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75 Year Club (Teachers Staff Room across from Cafeteria) Wednesday May 30, 2018 1:30-3:30pm
Anyone who attended Delta 75 or more years ago qualifies for our 75 year club and is recognized as a honourary member of the Delta Alumni Association. This year we are recognizing anyone who attended Delta in 1943 or earlier and anyone we may have missed inadvertently in the last few years. If you know anyone who attended Delta from 1924-1943, please contact Jeanette Cooke at (905) 560-8675 or by email email@example.com.
We are hoping that most of our honourary members from the last three years will be able to join us again for an afternoon of reminiscing. All alumni members are invited to the social to welcome our honourary members.
THE 1967 TIME CAPSULE HAS BEEN RAISED!
(Joe Nadel retrieves the capsule that he and Bob O’Hoski put into the ground 50 years ago. Picture taken by John Rennison, Hamilton Spectator)
382 alumni on the front lawn and 25 alumni watching the live broadcast from the teacher’s room witnessed the raising of Delta’s Centennial time capsule on Friday May 26, 2017 (which was exactly 50 years to the day that it was originally lowered.)
The auditorium was close to capacity with alumni, current staff/students, honoured guests and the media watching the behind-the-scenes video of the exhumation of the capsule and a slide presentation of life back in 1967.
Some of the contents of the capsule were presented as part of the assembly with the remainder on display for all to see in the cafeteria after the presentation. The opportunity to walk the halls again, reconnect with former classmates and reminisce about their time at Delta made this event one of the most well attended alumni events since the 75th reunion in 2000.
In total, we had approximately 750 people in the auditorium, 25 people with disabilities watching the broadcast in the teacher’s room and close to 2,000 alumni watching the broadcast over the internet from all over Canada and the U.S.
The spirit of the school was at an all-time high and everyone left with the experience of a lifetime. What a fantastic day that was!
SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE
Since our last update, the new unnamed North Secondary School began construction in July 2017. The school is being built on the site of the old Scott Park School and baseball diamonds area and is currently on time for the September 2019 opening. The school will be along Melrose Avenue from King Street to Cannon Street and there will eventually be an LRT stop near the school on King Street when the LRT line is built in 2024.
There have been several confirmations from individuals that Delta will close in June 2019. As of February 19, 2018 there has not been an official date of closure nor has there been an official date for some type of closure event. The school board does have a transition committee in place that have been meeting on a periodic basis. This is all the information that we can provide at this time. We will continue to post more updates as they become available to us.
About the Delta Alumni Association
After the 75th Reunion in May, 2000, a number of Alumni were inspired to establish the foundation of an Alumni Association. A Musical Night in February 2002 was presented to display the musical talents of the present Music Department students and Graduate/Volunteers and also to generate interest in order to create our very own Alumni Association. On April 15, 2002, the Delta Alumni Association was formed.
Since that date, the Association has hosted a variety of events to help raise funds for equipment and materials needed by various school departments. The elected volunteer board meets every second month during the school year to manage the affairs of the Association, plan goals and to co-ordinate upcoming events. The Association holds an Annual General Membership Meeting in January when the current membership is given an update on the state of the Association, an opportunity to run for an elected position on the Board and above all, it gives the membership a voice in how they would like the Association to continue.