1999 Golf Classic

Few of us could have imagined a better golf tournament than last year’s but it happened. This year’s fall golfing expo blossomed from our previous success with unprecedented records. Not only did we raise more money for the Alumni Bursary, but we also had more staff and family members join in the fun. We had a wider representation of people from across Ontario including Coburg, Glencoe, Peterborough, and (of course) Caledonia. We even had a small fan gallery consisting of Jenny Cameron and Jennifer Blackburn respectively.

Distinguished foursome - Sept 99With Mother Nature blessing us with yet another beautiful day, our 60+ eager participants set out for 18 holes of tees and trees. Although everyone’s frustration levels were tested, we all returned to the clubhouse with smiles (if not short a couple balls). Licking our wounds and describing that putt we missed by millimetres, we retired to the Aylan-Parker’s backyard where Ted & Pam were preparing the much anticipated feast. After the steaks, salads, and sodas were finished, we were pleased to learn that $593 had been raised for the Alumni Bursary. Each and every participant was then ecstatic to received a prize for their exceptional game thanks to the unchallenged and unmirrored organization of Heather “Lorie Kain” Gillies. I’m now reminded of the famous quote that states, “the winning team succeeds by making the least amount of mistakes”. Either way, we were all winners by the end of the day.

Sept 99 Golf Tournament - Where DID it go?Pausing for a moment of foresight, I’d like to encourage everyone to attend next year’s tournament but to also make a personal goal of bringing one other staff member from another year. We had an excellent representation of staff from recent years and I’d like to expand our circle of joy to staff from the 1980’s, 70’s, 60’s & 50’s. It will be more fun for all of us. One further note is that next year’s success (as far as we can tell) will be held at a different course but we’ll announce the details once they are confirmed.

This Co-Chief Executive Officer would like to thank all of the corporations who donated their wonderful gifts for all of our worthy players.  Heather Gillies deserves our undying credit and appreciation for her exceptional organization. Ted and Pam Aylan-Parker are also greatly appreciated for permitting the use of their house, washroom (which broke), and backyard.

We would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Golf Tournament a success.
Our Corporate Partners:
Manulife Financial
Manulife Fitness Centre
TD Bank
Toronto Argonauts
Wild Water Kingdom
Grey Owl Paddles
Procter and Gamble
Scouts Canada – GTR
Christie Brown and Company
Greyhound Canada
Yuk Yuk’s Canada
Canada Post
Hamilton Tiger Cats
James Cimba – Burns, Cimba Barrister’s and Solicitor’s
Hamilton Bailiff Services
HSR Country StoreAnd cash donations from:
David Blackburn
Lisa Kelcher
Larry and Carolyn Humenik 

And hospitality was provided once again by the generous Aylan-Parker family.

On a personal note, I’d like to dedicate this year’s tournament to the legendary Payne Stewart and I’d like to personally congratulate Rudy Mulder and Melinda Passmore (two of our successful players) on their recent engagement.

Thanks to everyone for a fantastic tournament and we look forward to surpassing it next year!

Peter E. Aylan-Parker


1999 Bursary Award

Bursary Chair Katrina Angel presents Bursary Award Certificate to Alan Halley

During Alumni Weekend, Alan Halley (97-99) was awarded the 2nd HSR Staff Alumni Bursary. Allan was the recipient of the $400 award for his contributions to Haliburton Scout Reserve. Allan has been working at HSR since 1997, when he volunteered for the entire summer. He was hired in 1998 as both Senior Rappelling Instructor and Spring Maintenance Assistant. He returned for the spring of 1999 and spent the summer as Staff Assistant. In addition to being on staff, Allan has been camping at HSR since 1990. He first came as a composite camper, convinced his troop to camp at HSR and took his Woodbadge Part II training there.

Allan has completed a diploma in Parks and Outdoor Recreation at Sault College, one year in Outdoor Recreation Parks and Tourism at Lakehead University and the Outdoor Recreation Certificate program at Seneca College.

In addition to Allan’s time at HSR, he was very active with Scouting. He is a past Chair of the Ontario Youth Forum, in which role he sat on the Provincial Management Committee, Provincial Executive Board and the National Program Committee. He was hired in the fall of 2000 as a Membership Project Worker with the Greater Toronto Region. Allan feels that he has received two educations – one through school and one through Scouting.

Member News

Welcome to the following new additions to the HSR Alumni: Phil Lawson (98-99), Dave Hossack (78-79) and Ross Harrington (98-99), Murray Fenner (64).

Congratulations to Gord Fleming (84-88) on his employment as an Environmental Health Officer with the City of Toronto.

Congratulations to Kent Taylor (86-90) on his recent engagement (wedding scheduled for September 2000).

Congratulations also to Allan Haley (97-99) on being awarded the second annual Alumni Bursary at the 1999 Alumni Weekend. Alan has been on staff for the past three years and will be attending Seneca College in the fall of 1999. Well done!

Andrew Blackburn (88-94) has recently joined the Cobourg Volunteer Fire Department.

Don Wrigglesworth (86-88) will be travelling to Regina in September 1999 to start his training as an RCMP Officer.

Member News

Gone Home: It is with sadness that we report the passing of former HSR Staff member Ray McVeigh in Brampton, brother of Barry McVeigh (68-70) and James McVeigh (60-63) and father of John McVeigh (98). Ray had been ill for several months but was able to visit John at HSR last summer. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Congratulations to Andrew (88-94) and Jennifer (nee Gumbley) (90,93) Blackburn on the birth of their daughter Alexis Leigh at 4pm Tuesday Dec. 2, 1998. Baby weighed in at 7 lbs. 11 oz. and both mom & baby are doing very well.

Congratulations to Greg Taylor (91-95) on his recent engagement to Amy Cartagenise. The wedding day is set for October 1, 1999.

Congratulations to Kevin Bell (89-93) who was hired in September as the Camp Ranger of Goodyear Memorial Scout Camp, Orangeville. the camp which was first developed by Lakeshore District and then Greater Toronto Region is now operated by Central Escarpment Region. All the best to Kevin!

Congratulations to Colin Quinn (95-98) who was announced at the recent Alumni Weekend as the first recipient of the HSR Staff Alumni Bursary! Colin as been an IT, Survival Instructor/Outtripper for two summers, and this summer was Waterfront Director. Colin will be attending Humber College in September ’98 in the Firefighter Preparation program.

1998 Golf Classic

On Saturday September 12th, the HSR Alumni took to the links for our first annual golf tournament.  The weather was great, as 35 of us took over Southern Pines golf course in Mount Hope, Ontario. We had a great day of golfing and highjinks on the course.  And when all the golfing was done, we headed to the Aylan-Parker’s home in Caledonia for a nice steak BBQ, awards and more fun.

After all was said and done we raised $400 for the Alumni Bursary fund. The event was a rousing success and Peter and myself are already talking about next year being even better.

Gord McLean tees off with an audience.Thanks to all of our generous benefactors: Canada Trust, Erie Paving, CT Mutual Funds, CT Private Investment Counsel, Yuk Yuk’s, Grey Owl Paddles Ltd, Tricon Restaurants (Pizza Hut), The Toronto Argonauts and Ted and Pam Aylan-Parker. And an extra special thank you to Ted Aylan-Parker, who turned his 50/50 draw winnings back into the bursary!

Last but certainly not least thank you to all those who came out to support this event. You made the event the success that it was and we hope to see you all back out next year!!

Team 1:  Pam Aylan-Parker, Brian Fyfe, Ross Harrington, Jeff Lake
Team 2:  Andrew Gawur, Brad Grabham, Colen Van Nice, Dave Webster
Team 3:  Peter Aylan-Parker, Ty Draper, Vince Lau (and late additions Adam and Alan who joined us unofficially)
Team 4:  Ryan Bell, Jeff Dowding, Mike Gallimore, Tara Neal
Team 5:  Roman Gawur, Tom Peace, Terence Van Halderan, Sean Johnstone
Team 6:  Dave Blackburn, Mark Burns, Father Debling, Jeremy Debling
Team 7:  Georgina Burns, Phil Lawson, Ryan Leggo, Heather Gillies
Team 8:  Rudy Mulder, Sarah Parks, Colin Quinn, John Stephens
Team 9:  Ted Aylan-Parker, Chris Eggleton, Gord McLean, Brian Taylor

Dinner guests:  Shirley and Lois Whitwell, Mark Purcell, Ryan Way

1998 Bursary Award

First HSR Staff Bursary Awarded

Colin Quinn (95-98) – The first recipient of the HSR Staff Alumni Association Bursary was a Beaver, Cub, Scout and Venturer and worked at HSR for four years as Staff-in-Training, Outtripper/Survival Instructor and Senior Waterfront Instructor.

He attended Humber College’s Fire Services Preparation Program in fall/winter of 1998/99 and graduated with Honours.

In June 2000 Colin was hired onto the Markham Fire and Emergencies Services Department as a firefighter (the youngest of over 160 firefighters!) and has returned on numerous occasions to provide fire fighting instruction to the staff. He married camp nurse Sarah Parks-Quinn (98-08) and now living in Brooklyn, Ontario. Colin and Sarah have a daughter Emma Morgan born in 2005 and a son Gavin Douglas born in 2009.