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Edition #97 - August 2013

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In Nova Scotia, we know that summer is turning a corner when we hit Natal it looks like the corner is coming up, this weekend, August 3, 4 and 5 is the Natal Day Weekend, a big civic holiday in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax is a party town, and this is a parteeeee!! Natal Day weekend is a fine old time in Halifax, a city founded in 1749. Natal Day Parade through the downtown core, and a spectacular Fireworks display in Halifax Harbour are enjoyed by our citizens and visitors.

August 1st. also marked the 8th. anniversary of the founding of our alumni association. Our website will celebrate it's 10th. anniversary this coming December. This monthly newsletter and the website are funded strictly by our 553 association members. This edition of Alumni Connection will be read by our members and an additional 581 non-members. We urge members to renew their membership when advised and for current non-members to join the association. We really do need your support to not only improve but to stay alive.
Angus Cross

Here in Ontario the first August weekend extends into Monday (Bankers' Holiday) now more commonly referred to as the August Civic holiday. We are taking full advantage with the entire Mackenzie family on our annual end-of-summer (so it feels anyway) gathering in Southampton, along the sandy shores of Lake Huron. It is truly a beautiful area with wide beaches, high dunes, steep cliffs, nearby rivers and islands, and plenty of other people enjoying all there is. We have been coming to the eastern shores of Lake Huron for more than 40-years, and periodically dig into our collection of slide-film and now digital photos to remind ourselves of these really enjoyable times.

Through this Newsletter we try to provide as many sites (photographs) and stories that will remind all our readers of all their fondest recollections of the past, and as well to show how the South Shore has remained or what changes have taken place. We do need your help.  Please let us know if you would like to view where you used to live (or hungout), whether in Longueuil, St. Lambert, Greenfield Park or Preville. Give us an address, name of a street, a building, store, restaurant or a favorite park, and we'll do the rest. It might even be better if you can provide an old photo and we'll bring it up-to-date with a 'today-view'.
Warren Mackenzie

Warren Mackenzie
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For more information or to register for this event
Contact Marg Hudson by email

When: Saturday, August 24, 2013
Where: Quality Suites Hotel, 754 Bronte Road, Oakville, Ontario (905) 847-1566
Reservations: ask for Darlene Dunn and mention the CCHS Reunion.  They have allocated a block of rooms at a reduced rate ($109.00) for our group.

We will be playing nine holes of "fun" golf at the Camisle Golf Course in North Burlington. Carts have been reserved for everyone. Our tee off times: 10:00 a.m., 10:20 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Cost is $38. per person including golf and cart. Cash or debit only.

Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. on the patio
Dinner at 7:00 p.m. in Hampton's Restaurant (main floor of hotel)
Silent auction with the proceeds going to the CCHS website and Alumni Connection newsletter expenses. Please donate something to the auction table (i.e. dinner at a Toronto restaurant, a movie night, a book, etc)

As of July 28th, attendees who have confirmed are: 34 for dinner and 10 golfers





ALUMNI PHOTO OF THE MONTH Bernie Praw in training for his Breast Cancer Walk. Seen here after completing 21kms

The Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women’s Cancers™ is a 32-kilometre walk through the neighbourhoods of Toronto on Saturday, September 7th. It’s going to be a challenge, but I’m ready to do something bold and powerful in effort to end women’s cancers once and for all.

Assist Bernie by making a donation



A couple of weeks ago Dave Webster now living in Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA. drove to Montreal, connected with Gerry O'Connor, Chazy, N.Y., then headed west to re-connect with fellow alum. Bill Brown (on the left) at his farm in Norwood, ON
- On July 16th there was a Welcome Home Party, held at Kapetans in St. Lambert, for alumni association Life Member

David Bradley C'71 who resides in Carrara, Queensland, Australia.
By all accounts a great time was had by all.

Do you know the whereabouts of these alumni or anyone else on the MISSING LIST?

Patricia Mae C'51

Ashcroft, Robert C'61

Barnes, Theria C'71

Armstrong, Richard C'81

Arenos, Jocelyne C'91

The old photo of the South Shore trolley car ambling along Desaulniers is from the mid-1950's.  On the right is a current up-date of the same location, no trolley car, no tracks or overhead wiring, but the same house with bigger trees and present-day vehicles.

SAINT LAMBERT HISTORY The Saint-Lambert memorial is special for three reasons: first, it was designed by Emanuel Hahn, probably the best of the sculptors who produced statues for community Great War memorials. Second, this memorial appears to be unique: it is the only Hahn statue in this design anywhere in the country. Third, this memorial was a gift to the people of Saint-Lambert -- sponsored and paid for by General Sir Arthur Currie, who conducted the unveiling on 09 July 1922. The memorial is located at the corner of Hooper and Notre-Dame streets.



Association Members are asked to please check your Class page
to determine if the information, membership status, and preferred email address
we have for you is correct.

Our web site
consists of 254 pages of class lists, alumni photos (Then & Now), school photos,
St. Lambert and area photos, and much much more.

Please send any photos suitable for Keeping the Connection, Alumni Photo of the Month, Where Are They Now,
or St. Lambert Photo of the Month, together with a short caption, via email.

If you have a 1987 yearbook please help us by either scanning some pages in yearbook for us or by lending us your copy.
Please check 1 year prior, and 1 year after for any duplication. If you spot any errors or duplication please let us know so they can be corrected.


Don Doggrell

George Siber

Norman Loveland

Al Norman

Denise Laperle (Pelletier)

Only in Canada Eh!

Canada's New Health Care for Seniors
You're a sick senior citizen and the government says there is no nursing home available for you. So what do you do? Our NEW plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets. You are allowed to shoot four Politicians!! Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get three meals a day, a roof over your head, central heating, air conditioning and all the health care you need! Need new teeth? No problem. Need new glasses? No problem. Need a new hip, knees, kidney, lungs or heart? They're all covered. As an added bonus, your kids can come and visit you as often as they do now. And who will be paying for all of this? It's the same government that just told you they cannot afford for you to go into a nursing home. And you can get rid of 4 useless politicians while you are at it.   Just look how happy Mary is in the photo! The best part of this program… now that you're a prisoner, you don't have to pay any taxes anymore. Is this a great country or what?


LITTLE, Andrew Clyde C'53
CCHS & CA Alumni Association Life Member, CCHS Who's Who

April 19, 1936 - July 20, 2013 Andy found the love of his life, Dolce Narizzano, at Bishop's University, as well as his profession – journalism. That took him from the Canadian Press and Radio Canada International to many years as a writer, reporter and program host with the CBC in Montreal, and as a producer with the long- running show On The Road Again, in Ottawa. He was a multi-tasker before that phrase was invented, and he shared his well-honed skills with others as a CBC in-house trainer and part-time teacher at Concordia and Carleton Universities. He achieved a rare double honour in journalism: he was both highly regarded and well liked. Andy was also a gifted photographer who made the transition from dark room to digital with sublime ease. He loved photography so much, he has left his family and friends a legacy, a unique collection of family diaries in pictures – reminders of past times well spent. His strong sense of family made him resist the chance to work overseas. As he put it, "Why leave home when home is the most fascinating place in the world?" Most important to him was the love he had for his sons, Marcus (Lori Hewson) and Kip (1962-1992), and his daughter, Holiday (Nathan Sheaff). He was a fun-loving Papa to his four grandchildren, Hunter (Angela Skinner), Taylor, Lincoln and London. His muse, Shi-Shi – a Jack Russell terrier – stayed by his side as he wrote eight books after retiring from the CBC, or joined him on daily photographic excursions. Andy enjoyed engaging in lively discussions and was the founding "Guru" of two "Old Farts" men's groups – one in Florida, the other with good friends in Ottawa. He was incredibly good at talking to people – it didn't matter who it was, old or young. At Andy's request, there will be a private family service. In lieu of sending flowers Andy would love for you to plant one in a garden for everyone to enjoy. He felt celebrated in life by the many recent emails, phone calls and visits from good friends and former CBC colleagues who considered him their "mentor". They were inspired by his generosity, kindness, decency, calmness, patience, sense of humour, and teaching ability. And by his "gift of writing and story-telling". When Andy was just eight years old, his Grandfather said, "The lad has a way with words."

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