Our 5th Annual “Fallen 51” Dinner was a great success, after selling out a week in advance. Guests enjoyed socializing at the bar upstairs at the Crow’s Nest Officers’ Club, while being treated to a sparkling wine reception. Special thanks to Newfound Resources Ltd. for sponsoring this reception, as well as the dinner wine, in honour of Vincent Carew (1907 graduate) and Victor Carew (1909 graduate), who are both members of the “Fallen 51”.
Heading downstairs to the dining room, a delicious meal was served by Red Oak Catering as guests were welcomed by the Officers’ Club President and Alumni Committee Member Gary Walsh ’66. Thank you to Gary for doing an excellent job of hosting this event for the past 5 years.
Michael Parsons ’19 delivered a beautiful reflection, depicting what it is like to walk the same halls as the St. Bon’s Boys who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War. Guest Speaker Larry Dohey of The Rooms showed guests how a trip through the archives proves that the “Fallen 51” boys kept their friendships strong both travelling over seas and directly on the battlefields.
We wish to thank the staff for helping to make this unique event such a success. Though we do not yet have final numbers for this year’s dinner, we expect that over the past five years, the total raised for our Bursary Fund will exceed $25,000. This is in no small part to the many guests who return each year and the Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies who made donations to the Bursary Fund in honour of the dinner.