May 18, 2008
Hi --- just a quick note after our 2008 reunion dinner.
To see photos, click here:
Reunion Photos online (courtesy of Snapfish.com)
It was a wonderful night, described by many, as one of our best ever.
We had a great turnout. Even though we had 6 or 7 cancel the last day for
various reasons (mainly temporary health problems) and several from our
probable list did not attend, there were still 90 for dinner and 5 for drinks only.
(see the list below) There were only five or six who attended for the first time.
There wasn’t anything extra special about the night but many commented about the
relaxed feeling & the smiles on everyone’s faces throughout the whole evening.
The band was fantastic & was really enjoyed by everyone. Jack Foote
commented on how well they played & their great choice of songs from our era.
Amazingly, we had 3 teachers attend, Mr.Nick Purdue (who will be 90 in August), Mr. Bill Withrow & Mr. Jack Foote.
I spoke a little about how our reunion dinners started & how another chapter
will begin next year as the Old Scott House is closing. The committee will do our
best to find another location that suits most of our needs.
The 50/50 draw was won by Ted McGuirl, who generously contributed $ 50.00
of the $ 255.00 he won to help cover our costs. It was greatly appreciated.
I also mentioned that our website had been visited, quite amazingly, over 9800 times. When Russ Strathdee asked how many had email, there was a showing of hands by approximately 60 people. When he asked how many had visited our website only 15 – 20 indicated they had.
Russ has suggested adding this paragraph to my email --- if you have not yet visited our web site, we hereby make it really easy for you to check it out. Just click on this link: [ earlhaig50s <.> com ] and tell us what you think of it. There's a Contact page where you can send me a message.
I have received some pictures already & they will be on our website soon.
2008 Reunion Dinner Attendees
Beverley ‘Paterson’ Wood
Bill & Sue ‘Thomson’ Dunsmoor
Carolyn ‘Connolly’ Macdonald
John & Sue ‘Harding’ Evans-Boxell
Alan & Carol ‘Gill’ Christie
Amelia ‘Rossi’ Hillock
Barbara ‘Carruthers’ Brown
Barbara ‘Foxcroft’ Morley
Beth McKay (drinks only)
Bill & Jackie ‘Chapman’ Bell
Bob & Barb ‘McIrvine’ Thatcher
Bruce & Lorraine ‘Smith’ Kleinstuber
Carol & Larry Bean
Cindy ‘McVeity’ Onstad
Cliff & Betty ’Allen’ Goodman
Dave & Shirley ‘Bowden’ Crombie
Dianne ‘Hiscox’ Klein
Don & Ann Logan
Don & Elinor ’Barley’ Brown
Donna McKay (drinks only)
Doug Barnard & Marie Thomson
Elaine 'Higgins' Reynolds
Elizabeth ‘O’Malley’ Potash
Elnora ‘Warrack’ Stewart
Fran ‘Jowsey’ Wensley
Fred & Verna ‘ Risebrough’ Greig
Joan ‘Barton’ Chalmers
Joan ‘Trimbee’ Craig
Judy Bennett – drinks only
Lorraine ‘Halsted’ Wood
Lynn ‘Dobbs’ Johnson
Mary ‘Dowson’ Harris
Maureen ’Mulholland’ Gilmore
Nancy ‘Armstrong’ Lewis
Pat ‘Hutchinson’ Davidson
Penny ‘German’ Long
Peter & Andrea ‘Brown’ Journeaux
Peter & Ann ‘Edwards’ Smith
Rene ‘Journeaux’ Nielsen
Roberta ‘Anderson’ McCombe
Sheila ‘Maluske’ Galonska
Tom McQuillan(drinks only)