By Marianne Curtis
Fifty years ago, the doors opened to Landmark Collegiate. In celebration a special event is taking place in the community on June 29 and 30.
The Reunion committee has been working diligently to put together a weekend of entertainment as alumni from each year gather to share memories of days before. Rain or sine, students past and present will be gathered at the Archie Plett Memorial Park or Landmark Collegiate.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own memorabilia such as school rings, photos, report cards and other items. Weekend events include an open house and tour on Friday, musical entertainment by former students and a chance to catch up with old classmates. On Saturday there will be a pancake breakfast, meet the teachers (past and present), a slow pitch tournament and a hog supper. The highlight of the day will be the opening of a time capsule that was buried when the school first opened back in 1961.
In October 1961, Landmark Collegiate Institute first opened its doors bringing together students who formally attended one room classrooms in the area. This included amalgamating and closing schools in Linden, Shakespeare, and Willowridge. Until Landmark Elementary School opened nineteen years ago, Landmark Collegiate housed students from kindergarten to Grade 12.
Students past and present will be gathered on June 19 and 30 to celebrate the golden anniversary of the opening of Landmark Collegiate.