Our 45th reunion was held in the west for the first time, on September 14 & 15, 2012 in the beautiful city of Victoria, BC at the Executive House Hotel. There were 15 of us, coming from Ontario, Alberta & BC. The weather cooperated, sunny & hot, much to the amazement of all.
On Friday evening the reception was held in the penthouse, Presidential Suite, with a wrap around deck, the views of the Parliament buildings, Empress Hotel, cruise ships, ocean & Washington state mountains, were enjoyed by all. The delicious food was catered by the hotel. We got to wear fascinators, of course a tradition in a royal city!!! To everyone’s surprise, we had a visit from Queen Elizabeth, who gave a wonderful speech, reminding us of our frolics while in training & she also met everyone, presenting each with a carnation.
Saturday morning started with a catered breakfast in the hotel. The afternoon was spent, by some whale watching, others riding on a tour bus or taking a tour on a horse- drawn wagon. We skyped our classmates who met for dinner at Nancy Rickett’s home in Brampton,Ontario at the same time. Then we enjoyed dinner at the restaurant in the hotel, donning napkins on our heads, spoons on noses and having a lively sing song at the end, of course,” Oh, we’re from HSC, so pity me, etc, etc !!! ”
Sunday morning came all too soon; we said our goodbyes in the Presidential Suite. It was so great to see everyone again!! Thanks to Dinah Green ( lives in Victoria ) & Dee Cavanagh ( lives in Nanaimo ) for planning this fun-filled reunion. We are going to have yearly mini reunions, as we decided that five years is a long time between seeing each other. Till the next time at the Old Mill in Toronto. Stay tuned for date and time …..