So, what did the Hosts and Hostesses do at MCHS in the early 1960s?

Graeme Decarie is at the far left in back row. Photo from 1961-62 Malcolm Campbell High School yearbook. Click on image to enlarge it. Click again to enlarge it further.

Do you know what the Hosts and Hostesses did at MCHS? If you do, please let us know.

This post refers to a comment at an earlier post, the beginning of Graeme Decarie’s Autobiography Stories. The earlier post, that I refer to, is entitled:

Chapter 1: Dick and Jane

I’m devoting a separate post to the comment, as a way to bring attention to it. In that comment, Graeme Decarie writes:

Gosh. I don’t even remember the hosts and hostesses group. What were they for? That sort of group was an important feature at MCHS. I can remember current events, public speaking,film, weight lifting, dance committee…..

Those have disappeared with the spread of school bussing. And it’s a big loss.

I’ve been in touch with Gail [Howell, third from left at the front] not long ago. As I look at the picture now, I can remember quite a few of them – and I recognized Gail from her picture.

Still can’t remember hosts and hostesses, though. What did the host and hostess?

[In an email, Graeme added:] Damn. I was their advisor, and I don’t know.

[End of comment]


2 replies
  1. Bob Carswell
    Bob Carswell says:

    I have a visual image in my head of hostesses standing at the south entrance of the MCHS gym for some event, possibly a graduation event. As I recall they were used as exactly as they were called, Hosts & Hostesses. Whenever there was an event going on in the school that included a lot of people they also kept people from wandering the halls fearing someone would be forgotten when the school closed or someone would deliberately try to hide in the school with ulterior motives.

  2. Jaan Pill
    Jaan Pill says:

    Graeme has rounded out the discussion:

    And I can’t remember a damn thing. And there’s such a lot of them.
    Maybe my only job was to pose for photos.


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