August 25, 2022

Saturday, August 20th was a special time of reminiscing and renewing friendships for 65 octogenarian (actual or almost) classmates and spouses in the Azalea Room at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Road) as the Class of ’60 gathered to celebrate a belated 60th Reunion.  Of the 65 who attended, 40 were classmates and 25 were spouses.
Highlights of the evening included two of our classmates sharing riveting memories of their lives in war-torn Europe, following the retreating German army to safety,  eventually to Canada, in one case to adoptive parents as his family had been separated, losing him, but also for him to tell us of meeting both parents, in different parts of Russia, as an adult. Another was our valedictorian Anna (Klassen) Born reflecting on having been chosen to speak on behalf of her class in 1960, and the honour it had been.  Singing our Class song – Each Step I Take – brought tears to many eyes and has been a part of each Reunion we have had.  We look forward to our 65th in three years time!
On behalf of the Reunion Committee, JoAnne (Goerzen) Janzen
📷  View the photo album on Facebook (Photos by Paul Funk)


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Previously Posted

Reunion plans are back underway for Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Garden Park Tower (2825 Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford).

SATURDAY, August 20

  • 2:00 pm: Garden Park Tower Community Room (17th Floor) for social time
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner in the Azalea Room at Garden Park Tower
To Keep Informed and to RSVP
  1. Contact Linda Friesen (P: 604-793-6387 E: or JoAnne Janzen (P: 604-209-0997 E:
  2. Update your address with the school

> more info about class reunions


2020 Reunion Cancelled Due to Covid-19

Due to Covid-19, the MEI Gr. 12 Class of 1960 reunion that was planned for May 29 & 30, 2020 has been postponed. Please connect with reunion organizers Linda Friesen and JoAnne Janzen to keep updated.


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 reunion