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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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Wasn’t That a Party!

Thanks to all who helped make the reunion the success it was! The best part was the number of attendees! 2,567 people visited the school and fairgrounds on Saturday. There isn’t an official count for Friday night, but Sgt. Peppers was so packed, many overflowed to Shoeless Joes. Check out the news articles from our reunion weekend.

Reunion Photos

Here are some photos from the reunion. Please contribute by sending your photos via e-mail to . We will post them in this Photo Gallery.

Commemorative Pins for Sale

These pins are a commemorative 50th Anniversary of MDHS at it’s Church Street location. Crafted by Barthau’s Jewelers of Stouffville to be a valued collector’s item. They are richly detailed in blue, white and gold with the MDHS crest and the date.

Quantities are limited. We are selling the remainder by mail only.

Please send your cheque to:

MDHS Reunion
c/o Julie Garnett
39 Wales Ave.,
Markham, ON L3P 2C4

Please provide your return address. Pins will be shipped by Canada Post. The cost for the pin is $5 CDN plus $1.50 for shipping within Canada.

Photocopied Yearbooks Order Form
(yearbook_orderform.pdf, 143KB)

We are using our archived yearbooks to make photocopied reproductions for people who have lost or never had their yearbooks.

The cost of $35.00 per yearbook covers our printing costs and mailing.

If you would like to order one or more, please print off the order form (PDF, 143KB) and mail it to the school:
Markham District High School
89 Church Street
Markham ON L3P 2M3
Attention: D. More

Make your cheque payable to:
MDHS Reunion

Turn around time is about six weeks. Your yearbook(s) will be delivered by Canada Post.

Come Home to MDHS

In 2004, Markham District High School (MDHS) will have been at its present location for 50 years, but more importantly it will have been educating Markhamites for 145 years. We're going to celebrate that fact in a big way, and we want YOU to be a part of the fun!

Join us May 14 - 16, 2004 for an MDHS reunion weekend packed with special events, entertainment, and time to reconnect with classmates and staff. If you attended MDHS, taught or worked there in any capacity, this weekend is one you won't want to miss.

Markham District High School Reunion sign

This Website is designed to keep you up-to-date with all that is planned for you. Keep checking it! New information is continuously being added. Soon you'll be able to get all the current plans and registration information, leave a message for your graduating year, read about Markham District High School history, view the school as it appears today, add you name to the E-mail Directory - all this and more, right here!

Please feel free to contact Bonnie at if you require additional information.

The Before '54 Club

Hello to all the Before 54 Alumnae! You are invited to drag out your old high school mementoes and plan a trip back to Markham for the 2004 celebration of 50 Years on Church Street and 145 Years Educating Markham.
(read more about Before '54)

The MDHS Reunion Forum!

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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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