Magee Centennial Celebration Committee

 

Magee 2014 Centennial Celebration Steering Committee

Newsletter No. 4 October 31st 2013

Dear (First Name),

Your Passport For

Magee Centennial Celebrations

Is Ready

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Our trip to celebrate 100 years of "Success and Excellence" at Magee Secondary School is now 204 days away. The purpose of this email is to keep you informed of Centennial Celebration plans and details which are firming up nicely. The dates, venues, and other key components are set. All you need to do now is reserve the dates, purchase your Passport, and enjoy the Centennial Celebrations:

 

May 23, 2014 (Friday)

 

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Foyer Reception (6:30 PM) followed by Theatre Show (8:00 PM) with audio/video and live appearances/performances

 

May 24, 2014 (Saturday)

 

Kerrisdale Neighbourhood

Events through the day including

Pancake Breakfast at Kerrisdale Community Centre (9:00 - 11:00 AM)

Beer Garden at Royal Canadian Legion Kerrisdale (12:00 - 5:00 PM)

 

Magee Secondary School

Open House (11:00 - 5:00 PM) including tours, performances, food and refreshments, memorabilia, photo booth, education trends, etc

Pick up Magee Centennial Celebration book (1990 - 2014)

Order Magee 75th Anniversary book (1914 - 1989), if desired

 

Other Key Components

Magee Centennial Celebration book (1990-2014)

Hard Cover, in color, with Special Centennial Supplement covering Event Day (to follow)

 

Note: Our Centennial Celebration weekend is NOT the long Victoria Day weekend in Canada but it is the long Memorial Day weekend in the United States. Indicated Event times are estimates and may vary.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

This event will commence at 6:30 PM on Friday 23rd May 2014 with a "No Host" Reception in the foyer of the theatre. At 8:00 PM there will be a Theatre Show with the theme "Success and Excellence", created under the direction of Patrick Roberge, a Magee '82 Alumnus and Principal/Creative Director of Patrick Roberge Productions (PRP).

 

Patrick is an internationally recognized producer of live entertainment and spectacular events. Over the past twenty five years Patrick's entertainment experience has involved projects with numerous corporations and major events around the world. Patrick lives in Kerrisdale with his wife and two children.

Select highlights of Patrick's extensive resume include: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Royal Jubilee visit to Vancouver; the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Emblem and Mascot launches; the 2007 and 2011 Canada Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; and numerous Grey Cup Half-Time shows including the 2012 100th Anniversary Grey Cup celebration.

For additional background, visit Patrick's website at www.prpconnect.com .

 

To date, we have identified 96 "Accomplished and Recognizable" Magee Alumni for

Patrick to draw on and help shape the show.

 

In short, hang on to your hats ... Friday night will be memorable and filled with much excitement!

 

Kerrisdale Neighbourhood

 

Local organizations are being engaged on Saturday May 24th 2014 to provide "red carpet" support for Magee Centennial Celebrations.

 

Kerrisdale Community Centre will host a Pancake Breakfast (9:00 - 11:00 AM).

Molson Coors Canada will sponsor a Beer Garden at Royal Canadian Legion Kerrisdale (12:00 - 5:00).

Kerrisdale Business Association will provide Magee Centennial Celebration Street Banners along 41st Avenue.

Street entertainment and other events are being planned.

 

Magee Centennial Celebration Book(s)

 

Doug Sturrock, retired Magee Teacher (PE Department Head, 1972 - 1998), and his team of researchers and writers have produced a Magee Centennial Celebration book (1990 - 2014). This is a full color, hard cover, labor of love comprising nearly 275 pages of Magee's history over the past 25 years. A Special Centennial Supplement covering Event Day will be produced following the Centennial.

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The Magee 75th Anniversary book (1914 - 1989), which was produced in 1989 by W.B. McNulty and his team, will also be available on a "reprint to order" basis. This soft cover, 352 page history of Magee's first 75 years is a "must have" if you do not already possess a copy.

 

Magee Secondary School

 

An Open House will be held at Magee Secondary School on Saturday May 24th 2014 from 11:00 to 5:00 PM. Teachers, Staff, and Students at Magee are now in the process of incorporating Centennial Celebration plans into this year's activities. School tours, student performances, food and refreshments, memorabilia, a photo booth, etc will no doubt be included. In addition, an emerging theme may be "Future Trends and Directions in Education" and how these will support continued "Success and Excellence".

 

Magee Secondary will also be the location to pick up your copy of the new, hard cover, Magee Centennial Celebration book (1990 - 2014). The Special Centennial Supplement covering Event Day will be produced and distributed by mail/pickup at Magee in the weeks following the Centennial.

 

Orders will also be taken at the school for the Magee 75th Anniversary book (1914 - 1989) which will be reprinted to meet orders after the Centennial.

 

What's This Passport Business All About?

 

Glad you asked. Basically, we want to keep things as simple and affordable as possible.

 

Event Tickets (Passports) for Registrants will be sold at a cost of $85 prior to 31st January 2014 and $100 thereafter. Each Registrant may bring up to 3 Guests at a cost of $65 each prior to 31st January 2014 and $75 each thereafter. Event Tickets (Passports) will cover:

 

Theatre Show and No Host Reception at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Pancake Breakfast at Kerrisdale Community Centre

Beer Garden at Royal Canadian Legion Kerrisdale

One copy of the new Magee Centennial Celebration hard cover book (1990 - 2014) and the Special Centennial Supplement covering Event Day. (Note: This copy is for Registrant. Guests may purchase copies separately at the Open House at Magee Secondary if they wish).

 

Event Tickets (Passports) are not required for the Open House at Magee Secondary.

The Passport price has been set at an affordable level with Centennial Celebration costs offset against separate fund raising. Excess amounts raised through fund raising will be gifted to Magee Secondary after Centennial Celebration accounts have been closed.

 

The link to register and purchase tickets is on the new Registration & Tickets page of our website. Tickets (Passports) are being sold online through Constant Contact (EventSpot) which is listed on NASDAQ and serves over 500,000 customers worldwide.

 

Passports will also be available by mail. We are in the process of finalizing these arrangements as well and will advise you by email when the required information is posted on our website.

 

Conclusion

 

Plan today to attend Magee Centennial Celebrations. Visit our new "Registration & Tickets" page at http://mageecentennial.ca/MCRegistrationTickets.html and proceed to register.

 

Remember our website is at http://www.mageecentennial.ca and Facebook Page is at https://www.facebook.com/MageeTurns100

 

We trust that the foregoing update is timely but if you have questions or comments please email us at webteam@mageecentennial.ca .

 

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

Best Wishes,

 


John Tanton '59

Chair, Magee 2014 Centennial Celebration Steering Committee

 

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