The Retiring Class of 2016 was recognized on Tuesday, June 7 at the Best Western Brant Park Inn. An evening of laughs, tears, memories and goodbyes overwhelmed the group of over 115 retirees and guests in attendance. Grand Erie Trustees and Superintendents welcomed the crowd and shared in the celebration.
The North Park Collegiate-Vocational School Saxophone Ensemble entertained guests prior to dinner and students at McKinnon Park Secondary School made the floral arrangements for the tables.
Director of Education Brenda Blancher was Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Chair David Dean shared greetings and congratulations, while Trustee Brian Doyle said the dinner prayer. Principal Leader and fellow retiree Lori Barkans also addressed the group as class valedictorian. Each retiree was congratulated by Trustees and Senior Administration.