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REGINALD FAIRMAN TAYLOR 

PICKERING MASTER 

1979-1989 



This edition of The Voyageur is affectionately dedicated to 
Rex F. Taylor. 

Rex faithfully served Pickering College as a History and 
Geography master; counsellor; coach of alpine skiing,- badmin- 
ton, tennis, and ISAA Athletic Association Convenor and assis- 
tant Director of Athletics; duty team leader; and enthusiastic 
leader of outdoor expeditions. Rex's good spirit and sense of 
mission are reflected in all that he undertakes to do. 

The Pickering community joins in wishing Rex, Mary-Ellen, 
and Bronwen all the best in the future. Pickering College has 
been enriched by Rex as a valued friend and colleague. 



BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 

PICKERING COLLEGE 

1989 



Chairman 

Secretary-Treasurer 

Headmaster 

Jack Houghton '47 

Burton Kellock '52 

Ronald O'Moore '38 



Allan D. Rogers '4 I 
Roger W. Warren '51 
Sheldon H. Clark 
Mark Oelbaum '65 
Andrew J. Fasken 
F. Michael Walsh 



Ike Williamson '4 I 




MEMBERS OF THE CORPORATION OF 

PICKERING COLLEGE 

1989 



Dixon S. Chant '32 
Sheldon H. Clark 
Ward Cornell '43 
Wilf Coutu '44 
Andrew J. Fasken 72 
Bruce Foster '46 
Gordon C. Hay '39 
Jack Houghton '47 
W. Henry Jackman 
B.W. Jackson '33 
Leroy Jones 
Burton Kellock '52 
Donald Laitin 
Edward G. Mack '38 



Keith G. McLaren 
Ronald O'Moore '38 
Dorothy Muma 
David J. Newlands 
Mark Oelbaum '65 
Allan D. Rogers '4 I 
Fred G. Sherratt 
Friedrich Schmidt-Hertzberg 
W. Reginald Smith 
Trevor Spurr 
W. Duncan Waddell '45 
F. Michael Walsh 
Roger W. Waren '5 
Arnold L. Wigston '44 



Ike Williamson '4 I 



PICKERING COLLEGE ASSOCIATION 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 

1989 



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Chairman 

Director, Alumni Affairs 
Jon Brdar '81 
Eric Breton '86 
Charles Brown '84 
Sheldon H. Clark 
T. Doug Clark 
Peter Fell '63 
Bruce Foster '46 
Jack Houghton '47 
Charles T. King '38 
Edward G. Mack '38 




Ike Williamson '4 I 
John Lockyer 
Brian Meharg '78 
Colin McMechan '82 
Brian Purdy '56 
John Reswick '60 
Tony Rinomato '87 
Jack Ross '8 I 
William Townley '4 I 
Andrew Vaucrosson '8i 
Bill Waddell '79 
Steve Widdrington 'Si 





THE VOYAGEUR 

VOL 62 JUNE 1989 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Dedication I 

Headmaster's Message 4 

Student Life 6 

Faculty and Staff 30 

Fall Term Sports 44 

Winter Term Sports 54 

Highlight Events 65 

Spring Term Sports 82 

The Junior School 92 

Grades 9- 1 2 102 

The Leaving Class I I 8 

Front Cover: Jamie MacRae. 

Yearbook Staff: Kirk Atwell, Charles Davies, David Drain, Marc Ffrench, Bill 
Graat, Dave Howard, Dave Hwang, Rawle Kalliecharan, Paolo Kernahan, 
Thomas Kim, Chris Kingsmill, Rich Krafsur, Lamarque Lockhart, Adam Mernick, 
Grant Nickalls, Bobby Osborne, Tony Vega, Pat Verity, Pat Waters. 
Faculty Advisor: Martin M. Cruttwell. 

Special thanks to: Typists Rich Krafsur and Pat Waters. 

Darkroom assistants Kirk Atwell, Dave Howard, and An- 
drew Wolder. 

Photographers Bobby Osborne, Lou Taskey, and Rex 
Taylor. 

Layout Editor Charles Davies, for going the second mile. 
Cyril Howarth, for his advice and guidance. 




PERSONAL WORD 
FROM THE 
HEADMASTER 



RESPECT FOR LEARNING 

Ye are the light of the world. 
A City that is set on a hill 
Cannot be hid. 

Neither do men light a candle, 
And put it under a bushel, 
But on a candlestick; 
And it giveth light unto all 
That are in the house. 

St. Matthew 5:14-16 

Respect for learning is vital to the right ordering of Picker- 
ing College. Here we have a support system that permits the 
formal part of education to unfold in a natural sequence 
challenging each student to reach closer to his potential. 
What is sometimes forgotten is that the very people who pro- 
vide the support systems are themselves involved in a learn- 
ing process that is in every respect as significant for them as 
the OAC program is for the adolescent. 

It is in the teachers' inherent respect for learning that the 
students catch the spirit of the joy of discovery; the process 
of investigation; the beauty of the scientific method; the thrill 
of reading, writing, arithmetic and sports knowledge and 
skills improvement; and the opportunity to fill a variety of 
leadership roles in the student government or the athletic 
council by being a proctor or a steward, and in a club 
activity. 

Beyond the classroom, this inherent respect for learning 
motivates the staff of Pickering College in their daily con- 



tribution to the life of the school, be it housekeeping, 
maintenance of buildings or grounds, catering, the school 
store or the many aspects of administration. No service is so 
small that it is perceived as unimportant; no job is too large 
not to be considered for the good of the Pickering College 
community. 

It is in the students' desire to attain a respect for learning 
that the goal of university acceptance is paved with hard 
work, frustration, achievement, disappointment, rewards, 
sustained effort, appreciation for the help and guidance of 
the adults employed at the school, and an opening affection 
for the joy of learning that liberates the "inner teacher." 

First and foremost, Pickering College is a school for peo- 
ple. Professional development is essential to the well-being of 
all employees. Professional development does not have to 
mean "moving up the ladder", it can also mean finding in- 
creased satisfaction in helping a young person grow and 
develop because some older person cared enough to listen. 
We are all aware of the fact that teaching, counselling and 
guidance are provided by all members of our community not 
only in the classroom and not only in the residences. 

Food service is a high-profile area in which every person 
who eats is a food critic. The fact that Pickering College 
views the catering services as preventive medicine is of great 
benefit to everyone. "What is going to be served?" is a hap- 
py question of anticipation. Behind the scenes, top-grade 
meats, vegetables, and salads are ordered. Food preparation 
is conducted under hygienic conditions and food is served in 
a pleasant and attractive manner by members of the com- 
munity taking turns. The clearing and clean-up is immediate 
and efficient. The Pickering College kitchen may take a lot of 



pride in the quality service it provides for the well-being and 
good health of students, faculty and staff alike. Meanwhile, 
students this past year took an active role in learning about 
how the kitchen is managed and assisting with the many jobs 
that permit a meal to be served simply and easily. 

Housekeeping is another high-profile area. Plainly put, 
good housekeeping prevents disease. The first point of hav- 
ing good housekeeping is to insure that the common areas of 
the school do not become sources for the spread of com- 
municative diseases. Therefore, the specific jobs of cleaning 
the bath and shower rooms, the dining hall, the high-traffic 
hallways and connecting links, the physical education areas, 
the infirmary, and, of course, the kitchen must be of the 
highest standard. The added advantage in terms of personal 
rooms, classrooms and grounds is that, in addition to a 
clean-for-health attitude, Pickering College enjoys litter-free 
and well ordered surroundings which are conducive to a pur- 
poseful learning atmosphere. We all take a sense of pride in 
knowing that our "show" days are truly no different than 
are our regular days because of the everyday attention given 
to the place where we live and work. 

The Business Office does more than keep the books. It ac- 
tively seeks ways to improve the conditions of the property 
and to promote a sense of security and well-being for all that 
the careful management of funds may provide. People must 
be paid for their work. Suppliers have to be paid for their 
deliveries. Needs have to be anticipated and emergencies 
have to be met. The Business Manager and the Business Of- 
fice personnel need to know the clients of the school and the 
people who provide services to the school so as to respond in 
a quiet and efficient manner to the many and varied requests 
that are presented. Diplomacy is as much a part of the art of 
the Business Office as it is a part of the Headmaster's job. 

Who is the first person contact at Pickering? Answer: the 
person who answers the telephone. Usually that person 
works in the front school office. A cheerful "May I help 
you?" tells a great deal about the first impression that 
Pickering College makes on its future adult and student 
friends. "May I help you?" may eventually involve preparing 
examinations, counsellor letters, official transcripts and mak- 
ing special travel arrangements. It means listening, process- 
ing information, directing the call, and assisting in 
everything from admissions to school leavings and occa- 
sional parties. A word of thanks, a bouqet of flowers, 
politeness and a pleasant smile and tone of voice go a long 
way to telling our front line they do a great job. 

The Development Office is properly named for it coor- 
dinates alumni, current parents and student affairs; offers 
suggestions for campus and program evolvement; publishes 
The Pillars and keeps alumni records. How we move into the 
future is partially a result of how well we did our jobs in the 
past. The Development Office helps the Pickering College 
community understand its history, its legacy, its current 
status and future focus. To a certain extent, we are what we 



want to be. The Development Office is concerned with 
sharpening the definition of what we want to be: a caring 
school with a mandate for character development so that 
young people may learn to be caring people in their turn. 

The Headmaster's Office is also the Admissions Office as 
well as the place from which the vision of Pickering College 
emanates. The Administrative Assistant for Admissions must 
be clear, precise, supportive and understanding in helping a 
parent learn about our school. Parents often confirm the first 
impression from the front office with a second impression 
from "Admissions", a final confirmation coming from an in- 
terview with the Headmaster. What is said and done each 
step of the way is the result of careful orchestration by all 
members of the support staff of Pickering. We strive to make 
our school the best we know how. We have a service in 
education to offer to young people and we want to give them 
"every opportunity for the good principle in the soul to be 
heard", as our founding Quaker forebearers would say. 

"The Light" that is written about in scripture is the gift 
that each person brings to his or her job at Pickering Col- 
lege. We want to allow those "Lights" to shine, "unto all 
that are in the House." When we speak about the "inner 
teacher", we are acknowledging a spiritual source within 
each person. "The good principle in the soul" is the desire on 
the part of each person to become the best person he or she 
knows how to become within the discipline of his or her job. 
We all grow and mature as a result of our interaction with 
others. We want to be positive, supportive and inspired. We 
want to be appreciated for what we know and what we do. 
Basically, we all want our respect for learning to be 
honoured because we are thinkers and doers working 
together in a common enterprise toward a common end. Our 
professional development may come from improved skills 
and knowledge; it will also result from a profound sense of 
self-respect and respect for others. 

The right ordering of Pickering College is also good order. 
We must recognize the wonderful support services that exist 
at Pickering College to permit every student to find himself, 
to discover his talents and gifts, to mature, and to attain his 
goals. The Board of Pickering College is dedicated to the 
support of a thriving institution providing an excellent ser- 
vice in education. The faculty and staff of Pickering College 
are the spokespeople for the Board in implementing that 
dedication in practical terms every single day. We are 
grateful for the hard work, the professionalism, the sacrifices, 
and for the listening ears that are provided so thoughtfully, 
purposely and generously by the permament staff of Picker- 
ing College. We learn a new meaning to the phrase "respect 
for learning" by opening ourselves to the potential within all 
our colleagues and our students as we continue to learn 
together through service to others. 

Sheldon H. Clark 



RED HOUSE 



Back to Front. L. to R.. C. Vega, T. Kim 
P. Verity. J. Lam, M. McKeown. M. Ab 
di, A. Marsa. S. Vrettakos, S. Leung. R 
Loo, J. Bond, C. Saunderson, A. Lam, S 
Yen, R. Kalliecharan. K. Atwell, K 
Khoo. M. Davis, L. Jones. F. Jan 
mohamed, D. Cheung. J. Choe. A 
Samuels. F. Chan, J. Weinzweig, A 
Fairfield. R. Mohamed, C. Doe, G. Shul 
ly, K. Cassar, J. Mason, J. Jay, R 
Mohamed. R. Barraclough. Mr. A 
Seretis. Mr. J. Zavitz. Mr. R. Taylor, B 
Hodge. T. Robertson. R. Monaghaa 
Mr. B. Barrett. Mr. D. McClymont. Mr 
and Mrs. T.D. Clark. 




STUDENT LIFE AT P.C 



BLUE HOUSE 



Back to Front, L. to R.: J. Nash, K. 
Yang. T. Lee. G. Nickalls. B. Veldhuis, J. 
McCartney. T. M'Bakassy, J-C. Diaz, J. 
DeLaBoursodiere, T. Wilson, F. Spina, 
R. Yeung. W. Chan. B. Yaremy, G. 
Cooper, S. Nanji, O. Kowles, R. 
Drynan, R. Lipfeld. J. Morgan, C. 
Davies, R. Krafsur, C. Niem, B. Dean. P. 
Waters, J. Kaufman. A. Richards, A. In- 
nes, G. Gigic, M. McLean, D. Niell, C. 
Tapia. G. Noone, Mr. D. Downer, Mrs. 
J. Downer. R. Van Ooyen, S. Brown, B. 
Voight. F. Hung, F. Martinez. Mr. L. 
Cann Mr. C. Boyd. 



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SILVER HOUSE 




Bacfe to Front, L. to R.: S. Kutcy, P. 
Bethel. J. Gouthro. J. Black, K. Lay, D. 
Bassewitz, G. Pollock, 0. Gomes. A. 
Narinesingh, B. Osborne, M. Ffrench, 
M. Anderson, L. Tatone. A. Lai, J. Li, G. 
Vega, S. Samnah, C. Richardson, P. 
Gilbert, D. Howard, S. Mordillo, J. 
Wells, J. Israel. A. Mernick, P. Yu, B. 
Cheng. D. Drain, G. Almada, J. Little, 
A. Gaudet, K. Leung, C. Lau, N. 
Ruparel, L. Skinner, Mr. G. Mitchell, 
Mr. M. Cruttwell. R. Tsang, S. Vickery, 
A. Rickard, Mr. P. Sturrup, Caleb Stur- 
rup, Mr. D. McQuaig. 



FRIENDS, FUN, AND WORK 




GOLD HOUSE 



Back to Front, L. to R.: B. Smith, B. 
Ramatally. S. Morrison. B. Graat, R. 
Figueroa, T. Newbery, G. Endo, J. Myung, 
G. Riley. P. Kemahan, K. Martin, D. Hang. 
S. Dunn, J. Ross, A Wokter, S. Longmire. 
A Yao. J. Hill, C. Bullock, 0. Chu. R. 
Decarie. J. Hunt, D. MacDonakL K. Azan, 
D. Jenkin, J. Chamg, W. Wan. P. Crocker, 
D. Grayston. M. DeCiantis, L Lockhart, F. 
Rodriguez, T. Vega C Kingsmill. A. Wong, 
P. So. H. Cameron. Mr. G. Kettika, Mr. D. 
Cowan, Mr. D. Zavitz, J. O'Brien. N. Ward, 
G. Ram, B. Martin. J. Bowers, Mr. D. 
Brazeau. 



STUDENT GOVERNMENT 



STUDENT COUNCIL 




Back Row Peter Sturrup. David Drain. Lamarque Lockhart. Bobby Osborne. Adam Mernick. David Hwang. 
Chris Kingsmill. Dan Zavitz. Front Row: Rich Krafsur, Thomas Kim, Grant Nickalls. Farouk Janmohamed. Tony 
Vega. Neville Ward. 






The twelve students on the 1 988-89 Student 
Committee worked very hard to make the 
school year a successful one. School spirit was 
high at Pickering, and this was due to the 
strong efforts of both the Student Committee 
and the Athletic Council. There were also many 
positive changes because of the time and 
dedication of the Committee members. 

The Student Committee helps to improve liv- 
ing conditions for the students, both in and out 
of the dorms. We had our usual dances, some of 
which were pretty good. The best memory that I 
have of a school event was the Halloween Party. 
It was one night when everyone allowed them- 
selves to let loose. Yes, there was a mess, and it 
was a waste of food, but everyone had fun. The 
flags in the dining hall are a nice mark of this 
year's Student Committee; not only do they add 
colour to the room, but they also make 
everyone feel a bit closer to home. 

I feel that this year's Student Committee 
showed good leadership and helped to make the 
school year successful. I wish John Bond and his 
Committee the best of luck in 1 989- 1 990. 

GRANT NICKALLS, Chairman 




ATHLETIC COUNCIL 




year the Athletic council 
organisation at Pickering, got off to a fir 
start. With the faculty advisor Mr. 
Brazeau, many things were accomplished. 

The Grub Days (officially known as 
"casual dress days"), various movie 
nights, and intramurals were just a few of 
the activities which the Athletic Council 
ran. 

Profits from the newly-founded tuck 
shop were used to purchase a scoreboard 
for the basketball and volleyball teams. 
Throughout the year, the Athletic Council 
has been very helpful 

Hopefully, for years in the future, th< 
Athletic Council will be running and help 
ing to organize more activities in P.C.'s 
future. Good luck to next year's Council! 



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Back Row Dave Brazeau. Jamie Morgan. Andrew Narinesingh, Adam Mernick. Oliver Gomes, Jonas Israel, 
Marc Ffrench. Gavin Cooper, Bobby Osborne. Front Rom. John Bond. Brad Smith, Richard Krafsur. Andrew 
Gaudet. Laurence Jones. Jamie Ross. 



A JOB WELL DONE! 



A YEAR OF PROGRESS 



THE PROCTORS 




This year, twenty senior students were 
selected as proctors. They returned early (or 
a day of orientation, training and fun. With 
the completion of the Firth House renova- 
tions more proctors were appointed (mostly 
new boys) and the duty teams were set. The 
proctors have undertaken a larger share of 
responsibility in overseeing the care and 
well-being of the residence. Morning wake- 
up, downtown sign-out, evening study, and 
bedtime routine are all now handled in large 
part by the proctors. 

Certainly all members of the faculty ap- 
preciated the leadership and responsibility 
shown by this year's proctors. 1 988-89 has 
been made most successful, thanks to the 
dedication of the entire group. Many thanks 
to all. 

Peter Sturrup 



THE DUTY TEAMS: A, B, C, D, AND E 





STURRUP'S GANG: 
GO GET 'EM, BOYS! 



DUTY TEAMS - Top Row Team A: Back 
Andrew Narinesingh, Shafique Nanji. Front: 
Farouk Janmohamed, John Choe, Garnet 
Riley. Team B: Back: Marc Davis, Chris 
Kingsmill. Front: Franco Spina, Andrew 
Gaudet. Kirk Atwell. Team C: Back: Tim 
Newbery, Jonas Israel. Front: James Nash, 
Lamarque Lockhart, Thomas Kim. Bottom 
Row Team D. Back: David Drain, Rich Kraf- 
sur, Martin Cruttwell, Kim Martin. Front. 
Mike Anderson, Kay-Tek Khoo, Donald 
Cheung. Team E: Back: Rex Taylor. Brian 
Ramatally. Front: Patrick Verity, Jamie 
Morgan, Marc Ffrench. 



THE 1988-1989 VOYAGEUR 



This year's Voijageur staff consisted of the entire OAC II English 
class, along with a few others who lent a hand. At first, we were all a 
little disorganized because none of us had had any experience, but by 
the third term we were on top of everything. This book took a great 
deal of dedication. Many a night the lights of the yearbook room 
stayed on as busy beavers struggled to complete their assignments. 
But it did not end there. Several of us were forced to remain at school 
after exams to slave under Martin the Merciless. 

Seriously, this was a great experience. We all learned how to work 
responsibly, and we feel we have produced something that we can be 
proud of. We hope you enjoy the 1988-89 Voyogeur. 

Adam Mernick 



As Adam implies, this yearbook ioos a real team effort. Every 
member of the OAC II class contributed, from Thomas Kim. who spent 
hours identifying faces on team pictures, to Bill Graat, who wrote 
many of the humorous captions, to Marc Ffrench, who covered the 
P.C. sports scene. Unfortunately, there is not enough space to list 
everyone's contributions, let alone those of the P.C. community at 
large. To all those who gave of their time and talents, my thanks. 
Together, we learned a lot. 

Martin Cruttwell 




Upper Right: Copy editor Charles Davies. Aboue. Chief Photographer Bobby Osborne 
checks layout work of Tony Vega and Adam Mernick. Right: Typists Pat Waters and 
Rich Krafsur strike a pose while Rawle Kalliecharan looks on. In foreground, Marc 
Ffrench and Adam Mernich work on layout. 




From fa :\ 

the Jd- V 
Hilltophtehl 

By Grant Nckalls and Patrick Verity 



One innovation this school year was 
that Grant Nickalls and Patrick Verity co- 
wrote a weekly article for the Era-Banner, 
a local newspaper. 

In their column, they dealt mainly with 
the different aspects of life at Pickering. 
Here are a few samples of their work. 




LEAVING HOME MEANS 
FAREWELL TO OLD PALS 

When you first leave your home 
town to come to Pickering (or any 
other boarding school), you leave 
many special people behind. 

I remember clearly how it was 
for me. I left Huntsville after Grade 
8 to come to Pickering. What a 
change - going from a small town 
where everyone knew my name to 
a community full of strangers. 

Eventually you fit in and begin 
to be accepted. This is a positive 
change because you meet new peo- 
ple and really become a strong 
part of the Pickering College 
community. 

The negative side is that you can 
lose contact with your family and 
friends. We have all discovered 
how hard long-distance relation- 
ships are to keep up. 

I remember returning home for a 
weekend after my first three weeks 
at school. It was so strange to feel 
nervous in the town where I was 
bom and raised. 

The more I went home, the more 
nervous I felt each time ! saw my 
friends. I had it set in my mind they 
had changed, but of course I didn't 
realize that maybe I myself had 
also changed. 

At Pickering I began to feel good 
about the community and enjoyed 
the relationships I made at school 
and in the Newmarket area. 

I guess the main point is that it's 
hard to have two sets of relation- 
ships. Just when you get used to a 
routine, it's gone, and you have no 
choice but to start over again. 

January I I 



DIVORCE AFFECTS STUDENTS 

The youth of today have far too 
many problems. Among these is 
divorce. 

Most people have had a friend or 
relative involved in a divorce. The 
sad thing about this is that it in- 
volves their children. 

Perhaps the most common and 
stressful time for a child to be 
caught up in a divorce is during 
their adolescence. Personally, I 
have seen friends of mine in this 
situation, and it has often changed 
their attitude and image from a 
normal teenager to a rebel with a 
cause . . that being self-destruction. 

You may ask what this has to do 
with Pickering College, but this 
subject is very relevant. 

In today's society a large per- 
centage of kids come from broken 
homes. The boarding school at- 
mosphere helps to provide a se- 
cond home for its students and 
thus in many ways everyone can 
share each other's problems and 
maybe help to solve them. 

At Pickering all students are 
assigned a counsellor and are en- 
couraged to share their concerns 
with them. 

April 30 






SCHOOL IS BREEDING GROUND 
FOR FRIENDSHIPS 

At Pickering, there is a tremen- 
dous sense of community. Realisti- 
cally, we're all part of one big 
family. 

This family is very eclectic. Just 
last weekend I was with a group of 
my friends from Pickering and I 
realized I was the only one born in 
Canada. 

However, to be realistic, nobody 
believes people can live together 
entirely peacefully. We do have 



squabbles - and many of them at 
that. But our differences are usual- 
ly resolved in a peaceful manner. 

Boarding school is the perfect 
environment for pranksters. One of 
the most popular forms of pranks 
put on by one's "friends" is known 
as THE BUCKET. It usually occurs 
about 2 or 3 in the morning. 

Believe me, having a cold bucket 
of water wake you up is enough to 
give you heart failure. 

Shaving cream also makes quite 
a mess in one's room, especially 
when you shake up the can and 
puncture a hole in the side. Voila, 
instant snowstorm. (PS: Kids, don't 
try this at home!). 

At Pickering, friendships are not 
made only between students. Out 
of class, the teachers are actual 
human beings that smile and can 
even be friendly. There are 
teachers that represent all walks of 
life here, from Quakers to 
skydivers. Every student can find 
at least one teacher who is easy to 
relate to. 

February 27 

SCHOOL BECOMES SECOND 

HOME FOR MANY STUDENTS 

Pressure, stress, and due dates. 
In only three short weeks we will 
finally have some time to ourselves 
- time to relax and do the things 
we want to do. With the beautiful 
weather, it is hard to concentrate 
on school work. All I can think 
about is the summer and how I will 
finally be free from the bonds of 
private school. 

For those in Grade 1 3 this will 
hopefully be the last time we will 
have to go through the old high 
school routine. 

Leaving Pickering will also be 
hard for some of us because the 
school has been like a second 
home. It is amazing how close you 
can get to a school and the people 
who inhabit it. 

Many of us will never see each 
other again but the memories of 
our school days will last forever. 

I can't say I'm not looking for- 
ward to leaving. In fact, I am. 

However, I can say I will miss 
Pickering and the people asso- 
ciated with it. 

As corny as it sounds, the 
Pickering community is a family 
and leaving it will be hard to do. 
June 7 



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PICKERING COLLEGE'S DRESS CODE 



The dress code as specified in the Student Handbook (1988-89): 
Clean-shaven and well-groomed. Michael Anderson models P.C.'s first dress. He 
is shown with a clean white tailored shirt with top button done up. P.C. house 
tie and blue blazer, grey flannels and black socks. To top off the look, Michael is 
carrying a very handsome attache case. He is ready to take on the world. 



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The dress code as interpreted by the students: 

Here we have Mike in a more casual look; five-day growth of beard, un- 
buttoned shirt accompanied by a non-conforming striped tie, with grey 
cotton pants, flesh-coloured socks, and black dress shoes. Note the jacket 
casually slung over the shoulder. Mike is in his own world. 





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Trie dress code as the students would like to see it: 

Mike, with a cool brew in hand, is dressed in his reaching-up, touching-bottom 

look with a light blue, torn denim jacket, white T-shirt, blue jeans (could they be 

a little tigher, Mike?) and the rebellious bare feet. Mike is no longer in this 

world. 

P.S.: we would like to thank Mike for his great patience. We apologize for taking 
away his first dress for more than five minutes, and hiding his razor for a week. 

The Yearbook Staff 




ADAM HAD A LITTLE TRUCK 



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ADAM HAD A LITTLE TRUCK 

Adam had a little truck, 

He took it out and got it stuck. 

He called his buddies to help him out; 
Bobby's truck would get it, without a doubt. 

We tried everything within our power, 
But all we got was a big mud shower. 

The tow truck that never came was a factor - 
Thank god for Freeman and his tractor! 

Adam's jeep looked awful rough; 

A week later it was still covered with the stuff. 





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ONE NIGHT IN STUDY . . . 





I . The proctor's word is law. He is a most 
respected member of our society. 



2. Study begins promptly at 7:00 pm. 



3. "I have three tests and two essays due 
tomorrow. When's the next long week- 
end?" 




6. Student activist leaders incite frenzy 
with emotion-packed speeches! 




7. The rebellion begins . 



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I I . Three essentials for productive study: a 
book . . . 



12. . . . proper posture 



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4. "What do you mean, I have to study?" 



5. 7:15 pm. 




8. . . . but designated authorities soon restore order 



9. . . . and students return to academic 
pursuits. 



10. "What do you mean, I can't go to 
the bathroom until eight? @#$!S*#!" 







13.... and a comfortable place to work 



14. As study nears its end, seniors assist preps with their daily 
hygiene routine. 



1 5. Despite all distractions, the 
school's keenest intellects live for 
one thing only . . . Brrring! 9:00 
pm! Study's over! 



RAD SKATEBOARDERS RULE! 



Skateboarding has been at P.C. for as long as 
I can remember, but this year was the best of all. 

One day I was in Andrew Rickard's room 
playing a video game. We were talking about 
all the lame clubs there were. "It's not the 
teachers' fault." Andrew said, "it's just that 
Pickering doesn't have the time, money or 
facilities (not to mention manpower) to have a 
big load of clubs." The one thing that we both 
knew was that the only way to get some good 
clubs was to make them up ourselves. 

It hit me then (and probably Andrew at the 
same time, judging by how big his eyes got) that 
we could open a skate club ourselves. We both 
started babbling incoherently. I caught a few of 
Andrew's words like "halfpipe", "launch", 
"this'll be rad", but the rest was drowned out 
by my own voice. If you asked Andrew, I was 
probably just as incoherent! 

We finally got it together and in the end it 
was Andrew who came up with the final idea. 
After bringing our idea to Mr. Brazeau and hav- 
ing it cleared, we started setting it up. At first, 
all we had were some old bits of wood and pipes 
to use, but they worked. We didn't care, just as 
long as we could keep it up. After considering 
possible lawsuits, Andrew ordered some Pro-Tec 
helmets for anyone in the club who wanted one. 

About two weeks after the start of the club, 
Andrew brought in some of his stuff, including a 
transition ramp and a launch. If we were giving 
awards, I would have to say that the most im- 
proved would be Jesse Gornall, who took three 
club days to learn about five tricks, and is still 
learning new ones. 

Skating has been truly established here at 
P.C, and it will be here far into the future. An- 
drew - it iuos a good idea! 

Aesop Zourdoumis 




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Aboue Left. Jamie Ross launches himself into 

space. 

Aboue: Tyler shows good form. 

Left: "Wipeout!" says Jonathan Hill. 





Jesse Gomall (I.) and Andrew Rickard test one of Newton's better-known laws. 



SWIMMING CLUB 



A new club at Pickering this year 
was the swimming club. Twice a 
week this group of ten (and 
sometimes more) students and 
three teachers set out for the 
newly-completed Newmarket 
Recreation Complex to spend a 
relaxing hour by the poolside. 
While teachers swam lengths for 
fitness, some students lounged in 
the whirlpool or the sauna. Others 
enjoyed splashing around the pool, 
or trying to increase their speed on 
the water slide. 

The participants wish to thank 
Janet Downer, David Downer, and 
Dan McClymont for establishing 
this new and worthwhile club. 




Back Row: Ian Thomsen, Chris Bullock. Kim Martin. Middle: Sebastien Mordillo, Tim Newbery, Jimmy 
Myung, Neville Ward, Dietrich Bassewitz, Janet Downer, Kevin Cassar. Front: Juan Carlos Diaz, Patrick 
Verity, Rob Drynan, Thomas Kim, Filipo Galassi, David Downer, Jeremy Jay, Bobby Martin. 



CHRISTMAS BANQUET - DECEMBER 8, 1988 




Clockwise from Upper Left: 

The Good Fairy and Santa Claus (a.k.a. "Inky" and "Charlie"). 

The Good Fairy descends on another victim. 

Mr. Jewell displays his gifts. 

A touching meeting between counsellor and counsellee. 

Marc Ffrench tries out his Golden Shovel award. 




PICKERING COLLEGE ACTIVITY GROUP 






From the 1988 Annual Report of the 
Family and Children's Services of York 
Region: 

A unique collaborative effort between 
Pickering College and Family and 
Children's Services has resulted in the 
development of an innovative program. 
The "Pickering College Activity Group" 
was developed for children experiencing 
social, emotional, and behavioural dif- 
ficulties. The goal of the group is to 
develop appropriate self-esteem through 
sports, cooperative play, and arts and 
crafts activities. 

The Group was developed through the 
initiative of Mr. David Brazeau, who en- 
couraged his students to participate as 
volunteers in the community. He ap- 
proached our Agency offering this ser- 
vice. The end result was that the College 
recruited six student volunteers to 
operate the program. The students 
chosen were James DeLaBoursodiere, 
Scott Kutcy, Jamie Morgan. Graham 
Pollock, Jason Wells, and Carlos Vega. 

The program has proved to be an enor- 
mous success, and to date, twenty-five 
children have been enrolled. The activity 
group provides an excellent example of 
what can be accomplished when 
volunteers offer their time and commit- 
ment to assist a social service agency. 
Everyone is a winner. 












Above, Clockwise from Upper Left: Scott Kutcy, Jamie Morgan, Graham 
Pollock, and Carlos Vega with their young friends. 

Left: Graham Pollock plays Santa Claus at the Activity Group's Christmas party. 
Jamie DeLaBoursodiere assists. 



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Happy is the house that shelters 




3. (Aboue): The Ragamuffins 
_ 4. (Right): Comrades-in-Arms 



a friend - Ralph Waldo Emerson 




6. (Aboue Left): 
Friendship 

7. (Above): "We 
know our priorities." 



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8. (Aboue): "Don't worry, I didn't feed it." 

9. (Right): He ain't heavy, he's my brother. 



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I I . "The nurse told me I had to go to class." 



12. Batman and Robin? 



from my friends -- Lennon/McCartney 





I 3. Official cheerleaders of the Pickering Spring Games. 




14. "We're going home!" 



15. The Zavitz Clan 



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20. "What do you mean, there's 
something on my head?" 



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25. Rap Masters 



26. Why can't these boys sit up straight? 



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main man Alan. 



27. (Aboue): Who's on first? 




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29. (Beloiu): David and Goliath. 





Key to personalities in "P.C. PALS" section 

LP. Kernahan, T.M. Bakassy, P. Bethel, 0. Knowles 2. K. Atwell, D. Drain 
3. Lydia Cruttwell, Geoffrey Cruttwell, Scott McCuaig, Becky McCuaig 4. 
0. Chu, J. Ross 5. D. MacDonald, S. Morrison 6. T. Vega. F. Janmohamed 
7. S. Yen, W. Wan 8. J. O'Brien 9. J. Wells, B. Dean 10. Caleb Sturrup, P. 
Verity I I. D. MacDonald, A. Richards, C. Chevannes 12. S. Leung, J. Li 
1 3. Janis Mitchell, Chris Cruttwell, Loes Pape, Lisa Sturrup. Janet Downer, 
Doreen LaBrash (and assorted small fry) 14. S. Mordillo, J. Wells I 5. Dan 
Zavitz, Jamie Zavitz, Jane Zavitz 1 6. C. Richardson, G. Shully, S. Samnah, 
R. Mohamed, P. Gilbert, C. Doe, P. Crocker 17. L. Lockhart and Jacob 
Sturrup 19. K. Atwell, K-T. Khoo, D. Hwang 20. J. Myung 2 I . T. Lee, K. 
Leung 22. M. Anderson, S. Vrettakos, R. Drynan with Charlene 23. Gord 
Mitchell, J. Kaufman 24. C. Richardson, A. Innes. J. Weinzweig 25. C. Doe, 
T. Vega, R. Drynan 26. G. Pollock, 0. Gomes, T. Wilson, R. Figueroa 27. 
B. Sahota, P. Bethel. J. Myung 28. J. Myung. A. Samuels 29. A. Zour- 
doumis, A. Innes 



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This was the day that bucketing 
became legal at P.C.! Students jumped in 
glee at the notion of being able to engage 
in water fights without being penalized. 
Picnic Day was organized by the Athletic 
Council. It began with staff vs. student 
softball and volleyball games. After the 
games, everyone moved over to 
Memorial Field to take part in the big 
tug-of-war. The Newmarket Fire Depart- 
ment arrived prepared with their equip- 
ment and soon things were under way. 

It was a pleasant experience to see not 
only the students getting wet, but also 
the teachers (some were not as pleased as 
others!). There was an overall feeling of 
gaiety and happiness in the atmosphere. 
After the water fights, Mr. Clark and a 
few members of the Student Committee 
assumed the role of Johnny (our world- 
renowned chef) and held a barbecue for 
the whole school. It was an exciting and 
thoroughly enjoyable day. 



WEDNESDAY, MAY 3 1 




Students got soaked (above, left) ... but so did the staff (below). 




First the cooking (note hungry-looking Bill Graat) 



then the face-stuffing. 



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A YEAR-END 
INTERVIEW: 

HEADMASTER 
SHELDON H. CLARK 




The Yearbook staff wanted to gain some insight into our 
Headmaster's feelings on some aspects of this year at Pickering. 
We chose a representative from our group and set up a meeting 
with Mr. Clark. What follows is a transcript of the resulting 
interview. 

Q: How do you think the academic year went? 
A: I thought the year went extremely well. There were a number 
of records with regards to the number of students receiving 
Honour Weeks. There was also a good turnout in the number of 
students who made the Honour Society. So yes, I think that 
overall it was a good year. 

Q: Were there any particular incidents that upset you? 
A: There were not any particular incidents that upset me, but I 
always get upset when the thoughtlessness of some people 
results in an impingement on others. 

Q: What is your fondest memory of this past year? 
A: I would say my fondest memory occurred on three separate 
occasions, when Grant Nickalls, Dave Drain, and Rawle 
Kalliecharan spoke during Thursday morning meetings for wor- 
ship. They all spoke with feeling and conviction and exemplified 
the quintessence of the P.C. attitude. 



thoughtfulness. I also like to see the way the students work for 
the values of others. 

Q: What characteristics do P.C. students have that you don't 

like? 

A: When students are dishonest and insubordinate. 

Q: How do you think this year's graduating class compares to 
last year's, or the previous years'? 

A: Each graduating class has its own qualities. This one has 
shown a lot of ingenuity and leadership skills; they have proven 
to be good scholars and athletes. Overall, they were a very 
good class. 

Q: What are your future hopes for Pickering, in terms of 
academics, enrollment and facilities? 

A: First, I would like to achieve the enrollment objectives, ap- 
proximately 205 students next year and by 1992 a total of 
250. Next, I would like to maintain the high level of academics. 
I would like to concentrate on expanding the Physical Education 
facilities. I would also like a proper place of worship. Finally, I 
would like to assist in helping the next Headmaster receive this 
College in good shape. In other words, "transmit this school not 
only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful." 



Q: What characteristics do P.C. students have that you like? 
A: I like the way that they care for others, and their 



Interview and article by R. Kalliecharan 




We're getting a lot of work done here! 



What do you mean "it's an improvement," Mary-Ellen? 




Beloui Dancing with Ernie. 
Riqht: Aww. Mom ■ do I have to? 





FROi 



USB MIES 




Yes. Aunt Bette . . .? 



Nurse Carol Prendergast 
awaits her next victim at the 
Firth House Health Unit. 




Mr. Cowan demonstrates 
that Mr. McClymont is still 
living in the 60s. 



'Isn't this better than the germ warfare salad bar?" 



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'Listen! What are you doing in the Staff Room?' 






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Aboue: "Go change into your uniform, you spoiled 

little brat!" 

Beloio: "For mine is the kingdom . . ." 



Centre: "Hi! I'm Gentle Ben!" 

Aboue: "I don't want to be a p— k about this, but didn't Mr. 

Jewell already tell you to get out of the staff room?" 






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Above: Richard Barraclough contemplates murdering 

the rugby team en masse. 

Below: "Listen, Downer! I'm the head of this table." 



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"Not only did you not get an Honour Week, you'll be lucky if you get 
the credit." 



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Abouc: "I'll do anything to destroy Dave 
Drain's life." 



Right: "Student? What student? I made it 
myself!" 



Beloio: "Hi! I'm Doug Cowan . . SHUT UP!! 



TWEEDLEDUM and 




TWEEDLEDEE. 



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Above: "I'm not saying your boy's a genius, but 



Aboue: "Weekend? What weekend?" 

Right: "Roll out the barrel . . ." 

Below: Note that P.C.'s devil-worshippers are illiterate! 



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Above: Charles Lawson contemplates life on a train somewhere 
in Europe. 

Below: Jonathan Bowers contemplates murdering a 
photographer somewhere on the P.C. campus. 



Aboue: "That's 4,000 pushups. Should we let them stop 

now?" 

Below: "These would make great test questions . . ." 







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LIFE IS RARELY DULL 





Mr. Boyd swings for the fences. 



Alec staying cool on duty. 




'Your mission, should you decide to accept it . . ." 



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FOR A TEACHER AT PICKERING 






Aboue Left: Look out, George! There's trouble brewing behind 

you! 

Aboue: Hamish Cameron contemplating a position at GQ 

magazine. 




"It's all perfectly simple . . ." 



but remember -- appearances can be deceiving. 



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Nancy, Doreen, 
Mary, Marie, and 
Mary Londry at 
the Athletic 
Banquet. 

Center: Impatient 
teachers can make 
office work 
hazardous! 




Doreen La Brash 



Mary Vickery 



Nancy Colefield 



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THE OFFICE STAFF: 

UNDERPAID, 

OVERWORKED, 

BUT ALWAYS 

APPRECIATED 




Tracey Kidd 




Marie Cattet, Doreen, and Mary Londry at the Christmas Banquet. 




John Lockyer 



Al Jewell 



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Howard Edwards 



Ross Caldwell 



Jim Tausney 




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Bill Adams 



The staff and students 

of Pickering College 

extend their sincere thanks to 

WALTER MOSWIAK 

for his eighteen years 
of loyal service to the school. 
We wish Walter a happy and 

prosperous retirement. 



Walter Moswiak, custodian, 
Pickering College 1971-89 




MAKES PICKERING A PLEASANT PLACE TO LIVE 




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I ST TEAM SOCCER 




Back Row: Coach Charles Boyd, Johhny Li, Tony Vega, Kay-Tek Khoo, Rawle Kalliecharan, Craig Chevannes, Augustin Marsa, Seabastian Mordillo, 
Tony M'Bakassy, Kim Martin. Front Row: Garnet Riley, Steve Morrison, Oliver Gomes. Kirk Atwell, Felix Chan, John Choe. Not Present. Michael 
Anderson. 




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HOME AND ABROAD 





I ST SOCCER 

This year we had a very competitive team. The 
highlight of the season was an eventful trip to 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, to play in an international 
tournament. Pickering was one of the most popular 
teams in Halifax. After a long first night the team 
faced Crescent School. We didn't fare that well, as 
nerves set in and we lost the first tournament game. 
Then we regrouped and defeated Stanstead 
(Quebec), Rothsay (New Brunswick), and Kings- 
Edgehill, (who were hosting the tournament and 
previously undefeated). Then, on the final day, we 
lost to Appleby in a physical game, and finally we 
won by default over Hillfield. Overall, we placed in 
the top 5 in the tournament of 20, ahead of teams 
like S.A.C.'s Ist's and a team from the Cayman 
Islands. 

In I.S.A.A. league play, P.C. was involved in 
several exciting games, many of which were lost 
late in the 2nd half. The team missed the playoffs 
but with a good returning group they should be 
competitive once again in 1989-90. 









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1 7 AND UNDER 



This year's assembly of 
2nd team soccer players 
lacked neither skill nor 
spirit. Bad luck prevailed 
throughout most of our 
season with several close 
games. The highlight of 
the season was our 5-0 
pummelling of St. 
George's College. Our 
postseason play was 
quite successful as we 
defeated both the staff 
(1-0) and the 1st team 
(2-1). On defense, Ger- 
rod Shully's powerful 
kicks and great en- 
thusiasm kept the backs 
going. Mohammed Abdi, 
Jamie Ross, and Bobby 
Sahota (with Raymond 
Chan) made up our fancy 
footed quick-moving for- 
wards. All were suc- 
cessful goal scorers and 
excellent playmakers. 
Hopefully, next year's 
team will have as much 
spirit as we did - and a lit- 
tle more success. 




Back Row: Raymond Chan, Boris Cheung, Sam Samnah. Mohammed Abdi, Gerrod Shully. Scott Kutcy, Chris Saunderson, Adai 
Mernick, Khalil Azan, Mike Mckeown. Conrad Niem, Martin Cruttwell (coach). Front Rout: Pat Waters, Bobby Sahota, Jamie Ros 
Alex Fairfield, Obiama Knowles. Not Shoion: Charles Lawson (assistant coach). 




JUNIOR SOCCER 




Junior Soccer, under the 
strict coaching of "tree 
trunk" Danny Zavitz, had 
morale, enthusiasm and 
awesome team spirit. 
Unluckily they did not have 
a very good team record. 
With a combination of the 
preps and grade 9's who 
were under 14, they tried 
their hardest. Some of the 
team's leaders were Gary 
Ram, Nickhil Ruparel, and 
Raymond Tsang. With these 
stars, the preps became a 
well-rounded team, helped 
by assistant coach Hamish 
Cameron, our British Tutor. 
This team must be con- 
gratulated for their effort 
and their devotion. 



Back Rotu: Hamish Cameron (assistant coach), Chris Bullock. Ian Thomsen, Rocklyn Mohamed, Morgan McLean. Jeremy 
Jay, Kevin Cassar. Ben Voigt, Dan Zavitz (coach). Front Row. Simon Vickery, Raymond Tsang, Steve Leung, Robbie Van 
Ooyen. 




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VOLLEYBALL 




Back Row, L to R: Mr. Keltika, James McCartney. Rob Figueroa, Boris Veldhuis, Jamie Morgan, Marc Ffrench. Tim Newbery. Front Roui, L to R: Gavin 
Cooper, Shafique Nanji, Jimmy Myung, David Hwang. Franco Spina, Grant Nickalls. 




or the first time in three years, Pickering had a com- 
petitive volleyball team. We started shakily, but with 
hard work and lots of spirit (in both games and practices) 
we came together in a hurry. We travelled to TCS for a 
tournament with TCS, Appleby, and UCC. To our sur- 
prise, we were very competitive and ended up third. But 
the highlight of the season, and the turning point in the 
P.C. volleyball program, was our 2- 1 victory over SAC's 
first team. The third game in that match had a great 
display of volleyball as we won 15-3. We finished off the 
season by playing local high schools and winning half of 
our matches. We were unfortunately disqualified from 
the year-end tournament at TCS because of a dispute as 
to whether we were a first or second team. Anyway, we 
were very successful for a team that was thrust into ac- 
tion all of a sudden this season. Many thanks to team 
captain Tim Newbery, and to coach George Keltika for a 
rather 'eventful' season. 



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SQUASH AND CROSS-COUNTRY 





Left to Right: Mr. Sturrup, Gonzalo 
Vega, Isam Rafie, Lamarque Lockhart, 
Andrew Rickard, Jon Gouthro, Marc 
Davis. 



This was the first year that Pickering College has had an organised squash team. Although not too many stood out as being truly competitive, all tried 
their hardest. Only two players actually competed in matches; they were Marc Davis and Lamarque Lockhart. who won a few games. The other team 
members were unable to play in matches or tournaments, but still put in a good effort. We look forward to the continuing development of the squash 
program. 





Left to Right: Mr. Downer, Bill Graat, 
Rich Krafsur, Oliver Gomes, James 
Nash, Tony Vega. 



Pickering's crosscountry team did very well this year, competing in four inter-school races including DYSSA, a challenging 8k 
race for York Region's best schools. Led by Mr. Downer, we went for light jogs around Fairy Lake to help our conditioning. Our 
captain was Bill Graat, and Oliver Gomes was our best runner. A special mention goes to Tony Vega, who participated in DYSSA, 
and Pierre Breau, another natural runner who was forced to leave early in the season due to legal problems. Everyone who com- 
peted put a lot of effort and time into the team. 



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CONDITIONING AND BADMINTON 






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Back Row: Andrew Innes, Andrew Wolder, Brian Ramatally, Greg Noone, Josh Kaufman. John 
Bond. Graham Pollock. 3rd Row: John Hunt, Carlos Vega, Gustavo Almada, Dave MacDonald, 
Alan Samuels, David Grayston, Frank Rodriguez. Stavros Vrettakos. 2nd Row: Don McCuaig 
(coach), Rob Czarnik, Rob Drynan, Joe Bang, Carlos Tapia, Andrew Gaudet, Jason Bonneville, Chris 
Doe, Jason Wells. Front Roio. James DeLaBoursodiere, Barry Kennedy, Chris Lai, Phil Crocker, 
Trevor Wilson, Jonathan Hill. 



WEIGHT TRAINING AT 
PICKERING COLLEGE 
In the beginning of the year, the 
weight training program at Picker- 
ing was very disorganized and peo- 
ple lifted whatever weights they 
wanted. About a month into the 
fall term a new Universal gym set 
was delivered to the school, which 
increased the number of exercises 
available. The new teacher in 
charge of the weightroom was Mr. 
Barrett; he set up a precise condi- 
tioning program for all the 
students in weight training. The 
program consists of seventeen ex- 
ercises that each student must go 
through at least twice each day. By 
the end of the year the students 
resemble little Arnolds. 




HOUSE LEAGUE BADMINTON 
The fall term was a building block 
for future first team talent. Many of 
the players were introduced to bad- 
minton as a competitive game for the 
first time. The season began at a slow 
pace, then rallied into an explosion of 
talent. Many good times were had 
and a lot was learned. Our thanks to 
David Drain, who helped to organize 
and inspire (?) our sometimes motley 
crew. 

THE TEAM 
Back Row: David Drain, Patrick Veri- 
ty, John Lam, Recoff Yeung, Jonas 
Israel, Andrew Narinesingh, Brad 
Dean, Larry Cann. Middle Row: 
Kelvin Yang, Chris Lau, Samuel Yen, 
Juan Carlos Diaz, Terrance Lee, 
William Chan. Front Rote: Kevin 
Leung, Ricky Loo, Danny Leung, 
Donald Cheung, Oswald Chu, Andy 
Lam. 



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FROM THE PHOTO FILE - MORE SOCCER ACTION 




Aboue. Raymond Tsang demonstrates deft ball-handling skills to 
Vickery and Martin. Note casual hands-in-pockets style. 
Aboue Left: Kirk Atwell puts the boot into a free kick. 
Left: Did this shot go into the net, or not? You be the referee! 
Below Right: A different approach to the team picture. 
Beloiu. Look out. here we come! 




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THE YOUNG AND 
THE WRECKED 
Here are the wounded 
warriors of the winter term. 
From Left to Right, They 
Are: Andrew Gaudet, first 
team skiing, dislocated 
shoulder during competi- 
tion; Kirk Atwell, 1st 
basketball, dislocated 
shoulder in a game against 
St. Georges College; Gavin 
"Bubba" Cooper, 1st 
hockey, dislocated shoulder 
and broken arm; and Oliver 
Gomes, recreational skiing, 
minor concussion while at- 
tempting to demonstrate a 
"Daffy" off a jump. In- 
credibly, all of these injuries 
were incurred over a span 
of two weeks! 




I ST BASKETBALL 




"Tip To The End." Pickering College vs. main rivals St. Georges in the final tournament of the 
season. Pickering went on to win the game, and the season series 3-1 over St. Georges. 



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1ST BASKETBALL 

This year, the Pickering College 
basketball team took on a new at- 
titude. Along with some new 
talent, "confidence" was a feeling 
in the hearts of the team. 

The addition of forward/ center 
Kirk Atwell, big man Tim 
Newbery, and strong forward 
James "Scooter" McCartney pro- 
vided a great deal of strength on 
the floor and added depth to the 
bench. Returning players like our 
own sky walker Marc "Peazy" 
Davis, Oliver Gomes, Mo Abdi, 
and Adam Mernick in the front 
court along with play-making 
guards Rich Krafsur, Lamarque 
Lockhart, and Marc Ffrench again 
helped to establish a strong team 
both offensively and defensively. 

Nicknamed "The Express", the 
P.C. team rolled into many a gym 
and were successful sixteen out of 
twenty times, including first place 
in both the Albert "Early Bird" and 
I.S.A.A. Tier II Tournaments. 

This year was one of Pickering's 
greatest basketball seasons ever, 
but none of it would have been 
possible if it had not been for our 
coach Mr. Martin Cruttwell. From 
the entire team, Thank you! 



Back Row: Mohamed Abdi, Tim Newbery, Marc Ffrench, Marc Davis, Oliver Gomes, Adam Mer- 
nick, Lamarque Lockhart, Martin Cruttwell (coach). Front Roto. Obiama Knowles, Shafique Nanji, 
Rich Krafsur, Garnet Riley. James McCartney. 




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THE EXPRESS ROLLED ON 




Preparing for another road trip, the Express show that they're always on 
the ball. 



Dave Hwang and Kay-Tek Khoo worked hard scoring all of P.C.'s home 
basketball games. Thanks, Chicken and Pin! 



Nov. 


26 PC 


vs. 


TCS 


62-41 


PC 


Jan. 


23 PC 


vs. Crescent 1st 


70-56 


PC 




Nov. 


30 PC 


vs. 


SAC 2nd 


39-23 


PC 


Jan. 


25 PC 


vs. TFS 1st 


67-36 


PC 


Dec. 


2 PC 


vs. 


NHS 


60-36 


PC 


Jan. 


30 PC 


vs. St. Georges 


49-31 


PC 




Jan. 


4 PC 


vs. 


Appleby 1 st S 2nd 


50-36 


PC 


Feb. 


1 PC 


vs. TFS 1st 


50-39 


PC 




Jan. 


7 PC 


vs. 


St. Georges 


SO- 30 


PC 


Feb. 


7 PC 


vs. Appleby 1st 
vs. Albert 


62-55 


PC 




Jan. 


7 PC 


vs. 


TCS 


43-33 


PC 


Feb. 


22 PC 


59-51 


PC 




Jan. 


7 PC 


vs. 


Albert 


56-24 


PC 


Mar. 


1 PC 


vs. Ridley 2nd 


50-46 


PC 




Jan. 


7 PC 


vs. 


St. Georges 


42-33 


PC 


Mar. 


4 PC 


vs. St. Georges 


59-48 


PC 




Jan. 


13 PC 


vs. 


SAC 1st 


58-50 


SAC 


Mar. 


4 PC 


vs. Holy Trinity 


51-31 


HT 




Jan. 


16 PC 


vs. 


Sacred Heart Juniors 


49-47 


SH 














Jan. 


18 PC 


vs. 


UCC 2nd 


43-41 


PC 


1988-89 Record: 


1 6-4. ISAA Tier II Champions 









TEACHERS TAUGHT A LESSON 



Staff-Student Basketball Game 
On March 7 th there was a 
basketball game, which occurs 
every year, between the staff and 
the students. This year the I st and 
2nd Basketball teams combined to 
defeat the teachers 57- 1 5(!) The 
game was enjoyed by all, and was 
officiated by the ex-athletic Direc- 
tor Don Menard. 

The Staff Team: Back Row: Mr. Sturrup, 
Mr. McClymont, Mr. McCuaig, Becky Mc- 
Cuaig and Lydia Cruttwell (moral Support), 
Mr. Cruttwell, Mr. McClelland. Front Row: 
Mr. Menard, Mr. Jamie Zavitz. 





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I ST HOCKEY 





PC. HOCKEY 
After a slow start to the season 
the players never lost the faith 
they had in their abilities. The 
team went through their games in 
the best way they could, even 
when coming against opponents 
more experienced than themselves. 
They came together as a cohesive 
unit towards the end of the season. 
They lasted as long as they could 
with their mounting casualties. 
The highlight of the season had to 
be when they beat the 'Old Boys' 
in a hard hitting, well played 
game. This is the continuation of a 
new era in PC. Hockey. The 
players should be happy with their 
well-played level-headed season. 



Coaches: Jamie Zavitz. Dave Brazeau. Back Row: Gavin Cooper, Conrad Niem, Lino Tatone, Gerrod Shully, Steve Morrison, 
Jamie Morgan. Mike McKeown. Front Row: Dave McDonald, Marc Ffrench, Jason Bonneville, Bobby Sahota, Andrew Narines- 
ingh. John Choe. Joseph Bang. 




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BLUE AND SILVER TOURNAMENT 



ST. GEORGES COLLEGE 
(Toronto, Ontario) 



ALBERT COLLEGE 
(Belleville, Ontario) 




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Back Row: Mr. Cowan. R 
Hardman. M. McLean. C 
Pa\ies. J Israel. B 
Veldhuis. A. Wolder. S 
Kutcy. J. Nash. S. Vret 
takos. A. Marsa. Mr 
Taylor. Front Row: B 
Smith. J deLaBoursodiere 
A. Gaudet. P. Verity. J 
Ross. S. Vickery. R 
Monaghan. A. Zourdoumis 
T Robertson. R. Drynan. 




Far Right. Captain Patrick 
Verity and Lawrence Skin- 
ner prepare for another ses- 
sion of ski waxing. 




1988-89 SKIING 

Of the thirty-five students who tried 
out for the ski team this season, about 
twenty-three of us made it. We were 
divided into four groups: the Junior Bs. 
the Junior As, the Senior Bs, and the 
Senior As. 

After a few practices, we were ready 
for our first race. Unfortunately, An- 
drew Gaudet was not. He endured a 
spectacular fall and came out with a 
dislocated shoulder (see picture, pg. 
55). As the races progressed, our times 
improved, but then again, so did the 
number of injuries. Rob Drynan in- 
jured his wrist, Scott Kutcy had a pull- 
ed back. Verity lost all his confidence. 
Even with the injuries, however, we 
fared well. Our last race was our best. 
We were first overall, as our Senior Bs 
came first and the rest of the groups 
finished in second place. The racing 
team gave many of the students the 
opportunity to travel to resorts across 
Ontario. We improved both our skills 
and technique. Many thanks to 
Messrs. Taylor and Cowan for all the 
time they put in for us, and con- 
gratulations to all on another suc- 
cessful season. 



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SKI DAY 




The school awoke to the worst travelling condi- 
tions possible. We had to crawl to the dining hall; 
if we had tried to walk, we would surely have 
fallen. The bus drivers had great difficulty getting 
us to Horseshoe Valley ski resort, but we finally 
made it. 

Even though the slopes were very icy, we were 
all anxious to begin. Rookie skiers soon learned 
how to cope (after they had taken a lesson). 
There was an excellent view from the chalet, and 
it was there that many (including this reporter 
and the staff -■ see picture below) spent most of 
the day being entertained by the skiers. P.C. 
students largely dominated the slopes, as it was a 
weekday. There were no notable casualties, and 
the students enjoyed themselves immensely. We 
arrived at eight o'clock and left around three thir- 
ty, so it was a full day of skiing, which pleased the 
entire school -- but it was very difficult to wake 
up the next morning! 



Top Left: on sheer ice, the buses got us to the slopes safely. 

Aboue Left: "How do you start these things?" wonders Steve Leung. 

Aboue Right: No studying for this test - most failed anyway! 

Left: The teachers know where to go on ski day - the lounge is always nice and 

warm. 





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2ND BASKETBALL 



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SECOND BASKETBALL 
The 2nd Basketball learn consisted of Obiama 
Kid Red" Knowles as captain and guard. Greg 
"Nugget" Noone. Boris Cheng, and Raymond 
Tsang also as guards The centre was Roberto "fig 
newton" Figueroa. with Shafique "the house" Nanji 
on occasion. Shafique mostly played forward, along 
with "Junipm" Johnny Li. Chris "the Ravishing 
One" Saunderson. and John Lam. The 2nd team 
had its moments, winning five and losing four 
games. When we won. it was because we played as 
a team. When we lost, it was only because little 
things got to us and when we tried to make a come- 
back, it was too late. Overall the 2nd team was a 
great success, particularly compared to last year's 
team. Most of the time, last year's team was 
slaughtered, but when we lost this year the games 
were all quite close. The 2nd team helped to bring 
its members together like a family, and I hope it 
stays that way. so returning players try out for next 
year's team. 




Right: Obi Knowles dazzles 
his opponent with his 
awesome dribbling skills. 
Far Right: Raymond 
Tsang's 4th colour was 
earned in part on the 
basketball court. 




Right: Boris Cheng goes for 
the steal. 





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HOUSE LEAGUE SPORTS 



HOCKEY 





Houseleague Hockey Back Row. Steve Longmire, Jimmy Myung, Keith McLelland, Phil Crocker, Brad Dean, 
Kevin Lay, Gustavo Almada, Agustin Marsa, Jay Mason, Felix Chan. Front Rom: Carlos Tapia, Patrick 
Gilbert. Nevil Ward, Gary Ram, Fabricio Martinez, Bobby Martin, Jamie O'Brien. 



House League Hockey interview 
McLelland 

Q - How did the season go? 
A - It went very well, most of the kids enjoyed it. We 
had a lot of kids out there for their first time 
skating; it was an interesting exposure for them too, 
as an important part of Canadian Culture. 
Q • Highlights? 

A • Brad Dean ■ his slap shots clear everyone out of 
the way. Robbie VanOoyen would take on anyone 
bigger than him. Bob Martin - Tripping the coach. 
Q - Best skaters? 
A • Rob Decarle, Jay Mason 
Q • Stickhandlers? 

A • Jay Mason, because he passes the least. 
Q • Did you have any special events? 
A • Not really, but we played a scrimmage each day 
(which was an alternative to repetitive drills and 
exercises). 

Q • Did you enjoy coaching this year? 
A - Yes, it was a lot of fun, I really enjoyed it. 



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House League Basketball Bocfe Roui: Laurence Jones, Rocklyn Mohamed, Sam Samnah, Alan Samuels, Eric Jolita, 
Chris Doe. Khalil Azan, Josh Little. William Chan. Andy Lam, Chris Lau, Goran Gigic, Anthony Yao, Ricky Loo, 
Brent Yaremy, Jeremy Jay. Front Rout: David Grayston, Josh Weinzweig, Kevin Cassar, Norman McCabe, Trevor 
Wilson, Nikhil Ruparel, Peter Yu, William Wan, Steve Leung, Kelvin Yang, Felix Hung. 




HOUSE LEAGUE BASKETBALL 
The winter term was a prosperous one for 
House League basketball. Our squad con- 
sisted of thirty young Jordans ranging from 
grades 7 11. Although we didn't compete 
with anyone but ourselves, (the first and 
second teams both whimpered when 
challenged), many lessons on victory, defeat 
and sportsmanship were learned by all. We 
would like to thank our faithful Danny Mc- 
Clymont for teaching us all how to do 360 
double-pump dunks. Some of this year's 
highlights were; when Alan Samuels launch- 
ed 9 three-pointers in one game; the day 
Sam Samnah actually passed the ball; and 
the last game of the season, when (with five 
minutes left) Josh Weinzweig made an 
honest effort. Probably the funniest part of 
the season was when Rich "money hungry" 
Krafsur tried to referee a game. 






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WINTER CONDITIONING 




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: Roid: Mr. McCuaig, Matt De Ciantis, 
Andrew Innes, Andrew Lai, John Bond, Craig j 
Chevannes, Sebastian Mordillo, Jon Black. Mid- 
dle Rom: Isam Rafie, Peter So, Raymond Chan, 
Frank Rodriguez, Rawle Kalliecharan, Darren I 
Jenkin. Front Row: Andrew Rickard, Filippo 
Galassi, Alan Wong, Jason Wells, Greg Noone, j 
Mike Anderson, Kim Martin. 
Top: Dave MacDonald bulking up those | 
"guns." Watch out Macho Man! 
Abooe: Come on, Frank, only ten more to go! j 
Above Left: Jonathan Hill pumping iron sol 
when he is a senior he too can 'help' the preps. J 



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MAY 13, 1989: SPRING FORMAL 




Via and Stavros 




Formal '89 

This year the Student Committee 
decided to break all tradition and hold 
its Spring Formal away from Picker- 
ing. The location chosen was the 
Mariposa Belle, a replica of an old 
Mississippi paddle boat. The scenic 
cruise took us through and around the 
Toronto Island lagoons. Once things 
got rolling everyone began to unwind 
and dance the night away. Everyone 
who went had a good time, whether 
with or without a date. In fact, it look- 
ed as if the people who didn't have 
dates had more fun than those who 
did, but who are we to judge? We 
would like to thank our chaperones - 
the McQuaigs, the Sturrups, Mr. 
Boyd, the T.D. Clarks and Carol 
Prendergast. A special thanks goes 
out to Dave Hwang and Lamarque 
Lockhart for organising and making 
the whole thing a reality. 




Bill Graat 




Obi and Lamarque 



Chris, Val, Penny, and Jonathan 



ON THE MARIPOSA BELLE 




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POSA BELLE 



Tony and Juan Carlos 





Barb, Grant, Farouk, and Zaibun 




Left: Darel and Tony 



Aboue: Jason and Marcie 



AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING 




Carol and Patrick 




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Above: Jamie and Leslie 

Right: Kirk, Simone, Nicole, and Adam 



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Julie and John 



Jonas and Sorcha 










Una, Kay-Tek, Kathy, and David 




Above: Stavros and Via 
almost missed the boat! 
Left: Pat and Juan Carlos 
with Jen and Cathy 





Juanita and Frank 



James, Tony, and Obi 




MR. LOCKYERS GROUP 



NINTH ANNUAL EUROPEAN TRIP 

The scene: the inside of a first-class cabin on a high-speed train 
heading across Europe. It is 4:00 am. Two young men sit facing 
each other trying to breathe life into their bodies with coffee and 
cigarettes. Suddenly, one of them spills coffee on the other's leg. 

CHICKEN: Way to go Pin, you did it again! 
PIN: Okay pal, it wasn't me. 

CHICKEN: Pin, you're a #$@%<t loser. There's no one else in this 
cabin except you and me and I certainly didn't spill coffee on 
myself, now did I? 

PIN: Let's not argue. After all, we have another ten hours on this 
train. I don't want to argue. 

CHICKEN: No - and you didn't want to argue last night either. 
PIN: What do you mean? 

CHICKEN: It's hard to argue when you're asleep on a table at the 
Haufbraus House. 

PIN: Well, at least I finished the pub crawl, unlike Grant. 
CHICKEN: That's true, but at least I didn't lose my credit cards. 
PIN: I may have lost my cards, but I didn't freak out like Drain. 
CHICKEN: Look out, Pin! You wouldn't want to run into another 
pillar. 

PIN (rubbing his forehead): My head might be sore, but at least I 
was awake at the Moulin Rouge, unlike John. 
CHICKEN: You not only saw the Moulin Rouge, you also heard the 
alarm at Hampton Court. 

PIN: I may have set off the alarm, but at least I didn't tell everybody 
that I was Wendell Clark, like Jamie did. 
CHICKEN: I am glad you don't think you're Wendell Clark, 
because he wouldn't drop water bombs out of the hotel window in 
England. 

PIN: I may be a water bomber, but at least I don't think I am Mr. 
World Traveler, like Farouk does. 
CHICKEN: I have to go to the washroom. 
PIN: Make sure you're in the washroom before you lose your pants 
- unlike Charles. 

CHICKEN: How did you like your first time in Nice? 
PIN: It was my first experience there, but I thought it was great! 



FADE OUT on our intrepid travelers 



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EXPERIENCES EUROPEAN CULTURE 





REX TAYLOR 



Fall Hiking 

I'm lying in a warm bed, smelling the 
delicious aroma of breakfast in the air. 
In the background I can hear someone 
telling me to wake up. I open my eyes 
and suddenly realize I'm not at home 
(or Pickering). I tell myself that what I'm 
seeing is an hallucination: Rex Taylor is 
yelling "let's rock and roll guys!" I 
slowly get up and see that the lake is 
frozen over. My legs are aching from 
the previous day's hike. 

Yes. I am still in the Adirondacks in 
New York State. Our fearless leader Rex 
Taylor is making coffee and Grant 
Nickalls is making bird seed soup, while 
Chris Kingsmill fills the water bottles. 
Next to me in the lean-to is Jamie 
Morgan, also telling himself this is some 
sick joke. 

We finish with breakfast, tie our food 
in the trees so the bears won't get at it, 
and now we're off to Mt. Marcy. All I 
can see is snow and already I can hear 
groans from the rest of the Quaker 
climbers. The hike takes approximately 
six hours - all uphill of course! We slip 
on the ice numerous times. The Baha- 
mian beach bums fall every other step. 
All I hear from Rex are stories of 
hypothermia and bear attacks. The final 
few meters of the hill seem impossible. I 
personally don't think I'll make it, but 
everyone does. I have never felt such a 
sense of accomplishment. 

Later that night we sat by the camp- 
fire and laughed and talked about the 
day's suffering. If I could do it again, I 
would. 



Aboue: at last, the summit of Mt. Marcy! Beloui. Ready to hit the trail. L. to R.: J. Nash, J. Gouthro, B. Osborne, J. Morgan, 
D. Hwang, G. Nickalls, M. McLean, C. Kingsmill. Below Right. Babes in the Woods. 





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Spring Kayaking 

At 6:00 am one Friday morning nine P.C. students piled into the school van with our own Mr. 
Taylor for a fun-filled weekend of lake-coast kayaking. All of us fell sound asleep, despite Mr. 
Taylor's driving. 

We arrived at Birch Island, on Lake Huron north of Manitoulin Island, on a cold afternoon. 
We were all eager to start; many members of the expedition had never been so far north in all 
their lives. The water temperature was cold enough to change everyone's mind about the days to 
come. 

We paddled criss-cross until we came to our campsite, where we made a fire, got warm, and 
played jokes on each other. We were horrified to hear the weather forecast, which included bliz- 
zard and gale warnings. 

Optimism prevailed as we woke to a sunny yet windy day. Our trip leaders decided it was too 
rough for kayaking so we chose to hike around the island that we were camping on. We follow- 
ed our guide Dawn Williams, a kayaking expert, who was in Ironman (Ironwoman?) shape. She 
couldn't understand why we periodically dropped from exhaustion on our five-mile hike. 

The next morning was cold but not snowy. Everyone quickly packed up and paddled home, so 
we would miss the coming storm. Just as we were driving home, the snow came. So, after a long- 
anticipated meal at McDonald's in Sudbury, we once again put our faith in Mr. Taylor's driving 
and slept the entire way home. 

Pat Verity 

Aboue: the Pickering flotilla prepares to set out. L. to R.: J. Israel, S. Vrettakos, J. Bowers, J-C. 

Diaz, A. Marsa, R. Barraclough, B. Ramatally, P. Verity, J. Nash. 

Left: Juan Carlos in an unfamilar role. 

Below. "Will I really fit in this thing?" wonders Brian Ramatally. 




DRAMA 




ACT WITHOUT WORDS 






The production Act Without Words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett, was the winter term 
play. Surely this was one of the more intellectual activities at Pickering. 

The one and only actor was Grant Nickalls; the stage chief was Tony Vega, and the play was supervis- 
ed by Mr. Doug Cowan. This was not an ordinary production, it was an independent study project done 
only by Grant and Tony. A play in which an actor cannot use words to express himself is extremely dif- 
ficult; the actor has to use hand gestures, body movements, and facial expressions in order to get the 
idea across. The stage director also had a very difficult task trying to time the appearance of the props 
and ropes exactly with Grant's movements. If Tony's timing had been off by a second. Grant could have 
hurt himself. Mr. Cowan assisted the two without losing his temper once - or so he says! All in all, the 
play went over extremely well. 

Grant Nickalls comments: this was my first time being involved with a play that had no dialogue. We 
all know that an actor has two main tools •• his voice and his body. When one of these is taken away, the 
job becomes even harder. I will have to admit that the play was very much a challenge for me. I never 
really felt comfortable with the show until the last night; it was very hard for me to fall into character 
and become a part of Beckett's "simple world." Overall, I enjoyed doing this play, but I honestly feel it 
was not one of my best performances. 




"Pickering's Private Wars is Peerless Production" 

Extracts from a theatre review published in the Newmarket Era-Banner: 

One sometimes wishes that area theatre groups would follow the lead of the Pickering College Dramatic Society and present one-act plays more 
often. Particularly if they can be staged with the same high quality as Pickering's latest production. 

It is called Private Wars, a comedy by James McLure, and opens for three nights on April 27 . It is but 40 minutes long and, as presented by Direc- 
tor Doug Cowan and the students, is a very swift and entertaining 40 minutes. 

The set is stark by requirement - it is the outdoor terrace of a U.S. veteran's hospital - and is simply and effectively rendered by set designers 
George Keltika and Tony Vega. The actors are Mohamed Abdi as Woodruff Gately, Grant Nickalls as Silvio and Andrew Gaudet as Natwick, three 
Vietnam casualties who inhabit the terrace over an apparent two-week period in the spring ... As funny as the writing is in Prioote Wars, and it is 
very funny, Nickalls, Abdi, and Gaudet never let us forget the hell that the "police action" in Vietnam has wrought among the soldiers who fought 
there . . . 

I strongly recommend you go to see this production. 

Roy Green, Era-Banner Staff Writer 
Below, the cast and crew. At Table: A. Gaudet, M. Abdi, Grant Nickalls. Standing: S. Vrettakkos, T. Vega, J. Bond, A. Innes, D. Cowan, A. Marsa. 

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SPORTS DAY: MAY 27, 1989 




Top Row (Left to Right): The Headmaster talks to Mr. McLaren, the honourary starter. Bobby Sahota jumps high and far. Samuel Yen 
gives his best with the javelin. Middle Rou>: Goran Gigic gets ready to start the relay. The agony of the feet: Adam Mernick is aided by 
some friends. The thrill of victory: P.C. Students congratulate each other. Flying high with Elizabeth Trickey. John Hunt exerts himself 
(for once). Bottom Row: "Go, Set, Ready" says Chris Lai. 



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Top Roiu, Left to Right: Mike Anderson shows how to 
throw the shot. Red House - isn't victory sweet? Mr. 
Lockyer tallying scores. 

Middle Row: Ready, Set, Go! Marc "Peazy" Davis, the 
fastest man at P.C., demonstrates the perfect stride. 
Ryan Monaghan, a future Blue Jays pitcher? 
Bottom Row: Ryan Martin goes all out in the hurdles. 
Boris, quick, jump - the phone is ringing! Will Steve 
hit the tent? Chris Doe flies like an expert. Felix Chan 
makes like a bird under the critical gaze of Mr. Crutt- 
well and Andrew Rickard. 




ATHLETIC BANQUET 
JUNE I, 1989 

This year's Athletic Banquet was a great success, 
with numerous colour and special awards being 
presented. Mrs. Dafoe, Olympic silver medalist in 
pairs figure skating (and mother of Old Boys Adrian 
and Blake Melnick) gave an interesting talk on the 
winning spirit and the thrill of competition. 
Right: Mrs. Dafoe with first colour recipients. 
Center Left Kirk Atwell, Mr. Brazeau. and Chris 
Kingsmill with the Sports Day flag. 
Center Right, the colour letters and trophies. 
Bottom Left: the four Sports Day captains - Graham 
Pollock, Silver; Tim Newbery. Gold; Kirk Atwell, 
Red; Shafique Nanji. Blue ■■ with Messrs. Taylor and 
Brazeau. 

Bottom Right, the Athletic Directors present Rich 
Krafsur with the C.R. Blackstock Award. 








SPORTS DAY RESULTS 



JUNIOR 






Shuttle Relay 


1. Silver 2. Red 3 Blue 4 Gold 




50M 


L Gornall 2 Robertson 3 VanOoyen 4. Hung 


8.2 




1 Ruparel 2. Jay 3. Bullock 4 DeCiantrs 


7.2 




Brown 2 Hodge 3. Voight 4 O'Brien 


8.2 




. Tsang 2. Ram 3 Martin 4 Monaghan 


7,5 


7 5M 


. Gornall 2 Robertson 3 VanOoyen 4. Hung 


12 2 




Ruparel 2. Jay 3. DeCiantis 4. Cassar 


10 1 




Brown 2. Hodge 3 Voight 4 O'Brien 


11.95 




. Tsang 2. Ram 3. Monaghan 4. Martin 


10.5 


400M 


. Tsang 2- Ram 3 Brown 4. Martin 


1 1245 




Ruparel 2. Jay 3 Bullock 


1 03 70 


3000M 


. Ram 2 Martin 3. Tsang 4 O'Brien 


12:48:50 


Softball Throw 


. Jay 2. Ruparel 3 Monaghan 4. Martin 


60.3M 


High Jump 


Jay 2. Bullock 3 Monaghan 4 Ruparel 


I.36M 


Long Jump 


- Ruparel 2. Jay 3. Ram 4. Tsang 


4 87M 


400 Relay 


. Silver 2 Red 3 Gold 4. Blue 


1.01.40 


MIDGETS 






I0OM 


. Yu 2. Myung 3. E. Chan 4. W. Chan 


13:00 




. Doe 2. Gilbert 3. Gigic 4 S. Leung 


13.40 




. R. Mohamed 2 DeCarle 3 McLean 4 D. Leung 


14.20 




. Li 2. Sahota 3. Endo4. Neill 


12.14 




. Drynan 2. Shully 3. Samnah 4. Rodriguez 


12.63 




. Wolder 2. Samuels 3. Jones 4- Kaufman 


13.70 




. Grayston 2- Mason 3. Weinzweig 4 Galassi 


14.15 


200M 


. Wolder 2. Samuels 3 Martin 4 Weinzweig 


27.92 




. W. Chan 2. Mason 3. Jones 4 Wong 


29.04 




Tapia 2. Grayston 3. Jenkin 4. Gilbert 


27.60 




- Shully 2. Myung 3 Mohamed 4. Rodriguez 


25.90 




. Yu 2. Doe 3 R Chan 4 Richardson 


26.25 




. Li 2. Sahota 3 Drynan 4 Samnah 


24.70 


400M 


. Li 2. Shully 3. Sahota 4. Neill 




800M 


Sahota 2. Longmire 3. F. Chan 4. Zourdourmis 


2:36:20 


I500M 


. Longmire 2. Little 3. Skinner 


5.26:90 


Long Jump 


Yu 2. Doe 3. Shully 4. Li 


5.07M 


High Jump 


Sahota 2. Drynan 3. W Chan 4. McLean 


I.6IM 


Triple Jump 


Sahota 2. R. Chan 3 DeCarle 4 Longmire 


9 I5M 


Shot Put 


. R. Chan 2. Shully 3. Sahota 4 Drynan 


II.80M 


Discus 


Samnah 2. Wolder 3 Drynan 4 Tapia 


32.59M 


Javeiin 


Azan 2. Drynan 3 Skinner 4 Mason 


29.20M 


400 Relay 1 


Red 2 Silver 3. Blue 4. Gold 


54.04 


INTERMEDIATES' 






I00M 1 


. Bond 2. Wells 3. Dean 4. Nanji 


15 15 


1 


Yao 2. Martin 3. McKeown 


14.30 


1 


Marsa 2. Yaremy 3 Vega G. 4 J Cheung 


13.00 


1 


. Abdi 2. Lai 3 DelaBoursodiere 4 Mohammed 


13.00 


1 


Wilson 2 Crocker 3 Bassewitz 4 D. Cheung 


13.15 











1 Chevannes 2 Yen 3 Cheng 4. Niem 


12 50 


200M 


1 Yau 2. Bond 3. Dean 4. Wells 


30.80 




1 . DelaBoursodiere 2 . McKeown 3 . Bang 4 . Wan 


30.70 




1 G. Vega 2. D. Cheung 3. J. Cheung 4. Cheng 


28.60 




1 Crocker 2. Yaremy 3 Gaudet 4 Mohamed 


27.90 




1 Marsa 2. Abdi 3 Pollock 4. Martin 


26.50 




1 Chevannes 2. Wilson 3 Bassewitz 4. C. Lai 


24.20 


40OM 


1 Marsa 2. Pollock 3 Dunn 4. Abdi 


1:03 90 


800M 


1. Saunderson 2 Pollock 3. Gaudet 4. Dunn 


2:35:90 


I500M 


1 . Dunn 2. Saunderson 3 Nash 4. Yen 


5:35:00 


3000M 


1 Dunn 2. Saunderson 3 Marsa 4. Martin 


12:23.90 


Long Jump 


1 Abdi 2. Bassewitz 3 Marsa 4 Chevannes 


5.I5M 


High Jump 


1 Marsa 2. Saunderson 3 Abdi 


I.50M 


Triple Jump 


1 Abdi 2 Crocker 3 Yaremy 4 Gaudet 


9.95M 


Shot Put 


1 Pollock 2. Wilson 3. Dean 4 Martin 


I0.94M 


Discus 


1 Cooper 2 Bond 3 Pollock 4 Kutcy 


2443M 


Javelin 


1 . Cooper 2. Nanji 3. Yen S. 4. Crocker 


2820M 


400 Relay 


1 Red 2 Blue 3 Silver 4 Gold 


54.97 


SENIORS 






I00M 


1. Kim 2. Morrison 3 Almada 4. MacDonald 


13.40 




1. Veldhuis 2. Diaz 3. Loo 4. Ramatally 


13.40 




1. Atwell 2 Mernik 3 Mordillo 4 Nickalls 


1 1.60 




1. Krafsur 2. Riley 3 Waters 4 Tatone 


12.41 




1. Knowles 2. Hunt 3 Anderson 4. Khoo 


12.20 




1. Davis 2. Lockhart 3 Ffrench 4 Noone 


1 1.14 


200M 


1. Krafsur 2. Atwell 3 Ffrench 4 Knowles 


25.50 




1. Diaz 2 Almada 3. MacDonald 


28.35 




1 . Riley 2. Kim 3. Morrison 4. Morgan 


27.90 




1 Mernick 2. Mordillo 3. Waters 4, C. Vega 


26.32 




1. KingsmiTI 2. Israel 3. McCartney 4. Chu 


27.40 




1. Davis 2. Lockhart 3. Hunt 4 Noone 


23.00 


400M 


1. Davis 2. Krafsur 3. Veldhuis 


58.60 


800M 


1. Gomes 2. Davis 3. Veldhuis 4. Krafsur 




I500M 


1. Krafsur 2. T. Vega 3. M'Bakassy 4. Davis 


4:47:00 


3000M 


1 . Gomes 2. Krafsur 3 Graat 4. Veldhuis 


10:38:10 


Long Jump 


1. Davis 2. Lockhart 3. Gomes 4 Noone 


6.I2M 


High Jump 


1. Veldhuis 2. Davies 3. Mernick 4. Davis 


I.68M 


Triple Jump 


1. Davis 2. Narinesingh 3. Lockhart 4. Ffrench 


1 1 98M 


Shot Put 


1. Lockhart 2. Figueroa 3. Morrison 4, Anderson 


II.94M 


Discus 


1. Lockhart 2. Davis 3 Figueroa 4. Narinesingh 


29.0IM 


Javelin 


1. Newbery 2. Anderson 3. Morgan 4. Morrison 


36.I5M 


400 Relay 


i Red 2 Gold 3 Blue 4 Silver 


50.70 


FINAL RESULTS: 


1. Red • 590 pts. 2. Gold - 525. 3. Blue • 475. Silver • 450. 






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I ST TEAM RUGBY 




The Team. Back Roio: J. Hunt. R. Figueroa, M. McKeown, M. Anderson, J. Morgan, S. Morrison. R. Drynan, J. Bond, A. Mernick, 
J-C. Diaz, S. Vrettakos, S. Samnah, R. Barraclough. Front Roto: J. Bowers, K. Martin, M. Abdi, B. Ramatally, S. Kutcy, G. Riley, D. 
Jenkin, A. Marsa, D. Hwang, T. Wilson, K-T. Khoo, Mr. J. Zavitz. 




Aboue: Rob Dynan throws in. 

Aboue Right: Pickering vs. St. Andrew's: the teams prepare for 

resumption of play. 

Right. John Hunt clears the ball from the scrum. 



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I st Team Rugby 

The Pickering College senior 
rugby team was anything but wim- 
py. Out on the pitch (field) they 
struck fear into opposing teams' 
hearts. Their awesome display of 
strength and aggression kept the 
spectators on their feet; the fact 
that there was no place to sit had 
nothing to do with it! 

The majority of the team had 
never played rugby for P.C., so it 
was an untuned group. But once 
they got together, they were like a 
steamroller -- nothing could stand 
in their way. Once or twice the 
team did get a bit rambunctious, 
but that is only understandable in 
such a physical game. The oppos- 
ing teams often mistook Picker- 
ing's tough type of play as a type 
of aggression and were in- 
timidated. Overall, a very satisfy- 
ing season, and not only in terms 
of results. The entire team showed 
good spirit and put in a great deal 
of hard work. 




Above: PC and TCS contest the ball. 
Upper Right: This Steve Morrison kick won the 
game against SAC. 

Center Right: Mike Anderson tries to take on the en- 
tire SAC team. 

Right: Good sportsmanship prevails at the end of a 
tough game. 




COMPETITIVE TENNIS 




This year Pickering had a solid 
tennis team. In the Tall Raymond 
Chan won the All-Ontario Cham- 
pionships. As spring rolled around, 
the players dusted off their rackets 
and proceeded to begin workouts 
under the careful eyes of Mr. Mc- 
Clelland and Charles Lawson. The 
junior team consisted of Stefan 
Dunn, Raymond Tsang, Carlos 
Tapia. and Christopher Lai. The 
senior team was comprised of Ray- 
mond Chan, Franco Spina, Sebas- 
tien Mordillo, and Marc Ffrench. 
The juniors played their only 
match of the year against Holy 
Trinity School, and the seniors 
showed good spirit and ability as 
they played two hard-fought 
matches against SAC and Holy 
Trinity School. 




Back: Felix Chan, Carlos Tapia, Christopher Lai, Raymond Tsang, Mr. Mc- 
Clelland. Front: Raymond Chan, Marc Ffrench, Franco Spina. Not Present. 
Stefan Dunn. Sebastien Mordillo. Charles Lawson. 



RECREATIONAL BADMINTON 





Back: Donald Cheung, Mr. Cann, William Chan, Peter Yu, Steve Leung. Front. 
Conrad Niem, Josh Little, Patrick Gilbert, Kevin Leung, Daniel Leung, 
Christopher Lau. 



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Back: Tim Newbery, Jonas Israel. Shafique Nanji. Boris Veldhuis, Samuel Yen. 
Front. James Nash. Andrew Narinesingh. Oswaldo Chu. 




Spring Badminton '89 

This year's team had a lot of talent. 
It was not held together by one player 
(as in recent years), but was very well- 
rounded. Everyone was at the same 
skill level, and we proved that we 
could be competitive against many of 
the teams we played. We were only 
blown out once -• by Upper Canada 
College ■■ and they had four excellent 
players, two of whom went to the On- 
tario finals. 

Our singles and doubles teams won 
the majority of their matches, which 
pleased not only the team, but also the 
Athletic Department. The team had 
the right attitude towards the game 
and took it seriously. Players were able 
to control themselves in times of unfair 
calls or misjudgements. They acted like 
gentlemen and were familiar with bad- 
minton etiquette. 

The team would like to thank our 
coach Mr. Taylor for his guidance, and 
Mr. Cann for his time-consuming 
supervision. 




Aboue: Oswaldo Chu makes contact with the bird. 
Left: Boris Veldhuis strikes a pose. 



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SOFTBALL 




This year Pickering had a few 
adventurous souls who took to the 
softball diamond to strut their 
stuff. Coached by Ernie Whitt (I 
mean Danny Zavitz), the team 
compiled an official record of I win 
and 2 losses, and an unofficial 
record of 3 wins and 2 losses. The 
team defeated Country Day 
School, the staff, and the rugby 
team. Rosseau Lake School beat us 
in both games of a doubleheader. 

A few of the players are now 
under contract to the Toronto Blue 
Jays for their spectacular play. 
Rich Krafsur will step into the Jays 
rotation with his awesome spins 
and curves. Steve Longmire will 
challenge George Bell for a starting 
spot in the outfield, and Andrew 
Narinesingh will have Tony Fer- 
nandez quite nervous with his 
amazing play at shortstop. Kelly 
Gruber's third base position will 
probably be taken away by 
Thomas Kim. Finally, Dave Mac 
Donald will probably be behind the 
plate in the SkyDome next year, 
after his display of agility and 
power impressed everyone, in- 
cluding the pro scouts. 

A good time was had by all, and 
everybody worked hard to make it 
a successful season. 



Back Row: S. Longmire, J. Choe. J. Myung, P. Waters. P. Bethel, J. Israel, A. Narinesingh, T. Kim, B. Sahota, 
Mr. Zavitz. Front Rou>: B. Martin, J. Jay, D. MacDonald, R. Krafsur, N. Ruparel, C. Saunderson, B. Smith. 







Aboue: Assistant coach George Keltika 
Left: Action vs. Rosseau Lake 



STAFF-STUDENT GAME MAY 31, 1 989 






Aboue: "Hit 'em my way!" says Mr. Clark. 

Aboue Left: The staff team posed nicely, but lost 

anyway. 

Left: The victorious student team. 



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TRACK TEAM 




This year our track team had a small turnout. The 
team consisted of Gary Ram. Obi Knowles, Marc 
Davis. Oliver Gomes, Go Endo. Johnny Li, Lamarque 
Lockhart. and Greg Noone. 

At the ISAA track meet, we probably had our best 
performance. We placed seventn out of eleven schools 
-- an excellent showing, considering that we only sent 
a six-man team. Marc placed first in the senior long 
jump and third in the 50m final. Greg placed third in 
his heat in the junior 50m, and Johnny and Obi plac- 
ed fourth in their respective heats in the junior 50m. 
Obi also participated in the junior long jump, placing 
fifth. Lamarque, the final member of the team who 
went, placed first in the junior long jump, second in 
the senior long jump, second in the junior triple jump, 
and fourth in the senior 50m. 

In the York Region track meet, we did not do as 
well, but a few members of our small team managed to 
qualify for DYSSA. Marc qualified in the senior long 
jump, Oliver qualified in the 400m and the 800m, 
and Go qualified for the junior 1 00m. 

At the DYSSA track meet, one person managed to 
qualify in both his events; Oliver placed sixth in the 
800m and third in the 400m, and was on his way to 
LOSSA. Even though he did not go on from this meet 
to the final stage (OFSSA), we would like to con- 
gratulate him for going as far as he did in this track 
season. We hope he (and a few others as well) will go 
all the way next year. 




Aboue: Gary Ram and Johnny Li practice exchanging the baton. 

Below Left: Peazy working out. Note admiring female spectators in 

background. 

Below: Greg and Lamarque on Sports Day. 




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A YEAR-END 
INTERVIEW: 



ATHLETIC DIRECTOR 
DAVID BRAZEAU 




Q: Overall, how do you view the past year? 
A: The year went well. The program expanded and the spirit 
was greatly improved. The overall dedication to each sport 
was better, thus making the won-loss records better. 
Q: If you could have changed one thing about the past year, 
what would it have been? 

A: I would have given more responsibility to the students. 
Basically, give the sports of the school back to the students 
by way of the Athletic Council. 
Q: How did the uniform policy work out for practices? 
A: The uniform sets a tone. It changes the attitude of some 
kids and makes them feel like they are part of a team instead 
of a bunch of individuals. It's frustrating to make sure that 
everyone is in uniform all the time, but it's worth it. 
Q: What are your plans for next year? 
A: Basically the same program but a different attitude 
towards commitment, hard work and dedication. The sports- 
manship towards coaches has to change also. 
Q: Which sports would you like to see more participation in 
next year? 

A: (laughs) Of course hockey, because I am the coach, but I 
would like to see everyone trying to be a part of a I st team, 
and if not. then working hard in supporting teams so that we 
have a successful feeder system. 

Q: How do you think P.C. teams fared against the other 
small independent schools? (ie, Rosseau, St. George's, 
Albert)? 

A: Pickering is among the top now. We do well against most 
smaller schools. The development of the Tier II league for 
most sports should prove to be most successful, and maybe 
some championships are in the future. 
Q: From what you have heard, has P.C. athletics lost the 
'rough-and-tumble' reputation? 

A: For a little while we were not at the top of the heap for 
people to compete against, but most of P.C.'s teams have 
played fair. We've had some minor problems, but no major 
ones this year. Yes. Pickering athletics is at a focal point. 
Now it is the attitude that takes over. 
Q: Which facilities will be upgraded soon? 
A: The minor improvements have already begun with the 
completion of the weight room. The next step is to install 



glass in the arena. After that, the gym is next, then probably 
tennis courts. The goal is a large athletic center, which will 
house almost all the needed facilities. 
Q: Which sports do P.C. students usually excel at? 
A: This year it was obviously basketball. The surprise of the 
year was the volleyball team and the talent that its members 
demonstrated. 

Q: Would you consider bringing in a coach from outside to 
take over a program? 

A: In all reality, an outside coach would be better for both 
students and teachers. It might be a real asset. 
Q: If you had to rate this past year out of 1 0, what would 
you give it? Then give a realistic goal for next year. 
A: This past year was a 7. Next year an 8 or 9 is within 
reach -- with the right attitude. Compared to last year, we in- 
creased about 20% in attitude, with the exception of a few 
isolated incidents. 

Q: From your point of view in the Athletic Office, how did 
the year go? 

A: As an inexperienced athletic director, I feel I had a really 
good year. Everything is moving in a positive direction. I 
would like to see more responsibility assumed by the 
students, and the elimination of poor sportsmanship. 
Q: What comments have you received from other athletic 
directors? 

A: Most of the comments were positive. This is because of the 
way the teams and the individuals handled themselves on 
and off the playing fields and courts. 
Q: If you could sum up what has to change at P.C, what 
would it be? 

A: In one word - attitude. A good athlete at this level is 99% 
attitude and I % skills. If the attitude changes positively, 
then the outcome will be positive. 

The Voyageur staff would like to thank Mr. Brazeau for the 
time that he took out of his schedule to answer our ques- 
tions. Good luck next year, and thank you very much for all 
your hard work in bringing Pickering athletics to the 
forefront. 

Interview and article by Marc Ffrench 









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ATHLETIC COLOUR AWARDS, 1988-89 

FIRST COLOUR 



New: Oliver Gomes 
Steve Morrison 
Rex Taylor 



SECOND COLOUR 



New: Mohamed Abdi 
Raymond Chan 
Rob Drynan 
Jonas Israel 
Scott Kutcy 
Kim Martin 
Shaffique Nanji 
Garnet Riley 
Gerrod Shully 

Old: Marc Davis 

Lamarque Lockhart 



THIRD COLOUR 



New: Felix Chan 

Juan Carlos Diaz 
Johnny Li 
David MacDonald 
Mike McKeown 
Lino Tatone 
Trevor Wilson 

Old: Michael Anderson 
Chris Kingsmill 



Richard Krafsur 
Tim Newbery 
Dan Zavitz 



Kirk Atwell 
John Choe 
Roberto Figueroa 
Kay-Tek Khoo 
Augustin Marsa 
Jimmy Myung 
Andrew Narinesingh 
Sam Samnah 
Boris Veldhuis 

Marc Ffrench 



Gavin Cooper 
David Hwang 
Steve Longmire 
James McCartney 
Brad Smith 
Pat Verity 
Nikhil Ruparel 

Bill Graat 
Bobby Sahota 



FOURTH COLOUR 

New: Raymond Tsang 

SPECIAL AWARDS 

C.R. Blackstock Award - Richard Krafsur 

I st Basketball MVP - Marc Davis 

Athletic Council Chairman -- Robert Osborne 

Intramurals - Gold House 

Sports Day Competition - Red House 



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Senior Rawle Kalliecharan with some of his Junior 
School buddies. 



PREP 
TALK 




Is life tough when you are a prep at Pickering? We asked 
the members of the Junior School to give us their opinions on 
various aspects of school life. Their responses were quite in- 
teresting (and amusing in some cases). For you, the reader, 
we have chosen a sample of the questions and responses we 
received, so that you can understand what it means to be a 
P.C. prep! 

BEST MEMORIES 

Felix Hung: My best memories of the year are going home at 

Christmas, the Christmas dinner, and relaxing in the March 

Break. 



Tyler Robertson: 
Week. 



think it was when I finally got a Satis 



Rob Martin: When I think back to the beginning of the year, 
one event sticks out in my mind. In the first term, all of us 
preps hopped on a bus and rode down to the Chinese Circus 
at Maple Leaf Gardens. We all hung out, relaxed, and had 
fun. 

WORST MEMORIES 

Simon Vickery: It was when I got a Satis Week. 

Ryan Monaghan: When I was living with my very first 
roommate. 

AMUSING INCIDENTS 

Tyler Robertson: The most amusing things that happened in 
the Junior School were the grade 7 butter fights, and the 
snowball fight in the winter when everybody killed Mr. 
Brazeau, Mr. Zavitz, and the other Mr. Zavitz. 

Fabricio Martinez: When Mr. McClelland spazzes on Nor- 
man, he talks loud and sets off my beeper key ring. 



Neville Ward: When most of the preps were throwing paper 
airplanes, parachutes, and helicopers out of the window. 
Another incident was when Barry Kennedy was beaten up by 
Bob Martin's sister. (!) 

Brad Hodge: The definition of funny is the difference between 
the Junior School and the teachers. I remember coming into 
French class once, and I found the teacher's desk was gone. 
On the chalkboard there were the words "II est dans la salle 
de bains," which means "it is in the washroom." And there it 
was! 

BEST FRIENDS 

Simon Vickery: My best friends are Ben and Ryan. Ryan and 
I are friends because we were both on the ski team, Ben and I 
are friends because we were both on the Headmaster's List, 
and also because he has a ferret. 

Ben Voight: My best friend in the Junior School is Simon 
Vickery. This is because we have a lot in common, such as 
we both ski, we're on the Headmaster's List, and so on and 
so on. 

ON BEING A JUNIOR STUDENT AT PICKERING 

Tyler Robertson: It's OK, all the seniors are nice to you. 

Andrew Rickard: You know, all in all, it's pretty good being 
a Junior student here. It does have its drawbacks though, like 
not being able to go out at nights, and no late lights. 

Felix Hung: It's OK being a Junior student, but not perfect 
because Pickering is not coed. 

Article compiled by R. Kalliecharan 



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Aboue Left: Ben Voight demonstrates the good study habits which 

helped him earn the highest average (86%) in the Junior School. 

Aboue: Simon Brown temporarily on the sidelines. 

Left: What are these two fellows plotting? 

Below Left: Jesse Gornall on Parents' Day. 

Below: Robertson, Gornall, Vickery, and Hung -• four Junior School 

desperadoes. 





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GRADE 7 AND 8 




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Simon Vickery 



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Brad Hodge 



Bobby Martin 



Fabricio Martinez 



Norman McCabe 






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Ryan Monaghan 



Gary Ram 



Andrew Rickard 



Raymond Tsang 




Jon Woodard 



Dan Yang 



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Robbie DeCarle 



Jonathan Hill 



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Patrick Gilbert 




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Jeremy Jay 







Morgan McLean 



Rocklyn Mohamed 



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Nikhil Ruparel 



Ian Thomsen 



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Khalil Azan 



Dietrich Bassewitz 



Jon Black 



Jason Bonneville 




Raymond Chan 



Philip Crocker 



Jamie De La Boursodiere 



Brad Dean 




Robert Drynan 



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Andrew Innes 



Darren Jenkin 



Eric Jolita 



Lawrence Jones 




Steve Leung 



Josh Little 



Stephen Longmire 



Rahim Mohammad 




Chris Richardson 



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Sam Samnah 



Gerrod Shully 



Lawrence Skinner 



Brad Smith 




Carlos Tapia 



Josh Weinzweig 



Trevor Wilson 



Alan Wong 




Xang Zuh 



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Felix Chan 



William Chan 



Boris Cheng 



Jimmy Cheung 




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Craig Chevannes 



Gavin Cooper 



Juan Carlos Diaz 



Roberto Figueroa 





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Filippo Galassi 



Josh Kaufman 



Andrew Lai 



Chris Lau 




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Danny Leung 



Jonny Li 



Jimmy Myung 



James Nash 



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Conrad Niem 



Frank Rodriguez 



Jamie Ross 



Bobby Sahota 




Alan Samuels 



Peter So 



Gonzalo Vega 



Jason Wells 




Peter Yu 



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GRADE 12 




Mohammed Abdi 



Mike Anderson 



Joseph Bang 



John Bond 




Donald Cheung 



John Choe 



Oswald Chu 



Andrew Gaudet 







Obiama Knowles 



Scott Kutcy 



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Christopher Lai 



Kevin Lay 



Terrance Lee 



Robert Lipfeld 




David MacDonald 



Agustin Marsa 



Kim Martin 



James McCartney 




Steve Morrison 



Shafique Nanji 



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Graham Pollock 



Chris Saunderson 








Andrew Narinesingh 



Tim Newbery 




Lino Tatone 



Carlos Vega 




Stavros Vrettakos 



William Wan 



Andrew Wolder 



Brent Yaremy 



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THE LEAVING CLASS: 





GRADSOF 1988-89 




THE LEAVING CLASS OF 1989 




MOHAMMED ABDI 
"Mo" joined us two years ago 
from Maryland (although he 
originally came from the 
African country of Somalia). 
Through his slick, fast-talking 
style, Mo has become very well 
known in the Pickering com- 
munity. Mo has been quite ac- 
tive in sports at PC, playing 
both soccer and basketball. On 
the 1st Basketball team, he 
played a combination of for- 
ward and guard. He often came 
through in the crunch with his 
patented hook shot. As of now, 
Mo is unsure of his future plans, 
but we know he'll be successful. 
If he needs to, he'll "rap" his 
way into university. "Be cool, 
be calm, no need to curse • ask 
me about life and I'll tell you 
first." 




CHARLES DAVIES 
Charles has just completed his 
6th year here. "Chuck", as he 
is affectionately known, hails 
from Sharon, a small town just 
outside of Newmarket. He is at- 
tending the University of 
Guelph next year to study fine 
arts (English). He loves to ski in 
his spare time, as well as fool 
around (figure that one out?!). 
He loves the weekends, and 
states that they are the 
highlight of the school year. 
Chuck does not like the dress 
code, or the morning meetings, 
but generally likes everything 
else here at PC. He loves 
English and History (with Mr. 
Boyd). He plans to become a 
successful lawyer. 




GUSTAVO ALMADA 
Gustavo was born in the year 
1970. Eighteen years later, 
who would have thought he 
would be at "club P.C?" He on- 
ly spent one year on the Hilltop, 
but everyone knows that one 
year was quite successful. 
Gustavo made many friends, 
and maybe learned a couple of 
things along the way. Gustavo's 
nice personality and wonderful 
charm will surely be missed by 
all. Good luck at the Tec- 
nologico of Monterrey next 
year. And as he always says 
"Que ondas guey? Que estu- 
dien los burros porque yo no." 




MARC DAVIS 
Marc came to Pickering in 
1984 from the beautiful 
beaches of the Bahamas. Known 
to everyone as "Peazy", Marc 
is a soft spoken hard worker, 
but he is also known to be a 
heavy partier on the weekends. 
Peazy is very involved with 
basketball and track. He thrilled 
spectators with his aerobatic 
basketball moves. Next year 
Marc will go to university to 
study dentistry. Marc leaves us 
with the following quotation: 
"Bass . . . how low can you 
go?" 




KIRK ATWELL 
A native of Bermuda, Kirk drib- 
bled into the Pickering com- 
munity at the start of the year. 
Kirk took residence in Red 
House and quickly became a 
leader on the third floor. Kirk 
was appointed as a proctor 
after a short while and has been 
a good one. A very athletic per- 
son, Kirk was captain of the 
soccer team, and co-captain of 
the basketball team. Dedicated 
to his girlfriend and his 
academics, Kirk just loved the 
mild winter weather. Con- 
gratulations on a good . year 
Kirk. But as you always say "Yo 
man, pass me da bawl!!" Good 
luck at York next year. 




DAVID DRAIN 
Dave has been on the Hilltop 
for 5 long years. He came to 
Pickering from the booming 
metropolis of "Tweed." Dave 
will be remembered for his 
wonderful humour and his fre- 
quent sarcastic remarks. He 
proved to be a strong leader as 
Silver House chairman, and a 
good duty assistant. He was 
committee! to his academics and 
often had to be forced away 
from his studies. David was an 
avid public speaker, and a math 
scholar to be reckoned with. 
Dave was also a health nut who 
ate right and exercised regular- 
ly. He was on the badminton 
team and was also the assistant 
coach of the house-league 
basketball team. Dave's com- 
mittment to a healthy mind and 
a trim body will be missed. He 
has left a permanent dent on 
Pickering's floors. Dave leaves 
us with the question - "Have 
you ever spit Chiclets, buddy?" 



JUNE, 1989 



MARC FFRENCH 
Marc hails from Kentville, Nova 
Scotia. Marc plans to attend 
university next year • "any- 
where I can get in!." He plans 
to study economics or political 
science. Marc loves to play 
basketball and tennis. His 
favourite saying was "When's 
our next game?". In his spare 
time, Marc likes to sleep or talk 
on the phone. Marc is a great 
contributor to P.C life. It will 
not be the same without him 
next year. His fondest memory 
of P.C. was the first water 
bucket he received at night. 
Marc's pet peeves are classes 
and homework. In the next 10 
years he plans to become a suc- 
cessful lawyer. "High school 
was the last 2 minutes of the 
game • now we are into 
overtime." 



JON GOUTHRO 
Jon Gouthro ("Gouts") came to 
P.C. after graduating from high 
school in the Bahamas, but 
once again Jon slipped back in- 
to his laid-back lifestyle. 
Therefore we had the pleasure 
of his company for two years of 
grade I 3 . Jon has been a good 
friend to all here at P.C. Jon 
has always been very out- 
spoken and ready to lend a 
hand to friend and foe. Jon has 
no idea where life will lead him 
next year, but we all know that 
Jon will once again excel in all 
aspects of life. Good luck, Jon - 
and thanks for all your years of 
friendship and memories. "For 
the last time! • We don't sell 
water in our gas" 



BILL GRAAT 
Bill Graat is the ever-joking 
grade 1 3 student who can 
never make a serious statement. 
Bill has an interesting view of 
life which is quite refreshing for 
the other students. He believes 
that the comical side of life is 
the only side. Bill left us saying 
"I'm leading such a stressful 
life, I should stop working so 
hard!" Bill possesses the ability 
to cheer up the most depressed 
atmosphere. He is famous for 
one occasion, when Mr. Crutt- 
well asked him "Bill, what was 
your opinion of that poem?" 
Bill replied, "Actually that was 
my favourite poem!" The class 
was thoroughly amused • all ex- 
cept for Mr. Cruttwell! 





DAVID HOWARD 
Dave strummed his way into 
P.C. 3 years ago. One of the 
more musical people in the 
school, Dave "blessed" us with 
his ability more than once. 
Dave always came up with wit- 
ty, philosophical answers in 
class • and most of the time he 
made sense. Dave took on the 
role of chief editor of The 
Quaker Cracker this year and, 
with his computer expertise, 
helped change the format to a 
new 80's style. Dave was a 
well-liked member of the class 
of '89 and no doubt will be 
very successful in the future, 
starting at The University of 
Toronto next year in the music 
program! As he always says, 
'Just call me Johann 
Sebastian." 



JOHN HUNT 
It's hard to know how long 
John has been going to Picker- 
ing but I think it has been about 
6 years. During this time, John 
has been involved in many 
sports including soccer, rugby, 
skiing and conditioning. John 
has always been competitive in 
these sports because ne has no 
sense of fear. He just goes out 
and does what has to be done. 
During this lengthy period of 
time at Pickering, John has also 
been able to work steadily 
through his academic obliga- 
tions. The only time during the 
year John loses his cool is dur- 
ing exams. The only reason 
John has lasted so long at 
Pickering is because he knows 
there are always going to be the 
weekends. His favourite saying 
is "It's Friday!". 



DAVID HWANG 
David Hwang (aka "Chicken") 
has been at the Hilltop on and 
off for the past five years. As 
the leader of the "Korean Klan" 
and a member of the Student 
Committee, David has had a 
profound effect on the people of 
Pickering. David enjoyed sports 
(in moderation) and was the 
mediator of many arguments 
that occurred during the trip to 
Europe. David will attend Col- 
umbia next year; he will then go 
on to be an international bank- 
ing tycoon. Most of the time 
Hwang could be heard saying 
"way to go Pin!". 





THE LEAVING CLASS 




FAROUK JANMOHAMED 
Originally from Kinshasa in 
Zaire. Africa, Farouk has been 
at Pickering (or (our years. Dur- 
ing his years at Pickering, he 
gained a lot of respect from 
many students and teachers as 
a natural leader. Due to a leg 
injury. Farouk has been off 
sports but he did a great job 
providing visiting teams with 
refreshments after their games. 
He has also been an important 
person on the Student Commit- 
tee as a member at large. 
Always a nice guy to everyone, 
Farouk made many friends and 
leaves long lasting memories at 
school. Off to university next 
year!! Hopefully at Toronto to 
study business. 





KAY-TEK KHOO 
Kay-Tek (better known as Pin 
Head) arrived on Quaker Hill 
two years ago. Along with him 
came his bottomless bank ac- 
count and his hyper-active per- 
sonality. He is constantly full of 
energy and is always running 
around. Coming from Singa- 
pore, Kay-Tek's first language is 
English, so he did not nave to 
adjust to the Canadian lifestyle 
Kay-Tek participated in first 
team soccer and first team 
rugby. He proved himself both 
as a proctor and as a night 
watchman in Red House. Kay- 
Tek is off to the Singapore army 
next year (mandatory for Singa- 
pore males). With Kay-Tek will 
go a piece of the Pillars. Good 
luck Kambo! Kay-Tek's parting 
comment is "Charge it to my 
VISA!" 




RAWLE KALLIECHARAN 
Rawle came to Pickering in 
September of 88 a soft-spoken 
gentleman but it did not take 
long for him to be broken in by 
the rest of us. He definitely has 
"the gift of the gab" and has 
never ceased to entertain the 
class with his highly imaginative 
stories. In fact Rawle enjoys 
reading anything (including the 
writing on the bathroom walls). 
Often we find him drifting off to 
the beaches of Trinidad (where 
he comes from) to reminisce 
about the sport of shark fishing. 
His final thought for the year is 
"I finally get my moustache 
now!." 




THOMAS KIM 
Thomas Kim as been part of the 
Pickering family for 3 years. 
Tom's quiet but friendly nature 
has earned him many friends, 
and much respect from all the 
different areas of the Pickering 
community. He has always had 
a good academic standing, and 
he ended his last term here on 
the softball team, earning him 
that first team sweater he has 
been seeking for years. Tom's 
leadership abilities and popular- 
ity were proven by the fact that 
he held a number of prominent 
positions such as proctor, Red 
House Chairman, and Student 
Committee Secretary. He plans 
to attend university and major 
in journalism. Tom's final com- 
ment is "Walking out of here 
will be like walking into the 
sunlight." 




PAOLO KERNAHAN 
Paolo came to us this year from 
"Sunny" Trinidad to complete 
his studies. Paolo found it 
somewhat hard to adapt to 
both Canada's cold and Picker- 
ing's social restraints, but he 
came through and left a strong 
impression on those around 
him. One of his big achieve- 
ments was to become yearbook 
copy editor. Given his flam- 
boyant use of words this job 
came naturally. A.K.A. 
"Tracy" from his resemblance 
to Tracy Chapman and his 
dreads (that had to be remov- 
ed.), Paolo had a moody yet 
insightful personality which 
made him several close friends. 
He is looking forward to going 
home, and plans to become a 
journalist. Good luck Paolo 
"Can it get any colder up 
here?" 




CHRIS KINGSMILL 
Chris came to Pickering last 
year from George S. Henry S.S. 
With his easygoing nature and 
all round "nice guy" attitude, 
Chris made many friends. Pro- 
bably Chris' greatest achieve- 
ment at Pickering was becom- 
ing Gold House Chairman and 
proctor. Being an important 
person in the militia, Chris was 
busy serving both country and 
school. Pickering will be sorry 
to lose such a great "model stu- 
dent." Chris leaves with the 
comment "It's not the place, it's 
the people." 



JUNE 1989 



RICHARD KRAFSUR 
Hailing from the Motor City, 
Rich has been at Pickering Col- 
lege for the past three years. He 
has been very active in the stu- 
dent government, serving as a 
Blue House chairman, proctor, 
and member of the Athletic 
Council. He was responsible for 
the resurrection of the tuck 
shop. Rich has been very active 
in school sports, especially on 
the first basketball team, where 
he was known for his three- 
point shooting and passing 
ability. Next year, Rich plans to 
attend Michigan State Universi- 
ty to study hotel and restaurant 
management. Rich is a guy with 
a witty sense of humour who 
will be missed by all of us. 
"Everyone sometimes does it. 
Even me. And even you. I 
followed her in circles till we 
wore the rug right through." 



ANDY LAM 
Andy spent two years at Picker- 
ing. He left his home in Hong 
Kong two years ago to come to 
Pickering College, where he 
became a member of Red 
House. Andy's favourite sports 
are snooker and table tennis. 
He also participated in badmin- 
ton and house league basket- 
ball. In his spare time, he is very 
interested in drawing, so his 
career goal is to become a 
advertising designer. Andy 
liked nothing better than his 
weekends and special leaves. He 
plans to study fine arts at York 
University next year. We all 
hope he will succeed! His final 
words were ... "I have nothing 
to say (to Dave Drain!!!)" 



JOHN LAM 
This guy likes all kinds of 
sports. Basketball is his 
favourite one. Although this 
year was his first year at Picker- 
ing College, he was chosen to 
be a member of the second 
basketball team. It may be im- 
agined how skillful he is on the 
basketball court, but he plays 
badminton very well too. The 
rest of his time is mostly spent 
on reading and listening to 
songs. 






KEVIN LEUNG 
Kevin came to Pickering three years 
ago from Hong Kong. He became a 
member of Silver House He found 
that Pickering is a very good school 
for foreign students. Kevin's 
favourite sport is badminton, and he 
also participated in house league 
basketball and conditioning. Kevin 
was always playing Chinese kung fu 
with his friends. In his spare time. 
Kevin likes to study the modern 
history of China and political 
science. His career goal is to join the 
Royal Hong Kong police force and 
become a police inspector after his 
graduation in Canada. Since his 
family emigrated to this country last 
year. Kevin now really likes home in 
Canada. Kevin plans to study hard 
next year. Good luck to him. Kevin's 
last words are "I'm inspector 
Kevin!" 



LAMARQUE LOCKHART 
Lamaraue (a.k a. "Inky") is one of 
our "liters". This is his seventh year 
at Pickering, and also his last. Inky 
is one of the more outspoken in- 
dividuals in the senior class He is 
also thought to be responsible for 
many mischievous activities which 
occur during the night (think 
water!). His favourite sports are 
Rugby. Hockey, Squash. Volleyball. 
Track 6 Field, soccer, and Basketball 
- in all of which he is a natural star. 
His hobbies are sleeping and going 
to the beach. (Lamarque is from the 
Bahamas, by the way). During his 
long stay at Pickering, Lamarque 
has achieved positions on the Stu- 
dent Committee as a head proctor 
and a social convenor. "Inky's" 
future goal is to return to the 
Bahamas and become a profitable 
entrepreneur His final words to 
Pickering are "I'll miss home!" 



RICKY LOO 
Ricky came to Pickering for 
only one year. Since this school 
gave him a lot of freedom, he 
liked it very much. He worked 
from day to night and never 
quit on any subject. Ricky was 
on the Headmasters list with an 
average over 80%. He did well 
in mathematics, and all the 
teachers knew that he was a 
genius in this subject. Ricky 
plans to study in the states next 
year. He is actually an ordinary 
person, but his hard work made 
him a special student. Ricky's 
favourite saying: 
"American U." 




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THE LEAVING CLASS 




AGUSTIN MARSA 
Spanish brain power! Coming 
from Madrid, Spain, Agustin 
was on the Headmasters List all 
year. He could hardly speak 
English when he came, but now 
he can speak it better than 
some Canadians! Augustin 
played on three first teams •• 
soccer, skiing, and rugby. He 
was well-liked, and has a bright 
future. Good luck, and ■• 
"Arriba Espana!" 








SEBASTIAN MORDILLO 
Coming to P.C. from Spain, 
Sebastian has spent two years 
on the Hilltop. Sebastian is an 
avid soccer player who has con- 
tributed to many Pickering vic- 
tories. As well as his athletic 
ability, Sebastian was known as 
the best story-teller in Silver 
House. Next year he plans to go 
on to University, or begin a 
career in Formula One motor 
racing, where he will probably 
still be heard saying "Spain is a 
party place!" as he takes the 
checkered flag. 




TONY M'BAKASSY 
Tony, a native of Angola in 
South West Africa, came to 
Pickering three years ago. Tony 
enjoys soccer and Kung Fu, and 
he has recently started boxing 
seriously. He was quite im- 
pressive in his first exhibition 
fight. Tony plans to continue 
with boxing for now. After 
graduating from P.C, Tony will 
travel to New York City, where 
he will continue his studies in 
the business field. When he is 
finished, he can do what he tru- 
ly loves •• making money of 
course! Tony's parting words? 
"It's a cold world out there, so 
be cool." 




GRANT NICKALLS 
Grant joined the P.C. communi- 
ty five long years ago, and has 
been an active member of the 
school ever since. As well as 
serving three consecutive terms 
as Chairman of the Student 
Committee, Grant acted in 
seven P.C. drama productions. 
He also played 1st team 
hockey. Grant can be described 
as the ultimate hyper-active 
Chairman who "keeps them 
guessing." Next year, Grant 
will attend either Ryerson or 
York, where he will continue to 
develop his acting skills. Keep 
an eye out for Grant in upcom- 
ing home care commercials. 
Grant has been quoted as say- 
ing "When I look in the mirror 
and then at a bowl of jello I just 
can't tell the difference - 
seriously." 




ADAM MERNICK 
Better known as the "Butcher" for 
his aggressive style on the basketball 
court, Adam originally came from 
Toronto, moving to Cedar Valley 
two years ago. Adam peformed very 
well on the 2nd soccer team, 1st 
basketball team, and 1st rugby 
team. This year Adam was a 
member of the Athletic Council, and 
he was also the day boy represen- 
tative on the Student Committee. 
Adam set a good example of leader- 
ship and trust around the school, do- 
ing such things as helping to run the 
successful tuck shop. Next year 
Adam hopes to go on to Western 
University, to study law and practice 
his arguing skills. We wish him all 
the best Adam's excuse for being a 
week and a half late coming back 
from Hawaii was "really, guys - I 
missed my flight!" 




GREGORY NOONE 
Known to his friends as "nugget 
Noone", Greg spent four years 
on the Hilltop, and participated 
in a number of sports, extracur- 
ricular activities and clubs. A 
native of Trinidad and Tobago, 
Greg is the last member of the 
Trinidad connection still at 
Pickering. Greg hopes to attend 
York University and pursue a 
career in sports medicine. In his 
spare time, he will train for the 
next Mr. Universe title. 
Although Greg was not one of 
those who was always the 
centre of attraction, he will be 
remembered as the man with 
the golden bucket, and will be 
missed •• especially by his room- 
mate Carol. "Later brudder - 
man!" 



JUNE 1989 



ROBERT OSBORNE 
Robert Osborne (aka King 
Whitey, Burger or Babbit) has 
been at PC. for 2V4 years and 
has managed to graduate twice! 
A native of the Bahamas, Bobby 
spent most of his final year at 
Pickering trying to lose his 
shadow and juggle three 
girlfriends at once. As Head 
Dictator of the Athletic Council. 
Bobby managed to open a tuck 
shop that became quite 
lucrative and resulted in extra 
athletic equipment for the 
school • including a time clock. 
Bobby was also the chief 
photographer for the yearbook. 
Bobby will be attending an 
American University next year 
and then he will become a pilot. 



BRIAN RAMATALLY 
Brian is another of our 
"Trini's". He is a semi-serious 
person who has a lot of en- 
thusiasm for his studies. Besides 
spending time studying, he 
often allocates a certain amount 
of time to dreaming about the 
lush sandy beaches of Trinidad, 
where his girlfriend is (hope- 
fully) waiting for him. Brian's 
favourite sports are rugby, 
weightlifting, and cricket. He 
says that life for him at Picker- 
ing College was an amazing 
contrast to his former school 
years in Trinidad. He hopes to 
go to a university to receive a 
degree in Engineering. With his 
academic record, he should 
have no problems. Brian has 
only one question to ask the 
graduates; "Can I go home 
now?" 



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FRANCO SPINA 
Franco spent three years at 
Pickering College. He was a 
Silver House member his first 
two years, and spent his last 
year as a member of Blue 
House. Franco was a member of 
the Student Committee for the 
first term of 1988-89 as chair- 
man of Blue House. He was 
also a proctor, a job he just 
loved. Last year he was the 
sports day captain of Silver 
House and this year he played 
on the volleyball team. Third 
term he also played tennis. Next 
year Franco is off to Capilano 
College for two years. Then it's 
UBC to study business ad- 
ministration. When Franco is 
not in his room you will prob- 
ably find him down at Fitz- 
geralds. His final comment? 
"Finally some privacy!" 



TONY VEGA 
"Tone" is one of our P.C. 
'lifers.' He cam here seven years 
ago from Peru. His ability to 
dodge bullets back home gave 
him the quickness which came 
in handy on the soccer field as a 
I st team player. Tony served as 
Gold House chairman, and as a 
member at large on the Student 
Committee. In his years at 
Newmarket, Tony charmed 
many of the local ladies with his 
Latin style. After being a 
boarder at P.C. for five long 
years, Tony became a day boy. 
This change prompted him to 
say "Gee, there is good food in 
Canada." Tony plans to attend 
York University. He is uncertain 
what he wants to be later in life, 
but whatever it is, we know 
he'll be successful. His parting 
words? "Let's do it!" 





GARNET RILEY 
Garnet originally came from 
beautiful Trinidad, where the 
sun always shines (unlike 
Canada). A.K.A. "Purps", 
Garnet has made history at 
Pickering for being hit most 
often with a water bucket. He 
played on our first soccer team 
as a fullback, and also con- 
tributed to the successful first 
basketball team. After P.C, 
Garnet hopes to go to college to 
learn about chemical engineer- 
ing. Garnet leaves us with the 
following statement • "A place 
to love . . . except for the food." 




BORIS VELDHUIS 
Boris came to Pickering from 
Dundas, Ontario, to complete 
his senior year. Although un- 
sure about a boarding school at 
first, he quickly learned the 
ropes and proved himself to be 
both academic and athletic. He 
was on the Headmasters list for 
two terms and played first team 
volleyball, skiing, and badmin- 
ton. Boris' friendly and easy- 
going attitude helped make him 
several close friends. His legend- 
ary phone bills and determina- 
tion to live at school as little as 
possible can both be attributed 
to his girlfriend. Boris was 
someone you could really talk 
to, and he will be missed at P.C. 
He plans to study at the Univer- 
sity of Toronto. "If this school 
year was a challenge, then I 
won!" 




THE LEAVING CLASS 




PATRICK VERITY 
"Pat" is one of those guys that 
a girl should not take home to 
her parents. His boyish looks 
camouflage his real personality 
quite effectively. Duplicity and 
tact are this young man's per- 
sonal friends. Pat. a member of 
the ski team for four years, 
finally became the captain of 
the team. Pat is an easygoing 
type who revels in loud out- 
bursts of friendly insults. He is 
well known for his ability to ig- 
nore knives and forks during 
mealtime. His interests include 
windsurfing, skiing, waterskiing 
and women. He will be going to 
the University of Western 
Ontario next year, but he does 
not yet know what he will 
study. His last words to Picker- 
ing are "Many thanks to the 
Algebra Club!" 




SAMUEL YEN 
A two year member of Red 
House from Hong Kong, Sam 
never has any trouble studying. 
He is a quiet, skinny guy; 
however, when he plays bad- 
minton he puts out infinite 
power for each hit. He is also 
well known as PC. for his love 
of Japanese music; when we say 
anything bad about his idols, 
trouble will come at once to our 
ears. Sam will yell "Ahhh . . . 
silence!" Sam wants to become 
a big business man; this is his 
only wish (or the future. 




PAT WATERS 
This was Patrick's first year at 
Pickering College (and obvious- 
ly his last, since he is in grade 
1 3). Pat is a Blue House mem- 
ber, rooming with Boris 
Veldhuis. Pat played on the 
2nd soccer team showing good 
skills and real qualities of 
sportsmanship and leadership. 
Pat always helped out with ex- 
tracurricular activities such as 
canvassing for the Heart and 
Stroke foundation. Everytime 
you walk past Pat's door you 
will either hear a song by Bob 
Dylan or C C R. (Pat still wishes 
it was the 60's). Next year Pat 
will attend Francis Xavier in 
Nova Scotia to study to become 
a teacher. His philosophy of 
life? "What the hell!" 




RECOFF YEUNG 
This was Recoff's second year 
on the Hilltop and he was liked 
by almost everyone. He studied 
a lot of math and science and he 
worked very diligently. This 
made for good marks and fan- 
tastic effort. Recoff participated 
in badminton for the 1st and 
3rd terms and conditioning in 
the 2nd term. He was very 
strong, and had a keen interest 
in kick boxing (often he would 
practice on his pal Alan Wong). 
Overall, Recoff was loved by 
many for his cheerful outlook 
and general good nature. We 
will miss him greatly. Recoff 
leaves us with these words, 
"Success is not forever, but 
working hard will always give 
you glory." 




KELVIN YANG 
Kelvin arrived at P.C. one year 
after his brother Kelson. Thanks 
to his family's "superior tradi- 
tion", his name was constantly 
on the Headmasters list. 
However, he was still dissatis- 
fied with his grades and often 
stayed in front of his desk from 
3:30 p.m. to midnight (except 
for dinner of course). Now, he is 
looking forward to attending 
university in North America. 
His favourite subject is science 
and we all know that he will 
certainly do well. He is (without 
any doubt) a keen badminton, 
football and basketball player. 
His academic standings and his 
achievements in athletics were 
both very high as a P.C. stu- 
dent. Kelvin's favourite expres- 
sion is "Damn I'm good!" 




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CHARLES YOWZA 
Charles, A.K.A. "Handsome" and 
"Aye Laddie", has been at P.C. 
longer than anyone can remember. 
Chuck is a good athlete who com- 
mands respect on the soccer and 
rugby fields. Charles will be 
remembered for his morning 
meeting speeches, which included 
tales of his youth in Ireland, along 
with thoughts inspired by Socrates 
(his hero). In the future Charles will 
probably still be throwing his 
googley at people and saying 
"Thank you for your coopera- 
tion". Charlie is well known by the 
Newmarket police for his hotrod 
driving, reaching speeds that put 
Porsches to shame. As the world's 
oldest high school graduate, 
Charlie is now looking for a new 
challenge, perhaps he will become 
the world's oldest college 
freshman! 



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LEAVING CLASS CEREMONY JUNE 15, 1989 




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have always known that at last I would take this road, but yester- 
ay I did not know that it would be today. 

Today is the last chance for all of us to say goodbye. After today 

e wil all go our separate ways and achieve new goals, take on 
ew challenges and experience a new part of life. 

For some their stay at Pickering was short and for people like 
ony Vega and Lamarque Lockhart it was a long seven years. 

hether it was one year or seven, each of you gave something to 
ickering . . . 

I would like each of you to take a look around at your classmates, 
or this is the last time we will all ever be in the same place at the 
ame time. Think of some special moment that each of you shared 
is friends, because today I can only mention a few. To Rich Krafsur 
- always remember the fields. To Franco Spina -- thank you for 
putting up with me for the whole year and always telling the teachers 
that you didn't know where I was. To Ricky Loo, who always took 
the time each day just to say hello, and to Farouk Janmohamed 
W the support and friendship that we all need. 

Each one of us has worked hard this year and has achieved his 
goals; whether they were academic or not, it doesn't matter -- we 
i\\ achieved something. Congratulations on a job well done. Most 
of what we learned at Pickering didn't take place in the classroom, 
*e learned the most from each other. This is a quality that I hope 
jach of you will take with you once you leave the school today. 
The only advice I can give you is always be honest to yourself and 
oe the individual you have grown to be . . . 

And to those in Grade 8, this is also a special day for you. It 
s a step from junior school to senior school. You are no longer preps. 
Mong with an increase in your allowance, you will be able to become 
nore involved in the social activities of the school. Good luck in 
/our secondary school years. 

To those in Grade 1 2, next year is a big year for you, but also 
iJa year that you can be proud of. We, the graduating class, hope 
sbncio that you will follow in our footsteps and keep the high spirit that 
we developed this year. We wish you good luck in your graduating 
year. 



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Grant with Doug Cowan and counsellor Alec Seretis 

To the parents; all of this was made possible only because of you. 
Many of you travelled long distances to see your sons graduate to- 
day. Mr. and Mrs. Janmohamed came from Zaire, Mrs. Marsa flew 
from Spain, and Mr. and Mrs. Drain drove all the way from Tweed, 
Ontario. The love and support you have given us over the years 
are something we are all very grateful for. So, on behalf of the 
graduating class, thank you Mom and Dad. 

Once we're away from Pickering for a while we will realize some 
of the things we enjoyed, and the guidance we received, from some 
of the teachers. As much as you may hate to admit it, I think there 
was at least one teacher that each of you could say you actually 
liked. For me, there were two teachers that gave me support and 
taught me things about myself. Mr. Seretis, my counsellor for five 
years, thank you for the talks and friendship. Mr. Cowan, thank 
you for introducing me to the theatre, and thank you for being 
a friend. 

The graduating class must also say goodbye to the staff, those 
people who make Pickering more like home. I can only mention 
a few, but we thank you all very much. Mrs. LaBrash (better known 
as "Mom") thank you for all the favours and for keeping all of us 
in line. Mr. Doug Clark, for all his help with the formal - although 
he still looks a little tired from that evening! And Edna and Ernie, 
just for being the caring and happy people that they are. And Mr. 
Lockyer, for a great European trip. 

We have a long road ahead of us, but we all have a strong base 
for the journey ... I hope that each of you will take something 
that this school gave to you when you leave today. And I hope 
that some of us can stay in contact with each other so we can all 
share each other's memories of Pickering and the people that make 
up the school. 

In a moment I will read the familiar words of the Declaration of 
the Athenian Youth, and I want each one of you to think back to 
the day when you first heard them. I wish you all the best in your 
future years, and in the days to come may we all live up to the 
high ideals of this promise we've made. 

Goodbye for now. Farewell for all the years. 



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Aboue Left: Assistant Headmaster Al Jewell, P.C. 
Association Chairman Ike Williamson '4 I , Mr. Dun- 
can Cameron, P.C. Board of Management Chairman 
Allan D. Rogers '4 I . 

Aboue: Neville Ward with the Rogers Cane, 
emblematic of the Junior School motto - "one for 
all and all for one." 



Aboue: The 1989 Ontario Scholars: Kelvin Yang, Ricky 
Loo. Samuel Yen. Brian Ramatally. David Howard. 

Right. Mr. Arthur Davies (father of John '87 and Charles 
'89) reflects with satisfaction on having seen a second 
son graduate from P.C. A non-smoking member of the 
faculty pointedly ignores Mr. Davies' pipe. 



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AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS 



Class of 1842 Award 

Widdrington Award 

Garatt Cane 

Rogers Cane 

Joe Sweet Award 

Special Math Awards 

Euclid 

Descartes 

Ontario Scholars 



Special Leaving Certificates 



Stewards' Awards 



College Scholar Award 
Junior School 
Senior School 

Governor-General's Bronze Medal 



Mr. Duncan Cameron 

Grant W. Nickalls 

Grant W. Nickalls 

Neville Ward 

Charles Davies, Bobby Osborne 



William Wan, Christopher Lai 
Kelvin Yang 

Samuel Yen 84.9% 
Kelvin Yang 84.7% 
Brian Ramatally 8 1 % 
Ricky Loo 80% 
David Howard 80% 

Rex Taylor, Dan Zavitz 
Jonathan Bowers, Richard 
Barraclough, Hamish 
Cameron, Charles Lawson, 
Jamie Zavitz 

Gustavo Almada, Farouk 
Janmohamed, Tony Vega 



Ben Voigt $6% 
Christopher Lai 92% 

Samuel Yen 

9 1 % OAC average 

85% Combined 



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The Final Day 

Finally! The academic year has come to an end. Exams are over, the graduation ceremonies have been completed. The members of 
the Leaving Class of 1 989 have all received their certificates, and there are smiles all around. Everyone seems happy and relieved to 
finally be out of high school. 

However, after the events of the graduation ceremony, the scene begins to change a bit. Suddenly, it strikes everyone that this is really 
their final day at Pickering, and probably the last time they will ever see all their friends together. This is the time when every graduate 
has to say goodbye to a place which has been his home, and to people who have been his family for the time he stayed here. The sad 
reality of graduation day comes to light. 

As each one of us moves down the driveway with the Pillars at our backs, we suddenly become aware that the "good days at Pickering" 
will only be memories now. 

Rawle Kalliecharan 



LEAVING CLASS DIRECTORY 



Mohammed ABDI, (301) 340-7713 

9645 Reach Rd. Potomac MD 20854 USA 



25 O'Connor St., Dickson Ave., Diego Martin, 
Trinidad Wl 



Grant NICKALLS, (705) 789-5858 

PO Box 1209, Huntsville, Ont. POA IKO 



Gustavo ALMADA, (642) 2-10-56 
Absalo #1 10 pte. Navojoa, Sonora, 
Mexico 85800 

Kirk ATWELL. (809) 238- 1 557 
3 Bayfield Rd. Warwick, Bermuda 
PO Box 340 WKBX 

Charles DAVIES, (416) 895-5779 
RR# I Sharon, Ont. LOG I VO 



Kay-Tek KHOO, 773-6336 
21 Leonie Hill, Singapore 1026, 
Republic of Singapore 

Thomas KIM, (416) 242-4224 

3 I Evandale Cres., Islington, Ont. M9A 4A5 

Chris KINGSMILL, (4 1 6) 496-0068 

88 George Henry Blvd., #5 Willowdale, Ont. 

M2J IE7 



Gregory NOONE, (809) 622-3385 

54 warren St.. Woodbrook Port-of-Spain, 

Trinidad Wl 

Robert OSBORNE, (416) 476-2941 

39 Lake Dr. E, RR2 Keswick, Ont. L4P 3E9 

Brian RAMATALLY, 819-657-7354 
89 Faralon Drive, Bel Air, LaRomain, 
Trinidad Wl 



Marc DAVIS, 32-35035 

PO Box N8883 Nassau, Bahamas 

David DRAIN, (613) 478-2897 
Box I 1 9 Tweed. Ont. KOK 3J0 

Marc Ffrench. (902) 678-6928 

68 Grant St., Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 2S4 

John GOUTHRO, (809) 373-4005 
PO Box F 101 Freeport, GBI Bahamas 

Bill GRAAT. (519) 657-4719 

122 Normandy Gardens London, Ont. N6H 4B2 

David HOWARD, (416) 895- 8153 

I 26 Lowe Blvd. Newmarket. Ont. L3Y 5T2 

John HUNT, (416) 773-6558 
RRI Kettleby, Ont. LOG I JO 



45 Maimonides 



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Thornhill. Ont. L4J 4X8 



Farouk JANMOHAMED. 

(416) 889-8265 or 731-3737 

144 Simonstown Blvd. Thornhill, Ont. L3T 4L8 

Zaire - 24275 or 23540 

BP 14097. Kinshasa, Zaire. Africa 

Rawle KALLIECHARAN. 652-2231 

17 Freeling St.. San Fernando. Trinidad Wl 

Paolo KERNAHAN. 637-4295 



Richard KRAFSUR, (313) 625- 5646 
6655 Langle Dr., Clarkston, 
Michigan 48016 USA 

Andy LAM, 490-1082 
# 1 9 Montague Place, 
Scarborough, Ont. MIW 3V5 

John LAM, 3-8381 15 

Rm. 411, Wong Tung House. Tung Tau Estate. 

Kowloon, Hong Kong 

Kevin LEUNG, (416) 395-0784 

I Duplex Ave., Suite 109 North York, Ont. 

M2M 4G6 

Lamarque LOCKHART 

PO Box 827 I, Nassau Bahamas 

Ricky LOO. (416) 321-8240 

1 2 Battinger Gate, Scarborough, Ont. M I V 4E4 

Agustin MARSA 

Eduardo Dato H2 28010 Madrid, Spain 

Tony M'BAKASSY, (519) 945-8012 

7755 Cedarview St.. Windsor. Ont. N8S IKI 

AdamMERNICK, (416) 473-2668 
RR ft I , Cedar Valley, Ont. LOG I EO 

Sebastien MORDILLO. 34/71/675349 
Costa D'en Blanes Calle San Carlos 
Palma De Mallorca, Spain 



Garnet RILEY, 809-632-437 5 

6 Newberry Hill, Glenco Ext., Port-of-Spain, 

Trinidad Wl 



Franco SPINA, (604) 925-1129 

5353 Monte Bre Cres., West Vancouver, 

V7W 3A7 



BC 



Tony VEGA, 40 38 77 

AV. J. Pezett 1005 Dpto. 901, San Isidro, 

Lima 27 Peru, South America 

Boris VELDHUIS, 

4 Fallsview Rd., Dundas, Ont. L9H 5J8 

Patrick VERITY, (519) 756-6716 

32 Davern Rd Brantford, Ont. N3T IR5 

Pat WATERS, (416) 766-7364 

283 Riverside Dr., Toronto, Ont. M6S 4BI 

Kelvin YANG, 5-733956 

29-35 Ventris Rd., Happy Valley, Hong Kong 

Samuel YEN, (416) 297-7969 

70 Captain Hall Ct., Scarborough, Ont. 

MIV 2WI 

Recoff YEUNG, 3-7 I 36595 

I I B Star Court, 4 Man Wan Rd., Kowloon, 

Hong Kong 



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