Prince of Wales College alumni welcomes opportunity to get together every summer
Rev. Bob Hutchison recalls teachers taking a no-nonsense approach at Prince of Wales College.
“The professors did like discipline,’’ he says. “There’s no question about that.’’
A few teachers in particular, he notes, were known for being stern. Great expectation was placed on assignments being completed and students being able to demonstrate they had absorbed classroom instruction.
The teachers, Hutchison is quick to add, also “liked their work and they liked working with young people.’’
The 81-year-old Charlottetown resident, who enjoyed a varied career, including pastoral service as well as work with Canada Post and Veterans Affairs, is among the roughly 400 alumni of PWC, St. Dunstan’s University and UPEI gathered for Reunion Weekend 2017.
Hutchison spent three years at Prince of Wales College. The first two were the equivalent of Grades 11 and 12 with his final year at PWC being his first year of university.
Hutchison says he relishes the opportunity to meet with fellow alumni.
“You form lifelong friendships and so forth there,’’ he says.
“And I keep meeting people whose paths I had crossed before and lost touch with and perhaps never knew them very well and have gotten to know them somewhat.’’
A variety of receptions, ceremonies and class milestone reunions highlight the gathering of UPEI, SDU and PWC alumni that includes a 98-year-old former student.
Reunion Weekend 2017 also features a virtual reality display of the wreck of the Marco Polo presented by the Lucy Maud Montgomery Institute and the 50th milestone reunion celebration for the SDU Class of 1967.
Rev. Bob Hutchison, who spent three years at Prince of Wales College, is one of roughly 400 alumni from PWC, St. Dunstan’s University and UPEI gathering for Reunion Weekend 2017.