Mt. View classmates reunite after 60 years

The 60-year reunion of the class of ‘56 will take place June 29 at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel

Pony tails and crinolined skirts, duck tails and drapes are some of the fond memories of 31 original classmates of Mt. View High School’s class of 1956.

The 60-year reunion of the class of ‘56 will take place June 29 at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel in Victoria. A meet and greet followed by an informal dinner will see the former classmates and their respective spouses and partners exchanging stories of lessons, sports events, accomplishments and pranks from their years of attendance.

The once proud high school building, formerly located on Carey Road, is no longer standing but the memories from four years of high school are still fresh in the minds of the returning students. Many will be arriving from out of town where a number of Victoria residents have organized the get together to celebrate the continued friendship and camaraderie.

Bob Vowles, president of the 1955/56 student council, will address the reunion while original valedictorian, Tony Angus, will again give his inspiring speech. This time instead of looking forward to the future, Angus will no doubt reminisce on the past.

Former students will be seated at tables named individually for the teachers from the past, sparking many a tale of class work, school songs and other tall tales. A special table will be set up with original trophies, awards, yearbooks and other memorabilia, plus a pin board for snapshots that will display glimpses from another era.