Pen High classmates stage 50-year reunion

About 50 members of the Class of '62 reminisce over the Labour Day weekend

Members of the Class of ‘52 from Pen High reunited earlier this month in Penticton.

Members of the Class of ‘52 from Pen High reunited earlier this month in Penticton.

The Pen High Class of ‘62 held their 50-year reunion over the Labour Day weekend, with about 50 members and their spouses attending the highly successful event.

Three former teachers — Vee Dewar, Len Cox and Claire Morris — took in some of the festivities, along with classmates from California, Saskatchewan, Washington and B.C.

The weekend kicked off with a wine and cheese reception on Friday, with a breakfast on Saturday followed by a dinner and dance. The functions were all held at the Royal Canadian Legion on Martin Street, with exceptional service from the volunteers.

Lynda Pickrell made a toast to the teachers, with Vee Dewar responding by noting her many memories of her years at Pen High.

The Class of ‘62 has held a reunion every five years, with Glo Muir and Jean Bilozir heading the group of classmates organizing the events. Glo and Jean were called forward by John Affleck and presented with floral bouquets by Campus King Russ Specht and Class Valedictorian Brian Denton. The group will also make a donation to the Pen High scholarship fund.

The Class of ‘62 has become a close-knit group over the years and agreed to continue with the much-anticipated tradition of reuniting every five years.