Representing several generations of Mount Doug alumni: former student and PE teacher

Mount Doug’s party begins in earnest this week

After months of preparation, the Mount Douglas secondary school 80th anniversary celebrations begin in earnest this weekend.

  • Nov. 11, 2011 6:00 p.m.

After months of preparation, the Mount Douglas secondary school 80th anniversary celebrations begin in earnest this weekend.

• A remembrance tribute and ceremony today (Nov. 11) marks the start of nine days of events aimed at supporting the Mount Doug alumni board’s student bursaries and scholarships as well as connecting former students and staff.

The Remembrance Day ceremony starts at 8 a.m. at the Mount Doug campus, 3970, Gordon Head Rd.

Then, at 7 p.m., the 80th anniversary opening ceremonies includes “A Glorious Noise” band reunion concert.

• On Nov. 12, a homecoming evening and class reunions open to all alumni and their guests take over classrooms throughout the school, while the gym hosts a dance featuring music from the last 80 years. That ’70s Band will perform that evening.

• Athletic events are the highlight on Nov. 13-14 at both the Mount Doug campus and Cedar Hill middle school, 3910 Cedar Hill Rd.

On Sunday, there’s a 10 a.m. hike through Mount Douglas Park. On Monday, there’s drop-in basketball, floor hockey, indoor soccer and volleyball. All events are free and open to the public. Tickets will be required for a sports social and coach honouring slated for 3 p.m., Nov. 19.

• The focus shifts to the arts Nov. 15 with “Art Tasting,” a taste of art, music, wine, cheese and chocolate, on tap from 7 p.m.

• Nov. 16 sees the festivities move to the Cinecenta Theatre at the University of Victoria, where alumni filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s Calendar screens at 7:15 and 9 p.m.

• Fashion through the decades will be on display Nov. 17 during the Mount Doug 80th Fashion Show back at the Gordon Head campus.

• “What I Did for Love,” a performing arts showcase evening, comes to Alix Goolden Hall at 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

• The anniversary events culminate with a Mount Doug Idol singing competition featuring celebrity alumni judges David Foster and Nelly Furtado at 7 p.m., Nov. 19 at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium.

nnorth@saanichnws.com

Just Posted

International migration drives population rise in B.C.

No joke, provincial population topped 5 million by April 1

Sunset Cinema brings free family film under the stars in Colwood

Sunset Cinema hosts events on the Island from July 23 to 27

Have you seen Apple’s camera cars cruising your ‘hood?

White Subaru mapping cars seen around Saanich Peninsula

Downtown Victoria sees 10-fold increase in condo units since 2016

A report by the Downtown Victoria Business Association details ongoing construction trends

Astronaut David Saint-Jacques returns to Earth, sets Canadian space record

Native of Saint-Lambert, Que., set a record for longest single spaceflight by a Canadian at 204 days

Poll: Rising gas prices force B.C. residents rethink summer road trips

63 per cent of respondents reported gas prices are impacting their day-to-day finances

PHOTO: Moose cow and calf relax in Williams Lake flower garden

The homeowners got a surprise when they checked their most recent surveillance footage

Two in hospital after plane crashes in Okanagan Lake

RCMP say wheels left down caused landing plane to overturn on lake

The world’s Indigenous speakers gather in B.C.’s capital to revitalize languages

Organizers estimate about 1,000 delegates from 20 countries will be at the conference

Join talks on international treaty: B.C. First Nations mark ‘historic moment’

Representatives of the Ktunaxa, Syilx/Okanagan and Secwepemc Nations participated

Companies need clearer rules on workplace relationships, study suggests

One-third of Canadians have been in love at work, and half say no policy on the matter exists

WITH VIDEO: Two endangered marmots released on Vancouver Island

With three new pups born in May, two more Vancouver Island Marmots… Continue reading

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Most Read