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The Earl Haig Fabulous 50's Group

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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.

Carl D.

2008 Reunion Dinner Attendees

Jack Foote
Nick Purdue
William Withrow

Beverley ‘Paterson’ Wood
Bill & Sue ‘Thomson’ Dunsmoor
Carl Dell’Agnese
Carolyn ‘Connolly’ Macdonald
Dave Rainey
John & Sue ‘Harding’ Evans-Boxell

Bob Clegg
John Dowson
Michael Dowson
Paul Hiscox
Russ Strathdee
Sonny Milne

Alan & Carol ‘Gill’ Christie
Allan Connolly
Amelia ‘Rossi’ Hillock
Anita Maki
Archie Watts
Barbara ‘Carruthers’ Brown
Barbara ‘Foxcroft’ Morley
Barry Ross
Beth McKay (drinks only)
Bill & Jackie ‘Chapman’ Bell
Bob Booth
Bob Craig
Bob & Barb ‘McIrvine’ Thatcher
Brian Carter
Bruce Davis
Bruce & Lorraine ‘Smith’ Kleinstuber
Carol & Larry Bean
Chris Barltrop
Cindy ‘McVeity’ Onstad
Cliff & Betty ’Allen’ Goodman
Dale Fulton
Danny Antonacci
Dave Amer
Dave Dobson
David Anderson
Dave & Shirley ‘Bowden’ Crombie
Denise Wood
Dianne ‘Hiscox’ Klein
Don Cairns
Don & Ann Logan
Don & Elinor ’Barley’ Brown
Donna McKay (drinks only)
Doug Barnard & Marie Thomson
Doug Massey
Doug McAteer
Elaine 'Higgins' Reynolds
Elizabeth ‘O’Malley’ Potash
Elnora ‘Warrack’ Stewart
Fran ‘Jowsey’ Wensley
Fred Gotzmann
Fred & Verna ‘ Risebrough’ Greig
Flo Hanna
Gord Carter
Howie Hiscox
Ian Oliver
Joan ‘Barton’ Chalmers
Joan ‘Trimbee’ Craig
John Wood
Judy Bennett – drinks only
Lavina Lanty
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
Ted McGuirl
Tom McQuillan(drinks only)
Vic Bailey