January 2016 - Issue No. 16
Alumni; Grab Those Sticks & Lace Up Your Skates
Once again St. Bonaventure's College will be holding their annual alumni vs students hockey game as part of their Spirit Week activities. 

The game will take place on

 March 4th at 1pm 
Rogers Horwood Arena

If you are interested in playing please contact Jennifer at jcummings@stbons.ca or 726-0024 ext 214

It is time again for the annual St. Bonaventure's College Cash Lottery!
The net proceeds raised from the lottery will go towards completion of the following projects*:
  • Upgrade washrooms in Holland & Mullock Hall
  • Add additional classroom space to Mullock Hall
  • Drop ceilings and add LED lighting to classrooms
  • Upgrade main entrance of Mullock Hall
  • Complete Phase 3 work at campus entrance with retaining wall and signage
  • Begin work on restoration of stairwell in Mullock Hall
  • Continue replacement of glass block in classrooms in Holland Hall
  • Replace front steps of Mullock Hall
  • Painting of a number of classrooms
  • Repaint gymnasium, repair flooring and redraw lines
* (These are subject to other health and life safety projects that may manifest considering the age of these buildings)

                   Grand Prize - $10,000     2nd Prize - $2,000     3rd Prize - $1,000

Draw Date: Feb 19th. 

Tickets can be purchased at the school during business hours or by clicking the link below. Good Luck!

Alumni Profiles: James Flynn '57
St. Bonaventure's College alumni can often be found leading interesting and impressive careers all across the globe. 
James (Jim) Flynn was no exception with a career that took him from the Bank of Nova Scotia all the way to Quantico.
Born in Corner Brook on Sept 20, 1940. Jim attended St. Bon's until gradating in 1957. From there he took a position with the Bank of Nova Scotia. That was short lived as Jim was destined for law enforcement greatness. 

In 1957 Jim joined the  Royal  Canadian Air Force  and served at bases in Canada and Germany.  He then joined the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and later the Metropolitan (now) Toronto Police service where he served for 31 years  rising to the rank of Staff Superintendent. 

During his career with the Metropolitan Toronto Police he attended Ryerson Polytechnical Institute studying Psychology and Behavioural Sciences. In 1978 he was honoured by Ryerson with the George Korey Proficiency Medal Award. 

His career then took him to the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia where he graduated in 1983. In 1991 he attended the National Defense College in Kingston, Ontario. During his year at National Defense College, Jim travelled extensively as part of his training and visited 103 global destinations. 

Outside of work Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight Chapter No. 1467 Fr Ernie Deslippe.  He was the b eloved husband and best friend of Ivy Marie for 51 years. Jim  passed away at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on August 13, 2012, he was 72.  Rest in peace.
Alumni Social Night on a New Day and Time!
We have made some changes to the upcoming social nights. Join us on the first FRIDAY of each month at the Duke of Duckworth. 
RSVP to the next one on Feb 5th and be entered to win an alumni t-shirt!

             Alumni Announcements                     

We regret to inform you of the passing of the following alumni:

Walter Lawlor '57- died January, 2016
John Edward Furlong '57- died December, 2016
Michael Francis Hogan '51- died January, 2016

Seeking Science Fair Judges 

We are currently seeking volunteer judges to help with the Annual St. Bon's Science Fair on Monday Feb 22nd  from 8:30 am to approx 12:30. 
Morning refreshments and lunch will be served. You will be provided with a Canada Wide Science Fair Rubric and each judge will be placed in a team to judge the merit of a grade from 5 to 8. This is an exciting time in our school for the Science Department and the Students. It is an amazing opportunity to present their hard work in Science related topics and an opportunity to fine tune their presentation skills. We would be honoured to have you join us this year. Please e-mail Ms. Carolyn Power at  cpower@stbons.ca  if you are able to join us. 


If you have any announcements or news to add to our newsletter, such as deaths, marriages, births, awards, career news and more, please email Jennifer at jcummings@stbons.ca 
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