May Reunion Weekend – May 26-28th

Just 10 weeks away!

If you haven’t already registered, do it soon!

Just go to www.southalumni.ca and click on the “Register” button

SPRING 2023 NEWSLETTER: A SPECIAL 100TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION: The hard copies have been mailed and the online colour version has been posted. There’s lots of info that we hope you enjoy.

REGISTRATION REMINDERS: When you register online the cost is just $20 a person, but if you wait to register at the school during the weekend, it will be $25.

Don’t forget to check the box if you wish to attend the concert at 3 pm on Saturday with Beau Dixon (https://www.beaudixon.com) & Andrea Koziol (https://www.andreakoziol.com)

REUNION MERCHANDISE AND MEMORABILIA: The date for ordering merchandise has been extended until midnight on Sunday, April 30th. When you go to the alumni website, a page will immediately pop up with two buttons, one that says “Click here to Register” and another that says “Click here to Shop”. Orders placed online by the 30th can be picked up on Friday night near the Registration desk, in the Reunion Store on Saturday, or Sunday at the Staff Brunch. Some non-clothing items will be available for sale during the Reunion, but all clothing items must be pre-ordered online.

ALUMNI SALES TABLES: A number of alumni have indicated an interest in displaying and selling their books and artwork at our Reunion Store.  If you are interested, there is still time to reserve a sales table. Contact us for more information. 

BAR SERVICE: There will be bar service in the cafeteria on Saturday, from 11am to 4pm, as well as at the Friday Night Pub.

SCENE FROM “LEGALLY BLONDE”: Theatre/Dance teacher, Allison Gamble has agreed to bring cast members back together to present the opening scene of Legally Blonde, the school show presented at the end of January. Another highlight of the Reunion weekend!

ALUMNI BASKETBALL GAMES: There has been so much interest that South teacher/coach, Stacey Farr thinks there will be enough players for 2 games on Saturday morning (10 – noon).

STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENTS FORUM:  Organized by alumna Barbara Hoover and alumna & retired South teacher Sarah Jaremko, the forum will be a dialogue among student council presidents, past and present. 6 former student presidents, along with the current one, have already agreed to participate.

Trivia Contest: As indicated earlierthe questions will be based on the content in the 150+ alumni profiles that will be displayed outside the Decade Rooms. In the last e-blast you were given the first question. You will find question # 2 in the spring newsletter.  The plan is still to include a copy of all the questions on the website, as well as in an e-blast sent out in mid- May. There will also be copies at the Registration Table in the front hall during the Reunion. 

SPONSORSHIPS & DONATIONS: The SCAA is thrilled to announce that the Reunion now has 3 Corporate Sponsors: MacMaster Chev (Ken (’62) & Barb (’60) MacMaster), Robert Q’s Travel (Nancy Woodworth (’69)) and ABC Electric (John (’84) & Scott (’82)Thomson). We also want to give a big thank you to all the alumni who included a donation with their registration. Once the Reunion is over, decisions will be made regarding an appropriate legacy project, as well as other worthy projects to benefit South students past and present. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: We still need some additional volunteers to help with a variety of activities during the Reunion weekend, from set up Friday afternoon to take-down Sunday afternoon. If you are willing to help, please send us an email to let us know your availability and any particular area(s) of interest.

CLASS OF ’98 – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!  Shannon Foster, Kristen Hochleutner (nee Jennings) and I, Nicole Hamilton, are all class of 1998 alumni. We can’t believe it’s been 25 years since we graduated from South! We started a Facebook page and have had a huge response from so many grads in ’97, ’98 & ’99, that we have put together a social gathering to reminisce during Alumni weekend. Join our Facebook page “London SCI Class of 1998 & 1999 (all late 90s, welcome)”. We are planning a social cocktail evening at Moxies (downtown) on Saturday May 27th at 8pm. We reserved an area for our group, seating is limited, so please let us know if you plan to attend. All food and drink purchases will be direct through the staff at Moxies. You are welcome to bring your spouse/partner to this informal gathering. All details are on Facebook, so join our chats!  Can you believe it’s been 25 years since we graduated SCI? Let’s get together and catch up!

REMINDER FROM THE CLASSES OF 1967 & 68: We invite you to register by the May 1st deadline for our DOUBLE YEAR REUNION CELEBRATION with a dinner/dance at the Highland Golf /Country Club on Sat. May 27th. Enjoy Registration and “sip ‘n nibble” from 6-7 pm, hot buffet dinner 7-8:30 and dance the night away after dinner. You are welcome to bring your spouse/partner, friend or another South alumnus from a different year (perhaps a South Band person). If interested & want more details, please contact Anne Beattie-Stokes, revanne@sympatico.ca (class of ’67) or Alison Ferguson, alison.ferguson1@gmail.com (class of ’68). See you there! 

REMINDER FROM THE CLASS OF 1971:  The class of 1971 will be meeting at 6 pm on Sat. May 27th at the Byron-Springbank Legion Hall for happy hour, followed by a buffet dinner at 7 pm. Check out their website at southclass1971.com for further details.

REMINDER FROM THE CLASS OF 1973: The class of 1973 will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary during the May Reunion. We have booked the Pub at the Highland Country Club from 5 to 9 pm on Sat. May 27th for an informal gathering. If you wish to join us, please email Trish Judge (Pat Davidson) at trishjudge@rogers.com to receive updates and emails regarding this get together.