Aug 20, 2019

St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association (SSCAAT)

The St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto Chapter (SSCAAT) is open to all past alumni of our beloved college, St. Stanislaus College in Guyana.  We are calling on past alumni who would like to bring their ideas and enthusiasm to the Executive Committee to join and apply for positions to serve on the Association.  
A bit about the Association's work:
This year, to date in 2019, the Toronto Chapter, has donated just over $20,000 CDN to the College for new technology.  This equips the school and students with access to education through technology.  Items include 3 projectors and screens, 15 desktop computers,11 of which are high end Intel I7 small form factor systems as requested, 11 LCD monitors, and copy paper.  
With a commitment to furthering science, the association has also sponsored two Pueblo Science Volunteers to go to Guyana and share their knowledge with experimental learning tools and science 
Important contributions to students also have been funded by our Toronto Association in the form of scholarships to the University of Guyana awarded to Saints graduates with high academic standing but challenged economic means and funds to current students in attendance.  UG Scholarships funded $4000+ USD, Prize Day Awards $3000+ USD, Teacher Christmas Dinner & Bonus, $2500 USD all in 2018.

We encourage these recipients to one day give back when they are able to, just like we are doing now with our alumni, by encouraging you to join the Association!  Come and be a part of this important organization that is committed to furthering education and making a meaningful impact on the lives of students who attend St. Stanislaus College in Guyana.  Your time will make a difference to someone and you will have fun too.
I encourage you to come out to the Meeting to elect the Executive Committee for the 2019-2020 year this September in Scarborough.  
 Date: Sunday, September 8th
Time: 1  p.m.
Address: 4544 Sheppard Ave East, Scarborough  (Saints Boardroom located in the basement level)
Submit your names to us if you are interested in any position on the Executive Committee and we hope you are!  Kindly see the attached.
Another way to help is to become a member.  As a member of the Association, you can attend meetings, contribute, and have input but don't have to be on the executive committee.  It's a great way to meet your old school mates, give back and have fun.  The cost is $25 CDN. for one year of membership and $100 CDN for five years.      Please contact me if you'd like to become a member!  Funds can also be etransferred to:  (Security Question: school  Answer: ststanislaus)  Note:  all lower case.   
New members, new ideas and enthusiasm is vital to the ongoing success of the association and will benefit our school and the students now and to come.  We remember our own time there and give back to Saint Stanislaus College in Guyana.
“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.” – Author Unknown

Amanda King


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the membership of the St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto will be held as follows:

Date:                Sunday, 8th September, 2018

Time:               1:00 p.m.

Location:         Century 21/CAMDEC

                         Saints Boardroom

                         4544 Sheppard Ave East

                         Toronto, Ontario M1S 1V2

There will be refreshments (food and drink) to allow alumni to renew acquaintances.

Members in good standing, as of the date of the meeting, are eligible to vote on all issues raised at the meeting, including the election of the new Executive Committee for the year 2019-2020.  Members not in good standing can become eligible to vote at the meeting on payment of their current membership dues.

The Secretary of the Association will accept properly seconded nominations for positions on the Executive Committee, up to the date of the meeting.

Your presence is requested to participate in conducting the business of the Association, including the election of a strong and vibrant new Executive Committee.  Please bring (and encourage to attend) as many of your old school friends as possible.  Your and their involvement in the Annual General Meeting will ensure the successful continuation of the Association for the benefit of the College in Guyana.

Dated:  at Toronto, Ontario, on the 20th day of August 2019.

Des Jardine

Secretary (2018 - 2019)



(See reverse of this page for Agenda of the Annual General Meeting)

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If you wish to appoint a person other than the persons designated on this form, please insert the name of your chosen proxy-holder in the space provided.

The undersigned member in good standing of the St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto hereby appoints Roger Devers, President, or, failing him, Des Jardine, Secretary, or, failing them, Andrew Insanally, Treasurer, or

(print name of person appointed)____________________________________________

as proxy-holder of the undersigned, with the power to attend, vote, and otherwise act for and on behalf of the undersigned with respect to all matters that may come before the AGM of  8th September 2019.

_________________________________                            _________________________________

Signature of Member in Good Standing                                  Day                     Month              Year


8th SEPTEMBER, 2019

Start Time – 1:00 p.m.    End Time - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Century 21 CAMDEC (Saints Boardroom)

4544 Sheppard Ave East

Toronto, Ontario M1S 1V2


Call to Order

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes of Previous Annual General Meeting

Matters arising out of Previous Minutes

President's Report

Treasurer's Report

Reports of Special Committees:

       FINANCE - Financial Status / Audit, Endowment Fund

       FUND RAISING EVENTS - Entertainment / LLL Tasks


       ADMINISTRATION - Correspondence, Hearts & Flowers, Membership

       MARKETING - Newsletter, Publicity, Website (Association and School)

       SCHOOL - Facilities, Information and Communications Technology, Communication


Nominations for and Elections of new Executive Committee

New President's Acceptance Speech

Other/New Business - Appointment of Auditor




(1)  there are two corporations with the same objective of providing assistance to St. Stanislaus College, Guyana, one being St. Stanislaus College Alumni Association Toronto, (SSCAAT), a not for profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of  Ontario, and the other being St. Stanislaus College (Guyana) Alumni Society, {SSC(G)AS}, a not for profit corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario which has been granted charitable status under the Income Tax Act, and

(2)  the membership lists of the two corporations are the same; and

(3)  many (if not all)  of the members of one corporation’s Executive are also members of the other corporation’s Executive; and

(4)  the same people who are involved in fund- raising for one corporation are the same people who are involved in fund-raising for the other corporation; and

(5)  there is a potential (if not actual) situation for confusion by both members and outsiders about the difference between the two corporations and the need for two similar corporations;


(1)  the two corporations effect a merger as soon as possible, starting with the election, at the Annual General Meetings of the corporations, of identical compositions of the Executives of the two corporations; and

(2)  SSC(G)AS will be the surviving corporation; and

(3)  SSC(G)AS will assume all the assets and liabilities of SSCAAT; and

(4)  SSC(G)AS will honour all existing contracts and agreements of SSCAAT; and

(5)  SSC(G)AS will continue with all current and underway fund-raising activities of SSCAAT and SSC(G)AS; and

(6)  SSC(G)AS will make the appropriate changes to its Constitution to allow for the dissolution of SSCAAT.

(7)  SSCAAT will take the necessary steps to apply for dissolution of the corporation and the surrender its Charter.



TAKE NOTICE that the Annual General Meeting of St. Stanislaus College (Guyana) Alumni Society will be held on Sunday, the 8th day of September, 2019, at 2:30 P.M. at 4544 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario.


  1. Adoption of the Minutes of the Annual Meeting held on September 16, 2018.
  2. Receiving the President’s Report.
  3. Adoption of the Financial Statement of the Association.
  4. Resolution ratifying actions of Officers and Directors on behalf of the Association.
  5. Election of Office Bearers and Directors.
  6. Appointment of an Auditor.
  7. Any Other Business.

Godfrey Whyte,


St. Stanislaus College (Guyana) Alumni Society.

Dated this 21st day of August, 2019.

Jul 20, 2019

Adrian Francis Castanheiro R.I.P.

Adrian Francis Castanheiro

Adrian Francis Castanheiro, 72, of Ajax, Ontario passed away suddenly and peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2019, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. 
Born in Georgetown, Guyana to Oscar and Cyriaca Castanheiro. Adrian was a kind and loving man who enjoyed fishing, playing and watching sports, horse racing, dominoes, helping others and being with his friends and family. He is survived by his wife Donna (nee Taylor).
Adrian was extremely devoted to and will be fondly remembered by his three children - Mauriceo (Shana), Cyriaca (Leif) and Nicholas (Yara); his five grandchildren - Rhys, Tristan, Chloe, Kaidyn, and Teagan; his brothers and sisters - Joseph (Anne), Margaret, Gerard (Elsie), Bernard (Yvonne), Andrew (Mitzie) and Rosalind (Mark). He will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and other friends. 
All are welcome to gather at the McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Ajax (905-428-8488) on Tuesday, July 23rd for visitation from 2 pm - 4 pm or 6 pm - 8 pm. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 11 am at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 1001 Ravenscroft Road, Ajax.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation.

Jun 10, 2019

Kim Kissoon R.I.P.

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May 30, 2019

Doreen Francisco Husbands R.I.P.

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Family and Friends,

Our mother, Doreen Francisco, died peacefully on Monday, May 27th at Seven Oaks Nursing Home.  We are most grateful to the fifth floor staff of Seven Oaks for their care of Mum over the five years she lived there as well as all of the support we received from the staff, family, and friends in her final days. 

A Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. Barnabas Church, 10 Washburn Way, Scarborough, M1B 1H3 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Highland Funeral Home, 3280 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, M1T 3K3.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Other details can be found at Highland Funeral Home's website:

Michael (Central alum) Jennifer Singh (BHS alum) and Gavin (St Stanislaus alum)

May 17, 2019

Stanley Greaves Exhibition of Sculptures May 16 - May 28

The Embassy of Guyana is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of sculptures - The El Dorado Series: Extending the Myth - by renowned Guyanese artist, Mr Stanley Greaves, AA, in commemoration of Guyana’s 53rd Anniversary of Independence.
The exhibition is at the Main Building of the Organization of American States, in the Marcus Garvey Hall of Culture, at 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
The exhibition is open to the public and will run until May 28, 2019.
Embassy of Guyana/Permanent Mission to the OAS
May 16, 2019

Stanley Greaves Exhibition of Sculptures May 16 – 28, 2019- Guyana Embassy Washington DC