Today, MPS installed a commemorative tree and plaque at Markham District High School, in memory of former teacher, David Harris.  Dave taught at MDHS from 1973 to 2003.  In that time, he was not only a teacher, but was also a coach, mentor and friend to countless students and members of the community.  At MPS, a number of us attended his classes, and were always amazed at his organization, preparedness, and ability to convey a huge amount of information in a short time.  But perhaps our fondest memories are from the rugby pitch, where this English gentleman introduced us to a game which we had never seen, but soon fell in love with.  With his endless enthusiasm, and through countless volunteer hours, Dave took us on tours of the U.K., molded us into a provincial championship team, and fostered teamwork and friendships that still stand today.  That teamwork is a cornerstone of our success at MPS!

Dave was taken from us too early, but we’re proud to have been involved in this project, and to let his memory live on.

Jim Monk President

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