This “To Hell with the Bell” champagne breakfast is guaranteed to boost the morale of any former teacher who is depressed about not going back to class.
This year, Walter and Ellen Schoen hosted the event attended by over 20 retired teachers and spouses in their large back yard. Ellen had a smorg of different breads and muffins set out in their gazebo. There were complemented by champagne and orange juice, tea and coffee.
President of the local group, Gerry Clare, proposed toasts to our still employed colleagues as well as to our own happy retirement. He displayed a photo album of the group’s activities, which included a trip to Tumbler Ridge in 1997 for a mine tour and a barbecue at the home of George and Janet Hartford. In July of this year, a group spent the day at Dunvegan historical site and then returned to Dawson Creek for a barbecue at Nan and Gerry Clare’s place.