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Cassels, Hamilton 'Tony' OR'36

Cassels, Hamilton (Tony) OR'36
Grandson of Ridley's founding Headmaster, Dr. J.O. Miller, ‘Tony’ Cassels was the Mason Gold Medal winner in 1936. He had an abiding interest in Ridley's affairs, as captain of the Ridley Fund in the 1930's, as president of the Ridley College Old Boys Association in the 1960's, and as an influential member of the Board of Governors. His wide-spread interests outside of the school included the 48th Highlanders Regiment, the Red Cross, the National Ballet of Canada, the Argonaut Football Club, the Ontario Historical Society, and the family law firm. He died in 1981. A ‘Tony Cassels Scholarship Fund’ was established that year, and the major debating trophy bearing his name perpetuates the memory of this outstanding Ridleian.
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With more than 700 students from over 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 co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.