Gathering with old friends
Prince of Wales College reunion goes Friday, July 28
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 email@example.com
The guest speaker will be the former president of UPEI, Elizabeth Epperly.
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.