Steve Teekens, Executive Director of Na-Ma-Res, delivered the annual Barton Lecture, named for former principal Eric Barton, on Oct. 29. The lecture always offers a significant take on the value of community service. Here are some videos excerpts of his talk:
Excited friends and family gathered in Laidlaw Hall last night to celebrate the extraordinary talent at UCC. The audience enjoyed wonderful performances by our dedicated musicians in the Junior, Intermediate, and Senior ensembles, and UCC’s choir, The Blue Notes.
Nov. 7 was declared “Blue and White Day” at Upper Canada College in support of its varsity soccer and football teams, and both players and fans were rewarded with Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Athletic Association (CISAA) championships.
Upper Canada College Prep students learned more about the writing process when they received a visit from author Shane Peacock on Oct. 17.
Peacock has authored several books geared toward young people, including The Boy Sherlock Holmes and the “The Dylan Maples Adventures” and “The Dark Missions of Edgar Brim” series’. He’s also written plays, books, screenplays and articles for adults.
It made sense that on an Upper Canada College Association Day that had a “Makers and Innovators” theme, its sports teams came up with strategies that made most of them winners. The school’s youngest students helped kick off the 39th annual A-Day with the Prep Soccerfest filling all of the Prep fields except for Commons, where UCC’s U14 soccer team was beating Royal St. George’s College 7-0.
Five Upper Canada College students performed very well at the Panda Cup Chinese Speech Contest held by the Toronto Chinese Consulate-General and the Chinese Culture and Education Society of Canada on Aug. 25.
This year’s theme was “The Year of Tourism between China and Canada.” More than 80 elementary and high school students from Toronto, York Region, Windsor, Guelph, Waterloo, Winnipeg and Halifax participated in the contest.
The Farastakis, the Syrian refugee family being sponsored by UCC, has had a great time over the summer thanks to the College community. Some of the children went to Canada’s Wonderland thanks to the generosity of an Old Boy. They also attended a Syrian music concert at the University of Toronto that was sponsored by another UCC family.
The Upper Canada College-sponsored Syrian refugee family finally arrived in Toronto and was greeted at Toronto Pearson International Airport on Monday as part of the College’s “warm welcome” initiative.
The Harold A.D. Roberts Circle Award is presented annually in recognition of substantial contributions made or special service provided by members of the UCC Association, either through short-term involvement or long-term commitment.