Member News

Welcome back to long time staffer and former Alumni Executive Dr Jamie Kissick (76-78,88-98) as an Alumni member. He is currently working as a Medical Officer for the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

The 2004 Inkameep Vineyards Reserve Merlot from Morning Bay Vineyard and Estate Winery – co-owned by Keith Watt (67-71) – was recently awarded a Bronze at the 2007 Canadian Wine Awards.

Congratulations to Jody and Dave Blackburn (88-92) on the birth of their son Connor James born September 11, 2007 – Dave is still working for TD Bank in Sudbury.

Congratulations also to Karen Upper and Eric Scott (94-97) on their recent marriage and what looks like a great honeymoon in Cuba!

John Manestar (85-89) is currently working as a cowboy on a ranch in Merritt, BC and for TerraFirm Enterprises, and has a 10 year old daughter.

James Madar (92-95) is married and living in Washington, DC where he works for the US Government and plays lead guitar in The Rent Seekers – check out the videos!.

Member News

Congratulations to:

  • Grant Lafontaine (88) who married Terri Newman on May 28, 2005.
  • Gordon McLean (95-98, 00) who married Lauren Therien (00) on September 9, 2005.
  • Corey Plater (95-96) who married Nancy Cleaver on October 1, 2005.
  • Dave Cummins on his engagement to Rev. Linda Martin. Their wedding is scheduled for September 16, 2006.

Our sympathies to F. Bruce Ryan (54-55) on the passing of his wife Shirley (Fink) Ryan (55-56) on December 17, 2006. Shirley was a former Food Supervisor for the Camp Kennabi HQ staff.

Welcome to new Alumni members Dean Janowski (02-05) and Ian Hancock (04-05).

Member News

From September 23rd to October 1st, the Outreach Gallery of the Ontario College of Art and Design featured an exhibition of John Kissick. His paintings are described as a construction of intimate but ambiguous spaces that explore the boundaries of play. John is the new Dean, Faculty of Art, at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

John Pollock and Shauna Coones were married on July 22, 2000 in Peterborough.

Dave Blackburn (88-92) is getting married on May 5th, 2001 to Jody Sauve in Sudbury.

Member News

Greg Taylor (91-95) and wife Amy are the proud parents of Austin Gregory Taylor born February 5, 2000 (7 bs, 15 oz for those that care!)

Jamie Mertons (91,93) was married to Penny Elliott on February 12, 2000 in Espanola, Ontario with Alumnus John Stephens present. Jamie will be taking up an urban arborist job in New Jersey after graduating from Lakehead University this spring.

Congratulations to both Greg and Jamie!

Member News

Congratulations to Greg Taylor (91-95) was married in October – Alumni present (besides brothers Dave and Kent) included Kevin and Alicia (nee Matier) Bell, Mark Purcell and John Stephens.

Gone Home: Don McLean (53, 59-61) former Scout Executive, Assistant Camp Director and Camp Director, passed away in November 1999.

Jamie Mertons (91,93) is engaged to be married in Espanola in February 2000.

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.