March 2017 - Issue No. 25
2017 St. Bon's Alumni vs Students Hockey Game

The Alumni Team in Blue and the Student Team in Gold, joined by President Tom McGrath, Principal Greg O'Leary, VP Annette Mallay and a few enthusiastic student spectators!

  On Thursday, March 16th, 2017, 12 alumni came out to the St. Bon's Forum for the 5th Annual Student/Alumni Hockey Game. Fun was had by all and the Alumni Team took home the winning title with a score of 5-2! Thank you to all alumni, current students, parents and staff that helped make this such an exciting game. 

Call for Alumni "Captains of Class"

The St. Bon's Alumni Committee is currently in the process of appointing "Captains of Class" for each year. These Captains agree to help contact their class year with news regarding events and various other initiatives. As the program begins to take form, Captains will be invited to socials in which they are able to connect with the other class leaders while enjoying a drink and some finger foods. The following Captains of Class have been appointed:

Class of '72 - Paul McDonald
Class of '73 - Steve Delaney and John Doyle
Class of '74 - Gary Perry and Gerry Puddister
Class of '75 - Louis Puddister
Class of '76 - Peter Lewis
Class of '87 - Bill Didham
Class of '04 - Ryan Hayward and Jessica Whalen

Click here to contact your Captain.

**If you are interested in becoming a Captain or Co-Captain for your year, please contact Jessica Whalen at**

Alumni in Action
The February Mission Group for Team Broken Earth NL. Alum Dr. Lesley Bautista '05 can be seen in the front row, second from left, holding the NL flag. 
Dr. Lesley Bautista '05, currently doing  her residency in anesthesiology at Memorial University, travelled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with Team Broken Earth Newfoundland in February. During the medical mission she was part of the operating room team and helped provide anesthesia to Haitian patients getting surgery by the Newfoundland surgical team. Team Broken Earth is a volunteer task force that was initially assembled at Memorial University to support the relief effort in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. It is now composed of physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists from across Canada and is committed to delivering and improving healthcare in Haiti.

St. Bonaventure's Xavier Society 
 We are pleased to introduce the Xavier Society. Aimed at members under the age of 40, members commit to investing $200 per year for 5 years in support of the Bursary Program. The Xavier Society was launched at last night's Ignatius Society Dinner. Grade 6 teacher Jessica Whalen '04 is the first to join the Society. For more information, please contact Melissa Follett at 
Christening of the Newfoundland Victor

On February 4th, 2017, President Tom McGrath attended the  christening of the Newfoundland Victor, named after proud St. Bon's Alumnus Victor Carew 1909, who was killed in action during World War I. A reception was held at The Rooms, where both Victor and his brother Vincent Carew 1907 - also killed in action - were honoured. Both men were member of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and were killed in France - Vincent on July 10th, 1917 and Victor on November 20, 1917. 

Guests gather around the Newfoundland Victor at the ship's Christening Ceremony. 
The ship was named after 1909 Alumnus Victor Carew, honouring his service during World War I. 
More Restored Alumni Collages Added in Aula Maxima
As you may know, we are in the process of restoring many old school photos for display in St. Bon's Aula Maxima. The new additions will include photos from the following years: 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1929, 1930, and 1932

1919 St. Bon's Photo Collage 

1930 St. Bon's Photo Collage

Upcoming Events
2017 St. Bon's Cup Golf Tournament: This year's golf tournament will take place on Thursday, June 15th, 2017. For information on entering a team or sponsoring the tournament, contact Krista Cardwell at

Alumni Summer BBQ: We are currently looking to see if there is enough interest to hold an alumni barbeque this coming summer. If you would like to express your interest in attending such an event, or would like to offer your services to help plan the event, contact Jessica Whalen at

              Alumni News             


Katherine Moffatt '14 and Ryan McDonald '13 with their Rose Bowls


  • Congratulations to Katherine Moffatt '14 and Ryan McDonald '13 on winning the Kiwanis Senior Rose Bowls! Ryan took home 1st Place for voice while Katherine placed 1st in instrumental with trumpet. 
  • March 25th, 2017 marks the 110th Anniversary of the St. Bon's Alumni Committee. Started in 1907 as "The Old St. Bonaventure's Association", the committee has seen several reincarnations through the years. As an all boys school for many years, the association has historically only involved the St. Bon's Old Boys. We are happy to now serve as a co-ed committee dedicated to connecting the St. Bon's Old Boys and the graduates of the "new" Jesuit-founded St. Bonaventure's College, which opened in 1999.

We regret to inform you of the passing of:
David Neville '66
Douglas Thompson '52
Peter Byrne '60
Hon. James A. McGrath, a founding Board member of St. Bon's in 1999


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