St. George's College
Old Boys Association
Good & True
ISSUE #26 .
The Good & True
The Good & True ...issue# 26...September,
Greetings to my fellow
Georgians, our families, friends and supporters. Here's hoping
that this newsletter will
find you and yours in
good health and spirits.
Yes! We are
rushing back to print
with this newsletter, to
bring you all up to date on the five major
activities for the year. The Mass and
Communion Breakfast on March 7,
Family Dinner June 12, Soccer Day June
27, Byron Lee Fund-raiser July 30, and
Family Picnic on Aug.15. All are featured
in this issue. Those who participated: and
some did in all our activities, can sit
back; read about them, and remember
and savor in tranquillity the pleasurable
moments. Those who didn't will have the
opportunity to participate vicariously in
these treasured events and perhaps plan
which ones to join in next year.
Outside of those happenings,
there were also other activities that were
spearheaded by the Regional Vice
Presidents to focus in on more local interests in their areas of operation. Don Barnett
VP West wrote about some of his in the
January issue, and in this issue you can
check-out the report from Stanley Chin, VP
Central. There are domino sessions, weekly Friday golf, and we hope to add other
activities as we respond to your needs,
from this closer vantage point. This was the
whole idea behind the regional appointments and hopefully we can get out and
running on the vacant East portfolio. Any
volunteers? Don't be shy, your help will
really be appreciated. Pat Ferguson, as
membership director is doing a great job
coordinating the three posts, including taking up the slack on the vacant position.
Indeed Uncle P jumps in whenever and
wherever needed, and the entire executive
shared in his joy on being specially honored at the Family Dinner.
Skedron (sitting left) was in his seventh heaven going over his
St. G. C. memorabilia album with Pr.
Ryan, surrounded by (clockwise) Michael (Buskie) Charley,
Francis Cooke, Robbie Vernon, Ray
Chang, Stanley Chin and Claudette Lee.
When I look back at the slate of
activities and the accomplishments for the
year, I do not rue spending time in my
message to say a special thanks as well to
all our executive for jobs so well done.
Therefore thank you, Thank you so much
Robbie, Lloydie, DonB, Buskie, Neil, Pat
G, Stanley, and Ray. Words alone cannot
fully express my full appreciation, but I do
hope that you all understand what your
involvement means to me personally and
overall, to the school and the association.
Ray again led us through our biggest
undertaking, the Byron Lee fund-raiser and
also entertained as his house guest Fr.
Ryan. We had a good time with Elsie and
Ray in their lovely home on the Sunday
June 13th get-together for Fr. Ryan.
Skedron was in his seventh heaven
there, going over his St.G.C. memorabilia album with Fr. Ryan, surrounded by equally enthralled fellow Georgians.
It never ceases to arnaze me how the Sked
can remember all of those little details of
who did what, when, where and how.
Back To the Future: Robbie
Vernon called me in March, after telephone conversations with Father Quinlan
and a bed-ridden Father Riel at Campion
House in Weston, Mass. (Boston area),
recommending an excursion to the Jesuit
retirement home to hold a function in
honor of all the remaining priests there.
This would be an acknowledgment in
going forward of the contributions of
the past; a thank you for what they had
done for us over the years. Many of the
residents were in the evening and twilight
years of their lives. The time was now.
The sooner the better. There was no turning back as the entire executive was in
agreement and Neil jumped quickly into
planning gear, and has been liaising with
Fr's Hosie and Quinlan, who are busy
paving the way for us up there. There will
be more than forty faces anxiously
awaiting the arrival of that bus, which
leaves on the 22nd of October at 9:00
a.m. If you want to be in on this one, call
Neil Dalhouse now at (416) 304-1882 or
email him at Dalcove@idirect.com (see
Neil's article in this issue on the trip and
the list of priests awaiting us).
Father Ted Dziak, S.J., the new
President of St George's has contacted us
with his personal thanks for the shipment
of computers, furnishings and library
books that we had sent to the school. He
also gave us an update on some of the
things he hopes to accomplish going forward. He is looking at hiring soon a Director of Development. This position
will entail several things, among them:
a) trying to build a closer relationship
between the school and alumni (he is
working on an updated and computerized
b) publishing a semi-annual newsletter
from the school to ~ alumni, parents, and
friends (hopefully with info from us as
c) publishing a calendar of the 150th
activities. The year 2000 is very special
for us too and a lot of activities are
planned. Well hear more about that later.
d) for the 150th, they are planning a big
fundraising drive to renovate the O'Hare
building and also to increase the number
of computers on campus. In all these
endeavors we intend to help where we can
and hence the importance of our fundraising activities. In this connection we have
explored and are able to forward tax
deductible donations to StGC through the
Jesuits of Canada. We expect that this will
be an exciting and attractive opportunity
to individual sponsors (corporate and
other wise), as we have seen how other
alumni associations in Toronto have been
able to attract sizable donations for their
alma mater with this incentive.
In closing, please know that we
would not be where we are today, nor
would we have been able to support the
school, as we have, without the support of
you the membership. Please keep it up. If I
have forgotten to thank or give due credit
to anyone, please accept my humble
apologies. We move on as Ronald Reagan,
former president of The United States
once said, conscious that "Our potential
is limitless if we do not care who
receives the credit".
& PIECES with Warren
From the words of Emily Matthews -
Rest in the assurance God will never let
you go, And follow where His gentle
hand may lead, For He's promised to
provide for you in facing every challenge, And supply you strength to meet
your every need.
CONDOLENCES.. .in your prayers,
please continue to remember the families
and friends who have lost loved ones
over the years.
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS are
always with those Old Boys, friends and
families who are not well or are recovering
from illnesses.. .we wish Diana
Rickards a speedy recovery from her
recent surgery; we are glad to hear that
Anthony "Chipse" Yee is up and about
after recent surgery. Dem say di bwoy
"trong like lion!"
SCHOLARSHIP GRANT - please
note that the deadline each year for submitting
applications for our annual grant
is June 1St. All children of "dues paying"
Old Boys in the Ontario Chapter,
who will be or are currently attending
college/university, are eligible. To
apply, you are required to submit a profile
of yourself, which should include
details on the choice of your studies,
why you chose that field and the college/university
where you are, or hope to
be attending. In addition, the successful
candidate will have provided an
overview of his/her successes and
accomplishments and expressed their
own reasoning behind why he or she
should be the recipient of this grant. The
grant is currently $1,000.00 and the winner
will be announced at our next
Annual Family Dinner.
CONGRATULATIONS. ..to Joe &
Helen Henriques on the birth of their
first grandchild, a boy, Bryce (congrats
to the parents as well, since they did participate
somewhat). A hear Joe can't 'top
LOOKING FOR YOU - Glen Tai,
Tony TaiSue, Carlton Taylor, Michael
Taylor, Gary Thompson, Bert
Townshend, Robert Von der Porten,
Hector Waldron, O'neil Wiggans, Edwin
Williams, Mervin Williams, Robert
Williamson, Gary Wong, Johnny Wong,
Joseph Wong, Jules Wong, Michael
Wong, Orville Wong, Patrick Wong,
Paul Wong, Richard Wong, Wilbert
Wong, Michael Wright, Winston
Wynter, Cecil Yap, David Yap,
Donovan Yap, Ivanhoe Yee, Clayton
Young. The above names are in our lost
and yet to find column, give us a call or
drop a line if you have a current address,
phone number, or e-mail. Look for more
names next issue.
AS ALWAYS, but with "whole heapa"
enthusiasm... I want to give special
thanks to Greg Chin for maintaining his
"Yardie" web page through which
Georgians worldwide can keep informed
and in touch. JaWeb can be found at
you will not be sorry that you took the
time to look. Greg has also done a fantastic
job on producing a CD that concentrates on
StGC 1962 which was the
first year that the Lance was published.
Most Georgians who graduated between
1958-1968 are featured in it. If you are
interested in purchasing a copy, let us
Letters to the Editor or articles for Bits
& Pieces, can be forwarded to
Warren at 1621 Belinda Court,
Pickering, Ontario LIV 3T4 or sent by email
to firstname.lastname@example.org. For details
on advertising in our newsletter, contact
any member of the executive.
Annual Family Dinner
Saturday June 12 1999
The venue was our home away from
home, the St. Thomas the Apostle
church hall at 14 Highgate Drive
and as I stood at the entrance to the hall
on Saturday, June 12, with Buskie
Charley and Ray Chang checking in the
attendees, nearly two hundred of them,
what a sigh of relief as the scene unfolded.
This was our best attendance in years
and particularly pleasing was the turn out
of the younger set.
The hall was beautifully decorated,
thanks to Stanley and Jeanette Chin.
Our blue and white colors were
everywhere in the form of balloons,
buntings and in delicate carnations adorning
all tables, compliments of Joe
Henriques from the Brampton Flower
Ray Chang introduces Fr. Ryan. Head table:Jennifer Barnett, Don Barnett, Laurie & Warren Abbott.
Grace was said by our visiting
Jesuit and main speaker Fr. Ryan and the
quotations from Pope John Paul 11 on the
reverse of the program summed up my
own feelings and the importance of this
annual event on our Toronto chapter's
calendar. I quote "A Family is a community
of love and life. The children express in
a concrete way that love promised on the
altar. A family, and a home, these wonderful
words evoke a sense of safety and
intimacy. These profound meanings
must be nourished and protected."
After the Toast to Jamaica and
Canada by our Master of Ceremonies and
president Warren Abbott, our guest speaker,
Fr. Ryan was given a well orated and
humorous introduction by Ray Chang,
who gave Father a synopsis of the candid
reaction and remembrance flashes of the
executive when it was confirmed who was
Fr. Ryan himself delivered a
moving address with reflections, deep
insights into the characters and true worth
and contributions made by the various
Jesuits, particularly the Jamaicans with
whom he had been associated during his
long stay on the island. Here we were
seeing through his eyes Fathers
Cruchley, Campbell, Ferris, Sydney
and Douglas Judah, and as the talk
unfolded on them we were being made
aware as well of his own warm and
human personality and deep religiosity.
What a mark these Jesuits made on us at
St. George's too.
We learned of his ministry in
Brown's Town as pastor of the Catholic
Church there, his friendship with his next
door neighbor, a Rasta man running a car
repair shop, and going by the name of
...yes! , you guessed it right "Tire". Story
after story unfolded with lots of humor on
the top in keeping with the occasion, but
below this layer always a more serious
level with clear messages for those who
wished to pick them up. Those who weren't
there have missed out on a wonderful occasion.
Entertainment was provided by
Break-Dancers Matthew & Friends and
this went down well with the audience.
The other highlight of the evening
was the presentation of the one thousand-
dollar scholarship award to Jeff
Dalhouse, the selected winner by a panel
of judges consisting of Dr. Louis Lee, Dr.
Herbert Ho Ping Kong and Keith Lowe
Ph.D., distinguished old boys. Dr. Louis
Lee made the presentation address and Jeff
thanked the association and complimented
it on its contribution to the school in
Jamaica and the old boys and their families
The crowd, young and old, lingered
on after the meal to chat, resume
acquaintances and make new friends. This
was true particularly of the younger ones,
some of whom met each other for the first
time in the separate "Activities Room" set
aside with video games etc..
This was indeed "A Night To
Message to the Central Ontario Region Membership.
From Stanley Chin
- Vice President, Planning
& Telephone committee.
Joe Burrell, Fen Chang, Clifton Chin, Pat Garel,
Alex Ho Shue, Patrick Lee, Joe Richard,
Patrick Smith (Skedron), Errol Williams.
Greetings and God's blessing on you all.
Our aim is to make this region a
powerful and dynamic membership. Powerful
in the sense that we have the largest turnout at
all the Chapter's functions. We will occupy the
largest space on the dance floor, heckle the
Executive Committee at the general meeting
without fear of reprisals. Ahh, that wonderful
feeling of power. Think of it, we can out vote
the combined Eastern and Western membership
on any issue.
Dynamic in the sense that we have
that strong feeling of camaraderie within our
membership. To develop and promote this, we
have started the following activities.
1) Domino, 2) GOLF, 3) Tennis, 4) Bridge.
We need to hear from our members
who are interested in these activities, so please
give us a call. As they say on TV during fund
drives, "We have rows of operators who are
waiting to take your calls."
It is our plan to issue challenges to,
and beat up on or whup, the members in the
other regions in any of these activities.
If there are any other activities which
you think might be of interest to our membership,
please do not hesitate to contact us.
In closing, I wish to thank the members
of the committee for the tremendous work
they have done to keep the St. G.C. Old Boys
Association a vibrant one.
The St.G.C. "Thank You Excursion"
Going to St.George's College
played a major role in our lives
as children. Many of our childhood days became happy and exciting as
soon as we entered the main college
gates on North Street. It was a place
where, on a daily basis, some memorable
thing or event took place. As well, the
relationships we had with the noble
Jesuit priests who taught us left such a
mark in our memories, that today, we
can still summon them at will. Their
roles as educators were simply taken for
granted by many of us. Little did we
know that, be it the many funny phrases
they uttered, or the lessons they taught us
daily, these bastions of higher education
influenced the very essence of our thinking, our current lifestyles. Yes, they
helped us carve out our future.
For some, we will have to say
"Many thanks for all you did" in our
prayers, as they have long departed this
world. But, for those who are still alive,
we have an opportunity to thank them,
personally. On Friday, October 22,1999,
a rented bus will leave Toronto with a
delegation of old boys for the Jesuit
retirement complex, Campion House,
Boston Mass. USA, to do just that, thank
them for a job well done.
on the complex are reverend Fathers:
James A. Barry ; Eugene C. Brissette;
John J. Caskin ; Richard J. Coakley;
Edmund K. Cheney ; Paul P. Gilmartine;
Donald F. Grady ; Robert J. Higgins;
Henry A. Jurewich; William J. Larkin;
Robert E. Lindsay ; Raymond E.McCluskey;
John J. McGrath ; George W. Nolan ;
Richard F. Olsen ; Leo F.Quinlane;
William J. Sheehan ; Joseph A
Reil ; John J. Sullivan ; E. Corbett
Others to be invited are: George
A. Duffy; Peter D. Hickey; James I.
Hosie; Ignatius F. Pennisi ; John J.
Walsh ; Raymond G. Helmick ; Paul A.
Nash ; Kenneth J. Hugher; Thomas H.
Schnider ; William A. Clark ; Chris G.
Llanos ; James M. Hayes ; G. Simon
Harrak; Richard A. Deshaies ; John J.
Bresnahan ; John B. Kerdiejus ; George
P. Winchester; Brother Austin J. Burns;
William J. Rafferty ; Alfred 0.
Winchman; Richard H. Roos;
Lawrence J. O'Toole ; John J. Mullen;
Phillip S. Kiley; Richard B. Mc Cafferty;
Francis X. Sargent ; John A. Harran
Michael I. Doody ; Joseph V. Owens;
Lester Orville Shields; Walter J. Kane;
Archbishop Lawrence Burke ; Joseph F.
Those currently living in
Jamaica will be invited as well. Frs.
Hosie and Quinlan are busy organizing
the Program of Events for the delegation's arrival in Boston.
Many of the priests have
already been informed verbally and are
looking forward to this auspicious occasion. They will be sent written invitations shortly. This is a one time deal.
Don't miss it! There are only 43 seats
left on the bus for past students only.
Georgians from USA and Ja. must register with The Toronto Chapter.
Call Neil Dalhouse 416-304-1882 or
Email him before September 20th.
Dalcove @ idirect.com
Mass & Communion Breakfast
by Robbie Vernon
Sunday, March 7/99
Of our annual list of events, this
yearly March reunion in Spiritual
fellowship is on the must list for
many of our Georgians and their families.
This year was no exception and there was
a good turn out of more than one hundred
at St. Thomas the Apostle on this third
Sunday of Lent.
Fr. Breen welcomed the
Georgians and their families to the Mass.
The First Reading from the Book of
Exodus (17:3-7) was done by our VP
Central, Stanley Chin and Robbie Vernon,
our secretary did the Second Reading,
which was from the letter of St. Paul to
the Romans (5:1-2,5-8).
Both readings tied in with the
Gospel story of the Samaritan woman at
the well (John 4:5-42) This woman, living a dissolute lifestyle, had found herself
alone with a mysterious Jewish man, who
was breaking all the rules in talking to
her, and who furthermore knew everything about her and spoke so compellingly, exuding such peace as he probed her
heart and drew out her spiritual neediness, which in many respects is not unlike our own. So convinced was she
that he could supply better than the well
water, "living water," she did not try to
defend her actions or even ask Jesus to
straighten out her love life. Instead she
wanted to know how she a sinner could
worship God. This had become now most
important to her; more important than the
promiscuous life with its instant pleasures
which she had been living, and here we
have really the first evangelist, who went
out telling all that had happened to her
and the Gospel says "Many Samaritans
believed in Jesus because of this woman's
The call to ministry is not just
on the clergy, but on us all as we are
expected to live out the Gospel message
in our daily lives with co-workers, at
home and in all aspects of everyday life.
And once we learn to trust in him and not
shrink back from his probing and loving
gaze, we will as well find ourselves supplied with all we need to be witnesses to the good news, passed down to us and
reinforced in the Jesuit approach to our
Boys remember? Every action
must be "Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam or
For the Greater Glory of God."
Morally recharged from the
Lenten lesson we moved downstairs after
Mass to a delightful repast of the traditional ackee and salt fish, which was in
abundance as were Ray Chang's fritters
(some say flitters). Don Barnett even got
Uncle P came up big for us
again, and kudos as well to that newest
old boy, the recent arrival from Jamaica,
Chris Chin, who has really jumped in with
much enthusiasm and has already made
his mark with this chapter.
Young and old chatted together,
exchanged ~d stories, were brought up to
date on happenings within the group and
talked about the challenges ahead.
A wonderful time was had by
The Byron Lee Dinner / Dance
I have heard it said that this year's
BL&D's dance was the best yet. This
writer agrees. The ambiance was as
good. The food was better and the music!
The music! What shall I say, it
was clearly outstanding. The band seemed
to have come of age with the music
requirement of the North American crowd
and its preferences. Can you imagine
dancing non stop for more than two
hours to the magical sounds of the
greatest band of the Caribbean?
One can't help but be struck by
the charisma of the band-singers and their
improvisation as they led the audience
through the various new tunes and beats.
The highlight will always be Byron's
appearance and his theme song -"Tiney
Winey". This is the third year of Byron
Lee's involvement with our fundraising. It
has been a roaring success for everyone. I
am sure the hotel and Byron must be
pleased to be associated with StGC. We
have shown that we are successful. We
have shown that we can put on a good
show. The objective of course is fundraising for STGC.
The work involved is awesome
and this task has been coordinated over
the years by our ever efficient and effective treasurer, Ray Chang. This year has been a very trying year in endeavoring to
meet our objective of achieving a successful dance. Our executive cannot continue to accomplish successful fund-raising without the cooperation of our full membership. As much as this is not an
"Old Boys" event, we need your core support to guarantee success whether you attend the fund-raiser or not. Word of
mouth is acceptable. It takes a great deal
of effort to put on an event of this magnitude. We strive to publish the dates of events in our Newsletter to allow for planning and support. It goes without saying that the executive is working for the benefit of the school and to a lesser extent but importantly for our community here in
Canada. (Note our $1000 scholarship
award annually). All this comes from this
fund-raiser. It follows therefore that your
support is directed to the school and our
community at large. It is for those reasons
that the executive meets every month in
order to plan for four events deemed necessary to sustain the spirit of our association. The dance is our only fund-raiser and we
depend on your patronage. Once again, we
must thank all of you who came out to support our cause. The ladies were as radiant usual which added to the euphoria of
good times. The men wore that privileged
smile boastful to have these beautiful
women by their sides. Our annual dance
was once again an enjoyable event and the
organizers should be proud of their efforts.
Over 40 Soccer Tournament
It happened at a St.G.C. executive meeting
after voiced frustrations concerning the
inability of K.C. Old Boys to field a soccer team for the K.C.- St.G.C. football encounters over the previous two years.
Understandably, most. of their team members
also played in some organized leagues and
therefore their primary commitments were to
such teams whenever there was a conflict of
playing time. Then a suggestion was put forward
- 'Why not have an over 40 soccer
game?" This was extended to an over 40
A decision was made on four
teams. I contacted Derrick Melville of
Excelsior, Wayne Gaynor of J.C. and Fabian
Pierce of K.C. and was greeted with solid
enthusiasm. K.C. still wanted to play the regular K.C.- St.G.C. soccer game and I tried to get a real commitment from the K.C. representative, which was then forthcoming. A
date 27th June was set and time 12 noon
selected. Parkway Forest Park was booked.
For the next few weeks I huddled
with my long time Manager-coach Patrick
"Skedron" Smith via phone and personal
contacts as we discussed team personnel,
strategies and tournament ideas intended to
- n the fun aspect of the tournament as
our number one priority.
Next, credibility was bestowed on
our venture with the donation of a very
impressive looking trophy - The Gladstone
Chang Over 40 Memorial trophy, donated
by Raymond Chang, in memory of his dad,
a very distinguished and wonderful man
whom I had the pleasure of meeting and conversing with on a few occasions.
Problems were confronted, analyzed, and solutionized. (Remember where you first heard this word). Upon discovery
that there were no washroom facilities available at the park, Robbie V. suggested that we
needed at least two portables. We got him
one. We found out that the playing field
would not be marked out, so Neil volunteered to assist me early on game day.
It rained all day Saturday and
through most of the night. Sunday morning
we started marking out the field with good
old white lime, cord and paint brushes. A
passerby, out for a stroll with his dog, walks
by. Later I hear an exclamation from Neil,
who then scooped the poop from midfield.
At approximately 11:00, the heavens opened
and we were soon drenched, but we soldiered
through. Cars pulled up and questioning
faces peered out, indistinguishable in the
blinding rain. We finished our chore and
went to sit in Buskie's minivan. Someone
predicted that surely the rain would ease up
members of another alternative lifestyle were
having a parade in downtown Toronto and
surely, thousands would be praying for a
stoppage of rain. Close to 12 o'clock the rain
eased up and some brave souls left their car
and started kicking around a ball. By 12:30
St.G.C. had a full team, but unfortunately the
same could not be said of the other teams. A
decision was made that St.G.C. would play
against the rest of the teams, and finally at
1:00p.m. we had kick off.
The gathering throng was treated to
a fantastic display of soccer in time historic
proportion. Being mindful of the condition of
the playing field, and the condition of the
players' minds, the urge was there to partake
to the fullest. This was no day for the faint of
heart. Deft and skillful plays were made that
will be remembered until next year's game.
There were the oohs and the aahs as the play
moved from end to end. The game finally
ended with a score of 2-0 in favour of
the All Stars.
Judges had been preselected to
watch the players as we had two individual
trophies for presentation.
The selections were unanimous.
Those present were all in awe at the durability and play making ability of William "Junior" Mchorg, who managed to shine
among all the good players about him. Re
was awarded the MVP trophy. The other trophy was awarded to a player whose dominance was also quite visible to the magnitude. His perseverance and creativity raised
the level of entertainment to the max. and
brought full meaning to the phrase "entertaining soccer." Neil Dalhouse was awarded the M.E.P. award.
K.C. unfortunately was unable to
field a team for our annual friendly game, so
we had a friendly pick-up game among the
players present. Amazingly, many of the over
40 players also played in the second game.
Bwoy, some people fit yu nuh!!
Once again I wish to extend my
gratitude to the players for answering the call
of St.G.C. (I'm so proud of you all), to my
manager-coach, the Skedron, to our many
supporters, to our friendly Alumni Brethren,
my fellow executive members and all our
well-wishers. See you again next year when
we will win the Gladstone Chang Trophy.
Picnic at Centennial Park
by Michael 'Buski' Charley
August 15, 1999
Our August 1999 picnic held at
Centennial Park Area 6 was worth
waiting for. For the first time we
didn't even need to play a football match. It
was a joint production by Alpha, Immaculate
and St. George's that was really a big hit.
Both the Presidents of Immaculate, Lorraine
Chung and Alpha, Gaye Donna Young,
along with our StGC directors Patrick Garel,
Lloyd Chung and Robbie Vernon planned
and managed it flawlessly. I think we will
see this team around for a long time.
Congrats to all of you leaders who dedicated
so much of your time to make it such a success.
Let me try and recap it for you.
We had a big turnout. All the pictures which
you see show how enjoyable it was and
Reggae Calypso Mento made us sway the
There was something there for all
of us. We had games for kids and adults.
Certainly the kids had lots of fun from the
games they played. Pat Garel lead the heel to
toe kids relay. Gaye Donna and Lloydie had
them all going with the great" Simon Sez
Immaculate won the game on 'treading our
garments' (needle and thread). There was
Robbie again with "In the river'- On the
bank". Of course what would we do without
the water baloon toss. We have got to keep
Warren Abbott away from this game. His
team won it again.
The Domino tables were also going
full strength. I won't tell you the whole story
of what happened when Keith Loundes led
off with 4-2 instead of double 6.1 will tell
you though that he was under a formidable
lady opponent and" She done kill that double
6 big- time".
The ladies controlled the Ma Jong
table the whole day. If you think we bad..
well them baddah.
No, I didn't forget it... the food -
sliced and unsliced Jerk Pork, Gungoo and
Red peas rice and peas, big fried dumplings,
pudding, whatever you wanted it was there.
If you were not swaying or playing this was
where you were.
Yes, our August 1999 picnic held
at Centennial Park Area 6 was worth waiting
for. I look forward to next year for all of this
again, along with all the good 'ol chats and
jokes with our friendly Alpha, Immaculate
and Georgian friends.
See you there next year.
by Neil Dalhouse
How many of you Georgians get
really excited when your boss
advises you just got a 2.5% raise?
When asked what you do for a living, you
lie? Your work station is smaller than your
bedroom closet? Is it fun for you when real
controversial projects are assigned to someone else? Are you the only one in your
department that has been fully conversant
with the entire process for years, the manager leaves, and they hire someone outside
the firm to fill his position? You see a
good- looking person at work and you
immediately know it's a visitor? Being sick,
is defined as not being able to walk or
being in hospital? Or you work 200 hours
and only get $80.00 as a bonus cheque?
Are your boss's favourite lines "when you
get a minute" or "in your spare time," or
"when you are freed up," or "I have a great
opportunity for you here." Is change the
norm in your company? It's dark when you
drive to work and when you drive home
from work? If you read the entire list and
nodded your head to everything said, then
it's time for you to step hack and take a
at what you are doing. How old
are you now anyway, over 50? Then you
don't need that nonsense anymore. That
kind of pressure, not to mention the personal pressures you carry daily, will kill you.
The best thing happened to me
when my great job became defunct from
the company's downsizing two years ago. I
am currently self employed, making ends
meet, and my family and I are much happier
too, thank God. "Great minds must be
ready not only to take opportunities, but to
make them." Easy for me to say you say? I
didn't say that, that's a quote from Colton.
Let me tell you from experience, life goes
on outside that employment security box I
was going crazy in. Try stepping out of it
one day and see how much better life can
Hey! You didn't make it to the
Byron Lee dance? Well, it was great,
cause 70% of his music was strictly "oldies"
from the Glass Bucket era. The sweat
gushed off the bodies of his musicians and
singers as they played the first set for two
hours straight. And the Dragon was visibly
moved when he was presented with a
thank- you gift from the Old Boys. Thanks
again Byron! ---- Someone asked me why
doesn't Mexico have a good Olympic team?
I believe the answer is that all their good
athletes are already in the USA. Here
are a few tidbits for you Rhode Scholars out
there-- The only known 15 letter word that
can be spelled without repeating a letter is
"uncopyrightable"-- 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 =
EMOTOSSALASSOTOME is spelled correctly if you spell it backwards.--- Boy, if we could see "Blatchie" now, I bet he'd be
smiling at that one....
So, you missed the George's soccer game too? It was a blast. We played a combined team comprising KC, JC, and
Excelsior old, old, old boys. We lost 2-0,
but it sure was fun. I made a great move on
big Neil George from JC, and in the same
play, he got the ball back after making a
great move on me. Then someone on the
field shouted "Nice move Neil" and we
both replied simultaneously "Thanks."
During another play, Roy McCatty was in
full flight down the right wing on a break
a-way when he suddenly took a tumble---
Heck! He fell so hard, the street lights came
on from the thud, and the neighborhood
dogs began barking! Ever thought what
would happen to you if you got scared half
to death twice? Did you read my article
entitled EXCURSION in this issue? Well,
if you aren't with us on this historic trip,
then you will have to read about it too. I
leave you with this A man was sitting at
center ice during game seven of the Stanley
Cup last year. Another man approached
him, pointed at the empty seat next to him
and asked "Is this seat taken?" He replied,
"No!"-- "That's incredible," said the newcomer, "Who in their right mind would have a seat for such a big hockey game and
not use it?" -- "Actually, the seat also
belongs to me but you can take it."said the
seated man. "I was supposed to come with
my wife, but she passed away. This is the
first Stanley Cup final we ever missed seeing together I "Oh, I am sorry to hear that. That's a shame, but couldn't you find
someone else to take, a friend or relative, or
even a neighbour to this big game?." The
man shook his head. "No, they are all at the
funeral!" A ggaanneeee!!
Fr. Ryan recounting the past. ----- Norma Smith (2nd from left) with friends and family.
$1000 presented to JeffDalhouse by Dr.LouisLee. - Anita,George & Francis Lopez & Fouad Khouri.
Tony & Maxine Chin. ----------------------------- The Garel Clan.
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