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Harbord’s 120th Birthday bash festivities

Thank you Harbordites for making the celebrations of our school’s 120th birthday memorable.

Many of you were on hand for the gala dinner banquet at the Ambiance Banquet Hall on Thursday April 26th, 2012. Many of us have not shared in a gathering of our fellow Harbordites since we graduated so it was an opportune time to connect and reconnect.

At the school open house on Friday April 27th, 2012, we welcomed over 300 alumni, ex staff members and guests back to the school. Comments included: “I don’t remember the school like this,” “It has been too long since I’ve been here” and “I still cherish the friends that I made when I was here.” With a festive atmosphere, many were able to catch up with others with whom they shared a common journey.

From the Harbord Club, we thank Principal Fuentes, the school staff, caretakers, students and alumni who participated in the staging and success of the celebrations. One of the hi-lites for alumni, is always hearing the ever familiar school song “Onward Harbord.” We now start the task of planning for the next big alumni event, our 125th anniversary celebrations.

Stay tuned for hi-lites, pictures and comments in our next Harbordite. Onward Harbord!

Harbord Collegiate’s 120th Birthday Bash announcement

The Harbord Club, the alumni association of our beloved school is hosting a birthday bash for our 120th birthday and you and your family are invited.

The two day event will be co-ordinated by the Harbord Club and Once Upon an Occasion event planners.

Dinner banquet: Thursday April 26th,  from 5:30 pm at the Ambiance Banquet Hall in Toronto.

Sign in social hour: 5:30 -6:30 pm

Dinner: French Service

Itinerary: Distinguished guest speakers; 50/50 draw; silent auction; dance & and birthday cake.

Open house: Friday April 27th, during the day on location at the school.  Come and see how our school has changed; visit our museum; check out our history; share your story with our current students; reconnect with friends & more.

Start organizing friends to fill a banquet table table of up to ten.  Registration is required and a PDF application will be posted to the Harbord Club website and Facebook (HarbordC.I. Grads/Alumni) soon.

There will be an early bird registration bonus gift package.  In the interim email us at: contact@harbordclub.com and or harbordcelebration@live.ca to let us know your interest and we will email you the registration form.

Onward Harbord!

120th HCI birthday bash coming Thursday April 26th & Friday April 27th, 2012

The Harbord Club will be hosting a birthday bash next April. Our treasured school has been continuously serving our community for 120 glorious years.

The party will be spread out over two days.
1) Dinner banquet with a silent auction will take place on the evening of Thursday April 26, 2012 at the Ambiance Banquet Hall. Tickets are limited. Cost: $65.00 per person or $600.00 per table of ten. So start making your plans to gather together to celebrate with your high school classmates.
2) The Harbord Club will host an open house at the school on Friday April 27th, 2012 during the school day.

Venue, Thursday evening at the Ambiance Banquet Hall for dinner & silent auction, Friday on site at the school. Look for more details

Stay tuned.

Harbord Club blog is on its way

There will be both a new and old look to the Harbord Club web site.  We are currently working on introducing a blog to the website. Sheldon Hua, HCI grad from 2007 has been working behind the scenes to develop the blog.  The blog will eventually become the opening page when you access the web site.  The original content of the original web site will continue to be available albeit through one of the tabs.

We will be looking for regular contributors to the blog.  Our regular contributors will represent a cross section of the people of our great school.

The Harbord Club is continuing to dialogue and thinking in creative ways that will better serve the interests of the alumni, staff, current students and future students.  Stay tuned

Onward Harbord!

Sid Ingham

THE BOYS OF MAJOR STREET

Remembrance Day: Chucky, Porky and Solly were part of a band of Jewish immigrant kids who grew up together in the city’s west end. Many of them eagerly enlisted for war, and most never returned home.

Leslie Scrivener Feature Writer Published On Wed Nov 11 2009 TORONTO STAR


Who’s left to remember Chucky and Porky, Solly and Harold? They are the boys of Major St. who went to war and didn’t come back – lost in the Atlantic, over the Bay of Bengal and in Holland.

Dr. Joe Greenberg is one of the few left who remembers them. He counts 10 who died in World War II who grew up with him on the west-end street that runs between College and Bloor Sts. Others were wounded or became prisoners of war.

They spent their youth in the city playgrounds, Jewish immigrant kids too poor to afford a bat and ball, never dreaming they’d own a baseball mitt. They used broom handles as sticks and frozen horse droppings for pucks to play street hockey.

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