Greetings all Brit Alumni.
The day started with some heavy rain but for the 7 golfers who braved the weather, the clouds parted and they were treated to a cloudy but rainfree day.
A delicious meal was served by Meadow Gardens Golf Club followed by dancing. Those in attendance regained their youthfulness as hips swayed until past 12 midnight.
A huge “Thank You” to Gloria Lim Russell, Rohit Lal and Willy Quan for donating door prizes. The lucky 50/50 winner was Art Nishi.
Past honoree John Minichiello attended and former students enjoyed the evening having a chance to reconnect with him. He looked well.
This year’s Dinner Honoree was Bob Fitzpatrick who retired from teaching at Britannia after 42 years. The Alumni donated two bursaries of $500.00 in his name at the 2016 graduation ceremonies in his name. We also donated $2,000.00 towards a tea/coffee get together for the grads and their relatives after the graduation ceremonies at the Italian Cultural Centre. This grant was made in the names of the past Honorees, Bill Vance, Jack Schreiber, Rose Marie Voakes, George Rapanos, Mike Evans, Adele Case and John Minichiello.
This year, the committee has announced that Grant Hulme will be recognized for his long teaching career and commitment to the students. Grant also retired this year.
Two bursaries for $500.00 each will be awarded in Grant’s name at this year’s graduation ceremonies. Thank you Grant for your contributions to Britannia. We will also be making a monetary contribution towards this year’s post graduation ceremonies in the names of all past Honorees.
Take a look at the photographs taken at the Dinner Dance. Everybody looks great and honestly, no photoshopping was done. Thank you all for attending and for your generous donations, this year and in the past.
We will keep you informed as to the 2017 event. Stay well, everybody.