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:  Great Room, Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons

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 July 3, 2019)

Helen (Kirkconnell) Ackermann, 1954 & 1981

John Andrews, 1954 & 1953

Alan Baker, 1954

Barbara (Wilson) Baxter, 1954

Mary Ruth (McClare) Cochrane, 1954, 1952 & 1968

Jane (Bishop) Douglas, 1954

Isabel (Bishop) Fergusson, 1954

Neil Fisher, 1954 & 1955

Joan (McLaughlin) Fraser, 1954

Gwen (Woodbury) Gardner, 1954

Thomas Gardner, 1954 & 1955

Thomas Gardner, 1954 & 1955

Ron Giffin, 1954

Mona (Haverstock) Hennessey, 1954 & 1956

Zelma (Barteaux) Keay, 1954

Alice (Jess) Newcombe, 1954 & 1955

Mac Palmer, 1956, 1960 & 1967

Ron Buckley, 1957

Carol (Chipman) Buckley, 1958 & 1959

Muriel (Myrt) (Newcombe) Axell, 1959

Dale Buckley, 1959

Marcia (Campbell) Davey, 1959

Frank Davis, 1959

Irene (Mountain) Davison, 1959

Bill Dickie, 1959

Bob Ferguson, 1959

Shirlean (Magarvey) Gear, 1959

Rita (Young) Guilfoyle, 1959

Charles Haliburton, 1959

Ron Hemeon, 1959

Helen Hendry, 1959

John Hutchinson, 1959

Shirley M. (Brown) Kaulbach, 1959

Thurston J. Kaulbach, 1959

Michaele (Littleton) Kustudic, 1959 & 1987

Doris (Morton) Laurence, 1959 & 1960

Hugh Laurence, 1959 & 1960

Gordon Lummis, 1959

Larry MacNeill, 1959 & 1960

Louise (Atkinson) McCleave, 1959

Maxine McCuaig, 1959

Eleanor (Gates) Palmer, 1959 & 1960

Freeman Patterson, 1959 & 1989

Phil Roberts, 1959

Bev (Trites) Richardson, 1960

Elizabeth (McIsaac) Ritcey, 1960

John T. Brown, 1961 & 1962

Marilyn (Canning) MacNeill, 1961

Judy (Thomas) Ferguson, 1962

Nancy Hicks, 1962 & 1965

Graham Abbott, 1964

Deane Allen, 1964

Jim Amos, 1964, 1972 & 1984

Judith (Thorburn) Amos, 1964

Sandra (Woolley) Brown, 1964

Diane (Daley) Campbell, 1964

Beth Chipman, 1964

David Cole, 1964

Valerie (Galley) Cole, 1964

Pete Connelly, 1964

Judi (Freeman) Hayes, 1964

Winnie (King) Horton, 1964

Ernie Hovell, 1964

Vincent Leung, 1964

Dalton London, 1964 & 1966

John Nowlan, 1964

Sandy (Simpson) Nowlan, 1964

Gaylia (Whiteway) Ohlman, 1964

Jean (Fallon) Roseman, 1964

Sherry (Sceviour) Swinamer, 1964

Peter von Bitter, 1964, 1965 & 1966

John Whidden, 1964

John Swinamer, 1965

Sandi (Davis) Connelly, 1966

Barbara (Walker) Girling, 1967

Dianne (Taylor) Palovcik, 1968

Jim Stanley, 1968 & 1970

David F. Allen, 1969 & 1978

Sandra (Tibbetts) Amon, 1969 & 1970

Sharon (Taylor) Baxter, 1969 & 1970

Carol (Whynot) Beaton, 1969 & 1968

Wayne Beaton, 1969

Joey (Bell) Brown, 1969

Susanna Burns, 1969

Pam (Groves) Carter, 1969 & 1970

Sandy (Shepherd) Crossfield, 1969

Fred Crouse, 1969 & 1983

Pam (Outhouse) Crouse, 1969 & 1970

Robert Eisner, 1969

Audrey (Grant) Ellis, 1969

Brian Fortune, 1969 & 1970

Dave Freeman, 1969

Carolyn (Crouse) Fry, 1969 & 1970

Susan (Taylor) Gibson, 1969 & 1973

Brian Girling, 1969

Ric Gorham, 1969

Ray Gough, 1969

Owen Hankinson, 1969

Lynn Levy, 1969 & 1971

Carolyn (Hendsbee) Liggins, 1969 & 1972

Dianna (Newton) Lim, 1969

Philip Longmire, 1969 & 1968

Pam (Williams) Loughead, 1969

Ray MacDonald, 1969

Carol (Graham) MacDougald, 1969

Don MacKay, 1969

Roger MacKenzie, 1969 & 1968

Janet (Hopper) Moulton, 1969

Louise (Powell) Mullen, 1969 & 1970

Roger Eric Mullen, 1969 & 1970

Bob Munroe, 1969

Laura (Murchy) Naugler, 1969

Cathy (Cameron) Owens, 1969 & 1970

Rudy Palovcik, 1969

Melva (MacKenzie) Reid, 1969

Heather Robbins Hayes, 1969 & 1968

Nancy Roddam, 1969

Don Shiner, 1969

Sheila (Bonar) Stanley, 1969 & 1970

Don Stonehouse, 1969

Greg Warner, 1969 & 1968

Darryl Wile, 1969

Bob Wilson, 1969

Ronald Baxter, 1970 & 1972

Wayne Ellis, 1970

Sharron (Blenkhorn) Hankinson, 1974

David Hastings, 1974

James Irving, 1974 & 1976

Monika Lewis, 1974

Charlene Morton, 1974

Brian Porter, 1974

John Rafuse, 1974

Elizabeth (Devenney) Skelhorn, 1974

Elizabeth (Davis) Rafuse, 1975

Val Devlin, 1979

Holly (Newell) Fancy, 1979

Denise Hansen, 1979

Vivian Jennings, 1979

Bosco Kwok, 1979 & 1978

Steven MacKay, 1979 & 1980

Alex Mair, 1979

Danny Silver, 1979

Pat (Wright) Wentzell, 1979, 2005 & 2012

Anna (McClare) Brison, 1991

Julie Benson, 1992

Betty Abbott

Elaine Allen

Nancy Allen

Sandra Allwright

Kim Andrews

Jim Axell

Betty Buckley

John Burka

Wes Campbell

Geri Comeau

Jane Craig

Lisa Davey Osborne

Earle Davison

Denise Dickie

Doreen Freeman

Nancy Gahm

Barry Gaul

James Gear

Pat Giffin

Linda G. Gorham

Jack Guilfoyle

Patricia Hastings

Elliott Hayes

Lil Hemeon

Alice Hutchinson

David Liggins

Sheila London

Carole MacDonald

Mary MacKay

Murielle Mair

Patricia Munroe

Joy O'Connell

Nancy Shiner

Barbara Stonehouse

Liz Vermeulen

Beth Wade

Andrea Warner

Jeff Wentzell

Helen Whidden

Diane Wile

Greta Wilson




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