POINT REUNION in TORONTO
Sunday, November 24, 2002
Message by Chris
Liu posted on YahooGroups on
November 26. 2002
The guest list for the Toronto 24t Nov 2002 re-union are as follows:
Dr. Fr. Van, Ivan Sequeira and spouse Doreen, C.C. Ku, Chris Liu,
Hsiung and spouse Sheila, Rohit Verma, Xavier Lin, W.T. Liang and
Y.C. Liang and spouse, C.C. Liang, S.K. Chen, Sidney Chen, Melba
Remedios (Loreto Convent) and spouse Bel, William Li, Charles Li and Ka
Phen Liang. W.T. Liang was teaching in N.P. during the 1960's before he
immigrated to Hong Kong and Canada. I remember visiting the Liang
Brother's shoe store and restaurant opposite Planter's hospital whenever
I felt homesick in school.
This was a very unplanned and last minute gathering...although most of
the spagies live in the Greater Toronto Area, the chances of us getting
together like this is few and far in between. It was suggested that we
have a fixed date for a re-union every year. C.C.Ku and myself shared
the story about "The fight at Kevinta's" with Polites' back in
1973. About how Mr. Banerjee (God Bless his soul) had the warring
factions from both school come to his house in Ajit Mansion for a peace
treaty that resulted in a more cordial relationship between N.P. and St.
Paul's. Our gratitude once again to Dr.Fr. Van for his on-going effort
in bringing and building the North Point family around the world and
giving each of us, a chance, in our busy lives, to gather, reflect
and share in the good memories of N.P.
Message by Ivan St. Clair Sequeira '44 posted on YahooGroups on
November 25, 2002
This last minute quickie was arranged by by Chris. Several attendees
came who missed the October reunion. This reunion was held at the
Imperial Garden Restaurant at 4810 Sheppard Avenue East in Scarborough
Toronto owned by Yan Wei Li. His wife was a Mount Hermon student
and his two sons went to North Point. William '98 and Charles '93.
The C.C. brothers who were in NP in the early and late 30's were
there with their wives and a couple of their now adult children.
One of the attendees was a Melba (Rodrigues) Remedios who attended
Loreto starting in '59. Her brother attended North Point, Angelo
Roderigues NP'53. He then returned to Burmah where he qualified as
a medical Doctor. Melba completed her BA at Loreto and because she
had completed her LTCL in music, taught music at Loreto and North
Point at a time when Dr. Fr.Van was in an early tour as rector. The
photographs that Tom had sent me were circulated and several
group photographs were taken. The food that was served was
excellent with about 10 courses. For those spagies who live in the
center or east end of this city this was the best "Indian
style" chinese food that I have ever tasted. It is worth
patronizing one of our own. Our own Computer whiz Terence attended
with his "Wow" wife Sheila who is also a Computer
Engineer. All the NP guys could not take their eyes off her.
C.C.Woo, Sidney , and Verma also attended. There must have been
about 20 people present. Dr.Fr.Van was in good form and addressed
the gathering and distributed pledge cards and showed some
pictures of North Point after some renovations and changes
especially in the quadrangle. We presented Fr.Van with a North
American "Dream Catcher", crafted by yours truly,
so that this may hang on his wall and all his dreams of untold
wealth for North Point may be realized. The gathering then sang
our North Point Chorus and raised three cheers for old NP. The few
customers who braved the singing, were apparently delighted...Ivan
POINT REUNION in TORONTO
Saturday, October 12, 2002
here for Report on the Re-union
here for Pictures
||The Church of St.Anthony
Telephone: (905) 793-8030
||The Bombay Palace Restaurant
200 Advance Blvd
Telephone: (905) 799-9777
The Church of St.Anthony of Padua situated at 940 North Park Road Bramptom
(between Dixie Road and Bramalea Road) has been booked for a 10.30 a.m.Mass. It
is proposed that Fr.Van celebrate this Mass with Fr.Bill German assisting and
Tom Bates serving as alter boy.
The Bombay Palace restaurant is situated
at the North East corner of the junction of Advance road and Dixie road in
Brampton immediately south of Steeles. The entrance into the parking lot is on
The buffet lunch will take place
immediately following the Mass. The twittering of the spagies will be limited
to the number of speakers. Management has requested that we limit the noise
level especially when we are singing the North Point Chorus.
The Management has also requested us to
terminate our session by 3p.m. as
they have to cater for a wedding thereafter.
Ivan St. Clair Sequeira is attempting to put an
ad in the Toronto Star inviting all the
Alumni of North Point and Loreto convent to attend and some Loreto
alumni have already indicated their desire to attend.
For those members who are not on the net,
please confirm by telephone or get a friend to confirm on the net.
P.S. Attendees will pay their own bills for
For further information and to confirm
attendance , please
Ivan St. Clair Sequeira
(905) 883-1998 or (416) 542-6060
Above information has been derived from
the original message by Ivan St. Clair Sequeira '44 posted on YahooGroups on August 20,
What a great show. We had 35 attendees and
a lot of fun and memories of North Point and Loreto. Pictures will be
posted as and when available. Terence NP '90 designed a memento that was
excellent. Chris Liu the Co-chair brought his Guitar and we had a two
great renderings of the North Point Chorus. Trevor NP '46 served the
Mass and David Ottoman NP '35-'44 read the required readings and said
the Grace before the meal. I am attaching the format of our proceedings
so that other groups may if they so desire adapt it for their own
reunions. Fr. Van was was in great spirits, but Fr. Bill was not well
and was on anti biotics. He insisted on saying the Mass and
participating fully with the events. Pray for his quick recovery.
1. Grace before Meal....David Ottman
2. Introduction of Guests of Honour Fr.Van
& Fr.Bill By Chris
3. Meal to Start.
4. During the meal.... Each Attendee will
introduce themselves and their partner, spouse. child or whomsoever.In
doing so will explain their connection to NP, Loreto, or to us. There
will be a limit of three minutes for each speaker.
5. After the last of the introductions by the
Attendees and depending on the rush for" Meethai's" we will
have a rendering of the North Point Chorus.
6. Fr. Van will then address the group
and will attempt to answer any questions.
7. Ivan will make closing remarks &
8. Time remaining we will sing the North
Point Chorus again.
9. Ensure that your Bill "Bar
Chits" etc are paid before leaving.
Message by Chris
Liu posted on YahooGroups on October 13, 2002
Just to add to Ivan's report on our re-union,
it was like coming home to N.P. even
though most of us had never met each other before. Thank you Ivan
for doing the bulk of the work and letting me share in the credit. The
mass was one of giving thanks to God and remembering our gratitude to
people we remember in our school days, Thanks to Fr. Van and Fr. German
for reminding us of just how fortunate we are.
The lunch gathering where not only the spagies
spoke but the Loreto "girls" also shared their memories and
stories were fantastic, this new twist to N.P. gathering with L.C.
involvement should definitely be encouraged. Tom Bates from California
recited an excellent Indian poem and sang an Indian lullaby, thank you Tom
for sharing that.
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