Duke of Connaught School’s amazing 100th birthday party

Hundreds of former students, staff, parents and friends of Duke of Connaught School celebrated 100 years last Saturday October 20, 2012. There were 800 in attendance, a testament to how important Duke has been in the lives of many, many people. Here are a few photos.

Maureen Allen-Doorley cuts Duke's 100th anniversary cake for alumni and friends.

Duke of Connaught 100 - two graduates and former principal

1949 Duke graduates Richard Rae and Bob Greer, with Howard Laderman, Duke principal from 1999 to 2004.

Sharing memories in the Woodfield gym

Sharing memories in the Woodfield gym

Ruth Calvert (in green) with friends Allan and Anne in the Ashbridge community room

Ruth Calvert (in green) with friends Allan and Anne in the Ashbridge community room. Ruth graduated in 1942, then returned to teach at Duke from 1948 to 1960.

Duke vice-principal and principal

Vice-principal Brian Svenningsen introduces the time capsule ceremony, with 2012 “artifacts” placed in a time capsule by current students. At right is George Patsopoulos, current principal.

Duke of Connaught 100 - members of planning group

In Duke’s Woodfield gym, some of the anniversary committee members celebrate Duke of Connaught School’s first 100 years – Ellie, Venessa and Susan.

Duke front door crowd

Duke welcomes hundreds to celebrate 100.

Student helpers keep it looking festive

Student helpers keep it looking festive.


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4 thoughts on “Duke of Connaught School’s amazing 100th birthday party

    1. Barbara McCallum

      My sisters went to Woodfield. Do you know if anyone has started s group up for Duke?

      Reply

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