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This Site Was Last Updated on Monday, 29 May 2006

Site Owner - Stephen Smith


Remember Scott Tapson

Scott 1972

Scott 2006


When did you attend Priory

1970 to 1973


Who were your most memorable teachers?

I remember quite of few of my teachers from my days at Priory. Mr. Downes who taught math and technical drawing, Mr. Brinn for his antics with a yardstick and tossing chalk at those who did not pay attention in class, and Miss Hodgson our Form Teacher in B1//.


Mr. Brinn, Miss Hodgson and Mr. Downes

Mr. Clerkin certainly stands out for taking us go-cart racing on the old decommissioned runway at the Palisadoes Airport. I remember him taking us out in an old 1960 MGA one day and hanging on for dear life as Andreas Glathe and I rode on the back of that car!


  Mr. Sean Clerkin


Who were your best friends at Priory?

Dan Scarffe, Andreas Glathe, Mark Dagenais, Peter Sleggs, David Hill and Dewayne Wellborn were great friends while I was at Priory.


Dan Scarffe and Mark Dagenais


Who are you in touch with today?

I have stayed in touch with Dan Scarffe since he left Priory in 1972. We both ended up taking our MBAs together at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario during the mid-1980s. We still get together regularly.

Since Peter Sleggs contacted me and told me about this website I have exchanged messages with Peter, David Hill and Mark Dagenais as well. Peter and his Wife Karen were kind enough to have me over to dinner earlier this spring while I was on one of my trips to Toronto, and David and I had dinner last month when I was in Calgary on business


David Hill & Peter Sleggs


Who would you like to track down?

I would be happy to hear from anyone to reminisce about those fun days at Priory. In particular I would like to track down Andreas Glathe and Dewayne Wellborn. Andreas and I exchanged a few e-mail messages in the mid-1990s however I lost touch with him over time.

Andreas Glathe

What was the wildest thing you ever did at Priory?

I never was very wild while at Priory, probably the "wildest" thing I ever did was to skip Mrs. Jacksonís French class one day when we where working on a car at the motor mechanics shop. She wasn't amused!

Mrs. Patricia Jackson

Who was the craziest person during your time at Priory?

I guess everyone had their moments, certainly Dewayne Wellborn pulled off some interesting antics from time to time.

Dewayne Wellborn


Where do you live and what do you do nowadays?

Iíve lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the past four and a half years after moving here from Vancouver, BC. Iím a Vice President with Air Canada Jazz, the regional airline partner of Air Canada formed from the merger of four smaller airlines. I tend to split my time these days between our headquarters in Halifax and our major operational base which is in Toronto, as well as travelling around our network of over 75 destinations in North America.


Tell us about any significant others

I have been married to Sava for the past 25 years. We met at school in London, Ontario. We have two wonderful daughters. Kristen is 18 and finishing high school this year, planning for University in the fall and is a competitive dancer. Kylie is 16 and is an active equestrian competing in hunter-jumper horse shows around Atlantic Canada each summer.

Kylie, Scott, Sava and Kristen


Scott and Sava


Tell us about your most unusual meeting with a Priory person

I wouldnít call this "unusual" however it does show how small the world can be. In 1995 I moved to Vancouver to work at a regional airline called AirBC (one of the Air Canada Jazz predecessor companies), there I met a colleague named Kevin Kandal who turned out to be a Priory alumni as well. Kevin returned to Canada in 1970 just a month or two before my family moved to Jamaica.

Kevin Kandal

What do you think of the Priory Website?

Over the past few years I had searched for some type of Priory website. It was really terrific to receive that e-mail from Peter Sleggs telling me about the site. Iíve now spend a few hours now looking at the website remembering the good times and reading about former classmates. Kudos to Stephen Smith for putting this website together and doing such a great job in maintaining it each week!


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Published on the Priory Website Sunday 28th May 2006

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