Vic High Class of ’68 – 50th Reunion – June 8th and 9th, 2018

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New friends are silver, but old are gold!”
BLACK AND GOLD

The Vic High graduating class of 1968 
celebrated our
50th REUNION
June 8 – 9th, 2018

Friday Open House, 1:00 pm at Vic High – Grads only
Fernwood Inn Happy Hour

Saturday night dinner and dancing at
 Victoria Golf Club, Beach Drive – 5:00 pm – 12:00 am

Dear Vic High Class of 1968 Friends

In June we celebrated our 50th high school reunion and through the generosity of those who attended we raised over $10,000 to create a Vic High Class of 1968 Scholarship.  At the reunion we announced that our ultimate goal is to raise $25,000 which will enable us to fund an annual scholarship in the amount of $1000. Thus far donations and proceeds from our Silent Auction have come from those who attended the reunion.  Please take this opportunity to expand our growing list of contributors posted on our Vic High Class of 1968 website https://vichigh68.wordpress.com/.

Donations of $25 or more are tax deductible.  We are seeking your donation before September 20 as the scholarship funds must be invested with the Victoria Foundation before September 30 in order to receive a “dividend” for the following year. This year, our goal is to raise over $15,000.  This is achievable if those who have not donated choose to donate $50 to $100 each.

The first Vic High Class of 1968 Scholarship will be awarded in June 2019.  If you have not yet donated, we would like you to take pride in becoming a contributor to this amazing legacy.  If you have already donated and are feeling extra generous, we thank you for any additional donation that helps to get us closer to our target.

Please make your cheque payable to VHS Alumni Assoc and enter Vic High Class of 1968 Scholarship on the cheque memo line.

Mail cheques to

Ken Gower, Chair VHS Alumni Assoc.
c/o Victoria High School,
1260 Grant St,
Victoria, BC  V8T 1C2

Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

Ken Gower – ‘68 Fundraising Coordinator
Roger Skillings- ’68 Prime Minister
Mary Ann (Glover) Roueche – ’68 Reunion Chair


CLICK HERE  – June 8th Open House at Vic High – AUDITORIUM
CLICK HERE  – June 8th Open House at Vic High – SCHOOL TOUR AND ATTIC VISIT
CLICK HERE  – June 8th HAPPY HOUR AT THE FERNWOOD INN
CLICK HERE  – June 9th, 50th Reunion GALA DINNER AND DANCE

CLICK HERE to read Peter McKinnon’s message to the Vic High Class of 1968 at our 50th Reunion – June 9th, 2018

CLICK HERE to view our 1968 CAMOSUN PLUS OTHER PHOTOS

A big VIC HIGH CHEER to Eric Earl for his expertise on the above productions as well as Mary Ann (Glover) Roueche  (Eric’s assistant).  We also thank those who provided us with the photos used in these videos.


If you haven’t already registered, there is still time to join the celebration. Registration is going strong with 135 attending to date.

The registration of $90 doesn’t come close to covering the cost of your 2 days of reunion fun! Extra costs such as the band, a glass of wine with dinner, decorations and admin expenses will be subsidized by our exciting Silent Auction and sponsorships.  We have a great weekend planned that also includes time for you to reconnect with your own special Vic High pals.  Bring your camera!

1:00 PM – Friday, June 8th – Open House at Vic High – Grads only!

School is in session until 1:33 so please arrive on time, and go directly to the auditorium.  There are still spots available for the Open House but the Fernwood Inn only has 2 seats left.
Parking will be available on the gravel area of the old Fairey Tech site from 12:30 to 5:30.  Approach the lot from North Park St.  Leave your car here while at the pub too.
A reminder that you must be on the registered Fernwood Inn list to join the Happy Hour.
1:00      ‘68ers Meet and Greet in the Lawrie Wallace Auditorium.  Please enter through                  the main doors and go directly into the Auditorium to collect your name tag.
1:30      Tour the school in groups with Student guides – visits to the Archives, gyms, etc.
2:10      Groups merge in the Attic to leave their marks then continue touring.
3:00     No-Host Happy Hour at the Fernwood Inn is SOLD OUT
4:50      Happy Hour ends. Please pay your server and don’t forget a generous tip!
**** If you wish to stay past 5:00PM (for dinner) please advise your server****
Thank you Mike Colwill and staff for hosting us!!!

CLICK HERE to view a recent visit!

Saturday, June 9th – 50th Reunion Gala Evening -Victoria Golf Course.
This is it…our 50th Reunion…the one we’ve all been waiting for and oh what a night has been planned!!!
To counter-attack the fact that we are in the heart of Oak Bay we ask that you arrive in your best Black and Gold for this special occasion.

5:00 PM   Registration Opens

  • Welcome Drink of sparkling wine will be served until 5:45 pm.  Don’t be late!
  • No Host bar is available all night.
  • Start bidding on the fabulous Silent Auction!!! To preview items and work out your strategy go to our website. https://vichigh68.wordpress.com/   Some items lend themselves to a group bid.  Absentee bids will be accepted…contact Ken Gower.
  • View Jackie’s photos and displays.
  • Enjoy the ambience of a very special venue while sampling a few appies.
  • Take in the views while out on the patio!  There is even a fire pit to sit by with a late night drink in hand.

6:15 PM   Dining Room (The following times are approx.)

  • Move to the dining room for Welcome and Toasts to Vic High and the Class of ’68  (while the dinner buffet is readied.)
  • Welcome from our Sponsor
  • Earn your Dinner- Challenge – Each table forms a team and competes at various skills, trivia and challenges to earn their spot in the buffet line-up

9:00                 Groove Kitchen gets the dancing started!
10:00               Silent Auction ends – please bring a cheque or use the club’s ATM
10:00               Groove Kitchen plays….we dance till midnight!
12:00               Last Call

Please plan ahead for your ride home.  Cars can be left overnight at the golf club for pick-up the next morning.
Keep checking our website for updates to the Silent Auction page as well as the Who’s Attending page.
Think of donating an item to the auction! See the Silent Auction page for details.
Get your cheque and form in the mail ASAP as registration is scheduled to close May 31th.

The Groove Kitchen knows how to help you have a good time!  We play music that makes you want to shake what the good Lord gave ya, have a few laughs and get tha funk out! This party-hearty crew really delivers the goods – classic tunes by Maceo Parker, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Buena Vista Social Club to hip hop and newer funk from Bruno Mars, Young MC, Will Smith and Nelly.

The Reunion Planning Committee have sent out emails to all ’68 grads via MailChimp. Please note that these important emails may end up in your Junk mail folder or if you use gmail they could be in your “Promotions tab”  unless you add vichigh68@gmail.com  to your contact list.  Please check your email boxes by May 14th, 2018.

Click here to view the recent MailChimp email sent February 15, 2018.
Click here to view the recent MailChimp email sent April 16, 2018.
Click here to view the most recent MailChimp email send May 14, 208.

Your Planning Committee asks that you kindly:

  • Send us your email address and other contact info
  • Spread the word to other grads who haven’t stayed in touch
  • Help us secure sponsors and donors for Welcome Drinks, Happy Hour appetizers, silent auction items, door prizes and band/entertainment.  We’re open to all your ideas!
  • Bring your camera and share your best photos with us at vichigh68@gmail.com
  • Go to the Silent Auction tab to check out opportunities to bid and or contribute.

If you would like to help, sponsor, donate, or if you have questions please contact us at vichigh68@gmail.com

Committee members are:
Chair                Mary Ann (Glover) Roueche
Registration   JoAnne (Dahl) Botten
Treasurer        Sandi (Mottishaw) Duncan
Fund Raising  Ken Gower
Member           Pat (Bourne) Nalleweg
Member           Gary Price
Member           Jackie (Dobbyn) Martin
Member           Bob Allen
Member           Eric Earl
Member           Jan Olsen
Member           Bob Brand

Check out our Facebook page (search Vic High Class of 1968 or click the link in the sidebar) often for updates and feel free to post and share ’68 news and photos.

Mark your calendar! Spread the word!

Contact the organizing committee by clicking on the following link vichigh68@gmail.com

Come Give a Cheer!

 

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