May 2016

Upcoming Events

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Coffee Farewell for the Powers - May 7

Spring Reunion Dinner - May 11

Norval Spring Open House - May 15

Doors Open - May 29

82nd Joe Cressy Memorial Golf Tournament - June 1

Spring Sports Day - June 4

Common Ties Finance LunchNet - June 6

Common Ties UK event - June 9

Young Old Boys Night Out - June 15

Old Boy Summit - Oct. 22


82nd Joe Cressy Memorial Golf Tournament

Dear Old Boys:

It's our pleasure to invite you to join us on Wednesday, June 1 at Copper Creek Golf Club for the 82nd Joe Cressy Memorial Golf Tournament. 

This will be a great day of golf, friendships and rivalries. Proceeds raised will go to the College Priority Fund at UCC. Your day will feature a round of golf at one of Canada’s top golf courses, a barbecue lunch, a steak dinner, a silent auction and a great prize table.

It will be a fun and exciting event that will include a number of on-course activities including hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive competitions. 

Now, we have a challenge for you. The leaving class that gets the most gentlemen out will receive unlimited beverages for the day. Yes, all day, on the course, the entire class.

Call your classmates, polish your putter, iron your golf shirts and join us on June 1 at Copper Creek.

To register and find out about sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Matt Irwin ’00                                 Brett Twaits ‘00

Co-chair                                         Co-chair

Thank you to our sponsors to date:

Presenting sponsor: MARANT Construction Limited 

Hat sponsor: Ewing Morris & Co. Investment Partners Ltd

Par gold sponsors: Barometer, Colliers International, WOW 1-day Painting

Par silver sponsor: Aramark


Joe Cressy 2016


Check out Norval spring family open house on May 15

We're often asked, "Why don't you offer some of your fun Norval programs for parents and families?" 

Our seasonal open houses are just that. Here’s your chance to try the great Norval activities your boys talk about. Join us Sunday, May 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. Here’s a brief sample of some of our favourite activities:

  • Photo scavenger hunt: We’ll give you photos or lists of places or things at Norval. Your job is to find them and take their picture. (Use your own camera or borrow ours.) 
  • New Norval garden: The boys have worked hard to create this appealing and educational garden. Herbs, flowers, veggies, we have it all.  Speak with resident gardener Ms. Padfield for tips to spruce up your own garden. 
  • Crayfish safari: Did you know three species of crayfish live in the Credit River? Help us catch (and release) them. Bring rubber boots to wade into the river.

As usual we’ll have food, refreshments and displays in Stephen House. Friends, family members and dogs on leashes are all welcome. There's no charge.    

Directions: Take Highway 401 west to Winston Churchill Boulevard. Follow Winston Churchill Boulevard north and go through the village of Norval. Continue straight ahead. The entrance to the Norval property is on your left, 1.2 kilometres north of the village stoplight. The drive takes about 50 minutes from UCC in light traffic.

Please click here to register. If you have any questions, please call the Association office at 416-484-8629.


Past Events

Young Alumni Network hosts evening with Toronto Mayor John Tory

Toronto Mayor John Tory took some time out of his hectic schedule on April 27 to join a capacity audience of more than 100 young graduates of UCC, The Bishop Strachan School and Branksome Hall to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing young professionals in the City of Toronto.

Tory was introduced by UCC Young Alumni Network chair Ben Gilbank '04 and spoke briefly to set the stage. This was followed by a lively exchange of views moderated expertly by the mayor’s nephew, Nick Tory '04. A wide range of issues was addressed, including transit policy and expansion, economic development strategy, gender equality, the growth of Toronto’s technology sector, the proliferation of marijuana dispensaries, bicycle lanes on Bloor Street and what the mayor called the troublesome income and housing opportunity gap between the “comfortable and the struggling” citizens of Toronto.

The mayor gave generously of his time and opinions and left a thoughtful group of young professionals to debate the issues among themselves. UCC thanks Cassels Brock for providing the venue and staff support for this event.

John Tory Mayor John Tory with Nick Tory '04


UCC visits the west coast

The UCC Association recently hosted events in Vancouver on April 14, San Francisco on April 15 and Los Angeles on April 17.

Everyone who attended had an amazing time. One of the highlights of the trip was a tour of Stanford University following the San Francisco evening event. Thank you to our wonderful hosts: Chris Cottier '70 in Vancouver; Hazel and Michael Kawaja in San Francisco; and Richard Saxton '73 in Los Angeles.

Stanford April 2016

Elliott Kaufman '14, Ben Leung '09, UCC senior development officer Michelle Golfman and Paricha Duangtaweesub '09 at Stanford University.

LA 2016

 Principal Jim Power, Los Angeles branch President Richard Saxton '73, Sue Guichon, Cary Hurwitz '90 and Michael Hurwitz '01 at the Los Angeles branch reception.

Aly Kassim-Lakha '11, Rohan Karunakaran '03, Dylan Haber '10 and Alan Chan '02 at the San Francisco branch reception.

SF branch 2016

Sue Guichon, Andrew Kawaja '92, Dokleida Kawaja, principal Jim Power, Lisa Hockin and John Hockin '89 at the San Francisco branch reception.