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Harbordite issue #66

  1. 1. rd’s Harbo ebrate Come Cel day ! Issue 66 120t h Birth March 2012 Co-editors: THE HARBORDITE Belinda Medeiro s- Harbord Club Newsletter published twice a Felix (‘81) and year for former students and staff of Harbord Ben Lee (‘78) Collegiate Institute Inside this issue: Harbord’s 120th Birthday Bash on April Harbord 120th 3 26th & 27th, 2012... All are welcome! Birthday Bash Poster Birthday Bash 4 Registration Greetings fellow invitation... Form Harbordites: David Weiser 8 and the Maple We have Great News to Leaf Tartan share with you! Why a Harbord In just over a month Club? from now, this upcom- ing April 2012, Harbord 1. to establish and A fabulous evening of so that we may plan ac- Collegiate will be turn- Entertainment, cordingly. maintain a sense of ing 120 years old and many of you will be Speeches, Silent Auc- common identity sharing in the celebra- tion, 50/50 draw, Danc- Be sure to check out the among former stu- tions. The festivities ing, Photo Ops, Social- Harbord Museum, a dents and staff of will take place over two izing and Birthday Cake dedicated room that H.C.I. days. is in store for us with the specifically houses and expertise of event coor- displays pictures and dinators - Once Upon An significant Harbord 2. To share news A gala dinner banquet Occasion. Collegiate historical from Harbordites will be held at the archives. everywhere Ambiance Banquet Hall on the evening of The following day, Fri- Thursday April 26, be- day, April 27, there will Browse through the dis- 3. To provide funds be an Open House at the plays in the main floor ginning at 5:30pm. for prizes, awards school, beginning at gym and reminisce. 11:00am. Registration and scholarships in Meet up with those with If you haven’t yet is not required, but if all grades of the whom you shared your bought your ticket, re- you are planning to at- journey in our decade school, maintaining member, registration is tend, email us at con- the Club Museum rooms conveniently required, see page 3 for tact@harbordclub.com Continued page 2
  2. 2. Harbord’s 120th Birthday Bash on April 26th & 27th, 2012... All are welcome! Continued... Continued from cover page piece of the 120th HCI birthday cake! Late Breaking Come prepared to celebrate! located in classrooms and Mall News! along the first floor. Onward Harbord! We would like to Enjoy musical presentations in honour Ms, Gerald- our beautiful Auditorium courtesy Harbord Club ine “Jerry” Altman, of Harbord Collegiate’s music department. And special appear- 286 Harbord St. class of 1933, at the ance by world renown conductor Toronto, Ontario, M6G 1G5 Gala as she is the and Harbord alum, Victor URL: www.harbordclub.com oldest graduate at- Feldbrill, who has offered to con- Email: tending the 120th duct our very own school orches- celebration! contact@harbordclub.com tra! and harbordcelebration@live.ca Come be a part of history. Have your picture taken and enjoy a Editorial: Message from Co-Editors - Belinda Medeiros-Felix (‘81) & Ben Lee (‘78) Hello fellow Harbordites! It certainly feels like Spring and with Spring comes anticipation. We are both anticipating the up- coming celebration of our be- loved high school, Harbord C.I. We hope you will join us to cele- brate H.C.I.’s 120th! We eat, sleep, breathe Harbord Club! Onward Harbord! THE HARBORDITE Page 2
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  8. 8. Alumni in the News: David Weiser and the Maple Leaf Tartan DAVID WEISER, a 1920s Har- land Queen Sportswear, to win- bordite, a proud Canadian and ning the coveted Judy Award creator of the Official Tartan of (Oscar to some in the fashion Canada, was recognized on industry) to having a fashion March 9, 2011 by the Canadian show at Covent Gardens in Eng- government as our National Tar- land by the Queen’s own re- tan & emblem, right along side quest!” with our flag or the Coat of Arms! How proud & exciting indeed! Susan (Weiser) Eidelman, his daughter said: “Who knew when a four year old boy came to Can- ada from Kiev in 1915, would eventually leave such a signifi- cant mark for Canadian culture and t honour our Jewish commu- nity. My father was the creator & owner of one of the most re- spected ladies wear manufactur- ing companies in Canada, High- Left: David Top: Maple Leaf Tartan designer David Weiser as an 18 Weiser gets the feel of his “tartan” on Corpo- year old in Ca- ral Charles Spitle of the 3rd Battalion, Royal nadian uniform, Canadian Regiment Pipes and Drums on Par- in 1924. liament Hill, Ottawa. THE HARBORDITE Page 8
  9. 9. Alumni in the News, Continued… David Weiser and the Maple Leaf Tartan The Maple Leaf Tartan The Maple Leaf Tartan was approved as an official symbol of Canada on March 9, 2011 by Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages. The Canadian Maple Leaf tartan was designed by David Weiser in 1964 in anticipation of the centenary of the granting of Dominion status to Canada in 1967. The name Maple Leaf was chosen as Maples are indigenous to Can- ada and the leaf, a symbol of nationhood, forms the central feature of the Canadian Flag, introduced in 1965. It was designed as a commercial venture by a Canadian, who had been in the fashion world for many years. In the words of the Commercial Division of the Of- fice of the High Commissioner for Canada - "In cre- ating the Maple Leaf Tartan fabric, David Weiser captured the natural phenomena of these leaves turn- ing from summer into autumn. The green is the early colour of the foliage. Gold appears at the turn of au- tumn. Red shows up at the coming of the first frost. The two tones of brown find their way throughout the leaf creating a prolific profusion of colour." Page 9 Issue 66
  10. 10. Alumni in the News, Continued… David Weiser and the Maple Leaf Tartan Top: News article showing off David Weiser wonderful Canadian tartan Right: Maple Leaf tartan designed by David Weiser of Toronto was first Canadian- designed fabric included in private fashion show or the Queen Mother in London. Page 10 THE HARBORDITE
  11. 11. Alumni in the News, Continued… David Weiser and the Maple Leaf Tartan Right: David Weiser talks to one of his designers. Left: David Weiser at his factory floor chatting with his staff. Issue 66 Page 11
  12. 12. Alumni in the News, Continued… David Weiser and the Maple Leaf Tartan Top: Letter from the Office of the High Commissioner for Canada, recognizing the Maple Leaf Tartan designed by David Weiser as the Official Tartan of Canada! THE HARBORDITE Page 12
  13. 13. Harbord C. I. - Looking Forward To... In this section, we highlight school events that are upcoming ~ Mar 10 to 18 - March Break (Some of the students & staff are on a trip to Spain, Morocco & Gibraltar) ~ Wed. April 4 - Massey Hall Concert ~ Thurs. April 26 - Harbord’s 120th Birthday Bash @ Ambi- ance Banquet Hall - 5:30 pm ~ Fri. April 27 - H.C.I. Open House, at 11:00 am ~ Thurs. May 3 - Creative Arts Spring Fair ~ Thurs. June 21 - Class of 2012 Prom @ The Eglinton Grand! Issue 66 THE HARBORDITE Page 13
  14. 14. R TI GE ! NE WS club.com Www.harbord For those of you who don’t live in the city, province or even the coun- try, you are running out of time to organize your schedule and make yourselves available for this extravagant event which can’t be missed. Many of you attended the June 1981 event celebrating Harbord’s 90th and many of you attended the May 1992 event celebrating Harbord’s Centennial and now, twenty years later, we want you to be a part of History; Come celebrate Harbord’s 120th! Invitations were sent to you via email a few months ago if we have your updated email address. (P.S. If you are in receipt of this Harbordite via email, we have your updated info. Thanks!) If you know of any Harbordite who hasn’t yet submitted to us their name, email address and grad year, tell them to let us know at harbordcelebration@live.ca This way, they will be added to the data- base and not miss out on hearing of future events. THE HARBORDITE Page 14

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