Please join us for our annual winter family open house at the Norval Outdoor School on Sunday, Jan. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. Stephen House will be open and food and refreshments will be available.
These free open houses are held on Sunday afternoons in October, January, March and May. The idea is to open up Norval to UCC community members and offer a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, including:
Cross-country skiing: Bring your own or use ours. We have lots of skis and boots in all sizes. Instructors will teach beginners and take them on a ski tour. More advanced skiers are welcome to follow one of our marked trails. The trails aren’t track-set.
Tobogganing: Zoom down our popular toboggan hill in the arboretum. Bring your own or use one of our many carpet sleds.
Winter hiking: Winter is a beautiful time to go for a guided walk around the property. Feel free to wear a pair of our snowshoes.
“Maple Madness” will be held at Norval on Sunday, March 26.
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 join the Common Ties Mentorship Program at two networking lunches this winter for Old Boys, parents and UCC community members working in or considering a career in:
the real estate field;
or the legal profession.
The third annual Real Estate Lunchnet will take place Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Cassels Brock at 40 King St. W. in Toronto from noon until 2 p.m. This event is spearheaded by Ted Willcocks ’85 and Ben Gilbank ’04. Thanks to Chris Horkins for securing the venue. Please register here.
The eighth annual Legal LunchNet will be hosted by Lincoln Caylor ’87 on Thursday, March 2 at Bennett Jones SLP at 1 First Canadian Place in Toronto from noon until 2 p.m. Caylor’s practice is considered to be at the forefront of the economic crime field for leading international asset tracing investigations and pursuing asset recovery litigation and enforcement actions in prominent, high-value financial frauds. Please register here.
Please contact acting associate director of alumni relations Jeff Ball at email@example.com if you have any questions.
A group of UCC young Old Boys will participate in the Canadian Association of New York Central Park Charity Hockey Tournament in Central Park’s Lasker Rink on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Sunday, Feb. 19.
The post-tournament social event will be held on Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at Tacombi Flatiron (Cafe el Presidente) on 30 West 24th St. Café El Presidente is the second restaurant location for Old Boy Dario Walos ’96, and this will be the sixth year that the Association has hosted this event.
All Old Boys who will be in New York City on Feb. 19 are welcome. Please click here to register for this event.
If you don’t live in the branch cities listed below but are there for business or pleasure, please feel free to attend. Please click here to register. Please email Maria Karakoulas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tuesday, April 4
Calgary branch reception, 6 p.m., TBD
Wednesday, April 5
Edmonton branch reception, 6 p.m., TBD
Thursday, April 6
Vancouver branch reception, 6 p.m., Terminal City Club
Thursday, April 27
New York City branch reception, 6 p.m., New York Athletic Club
Friday, April 28
San Francisco branch reception, 6 p.m., the home of John ’89 and Lisa Hockin
April 29 or 30
Los Angeles branch reception, Location TBC.
In celebration of the 83rd Joe Cressy Memorial Golf Tournament, co-chairs Matt Flynn ’96 and Brian Bastable ’96 invite all Old Boys, parents, past parents and friends of the College to come out and enjoy a day of golf, friendship and good times.
Reunion weekend featured glorious weather and a multitude of events, formal and informal, which celebrated lifelong friendships and connection to UCC.
Various Toronto beverage establishments were alive with the very distinct sound of Old Boys reconnecting and rekindling their associations on the weekend of September 23 and 24. Friday marked the informal kick-off to reunion weekend, with convivial receptions of varying types taking place in homes, clubs and bars.
The next day, more than 330 Old Boys, ranging from the graduating classes of 1966 to 2011 (with a smattering of 1956 and 1961, too), attended a dinner in the Hewitt Athletic Centre at the Upper School after taking a trip back to their school days with a special assembly in Laidlaw Hall. Good times were had and remembered by all.
Two trophies were awarded in the Reunion Giving Challenge. The class of 1966 won for the highest donor participation rate and 1991 won for the largest amount pledged. How appropriate, given that these two classes were celebrating milestone anniversaries of 50 and 25 years respectively.