Bob Lutes (’69) and Jane (Parchello) Lutes (’70) recently moved to Kiev, Ukraine where Bob is working and conducting research. You can follow their adventures on the blog: Clare Christie (’69) and her English cousin, Carol Wills, published My dear Alice: War Letters 1937-1950 in 2014. Alice was Clare’s mother and Mount A grads Merran (’86), Steven (’87), and Michael (’89) Christie’s grandmother. The letters were thanking Alice for sending parcels to relatives in England during the Second World War. They present vivid depictions of life on the home front. Order at: http:// Contact for her self-published novel, anthologies, and booklets. Dave van de Wetering (’84) completed the North Pole Marathon this spring. Dave is a sales manager with Ciena and ran the marathon as a fund raiser for Habitat for Humanity. 1990s Carla Edwards (’95), former volleyball Mountie, was inducted into the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Hall of Fame in February. Rob Williams (’95) was awarded the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, a prestigious honour in the field of ocean conservation. Williams works on whales, dolphins, and human-caused threats to their populations. Congrats to Matt Phillips (’96), owner of Victoria, BC’s Phillips Beer, named International Green Company of the Year by DRINKS Magazine on Earth Day (April 22, 2015). Shaun Alie (’03) and Sarah Strathy (’05) met briefly at MtA, but were “re-introduced” in January 2012 and married March 14, 2015. They had a fantastic night celebrating with other alumni in attendance including Zachary McIsaac (’05), Emma (Johnson) O’Connor (’05), Laura (Boyle) Ross (’05), Mary Jo Andow (’05), Julia Nobrega (’05), Ryan Michalski (’00), Megan (Bernardo) Michalski (’00), Brad Ross (’00), Chrissy (Andrews) Ross (’01), Mark Harris (’08), Matthew Allas (’05), Ian MacLellan (’00), Richard Norrena (’00), and Peter Hill (’02). 1970s Laurie Swim (’71) recently created a piece of art, a quilt, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Hogg’s Hollow disaster in Toronto. The Hogg’s Hollow disaster was an accident in 1960 that claimed the lives of five Italian immigrant workers while they were working in a tunnel under the Don River in Toronto’s Hogg’s Hollow neighbourhood. Swim, who specializes in commemorative art projects, says the project enabled her to do a lot of research and have many meaningful interactions with people from the community. The quilt is on display at the York Mills/Yonge subway station. Mount Allison Vice-President, University Advancement Gloria Jollymore (’77) was named to the Opportunities NB board this spring. The government organization was established to help support job creation and economic growth in New Brunswick. 2000s Joanne Hussey (’00), pictured right with Megan Leslie, MP for Halifax, Deputy Leader of the NDP, is pleased to announce that she is the federal NDP candidate in Halifax West. You can follow and connect with her campaign at Dr. Denise Spares (’06) and Josh Cooper welcomed their first child, Hylas (Rafe Trevor Cooper) on Nov. 15, 2014. A proud Grandma Joan (Whyte) Spares (’76) was also present to celebrate the arrival of her first grandchild. Eric Allan (’07) writes, “Very excited to share that as the senior account manager I helped land the Crayola Canada account for my social media marketing agency, Matchstick Inc., located in Toronto. Along with Crayola, my marketing projects now involve working with Canadian Club whisky, the Ottawa Senators, and Pinnacle Vodka.” Ankit Kapur (’07), pictured, left, writes, ”By chance Allan Bean (’07) and I were trying to connect while he was visiting Regina, when it turned out we were on the same flight to Toronto. No sooner did we sit than Melissa Honour (’05) turned out to be sitting right next to us. AC1118 Regina-Toronto turned into quite the MtA reunion. Trueman house songs were sung loudly and proudly.” 1980s Ken Young (’80) ran in the London Marathon in April 2015. He completed the course with a personal best of 2:49:52, placing third in his age category and completing the World Marathon Majors Series. Daniel Desjardins (’86) was recently appointed President of Kumtor Gold Company. Nicolas Perez (’02) worked on his sixth mission for Doctors Without Borders this past year. The mission took him to the heart of Sierra Leone where he co-ordinated the construction of an Ebola treatment management centre. Leah Schutte (’02) and her husband would like to announce the arrival of their son Alexander David Richard Paish. He came into the world Feb. 19, 2015, weighing 6 lb. 8 oz. and with all that weight turned his big sister Victoria’s world upside down. 34 / THE RECORD / Summer 2015