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THE ANDREAN 
is published by 
St. Andrew's College, 
for alumni, parents and 
friends of the School. 

Editor: 

Jim Herder '64 

Editorial Committee: 
Edna J. Collins 
James M c Gillivray 
David L. Rea '53 
Michael D. Roy '85 
Ken Ryan 
Sandra L. Scott 

7b contact us: 

PHONE 

905.727.3178 

FAX 
905.841.6911 

E-MAI L 
alumni@sac.on.ca 

WEB SITE 
www.sac.on.ca 



To those of us on the 'inside' at St. Andrew's today, much has been written and talked 
about in the creation of two major events upcoming for the College. 

One is the "double cohort" issue, the provincially-mandated elimination of grade thirteen 
by June 2003; the other is the School's ambitious twenty-year Campus Master Plan. 

The double cohort, or as we prefer to call it, "Countdown to '03", will be covered in 
detail in the fall edition of The Andrean. As you can imagine, graduating two classes 
simultaneously in June '03 is unprecedented in School history and requires a tremendous 
amount of planning — much of which has already been done. 

In this issue we are delighted to bring you up to date with our Campus Master Plan. 
Andrean writer and piper extraordinaire, Jim McGillivray, interviews the Headmaster and 
gives the reader a sense of what has transpired strategically in the past two years leading 
to our plan for the future. 

The Campus Master Plan will see St. Andrew's strengthen our strengths, address our 
weaknesses and emerge at the end of it as the premier boys' boarding/day school in Canada. 

On the cover of The Andrean we feature an oil painting of the campus by Steve 
McDonald '88 and Rob Saley '89, a gift of the artists for the School's Centennial Art Show. 

Also in this issue are profiles of Mac Frost '40, Mike Brewer '88 and Philip Henderson 78, 
three Old Boys at different stages in their careers but each one clearly a leader in his field. 

We welcome the latest faculty members of St. Andrew's, each of whom will further 
strengthen the education offered the young men at the College. 

Last spring generous donations from Old Boys, parents and friends resulted in over 
$500,000 being raised to help fund the $650,000 total renovation and rejuvenation of our 
much-revered Flavelle House. A very special evening of celebration was held last fall on 
the occasion of its re-dedication. 

Our other regular features are also included. Please be sure to register 'on line' at 
www.sac.on.ca and click on the alumni tab. Also check the web site regularly for news 
of your old School — it's fast, easy and free! 



Jim Herder '64 
Editor 



You can contact us world-wide through e-mail. Please note the following addresses: 



alumni@sac.on.ca admission@sac.on.ca 



Photo Credits: School Archives, Randi Berman, The Review. Grant Fraser, Golf Business Canada; Joe Giblin, Brown University; Jim Herder '64, 
'J.S.' Jackson '69, Wes Johnson, The Message; Jostens Canada Limited; Paul Mellor Photographer; Michael Roy '85; Ken Ryan; and Lu Taskey. 






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I n the history of St. Andrew's 
College, we look back on 1899 as 
the year of creation, 1926 as a 
momentous era of relocation to 
Aurora, and on 1962, 1972 and 1979 
as times of great physical expansion. 
Chances are, the years from 2001 
onward, as envisioned in the current 
twenty-year 'Campus Master Plan', 
will hold similar importance to 
future S.A.C. historians as landmark 
years of revitalization. 

"The time has come once again 
to rejuvenate our buildings," says 
Headmaster and prime motivator 
Ted Staunton, "so that St. Andrew's 
College can maintain its 
pre-eminent standing among 
independent schools in Canada." 

And what a rejuvenation it will be: 
the twenty-year Campus Master 
Plan has defined the need for a 
new Middle School, a completely 
revamped Ketchum Auditorium, a 
spacious central Atrium, new art 
and music facilities, a second major 
gymnasium, reconfiguration of 
McLaughlin Hall, Great Hall 
renovations, possibly an on-campus 
arena and countless improvements 
to the grounds and other buildings. 
As Board of Governors Chairman 
Brian Armstrong said at a recent 
meeting, "It will be an undertaking 
the magnitude of which the school 
has not experienced since 1926." 

This comes hot on the heels of 
$2 million of major summer 
renovations over the last three years 
to Macdonald, Memorial and Flavelle 
Houses and a complete rebuilding of 
the Towers Library at a cost of nearly 
one-half a million dollars. 




Headmaster Ted Staunton's vision for St. Andrew's includes a twenty-year Campus 
Master Plan which will address many of the areas in need of improvement on the 
75-year-old Aurora campus. 



When it is all finished St. Andrew's 
College will undoubtedly rank at or 
near the top of all independent 
schools as having one of the most 
beautiful and functional campuses 
and facilities in North America. 

"The goal is balance and keeping 
pace," says Ted as he ruminates on 
the impetus behind such sweeping 
changes. "This is an age where 
parents want their boys educated in 
an all-round Renaissance fashion. 
Society demands a more varied skill 
set than ever before, no longer just 
science or athletics or arts, but 
an equal mix of all. We must be 
much more than two-dimensional. 
Parents want their sons to be 
well-rounded, and that is what we 
as an institution promise, encourage 
and must deliver." 



"The school needs to change and 
evolve to keep pace with these new 
demands, and it became clear to the 
Board, the management team and to 
me in recent years that some pretty 
major physical alterations need to 
be made for this to happen." 

Ted cites the building of a 
stand-alone Middle School — a 
"school within a school" — as the 
most obvious example. It responds 
directly to the recent addition of 
Grade 6 and the phasing out of 
Grade 13 due to occur in 2003. 
Located at the north end of the 
campus roughly where the Tuck 
Shop now stands, the 7-elassroom 
structure will respond to a number 
of important needs in the Grades 6-8 
age group. It will cater to a 
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The Campus Master Plan will address many of the needs of these young men as they 
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large proportion of their day in core 
classrooms. It will be located near 
a new north entrance to the school, 
allowing for easier drop-off and 
pick-up of day students. It will 
contain its own gymnasium. Perhaps 
most importantly, it will give the 
younger students a chance to operate 
primarily within their own peer group, 
though the demands and advantages 
of a looming Upper School career will 
not be out of sight. In addition, the 
number of new classrooms offered 
in the Middle School building will 
ease the strain on teaching space 
throughout the school. 

This theme of one structure 
offering solutions or partial solutions 
to a number of different problems is 
a common one throughout the whole 
Campus Master Plan, and reflects a 
long and careful process of study, 
thought and planning. 

It began shortly after the arrival 
of the new Headmaster in 1997 with 
a commitment to create a long-range 
strategic plan. This plan would 
break the traditional planning 
mould common to this and similar 
institutions of addressing problems 
and new projects one at a time — 
initiating, planning, fundraising and 
executing, before moving on to the 
next. It was based on the philosophy 
of creating small task forces of 
concerned Andreans, who would 
study problems with the help of 
outside consultants and then create 
action plans that would reach far 
into the future — 20 years or more. 

One of these working groups was 
the Facilities Task Force, which 
determined in a 1999 report, that 



the current enrollment of 515 
students puts severe strain on a 
number of important educational 
components, including: 

• classrooms, most of which were 
built in the 1960s and 1970s; 

• Ketchum Auditorium, a well used 
but tired old workhorse that seats 
only two-thirds of the school; 

• specialty disciplines such as art, 
music and drama, all of which are 
housed in spaces that don't meet 
their needs; 

• the original 1926 Dunlap 
Gymnasium, which barely fills 
the needs of a Middle School 
basketball court; 

• science labs, which are outdated by 
today's new curriculum standards; 

• the day boy houses, which have 
disappeared and resurfaced as 
computer labs and office 
spaces; and 

• meeting places for staff and students. 
Once these and other issues 

were defined, the Board repeated 
a process undertaken by its 
predecessor in 1920: selecting an 
architectural firm. After hearing 
presentations from several leading 
architects, the Board selected the 
Toronto firm of Kuwabara, Payne, 
McKenna and Blumberg to submit 
a Campus Master Plan that would 
address all facility deficiencies with 
a comprehensive and cohesive 
long-term plan. Completed in 
January 2000, the document outlined 
a phased facility and landscape plan 
that would be implemented over the 
next 20 years. In addition to the 
Middle School building described 
above, the plan includes: 



An Atrium 

Created in what is currently the 
open courtyard between Coulter Hall 
and the Dunlap Gym, this enclosed 
space will become the heart and 
focal point of the campus. Brightly 
sky-lit and spacious, it will provide 
a gathering place for the boys and 
production space for drama and 
music. Linked by the principal 
entrance points — the boys' entry to 
the south and the new Middle School 
entry to the north — the Atrium 
will ease current bottlenecks of 
movement and allow for easy transit 
throughout the College. 

Ketchum Renovations 

A major overhaul to this outdated 
1962 structure will create a 
mezzanine and a vibrant location 
where the entire school can meet. 
The addition of a crossover, side 
stage and workshop will provide a 
space that will function superbly for 
the wide range of excellent theatre, 
music and debating programs 
currently offered at the school. 

Dunlap Art Facilities 
"Light-filled studios" 

The original gymnasium in Dunlap 
Hall is obsolete for our current 
athletics program and the space 
has been identified in our Campus 
Master Plan as having a much more 
effective use. This open area lends 
itself perfectly to conversion into a 
home for the visual arts, now 
dispersed in a number of make-do 
locations throughout the school. 
Two new art rooms — senior and 
junior — will be fashioned as sky-lit 
studios. They will include 



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specialized spaces for print-making, 
sculpture, ceramics, computer 
graphics and photography, with 
a view to converting an already 
bustling program into one with a 
clearly defined visual identity. 

Opening onto the adjacent new 
Atrium, where art display space is 
already planned, these inspiring 
new studios will feature additional 
exhibition areas where the works 
of students and others can be shown 
to best effect, thus showcasing 
talents that might otherwise might 
go unnoticed. This will be the 
flagship project in an effort to 
raise the standing of the arts at 
St. Andrew's College. 



Strategic initiatives for the College include emphasizing our already strong traditions. 
The piping program has become a 'Centre of Excellence' in the past few years under the 
careful guidance of world-champion piper Jim McGillivray. 



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One has to marvel at the courage of the Board of 
Governors and Headmaster Dr. Macdonald when they 
decided in 1926 to move the thriving young St. Andrew's 
College north to Aurora. For years, they had put up with 
cramped classrooms, a tiny kitchen and a lack of playing 
fields at Knox College, the school's temporary home during 
the First World War. But now, even the move back to their 
beloved Rosedale campus did not satisfy the school's 
facility needs. 

As well, the City of Toronto was just too full of 
distractions for the highly conservative Headmaster, who 
longed for a more secluded environment in which to 
educate young boys. Disruptive radio sets kept the 
dormitories active well after lights out; noisy motor cars 
disrupted classes and racy picture shows tempted boarders 
to break curfew. It was clear: for education to continue 
at a high level, a new campus had to be acquired. 

A 135-acre site in distant York Mills appealed to the 
Board, but Dr. Macdonald's contended correctly that 
St. Andrew's College was first and foremost a boarding 
school, and that a campus in a more rural setting was 
essential to success. The persuasive Headmaster swayed 
the Board, already made uneasy by the exorbitant estimate 
of $887,000 for new buildings in York Mills. 

As an alternative, two extensive farms with a combined 
total of 219 acres had been found located in the sleepy 
township of Aurora, and it was this site that provided the 
kind of seclusion Dr. Macdonald sought for his boarding 
school. Unfortunately, it had considerable frontage on the 
main thoroughfare of Yonge St. which had the worrisome 
potential of luring traffic from Toronto. Nonetheless, 
abundant level fields for the playing of sports and an ideal 
rise of land, set back from the highway and perfect for 



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large school buildings, made the decision an easy one 
for the eager Board of Governors. The purchase price of 
$23,000 also made economic sense. 

An architectural competition for the design of the new 
St. Andrew's College was hastily organized and after 
significant controversy, the firm of Marani & Paisley won 
the contract. Their winning plan of Georgian-styled 
buildings that surrounded a magnificent quadrangle was 
by far the most charming and dignified. "Dr. Mac's" house, 
situated at the southern end of the quad, commanded a 
view of the entire group of buildings as well as the 
entrance to the grounds — obviously designed to eliminate 
any ill-considered escapades on the part of the boarders! 

The new St. Andrew's was officially opened by the 
Governor-General, Lord Willingdon, on November 18, 1926. 
The buildings, as described by the editor of the 1924 
Bulletin, a publication of the S.A.C. Old Boys' Association, 
were "perfectly designed for their purpose with nothing 
wanting, nothing superfluous, induced a sense of timeless 
calm". The writer continued: 

"Old Boys will foregather at the new school in droves 
for week-ends to revel in the accommodation and relax 
and inhale the 100% efficient ozone of the country after 
the week's strenuous work. Not only will those who are 
Old Boys at present find rest, inspiration and a feeling of 
pride in the new home of their Alma Mater, but also those 
who will be fortunate enough to attend this national 
institution in the generations to come." 

Indeed, we who are "fortunate enough" to be part of 
this "national institution" almost exactly 75 years later are 
grateful for the industrious foresight of our predecessors. 

Ted Staunton 



McLaughlin Hall upgrade 

The science wing is now nearly 
25 years old and requires upgrading 
to meet the needs of the modern 
curriculum that includes new 
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'Andy' remains a symbol of strength 
and tradition at the entry to the 
campus. The statue was moved from 
the original School buildings in 1926. 



robotics. This will require some 
classroom renovation and a 
substantial reconfiguration of 
the laboratories. 

These are the major projects, but 
innumerably smaller — though far 
from small — improvements will be 
undertaken campus-wide. These 
will include a reorientation of roads, 
improved parking, pedestrian-only 
walkways, recreation areas behind 
the Upper School residences, new 
tennis courts, a new track, landscape 
upgrades, Great Hall renovations and 
the addition of an arena. 

Timing issues are still to be 
determined, but completion of the 
new Middle School in the fall of 2003 
when Grade 13 is officially phased 
out seems to be a suitable target, 
with at least the Ketchum renovation 
running concurrently. 
"It makes sense," says Ted, "that 
we minimize disruptions by 
accomplishing as much as possible 
at one time." 

"It also seems appropriate to do all 
we can on the crest of the huge wave 
of support that is building among 
Board members, parents, alumni, 
friends and the staff of the School. 
When you think of how often we tell 
our students to take anything they 
do and do it well, we'd best approach 
this undertaking as if it were an 
example we're setting for them, 
which in many ways it is." 

Ted points out that support among 
the Board of Governors and staff was 
immediate as soon as deficiencies 
had been pointed out. "These plans 
were music to many ears," he recalls. 
"Out of the various working groups, 
clear patterns began to emerge as 
to where improvements needed to 
be made in the institution as a whole 
if we were to provide the balanced 
education demanded in the 
twenty-first century. More and more 
these patterns pointed to problems 
with facilities." 

"We have some tremendous 
educators here on tremendous teams 
working through state-of-the-art 
curricula with tremendous 
enthusiasm. It's absolutely crucial 



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It has not gone unnoticed during 
this time of proposed expansion that 
two related events took place on 
significant anniversaries in the life of 
St. Andrew's College: 

100 Years Ago— 1900-1901 

The College survived its first year of 
existence, but there was a new man 
at the helm. Upon the retirement of 
founding Headmaster Dr. George 
Bruce, Dr. D. Bruce Macdonald was 
appointed Headmaster. It was a post he 
would hold for 35 years, and he would 
follow it with service to the Board of 
Governors from 1936 to 1947, the last 9 
as chairman. Thus, he would reign over 
nearly a half-century of unprecedented 
growth and prosperity at the 
school — including the inspired move 
to Aurora — and would be remembered 
today as the undisputed forefather 
of the modern St. Andrew's College. 



75 Years Ago— 1925-26 

From the Mid-Summer Review 



"This was a year of conflicting 
emotions. It was the final year in 
Rosedale. For 20 years the building has 
been the cradle of a host of memories 
and traditions for an ever-widening 
circle of boys. Every room, every corner 
of the grounds is a treasure-house of 
now on 
youngest amongst 
us must have felt the importance and 
dignity of the occasion when the 
cornerstone was laid. What was once 
only a far away dream and a standing 
joke among the boys has at last 
become a reality, and, far from being 
a joke, is one of the proudest things 
in our lives. The school in Aurora in 
nearing completion. In honour of the 
laying of the cornerstone, we received 
a half-holiday from the arduous task 
of studying, and early in the afternoon 
startled the inhabitants of Aurora with 
the stirring music of our bagpipes as 
we marched through town. " 



THE BULLETIN 

Official Publication of the 

ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE OLD BOYS' ASSOCIATION 



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Seventy-five years after the publication of 
The Bulletin (a predecessor of The Andrean) the 
School is again looking at major improvement plans. 



that departments be allowed 
and encouraged to work 
together — physically as well as 
philosophically — in facilities and 
conditions that measure up to their 
high academic standards. This 
is fundamental to the operation 
of a respected and trend-setting 
independent school." 

With plans firming up almost 
daily, staff are preparing to move 
into high gear with detailed 
planning. Similar to a time in 1924 
when the Board of Governors 
reached agreement with Architects 
Marani and Paisley on their plan for 
new school buildings in Aurora, 
excitement is building within the 
current Andrean community for the 
proposed new facilities. "The 
beautiful campus designed with a 
clear vision in the 1920s provides 
compelling inspiration and a 
continuing strategy for planning and 
building," says Ted. "The opportunity 
to enhance our memorable grounds 
has arrived at a perfect time of 
extraordinary change in education 
in Ontario. It's a perfect time of 
strength in all facets of the school's 
program and faculty. And we're in an 
era when the loyalty and strength of 
the world-wide Andrean community 
have never been stronger." 



Piping at 

St. Andrew's 

College 



v_OnSICJ6r a school for your son where 
the Great Highland Bagpipe is at the forefront 
of musical instruments and extra-curricular 
activities. A school where serious pipers can 

receive an unparalleled education, 

unparalleled pipe teaching and an academic 
credit for their piping achievements. 

A university preparatory school for boys, 
St. Andrew's College offers piping at all levels 
for academic credit as part of the school's music 
program. Courses of study are directed and 
taught by world-renowned performer 
and instructor Jim McGillivray, winner of 
the Highland Society of London's Gold Medals 
at Oban and Inverness, Scotland. 

For more information about piping at 

St. Andrew's College, pledSe COfltaCt 

Mr. McGillivray, or the Admission Department. 



St. Andrew's College 
1 5800 Yonge Street 
Aurora, Ontario, Canada 
L4G 3H7 

Mr. McGillivray 
905.727.3178, ext 243 

Admission 

(toll-free) 1.877.378.1899 




St Andrew'i Welcomed... 



Joining the faculty in 2000, these new Andreans are part of the 
balanced St. Andrew's group which both bustles with vitality and 
renewal and remains anchored in experience and tradition. 



Randi Berman 

Randi joins the Middle School staff as a teacher of Visual Arts and Geography. 
She was born in Montreal, graduating from West Island College and moving 
on to Vanier College where she received her diploma in Creative Arts. Four 
subsequent years at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto earned her a 
diploma in Communication and Design, and the Dorothy Hoover Research 
Scholarship. She brings business experience to the position, having worked as 
a production manager and graphic designer for Athletic Knit. She is fluently 
bilingual and has superb computer skills — both great assets to the school. 
Randi will use her ample Graphic Arts skill as she takes over compilation 
and production of The Review. 

Randi and her husband Richard live in Newmarket with their three-year- 
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(l-r) Adam Lebar M.V.P., Andy Dalrymple M.I. P. and Chad Davis M.V.P. of Under 12 soccer 
tournament champions with their coach Carrie Hughes-McGuinness, who joined the 
faculty in September. 



Carrie Hughes-McGuiness 

Carrie knows St. Andrew's well, 
having taught at Trafalgar Castle in 
Whitby for five years. She was Head 
of Drama and was instrumental in 
that school's musical productions, 
drama society, murder mystery 
dinner, one-act play night and entry 
to the Canadian Independent 
School's Drama Festival. She also 
coached soccer and gymnastics. 

Carrie graduated from the 
University of Western Ontario with 
a B.A. in English and Drama, then 
received her B.Ed, from Queen's 
University in Kingston. She followed 
that up with an English Specialist 
certificate from O.I.S.E. in 1997. 

She joins the Middle School as a 
Language Arts and English teacher 
and lives on campus with her 
husband, Jeff. 






Robyn O'Hare 

St. Andrew's College may well have prevented Robyn from becoming a 'lifer' 
at Bishop Strachan School, where she spent 12 years as a student, graduating 
as a prefect, and an additional year as a tutor and a teaching assistant. 

After B.S.S., she earned an Honours B.Sc. at Queen's University with a major 
in biology, writing her thesis on two months of demanding field study in avian 
behaviour. She recently graduated with her B.Ed, from the University of 
Toronto, where she was awarded the Louden Memorial Entrance Scholarship 
in Science. Her biology degree was useful during time she spent working as a 
researcher for the World Wildlife Fund Canada, and much of her work there 
concerned endangered or injured migratory birds. Her passion for tennis 
served her well during five years as a tennis coach at Upper Canada College's 
Summer Camp. Bird watching and wildlife rehabilitation still consume much 
of her interest. 

Robyn joins the Middle School faculty as a mathematics and science teacher 
and lives on campus with her husband Ron, who works at the school as an 
Physical Therapist. 




Greg Reid 

Greg comes to S.A.C. as Athletic Director, replacing Paul Bedard, who has 
returned to the classroom. Greg spent the last three years as Department 
Head, Health and Physical Education, at nearby King City Secondary School, 
where he was also staff advisor to the Student Athletic Council. 

He graduated from Queen's University with a B.A. in Geography and a 
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and a B.Ed in Physical and Health 
Education and History. He subsequently earned his Honours Specialist 
certification in the P.H.E. from the University of Toronto in 1995. 

The Cadet program will benefit from Greg's arrival. He is a retired Squadron 
Sergeant Major with the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve, and has spent the 
last five summers as a Program Director at Camp Robin Hood, a large day 
camp in Markham. 

He was Head Coach of York University's Men's Varsity Lacrosse Team from 
1992 to 1999, and can also coach hockey, volleyball, basketball and football. 

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Michael Ruscitti 

Michael taught most of the core subjects during five years as a Middle 
School teacher in Alberta. During this tenure he was selected to be part 
of a school district technology team assisting teachers with classroom 
practices. He was also a Math Facilitator for his district. 

He joins the school as a Middle and Upper School Math teacher. He can 
also coach volleyball, soccer, basketball and track and field. 

He graduated from Queen's University with his B.A. and B.Ed, in 
Junior/Intermediate Science and Math. 

He and his girlfriend Sarah live in Toronto. 




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l\lot since the day it opened has Flavelle 
House looked as good as it did during a 
re-dedication ceremony last September 20. 
The event celebrated the completion 
last summer of the most recent in a 
series of renovation projects designed 
to upgrade the boarding houses. 



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On the inside of the House, every room was completely 
renovated to suit needs of young men in the twenty-first 
century. Outside, new roof, copper evestroughs and all new 
windows are features of the $650,000 rebuilding of the 
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Originally opened in 1926 during 
the College's move to Aurora, the 
building was named to honour one 
of the school's greatest benefactors, 
Canadian magnate Sir Joseph 
Flavelle, Bart. Time had come to 
modernize, and the renovation 
did just that, retaining the 
magnificence of the architecture 
while substantially upgrading the 
boys' living quarters. 

Every room had recessed lighting 
installed into a lowered ceiling. 
The rooms also received new wiring 
and windows, and custom-designed 



furniture. These efforts, along with 
new cork board walls and new 
carpets, have rejuvenated the rooms 
and added a much needed level of 
warmth and comfort. 

On the main floor, oak panelling 
defines the entrance to a new lounge 
where the boys can enjoy their 
recreational time. A beautiful 
photograph of Sir Joseph holds 
court in the lobby, with the school's 
permanent art collection now 
spreading throughout the House. 
Construction was topped off with 
a new slate roof. 



The re-dedication event brought 
together many of the special donors 
who in total contributed $500,000 to 
fund the renovation. In addition five 
former Flavelle Housemasters — 
Courtney Stoate, Stan Macfarlane, 
Derek Inglis, David Timms and Aubrey 
Foy — joined current Housemaster 
Courtenay Shrimpton for a memorable 
photo. All were treated to a tour, with 
major contributors being shown their 
"own" rooms, which are adorned 
with plaques giving their names as a 
permanent reminder of the importance 
of philanthropy to the ongoing success 
of St. Andrew's College. 




Flavelle Housemasters gathered to celebrate the re-dedication of the House with 
special guests who made the major renovation project possible, (l-r) Aubrey Foy, 
1983-99; Derek Inglis, 1970-73; Stan Macfarlane, 1950-61; Courtney Stoate, 1963-70; 
David Timms, 1973-83, and Courtenay Shrimpton who took over the Housemaster's 
role in 1999. 



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When you get into your upper 
seventies, you can be forgiven for 
slowing down and taking it easy. 
Mac Frost of the Spring Lakes Golf 
Club, north of Toronto, isn't able 
to relate to that. At 78, he is poised 
to open yet another golf facility 
and shows no signs of retiring. 

More than half a century after 
getting into the golf business, 
"getting it right" is still an everyday 
passion for Mac. He has seen the 
game grow from a leisure activity 
enjoyed by a handful of affluent 
private club members to an 
economic engine responsible for 
dozens of golf courses and real 
estate developments in the greater 
Toronto area, serving hundreds of 
thousands of players. 

Today Mac Frost has the unusual 
niche of being the private owner of a 
members-only golf club. He has seen 
a lot and done much over the years, 
and in the accompanying interview, 
he explains his philosophy and 
view of the golf industry. First and 
foremost, Mac Frost has had a talent 
for being in the right place at the 
right time, ready for his next 
"lucky" break. 

"My father always said it's better 
to be lucky than good," Mac says. 
"Fortunately, we started at the 
growth of golf and real estate. At 
every step along the way we were 
able to build and operate without 
ever going into debt. Operating 
costs are easier to manage without 
servicing a debt." 



It sounds very much like a case of 
making your own lucky breaks. Mac 
Frost, however doesn't give you the 
impression that he was a visionary 
who predicted a massive explosion 
in the game of golf over the last 55 
years. He will admit that there was 
no "master plan" to select just the 
right piece of property that would 
attract hordes of corporate dollars as 
well as the high-end casual player. 



G. Mac Frost '40 at the re-dedication 
of Flavelle House in September 2000 



No, there was just Mac, christened 
George by his parents who also gave 
him principles, his values, common 
sense and a humble ambition: "I 
wanted to be successful in the golf 
business, but 1 did not want to be the 
richest man in the graveyard," is how 
he puts it. 

What he did become was a 
successful operator of all types of 
golf courses, an administrator in 



numerous golf associations, and an 
authority on turf management. His 
wife Beth, a recognized international 
flower show judge, helped organize 
the World Flower Show exhibition 
when it was held in Toronto. 

The Frost Business Model 

The Great Depression molded the 
lives and values of everyone who 
endured it. When you start with 
nothing, everything you work for and 
achieve has special value. All the old 
adages, consistently applied, pay 
dividends. This is not a get-rich-quick 
business. Mac nurtured his original 
investment the old-fashioned way, by 
developing value at each step along 
the track. 

When the time was right and the 
opportunity was there, he cashed in 
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was to ensure the business would 
support the investment. That's not 
to say that Mac didn't incur debt 
along the way. But judicious 
planning meant that each facility 
was built to suit the market he was 
after. Easy to say, but with today's 
increased expectations, the 
temptation to build bigger and 
better is more difficult to resist. 

In Mac's mind, value is the key to 
a happy golfer and a satisfied owner. 

"It makes no sense to have a 
happy player who crows about his 
low cost per round while the owner 
resents the impact on the other 
members who are in effect 
subsidizing his play," Mac says. Thus 
the concept of "user pay." 

But you say: "every public golf 
course is user pay." Which they are. 
However, public access means 
relinquishing control in so many 
ways. Casual players, new players 
and tournament players are miles 
apart from the avid player who 
generally feels that golf is a rhythm 
best accomplished in a four hour 
period. The avid player needs easier 
access to tee times when his time 
permits. Membership carries 
responsibilities and is rewarded 
with pride and satisfaction. 

"You can talk to a member, but 
the public doesn't listen," says Mac. 
"How often do we see situations 
where the green fee player feels that 
his paid ticket is his right to 



ownership for a day or the private 
club member who feels he runs 
the club?" 

The Early Years 

A grocer's son, raised in the 
depression years of the 1930's, Mac 
graduated from St. Andrew's College 
in Aurora, Ontario as war was 
breaking out and went on to McGill 
University in Montreal. After two 
years, however, Mac felt the call of 
duty for King and Country. He joined 
his friends and enlisted in the R.CA.F. 
and served three hazardous years 
overseas in Coastal Command as 
pilot of a Sunderland flying boat. 

In 1946, freshly out of the air 
force, Mac was ready for a new 
career. He found it at Cedarbrae Golf 
Club. Established as a private club 
in 1922, it had fallen upon hard 
times during the war years. It was 
a Scarborough area club "out in 
the country," at a time when 
transportation was limited by 
gas rationing. 

Mac was determined to make good 
use of his accumulated gratuity pay 



from the service. His father had 
retired from the grocery business 
and the two along with his cousin, 
Art Bamford, rescued the Stanley 
Thompson designed course from 
bankruptcy, complete with clubhouse 
for $25,000. 

"It was a lucky break, I had no 
idea that the post-war boom was 
ready to start," Mac remembers. 

After eight years running the 
facility, the new post-war economy 
had fuelled an exciting building 
boom and lifestyles began to change. 
The Toronto suburbs had started to 
mushroom and Don Mills was 
created to provide housing and 
factory sites. Plazas had sprung up 
to service the residents and in 1954, 
Cedarbrae was sold for $700,000 to 
become a shopping plaza of the same 
name in the heart of Scarborough. 
Talk about being in the right place 
at the right time. 

Looking for new acres to conquer, 
Mac moved farther out to the 
Markham area and built the new 
Cedarbrae without going into debt. 
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Cedarbrae was host to the Miller 
Bursary tournament which was the 
largest and most lucrative area 
event for aspiring professionals 
including a young George Knudson 
who became one of Canada's most 
successful pros. 

By I960, the threesome of Mac, 
his father and Art Bamford, had 
formed Golf Leaseholds Ltd. and had 
built Parkview Golf Club across the 
road, now a 36-hole facility. 

"Boy they've dumped more 
responsibilities into my lap," Mac 
says he remembers thinking at the 
time. Parkview developed a solid 
reputation over the years as an 
"everyman's" golf course. Reasonable 
green fees on a good, well-kept 
layout with satisfying food service, 
kept the course busy as more and 
more people took up golf. The baby- 
boomers were maturing, out to work 
or finishing their schooling and their 
mobile lifestyle was leading them to 
golf. By 1968, Arnold Palmer was at 
the peak of his career. His colorful 
personality and the competition 
with his talented younger rival Jack 
Nicklaus were a TV attraction which 
attracted thousands of new players 
to the game. And in 1969, the Frosts 



opened Brookwood now called 
Brookside, a 27-hole course down the 
street, selling Cedarbrae to 
its members. 

Throughout this busy period, Mac 
began his involvement in Association 
work. In 1958 he joined the Canadian 
Club Managers Association serving 
as Ontario President in 1966. He has 
been a member of the Canadian and 
Ontario Golf Course Superintendents 
Associations since 1967. This was 
the conduit for a life-long interest 
in turfgrass management and 
the emerging importance of the 
ecological approach to research 
and practices for the industry. 
He has also served on the boards 
of provincial and national golf 
associations. 

New Directions 

After 14 years operating private 
clubs and 14 years of operating 
public access golf clubs, Mac could 
see a divergence in the way golf was 
heading. Private clubs were still the 
domain of the well-off player or 
status seeker with entrance fees 
of $10,000 or more to join. Public 
courses were now very crowded. 
The more avid golfer was having a 



difficult time competing for space 
and time as a member of a semi- 
private facility. Prices were starting 
to edge up as the demand for better 
facilities required more 
maintenance. The greater Toronto 
area had been continuing its 
relentless growth and local real 
estate costs reflected this demand. 

In 1974 Mac purchased 300 
acres of land in StoufMle, about 
a half-hour from the growing market. 
"We opened Spring Lakes 18 holes 
in 1977 with a 1,500-square foot pro 
shop/snack bar built from old trailers 
and a different concept." It was here 
that Mac would apply 30 years of 
experience and implement strategies 
based on his principles, philosophy 
and business acumen. 

Spring Lakes is that rare example 
of a privately-owned golf club for 
members only. There are no 
committees of members. The rules 
set at Spring Lakes are simple in 
nature to benefit the expectations 
of all the members and to ensure 
the continuing operating success of 
the Club. The club is open for play 
on May 1 and closes on October 31. 
There are no outside corporate 
tournaments. If you agree with this 



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concept and other operating rules, 
you are invited to join. If you don't 
abide by the rules, your membership 
is not renewed. The club grew to 36 
holes within three years and to 54 
holes by 1983. Currently, there is a 
long waiting list (enough to fill two 
clubs) to join. At the current rate of 
turnover, some may never get in. 

Spring Lakes is a "Championship 
Layout" designed by Rene Mulyaert 
and has always provided a stiff 
challenge for the many provincial 
and national tournaments it has 
hosted over the years. A true players' 
club, the blending and maturing of 
the three layouts have stood the 
test of time. 

Getting The Job Done 

The pro shop, without 
tournaments or reserved tee times, 
can easily be handled by a single 
staff member. The Head Pro 
organizes and runs all club events 
and provides teaching on the 
extensive range. Employees share in 
the profits. Mac sets aside a pool of 
five per cent of the club's profits and 
this bonus is paid to all employees 
with at least one year's service, 
based on their wages. The more 
important a position is, the more 
opportunity they have to affect 
the outcome. 

There is enough land on the site 
to build two more courses when the 
need arises. Offers to purchase from 
those without a background in golf 
course management are not 
entertained. Any feeling Mac gets 
that prospective owners would 
not preserve the principles which 
protect the members, terminates 
negotiations. 

Mac gives substantial credit for 
his success to his wife Beth, who has 
worked hard in the business and 
shared management responsibilities 
from the beginning. 

On May 7, 1957 the club was one 
person short. Mac asked her if she 
was up to going in to help. She 
hasn't missed a day at the course 
since, and we're talking "12/7" — 
12 hours a day, seven days a week. 



While answering every telephone call 
and looking after the office routine, 
Beth reconciles each day's chits 
and transmits member charges, 
(including green fees to the credit 
card centre). Paid in full every day. 
No accounts receivable. No bad debts. 

Affectionately known throughout 
the golf world as the "Tiger Lady", 
Beth has been the keeper of the 
game. Her conscientious 
enforcement of club policy to the 
benefit of all, has been a major 
factor in member satisfaction. 
Outside golf, Beth is a world-renowned 
flower expert and attends shows all 
over the world. In 1993 the Frosts 
sponsored the World Flower Show 
when it was held in Toronto. The 
Frosts have been major supporters 
and have been actively involved with 
fundraising for diabetes research 
for years. 

Mac has put back much into the 
industry by his involvement in all 
its facets. In addition to the Club 
Manager and Superintendents 
associations, Mac has also served 
as president of the Ontario Golf 
Association and been a governor 
of the Royal Canadian Golf 
Association, serving as chairman 
of the greens section. 

In 1990 Mac and Beth lead the 
contributions for the building of the 
Guelph Turfgrass Research and 
Information Centre with a founding 
donation of $500,000. 

"Mac realized the need for 
turfgrass research in Canada," Gord 
Witteveen, retired Superintendent, 
at the Board of Trade Golf Club says. 
"Without the credibility generated 
by the Frost donation, it may never 
have gotten off the ground. I've 
known Mac for 40 years and he has 
always been a first class supporter 
of the industry." 

Today, the G.M. Frost Research 
and Information Centre in Guelph, 
has become an important and 
respected institute reaching all 
corners of the globe. 

In 1994 Mac turned his efforts to 
the founding and operations of the 
Central Ontario Chapter of NGCOA 



(Canada). As the first President of 
the chapter, and a National Board 
member, Mac was instrumental in 
building the framework for the most 
influential association in Canadian 
golf. His belief is even stronger today, 
knowing the issues the industry 
faces. For example, in the last year, 
he resurrected the property tax 
assessment issue when it was 
not progressing through another 
organization. 

After a lifetime in the golf 
business Mac and Beth can both 
be found at Spring Lakes on a daily 
basis. This successful facility is 
a testament for Mac Frost, who 
demonstrates the courage to 
implement his principles of 
life and the conviction to carry 
them through. 

By Vince Kishimoto 

Reprinted with permission from the Summer 
2000 issue of Golf Business Canada. 

A member of the very active class 
of 1940, George (Mac) Frost attended 
St. Andrew's College as a last wish of 
his mother who passed away of 
cancer in 1934. He has maintained 
ties to the school for more than 60 
years. This includes following very 
closely the success and activities of 
his grandson, Jason Hammond, who 
graduated in 1999. Mac and his wife 
Beth will be married 50 years in 
June. They had two children, 
Cynthia, now 45, and Robert, lost in 
a snowmobile mishap in 1975. Over 
the years, Mac and Beth have built 
quite a name for themselves in 
golfing circles as the owners of an 
upscale private golf club just north 
of Toronto. Golf Business Canada, 
the publication oftlie Golf Course 
Owners Association of Ontario, 
recently published this profile of 
Mac and a look at his very sttecessful 
business principles. 



Law 

In 
Order 



Philip Henderson '78 takes the 
reins at Stikeman Elliott, Canada's 
largest law fjirm in London. 



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■ he book-lined walls are 
modern but the furniture is antique. 
The expansive corner windows look 
out over the city and the River 
Thames making the offices of 
Stikeman Elliott — arguably Canada's 
most prestigious law firm — an 
intriguing mix of contemporary 
and conservative. 

Behind a massive oak table, Philip 
Henderson leans back in his chair, 
relaxed but alert, a man equally at 
home with the minor detail and the 
big picture. 

Here in the firm's London office, 
Henderson is the 'boss' though not 
altogether comfortable with the term. 
"Actually, I'm the managing partner," 
he smiles, a little shyly. 

This means keeping a vigilant eye 
on all client files, handling the firm's 
marketing and shouldering 
responsibility for the management 
of the entire office. Oh, and he still 
practices law full time too. 

"I practice absolutely," he says. 
"Mainly in mergers and acquisitions, 
securities law and corporate finance 
and, of course, derivatives," for which 
the corporate lawyer is well known 
and extensively published. His 
credentials are also such that, until 
1996, he commuted from Toronto to 
teach Advanced Company Law at the 
University of Western Ontario. 

At just 40, the Toronto-born lawyer 
has recently taken over from the 
charming Kip Cobbett who returned 
to the firm's Montreal office last fall. 
And he's only in mid-career. 

So how does a young Canadian 
lawyer get himself admitted to the 
Ontario Bar and then admitted as 
a solicitor to the Supreme Court of 
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you could say I did it for sentimental 
reasons," he smiles. 

In 1995, just a decade after his 
admission to the bar, Henderson 
decided to write transfer 
examinations in Toronto before the 
chance of moving to London was 
even suggested. "I saw an ad in the 
newspaper (for applying), thought 
'that would be neat' and did it. . . 
which was fortuitous, as it turns out." 

Later that year, Henderson and 
his wife Kim Alletson, then also 
a partner at Stikeman's Toronto 
office specializing in banking and 
restructuring, were transferred 
to London. 

While Kim remains on indefinite 
leave to look after their children at 
their country home near Sevenoaks 
and completes her master's degree 
in law at the London School 
of Economics, Phil puts in a 
60-hour week. Exhausting? At times 
perhaps, but the Hendersons must 
be used to it by now since their 
latest move to London seems just 
one more stop in lives marked by 
continuous achievement. 

Kim, a former Olympic figure 
skater who competed for Canada 
in the 1976 Olympic games at 
Innsbruck, was a gold medal winner 
at Skate Canada during the 1970s. 
Forced to give up her competitive 
career when she blew out a knee in 
the Canadian championships in 
Victoria in 1978, Alettson then 
decided to study law at Dalhousie 
University. Admitted to the Ontario 
Bar in 1986 after doing her articles 
at Gowlings in Ottawa, she joined 
Stikeman in Toronto in 1986 where 
she met Henderson. 

"You could say it was an office 
romance," he grins. 

Three years later, the couple 
married and now have three sons, 
aged 8, 6 and 4. 

Ten years on, the Hendersons are 
living in Kent and loving it, though 
Phil is no stranger to this country. 
As the son of British parents who 
finally settled in Canada in 1962 
following a couple of brief stays in 



the late 1950s (during which he was 
born), Henderson has been well 
acquainted with life in the UK from 
the beginning. 

As for why he chose law, he doesn't 
really know, he says. He just did. 

So did his elder brother Martin 
who is currently a litigation lawyer 
practicing with Aird & Berlis 
in Toronto. 

Unlike his brother, however, Phil 
was never attracted to litigation, 
he says. "I always felt I'd end up in 
business law." 

Enter Stikeman Elliott, the 
limousine of Canadian law firms 
and a career was born. 

Founded in Montreal in 1952 by 
Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott, 
the practice has grown into Canada's 
best known and largest national and 
international law firm. 

With more than 350 lawyers in 
its stable, the firm now has offices 
in ten cities around the world 
including Toronto (the largest with 
160 lawyers), Montreal (with 120), 
Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New 
York, Hong Kong, Sydney, Singapore 
and, of course, London. 

After more than 30 years in 
London, Stikeman has established a 
history and thoroughbred reputation 
in the UK that makes its ten lawyers 
(seven Canadian and three English) 
perfectly placed to act and 
participate fully in the fast growth 
and expansion of Canadian 
investment in Britain and Europe. 

Moreover, Cobbett's savvy 
introduction of English law 
capability at Stikeman three years 
ago has ensured the firm can 
navigate and negotiate important 
Canadian clients through the often 
tricky waters of British and 
European law. 

"In September 1997, we started 
practicing English law as well as 
Canadian law," Henderson says. "A 
lot of business is governed by English 
law, so we thought we could use this 
capability to help our clients and to 
serve our international practice." 

The nature of Stikeman's UK 
practice? "Our work is not dissimilar 



to what we do in Canada but there 
is a fundamental difference in that 
here we are Canadian lawyers sitting 
in a foreign market either negotiating 
or managing international 
transactions or servicing UK and 
European business concerns who 
need Canadian legal advice." 

This means providing Canadian 
legal advice on the ground here 
mainly in the areas of corporate, 
securities law and tax advice to 
corporate and financial services 
clients who need it, says Henderson. 

Without naming specific clients, 
he says the office is currently acting 
in three particular areas: with 
Canadian businesses involved in 
acquisitions in England, projects 
in Hungary and joint ventures in 
Spain and Africa. 

"Basically, we negotiate and 
manage international transactions 
and provide Canadian legal advice," 
says Henderson. And when advice 
related to local law is required, the 
legal work is contracted out to local 
firms, he adds. 

As for the future of the London 
office itself, it looks like clear sailing 
ahead. "Yes, it's working out quite 
well and Stikeman remains strongly 
committed to this market." 

Paula Adamick 

Reprinted with permission from 
The Canada Post newspaper, 
London, England 



Philip manages several trips on 
business back to Canada each year, 
and tries to get the whole family 
back at least once a year. The "whole 
family' consists of wife Kim and 
three boys who are students at 
Solefield School, an independent 
school in Sevenoaks, Kent. Kim is 
an avid marathoner, while Philip 
and the boys are keen golfers. In 
his last of seven years at S.A.C., 
Philip was a Prefect, a Scholar, 
and played First Football and 
First Basketball. 




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E ighteen years is a long time 
between championships for the First 
Hockey team but the 2000-2001 
Saints finally brought home the 
Conference of Independent Schools' 
Athletic Association trophy. The 
game was played in front of a 
packed house at Upper Canada 
College with the Saints earning 
a well deserved 2-1 victory. 

In the year in which the School 
decided to withdraw from the local 
York Region Athletic Association 
(thereby foregoing any chance at 
qualifying for the Ontario Provincial 
play-downs) the Saints compiled 
an impressive 11-4 regular season 
record in the tough C.I.S.A.A. 
schedule. Three of four defeats were 
at the hands of Upper Canada — the 
other against eventual semi-final 
opponent St. Michael's College 
School. S.A.C. won its best of three 
semi-final series against St. Mike's 
in two games posting victories of 6-0 
and 3-1. Upper Canada took on 
Nichols School winning that series 
in two games as well. 



In a thrilling final (formatted as a 
one game, sixty-minute, winner-take- 
all) the Saints travelled to Toronto 
to take on the 13-0-2 Blues. U.C.C. 
came out strong in the opening 
minutes pressuring the Saints in 
their own end. S.A.C. then swung the 
momentum in their favour narrowly 
missing on a couple of glorious 
chances. U.C.C. struck first with a 
power-play marker midway through 
the first period. S.A.C. countered 
with the lone goal of the second 
period on a nice power-play goal of 
their own as seniors Paul Perrier 
and Ross Marshall teamed up on 
a deflected point shot. The third J 
period had some great end-to-end 
action with St. Andrew's carrying 
the majority of the play. Finally, 
with U.C.C. down a man, the Saints 
power-play went to work. Grade 12 
student James Gideon scored off 
a rebound from fellow classmate 
Nicholas Weedon. The Saints had 
just 8:59 remaining to capture their 
first C.I.S.A.A. crown since 1983. 
S.A.C. dominated play until Upper 



Canada pulled their goaltender with 
just over a minute left in regulation 
time. UCC carried a territorial 
advantage but never really generated 
a serious scoring chance. In the end 
the Saints prevailed as a large crowd 
of Andrean supporters chanted Wfwn 
The Saints Go Marching In! 

The Saints are coached by Old 
Boys and former First team members 
Paul Bedard '79 and Michael Roy '85. 
On-ice leadership came from Captain 
Paul Perrier and alternates Adam 
O'Meara, Ross Marshall and Jack 
Popiel. This year's team had great 
character and finished its 36 game 
schedule with an overall record of 
24-12. Season highlights included 
;i second place finish at the Ridley 
College Early Bird Tournament 
and a Bronze Medal at our own 
MacPherson Tournament. The 
C.I.S.A.A. championship is a 
deserving conclusion for a group 
of young men who played their 
hearts out all year long. 

Michael Roy '85 



Saints Captain Paul Perrier '01 receives 
the W.H. Yuill Award from 1987 and 
1988 Captain Michael Brewer. Mike 
was the guest speaker at this year's 
Tournament luncheon and first 
recipient of the Yuill Award. 





Despite three Ontario provincial championships in 1982, 1987 and 1993, the C.I.S.A.A. 
trophy had eluded our grasp since 1983. Graduating seniors of the class of 2001 
celebrate with their Old Boy coaches (l-r) Paul Bedard '79, Jack Popiel, Ross Marshall, 
Adam O'Meara, Paul Perrier, Eric Mancini, Jeff Ovens and Michael Roy '85. 



Michael Brewer: 

SAC hockey great reflects with, an eye iocus&ed solidly 

on the future at the 18th annual MacPheuon Tournament 



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The son of former Toronto Maple 
Leaf great Carl Brewer, Mike Brewer 
may well be the best hockey player 
St. Andrew's College ever produced. 
A mobile, Bobby Orr-style defenceman 
who could take control of a game, 
he won a First Hockey O.F.S.S.A. 
Championship and two First 
Football I.SA.A. championships 
during his 1985-1988 tenure at the 
school. But he was much more than 
athletics. He started his final year at 
S.A.C. being elected Head Prefect, 
and finished by winning the 
Macdonald Medal, the school's 
highest award. He subsequently 
attended Brown University, where 
he majored in History, was named 
the Ivy League's Player of the Year 
in 1992, and was named first team 
Ail-American for U.S. College hockey 
the same year. In 1999, he was 
elected to the Brown University 
Sports Hall of Fame, and was named 
to the school's list of top 100 
athletes in the 20th century. 

A thoughtful and well-spoken 
young man, Mike has moved on from 
hockey, returning to school for a 
degree he'll earn from the University 
of Toronto this spring. Clearly, 
athletics was a focus, but now Mike 
looks ahead to a different kind of 
future. Volunteer work for many 
summers with child cancel' patients 
has kept, him grounded and sparked 
an interest in counselling 
psychology. Andrean writer Jim 
McGillivray spoke to Michael at the 
school in November. 



Why did you and your parents 
choose SA.C? 

It goes back to a few summers 
I spent at a camp called Camp 
Ponacka. Al Jackson was a Master 
here and he was Director of the 
Camp. He and a couple of other 
students, including Jamie Ogden 
and Phil Kiff, spoke highly of 
St. Andrew's. Al invited me up and 
introduced me to the school. I was 
in Grade 10 at Northern Secondary 
School in Toronto, and we were 
looking for a place where I could 
be more involved in the school and 
sports. St. Andrew's was a boarding 
school with a good sports program, 
Cadets and a variety of other 
activities. There was a lot going on 
and that's what I was lacking. I liked 
the idea of leaving home and being 
on my own during the week and 
going home on the weekends. I think 
my experience at camp prepared me 
for that and of course, I also knew 
some people here. 

Looking at your achievements at 
St. Andrew's, obviously this was 
more than a place to play hockey. 
What else did you get out of 
St. Andrew's while you were here? 

Hockey was fun but it wasn't the 
main thing for me here. I also 
enjoyed playing football, rugby and 
in general there was a great overall 
enjoyment of the school. I came away 



Mike Brewer '88, talks with Jack Popiel 
'01 about university options in the 
U.S. Jack is one of six Saints from this 
year's team who will graduate in June. 




with a sense of confidence and an 
idea of how to live and work with 
people. When you're here boarding 
with Masters and peers all through 
the week, you learn how to get along 
and contribute in the community. 
Achievements in sports and 
academics combined to increase my 
confidence socially as well. 

You showed great talent as a 
hockey player; you were obviously 
a pro prospect. Yet you chose 
university and university hockey 
over Major Junior hockey, which 
would be the usual route. Why 
was that? 

At that time minor hockey in 
Toronto was very political and 
controlling. As a young kid you 
had no rights; it was like being a 
professional at age 14. 1 wanted to 
get away from that, and that was 
another reason I came to SA.C. 
I could play the sport for the 
enjoyment and the appreciation of 
it, which is something I really did get 
here. It took away the pressures that 
young kids face playing high levels of 
rep hockey in the cities. The choice 
of the college route was another step 
in that direction. But it was also a 
result of the influence of my father 
and other NHL alumni who were 
friends of his. Every former hockey 
player you meet says, "Get an 
education." These guys had great 
careers, then came out of the NHL 
at a relatively young age without an 
education to fall back on. You could 
be the greatest player on skates, 
break a leg and it's over and then 
what do you do? So 1 think I followed 
the advice of some prettj 
experienced and valid mentors. 
These guys were adamant about 
education. I was fortunate that 1 
could get an education at a good 
school that offered a high level 
of hockey. 



Michael Brewer 




Mike was Ivy League Player of the Year in 1992 and was named first team All-American 
for U.S. College hockey that same year. In 1999 he was elected to the Brown University 
Sports Hall of Fame and was named to the School's top 100 athletes in the 20th century. 




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Did you feel that SA.C. 
prepared you academically, 
athletically and as a person 
for a top Ivy League school 
like Brown? 

Is anybody ever prepared for 
university? As far as sports go, I 
was prepared, and in terms of living 
with people in residential life I was 
prepared. Academically, Brown was 
a tough school. I'm sure it's the 
same with anybody starting in a 
good school, it's a step up and it's 
difficult. But certainly, St. Andrew's 
gave me the study habits and the 
discipline and the knowledge of 
when I needed to do more to 
improve. Another helpful thing was 
having the relationships I had with 
staff here. Staff were accessible and 
I got to know them as people. It 
made it easier for me to develop 
similar relationships at Brown ai 
overcome the fear of going to see 
these people when I needed help. 



You were a hugely successful 
player at Brown, and then you 
finished. Where did hockey 
take you at that point? 

At the end of my third season 
at Brown, I was drafted by the 
Washington Capitals. After my 
fourth year I went into 
negotiations with them. This 
wasn't exactly what I'd planned. 
I had been talking with the New 
York Rangers for a number of 
years. The day before the draft 
the Rangers called to say that it 
looked like I was available and 
that they were looking forward to 
drafting me. It looked like I was 
in their plans. Well, as it turned 
out, Washington had the pick 
right before New York and to 
everyone's surprise they took me. 
That was disappointing because 
at least in New York I knew I had 
someone in my corner. I was 
worried, because all through my 
fourth year I never heard from 
Washington even though I was an 
Ail-American. Finally we went 
through contract negotiations 
and they gave me the impression 
that I wasn't part of their future. 
I tried to get a release, but they 
wouldn't do it. Their offer was 
much lower than other All- 
Americans were getting. To make 
a long story short, they finally 
released me, but not until the end 
of the summer when all the other 
teams were set for the season. 







So your hockey career went in 
another direction? 

A couple of other directions, actually. 
After detouring to San Diego, I went 
to the Canadian National Team for 
a year. We were based in Calgary, 
but this was a travelling team, so I 
ended up going all over the world. 
We went to Japan, Russia and almost 
every country in central and northern 
Europe. It was a great year at a very 
high level of hockey. The training 
program was very regimented, so I 
was probably in the best shape of my 
life. It was a tough physical year 
because you play lots of games back 
to back. At one point in the year, we 
were in Sweden and I was asked if 1 
would like to play there the following 
year. This was a great opportunity, so 
of course 1 said yes. 

That must have made for quite 
a lifestyle change. 

Oh, yes. I was there for a year. 1 
studied Swedish and was quite fluent 
by the end of the year. I read the 
Swedish paper every morning and 
could write Swedish as well. The 
hockey was great, the Swedes are 
skilled and they play at a very high 
level. Then the following year I had 
an invitation to play in Italy, which 
was great fun as well. The people are 
wonderful and of course it was the 
only year of my career that I didn't 
lose weight playing hockey— Yes. 
1 learned Italian, too. It wasn't 
completely idyllic; the problem in 
some of these European countries 
i.s that the leagues aren't very 
professionally run. There are 
financial problems and sometimes 
the players donl gel paid, We 

eventually got paid but often the 
local players didn't gel paid, so that 
created some tension, Ml the same, 
it was still a great year. 



Was that the end of your 
European hockey career? 

I thought it might have been. 1 
came back and took a year off. I 
contemplated moving on and did 
some work with Frontier College, 
which is a literacy organization. 
Well, then Rob Mantrop, the younger 
brother of Paul, an SAC. classmate 
of mine, said he was going to Holland 
to play and they needed some 
players. So I ended up in Holland for 
two winters. The people were great 
there but I resisted learning Dutch, 
which is not an easy language. After 
the two years in Holland that was it, 
I decided it was time to get on with 
other things. 

'Career' time? 

Not quite. I'd always wanted to do a 
second degree in something that 
interested me. I'd spent eight 
summers doing volunteer work at a 
camp for children with cancer. That 
made me very aware of psycho-social 
and psycho-emotional issues that 
cancer patients go through. That 
sparked an interest in the health 
fields and led to the program I'm 
currently in at University of Toronto 
in counselling psychology. I'm in my 
second year of a two-year program 
and I love it. I hope I can continue 
on with that. I finish this in May 
and hope to get into at least some 
part-time work in July. 

This is quite a departure from 
a life of athletics. What's your 
new motivation? 

It's nice not being physically sore any 
more! I still enjoy remaining active 
but I felt that it was time to move 
on to something new. Ultimately, the 
motivation in playing hockey was 
because I enjoyed the game and 
wanted to reach the highest level 
possible. The same motivation 
applies to counselling: I enjoy it 
and want to be good at it. In both 
cases, the impact on the people is 
rewarding, as people come away 
with an experience that is different 
and generally positive. 



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Your dad was a fabulous 
Toronto Maple Leafs hockey 
player back in the days of the 
'original six' NHL teams in the 
1960s. Then he made a comeback 
with the Leafs in the late 1970s. 
Do you remember any of those 
NHL days? 

Well, I'm not sure if I have memories 
or if I've just ingrained everybody 
else's memories. When he 
first retired from the 
Toronto Toros in 1973 
I was very young, 
remember a bit of 
his comeback in 
1979/80, and 
going down to 
the Gardens 
as a 12-year- 
old to skate 
around with 
the players. It 
was quite a thrill. But I 
certainly wasn't around during the 
glory days. 

Did you ever feel that people 
expected too much from 
you because you were Carl 
Brewer's son? 

Actually, I don't think so. I always 
knew life with him simply as my 
dad. There may have been some 
pressure, but it wasn't something I 
was conscious of. I loved the game. I 
think I put more pressure on myself. 
My dad's father was also a great 
athlete back in the days when 
professional sport in Toronto wasn't 
as dominant as it is today. He was 
Toronto's Athlete of the Year one year. 
He'd been part of a Toronto team that 
competed for the World Softball 
Championship in Chicago in 1929. 
If you look back in the old articles 
by Toronto sportswriter Ted Reeve, 
you'll read about the Brewer 
brothers — twins and remarkable 
athletes. So, in fact, rather than 
feeling pressure, I think I felt 
confidence coming from a family 
with a strong tradition of athletic 
excellence. 



Your dad was very outspoken 
and controversial on players' rights 
issues in his days as a player. Do 
you think this might have hurt 
your chances of making the NHL? 

Well, I'd like to blame it all on that!! 
But the truth is that fortune comes 
into play as well. Some guys get in who 
shouldn't, and some guys don't who 
should. People make their own breaks, 
and perhaps I could have made 
some different decisions, but 
the decisions I made seemed 
right at the time so I have to 
think they were for the best. 




What advice would you give 
to aspiring athletes? 

What would I have needed to hear at 
that age? I think you should make sure 
you love what you're doing, that you 
enjoy it and have fun with it. If you 
want to compete then you should be 
aiming to be the best. One important 
thing I saw over the years is that the 
guys who did best were not necessarily 
the most talented guys, but the guys 
who worked the hardest. Perseverance 
is an amazing attribute and a lot of 
guys who you thought should have 
hung 'em up a long time ago ended up 
making it. My first year at Brown we 
went 1-25. 1 was stunned; I'd never 
played on a losing team before. But 
we stuck it out and persevered and 
ended up winning the Ivy League 
Championship two years later. 

Some people call you the best 
hockey player ever to play at SA.C. 
How does that make you feel? 

It's very hard to compare eras, so who 
really knows? However, to have people 
say that about you is a real honour. 
You become a little more appreciative 
of recognition after your playing 



career has ended. Recognition I now 
receive from S.A.C. and Brown has 
begun to mean more to me recently. 

What are your recollections of 
the MacPherson Tournament? 

It was interesting coming here 
from the extremely prolific Toronto 
hockey scene. "How big a deal could 
it be?" I thought. But all year I kept 
hearing about this tournament. 
There was an incredible build-up 
to it. The tradition at the time of 
playing Notre Dame on the Friday 
night was pretty important. 
I didn't know what to expect. When 
the first Friday night came I was 
pretty worked up. We took to the ice 
and there was Notre Dame, the place 
was packed and very loud. I thought 
that team in my first year was the 
best SA.C. team I played on. Brent 
McPherson scored one early in the 
first period to put us ahead. It was 
2-1 for us by the end. We scratched 
and clawed to keep the puck out in 
the final minute and ended up 
winning. It was a great game for us, 
and I remember that the rest of the 
tournament was a bit of a let-down; 
maybe that's one of the reasons we 
didn't do so well in the tournament. 
It may be the same now. After the 
hoopla around the Friday game it's 
hard to get up again. 

When you look back on 
St. Andrew's now, what are the 
things that come into your mind. 

It's an overall sense of the school — the 
people and the friends I made more 
than anything, including the staff. 
Great sports experiences and great 
camaraderie. We won two football 
championships and a hockey 
championship, which are irreplaceable 
experiences. The people and the 
traditions provide a unique experience, 
once you leave you're not going to find 
the same things anywhere else. As the 
years pass you look back on those years 
more and more fondly. 



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Alan Eaton 

died August 27, 2000, in Toronto, 
Ontario. He earned a B.A. from the 
University of Toronto, an M.A. in Law 
from Cambridge University and an 
M.BA. from Harvard University. 
Alan served with the Royal Canadian 
Artillery 1943-45, and spent his 
business career with the T Eaton 
Company. He was a past President 
of the Art Gallery of Toronto and 
served on the executive of a number 
of boards. He is survived by his wife 
Diane, daughters Margaret and 
Pamela, son Alan and brother 
John '29. 

Gordon Pipe 

died at Sunnybrook Health Science 
Centre in Toronto on September 4, 
2000. Gordon won the school 
Fencing championship, played on 
the First Rugby Team and was an 
Editor of The Review. Following 
graduation from Queen's, he 
worked briefly in advertising. As a 
Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, he 
served on everything from a Corvette 
to an aircraft carrier. Gordon then 
worked in the insurance business 
and set up a Data Processing Office 
in California in 1959, returning to 
Toronto in 1967. His wife Marion 
predeceased him; he is survived by 
his daughter Linda Fritsch and 
her family. 



William R. Chapman 

died August 29, 2000, in Toronto. 
William entered St. Andrew's in 1925 
and graduated in 1934. While at 
St. Andrew's he was a member of 
First Boxing and First Rugby. His 
father, Ernie Chapman, was S.A.C.'s 
Athletic Director in the 1920s. 
Following St. Andrew's and OCA, 
William worked with McLean 
Advertising, then served in the 
R.C.A.F. in World War II. He was 
owner and director of Camp 
Kagawong for many years. 
He is survived by his wife Naomi, 
daughters Nomi, Janis, Penny 



and Susan and son John and 
their families. 



Donald Hood 

died August 18, 2000, in Brampton, 
Ontario. Donald attended 
St. Andrew's from 1932-37. While 
at S.A.C., he was a member of First 
Rugby and First Swim and Captain 
of First Track. During WWII he was 
with the R.C.A.F, attached to the 
R.A.F. in Scotland. He was predeceased 
by his wife Dawn and is survived by his 
daughter Mary, sons Andrew, Steven 
and Peter '60 and their families. 



Harold Jarvis 

died August 26, 2000, in Tuscon, 
Arizona. Following his first visit 
in over sixty years to St. Andrew's 
in 1993, Bud wrote, "I will always 
be grateful for the direction 
St. Andrew's gave me and the 
character it instilled in my life. 
Always an Andrean, it fills me 
with pride." He is survived by his 
wife Lou Ann; his brother Arthur 
Murray Jarvis, S.A.C. 1932-34, 
predeceased him. 



R. Govan Kilgour 

died peacefully on November 16, 
2000, in Vancouver, B.C. 
Following St. Andrew's, Govan 
earned a B.A. and B.D. from the 
University of Toronto and an S.T.M. 
from Yale, then served as a 
clergyman with the United Church. 
He was predeceased by his father, 
R. Cecil Kilgour, S.A.C. 1899-1905, his 
mother, Ruth Kilgour (nee Jackman) 
who was President of the Ladies' Guild 
1937-39 and his brother Bob '36. 
He is survived by his wife, Marling, 
son Arthur, daughters Ann, Beth and 
Gyata; sister Ruth Kilgour Turriff and 
brother Arthur '37 and their families. 



G. Martyn Livingston 

died November 25, 2000, in 
Mississauga, Ontario. Martyn served 
in the R.C.N.V.R. during World War II 
before joining the family business 
T.L. Livingston & Sons Ltd. in 
Burlington, Ontario. Following a 
period when he imported European 
car washes into Canada, he spent 
many years in business in the 
Caribbean. He is survived by his son 
John, and daughters Shelagh Forrest 
and Christine Longmore and 
their families. 



Jeremy P. Binns 

died in 1995, The Andrean learned 
from David Stollmeyer '61. While at 
St. Andrew's, Jerry was especially 
well-known for his hockey prowess 
and other athletic abilities. He 
was predeceased by his father, 
W. Noel Binns, S.A.C. 1924-26. 



Conrado Marin 

died September 10, 2000, in Lima, 
Peru, following a brief battle with 
brain cancer. While at St. Andrew's, 
Cony was a dedicated member of 
Memorial House, undertook the 
duties of a manager on various 
teams, and was a chapel boy and 
devoted tenor drummer in the Pipes 
and Drums. He was also involved 
in most theatre productions at the 
School. Following St. Andrew's, Cony 
studied animal husbandry at the 
University of Wisconsin in the United 
States for a couple of years, then 
lived and worked in Wisconsin 
where he met the mother of his son. 
Kenton. Following her death in a 
traffic accident, he moved back to 
Lima with Kenton, where he met 
and married Ursula. They had two 
daughters: Andrea, 1 1 and Astrid, 4. 
At the time of his death, Conrad was 
Manager, Engineering Department 
at Exanco Peru S.A. Conrad is also 
survived by his parents in Lima. 




Photo credit: Wes Johnson of The Message 



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Bill Graham '53 accepts a Harry J. 
Addison Award for outstanding 
contribution to football at St. 
Andrew's from Headmaster Ted 
Staunton. Bill starred at S.A.C. and 
then went on to play professionally 
with the Hamilton Tiger Cats. 



'32 Scott Montgomery 

wrote that he "still enjoys seeing 
The Andrean, looking especially for 
news of other survivors!" Scott lives 
in Cape Cod from April to October 
and Peterborough, Ontario, during 
the remainder of each year. 

'38 Eric Rogers and his wife 
Brenda recently enjoyed two 
months in Ajicic, Mexico. This was 
their fourth visit to Ajicic, which is 
30 miles south of Guadalajara on 
the shores of Lake Chapala, Mexico's 
largest lake at an elevation of 
over 5,000 feet in the Sierra 
Madre mountains. 

'53 Bob Haynes recently returned 
from Mainland China (Wuhan) and 
Central China where he taught 
conversational English for a year 
at a boarding school. 

'57 Terry McKee and his wife 
Dr. Rossi Borissova announce the 
birth of daughter Rossi Lyn Slava 
McKee in Atlanta, Georgia, on 
July 11, 2000. Terry co-founded 
Apyron Technologies Inc. which 
has received a number of worldwide 
patents involving revolutionary 
adsorption and catalyst technology. 



'61 Brian Armstrong joined Bruce 
Power Inc. in Kincardine, Ontario, 
as General Counsel and Corporate 
Secretary in October 2000. Brian was 
called to the Ontario Bar in 1970 and 
was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 
1981. He has represented clients at 
federal, provincial and local levels 
and has had extensive experience 
of counsel work associated with 
energy, environmental and regulatory 
matters. Brian has been a member 
of the Board of Governors of 
St. Andrew's since 1976, and 
Chairman since 1996. 




S.A.C. Board Chairman Brian Armstrong 
'61 (centre) met Robert Barnett '57 
and his brother William '62 last 
summer while whale watching on 
Canada's east coast. 



David McMaster has been 
inducted into the University of 
Toronto's Sports Hall of Fame, 
joining former S.A.C. Headmaster 
Bob Coulter. David was honoured 
for his contribution as a builder of 
women's hockey. After thirty-two 
years teaching at Royal St. George's 
College in Toronto, David joined The 
Bishop Strachan School where he 
teaches Social Science at the grade 7 
and 8 level as well as coaching the 
B.S.S. Bobcats hockey team. 

'62 Michael Maura's son Alex is 
attending St. Andrew's for grade 9. 

David McTaggart retired from 
his engineering career to teach high 
school physics. David and his wife 
Susan live in Arlington, Virginia. 
David has a son Neil '96 and 
daughter, Jennifer. 




'66 John Fennell retired last 
October after thirty-five years with 
the Royal Bank. John has moved 
to Summerstown, Ontario. 

'67 Bill Chapman was recently 
appointed to the Board of Directors 
of Mississippi River Power 
Corporation which is mandated as 
a private generation corporation 
pursuant to Bill 35 (Energy 
Competition Act, 1998). Bill 
practices law in Almonte, Ontario. 

Kim Kaminis is Regional Manager 
for Owens Corning in Central America 
and the Caribbean. Kim and his wife 
Silvia Tejeda live in Miami, Florida, with 
their daughter Cristina, 17. Kim wrote 
The Andrean that he last visited SAC. 
in 1984 and is looking forward to 
attending the 35th reunion of his class 
on September 29th. 

Reed Osborne has relocated to 
Denver, Colorado, and is Director 
of the Koelbel Library in Littleton. 

Murray Shields was President 
during the 1990s of Panorama 
Conference Management, one of 
Canada's major meeting-and 
event-planning companies which 
was purchased by The Mosaic Group. 
In June 2000, Murray established 
Game Plan Management, a business 
specializing in the planning and 
management of meetings, travel 
incentives and corporate retreats. 
Murray and his partner Lisa Gray 
have two sons, Charlie, 4, and Jack, 2. 




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'68 Fred Holmes appeared last 
fall on CBC's Venture program with 
respect to mail-order prescription 
drugs. Fred also addressed a 
Drug Management Conference in 
September, and appeared in Ottawa 
on a panel at the regional Canadian 
Pension and Benefits Institute's 
conference, speaking from the 
employers' perspective on rising 
health care costs. 

'70 John Currie wrote Michael Roy 
upon receiving 'The Sounds of 
St. Andrew's' CD: As I sit enjoying it, 
the memories trickle out in short 
bursts bringing with them a few 
smiles and not a small touch of 
melancholy. Very obviously, time 
has changed many parts of 
St. Andrew's, yet it has also been 
kind in holding fast to some of the 
truly important elements of the 
school. I must admit to feeling a 
slight sadness when listening to 
"Ode to the Haggis" as I have only 
heard it from the lips of Lloyd 
MacPherson. Rupert does a fine job 
of it but memory tells me that only 
"Fudd" could do it justice. 




Tom Gilchrist continues as 
President of Gilchrist Vending in 
Toronto. They specialize in vending 
machines of all description including 
games and cash machines. 

'71 Gord Dobbin reports that he 
has successfully completed his CFP 
(Certified Financial Planner) 
program, after "the completion of 
rigorous study and exams". 

Paul Higgins has been appointed 
Chair of the Board of Directors of the 
Food and Consumer Products 



Manufacturers of Canada (FCPMC). 
FCPMC's mission is to enhance the 
growth and competitiveness of the 
food and consumer products 
manufacturing industry. Paul is 
Co-CEO of Mother Parker's Tea & 
Coffee Inc., a three-time recipient 
of Canada's 50 Best Managed 
Private Companies Award. 

Craig MacPherson is President 
of Haggis Holdings Corporation, 
a property management company 
based in Arlington, Texas. Craig 
lives in Caistor Centre, Ontario. 



Bob Ferguson '66, Ted Ruse '71, 
Edward Nelles '65 and Bill Westfall '64 
enjoyed a visit to the School and a 
Saints football game last October. 




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Hugh O'Connell '80 married Georgia 
Fotopoulos on January 13, 2001, in 
Markham, Ontario. Standing, (l-r), 
Scott Nettie '82; usher and brother 
of the groom Justin O'Connell '84; 
the bride and groom. Kneeling (l-r), 
brother of the groom and an usher 
Paul '82, and Philip Maguire '80. 



Peter Skoggard will have his new 
chamber opera "Moon Over Eguchi", 
based on a Fourteenth Century 
Japanese Noh Drama, performed at 
the Co-operators Hall at the River 
Run Centre in Guelph as part of the 
2001 Guelph Spring Festival. One of 
the poems included in the music is 
by S.A.C. classmate Ian McBryde, a 
poet living in Australia. 

'75 Mark Brooks' son John is 
attending St. Andrew's for grade 12. 



Advisory Services group and its 
three strategic services: Real Estate 
Corporate Finance; Corporate Real 
Estate; and Project Management 
and Development. 

'77 Stephen Maw and his wife 
Lesley announce the birth of Victoria 
Emily on July 3, 2000, in Markham, 
Ontario; a sister for Alexandra 
and Jacqueline. 

Scott Sillcox and his wife Kim 
announce the birth of their daughter 
Carly Olivia on January 15, 2001, in 
Newmarket, Ontario. 

'79 Bart Wong has a son, Peter, 
attending St. Andrew's. Peter, in 
grade 11, is in Flavelle House. 

'80 Geoff Hall earned an H.B. of 
Outdoor Recreation and a Diploma 
of Forest Technology at Lakehead 
University. Geoff is a realtor with 
Royal LePage Lannon Realty in 
Thunder Bay, ON. 

Glyn Jones is working at 
Environmental Health Professionals 
Ltd. in Calgary, AB. 




Ian Carlsen and Ingrid Doherty were 
wed on July 8, 2000, in the Cayman 
Islands. The couple reside in 
Etobicoke, Ontario. 



Michael Stroud is an I.T 
Consultant with Syspro (Pty) Ltd. 
in Rivonia, South Africa. 

'81 Kirk Brown was a visiting 
professor at the University of 
Rochester in New York prior to 
teaching Introductory Psychology 
and senior seminars in Optimal 
Well-Being at Hobart and William 
Smith Liberal Arts College. 






Brian Smith has a son, Jay, who 
is in Grade 8 at St. Andrew's. 

'76 Rollie Nimmo recently joined 
Arthur Andersen in Toronto as a 
partner in the Corporate Finance 
practice, to lead the Real Estate 



Seven members of First Football 
received Addison Awards named 
in memory of Harry J. Addison '64. 
The awards recognize outstanding 
contribution to football at 
St. Andrew's. This year's recipients: 
(l-r) Olivier Manigat, Rob Carter, 
Dave Richardson, AM Manigat, 
Jack Popiel, presenter Bill Graham '53, 
Paul Perrier and Gord Birkett. 





'78 classmates Ted Larkin (left) of London, England, and George Knowles (centre) of 
Toronto, Canada, and friend Craig Constantino joined forces to win the Great Floridian 
Ironman Triathlon in Florida last fall. Ted swam the 2.4 mile swim, Craig hammered the 
112-mile bike portion and George ran the final 26.2 mile marathon leg. 



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Mark Lane-Smith and his wife 
Joanna announce the birth of 
David Jacob on October 7, 2000, in 
Orangeville, Ontario; a brother for 
Rosanna, 5, and Jonathan, 3. They 
enjoyed a visit with S.A.C. classmate 
Chris Ball on the shores of Peggy's 
Cove in Nova Scotia in May 2000. 

Robin Tapley is head of the Nature 
Trails program run by Grandview 
Lodge in Muskoka. After earning a 
Business Management Diploma at 
Georgian College, he worked as 
recreation director at Minaki Lodge 
in northwestern Ontario. A pilot, 
he also did early-morning surveys 
of nesting bald eagles in the Minaki 
area for the Ontario Ministry of 
Natural Resources. The program 
offers nature walks, moose-watching 
fly-ins to wilderness lakes, 
wreck-viewing snorkel expeditions 
and features a full-scale domed 
observatory which came about as a 
result of Robin's vision. He also led , 
a trip to Antarctica in February. 

'82 Steve Holloran, LLB, MA, 
BA (Hons), is writing the Quebec 
Bar Exams. Stephen completed Law 
School entirely in French at Laval 
University. He has been living in 
Quebec for the past ten years. 



Chris Ives and his wife Paula 
announce the birth of their son 
Sasha in Geneva, Switzerland, 
on June 15, 2000; a grandson 
for Valerie and Ken Ives. 





Outgoing S.A.C. Association President Ian Howey '87 with Council members following 
the Annual Meeting in November: (front) Mike Lamb '93 (rear l-r) Jim Herder '64, 
Ian Howey '87, Michael Roy '85, Mark Etherington '92, Derek Plaxton '89, 
Steve Heron '93 and Jeff Lewis '95. 



Tim Birkett (I) sits in his grandfather's 
chair while older brother Gord '01 sits in 
their father Tom's. In the background is an 
archival display of S.A.C memorabilia on 
the second floor of Dunlap Hall outside 
the Alumni and Development Office. 



Dave Tredgett married Antoinette 
Catricala on May 12, 2000, in 
Toronto. Classmate Doug Cooper 
was Best Man. Other Andreans in 
attendance were classmates Al Crawford, 
Kevin Callahan, John Kinnaird 
and Christopher Ives, and John 
Sedgewick '80 and Scott Sillcox 77. 
Dave continues to work in sports 
television production, recently 
completing an assignment on his 
third Olympic Games where he 
worked as Producer with CBC Sports 
in Sydney, Australia. Dave also works 
as Executive Producer — Television 
with the National Hockey League 
Players' Association, in charge of 
all television broadcasting and 
media properties. 

'83 Andrew Ayre and his wife Sue 
announce the birth of their son Arlo 
on December 9, 2000, in Oakland, 
CA; a brother for Lewis, 3. 

Scott Nirenberski and his wife 
Andra announce the birth of Austin 
Henry, born November 20, 2000, 
in Belvedere, CA; a brother for 
Carson Scott, 2. Scott works at 
Mosaic Asset Management, L.P. 
in San Francisco, CA. 

'84 Luis Benito C. and his wife 
Erica announce the birth of daughter 
Natalia on January 24, 2001, in San 
Diego, CA; a sister for Santiago, 2. 



Robin Comfort and his wife Paula 
announce the birth of Katie Irene on 
March 2, 2000. Robin left the provincial 
government where he was a senior 
planner and has joined 360networks 
as a manager of approvals and assets. 
360networks is a company developing 
a global fibre optic network. 

David Faulkner and his wife 
Melissa announce the birth of Sean 
Austin Faulkner on December 14, 
2000, in Paris, France. David works 
at Liquid Air Engineering. 

Roger Lam married Josephine Chu 
at St. Paul's Church in Toronto in 
August 1999. Roger is working as 
an emergency physician at Toronto 
Western Hospital and has his own 
office practice as well. Josephine 
is attending Teachers College. 

Jeremy Pierpoint is in his sixth 
year with York Support Services in 
Sutton, Ontario, assisting individuals 
with serious mental illness. He lives 
with his partner Sharon and four 
step-children in an 1875 schoolhouse 
east of Beaverton. The family enjoys 
exploring their passion for black and 
white photography. 

'85 Bruce Best earned a BA in 
Philosophy from McGill University 
in 1989 and an LLB from Osgoode 
Hall Law School in 1994. Bruce is 
practicing law at the Clinic Resource 
Office of Legal Aid Ontario in Toronto. 



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lain Douglas is Vice President 
of Marketing for Gallo Wine in 
Modesto, CA. 

Duncan Jackman has been 
appointed Chairman of the 
Board of Directors of both United 
Corporations Limited and Economic 
Investment Trust Limited. Duncan 
is Managing Director of The Fulcrum 
Investment Company Limited and 
is a Director of E-L Financial 
Corporation Limited, The Empire 
Life Insurance Company, The 
Dominion of Canada General 
Insurance Company and Algoma 
Central Corporation. United 
Corporations Limited and Economic 
Investment Trust Limited are closed 
end investment companies. 

Shawn Omstead, following five 
years living in Amsterdam and 
working for Sony Europe, recently 
accepted a job in Brussels with Sony 
e-Solutions Europe to head up their 
sales and marketing team. Shawn is 
now an avid runner and in October 
of 2000 ran his first half marathon. 
He, Janet and their children 
Meredith and Jack are enjoying the 
slower pace of life in Europe and 
welcome classmates to visit them 
in Brussels. 

Jason Pugliese, CFP, is working at 
Global Financial Services located in 
Beeton, Ontario. 

Richard Wilson recently founded 
The Manton Group, a management 
consulting firm which focuses on 
issues of the digital economy. 

'86 Pearse Brett recently moved 
to San Francisco where he is 
Regional Director, Institutions, 
with HigherMarkets, Inc., an 
E-procurement Marketmaker for 
Higher Education. He reports being 
"deeply entrenched in the .com 
world and loving the work". 



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Gordon Clarke is Sr. Manager, 
Logistics and Communications at 
Wray & Nephew Limited in Kingston, 
Jamaica. Gordon and his wife Nicky 
have a son, Christopher, 5, and 
daughters Samantha and Kimberly, 4. 

Doug Hiltz and his wife Grace 
announce the birth of Jon Gunnar 
on November 2, 2000, in Mississauga, 
Ontario; another grandchild for 
former SA.C. teachers Doreen and 
Fred Hiltz. Doug continues to work 
for Ingram-Micro Inc. 

Chris Kemp and his wife Cathy 
announce the birth of Robert 
(Robbie) Walker on June 15, 2000, in 
Richmond Hill, Ontario; a grandson 
for Beverly and Murray Hall '44 and 
Barbara Kemp, wife of the late 
Bob Kemp '49. 

Greg McGinnis and his wife Gayle 
announce the birth of their daughter 
Avery Jane on September 25, 2000. 
Greg continues in the practice of law 
with Stringer, Brisbin, Humphrey 
in Toronto. 

Doug Metcalfe wed Pam Levine 
on November 26, 2000. Doug has 
returned from Europe and is living 
in Toronto. He has taken a position 
as a consultant with Baker Street 
Technologies in Vaughan. 



Andrew Steeper married Kim 
Steeves in an intimate ceremony 
held in their Toronto home on 
December 6, 2000, followed by a 
honeymoon in France. After a 
two-year personal hiatus, Andrew 
accepted a consultative position 
within Royal LePage's Industrial 
Division, based in Toronto. Kim's 
Millinery business, Kim Steeves 
Custom Hats, is doing very well. 
Her hats can be seen in hat stores, 
the media and at polo events. 

'87 John Dunlap married Raphaela 
Hanna Bayer on September 2, 2000, 
in the Chapel at St. Andrew's College. 

Ian Howey has been elected a 
member of the S.A.C. Board of 
Governors following his very successful 
term as S.A.C. Association President 
from 1996-2000. 

Paul Mantrop returned to the 
school in November to spend a week 
in an experimental position as 
Artist-in-Residence. Paul is one of 
five former S.A.C. Old Boys who have 
coalesced into a very active group of 
young artists whose star is on the 
rise (see The Andrean, Spring '00). 
The nucleus of the group includes 
Paul, Steve McDonald '88, Gordon 
Kemp '88, Robert Saley '89 and Chris 
Roberts '87. During his stay, Paul 
lived in a school apartment and set 
up shop in one of the Physics labs. 



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Informally, he talked to interested 
students about art and careers in 
art. More formally, he presented a 
slide show and talk on the group's 
recent working tour of the Yukon 
to art classes in each grade. 
The eldest of four Mantrop brothers 
who attended the school, Paul says 
S.A.C. is quite different from his 
days here in the 1980s. "When I was 
here, computers were just getting off 
the ground," he recalls. "Now they 
are part of the every-day culture." 
There was a particular meeting of 
worlds when he discovered that 
Saley and McDonald's 1999 aerial 
painting of the campus, presented 
during the school's centennial, sits 
as the permanent backdrop on 
computer screens all across the 
campus, and is on the cover of this 
issue of The Andrean. 

Glen Oliver, B.A., CFP, CLU, CH.F.C. 
started his own company Glen Oliver 
& Associates Financial Consultants 
Inc. over a year ago. The company, 
which represents all of the top life 
insurance and mutual fund 
companies in Canada, specializes in 
personal financial planning; business 
planning and employee benefits; and 
tax and estate planning for high net 
worth individuals. 

Jim Plouffe and his wife Leisa 
announce the birth of their daughter, 
Aimee Anne, born January 25, 2001; 
a sister for Maeve. Jim is a Research 
Editor for Reader's Digest in Sydney, 
Australia. 




S.A.C. Development Officer Michael Roy '85 visited with fellow classmate Sandy 
Macdonald while in Wolfville, N.S. Michael joined Sandy and his family for a wonderful 
3-hour hike to spectacular Cape Split. 



James Rankin is teaching middle 
school subjects to grades 7 and 8 at 
Glen Ames School in the Beaches 
area of Toronto. Since returning from 
Australia, James and his wife Beth 
have enjoyed seeing many Andreans 
friends. They hosted a party for Jim 
Plouffe and his daughter Maeve when 
they were in Toronto for one day. On 
the sporting front James continues 
with Rugby, however in more of a 
coaching role and has been asked to 
coach a couple of teams in Toronto 
for next season. 



The 3rd annual University of Western Ontario reunion was hosted by Class of 1997 alumni 
Mike Foy and Jeff Slightham. A strong turnout was generated once the 'island connection' 
arrived. Thanks go out to Mike and Jeff for all their efforts. 




'88 Ken Cameron's theatre 
company, One Yellow Rabbit, was 
at The Factory Theatre in Toronto 
last fall performing their touring 
production of Thunderstruck. A 
group of S.A.C. students attended, 
accompanied by English and Drama 
Master William Scoular, and met 
the cast afterwards for a question 
and answer session. 

Albert Chan is undergoing a two-year 
fellowship in Interventional Cardiology 
in the Department of Cardiology at 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 
which was recently ranked by US News 
the number one Heart Center in North 
America for the sixth year. 

Glenn Hant and his wife Catherine 
welcome a baby girl, Rachel Susan, 
born June 6, 2000. Glenn is working 
with Broadstreet Marketing in Toronto. 

Ollie Herbst married Julie Rosanne 
Archdekin in the Chapel at 
St. Andrew's on June 19, 1999; 
Julie is the sister of Bradley '90. 



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Jared Kelton married Alexandria 
Alleyne in the chapel at St. Andrew's 
on October 21, 2000. Jared works at 
Magnum Copy Centre in Stouffville 
and the newlyweds live in Holland 
Landing, ON. 

Jeff Laceby and his wife Lisa 
announce the birth of their daughter 
Grace Yvonne on July 24, 2000, in 
Newmarket, Ontario. 

Ken Lui continues to work for Sun 
Microsystems as a technology 
architect. Kenneth and his wife 
recently returned to California after 
living in Hong Kong for the past five 
years. Ken writes, "It is both fun and 
exciting to be working in Silicon 
Valley, where there is certainly no 
shortage of golf courses around!" 

Anthony Reid visited Turkey last 
fall, and enjoyed the history and 
sights with S.A.C. classmate Adam 
AvRuskin as his guide. Adam lives 
near the Black Sea. 

Ed Seagram is working at CB 
Richard Ellis where he represents 
office tenants in commercial real 
estate in the downtown Toronto 
core; Ed continues selling Muskoka 
cottage properties. He writes that 
he enjoys "bumping into Andreans 
in his daily activities". 

Sal Tareen has been on a 7-month job 
assignment with General Electric in 
Dabhol, India, where he was working 
on a new gas turbine power station. 

Matt Townsend and his wife 
Larisa announce the birth of 
their son Eric Matthew on 
September 8, 2000, in Windsor, ON. 

Nick Tsioros finished 9th at 
the Canadian Cross Country 
Championships held at Etobicoke's 
Centennial Park last fall. 
The distance was 12,000 m. 



Thousands 

of old boys 

contribute 

to the school 

(have you?2 

Some Old Boys do not contribute because they feel their gift 
would be too small! 

Nothing could be further from the truth. St. Andrew's needs 
the support of all alumni. 

Imagine if all Old Boys who had never before given to S A C 
contributed $100 each. 

The School, its Scholarship and Bursary program and facilities 
I improvements would benefit by receiving over $100,000! 

| It will make you feel good! YOlir gift COUIltS. 



'89 Jason Callender and his wife 
Sara were married March 13, 2000, in 
Nassau. Their wedding was a small 
affair with Andreans Jake Bullen and 
Sean Callender in attendance. The 
couple spent three weeks in South 
Africa on their honeymoon. Three 
dobermans and two cats keep them 
busy in their new home. Jason is 
practicing Commercial Law in The 
Bahamas, primarily representing 
high net-worth individuals seeking 
to establish residence in The Islands. 



Scott Glover is working as a script 
writer and web designer at ICE 
Communications Co. in Toronto. 

Mike O'Connor is a Mixed Signal 
Design Engineer at PMC-Sierra, Inc. 
in Kanata, Ontario, where he designs 
chips that convert data into photons 
and vice versa. Mike and his wife 
Vicki have a daughter, Claire, born 
February 8, 2000. Mike likes to race 
motorcycles and sailboats. 




The Maritime university reunion was held once again in Wolfville. NS, at the home of 
Class of '99 Old Boys Jamie MacPherson. Branden McGaffney and Jeremy Pedder. Special 
thanks go out to Jamie MacPherson and Chris Gooderham 97 for organizing the 
reunion. Sean Dudley '99 offered to host the 2001 reunion in Halifax! 



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Paul Bedard '79 (second from right) presents the Horton-Thomson Memorial Trophy 
to Football M.V.P. Gord Birkett '01 at the Sports Assembly, (l-r) Greg Shields and 
Steve Rush, Coaches; the Headmaster; Gord; Coach Courtenay Shrimpton; Paul and 
Head Coach Michel Cameron. The Trophy is presented by the Class of 1979 in memory 
of their classmates Tim Horton and Doug Thomson. 



Scott Wicks and his wife Samantha 
announce the birth of their daughter 
Abigail Patricia on December 30, 
2000, in Newmarket, ON. 

'90 Scott Bryk continues as a 
financial advisor with ScotiaMcLeod 
in Vancouver, B.C. He was profiled 
in the August 2000 issue of the 
"Advisor's Edge" magazine, 
published by Canadian Business 
Magazine. He has been nominated 
the last two years for that 
publication's "Advisor of the Year 
Award". A committed long-distance 
runner, Scott and his wife Christine 
enjoyed a trip to the Sydney 
Olympics last year. Scott was 
pleased to renew acquaintances 
with a number of competitors in 
the Men's Triathlon field, many 
of whom he had raced against. 

Steve Creber has been elected 
President of the S.A.C. Association 
succeeding Ian Howey '87. Steve and 
the Association Council, comprised 



mainly of members from the grad 
classes of the 1990's, coordinate 
Old Boy social events and reunions. 
Steve sits on the Board of Governors 
of the College as an ex-officio 
member during his term as 
Association President. 

Eric Jackson has put work on his 
Columbia University Ph.D. thesis, 
which examines the effect of senior 
managers' and directors' backgrounds 
on their firms' IPO and post-IPO 
performance, on hold in order 
to study his topic 'up close and 
personal'. He joined VoiceGenie 
Technologies Inc., a pre-IPO 
start-up in Toronto, as its Corporate 
Development Officer. VoiceGenie has 
developed technology that allows one 
to surf the Internet and check email 
by voice-activation over any phone. 
Eric's role is to help raise venture 
capital to help them grow so that 
they can go public. 



The annual Waterloo/Laurier/Guelph/McMaster University reunion was held at Brick 
Brewing Company on Saturday, November 11. Thanks go to Jim Brickman '72 for the use 
of Brick's hospitality suite and to student organizers Tony DeCarli '99 & Gerald Kwan '98. 




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Corporate Finance, at UBS Warburg 
in London, England. 

John MacMillan wrote last fall: 

Dear Jim and Mike, 

As I prepare for another trip 
across the country to BC I thought 
I would drop you a quick line. 

In May, upon returning to 
Ontario for the summer, I was 
appointed Head Coach of the Ontario 
President's Fifteen Rugby Team. This 
team was being assembled to play 
against the Welsh National 
Development Fifteen in their second 
game of a five game tour of Canada. 
The Welsh team led by Graham 
Henry, originally of New Zealand 
and one of the best coaches in the 
world, had a touring party of '45 
people and each athlete was being 
paid 10,000 pounds. This squad is 
their building group for the 2003 
World Cup being hosted by Australia. 

Although dealing with a very 
limited budget I set out to prepare a 
team that would compete against 
this ominous looking force. To 
achieve this goal I needed the help of 
a few people who are well known to 
S.A.C., namely Tim Jackson '97 and 
Stuart Swan Esq. Having had Stuart 
as a mentor in my early coaching 
years at S.A. C I relied upon him for 
insight and calm in what was a high 
pressure operation. He responded 
brilliantly and was of great help 
and support throughout the 
campaign. Tim Jackson, who 
captained S.A.C. to the OFSAA 
Championship in 1997, was the 
captain. Tim has been playing 
rugby in BCfor the Pacific Pride 
(Canadian U23)for the past two 
years and has progressed to a level 
where we may soon see him playing 
for the Canadian Men 's National 
Team. Needless to say his 
contribution was immeasurable. 
Tim's play on the field was only 
overshadowed by the poise and 
maturity he exhibited off the field 
as a true gentleman and a 
fine Andrean. 



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With a three-day camp, held at 
S.A. C, as our only preparation we 
trained three times per day and all 
the boys worked very hard. When 
the big day finally came I wish I 
could say I knew we would play 
well but I really had no idea. Our 
preparation was sound but the 
obstacles were numerous. 

By 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night it was 
all over. We lost, but we held them 
close and finished with a 19-13 final 
score. The Welsh camp was shattered 
by their performance and, in true 
Canadian fashion, we had tackled 
them relentlessly and fell just short 
of scoring two breakaway tries that 
would have won us the match. Four 
days later the Welsh played the 
Canadian development team 
(Canada A) and won 67-10. The 
Ontario game proved to be the 
closest of all five games and in that 
we all took enormous pride. 

I would like to thank Stuart and 
Tim for their contributions. I would 
also like to thank S.A.C. and 
Ted Staunton for supporting us 
throughout the camp. Without the 
help ofS.A.C. our preparation 
would have been inadequate and 
our performance would have 
suffered. Thanks to all and best 
wishes all around. 

'91 Jaime Douglas graduated from 
the College of Agriculture in Jamaica. 
Following graduation he purchased 
a company which manufactures 
wooden furniture, kitchens and 
moldings. Jaime and his wife Sophia 
Messado were married in July 2000. 

Rob Hobbs married Angelica Neal 
on September 9, 2000, in the Chapel 
at St. Andrew's College. They live in 
London, ON. 

Carl Li and his wife Karen were 
married on November ll, 2000, in 
Los Angeles. Carl is studying for his 
GMAT and hopes to get into the 
University of Southern California 
MBA program next year. 



Sean Ralph recently completed his 
articles and continues with the law 
firm Fraser Milner Casgrain in their 
Calgary office where he is an associate 
lawyer in the area of corporate law. 

Mark Umphrey is living and 
working in London, England, where 
he is pursuing his theatre career. 
Currently he is on a European tour 
with the hit musical, "Buddy — The 
Buddy Holly Story", in which he has 
one of the leading roles playing 
Ritchie Valens. 

Brock Whalley is working in 
corporate event planning and 
production for Mosaic in Toronto, 
where he combines his theatre 
experience with a creative 
environment. Brock and his 
fiance recently bought a home 
in Cannington, Ontario. 

'92 Shin Miyake continues 
working with Sega in the Overseas 
department, where he is in charge 
of all Sega Markets in Asia. He is 
also a Producer for Internet 
Browsers for DREAMCAST in Asia. 
Shinsuke sends best wishes to his 
Andrean friends. 

Stuart Smith is an Investment 
Advisor with Charles Schwab 
Canada, in Toronto. 



Geoff White, Michael Worry, and 
their Silicon Valley high-tech firm, 
Nuvation Labs, are attracting enough 
business attention to have been 
quoted in two high-profile Canadian 
publications over the last year: 
Maclean's Magazine and Business 
Week. Specifically, Michael was 
quoted on the company's common 
practice of hiring through Canadian 
universities due to the dearth of 
skilled engineers in and around the 
company's head office in San Jose, CA. 
They find that hiring and importing 
co-op students from such universities 
as Concordia, University of British 
Columbia, Simon Fraser University 
and the University of Waterloo — their 
alma mater — is pretty painless thanks 
to the N.A.F.T.A. free-trade agreement. 
It's also a great way to spot top-notch 
full-time talent early. "It's like a 
four-month interview," Michael told 
Maclean's in November of last year, 
"and a great recruitment strategy." A 
software and hardware engineering 
firm that is well established given its 
volatile environment, Nuvation Labs 
has grown quickly since it was begun 
by Geoff, Michael and Michael's 
brother Jason Worry '95 in June of 
1997. Today, the company has 35 
employees, just opened a branch 
office in Toronto, and is definitely 
worth watching — from either side 
of the border. 



(l-r) Geoff Brennagh '94, Andrew Wilson '96. Steve Mantrop '96 together with a 
young player coached by Geoff. Last spring, Andrew Wilson and Steve Mantrop 
visited Geoff Brennagh in Belgium where Geoff was playing professional hockey for 
Heist-Op-Den-Berg. The three Andreans played in a friendly club tournament against 
teams from Belgium, France, Germany and Slovakia. They made it to the semi-finals, 
losing to the eventual champions from Slovakia. 




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'93 Steve Heron earned a 
Bachelor of Arts (History and 
International Relations) from Mount 
Allison University and is working at 
Lackey Business Communications 
Ltd. in Mississauga, Ontario. 

Jason LaMarche is assisting 
Stuart Swan and Jamie Inglis in 
coaching Senior Rugby for the third 
season. Practices began in January 
in preparation for a tour to Scotland. 

Brian Spence married Andrea 
Jones on August 12, 2000, in the 
Chapel at St. Andrew's. 

'94 David Chu and his wife Eva 
announce the birth of their daughter 
Abigail Jasmine on November 12, 
2000, at North York General Hospital. 

Julian Dowling spent some months 
last year in Mexico where he taught 
English to business executives in 
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. 

Victor Hyman earned a degree in 
Political Science at York University 
and in Talmudic/Jewish Studies at 
Ohr Somayach/Tannenbaum College 



in Toronto. Victor is a Dorm Master 
at Yeshiva Beit Yitzchak in Hamilton, 
Ontario. He started a Jewish Outreach 
organization called Gefiltefish: Jewish 
Appetizers for the Soul. Victor and his 
wife Sara, who were married in March 
2000, announce the safe and early 
arrival of their daughter Devorah 
Malka in Hamilton, Ontario, on 
January 10, 2001, weighing 3 lbs. 2 oz. 

Geoff Pennal is working at 
Thomson Kernaghan Investment 
Brokers in Toronto. Geoff would love 
to hear from fellow Andreans. 

Chris Ramson earned a Bachelor 
of Science — Management from the 
University of Tampa in 1999. He lives 
in Tampa where he is Assistant 
Manager at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 
Chris plans to move back to Jamaica 
one day to run the family business. 

'95 Geoff Cattrall has moved from 
Inuvik, NT, to Thompson, Manitoba, 
where he is a pilot with Pirn Air. 

Jonathan Parker is training with the 
Canadian Navy at their Naval Officer 
Training Centre in Victoria, B.C. 




Ian Sinclair '00 recently joined fellow Andrean and former First Hockey team-mate 
Jamie Taylor '98 at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. Both are members of the 
Varsity Hockey team. Jamie was voted Captain for the 2000-01 season. 



Charlie Perowne and Denise 
announce the birth of their first 
child, daughter Savhana Stone on 
August 13, 2000. The family lives 
in Courtenay, BC, where Charlie 
and Denise are wilderness guides, 
primarily out of Tofino on the west 
coast of Vancouver Island. 

John Schienke married Christina 
Mascarin on August 26, 2000, in the 
Chapel at S.A.C. Following a 3-year 
accounting diploma, John returned 
to the family business, Grand Piano 
& Organ House Inc. in Richmond 
Hill, Ontario. They are expanding 
to supply piano technicians and 
rebuilders, as well as parts, tools, 
and the manufacture of bass strings. 

'96 David Dunlap graduated with 
a B.Comm. from Queen's and is now 
studying at the Berkley College of 
Music in Boston, MA. 

Andrew Ipekian graduated from 
Queen's in 2000 with a BA. in 
Economics. He is now with Pitney 
Bowes head office as a commercial 
account consultant in Toronto. 

Neil Ritchie is an Account 
Executive with Hicklin Slade & 
Partners, a marketing agency based 
in Central London, Oxford Circus. 
He is working on the Camelot 
account which is the National 
Lottery. Neil enjoyed attending the 
SAC. UK reunion in June of last year. 

Matthew Thorne graduated from 
Queen's University with a Bachelor 
of Arts (Hons) degree in Applied 
Economics. He received CIAU 
Academic All-Canadian honours 
last year, and is now enrolled in 
ITI — Information Technology 
Institute's Applied Information 
Technology post-graduate diploma 
course in Toronto. 

'97 John Haney had a showing 
of his photography at the Start 
(Student Art) Gallery in Sackville, 
N.B., last November. John graduates 
from Mount Allison this spring. 



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Tim Jackson has been selected 
Captain of Canada's Under 23 rugby 
team also known as 'Pacific Pride'. 
The team is headquartered in 
Victoria, B.C., and John MacMillan 
'90 is Assistant Coach with the 
squad. (Please see John's letter 
under class of 1990.) 

Jason Mclntyre is attending 
National Institute of Broadcasting 
in Toronto. 

David Revington is living in 
Huntington Beach, CA where he is 
taking classes at a local college and 
interning at Foote, Cone and 
Belding Advertising. 

Tom Torokvei graduates this 
spring from Seneca College in 
Business and plans to continue his 
studies at the University of Western 
Australia in Sydney. 

'99 Daniel Melville recently took 
a semester off from his studies at 
the University of West Indies and 
returned home to help open a new 
branch of the Polo Club which is a 
family business. 

Daniel Near has been working with 
Western's campus radio CHRW 94.7 
as one of the colour commentators 
for the Mustang football games. 



2001 Spring Calendar 




Tim Jackson '97 captained the Pacific 
Pride in the British Columbia rugby 
union's Premier League this season. 
Tim was also captain of a Young 
Canada team coached by John 
MacMillan '90 which defeated New 
Zealand 24-13 in November. 



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ADMISSION EVENTS 

For more information concerning admission 
to St. Andrew's please contact our Admission 
Office at 905-727-3178 or toll-free at 
1-877-est-1899 (1-877-378-1899). 



CHURCH PARADE 

St. Paul's Anglican Church 
Bloor Street, Toronto 
The Salute will be taken 
by G. Mac Frost '40 



THE FIFTY YEAR REUNION AND 
HEADMASTER'S PARADE 

Classes 1951 and prior. 

96TH ANNUAL CADET INSPECTION 

AT S.A.C. 

Reviewing Officer: 
Richard J. Boxer '35 



MANHATTAN OPEN" GOLF DAY 

Class of 1970 and friends of 

the late Charlie Edwards 

For an invitation to play please call 

905-727-3178 

102nd PRIZE DAY CEREMONIES AND 
GRADUATION FOR THE CLASS OF 2001 

A warm Andrean welcome for our 
newest old boys. 



July and august 

SUMMER S.A.C. DAY CAMPS 

Contact S.A.C. Camps Inc. 
158 Limestone Crescent 
Downsview ON 
M3J 2S4 
905-727-6544 

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September 

29 HIGHLANDERS' HOMECOMING 

All old boys and friends of the school 

welcome! Complimentary lunch for 

our guests. 

Sports events all day vs. U.C.C. 

A special welcome to the classes of 

1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 

1982, 1987 and 1992. 



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Experience for 
Girls and Boys 
Ages 7V2 to 15 








As they work towards individual and shared 
goals, campers develop co-operation, 
communication and sports specific skills. " 




For more information, 

contact 

905.727.6544 

S.A.C. Summer Camps 
158 Limestone Crescent 
Downsview, Ontario 
M3J 2S4 

FAX 416.736.9971 

camp@sac.on.ca 

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Internationally renowned piper and piping instructor Jim McGillivray lea 
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