(courtesy of Minnedosa
Graduation Exercises for Graduates of the Class of 2000 were
on Friday, June 27 in the Minnedosa Communty Conference Centre.
Fifty-five graduates proudly accepted diplomas from Principal
Martin Ingenmey. Greetings were presented by Loreen Jackson on
behalf of the Rolling River School Division and Bonnie Proven
representing the Minnedosa Collegiate Parent Advisory Council.
The Valedictory Address
delivered by Devin Dmytriw who brought back many memories for the
graduates over their thirteen years of schooling.
The graduating class of 2000 honored Jan Currah by naming her
Student of the Year. In addition to the certificates presented at
grad this year, recognition certificates were given to grads
elected by the student body to the Wall of Fame; . Ms. Reid
delivered the graduation address.
The graduation banquet was held at the Minnedosa Community
Hall. The incoming student council president David McLean M.C.ed
the event and Mr. Brooking toasted the grads.
The Guest of Honor for the Class of 2000 was George Jersak.
daughter of Ken and
Wendy Alexander, Lyndsay plans to work for a year, then attend
Assiniboine Comunity College and take a nurse's aide course.
daughter of Stella
Anchiuk, Murray Dennahardt and Curtis Bone, Jasmine plans to move
to Winnipeg, take a year off from school, get a job, and go to
college in 2001.
daughter of Jim and
Joanne Boyd, Janelle plans on attending University in the States
daughter of Ursula
and Manfred Brasseur, Yvonne plans to go with Up With People
after she finishes school in 2002 (in Germany), then study
fashion design. Yvonne received a Bronze Academic Medallion.
son of John and
Laurie Brown, John plans to take a year off from school and work
and probably take a trade in secondary school.
son of Yolande and Bob
Brudy, Ryan plans to work for a year and eventually get a job
daughter of Debby and
Randy Spraggs, Shirley plans to enter the workforce and possibly
attend college if the issue arises.
son of Ron and Judy Carr,
Casey will be attending Lethbridge Community College in the fall
for a Criminal Justice diploma.
daughter of Wayne and
Debby Charles, Corynne plans to attend Covenant Bible College,
then Athletic Therapy. Corynne received the Robyn Walterson
Memorial and a Gold Medallion.
son of Bob Collen, Arlet
Skipper and Carla Collen, Lyle plans to live life to the fullest,
and take a trade in plumbing or carpentry.
daughter of Debbie Doe
and Stuart Craig, Robyn plans to continue working. Robyn received
the Stems Award.
son of Diane and Gordon
Creber, Jason will be going to Stratford, Ontario to be a gourmet
(Student of the Year)-
daughter of Bob and Cathy Currah, Jan plans to attend the
University of Saskatchewan in the fall to pursue a career in the
field of Veterinary Medicine. Jan received the Minnedosa
Foundation Award, the William Angus Grant Memorial Award, the
Governor General's Canadian History Medal for Millennium Program,
Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation, was placed on the
Honor Roll, and also the Wall of Fame for Academics as well as a
daughter of Darwin
and Maureen DeBackere, Megan plans to go into fashion production.
son of Stephen and Bernice Dmytriw, Devin plans to enter the work
force for a year then go to school. Devin served on the 4H
daughter of Karen and
Doug Dowsett, Brenda plans to attend Camuson College in Victoria,
B.C. and take courses to become a professional chef. Brenda
received the UCT Award, Minnedosa Lions Club Award, Manitoba 4H
Endowment Fund Foundation Memorial Award and a Silver
Academics/School Service Medallion. Brenda also served on the
Minnedosa Credit Union Youth Board.
daughter of Barry
Dudman and Dana Runday, Jennifer plans to take time and
accomplish everything that the future holds. She wants to
fulfill her dreams and wants, and to have children to lead her to
daughter of Penny and
Marty Lawrence, Brooke plans to graduate from the Legal
Assistant/Secretary course at Robertson College and become a
professional legal assistant. Also, she hopes to one day
fully pursue a singing career.
daughter of Renate and
Gerd Gotzen, Andrea plans to return to Germany to complete school
there. Andres was placed on the Honor Roll and received a Silver
Brad Hall- son
of Murray and Judy
Hall, Brad plans to be an apprentice for an Auto Mechanic. Brad
received the Morris Industries Bursary, Vocational Teacher's
Association of MB, Power Mechanics Award and a Bronze Academic
son of Harold and
Claire Hopkins, James plans to become a carpenter. James received
the Canadian Legion Auxilliary Award and a Bronze Academic
son of Bob and Lois
Horner, Derek plans to attend the University of Manitoba entering
the field of Management. Derek received the Manitoba Teacher's
Society Scholarship and a Gold Medallion.
son of Karen and Delmar
Hrysak, Chad's plans are undecided.
daughter of Ingvar and
Karen Johnson, Megan plans to attend the University of Manitoba
to pursue a career in Physiotherapy.
daughter of Karen
and Kris Johnson, Stephanie plans to take a year off and attend
Red River Community College in the fall of 2001 and take Business
Administration. Stephanie received a Bronze Academic Medallion.
son of Colleen and Bill
Jury, Casey plans on attending the University of Manitoba's
Faculty of Nursing. Casey received the Minnedosa Rotary Club
Award and a Silver Athletics/School Service Medallion.
son of Diane Koss and
(the late) Michael Koss, Lailand plans to continue finishing
courses at Lethbridge Community College and pursue his career as
a chef. Hopefully one day, he would like to open his own
son of Greg and Kathy
Lawson, Jeff plans to attend the University of Manitoba's
University One program. Jeff received a Bronze Academic
Linda and David LeBoutillier, Lindsay plans to attend the
University of Manitoba. Lindsay received the Lois M.Franks
Memorial Award, a Gold Medallion. Lindsay also served on the
Minnedosa Credit Union Youth Board and 4H Council.
daughter of Pam and Phil
Lewis, Andrea plans to attend the University of Manitoba to
pursue a career in the field of Occupational Therapy. Andrea
received the Up and Away Balloons Award and a Silver
Athletics/School Service Medallion.
daughter of Heather and
Jon Lewis, Lindsay plans on attending University One at the
University of Manitoba to pursue a career in Dietetics. Lindsay
received the Minnedosa Health District Auxiliary Award, Manny
Hoffman Memorial Award and a Gold Medallion. Lindsay also served
on the Minnedosa Credit Union Youth Board and 4H Council and was
placed on the Wall of Fame for Athletics.
son of Tim and Cory
Luhowy, Terryl has been accepted to the University of
Manitoba. He plans to pursue a career in Marketing. Terryl
received the Minnedosa Heritage Co-op Bursary and a Gold
Medallion. Terryl also served on the Minnedosa Credit Union
son of Randy and Dorothy
McLean, Ryan will be attending the University of Manitoba. Ryan
received a Bronze/Athletics Medallion.
daughter of Bruce and Lori
McNabb, Leslie plans to study Science at the University of
Manitoba and then attend medical school to become a doctor.
Leslie received the Minnedosa Credit Union Award, Rolling River
School Division English 40S Award, a Gold Medallion and was
placed on the Honor Roll and served on the Minnedosa Credit Union
son of Gary and
Dianne Michaluk, Andrew plans to attend the University of
Manitoba's Science program towards Radiology Technology. Andrew
received the Beta Sigma Phi Lambda Bursary, the Minnedosa Tribune
Award and a Silver Academics/Athletics Medallion.
Chad Moir- son
of John and Bertha
Moir, Chad will be going to Lethbridge Community College to
become a Park Warden. Chad received the Minnedosa Rotary Club
Award and a Bronze/Athletics Medallion.
daughter of Arlene and
Daniel Motuz, Ashleigh plans on attending Assiniboine Community
daughter of Barrett and
Susan Nelson, Triss plans to work for a year, then further her
education in the area of Interior Design.
daughter of Dave and
Jacki Nylen, Katrina plans to attend the University of Manitoba
to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. Katrina received the Robyn
Walterson Memorial and a Gold Medallion.
daughter of Rick and
Linda Nylen, Wendy plans to attend Covenant Bible College for one
year and to further her education at university. Wendy received
the Masonic Award, Charette Award for Excellence in Community
Service, and A Gold Medallon. Wendy served on the 4H Council.
(Governor General's Award
Winner)- son of Greg and Jeannie Perkins, Sean plans to
attend university this fall, and use the coming year decide what
the future has in store for him. Sean received the Kinsmen
Memorial Award, and the Chown Centennial Entrance Scholarship.
Sean was placed on the Honor Roll and the Wall of Fame for School
son of Stuart and Audrey
Riemer, Cole plans to go into Corrections/Police Services,
son of Terry and Sherry
Ritchie, Kurt plans on entering a career in Industrial Welding or
son of Shelley
Cappellano, Lee plans to take a year off to work. His
future plans include Pro Sports Entertainer (not a clown).
daughter of Bob and
Christine Schmaus, Nicole plans to attend the University of
Manitoba to get a degree in Education and become a teacher.
Nicole received the Elks Lodge Bursary, the Preceptor Zeta
Bursary and A Gold Medallion.
daughter of Duncan
and Brenda Shorrock, Candace will be attending Assiniboine
Community College, taking Business Administration for Law.
daughter of Frank and
Carol Taylor, Andrea will be attending the University of Manitoba
and wants to enter the field of Education. Andrea received the
Kinette Award, a Silver Athletics/School Service Medallion and
served on the Minnedosa Credit Union Youth Board.
daughter of Wilf and
Jean Taylor, Robyn is planning to attend the University of
Manitoba. Robyn received the Lois M.Franks Memorial Award and a
son of Murray and Eileen
Trott, Kelsey plans to attend the University of Lethbridge
studying Sociology and Psychology. Kelsey received a Gold
Medallion and served on the Minnedosa Credit Union Youth Board.
son of Dave and Judy
Walker, Jaret plans to attend the University of Manitoba where he
will attain his MBA and become an investment broker. Jaret
received a Silver Academics/Athletics Medallion.
son of Richard and
Nichola Scale, Francis has been accepted to Brandon University,
with plans to be a doctor. Francis received the Robyn Walterson
Memorial and a Bronze Academics Medallion.
You can listen to them all by clicking here.
Springer's Final Thought:
I think this
message should come from the lips of the oh-so-wise Forrest Gump:
"Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what
you're gonna get." Also, dreams are like that box of
chocolates; you have to try more than one to find the really good
ones!- Lyle Dowsett, Valedictorian for the Class of '95. As with
all the grads who walk out of here, not just mine, I wish you all
the best of luck in everything you do and remember that you never
fail at something unless you stop trying altogether. Graduation
is a happy time, while it is also a sad time. You may be happy to
be walking out those big doors for the last time, or you may be
wanting to come back in when your girlfriend kicks you out for
leaving the toilet seat up or not doing important things for her
like buying her flowers or saying "I love you" (Frank
and Nacy Sinatra sang it best!) or even getting fired from that
high-paying job at Sassy's or something. I also personally think
a Web page is a good way of showing off your class because it
leaves a bigger mark for you. Rob McNabb says something like this
really brings back memories (although the Reflector never
produced any this year!!) and makes the Class look good. While I
may not be a member of this particular class, I do think that
this is a Grad present that will live on forever. Finally, I
would like to thank everyone for accepting me and for all the
wild parties. Congratulations once again to the Chancellors
hockey and rugby teams. You guys will surely be missed next year.
Thanks to the guys and gals for all the high-fives, hard or soft.
Congratulations to you too; it's been two years!! I can see this
is getting long, so "until next time, take care of yourself
-- and each other."
My Guestbook View
Class of '97.