In August 2019, we will be welcoming back alumni from around the world for their 20 and 30-Year Reunion! Arriving first, from August 4-8, will be years 23, 24, 25 and 26 for their 20-Year reunion. Then from August 11-15, years 14, 15, 16, and 17 are invited to come together and celebrate their 30-Year reunion.
As the planning has begun for both reunions, a couple of keen alumni are taking the lead on organizing the programming and logistics, encouraging classmates to make travel plans and getting them excited about re-connecting with each other.
In addition to the organizing committee, we have alumni working on the Travel Fund Committee – an initiative that helps fund the costs associated with attending a reunion for alumni who would not otherwise be able to attend. The Travel Fund Committee assess all applications to the travel fund and encourages their fellow alumni to contribute. This committee will then distribute the amount raised amongst their classmates, who applied for funding. If you’d like to help an alum join their classmates this summer, donate here!
Each reunion is unique, given the alumni who attend, the “flavour” of the era, and the focus of the programming. In general though, there seem to be some consistent, recurring themes at every reunion:
- a desire to re-connect with old friends and relive some of the youthful and transformational moments of their time at Pearson College UWC;
- a thirst for some of those deeper conversations about global issues and exploring intercultural differences – sometimes through workshops and sessions that alumni lead themselves, showcasing their own passions and accomplishments;
- a relief to hear that the magic of UWC and Pearson College is still changing lives and having an impact on the world.
We look forward to welcoming as many alumni as possible back to campus to celebrate,re-connect, learn, discover and to re-fill with UWC-ness all together, once again on the beautiful shores of Pedder Bay.
At a glance
4-8 August 2019, 20-Year Reunion, Years 23, 24, 25, 26
11-15 August 2019, 30-Year Reunion, Years 14, 15, 16, 17