More than 400 gather to celebrate Reunion Weekend 2019

This past weekend saw another great Reunion Weekend at Trinity College School, as alumni and guests gathered to celebrate classes ending in “4” and “9”!

The 31st Annual TCS Golf Tournament was well attended, with 82 alumni, staff and guests teeing off at Dalewood Golf Club on Friday, May 24th. During the post-golf festivities, the Jocko Taylor ’67 award for loyalty and dedication to the School was presented to Peter O’Brian ’64, a director of the TCS Foundation, past parent, and a long-time volunteer and TCS supporter. Friday night found all of the reunion alumni enjoying class dinners at restaurants around Cobourg and Port Hope.

On Saturday, over 400 alumni and guests gathered on campus! Unfortunately, heavy rain forced the cancellation of alumni cricket, cycling and rugby. However, the alumni fun run, art class, archives display, admissions information booth, school tours, photo booth and of course shopping in the school store were all very popular activities. There was also a great turnout for the dedication of the David & Anita Blackwood Studio within the School’s visual arts wing. An internationally-celebrated artist, David was a longtime art master at TCS, and Anita has served as a governor and trustee of the School. They have also donated their collection of rare art books to the School, in memory of their son, the late David Bonar Blackwood ’90.

Saturday evening featured the sold-out reunion dinner. The events began with Headmaster Stuart Grainger’s presentation in Cirne Commons, which included the presentation of the Sir William Osler medal to TCS trustee and past parent Richard McLaren ’64 in recognition of his outstanding career in law and sports mediation at the Olympic level. Our oldest alumnus in attendance, Honorary Trustee Dick LeSueur ’44 was recognized, attending his 75th reunion! Other classes noted for their strong attendance included: 2014 (59 attendees celebrating their 5th reunion); 2009 (55 in attendance for their 10th reunion), 1989 (a class record of 54 enjoyed their 30th reunion) and 1959 (19 Old Boys marking their 60th reunion). The crowd remained in the commons for a reception featuring Northumberland Hills Brewery, before heading into dinner in the lower gym.

Reunion Weekend ended on Sunday with a chapel service, featuring the dedication of a wreath in memory of Ken Scott ’43, followed by an incredible brunch.

TCS reunion classes are always very generous. This year’s reunion classes have raised $275,000 in gifts to date, with the majority supporting scholarships and bursaries (most notably, the Class of 1959 Bursary and the Class of 1989 Bursary) and the TCS Renaissance Plan. The class of 2014 raised money to provide monitors for the squash courts, and the class of 1994 added to its community outreach fund, which helps students participate in service trips.

Thank you to everyone who came out to participate in a weekend of wonderful memories, laughter and camaraderie.

Click on the links below for photo galleries from the weekend: