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Association Day is on Sept. 29

Association Day Old Boy chair Andrew Binkley ‘02 and Parent Chair Heather Senst, mother of Preston ’22, are delighted to invite all Old Boys, students, parents and friends to join us as we celebrate everything that makes Upper Canada College great.

UCC will celebrate its 39th Association Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. The theme is “Makers and Innovators.” Join fellow Old Boys, parents, past parents and students for a fun-filled celebration for the entire family that will feature many new activities and favourites 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;
  • a LEGO creation station to enrich the minds of our youth;
  • varsity football and soccer games against Trinity College School and volleyball against Crescent
    School (Go Blues!);
  • 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 will have a wonderful selection of items;
  • a silent auction with an amazing selection of items;
  • the ever-popular dunk tank;
  • Arts Booster Club contributions;
  • Blues Booster Club information tent;
  • Freshly popped Kernels Popcorn and ice cream provided through the generosity of The One Information Corporation;
  • the barbecue and Snack Shack, with delicious, new nut-free items thanks to the
    generosity of the Chisholm family, Steve Chisholm ’76,
    and MacMillan’s Orchard, Greg MacMillan ’87;
  • The Michael Evan Jurist ’03 Memorial Tennis Tournament;
  • delicious Kona coffee from Hawaii thanks to Dakine Coffee Bean, Terry FitzGerald ’58;
  • a licenced hospitality terrace for those 19 and over;
  • Allan Harris Old Boys Soccer Tournament (click here to register) from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on
    New Field;
  • young alumni softball game at 1:30 p.m. on Commons Field; (click here to register)
  • the chance to meet Principal Sam McKinney and his wife Rosey;
  • water stations on campus
    *In an effort to decrease the carbon footprint, we will NOT be selling bottled water. Please
    bring your own water bottle for filling at our two stations — one at the barbecue and one near the Snack Shack (close to the clock tower entrance). We’ll also be selling stainless steel water
  • a musical performance by the community band on the front steps of the Upper School at 11:30 a.m.;
  • and water stations. (In an effort to decrease the carbon footprint, we won’t sell bottled water. Please bring your own water bottle for filling at our stations at the barbecue and near the Snack Shack, close to the clock tower entrance. We’ll also be selling stainless steel water bottles.

Have a group? Have talent? You have to perform at A-Tunes @ A-Day.

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

Please contact Peter Gray at pgray@ucc.on.ca to register your group.

Interested in sponsoring A-Day?

In order to offset the costs associated with hosting A-Day, we seek both tangible and monetary donations for our barbecue, Snack Shack and, most importantly, silent auction. These are great revenue-generating opportunities and we very much appreciate the support of our donors. Items donated are entitled to a gift-in-kind tax receipt.

There are also many other ways to support A-Day. Please click here for a list.

Volunteer Opportunities

Moms, dads, uncles and aunts are all welcome to help out on A-Day, and can click here to sign up to volunteer.

Click here for a full list of A-Day events, times, locations and the athletic schedule.

Please contact UCC event manager Maria Karakoulas at mkarakoulas@ucc.on.ca or 416-488-1125, ext. 2231 if you have any questions.

Future Association Day dates:
2019 – Saturday, Oct. 5
2020 – Saturday, Sept. 26
2021 – Saturday, Sept. 25
2022 – Saturday, Oct. 1

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Nominations for Old Boy of Distinction Awards

Old Boy of Distinction Award

The Old Boy of Distinction Award was established in 2017 and is among Upper Canada College’s highest honours.

The award is presented annually by the UCC Association Council to one of the College’s 10,000-plus living alumni. The recipient will have: demonstrated a lifetime of significant achievement in his field(s) of endeavour; and have made a positive impact on the local, national or global community while upholding the principles and values of the College.

Young Old Boy of Distinction Award

The Young Old Boy of Distinction Award is presented annually by the UCC Association Council to one of the College’s more than 3,000 living alumni for whom it’s been less than 15 years since their graduation from the College.

The recipient will have demonstrated a significant contribution in his field of endeavour and made a noteworthy contribution to community service while upholding the principles and values of the College.

To be considered for 2018-19, nominations must be received by Monday, Oct. 1.

To submit a nomination or receive further information, please contact:

Kathryn Champion
Director, Constituency Relations
Upper Canada College
200 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, ON M4V 1W6
Email: kchampion@ucc.on.ca
Phone: 416-488-1125, ext. 2202

How to nominate an Old Boy

Any member of the UCC community may nominate someone for an Old Boy of Distinction or Young Old Boy of Distinction Award. To nominate a candidate, please submit:

  • nominee details, including name, year of graduation, contact information and curriculum vitae;
  • a description of the nominee’s accomplishments and contributions in their field(s) of endeavour and community;
  • and up to three letters of support from other UCC community members.

The Hon. Michael Wilson ’55 and Max Bruce ’05 were the first recipients. Wilson also delivered the keynote address at Founder’s Dinner on Feb. 12, 2018 .

All nominations will be treated as confidential by UCC and those involved in the selection process.

2017-18 Old Boy of Distinction Award recipients








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Upcoming branch events

Upper Canada College’s annual branch receptions are a great way to stay connected to your classmates and the College while you’re away at school.

The whole UCC community is invited to these events. Please click the event title to register.

Boston Branch Reception
Friday, Oct. 18 | 6:30 p.m.
The  Harvard Club of Boston
Dress: Business casual (no jeans)

Toronto Branch Reception
Wednesday, Oct. 23 | 6 p.m.
The Bedford Academy, Prince Arthur Room (third floor)
36 Prince Arthur Ave.

Kingston Branch Reception
Tuesday, Nov. 5 | 6 p.m.
The Grizzly Grill
395 Princess St.

Montreal Branch Reception
Wednesday, Nov. 6 | 6 p.m.
Le Mount Stephen, North Salon
1440 Rue Drummond
Dress: Business casual (no jeans)

Hong Kong Branch Reception
Tuesday, Nov. 12 | 6 p.m.
Mission Hills Group
29th floor, No. 9 Queen’s Road Central
Dress: Business casual (no jeans)

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