Gather­ing with old friends

Prince of Wales Col­lege re­union goes Fri­day, July 28

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY -

The Prince of Wales Col­lege Re­union will take place Fri­day, July 28 in Char­lot­te­town.

The re­union be­gins with a lun­cheon hosted by UPEI in the School of Sus­tain­able De­sign En­gi­neer­ing Build­ing on the univer­sity cam­pus at noon.

The guest speaker will be the for­mer pres­i­dent of UPEI, El­iz­a­beth Ep­perly. Her topic will be the L.M. Mont­gomery In­sti­tute To­day.

Events will then move to the Prince of Wales cam­pus at Hol­land Col­lege at 2 p.m. for a meet-and-greet in the lounge of the Florence Sim­mons Per­for­mance Hall.

At 3 p.m., mas­ter of cer­e­monies Alan Buchanan will in­vite the five alumni read­ers to de­liver brief ac­counts from five decades of the Col­lege Times, as com­piled by Bar­bara (Worth) MacNevin, a stu­dent in the 1950s and a fac­ulty mem­ber in the 1960s.

“It has been a lot of read­ing,’’ said MacNevin, re­fer­ring to her prepa­ra­tions for her talk.

MacNevin has edited hun­dreds of pages of ma­te­rial into a brief per­for­mance for­mat in an at­tempt to en­cap­su­late each era.

She notes high­lights in­clude the fire of the 1930’s that de­stroyed the col­lege build­ing, the war in the 1940’s, new ideas with a new prin­ci­pal in the 1950’s and the even­tual amal­ga­ma­tion of the col­lege with Saint Dun­stan’s Univer­sity to be­come UPEI in 1969.

Un­der the di­rec­tion of David Campbell, the Satur­day morn­ing ukulele group Smug will per­form nos­tal­gic songs be­tween the read­ings.

Alumni are asked to pre­reg­is­ter for free for all events by con­tact­ing Kathy in the UPEI alumni of­fice at 902-566-0687 or by email at kr­weath­er­bie@upei.ca

The guest speaker will be the for­mer pres­i­dent of UPEI, El­iz­a­beth Ep­perly.

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Prince of Wales Col­lege alumni David Ste­wart, Heather MacDon­ald and Bar­bara MacNevin, re­view copies of the Col­lege Times in prepa­ra­tion for the Prince of Wales Col­lege re­union on Fri­day, July 28.

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