Tricolour Award Winners 1964

Dave Wilson, Elaine (Knox) Howard and Rod Macleod, BCom'64

In 1963-64, three members of the Commerce class of 1964, Dave Wilson, Elaine (Knox) Howard and Rod Macleod, took three of the AMS’s 12 Tricolour Awards – the highest tribute paid to students for valuable and distinguished service to the University in non-athletic, extracurricular activities.

Rod was also president of the AMS and Elaine was the senior representative on the Levana Society, the all-faculty association of women students until it merged with the AMS in 1967. Dave was drum major in the Queen’s bands, sang with the glee club, and was president of both the Debating Union and the Commerce Club.

For Dave, leading the band at football games was the ultimate good time, and he didn’t like to let anything get between him and his pipers. He remembers going to Ottawa one Saturday to write the GMAT (graduate management admission test) for entrance to Berkeley. “I didn’t care much about getting into Berkeley, but I did care about marching at half time. So I took the exam in my band uniform and drove back to Kingston in Gary Southmayd’s (Arts’65) TR-3 sports car in time to parade.”

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“Dave Wilson, BCom'64: I didn’t care much about getting into Berkeley, but I did care about marching at half time.”