Tricolour Society

More than 500 members of the Queen's community have been inducted into the prestigious Tricolour Society. Students are selected for their distinguished service to the university in non-athletic, extra-curricular activities, with the three tenets being service, leadership, and character. Some recipients include Chancellor Emeritus David Dodge, Andrew Pipe, Ahmed Kayssi, Tuba Chishti, Innes Van Nostrand, Michael McNair, Michele Romanow, and the Right Honourable John Matheson.

Agnes Benedickson Tricolour Society Members



Laura Devenny, ArtSci’23

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Laura is a fifth year Political Studies student who has served students in her various roles within the Alma Mater Society including Chief Electoral Officer, Secretary of Internal Affairs, and most recently as Chair of the Board of Directors. Throughout her experience with the AMS, Laura aimed to create a more accessible and engaging student government through policy, elections, and assembly, with compassionate and inclusive leadership.

Samara Lijiam, ArtSci’23 

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Samara is a fifth year Political Studies student who is passionate about equity and social change. While on campus her involvement has included the Queen's Student Alumni Association (QSAA), the Social Issues Commission, the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), and the Queen's Black Academic Society.

Jane Mao, ArtSci’21, MEd’23 

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Jane is a Master of Education candidate dedicated to creating spaces of joy for marginalized students to thrive. As the founder of the Gender Affirming Assistance Project (GAAP), Equity Commissioner with the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS), co-chair of the Social Healing and Reconciliatory Education (SHARE) research cluster, and more, the common thread between Jane’s personal and professional work is passion for direct action, mutual aid, and compassion.

Nishana Ramsawak, PhD’24

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Nishana is a fourth year PhD Civil Engineering student researching factors affecting water quality degradation in a drinking water distribution systems. During her time at Queen’s, she has contributed to the enhancement of EDI on campus as one of the first Graduate Inclusivity Fellows and as an Instructor for Black Youth in STEM where she helps to create a safe space for BIPOC kids in grades one through nine to learn more about STEM. She also started a charity drive called "Helping Handbags, Kingston" which provided feminine and essential items for women (sanitary napkins, mittens, shampoo, conditioners, lotion, etc.) to vulnerable homes in Kingston.



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Ishita Aggarwal, Meds'23

Ishita Aggarwal is a third-year medical student working to further Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigeneity priorities in education, health care, and social services. She served as the first-ever Director of Sexual Health of BIPOC Women’s Health Network, an organization improving the health experiences of BIPOC women across Canada. Ishita also founded Mom’s the Word, a non-profit working to eliminate health illiteracy, maternal poverty, and infant morbidity.

Morgan Lehtinen, Artsci’16, PhD'22

Morgan Lehtinen is a PhD candidate in chemistry and is a passionate cleantech entrepreneur. Selected by NEXT Canada as one of the country’s most talented young entrepreneurs, Morgan founded Micellotech, which combats global water scarcity. Elected as president of the Queen’s Graduate Chemistry Society (QGCS), Morgan was a founding committee member of QC-IDEAS (Queen’s Chemistry – Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity and Awareness Society).

Max Moloney, Artsci’20, MSc'22

Max Moloney is a Loran Scholar and recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship. Max’s community commitments include working to end food insecurity on campus. Drawing on his experience as a volunteer with Good Times Diner Soup Kitchen and as manager of the Alma Mater Society (AMS) Food Bank, Max penned a COVID-19 reopening proposal for the AMS Food Bank, which was used as a guide for opening other services on campus. A member of the Queen’s Varsity Football Team, Max was named a U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian, and serves as a reservist and second lieutenant in The Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment.

Alyth Roos, Artsci'22

Alyth Roos is a compassionate leader who has served in a variety of roles as part of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS), most recently as president, where she spearheaded efforts to implement the ASUS130 vision. Fluent in English, French, and Spanish, Alyth dedicated her time as ASUS president to making Queen’s a more inclusive, accessible, and safe campus through a variety of initiatives while also navigating the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Jodi Basch, Con.Ed.’16, PhD’22

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Jodi, a professional counsellor, recognized the importance of mental health and helping her follow students as many struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. She created resources that could be accessed without any financial pressures or long waitlists by offering free psychotherapy treatment sessions and anxiety support groups. She also reached out to various Queen’s community groups on behalf of students to provide extra support.

Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara, Artsci’21

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Shoshannah has a long list of volunteer service focused on making the university more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. As co-founder of the Queen's University Advocacy Coalition, she met with student leaders to consult, conduct policy reviews, and brainstorm ways to amplify vulnerable people’s voices. She also worked with various organizations such as Queen's Student Diversity Project and Queen's Black Premedical Association, and served as the Queen's University Undergraduate Trustee.

Catherine Haba, Artsci’21

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Catherine has devoted herself to improving student experience at Queen’s for people of colour by working with administrators to make the university more supportive for its most marginalized people. She has been actively involved in numerous organizations such as the Queen’s Black Academic Society and served on the Faculty of Arts and Science Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity Implementation Committee.

Nicole Osayande, Cmp’21

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Nicole aimed to create an inclusive campus by founding the Queen’s Student Diversity Project and collaborating with the Division of Student Affairs to help members of the university community, local high schools across Canada, and youth groups educate themselves on EDI issues. She served as president for three years and built up a team of more than 30 students that encouraged BIPOC students to consider applying to Queen’s. Nicole was also the first Black and female-identifying don for the Computer Science LLC floor in residence.

Michaela Patterson, NSc’21

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Michaela is dedicated to supporting BIPOC students and creating a more inclusive community within the School of Nursing and Queen’s. She is the co-founder of EDI @ SON (Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion at Queen’s School of Nursing) and is also the co-creator of Cultural Humility and Racial Microaggressions (CHARM), a simulation game for students focusing on microaggression management in the clinical setting. She has also served as the Vice President of the Queen’s Black Academic Society.

Kelly Weiling Zou, Com’21

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Kelly organizes programming for queer, racialized, disabled, and neurodiverse students to help them find a sense of belonging and community at Queen’s. Aiming to mobilize systemic change, Kelly founded the Instagram page @StolenBySmith to give a platform to unheard experiences from marginalized students. The social media account resulted in numerous changes at the school, such as the creation of needs-based scholarships, and a commitment by administration to address systemic racism.



Beatrice Hur, Artsci'20

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Beatrice is an activist who devoted many hours advocating for human rights and equity issues on campus. She founded the Asian Heritage Club when some international students told her they felt left out of clubs and activities. She is also an advocate for science and research. She served as president of Queen’s chapter of Canadian Association of Research in Regenerative Medicine (CARRM), a non-profit that raises money and awareness for stem cell research.

Jared den Otter, Artsci'20

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Jared is a passionate student advocate who served for four years on the Physical Health Education and Kinesiology Student Association (including one year as president). He also worked with youth in the Kingston community with disabilities through programs such as Extra Awesome (an after-school program) and Bobbing Buddies (a swim program).

Chayce Perkins, Artsci'20

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From facilitating advocacy campaigns on postsecondary issues to coordinating orientation week, Chayce is a driven student leader who contributed to the campus community in many roles. As president of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society she developed a wellness-focused position to improve the mental and physical health of ArtSci students, established the ASUS Student Professional Development Grant, and hosted the first ever Life After ArtSci networking event in Toronto.

Liam Tharp, Sc'19

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Liam served students in many roles, including Vice President (Operations) with the Alma Mater Society, then as the chair of the AMS Board of Directors. He worked on important issues including the JDUC Revitalization Project and the Ontario government’s Student Choice Initiative. As the head manager of EngLinks (the Engineering Society tutoring service), he doubled the organization’s revenues and expanded services.


2018-2019 RECIPIENTS

Zachary Baum (Comp'17, MSc'19)

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A transformative leader who has worked tirelessly to put Queen’s School of Computing on the map, Zac has been key in recruiting students to Queen’s while simultaneously strengthening the programming they will be met with upon their arrival on campus.

Erika Shannon Campbell (Artsci'19)

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A role model in the truest sense of the word, Erika has addressed the topics of consent and mental health by taking an educational and preventative approach. Using an intersectional mindset, Erika has been a part of various initiatives that make both main campus and The Bader International Study Centre safer and more inclusive places.

Benji Christie (Sc'19)

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A true servant in his commitment to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Benji has been involved broadly and deeply in shaping the extra-curricular and academic experiences of his fellow students. From the Engineering Advisory Board, to Alumni Relations Committee, to the Board of Directors for the Campus Bookstore at Queen’s, Benji has explored unique ways of making his mark on the community.

Olivia Rondeau (Ed'19)

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A passionate champion of education in her time at Queen’s, Olivia has become deeply connected with Indigenous communities and has gone above and beyond her capacity as a teacher candidate. Developing and publicizing classroom resources on indigeneity, Olivia is committed to sharing her knowledge with all teachers.

Ampai Thammachack (Artsci'20)

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A humble and resilient leader, Ampai has made an undeniable impact on marginalized communities and mental health at Queen’s and beyond. Through her charities Step Above Stigma and Glass Slipper, Ampai has raised awareness and funding that is transformative.


Hana Chowdhury (Com'18)
Emilio Frometa (MIR'18)
Max Garcia (Cmp'17)
Asha Gordon (Artsci'18)
Adam Grotsky (Artsci'16, Law'19)
Alexandra Palmeri (NSc'18)


Mike Blair (Sc'17)

Mr. Blair served on the Alma Mater Society Board of Directors and volunteered with Queen’s First Aid and was a Queen’s 175th Anniversary Coordinator.

Claire Gummo (Artsci'17)

Ms. Gummo championed conversations, wrote policy, created educational programs to address sexual violence at Queen’s, and has been selected as a 2017 Rhodes Scholar.

Tara McDonald (Artsci'17)

Ms. McDonald created the Queen’s Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign for mental health. She is a leader who empowers others and never gives up when advocating for equity and social change.

Lauren Winkler (Artsci'17)

Ms. Winkler worked to bring together the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities at Queen’s by collaborating on the very first Queen’s Native Students Association Indigenous Conference.

Mike Young (Artsci'16)

Mr. Young, Queen’s former rector, worked tirelessly to create an inclusive community by addressing issues surrounding mental health, sexual violence, and gender/sexual diversity.


Michael Coleman, (JD '17)

Michael was honoured for being a tireless champion for equity and diversity both inside the Faculty of Law and in the Kingston community. He was a prison inmate tutor, co-president for the Black Law Students Association and served as a student advisor for the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) and co-commissioner of Queen’s Law Equity and Diversity.

Thompson Hamilton (Artsci '13, JD '16)

Thompson was chair of the AMS Judicial Committee, served as Vice President of SGPS, and spent several years with Queen’s Legal Aid.   

John Graydon Simmons (Meds '16)

Graydon was involved with the School of Medicine student government for four years. He coordinated the School of Medicine Orientation Week, worked on the Medical Variety Night and worked on curriculum development within the School of Medicine.

Jennifer Williams (Artsci '16)

Jennifer was actively involved with the Alma Mater Society and helped expand Orientation week. One accomplishment she is proud is creating Majors Night where first-year Arts and Science students meet and get advice from upper-year students.

Catherine Wright (Artsci '15, MIR '16)

Catherine was the AMS Municipal Affairs Commissioner and helped establish the “University District” street signs. The area was previously referred to as the “student ghetto” but Catherine wanted to promote a more positive image and foster better relations between students and the community.


Conrad Behrman, (Sci '15)
Tuba Chishti (Artsci '15)
Sebastian Gorlewski (Artsci '15)
Ian Moore (MPA '14, JD '16)
Eric Rapos (BCmpH '10, MSc '12, PhD '16)
Troy Sherman (Artsci '14)
Kevin Wiener (JD '15)


Mark Asfar (Artsci '14)
Isabelle Duchaine (Artsci '14)
Digvijay Mehra (Artsci '14)
Jessica Searle (Nursing '14')
Naheed Yaqubian (JD '14)


Ben Frid (Meds '15)
Caileigh Simpson (PHE '13)
Chi Yan Lam (Artsci '08, BScH '09, MEd '11, PhD '15)
Jeffrey McCarthy (Con-Ed '12)
Kieran Slobodin (Artsci '12)
Naomi Rosenfeld (Artsci '13)
Rico Garcia (Artsci '13)
Sean Robinson (Artsci '13)


Erin Smith (JD/MBA '12)


Kavita Bissoondial (Artsci '12)
Iain Reeve
Michelle Searle
Jillian Burford-Grinnell

2009-2010 Christina Clare (Artsci '10)
Paula Mosbrucker (Sci '07, Artsci'08, Msc '10)
Patrick Welsh (Artsci '06, MA '07, Law '10)
2008-2009 Michael Koichopolos (Commerce '09)
Aaron Myran (ArtSci '09)
Eveline Traxler (Nursing '10)
Allison Williams (ArtSci '09)
2007-2008 Christopher DeLuca (Ph.D. '10)
Alexandra Harris (Nursing '08)
Ryan Marien (Sci '08)
Adam Say (Artsci '08)
2006-2007 Michele Romanow (Sci '07)
​2005-2006 Jennifer Holub (Arts '06)
Ahmed Kayssi (Sci '03, Arts '03, M.Sc. '06, Meds '09)
David Thomas (Ph.D. '06)


Michelle Bourboniere (Con-Ed '05)
Brandt Blimkie (M.A. '05)
Mike Jones (Arts '05)
​2003-2004 Grant Bishop (Sci' 03 +1/2)
Wesley Fok (Arts '04)
Kym Shumsky (MPA '04)
2002-2003 Mike McNair (Arts '03)
Ashifa Kassam
Ryan Sim (Sci '03)
Omar Mawjee (Arts '05)


Hannah Varto (Arts '02)
Bindu Dhaliwal (Law '02)
Micah Melnyk (Sci '02 +1/2)
​2000-2001 Dave Contant (Arts '01)
Kathleen Cowick (Law '01)
Lisa Stevenson (Law '02)

1999-2000 Tim Davies
Ryan Taylor (Arts '00)
1998-1999 George Kim (Arts '99)
Jeff Coull (Arts '99)
1997-1998 Annette Paul
Nicole Evans (Arts'98)
Melissa Kluger (Arts'98)
Donna Wallin
1996-1997 Maureen Brioux-Jollymore (Law '97)
Sally Campbell (Arts '97)
Justine Amaro (Sci / PHE '97)
Jamison Steeve (Con-Ed '97)
1995-1996 Vanessa Timmer (Arts '96)
Michael Woo (Meds '96)
1994-1995 LeeAnn Macgillivray
Dera Nevin
Govind Rao
1993-1994 Pete Sutton
Malini Moorthy
Jenn Steeves (Arts '94)
Bill Holder
1992-1993 Kelly Allison
Lucy McSweeney
Bob Adderley
Janet Smylie
1991-1992 Sian Owen
Nicky Brink
Warren Jones
1990-1991 Murray Hong
Ian McCowan
Victoria Barr

1989-1990 Perry Clarke
Ramsay Duff
Charis Kelso
Ian Stewart
1988-1989 Madeleine Shaw
David Pick
1987-1988 Mark Selby
Kelley McKinnon
Lizanne Chicanot
1986-1887 Innes Van Nostrand
Susan Rogers
Michelle Lally
Raymond Kuntz
Fred Singer
1985-1986 Ian Smith
Georgina Carson
John VanDuzer
1984-1985 Alex Winch
Bruce Farrand
Mary Ann Higgs
John Lougheed
Brad Hornick
1983-1984 Rick Brook
Ferg Devins
Cam Johnston
John MacMillan
John Orlowski
Carmen Overholt
Cally Slingerland
Isaac Sobol
1982-1983 Rick Powers
John Empey
Bruce Cameron
Gord Howe
1981-1982 Sue King
Dan Shire
Jeremy Freedman
1980-1981 Warren Everson
Jim Henderson
Colin Cantlie
Kathryn Aleong

1979-1980 Dave Corbett
Sheila Murray
John Koopman
1978-1979 John Ronson
Charles Lund
Marg Churcher
Hugh Christie
1977-1978 Kirk Purdy
Larry Rossignol
Jodi Knapp
Paul Steep
1976-1977 Kathy Wood
Moe Chochla
Dave Gordon
1975-1976 Ian Nordheimer
Peter Lane
John Palme
1974-1975 Roy Kirkpatrick
Sue Harper
Ken Wong
Kevin van Koughnett
1973-1974 Jennifer Grass
John Solman
Bruce Trotter
Sarah Prichard
1972-1973 Ted Bestemor
Ron Kimberley
Graham Millington
Wally Palmer
David Pritchard
Doug Pritchard
Doug Romere
Charles Schwier
1971-1972 Victor Bradley
Nancy Hoey
Tim Garrard
Paul Barron
Graham Taylor
Marvin Bloos
John Tondeur
1970-1971 Jeff Simpson
Brian Scully
John Gray
Rodney Follwell
Chris Redmond
Robert Buller
Peter Raymont
Jane Neill
Janet Rogers

1969-1970 Fred Bigham
Daniel Burns
John Buttars
Dave Lander
Bob Leavens
Glenn MacDonell
Al Maloney
Robert Martin
Ross McGregor
Ted Parnell
David Peters
Bob Pickering
Andrew Pipe
Doug Rombough
Scott Wilson
1968-1969 Carolyn Chiddicks
Peter Eddison
Stephen Graham
Livia Kasak
Rosemary Leese
Barry Leroy
Rob Nelson
Dave Pakrul
John Pellettier
John Sedgewick
1967-1968 Bruce Amos
George Carson
John Farnham
Eric Haythorne
John Lane
Patti Peppin
Guy Potvin
Rick Sterne
Larry Wiertz
1966-1967 George Anderson
Douglas Belch
Edwin Chown
Sally Clendenning
Wade Junek
Tony Fink
Peter Leishman
Gordon McCay
Bruce Little
John McIntyre
Robert Pond<
Alan White
William Quarte
1965-1966 Don Carmichael
Bruce Dingle
Elizabeth Love
Roger Hutchinson
Paul Myles
Raymond Ostiguy
Harry Thorsteinson
Janet Wykes
Gordon Watt
PC Helwig
1964-1965 Al Adler
Joanne Bascom
David Dodge
David Chandler
Don Gordon
Austin Henderson
Heather Mackie
Mary Stewart
Hugh Scully
Dave Whiting
1963-1964 Jim Bayne
Mac Evans
Moira Beattie
Elaine Knox
Maureen Law
Bob MacMillan
Timothy Merret
Rod McLeod
Martin Ware
David Wilson
Antoine Tawil
Donald Stewart
1962-1963 Peter Day
Alexander Bryce
Virginia Dobson
Richard Flindall
Douglas Does
Kingsley Mahon
Bruce Macdonald
Judith Plumptre
David Willoughby
Stanley Sadinsky
1961-1962 David Hill
Robert Maudsley
Paul Press
Robert Shaw
Donald Fraser
Brian Henner
Graham Ford
Stewart Goodings
Michael Bennett
Robert Clark
Dianne Campbell
1960-1961 Dawn Campbell
Peter Gallop
Dick Gathercole
Nancy Keith
Larry Leafloor
Tom Marshall
Doug Munro
Sandy Scott
Terry Nickerson
Butch Nelson
Eli Rabin

1959-1960 Bruce Alexander
Pete Barnard
Barb Borgal
Merv Katzman
Jean Chamberlain
Bob Beamish
Anne Horton
Sally Rorke
Roger Davidson
Bob Sowden
1958-1959 Bernie Calder
Cecilia Comba
Ned Franks
Hugh Clarkson
John Hunter
Shirley Ross
Morton Low
Robert de Pencier
Andrew McMahon
1957-1958 Urten Harmer
Anne Hayes
Bob Little
Ross Morton
Andy Wong
1956-1957 Leonor Haw
Stuart Howard
Paul Hubert
Ed Korhonen
Robert Langford
Rik Milne
1955-1956 Kip Summers
Peter Faris
Andy Blair
Liz Gillan
Lloyd Carlsen
1954-1955 Iain Gow
Isobel Dowler
Jake Fowler
Bill Johnston
Ken May
Charles Taylor
1953-1954 Gail Ward
Ruth Corlett
Don Scott
Robbie Gurr
Dave Coulson
Don Gollan
Ed Quinn
Sy Bronstein
1952-1953 H. Cameron
L. Sargeant
I.SJ. Greenspan
Jan Hansen
C. Narraway
D. Vegg
N. Miller
G. Crook
D. McRae
B. Beddie
I. Stewart
G. Smith
A. McLaine
D. Stackhouse
1951-1952 Stan Hagerman
Alex McCuaig
Bobbie Bartlett
George Ainslie
Joe Labuda
Pat Purvis
Harry Pinder
Boyd øvre
Bill Thompson
Ann Cooke
Jim Craig
1950-1951 Helen Benger
Harry Walker
Eric Toller
RAF Montgomery
Bruce Odell
HS Sexsmith
DW Geiger
Robert Wheelan
James Fogo
FC Woodruff
Pat Courage
Alex McKinnon

1949-1950 Peg House
Ruth Stevens
Joan Stewart
Joan Keough
Bill Bauer
Bruce Morgan
Gelindo de Re
Paul Roddick
Doug Kenyon
George Devlin
Jim Kirk
Dave Leighton
1948-1949 Art Ross
Willie Dowler
Mike Howarth
Edith Shindman
Eric Jorgensen
John Chance
Lyle Jarvis
Sid Segal
Norm Simmons
Knute Williamson
Allan Beveridge
Wyatt MacLean
Bud Morden
Bill Wedlock
Sandy Webster
Bill Purdy
1947-1948 Dave Myles
Shirley Johnson
John Armstrong
Don Milliken
Doug Bruce
Scott Dalziel
JT "Doc" Morgan
George Perrin
Jean Scott
Andy Kniewasser
Jim Southey
Jim Barker
John Ellis
1946-1947 Jerry Barclay
Norm Brown
Jim Nelson
Murray Gill
Gerry Stoner
Cyril Morris
Doug Dale
Rod Gray
Kate MacDonnell
Dottie Wilson
Geoff Bruce
Bill Henderson
1945-1946 Jim McQuarrie
Herb Lawler
Celesta Hibbert
Jacqueline Cote
Jim Provan
Bill Hayhurst
Bruce Cronk
Doug Wickware
Dave Carlyle
Bert McAvoy
1944-1945 Bill Cornett I
Ian Shaw
Dorothy Mills
Joyce Watson
Irvin Collins
Ross Babion
Jack Harvey
Frank Lee
Don Lamont
1943-1944 Pauline Jewett
Eleanor Rowley
Vernon Malach
Frank Rutherford
Arthur Holloway
Bruce McColl
Robert Elliot
Laurence Wilson
James Galt
Kenneth Phin
Charles Campling
Mary Paterson
1942-1943 Warren Wilkins
Stewart Webster
Wilda Baker
Len Lane
Irwin Bean
William Young
William Mackenzie
Sylva Rowley
James Richardson
James Melvin
Norman Rogers
Peter Kain
Beatrice Grant
Don Manchester
Frederick Howatt
1941-1942 Hudson Campbell
Margaret Clark
NA Grandfield
JH Houck
Dorothy Wardle
CR McLean
RK Motherwell
WR Preston
W. McDonnell
1940-1941 Harvey Marshall
Ed Barks
Gary Bowell
Duncan Fraser
Lorna Breckon
Jim Courtright
Agnes Richardson
Hugh Megill
Margaret Cross
Mac Young
Peter Mumford
Dick Mundrell
Murray Luscombe
Matt Dymond

1939-1940 Wilson Ford
Donald Brunton
FK McKean
Ruth Hood
Sylvia Woodsworth
John Matheson
Cyril Benson
Bruce McIver
Allen Brady
Peter Macdonnell