Sunday, April 6, 2014

RYCI--The Movie

On April 6, 2014 Rick Piet posted a note on the RYCI Facebook group pages that he is "in the middle of a script for my next movie - Our Royal York Movie!" For information on this and how you might be able to participate, please visit the RYCI FB group pages (there are currently two such group pages) and contact Rick:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RoyalYorkCollegiate/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2383447689/

Thanks!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Salute to R.Y.C.I. 1953-1982

Photo is from the cover of the May 29, 1982 program for the RYCI alumni get-together prior to the school closing. Cover/program designer: unknown. This cover was also the basis for the image shown at the top of the page.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

17th Annual Royal York Collegiate Institute RYCI Midtimers Day, High School Reunion, Saturday, June 8, 2013

RYCI High School Reunion Golf, Social mixer, Dinner, and Houston McPherson (musical comedy impressionist) Show will be held at Royal Woodbine Golf Club, 195 Galaxy Blvd., Toronto, ON M9W 6R7—Note: you Do Not have to play golf to attend; you can just come for the social mixer, dinner, and show. For more details, see photos (save & enlarge as necessary) or visit Royal York Collegiate groups on Facebook. Registration form is provided below.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: SAT., JUNE 8, 2013—Annual RYCI Golf & Social Reunion, Royal Woodbine Golf Club, Toronto, Ontario

Calling all former Royal Yorkers (spouses/partners welcome, too)! Show your school spirit and have a great time renewing old acquaintances, catching up, and making new friends. For some 16 years, Vic Harris and a team of dedicated volunteers have been organizing this terrific golf and social event. You don’t need to play golf to attend. You can just come for the evening reception and dinner. The 2012 event had about 100 attendees. Let’s do even better in 2013. There’s also a prize table and raffle, with money being raised for charity (something Royal Yorkers always did well!).
The RYCI Golf & Social Reunion will be held at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club, 195 Galaxy Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M9W 6R7, tel. (416) 674-4653.
So, put Saturday, June 8, 2013 into your datebook now and (if you haven't done so already) send Vic Harris your name and contact information to get on the mailing list (at least an email address; postal address if you want printed info). You can reach Vic via this website, which also has more info on/photos from this annual event: http://www.perkinsservices.com/charity.html
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Here are a few pictures that may bring back some memories of RYCI, although they were taken c.2009.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

RYCI Alums Reunion—September 15, 2012, Orwell’s Pub, 3373 Bloor St. W., Etobicoke

Royal York Collegiate Institute alums are holding a reunion on Saturday, September 15, 2012 (anytime after 7 p.m.) at Orwell’s Pub (S/W corner of Bloor St. W. and Islington Ave.-- 3373 Bloor Street W.; tel. (416) 236-3339). The organizer of this event is Marilyn Taylor. According to Marilyn, Orwell’s is a “very casual pub with an outdoor patio” and “anyone from any year at RYCI or ECI [Etobicoke Collegiate Institute] is welcome. By all means, you can also bring along any friends you wish to bring as the more, the merrier. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again.” As of August 18, 30 folks had confirmed their attendance at this reunion. You may reach Marilyn to confirm your attendance at this event (for reservation purposes) via the Royal York Collegiate Institute group or the Royal York Collegiate Graduates group (yes, there are 2 such groups) on Facebook.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Yet Another Test--This time it's Canadian History


Test your knowledge of Canadian history and government with this Grade 10 test (excerpt) from 1968.

Sports at RYCI--Girls' Volleyball


RYCI had an active sports program and many championship wins over the years. Here's one example from February 21, 1968, when the girls' Jr. volleyball team won the Borough of Etobicoke Girls' Interschool Volleyball Championship.

What We Read...


Here's a list of Grade 12 Textbooks for 1969-70 (click image and zoom in as necessary)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Academics at RYCI
















Royal York Collegiate had a solid reputation as a highly academic high school. Just for fun, here are a sample of some of the tests some of us endured. And feel free to help yourself to a Scholarship bar.

Arts at RYCI





The former RYCI building now houses the Etobicoke School of the Arts. This is perhaps fitting since there was no shortage of artist talent among Royal Yorkers. Here are few examples of program covers for dramatic productions, c. 1966-1971. If you have exact dates for these covers please let me know. The cover designers were as follows: The Desperate Hours, c. 1966-67--Mary Armstrong; Oklahoma, c. 1968--Judy Lee: The Boyfriend, c. 1969--Judi Lee; My Sister Eileen, c. 1970--Robert Capel. As I recall the theatrical productions were of a very high quality (at least in my opinion).

Note to cover designers: anyone who does not want their artwork displayed here please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks.
Cathy Gibson

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Student Instruction Sheet RYCI

General Instructions for Students of Royal York Collegiate Institute--see below


I recently found this instructions sheet-received one every year and i am sure they are a manual for high school students now but this is in mint condition except for my University scribbles on it when I used it as a file folder.

Interesting topics....

Friday, April 11, 2008

Welcome--Let's Preserve and Share Our Collective History of RYCI

This blog has been set up to gather memories, comments, documents, photos, memorabilia items, etc., related to the 'community' of Royal York Collegiate Institute, formerly at 675 Royal York Road, Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Since RYCI (1953-1982) no longer exists as a high school it is hoped that this blog will serve as a digital archive or repository of RYCI and the memories of its community members--former students, teachers, administrators, friends, and their families. It is an experiment of sorts. We'll see what happens. If you wish to be added as an administrator (contributor) please email me at: cagibson_2000@yahoo.com and I will add your name. Anyone with a Google email account can add comments.

Fine Print:
Please follow the usual terms and conditions you read on blogs, etc. You are responsible for anything you add to the blog; please respect people and copyright law. Items that are not appropriate for this forum may be deleted.
Note: This blog is community-based and not affiliated with the Toronto District School Board.
Posted by Catherine (Cathy) Gibson, Class of 1971