This week’s Throwback Thursday pays homage to the wonderful Class of ’57 who joined us back at the Castle for an afternoon visit on March 7. The reunion stemmed from a special visit from Hilary (Wevill) Nichols who had travelled to Canada from England with hopes of reconnecting with her former classmates and who wished to show her son, Thomas, her roots. Beth (Yearley) Alma, Patricia (Davis) Beal, Roxanna (Phelps) Bowman, Pat (Atkinson) Johnstone, Ann (Parmley) McDougall, Donalda Parkes, Karen (Munro) Ridgely, and Helen (Ferguson) Voutt were joined by former faculty Isobel Sinclair as the group travelled back in time and took to the halls, classrooms, Chapel, and old residence rooms.
In Chapel the women broke into song with the original rendition of the College Song, now known as Dear Old Trafalgar, which was written by the graduating class of 1925 in honour of their alma mater.
They delved into a fetal pig dissection with Ms. Kanagalingam’s Grade 11 Biology Class and recounted countless tales of their time at the School. Following an extensive tour, the Class of ’57 with two lovely gentlemen in tow, gathered in the Alumnae Archive and Memorabilia Centre for an afternoon tea where they continued to reconnect with their dearest and oldest friends. The photos captured here are but a glimpse of the remarkable bond of an incredible 58 years of friendship.
“What a delightful trip down ‘MEMORY’ lane,” said Pat Johnstone. “We have a special group of gals who have always gotten along…that is why 58 years later we’re still together!”
“It was wonderful to reconnect with each of our classmates and our teacher, Isobel, and to walk the halls and classrooms where we spent many exciting times way back when,” said Ann McDougall. “Lots of fond memories in that old castle!”
Collectively the group also made a gift toward this year’s Annual Fund in support of the School’s Endowment Fund.
If you’re interested in hosting a class reunion for your graduating class at the Castle, please contact Rhonda Daley.
See photos from the reunion below.