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Calendar of Events
May 22, 2009
11 AM Golf Tournament
7-9 PM Registration at Train Station
7-11 PM *Informal Gathering at Pubs and Eateries
May 23, 2009
9 AM Activities Begin at 89 Church Street, Registration and Sign-in
10 AM Staff Brunch
10 AM Basketball
12 PM Opening Ceremonies/ Variety Show
6 PM *Reception at Building #1 Markham Fair Grounds - Cash Bar Opens
6:30 PM *Buffet Dinner(served t'ill 9:30), DJ music
May 24, 2009
  Alumni organized gatherings. Your Sunday events will be published here.
*Evening events are licenced, must be 19+ to attend.



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Farewell MDHS! Open House Events

Thursday May 27, 2010

3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


1.  Student Ambassadors – assisting with the self-guided tour of the school

2.  Ontario Scholar Pictures – returning to alumni
3.  Yearbook Display – Yearbook display of yearbooks from 1954 – 2009

4.  Cake, Coffee, Tea, Guest Book – get people to leave a final message in the       guest book – enjoy a piece of cake

5.  Music - on the PA – old school songs
- current students from our Music department will be playing in the courtyard  across from the Cold Caf

6.  Videos/PPT - old photos, 2010 prom video, school construction shots, MDHS interior shots
- videos from school events

7.  Raffle Ticket Sales & Draws –selling tickets for draws on “MDHS” stuff – making “draw” announcements throughout the event.

8. Time Capsule -  display of a time capsule to be buried at the new school to be opened at an appropriate time

9. Clubs/Teams – possible displays from various organizations – EcoMarkham, Dance Team, others TBA

United Roots Club (Rose):

  • Performing excerpts from “Freedom Road” and  “Remember the Time”, and their newest “We Are Markham”
  • It will be a mixture of songs, dances and poetry readings
  • They will hold their performance in “The Pit”
  • Hour presentations: 2:30-3:30pm & 5-6pm

10. Sale of items – Steve Michna and some of the Reunion gang are going to set up a table to sell off some of our Reunion paraphernalia

11. EcoMarkham will be showing their video of the Living Wall from our Earth Hour assemblies and selling our Silva Growth vouchers for $5, which plants a tree in Southern Ontario and some of the funds go to our Living Wall fundraising

12. Aerial Photos – we have some amazing aerial photos that we may have enlarged and sell as souvenirs of the building we are in now – we also have a photo of all 3 incarnations of MDHS that we may get enlarged as well – to be decided.

13. Food – I am still working on this – a possible BBQ in the courtyard – John Leadbetter’s Chip Truck


farewell MDHS


MDHS History

 Today, 2009, there is an air of change...

 Secondary school education officially began in Markham Village 1858...

 What was it like at MDHS in 1954? Answered by Ralph Pyle...

Comments about MDHS in 1954 by Lorne Smith

Life at MDHS in 1958 by Marian Mackworth

 What was life like at Markham High in 1896? History as told by Dr. E. C. Reynolds...


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