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

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44 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2016
Album viewed 686 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 241 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 257 times

Al Miller


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5 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2016
Album viewed 199 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 268 times

Andy Henderson


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3 files, last one added on Mar 26, 2016
Album viewed 198 times

Bernie Beer


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2 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2006
Album viewed 221 times

Bogo Avsec


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5 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2008
Album viewed 229 times

Brian Byrne


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13 files, last one added on Mar 18, 2017
Album viewed 384 times

Carol Munro


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12 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2012
Album viewed 303 times

Clare Reid


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6 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2016
Album viewed 185 times

Dave Barrett


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2 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2006
Album viewed 254 times

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Random files - Those who have gone
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Evert Botterweg and friends, Seneca Optimists (1977)211 views
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Al Miller and Len Perrin (Fenelon Falls, 2010)267 views
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Carol Munro with Oakland Crusaders (DCI, 1976)293 views
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Brian Byrne (May 2007)359 views
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Al Miller, Optimists Alumni (Bobcaygeon, 2010)155 views
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Warren Mills (St Joe's Classic, 2005)528 views
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Ronn Prokop412 views
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Al Morrison, DM (Windsor, 1961)275 views

Last additions - Those who have gone
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Vern Johansson becomes Drum Major (1966)11 viewsJan 09, 2022
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Vern Johansson (Batavia, 1969)9 viewsJan 09, 2022
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Vern Johansson (1970)11 viewsJan 09, 2022
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Vern Johansson (Sarnia, 1967)8 viewsJan 09, 2022
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Vern Johansson, Toronto Optimists drum major (Sarnia, 1966)31 viewsJun 13, 2021
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Rick Cooper working on GCC (Keele St Clubhouse, 1966)34 viewsNov 05, 2020
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Painting of Rick Cooper 34 viewsNov 05, 2020
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Rick Cooper in summer parade top (1967)38 viewsNov 05, 2020