To celebrate “50 Years Later”, exciting plans
are in the works to hold a Class of ’69 reunion this coming October. At this point the exact timing
and location of the event is TBD although the tentative plan is to hold a
dinner event at a Toronto venue and include a visit to the new school.
To make sure you don’t miss out, watch the
NTCI Foundation website for more information and/or contact any of the
In an effort to “Connect the Past with the Present to Build Towards the Future” in
support of North Toronto Athletics, an event is being held on April 25th 2019
at Safari Bar and Grill to connect alumni, staff and current NT parents. The
event promises great food, good friends, celebrity alumni and a Silent Auction as
well as a memorable gift for every ticket holder!
Help us maintain and further the legacy of
sports success stories at North Toronto–tickets are only $30.00. Get your
ticket and you too can be part of the action!
Remembrance Day, originally known as Armistice Day, commemorates the end of the First World War on November 11, 1918. While the original reason for the event took place 100 years ago, its observance has taken on new meaning with each armed conflict involving Canadian soldiers – most recently Afghanistan. While most alumni will recall an assembly or other observation of this special day during their years at NT, in recent years Remembrance Day has become even more profound for NT students.
This year’s assembly on Friday, November 9 was held twice in order to accommodate the school’s population. It began with a song video, Pittance of Time, featuring the ghosts of former soldiers visible only to those willing to partake in a moment of silence in the modern setting of a convenience store. The emotional pull of this piece set the atmosphere for the rest of the event. A bagpiper led a procession of NT veterans into the auditorium. Spanning several generations and representing different conflicts, each veteran was introduced by a student volunteer. A slide show followed featuring photographs of NT grads who lost their lives in World Wars I and II. The young faces in the images looked like many of the students in the auditorium.
Addresses were given by two NT grads currently in active service: Captain John Stevens (’83) and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Clarry (’82). A second slide show outlined Canada’s involvement in peacekeeping missions around the world. Music was provided by the Symphonic Band, and Choir. To draw the assembly to a close, there was a reading of “In Flanders Fields,” the playing of The Last Post, a minute of silence, and Reveille.
This outline does not do justice to the organization behind the event nor to its impact. After the assembly, a reception, supported by monies from the Foundation, was held for the special guests, staff and organizers. During this, it became clear how much the assembly reflected the students who produced it, and how deeply they were invested in its meaning. We need not worry that today’s students “don’t get it”. They do – and at NT they created a powerful reflection of this important day.
The Class of 2013 is delighted to announce that their Five Year Reunion, held this past August, was a successful and enjoyable event! With 65 tickets sold, the venue proved to be a great choice. The organizers were able to decorate the room with helium-filled balloons, control their own music and project a “remember when” slideshow on a wall. In keeping with their nostalgic NT theme, food included an Uber food delivery of 200 chicken nuggets and 50 small fries from McDonald’s! This was an interesting accompaniment to the event’s signature drink of vodka-cranberry – aptly named “The Roehampton”.
All those who attended enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect and catch-up. Although they don’t know what lies ahead, rumor has it they are already looking forward to their Ten Year Reunion in 2023! The North Toronto Foundation is also very grateful to the organizers for their very generous donation of $475, the proceeds from the event.
What’s up, NT! Five years is a really long time and well, the truth is, we miss you! So we were thinking a reunion is in order. Let’s celebrate the fun (and super cringey) memories we made all those years ago. All ’13 NT alumni and plus ones are welcome. Tickets on sale now ($35-45) include the price of admission and two drink tickets.
Prices will go up, so make sure you get your ticket(s) soon!
A group of dedicated NT Alumni from the 70s, 80s and 90s, have been working with current and retired NT Staff to create the new “North Toronto Collegiate Athletic Parents Council” (referred to in an earlier article as “The North Toronto Athletics Committee”).
Committed to raising an awareness of NT’s athletic legacy and furthering the school’s winning traditions, the new council aims to “Connect the Past with the Present and Build Towards the Future” by providing financial support for equipment, uniforms, AV equipment, sports science and more. Why let the Music Department have all the Fun.
NTCI has an incredibly rich Sports History thanks in no small part to your contributions.
To Celebrate the Inaugural Friend-Raising Event we have invited Dr. Ron Taylor – affectionately referred to as “Dr. Baseball” to join us along with several other Notable NT Athletes as well as significant members of the Retired Coaching Staff will be in attendance.
Please grab a few old NT Friends and plan to attend this exciting event.