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                ALUMNI MAGAZINE   |   SPRING / SUMMER 2018     |   VOLUME 23
The Order of St. Michael 2018                                                                                                   CONTACT DIRECTORY

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                                                                       PRESIDENT:        Fr. Jefferson Thompson, CSB ’79
              Hon. Consiglio Di Nino (Honorary ’13)                    EDITOR:           Gavin Davidson ’93
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                                                                       CO-EDITOR: Michael De Pellegrin ’94                          Tel: 416-653-3180 (ext. 292)

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                                                                       CONTRIBUTORS                                                 E-mail: info@smcsmail.com

                           David Keon ’60                              Joe Younder ’56, Frank Di Nino ’80,                          • Admissions (ext. 195)
                                                                       Brandon Sousa ‘07, Kimberley Bailey,
                                                                                                                                    • Advancement (ext. 118)
                                                                       Stephanie Nicholls, Peter Fillman
                               Reg Quinn                                                                                            • Alumni Affairs (ext. 273)

                                                                                                                                    • Archives (ext. 457)
                                                                                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
                          Armand Scaini ’58                                                                                         • Arena (ext. 422)
                                                                       President’s Message                                     4
                                                                                                                                    • Chief Operating Officer (ext. 239)
                   Justice Bryan Shaughnessy ’68                       Alumni Association Message                              5
                                                                                                                                    • Communications (ext. 292)
                                                                       Editor’s Letter                                         6
                                                                                                                                    • Finance (ext. 117)
                                                                       Letters to the Editor                                   7
                                                                                                                                    • Main Reception (ext. 0)
                                                                       Reflections on a Man for all Seasons:                   8

                  Induction Ceremony
                                                                                                                                    • Mporium – School Store (ext. 431)
                                                                       Fr. Zinger, CSB, OSM
                                                                                                                                    • Property Manager (ext. 129)
                                                                       Remembering Ed Santi                                   13

                    May 30, 2018
                                                                                                                                    • President – Fr. Jefferson Thompson, CSB ’79 (ext. 174)
                                                                       Order of St. Michael Nominees                          14
                                                                                                                                    • Principal – Mr. Greg Reeves ’73 (ext. 139)
                                                                       Double Blue pictorial: Turkey Roll                     18
                                                                                                                                    • Vice Principal – Mr. Emile John ’87 (ext. 156)
                                                                       Welcome to the Den, Gentlemen                          20
                                                                                                                                    • Vice Principal – Mr. David Lee ’94 (ext. 179)
                                                                       Thank you Frank                                        24
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                                                                       Securing our Future by giving back: Leaving a Legacy   25

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                                        Includes HST                   Where are they now: Buzzers edition                    26

                                                                       Where are they now                                     27    On the Cover: Remembering our beloved Fr. Zinger, CSB,
                                                                       In Memoriam                                            30    OSM. Pictured here celebrating mass at Holy Rosary
                  stmichaelscollegeschool.com/osm                                                                                   Church, Toronto.
                                                                       The way we were:                                       34
                                                                       St. Michael’s College School flashback

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MESSAGE                                                                                            ALUMNI
                                                                    FROM THE                                                                                       ASSOCIATION
                                                                    PRESIDENT                                                                                         MESSAGE

                                                                                                                                    My fellow alumni,

                                                                                                                                    As winter draws to a close, so does my tenure as your                  2nd Vice-President – GAVIN DAVIDSON ’93
                                                                                                                                    president. What an experience. It has been an honour and a             Gavin has been the co-editor of the Blue Banner since Fall
    Dear St. Michael’s Alumni and Friends,
                                                                                                                                    privilege to serve you. Three years ago we established three           2015. Gavin has assisted with Skate for Kids and most
                                                                                                                                    key areas of focus. I am proud to say we have made great               recently, brought the Archangel’s Den initiative to fruition.
    It is a school day in early Spring in Toronto as I begin to     service, and their presence to us as the face of Jesus Christ
                                                                                                                                    progress in achieving our objectives.
    compose this greeting. Many of our students are remarking       act as beacons that light the way for us and our students.                                                                             Events Coordinator – RON SCARAFILE ’05
    that it is snowing outside today (stop chuckling, you                                                                           We continue to bring graduates back to the school with                 Ron has been involved with the Alumni Association since
    Alumni in warmer climes). I am trying to reassure our           The Double Blue Brotherhood of the past 165 years and the       events like Turkey Roll, the Spring Reunion and BBQ, and               2012. Ron is the co-founder of the Enzo Montemurro ’81 Touch
    young men that it is not snow that is falling – surely not      entire St. Michael’s community join in one enthusiastic         Homecoming to name but a few. We have built solid ties with            Football Classic and has volunteered for many alumni events.
    snow in Spring! – but manna from heaven. That’s right,          chorus to congratulate and celebrate the Graduating Class       the Parents’ Association, working together to enrich the
    because we know that St. Michael’s is the Promised Land,        of   2018.     May     their   education,   formation,   and    SMCS experience for our students.                                      In closing, I encourage you to stay connected to the school
                                                                                                                                                                                                           and make St. Mike's a part of your daily life. Attend the
    or very close to it.                                            accomplishments at St. Michael’s College School, and
                                                                                                                                    The achievement I am most proud of is the focus on mentoring. We       alumni events and, better still, become active in the
                                                                    especially their many valuable contributions to the world in
                                                                                                                                    have held a number of networking and mentoring events where            SMCSAA. It is a truly rewarding experience and a great way
    The Israelites wandered in the desert, looking forward to a     the years and decades to come, inspire faith and
                                                                                                                                    recent graduates have had the opportunity to be paired with            to give back to our growing community.
    Promised Land that would be flowing with milk and honey.        confidence in us all to believe and proclaim that the saintly   professionals across a variety of industries. Most recently, we held
    We look forward to our Promised Land where we will meet         are indeed among us even now.                                   our first ‘Archangel's Den’. Graduates under age 30 presented          I hope to see you at the porchetta table at the upcoming
    our Risen Lord face to face, in the company of all those                                                                        their business ideas to a panel of judges and had the opportunity      Turkey Roll in November.
    whom we have loved in this world and who have loved us.         Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, pray for us.                          to come away with funding to help develop their ideas. It was an
    We will gather around the table of the promised heavenly        St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.                         impressive event and one that is sure to be repeated.                  God bless and may we continue to take care of each other and
    banquet, in the full presence of God and the Saints.            St. Basil the Great, pray for us.                                                                                                      practice Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge every day.
                                                                                                                                    None of this could have happened without the tireless efforts
                                                                                                                                    of the SMCSAA members, the Advancement Office, and the
    The saintly are among us even now. We will always               Sincerely in Christ,
                                                                                                                                    school's faculty and administration. I sincerely thank you all.
    remember and cherish Fr. Cecil Zinger, OSM, CSB with
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Frank Di Nino ’80
    deep love and gratitude, praying that his life of faith and                                                                     After a nomination and voting process among the Alumni                 President, SMCSAA
    devotion to our Lord and to St. Michael’s may serve as a                                                                        Association Directors, I am happy to announce the Executive
    perpetual exemplar for all of us, in the certainty that he is   Fr. Jefferson Mark Thompson, CSB ’79                            for the 2018-2020/21 term:
    moving from the saintly whom we knew to the Saint whom          President
    we shall meet again.                                                                                                            President – JOHN P. O’NEILL ’86                                           PAST PRESIDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Frank Di Nino ’80               John McCusker ’57           W. Frank Morneau ‘59
                                                                                                                                    John has been an active member of the SMCSAA for many
                                                                                                                                    years. Most recently, John held the position of Vice-President            Marc Montemurro ’93             William Metzler ’65         Frank Glionna ’53 +
    The 2018 inductees into the Order of St. Michael are
                                                                                                                                    and Order of St. Michael committee member.                                Josh Colle ’92                  John Bonvivere ’50 +        George Cormack ’49
    outstanding models of faith, character, and service in our
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Romeo Milano ’80                Michael Duffy ‘65           Richard Wakely ’64 +
    community: Hon. Consiglio Di Nino (Honorary ’13),
                                                                                                                                    Vice-President – MATT MONTEMURRO ’05                                      Peter Thurton ’81               Ross Robertson ‘64          Gordon Ashworth ’45 +
    Jerry Howarth, David Keon ’60, Reg Quinn,                                                                                       Matt has been an active part of the association and for the last          Dennis Caponi Jr. ’86           William Rosenitsch ‘57      G. J. McGoey ’58 +
    Armand Scaini ’58, and Justice Bryan Shaughnessy                                                                                three years been on the Executive as Events Coordinator. Matt             Rob Grossi ’72                  Paul Tomson ‘65             Paul McNamara ’40 +
    ’68. May their embodiment of the motto of our school and                                                                        is the co-founder of the Enzo Montemurro ’81 Touch Football               Paul Grossi ’69                 John G. Walsh ’58 +         Joseph Primeau ’28 +
    the Basilian Fathers, their examples of leadership and                                                                          Classic and coordinated several successful networking events.             Daniel Brennan ’70              Frank Thickett ’57          Dick Foster ’30 +

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LETTER                                                           LETTERS                                                             DEAR EDITOR,

                                                                                                                                                                                                          I actually graduated in '98 I think, definitely not '17. Never-

                                                                     FROM THE                                                         TO THE                                                              theless, I'm flattered by the mention.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Krisjon Vargas ’98

                                                                     EDITOR                                                                                                                               ED’S REPLY: It is the magical Blue Banner Time Machine,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Krisjon. It will take years off your life!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          DEAR EDITOR,
                                                                                                                                      DEAR EDITOR,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          I am an alumnus of Saint Mike’s, going back to the class of 1958.
                                                                                                                                      Once again I note that the list of some of the biggest contribu-    It was a long time ago but I still wear my graduating year school
    Dear Readers,                                                    Fr. Jefferson Thompson, CSB ’79’s homily at the                  tors to the continuation of the Alumni Association has been         ring. I have supported the Fr. Neil Hibberd Bursary for some
                                                                     memorial prayer service held in the school gym (p.8).            forgotten. This is not the first time and probably won't be the     years now as Neil and I go back to grade school at St. John’s in
                                                                                                                                      last time that this has happened. Several of these distin-          the east end of Toronto. He is a very long time dear friend.
    By the time winter eventually drags itself to a close around
                                                                                                                                      guished gentlemen have passed on and it's a good thing, as
    these parts, most people are glad to see it go, but that is      Our ranks may be thinned, but they remain strong, as                                                                                 I have just completed reading the book Father Bauer and the
                                                                                                                                      I am sure they would be greatly offended by the fact that their
    the furthest thing from the truth when it comes to Frank         evidenced by the latest collection of inductees to the Order     efforts over so many years are not important enough to be           Great Experiment by Greg Oliver, which I learned of in the
    Di Nino ‘80’s term as President of the St. Michael’s Alumni      St. Michael (p.14). This year a total of six supporters of the   remembered. Or aren't the old timers who are no longer able         latest issue of the Blue Banner, which I regularly receive. It is
                                                                     school, a mixture of alumni and friends of St. Michael’s, will   to contribute their time, effort, and most importantly, it seems,   a wonderful book as it brought back many cherished memo-
    Association. Frank has truly been a blessing for both the
                                                                                                                                      their money, of any value or concern. Shame on you!                 ries of my time at the school.
    Alumni Association and the school. We say goodbye now            be inducted into our hallowed order. The induction
    with a tinge of sadness to President Frank, but take joy from    ceremony, which will be held on May 30 at the Liberty                                                                                Fr. Bauer, CSB ‘XX was my Grade 9 Homeroom teacher
                                                                                                                                      It has always been a feature of the Blue Banner to include the
    the fact he will remain active with the Alumni Association in    Grand, is always one of the highlights of the year when it is    names of ALL the Past Presidents (living or deceased), going        when I first entered Saint Mike’s in the fall of 1953. He was
    the role of Past President.                                      held (year when occurs every third). I encourage you to go       back to my time as publisher of the Blue Banner and prior to        ‘Mr. Bauer’ as I recall at that time and was ordained shortly
                                                                     out today and get your ticket so that you can help dedicate a    that, Paul Thompson ‘65's time as publisher, and as far             after. He taught us Religion and was frequently advising us
                                                                                                                                      back as I can remember being part of the Alumni Association         when we got a little restless, “Prudence, boys, prudence.”
    Of course we recently said goodbyes of a much more               night to those who have dedicated their lives to the school.
                                                                                                                                      (since the 50s). It has just been a note at the bottom of one of
    permanent nature to two prominent members of our commu-                                                                                                                                               He stated many times quietly that he could run through the
                                                                                                                                      the early pages. I wrote to Joe Younder ’56 the last time
    nity, and members of the Order of St. Michael, who, though       Not only is the Order of St. Michael bursting at the seams                                                                           entire class with the football. In fact he did just that. One day
                                                                                                                                      the omission occurred (and was corrected). Hopefully we can
                                                                     with worthy inductees, the younger generation of SMCS                                                                                as he took the entire class out on the football field and lined us
    neither were graduates, exemplified what it meant to be                                                                           look forward to the re-emergence of the list.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          all up at one end of the field with him at the other. He tucked
    St. Michael’s Men. Ed Santi, OSM and his wife Leda,              alumni are also achieving great things in the world beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                          his cassock into his belt, received a kick off type of ball, and
    OSM were typical St. Michael’s parents, working hard and         these yellow bricked walls. The recent Archangel’s Den           Thank you for your response and attention to this matter. I look
                                                                                                                                                                                                          very gradually manoeuvred through the entire class down to
                                                                     competition provided a chance for ten alumni groups to           forward to receiving each edition of the Banner.
    juggling multiple roles to put three children through private                                                                                                                                         the other end without a hand being laid on him. Unforgettable.
    school, who became tightly tied to the school through            showcase their projects, with the winner taking a home a                                                                             After his passing, I attended his wake on St. Joseph Street.
                                                                                                                                      John H. McCusker ’57
    tragedy. In Remembering Ed Santi (p. 13) the Blue Banner         cool $10,000. All the excitement, and what it might mean
                                                                                                                                                                                                          With regard to the book, I feel it should be required reading
    pays tribute to the respected family man with a strong value     for the school, is detailed in a fantastic article by regular    ED’S REPLY: John, thank you for pointing that out. You will note    for every alumnus and for every student currently enrolled in
    system and great sense of humour.                                contributor Brandon Sousa (p.20).                                that the Past Presidents listing has been restored on page 5.       the school and those to be enrolled in the future. Fr. Bauer’s life
                                                                                                                                                                                                          journey really emphasizes the values we all received through
                                                                     Despite the loss of leading lights, our future looks bright,                                                                         our education at the school. I consider my time at the school
    It was of course a massive blow to the community to lose in                                                                       DEAR EDITOR,
                                                                     even as we continue to gaze on the legacy of our past, as                                                                            being taught by priests like him (Fr. Higgins, CSB, Fr. Egsgard,
    quick succession a major benefactor and booster of the                                                                                                                                                CSB, Fr. Mullins, CSB, Fr. Cowley, CSB, Fr. Gorman, CSB, Fr.
    school in Ed Santi and the one man who, more than any            do Domenico Frascà ’69 and Justice Antonio Di Zio                Just wanted to thank the Blue Banner for its role in organizing     Penny, CSB) as an incredible blessing in my life.
    other, came to not only represent, but define St. Michael’s      ’69 in this edition of The Way We Were (p.34).                   the first Archangel’s Den. I thought it was very well run and I
                                                                                                                                      am excited about what this can become in the future. Please let     Very best wishes,
    College School. Here at St. Michael’s it is said that no one
                                                                     Because we would not be the way we are, were it not for the      me know if I can be of any assistance in helping to advance         Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Kuzminski ‘58
    man is bigger than the institution, but Fr. Cecil Zinger,                                                                         and encourage entrepreneurship in the SMCS community!
                                                                     way we were.
    CSB, OSM was himself an institution, one inextricably                                                                                                                                                 ED REPLY: Thanks for the thoughtful submission, Larry.
    linked with the school that he called home, and loved, for                                                                        Best,                                                               Think I will run out and buy myself a copy of that book!!
                                                                     Joyous Reading!                                                  Greg Fedele ’13
    more than 50 years. Fr. Zinger played such a large role in
    the school’s history and development that we could have
                                                                                                                                      ED’S REPLY: Greg, congratulations on your second place              CORRECTION: The Blue Banner would like to apologize for
    easily dedicated an entire issue, but instead we present a                                                                        finish. You have a fantastic product, I wish you all the success    an omission on pg. 34 of the Fall 2017 (Volume 22) edition.
    selection of poignant remembrances, headed by as beautiful       Gavin Davidson ’93                                               and I’m sure you will be a great resource to our alumni             Mr. Vince Pagano was referenced as a former teacher instead
    a piece of writing as you are likely to see, a transcript from   Editor                                                           community moving forward.                                           of a former teacher and Vice Principal of St. Michael’s.

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REFLECTIONS ON                                                       Fr. Zinger, we couldn't help but notice that you seldom wore
                                                                                                                                          a jacket that did not bear our school crest on it. You are the

                                                                     A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS:                                               very embodiment of the St. Michael's Man, devoting your
                                                                                                                                          life to us so that we may grow and flourish as St. Michael's

                                                                     FR. ZINGER, CSB, OSM
                                                                                                                                          Men ourselves. Your ubiquitous presence in the school, your
                                                                                                                                          nurturing of our spirituality, your unfailing kindness, and your
                                                                                                                                          immeasurable generosity have contributed, and will not stop
                                                                                                                                          contributing, to our collective spiritual growth and happiness.
                                                                                                                                          We have come to understand that you were always striving
                                                                     loved it, because you returned to St. Mike's as a priest             to educate and form us in mind, body, and soul. Your
                                                                     in 1966. Ever since that happy year, five decades of the             indelible influence in our lives can never, will never be under-
                                                                     St. Michael's Family have constituted the totality of your           estimated. Even now, your prayers of intercession are
                                                                     Basilian life and ministry: five decades of that warm smile          supporting us. Fr. Zinger, you have touched our souls and
                                                                     and cheerful spirit, ten generations of students witnessing          you have sealed them for Christ.
                                                                     your beautiful and genuine humility, and learning from your
                                                                     profound wisdom.                                                     If we had tried to say any of this to your face, Fr. Zinger, if
                                                                                                                                          we had tried to express to you how much you mean to us,
                                                                     St. Michael's students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families have    you would have stopped us at the first comma. So often it felt
                                                                     come to find in you, Fr. Zinger, a model and a beacon of             to us like your simplicity, your humility, your charm, were           own lives to serve the Church and the world. Fr. Zinger, we
                                                                     inspiration, a light that will never be extinguished in our lives.   always getting in our way. Fr. Zinger, we are heartbroken             hope you are smiling with pride now as you see us applying
                                                                     Every one of us has Fr. Zinger stories of our own, and don't         that, finally, you can't stop us anymore from saying all of this      the lessons you taught us so well, taking our mourning and
    On October 27, 2017 the St. Michael’s community was              they sound better with each retelling? You have been our             to you now. And we are saying it to your face, a gentle and           our prayers tonight from here, St. Michael's College School,
    rocked by the loss of a universally loved and respected          priest, our teacher, our colleague, our coach, our mentor, our       loving face that is forever before our mind's eye, forever at         to the joyful celebration of your life and legacy tomorrow in
    cornerstone of the College School. Fr. Cecil Zinger, CSB,        spiritual director, and our friend. Basilian Fathers of my           home in our hearts, forever written into the contours of our          St. Basil's Church in your Mass of Resurrection.
    OSM left an indelible mark on literally thousands of members     generation have heard me refer to you as my Basilian grand-          souls. Please know, Fr. Zinger, we feel that we have lost an
    of the St. Michael’s community. Here, he is remembered by        father. You have taught us, you have married us, you have            important part of ourselves, but please know also that you            More than just symbolic of the fullness of your Basilian life
    former student and current school president, Fr. Jefferson       baptized us, and you have prayed for us, at least every              have given us so much more to fill our void of sadness. Our           and ministry, this movement from school to church is our
    Thompson, CSB ’79, and by a variety of SMCS                      afternoon in the school chapel, around 5 o'clock, where I saw        grief is the price of our love for you.                               pledge to you, Fr. Zinger, that we have embraced your love
    community members, whose lives he touched in similarly           you daily as I left school. And you even let me interrupt your                                                                             for the faith and for the Church, just as much as our hearts
    meaningful ways.                                                 prayers to chat about my pretensions at being a gardener.            When any of us, all of us, first met you, Fr. Zinger, it was either   have embraced you. According to the proverbs that have
                                                                                                                                          at this school, or at some gathering or event connected to this       always adorned the top of your classroom walls, Fr. Zinger,
    Reflections from Fr. Thompson‘s homily delivered at              Fr. Zinger, you are the epitome of the St. Michael's Gentle-         school. And then, through the years and decades, when we              we will never stop hearing your good music as but a shadow
    Fr. Zinger’s, CSB, OSM memorial prayer service held in the       man, never wavering from your selfless dedication to teach-          encountered and engaged you on multiple other occasions in            of divine perfection, just as we will hear your composition of
    school gym on Monday October 30, 2017.                           ing and living goodness, discipline, and knowledge. If it is         various other locations, again it had something to do with this       the fanfare introduction to the Hymn to St. Michael this
                                                                     true that one is nearer God’s heart in a garden than                 school. It has always been on the mountaintop of St. Michael's        evening, for it was you who showed us that true nobility
    On my first day of Grade 9 in September of 1974, in Period       anywhere else on earth, then surely it was goodness and              College School, hasn't it, where, during our young and forma-         comes from virtue and not from birth.
    2, I went down to Room 12 for Religion. Standing at the front    Godliness that were soaking into our bones and growing               tive years, you taught and revealed to us the glory of God's
    of the classroom was something that I had never                  under our feet with each detention we served with you in the         love for us, made manifest through his Son Jesus Christ.              So, not a tragic hero here, but just you, our dear and beloved
    seen before: a priest who was also my teacher. It was you,       school gardens. Surely it was discipline that you were shoot-        Because of your mediation through the years and decades, Fr.          Fr. Zinger; nevertheless, was there ever a farewell so well
    Fr. Zinger. I am standing here before all your friends this      ing at us with your water pistol in the 1970s and 80s. And           Zinger, we see now in hindsight that we felt as if transfigured       suited as these immortal words are to you:
    evening because you, Fr. Zinger, stood at the front of my        because we thirsted for more and more discipline, surely it          in your classroom, in your conversation, in your presence.
    classroom. All of us are here this evening and we all stand      was we who forced you, reluctant though you were, to                                                                                       Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet Prince;
    where we do in our lives because you, Fr. Zinger, either stood   upgrade to a super-soaker in the 2000s. Your knowledge of            How wonderful it would have been to remain there, here,               And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
    at the front of our classroom or came to stand for what means    us was never anything else but your love for us, which we see        with you. But you always sent us back down the mountain to
    the most to us.                                                  to this day hanging on the walls of your Classroom 12.               take the teachings of Jesus Christ, so lovingly handed on and         Dear Fr. Zinger, may you and all the faithful departed, through
                                                                     Seeing ourselves there, younger versions of ourselves in the         explained to us by you, to light the way throughout our lives         the mercy of God, rest in the peace of the Risen Christ.
    Cecil Harold Zinger, you came to St. Michael's College           making, we understand now how blessed we all are to have             of faith, character, and service in our families and in our           Because more things are wrought by prayer than this world
    School in 1957 as a Basilian Scholastic to spend three years     known you and loved you. You have been the incarnation of            world. You emptied yourself to serve us at St. Michael's              dreams of, please pray for us, Fr. Zinger, as we shall pray for
    teaching and being involved in student life. You must have       goodness, discipline, and knowledge before our very eyes.            College School so that we might move out of ourselves in our          you, so that one day we may all merrily meet in heaven.

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Reflections from Fr. Ian Boyd, CSB                                   St. Basil’s Church and the church was filled to capacity by Fr.
     Fr. Cecil Zinger was a priest who did not understood arithme-        Cecil’s friends, many of whom were graduates of the College
     tic. He could not count past one. For him, everyone he met           School. May he rest in peace! He will be greatly missed.
     was unique and irreplaceable. If you were his friend, you
     were not one of a group of friends. He treated you                   Reflections from Cathy Di Nunzio, SMCS Staff
     as though you were his only friend. How many hundreds                Fr. Zinger was an outstanding educator and a model priest
     of St. Michael’s alumni could rightly regard themselves as           with a beautiful soul inside and out. He embodied what it
     Fr. Zinger’s special friend? And so they were. Each of them          means to be a St. Michael’s Man, displaying goodness,
     was his special friend. Once he knew you, he never forgot            discipline, and knowledge. Fr. Zinger had a warm and
     you. After you left the school, he followed your personal and        wonderful smile that lit up as soon as he entered a room. No
     your professional career with the keenest interest. He was           matter who you were, young or old, he always made time
     someone who was always there for you when you needed                 for you. Fr. Zinger you will be missed, but never forgotten.
     wise council or consolation. Yes, he was a teacher, but
     before he was a teacher, he was first and always a priest.           Reflections from Sandy Gray, Librarian
                                                                          Fr. Zinger made me welcome in the library when I arrived
     May I end this brief comment on a more personal note. I have         10 years ago.       His kind and thoughtful support never
     known Father Cecil for some sixty years. We were students            wavered, and in him I found a true friend and confidant. His
     together at St. Thomas More College in the University of             quiet, caring presence in the library, in the gardens, and in
     Saskatchewan in the early 50s. Both of us went to the                my family's life is a lasting treasure.
     Basilian Fathers noviciate after our graduation in 1956. As
     seminarians, both of us taught at the College School and             Reflections from Isaac Kuk ’18
     both of us studied theology together in preparation for our          To all he was a friendly priest, always ready with words of       Reflections from Romeo Milano ’80                                I can’t say that I know a lot of people that are there for
     ordination to the priesthood in 1963.                                wisdom or a cookie from the library. But to those who were        It is difficult to put in words what Fr. Zinger meant to me.     everything.
                                                                          fortunate to know him better, Fr. Zinger was a friend, a          He was the most pious man who inspired me through his
     Our careers as Basilians took us on somewhat different               mentor, a rock amidst the turmoil of everyday life.               actions and teachings. Fr. Zinger was thought provoking when     Fr. Zinger was there for my father, then my family. It
     paths. Fr. Cecil returned to St. Michael’s and taught there for                                                                        talking about the poor and the homeless. He was opinionated,     impresses me that when speaking to friends, they have
     the rest of his life. I returned to Saskatoon and taught there for   Reflections from Cristian Mastrangelo ’18                         but always consistent with the teachings of the church.          moments in their lives that Fr. Zinger was part of - presiding
     some thirty years, until my transfer to Seton Hall University in     I think the best quote Fr. Zinger ever told me was this: "The                                                                      weddings, giving last rights to dying parents, baptizing
     New Jersey. But although our work separated us, it never             things of God come before the things of St. Michael."             As students everyone saw him as a disciplinarian, but he         children. He had time for everyone, sharing laughter or
     disturbed our friendship. When I visited my community in             Fr. Zinger was a man who dedicated his entire life to             was very sensitive and gentle. When his mother passed            tears, offering life advice or forgiveness. Now that Fr.
     Toronto, as I often did, Fr. Cecil was always the first person I     God and his faith. Even amid the hectic goings of SMCS,           away in the late 70s I was in Grade 10. I was nominated          Zinger is gone, a void has been created.
     would try to see. We would walk down St. Clair Avenue to             Fr. Zinger ensured everyone stayed true to their faith and        by the class to write a letter expressing our condolences for
     the Pizza Hut and talk to each other about what was happen-          maintained God as a priority. This almost holy nature of his      his loss. He kept that letter and would always remind me of      Reflections from Very Rev. George T. Smith, CSB
     ing in our lives. I was grieved to receive word of his sudden        resonated within everyone he met and left them feeling            how much it comforted him.                                       Fr. Cecil Zinger, CSB was a fixture on the campus of St.
     illness and death, and I was pleased to be asked to preach           inspired. For example, I never felt more in touch with God                                                                         Michael's College School for 60 years. He was dedicated
     the homily at his funeral. The funeral Mass was celebrated at        than after choir rehearsals with Father.                          He would always tell me that he prayed for me as well as         to his teaching, and had a genuine rapport with his students.
                                                                                                                                            all St Michael's students. When I visited him in hospital he     Fr. Zinger had a positive impact on the lives of thousands of
                                                                                                                                            only asked that I pray for him. In my life I have never prayed   young men, and was the living embodiment of the school’s
                                                                                                                                            for anyone as much as I have prayed for Cecil Zinger. A          motto ‘Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge’.
                                                                                                                                            very sensitive and loving human being who in his lifetime
                                                                                                                                            must have said over a million prayers for humanity. I            Reflections from Peter Thurton ’81
                                                                                                                                            cherished our many talks and the warm embrace as we said         When I think of a Saint, I conjure up images of someone
                                                                                                                                            our goodbyes. I miss him.                                        who in all that he or she does, they do them because in and
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of themselves they are good, right, just and done in God's
                                                                                                                                            Reflections from Dom Montemurro ’78                              name and to please God. I have known the late Great Fr.
                                                                                                                                            I think the most memorable thing about Fr. Zinger was that       Cecil Zinger for over forty-two years, and during that time
                                                                                                                                            he was always there. Whether you were celebrating a              we had many personal and intellectual exchanges. His
                                                                                                                                            marriage, birth, christening, he was just there. Fr. Zinger      actions, words and thoughts, all of them, to put it simply
                                                                                                                                            was there for so many people, which makes him amazing.           were: Saintly.

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     Reflections from Joe Younder ’56 (excerpted from Fr.             Many will remember Room 12, his basement oasis, a drop-
     Zinger’s introduction speech at the Order of St. Michael         in center for graduates, where many young minds have been
     Induction Ceremony on April 23, 2015)                            nurtured. It is a room filled with the pictorial history of his

     At the beginning of Robert Bolt’s A Man for all Seasons the
                                                                      classes, statutes of Mary and St. Joseph, and his ever-present
                                                                      piano. This and more is Fr. Zinger.
                                                                                                                                                                 ED SANTI, OSM
     ambitious Richard Rich, who wanted only advancement,
     asked Thomas More what he should do in life. More replied he     However, many of you might not know that Fr. Zinger is not
     should become a teacher, saying “you’d make a fine teacher,      only a very accomplished musician, but also a songwriter?
     perhaps even a great one”. Disappointed, Rich asked, “but if     He once confided in me that it took him 15 years to write a
     I was, who would know?” “Ah,” replied More, “you would           lullaby. I said, "Cece, 15 years to write a lullaby, why so
     know it, your pupils, your friends, God. Not a bad audience.”    long?" He replied, “I kept falling asleep.” Funny guy, Cecil.
                                                                      A priestly man, he leads by example in humility, in persever-     The St. Michael’s College School community was saddened
     Such is the makeup of our final inductee, Fr. Cecil Zinger,      ance, in kindness, and in love of his students and his Basilian   by the passing of Edward ‘Enzo’ Santi in his 71st year on
     CSB, OSM. If the purpose of life is to lead a life of purpose,   community. He is indeed a humble and gentle man, a man            November 2, 2017, after a courageous 10-month battle
     then you will find this man of God, either in a classroom        for others who has brought light, warmth, and faith to those      with cancer. In recognition of his many contributions to the
     teaching your son ethical values, or those prayers once          he has touched. His very presence commands a loyalty and
                                                                                                                                        school, and to his community, Ed and his wife Leda were
     taught at our bedsides, or tending the school gardens some-      a respect given to few. His many life stories surround
                                                                                                                                        inducted into the Order of St. Michael in 2008.
     times in the company of wayward students (ed’s note: like        students and if you now listen carefully to his words, you will
     me) in detention doing spring clean-up, or planting new          hear his message.
     growth, or you may find him in the library assisting inquisi-                                                                      Ed and Leda became members of the St. Michael’s commu-
     tive minds, or perhaps playing the piano, or leading the                                                                           nity when their son, Paul ’99, entered Grade 9 in 1994,
     choir in school celebrations.                                                                                                                                                                         “Ed became a benefactor of SMCS in 1995 as his sons
                                                                                                                                        followed by Marc ’01 in 1996, and David ’03 in 1998.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           entered the school,” recalls Kimberley Bailey, Director of
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Advancement. “His relationship continued to grow stronger
                                                                                                                                        “I think the relationship with St. Mike’s started because my
                                                                                                                                                                                                           into various volunteer roles long after they graduated. His
                                                                                                                                        parents were looking for a good school that was driven by
                                                                                                                                                                                                           wisdom, assistance, and presence will truly be missed.”
                                                                                                                                        strong principles and guided by the Church,” recalled eldest
                                                                                                                                        son, Paul. “My dad was very concerned about our character          In addition to his generous volunteer efforts, Ed and Leda
                                                                                                                                        development and found that in the holistic approach at             established the Marc Santi Exit Scholarship in memory of
                                                                                                                                        St. Michael’s.”                                                    their son, as well as sponsoring a stain glass window that
                                                                                                                                                                                                           now appears in the grand foyer of the school.
                                                                                                                                        The Santi boys enjoyed a very active and fruitful experience
                                                                                                                                        at St. Mike’s, however, their time at the school will be forever   Ed was also very generous with his time in his local community
                                                                                                                                        marked by the tragic death of Marc, in a car accident              and was very active with a variety of organizations. He was
                                                                                                                                        during his graduating year. Following Marc’s passing, Ed           a board member for the Richmond Hill Hockey Association,
                                                                                                                                        and Leda established the Marc Santi Foundation to honour           Mackenzie Health, Crime Stoppers, and the Richmond Hill
                                                                                                                                        his legacy by supporting many charitable organizations,            Public Library. He also spent time volunteering at his church,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Our Lady Queen of the World.
                                                                                                                                        institutions, and individuals in need.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           “Ed was one of the most affable people I knew, someone
                                                                                                                                        “The impact the school had on us as a family after Marc’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                           who instantly made you feel comfortable and welcome,”
                                                                                                                                        death was overwhelming. I know my dad felt forever
                                                                                                                                                                                                           remembers Michael De Pellegrin ’94, the school’s
                                                                                                                                        indebted to the school for the support they provided during
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Director of Communications. “He held St. Michael’s close to
                                                                                                                                        that time,” notes youngest son, David. “It spurred him to get
                                                                                                                                                                                                           his heart, as an extension of his own family, and was always
                                                                                                                                        involved in a variety of ways to help the school.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                           thinking of different ways to support us.”

                                                                                                                                        Edward was dedicated to St. Michael’s College School and           Edward will be remembered as a family man who had a
                                                                                                                                        volunteered his time to a number of committees, including          great sense of humour and was defined by a strong value
                                                                                                                                        gala dinners for the school’s 150th anniversary and 100            system. He was extremely personable, and will be greatly
                                                                                                                                        Years of Hockey, as well as the Annual Golf Tournament.            missed by his family and many friends.

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The Order of St. Michael 2018
         The Order of St. Michael is the highest honour that St. Michael’s College School can bestow on a
           member of its community. It is awarded to individuals who embody the Basilian Fathers’ motto
                                                                                                                                      DAVE KEON ’60
            ‘Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge,’ through their contribution to the spiritual,
                                                                                                                                      Dave Keon is known as the greatest Toronto Maple Leaf of all time. His famed number 14,
        academic, or material welfare of the school and the greater community. The members of the Order                               now retired by the Leafs, hangs proudly from the rafters of the Air Canada Centre in

           serve as models for our students and for all of society. This year’s six worthy inductees will be                          Toronto. During his time with Toronto, Dave Keon captured four Stanley Cups and served as
                                                                                                                                      one of the franchise’s celebrated captains. During his 15-year career in the NHL, he won
        honoured at a ceremony held at the Liberty Grand on May 30, 2018. For more information and to                                 multiple National Hockey League awards. In 1986, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall
                                    get your ticket visit stmichaelscollegeschool.com/osm.                                            of Fame, in 2010 he was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, and most recently,
                                                                                                                                      his statue was proudly unveiled on Toronto’s famous Legends Row at the entrance of the Air
                                                                                                                                      Canada Centre.

                                                                                                                                      Mr. Keon is a significant part of Canadian sports history. He is also a hallmark of the sports
     THE HONOURABLE CONSIGLIO DI NINO (Honorary ’13)                                                                                  legacy at St. Michael’s College School, where his hockey career began playing Junior A
     For more than five decades Hon. Consiglio Di Nino has been responsible for senior executive                                      for the St. Michael’s Buzzers from 1956-1957 and for the Majors from 1958-1960 and
     positions in a variety of businesses, community organizations, and in the public sector.                                         where he was a student for four years, graduating in 1960.
     His involvement in these areas has contributed substantially to the success of two Ontario
     trust companies (Federal Trust Company and Cabot Trust Company) and several charitable                                           Mr. Keon is a true ambassador for St. Michael’s College School. He has always capitalized on opportunities to promote the
     and not-for-profit organizations (particularly Villa Charities Inc.).                                                            school in the media and speaks fondly of SMCS referring to himself as a St. Michael’s Man. Through his success, and poise
                                                                                                                                      during and after his hockey career, Mr. Keon continues to inspire generations and reminds our nation of the core values that

     In 1979, after 23 years’ experience in the financial sector, Mr. Di Nino, together with a                                        define us as athletes, but more importantly as human beings.

     group of other Ontario business persons, founded and presided over Cabot Trust Company
                                                                                                                                      Mr. Keon epitomizes the St. Michael’s and Basilian Fathers motto, “Teach me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge,” both
     and subsequently Cabot Capital Corporation, the trust company’s parent. Under Mr. Di Nino’s
                                                                                                                                      professionally and personally, with his admirable and humble character and unwavering faith.
     stewardship, Cabot Trust grew to a profitable, successful mid-size company, widely
     respected within the community.

                                                                                                                                      JERRY HOWARTH
     In addition to his business experience, Mr. Di Nino has an extensive background of volunteer commitments to various community
                                                                                                                                      Jerry Howarth, a Canadian citizen who grew up in San Francisco, recently retired as the
     service groups. He has served in senior capacities in numerous organizations including: Chairman, Harbourfront Corporation;
                                                                                                                                      Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster after spending 36 years at the microphone. Jerry
     President, Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association; and President, Scouts Canada, Greater Toronto Region.
                                                                                                                                      started his career with the Tacoma Twins of the Pacific Coast League in 1974 and 1975
                                                                                                                                      before moving to Salt Lake City where he broadcasted another three seasons. He then
     For the past 40 years, Mr. Di Nino has been a founder and a major participant in the development of the Villa Charities Inc.
                                                                                                                                      joined the Blue Jays in 1982 working with Hall of Fame broadcaster, Tom Cheek. Jerry
     campus at Lawrence & Dufferin Avenues in the central Toronto area. This campus consists of an 18-acre parcel of land,            broadcast an estimated 7,500 games in his professional career which included Toronto’s
     containing some of the world’s most successful examples of charitable and not-for-profit programs. The 391 bed Villa             back-to-back World Series Championships in 1992 and 1993.
     Colombo Home for the Aged provides exceptional care for seniors requiring 24 hour permanent nursing care. The 170,000
     square foot Columbus Centre delivers social, cultural, recreational and educational services to several thousand participants    In 2012, Howarth was honoured by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame with the Jack
     each year. As past Chairman of Villa Charities Inc., Mr. Di Nino has played, and continues to play, a major role in the devel-   Graney Award for lifetime contributions to baseball in Canada. In 2003 he received the
     opment of this outstanding community organization which has received both local and international acclaim.                       Sports Media Canada award for achievement, with Cheek, and in 2016 won the award
                                                                                                                                      again for his individual efforts.
     Mr. Di Nino was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1990 on the recommendation of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney,
     where he served until his retirement in 2012. Mr. Di Nino attended SMCS from 1953-55 before withdrawing to support his           Howarth has two sons who graduated from St. Michael’s College School, Ben in 1996 and Joe in 1997. Jerry has been a
     family. The Di Nino legacy continued when his son, Frank graduated from St. Michael’s in 1980. In 2013, Di Nino was              strong ambassador and advocate of the school, while contributing to the school community in public speaking and mentorship
     presented with an honorary St. Michael’s diploma.                                                                                capacities. He has contributed significantly to many Christian Charities in the city.

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REGIS QUINN                                                                                                                        ARMAND SCAINI ’58
     Regis Quinn, fondly known at St. Michael’s as Reg, is a business man who has spent many                                            Armand Scaini graduated from St. Michael’s College School in 1958. He is known for his
     years serving St. Michael’s College School as a member of the board of directors. Quinn                                            passion, intelligence, and his steadfast dedication to improving the lives of those around him.
     was largely instrumental in the early success of the school’s re-entry into Major Junior
     hockey.                                                                                                                            At a young age, Armand and his family moved from Italy to Canada. Not knowing the
                                                                                                                                        language, he was forced to start two years behind the Grade 6 education he had
     Quinn started working at a very young age to help out his family financially. It all started                                       completed in Italy. He quickly picked up English and believed he was destined to attend
     with his first two summers at Atlas Steele in Welland. He then went on to study and become                                         SMCS and worked extra hard in Grade 8 to achieve marks high enough to attend. During
     a barber and a hairdresser, but quickly abandoned that to join Litton Industries selling                                           his time at St. Mike’s, Armand developed a strong respect for his teachers including Fr.
     computers in the early 60s. At the age of 24, Regis became the youngest Canadian Tire                                              Ronan, CSB ’41, Scaini’s shop teacher whom he was most fond of. During his time at St.
     Dealer in history and he soon came to Toronto to run one of the largest Canadian Tire Stores                                       Mike’s, Scaini assisted Fr. Ronan with various building related projects, many of which took
     in the country.                                                                                                                    place at Henry Carr Farm.

     Ownership in hockey soon followed with the purchase of the Young Nats Organization. He                                             Since his time at St. Michael’s, Scaini has had a very successful construction career. During
     also became a sponsor of St. Michael's Buzzers, which included buying a Zamboni for the St. Mike's arena. Quinn then               this time he took on a volunteer position as a member of Famee Furlane where he focused much of his efforts on social
     bought the Niagara Falls Flyers. He worked with Fr. McLean and Fr. Fitzpatrick, CSB, who was the principal of St. Mike's at        housing and long-term care facilities for the Italian-Canadian community. His lifelong ambition has been to assist with social
                                                                                                                                        housing within the community, and he is known for his expertise, technical know-how, cost-effective solutions, and innovative
     that time, to try to bring Major Junior A Hockey back to St. Michael's School.
                                                                                                                                        ideas. Scaini is a true humanitarian who is inspired by helping others live their best life by bettering communities. Armand
                                                                                                                                        is also a major donor and an ardent benefactor of St. Michael’s College School.
     Quinn was asked to meet with Fr. Mohan, CSB for the first time, when St. Michael's was again trying to acquire a Major
     Junior A hockey team. Fr. Mohan asked Regis to assume a leadership role in the school's Expansion Project in the late 90s
     and to serve on The Board of the School and to head up the Financial Committee. Quinn also served on the Investment
                                                                                                                                        BRYAN SHAUGHNESSY ’68
     Committee under the leadership of Fr. Redican, CSB, He also worked with Fr. Redican on the committee to open Holy Name
                                                                                                                                        Justice Bryan Shaughnessy attended St. Michael’s College School and graduated in 1968.
     of Mary College Catholic School which was supported by the Basilian Fathers.
                                                                                                                                        He then attended the University of St. Michael’s College, where he graduated with
                                                                                                                                        Bachelor’s Degree. After obtaining a BA, Justice Shaughnessy attended Queen’s University
     In the late 90s, Regis sold his Canadian Tire store and started Protect Air with his brother. Protect Air is a vehicle emissions
                                                                                                                                        Law School, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws. He then articled at Phelan O’Brien Ruther-
     company that runs emissions programmes in many states and provinces throughout North America. This business grew very
                                                                                                                                        ford Lawer and Shannon and upon completion of the Bar Admission Course was called to
     substantially in a very short period of time and was sold off. In 2001, Regis opened his first BMW store and over time opened
                                                                                                                                        the Bar of Ontario in 1976 as a Barrister and Solicitor.
     seven more dealerships. Reg is a big supporter of St. Michael’s College School, he has made donations to the Centre of the
     Arts, and even donated a Mini Cooper car for a school fundraiser.
                                                                                                                                        During his professional career, Justice Shaughnessy practiced law primarily in civil litigation,
                                                                                                                                        first at Phelan O’Brien Shannon and Lawer in Toronto, and thereafter in partnership in the
     In closing, one of Regis favourite past times, that he still enjoys to this day, is playing hockey with St. Michael's Oldtimers.
                                                                                                                                        law firm of Sosna and Shaughnessy in Whitby, Ontario. In 1998, Justice Shaughnessy was
                                                                                                                                        appointed to the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, and from 2000-07 was the Regional
                                                                                                                                        Senior Judge for the Central East Region. Currently Justice Shaughnessy sits as a trial judge
                                                                                                                                        in the Superior Court of Justice in Oshawa, Ontario.

                                        Induction Ceremony                                                                              Justice Shaughnessy is heavily involved in law moot court programmes at many secondary schools, including St. Michael’s

                                          May 30, 2018                                                                                  College School where he works with students to establish an understanding of the students of the Canadian law and justice
                                                                                                                                        system. He was instrumental in building the foundation for the Law and Moot Court programmes at SMCS (still in operation
                                                                                                                                        today). Justice Shaughnessy donated the trophy which is awarded annually to the winner of the Moot Court Competition and
                                                                                                                                        also donated the St. Thomas More Legal Advocacy Award, awarded annually to the graduating student who has shown an
                                       Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex                                                              aptitude for the study of law and for the various forms of advocacy practiced during the year. He has also volunteered as a

                                               Tickets $200 Includes HST                                                                judge for the Moot competition since its creation over 15 years ago.

                                                                                                                                        Justice Shaughnessy has remained close to St. Michael’s, as his three sons all graduated from the school, Sean in 1998,
                                            stmichaelscollegeschool.com/osm                                                             Kevin in 2000, and Paul in 2003.

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     TURKEY ROLL    On Friday, November 24, 2017, more than 350 alumni
                    came to St. Michael’s to celebrate the annual Turkey Roll &
                    Reunion. Fr. Jeff Thompson, CSB ’79 began the evening
                    by celebrating Mass. The classes of 2008, 1993, and 2008
                    where honoured throughout the event for celebrating
                    milestone anniversary. 54 years of alumni were represented
                    throughout the evening, spanning from 1954 to 2017.

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WELCOME                                                            career. The event kicked off with host Gavin Davidson ’93,
                                                                                                                                             joined by co-host, the Honourable Consiglio Di Nino ’13,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Heerium headquarters, collecting the emotions and feelings
                                                                                                                                                                                                               of the big chapters of people’s lives. Think of it like a 60

                                                                          TO THE DEN,
                                                                                                                                             a former Canadian Senator. Davidson acknowledged the event        Minutes interview after events like graduation, marriage, or
                                                                                                                                             sponsors, Eastmore Group, Linda Hook, and an anonymous            your first child. These moments are collected and stored on
                                                                                                                                             alumnus donor, and alumni who had given their time as mentors     servers so your life can be packaged back to you and your

                                                                          GENTLEMEN                                                          before introducing the panel of judges, which included Frank
                                                                                                                                             Di Nino ’80, Ralph Montemurro ’91, Michael De
                                                                                                                                                                                                               loved ones. It’s different than social media, which collects the
                                                                                                                                                                                                               minutia of every day life or catalogues vacations; it focuses
                                                                          Brandon Sousa ‘07                                                  Pellegrin ’94, Steven Hellmanns ’96, Stephanie Nicholls           on collecting small moments of time so that you can get a

     Conor Ross wowed the judges with concussion calibrated monitors
                                                                                                                                             of Alumni Affairs, and Nikki Pett, Sigma Promotions.              digestible idea of life in a single review. The judges were
                                                                                                                                                                                                               impressed. With no major competitors in the market, Harris
                                                                                                                                             With $15,000 in total prizes, first place would walk away         had captured a creative idea and communicated it within the
     Tension ran high on the first of March in the St. Michael’s          week leading up to the event, these mentors rolled up their        with $10,000 for their venture, while second and third            five-minute window.
     College School Centre for the Arts with ten teams competing          sleeves with their fellow old boys, making sure they were ready.   would be awarded $3,500 and $1,500 respectively to help
     in the first Archangel’s Den, an entrepreneur showcase                                                                                  their business reach the next level.                              This next idea left the judges and many people in the
     showdown hosted by the Alumni Association and the school.            Alumni mentor Jonathan Buccella ’07 said, “jumping in                                                                                audience in awe. An idea so niche, you wondered why it
     The first prize: $10,000.                                            with such a short timespan makes it almost as exhilarating         First to the den was Classfeed by Roman Grod ’16 and              had never been done before. Iris Technologies, from alumnus
                                                                          for you as a mentor as it was for the teams. With each team        Martin Lebed ’16, an exchange platform that enables               Conor Ross ’12 creates secondary computer monitors
     A call for submissions was sent out near the year’s end in           at such a different phase in both their idea and career, I         students to share resources and information in a post-secondary   clinically tested for victims of concussions. These monitors
     2017 to alumni that had graduated in the past ten years.             though the most impactful time was when we had our initial         environment. Already garnering media attention from CTV,          replicate   e-paper      technology,         which       aids      in     the
     The field was narrowed down to the top ten finalists, who            meeting and the idea was being pitched to me for the first         CBC, and Narcity online, they highlighted their 3,500-plus        recovery process for those who have recently suffered
     were announced on February 9.                                        time. Asking what may seem like the obvious but tough              users, $3,500 in revenue, and impressive profit margins           concussions. Current LED screens have a refresh rate that
                                                                          questions helped prep the team but also, tailor their pitches      achieved in only six months. Based on the judges’ reactions,      directly impacts a damaged brain’s ability to hold informa-
     Each of the ten teams was paired with an alumni mentor who           to a broader audience.”                                            they were impressed but had their doubts about the integrity of   tion and with four million concussions a year, there’s an
     assisted the contestants in converting their three-page business                                                                        the finished product in a peer-to-peer operation.                 entire market of technology-dependant affected individuals
     plan into a five-minute presentation, guiding them through their     All prepped, each team of contestants entered the den with                                                                           searching for a solution.
     ideas and preparing them for the potential cross-fire of questions   their ideas ready to go and their presentations more polished      They were followed by Michael Bissonnette ’16 with his
     from the panel of esteemed judges. For two to three hours a          than anything they had ever produced in their high school          idea for Crypto Master, an online media outlet solely devoted     Conor and his university business partner had both been
                                                                                                                                             to the latest news and trends of crypto currency.                 affected by friends and family who suffered concussions.
                                                                                                                                             Mild-mannered archangel and president of the alumni               They believed in their idea so much, they launched a BBQ
                                                                                                                                             association, Frank Di Nino had his curiosity piqued, but was      cleaning business just to raise enough capital to complete
                                                                                                                                             ready with questions around longevity and generating              their prototype. With extensive medical testing, their
                                                                                                                                             income. With the lens of goodness in the school’s motto, the
                                                                                                                                             question of ethics around black market uses of crypto
                                                                                                                                             currency also came flooding to the floor.

                                                                                                                                             Next in the den was Fan Battle from Pedro Pessoa ’09
                                                                                                                                             and Salah Rawdat ’08 - an online system offering
                                                                                                                                             members an arena to compete for Toronto Maple Leafs tickets
                                                                                                                                             based on their sports knowledge. This subscription-based
                                                                                                                                             product would reward fantasy fans with coveted tickets to a
                                                                                                                                             Leafs game, valuing knowledge over cash, unlike their
                                                                                                                                             competitors in the space. Archangel Steven Hellman ’96
                                                                                                                                             recognized the gamification trend in the industry and
                                                                                                                                             congratulated the team on their fans-first focus.

                                                                                                                                             Heerium was an idea that sparked a lot of attention in the
                                                                                                                                             den. The brainchild of alumnus David Harris ’11, Heerium
                                                                                                                                             is the reinvention of the time capsule. This online platform
                                                                                                                                             focuses on self-generated videos prompted by questions from

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redesigned monitor hit the market with the support of the                                                                                             At the end of ten presentations, the judges took some time to
     medical industry. They are currently in the process of                                                                                                deliberate on who would be walking away with $10,000 in
     medically testing their monitor’s positive effects for those                                                                                          new venture capital, along with the second and third prizes.
     susceptible to migraines and working with insurance compa-                                                                                            The Honourable Con Di Nino took the stage, reflecting on
     nies to validate their device for future coverage.                                                                                                    the ingenuity and vision many of these St. Michael’s alumni
                                                                                                                                                           brought to the event, while Davidson shared his apprecia-
     The Player Vault, by Collin Rocha ’10 and Scott Turano                                                                                                tion for the mentors and judges who helped offer their insight
     ’10, is a web-based platform for FIFA sports agents to                                                                                                and advice to the next big thing.
     network and expedite player tryouts, trades, and contracts.
     Their business is a social network for amateur soccer                                                                                                 “The quality of ideas presented by these young alumni today
     players, scouts, and agents, leveraging a database of talent                                                                                          was incredible, but none of this would have been possible
     to coordinate recruitment and schedule try-outs. With                                                                                                 without the efforts of the mentors working behind the
     120,000 agents and scouts sifting through 300 million                                                                                                 scenes,” said Davidson. “The entire Alumni Association has
     players globally, this subscription-based service would cut                                                                                           been behind this idea and it is a testament to everyone’s
     down on the cold-calling clutter facing the industry today.                                                                                           efforts that it has been such a success.”

     Next on stage were Connor Emeny ’14 and Liam
                                                                                       Michael Bissonnette wants to help people master crypto currencies   After intense deliberation, the judges called David Harris of                   “I thought that the Archangel’s Den was an amazing event.
     Totten ’14 with Social Butterfly. Their online service focuses
                                                                                                                                                           Heerium to the stage to accept third place, congratulating                      As an alumnus, I am really excited that St. Mike’s is making
     on connecting local business with micro-influencers on social
                                                                                                                                                           him on his innovative idea and unique approach to captur-                       important steps in fostering innovation at a young age,” said
     media. Micro-influencers are budding social media celebri-       clients. The judges recognized the potential of the business,                        ing the essence of one’s emotions in life. Then, Greg Fedele                    Ross in accepting the first prize. “This was a huge win for us
     ties who have a geo-targeted following, leading to grass-        growing from professional athletes to rising stars and young                         and Ben Caranci graced the stage, winning second place                          and came at a critical time for the company. We just brought
     roots marketing opportunities for Social Butterfly’s clients.    professionals,     along       with     the     scalable       opportunities         for SWFTCharge, an idea so progressive and so fitting in                        in our first batch of 50 units and they are all headed to
     With small companies as their clients, and small-time            presented, but couldn’t see the long-term potential in its                           society today, that the judges could not stop singing praises                   schools, clinics, occupational therapists, and the govern-
     influencers, their service leads to big results while their      current state.                                                                       for it’s simplicity and necessity from pleasure, to safety,                     ment. Looking forward to the rest of 2018, we will be
     competition overlooks the power of the local economy.
                                                                                                                                                           to peace of mind for parents keeping tabs on their kids.                        working on increasing our sales and growing out our team.”
                                                                      Electrifying the stage was Greg Fedele ’13, and Ben                                  Finally, and without a doubt in many of the minds of those in
     From a business focused on influencers, to an actual Cana-       Caranci ‘13, their team with SWFTCharge. Specifically                                attendance and the panel of judges, Conor Ross and Iris                         With the first-ever Archangel’s Den now closed for the
     dian celebrity, Nolan MacMillan ’08, Grey Cup winning            targeting multi-day, rural music festivals, this start-up solves                     Technologies took the stage to accept the oversized cheque                      season, there’s no doubt budding entrepreneurs who walked
     CFL player, and his business partner, world-travelling Darcy     low-battery anxiety for many millennials at events. Piloted in                       in the amount of          $10,000 for his concussion recovery                   the halls of the yellow bricks will be working towards next
     Drury ’08 graced the stage with Sous Vide for the Super          2017, they launched at three events where small booths
                                                                                                                                                           computer monitors.                                                              year’s challenge, ready to showcase the next best thing to a
     Performer.   Their   meal     plan   delivery    service   for   were set up around the venue to swap out a charging dongle                                                                                                           panel of Archangels.
     high-performing athletes cooks up sous vide style meals          for the attendees’ mobile phones. The service, offered at
     while leveraging MacMillan’s professional network for            $30 for the entire event with a $10 deposit, caught on like
                                                                      wildfire, landing them four different North American
                                                                      contracts with event hosting organizations. The judges were
                                                                      impressed all around with the business plan and their
                                                                      success in only one year.

                                                                      Finishing off the day was unplug, by Brendan Hynes ’11
                                                                      and his team, a smart plug that automates energy consump-
                                                                      tion of idle power in your home. With a prototype near
                                                                      completion, the team at unplug was confident that their
                                                                      device could conserve 23 percent of wasted electricity in
                                                                      one’s home. The system, which has one source plug and
                                                                      multiple complementary plugs, would collect user data to
                                                                      automate the energy intake to appliances and devices
                                                                      plugged into an unplug device. With the uncertainty of an
                                                                      unproven prototype, the judges pulled the plug on their
                                                                      support for the venture.
                                                                                                                                                           Grey Cup-winning Ottawa Redblack Nolan MacMillan knows about healthy cooking.

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