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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 694 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 243 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 259 times

Al Miller


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5 files, last one added on Oct 23, 2016
Album viewed 201 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 270 times

Andy Henderson


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3 files, last one added on Mar 26, 2016
Album viewed 200 times

Bernie Beer


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2 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2006
Album viewed 222 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 385 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 255 times

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Vern Johansson when he was drumming with the Bantam Optimists10 viewsJun 10, 2022
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Art Tamaki (1967)18 viewsMar 10, 2022
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Vern Johansson (1970)27 viewsJan 09, 2022
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Vern Johansson (Sarnia, 1967)25 viewsJan 09, 2022
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Vern Johansson, Toronto Optimists drum major (Sarnia, 1966)35 viewsJun 13, 2021
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Rick Cooper working on GCC (Keele St Clubhouse, 1966)34 viewsNov 05, 2020