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February 2014 – Alumni Events

Upcoming Alumni Events

Maple Madness open house at Norval on March 23

As days grow warm and sunny and winter gives way to spring, it’s a sure bet that maple syrup season is right around the corner. Find out more about how sap is transformed into syrup at a maple syrup open house on Sunday, March 23 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Norval Outdoor School.

Visitors will have the chance to tour the sugar bush and learn how trees are tapped to collect sap using buckets and tubes. They’ll also be able to see an evaporator demonstration and learn how sap is boiled into syrup. Taste tests of sap, syrup and maple fudge will be offered.

Pancakes and sausages, with real Norval maple syrup, plus an assortment of other goodies will be served in Stephen House. Best of all, admission is free. All members of the UCC community are welcome, and feel free to bring family members and friends. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Remember to wear appropriate footwear for walking outdoors.

Please contact Samantha Kerbel at association@ucc.on.ca or 416-484-8629 to register the number of people attending .

Directions to Norval: Take Highway 401 west to Winston Churchill Boulevard. Follow Winston Churchill 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.

Spring branch events

If you’re travelling to any of the cities listed below for vacation or business, please feel free to attend a UCC branch event. All are welcome along with family members and friends. Please contact the Association office at 1-800-822-5361 for more information or to register, or register online at www.ucc.on.ca/events.

Thursday, April 10

New York branch reception

6:30 – 8:30 p.m., New York Athletic Club

Thursday, April 10

Vancouver branch reception

6 p.m., Terminal City Club

Sunday, April 27  

Los Angeles branch reception

3 p.m., Jonathan Beach Club

We won’t hold an event this year in San Francisco, but will definitely be back next year. We hope you can make it to the Los Angeles reception.


Spring reunion dinner

The College’s annual spring reunion dinner, honouring the leaving classes up to and including 1963, will take place on Wednesday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in the Upper School. The reception will be held in the Bernick Family Foyer and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the upper dining hall.

Tours of the College are available from 5:30 to 6 p.m. RSVP by May 2 to the Association office at 1-800-822-5361 or association@ucc.on.ca if you’re interested in attending.

Spring Sports Day

You can participate in a friendly game of lacrosse, soccer, cricket or ice hockey as part of the College’s Spring Sports Day on Sunday, May 25. There will be a UCC Alumni Association lunch after the games.

All games will begin at 11 a.m. and be followed by lunch and beverages at 12:30 p.m. in the Foster Hewitt Foundation Lounge of the William P. Wilder ’40 Arena & Sports Complex.

Please contact Samantha Kerbel in the Association office at association@ucc.on.ca or 1-800-822-5361 if you’re interested in participating or have any questions. Please indicate what sport you wish to play.

Game locations:

Ice hockey: arena

Lacrosse: oval

Soccer: North prep field

Cricket: To follow up from the 150th anniversary last year, a very special day is planned at UCC with Old Boy vs. XI and Old Boy vs. Old Boy matches and high tea. Please email Kathryn Champion at kchampion@ucc.on.ca if you would like to play on one of the Old Boy teams or you require further information. More details to come.


Past Alumni Events

Founder’s Dinner empahsized giving and creativity

Things have changed a lot at Upper Canada College since Sir John Colborne first came up with the idea for the school and it opened its doors in 1829, but two things have remained hallmarks over its history: an atmosphere of generous giving; and talented alumni. Both of those were celebrated at the annual Founder’s Dinner in honour of Colborne hosted by UCC on Feb. 10. Click here to read more and view pictures.

Varsity Hockey Alumni Game

UCC hosted an alumni hockey game and lunch on Jan. 25, and all reports indicate that everyone had a good time. The members of the blue team might have had a better time, since they came out on top, but everyone got to eat afterward no matter what.

Old Boys who played were Mike Annecchini ‘03, Cody Beales ‘95, John  Brezina ‘85, Jay Bryant ‘94, Connor  Bullock ‘13, John Cassels ‘05, David Chubb ‘06, Adam Cipolla ‘94, Dick Davidson ‘82, Matthew Eden ‘13, Ben MacNicol ‘13, Jeffrey Morash ‘04, Brendan Morrison ‘02, Andrew Reburn ‘06, Jared Ross ‘04, Trevor Stephenson ‘88, Dan Tkaczuk ‘98 and Matthew Wheeler ‘09.

Young Old Boy hockey tournament in Central Park

A team of Upper Canada College Old Boys set out to defend its title in the Canadian Association of New Yorkers Hockey in Harlem Tournament on Feb. 15 and 16 after claiming the championship in its first two years of entry.

Mother Nature got the best of the tournament on Friday night, as New York received so much snow and then rain that the rinks in Central Park weren’t in any condition to be skated on and all of the games were cancelled. Ice crews were able to repair things on Saturday and UCC was able to play a mini-tournament on Sunday.

The team won its first two games by scores of 7-1 and 3-1, but lost steam in the final and came out on the wrong end of a 7-1 decision. That didn’t stop the guys from celebrating, however, as 45 Old Boys and friends gathered at Tacombi in Soho (owned by Dario Walos ’96) on Sunday evening.

The Old Boy team was composed of John Thorp ’05, Hudson Sullivan ’04, Greg Lowman ’04, Jeff Taylor ’04, Ryan Taylor ’00, Pat Taylor, Brett Moffat ’03, Ryan Adams ’05, Andrew Reburn ’06, Gord Cheesbrough ’01 and Yu Tanebe ’05.

Here are photos from the tournament: