QUEEN'S COLLEGE

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF GUYANA

(TORONTO CHAPTER)

The Queen's Collège Alumni Association provides opportunities for members to participate in its activities and events, recapturing the camaraderie they enjoyed during their QC days.

QCAA TORONTO ELECTS ITS FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT!

President: Stacey Berrigan

At the last April 25, 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM), the Toronto Chapter of the Guyana Queen’s College Alumni Association (QCAA Toronto) elected Mrs. Stacey Berrigan (nee Campbell) to be its President for the 2021/22 Financial Year.

This was a historical moment for QCAA Toronto and Stacey, as she is the first alumna to be elected President since the Chapter was established in 1991.

Stacey, who attended QC in 1985 – 90 and was a member of Cunningham "K" House, had previously served four (4) terms as Vice-President of Funds-Raising.

The following were to serve on the QCAA Toronto Executive for the 2021/22 Financial Year:

President: Stacey Berrigan

Vice-Presidents: Reggie Thompson, Neville Burke, Graham Boyce

Treasurer: Audrick Chung

Secretary: Victor Moses

Asst. Secretary / Treasurer: Lindsay Davidson

Directors: Roger Sawh, Horace Fletcher, Syed Rayman, Angela Thomas

Immediate Past President: Gerald Alleyne

The photos of the Executive are posted HERE

FORMER Guyana youth cricket captain Keith Aubrey Aaron, who was also a distinguished Guyana scholar, passed away over the last weekend in New York.

Aaron represented the Guyana Colts against England at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, Bourda in March 1968. He also led the Guyana Under-20 team to victory in the annual regional British American Tobacco youth competition in Trinidad & Tobago in 1969.

The wicketkeeper-batsman was also a staunch member and player of Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) and after migrating to the USA, featured prominently as an executive and player of Atlantis Cricket Club, serving as treasurer in the club’s executive committee.

After attending Central High School, Aaron moved to Queen’s College from 1965 to 1968, making an immediate impact. His departure was described as a “noble one” in the prestigious school’s magazine.

Aaron was the Form Prize Winner in 5RB and also served as captain of the Queen’s College Wight Cup team and later vice-captain of the Northcote side.

In 1966-1967, he was Corporal in the Queen’s College Cadet Corps and was later promoted Company Sergeant Major.

As Deputy Head of Percival ‘A’ House, he was also vice-captain of the athletics team while being House and School Prefect. .......more

CONRAD JOSEPH GRIFFITH

August 30, 1941 - May 4, 2021

He was born in Berbice, Guyana, on August 30, 1941. Conrad graduated from Queen’s College, and specialized in Electronics and P.A. Systems. He successfully owned and operated Conrad’s Laser Cartridge Re-Manufacturing for over 14 years.

In addition to his successful business, Conrad was a skilled and talented lead vocalist and M.C. Conrad had a fiercely proud affiliation with the Queen’s College Alumni Association, and gave much of his resources, time, skill, and talent to the organization and their activities, for his alma mater.

Conrad is survived by his daughters Virginia and Vivienne (B.J.). He was a proud grandpa to his 6 grandchildren: Victor, Patricia, Kimberley, Nubia, Slade, and Kojacques. He also leaves his sister Dorrie, and his brother Leamon. His cheerful disposition and quick, easy smile will be greatly missed by his extended family, friends, fellow musicians, artistes, colleagues, and customers.

Visitation will be on May 20, 2021, from 2pm EST to 4pm EST, and from 6pm EST to 8pm EST. Please contact Lounsbury Funeral Home at (519) 658-9366 (or by email: lounsburyfh@gmail.com) to register in order to attend the visitation. This will be on a first come, first served basis. Conrad’s Celebration of Life will be via the Lounsbury Funeral Home’s live video link on their website on May 21, 2021, at 11:00am EST

In lieu of flowers, please kindly donate in the name of Conrad Joseph Griffith to: Queen’s College Alumni Association (Toronto), tel: (416) 820-9200,

(School Song of Queen's College, Guyana)

The Queen's College School Song was composed in 1919 by His Excellency Sir Wilfred Colet, KCMG. The lyrics were penned by His Excellency The Hon. C. Clementi, CMG. The first and last verses of the school song are sung at all official assemblies in Latin. It is usually sung with piano accompaniment at school assemblies. The Latin lyrics link all students - both past and present.

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