Registration deadline extended for Esquimalt High reunion

Two-day event will honour township's centenary with historical displays

Next month’s Esquimalt High reunion, coinciding with the township’s centennial year, is shaping up to be a multigenerational event.

At least 500 alumni and their families have registered for a welcome-home, wine-and-cheese reception on May 25 at the school. So far, about 350 grads are expected to attend a dinner and dance on May 26 in the curling rink at the Archie Browning Sports Centre.

Former students and graduates are coming from as far away as California, Oregon, Washington State, Ontario and Quebec.

“Grandparents that went to EHS are coming with their grandchildren that attend or that formerly attended EHS,” said Wes Umphrey, president of the school’s alumni association.

Partial proceeds from the reunion will help pay for new choir risers and a trophy case at the school.

In honour of the township’s 100 years as an incorporated municipality, there will be scrapbooks and displays depicting schools in Esquimalt through the ages.

To register, email Umphrey at wesu@shaw.ca or David Allen at davidwallen@shaw.ca. The registration deadline has been extended until May 11.

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