the Best in Kerouac & the Beats, Adventure, Politics, Music, Movies, Poetry & other Lifejoys

Brianland header image 2

Kelvin 30th — “Gang” Reunion — Hodgson Social

April 7th, 2009 · 39 Comments · Real-life Adventure Tales

A bunch of YouTubes of the Summit can be found here.

The Grand Humanity Jam Continues

Summer Summit ’09

The “We Made It This Far” Anniversary.

July 31st  —  August 9th, 2009


An historically great crew reuniting . . .

A massive scene recreated . . .

Look homeward, Angels.

*     *     *

Overview:  (July 31st thru August 9th

August Long Weekend (7/31-8/3) — Opening Reception, and gatherings at various lakes.

Wednesday Night Summit (8/5) —  at the new District nightclub, a block from Portage & Main.

Friday Night — “A Midsummer Night’s Social” (8/7) — the reunion “dance” at Earl Grey Community Club.

Saturday Afternoon (8/8) — Ball Hockey under the Dome, Yoga in the Park, and Brunch on the Bridge.
Saturday Evening — various house parties.

*     *     *

BREAKDOWN:  (for Woodstock in Winnipeg) 

With all the characters, the settings, the soundtrack, and the images, we’re recreating Winnipeg life in our time.

Tuesday or Wednesday morning I’ll be on CBC’s “Information Radio” with Terry Macleod talkin about all this — 89.3 FM in the Peg, or you should be able to hear it here:

FRIDAY, July 31st — “Christmas in July” — Opening Reception and welcoming home out-of-towners at a classic house in River Heights.  (7 PM on)


Gimli:  the 120th annual Islendingadagurinn festival weekend   🙂  Gotta crew.  Contact me if you wanna joyn in.  (Andthe joy will be emphasized.  Not to mention Jerry Garcia’s birthday celebrations on Saturday.)
Lake of the Woods:  a singularly dense mob of old gangsters in the hood.

Monday — travel back to The Peg

Tuesday — chill, regroup, recoup, and reacquaint with family.

Full moon is August 6th — so it’s going to be blazing for the next three nights. 😉

WEDNESDAY night (Aug 5th)  at   The District:  6PM till 2AM last call.
177 Lombard at Rorie, a block from Portage & Main.  Includes separate nice hundred-person restaurant with full dinner menu for those who want to start with an excellent meal.
“It’s super-deluxe comfy everything — like somebody’s really nice house.”
It’s a just-opened nightclub, like one of those secret New York hideaways  — antique couches and mystical chairs — 20-foot ceilings  — surround-sound music — flat-screens, pool tables — and it’s all a wireless hot-zone for Skyping the missing.

* Evening includes 200 of the best songs you ever heard at a party in 1979.

7:30 or 8 PM  — Group Photos at nearby Hollywood & Vine signpost.  I mean, Haight & Ashbury.  I mean, Portage & Main.  Take your own, and/or we’ll shoot from a ladder and have 8x10s by the Friday dance.


(click on picture and it will expand)

THURSDAY — 1 PMTour of  Kelvin High School!  Including photo-ops around the classrooms, in the stepped theater on the 2nd floor,and on the classic Kingsway stairs outside.  Followed of course by a trip to “Tubby’s” for some Italian health food, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some beer & wine involved.

Evening — much needed time with family and pillow.  Or  . . .

The Pre-Kelvin “Gang” Summit — the River Heights Junior High Reunion  at a house in River Heights, and maybe a bar-b-que at “the club.”

FRIDAY night (Aug 7th) — A Midsummer Night’s Social — the big “Grad Dance” 30 years later 😉  at Earl Grey Community Club  — 7:30-PM till 1-AM (and counting) — with the Cowpokes, One Life,etc. (see details below)

SATURDAY afternoon (Aug 8th) — 1 PM   The All-Star Celebrity Old-timers Ball Hockey Game —  at “The Dome” at Grosvenor School, btwn Guelph & Wilton.

1:00  “Yoga in The Park with Francie” — in a peanut park near the hockey game.

Brunch on the Bridge
The Sals on the Provencher Bridge
or with nearby alternates maybe it’ll be  Food at The Forks 🙂  —  four restaurant/bars with patios:
Muddy Waters BBQ  patio holds 60, no reservations, the best place.
Beachcombers – patio holds 80.
Finn’s – terrace holds 50, 150 inside, serves “pub food”
Spaghetti Factory – has a patio
The Tallest Poppy – Saturday all-day breakfast – at Logan & Main (Dunc’s place)

Saturday Night (Aug 8th) — It ends as it all began . . . with a circuit of house parties.

Sunday (Aug 9th) — multi-denominational church service — time and location TBD.

Reflections & recovery back-yard gatherings.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The All-Volunteer Executive Improvised Winging-it Committee — 

Brian Hassett — Prankster-at-Large, Sherpa Shepard, Lead Detective on the case
Bill Hodgson (from Philadelphia) – Official Bandleader Composer & Conductor
Duncan Lennox — The Wizard of Wednesday — and Cent-Com Commander
Joanne Gillies — Mother of the House, Saturday’s Reunion Award Winner
Kim McDuff — “Lady McDuff” — President of Earl Grey Community Club
Jeff Cantin (from Boston) –The Gang’s Official Curator of Photography
Su Lowery (from Victoria) — Bureau Chief — West Coast Operations
Diana McGhee (from Oman) – Official Midsummer’s Poster Artist
Leslie Stafford  —  Official Reunion Media Relations Liaison
Francie Adamson (from Toronto) – Official Reunion Artist
Joseph & Pat Myles — Honourary Reunion Chaperones
Mrs. Terry Kupchak — Honourary Reunion Teacher
Mrs. Jamieson — Honourary Reunion Teacher
Mr. Hutton — Honourary Reunion Teacher
Mr. Belton — Honourary Reunion Teacher
Bobby Stahr – Senior Reunion Prankster

[yes, that is The Stanley Cup’s profile] 

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


Prairie buffaloes are returning to the herd from 3 continents and 25 different cities, and counting.    Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Kenora, Hamilton, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Barrie, Ottawa, Boston, Buffalo, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, Tampa Bay, Miami, London Ontario, London England, and Oman in Southwest Asia.

From the left edge to the right coast, from Argyle to Ravenscourt, from St. Paul’s to St. Mary’s, from the class of ’65 to the class to ’07, from grey hair to pink hair

This is multi-school, multi-year, multi-national, & multi-disciplinary.

There’s going to be music, video, photography, spoken word, oil paintings, posters, improv madness, and the whole thing’s gonna be some kinda theater!  😉

— — — — — — — — — — — — — —

“A Midsummer Night’s Social” (Hodgstock) — every Winnipeg musician you ever heard of will be playing Friday August 7th at the Hodgson social at Earl Grey.

“From Woody & Hank,
to Jerry & Frank.”
There will be versions of:
The Clearwater Boys (bluegrass quintet  to open),   the Cowpokes, both acoustic and electric,  One Life,  Million Civilians, The Wake, The Yipmen, Inna Riddim, you name it.

Think Rust Never Sleeps meets The Last Waltz.
It’ll start acoustically, gently, inspiringly, with a greatest-hits of wooden music — bluegrass into folk into country into unplugged rock n roll;
Followed by scorching electric rock, from dancing classics to shredding mayhem,
and through it all streams a steady flow of guest performers and different Band configurations.

At Earl Grey Community Club:  7:30 – PM till 1- AM (and counting).  $10
360 Cockburn St. — at Fleet St. — btwn Stafford & Pembina, and Corydon and Grant.  And may we suggest coming by Duffy’s cab. Parking isn’t real great, and you’re going to be way past drinking-&-driving by the end of this. 😉

We all know about Neil Young at Kelvin, but Earl Grey Junior High was where he went when he first arrived in the Peg during the start of grade 9 — and this next door Community Club was where he was a 45-playing DJ for the canteen dances, and is where he played his very first gig with his very first band! — (The Jades) 

And besides all this madness, anybody can arrange any other kind of a “just us” gatherings!  Could you imagine?!?

And of course there’s a “Kelvin 30th” Facebook group for those so inclined.

Most common comments so far — “Before, I wouldn’t want to do this, but now I really do!”  — “This just made my summer!”  —  “This is fun already!”

Most common comments from those Not in the Class of ‘79 — “I wouldn’t wanna go to my own class reunion, but THIS is gonna be wild!” — “I went to my high school reunion and it was fun, but this sounds crazy!”

The Grand Humanity Jam continues . . . .

I wouldn’t be me if it wasn’t for you.

This festival is made possible by generous contributions from Google and Facebook. 😉

Post script:

Here’s when Linda Ranson and I did Breakfast Television

or here’s the Shaw TV lead story …

here’s what it was like flying into the Peg for the first time in ten years … and getting met by the Rolls …

and here’s from the Portage & Main photo shoot adventure …

and here’s the Christmas In July party at the Myles’s . . .

and here’s Harv’s footage of a dozen class of ’79ers at Tom Hendry’s mural on the second floor . . .



your pal,

Tags: ···········

39 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mathew Searle // Apr 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM

    Hey Brian,
    I will be there — keep me posted on the details
    Matthew Searle — Toronto

  • 2 Benj Kleiman // Jun 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    So, I’m talking to my Dad last week, and he says, “I heard there’s a 30 year Kelvin Graduation reunion this summer. ”
    I told him I’m making arrangements to come for it.
    Afterwards it hit me. How did my Dad hear about it? The crowd my Dad hangs with heard about and is talking about this? lol.
    Roger Belton! and Mrs. Jameson again after all these decades…
    I was wondering if there’s any possible way to tour Kelvin and River Heights schools again? What a crazy feeling that would bring back.
    Rock On!

  • 3 Linda Ranson-Smith // Jul 6, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Hi Brian,
    Wow, talk about a blast from the past….

    Susan Hall (Stefaniuk) forwarded your email to me about a reunion inside the school on August 6th. I will be in town and thought I might drop by too. I don’t know if you remember us as we did not grow up in River Heights, but Susan, my sister Marilyn and I switched to Kelvin in the last few years. Marilyn was a grade behind us, but still hung around with our gang.

    Also, my parents went to Kelvin, where they met. I have uncovered stuff recently in my parent’s estate from their Kelvin days.

    Although Susan lives in England now, she has a cottage at Victoria Beach and spends her summers there. She wants to come as well. Last year we stayed with her and saw Al Adamson! 🙂 So good to see him!!! He has a cottage down the road from her.
    I have also had some contact with Fraser Norrie, Mike Cavanaugh and Peter George recently.

    Anyways Brian, I certainly remember you and although I didn’t get a chance to really know you, it will be fun to see you again. — You always were the organizer!!! — I’m sure we have lots in common.

    Keep smilin’.

  • 4 Wayne Hotchkiss // Jul 9, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Hi Brian,
    Great to hear from you and exciting news on Class of ’79’s 30th reunion. Viewing this web site — I’m in !!
    I actually just arrived in Winnipeg from Calgary and getting the family set up at our summer cottage at Gull Lake.
    An equally exciting reunion would be Cutts, Chafe, Sanderson, Hassett, Hotchkiss in LA to commemorate our bus trip 30 years ago. I actually took my family to Disneyland this past Spring…almost 30 years to the date that we were there…..
    How did you connect Charlene Threatful/Lush Interiors to me ????? Great work !
    See you on the Wed at the Marble Club…..I mean The District ! ( spent a lot of time in this bar back in the 80’s ….)

  • 5 Fraser Norrie // Jul 10, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Hey Brian:
    Great to hear from you ! I actually will be in the Winnipeg area that week. It would be very “trippy” to get together with a bunch of the old Kelvin gang. Your website is very impressive! I’ll try to connect with some more of the old “gang”, and see what happens! Should be very fun!
    Is there a Main Event that most people are focusing on??
    All the best from Vancouver, and I hope this works out!

  • 6 Bobby Stahr // Jul 11, 2009 at 9:31 PM

    Ignition … blast off … yes indeedy it is
    Cool page … great job organizing it.. …
    I graduated in 1965 … “Bobby Stahr Senior Citizen”….never thought I’d live to type that scary one…LOL.
    I was at a typical core area school-resisting programming at Tec Voc but I did dance to Neil’s awful [at that time] howl at a number of Community Club ‘soc hops’…

    I’ve e-talked w/ Will and sent him 2 tunes for a reminder so I’ll let him figure where I fit the night.. … I’m guessing the best spot for me and ‘Free and Easy’ would be in an acoustic Cowpoke set. I do have an electric song I’d like to do [if there’s time and space] which could be a cool jam so pencil that in as well somewhere if you would in case it’s sane enough to get that in…maybe the YipMen set me thinks…

    Didja know that on the Cowpokes first actual gig, I came across them in the Buffeteria at the U of W waiting for Jesse to turn up to play washtub … he never showed so I volunteered to play it for them so they could get the show on the road … so in a weird way [is there any other re: me] I’m an original Cowpoke…LOL
    thanx again for all the work yer putting into the best time this summer.. …’
    pax et lux

  • 7 Gaylene Dempsey // Jul 15, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Ummm also just so you know…I can’t access because the MTS filter at the public computer centre where I go says:
    The site you have chosen has been categorized as: Match Making Site, Games Site, Filter By-pass Site


  • 8 MaryLou Myles // Jul 15, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Hi Brian
    Looking great!
    Unfortunately, Sharon has let my Mom know she won’t be able to make it.
    Thank you again for all your efforts. I really appreciate it and am looking so forward to catching up with you and others.

  • 9 Muriel Jamieson // Jul 18, 2009 at 6:49 PM

    Hi Brian.
    Just checking in.
    How are you?
    I have been looking at your photos on line, and you have changed quite a bit. The hair isn’t so long, and your face is filled out, but the grin’s the same!
    I’ll be there on Friday at the Myles’, so see you all then.

  • 10 Rafe Vogel // Jul 20, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Brian ~
    This sounds awesome! And you coordinated most, if not all, of this from Oakville?? Kudos! I organized my St Pauls 15th anniversary and that was quite a job.
    The WED at the District sounds most promising for me. One of my best friends brother-in-law owns it, and I ate there 2 weeks after opening – it is fantastic.

    I drive by the old digs on Q once in awhile — lots of fond memories. I worked with a girl whose brother bought our house from my parents, but despite the offer, never went for a tour. Sometimes it is best to keep your memories as you remeber them – not have them altered.

    Keep me updated as to events — I hope to make a part of it!

  • 11 Janice Moeller // Jul 24, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    Hi Brian,
    I was just reading about your big reunion.
    Sounds like fun.
    We would like to interview you on our show (it’s CBC’s local morning show here in Winnipeg) perhaps as early as Monday if that might work for you.

  • 12 Kelly Corbett // Jul 25, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Hey Brian;
    Thanks for your kind e-mail.
    I had heard about the reunion through Mark a couple of months ago and I will be coming. Now that I’ve seen the list of events, I`m quite excited! It will be great to catch-up with old friends – I lost touch with everyone from high school over the years, especially when I left the city almost 20 years ago – life got busy (at least that`s my excuse – sad as it is).
    I arrive in Winnipeg on the afternoon of the 6th and leave on the 9th. Looking forward to see you and everyone else!
    I`ll keep checking my e-mail and your site for updates!
    See ya soon!

  • 13 Paul Edwards // Jul 27, 2009 at 7:12 PM

    Anne and I are very impressed with your effort to organize all of this—especially from Oakville!
    See you soon.
    Paul and Anne

  • 14 Susan James // Jul 27, 2009 at 10:48 PM

    Thanx so much for the invite and the heads up. I’m so very sorry that I just can’t make it but I shall be there in spirit. Hopefully I’ll make the next one.
    Have lots of laughs! My love to everyone.
    sincerely, Susan James

  • 15 Brian Humniski // Jul 28, 2009 at 11:06 AM

    Glad you are in the peg and ready to groove. I plan to be in Gimli on Thursday and we are ready for the assault on the Islandic front….
    I don’t know If I will make it to Miles’s or not but the Gimli bunker is ready. I can come in to pick you up or we can plan to play it by ear.
    Unfortunately I was out cold this morning for the radio gig.
    I have not picked up tickets for earl grey so If you can put me on the pick up at the door list for two that would be great. Or pick me up two and I will reimburse you.
    Talk to you soon, or later….. You know where to find me…. No worries…

  • 16 Moira Cole // Jul 28, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    For all of you who have lost track of the old Cherry and Grey from ’79…..
    I have just scanned and posted the pages of the graduating class to the event page on Facebook. They didn’t seem to upload in order so my apologies but you’ll have to navigate through the lot to find yourself.
    Those pics….LOL….wow, were we ever young. Enjoy!

  • 17 Benj Kleiman // Jul 29, 2009 at 1:40 AM

    Brian, I definitely need a ticket for the Friday night at Earl Grey. Put one away for me and I’ll pay you when I see you.
    The countdown continues…

  • 18 Don Forgay // Jul 30, 2009 at 1:43 AM

    Hey Brian,
    How are we to thank you for all this. Anyhow, If I may ask — please see that there’s a ticket for me to Earl Grey — otherwise I’m gonna have to cause a scene: “I gave most of these performers a home – one time or another!’ 😀

  • 19 Moira Cole // Jul 30, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    I have an idea… you know I am located in the Canwest building. They have recently installed a very large screen outside that shows various advertisements, etc., throughout the day.
    What would you think if I tried to talk to building management to have the screen reflect the front cover of the Kelvin year book or something and we could have our photo op there on Wednesday? Sound like a good idea? Let me know.

  • 20 Connie Briggs // Jul 30, 2009 at 5:46 PM

    Hey Brian – thanks for the update and info.
    I won’t be into Winnipeg until thursday (Aug6 6) afternoon (will miss the photo shoot!) – can you put two tickets by for me and my BF for the Friday night party??
    Will be home Tuesday night – maybe I can give you a call. Where are you staying??? Please, let me know!

  • 21 Matthew Searle // Jul 31, 2009 at 10:20 PM

    Hey Agent 112,
    Heard you on the radio and you were awesome!
    I really wish I could be there tonight – say hi to Joey, Mary Lou and The Myles for me.
    Just wondering – where do we buy tickets for the Friday night Hodgestock at Earl Grey ?
    Can we buy them in advance, then who do we buy them from? Can you get me one ticket in advance???
    See ya on Wednesday – can’t wait – you have done an amazing job of making this happen.
    Agent 111

  • 22 Su Lowery // Aug 4, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    I need 3 tickets for Friday….can I get them from you tomorrow night OR shall I come find you sooner than that???????
    Will call later anyway, to see if you need me to help out in anyway………….

  • 23 Linda Ranson-Smith // Aug 6, 2009 at 8:21 PM

    Do you know you have an uncanny way of spreading sunshine around, and you don’t even know it?
    And you have an uncanny way of bringing people together… 🙂

    keep spreading the sunshine…

  • 24 Peter George // Aug 10, 2009 at 8:35 PM

    Brian — You did an excellent job pulling this together — way to go.
    I had a great time, and it was so good to see you and others also.
    Best to you.

  • 25 Rafe Vogel // Aug 11, 2009 at 8:59 PM

    Thanks again for tracking me down. Had a great time at both events, and it was great to see you, Matthew, Benji, Kristine, and Louise (bonus) – the TRUE QUEENSTON CREW!!

    Hopefully, you, Matt and Ben can get together with me on one of my next trips to Toronto. I am there 4-6 times per year, so lets do a beer or more at a convenient haunt!

    FANTASTIC job on organizing the whole affair. Maybe you could be a Wedding Planner if you need some other excitement in your life!!

    Take care, and stay in touch.
    Rafe Vogel

  • 26 Megan Reese // Aug 11, 2009 at 10:33 PM

    Geepers I’m missing you! And the company I have to say! I had such a great time! Can’t even tell you!
    I love you!

  • 27 Susan James // Aug 12, 2009 at 11:03 PM

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share in all of this. Of course I certainly wish I could have been there! Maybe I’ll quit my job if the boss says no next time.
    love to all,
    Susan James

  • 28 Leslie Stafford // Aug 13, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Thanks go to the grand-guru himself! You are a gentleman and a scholar!
    It was fun, and I am quite inspired by the connection and commitment you folks all have to each other all these years later. Well done.
    Wish you all the best for any future fun you may create!

    Thanks, L.

  • 29 Fraser Norrie // Aug 13, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Great to see you last week Brian — thanks for all your hard work!!
    Sounds like it was a very successful week — sorry to miss the dance Friday — sounded like a blast.
    Hope it won’t be another 30 yrs before we see each other!
    Thanks again, Fraser

  • 30 Will Hodgson // Aug 13, 2009 at 3:21 PM

    That was wild wasn’t it?
    I’ve been forwarding the video clips around.
    And I gave you a shout out in the latest Ranger Report

    Should we wait til we meet in sept.?
    I have the new live cd for you with your Smokin’ Charlie’s Sax on it.
    You’ll probably want a few copies

    Did you read the part about the nyc studio on the 14 & 15th of Sept.? Will you be in town then?
    The studio is the Magic Shop and coldplay and natalie merchant have recorded there…
    we’ll be laying bed tracks for two days
    Wanna hang?

    Thanks for all your help.
    Because of you, everyone got to play. 😀
    -the Immigrant

  • 31 Bruce Lennox // Aug 13, 2009 at 10:11 PM

    Great job organizing the Kelvin Reunion festivities. Unfortunately I could not attend. Loads of work here. Say hello to fellow planner Jamie Veitch and my namesake, although not related, Duncan Lennox. Look me up if you come out West.

  • 32 Moira Cole // Aug 16, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Thanks so much for making The Reunion happen! That was unreal! So glad you have this footage. The Portage & Main scene was the greatest! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  • 33 Linda Ranson-Smith // Aug 17, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Is it really over????? I wasn’t done yet!! 🙂 I should have stayed longer Saturday night, what was I thinking????
    Brian, my partner in crime, thanks for doing all this. The Reunion wouldn’t have happened without you, for sure.
    It was a very eventful 9 days!!! … being on Breakfast television with Brian and Dunc, seeing high school friends from 30 years ago and just really enjoying these big “Reunion Love-Ins”.
    I think most of us left better friends than we were in high school.
    What a LOVE FEST it was! Thanks again for making it happen!

  • 34 Jennifer Nokes // Aug 17, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    It was wonnnderful to see you and be part of The Reunion opening celebration at the Myles’s! How warm, joyous and welcoming everyone was! It was such a thrill to be there and to see everyone!
    THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for leading this, Brian — it meant a great deal to everybody.
    I am utterly moved by the whole experience and delighted that we are all back in contact with one another. What a gift! It is a dramatic shift coming home and I have been talking about the reunion and thinking about everyone so much.

    I have been watching some of the videos and just love them. Your t.v. interviews were great: upbeat, passionate and very heartfelt. Wonderful to see Linda Ranson again! What a sweetie. Always liked her. We did go to school with some great people.

    Thinking about you and feel so grateful to have connected. It was great to see you and you truly were in your element and looking so delighted and happy to see the whole thing manifest after all the hard work you put in.
    Isn’t it like discovering you have a whole bunch of brothers and sisters? It feels like that tor me.

    Love and Blessings,

  • 35 Dunc Lennox // Aug 18, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Being at the epicenter was serious fun.
    The legend continues.

  • 36 Albert Kaufman // Aug 21, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    Glad it rocked your world!
    You should market your services for this sort of thing. There’s probably a real need for it.

  • 37 Heidi Kroeger // Aug 24, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    We had a mini reunion within the reunion at the social. There were at least 4 of us there from U of W collegiate (I actually graduated from the Collegiate, it started in grade 11 back then.)

    So really I was there as an imposter at the Kevin side of things. Dan Orlekow asked if he got in cheaper because he knew me, and I told him people who knew me had to pay double. I found this very funny as I should have know EVERYONE there.
    Glad it’s brought your group closer together out there.
    Best gathering ever.

  • 38 Colleen Davidson // Sep 13, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    Hey Brian,
    Much to my disappointment work got in the way but I have seen some of the photos — Jeff Canton’s collection — but I would like to see the facebook site. I did not recognize a lot of the faces in Jeff’s gallery. However, there were some that could not be mistaken.

    I do want to thank you for the great job you did in keeping the excitement alive with all the people and the awesome planning you did. You are really something. I have talked to other people who weren’t able to make it, Cliff and Bjorn , and they too were disappointed they could not attend. We really felt as though we missed a once in a life time event. THANK YOU!!

    Take care and keep in touch…. Colleen

  • 39 Francie Adamson // Sep 3, 2011 at 5:54 PM

    Have you recovered from the reunion parties? From the sound of things you never slept! The dance was fabulous, I couldn’t believe how it seemed like I’d been dancing to the Cowpokes just the week before. Was definitely the highlight of my summer.

    I never did get those buffalo paintings finished, although I gave it the old college try – moving was too nuts, so I couldnèt get the finishing touches done. It was great though to discover such an unusual subject – to me- so I’m grateful you suggested it even if I didn’t get them to Winnipeg for the partè.