Echoes of “amazing”, “Can we come back?” and “Aren’t these kids lucky?” filled the halls of the nearly complete new Oak Bay High as the grad class of 1965 explored the premises last Saturday morning.
The alumni gathered to celebrate the anniversary of their graduation from the school 50 years ago.
Marg Woodley, whose family has a long history with the school, arranged a personal tour of the new premises highlighting drama rooms, theatre, gyms, open concept
classrooms and robotic programs.
Other events to mark the weekend included a meet and greet at the Victoria Golf Club on Friday evening and dinner at the University Club on Saturday evening.
More than 100 former Oak Bay High students and 50 guests came from as far away as East Dover, Nova Scotia, Battleford, Saskatchewan, Edmonton, Calgary and Banff,
Arizona and Hawaii.
Retired teachers Gary Taylor, Ed Kowalyk, Phyllis McOrmond and Zoe Dhur were special guests at the Friday gathering.
Response to the reunion was most positive with participants sharing laughs with old friends and commenting on how lucky they’ve been to have had such good people as friends, during some of life’s most important years.
All agreed it was a great weekend with hope it won’t be too long before they do it all again.