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November 2013 – Special Edition




November 2013

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Save the date for Founder’s Dinner on Feb. 10

Get an insider perspective on the television industry in Los Angeles from an Emmy award-winning Old Boy. It’s sure to be an entertaining evening with keynote speaker Leonard Dick ’82.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. in the Upper School Student Centre, followed by dinner in the Hewitt Athletic Centre. The John D. Stevenson Award will be presented to the recipient at the dinner.

Tickets are $125. Young alumni (2003-13), current students and staff are $75. Click here to register today or call the Association office at 1-800-822-5361. See you there.

Speaker biography

Leonard Dick ’82 is an Emmy award-winning television writer and producer who has written for groundbreaking series including Lost, House and The Good Wife. Leonard came to UCC as a new boy in Grade 9. He performed in the Little Theatre, school chorus and concert band, and served as head of Howard’s. At Harvard he graduated magna cum laude in government and was president of its renowned Hasty Pudding Theatricals. After two years at Morgan Stanley in New York, Leonard left and received his MBA at Harvard Business School. He then set off for the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.

He began his Hollywood career as a finance executive at Walt Disney Studios, then shed his suits and ties to pursue a career as a television writer. He has written for a variety of
genres — sitcom, drama, sketch-comedy, animation — and in 2005 won an Emmy for
best drama as part of the producing and writing team of the ABC hit show Lost. He has been nominated for an Emmy as a producer in the best drama category five times, and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for an episode of House he co-wrote. He has written for series including The Mentalist, Fastlane and Mad TV. He is currently a writer and an executive producer on the Emmy-nominated drama The Good Wife, in its fifth season on CBS and Global. Leonard is married with three daughters and lives in Los Angeles.

Giving Tuesday makes its Canadian debut

UCC has joined Giving Tuesday — the movement that encourages all North Americans to give back to their communities on the first Tuesday following American Thanksgiving. This year it’s Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Launched in the United States last year, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for millions to come together in support of causes close to their hearts. UCC was honoured to be asked to join the list of partner organizations participating this year in Giving Tuesday’s Canadian debut.

I hope you’ll consider joining this exciting undertaking by contributing to one or more charities of your choice on Dec. 3. And what better way to start, than right here at the College, with a gift to the UCC Fund?

Our goal is participation, so any contribution would be greatly appreciated. All gifts of any size, to any area of life at UCC, will help make a difference to the lives of our boys — not to mention provide you with a donation receipt that will be useful for the coming tax season.

To make a gift to the UCC Fund click here.

For more information on Giving Tuesday click here.

Don’t forget, to qualify for a 2013 tax receipt donations must be received by December 31, 2013.

Thank you for your continued support.

Join us in seasonal song this Sunday, Dec. 1

It’s one of our most popular traditions. Join parents, alumni and friends of the College as we celebrate the seasion with the annual Festival of Christmas Music and Readings, this Sunday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. in Laidlaw Hall. All are welcome to attend.

Reception registration: online, association@ucc.on.ca or

call 1-800-822-5361.

NYC hockey tournament

The UCC young alumni team will play in the eighth annual Canadian Association of New York Hockey Tournament in Central Park on Feb. 15-16. Last year, the team placed first among 14 teams. They look forward to taking the title once again. After the games are over on Sunday, Feb. 16, the team and their families will celebrate at the third annual Old Boys and friends social event at Tacombi in Soho. Tacombi is owned by Dario Wolos ’96, who’s very supportive of the event. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and hopes to welcome all Old Boys in the NY area. Being a long weekend in both Canada and the United States, this is a great opportunity to spend it south of the border.

For more details, please contact Lindsay Tarvit, manager of alumni relations and Common Ties, at ltarvit@ucc.on.ca.

UCC Legal LunchNet welcomes 50 guests

Upper Canada College’s fifth annual “Legal LunchNet,” organized by the Common Ties program, was hosted for the second time by Andrew Matheson ’87 at Toronto’s McCarthy Tetrault LLP on Nov. 22.

These lunches have always been hosted by a member of the class of ’87, a close-knit group that included many lawyers. Matheson co-hosted this year’s event with McCarthy Tetrault colleagues and UCC parents Brian Pel and Godyne Sibay.     

Common Ties Advisory Committee chair Evan Thompson ’73 and committee member (and UCC parent and past parent) John Elias welcomed attendees and thank McCarthy Tetrault for its support. Fifty guests attended, representing a wide range of career stages, with the oldest Old Boy being from the leaving class of 1966 and the youngest having just graduated this past spring.

Common Ties will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2014 and, to mark the occasion, the program will celebrate by hosting 10 events within the calendar year — double what it has ever done before.

Make a skate date

The William P. Wilder ’40 Arena will be offering three exciting programs during the winter break for all to enjoy. The following programs are available on December 23, 27, 30 and 31 and will continue on January 2 and 3. Everyone is welcome.

Stick & Puck Time (for parents and kids)

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

All participants are required to wear helmets. Full equipment is recommended. A minimum of one adult is required on the ice with the kids. Cost is $2.00 per participant.

Youth & Adult Shinny

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

All participants are required to wear helmets. Full equipment is recommended. All participants must be at least 14 years of age. Cost is $2.00 per participant. 

Pleasure Skating

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

All participants are required to wear helmets. No sticks or pucks are permitted. Participants can be any age. Cost is $2.00 per participant.

If you have any questions, please contact Craig Edney at 416-488-1125, ext. 6001 or cedney@ucc.on.ca.

Remembrance Day 2013

Prep and Upper Schools gathered to pay respect to our Old Boy war veterans, Thursday, Nov. 7. Twenty Old Boys honoured us with their presence at our Remembrance Day assemblies. Not only did they bring alive the history of war to us, but their attendance also reminded each and every one of us of an important life lesson — that our freedom has a price. These Old Boys are an inspiration to our current boys, faculty and staff alike. Their dedication to our country and to the school is remarkable and is acknowledged with sincere appreciation.


Admission applications deadline is Dec. 6

The admission team reminds you that the application deadline date for all September 2014 day applications is Friday, Dec. 6. As an Old Boy, you can help play an important role in our recruitment process by letting talented boys and their families know about the amazing opportunities at UCC, or letting us know about talented boys.

Contact us directly about a prospective student by calling the admission office at 416-488-1125 (SK to Form 7, ext. 4123; Upper School, ext. 2221), emailing or filling out the Alumni Referral Form online. The College is also committed to honouring relationships with legacy families and applicants with siblings attending the school. Sons of Old Boys and siblings are granted an interview upon application, but go through the same process as all other applicants. If you or anyone you know is planning to apply but hasn’t submitted the online form yet, please go to our Online Application page to get started.

Thank you for being a proud UCC ambassador, and helping your alma mater find great boys.

The admission team

Attention all snowbirds

Please join us for a Florida luncheon in Longboat Key for alumni, parents and friends of Branksome Hall and Upper Canada College

Sunday, January 12 at 12:30 p.m.

Hosted by Wendy MORGAN Deeks’66, Past President of the Branksome Hall
Alumnae Association

510 Wedge Lane, Longboat Key

(three miles north of St. Armands Circle on Gulf of Mexico Drive)

Click here to register online or call the Association office at 1-800-822-5361.

Looking for a spectacular Christmas gift

for someone very special?

Limited Edition Crucible Bowl

The bowl is 11” high with an 8” opening at the top.

Handcrafted by renowned
Canadian artist Robert Held

Retail value: $5,500

This stunning original bowl has been generously donated to Upper Canada College by William Ashley in support of Association Day. 

We are conducting a “blind bid” auction starting on Monday, Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. and closing on Friday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m.  Please email your bid including your name and phone number to kchampion@ucc.on.ca.  All bids will be acknowledged by reply email. If you do not receive acknowledgement within 24 hours please call 416-488-1125, ext. 2231 to confirm your bid.  The
highest bid received by 2 p.m. on Dec. 13 will receive the vase.

Please click  here to learn more about this world-renowned artist.







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