Magee Centennial Celebration Committee


Magee 2014 Centennial Celebration Steering Committee

Newsletter No. 7 March 14, 2014

Dear (First Name)

Here is the latest from Magee Secondary's Birthday Committee



Magee Secondary will be hosting a birthday party and you are invited!


On Saturday, May 24th from 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Magee will open its doors to the Kerrisdale community. This is your opportunity to visit Magee and to get a glimpse of what public education looks and feels like in 2014. We think you'll be impressed.


We have a number of excellent events planned for this day.

  • Tours of the school, an Alumni/Student basketball game, and music and drama performances are just some of the highlights.
  • The Alumni/Student basketball "game of the century" will start at 11:30 AM. If you are interested in playing, please email Steve Hall at . The first 20 respondents will comprise the Alumni team.
  • A variety of Vancouver's gourmet food trucks will be available on the Magee grounds to satiate even the hungriest appetite.
  • For those of you wanting to purchase a memento of our 100th year, t-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, and water bottles emblazoned with the Magee logo will be available. A custom print of a watercolor painting of our school will also be on sale.
  • The new Magee Centennial Memoir Book will be available for pickup (Passport Holders) and for sale.
  • Artona photographers will be on site to take a group photo of each grad class as well as candid shots of the day. All photos can be printed and framed on site or ordered on-line. Don't forget to get a photo with the Magee Lion!
  • At 1:00 PM, we will have a welcoming ceremony to honour our Magee community; this is an event not to be missed!

All these events and more will run from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Magee but our doors will remain open until 5:00 PM for those Alumni who want to catch up with old friends.


In conclusion, wait just a second ... what's this ...

News Flash ... This Just In



Disaster and Elation have struck the Magee Jazz Band. Their annual windup gig at the Cellar Jazz Club is not going to happen ... the Cellar closed on Feb 26th ... Disaster!


But wait, the Magee Music Department, under leadership of Chris Haas and Greg Quan, has found a venue for their windup gig. Following the Magee Open House there will be a Closing Cabaret to windup Magee Centennial Celebrations ... Elation!


Here are the key details ... PLAN TO ATTEND:

  • Closing Cabaret Saturday May 24th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the atrium of Magee Secondary School.
  • Featuring Magee Jazz Band and invited musicians including Dal Richards and others.
  • Entry fee $10 (donation) to the Magee Jazz Band.
  • Complimentary admission and a Molson Canadian beverage ticket for Magee Centennial Passport (Ticket) holders. Nudge ... BUY YOUR PASSPORT NOW.


What Is There to Think About?



Support your Magee Centennial. Don't delay ... BUY YOUR PASSPORT (TICKET) TODAY ... online at To those who already have their PASSPORT (TICKET) in hand ... thanks again and practice these words for May, "Now that was a party!"


Magee Centennial Celebrations are now 70 days away. Venues are all firmly in place and moving to the fine tuning stage.


Patrick Roberge and his team are rapidly "stitching" together the Queen Elizabeth theatre show. Doug Sturrock and his Centennial Memoir Book team are gearing up for their final production run.


Major Donors, Corporate Sponsors, and Community Partners have provided support to ensure the success and excellence of Centennial Celebrations. Refer Donors Sponsors Partners .


Currently, 2,060 people have subscribed to our Email Newsletters or are following our Facebook Page. An advertising program has been implemented including the Cover Story, a Second Story, and an Ad in the February 15th issue Kerrisdale Insider magazine. Ads are also scheduled to run in the Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Courier.


Watch in Kerrisdale for the Magee Centennial street banners which will be mounted in late March courtesy of the Kerrisdale Business Association


In short, don't be disappointed. Plan to support and attend the Magee Centennial Celebrations. Today ... visit our website, register, and purchase your Passport (Ticket) at Registration and Tickets


Draw Prizes


Registrants and Guests will all have a chance to win one of the following incredible Draw Prizes which have been generously sponsored by the respective companies:

  • Rocky Mountaineer Tour package valued at nearly $9,000
  • Fairmont Pacific Rim (Gold Floor) Hotel 2 night package


Memoir Book


Each Registrant will receive a copy of the Magee Secondary 2014 Centennial Memoir, a book everyone will want to have in their library. This full color, hard cover, labor of love has been produced by Doug Sturrock, retired Magee Teacher (PE Department Head, 1971 - 1998), and his team of dedicated researchers and writers.


A Supplement to the Memoir (covering Celebration Events) will be produced and distributed to Registrants following the Centennial. Guests and others may purchase the Memoir and Supplement separately at the Magee Open House on May 24th. The Memoir will be available for pickup at the Magee Open House on May 24th


Flexible Registration Options


Visit our Registration and Tickets Page and choose the registration option (online or manual) which is right for you. If you choose online, you can make payment by PayPal, Credit Card, or cheque. If you choose manual, you can download and print a Registration Form, complete it manually, and mail it in with your cheque.


In both cases, please include your email address because that is where we will send your registration confirmation which includes a link to View and Print "My Tickets". If you don't have an email address, we do have a work-around to send your tickets by mail but this is a last resort.


If you require assistance registering, please phone Barry Rhoades '59 at 604-541-7334.


Registration Mechanics


We are using Constant Contact (EventSpot) and PayPal to manage registrations and payments. When registering online, please note the following mechanics:

From the "Registration & Tickets" page on our website, click on the online registration link which opens a Magee Centennial information page with Constant Contact (EventSpot).

Click on "Register Now" which opens a Registration Form. Fill in your information including your choice of paying by PayPal or Cheque. Click "Continue".

If you chose PayPal, this opens a PayPal window with two options: (a) Pay by PayPal or (b) Don't have a PayPal account. When you click on (b) Don't have a PayPal account, this opens a Credit Card window.

If you chose the Credit Card window, enter your Credit Card number (it will automatically be recognized as Visa, MasterCard, etc) and all other Credit Card information. Click "Pay Now".

This takes you to a payment confirmation page. Review the payment details and confirm the payment.

This may take you to a PayPal page inviting you to open a PayPal account. Click on "No Thanks". (Note: If you do not click on "No Thanks" your registration will not be completed and will be recorded as abandoned.)

This takes you to a Registration Confirmed page. Also, you will automatically receive a confirming email which includes a link to View and Print "My Tickets". Click on this link and print your tickets.


When paying by cheque (online or manual), we will send you a confirming email when your cheque is received. This confirming email will contain a View and Print "My Tickets" link. Click on this link and print your tickets.




Remember to bring your ticket(s) which are required (a) to enter the events and (b) to pick up your copy of the Memoir Book. Also, save the confirming email with the View and Print "My Tickets" link in case you misplace your ticket(s) and need to print them again.

Thanks for your support to make Magee Centennial Celebration a roaring success! Help spread the word and send a copy of this email to your Magee contacts.

Best Wishes,


John Tanton '59

Chair, Magee 2014 Centennial Celebration Steering Committee

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