June 7, 2023

Submitted by Pearl Galbraith

High school reunions.

Fear them? Eager await them?

A milestone reunion happened for me this weekend back (June 24th, 2023) in Abbotsford and I took the opportunity to go back. Go back to walk the halls, chat with the friends and relive the memories of days gone by.

For me it was important, a not to be missed event, to connect back with friends who shared the emotional rollercoaster of high school with me.

All the hormones, the awkwardness, the insecurity, the struggles, the petty issues and the major ones, the dreams of futures, even the pimples…we all walked that journey together and to be “back in the room” where it happened, was therapeutic for me.

From where I came, to where I’m going, people and connections have been a critical part of the journey.

What about you? Will you, or have you attended a high school reunion?


Previously Posted

Plans are underway for a 40-year reunion on Saturday, June 24, 2023!

June 7 Update from Ellie Mosychuk: BRING MOSQUITO REPELLENT

April 18 Update from Ellie Mosychuk

Here’s an update on the upcoming reunion. Don’t forget to click here > “40 Year Reunion” Facebook event to RSVP!

Here are details of the day:

  • We will begin with a casual, unstructured tour of the high school starting at 3 pm and we will head over to Evy (Thielman) Klassen’s right after (6914 Mt Lehman Road).  For those not attending the tour, you can come to Evy’s any time after 5 pm.
  • Evy has a huge backyard with covered seating, firepits etc and some indoor areas as well if it’s raining.
  • If you have any fun outdoor games, please bring!
  • Please bring a lawn chair and an appy, salad or dessert to share.  Burgers and buns will be provided. (Please RSVP so we know how many to buy)  BYOB. We will plan for dinner around 6 pm.
  • The evening will include outdoor games and an 80’s Trivia contest.
  • We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  You are welcome to bring your spouse/partner if you’d like.

Don’t forget to RSVP. You can also email your RSVP or any questions to Ellie (Eloise) Mosychuk (Neufeld) at

To Keep Informed
  1. Join your Facebook GROUP
  2. RSVP at the Facebook event > “40 Year Reunion”
  3. Update your contact info with the MEI Alumni Office

Previously Posted

Hello MEI Classmates of 1979 – 1983.

Next year is a big milestone for us! 40 years since we walked the MEI halls together as classmates.  Let’s get together and reminisce.

A 40-year grad reunion is being planned for June 24th, 2023.  Please mark your calendars! It would be great to have people from out of town as well as many locals.

The day will start off with a tour of the school at 3 pm on Saturday, June 24.  We can wander the halls together, find our old lockers and remember the good old days.

The location of the remainder of the day will be announced later, we have a couple of different options.  Outdoor games (bocce ball etc.) will be planned, and the evening will consist of snacks and beverages that we all bring and share.

We’d love to know if you plan on coming.  If you are on the Facebook group, you can RSVP to the event.  You can also email your RSVP or any questions to Ellie (Eloise) Mosychuk (Neufeld) at


Previously Posted

[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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Keep informed about class reunions, big events (including ones where you can enter to win a new VIP Mazda), and other alumni news.

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MEI Class of 1983 35 Year Reunion Pics



Previously Posted

Sharon Simpson and your reunion committee invite MEI Class of 1983 to get together to catch up and celebrate our time together at MEI and 35 years of life after MEI. A class reunion is being planned for Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Evy (Thielmann) Klassen’s home in Abbotsford. For more info > visit your reunion group on Facebook 

> more info about class reunions

To Keep Informed
  1. Join MEI Class of 1983 group on Facebook and add yourself to the event
  2. Email Sharon Simpson >
  3. Update your address with the school
From the Yearbook