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06/02/19 01:35 PM #185    

 

Billy Villano

GLENFOREST 50TH REUNION - TOGETHER AGAIN

FINAL THOUGHTS

 

FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERY ONE OF THE GLENFOREST 50TH REUNION TOGETHER AGAIN COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS.

SECOND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO ATTENDED AND HAD A GREAT TIME.

I WAS SAYING TO DAVE JOHNSTON, WHO CO-CHAIRED THE COMMITTEE, THAT ALL THE TIME AND HARD WORK WE DID THESE LAST FEW MONTH WAS SO WELL WORTH IT.

OUR ONE MAIN GOAL, AND I THINK WE ACCOMPLISHED IT WAS THAT WE WANTED ALL THE ALUMNI TO COME AND JUST HAVE A FUN DAY AND NIGHT.

ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU ALL, AND GOD BLESS!!

VILLANO OUT


06/03/19 01:15 PM #186    

 

Pam Murphy (Wiggins) (1971)

Dear Mr Dave Johnston...What a phenomenal day you, your Co-pilots and students put on at the school during the day to Celebrate Glenforest's 50th Anniversary!!! You and the school's students did everyone proud  to be past and current Alumni. You were an integral part of rejuvenating our old souls...
On behalf of the Gala Team we would like to commend you on a job well done bringing some of our original plans to fruition beyond all that we had imagined possible!!!
Sending you best wishes as you embark on the next journey of your life.
Congratulations!!!

06/03/19 02:28 PM #187    

 

Pam Murphy (Wiggins) (1971)

I would like to personally thank Barbara Prokopiw Manchur for diligently working behind the scenes on the task of ensuring that the digital Yearbooks were downloaded and available for those of us who wanted one in time for the 50Th Celebration events!!!

On behalf of the Gala team we would like to thank you for your unwavering support and all of the helpful advice you have given us along the way since way back in Feb 2018!!! 

06/03/19 03:19 PM #188    

 

Barbara Manchur (1981)

Thanks Pam!  I am currently trying to figure out if I can continue to sell the pdf versions through this site.  I will post again if it works out.  Glad both events were a smashing success!!!  Post pics here too by clicking on the 50th Anniversary tab on the left. Then click on Add / Edit. Not everyone is on Facebook.  All alumni are welcome to have a profile here too! Under the tab "How to use this site" you will see instructions to join!


06/03/19 05:38 PM #189    

Margaret Vann (Matheson) (1975)

I just wanted to say Thank you and congratulations to all that worked so hard to make the Glenforest 50th Reunion such a wonderful event, both at the school and offsite venues.  It was a great day to reconnect and bring back some wonderful memories!  Take care everyone!  


06/03/19 08:57 PM #190    

Ben Grimes (1983)

What a wonderful day the Glenforest Reunion/Gala turned out to be. What a great day the organizers put on at the school. I had to take a peak into Arnie Fords principal office, just for old time sake (you all know why)
It was so nice to meet some of the teachers from my day, like Mr. Burton, Mr. Lepp’s, Mr. Smiele, also sad to hear the passing of a couple greats, Mr Delaney, and Miss Hiliard. It was also a pleasure meeting one of the new, Mr David Johnson, congratulations on your upcoming retirement. 
It was awesome seeing so many past friends, it felt like just yesterday we roamed and ruled the halls of the school. I have to say, the 80’s alumni still rocks, it was almost like a PD Christmas party 🙂 
To top of the day, what can I say about the gala that evening, kudos Pamela Wiggins and Amos Vang, you nailed it, it was my pleasure meeting you both. it was an amazing gathering of alumni, and with friends joining us later from the school, topped of the amazing evening, and I’m pretty sure the 80’s alumni closed the bar as usual. What happened? No Stairway to Heaven lol
Thank you everyone


06/04/19 01:46 PM #191    

Peter John Allen (1972)

Why are posts constantly being deleted on an open form platform. We see them and screen shoot them and will post to the Together Again FB page. What a shame we can't openly say or speak our minds and are being censored!!

06/04/19 03:52 PM #192    

 

Barbara Manchur (1981)

As this admin for this site, I think I have deleted a grand total of 3 posts in 10 years.  They were deleted because they contained rude content or comments that were targeting a particular person with inflammatory comments. Please remember that people can choose to delete their own posts.  I noticed some posts disappear this week and they were not taken down by me.  Please get your facts straight before you accuse me of anything further. To all members, please remember that I can remove members also. I have done this once to someone who kept trying to sell things on this site.  This is a place for respectful dialogue between alumni of Glenforest and nothing else. 


06/21/19 10:38 PM #193    

Andreas Engel (1972)

It's now about three weeks since the 50th Reunion.  I also attended the Applewood Heights 50th a couple of years ago.  In both cases, a lot of work was done by volunteers and staff to make things happen.  I give my thanks and congratulations to all of those people who spent hundreds of hours on a successful event.

I must say, I was bemused by the total lack of interest shown by later year folks in early year alumni.  If I had the opportunity to talk to people that attended the same school 50 years before I was there, I'd be all over them with questions about life and education in those days. Different day and age, for sure...

Andreas Engel, CD

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06/22/19 07:46 AM #194    

 

Jim Wicks (1974)

 

Andreas Engel (1972)

It's now about three weeks since the 50th Reunion.  I also attended the Applewood Heights 50th a couple of years ago.  In both cases, a lot of work was done by volunteers and staff to make things happen.  I give my thanks and congratulations to all of those people who spent hundreds of hours on a successful event.

I must say, I was bemused by the total lack of interest shown by later year folks in early year alumni.  If I had the opportunity to talk to people that attended the same school 50 years before I was there, I'd be all over them with questions about life and education in those days. Different day and age, for sure...

Hey Andreas, 

Work and distance keep me away from all reunions, but I do follow the forum. I was one of the original group of students who remembers Glenforest before there ever was a Glenforest. While the school was being built we shared time and space with Applewood Heights Secondary School students. First half of the year we GFSS students had all our classes shortened and packed into a morning session at Applewhood. We'd leave the school midday and, like us, the Applewood students would have shortened classes packed into an afternoon session. Then we'd switch halfway into the year. That's what GFSS was like in its first year. Once GFSS was completed and we moved into our new high school life was pretty much what you'd thnk high school was. But that first year. Brother! Of course, simplier times. And that was back when Applewood Heights actually had applewood trees. Don't know what it's like now as I have not been back to Mississauga since I left high school. 

Hope the reunion went well.

Jim Wicks

 

 


06/26/19 04:42 PM #195    

 

Pam Murphy (Wiggins) (1971)

Last night our team (Cathy HeeneyKathleen McCartney KunderShriyan Mistry and myself) went to a year end celebration for the “Glenforest Robotics Team 6070” ... Thank you to Mr Williams for the invitation as we felt quite honoured to be invited!!! We watched a very informative presentation regarding all that this team (60 students) endeavours to do within restrictive guidelines, time frames and with very limited funds. They not only design, build and compete the functionality of a robot against 157 other teams across Ontario,they mentor young students in Elementary school as well as other Community Outreach Programs!!! 
It was definitely our pleasure to be there with Shriyan as he presented a cheque for $2,500 to this worthy department at Glenforest SS on behalf of the Glenforest 50th Anniversary Gala Team and the Alumni that supported us!!!

 


07/10/19 09:53 PM #196    

 

Barbara Manchur (1981)

I have removed the post about the 55th Anniversary as this was NOT approved by the current principal at Glenforest and she is not willing to commit to a date 5 years from now at this point.


07/10/19 10:39 PM #197    

Maureen Scott (Rose) (1973)

By the same token, why remove a post about an event that’s 5 years away?  


12/03/19 07:50 PM #198    

Shannon Bousfield

My name is Shannon Bousfield.  My father, Doug Bousfield, was an AV Tech at Glenforest until 1972. His “In Memory” is posted on this site. As was mentioned in a great reply to his memorial, my father went on school trips to Algonquin Park where he took many pictures and played his guitar by the fire. Doug passed away in 2010 and I am in possession of all of his pictures, slides and negatives. I am hoping at some point after the holidays to get his pictures scanned and posted in a place where they will be accessible to anyone interested. The archive contains a few large group photos as well as many with a few individuals boating and other camping scenes. When I het this ready I will post a link on this site and I will be welcoming any information that anyone can give me regarding those photos including names of those in the pics. For the time being I am interested in hearing from anyone who may have photos or stories involving Doug.  My father, being an avid photographer is not in any of the pictures I have from the Algonquin trips. The time my father spent with Glenforest was a very important time in his life and I suppose we all look for more information when we fear it may be too late. I greatly appreciate any information you can give me. Thanks, Shannon Bousfield. 

 

 


12/03/19 07:59 PM #199    

Shannon Bousfield

I also have pictures of a Glenforest trip in a DC-3 plane that include quite a few students. Thanks


12/03/19 08:10 PM #200    

Maureen Scott (Rose) (1973)

I remember the DC3 which was Millardair out of the airport. I believe it was a geography field trip. Mr. McCleary was one of the teachers involved. The flight left the airport and circled over Niagara Falls a few times and back. 


12/04/19 10:56 AM #201    

 

Bruce Rutter (1974)

It will be wonderful to see the pictures. Scanning can be a huge project, especially when there is a large pre-existing collection. It did most of my old film images a couple of summers ago (still a few to go) - up to about 25k of them so far!

 

Your father woud have been pleased by your efforts!

 


01/08/21 03:09 PM #202    

Deb Geisel (O'Blenis) (1973)

I have just heard that Jon Austin passed away on January 7th, 2021.  He was head of boy's phys ed in the early years.


01/09/21 10:54 AM #203    

Paul Reader

I worked with Jon at the Beginning  of Glenforest. We had great times together .He was a great leader and a very good teacher 


01/09/21 12:18 PM #204    

 

Janet Lord (Wilson) (1976)

I remember him well. Such a nice man.


01/09/21 12:37 PM #205    

 

David Scott (1972)

Very sad news about Jon. He was my football and basketball coach. Years after graduation I woulld bump nto him frequently as he lived on the 5th line very close to 11 Division where I was sationed before my retirement. I imagine that he knew our nickname for him was "Vince", after Vince Lombardi the famous football coach. He would quote Vince to us - "When the going gets tough the tough get going". Rest in Peace Sir and thank you for everything that you taught me.


01/09/21 12:45 PM #206    

Joe Dobko (1971)

Jon was a fine man and one I respected as a Physical Education Teacher. 


01/09/21 01:46 PM #207    

Vic Palermo (1971)

Sad to hear. He was a great coach and teacher.


01/09/21 02:33 PM #208    

Doug Brown (1973)

Thanks Deb for passing along this news, so sorry to hear. Jon Austin was a tough but fair man, who kept you on your toes. I have great memories of all the phys.ed. teachers from those days, including Paul Reader, who has posted here. Keep well and be safe all.....


01/09/21 09:00 PM #209    

Keith Wallace (1978)

So sad of Mr Austin passing. May I ask any details of funeral. Must be tough in these times.  I remember Mr Austin SO well - both at school and at our church !  I was always amazed to see my teacher sitting right there at church. Guess even high school students thought that the teachers lived at the school :)  let alone seeing them at the mall or elsewhere. Rest in peace. I was quite a skinny kid in high school and recall how he was always so fair and postive and motivating. Another great teacher, mentor and example

 


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