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Photos of the Toronto Optimists, the Seneca Optimists, the Optimists Alumni and many others!

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45 files, last one added on Mar 10, 2022
Album viewed 725 times

Mr Baggs


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Alan "Daddy" Baggs, Founder of the Optimists.

"Baggs was the kind of man everyone would naturally call "Mister." He commanded respect and led by example."

8 files, last one added on Apr 28, 2019
Album viewed 257 times

Al Lavigne


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Al played baritone in Optimists until, I believe, 1963. Al Passed away Dec 16 2000.

4 files, last one added on Oct 26, 2006
Album viewed 269 times

Al Miller


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5 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2016
Album viewed 215 times

Al Morrison


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During the late 50s and early 60s Al marched with the Toronto Optimists and, later, with the Canadian Commanders. He also instructed a number of corps in the Toronto/Hamilton area. Most recently, Al played mellophone in the Alumni Corps. He passed away on March 24th, 2006.

7 files, last one added on Feb 11, 2014
Album viewed 285 times

Andy Henderson


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3 files, last one added on Mar 26, 2016
Album viewed 211 times

Bernie Beer


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3 files, last one added on Sep 30, 2022
Album viewed 239 times

Bogo Avsec


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5 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2008
Album viewed 239 times

Brian Byrne


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13 files, last one added on Mar 18, 2017
Album viewed 402 times

Carol Munro


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12 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2012
Album viewed 311 times

Clare Reid


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6 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2016
Album viewed 195 times

Dave Barrett


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2 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2006
Album viewed 261 times

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Ron Chong (Reunion, 2008)224 views
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Skip Prokop, Master of Ceremonies (London, 2011)220 views
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Skip Prokop, Master of Ceremonies (London, 2011)222 views
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Gary Corbett (glasses) in a parade (circa 1964)572 views
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Clare Reid361 views
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Rick Robida with first issue of G&GCC (Welland Open House, 2010)240 views
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Evert Botterweg and friends, Seneca Optimists (1977)217 views
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Ron and Josie Chong with Gord Brown (Christmas Party, 2009)78 views

Last additions - Those who have gone
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Doug McPhail (1961)38 viewsFeb 03, 2023
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Bernie Beer (Falconer, NY, 1960)33 viewsSep 30, 2022
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L-R: Colin Hedworth, Ronn Prokop and Mark Wicken (Christmas costume parade, 1961)33 viewsSep 18, 2022
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Don Chisolm (late 1950s)41 viewsAug 16, 2022
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Vern Johansson when he was drumming with the Bantam Optimists39 viewsJun 10, 2022
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Art Tamaki (1967)40 viewsMar 10, 2022
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Vern Johansson becomes Drum Major (1966)48 viewsJan 09, 2022
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Vern Johansson (Batavia, 1969)59 viewsJan 09, 2022