Alumni Reunions

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MEI Grad reunions are organized and led by volunteers, and consistently prove to be rewarding times for reflecting, reconnecting, and building into ongoing relationships. Your class reunion is important to us, and we’d love to assist you with ideas, facilities, and promotion.

Attention classes of 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, and 2009!
It’s time to plan your 70th, 60th, 50th, 40th, 30th, 20th, and 10th reunions!

Contact the MEI Alumni Office (Denise Engler, MEI Alumni Relations)
E: alumni@meischools.com | P: 604-859-3700 ext. 327


Upcoming Reunion Events


Previous Reunion Events

[Recap] MEI Class of 1983 35 Year Reunion

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, about 25 grads from the class of 1983 gathered for a 35 year reunion. The reunion was organized by Sharon (Dueck) Simpson and team, and was hosted at the home of Stephen & Evy (Thielmann) Klassen in Abbotsford.

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[Recap] MEI Class of 1998 20 Year Reunion

About 20 grads got together on October 5, 2018 for their 20-year reunion at The Cactus Club in Abbotsford. The steak and great guacamole made up for the 5-block walk to the restaurant, which is notorious for its lack of available parking spots.  As gut-wrenching as it seemed at first to talk to people you haven’t seen for 20 years, conversation and laughter flowed freely by 6 o’clock among the grads. Read More…

[Recap] MEI Class of 1954 Impromptu Mini-Reunion

’54 grads had a mini get-together on Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Rose Café in Abbotsford, on occasion of a visit by Dave & Alice Martens (Waterloo). 22 came together for this delightful time together… set up by ’54 grad “Huppa”. Read More…


How We Can Help With Your Reunion Plans

Mailing
MEI will pay for the first mailing to your class. Due to the ‘Personal Information Privacy Act’ (Jan 2004), we are unable to provide you with names and addresses from our database, HOWEVER

• If you need names and addresses; bring in the stuffed envelopes you are sending, labelled with your return address. MEI will address and post them on your behalf
• If you have the names and addresses; bring your pre-addressed stuffed envelopes, labelled with your return address. MEI will post them on your behalf

Announcements
• MEI will place an announcement in the next issue of ‘Connections’ (published bi-annually)
• MEI will also include an announcement on the MEI Website and on Facebook

Facilities
A choice of spaces within the MEI facility are available for booking, which may include the use of a room for a banquet and the kitchen. A flat fee of $100 will be charged to help cover the cost for the services of a custodian for set-up and clean-up as well as on call services of a custodian during the reunion. All arrangements are subject to the availability of facilities and staff.

School Tours
As a part of your reunion plans, we would love to arrange a tour the school(s). During the school year, tours may include interaction with current students, classes, music groups, and administration. Outside of the school year, walk through the school(s). All arrangements are subject to the availability of facilities and staff.

Options
• Use & cleaning of round and/or rectangular tablecloths – $3.00 each
• Use & Cleaning of chair covers – $2.50 each
• Soundman – $25.00/hr and up, depending on the needs of your group and availability of staff

The MEI Advancement Department will provide:
• A tour and presentation of the MEI Campus
• A host/hostess to greet the class
• 2 gifts of MEI memorabilia to be used as door prizes
• Donation Cards, Envelopes and Address Update Forms
• An assortment of MEI literature to display

The MEI Advancement Department would appreciate:
• Attendees be given an opportunity to donate to MEI
• Alumni address updates (whether via paper forms or digital appeal)
• A copy of  / access to a recap of the reunion (whether digital / printed), if available
• A short reunion story and photo for “Connections
• The return of any unused literature


Contact

For more information please contact the MEI Schools Alumni Office
P: (604) 859-3700 ext. 327  |   E: alumni@meischools.com