 
York.  His  most  recent  project  is  a  theatre 
production  about  digital  surveillance  and 
identity  theft.  Super  Vision  is  now  touring 
in  Australia,  the  United  Kingdom  and  the 
United  States. 


/^^. 


ANNIVERSARY  REUNION 

Class  of  1996 

k     September  Z9lli  8  JOIh     a 
200S  > 


1996 


mw 


i"t't 


"1>:J 


Stefano  Klupfel  and  Monika  were 
married  on  October  10,  2005  in  the 
Dominican  Republic. 

Scott  Sutton  recently  graduated  with  an 
MBA  from  Northeastern  University  in 
Boston,  specializing  in  Corporate  Strategy 
and  Marketing.  He  is  currently  working  at 
Bayer  Consumer  Care  as  a  Trade 
Marketing  Manager  at  their  Canadian 
office  in  Toronto. 


In  2001  Chris  Abraham  graduated  on 
the  Dean's  Honours  list  from  the 
University  of  Waterloo  with  a  degree  in 
Systems  Design  Engineering.  Chris 
wrote  The  Andrean  recently  "for  the 
past  four  years  I  have  been  engaged  in 
year-round  Zen  Buddhist  monastic 
training  at  Zen  Mountain  Monastery  in 


"Ten  year"  Captain  Matt  Thome  '96  with 
fellow  head  table  guest,  and  Old  Boy 
hockey  co-ordinator,  ■Jeff  Lewis  '<)o  at  the 
2006  MacPherson  Tournament.  This  year 
the  Saints  won  the  silver  medal  as 
Northwood  School  from  Lake  Placid,  New 
York,  captured  the  gold. 


•loliii  Hancv  is  in  St.  John's, 
Newfoundland  where  he  is  preparing  two 
large  pieces  of  photography  for  exhibition 
at  Emerson  Gallery  in  Berlin,  Germany, 
this  summer.  He  will  be  showing  a 
selection  of  architectural  photographs 
from  his  Common  Prayer  and  Clearcut 
Series.  Pictured  here  is  a  piece  from  his 
Clearcut  collection. 

Gerald  Li  completed  his  law  degree  at 
the  University  of  Hong  Kong  in  2005.  He 
had  completed  his  B.  Comm.  from  the 
University  of  Toronto  in  200 1 . 

Mark  Newton  is  teaching  elementary 
school  in  Ottawa  and  he  has  been  named 
to  the  Rugby  Canada  Focus  Group.  The 
RCFG  is  a  group  of  eight  rugby  referees 
from  across  the  country  that  are 
earmarked  as  having  the  potential  to 
referee  rugby  at  the  highest  domestic  and 
international  level.  He  expects  to  referee 
games  in  the  top  domestic  league  in 
Canada  (the  Rugby  Canada  Super 
League). 

1999 

Tony  DeCarli  has  returned  from  New 
York  to  work  with  a  real  estate 


THE     ANDREAN     |     36 


OLD  BOYS'  NEWS 


development  investment  syndicate,  based 
in  Toronto.  He  graduated  last  fall  with  a 
Master  of  Science  degree  in  Real  Estate 
Development  from  Columbia  University. 

Brian  Hracs  graduated  wath  his  M.A.  in 
Geography  from  York  University  last  fall 
and  has  started  his  PhD  in  Geography, 
specializing  in  economic  development,  at 
the  University  of  Toronto. 

vVlbert  Leung  graduated  from  the 
University  of  Toronto  with  a  Bachelor  of 
Electrical  Engineering  followed  by 
studying  film  at  Sheridan  College.  He  is 
now  living  in  Hong  Kong  where  he  works 
as  an  Operation  Coordinator  for  The  Walt 
Disney  Company  Asia  Pacific  Ltd.. 


David  Gali\jd;i  (left).  Director  of 
Residential  Life  and  Housemaster  of 
Macdonald  House,  holds  weekly  room 
inspections  in  Mac  House,  which  feature 
special  guest  inspectors.  In  February, 
Jason  Baun  '93  (center)  was  the 
Inspecting  Officer.  Jason  is  pictured 
accepting  a  rather  large  pizza  delivery  for 
the  middle  school  boarders  from  .Jamie 
MacPherson  '99  who  joined  St.  Andrew's 
College  as  a  Resident  Don  this  year  in 
Macdonald  House.  Jamie  graduated  with 
an  Honours  degree  in  History  from  Acadia 
University  and  received  his  B.Ed,  from 
Auckland  University,  New  Zealand, 
majoring  in  History  and  minoring  in 
Social  Studies  and  Health  Education. 

Herbert  Leung  graduated  from  Ryerson 
University  as  well  as  Sheridan  College 
where  he  majored  in  film  studies.  He  is 
currently  working  as  an  Art  Director  at 


Zenith  Creative  Company  Ltd.  in  Hong 
Kong  where  he  recently  directed  a 
commerical,  a  project  that  combined  both 
animation  and  live  action  and  which  is 
now  moving  to  post-production. 

2000 

Ben  Craig  recently  graduated  from  the 
University  of  Toronto  with  a  double  major 
in  Economics  and  Political  Science.  He 
has  joined  Toromont  CAT  (the  Caterpillar 
dealer)  in  Toronto  as  a  Management 
Trainee. 

Michael  Lau  graduated  in  2004  with  a 
B.Sc.  in  Psychology/Neuroscience  from 
the  University  of  Toronto.  Michael  is 
living  in  New  York  City  where  he  is 
working  as  a  pharmaceutical  consultant 
with  the  firm  Navigant  Consulting  Inc. 

2001 

Jonathan  Cheng  has  joined  The 
Standard  newspaper  in  Hong  Kong  as  a 
reporter. 

Jackson  Lau  graduated  from  York 

University  with  a  BAS,  specialized 
Honours  in  Marketing  with  a  Certificate 
in  Management  and  has  accepted  a 
position  as  an  Account  Manager  with 
CDW  Canada  Inc.  in  Toronto. 


to  Rudy  Allen  '06,  captain  of  this  year's 
first  team,  at  the  MacPherson 
Tournament  Banquet. 

2003 

Andrew  Douglas  is  studying  music  at 
Simon  Fraser  University  in  British 
Columbia  and  recently  released  a  debut 
piping  solo  recording  titled  "Expression", 
which  he  wrote,  produced  and  engineered 
entirely  by  himself. 

Jean-Simon  Bourque  has  obtained  his 
real  estate  license  and  is  an  agent  with 
Re/Max  Alliance  Inc.  in  Montreal. 

2004 

Jason  Kim  has  completed  his  freshman 
year  at  the  University  of  Michigan  and  is 
currently  working  at  the  Ministry  of  Foreign 
Affairs  and  Trade  until  summer  2007. 

George  Si  is  studying  dentistry  at  the 
University  of  Hong  Kong. 

Alex  Douglas  is  in  his  second  year  of 
studies  at  Rensselaer  Polytechnic 
Institute  in  Troy  New  York.  He  is 
majoring  in  Computer  Science  and  is 
enjoying  being  close  to  his  pipe  band, 
Oran  Mor  He  has  travelled  to  Scotland 
with  Oran  Mor  twice  to  compete  in  the 
World  Pipe  Band  Championships  in 
Glasgow  and  plans  to  attend  again  this 
summer. 


Send  Us 
Your  News! 

theandrean@sac.on.ca 
alumni@sac.on.ca 


Paul  PerritT,  captain  of  the  Saints  in 
2001,  presents  the  Yuill  Captain's  Award 


THE     ANDREAN     |     37 


ANDREAN  COMMUNITY  NEWS 


(1-r)  Assistant  Headmaster  -  Student  Life 
and  Head  Football  Coach  Courtenay 
Shrimpton,  Headmaster  Ted  Staunton 
and  Director  of  Advancement  Jim  Herder 
'64  present  Greg  Shields  with  the  Harry 
J.  Addison  Memorial  Award  for 
outstanding  contribution  to  football  at  St. 
Andrew's.  Greg  coached  at  the  Under  16 
level  for  12  years  and  has  been  a  first 
team  coach  for  the  past  six  years. 

Dave  and  Natascia  Stewart  announce 
the  birth  of  their  first  child,  Conor 
Cameron,  on  December  12,  2005.  Dave  is 
Head  of  the  History  and  Social  Sciences 
department  and  Natascia  is  Admission 
Coordinator  at  St.  Andrew's. 

Marcel  te  Bokkel  and  his  wife  Renate 
welcomed  their  fourth  child,  Levi  Marcel 
te  Bokkel,  on  October  30,  2005.  Marcel  is 
Housemaster  of  Smith  House  and  is  Head 
of  the  Mathematics  Department. 

Alan  Halstead,  Head  of  the  Geography 
Department,  was  awarded  his  Master's 
degree  from  London  University. 


Over  the  Christmas  break,  S.A.G.'s  faculty  hosted  UCC,  St.  Mike's  and  Lakefield  teachers 
in  an  inaugural  C.l.S.A.A.  Teachers  Hockey  Tournament.  The  Saint's  captured  the 
championship  with  three  wins.  The  Champions  are  front  (1-r)  Ben  Kitagawa,  Kevin 
McHenry,  Michael  Roy  '85,  Trevor  Biasi,  John  Archibald  '85,  (designated  ringer 
#1),  Fraser  Cowell  and  Marshall  Starkman  '89.  Rear  (1-r)  Scott  Lewis,  Steve  Rush, 
Greg  Reid,  Tom  Hussey  '85,  (designated  ringer  #2),  Courtenay  Shrimpton,  Garrett 
Biasi  and  Stephen  Kimmerer.  John  Archibald  led  all  scorers  with  seven  closely 
followed  by  lineman  Tom  Hussey  vnth  five. 


The  First  Soccer  Saints  triumphed  3-2  over  UCC  in  the  25th  annual  CAIS  National 
Tournament  held  in  October  at  Upper  Canada  College. 


! 


(1-r)  Soccer  captains  Rudy  Allen  '06, 
Eric  Cumining  06,  Chris  Young  '06  with 
Johnny  McGrath  -  UCC's  Technical 
Director  of  Soccer. 


(1-r)  MVP  Iker  Lanzagorta  '07,  John 

McGrath  (UCC)  -  UCC  Technical 
Director  of  soccer,  Rob  Tipney  (LCC)  - 
tournament  co-founder  and  LCC  coach. 


UPCOMING  ALUMNI  EVENTS 

Homecoming  2006 

UK/EU  Branch  Chapter 

f 

S.A.C.  Alumni  Golf  Tournament 

Class  Reunion  Dinner 

10th  Annual  Old  Boy  Dinner 

Monday,  June  12,  2006 

Friday,  September  29,  2006 

London,  England 

1:00  p.m.  Shotgun  Start 

1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 

Friday,  October  27,  2006 

Pheasant  Run  Golf  Course 

1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 

For  more  information  contact 

■ 

Sharon,  ON 

John  Morgan  '86 

jmorgan@alliesandmorrison.co.uk 

■ 

S.A.C.  ASSOCIATION  MISSION  STATEMENT 

"Fostering  good  fellowship  among  members  through  reunions 

and  special  events." 

THE     ANDREAN 


38 


ST.  ANDREW'S  EVENT  HIGHLIGHTS 


For  a  complete  listing  and  up  to  date  information  on  school  activities  and  events  please  visit  our  website  at  www.sac.on.ca. 


MAY 


SEPTEMBER 


HEADMASTER'S  PARADE 

1:00  p.m. 

Classes  1956  and  prior,  luncheon  at  S.A.C., 


29 


11:00  a.m. 


HOMECOMING  CLASS  REUNION  DINNER 

Celebrating  classes  of  1961,  1966,  1971,  1976,  1981, 
1986,  1991  and  1996. 


9 
10 


50TH  REUNION  CELEBRATION 

St.  Andrew's  College 
Classes  of  1956  and  1957 

CADET  INSPECTION 

St.  Andrew's  College 

Plan  to  arrive  by  1:00  p.m. 

Reviewing  Officer,  The  Hon.  Edward  Roberts  '57 

Lt.  Gov.  of  Newfoundland  and  Labrador 

MIDDLE  SCHOOL  ARTS  DAY 

FOCUS  FESTIVAL 

May  10  -  May  12 


30 


DECEMBER 


HOMECOMING  2006 

All  Old  Boys  and  friends  of  the  school  welcome! 
Complimentary  lunch,  sports  events,  and  family  activities 
all  day. 


CAROL  SERVICE 

Yorkminster  Park  Baptist  Church 
1585  Yonge  Street,  Toronto 
7:00  p.m. 


JUNE 


MANHATTAN  OPEN  GOLF  DAY 

Class  of  1970,  1979  and  friends  of  the  late  Charlie  Edwards 
For  an  invitation  to  attend,  please  call  905.727.4002 


12 


15 


S.A.C.  ASSOCIATION  GOLF  TOURNAMENT 

Pheasant  Run  Golf  Club,  Sharon,  ON 

1:00  p.m.,  shotgun  start 

To  book  your  foursome,  please  call  905.727.4002 

MIDDLE  SCHOOL  PRIZE  DAY 

2:00  p.m. 


For  more  Information  concerning  admission  to  St.  Andrew's, 
please  contact  our  Admission  Office  at  905.727.3178  or  toll- 
free  at  1.877.378.1899. 


16 


UPPER  SCHOOL  PRIZE  DAY 

2:00  p.m. 


JULY  &  AUGUST 


ROGER  NEILSON'S  HOCKEY  CAMP 

July  3,  2006  -  August  11,  2006  at  St.  Andrew's  College 
For  more  information,  visit  www.rogerneilsonshockey.com 
or888-273-RNHC 

S.A.C.  SUMMER  CAMPS 

S.A.C.  Camps  Inc. 

158  Limestone  Crescent 

Downsview,  Ontario  M3J  2S4 

416.736.4443 

camp@sac.on.ca 

www.sacsummercamps.com 


For  sports  schedules, 
other  special  events 
and  news  of  the 
College,  please 
check  our  website  at: 

www.sac.on.ca 


Old  Boys  -  Please 
register  on-line  in  the 
Alumni  Directory 
and  receive  monthly 
newsletters! 

www.sac.on.ca 


THE    ANDREAN     |     39 


EDITOR'S  REFLECTIONS 


And 


CONSTRUCTION    UNDERWAY 
ON   NEW  COLLEGE   BUILDINGS 


COMFORT  FOOD 


Perhaps  an  appropriate  subject  for  my  Editor's  Reflections  page, 
in  tiiis,  the  50th  anniversary  year  of  The  Andrean  magazine,  is 
communication  with  alumni. 

The  "magazine"  had  its  beginnings  as  a  four  page  leaflet,  and 
was  published  sporadically  over  the  years,  sometimes,  but  not 
always,  annually. 

In  the  early  years  of  the  school,  the  college  yearbook.  The 
Review,  was  the  only  source  of  news  for  Old  Boys.  The  Old  Boys' 
Association  had  its  beginnings  in  1904,  and  a  volunteer  group  of 
alumni  distributed  the  yearbook  to  the  membership.  Members  paid 
an  annual  fee,  and  for  that,  in  addition  to  the  yearbook,  they  were 
able  to  purchase  tickets  to  a  black  tie,  men  only  Old  Boys'  dinner  in 
downtown  Toronto,  or  at  the  school  in  Rosedale. 

Over  the  years,  through  to  the  end  of  the  Second  World  War,  Old 
Boys  had  a  news  "section"  in  The  Review.  This  was  pretty  basic  - 
marriages,  births  and  deaths,  or  "matched,  hatched  and 
dispatched"  as  it  has  come  to  be  known,  comprised  the  news,  along 
with  job  changes  and  news  of  Old  Boys  moving  up  in  their  chosen 
field.  The  Review,  in  the  meantime,  continued  to  be  published 
three  times  per  year  into  the  late  1950's  at  considerable  expense  to 
the  school. 

1  was  actually  a  member  of  The  Review  staff  when  the  decision 
was  made  to  make  it  an  annual,  true  yearbook,  although  as  a 
lowly  sports  reporter,  Headmaster  Coulter  did  not  seek  my 
opinion  on  the  change. 

In  1956,  with  a  view  to  improving  communication  with  alumni. 
The  Andrean  was  established,  with  faculty  members  Michael 
Adamson  '44  and  Henry  Holden  as  editors.  Both  taught  full 
time,  coached  and  did  house  duty,  so  creating  The  Andrean  was 
a  labour  of  love  to  be  sure.  A  year  later  Alan  Ramsey,  Class  of 
1908,  became  Secretary  of  The  Old  Boys'  Association  and  part  of 
his  role  was  to  accumulate  news  for  The  Andrean. 

Alan  had  a  long,  storied  history  with  the  school  as  an  Old  Boy, 
teacher,  coach,  and  Secretary  of  the  Old  Boys'  Association  over 
several  stints  at  St.  Andrew's.  His  dedicated  service  was 
recognised  in  1972  with  the  naming  of  Ramsey  House  for  day 
boys.  Laidlaw  House  to  honour  Robertson  Laidlaw  [S.A.C.  1909- 
1960]  and  Smith  House  to  honour  Geoffrey  Smith  [S.A.C.  1964- 
1999]  would  follow  as  the  school's  dayboy  population  grew  to  the 
current  level  of  50%  of  enrolment. 


3E 


a 


THE     ANDREAN 

AT  THE 'DOME 

SAC  SAINTS  CHAMPIONS  OF  GOUIEN  HORSESHOE  BOVH.. 

wiPtmn 


In  the  early  1960's  Mr.  Ramsey  would  occasionally  visit  our 
classroom  to  cover  a  period  for  an  ill  or  otherwise  missing  teacher. 

Alan  was  a  fine  gentleman  who  would  regale  us  lads  with  his 
stories  of  the  early  days  of  the  school  and  of  his  service  overseas. 
He  would  bring  envelopes  for  us  to  stuff  invitations  and  other 
communication  from  the  school  to  the  Old  Boys.  That  was  my 
first  exposure  to  The  Andrean,  stuffing  envelopes  in  grade  11! 
Little  could  1  have  possibly  imagined  at  that  time  that  I  would 
one  day  be  the  Editor  myself. 

The  sporadic  publishing  schedule  ended  when  Jim  Hamilton 
was  hired  as  full  time  Executive  Director  of  the  S.A.C. 
Foundation  and  Secretary-Treasurer  of  the  S.A.C.  Association  in 
the  spring  of  1965.  Jim  quickly  expanded  The  Andrean 
newsletter  and  published  it  twice  per  year,  in  the  spring  and  fall. 
He  also  discontinued  membership  fees  for  alumni,  and  rebranded 
the  "Old  Boys'"  Association  to  make  it  the  S.A.C.  Association 
which  was  and  is  much  more  inclusive. 

In  the  spring  of  1985  a  determined  group  on  the  Association 
Council,  led  by  Association  President  Tom  Holloran  and  Council 
member  Paul  Eide,  current  parents  at  the  time,  and  David  Rea 
'53,  took  The  Andrean  to  a  new  level  and  introduced  a  magazine 
format.  1  took  over  from  Jim  Hamilton  later  that  year,  and  with 
the  wholehearted  support  of  Headmasters  Bedard  and  Staunton, 
we  have  continued  to  expand  and  enhance  the  magazine  to  the 
level  of  the  product  you  now  receive  twice  per  year. 

Many  Old  Boys  have  expressed  their  appreciation  for  the 
quality  of  the  publication,  for  which  1  am  grateful.  One  young 
man  told  me  he  keeps  it  "on  the  top  of  the  toilet"  so  that  he  is 
sure  to  read  it  cover  to  cover  !  John  Stewart  '78  said  "it  gave  me 
a  connection  to  reality  -  it  was  my  comfort  food"  while  he  was 
serving  with  the  Canadian  forces  in  Afghanistan. 

Mai  Darroch  '57  told  me  when  I  visited  with  him  in  Vancouver  - 
"When  The  Andrean  arrives  1  put  it  aside,  to  be  savoured  on  Sunday 
morning  when  1  can  read  it  cover  to  cover  with  my  coffee. .  ..the  only 
other  magazine  I  treat  like  that  is  National  Geographic." 

And  finally  in  England,  Bill  Buchanan  '40  said  "when  I  see 
the  envelope,  with  the  logo  oi  The  Andrean  in  the  top  corner,  I 
am  filled  with  an  overwhelming  sense  of  pride." 

JIM  HERDER  '64,  EDITOR 


THE     ANDREAN 


40 


THI 


•pan 


In  this,  the  50th  Anniversary  year  of  The 
Andrean  we  are  reminded  that  sometimes 
we  are  as/ced  "what  is  an  Andrean?" 

James  McDonald,  while  a  member  of 
our  grade  seven  class  wrote  the 
following  poem  - 

He  walks  with  pride, 
Because  of  who  he  is. 
He  is  made  up  of  three  elements, 
Mind,  Body  and  Spirit. 

He  and  only  he. 
Will  know  the  meaning, 
And  saying. 
Quit  Ye  like  Men, 
Be  strong. 

For  when  you  see  him,  you  know 
He  is  one  of  me. 
An  Andrean. 

For  when  the  three  elements  are 
taught  to  one. 

They  make  a  beautiful  picture. 
This  picture  can  only  be  known  as 
The  Andrean. 


jji 


Andrean 

asuo  m  SI  mum  ctuat  tsownn  onaxi 
Fo>  010  tors,  nwns  acD  onos  ■n«no  mmx 


ASSOCIATION      FORME 


tn*niii   i.  MwiB 
k    Georgi  Sva 
Ottrm  W    Wm* 


Ikami.  B  Chirm 


1968 
Fnnthall 


A  XTT^PT^  A  IN 


#r 


THI 


Andrean 


Wins  Silver  Medal  For  Canada 


T^  li^at  mm  « 


OM  Boy«' 

HOCKEY 

■nd 

BASKETBAU 

SATURDAY 


St.  Andrew's 
College 

15800  Yonge  Street 

Aurora,  Ontario 
www.sac.on.ca 


%.  i 


TAKE  THE  TIME  TO  EXPLORE  YOUR  OPTIONS. 


1^ 


5;t!Nl 


For  more  information, 
please  contact  the 
Admission  Office  at 
(905)  727-3178  ext.  303  or 
admission@sac.on.ca 


ALL-BOYS       GRADES    6-12 


BOARDING     AND     DAY     SCHOOL