60th yr. Reunion (2028)

Report on the 60th year reunion (2018)

Our 60th year reunion took place over two days

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 4pm-11 pm Reception and Buffet, Seymour Golf and Country Club, 3723 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver

Sunday, May 13, 2018, Wrap up Breakfast Buffet:  10 am, Holiday Inn and Suites (former Coach House), 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver

Seventy-three people attended the Saturday reception and 67 were at the Breakfast buffet the next day. Forty-one people sent in their regrets and best wishes. The guest and regret list is given below. In keeping with her tradition, Diana Davidson held an informal pre-reunion social at her house.

Ron Price, our treasurer for the reunion, reported the following revenues and costs.  

                                           Revenue               Costs                 Net Revnue

Saturday Reception              $5,145.00             $4,557.00            $588.00

Sunday Brunch                    $2,345.00              $1,789.00            $556.00

Totals                                 $7,490.00             $6,346.00           $1,144.00

50/50 Draw revenue                                                                    $261.00

Silent Auction revenue                                                                $1,060.00

Total Net Revenue                                                                       $2,465.00

About $300 of the net revenue was used to extend the expiry date of our website.  The remainder was submitted to the Classes of ’58 Memorial Bursary maintained by the North Vancouver High School Education foundation.  As well as that donation, $835 of additional contributions were made by 6 classmates through the registration process.

 

Saturday Reception and Buffet

Our classmate, Vice Admiral (retired) Robert George, former Commander of the Canadian Navy was our emcee for the event. Bob recounted that while in UBC, classmate Colin Neal encouraged him to join the Royal Canadian Navy via the Regular Officer Training Plan.  After graduation with his BSc., Bob served in the navy for over 35 five years on HMCS ships on the East and West Coast of Canada, eventually commanding the Canadian Navy.  Having served as Canada’s Defence Attaché in Tokyo, Japan, as Deputy Chief of Defence Staff in Ottawa, Bob finished his career as Canada’s Military Representative to NATO in Brussels, Belgium.  For more on Bob, see:

http://nauticapedia.ca/dbase/Query/Biolist3.php?name=George,%20Robert%20Earl%20D.&id=8831&Page=1&input=George,%20Robert%20Earl

Bob welcomed grads and their guests and then directed everyone’s attention to the main door. Bagpipe classmate Dave Wilson piped in the reunion committee.  Bob said a few words about the committee and thanked them (and Dave) for their work.

Richard Stepp, former member of the Beach Boys, was the music DJ for the reception. The theme was “You Name it and Richard will Play it!”. Of course, most requests were for all those oldies from the 50’s and 60’s.  Later, there was dancing!

Winners of the silent auctions were:

Ginny Bone (Al Bone’s wife): Wine package provided by Ron Price

Peter Macnair: Cottage retreat vacation provided by Diana Davidson

Ellis Breiddal: Mystery gift provided by Don Homer

Ellis Breiddal: Gift from realtor Iain Edmonds.   

Don Homer:  Birdhouse built by Ellis Breiddal

Don Homer and Ron Price:  Fishing trip offered by John Bartok

Sunday Breakfast Buffet

Again, Dave Wilson brought his bagpipes to pipe in the reunion executive.  Nina (Genjack) Kurrle then introduced Dave Wilson as the emcee for the event.  With his wry sense of humor, Dave explained how he was roped into the job.  He regaled the crowd with several stories, both current and past. .

Dave administered the draw that determined which table went next to the buffet.

There was mingling and socializing before Dave drew the brunch to a close about 1 pm.

North Shore News Article

Laura Anderson, Contributing writer for North Shore News wrote an article on our events. Access to that article is at

https://www.nsnews.com/lifestyle/seniors/memory-lane-north-van-class-that-graduated-60-years-ago-preps-reunion-1.23253100



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