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Association Day 2017

AssociationDay17

It’s that time of year again!

Association Day Chair Ben Kizemchuk ’01 is delighted to invite all Old Boys, students, parents and friends to join us as we celebrate everything that makes UCC great.

A-Day 2017 will be a fun-filled celebration for the entire family, featuring many new activities as well as great ones you’ve known and loved in the past.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • the fun-filled new and improved Kidzone with exciting new attractions, thanks to the generosity of The Atkins family;
  • varsity football and volleyball games against St. Michael’s College School and a varsity soccer game against Lakefield College School;
  • A-Tunes, UCC’s musical talent show, will be back by popular demand on the main stage under the clock tower;
  • The Jon Wookey ’08 Memorial Organic Farmers’ Market, with a fresh look and location;
  • a silent auction with an amazing selection of items;
  • the ever-popular dunk tank;
  • Arts Booster Club activities;
  • a Blues Booster Club information tent;
  • freshly popped Kernels Popcorn and Ice cream;
  • a barbecue and “Snack Shack” with delicious and new nut-free items;
  • The Michael Evan Jurist ’03 Memorial Tennis Tournament;
  • delicious Kona coffee from Hawaii courtesy of Dakine Coffee Bean and Terry FitzGerald ’58;
  • hospitality terrace (19+);
  • and the Allan Harris Old Boys Soccer Tournament on New Field.

Do you have a group? Do you have talent? You’ve got to perform at A-Tunes @ A-Day.


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Check out our new Old Boy microsite

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July 11 marked the launch of the new Old Boy microsite.

The hub was specifically created for use by our Old Boys to keep in touch with all things UCC. Some great features on this new site include:

  1. Ways to get involved: It includes schedules for Old Boy activities and sports, as well as links to various opportunities for our alumni community, such as Association Council, Young Alumni and the Common Ties Mentorship Program.
  2. Publications: Stay up-to-date by browsing e-versions of UCC’s quarterly Old Ties newsletters and the biannual Old Times magazine.
  3. Photo galleries: Did you miss an event? Click through albums capturing the latest events hosted by UCC, featuring many folks from our UCC community.
  4. Calendar: Flip through the calendar of events for dates and times of upcoming engagements at UCC.
  5. Stay in touch: Are you looking for old friends? Do you want to receive updates from UCC? Do you have an exciting update you want to share? Explore the “Stay in Touch” tab to get the most out of your experience as an Old Boy.

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Do you know a great boy who would thrive at UCC?

As an Old Boy, you know first-hand the amazing opportunities UCC offers to its students and what it takes to be successful here.

You can help play an important role in our recruitment process by encouraging families to begin exploring UCC online and sign up for admission news. Interested families will have their first opportunity to visit the school at our annual open house on Oct. 19 and 20. You can also contact us directly about a prospective student by using the alumni referrals form on the Old Boys website or emailing admission@ucc.on.ca.

As always, the College is committed to honouring relationships with legacy families by offering interviews to any sons of Old Boys or applicants with siblings already attending the school. Visit the admission section of the website for more information on applying to UCC.

Thank you for being a proud UCC ambassador, and helping us find great boys.


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Thanks to our amazing UCC Fund donors

Thank you to 715 Old Boys, representing nine per cent of the total, who made a gift to the 2016-2017 UCC Fund.

The UCC Fund is our yearly appeal to all members of our community to help support the College’s most pressing needs and promising opportunities. The donations that we receive from our community members are essential for the day-to-day life at UCC and have an immediate impact.

The 2016-2017 UCC Fund totalled nearly $1.4 million thanks to 1,331 generous donors. The exciting results included the purchase of a training barge for our rowers, new musical instruments at the Prep and cutting-edge sound recording equipment in the Upper School’s film department, as well as money for financial assistance.

Amazing things happen when you support the UCC Fund. Please click the image below and watch our thank-you mini-episode to see your generosity in action. Make sure to turn on your speakers.


Thank you again to everyone who participated in last year’s UCC Fund. Your participation is what counts, and your gifts made a difference.

Look for the launch of the 2017-2018 UCC Fund in the fall.

Please contact associate director of annual giving Joanne Weedmark at jweedmark@ucc.on.ca or 416-488-1125, ext. 2000 if you have any questions or would like more information on supporting UCC.


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Old Boy sports schedule and family skate

Association skates will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays from Sept 10 to April 15. The exceptions are Dec. 24, Dec 31 and Feb. 11.

Winter shinny hockey will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from Sept. 6 to June 13.

Summer shinny hockey will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays next year from June 20 to Aug. 29.
OB sports schedule 17/18


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Association team changes

Lindsay Tarvit came back from maternity leave in January into the expanded role of Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Tarvit now oversees the entirety of the Association office, which includes all of our programs, events and outreach to our UCC community. She previously worked solely with Old Boys, and she looks forward to getting to know other members of our community.

Tarvit can be reached by email at ltarvit@ucc.on.ca and by phone at extension 3357.

Samantha Kerbel became Manager of Alumni Relations in April.

Kerbel has been a mainstay in the Association office since 2004. She’s been a constant resource to our Old Boys, parents, students, faculty and staff in that time. She’s worked independently and collaboratively to grow many of our alumni, parent and student programs. Kerbel is responsible for the management of the Common Ties Mentorship Program, the Young Alumni Network, and Reunion and Class President programming.

Kerbel can be reached by email at skerbel@ucc.on.ca and by phone at extension 2239.

With Kerbel in her new role, Leanne Gardner joined the Association team on July 10 as Alumni and Parent Relations Officer.

Gardner graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in English Language and Literature. She went on to receive a certificate in Event Management from Durham College in 2015. Gardner joins UCC directly from Markham Stouffville Hospital, where she served as both Donor Services Assistant and School Program Coordinator. She also completed an internship at The Florence Nightingale Foundation in London, England.

Gardner can be reached by email at lgardner@ucc.on.ca and by phone at extension 2232.


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Tickets for the boarding program

An important part of UCC’s boarding program involves new boys getting to know Toronto better.

It’s essential for them to become familiar with getting around and to learn what the city has to offer. Part of that experience is attending Toronto sports events and arts-based performances. The UCC community continues to support this program by donating tickets to watch the Blue Jays, Raptors, Leafs and TFC, as well as musical and theatrical performances.

You’ll receive a gift-in-kind tax receipt for the full face value of each ticket if you decide to donate to this program. Please contact Samantha Kerbel at skerbel@ucc.on.ca or 416-488-1125, ext. 2239 if you wish to donate tickets or have any questions.


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