The Optimists Alumni Photo Gallery

Photos of the Optimists Alumni, Toronto Optimists, Seneca Optimists and many others!

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Old Photos (Toronto Optimists, Seneca Optimists & Others)Here you will find photos of the Toronto Optimists, the Seneca Optimists and Our Roots (boy scout bands, Danforth Tech, Western Tech, etc). There are also photos of many other corps, mostly Canadian. In addition, there is a category for memorabilia and another section where we remember "Those Who Have Gone." The sections for the Toronto Optimists and the Seneca Optimists are organized by year. Also, whenever I have yearbooks, I post them as Acrobat (pdf) files under the appropriate year.
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Our RootsOptimists began as a Scout band, evolved into Opti-Corps and, then, into Toronto Optimists. After merging with the Seneca Princemen in 1976, the corps became the Seneca Optimists. This section contains photos of the scout band, Danforth Crusaders and Opti-Corps.
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Toronto OptimistsPhotos of the Toronto Optimists taken at performances (competitions, exhibitions, parades, etc.). For the most part, the photos are arranged by year (sometimes it's difficult to identify the year).
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Seneca OptimistsPhotos of the Seneca Optimists taken at performances (competitions, exhibitions, parades, etc.). The photos are arranged by year (sometimes it's difficult to identify the year).
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Other Corps (mostly Canadian)Photos of corps that we were part of the 50s, 60s or 70s Drum Corps scene
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Those who have gonePhoto memories of former Toronto Optimists and Seneca Optimists members and staff who are deceased. There is a corresponding section under the History section of the main website (called "We Remember") that includes a photo and a few words about each person who has passed away.
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MemorabiliaThis is a "catch-all" for things like old articles, Christmas cards, advertising, old Programs and anything that doesn't seem to fit elsewhere.
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Casual ShotsHere you'll find photos showing our corps members and staff "way back when" as well as more recent photos. In addition, as we get our hands on them, we'll include some "Then" and "Now" shots. Come-on gang and get those photos coming in!
Old and NewIndividual and groups shots, photos from trips, etc.
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IndividualsPhotos of Individual Alumni Corps members, former Drum Majors and the photographers who have supplied us with photos- today and from years gone by.
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Optimists AlumniHere you'll find photos of the Optimists Alumni Corps and other corps. The photos are organized by year then by performance within the year. You will also find photos of other corps with which our members have marched.
Past YearsPhotos from Alumni Corps performances and rehearsals prior to 2011
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2011Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2011
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2012Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2012
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2013Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2013
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2014Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2014
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2015Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2015
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2016Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2016
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2017Photos of the Optimists Alumni plus other corps taken during 2017
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Our members marched with...The Optimists Alumni Corps is open to all who are interested. Here we honour the history of our members by displaying photos of the corps with which they have marched.
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