Posted on May 18, 2011 by Administrator
Today, Tuesday May 17th, the 2011 Harbord Collegiate graduating students met in the school auditorium to prepare to say goodbye to being students of our school. With about five weeks left in the school year, there was a distinctive upbeat mood. School principal Rodrigo Fuentes and TDSB teacher Belinda Medeira Felix each addressed the graduating class on the expectations of the students for the final race to the finish line.
Also on hand were most of the current members of the Harbord Club executive board. Chair and museum curator Syd Moscoe had encouraging words for the grads and highlighted the the ongoing transition of the Harbord Club. Most of those on the original team that had formed, developed, nurtured and grew our alumni association that started in the late 1970′s, have now passed the torch to a new generation of leadership.
Syd Moscoe with the assistance of school guidance counselor Sue Lang Wong has reenergized and restructured the Harbord Club executive with alumni (and future alumni) from different graduation decades. In attendance today were Sid Ingham (1978), India Annamanthadoo (2013), Helder Frizado (2009), Vasan Persad (1994) as well as Belinda Felix Medieros (1981) and Syd Moscoe (1952.) Members absent due to other commitments were Ben Lee (1978), Diana DaSilva (2009) and Sierra Medieros (2010.) It is our hope that the 2011 graduating class not only look back nostalgically and remember the joyous times spent at our school, but that some of you too will be compelled by your own inner conviction and gratitude to give something back. Sometimes, all it takes is to simply look back and reflect on the value of the gift of your educational experience here at Harbord.
During the assembly, we asked the graduating students for a valid email address to help them stay connected with our school. The Harbord Club has gathered the emails as a means of communicating about our school and alumni sanctioned events. We do not sell or disclose this information to anyone. If you were not in attendance at today’s assembly and did not get this to us, you can also email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add you to our list. Please include your first name, last name and year of graduation. Grad Helder Frizado has graciously offered to enter every single name and email address received into our email server. Many thanks Helder.
To the graduating class of 2011, congratulations on completing your high school journey with us. Celebrate well as you prepare to party together one more time in the upcoming prom and may you succeed in your journey of self and life discovery.
Sid Ingham on behalf of the Harbord Club