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The 8th Annual Alumni Golf and Dinner was held on September 9, 2017. Many endured a rainy day on the course, but everyone enjoyed the fantastic dinner and social afterwards.
Our Britannia Support Society 2017 AGM is on Tuesday, October 3 @ 7:00 am. Everybody welcome as we elect our Board of Directors and fill our Executive positions. We will meet at Britannia in Room 304.
After some discussion amongst the organizers, we have decided to proceed with this year’s annual get together.
It will be held on September 9 at the usual venue, Meadow Gardens Golf and Country Club in Pitt Meadows.
We have maintained the same cost for the last two years as we would like to emphasize the social aspect of this get together. We would like to acknowledge a very large donation made by Henry Jung at last year’s dinner dance. As a result of his generosity, 8 graduating students this year received bursaries donated in his name to assist in their future studies. Kudos to Henry and to all who made financial donations last year. (Apologies if I have omitted your name).
Following our tradition every year, we will be honoring another teacher who has made significant contributions to Britannia, not only during his teaching career but also following retirement.
This year’s honoree is Grant Hulme who retired after a long and distinguished teaching career. A donation was made to the Graduation Committee in Grant’s name that allowed the graduates to celebrate their graduation with their family after the ceremonies at the Italian Cultural Centre. This donation follows our tradition of honoring past teachers, Bill Vance, Rose Marie Vance, John Minichiello, Jack Schreiber, Mike Evans, George Rapanos, Bob Fitzpatrick and Adelle Case.
Join us once again for a fun evening of a fabulous meal and all night dancing, and most of all, a chance to reconnect with your fellow grads and spouses.
For all golfers, if you would like to play in a foursome playing a Scramble Format, please indicate so on the registration form and we will try to accommodate you. Despite whatever format you play, there will be no prizes awarded for best scores (side betting allowed).
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2017 Reg and Payment Forms
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RIP Barbara Howard, Brit alumni, track & field star, teacher and inspiration.
Closing Brit – NOT! Special thanks to alumni who stepped up – voted on-line, attended VSB public meetings, attended the Save Brit Rally (400 showed up). The entire process seemed to be a celebration of Britannia. Comments by the government appointed VSB Chair Diane Turner ( former Vice-principal at Brit) plus the Canada Supreme Court victory by BC teachers seem to say that schools will not be closed. Well perhaps an annex or two! But certainly not Britanni
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.