September 2015

Upcoming Events

Upcoming branch events

Thursday, Sept. 17      

London branch reception

7 p.m., London Club


Thursday, Sept. 24

Kingston branch reception

7 p.m., University Club


Wednesday, Oct. 7    

Barrie branch reception

5 p.m., Barrie Country Club


Thursday, Oct. 8  

Kitchener-Waterloo branch reception

5 p.m., Hacienda Sarria


Saturday, Oct. 17 

Boston branch reception

7 p.m., University Club


Thursday, Oct. 22     

Halifax branch reception

7 p.m., Garrison Brewing


Friday, Nov. 6   

London, UK branch reception

7 p.m., Churchill War Rooms


Friday, Nov. 13   

Montreal branch reception

7 p.m., TBD

Young Alumni Network's epic night

More than 130 young Old Boys from the classes of 2000 to 2015 came out for a night of fun at Old Boys Night Out, which was hosted by the Young Alumni Network (YAN) at Toronto’s El Caballito restaurant and tequila bar on King Street East, which is owned by Old Boy Andreas Antoniou ’02.

Young Old Boys Night Out brought together classmates who hadn’t seen each other in a few years and had everyone revisiting a memory or two. To increase the nostalgia, UCC faculty members Don Kawasoe, Evan Williams, Scott Cowie, Deirdre Timusk, Lisa Bonney, Carl Beaudoin, Brent McKay and Blair Sharpe were also in attendance. It was a wonderful opportunity for Old Boys to reconnect with their past teachers and impress them with their accomplishments.

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YAN committee members Gord Cheesbrough '01, Kaleem Hawa '12, Ben Gilbank '04, Justin Wasser '07, Nick Tory '04, Zach Schwartz '05 and Ryan Klein '08.

No formal remarks were given at the event, but the number of people in attendance speaks to the tremendous growth the network has experienced since its inception in 2009. YAN now boasts three events per year and a very active committee which strives to increase the profile of all their activities, including the Crown Links Society. This society acknowledges young Old Boys who make a cumulative gift of $500 or more to UCC. Each member receives a set of UCC cufflinks designed by Old Boy Alan Chan ’02.

Zach Schwartz ’05 finished his term as YAN chair in June and passed the torch to Ben Gilbank ’04. Gilbank’s goals for his term are to increase the reach of YAN among young Old Boys, raise the profile of YAN within the greater UCC community, and spread YAN’s mandate via the three key pillars of visibility, accessibility and engagement.

YAN wishes to thank Schwartz for the incredible leadership he showed to the group. He truly helped to further cement YAN in UCC’s fabric by increasing its visibility around the school.

For those young Old Boys living in New York City, please keep Sunday, Feb. 14 in mind for our annual young alumni social at Tacombi in Soho. This event culminates a weekend of activities for Old Boys playing in the Central Park Hockey Tournament.

Please contact Lindsay Tarvit at 416-488-1125, ext. 3357 or to learn more about this great program.


Up for a good battle? Get your tickets for UCC v. St. Mike's at Varsity Stadium

Who's got the better Blues? Upper Canada College or St. Michael's College School? You know the answer, and on Friday, Oct. 23, we want all of Toronto to hear it loud and proud.

Join us at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium at 7 p.m. for a fun-filled football event. Cheer on your UCC Varsity Blues as they take on their St. Mike's rivals in a fierce but friendly "Battle of the Blues" game.

While the kick-off may be weeks away, the competition starts right now. The school with the most fans at the game will be honoured during a special celebration at the event. We'll be updating our community every week with ticket sales progress, so get your tickets now and spread the word; we wanna be number one!

Tickets are available online for the low price of $5 for students or $10 for adults. Registration at the site is required before you can purchase tickets; use the buttons at the top-right corner of the site to register and log in.

Go UCC Blues go!


Remembrance Day services

UCC will hold its traditional Remembrance Day services at the Prep and Upper Schools on Wednesday, Nov. 11. 

Our students and staff commemorate the Old Boys who served in the military, particularly those who made the supreme sacrifice, each year. The services are solemn but imaginative programs that include music, readings and a performance. Old Boys who served are invited back to the College to participate in the day's events. A formal invitation will be sent shortly.

Please contact the Association office at for more information.