Congratulations to the Class’61 on their 50th

by Nan (Woodward) Henderson

Prior to the fall reunion, 14 classmates gathered in the Atrium for the 50th luncheon.  Many thanks to the Department of Nursing for hosting this event and the tours that followed.

On September 23, 2011, classmates began to gather in the beautiful city of Victoria where a three day event was planned.  Friday evening we met in the Governor’s Suite on the 17th floor of the Executive Hotel.  The scene overlooking the city and harbour was gorgeous.  The excitement was high and memories flowed.

On Saturday at noon a delicious lunch was provided by the hotel.  Classmates arrived, many of whom we had not seen for many of the 50 years.  Needless to say, the rafters rang.  The afternoon was spent touring the waterfront, shopping, museums, Butchart Gardens or whatever pleased the group.  At dinner, husbands joined the party.  Our missing classmates were brought to mind and a toast was given.

The breakfast room found us congregating each morning to carry on where we had left off the night before.

Sunday was parting day and those who were able to remain attended a gala dinner at Nancy Choat’s lovely home.  It was a perfect way to end a perfect reunion.  Our planning committee, Nancy Choat, Lynne Johnson, and Claudette Walker did a great job .