OBE Reunion 2015 - September 26th






Since our  third successful OBE reunion last September the reunion committee has held two "wrap-up" meetings, one in November and one in January.  The goal of the meetings was to finalize financial details, to evaluate the event, and to decide if another should be planned for 2015. (Minutes of both meetings are available here on our website.)

It was decided that another reunion would be planned for September 26th, 2015 


If you attended the last reunion, the pictures that were taken are now available for download in our website gallery.




A cheque for $ 4,000 was donated to the Ottawa Education Foundation Marjorie Loughrey Artists in the Schools Program specifically, to be disbursed to fund programs for inner-city schools. This represented the profits from our 2013 Reunion. Shown in the photo from left to right: Murray Sands, Bonnie Cheung, Chris McGarvey and Elda Allan.


The Marjorie Loughrey Grant Selection Panel received eight applications for the 2014-15 school year, three from inner-city schools.

•    $2,000 from the 2013 OBE reunion donation was granted to Pinecrest PS, for a dance project, called “A Journey through the Decades”.
•    This project meets the criteria established by the selection panel, the needs of the students and fits well into curriculum guidelines.
•   The project focuses on Dance, and offers a one-week residency to the students from grades 1-8. The organization, Luv2Groove, consists of 2 dancers who provide dance workshops.
•     300 students at Pinecrest will have the opportunity to learn different styles of dances from the 70s, up until the dances of today.

The Selection Panel will use the remaining $ 2,000 for the following year.


A letter acknowledging receipt of this donation was received from Chris McGarvey, Executive Director of the Education Foundation. Our 2010 donation funded a visual arts project at Regina Street P.S. and a dance project at Arch Street P.S.  Approximately 380 K-6 students benefited from these projects.




Board Office


Minutes of Our
Planning Meetings


February 20 , 2015

January 16 , 2015

November 21 , 2014

September 26 , 2014

June 6 , 2014

April 4 , 2014
January 17 , 2014

November 22 , 2013