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Bell, William Edward 'Billy' OR'28

Bell, William Edward 'Billy' OR'28
While attending Ridley, ‘Billy’ Bell showed his excellence in athletics by captaining all three major sports teams. In winning the Mason Gold Medal, he also showed that his character was greatly admired by his peers. After attending the University of Toronto, he returned for one year to the staff of Ridley, before embarking on a career in law and insurance. Bell joined the Ridley Board of Governors in 1950 and almost immediately showed his interest in building a foundation fund for the provision of scholarships. In 1962, he and Laddie Cassels reported that almost a quarter of a million dollars had been given by association members: the start of an inestimable and ongoing benefaction to Ridley. He died in 1968, at the young age of 58.
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With more than 700 students from 50+ countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.