Hello to all 1960s grads and attendees from Malvern. I had the pleasure of meeting many of you at our recent reunion held at the school celebrating the 110th anniversary of Malvern’s storied history. We were also saying goodbye to our Principal these many years, Line Pinard, who has retired. The ’60s decade room on the 2nd floor was full to bursting most of the day and all had a good time meeting old friends. The adjacent Archives Room drew a lot of attention as well. That is where we have our meetings and carry out our archival work and many of you looked around in there and asked questions. It was pleasantly co-incidental that our decade members could also see that room.
It was a cool day but many braved the outdoors to each lunch in the open tent. The lunches were very good; I know, I had one. Many of you attended the opening ceremony in the the auditorium and enjoyed hearing the band, singers and speakers. Our older graduates were feted at a special lunch in the library.
Each attendee received a tote bag containing a Malvern at 110 book, a special ‘Musing’s’ produced for the occasion together with a souvenir pen. We also made sure people who had registered and paid but were unable to attend received the tote bag package as well.
I personally met many former classmates and it was wonderful to share stories with them. That is the main reason for reunions; to greet old friends and get up to date to a degree with their lives and ours.
Many thanks to all who helped us put on the reunion. We had a lot of volunteers and their help was much appreciated. We couldn’t have done it by ourselves.
And now we look forward to another school year with a new Principal. We will meet every month at the school. Should any 60’s grad want to attend a monthly session, they are held on the first Wednesday of each month starting in September (4th). We meet in the Archives Room on the 2nd floor (overlooking the south fields). Our annual meeting will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm in Classroom 110 on the main floor (overlooking the North parking lot).
Bob Watson, 1960s Decade Coordinator