Templeton High School Reunion

By Frank Cucca

Wow, what an incredible evening! Most of us hadn`t seen one another in over forty years, yet it seemed like yesterday once everyone started reminiscing about our time at Templeton. A special thank you to the organizing committee for sticking together for over a year and connecting with as many of the grads as possible. An incredible group of friends that went over and beyond to make this event a success: John Artuso, Len Bellagamba, Frank Borri, Mario Giardini, Peter Greenwell, Josie Padro, and Bruce Wong. Also the many volunteers that helped along the way! We managed to raise just under $5,000 for the Templeton Secondary School Educational Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to ensure that any student of Templeton is not deprived of further education for financial reasons through the provision of awards and grants available for post-secondary education at Canadian Universities, Colleges, and Vocational Schools. A thank you to Mr. John Bevilaqua from the Foundation for coming to our event and their directors Brad Bond & Gordon Gee for supporting our initiative from day one. The foundation to date has managed to give $1,035,643 in Bursaries, Scholarships, and mentoring disbursements to the graduating students of Templeton.
Attending the event included Mr. Rossi, Mr. Ramsey, Ms. Robinson, Mr. MacKay, Mr. Morrison, and Ms. Vance. We also had many of our peers that came from Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver Island, Rossland BC, and various other communities from BC.
We had unbelievable support via Dollar Cash Donations and Prizes that need to be acknowledged; Frank Borri for his large cash donation, Len Bellagamba, Brad Bond, Gordon Gee, Mike Carlassara, Marilyn (Cherry) Ross, Kelly (Madokoro) Bigioli and a few more that brought our cash donation to just under $3,000.
Major Gift Donors include; A Gold Coin from John McCluskey Valued at $1,800 from Alamos Gold Inc., A Hilti Combo Drill Kit Valued at $1,800 from G.C. Construction, Private Tasing Events from Cactus Club Café on Lougheed Hwy. from Margherita Cucca and from the Cactus on Byrne Road from Antonietta Cucca.
Many other major prizes from Mario Giardini, Frank Borri, Tony Giardini, Guy Almog, Vince Valente, Tom Oaks to mention a few.
The Raffle generated $3,000 as many of the prizes were given out as door prizes.
A Proud Evening to Be a Titan!

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