Alumni Spotlight

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MEI’s history is one that is characterized by tradition, perseverance, and resilience, and our alumni are serving and contributing meaningfully in communities around the world.

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2002 MEI Alumnus Matt Blair

Matt Blair (MEI Class of 2002) was a promising track and field athlete in high school (see 2015 Richmond News article). Distance running (his favourite event was the 2,000-metre steeplechase) was his speciality, and a good kick meant he often joined his mates in the four-by-100-metre and four-by-400-metre relays. But at 16 Blair discovered snowboarding, Read More…

MEI Athletics Awards Night with 2015 Alum Taylor Claggett

At the recent MEI Athletics Awards Night, 2015 grad Taylor Claggett was invited to share some of her experiences as a first year athlete at a CIS school. Taylor had an outstanding high school basketball career at MEI and went on to excel at UFV, earning a spot on the Canada West All-Rookie team. But it was through some difficult times that she learned valuable lessons about relying on God.

Have a look at her responses to five questions posed. Read More…

Alumni Performing Arts Reunion & Deanna Dick’s Retirement

It was great to see so many familiar faces at last night’s (May 11, 2016) MEI Alumni Performing Arts Reunion. Guests enjoyed a fantastic spread of appetizers and desserts by alumnus Irma Giesbrecht, some nostalgic costume displays, photos of spring productions of the past, and most importantly good conversations with friends of historical significance. Our group then headed to the auditorium seating that we all know and love so well and took in the current MEI Secondary spring drama “Les Misérables”.

As a part of the reception, we took a few moments to honour our beloved sewing teacher Deanna Dick, who has been heavily involved in costume prep for spring productions over the years, and who is retiring from teaching this year.

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Report From YWAM Wollongong

Ken Bartsch (Class of 1975)

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 14 years since I resigned from 17 very enjoyable years of teaching, coaching, and leading missions teams at MEI. God had been preparing us for some form of full-time mission service for a decade beforehand, but we had no idea that He would say “now’s the time” in July, 2002. So ‘go’ we went, with the words from Hebrews 11 ringing in our ears, “By faith Abraham…obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going!” Read More…