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Dave Byrne


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Dave played Contrabass in the Toronto Optimists around 1965-66

2 files, last one added on Jan 19, 2007
Album viewed 213 times

Don Chisolm


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4 files, last one added on Aug 16, 2022
Album viewed 233 times

Doug McPhail


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Doug was with the Corps from inception. He played soprano, wrote wonderful field shows and was a close friend of Barry Bell.

4 files, last one added on Feb 03, 2023
Album viewed 198 times

Doug Shearer


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3 files, last one added on Aug 04, 2006
Album viewed 262 times

Evert Botterweg


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4 files, last one added on Oct 03, 2013
Album viewed 185 times

Gary Corbett


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Gary played soprano in Toronto Optimists from 1959 through 1965. Most recently he's been playing lead soprano in the Alumni Corps. Gary passed away on May 5th, 2006.

7 files, last one added on May 09, 2006
Album viewed 185 times

Glenn Copp


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3 files, last one added on Mar 12, 2012
Album viewed 179 times

Henry Beben


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Henry had been involved with the Optimists from the very beginning. He was a member of the Boy Scout Band that began it all, then Opti-Corps, the Toronto Optimists and the Optimists Alumni. Henry was also a former Corps Director of the Optimists Alumni and was instrumental in the corps obtaining it's uniforms. In addition, Henry was a key organizer of every Optimists' reunion from the 1980s up until 2008. Henry passed away on September 30, 2016.

4 files, last one added on Oct 18, 2016
Album viewed 139 times

John Peachey


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5 files, last one added on Apr 11, 2014
Album viewed 13 times

Len Perrin


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7 files, last one added on Dec 09, 2011
Album viewed 222 times

Paul Thompson


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6 files, last one added on Jan 09, 2015
Album viewed 167 times

Rick Robida


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6 files, last one added on Mar 13, 2017
Album viewed 150 times

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Rick Robida, Optimists Alumni (Annapolis, 2013)171 views
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Len Perrin (2005)434 views
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Paul Thompson (2013)243 views
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Tim Burrage (Seneca Optimists)421 views
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Caricature of Mr Baggs235 views
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Ian Robertson (1960)680 views
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Taken at the service for Al on April 12, 20061521 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)42 viewsAug 16, 2022
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Vern Johansson when he was drumming with the Bantam Optimists40 viewsJun 10, 2022
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Art Tamaki (1967)42 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)60 viewsJan 09, 2022