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June 7, 2017

Memorize the date
Saturday September 8, 2018

That is the confirmed date of our 40th reunion!
Details to follow over the next few months.




 
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January 29, 2017

Happy New Year to one and all!

Check out the website for lots of new additions on the "Grad News" page.

There is also new music on the "Welcome" page.
       Old Days - Chicago 1975
      Kodachrome - Paul Simon 1974 
      I'll Be Around - The Spinners 1973

At this time we are looking for your $upport in helping to keep our 1978 website.
There  has been discussion of a 40 year reunion in 2018 and this website would be home base for another event like our 30th reunion in 2008. Please consider a contribution through this website on the "Website Support" page.

On another note...we are trying to gauge the interest in a 40th reunion in the fall of 2018. It is hard to beleive that it has been almost 10 years since or last one. Please take a moment and let us know if you would be interested in attending if it were to happen. This can be done through the "Contact Us" page of this website or directly to michaelpower-stjoes1978@hotmail.com


Feel free to share any photos from our high school days or any recent get togethers with fellow '78 grads. New material keeps the website from going stagnent.

Wishing you and yours a year full of nothing but good things!

Leslie:)


 
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Wednesday June 1, 2016

Wow, it's hard to believe that we are almost half way through another year.
New music has been added to the "Welcome page" as well as new animated graphics throughout.
Happy summer to everyone, whever you are!

Leslie:)


 
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Sunday January 3, 2016

Wishing you a happy new year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.
Love, laugh and prosper in 2016!


Leslie:)


 
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Sunday January 18, 2015

Where does the time go? the past year seems to have whizzed by....so much to do and no time to do it! I hope that 2014 was good to all of you and 2015 is full of good memories, love and lots of laughter.
It is sad that we have lost two fellow graduates this past year. This should gives all of us pause for thought, to think about what is truly important in our lives.

"Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional".

I wish one and all a very Happy New Year and a happy and healthy 2015.
Keep smiling!

Leslie:)

P.S. New music on the "home page" sure to make you smile and feel a little nostalgic!


 
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Wednesday January 1, 2014
 
Happy New Year!
May the year ahead bring you and your families good health, good fortune and lots of good times!
Leslie:)
 
 
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Monday November 25, 2013
 
 
Let the insanity begin!
As we start to gear up for the holiday season let us take pause and remember what it is really all about. Step back, take a deep breath and smile:)
 
You'll notice the return of the "Christmas Past" page and the addition of some holiday tunes as well as some updates to the "Grad News" page.
Feel free to use the "Guest Book" page to extend a friendly hello or Season's Greeting to fellow grads out there.
 
It is hard to believe it has been over 5 years since our 30th reunion in 2008. Where does the time go?
 
I would like to wish one and all a very merry and joyous Christmas wherever you are spending it. Be safe, be happy! Ho HO HO
 
Leslie:)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Friday March 1 2013
 
Change of music on the "Welcome" page. Three songs from 1973....that would be 40 years ago and the year we entered high school. YIKES!!!
Enjoy.
Leslie:)
 
 
 
 
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November 3, 2012

1978 Grads Girls' Night Out has come and gone. It was a fun evening for the ladies who attended giving those there a chance to unwind and catch up. For those who could not make it this year not to worry.....we will do it again next year the first week of November 2013!

Check out pictures from the evening on the "Grad News" page.

Leslie:)




 
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Thursday September 20, 2012

The ever growing annual  "Ladies Night"  for 1978 MPSJ grads will be on Friday November 2, 2012. For more info contact me at
michaelpower-stjoes1978@hotmail.com.

New music once again! All three songs are from 1976.

"You're Still the One"  Orleans

"Get Away"  Earth, Wind and Fire
"Lowdown"  Boz Skaggs

I hope every one had a wonderful summer....certainly can't complain about the weather this year! Keep smiling.

Leslie:)

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Wedesday July 4, 2012

A belated Happy July 1st to all who still live in this great land we call  Canada and a Happy July 4th to all '78 grads who now reside in the USA.

A few things have been added to the "Grad News" page. Most notably is the recent passing of Sister Imelda on Saturday June 23, 2012. She
was a remarkable woman who lived a long and fulfilling life as a Sister of St. Joseph of Toronto. She also guided and nurtured many students of St. Joes for many, many years. May she rest in peace.

As we now head into the summer season I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe summer wherever you are spending it.

Have a good one!

Leslie:)





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Friday April 27, 2012

Change of music once again. The music of todays youth is definately not like music from our high school days. These three are from 1974.....it's hard to believe they are almost 40 years old. Hmmmm, that would mean we are almost 40 years older as well......YIKES! 

Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Suede
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard
  The Things We Do For Love- 10cc

Enjoy, Leslie:)





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Monday January 2, 2012

 


New music....click on the "Welcome Page" to hear 3 memorable songs from 1973.

 


Pretty Lady - Lighthouse
Shambala - Three Dog Night
Vehicle - Ides Of March

New Pictures on the "Grad News Page"

A Happy and Healthy New Year to one and all!

Leslie:)

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Sunday December 11, 2011


A note of thanks to those '78 grads who contributed to the continuation of the 1978 Grad Website. Their names appear on the Website $upport page.

Leslie:)



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Sunday November 20, 2011

Thirty-five days until Christmas! Yikes! Where did the past year go?

As you may have guessed the theme this Christmas for the website is Dr. Seuss'
"How The Grinch Stole Christmas". For most of us growing up this TV show was a holiday staple/must watch.

The two songs (click music on the "Welcome Page") are from the  "The Grinch" and are sure to make you smile and stir up some childhood memories. I've also attached the original "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" show at the bottom of the Welcome Page should you have the nostalgic urge to watch it.

As you gather and visit friends and family over the holidays I wish you and yours much peace and merriment!

God Bless and Merry Christmas!
Leslie:)


NOTE: I am pesently looking for contributions to keep this website up and running. If you wish to contribute please go to the "Website $upport Page". Thank you!

UP COMING EVENT......see the "Grad News Page" for details.


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Sunday November 6, 2011

St. Joe's 1978 Grad Girls' Night was held on Friday November 4, 2011.

Check out the pictures on the "Grad News" page!


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Tuesday September 27, 2011


I hope everyone had a great summer. I don't think we can complain about the weather this year.

It's hard to believe we are alredy into fall with Thanksgiving fast approaching and then Halloween and Christmas close behind.

A 1978 Grad Girls Night has been planned for Friday November 4, 2011. If interested get in touch at
michaelpower-stjoes1978@hotmail.com


Music has been changed again to:

Reminiscing - Little River Band
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
We Are Family - Sister Sledge

All are from 1978.

Happy Turkey Day to all....Enjoy!

Leslie:)


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Friday July 1, 2011
Happy Canada Day!

A change in the music on the welcome page....

1974   10cc - The Things we Do For Love
1976   Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In Town
1978   Jackson Brown - Running On Empty

Here's to a sunny, safe and fun filled summer, cheers!
Leslie:)

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Saturday April 23, 2011

New music for your listening pleasure!

You're My Best Friend - Queen
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Moonlight Feels Right - Starbuck

All from 1976.

Happy Easter to all!
Enjoy. Leslie:)


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Sunday January 2, 2011

Happy New Year to one and all!

Is it just me or as we get older does the time seem to fly by. Where did this last year go???

All new pictures on the "High School Memories" page. All are from the 1976/77 Clarion yearbook and a few additions submitted from fellow grads.

Three new songs on the "Welcome" page and all are from 1977.
~ Your Smiling Face by James Taylor
~ Smoke From A Distant Fire by Sanford Townsend Band
~ Lido Shuffle by Bozz Scaggs
Those should bring back a few memories.

The "Grad News" page will keep you up to date on any news/events that have been passed along to me.

Blessings and good health and happiness to all for the New Year!

Leslie:)


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Monday December 13, 2010

I have finally found the time to make the website Christmas themed.

""Christmas Past" page has been added. 

Christmas music is now on the "welcome" page for your listening pleasure.
 
A link to Linus' version of what Christmas is all about is also on the "Welcome" page. A Charlie Brown Christmas was a favourite for many of us years ago.......it still makes me smile.

A very Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for the New Year!

Leslie:)


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   Monday November 22, 2010

Check out the "Grad News" page. That's were you will find everything that I've been told about!

FYI : The website will be going festive in the near      future.........stay tuned.

Leslie:)

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Thursday September S30, 2010


Three funky new songs to listen to. All from 1976 . I thought they suited the turkey with the afro on the homepage for Thanksgiving.

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Get Away - Earth, Wind and Fire
Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Leslie:)

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Monday June 21, 2010

My apologies for neglecting the website....my life has been extremely busy. I will try to get to it in the near future! Stay tuned...........
Les;lie:)

 

Sunday December 27, 2009

Additions to the "Grad News" page.

New pictures on the "High School Memories" page.

Three new tracks of music for your listening pleasure from 1976
        Still the One - Orleans
        Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy
        Hotel California - Eagles

Happy New Year to one and all!

Leslie:)


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 Monday November 30, 2009

The MPSJ 1978 website has gone festive. Listen to the music and check out the images throughout......they should stir up some memories.

Annual Christmas Pool Night (see Grad News page).

Add a Christmas greeting or anything else you would like to share for all to see on the Guest Book page.

Check out the Christmas Past page, here only for the Christmas season.

Add yourself to the Graduates page if you have not done so yet....it only takes a minute or two. If you already have, don't forget to update your info and picture every once in a while.

Christmas will be here before you know it.......enjoy!

Leslie:)


 

   Sunday October 18, 2009

Three new songs on the website for your listening pleasure and all are from 1975.  These should bring back a few memories!

Games People Play - The Spinners
Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet

CHECK IT OUT! All new pictures on the "High School Memories" page from our 1974/75 Clarion Yearbook.

ADDITIONS to the "Did you know...." page as well.

Happy Halloween !
Leslie:)
   

Saturday July 4, 2009

Three new tunes on the website. Having three is way more fun! In case they sound familiar but you can remember the name of the song or who did it.....let me help you out.

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo - Rick Derringer '74
Jackie Blue - Ozark Mountain Daredevils '74
Locomotion - Grand Funk '74

Happy summer to all ~ have a good one!

Leslie:)


    
  Monday June 8, 2009

Thanks to all who came out to the "50th Birthday Bash" and joined in the celebration. Nice size group this time round.....I think I actually saw and spoke to pretty much everyone on Saturday night. I almost got everyone in the photos. Missed a few, don't know how.....you must have been avoiding the camera. Feel free to send any pictures you took and I'll post them as well.

Check the website occasionally to see what's going on and remember to send me any big news or important events in your life to share with the rest of the group.

Thanks, keep well, until we meet again.....
 Leslie:)


      Tuesday June 2, 2009

I'm out of town until late June 5th with no computer access. If you are trying to get a hold of me you'll have to wait to hear back from me until then.
Leslie:)

P.S. Yes you can still buy tickets.  Please do so on-line through this website (see the "50th Birthday  PleaseBash" page for details.

NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!



     Saturday May 23. 2009

Less than 2 weeks until the "50th Birthday Bash" and less than a week to buy your tickets!

A number of grads who did not make the 3oth reunion will be attending this event as well as a few we had not found by last September have surfaced.

Should be a fun evening. Anyone been working on their pool table skills? I can hold a pool cue and a drink at the same time!

See you on June 6th.

Leslie:)

FYI 
This will be the last event I put together for our graduating class. I am officially retiring as our event coodinator (but will continue with the reunion website)


    

       Monday May 4, 2009


There are 3 1/2 weeks left to purchase tickets to the
"50th Birthday Bash"

The deadline for ticket purchase is Friday May 29th.
If we have a certain number of tickets sold by that date the venue will close to the public for the evening of June 6th..
Your ticket purchase could be the one that makes that happen!

Should be a lot of fun.....hope you can join in the celebration!

50 is the new 20!

Leslie:)


      Wednesday April 15,2009

WOW! It's only been a week and 25% of the tickets for the 
"50th Birthday Bash" have already sold. It's looking like there will be a good turnout for this event. There are a limited number of tickets available (due to fire regulations) so......if you're thinking of attending, don't delay, buy today. When they're gone..... they're gone!

All tickets purchased will receive a ticket order confirmation by email
Paperless tickets for the Birthday Bash

Hope to see you on June 6th!

Leslie:)


 
    Tuesday April 7, 2009

The 50th Birthday Bash is a go!

Saturday June 6, 2009. See the "50th Birthday Bash" page set up on this website for all the details and how to purchase your ticket(s).

Please note that there are a limited number of tickets for this event. Buy early so you won't be disappointed!

Hope to see you there......50 yet or not!

Leslie:)
 



       
  Thursday March 26, 2009

Check out some of the changes to the website. Change of music, additions to the "Did you know...." page, all new pictures on the "High School Memories" page and some new graduate profiles on the "Graduates" page. If you have not yet added yourself to the Graduates page you may do so at any time!

Tentative date for the "50th Birthday Bash" is Saturday June 6th, 2009. The date will be confirmed in the next couple of weeks. I'd appreciate if you would let me know if you are free and interested in attending this event.....it helps to have an idea of the number of people when planning.

Thanks, Leslie:)



 
        Friday February 20, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all ( Irish or not! ) on March 17th. Take a few minutes and enjoy the link I've put up on the Welcome page. An amusing animated short for yor viewing pleasure by the Corrigan Brothers (no relation).

No date yet for the 50th Birthday Bash......there's still lots of time until June. I'll keep you posted!

Leslie:)

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         Friday January 30, 2009

There have been some changes made to the reunion website......browse on through and take a look.

FYI:  There is talk of a group grad 50th Birthday Bash for June. Mid year will cover those who have already hit the big 5 0 and those who have not but will be. It'll be very informal, show up if you're able at a bar/pub probably at the west end of the city. It's in the very early stages. I will keep you informed as to the date and place once confirmed.

Enjoy the snow.......spring will be here before you know it!

Leslie:)


       


        Sunday January 18, 2009

Kevin did it...."Down to the Wood". Check out the photos from the evening at The Cadillac Lounge and Kevin's new look on the "Grad News" page. Thanks to all who made a pledge and made the event a success.

Leslie:)



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       Thursday January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009 and anyone browsing the reunion website. I would like to take a moment and thank everyone who attended the 1978 30 year reunion in September 2008. Without you it would not have been a success. I hope that friendships rekindled that evening prosper in the New Year and I wish all fellow graduates all the best for 2009.

New additions to the "Did You Know" and "Grad News" page

Don't forget Kevin Phillips is shaving his head for cancer research on January 17, 2009. For more information and to make a pledge see the "Grad News" page.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

Leslie:)   


   

         Sunday December 21, 2008

One more change of music...."Mary Did You Know" sung by Clay Aitken replaces the Christmas Canon. Hard to believe that Christmas is here in four days. Where does the time go? Wishes to all for a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy!

Leslie:)




       Sunday December 14, 2008

Kevin Phillips is shaving his head for cancer research in January 2009! For more information check out the "Grad News"page.

Pool anyone? Check out "Grad News" for more info.

If you're getting together with fellow grads over the holidays....send me pictures to share with everyone.

Change of music once again. Now playing is "Christmas Canon" by the "Trans-Siberian Orchestra".

I hope all are getting into the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the season!

Leslie:)


     Monday December 1, 2008

Change of music...now playing is "Wonderful ChristmasTime - Paul McCartney (1979).....from the graduation era/decade. Just click on music at the bottom of the "Welcome" page.

Only twenty-four more sleeps (and shopping days) until Christmas! 

Leslie:)

  


    Friday November 20, 2008

I've been busy with a lot of changes to the reunion website for the Christmas season and more. You'll notice a few new pages. New music as well. Dr Seuss' "Your a Mean One Mr. Grinch" is the music for this week. I personally have always loved "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" since I was a kid. It brings back a lot of memories from years gone by. I'll be changing the music a few times before Christmas, so if you visit occasionally don't forget to click on music at the bottom of the "Welcome" page.

NEW  The "Did you know...." page is tidbits of information and photos of our schools from the very beginning and I will be adding to it from time to time.

NEW  The "High School Memories" page will be photos from the 1973/74 - 1977/78 yearbooks. For the Christmas season it contains all of the Christmas Assemblies from the years 1973-1977 that we attended. I forgot how much fun they were until I saw the photos. The photos on this page will be changed periodically.

NEW  The "Jay Peaks, Vermont" page is a 1977 yearbook narrative and a number of photos that I recently came across while going through some boxes. For those that went, it was a great week so many years ago.

NEW  Check out "Grad News" for the latest in grad news.

I would like to acknowledge and thank all of the '78 grads that have financially contributed to-date to the continuation of the reunion website. All of the contributors names are posted on the "Website $upport" page. You may contribute at any time should you wish to do so.

Don't forget about the "Guest Book" page. Feel free to extend any holiday greetings or anything else to fellow graduates at any time.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a stress free, relaxing, fun filled, safe and enjoyable holiday.

Leslie:)




  Saturday November 8, 2008

You'll notice I've been moving things around on the website. I recently came across an envelope of pictures from the school ski trip to Jay Peaks, Vermont in March of 1977. I thought they would be fun to share with all of you since a number of us were there.

Thank you to those who have supported the continuation of the reunion website with their $10 contribution. The names of all contributers are listed on the Website $upport page. If you have enjoyed the website and wish to contribute to its continuation you can do so by clicking on the Website $upport page.

Christmas is fast approaching.....has anyone started shopping yet?

Leslie:)

P.S.  I was at the AC/DC concert last night.......AWESOME show. If you are (even remotely) a fan try to get your hands on tickets for the January show at the Rogers Centre. I can guarantee you it will be well worth the money. My ears are still ringing!



   Monday October 20, 2008


A new page "Grad News" has been added to the reunion website. Feel free to share with the rest of your fellow graduates any big events or important occasions in your life. Send info and pictures to michaelpower-stjoes1978@hotmail.com.

Another new page "Website $upport" has been added as well. If you have enjoyed visiting our Reunion website and wish to financially contribute to its continuation, you are asked to consider a small contribution of $10.00. This can be done through the "Website $upport" page should you choose to do. Those who contribute will have their name appear on the Website Support page with our thanks and appreciation for your support


Remember to share with the rest of your fellow '78 grads any significant events/occasions in your life.........we are a curious by nature and care.

Leslie:)




    Wednesday October 8, 2008

More photos have been added! Thank you to those who have taken the time to do so. It's never to late to share your pictures from the reunion......send them my way for all to enjoy.

Warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving holiday.....gobble, gobble!

Leslie:)




    Thursday September 18, 2008

A few people have sent me photos from the night of the reunion and they have been added to the collection. Feel free to send me any others from that night and I'll gladly add them. Keep checking the website for new ones!

Leslie:)
    



    Saturday September 13, 2008
 


Photos from our 30 year reunion celebration "A Night To Remeber" are now posted for all to see. Feel free to send me any you would like to share with the rest of us from that night. 

I can't believe it's already been a week. No wonder 30 years went flying by!

Leslie:)







    Monday September 8, 2008


Photos from  "A Night To Remember" will be on this website next weekend . If you have any pictures from Saturday night that you would like to share send them to me jpeg format at www.michaelpower-stjoes1978@hotmail.com. Please supply me with the names of those in the photo if possible to make it easier for me and more enjoyable for those who were not there to view.

Thanks, Leslie:)




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