Summer Reunion

July 5, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Summer Reunion 2019

The Acadia Alumni Office welcomes back the Classes of 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974 and 1979!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Registration Centre
  Open from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location:  Clark Commons, 35 University Avenue

Drop by the Summer Reunion Registration Centre to check in and gather all your weekend essentials: registration packages and room keys, and to take care of last-minute details.  You are encouraged to stay and enjoy fellow guests at your leisure.

Roy Jodrey Hall Residence
39 University Avenue

Alumni staying in residence during the weekend have the convenience of registering as soon as they arrive and then settling into their rooms shortly thereafter. Roy Jodrey Hall is located centrally on campus. This residence offers choices, including single room to multiple-room suites (i.e., three private bedrooms with shared sitting room and bathroom). This residence is equipped with elevators, offers local telephone service and wireless Internet access. For all those guests staying in residence over the weekend, a continental breakfast is served in the main level of Clark Commons each morning from 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Shuttle Service

The Acadia Alumni Office offers a complimentary pick-up and drop-off at the Halifax International Airport during the weekend. Shuttle pick-up time at the airport is Friday, July 5th at 1 p.m. and delivery time back to the airport is 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 7th. Contact Sandra Symonds ( to book your seat on the shuttle.

Meet & Greet Reception
Time:  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Great Room, Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Drive

Start your weekend off at Acadia’s Meet & Greet! All Summer Reunion guests are invited to enjoy refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and live music. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Registration Centre, 32 University Avenue
Time:  9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

The Registration Centre is conveniently located at the class meeting locations in the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre lobby. All guests registering the day-of are able to do this at their convenience right before their class meetings.

Class Meetings
Time:  10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, 32 University Avenue

Class photos will be taken during each class meeting.  Class meeting locations TBD.

Lunch Social
Time:  Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Drive

Join us for a buffet-style lunch. Enjoy sandwiches, salads, strawberry shortcake and refreshments.

Class of 1969, 50th Pinning Ceremony
Time:   1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Location:  Great Room, Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Drive

This special pinning ceremony for the Class of 1969 is being held in the Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons. President Dr. Peter Ricketts will host the ceremony. All Summer Reunion guests are invited to experience this event immediately following lunch.

Q & A with President, Dr. Peter Ricketts
Time:   2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Location:  McCain Commons at the David Huestis Pavilion, 12 University Avenue

Hear all about Acadia’s current news and have your questions answered.

Campus Tours
Time:  3:30 – 4:20 p.m.

There are three different tours being offered during this time. Sign up for the tour of your choice when registering for Reunion Weekend. 

Campus Tour options are:

1. Tour the newly-renovated Science Complex

This tour will begin immediately following the Q & A with our Chancellor and University President. Dr. Anna Redden, Director of the Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research and Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, will lead it and answer any questions you may have regarding the newly-renovated facility. Tour will begin in the main lobby of the Pavilion at 3:30 p.m.

2. Botanical Garden Tour

A guided tour of the Harriett Irving Botanical Gardens is being offered, weather permitting.  The tour will begin in the main lobby of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre at 3:30 p.m.

3. Campus Tour

A guided tour of Acadia’s beautiful campus.  This tour will begin in the main lobby of the K.C.  Irving Environmental Science Centre. A shuttle is available for those who have mobility issues.

Musical Concert in the Garden Room  
Time:   4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location:  Garden Room, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, 32 University Avenue

A crowd favourite with a trio of musical entertainment.  David Parker (French horn), Jennifer Jones (violin) and Tara Scott (piano) will perform for all guests. A lovely way to wrap up the afternoon’s activities with this musical performance.

Alumni Banquet
Time:   6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location:  Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Drive

Join classmates for a night of reminiscing, class yells, food and refreshments. The Alumni Association Awards will be announced during the evening’s festivities.

Night at the Axe
Time:   9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Location:   The Axe Lounge, Acadia Students’ Union Building, 30 Highland Avenue

Everyone is invited to join the ‘Night at the Axe’ for refreshments and live music by the Miths -Mike Smith (’01) and Greg Milne. This duo brings a great mix of songs that span six decades and will get your toes tapping or dancing for sure. The newly-renovated Axe Lounge on campus is a must-see!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Pre-Chapel Coffee and Muffins
Time:   10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Location:   Manning Memorial Chapel grounds (Rain location:  Chapel Hall, lower level)

Enjoy coffee and muffins and good conversation with fellow classmates and Reunion guests prior to the Memorial Service.

Reunion Memorial Service
Time:   10:30 – 12:00 p.m.
Location:   Manning Memorial Chapel, 45 Acadia Street

Farewell Lunch
Time:   Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons, 26 Crowell Drive

Meet your fellow classmates and Reunion friends for a farewell lunch with barbecued chicken and salads. A wonderful way to end Summer Reunion weekend!

Airport Shuttle Service Pick-Up
Time:   2:00 p.m.
Location:  Parking lot at Christofor Hall and Eaton House

Those requiring shuttle service to the Halifax International Airport will be picked up at the parking lot located beside Christofor Hall and Eaton House at 2:00 p.m. on this day.  The shuttle driver will ensure you are delivered to your destination.

For more information on your Summer Reunion weekend, please contact Sandra Symonds ( or 902.585.1708.

Registrants, Reunion Year (as of May 21, 2019)

Alan Baker, 1954

Isabel (Bishop) Fergusson, 1954

Ron Giffin, 1954

Muriel (Myrt) (Newcombe) Axell, 1959

Dale Buckley, 1959

Marcia (Campbell) Davey, 1959

Frank Davis, 1959

Charles Haliburton, 1959

Shirley M. (Brown) Kaulbach, 1959

Thurston J. Kaulbach, 1959

Gordon Lummis, 1959

Louise (Atkinson) McCleave, 1959

Graham Abbott, 1964

Deane Allen, 1964

Jim Amos, 1964, 1972 & 1984

Judith (Thorburn) Amos, 1964

Diane (Daley) Campbell, 1964

Beth Chipman, 1964

Pete Connelly, 1964

Judi (Freeman) Hayes, 1964

Dalton London, 1964 & 1966

John Nowlan, 1964

Sandy (Simpson) Nowlan, 1964

Gaylia (Whiteway) Ohlman, 1964

Jean (Fallon) Roseman, 1964

John Whidden, 1964

Sandi (Davis) Connelly, 1966

Sandi Connelly, 1966

Carol (Whynot) Beaton, 1968 & 1969

Philip Longmire, 1968 & 1969

David F. Allen, 1969 & 1978

Helen (Murray) Archibald, 1969

Sharon (Taylor) Baxter, 1969 & 1970

Wayne Beaton, 1969

Pam (Groves) Carter, 1969 & 1970

Dave Freeman, 1969

Susan (Taylor) Gibson, 1969 & 1973

J. K. Owen Hankinson, 1969

Dianna (Newton) Lim, 1969

Pam (Williams) Loughead, 1969

Ray MacDonald, 1969

Janet (Hopper) Moulton, 1969

Laura (Murchy) Naugler, 1969

Don Stonehouse, 1969

Bob Wilson, 1969

Ronald Baxter, 1970 & 1972

Sharron (Blenkhorn) Hankinson, 1974

David Hastings, 1974

James Irving, 1974 & 1976

Monika Lewis, 1974

Charlene Morton, 1974

Brian Porter, 1974

Vivian Jennings, 1979

Julie Benson, 1992

Betty Abbott

Elaine Allen

Nancy Allen

Jim Axell

Betty Buckley

Wes Campbell

Lisa Davey Osborne

Doreen Freeman

Pat Giffin

Patricia Hastings

Elliott Hayes

Sheila London

Carole MacDonald

Barbara Stonehouse

Beth Wade

Helen Whidden

Greta Wilson





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