MEI Gr 12 Class of 1960 60 Year Reunion

MEI Gr 12 Class of 1960 60 Year Reunion

Henry Suderman and team are in the initial planning stages for a reunion of the grade 12 graduating class of 1960! Tentative dates are for May 29-31, 2020. > more info about class reunions To Keep Informed Contact Henry Suderman via email > hsuderman@gmail.com Update your address with the school 2015 Reunion Recap On Friday, May 22, 2015, your group joined with 1400+ students and staff for the school’s very first all-school (K-12) chapel. > Read full post about 2015...
MEI Class of 2009 10 Year Reunion

MEI Class of 2009 10 Year Reunion

Plans are underway for the MEI Class of 2009 10 year reunion! Date and details TBD – bring your reunion ideas and get more info by visiting your reunion group on Facebook > more info about class reunions To Keep Informed Join MEI Class of 2009 10 Year Reunion group on Facebook Contact Ryan Yaskow via email > ryan.yaskow@gmail.com Update your address with the school   View this post on Instagram   MEI Class of 2009 __ 10 year reunion plans are underway! There are lots of ways to get connected – find out more at meischools.com > alumni > reunions __ #weareMEI #MEIalumni A post shared by MEI Alumni (@meialumni) on Mar 11, 2019 at 1:18pm PDT Pictures from MEI Class of 2009...
MEI Principal, Teacher Hugo Friesen

MEI Principal, Teacher Hugo Friesen

Hugo Friesen passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 in the presence of family. A celebration of Hugo’s life and faith will be on Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 pm at South Abbotsford Church with a reception to follow. Mr. Hugo Friesen: A former MEI Principal, man after God’s heart, and a leader I’ve looked up to my whole life. https://t.co/xzJGy3ZOWD — Vijay Manuel (@headofschools) March 1, 2019 Source: adapted from Wiebe & Jeske Hugo was predeceased by his parents, Cornelius and Maria Friesen. He is survived by his wife, Jean Friesen, and their children, Cherie (Dennis) Thiessen, Ken (Lynn Bergsma) Friesen, Becky (Dan) Unger, and Karen (Al) Stobbe. Greatly loved by his grandchildren, Joelle (James) Calloway, Michael (Tara Prystay) Thiessen, Laura (Jacob) Woodard, Amy (Ty) Klassen, Allegra Friesen, Simon Friesen, Rachel Unger, Caleb Unger, Karissa Stobbe, and Natasha Stobbe, as well as 9 great grandchildren. Hugo will also be missed by his brothers and sister, Frank (Dora) Friesen, George (Sara) Friesen, and Carol (John) Hiebert. Visitation will be held at South Abbotsford Church on Monday, March 4 between 7 and 8 pm. A celebration of Hugo’s life and faith will be on Tuesday, March 5 at 1:00 pm at South Abbotsford Church with a reception to follow. Donations to Mennonite Central Committee, or Multiply (MB Mission) would be appreciated. Hugo Friesen was a faithful follower of Jesus, loving husband, father and grandfather, quiet leader, and loyal friend. He enjoyed meaningful conversation, encouraging and supporting people in any way possible. He was involved in God’s work wherever he was.Born in Kenton, Manitoba, Hugo was the second of 4 children of Cornelius and Maria Friesen, recent...
Screening of “Selfless” Documentary by MEI alums

Screening of “Selfless” Documentary by MEI alums

Update: Screening rescheduled to Wednesday February 20th, 2019 due to poor weather conditions.  Event organizers sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to greeting you, and your friends on the new event date. Pre-purchased ticket(s) will be honoured on this day and tickets will still be available at the door. (Screening was previously scheduled for ❄️Feb.12❄️and was postponed due to snow) Fresh Independence Productions presents at the Clarke Foundation Theatre in Mission. Doors: 6:15 PM Screening: 7 PM The documentary opens the conversation about the ever growing epidemic with selfies, social media and technology by asking – ‘What are we reaching for?’ Filming of the new documentary Selfless began two years ago in southwest England. Many of our MEI alums are involved, including local filmmakers Kim Laureen (Director, Class of 1978) and her daughter Meg Dirksen (Producer, Class of 2008). Meg’s brother Nicolas Dirksen (Class of 2006) is a composer for Film and Television, and he composed the instrumental music for the film. Sophie Dirksen (Class of 2018)  participates as a subject in the film for the classroom discussion component. Meg’s father Mark Dirksen (Class of 1978) is an investor in the film. / Submitted Photo s e l f l e s s – Official Trailer from Fresh Independence on Vimeo. Ticket info Tickets $15 each, available at the door, via Eventbrite, or by telephone (604-768-8214). This is not an anti-technology film, but rather a reflection about our devices and how we can help our kids to grow strong and healthy in this new age. In earliest days of storyboarding we asked one another – ‘If a girl lived in the forest – no...
Bio: Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald

Bio: Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald

MEI Schools Class of 1986 Source: RCMP website (edited) Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald grew up in the Lower Mainland graduated from MEI Schools in 1986, and joined the RCMP in 1995 where he began his policing career with the Burnaby RCMP. While at the Burnaby Detachment he rose through the ranks of Constable, to Sergeant as he worked in General Duty, Community Special Projects, Strike Force, the Emergency Response Team and Major Crime. After 12 years in municipal policing, Assistant Commissioner McDonald transferred to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team where he served as a Sergeant Team Leader and was later promoted to the position of Staff Sergeant, Team Commander. During his four years with IHIT (2007-2011) he had responsibility for multiple investigative teams and managed over 50 homicide investigations throughout the Lower Mainland. In 2011 he transferred to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) where he assumed to role of Team Commander for project E-Nitrogen, the investigation into the gangland slaying of Jonathan Bacon. In 2012 he received his Commission to the rank of Inspector as an Operations Officer/Senior Investigator at CFSEU-BC. In addition to being an advocate for the End Gang Life campaign, he also worked with key stakeholders to target, disrupt and prosecute individuals or groups that pose the highest risk to public safety due to involvement in gang violence. In 2014, he was promoted to the rank of Superintendent and returned to IHIT as the Officer in Charge (OIC). As the OIC he led the largest homicide unit in Canada with 110 police officers, civilian members, and public service employees. In 2017,...
MEI Class of 1999 20 Year Reunion

MEI Class of 1999 20 Year Reunion

Want to see a 20 year reunion happen? Here’s how to connect! Keep Updated Join your MEI Class of 1999 Facebook Group, and add classmates! If everyone spends 5 minutes adding classmates who they are Facebook friends with, we’ll be able to add everyone quickly! Update your mailing address with the MEI Alumni Office  ...