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This website is for the Toronto, Canada branch of the club. Click on one of the above images to go directly to the parent club in Edinburgh, Scotland.

For the second year, we are NOT having a Toronto Watsonian dinner due to the world-wide pandemic.  Lets look forward to the fall of  2022.
Hmm... Well, for a THIRD year, the management have decided (because of the continuing COVID-19) to skip the 2022 dinner. Lets all stay healthy and wait for the fall of 2023.

Dinner 2019.

On the 8th of November at the BeerBistro, a very pleasant reunion was experienced by the assembled.

The assembled dinner 2019

Dinner 2018.

On the 26th of October the Principle Melvyne Roffe and his wife Catherine joined us at our annual dinner at The Albany Club.

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Dinner 2016.

On the 28th of October it was back to the BeerBistro for our annual dinner. A recent highlight of our dinners is an around-the-table summary of our individual year in passing. Stories vary from world travel, Watsonian reunions, to worthwhile personal and community goals.

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Dinner 2015.

On October 23rd, the new Principle Melvyne Roffe and his wife Catherine joined us at our annual dinner at The Albany Club.

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A fine meal was provided and we caught up with the happenings back at collington road in Edinburgh. We colonists regailed many a story of our personal experiences from our school days in Edinburgh. We expect those experiences will greatly enhance our "new" principal's understanding of the "Watson's" experience - may they never be repeated (some of them anyway)...

For 2014, our dinner was held at the BeerBistro, in down-town Toronto. This is a new location for us and proved to be as successful as it was accessible.

Dinner, 2014 November Dinner, 2014 November

Our 2013 annual dinner was held at the Fieramosca restaurant.  This was a change from our usual venue of The Arts and Letters Club.  The menu was A La Carte; although the restaurant did prepare our haggis as a starter.


For our 100th dinner (2012) we had Grant Macrae (warm from Edinburgh) to bring us up-to-date with everything from the school. The request for a "kilted" affair was well received with most gentlemen baring their knees.

2012 dinnerPre dinner Drinksfinding chairsMusical chairs. Always a favorite..

November 2012 dinner

2011 dinner

November 2011 dinner

2010 dinner

November 2010 dinner

2009 Dinner at the Arts & Letters Club

November 2009 dinner

2008 dinner in Toronto

November 2008 dinner.

Dinner 2007

November 2008 dinner

James Watson: President

John Chassels: Treasurer

Bob Chassels: Secretary

Due to a lack of interest and/or busy schedules, we do not have monthly "pub lunches" as we used to. If you are visiting or have an overwhelming desire to bond with us (and we welcome that), then contact John or Bob and we will arrange something.

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