Three Facebook Groups related to Malcolm Campbell High School feature messages about the MCHS ’60s Reunion and Celebration of the Sixties taking place in Toronto on Oct. 17, 2015, a date that is coming up very quickly.
To find out about how to register for the reunion, please click here.
You can find out about the three above-mentioned Facebook Groups by clicking here.
We hope that you will join one or all of these groups. It’s a great way to get updates and join in our ongoing conversations.
MCHS ’60s Reunion Facebook Group
We are regularly adding new members to the MCHS ’60s Reunion Facebook Group.
Bob Carswell, who attended MCHS in the 1960s, has recently shared a message at the latter FB Group. The purpose of the current post is to bring your attention to his message, which concerns Saraguay. For previous posts related to Saraguay, please click here.
Searching for topics related to MCHS ’60s Reunion
You can use the internal search engine at the site you are now visiting to find posts about any topic that may interest you – including, for example, Cartierville School. You can also find topics using Google by choosing a key word and adding the words “Preserved Stories.” As well, there’s a vertical column at the left-hand side of this website where you can find topics related to MCHS 2015.
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Bob Carswell’s Facebook comment regarding Saraguay
In his comment at a photo from Cartierville School that Howard Hight has posted at the above-mentioned Facebook Group, Bob Carswell writes:
“Howard Hight, I just looked at this photo again and I do think that the 3rd person from the right is certainly my sister Lesley Carswell. Also, now that I have blown the photo up with PAINT, I am almost certain that the third person on the left is another Saraguay neighbour, Diane Lumby. She was Lesley’s good friend and for years afterwards they communicated as she married and moved to Red Lake, Ontario. Her father died, her mother sold the house and moved to the community of 2,000 to be with them. It is now close to a 5,000 population. That is 332 miles northwest of Thunder Bay. I will send it to Lesley and see if I get her to give me more names. Yes that is the late Mrs. Jackson, also of Saraguay. She and her daughter (Mrs. Sylvia Oljemark) were responsible for decades trying to get the City of Montreal to declare Saraguay as a Nature Park due to its unique Flora. It has happened at different times with different city councils however the tough times happened for all but now things have improved so it is looking good for the coming years…FINALLY !”
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For your interest, an April 29, 2014 (that is, last year) Montreal Gazette article is entitled: “Work in Bois-de-Saraguay nature park delayed again.”
As well, for details about how to get on to the MCHS ’60s Reunion Database, please click here.
The MCHS School Song that Bob Carswell is listening to on an iPhone in the photo above can be accessed here.
Update regarding MCHS 2015 website
The site, which is at MCHS2015.com, currently under construction, is getting closer to its official launch.
Among other things, before the launch we will add details regarding Stay Inn as an accommodation option, along with Cambridge Suites Toronto. We will also edit the Home Page for the site and will add content at the page that is currently named “More to come!” The pages for the site are in place and should be easy for you to find.
We have taken time off from working on the website in order to attend to other matters, related to the completion of tax returns, that are separate from the volunteer work that we are doing on behalf of the reunion.
It’s a delight to be back at work on the reunion. It’s also been a delight to have some time to just have a break, to have a change of pace.
As part of the work on the MCHS 2015 website, we have decided to maintain a single blog format serving both the Preserved Stories and the MCHS 2015 portions of the website that you are now visiting. There are costs associated with the re-configuration of the website, which are not part of the MCHS 2015 budget but instead serve as part of my financial contribution to the ’60s Reunion. I strongly support this reunion and I’m pleased to help out in whichever way I can.
The alternative design, whereby we would have a separate Preserved Stories Blog and a separate MCHS 2015 Blog, is feasible from a design point of view, but would entail extra costs related to the required WordPress coding. It doesn’t make sense for me to assume those costs. It’s our hope that you will understand our reasoning, with regard to choices of this nature.
Pitfield House aka Saraguay House
I have followed up on Bob Carswell’s suggestion, in a Comment (see below), that it would be a good idea to post a photo of the Pitfield House that is available at the link that he mentions. I wasn’t able to download the photo from the site as a jpeg file but was able to print out the image and scan it, and in that way to arrive at a jpeg version, which is posted below. There’s some loss of resolution but you will get a general idea, from looking at the image, of the appearance of the house.
P. Michael Pitfield; Details regarding Saraguay houses
You can access P. Michael Pitfield’s profile here. Details regarding Saraguay houses can be accessed at this Word file:
Among other things, the above-noted document notes (p. 5) that: “Pitfield Road was private roadway of Pitfield family leading to Bois Franc polo fields; on 1973 map Pitfield Road ends at Gouin; on the 1975 map Autoroute 13 is in place; construction of Autoroute 13 began July 1973 and ended October 1975.”
An Aug. 4, 2015 mesquartiers.wordpress.com article is entitled: “TOP 15 DES PLUS BEAUX PARCS RIVERAINS À MONTRÉAL!”