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Magee Centennial Celebration Committee

Magee Centennial Celebration Committee

News Letter No. 2 January 4th 2013

Dear (First Name),

Happy New Year.

 

Dal Richards at 95! That's the headline for VSO's concert and 95th birthday tribute to Dal on Sunday, January 13th 2013, at 4:00 PM, at the Orpheum. Dal and his band join the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and UBC Opera Ensemble for an evening of light classics and swingin' big band standards. Do you have your tickets? Tickets are available through VSO's website http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/artist/dal-richards/ or by calling VSO's Customer Service at 604-876-3434. Let's party!

 

We have added additional content to our Magee Centennial Celebration website at http://www.mageecentennial.ca and are on the hunt for more stories and content. Do you know of a story we could tell? Do you have a picture or video which would be appropriate for our website?

 

Our Email Newsletter subscriptions are growing at a good pace and will serve Magee Centennial Celebration plans well. This data base will also be a legacy to assist with future Class reunions. Can you help us grow this data base by forwarding this email to other alumni?

Dal Richards at 95!

 

Dal Richards graduated in 1937 from Magee where, as a student, he was instrumental in starting Magee's band program. His music career is legendary and is capsulized as follows on Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's website:

 

"For more than 75 years the music of Dal Richards has been a touchstone of Vancouver's social history. Dal formed his first band in 1938, and by June of 1940 he was booked into Vancouver's signature nightspot, the Hotel Vancouver's Panorama Roof. What started as a six-week engagement stretched into a twenty-five year run. The Dal Richards Orchestra was the toast of Vancouver, playing for visiting stars like Jack Benny, Bing Crosby and Bob Hope - and Dal's weekly national CBC broadcasts from the Roof ensured his place in the musical history of Vancouver. Dal and his band have played for most of the City's memorable occasions - the opening of the Vogue and Queen Elizabeth Theatres, Empire Stadium, Pacific Centre, BC Place, and the Vancouver Convention Centre...as well as for the opening of the 2010 Paralympic Games. At age 95 Dal has no intention of slowing down; he already has a number of engagements booked in 2013, including his annual 17-day run at the PNE."

 

VSO has organized a concert and 95th birthday tribute to Dal on Sunday, January 13th 2013, at 4:00 PM, at the Orpheum. Dal and his band will join the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and UBC Opera Ensemble for an evening of light classics and swingin' big band standards. Tickets are available through VSO's website http://www.vancouversymphony.ca/artist/dal-richards/ or by calling VSO's Customer Service at 604-876-3434.

 

Website Update


Two more stories have been added to the Sports page. Take a moment and read
"A Foundation ... "Geered" for Success and Excellence" and "My Journey to Becoming an Athlete". Your reaction will likely be, "That's amazing! I never knew that!"

 

Hunt For Website Stories And Content

 

Magee has a strong tradition of Clubs and Other Activities to promote public service and leadership. We have received a number of suggestions for stories about alumni who have strong public service and volunteer records. We plan to post these on a new "Public Service" page on our website. Do you have such a story or know about someone who has? Send us your suggestion with some details and pictures and we will work to include it on our website. Better yet, write the story up and send it to Barry Rhoades, our Information and Technology Member at brhoades@shaw.ca

 

Also, if your Class has a reunion, event, website or link that you want to include on our "Class Reunions and Links" page, send an email to Barry Rhoades, our Information and Technology Member at brhoades@shaw.ca.

 

Forward This Email

 

Subscriptions to our Email Newsletters are growing steadily. This data base will facilitate Centennial Celebration communications and will be a legacy to assist organizers of future Class Reunions.

 

You can help us grow our subscriptions by using the "Forward this email" button at the bottom of this page to inform others about our website and email newsletters. Remember, the link to subscribe to our Email Newsletters is on the Home page of our website.

Thanks for your support to make Magee Centennial Celebration a roaring success!

Sincerely,

 


John Tanton '59

Chair, Magee Centennial Celebration Committee

 

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