Famous Students

Monika Schnarre

Date of Birth 27 May 1971
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mini biography
At fourteen, Monika was the youngest ever to win the prestigious Ford modeling Agency's 'Supermodel of the World' competition. By fifteen, she was the youngest ever to have appeared on the cover of American Vogue and in the pages of the coveted Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

After five years of a short but remarkable career, Monika left modeling, finished high school with honors and moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.

Went to the same high school (Woburn Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario) as Heather Morton, who won Miss Teen Canada 1987, one year after Monika was named Supermodel of the World.
Sometimes Credited As:
Monika Schnarr
Monica Schnarre

Barenaked Ladies

What’s your favorite Hockey team?
BarenakedLadies: Toronto Maple Leafs.

What High School did you and Ed go to? (Tyler went to Huron Heights)
BarenakedLadies: We went to Woburn Collegiate.

Teenage friends Ed Robertson and Steven Page found themselves laughing at the innocent and child-like term "barenaked lady" while attending a Bob Dylan concert in 1988. Both Robertson and Page agreed that it would make a funny band name, and since the duo was already into rock music and playing guitar, the Barenaked Ladies were born. Joining them were bass man Jim Creeggan, his brother Andy on keyboards, and drummer Tyler Stewart, and the Barenaked Ladies began to blend their comic relief sensibilities inside an eclectic mix of jazz, folk, and rock.

Des McAnuff

Des McAnuff’s Milestones

  • Family was living in Buda, Illinois when McAnuff's father was killed in a car accident.
  • Raised and educated in Toronto, Canada.
  • 1964 Began composing music (date approximate).
  • 1969 While still in high school, wrote and directed "Urbania", a 26-song musical.
  • Dropped out of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute; worked in local theater; served as assistant artistic director at the Toronto Free Theater. Began career as a playwright and TV writer in Canada.
  • 1975 Moved to NYC at age 23 (date approximate).
  • 1977 Directed "The Crazy Locomotive" at two NYC venues.
  • 1978 Co-founded Dodger Theatre Company, NYC; directed company's first production "Gimme Shelter".
  • 1979 Wrote, directed and composed music for "Leave It To Beaver Is Dead" at NYC's Public Theater.
  • 1982 Wrote, directed and composed music for "The Death of Von Richthofen as Witnessed from Earth" at Public Theater.
  • 1983 Became artistic director of La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California.
  • 1985 Broadway directorial debut, "Big River", a musical version of "Huckleberry Finn"; show received seven Tony Awards, including one for Best Director (Musical).
  • 1986 Staged world premiere of Lee Blessing's "A Walk in the Woods" at La Jolla Playhouse (restaged it at Yale Repertory Theatre in 1987 and on Broadway in 1988).
  • 1993 Brought The Who's "Tommy" from La Jolla Playhouse to Broadway, winning his second Tony as Best Director (Musical).
  • 1994 Stepped down as artistic director at La Jolla, becoming its director-in-residence instead.
  • 1994 Made short film "Bad Dates".
  • 1994 Abandoned plans to make feature directing debut with a biopic of James Dean to star Leonardo DiCaprio; cited conflict with theater commitments.
  • 1994 First feature film credit as director of "Henry V" theatrical unit for Penny Marshall's "Renaissance Man".
    Finished first movie, the short "Bad Dates", starring Nancy Travis as a kindergarten teacher who is unlucky in dating.
  • 1995 Directed Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (debuted in La Jolla).
  • 1998 Reportedly did uncredited doctoring on the Broadway musical "High Society".
  • 1998 Feature film directorial debut, "Cousin Bette".
  • 2000 Helmed second feature, a combined live-action animated version of "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle".
"Love, Sex, and Eating the Bones" had been nominated for Best Picture for the Canadian Genie Awards. David also received nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.
The award show was broadcasted on March 21/05.

Brad Duguid
Scarborough Centre
Liberal Party of Ontario
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Urban)
Member, Standing Committee on General Government
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing (Urban) March 10, 2004
Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs (Urban)
October 23, 2003 — March 10, 2004
Member, Standing Committee on Justice and Social Policy
December 02, 2003 — June 17, 2004
Member, Standing Committee on General Government June 17, 2004

Dennis Timbrell
Dennis Timbrell, a former cabinet minister (Health among others) in the Bill Davis Conservative government.

He lost in a leadership race for the Conservatives (provincial) once as well. Anyway, I believe that he was Woburn's first SAC President.

Mr. Timbrell is a man of many accomplishments - former president of the Ontario Hospital Association, played a major role in revising the funding formula for hospitals, served five terms as an M.P.P., served as a Minister in five different provincial ministries, including Health, chair of the Toronto School of Theology at University of Toronto, inducted as a Knight of Malta.
Currently he is the investigator appointed by the Minister of Health to work on implementing the recommendations of the Health Services Restructuring Commission (HSRC).

Holly Horton - SportsCentre
Holly Horton joined SportsCentre as Toronto anchor and reporter for the network's flagship news and information program on July 16, 2004.

A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Horton's responsibilities will include anchoring the 2 a.m. ET weekend editions of the program, as well as reporting on sports stories from around the Toronto area.

Prior to joining TSN, Horton spent two years as sports director and sports anchor for Global Television in Lethbridge, Alta. (2002-2004). 

Steve Kouleas - The Score
Official Title: Anchor
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Started at The Score: August 1997

Jobs in sports/TV that you had before this one:
Producer of Sportsdesk at TSN

High point of your career so far:
Hosting the award winning hockey show called Ice Surfing, anchoring The Score's Trade Deadline coverage since Day 1 and doing the play-by-play for the Toronto Roadrunners for their only season in Toronto.

Tim Young had a fantastic rookie season and was a strong Calder trophy candidate Steve Payne- Throughout his 10-year career Payne played in 613 games and finished with 466 points (228-238-466), while appearing in two All-Star Games (1980, 1985). Charlie Huddy - At the beginning of the 1991-92 season, Huddy joined his old Oilers teammate Wayne Gretzky as a member of the Los Angeles Kings; Huddy was part of the Kings team that went to the 1993 Stanley Cup final
Bob Mackenzie - TSN Sports To Canadian viewers, he's known simply as the hockey Insider on SPORTSCENTRE. But to hockey fans, Bob McKenzie is the most knowledgable and trusted man in the game today  
Mike McTague - Calgary Stampeders, Montreal Concordes

Tonjha Richardson David Sutherland  

Actress - filmography
(2000s) (1990s)

  • NBA Street Vol. 2 (2003) (VG) (voice)
  • Fade to Black (2002/I) .... Fade
Director - filmography
(2000s) (1990s)
  • Love, Sex and Eating the Bones (2003) (as Sudz Sutherland)
  • My Father's Hands (1999)
  • I'm a Big Girl (1998)
  • Win/Loss/Tie (1998
  • The Secret Life of Zoey (2002) (TV) .... Nurse Karen
  • Romeo Must Die (2000) .... Store Clerk
  • Y2K (1999/I) (as Tonjah Richardson) .... Nurse... aka Terminal Countdown (USA: DVD title)

Laurie Lonsdale (White) - Author

Laurie received Honorable Mention from 'Writers Journal' magazine for new and upcoming writers in 1999/2000. Her short story, "Christmas Craftsman" was published by F & W Publications in January 2000 and was quickly followed by "Water Baby", which appeared in Pets-Part of the Family magazine (Rodale Publications). Since then, other publishing successes have included poetry, anecdotes, short stories, and magazine articles.

Her first novel, "Chasing Rainbows, Catching Dust" was voted book of the month by the United Authors Association in September 2002, and she is thrilled that her latest novel, "Wild Side" is currently being reviewed by several celebs. "Wild Side" recently placed among the Top Ten novels of 2004, in the Preditor's and Editor's on-line Reader's Poll. More...

Eunice Wong - Actress
Eunice Wong is a classically trained actor who works extensively in professional theatres across the United States and in New York City, as well as having appeared on HBO, NBC, ABC, Comedy Central, and in various independent films.

Eunice is a graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division Actor Training Program, and has also studied piano and singing at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto.

Hannah Sung - Much Music VJ

On the beat for MuchNews and The NewMusic, Hannah lives to hunt down the latest breaking stories in popular culture. From the seediest bars to the most exclusive VIP green rooms, she's discovered rising stars and scored interviews with many world-renowned artists: U2's Bono & Larry Mullen Jr., Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne, 50 Cent, Coldplay, Linkin Park, Alanis and hundreds more. Read More...

Brian Sills - Actor

Brian graduated from Woburn in 1996. A classically trained actor, he graduated from the Ryerson Theatre School at Ryerson University in 1999. Since then he has worked professionally all over Ontario and the USA in theatre, film & television. Most recently he was on tour with Disney's musical The Lion King for two years. He now makes his home in Chicago. You can get more info by visiting www.stewarttalent.com.

Geoff Pounsett - Actor

Roles at Theatre Aquarius, Theatre Calgary, Charlottetown Festival, Canadian Stage, National Arts Centre, Stratford Festival, Sudbury Theatre Centre

Holly Lewis

Holly Lewis is a Canadian actor. Born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario, Holly is best known for her television and film work, though she does have stage experience as well, working primarily in the Toronto area. She is married to stage director Daryl Cloran.

Initially providing minor roles in television shows such as Puppets Who Kill, Holly's acting career was more strongly introduced into television and film when she joined the regular cast of Ken Finkleman's award-winning satiricial television program, The Newsroom. Holly joined the cast in the second season, which aired in 2004, as George's assistant, Claire. Also in 2004, Holly played a recurring character on Train 48.

On the film front, Holly Lewis played a prominent role as Lisa MacDougall in the 2005 film These Girls, in which Lisa and her two girlfriends blackmail Keith (played by David Boreanaz) into having sex with them.

Alyson Reynaldo
Film Actress
Laura Schuler - Head Coach - Northeastern Huskies

Husky great and Olympian Laura Schuler finished her first season as women’s ice hockey coach at Northeastern University in 2004-05. The team compiled a record of 3-25-4 (2-15-3 in Hockey East) and placed sixth in Hockey East during her first season. The 2004 Inductee to the NU Hall of Fame worked with a depleted roster from last year that saw their All-American goalie, Chanda Gunn, leave for graduation, and seven of the core returning players transfer to other schools. Their returning all-star defender received a medical red shirt. More...
Shan McDonald

Shan was tremendous athlete when she was at Woburn I'm sure you will find loads of pictures of her at the school. She has won Canadian championships and has represented Canada internationally many times. More

Prakash John

Bass player. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

John started playing bass at the age of 17. His first high school band was named The Questions. John quickly moved on to his first paying gig with a 'Beatle' band called The Bounders, which was renamed The Press Gang in 1965. The following year John formed his first R&B group, The Trikq, which served as the rhythm section for John's next collaboration in 1967 with George Olliver & The Soul Children. John completed his first recording with The Majestics, a local nightclub band. In 1969, John joined Bush. Bush, the successor to Canadian band Mandala, was largely the brainchild of two Canadians, drummer Penti 'Whitey' Glan and guitarist Domenic Troiano; although Bush only lasted a year and a half, its influence among rock musicians was significant.


Kid Carson (Carson Lindsay)

Kid Carson (Carson Lindsay) was the original "Berger" in the 1969 Toronto production of "Hair" at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. He was also the drummer in the early '70's for the well known Toronto band "The Ugly Ducklings", and continues to be very active in the music scene in and around the city.