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Calendar of Events
May 14, 2004
12 Noon Golf Tournament
5-9 PM *Reception, Old Arena Wine and Cheese
7-11 PM *Informal Gathering at Pubs and Eateries
May 15, 2004
9 AM Activities Begin at 89 Church Street, Breakfast, Registration and Sign-in
9 AM Nostalgia Rooms open
10 AM Basketball, Volleyball in Boys Gym
10 AM Staff Brunch
1 PM Opening Ceremonies/ Variety Show
2:30 PM Old School at 55 Albert open for tours
4 PM School Closes
6 PM *Reception at Building #1 Markham Fair Grounds - Cash Bar Opens
6:30 PM *Buffet Dinner(served t'ill 9:30), DJ music
8 PM *Much Music Retro video Dance at Building #2
May 16, 2004
11 AM Ecumenical Ceremony St Andrews Presbyterian
*Evening events are licenced, must be 19+ to attend.
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About the MDHS Reunion

Who Are We?

Here are the members of the committee who are already hard at work planning this reunion for you. We are committed to making it as fun and memorable as possible, to provide ample opportunity for you to reconnect with friends from the past, but YOU are the most important ingredient. Make your plans to "Come Home to MDHS" in May 2004. And if you'd like to help in some way, contact us at .

Your reunion committee
in the planning stages.
MDHS reunion committee
from the left: Gunter Langhorst, Bonnie Horton, Linda Patterson, David Harris

David Harris - David, who is co-chair of the reunion committee, is preparing for retirement in June of 2003 after teaching science at MDHS for 30 years. He is almost as well known for coaching rugby (since 1975) and taking students on rugby tours. David resides in Markham.

Linda Patterson (Sine) - Linda co-chairs the reunion committee with David. Not only is she a graduate of MDHS 1971, but now she teaches there in the Business Department. Linda still resides in Markham where she is involved in many community activities.

Doug van Wolde - Doug graduated from MDHS in 1988 and now is self-employed in the Internet industry. He married another Markham student, Sarah Hamnett; they reside in Brooklin where Doug is active on the Markham Fair Board and in other community activities. He is responsible for our excellent website.

Kathryn Mifflin (Hindle) - Kathryn taught mainly history during her 30 years at MDHS (1968 - 1998), although you may also remember her from the Guidance Department or as co-founder of the L.E.A.D Program. Currently retired, Kathryn now resides in Stouffville. She is co-chair of reunion registration.

Bonnie Horton (Homuth) - Bonnie taught in the English Department at MDHS from 1968 - 1974 and then again from 1986-2001. She was also co-founder of the L.E.A.D. Program. Bonnie is retired and living in Scarborough, and is co-chair of reunion registration.

Sandy Strachan - Affectionately known as "Flower" or "Rosebanja Bostucci" by her students, Sandy spent her whole 30-year career at MDHS, beginning in 1971, and was head of Girls' PHE for 26 years. During her career, she coached 55 sports teams. Now retired, Sandy resides in Toronto.

Frank Scarpitti - has lived in the Town of Markham for 38 years and currently resides in Unionville. He has spent 15 years on Markham's council in the capacities of Regional Councillor, Deputy Mayor and Mayor. Frank is the Honourary Chairman of the MDHS Reunion Committee.

More Committee images

photo: Bill Thomas in the foreground


photo: Dian More and Doug van Wolde


photo: Nancy Letman


Main Committee: Linda Patterson, David Harris, Doug van Wolde, Gunter Langhorst, Dave Morrison, Bonnie Horton, Kathryn Mifflin.

Registration: Bonnie Horton, Kathryn Mifflin.

Friday golf: Carl Hansen, Don Nixon.

Friday night: Bill Snowball, Rod Sine.

Saturday school: Ruth Pezzack, Dian More, Mark Caswell, John Leadbetter.

Teachers’ lunch: Sandy Strachan, Erika Kerhoulas, Theo Christoff, Beth Wardlaw, Laurie Milne.

Fair Grounds: Nancy Letman.

Sports: Ali Tunnicliff.

Publicity: Gary Ellis, Kerri Lane.

Variety Show: Bill Thomas.

Sunday Service: Lorne Smith.

MDHS History

 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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