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Memory Monday – Phone Booths

Before the introduction of cell phones, and the towers near by, that allowed the students independent communication with family and friends, the phone booths were the life line to the outside world. At one point there were four pay phones… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – OK, You’ve All Been Here…

Remember that messy portage? – or perhaps they were all messy. This photo is from the Mirror/Methye trip in 2003. You have wonder – where did the river go? Describe your worst portage… Send us your story.

Memory Monday – The Trip to Nowhere?

It may have seemed to many students that all the outdoor trips were trips to nowhere, this picture appears to confirm that! The bus company hired for the trip must have had a great sense of humour! Were you on… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Historic Trips

There have been some incredible canoe trips done by the three St. John’s schools. While going through some of the archives pictures, I came across pictures from two of them. The crew of one of the Montreal to New York… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Some Things Stay the Same…

Some food selections on outdoor trips stayed the same down through the years, while on the later trips there was more variety available. Salad anyone? Were you on one of the trips where salad or even red snapper were on… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Calling on the “Collective”…

I’m calling on the “collective” memory of our followers to help piece together some missing plaques on the Vincent Trophy – Junior Snowshoe Race from SJCBS. The successful bidder of the trophy, from our auction last month, would like to… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Remember These Faces (2)

Continuing from last week and our photos from the 50th Anniversary – here are some of the alumni who attended. We had representation from both the Alberta and Manitoba schools and from all the decades – from 1960’s through to… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Remember These Faces?

The photos taken at the 50th Anniversary are beginning to come in – these are courtesy of #802. For this week my focus will be on the former staff, next week will be the alumni. See if you recognize all… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – 50th Anniversary

This weekend the Company of the Cross Alberta celebrated their 50th Anniversary. While the weather was dreadful – continuous snow in September, the sold out group who attended were not here for the weather, but rather to catch up with… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Was It?

The toughest school in North America. This title was used to describe St. John’s Cathedral Boys’ School by Weekend Magazine in February of 1968. That was the same year that the Alberta school opened in September. (Hence the 50th anniversary… Continue Reading →

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