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John Oliver High School

Grad Class of 1979

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THANK YOU GRADS FOR AN AMAZING 40th REUNION!!

What a wonderful evening reconnecting with friends.  So many thought they wouldn't know anyone or nobody would remember them.  That was not the case!  Everyone just meshed, mingled, joked and really enjoyed themselves.  A fun time was had by all. 
 

The Firefighters' Public House (Banquet Hall) was an wonderful venue for our evening!!  Thank you to Jamie (Manager) and Steven (Chef) for catering to our every need.  The food was amazing.

Just to let you know, there were lots of door prizes given away (over 60).  Cash, $25/$50 gift certificates from Jamie, Amar and our JO 79 40th Grad Reunion, Limousine service from Pear H.  There were also donations of hand made items, jewellery, home decor,  booze, books, music CDs and so much more!  

Thank you very, very much to Jamie F. (Frick's Glass & Mirror), Pearl H. (Pearl Limousine), Randall Y. (Gordon Food Services), Maurice H. (Molson Coors, one free drink ticket to all), Amar P., Val A., Teresa K., Colleen S., Bill & Tammy J., Church's Chicken Fraser Street, David L. Terry L.(CDs), Sharon V., 
J.O. 79 Grad Reunion for your kindness and donations.


 Large prize winners:  
Monika J. (Jewellery Set from Teresa K.), Richard C, (Coffee/booze themed gift basket from Colleen S.), Ted P. (Travel gift basket from Colleen S.).  
Ross L. won ($100 Keg from Jamie, Frick's Glass & Mirrors) and

Grand Prize Winner Louise (Chow) R. ($100 from Jamie, Frick's Glass and Limousine service to and from any Keg from Pearl, Pearl Limousine).  
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS, ENJOY!!


A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to John Oliver Secondary School and J.O.'s Legacy Society for the table decor and vintage school items!

If I forgot anyone for their thoughtful donation(s), THANK YOU! 


Cash donations from J.O. Grads of '79, 40th Reunion were made to: 

 John Oliver Legacy Society
(They collect and preserve donated items from Jayo's past & present.)
J.O. items to donate?  Please email Edie Kernighan, ediek@mac.com.

The Firefighters' Fund
(Firefighters' Public House)

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I cannot begin to express my thanks to Daffydd for the most amazing 5.5 hrs of music and slide show.  WOW, to see all the "flashbacks" of our years in elementary school, at John Oliver, the teachers and Grad .   The clothes, hairstyles, dances, sports, pre-grads, parties, teachers and past reunions ... it made our evening!! 

Thank you very much Valerie for everything you do each reunion and helping me when I'm stressing!!  Thanks again to you and Daffydd for greeting everyone at the Welcome/Registration Table and for set-up, take down and moral support!

 Thank you to Ted P. for designing and printing our name tags. 
Sue McK. and Linda A., thank you very much for helping me, at the last minute, cut out, glue on and match up grad photos to name tags. 

 

Once I have a chance and get some computer help, I will download/transfer all of the photos from our evening!  For now you can see photos posted on our Facebook page
"Jayo SeventyNine Grad Reunion" or perhaps on this website posted by grads.

 

I cannot wait until 2029 for our 50th and hope that everyone who did not attend our 40th, will decide to join us!!  You missed a fantastic night and we were very lucky to have 97 grads and guests attend!!

Perhaps we can have a get together in 2 years to celebrate all of us turning/turned "60"!!   We can meet at a restaurant or ??
 

This website has been renewed until 2030.  I will send updates as the years go along!

WE'RE FANTASTIC, WE'RE DEVINE, WE'RE THE GRADS OF '79 !!

Everyone, please enjoy life and take each day as it comes!!  

CHEERS, HUGS AND FRIENDSHIP,

Sharon (Vizjak) Hives