CVR celebrated 50 years with a gala dinner on Saturday, October 7, attended by over 400 former and current teachers, graduates and staff.
Over 1,000 former students and graduates of Chateauguay Valley Regional High School flocked back to enjoy a weekend filled with activities to commemorate fifty years of proud memories, academic success and athletic prowess.
"The 50th celebration was a great success and it was appreciated by all," affirmed CVR Principal Brigitte Barrette, who went on to congratulate the CVR 50th Planning Committee and all the many volunteers for their hard work, creativity, talent and leadership. "Hosting such a grand event and honoring the community which crafted these 50 years of history was a tremendous endeavor. One of which one person alone couldn't have achieved. On behalf of our guests a great big thank you to the organizing committee and everyone involved in making this event one that will be remembered for years," she added.
The weekend began with a wine and cheese, open house and alumni basketball game featuring players from the original class of 1967-68. This was followed by an alumni concert that brought out many of the musical talents to have graced the CVR stage during Talent Fest over the years.
On Saturday, the family day featuring games for children, a farmers’ market, and several alumni sports activities, went over extremely well despite a sprinkling of rain in the mid-afternoon. The school was then converted into a venue for over 400 alumni who attended an evening gala, complete with decadent buffet and dancing into the night. Teachers from all years, including the original year, were all present to mingle with graduates, many of whom had travelled to attend the event.
The weekend activities wound down on Sunday, with all those involved having reason to be thankful in reconnecting with old friends, teachers and staff from across the decades.