Stan Farrow Vic 5T8 was unanimously chosen as the recipient of the 2007 Victoria College Distinguished Alumni Award for his extraordinary contribution of community service. Farrow was officially presented with the award at a dinner in his honour on April 30, 2008.
Farrow’s abilities as a musician and as a writer are at the heart of his volunteer pursuits. Twenty-four years as a musical entertainer for the patients of Scarborough Hospital, 37 years as a pianist for the Scarborough Gilbert and Sullivan Society and 60 years of service to his church, in a variety of areas, are among some of his many contributions to the community. A teacher of classics for 35 years at Scarborough’s David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, he was actively involved in the school’s stage productions. The auditorium was named in Farrow’s honour upon his retirement in 1994.
He is also a founding member of the North American Cambridge Classics project and is one of two Canadians on the writing team for the Cambridge University Press’s fourth edition of Cambridge Latin Course. In 2004, Farrow received the American Classics League Meritus Award – only the second Canadian so honoured.
Farrow is a member of the permanent class executive for Vic 5T8.