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Harbordite issue #63

  1. 1. THE HARBORDITE Harbord Club Newsletter Jerry Gray: Harbord Alumni, honored with the Joe Hill Award for lifetime achievement to the Arts and Progressive Social causes! The Joe Hill award honors leaders and art- ists who have contrib- uted to the successful integration of arts and culture In the labor movement. Given every year at the Great Labor Arts Exchange, it is awarded to persons based on their dedica- tion, participation, and promotion of labor, la- bor arts, culture, organi- zation and/or history. 2010 marks the first in- ternational awarding as we honor one Of Canada's leading organizer/troubadours. Jerry Gray, a founding member of The Travel- lers folk group, formed in 1953 by banjo-player and lead singer. Under jerry's leadership, the group would survive for al- most 60 years through the changes of the movement, politics and the evolution of the folk music tradition. The Travellers per- formed for audiences of all ages, including chil- dren and on university campuses. Continued page 3 I entered a school sing- ing competition in De- cember to see how far I could go and I ended up winning the title of „Harbord Idol‟. I then moved onto the next level where I had to put together a creative team and we worked for months to put together a marketing plan. I went on to compete against 27 other TDSB win- ners. I created a CD and a music video (http:// watch? v=PVBSdstxYGc&feat ure=player_embedded# !) After the second round of competition, I was selected for the top 12. Continued page 4 Inside this issue: Editorial 2 The Principal’s Message 2 Class of 1950 Celebrates 60th Reunion 3 Museum Musings 5 1950 Grad Speaks 6 Recent Grad Thanks Harbord club 8 Harbord Club Award Winner 10 BREAKING NEWS! Harbord Home- coming Event! Inviting ALL Harbordites! Nov 24, 11 AM to 6 PM See last page for more details. Sierra Medeiros-Felix: Very Talented Musician, 2010 Grad & TDSB Idol finalist Don’t miss The HARBORD HOMECOMING ! Wed. Nov 24, 11am to 6 pm November 2010 Issue 63
  2. 2. Dear Harbordite Readers: Hope you all had a wonderful and enjoyable summer! We wel- come you all back to this issue of the Harbordite! We, Belinda Medeiros-Felix (class of '81 and Harbord C.I. Staff) and Ben Lee (class of '78), are your new co-editors of the Harbordite. We are very proud to represent the Harbord Club and present to you this next edition of the Harbord Club newsletter. We hope it will help to connect or reconnect you with your wonder- ful high school, friends and ex- periences! In this edition, we will highlight current happenings relating to the school and its Alumni, as well as fabulous stories of past alumni accomplishments and tales. We will also introduce to you the re- vitalized Harbord Club Board of Directors with photos! Also, we are pleased to say that Syd Moscoe is back with his Museum Musings! It's our pleasure to do our part in keeping the alumni of Harbord Collegiate Institute connected as a community. In this issue you will find out many different ways we Harbordites can stay in touch. One of those ways is our First Harbord Collegiate Homecoming Event on Nov. 24, 2010 from 11am 'til 6pm. All Alumni are welcome! This year, we will be honouring graduates from the 60's. On behalf of The Harbord Club and ourselves, we hope you en- joy reading this Fall Issue of the Harbordite. We encourage you to submit articles about yourselves or other alumni or Harbord re- lated stories to the Harbordite. It can be stories of your post secon- dary school experiences, accom- plishments, reunions with other alumni in the past or future events. The email is: . Please also visit . If you haven't done so already, send your name (as you were en- rolled as a student), address, ph. #, email address and year you graduated to . This info will be added to the current alumni roster and will be kept confidential in the school Museum archives. You can also find us on Facebook; !/group.php?gid=2343351544 or search Harbord C.I. Grads/Alumni . Thank you for your continued support and we extend an open invitation for you to visit our school any time. Especially at our very First Harbord C.I. Homecoming on Nov 24, 2010! Message from the Principal - Mr. Rodrigo Fuentes Hello Harbordites: Off to another great year. On October 7th we honoured 182 graduates, 95 of whom were On- tario Scholars at our 117th Com- mencement. I would like to thank once again the Harbord Club and Harbord Charitable Foundation for making available over 50 awards and scholarships for our graduates. Thanks also to the Club and Foundation who will be helping to honour over 50 students at our Awards breakfast on November 17th at 10 AM. We would love to have you as our guest if you are in the area. Please call Mary Selvaggi at 393- 1650 if you would like to attend. The Museum Club students along with our Archives class continue to catalogue and pre- serve our history. Please visit the Continued page 8 Editorial: Message from the New Co-Editors - Belinda Medeiros-Felix (‘81) & Ben Lee (‘78) THE HARBORDITE Page 2
  3. 3. Continued from cover page Much of their music resonated with the years of campus unrest, and its 1967 recording of "A Century of Song" as a tribute to 100 years of Canadian trade un- ionism, established The Travellers' labor pro- file. They continued to perform at schools, protest rallies and union meetings up to the present. For the past 15 years, Jerry has shared his knowledge of union music, by teaching a university level course called, "Folk, Pro- test and Union Music" at univer- sities in Canada and the U.S. In 2001, Jerry and The Travellers were given a lifetime achievement award by the Cana- dian section of the American Federation of Musicians. In 2009 he was given a lifetime Cultural Achievement Award by the Ontario Federation of Labor for helping to instill culture and music into the labor movement. Last year, The Travellers per- formed a sold-out concert in To- ronto to honor Pete Seeger on his 90th birthday. Former winners of the Joe Hill Award include Guy Cara- wan, Joe Glazer, Cesar Chavez and Pete Seeger. Jerry is the first Canadian to be so-honoured. Presentation was made in Detroit on June 20, 2010, at the closing concert of the 2010 Great Labor Arts Exchange. Jerry was the featured performer. Continued page 24 Jerry Gray: Harbord Alumni, honored with the Joe Hill Award - Continued... Issue 63 Page 3 The Harbord class of 1950 celebrated its 60th reunion in Toronto on Oct 17, 2010. At the reunion, in addition to re- newing old friendships, schmoozing and enjoying a bountiful brunch, reminiscences of Harbord were shared by a number of classmates, and im- ages from Harbord Reviews of that period were presented in a 'nostalgia' slide show. The slide show, speeches and snapshots were subsequently added to our class reunion web- site (resurrected from our 50th reunion). It can be viewed at Personal/Harbord_Reunion60/ index.html. To help alert classmates of the website, both those who attended the reunion and those who missed it, we are anxious to com- pile an email address list of all members of the class of 1950. If you wish to be included in this list (which may also be used to facilitate future communications of class interest) please reply to Laurie Naiman at See pages 20 & 21 for Reunion Photos!
  4. 4. The pressure was on! On April 12, after many weeks of online voting, the top 12 contestants sang their hearts out to a group of Canadian Idol judges joined to- gether in front of a massive audience at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. The top 6 were selected to sing one last song and I was fortunate to be one of them. By the end of the night, I walked out of there with an unforgettable experience and memories to last a lifetime. Made TOP 6 and I was proud to repre- sent Harbord! Biography A native Torontonian, Sierra is a creative soul eager to enter into the world of evolving music. Si- erra enjoys almost every aspect of the arts from creating dance choreography to writing lyrics for her original musical composi- tions. Her musical passion started when she was just a baby form- ing sentences and learning to walk. Discovering a natural mu- sical inclination at a very young age, it was no surprise that Sierra developed a passion for all things music. Over the years, her talents expanded as she explored music through voice, flute, guitar, and song writing. She has an appre- ciation for all styles of music but believes her heart belongs to country/pop. Sierra grew up in a very creative environment where musical ex- pression was not only appreci- ated but encouraged. She has one older sister who is a trained mu- sical theatre performer and part owner of a regional theatre production company situated in Toronto. Definite influences in her life are Aselin Debison (young singer/song writer), her sister Ashley, her mom Belinda, her Godmother Sandy and her high school vocal teacher Renata. When asked what inspires her to sing, Sierra said it was a creative outlet for self expression. Just two years ago, Sierra competed in Canal Days Idol and was one of the top 5 finalists. Sierra has had the opportunity to perform to live audiences, both at her school, (Talent shows, Lunar banquets, Black History assem- blies), and in Toronto Musical Theatre productions. Throughout her life, Sierra has been a part of different choirs and vocal classes at school where in her last 2 years she won the awards for highest achievement in the vocal program and the dedication to music award. Her Cantemus choir is a constant gold medal contender at The Ki- wanis Music Festival, and took the top spot this year. Right be- fore she gets on stage Sierra gets the pre-show jitters, but as soon as she gets out in front of an au- dience, the jitters melt away and are replaced with the adrenaline and warmth of feeling at home on the stage. Being a contender for the title of TDSB Idol has made her appreci- ate the hard work that goes into this profession. Sierra and her creative team, Paw Printz Pro- ductions, held many productive meetings where everyone took on a very important role. She was booked for numerous photo shoots, had a demo CD created, and also has a music video. When asked why she would like the title of TDSB IDOL, Sierra immediately answered, I have already learned so much from working with a creative team and it would be an amazing opportu- nity to grow as an artist, network with like-minded individuals and industry professionals, and relish in the experience of a lifetime Sierra Medeiros-Felix: Very Talented Musician, 2010 Grad & TDSB Idol finalist - Continued… THE HARBORDITE Page 4
  5. 5. having represented my school, my age demographic and (hopefully!) my city. The Paw Printz Productions name came naturally to her be- cause of her love for animals and she also thought it suitable as our school mascot is a tiger. Sierra hopes to use her influence to bring awareness and change of animal cruelty. A percentage of her CD sales will be donated to animal shelters. Sierra's advice for anyone want- ing to pursue a singing career is to be realistic about your goals and know that you must work hard every day to better yourself. And remember, Opportunities multiply as they are Seized – Sun Tzu. Issue 63 Page 5 The coming year will prove to be a new and exciting one for your Museum. It is anticipated that at long last we will have a new picture rail installed so that we can hang the framed photos that we have col- lected over the past few years, including photos of the unveiling of “Our Soldier” from November 11, 1921 up to and including the unveiling and dedication of our Second World War Monument on May 7, 2007. We hope that since our last issue you have had an opportunity to click on the Harbord Club web- site and take a virtual visit through your Museum. The work was completed at the time that you received the last Harbordite. At the time we issued a special thanks to Richard Sui, Esther Jeon and Jonathan To, who were graduating from HCI. Congratulations are sent out to Richard Sui for being awarded a Kensington Foundation Award as well as a University of Waterloo President‟s Scholarship, and to Esther Jeon for being awarded the Harbord Club Hank Stratton Award, a Kensington Foundation Award , a University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering Admission Scholar- ship, the West Toronto PEO Chapter Scholarship, and a Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top Scholarship. We welcome this year as Mu- seum Club volunteers, Rachel Fabbri , Claire Shenstone Harris , Cole Barkman, Sydney Dumett, and Emily Brown under the lead- ership of our student teacher ad- visor Mr. Daniel Le Blanc. As you may well know, the time put in by the students in the Museum counts toward the 40 community service hours they must earn be- fore they can receive their graduation diploma. We hope this year to digitize a number of items from the Museum and add them to the Harbord Club web- site. We are pleased to report that af- ter the last issue went to press, “The Happy Ghosts of Harbord”, published for the Centenary of HCI in 1992, was digitized by Ron Smith (HCI 1961) and placed on the web. If you would like to view it, here is the link HarbordClub/harbordite-no30 . We also have copies available for purchase from the Museum at $25.00 plus postage. If you have any memorabilia of your years at Harbord that may be surplus to your needs please feel free to forward it to us. We shall treasure it and look after it. When coming to HCI‟s Home- coming, November 24th , please come and visit the Museum. The Museum will be deacces- sioning some items surplus to our needs and they will be available for sale at the Homecoming. Your Harbord Museum is open every Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the school term. Museum Musings – Syd Moscoe
  6. 6. What is it about Harbord? What other High School has a 60th year reunion that has people coming from across such a huge gulf of time? Where else can we find other people with whom such a strong bond was forged that we return after generations of time? Certainly, part of it was the at- mosphere of the place. It was immediately after World War II had ended. People who had served in the armed forces were coming home. Optimism for the future was almost palpable. And entering High School was the most exciting and scary experi- ence that I‟d ever had. During my earlier years I‟d at- tended three different schools, and none are places to which I‟d return. Don‟t mistake this as a lack of success or delight in learning new things. But those places did not provide the same kinds of new things. Whether it was the excitement of discover- ing the wonders of the living world around us in science classes (Mr. Smith provided that entry), or the mind expanding words to express wondrous worlds in English classes (Dr. Kingston), the precision of thought and expression of Ger- man (Mr. Howe), the infinite de- lights of music, both in listening and performance (Mr. Haig), to the magnetism of past worlds in History classes (Mr. Baker), I‟ll never know. I do know, however, that I was permanently changed by those classes and those teachers. Har- bord was a safe place to learn, to question an idea, to challenge a teacher‟s memory, or to dispute a concept, and still come out with dignity and self-confidence in- tact. It was a place where ideas took precedence, where languages took on new meanings, where the excitements of the synthesis of ideas flourished. Nothing was impossible in such an atmos- phere. It was an extremely safe place for me to try, fail, and rec- ognize that failure simply meant trying again from a different point of view. Many years ago I read a novel by D.L. Sayers. She opened her book with a quote from John Donne in which he compared the University to a Paradise: “Rivers of Knowledge are there, Arts and Sciences flow from there” but they are “Gardens that are walled up, Walls that are sealed up, bot- tomless depths of unsearchable counsels there”. And, judging by the scientific and artistic accomplishments of many of my former classmates, it seems that some of us have been given those keys. This is why it gave me such joy to rejoin my classmates in our 60th anniver- sary reunion. Homecoming 2010 by Hannah Banky Brown (Class of 1950 at her 60th Reunion) THE HARBORDITE Page 6
  7. 7. When Helen Klingman phoned to ask if I would be a speaker at the reunion, I had to stop and think about it. Not that I didn‟t want to speak, but it‟s hard to remember what happened yester- day, let alone recall incidents from 60 years ago. But of course I accepted, and soon began jot- ting down some ideas. I ran them by my daughter who was visiting from Vancouver. She immediately critiqued my writ- ing, saying, “That speech is all about you, Dad.” And she was right! So I sat down and this time thought long and hard about what I wanted to say. Above all, I wanted to convey the great influence that Harbord had on me, and by association, on all of us collectively. We arrived as young, insecure teens, just at the end of World War II and left as confident, young adults, ready to take on the golden 1950‟s. Harbord, of course, was known for academic achievement and in those days, with grade 13 Provin- cial exams , this was quantifi- able. But it was not just the aca- demic excellence that influenced us it was also the extracurricular activities that drew us together. All of us rejoiced in the magic of the Gilbert and Sullivan oper- ettas staged by Mr. Haig and as- sisted by the great Harbord or- chestra. The few sour musical notes were of no consequence and ignored by all. We all en- joyed the precision (and some- times not), schoolyard drills of the cadet core and drum band under the direction of Mr. Frizell. And last, but certainly not least, we all laughed at the skits and “ shtick “ of the “Brotherhood of the Lost Parabola“. This was the essence of Harbord. It was these shared experiences, either as a participant or as an onlooker, that turned a „me‟ into an „us‟. I didn‟t participate in any of the music programs and I wasn‟t involved in the drama presenta- tions. I was strictly a sports “nut“. I do remember a couple of sports stories that I was involved in. The first story is about football. I played senior football when I was in 3rd form. The guys on the team were the only 12 boys in the whole school who were brave enough, or stupid enough, that Mr. Caldecott could con- vince to “Do or die for HCI”. At that time I lived above a small “schul” on Huron St. just south of Dundas. Peter Miller, who lived a few doors up from me, was also on the team. I remem- ber hiding my football gear in his house so that my parents would- n‟t find out I was on the team. They expected that 100 % of my school time be devoted to learn- ing. That year we played Bloor, in the final game of the season. Bloor was a powerhouse, mainly be- cause Bob Kendal, a mountain of a man with about 230 pounds of solid muscle, was on their team. Playing safety, I tackled him. I went down like a rag doll and don‟t remember anything else about the rest of the game, except that it ended in a close 52 to 0 victory for Bloor. That Friday night, at the school dance, a pretty girl asked me, “Do you know any of the football players on our team? I‟d really like to meet one”. She didn‟t even know I was on the team. That lack of recognition, plus the smack in the head, marked the end of my foot- ball career. Not that recognition by good-looking girls meant any- thing to me back then. Of course not! Continued page 9 Reminiscences of Harbord Collegiate – Josh Fedder THE HARBORDITE Harbord Club Newsletter Issue 63 Page 7
  8. 8. Harbord Club website to see all the upgrades done to it. I would like to thank Syd Moscoe for his continued support in these en- deavors. We are always looking for arti- facts or Harbord memorabilia to showcase in our Museum. Without you, the Harbordite would not be possible. Please send your stories and let your fellow alumni know that we need their stories as well to make this publication as vibrant as it can be. I would like to thank Ben Lee class of „78 and Belinda Medeiros-Felix class of ‟81 for volunteering to be the new co- editors of the Harbordite. Please remember that your alma mater is always open to you. You have an open invitation any time to come in and visit. We continue to enjoy an increase in visits and contacts from more alumni. Thank you. Dear Harbord Club: My name is Ben Carter-Whitney and I am a member of the Har- bord Collegiate Graduating Class of 2010. I am writing to express my gratitude for being recog- nized with the Stapleton Calde- cott Award this year. I am aware of and extremely grateful for the amount of effort the Harbord Club puts into raising the money which makes these awards possi- ble. Over the course of my four years at Harbord, I strove to allow my- self to indulge in all of my vari- ous interests, both through taking classes from an assortment of subjects, and participating in ex- tracurricular through the school. I was a member of the volleyball team for my entire time here, and in each of my final two years I was a part of the championship- winning hockey team. I have also been a member of the school band and the Boys‟ Athletic As- sociation. I am now attending McGill Uni- versity, studying the liberal arts, and I plan to follow a concentra- tion in political science. I am en- joying it thoroughly and never cease to notice new ways in which Harbord helped to prepare me, both as a student and as a person, for the situations which I encounter. Although I am still uncertain about what I plan to do upon completing my degree, I am positive that I will continue to find the skills I acquired at Harbord to be helpful and rele- vant in an ongoing way regard- less of what path I choose to fol- low. For me, this award seems to be a perfect composite of who I have been throughout my years at Har- bord, and who I hope to be as I travel through life. Awarded for excellence in athletics and social studies, the Stapleton Caldecott Award reflects my variety in in- terests in a way that is incredibly meaningful to me. It represents both how far I have come and how far I have yet to go. I will surely carry this and all of my Harbord memories proudly with me wherever I go. Sincerely, Ben Carter-Whitney Recent Grad Thanks Harbord Club for Award! - Ben Carter-Whitney Message from the Principal - Mr. Rodrigo Fuentes - Continued... “This award seems to be a perfect composite of who I have been throughout my years at Harbord, and who I hope to be as I travel through life. “ THE HARBORDITE Page 8
  9. 9. This final story sums up Har- bord, for me. I was in fifth form. It was the last period of the day and it was English, my fa- vourite subject ,taught by „Doc‟ Kingston, my favourite teacher. The whole class was involved in a serious discussion about Coriolanus, a Shakespearian play that was sure to be on our final exam. We were running late, but time did not seem important. The ideas were coming fast and furious and the discourse was spirited. Suddenly, there was a knock on the door and in walked „Stapes‟ Caldecott, now as the basketball coach. Stapes approached „Doc‟ King- ston and asked, in a low voice, for Fedder to be let out of class as he had to play in a basketball game that was to start momentar- ily. „Doc‟ Kingston replied, “Can we talk about this in the hall Mr. Caldecott”. Out they went, but through the partially open door we could hear „Stapes‟ angrily saying,” Kingston, bas- ketball is important to the school and we need to win today to make the playoffs.” Doc replied in an equally loud voice, even more scathing in tone, Caldecott, sports are for the semi-literate and are not important. Literature is what will allow these young people to get ahead in life”. Looking back 60 years later, I have to conclude that they were both right, in their own way. That little rumble in the hall epitomized Harbord for me:”Sports”, “Academics”, and “Growing up”. Murray Rubin – Speaking at the 60th Reunion of the Class of 1950 I would like to congratulate Helen Klingman and her com- mittee for organizing this 60th anniversary of the graduation of our class. A very difficult task and I should know as I was in- volved in 1950. I have been asked why I spent so much time working for Harbord Collegiate. It is difficult to explain to one or two people who did not attend Harbord but maybe some in this group would understand. I love this country Canada and for me Harbord represents every- thing that is great about this na- tion. This school is a reflection of what I would wish on the entire world. People of all races, religions, col- ours and ethnic backgrounds came to Harbord, as they came to Canada, and were given the opportunity to get an education, and be successful in whatever field they chose. This is an excerpt from the To- ronto Star November 12, 2005 “While Remembrance Day ceremonies usually draw digni- taries to cenotaphs across Can- ada, a former Minister of De- fense, a top general and a leading Canadian businessman, went to a high school to observe it “ Not just any high-school, our high school. We rededicated a monu- ment to the soldiers who died in the 1st World War. The money was raised by graduates who were not even alive during that Continued page 10 Reminiscences of Harbord Collegiate – Josh Fedder Continued... Issue 63 Page 9
  10. 10. Continued from page 9 war. May 9th 2007 and I quote an article in the Globe and Mail: “Harbord Col- legiate remembered its students and staff who died in the 2nd world war during a monument dedication in their honour at the collegiate. The monument was created by Morton Katz a Harbord graduate. Of the more than 700 students and staff who enlisted in the war, more than 50 died. No other school has even remotely ap- proached this dedication in re- membering its past.” Nothing is impossible at this school. I could be here a few hours listing the names of our individual success stories. Au- thors, poets, mayors, UN ambas- sadors, scientists, leaders of industry, doctors, com- posers, musicians, come- dians, archi- tects ,soldiers, lawyers, working people, teach- ers, Nobel prize winners and pharmacists. I detected a lit- tle smile among this audience as I included pharmacists. It was not for me but for Leslie Dan, a graduate from Harbord and after whom the Faculty of Pharmacy building at U. of T. is named. Well, I will not take a few hours but I would like to read out the names of some former students who won the Order of Canada, three of whom were in the class of 1950: Louis Applebaum Alan Borovoy, Leonard Braithwaite, Leslie Dan, Judy Feld Carr, Victor Feldbrill, Frank Gehry, Edwin Goodman, Bernie Langer ,Stephen Lewis Louis Rasminsky, Harry Rosen, Frank Shuster, Louis Simino- vitch, Harry Somers, Marv Tile, John Weinzweig. I am proud that I attended Har- bord Collegiate and graduated, and I bask in the reflected glory of the great people who attended before and after. 2010 Grad & Harbord Club Award Winner Gives Thanks! - Amy Zhong Dear Harbord Club, It is my honour to be the recipi- ent of the Harbord Club Leslie Dan Achievement Award at this fall‟s commencement ceremony. As the recipient of a Harbord Club award for a fourth and final year, I will once again express my gratitude for the Harbord Club‟s continued support to us, the students, and involvement in our school community. Currently, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce at the Queen‟s School of Business. I am thoroughly enjoying my time here at Queen‟s University studying something I am pas- sionate about. I feel the pro- gram, my professors, and my peers are helping me challenge myself as a student, as a leader and as an individual. Over this past month I have adjusted to living independently, developed some amazing friendships, and immersed myself in the Queen‟s Community. I feel well prepared academically and in terms of transferrable skills that I can ap- ply to other aspects of life. I feel a reason why there was such an overall smooth transition because I was a Harbordite. Harbord has given me so many opportunities. I have been chal- lenged in various ways, and from these challenges I was able to Murray Rubin – Speaking at the 60th Reunion of the Class of 1950, Continued... THE HARBORDITE Page 10 Nothing is impossible at this school. I am proud that I attended Harbord Collegiate
  11. 11. grow. I have broadened my hori- zon through my extra-curricular involvement in the arts, athletics, and numerous clubs. I have ac- quired leadership skills and have learned how to work effectively in a team. I have engrained in me attitudes that will help over- come other obstacles in life. Through my involvement outside of the classroom, I now under- stand the unquantifiable value of getting involved. I can confi- dently say that Harbord has given me the chance to evolve to be the individual I proud to be today. I have always admired Harbord‟s community spirit. It is evident through the Harbord Club, the administrators, and the staff‟s actions that they whole-heartedly dedicate themselves to helping the students succeed. It has only been a few months, but I already find myself reminiscing with my fellow graduates on the memo- ries we have created at Harbord. Over the four years, I have seen and heard so many individuals announce proudly of once being a Harbordite, and I am too now pleased to join this large family. Please allow me to share the fol- lowing anecdote where I further recognized what it means to be a Harbordite. Thanks to the opportunities Har- bord has offered me, its suppor- tive academic environment and my involvement outside of school I am privileged to be a Queen‟s Major Entrance Scholar- ship recipient. At the awards re- ception last month there were also numerous past scholarship recipients, current and past fac- ulty mem- bers, and alumni present. I had the opportu- nity to speak to an elder, re- tired, sci- ence pro- fessor. We were casu- ally con- versing when he asked how many other students from my high school are here at Queen‟s University from my graduating class of about 200 students. I replied with, “About 10.” He proceeded to ask which high school I went to. I re- sponded not expecting him to know about our school, since only the rare few have upon my arrival here. When he heard Harbord Colle- giate Institute he gently tilted his head back with a tiny smile, nod- ding with understanding. He told me with almost a twinkle in his eye that I seem to make good de- cisions as to the schools I attend. Of course, I was both excited and curious by this reaction and in- sisted that he elaborate. He ex- plained that during the 60‟s and then again in the 80‟s he was a part of the admissions committee that read applications to decide which students will be offered admissions. Over time, he came familiar with schools and the types of students they produced. He is aware of Harbord‟s pres- tige and long history of excel- lence. It was a pleasure returning to this school and seeing everybody again. Once again, I am very grateful to receive the Harbord Club Leslie Dan Achievement Award. Thank you. As I leave the commencement celebrations at Harbord, like many others, I already know I will be back- to visit, to contrib- ute, to reminisce. Staff, students, and alumni collectively distin- guish Harbord, as individually Harbord defines us. Yours truly, Amy Zhong Queen‟s School of Business „14 Issue 63 Page 11 At that moment I have never been more proud to be a Harbordite. I felt a sense of belonging to something bigger, older, and deeper than what I could have ever imagined. I understand in a completely new context what it meant to be a part of a history, to be a part of a tradition, to have chosen to come to Harbord.
  12. 12. Dear Harbord Collegiate c/o har- ( I know there's a real person reading this, but I don't know your name!), This is the first time I've ever been asked for the information -- and I'm delighted to give it! My name when I attended Harbord was Robin Jane Beckwith. That's still my name! I began attending Harbord in 1968. I attended York University be- ginning in 1974, graduating in 1978 with an Honors BA in Eng- lish. I obtained my Masters in Business Administration in 1984 from Houston Baptist University. I've lived in Houston, Texas since 1978, becoming an Ameri- can citizen in 1985. I look forward to hear- ing more from Harbord. It's been a lifetime since I talked to just about anyone I went to school with there! All the best, Robin PS : Here's one for the coinci- dence record: In the past 3 hours I've been reading the two Har- bord yearbooks I have from the years I attended, as well as reading essays I wrote for courses I took at York. I hadn't exam- ined these writings for decades. Reading a poem I wrote when I was 16 made me break down in tears. It was so amazing to read my 16- year-old voice and find how much I live and speak with it now. Hmmmm...... Thanks Museum Volunteer Wins Harbord Club & Kensington Awards - Esther Jeon Dear Harbord Club and Kensing- ton Foundation, My name is Esther Jeon and this year I am the recipient of the Harbord Club Hank Stratton Award and also the Kensington Foundation Award. I would like to sincerely thank you for these two awards as they acknowledge the hard work I put into my high school academics and serves as a reminder for me to try even harder in my future endeavors. Just to give a brief introduction about myself I have a Korean background and came to Canada when I was 6 years old. Cur- rently, I am a student at the Uni- versity of Toronto in the Engi- neering Science program. I have to say, university life is definitely a different environment com- pared to high school and these days I have come to miss walk- ing in the halls of Harbord Colle- giate. I have attended Harbord Collegiate all throughout the 4 years of high school and one thing for sure is that my high school experience could not have been better. To me Harbord Collegiate truly was my second home. Being in- volved in many clubs during high school, I spent a lot of my time at school and stayed well past class hours. I love how Harbord has so much to offer to its students and I was able to benefit from this by being part of many clubs such as Students Leading Initiative for Change, Pink Ribbon Society, and even had the opportunity to start my own club called the Har- bord Rocket Club. In terms of academics, I love how there is a strong dynamic relationship between the students and teachers and it is because of their strong interest in my aca- Letter to the Harbord Club - Robin Jane Beckwith (Class of ‘72) THE HARBORDITE Page 12 Reading a poem I wrote when I was 16 made me break down in tears
  13. 13. demic well being is what enabled me to succeed at school. Without these two balanced components of extracurricular activity and academics which I experienced during high school, I do not think that I would be the same successful student and the per- son I am today. During my final year at Harbord, I had the opportunity to volun- teering in the Harbord Club Museum and wrote many informa- tion articles for the display cabinets in- side the museum. Through this experience, I had the privilege to learn just how rich the history of this school really is. I learned so much about Harbord and its past, and working in the museum also developed a stronger loyalty and respect for the school. I find it really special that Har- bord gives out awards to students every year for their academic and extra- curricular achievements. During the period I vol- unteered at the museum, Mr. Syd Moscoe, the cu- rator, told me how the Harbord Club started these awards through the decision of past students donating their own money to the school in order that future students would receive these awards. The amount of collegiality they had back then for the school to even formulate such a club, as the Har- bord Club, and start these awards truly struck me and gave me an ap- preciation to these people. Right now, my goal is to complete my undergraduate education in en- gineering and hopefully continue on to graduate school either in the sci- ences or potentially in business. During university, I hope to refine the skills I developed at Harbord and as a new Harbord Club mem- ber, I hope to give back to the school in the future in remembrance of what it has done for me. Once again, thank you for these awards and the continual support and commitment you give to the Harbord Collegiate students! Sincerely, Esther Jeon I learned so much about Harbord and its past, and working in the museum also developed a stronger loyalty and respect for the school. Donation from Class of ‘57 50th Anniversary Committee - Lucy Shiffman Sadowski, Chair Dear Syd, As I explained on the telephone, I was the chair of the Committee for the celebration of the 50th An- niversary of the class of 1957 at Harbord and I still had a few dol- lars in the account we set up for this occasion. I have finally written out two cheques today – one is directed to the discretionary fund of the principal of HCI, currently, as you know Rodrigo Fuentes. It is to be used to help some kids stay in school or to be able to get the most out of their experiences at Harbord by, for instance, being able to par- ticipate in field trips, etc. The other cheque I am sending to you is for whatever you need it for in the museum. I am a real fan of museums, being a member of the ROM and AGO and still teaching in the ROM Education Department after I retired from the classroom. I am thrilled at the job you are do- ing there. Now that I am living so close, I might drop in some Wednesday to update myself on your progress. All the best to you and the Harbord Club for your good work. Sincerely, Lucy Shiffman Sadowski '57 Page 13 Issue 63
  14. 14. When I was a student at Harbord I did my best to remain incon- spicuous. I sat at the back and the last thing that I wanted to do was to stand up in front of the class and speak That hasn‟t changed much since then, but Helen twisted my arm and here I am – on my feet in front of my class- mates with instructions to talk about my memories of Harbord and how it influenced my life after leaving school. When I arrived at Harbord in 1945 I was a shy, introspective, awkward, self conscious and na- ïve child. .I was intimidated by the size of the school and what I took to be the maturity and competence of the older students. Fortunately I had become a member of Habonim and had a group of friends who made it easy for me to integrate into the school. That core group - Merv Kerzner, Red Petroff, Howard Weinberg and Danny Glick were my comfort zone from which I could explore the rich offerings of the school. The curriculum was fine as far as I was concerned and although the teaching was variable, the stan- dards were high and I developed a disciplined approach to learn- ing. There were a few goofy teachers but that just taught me how to learn on my own. My fa- vourite teachers were Miss Hys- lop – because she called me “Bearnarrr Lawnjayy” and Mr Fraser – because he thought and taught beyond the curriculum and also because he offered that neat elective in THE calculus. The extracurricular activities were a very important part of my confidence building and included swimming (which I loved) , bas- ketball (which I played poorly - but I was tall), dancing (that‟s where the girls were) and shoot- ing. You might not have known it but there was a rifle range in the basement of the school and although a *** with a gun was an uncommon sight in those days, I actually won a silver spoon in the provincial shooting competi- tion. In Grade 13 I was still not sure what I wanted to be when I grew up and I didn‟t apply to medicine until the very last minute. I fi- nally did so mainly because it was hard to get in and that was where the smartest kids in the class were going. It turned out that 15 people from our class eventually ending up in meds at U of T or elsewhere. It was not until I arrived at uni- versity that I realized how well Harbord had prepared me for that new experience. The most im- portant thing was the confidence that I had developed and the abil- ity to try new things without fear of failure. I still experienced plenty of failure – but that became an important part of learning and getting better at what I was doing. One of the new things that I tried was marriage, and when I graduated I had not only a diploma but a wife and a son about to be born. Laurie has made some nice com- ments about my career, but I still look back in wonder at some of the things that happened to me. I have to confess that I did not plan that career – in fact a lot of what happened came about while I was planning something differ- ent. A good example of that was my involvement in the liver transplantation program at U of T. When I was finishing my surgi- cal training in 1962 I was offered a job as a general surgeon at Speech at Class of 1950 - 60th Reunion, Oct 17, 2010 by Bernie Langer THE HARBORDITE Page 14 The most important thing was the confidence that I had developed and the ability to try new things without fear of failure.
  15. 15. TGH with the condition that I get some additional training in the very new field of cancer chemotherapy. I agreed to do that but what I really wanted to do was to also work in the labora- tory of Francis Moore in Boston, the world authority on the physi- ology of the body‟s response to trauma. So I did the cancer work first and then went to Boston – staying at Laurie‟s apartment until I found a place for Ryna and the 3 kids we had somehow accumulated. On arrival in Moore‟s lab I was surprised to find that he was no longer interested in surgical physiology but was feverishly working to prepare his team to attempt the world‟s first liver transplant. That project eventu- ally failed but I was caught up in it and the focus of my training in Boston instantly changed. I be- came very interested in the possi- bilities of major surgery on the liver – something that I had never seen or done in my 6 years of postgraduate training in To- ronto. After six months in Boston we came back to Toronto and I started my practice as a general surgeon at TGH and also devel- oping the use of chemotherapy in surgical practice. My liver sur- gery was confined to the labora- tory for a while but I was able to apply the techniques learned in the lab to do operations in patients with surgical liver and pancreas problems. Before very long, I became so busy with that work that I had to train two other people in that new field. Some time later we started the first sub specialized fellowship training program in liver and pancreatic surgery in North America to train surgeons for other centers. In 1963 Tom Starzl in Denver had done the first successful liver transplant and over the next decade other centers were starting up, but it was still in the realm of experimental surgery. By 1980 however, the surgical techniques and the methods of im- munosuppression to avoid rejec- tion had become pretty standard- ized. Also, the UWO had started a liver transplant program and we were having to send patients from Toronto to London for transplant surgery. We decided to start a program in Toronto and sent one of our best surgical trainees, Leonard Makowka who had done our liver surgery fellowship to Starzl to be trained – and to come back and run our program. Starzl liked him so much that he hired him. We had done all the preparatory work in- cluding hiring Gary Levy a bril- liant hepatologist to run the medi- cal side and the research lab that we decided to go ahead ourselves . And so in 1985 I did the first liver transplant in Toronto with my 2 colleagues and with Leonard Ma- kowka in the room, who we had brought back to coach us through it. That first operation went well but the patient later died of infection due to overtreatment with immuno- suppression –but the program was started and it never looked back. This past week there was a 25th an- niversary celebration of the trans- plant team that now includes six surgeons. I learned that the U of T program has now done over 2000 liver transplants, it has the largest living donor liver transplant pro- gram in North America and has trained over 50 transplant surgeons for centers in Canada, the USA and other countries. So what does all this have to do with my time at Harbord Colle- giate? It also was the place where I made friends that remain among my most cherished friends today – including Laurie, Howard, Red, Josh and Ma- chi who I am pleased to see are all alive and well and here today. I would have to say that Harbord was the ideal environment for me at that stage of my life. It was a diverse community of students; it was challenging; and it had a wide range of activities that allowed me to explore my own interests and to develop the learning skills and confidence to go on to university. Issue 63 Page 15
  16. 16. More Reminiscences of Harbord Collegiate – Mildred (Machi) Steinberg THE HARBORDITE Page 16 As the youngest of 4 girls in my family I was expected to attend Central Commerce and follow in the footsteps of my sisters i.e. become a secretary and get mar- ried….maybe not even in that order. Thankfully my teachers and the principal of Commerce persuaded my parents that they and I should raise my expecta- tions academically and my path was determined to enter Harbord in the 10th Grade. Of course, there was no money for tutors, and truth be told, for not much of anything – I was ex- pected to teach myself the Grade 9 curricula for French, Latin, Math and Science – which I did over the summer. Thus I made my debut at this most exceptional school in Grade 10. I was figuratively embraced by both teachers and students, many of whom I still recall as warm, compassionate, special people. After all, most of us came from immigrant families whose first language in many cases was Yid- dish (which did come in handy in German classes where our teach- ers were amazed at our facility with the accent). Many of our teachers welcomed us into their spheres of intellectualism and shared their expertise with us, not only in academics, but also in the ways of the world. They cor- rected our spoken language and taught us manners. Where does one begin to remi- nisce about the happy days spent in study, recreation and our own personal expanding uni- verse? Of course, we must first pay tribute to our outstanding music teacher, Alistair Haig. He imbued this entire generation of students with a love of fine music, especially the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, which he mounted in the most professional manner, demanding if not perfec- tion, then the closest thing to it – and we all rose to the occasion. I think half the school was some- how involved in these memora- ble productions – from stage hands, sound people, set design- ers, make-up artists, costumers, publicists, photographers, to or- chestra members, soloists and chorus. I had the good fortune to have the opportunity to dance in two operettas – my favourite was The Pirates of Penzance, dancing the Cachucha. What an enormous thrill it was to be part of that ex- perience. To this day, most of us still wax nostalgic about those times and whenever possible make every effort to attend a Gilbert and Sul- livan production when it appears in Toronto. We owe a great debt to Mr. Haig who gave us the gift of music. Many of the Operetta performers went on to considerable fame – singers Evelyn Gould, Esther Ghan, Selma Lenchner, our dedi- cated convener Helen Klingman, and musicians like Morry Kernerman, who established the Kernerman Trio while still a stu- dent. You all know he subse- quently went on to become Asso- ciate Concertmaster of the To- ronto Symphony.
  17. 17. Morry loves to relate a story which took place about 15 years ago. He received a phone call with a voice from the past, Mr. Alistair Haig, who was now resi- dent in a nursing home and in- volved in their programming. He wanted Morry to bring “The Kernerman Trio” to this nursing home to entertain the oldsters. When Morry tried to explain that that young group had been dis- banded long ago, Mr. Haig would have none of his excuses. He gave Morry the date when he expected his group to show up and Morry responded with a firm “Yes Sir, Mr. Haig”….and he did show up, with a group of won- derful colleagues from the To- ronto Symphony, who played a magnificent program to honour this special man. Everyone had a fine time, especially Morry. When I think back on those days I have only the warmest feelings towards our teachers. I know that many of the boys gave some of them a hard time, but I like to think that it was only in good fun and not at all hostile. I have only gratitude towards these teachers who really did respect our enor- mous abilities and who urged us on to excel. Our most elegant Miss Hislop (Euphrasia) – I loved that name – with her chic French fashion, in- cluding black lace stockings - insisted on calling some by their equivalent French names, like Bernie Langer, who was always pronounced Langer. I think she had a great affection for him and whenever she called upon him she had a certain gleam in her eye and a smile on her face. Of course, being Bernie, he al- ways had the correct answer. Perhaps her sixth sense told her that he was destined for great achievements. She only referred to me as Mamselle, because, what could she do with Tameanko? I truly looked forward to our classes with Smitty, our science teacher, whose teachings I still remember in my day-to-day life, because he taught us more than science. Even at that time he was teaching us to respect the environment. Who could resist Archie Baker, our Grade 10 Latin teacher, who opened a whole new fascinating area of language to me? Who knew that English rested on the shoulders of ancient Latin? I was devas- tated when he passed away dur- ing the summer before our Grade 11 year. My love for books and reading was fostered by Dr. Kingston‟s analyses of Shakespeare and con- temporary poetry, which resonate with me to this day. How fortunate we were to have interested and willing teachers to meet with us extra-curricularly, not only to promote the sports activities, but to also set up clubs like the Soldalitas (the Latin Club – can you imagine kids to- day sitting around in togas, chat- ting in Latin?), the Debating So- ciety, the chess club, the Harbord Review and the Parabola Club. We all know the history of the Parabola Club and its demise, but did you know that even then, we had our very own rabble-rouser in Alan Borovoy, who led a dele- gation to the principal to plead for justice and re-instate our be- loved Parabola Show? Alan won that case, but was not so success- ful when he led a student strike on the Opening Day of the Ball- game. I remember marching around the school grounds sing- ing “Take Me Out to the Ball- game”, but our Principal was not amenable to giving us the after- noon off. It was still a lot of fun. We enjoyed the talents of so many of our fellow students who went on to careers in show business on stage and screen, but one stands out for me – Toby Robbins – a beautiful person both inside and out. On many occasions we were treated to her quoting poetry or a Shakespear- ean monologue. Remembering how she recited “In Flanders Fields” on Remembrance Day still moves me. We lost her too soon. Continued page 18 Issue 63 Page 17
  18. 18. Continued from page 17 Although I experienced very few low points, the lowest point came with the stealth of my beautiful new shoes, bought with my own hard-earned money, from the dressing room, as I played bas- ketball with the girls‟ team in our gym. The funniest moment came with the newspaper announce- ments of Harbord‟s scholarships. Among the winners were three Japanese-Canadian students: Marc Sumi, Teruo Izakawa and Mildred Tameanko. When Helen approached me to share some memories of Harbord I at first declined claiming that I would not be able to remember much, but lo and behold, once I began to write I was filled with memories. Because of time con- straints I am sharing only a small portion of them. I have never ceased to wonder at our good fortune to have been born too early to experience the horrors of the Second World War, but old enough to be scarred by the aftermath of that war, when we learned of the ter- rible fate of our European rela- tives. I guess we can still consider our- selves the fortunate generation and how very, very fortunate we were to be students at that won- drous time at Harbord Collegiate. Our school and its dedicated teachers helped to mould and shape us so that our graduates could go on to distinguish them- selves in all the professional fields – medicine, pharmacy, the sciences, the performing arts and visual arts, journalism and litera- ture, the law and in the field of finance. We remain a unique group. Onward Harbord ! Harbord Club Awards Assembly to Celebrate Outstanding Student Achievements! More Reminiscences of Harbord Collegiate - Continued... THE HARBORDITE Page 18 No other high school exists in this country whose grateful alumni has taken on the responsibility to keep alive the exceptional spirit of those magical years, by endowing scholarships to commemorate our teachers with living memorials to reward deserving students and to preserve the memories of the past history of our school. Your attendance here today demonstrates our ongoing enthusiastic spirit and our gratitude and support for a truly extraordinary school. Harbord is having an Awards Assembly and Reception on Wed. Nov. 17, 2010. Class of 1960 are invited to join us in the Harbord Museum at 9:45 am with the Assembly in the Auditorium from 10 to 11am. Including Commencement Awards, this year the Harbord Charitable Foundation and the Harbord Club are giving over $10.000.00 towards over 65 student awards.
  19. 19. Sid Ingham, Class of 1978, B.A. U of Toronto, M Div, Tyndale University College & Seminary. Self employed entrepreneur. President & CEO of moist wipes manufacturing and supply busi- ness. Ben Lee, Class of 1978, M.A.Sc in Civil Engineering, U of T, B.A. in Comp. Sci. York U. Senior Systems Integrator at the City of Toronto. Very proud to be a Harbordite! And looking forward to reconnecting with former classmates. Introducing the NEW Harbord Club Board of Directors! Syd Moscoe, Class of 1952, President Pro-Tem. Curator of the Harbord Museum. Years of volunteering in the Harbord Club helping to reconnect Alumni with the School! Issue 63 Page 19 Diana Da Silva, Class of 2009. Coordinator of the Homecoming Event commemorating 1960s. Currently enrolled at York Uni- versity in the Criminology Program. Helder Frizado, Class of 2009 Currently in my 2nd year at George Brown College in Me- chanical Design. He also works at George Brown's Athletics De- partment Belinda Medeiros-Felix, Class of 1981, B.A. U of T, C.Y.W., Centennial, volunteered for HCI‟s 90th & 100th reunion. Creator of Facebook group “Harbord C.I. Grads/Alumni”. She encourages you all to keep in touch with the BEST high school in existence!
  20. 20. Class of 1950 - 60th Reunion Photos on Oct 17, 2010 Mr. Rodrigo Fuentes, Principal of Harbord C. I. Since Jan. 08. Mrs. Sue-Lang Wong, Guidance Counsellor & Teacher at H.C.I. since 1998. Harbord Club Staff Contact: THE HARBORDITE Page 20 Helen and Her Guys (Petroff, Naiman, Warner, Fedder, Langer and Rubin) Fran Simms, Phyllis Sandler Platnick, attendant, Ruth Scol- nik, Jean Mednick Korman, Annabelle Zarnett Fine
  21. 21. Issue 63 Page 21 Murray Lazer, Helen Klingman Cait, Howard Warner & Deanie Rumack Esther Klein Pohn and Moe Polansky Ted Izukawa and wife Joyce Morris Librach and Belle SteinbergAlan Borovoy and Myra Gula Sheldon and Doreen Wengle Friedland Front: Anne Finkel- stein Allen Rear: Jean Mednick Korman, Annabelle Zarnett Fine, Lorraine Kushner Resnik, Sylvia Goldfarb Bongard
  22. 22. 2010 Harbord Grad Award Winners THE HARBORDITE Page 22 From Left: Matthew Tuen, Ilham Elias, Ai Yamamoto, Tina Ta, Babylon Hatfaludy-Kantor From Left: Ben Carter-Whitney, Eric Lin, Daniel Lee, Kieran Bunting, Simon Thompson
  23. 23. 2010 Harbord Grad Award Winners, Continued... Issue 63 Page 23 From Left: Esther Jeon, Bayer Luo, Lea Damata, Dino Alic, Phyllis Pearson From Left: June Lee, Sierra Medeiros-Felix, Tracey Biinna
  24. 24. THE HARBORDITE Page 24 Jerry Gray: Harbord Alumni, honored with the Joe Hill Award - Continued... Continued from page 3 A congratulatory letter to Jerry Gray from the President of OFL, Sid Ryan.
  25. 25. Issue 63 Page 25 AFM Member honored with Joe Hill Award The Joe Hill Award honors lead- ers and artists who have contrib- uted to the successful integration of arts and culture in the labor movement. Given annually at the “Great Labor Arts Exchange,” it is awarded to persons based on their dedication, participation, and promotion of labor arts, cul- ture, organization, and/or history. This year marks the first interna- tional awarding, as we honor one of Canada‟s leading troubadours. Jerry Gray of Local 149 (Toronto, ON) is the last original member of The Travellers, a Ca- nadian folk group begun in 1953. Much of their music reso- nated with the years of campus unrest, and its 1967 recording, A Century of Song, was a tribute to Jerry Gray: Harbord Alumni, honored with the Joe Hill Award - Continued... 100 years of Canadian trade un- ionism and reinforced the group‟s labor profile. The group continues to perform at concerts, schools, protest ral- lies, and union gatherings. For the past 15 years, Gray has shared his knowledge of union music by teaching his course, Folk, Protest, and Union Music, at various Canadian and US col- leges and universities. Under his continuing leadership, the group has survived for close to 60 years through changes in the labor movement, politics, and folk mu- sic traditions. The award presentation was made June 20, at the closing con- cert of the 2010 Great Labor Arts Exchange in Detroit, where Gray was the featured performer. Congratulations from Ken Georgetti, President of the Ca- nadian Labour Con- gress, to Jerry Gray for winning the prestigious Joe Hill Award!
  26. 26. The Annual Meeting of the Harbord Charitable Foundation will take place at Har- bord Collegiate Institute, 286 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON, on Wed. November 24th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Museum – use the Harbord Manning entrance (southwest corner of the school) and along the main floor. The meeting will be followed by The 2010 Harbord Homecoming Event, Honoring the 1960’s, ALL Alumni from All Years are Welcome! The Homecoming will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2010 Annual Meeting of The Harbord Charitable Foundation THE HARBORDITE Page 26 Keep in Touch! Write us with your Announcements, News, Stories & Photos. We‟d love to hear from You! Visit out website… Email us at… Mail us at… 286 Harbord Street Toronto, Ontario M6G 1G5 c/o Harbord Club Call us at… (416)393-1650 Follow us on Twitter… Harbordci Check us out on Facebook! Harbord C.I. Grads/Alumni
  27. 27. THE HARBORD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION TORONTO, ONTARIO NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING Take notice that the Annual Meeting of the Members of the Harbord Charitable Foundation will be held at 286 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON, Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. a) To receive and consider the Report of the Board of Directors, and the financial statements of the Foundation for the year ended February 28th, 2010; b) To elect Directors for the ensuing year; c) To appoint Accountants for the ensuing year; and d) To transact such other business as many properly come before the Meeting. Any member who cannot attend is requested to sign and return the attached proxy to the Secretary, Harbord Charitable Foundation. (By order of the Board, Pat Wong, Secretary.) --------------------------------------------Cut and Mail---------------------------------------- Proxy I, ___________________________, a member of the Harbord Charitable Foundation hereby appoint ______________ as my agent to vote for me and on my behalf at the meeting of the members of the Corpo- ration on the 24th of November 2010, and at any adjustment thereof. Dated the ________ day of _________ 2010 Signature of Member ________________ If you are unable to attend the annual meeting, please fill out and return the above proxy or a facsimile, it is an indication of your interest in the affairs of the Foundation, and will help to obtain a quorum so that the business of the Foundation may be conducted. Issue 63 Page 27
  28. 28. 2010 Harbord Collegiate Homecoming. Calling all Harbordites & their families Date: Wednesday November 24th, 2010 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. We will be honouring those who graduated in the 1960"s (1960-1969) with a special dedication for the graduating class of 1960. Theme will be the 60's as we will be taking a nostalgic look back through the music, dress and technol- ogy of the 1960's era. Event will be held on site at Harbord Collegiate Institute, 286 Harbord Street, Toronto, Ontario, M6G 1G5. Tel: 416-393-1650 Email: Contact Information: Name: Sid Ingham Phone: 416-871-6775 or 416-446-0252 Email: Website: Website: HARBORD COLLEGIATE HOMECOMING 2010 !