Harvey Barsanti Place Dedication

On Friday June 3rd, 2022, at St. Mary’s College (SMC) we celebrated the naming of the rotunda as you walk into the front entrance of the school calling it “Harvey Barsanti Place”.  

This deserving dedication recognizes Harvey's Barsanti’s long commitment, dedication and service to St. Mary's College students, staff, parents and alumni given to catholic education in Sault Ste. Marie for 60+ years..

It was a wonderful evening where Harvey Barsanti Place was filled with family and friends to recognize this incredible person, an SMC Alumnus, Teacher, Coach, Vice Principal, Principal & Friend for all his years of service to our wonderful school.

Thank-you Harvey for being that guiding light helping to build the traditions at SMC along with the Basilian Fathers and the early classes as the school was built and growing.  You are an inspiration to the many students and staff mentored under your watch and have built long lasting relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime.  

God Bless & Hail Mary!

Abbie … speaking on behalf of the SMC Alumni

The following links include the wonderful speeches about Harvey during the dedication. Please enjoy: 

  1. Frank Sarlo (Class of 1956)
  2. Loris Pecile (Class of 1967)
  3. Abbie DiDonato (Class of 1978)
  4. Harvey Barsanti (Class of 1956)

June 1, 2022 on the Borderline Radio Soo Harvey Barsanti, Frank Sarlo and Loris Pecile were interviewed by Adrian Vilaca on a podcast discussing their experiences at SMC. Its a great interview where they discuss:

  1. Early days from 1956 in the first class
  2. Sport Teams
  3. Theatre SMC
  4. Transition to Coed
  5. Transition to the Wellington Street Site
  6. Transition to the New SMC on Second Line
  7. etc.

Its worth taking the time to listen to the Podcast ...

The Borderline Radio Soo ... SMC Podcast


June 3, 2022 Harvey Barsanti Place Dedication