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Thanks for mentionning in your writeup, the Ottawa last minute lunch to videochat with you brats in Winnipeg. Good to get 9 out on short notice.
I should have sent more PEHS pieces; I'm sure you didn't have quite enough!

Faye


Added: May 5, 2017
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Mary T Sheehan Student Teacher Reunion

When was the last time most of these people were in the same place at the same time?
It was 1965, and I have the yearbook to prove it...and Miss Sheehan is exactly the same as when you knew her, maybe a few wrinkles but nothing else has changed.
Karen Middleton and Denise Pike arranged the first gathering on short notice in 2015 that had 5 attend. This time they set an ambitious target at 25, and a whopping 37 showed up for the buffet luncheon, to catch up with each other, Miss Sheehan, and 6 teachers from that time who were able to come.
Karen Middleton, Sharon Middleton, Denise Pike, Boyd & Patricia van Aggelen, Doug Jordan, Ken Jenkins, Rick LeClair, Ian Malcolm, Pat Dolan, Alexia Forke Dolan, Lois Dolan, Sheila Clarke, Rick Daly, Wayne Helgason, Valerie Weisgerber, Diana Weisgerber, Betty-Ann McMullen, Bill Phillips, Gwenn McCormick, Lisa, Leslie & Vicki Henderson, Shannon McGunigal, Kay Schrot, Art Schrot, George Rodgers, Wayne Emond and teachers, Mary T Sheehan, Gerald Brown, Walter & Sylvia Bohonos Mr. Bob Hilton, Grant & Vona Edgar, Marvin & Anne-Marie Gordon.

At the same time in Ottawa another Shilobrat lunch reunion was held to co-ordinate with ours with a video conference organized by Faye Helgason in Ottawa and Wayne Helgason in Winnipeg. Wayne went from table to table with his video tablet joining the two mini-reunions. At the Ottawa reunion was Bob Meek, Rick Carlson, Lorraine Pollard, Susan Parsons, Cameron Emond, Faye Helgason, Carol Ann Delmage, Debbie Delmage and Faith Power.

Many of us haven't seen each other in over 50 years, it was a full house and the second largest Shilo mini-reunion to date. The only thing unfortunate, there is so much to catch up on, when it is over, you realize how many you didn't get to talk to...so let's think about next year.

Photos are now in the Gallery, more have been added and more to come...keep checking! :!clap: :!clap:


Added: May 4, 2017
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It's been a few years since I visited the site. I lived at 2 Stonehenge 1959-62. It was great to see Miss Sheehan's photo; first time I've seen her since '62. Nice to see lots of familiar names from 55 years ago! Cheers to anyone who remembers me.

Added: May 4, 2017
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Thanks Ian but all the glory should go to Denise Pike and Karen Pollock (maiden names). I was just a grunt. They handled setting the reunion up behind the scenes. I was only the webmaster (easy job) and the upfront person. Like a newscaster who reports the news the reporters have uncovered.

Added: May 2, 2017
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Congratulations to Karen and Doug for the lunchtime reunion. A lot of behind the scenes effort to get it together I am sure!

To see Mary T after almost 50 years was definitely a highlight for me. She was the nest teacher I ever had and "drove" me to find out what I could learn.

Great job by Doug as the emcee; had a chance to talk to former classmates and trade stories (all factual without a doubt) and then saw my old friend Rod March in Brandon on Friday. Rod is still Rod.

We also made it out to Shilo and toured the little base on the prairie. Things have changed but our old PMQ at 27 The Packway is still bravely standing, as is General Strange and the much enlarged RCA Museum. The "low road" (now called Veterans Way) is paved - the true sign that life evolves.

Thanks again to the organizers - it was a few days I will not soon forget.

Ian


Added: May 1, 2017
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The whole reunion was remarkable. We had 37 people in attendance - 6 of them were teachers, and 2 were people in the area who dropped in for a visit. We had folks from Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and 5 towns in Manitoba. We also had a video-chat with 9 people from Ottawa. Doug and Ken and I have been playing e-mail tag for the last few months, getting together a list of people who were coming, and Gerald Brown gave us some of his time rounding up the teachers. I left Shilo 52 years ago and to see 4 of my Grade 12 classmates at this time in our lives was very special. It was wonderful to meet everyone as they arrived, and just reminisce about our connections to one another. I don't want to break my arm, patting myself on the back, but I had lots of feedback about how happy people were that they came to this event. Denise had a number of meetings with the hotel event manager, and we were very satisfied with the amenities at CanadInns on McPhillips. And I'd like to thank Boyd and Patricia van Aggelen who presented Mary T, Denise, and myself with bouquets of flowers. It was totally unexpected. Baby-boomer brats rock! Wayne Helgason posted some pictures on Facebook, and Ken Jenkins took a lot of pictures and will be posting them in the Reunion Gallery when he gets back to Courtenay in a few days. :!clap: :!inlove: :!party: :!sun:

Added: April 30, 2017
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Remember a little about Shilo. Still know my way around. We lived at 55 Frontenac Cr. from 67 to 69 then on to Soest Germany. I was only 9 when we arrived in Shilo. My parents names are Chuck & Ursula Gregory. Dad work in supply mom work at the cafeteria. I do remember we would make your back yard into an ice rink every winter. Don't remember names but my best friend there had a color tv and it was the 1st time we watched batman & robin in color.

Added: April 29, 2017
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I hope you all had a nice reunion. One day I will hit to Canada to see all ya again :) take care everyone!!!

Added: April 28, 2017
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Lunch was fabulous thanks to Karan and Denice for their hardwork in organizing it

Added: April 28, 2017
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How did the luncheon go with Miss Sheehan et al today???? :D

Added: April 28, 2017
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