Tartan Day Dinner
18th Annual Scot of the Year Award
Granite Club Toronto, Friday April 16, 2010
Richard Wernham -- Scot of the Year 2010
On a beautiful spring evening, the Granite Club came alive to the sound of the pipes as our Tartan Day 2010 event got underway.
During the evening we presented our 18th annual "Scot of the Year Award" to Richard Wernham B.A. LL.B in recognition of his role in supporting cultural and educational activities in Canada.
Despite his light-hearted appearance in the photo above, Richard is a power to be reckoned with. He has more than twenty years’ experience in the global wealth management industry and was the founder and Chief Executive of Global Strategy Financial, one of Canada’s largest independent mutual fund companies.
Currently the Chairman of the Soutterham Group, he was formerly a lawyer with Torys, specializing in securities and corporate law. Richard was also a Special Lecturer in Law, Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 1977-1994 and remains active in the academic community holding appointments as Chair of the Board of Greenwood College School, as a Trustee and member of the Foundation’s Joint Foundation/School Strategic Planning Committee of Lakefield College School, and as a Chair of the Investment Committee for Upper Canada College.
Richard has been a significant financial supporter of the academic community, and with his wife, Julia, funded the establishment of the Richard Wernham and Julia West Centre for Learning at Upper Canada College. Richard also co-founded Greenwood College School, a co-educational independent day school in Toronto. The Robert L. Payton Award 2010 was presented to Richard by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He is a Governor of the Royal Ontario Museum.
We do hope you enjoy the following photographs of the event. Unless otherwise stated they were taken by Toronto photographer and director of the Scottish Studies Society Rhonda Peebles.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you are able to help us complete the captions.
Mary MacMillan presents Richard Wernham with the award.
Master of Ceremonies Douglas Gibson looks on.
Richard Wernham and Mary MacMillan
Richard Wernhan, Mary MacMillan and David Hunter
Richard and his Mom
photo: Doug Ross
Dr. Renee Bies, Mallory Sartz and Rosemarie Wernham (Richard's mom)
Chris Wernham (Richard's brother)
Trisha Jackson and Ramsay Derry give a joint tribute to Richard Wernham
Granite Club Chef Ian Rodger brings in the haggis
David Campbell gives the Address to the Haggis
Tenor Peter McCutcheon
Piper John Wakefield
Violinist Stefanie Hutka
Highland Dancers: Meghan Bold, Erin Hamanishi and Laura Shankowsky
Ramsay Derry and Simon Wernham (Richard's son)
Douglas and Jane Gibson
Jeanne Isley and David Hunter
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Gordon Paterson, Richard Wernham and John McMillan
Andy and Valerie Pringle and Henri and Jane Audet.
Garth MacGirr with Carol and Ian Stewart
Anne and Ed Patrick
Gordon Hepburn and Maggie McEwan
Highland Dancer Kirsten Selvage and Kirsty Duncan MP
James and Pat Main
Doug Ross, Clan Ross
Maggie McEwan and Kathleen Noble
Bill and April Somerville
Mary McMillan and Jeanne Isley
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Kirsty Duncan and Prof. Graeme Morton
Gordon Hepburn and April Sommerville
Blanche and John McMillan
Pianist Magaret Mikelait (right) and Friend
Neil and Marie Fraser
photo: Doug Ross
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Andrea and Stefanie Hutka
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photos of last year's event
Scots of the Year