It was great to meet with my friends recently from Malcolm Campbell High School (MCHS) in Montreal. Such meetings are of tremendous value.
MCHS is the the high school that I graduated from in 1963 when I lived in Montreal. It’s a source of comfort, as one gets older, to remain in touch with childhood friends.
Scott Munro, Howard Eisenberg, Peter Mearns, and Jaan Pill met on Jan. 31, 2014 for lunch at the Green Mango Restaurant on the north side of Bloor Street West just east of Royal York Road in Toronto.
At our meeting, we got discussion under way on planning for an Early 1960s Malcolm Campbell High School Reunion which is slated to be held in Toronto around September 2015.
A key organizer for the event is Peter Mearns, who is blessed with a great, detailed memory for people, places, and events in Montreal dating back over half a century. When he was in elementary school, he lived in Toronto meaning he has a great recollection of Toronto starting in the 1950s as well.
Perhaps as a consequence of his memory strengths or as a means of assistance for keeping his memory sharp, Peter has a great network of contacts related to Malcolm Campbell High School. For many years, he worked as a salesman for a paper company. Having a memory for names is also a great asset when you are in sales.
Also at our meeting was Howard Eisenberg, who has met quite a few times with Scott Munro and I over the past decade. Howard Eisenberg is owner of a company called Syntrek Inc. My meetings in Toronto with Scott go back about twenty years. Over the years we had been thinking of who else to invite to our get togethers and Howard was among the first that we thought about.
If you are interested in attending this reunion or assisting with the organizing of it, please contact us through the Preserved Stories website. Please visit the Malcolm Campbell High School category at this website for updates about the reunion in the months ahead.
Update: I’ve reminisced about my Cartierville years in an earlier blog post entitled: “Farmers’ fields north of Montreal is where the City of Laval was built.”