May 2014

Upcoming Alumni Events

Old Boy Spring Sports Day 

Celebrate the arrival of spring and participate in a friendly game of cricket, lacrosse, soccer, baseball or ice hockey as part of the College's Spring Sports Day on Sunday, May 25. All skill levels are welcome.

There will be lunch and beverages in the Foster Hewitt Foundation Lounge of the William P. Wilder '40 Arena & Sports Complex after the games.

Please click here to register online if you're interested in participating. Contact Samantha Kerbel in the Association office at association@ucc.on.ca if you have any questions. 

Game locations:

Soccer: Oval at 10 a.m.

Lacrosse: Oval at 11 a.m.

Baseball: Commons Field at 11 a.m.

Ice hockey: Arena at 11 a.m.

Cricket: Cricket pitch at 10 a.m. (See more details below.)

The day’s cricket festivities will include two matches: Old Boys vs. Old Boys at 10 a.m., followed by Old Boys vs. the UCC varsity XI squad at 1 p.m. A complimentary lunch for all spring sports day athletes will be served in the arena lounge at 12:30 p.m. Afternoon tea will be served at 3:30 p.m. beside the pitch for cricket players and their guests. Please click here to register or email Kathryn Champion at kchampion@ucc.on.ca.


YAN chair Zach Schwartz ’05, YAN past-chair Blair Guilfoyle ’99 and UCC Development Officer Andrew Reburn ’06 enjoyed the 2013 event at Kultara.

Young Old Boys Night Out

The sixth annual "Young Old Boys Night Out" will be on Wednesday, June 11 at Toronto’s newest tequila bar, El Caballito Tequila Y Tacos. The restaurant is located at 220 King St. W. and owned by Andreas Antoniou ’02.

Young Old Boys Night Out is an annual, exclusive downtown Toronto gathering of young alumni who've graduated within the last 15 years. The event, which always takes place in the summer, provides a great opportunity for Old Boys to get together and rehash tales of their glory days at UCC. Whether its stories about favourite teachers, a field trip that left lasting impressions, a successful theatrical debut or highlights from a big game, Young Old Boys Night Out is sure to bring together classmates who haven’t seen each other in a few years (or haven’t seen each other since last weekend) and get everyone revisiting a memory or two.

Young Old Boys Night Out is hosted by the Young Alumni Network. Please click here to register.

Please contact alumni relations and Common Ties manager Lindsay Tarvit at ltarvit@ucc.on.ca or 416-488-1125, ext. 3357 for information about the event and the Young Alumni Network.


Get ready for this year's reunion

Attention classes of 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009. This is your reunion year and your class presidents, along with their planning committees, are hard at work on this year's activities.

Festivities kick off with class-specific evening events on Friday, Sept. 26. Association Day and the reunion dinner take place at UCC the next day. This reunion shouldn't be missed. It's an opportunity to catch up with classmates and revisit the old times you shared at UCC.

Visit us online for more information. See you in the fall.

If you're interested in getting involved with planning your reunion, please contact 
alumni relations and Common Ties manager Lindsay Tarvit at ltarvit@ucc.on.ca.


Save the date - Association Day 2014

On Saturday, September 27, UCC will be celebrating its 35th Association Day. Bring your family, and come out to renew, reunite and reconnect with fellow Old Boys and friends.

Take a school tour of the state-of-the-art new facilities in the Upper School and the Boarding houses. Purchase locally grown vegetables at the Wookey Market, and bid on some amazing items at the silent auction.  

Bring your family as there will be lots to do for kids. Kidszone is a great attraction. It has an obstacle course, a bouncy castle, face painting and games. All guests can enjoy free popcorn and ice cream. There will also be a barbecue lunch and UCC sports paraphernalia. 

And of course, you will be able to cheer on the UCC Varsity Blues football team from the hospitality section located on the balcony of the arena.

A-Tunes @A-Day needs you!!

Got a group? Got talent? You Gotta perform!

A-Tunes @ A-Day is a community-wide talent show. And we're looking for great talent, like yours.

This year, A-Tunes @A-Day will be featured on the main stage from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Old boys, students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to participate. So dust off your old guitar, call up your buddies and come and belt out a few tunes on A-day.

For more information about A-Day and the talent show, contact Maria Karakoulas.


Past Alumni Events

Reunion dinner brings Old Boys together

Eighty Old Boys from the class of 1963 and earlier spent the evening of May 7 reminiscing with friends during Upper Canada College’s spring reunion dinner.

Graduating classes spanning the years 1940 to 1963 were represented, and it was the first time that the 1963 class was invited after celebrating its 50-year reunion last fall.

Gavin Clark ’40 was honoured as the oldest Old Boy in attendance, while Logan Varey ’52 amused and entertained his colleagues in offering grace before everyone ate.

Andrew Callahan, who graduates this year, performed his last duty as head steward by speaking during the dinner.

A number of Old Boys saw how much things have changed since their school days when they toured the Upper School to check out recent renovations in the SAS Fitness Centre, the Intermediate Division wing, the creativity centre and the third floor science labs.

Click here to view the gallery of photos from the evening's festivities.