Old Bradfordian Brian Cousins (1959-69) recently came back to Bradford Grammar School for the World War 1 commemoration of OB Charles Hyne.
Brian has recently taken on the role of the ambassador/coordinator of the Canadian Chapter of the OBA and is keen to make contact with OBs based in this area of the world.
Brian’s plan is to grow the Canadian Chapter and involve more OBs in regular get-togethers. As he says, “the Chapter is not just about networking and mentoring, but socialising and taking part in activities in the local area as a friendly group”. Get-togethers alternate between the East and West coasts of North America and Canada. “And it is not only for people who now live in the US or Canada, but for those who are passing through and want to meet up or get advice on the area.”
Brian, who lives in Ontario, Canada, was in the UK to see family and attend the OB London Club Dinner, at which he caught up with Sir David Wootton, OBA President Ken Wootton, OB London Club President James Williams, Deputy Headmaster Louis d’Arcy, former Headmaster Stephen Davidson, Rugby teacher Charlie Linfield, and his former classmate Trevor Smith (pictured on the left with Brian).
Brian said, “It seems to be that once you get to a certain age, you look back on your time at BGS and truly appreciate what the School did for you. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today without the fantastic experiences I had. I’m still in touch with many people from my School days and look back with fondness.”
For more information about the Canadian Chapter, please contact Brian on firstname.lastname@example.org.
“[The OB Canada Chapter] is not only for people who now live in the US or Canada, but for those who are passing through and want to meet up or get advice on the area.”