The Ladies’ Guild of St. Andrew’s College has a long history of providing support, assistance and recognition to the boys of the College. It followed quite naturally that the Guild would want to honour the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Cadets in a tangible and enduring manner. With the guidance of the Cadet 100th Anniversary Committee, Guild President Beverley Thompson, Special Events Chair Cathy Tait and the Guild executive commissioned a statute to represent every S.A.C. Cadet.
“Andrew” a bronze statue made from the “lost wax process” was created in the studio of artist Hugh Russel and was presented to the school at the 100th Anniversary Cadet Inspection of the #142 St. Andrew’s College Highland Cadet Corps on May 7, 2005.
A replica of the statue, along with the citation describing its history and donors, was first displayed in the Wirth Art Centre, but the final bronze statue was installed in the Bennet Memorial Garden near the Great Hall. This location affords students, faculty, staff and visitors the opportunity to enjoy this magnificent tribute to Cadets at St. Andrew’s for generations to come.
Following the 100th Anniversary Cadet Inspection, the Ladies Guild presented the statue of to the College.
Pictured at left are
[l-r] Chairman Brian Armstrong ’61; Reviewing Officer for the Inspection
The Hon. Belinda Stronach, M.P. for Newmarket-Aurora; Ladies Guild President
Beverley Thompson, Andrew, Headmaster Staunton, Jane Staunton and the
artist Hugh Russel.