Reunion Weekend is a time to celebrate the TCS community

Trinity College School was pleased to welcome back more than 320 alumni and guests from graduation years ending in “2” and “7” for a busy and exciting Reunion Weekend, May 26th to 28th.

It was a cloudy, wet day for the annual TCS Golf Tournament on Friday, but the golfers were a hardy bunch and continued on, enjoying the course at Dalewood Golf Club. Following the tournament, the Jocko Taylor '67 award for loyalty and dedication to the School was presented by Headmaster Stuart Grainger to Will Kennedy ’72 P’02, a long-time volunteer and TCS supporter. Friday night found all of the reunion alumni enjoying class dinners at restaurants around Cobourg and Port Hope.

On Saturday morning, the School held the official dedication and blessing of the Paul Godfrey ’52 Pavilion, located near the cricket pitch. Paul was an Old Boy of the School who later joined the faculty from 1963-1999. He was a dedicated teacher and a beloved cricket coach, and served the School as an honorary trustee until his passing in 2014. Everyone appreciated touching words from Paul’s brother Nigel Godfrey ’56, along with Austin Dumas ’92, TCS chaplain Canon Don Aitchison and the headmaster. It was a lovely tribute that meant a great deal to our guests.

Alumni games and activities are always a big draw, and this year was no exception. Alumni came out for the cycling tour, Old Boys cricket and Old Boys rugby, as well as an art class, online archives display, admissions seminar, school tours and of course shopping in the school store. Our string quartet played as guests arrived for the the headmaster’s presentation in the Cirne Commons Saturday evening, where the highlight was the presentation of awards to Geoff Dale, Ian Binnie ’57 and John Gilbert ’56 (to learn more, click here). Our oldest alumnus in attendance was also recognized, Old Boy and retired master Tom Lawson ’47. Following the presentations, the crowd remained in the commons for cocktails and then sat down to a beautiful dinner in the lower gym.

The weekend ended Sunday with a chapel service and an incredible brunch.

It was a wonderful weekend of camaraderie and shared memories, and the philanthropy & alumni office would like to say a special thanks to our culinary services department, property department, IT services staff and all of the student volunteers who helped to keep events running smoothly.

We look forward to welcoming back alumni from classes ending in “3” and “8” for next year’s Reunion Weekend, May 25 to 27, 2018.

Click on the links below to access multimedia from Reunion Weekend 2017: