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   Mini-Reunion Toronto - October 2003

Mini-Reunion Toronto - October 2003

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(Photo supplied by Hal Oliver)

On Monday 6th October 2003 a few Old Cambrians met for drinks at the Hilton Hotel, Toronto (Canada). This was followed by a meal at a local curry house.

L-R in the photo above:
Zahir Dharsee Shamshudin (Hawke 1969-74), Hal Oliver (Grigg 1944), Dave Allen (Hawke 1960-65), Steve Le Feuvre (Clive 1970-75), John Heppes (Hawke 1939-43) and Dorian Baxter (Grigg 1963-67).

Steve Le Feuvre was on a business trip to Canada, and suggested to Zahir and Dave that it might be a good idea to meet up. Zahir contacted Dorian, and a couple of days before leaving for Canada, Steve received a registration for the OCS web site from Hal Oliver, mentioned that he was meeting up with a few Old Cambrians in Toronto, and suggested that he joined in. Hal and John know each other, so travelled in to Toronto together.

A great evening was had by all, particularly considering that our separate times at the school spanned 30+ years. The stories and memories kept flowing all night, and it was fascinating to hear the very diverse careers that we ended up having. We were all able to converse fairly fluently in Swahili, and Dave commented that he and his wife speak Swahili all the time at home.

As a footnote:
Dorian Baxter (a.k.a. Elvis Priestley) or, to give him his official title,
The Rt. Rev'd. Lord, Archbishop of Yorke, Dorian Arthur Baxter B.A., O.T.C, M.Div.
Take a look at his web site www.elvispriestley.com

Earlier in the day, Steve had met up with Ron Bullock (Scott 1948-53) for lunch at a steak house in the city. We spent the whole afternoon exchanging our memories of the old school and Kenya in general. Ron has been a tremendous contributor to this web site, and his assistance is very much appreciated by the Webmaster (Steve).

(Photo supplied by Steve Le Feuvre)
Image of Mini-Reunion Toronto - October 2003
Steve Le Feuvre (Clive 1970-75) and Ron Bullock (Scott 1948-53)

There are many Old Cambrians who now live in Canada, and the "lads" at the Mini-Reunion would really like to hear from anyone (and everyone!!) who would be interested in having an annual Reunion. Suggestions of when and where would be welcome, and because Canada is such a huge country, perhaps regional gatherings would be more practical. Please e-mail Zahir who has agreed to act as coordinator for the setting up of a Canada branch of the Old Cambrian Society.