Aug 17, 2017

Saints Business Academy

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Thia site has been created to help all students doing Business studies at a higher level.

Aug 3, 2017

Pueblo Science in Guyana 2017

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The Camp commenced August 02 to 04,2017 at SSC, (75) participants attended from an estimated (100).
Dr David Singh presided at the opening session vice Mr Chris Fernandes (Bd. Chair). Welcome Remarks were delivered by Mrs Paulette Merell (Principal-SSC).
Dr Mayrose Salvador and her team of volunteers were given a warm welcome and at the end of the Camp they were taken on a trip to the majestic Kaieteur Falls.

Participants at the Camp enjoyed the (3) days of interactive sessions organised by the facilitators. The days activities were very exciting due to the practicality and simplicity of the experiments done. Also in attendance at the Camp were members of Team Guyana just back from their highly successful Robotic competition in the USA

At the close of the Science Camp certificates of participation were issued participants and tokens of appreciation given to Mayrose and team.
On behalf of the School Board , the Ministry of Education and participants we say Thank You to Toronto Alumni,Mayrose and team and all others who helped to make the Camp a reality.
Vibert Hart.

Photographing Guyana (Robert J. Fernandes)

Jul 25, 2017

Saints Last Lap Lime 2017 Volunteers Needed

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Urgent Need for LLL Saints Volunteers

Alumni and Well-Wishers,

In order to make a success of the Last Lap Lime in 2017, SSCAAT needs a large number of volunteers (about 25) to work at different booths on Monday August 7th, 2017.
We also need 5 volunteers to help in setting up tents on the preceding Sunday and taking the same down on the following Tuesday in order to avoid having to pay somebody to do these necessary tasks. Volunteers present on the Monday will be given free entry tickets and lunch. Each volunteer is being asked to cover a four-hour shift.
This year the need for LLL volunteers is even more urgent as only four instead of the usual five schools are participating. Please offer your voluntary services to ensure a financially successful 2017 Last Lap Lime. Without your help this will not be possible.

Please Contact
 indicating your willingness to help.

Thank You

Saints Robotics Club

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Guyana Success at First Global Robotics

In view of the exceptional performance of Guyanese students at the recently held First Global Robotics Competition, Toronto Saints (SSCAAT) wants to support robotics at Saints by providing enough kits for the Saints STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students to work with as they form their new club. Four kits, for each of the Houses, are being sought.

In this endeavor, the students will be guided by Alumna, Ms. Arianna Mahase, one of the members of the successful Guyana team and former HM Mr. Dinband Khusial who have already agreed to coordinate the Saints Robotics Club being formed in September.
Each kit costs about CDN$519.00.

Please agree to make your generous donation by getting in touch with Mr. Art Veerasammy who is coordinating the purchase of robotic kits.

Thank You

Jul 11, 2017

Last Lap Lime 2017

New York's Finest Angels Caribbean Band will open their Canada Tour on Friday, August 4 at the Saints Alumni Toronto Annual CaribJam Dance at the Pickering Recreation Centre.
This will be another sold out event and you are encouraged to book your tickets early with your usual supplier.
Saints Alumni Toronto is proud to continue its tradition of providing high calibre entertainment and enjoyment at their fund raising events for their alma mater celebrating in 2017 - 151 years of Excellence in Education in Guyana.
It is not too early to plan which Caribana events to attend but Saints CaribJam Dance starts it all off and ends with Last Lap Lime on the holiday Monday. BTW, Last Lap Lime tickets will be available at the CaribJam Dance and you may be in for a bargain! Did I say that the Angels will also be the featured band at Last Lap Lime? Come on out and enjoy the Power of Live Caribbean Music at both events.
Looking forward to your group tickets reservation. Check out the flyer for all details.
Happy Toronto Summer!

Get on board with this package price deal! Buy your Caribjam and Last Lime Lime ticket at the same time for $50.00, a discount of $5.00 from the LLL regular ticket price of $15.00. The LLL ticket discount price only applies if bought in conjunction with a Caribjam ticket. 

This offer only available from the St Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto.

Call your supplier ...Get yours today and avoid disappointment!

Science Funding

Of Interest

Guyana Common Entrance (NGSA) Results 2017

Majority of candidates continue to fail most Common Entrance subjects


Mark Belfast R.I.P.

Mark Anderson Belfast, DVM, was born on November 6, 1953, in Georgetown to parents Mervyn Linton and Elaine Belfast both deceased. He attended St. Stephen's Primary School and St. Stanislaus College. He moved to the United States in 1979 to attend Tuskegee University taking his wife Elizabeth ( Harrison) and his baby daughter Alison with him. 
Mark passed away at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, Alabama on Wed July 5, 2017. He left behind to grieve his two children, Alison Olivia (Byrd ) and Mark Anderson Belfast Jr. and three sisters, Gloria Garraway, Gwenette Garraway, and Audrey Newton (Garraway), his two grandchildren, Clemon Jr. ( Alison ), Aiden ( Mark Jr.) several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Holloway Memorial Funeral Home, Auburn, Alabama and Memorial Services will be at True Deliverance Holiness Church on Saturday, July 15, 2017, followed by cremation. His ashes will return to Guyana at a later date.

Jun 5, 2017

J.O..F Haynes Debating Competition 2017

(  Congratulations are extended to the following Grade ten students who have
participated in the JOF Haynes Memorial Inter School’s Debating Competition, 2017.
(a)  Tyriq Scott                1st and Best Speaker
(b)  Phylicia James          2nd Speaker
(c)  Marlisa Osborne       3rd Speaker

Our debating team was victorious in the first four rounds of the competition.
Saints drew the buy (had a free pass) for Round 5. The team would be up for the final round sometime in June, 2017.
Note: Date, Moot and School not available as yet.

To the staff of the English Department, the College Administration extends ‘Thank You’ on our students continuous outstanding performance at the debates and every success in the final round.

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Jun 1, 2017

David Menezes R. I. P.

It is with great sadness that I received the news of the death of Alumnus (50-57) DAVID MENEZES in England.  David was not just a classmate but also was a personal and close friend whom I knew even while he was still attending Sacred Heart (Main St.) Primary School even though I was attending St. Mary’s (Brickdam) Primary School at the same time.  David and I moved through Saints together in the same Form, and we were privileged to be in the first 6th Form class to receive 6th Form science at Saints, starting in September 1955.
Below is a photo of the first 6th Form Science class, with the names and the last known locations of those in the photo.

Front Row (L to R):
John Sparrock (U.S.A.), Fr. Herbert Feeney (dec., Guyana), John Choy (Guyana)
Back Row (L to R):
Cosmos Searwar (dec., Guyana), David Menezes (dec., England), Michael Camacho (Trinidad),
Steven De Castro (Brazil), Bunty Phillips (Canada)
David suffered from the dreadful Alzheimer’s disease over the last year or so, and died on Wednesday 24th May.  He was one of five brothers who all attended Saints – Gilbert, David (dec.), Douglas (dec.), Christopher, and Terence – and all of whom (except for David) live (lived) in the Greater Toronto Area.  He also leaves behind his wife, Davina, and two daughters.
On behalf of the Alumni of St. Stanislaus College, I wish to offer his family our deepest and sincerest sympathies on their loss.  I would also ask that you keep David and all those whom he has left behind in your prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Requiescat in pace.
Bunty Phillips

May 22, 2017

Camille Claire De Castro R.I.P.

It is with much regret and great sadness that the St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto announces the passing of Camille De Castro, beloved wife of Alumnus Rupert De Castro, Founding Member and Past President of the Toronto Alumni Association.

Below is the obituary and funeral arrangements.


De Castro, Camille Claire
Passed away peacefully on May 18, 2017, at the age of 70 at Shepherd Lodge. Camille will be missed by her husband of 50 years, Rupert De Castro, and her siblings Paula, Joan Marie, Rosemarie, John, Patrick, Donna, Marietta, Manuella, Christopher, and Christine.

Funeral Service to be held on Tuesday May 23, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Ogden Funeral Home,  4164 Sheppard Ave (East of Kennedy), Agincourt.

Reception after the service, followed by entombment at Forest Lawn Mausoleum.

Donations made to the Alzheimer's Society would be appreciated.

On behalf of all the Alumni of St. Stanislaus College, we offer our deepest and sincerest sympathies to Rupert and to his and Camille’s families.  We ask all to keep them in your prayers.

Eternal rest grant to her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine on her.

Requiescat in pace.

May 15, 2017

Raymond Anthony Martins R.I P.


On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in his 78th year, our beloved father and grand-dad passed away at Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, ON after many years battling with cancer.

Raymond was the loving father of Dwayne (Mary-Jane) and Nicholas (Karen).  Much loved grand-dad to Megan (Adam), Daniel, Matthew, Kylie and Noah.  Raymond is survived by his mother Dorothea Ona Mendonca and predeceased by his step-father Joseph Mendonca and by his father and step-mother, Gerald and Leila Martins. Loving brother of the late Patricia McConnell (the late Richard), Gerry (Junior) Martins (Yvonne), Mary Roberts (Stewart) and Fiona Willison (David).  Also, survived by his former wife Jacqui Martins.

Raymond was born in October 1939 and raised in Georgetown, British Guyana.  He spent many years working for Barclays Bank throughout the Caribbean, which took him to Belize where his son Dwayne was born and Monserrat where his son Nicholas was born.  After a stay in Barbados, the young family immigrated to Canada in May 1972 settling in Brampton, ON. Raymond joined Scotiabank where he had numerous managerial roles over the course of his career. In later years, Raymond relocated to Burlington to be closer to his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them on a regular basis.

Visitation at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stop light north of QEW), Burlington (905-632-3333), on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 12 p.m., followed by a celebration of Raymond's life in the Chapel at 1 p.m. and reception.  If desired, donations in Raymond's memory can be made to Carpenter Hospice in Burlington, ON or to any branch of the Canadian Cancer Society.

May 11, 2017

Guyana Day, 2017

Saints Caribjam 2017

New York's Finest Angels Caribbean Band will open their Canada Tour on Friday, August 4 at the Saints Alumni Toronto Annual CaribJam Dance at the Pickering Recreation Centre.
This will be another sold out event and you are encouraged to book your tickets early with your usual supplier.
Saints Alumni Toronto is proud to continue its tradition of providing high calibre entertainment and enjoyment at their fund raising events for their alma mater celebrating in 2017 - 151 years of Excellence in Education in Guyana.
It is not too early to plan which Caribana events to attend but Saints CaribJam Dance starts it all off and ends with Last Lap Lime on the holiday Monday. BTW, Last Lap Lime tickets will be available at the CaribJam Dance and you may be in for a bargain! Did I say that the Angels will also be the featured band at Last Lap Lime? Come on out and enjoy the Power of Live Caribbean Music at both events.
Looking forward to your group tickets reservation. Check out the flyer for all details.
Happy Toronto Summer!

May 9, 2017

M. "Bunny" Greaves R.I. P.

 Alumnus  M. “Bunny” Greaves (48-53) passed away on Monday, 1 May, 2017, in London, England, after a period of illness.  He is survived by his wife Joanne (Seabra) and other family.

Ffuneral Arrangements:

Sacred Heart &Mary Immaculate RC Church
2 Flower Lane
Tues. 9 May, 11:00 a.m. – Funeral Mass for Maurice “Bunny” Greaves

Hendon Crematorium
Holders Hill Road

Funeral Director
Churchills Funeral Directors
263 East Barnet Road

Mar 28, 2017

Alfred Ormand (Freddy) Abdool R.I.P.

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Malcolm Augustine Pequeneza R.I.P.

Passed away peacefully with family by his side, at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the age of 78.  Predeceased by his loving wife Angeline (nee Vleminckx) (1987).  Dear father of Frank Godeau (Roberta "Bobby" Shaw), Nicole Lee (Philip) and Nadine Pequeneza (Jean-Philippe Arcand).  Proud grandfather of Isabel and Abigail "Abby".  Cherished brother of Gloria, Eileen, Yvonne, Tony, Joan Ann, the late Eddie and the late Maurice.  He will be dearly missed by his long-time partner Sophie Dierden.  Malcolm will be fondly remembered by numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held at SMITH'S FUNERAL HOME, 1167 Guelph Line (one stoplight north of QEW), BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 from 12 noon until the time of Funeral Service, beginning at 1 p.m.  Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Burlington, followed by a reception back at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Malcolm's memory to The Carpenter Hospice would be sincerely appreciated by the

The following photo was taken on 17 July, 2007, at lunch with visiting class-mate, Steve DeCastro.
Front: Left to right – Malcolm Pequeneza, John Choy, Steve DeCastro
Rear: Left to right – Bunty Phillips, Joe Castanheiro, Carl Ramalho, John Yip

U.G Diaspora Engagement Conference

Mar 9, 2017

Stephen Faria R.I.P.

Stephen Herman Faria, born on the 1st of May 1951, was the first son of Herman and Theodora Faria. He spent his early childhood in growing up in the family’s Hadfield street home. Stephen attended St. Stanislaus College between the years of 1962 and 1966. He then moved to the North West District of Guyana where he lived for about two years.
At the end of these two years, Stephen moved to the rolling savannah hills of the Rupununi in Region 9. It was love at first sight.  He continued his studies under the tutelage of John and Carol Vieira, his uncle and aunt respectively. This led him into teaching as his first profession, which he did for four years.
Stephen’s next major milestone was marriage to Dorothy Atkinson, daughter of Nash and Altacir Atkinson. Of this marriage four sons were born – Christopher, Ken, Jeremy and Theodore. 
Stephen and his family farmed the land and reared livestock as their livelihood. Later on he got into Civil Construction building roads, bridges, water distribution systems and refurbishing of hinterland airstrips. In his final years he added grocery supplies to his list of activities for profit.
On the 6th of March 2017 Stephen made his last earthly journey. He is survived by his four sons and his wife.

Stephen will be missed to an exponential level. He was a friend to every and anyone in need. He was quick to dispense advice and help whenever and wherever needed.  The Rupununi is left short of the fantastic man who Stephen was.

 May the Creator accept him into his fold and comfort his loved ones who are left to continue his legacy.
Rest In Peace Mr. Stephen Faria - daddy Steve to your sons, Stevie-Dan to your friends and Uncle Steve to hundreds. May the winds on the Rupununi sing your song forever. 

With love, 
From: Dorothy,Chris, Ken, Jerry ,Ted and all the Grand Children.

Feb 7, 2017

Mercy Resident Care

From Guyana Christian Charities October 2016 Newsletter

The St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, in collaboration with the Sisters of Mercy, have identified a dire need for the provision of a resident care home for senior citizens and have embarked on the conversion of an existing Convent building in Pere Street, Kitty, to what will be known as the Mercy Resident Care. It will provide accommodation for thirty two (32) elderly persons and is scheduled to be opened in November of this year. The Resident Care facility will be designed for persons who can no longer live alone or care for their own personal needs, such as dressing, bathing, personal care, cooking and housekeeping. It is anticipated that the facility will also cater to those who have chronic medical needs requiring daily attention by a registered nurse. It will be a place where the elderly are honored, respected and empowered to make decisions that affect their lives. It is anticipated that activities will be planned for the residents so that their days are filled with purpose and meaning and not loneliness and boredom. The elderly will enjoy freedom, independence and privacy when they choose it — security, companionship and support when they need it. Guyana Christian Charities (Canada) Inc. is happy to add this Home to the list of charities that we support. In our next Newsletter we will publish a list of items that are still needed for this facility. In the meanwhile, if you would like to make a monetary donation we will arrange for it to be assigned to this charity to assist in its ongoing operation.

Sports Equipment sent from Toronto to College

These include:
8 - Outdoor Basketballs  
4 - Size 4 Futsal Balls
4 - Size 5 Futsal Balls 
1 - Pair Wicket keeping gloves
1 - Pair of Wicket Keeping pads
2 - Pairs left handed cricket gloves
2 - Pairs right handed cricket gloves
12 - Concrete Cricket Balls
12 - Regular Cricket Balls
12 - Indoor Hockey Balls

SSCAAT was happy to facilitate the acquisition of the Sports Equipment required. The project funded by the members of the Antigua & Barbuda chapter in order to improve the sports program at Saints. SSCAAT also covered the shipping costs. The original request for expediting the acquisition came from Robin Shaw, Past President Antigua/Barbuda Chapter and after obtaining a quotation for the items required, he (Robin) brought the US$ draft to fund the purchase, at the same asking SSCAAT to meet any shortfall funding the shipping cost, which SSCAAT agreed to do.

The shipment included items for field events such as shot put, javelin and discus, as well as soccer, basketball and cricket. Tents donated to the scout troupe, measuring tapes for the technology department and three computers for the library were also part of the shipment.

Caribbean Science Education & Technology Teachers Conference 2017

Feb 2, 2017

Toronto Saints Spring Dinner/Dance 2017

annual-saints-spring-dance-2017-full-1The St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association is making an early start to our fund-raising events of 2017. Our first major event of the year is our Spring Dinner / Dance which will be held on Saturday 22 April. Last year this event was sold out (as is usually the case for several years) and we hope that by sharing this information early, many of you will plan accordingly to contact your regular ticket seller to order your tickets. Again, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. We continue to provide reserved seating for groups of six or more purchasing tickets at the same time. Order your tickets TODAY to avoid being disappointed.
As a reminder of the details (which are shown below), the price of admission includes DINNER and ALL DRINKS. Also, by popular demand, Victor Shim and the Surefire Band plus DJ Get Busy are back so that you can dance the night away, and the venue with its cozy atmosphere remains the same. Doors open at 7.00 pm and the Buffet Dinner will be ready at 7.30 pm. We ask that you plan to be there early. Thanks.
The details are as follows:
DATE: Sat. 22 April 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
DINNER: Served from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: West Rouge Community Centre
270 Rouge Hills Drive, Toronto
(Hwy 401 / Hwy #2 / Port Union Road)
DRESS: Casual Elegance (no blue jeans, please)
DONATION: $45 per person
(ALL INCLUSIVE - dinner and all drinks)
Tickets are available from any member of the Executive.
MUSIC: Victor Shim and the Surefire Band
DJ Get Busy
We encourage you to share these details and flyer with your friends as soon as possible. We will NOT be selling any tickets beyond 300 maximum.
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our first big event of the year. Our most grateful thanks for your continued support as we focus on improving the educational situation of the less fortunate in Guyana.

SSCAAT Entertainment Committee