At 12:30 today. Logan hunter Illsley son of Morgan (88-91) and Theresa, entered the world. At 8lbs, 14oz, full head of hair and eyes open!
Belated congratulations to Albert (90-93) and Melissa Fuchigami on the birth of their first son Gavin Masato Fuchigami. He was born on August 31st , 2011 at 11:20am, weighing 8 lbs, 3 oz.
Congratulations to Dave Sandomierski (95-97) on his August 23, 2011 marriage to Canadian actress, director and screenwriter Sarah Polley! Dave is currently working on his PhD in Law at University of Toronto.
Congratulations to Sara and Gord Fleming (84-88) on the birth of his new son, Alexander Gordon Fleming, born March 4, 2011 at 7:38 PM!
Bill Bacon (66-69) reports that he moved to the Middle East in 2005 and now lives in Doha Qatar with his wife Joy where he works for ExxonMobil and is seconded to RasGas as Senior Project Manager. They enjoy the warm weather and have travelled extensively in the area. But every summer Bill thinks of Haliburton!
John Kissick (77-80) has definitely come a long way from his Nature Arts program at HSR. Since 2003 John has been the Director and Professor of Art at the University of Guelph, School of Fine Art and Music after stints teaching/administering at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Art Faculty in Toronto and the Penn State University, School of Visual Arts.
“John Kissick is a smooth public speaker, but he seems a little nervous. This is, after all, a survey of ten years of his work, and he is clearly overwhelmed by the show of support. It is a moment that artists dream of: a public acknowledgement of their contribution to art’s perpetually itinerant dialogue. While actors fantasize about Oscars, artists fantasize about survey retrospectives.”
Tara (Neal) McNally (90) and family have gone to China and she writes, “We are settled in Shanghai now. We are located in Pudong, Shanghai. We arrived on May 16th and will be here for approximately 2 years. Declan will be starting at a bilingual school in August (YCIS – Yew Chung International School of Shanghai).”
We were saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Edna Rosevear, the mother-in-law of Peter Zurawel (67-71) in November of 2009.
Keith Watt’s (66-70) Morning Bay Vineyard (www.morningbay.ca) is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary all this summer on Pender Island, BC. July 3 is the big 5th Anniversary Birthday Bash with barrel and tank tasting, music, Pender Island lamb and other delights. Then Saturday, September 4 is the Fifth Annual Winestock Music Festival. Details on their website.
Bruce Quinn (63-70,80) is currently Chief Instructor of English, Los Suenos Marriott Resortsl, Herradura, Costa Rica.
Congratulations to Ted and Pam Aylan Parker who were recent recipients of the Caledonia Citizen of the Year award!