Becky Kavanaugh | Apr 25, 2018

They came from as far away as Toronto, Ottawa, Cannington and KIngston to support North Addington Education Centre’s graduation fundraiser.

The Vikings Volleyball Tournament has been running since 2014, some think maybe longer.  What most people don’t realize is that many of the COSSA and OFFSA banners that hang from the rafters are there because of the competitors they are watching.

Alison Cote, class of‘91, heard about the tournament and called her brother, Adam Wise whose picture hangs in the front hall with other former school presidents. Randy Garey, from Adam’s class of ‘93 agreed to form a team. They threatened to share juicy stories from the old days, with smiles on their faces. Their team, "The Notorious D.I.G.," a play on the name of the famous rapper, helped win an OFFSA title in 1999. Roy Nussberger, Sonya Robinson and Perry McLuckie teased one another about their aging team. Daryl Tryon tells us he is one of the smart ones that realizes it takes too long to recover and cheered his former teammates on from the sidelines. High school sweethearts Chelsea and Brad Robson and Amanda and Riley Mousseau, now married, joined in as they watched their children play in the stands. The Class of 2018, a new generation of Vikings, were also vying for the tournament title. Rebecca Dunphy, an alumni and now a NAEC teacher, helped the grads run the tournament. Many others with ties to the school were there for a fun day.

The final outcome gives bragging rights for a great cause but the best prize is the chance to relive so many happy memories!


Notorious D.I.G didn't win the day, but they sure had fun playing back on home court on Saturday. Photo Credit:  Rachel Cumming

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