It was the year man set foot on the moon, crowds flocked to Woodstock and Monty Python’s Flying Circus was first shown. 1969 was also the year Gail (Fielding) Brown, Valerie (Barnhill) Boudreau and Robert Ripley graduated.
The three former Central Colchester High School students are planning a reunion to mark 50 years since graduation.
“The challenge is to track people down, many of whom we haven’t seen since high school,” said Ripley.
There were 133 students in the class and they’ve been able to reach 37 so far, with the furthest living in British Columbia. They’re aware that 22 of their former classmates have died.
Graduation date was June 11, 1969, but students had to write provincial exams after that.
The class of ’69 was the second to last graduating class, as the school became a junior high when the Cobequid Educational Centre opened in the fall of 1970
“My mum came here to teach music the year it opened,” said Boudreau. “I graduated from here and taught here, my kids went here, and now my grandkids are here.”
The reunion will be held at the Bible Hill Village Hall, June 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m.