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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 →

Memory Monday – Have You Seen Our Auction Site?

Our Monday series has been all about memories and sharing them. When planning of our 50th Anniversary here in Alberta, we decided to share physical memories with our former students and staff. There is an opportunity to own some of… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Cycling in the Mountains

There have been a number of cycling trips taken on by the school. These photos are from the last school cycling trip in the Fall of 2007. The route took the group from Siffleur Falls, in the eastern slopes of… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Memories and Memorabilia

  This series has been all about memories and sharing them. When planning of our 50th Anniversary here in Alberta, we decided to share physical memories with our former students and staff. There is an opportunity to own some of… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Can You Still Recite the Poems?

  In the St. John’s Literature curriculum, the memorization of poems was a central component. There were at least 6-7 poems that had to be learned each term. Some of these are likely still ingrained in the minds of our… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – Remember the Trails?

  Reminiscing with friends the other night, snowshoe trails around the school came up. With all the development occurring in our area many of these don’t exist anymore.The discussion moved on to favourite and most beautiful trails. One that was… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – The Call of the North

The call of the Yukon has always been strong for those longing for adventure. Not that many get to experience it though. Over the years there have been a few St. John’s trips in the north. The Yukon River trip… Continue Reading →

Memory Monday – A Letter of Appeal

While organizing scanned files in the alumni office, I came across this letter addressed to alumni. It is undated, but the content indicates that it was written in 1989. (The Manitoba school closed in 1990 – so this appeal was… Continue Reading →

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