According to Doug:
I ‘officially’ met with the help of our Maid of Honour,
December 1996 during our second year of University. However, this
meeting was not just happenstance – it was orchestrated by matchmaker
Eli months in advance!
Prior to this, though,
there were a few times where fate crossed our paths yet we did not meet.
In July 1993, both of us attended summer school at
However, Gloria was apparently taking Social Studies 11, and I was
taking Biology 11. As it were, my friend from
Churchill had a
crush on one of her friends from
Eric Hamber and he would mingle with
her crowd (which included Gloria), but I never did, and thus never met or
According to Gloria:
Plots a First Meeting
introduced to Doug through
Eli in December of 1996. I had met
during our first year in Pharmacy school and we became fast
friends. She always mentioned that she had a very good guy
friend whom she wanted me to meet. I remember that she
described him to me as “half a kid and half a girl at heart." I
must admit, I was curious to meet this friend of hers. In the
end, Eli and Doug premeditated what they thought would be a
great casual meeting for us. Apparently, Doug had a pair of
bunnies that gave birth to a few bunnies a few weeks earlier.
Eli drove me and a few of my friends over to Doug’s house...