Snow has begun to fall. I was up in the Valley today and it is covered in white.
The Hong Kong gathering on November 15th has had to be cancelled. Another date is being organized.
The Atlantic Provinces semi annual get-together is happening at noon on November 23rd. It's a pub lunch and a chance to get caught up with classmates. Kirsten Robertson and Bob Angus are hosting. The venue is the Lion's Head Tavern, corner of Robie and Almon Streets in Halifax. If you are in the area, go and join them.
The Notre Dame de Bon Secour town hall is almost finished. The completion date is the end of November. Salle Sedbergh is looking good and some of the school's memorabilia will soon be on the walls. The baseball backstop from the Valley will soon be erected near the town hall on their baseball field, and a soccer field, which will be ready in the Spring, will have at both ends, the soccer goal posts from Sedbergh. The two huts, Mink and Raccoon (the two remaining squared log huts) have today been moved by Luc Beauchamp from where they were into the centre of West Field. They will shortly be transported to the Bon Secour town hall, where they will be newly sited. All Old Sedberghians will be able to visit and we will plan to hold a gathering at Salle Sedbergh sometime next year.
The stained glass windows are at Sedbergh, UK and will shortly be placed permanently at that school. We can visit any time. There will be a dedication ceremony next year and Old Sedberghians who live in Britain ( and any other Old Sedberghian) will be invited to that gathering.
Lunches continue in Ottawa and Montreal on the first Tuesday and first Thursday of any month except July and August. Old Sedberghians in the area or passing through are very welcome.
All the huts on West Field have now been spoken for and will have found their new sites before the snow gets too deep. I will let you know where those little homes away from home end up. Two of them (Wolverine and Weasel) are on my property, their names proudly blazoned over their doors.
Vipassana, the new owners of the Sedbergh property, are always happy to see Old Sedberghians, but on the condition that they phone ahead and not arrive on days when their meditation retreats are in session.
The Heard From and Sighted section of the Sedbergh website has a number of comments and information about Old Sedberghians. Please email me any news in your life so that I can publish it. Your classmates will then know what you are getting up to and can themselves get back in touch with you.
Until next month, best regards,