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05/17/19 11:19 AM #175    

Janet Black (Niskanen) (1973)

Brian Kolman, The Gala is sold out. They are not looking to add sales. I believe their intention is to invite people who may wish to visit with friends attending the Gala. As of Jan 1, 2019 the Gala was the ONLY event planned. The school event was added after the school decided they could have it around the construction. The school originally said their event would end when the Gala started. The people who planned the Gala were originally working with the school last fall to hold the reunion at the school. When the school said due to construction they could not hold a reunion, the Gala organizers ran out and booked a hall so that something could be planned to commemorate the 50th! 


05/17/19 12:38 PM #176    

 

Andrew Adamczak (1974)

I have been reading and seeing all the negativity regarding the upcoming reunion.                                        Firstly Hats off the the organizers,  You have gone out of your way and put in countless hours to bring this Reunion to fruition.  You have all worked hard at this event and have had constants barriers jump in front of you.  Thank you for all you have done.                                                                                                         Secondly to those that have nothing better to do than complain about the organization of the event,  None of you have stepped forward to assist in the organization, yet you are the cronic complainers,   To all that have complained and found fault, you should be thankful to those that have worked hard and have taken the time from their faimlies to make this opportunity available to us.  The events happening in 2 venues may not be ideal, however we now have an opportunity to get together and meet up with old friends at either , of both of the venues,  those that are attending I am sure will find a way to meet up with people and make the best of the available situation.                                                                                                                                         Thanks again to all the organizers for giving us this chance.

 

 

 


05/18/19 07:26 AM #177    

Karl J. R. Gleason (1980)

Andrew very well said.

05/18/19 11:12 PM #178    

Brian Kolman (1992)

Karl- Le Treport advertises a max capacity of 500; which Ontario Fire code regulation allows someone to activate the sprinkler if it gets overcrowded ?

Janet - I'm aware of the whole convoluted chronology..but if yr telling me its already sold out then how can they add a single person now ? I guess it'll be no problem when the rest of the school shows up at 9pm for $20 to an already packed venue ? (Sounds like the kind of 'school' party we had at someone's house (RK!) for football Rookie nite in 91 with people ending up in the pool)

OR maybe it's not as sold out as yr saying ? OR do the dinner guests now have to leave by 9pm to make room and that's what Pam means when she says they had to rearrange the whole gala reunion ? Do you know what shes talking about "rearrange" cuz it looks like they just added a 20$ option without much more

Pam - If I'm wearing Jeans to the school function do I have to go home and change first? Or should I wear my casually elegant black tie attire to the school ? Asking for Ron !

Please dont take my comments as being negative; I should add my time at Glenforest was a real positive turning point for me and I'm looking forward to June 1st;

But only at a school like Glenforest have I ever heard of having 2 reunion parties in direct competition with each other, such that this type of debate even arises. Seriously hilarious, Together Again indeed.

When the school became available, the bad idea that was Le Treport should have vanished. Orderly refunds. The venue had plenty of time to fill the date, just like they did with the original Friday nite reservation (remember that?)

When I tried to ask questions or offer help to the reunion committee when it seemed nobody had a direct link with the administration or clue why certain things were happening, they (and me) got deleted. Maybe I talk too much, or maybe the answers would have been embarrassing to some & it's easier to ignore than deal with problems. My sole focus was encouraging a reunion deserving of a school's bicentennial, not simply filling an undersized venue with 500 random people who went to Glenforest in the last 50 years and calling it a smashing success because it sold out. Yes I cant believe that was our 'no school plan A' either

That being said, I have nothing but respect & admiration for the efforts of the Villano & Allen team & eternally grateful for their efforts in bringing an event of a magnitude that is fitting for the occasion, and the school for not going ahead with a full tear down renovation at exactly the 50 year mark.

Why it all had to unfold this way will perhaps never be revealed or understood, all I can say is that's the Glenforest I know

To all those unlucky ones without a golden ticket and must go to the actual in school reunion (which as far as I can tell will be most of you) I hope to see you there.

05/20/19 08:43 AM #179    

 

Billy Villano

Brian thank you for your kind words.  The Glenforest 50th Reunion - Together Again Committee, are working with Glenforest's Prinicpal, Administration and Staff with the one main purpose: For all the alumni to come and have a great time.  See you there.


05/20/19 07:32 PM #180    

Peter John Allen (1972)

The room I booked is only for 300 not 500

05/21/19 06:44 AM #181    

Karl J. R. Gleason (1980)

Thanks Brian,

Yes you are correct the occupancy is calculated based on a few different factors but regardless, the maximum occupancy must be predominantly posted and not exceeded.  The venue would be responsible for monitoring tp prevent the occupancy being exceeded.   As for the sprinkler comment, you have been watching to many movies,  that is no where near being correct and in fact a violation and tampering with a life safety system.


05/21/19 11:02 AM #182    

 

Pam Murphy (Wiggins) (1971)

“AWW YEAH”... we had a very successful meeting at Le Tréport on Saturday with the Manager & we have some great news to share... the hall we have booked at the actually holds minimum 225 to 360 max... we don’t have to give them our numbers until the end of the month so tickets are back on sale!!! This will be your last chance to purchase a Gala Dinner ticket for $90 per person or a discounted table for 10 at $800 or just pay a cover charge of $20 to join us to REUNITE with your friends to socialize after a full day of events!!! Payments can be made online banking to gss50th@gmail.com it is just that simple... Dinner tickets will NOT be sold at the door!!! For your convenience there is an ATM in the lobby... Hope to see you there!!!


05/22/19 02:24 PM #183    

 

Billy Villano

GLENFOREST 50TH REUNION - TOGETHER AGAIN 

NO Entry Fee / NO Registration Fee

Prior to the event you can go to the Glenforest Website

and use CASH ON LINE to purchase the following:

Pizza, Sandwiches, Beer and Wine $5.00 each

Hoodies $45.00 / T Shirts $20.00 / Water Bottles $15.00

During the Reunion On June 1st there are three methods of payment:

Cash, Cheque or Cash On Line

Food, Drinks, Hoodies, T Shirts, Water Bottles

Note:  Alumni can use the computers and Printer

in the Library to use Cash On Line.

At any time when using Cash On Line you must print an invoice

and present it on the day as your proof of purchase.

Also,  any one winning a bid in the Silent Auction

can only pay by Cash or Cheque


05/27/19 06:46 PM #184    

Elaine Saunders (Smyth) (1979)

Hello All, I had hoped to attend the reunion but, unfortunately, I am unable.  I married Peter Smyth (1978).  I graduated in 1979 but neither of us seem to be listed.  It would have been great to see you all.  My contact information is relainesmyth@gmail.com if anyone wishes to reach out.  I've already connected with a few of you which has been fantastic. I'm still living in Mississauga!!   Wishing you all the best.  Sincerely, Elaine Smyth (Saunders).


05/28/19 10:21 AM #185    

 

Barbara Manchur (1981)

Hi Elaine & Others,

Elaine, you now have a profile on this site or you would not be able to post.  If your husband wants a page, he should request a profile as you did.  All alumni are welcome on this page.  Once you are registered, you can send private messages to anyone else on this page.  Enjoy!

Barbara - Site Admin


05/29/19 12:12 PM #186    

 

Pam Murphy (Wiggins) (1971)

GLENFOREST SS  50TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION EVENTS JUNE 1ST

Daytime Events -organized by Dave Johnston, Billy Villano, Peter Allen & others
12:30 Auditorium doors open to the music from the GFSS Jazz Band.
1:00 Opening Ceremonies in the Auditorium with speeches from Dignitaries
2:00 Bar opens (Wine or Beer) / Food on sale (Pizza or Sandwiches)
4:00. Silent Auction ends
5:00 to 10:00 Pub Night (CASH BAR) with an Open Mic & Karaoke  
9:00 join the Gala to for a $20 cover charge to reunite with your friends for a (CASH BAR) with a professional DJ and dance if the mood strikes you!!!

Gala Dinner Itinerary -organized by Kathy Kunder, Cathy Heeney, Amos Vang & me
5:30 Doors and Deluxe (CASH BAR) to the sounds of a DJ...please note **DINNER TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR** There are a few dinner tickets available at $90 per person prepaid via etransfer via online banking at gss50th@gmail.com until May 30th
6:30 Welcome by a Professional Alumni Emcee
7:00 Extraordinarily unique Entertainment that you wont want to miss!!!
7:40 Buffet with Gluten Free and Vegetarian options
8:15 Gala Cupcakes and Gala Cookies with Fruit Trays served with Tea & Coffee 
8:30 Online interactive Trivia you can play on your phone right at your table with your friends
9:00 Alumni are welcome to join the Gala for a $20 cover charge to reunite with your friends for a (CASH BAR) to the sounds of a professional DJ and dance with your friends if the mood strikes you!!! 
1:00 am we have to say our goodbyes until we meet again

PLEASE DO NOT DRINK & DRIVE WE WANT EVERYONE TO GET HOME SAFELY!!!! Make other arrangements if necessary by Taxi, Uber, Lift, Carpool or use a Designated Driver...

 
 
 
 

06/02/19 01:35 PM #187    

 

Billy Villano

GLENFOREST 50TH REUNION - TOGETHER AGAIN

FINAL THOUGHTS

 

FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERY ONE OF THE GLENFOREST 50TH REUNION TOGETHER AGAIN COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS.

SECOND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO ATTENDED AND HAD A GREAT TIME.

I WAS SAYING TO DAVE JOHNSTON, WHO CO-CHAIRED THE COMMITTEE, THAT ALL THE TIME AND HARD WORK WE DID THESE LAST FEW MONTH WAS SO WELL WORTH IT.

OUR ONE MAIN GOAL, AND I THINK WE ACCOMPLISHED IT WAS THAT WE WANTED ALL THE ALUMNI TO COME AND JUST HAVE A FUN DAY AND NIGHT.

ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU ALL, AND GOD BLESS!!

VILLANO OUT


06/03/19 01:15 PM #188    

 

Pam Murphy (Wiggins) (1971)

Dear Mr Dave Johnston...What a phenomenal day you, your Co-pilots and students put on at the school during the day to Celebrate Glenforest's 50th Anniversary!!! You and the school's students did everyone proud  to be past and current Alumni. You were an integral part of rejuvenating our old souls...
On behalf of the Gala Team we would like to commend you on a job well done bringing some of our original plans to fruition beyond all that we had imagined possible!!!
Sending you best wishes as you embark on the next journey of your life.
Congratulations!!!

06/03/19 02:28 PM #189    

 

Pam Murphy (Wiggins) (1971)

I would like to personally thank Barbara Prokopiw Manchur for diligently working behind the scenes on the task of ensuring that the digital Yearbooks were downloaded and available for those of us who wanted one in time for the 50Th Celebration events!!!

On behalf of the Gala team we would like to thank you for your unwavering support and all of the helpful advice you have given us along the way since way back in Feb 2018!!! 

06/03/19 03:19 PM #190    

 

Barbara Manchur (1981)

Thanks Pam!  I am currently trying to figure out if I can continue to sell the pdf versions through this site.  I will post again if it works out.  Glad both events were a smashing success!!!  Post pics here too by clicking on the 50th Anniversary tab on the left. Then click on Add / Edit. Not everyone is on Facebook.  All alumni are welcome to have a profile here too! Under the tab "How to use this site" you will see instructions to join!


06/03/19 05:38 PM #191    

Margaret Vann (Matheson) (1975)

I just wanted to say Thank you and congratulations to all that worked so hard to make the Glenforest 50th Reunion such a wonderful event, both at the school and offsite venues.  It was a great day to reconnect and bring back some wonderful memories!  Take care everyone!  


06/03/19 08:57 PM #192    

Ben Grimes (1983)

What a wonderful day the Glenforest Reunion/Gala turned out to be. What a great day the organizers put on at the school. I had to take a peak into Arnie Fords principal office, just for old time sake (you all know why)
It was so nice to meet some of the teachers from my day, like Mr. Burton, Mr. Lepp’s, Mr. Smiele, also sad to hear the passing of a couple greats, Mr Delaney, and Miss Hiliard. It was also a pleasure meeting one of the new, Mr David Johnson, congratulations on your upcoming retirement. 
It was awesome seeing so many past friends, it felt like just yesterday we roamed and ruled the halls of the school. I have to say, the 80’s alumni still rocks, it was almost like a PD Christmas party 🙂 
To top of the day, what can I say about the gala that evening, kudos Pamela Wiggins and Amos Vang, you nailed it, it was my pleasure meeting you both. it was an amazing gathering of alumni, and with friends joining us later from the school, topped of the amazing evening, and I’m pretty sure the 80’s alumni closed the bar as usual. What happened? No Stairway to Heaven lol
Thank you everyone


06/04/19 01:46 PM #193    

Peter John Allen (1972)

Why are posts constantly being deleted on an open form platform. We see them and screen shoot them and will post to the Together Again FB page. What a shame we can't openly say or speak our minds and are being censored!!

06/04/19 03:52 PM #194    

 

Barbara Manchur (1981)

As this admin for this site, I think I have deleted a grand total of 3 posts in 10 years.  They were deleted because they contained rude content or comments that were targeting a particular person with inflammatory comments. Please remember that people can choose to delete their own posts.  I noticed some posts disappear this week and they were not taken down by me.  Please get your facts straight before you accuse me of anything further. To all members, please remember that I can remove members also. I have done this once to someone who kept trying to sell things on this site.  This is a place for respectful dialogue between alumni of Glenforest and nothing else. 


06/21/19 10:38 PM #195    

Andreas Engel (1972)

It's now about three weeks since the 50th Reunion.  I also attended the Applewood Heights 50th a couple of years ago.  In both cases, a lot of work was done by volunteers and staff to make things happen.  I give my thanks and congratulations to all of those people who spent hundreds of hours on a successful event.

I must say, I was bemused by the total lack of interest shown by later year folks in early year alumni.  If I had the opportunity to talk to people that attended the same school 50 years before I was there, I'd be all over them with questions about life and education in those days. Different day and age, for sure...

Andreas Engel, CD

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06/22/19 07:46 AM #196    

 

Jim Wicks (1974)

 

Andreas Engel (1972)

It's now about three weeks since the 50th Reunion.  I also attended the Applewood Heights 50th a couple of years ago.  In both cases, a lot of work was done by volunteers and staff to make things happen.  I give my thanks and congratulations to all of those people who spent hundreds of hours on a successful event.

I must say, I was bemused by the total lack of interest shown by later year folks in early year alumni.  If I had the opportunity to talk to people that attended the same school 50 years before I was there, I'd be all over them with questions about life and education in those days. Different day and age, for sure...

Hey Andreas, 

Work and distance keep me away from all reunions, but I do follow the forum. I was one of the original group of students who remembers Glenforest before there ever was a Glenforest. While the school was being built we shared time and space with Applewood Heights Secondary School students. First half of the year we GFSS students had all our classes shortened and packed into a morning session at Applewhood. We'd leave the school midday and, like us, the Applewood students would have shortened classes packed into an afternoon session. Then we'd switch halfway into the year. That's what GFSS was like in its first year. Once GFSS was completed and we moved into our new high school life was pretty much what you'd thnk high school was. But that first year. Brother! Of course, simplier times. And that was back when Applewood Heights actually had applewood trees. Don't know what it's like now as I have not been back to Mississauga since I left high school. 

Hope the reunion went well.

Jim Wicks

 

 


06/26/19 04:42 PM #197    

 

Pam Murphy (Wiggins) (1971)

Last night our team (Cathy HeeneyKathleen McCartney KunderShriyan Mistry and myself) went to a year end celebration for the “Glenforest Robotics Team 6070” ... Thank you to Mr Williams for the invitation as we felt quite honoured to be invited!!! We watched a very informative presentation regarding all that this team (60 students) endeavours to do within restrictive guidelines, time frames and with very limited funds. They not only design, build and compete the functionality of a robot against 157 other teams across Ontario,they mentor young students in Elementary school as well as other Community Outreach Programs!!! 
It was definitely our pleasure to be there with Shriyan as he presented a cheque for $2,500 to this worthy department at Glenforest SS on behalf of the Glenforest 50th Anniversary Gala Team and the Alumni that supported us!!!

 


07/10/19 09:53 PM #198    

 

Barbara Manchur (1981)

I have removed the post about the 55th Anniversary as this was NOT approved by the current principal at Glenforest and she is not willing to commit to a date 5 years from now at this point.


07/10/19 10:39 PM #199    

Maureen Scott (Rose) (1973)

By the same token, why remove a post about an event that’s 5 years away?  


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