Gearing up for Parkland pride

School’s 40th anniversary celebrations take place at the end of May

Beverley Lewis

Beverley Lewis

The Parkland Secondary School alumni association is working hard to put the finishing touches on the 40th celebration and reunion for the school at the end of the month.

According to organizer Eleanor Jones, the last few plans are falling into place for what is sure to be a weekend full of celebration, memories and old friends reuniting. Parkland alumni will flood Sidney during the last weekend of May for the celebrations.

“The weekend kicks off with registration package pickup and the official welcome at Parkland school followed by Alumni Social at the Mary Winspear Centre,” said Jones, adding that Friday evening’s social which includes a bar, “Retro Sidney” appetizers, a photo booth and memorabilia displays, is for past students and past and current teachers and staff.

On Saturday at the school from noon to 4 p.m. the alumni group is hosting a community open house and family day with games provided by Panorama Recreation.

Later that night dinner, dancing and entertainment by Don Hambley will take place at the Mary Winspear Centre and on Sunday, June 1 is a golf tournament and final gathering and goodbyes at the Beacon Park band shell.

“We’re very excited and the association is hoping to see a lot of people out for the events,” said Jones.

For more information and to register visit or contact Eleanor (Elliott) Jones (grad 1974), Stasia (Gallagher) Hartley (grad 1978) or call 250-920-9234.

Pre-registration for all events is required as tickets will not be sold at the doors.