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Central Tech alumni return to mark school’s centennial

November 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Celebrations include gala dinner, auction, and school tours

Central Technical School celebrated its 100th anniversary with an open house, tours of the school that featured Decades Rooms, a silent auction, and a gala dinner, all over the Oct. 16 weekend. The popular Decades Rooms marked events that occurred during each of the school’s 10 decades, while a silent auction raised money to help set scholarships and bursaries, as well as fund school activities. Called “Tech” by staff and students alike, the school has produced several notable alumni, including Olympic decathlete Michael Smith; boxer George Chuvalo; artists Doris McCarthy, Lawren Harris, and Bruno Bobak; physicist Leon Katz; producer Sidney Newman; and political cartoonist Terry Mosher.

—Annemarie Brissenden with photos by Summer Reid

Albert Wallace, who never graduated, returned to the school he attended for one year in 1938. Many alumni took advantage of the occasion to reconnect with people that they have not seen in years.

Albert Wallace, who never graduated, returned to the school he attended for one year in 1938. Many alumni took advantage of the occasion to reconnect with people that they have not seen in years.

 

Alberta Nye (left) and friend Rose Kita, both class of 1958, staff the auction table. The alumni were raising money for the school and its activities.

Alberta Nye (left) and friend Rose Kita, both class of 1958, staff the auction table. The alumni were raising money for the school and its activities.

 

Long-time friends Stan Goldstein (left) and Jack Reiter, who graduated from Tech in 1950 and 1948 respectively, meet in one of the Decades Rooms.

Long-time friends Stan Goldstein (left) and Jack Reiter, who graduated from Tech in 1950 and 1948 respectively, meet in one of the Decades Rooms.

 

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