Registration deadline extended for Esquimalt High reunion

Two-day event will honour township's centenary with historical displays

Next month’s Esquimalt High reunion, coinciding with the township’s centennial year, is shaping up to be a multigenerational event.

At least 500 alumni and their families have registered for a welcome-home, wine-and-cheese reception on May 25 at the school. So far, about 350 grads are expected to attend a dinner and dance on May 26 in the curling rink at the Archie Browning Sports Centre.

Former students and graduates are coming from as far away as California, Oregon, Washington State, Ontario and Quebec.

“Grandparents that went to EHS are coming with their grandchildren that attend or that formerly attended EHS,” said Wes Umphrey, president of the school’s alumni association.

Partial proceeds from the reunion will help pay for new choir risers and a trophy case at the school.

In honour of the township’s 100 years as an incorporated municipality, there will be scrapbooks and displays depicting schools in Esquimalt through the ages.

To register, email Umphrey at wesu@shaw.ca or David Allen at davidwallen@shaw.ca. The registration deadline has been extended until May 11.

emccracken@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Light wind sends half of Swiftsure yacht fleet back to shore early

Many racers return overnight in unusual race conditions

Leaving dog in hot car can result in $75,000 fine, prohibition from owning animals, prison

B.C. SPCA received 800 calls last year about dogs left in hot cars

Radio Host Erin Davis pens Mourning Has Broken following death of her daughter

Book by North Saanich woman gives advice to others struggling with grief

Bed Races on Beacon champs ready to defend their title

Race takes place July 7 on Beacon Avenue, raising funds for the Peninsula Youth Clinic

Belgian man searches for family of fallen First World War soldier from Victoria

Mark Edward Berton attended Victoria High School and has his grave in Flanders Field

WATCH: Thousands enjoy sunshine at second annual Village Block Party

Cook Street filled with local food, music and more

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read