If you are an MCHS 60s grad, you are cordially invited to add your name to the MCHS 60s Reunion database

We are now working on the planning for the music, playlist, and entertainment details for the Malcolm Campbell High School 60s Reunion and Celebration of the 60s that will take place at Old Mill Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015.

Any person who attended MCHS at any point in the 1960s – including students who graduated in the 1970s but started high school at MCHS in the 1960s – is welcome to attend the reunion. That includes both students and teachers and other staff.

Several MCHS grads have contact us, to help us with the planning of the entertainment at the reunion – such as organizing the playlist…60s style music.

If you’d like to join a subcommittee dealing with this aspect of the reunion, please contact Jaan Pill at jpill@preservedstories.com

MCHS 60s Reunion database

We strongly encourage you, if you have not already done so, to add your name to the MCHS 60s Reunion database that Howard Hight of Boston and Diana Redden of Vancouver are compiling. Howard can be contacted at hahight@gmail.com

MCHS grads who are on the database have to date received two Reunion Newsletters providing details about the event.

Newsletter #3 is being sent out soon, if it has not already been sent out.

The newsletters are a key part of our communications efforts. They are highly informative, beautifully written, and a treat to read.

The contact details on the database are kept confidential. If one person on the list wishes to contact another person on the list, the email for that person is shared, by Howard and Diana, only with the prior consent of the other person.

Registration

Registration details for the reunion can be accessed here:

MCHS 60s REGISTRATION: Please make your cheque payable to MCHS 2015

Single tickets are $150.

The registration fee is $150 for a single ticket, and $250 per couple, where one person in the couple is an MCHS grad and the other person is the grad’s spouse.

Whatever money is left over from our budget will be distributed as raffles and prizes at the event.

Entertainment, music, and the overall format for the MCHS 60s Reunion

We are at an early stage in planning, with regard to entertainment and music. However, our overall plan for the reunion is in place.

View looking south from Old Mill Road in the Kingsway residential neighbourhood. One of the three main entrances to Old Mill Toronto is the entrance where the cars are parked. Jaan Pill photo

The venue for the reunion is a high-end Toronto landmark:

Old Mill Toronto

For reunion provides us an enjoyable and much anticipated opportunity to spend an evening with fellow MCHS 60s graduates – in many cases people we haven’t seen for 50 years.

We’ll have name tags with yearbook photos, to help us figure out who’s who, after all these years. We’ll also have photo displays of the school then and now, and of us as students – then and now. Or, as the expression goes: “Before & After.”

The reunion will be held at the Étienne Brûlé Ballroom at Old Mill Toronto, with a working wood burning fireplace and a great atmosphere, starting at 6:00 pm on Oct. 17, 2015. The event lasts until 1:00 am. Block rates are available for guest rooms at Old Mill and block rates will also be available at other hotels for attendees to choose from.

We are also planning for optional events the day before and after. We will arrange for people, who are interested, to meet at a bar for lunch before the reunion, and to find a not expensive place for Sunday brunch on the day after.

The reunion is based upon a key concept, developed as the outcome of many conversations

The buffet setup that we have chosen means that people will have a chance to first meet at round tables, organized roughly by graduation year, and then to attend the buffet, after which they have the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow attendees from all of the graduation years.

Having a buffet means that people have a chance to mix and mingle, to meet as many people as they wish.

That’s the heart of the event – the opportunity to meet other MCHS grads, and to talk with a good number of them, rather than just the person sitting to the left and to the right at your table. Having round tables means that people can talk across tables.

The entertainment will include music, entertainment, dancing, perhaps an open mic, probably a DJ, and 60s music. The details are yet to be determined.

Montreal-based MCHS grads

Quite a few MCHS 60s grads live in Montreal. We’re keen to organize groups to drive down together to save costs. This could create a fun weekend for a group. If you’d like to help out with the organizing of such groups, please let us know.

Preserved Stories website

The Preserved Stories website currently has four categories of blog posts devoted to the MCHS 60s Reunion & Celebration of the 60s, including one which provides Facebook pages where we have posted information about the reunion. The categories are listed at the landing page of the website.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. If you’d like to offer any suggestions, or would like to join any of the subcommittees dealing with entertainment and music and the like, please let us know.

If you have not yet added your name to our database, we encourage you to contact Howard hight today at hahight@gmail.com

 

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