The Alumni Office Back on the Road in 2019
Last week on Thursday, February 21st the Alumni Office, along with Mr. Lakes, was off on our first “road trip” of 2019. Steeled against a spate of wintery weather, we headed out in two mini-vans to meet up with some of our NB Alum, and to give 11 current KES Students an opportunity to check out the university campuses of Mount Allison, UNB, and St. Thomas.
We hosted two Alumni events over two days, the first on Thursday evening at the Old Triangle in Moncton, where we stopped for our first night. It was a small affair, with many university students off on their reading week (surely studying!), but it was a lovely chance to meet and swap stories with Emma Coughlan’s (2018-present) Parents, John and Kristina, and catch up with Ainslie Crocker (1991-1996).
Early Friday morning our group piled back into the vans and we were off to Fredericton for a packed day of university tours. At the University of New Brunswick, we were not only fortunate to receive a complimentary lunch, but also to run into some of our newest Alum who are attending the school–Josh Goldson, Adam Evelyn, Zach Evelyn, and Eric Dufour are all graduates of the KES Class of 2018!
From UNB, we zipped over to St. Thomas where our tour was led by none other than Zachary Lakes (2007-2013), who is working in the Admissions Office at his alma mater. After our experience at UNB, it wasn’t a surprise when we bumped in to Zach Klassen (2011-2017) and Sharon Estrada (2014-2018).
To wind up a busy 48 hours, we gathered at a cozy pub in downtown Fredericton to enjoy a bright evening with almost 40 Friends, Parents, and Alum — both new and “more experienced.” It was a great time and gave the current KES Students, who came to tour the universities, an opportunity to catch up with some of their former classmates—some of whom they hadn`t seen since their graduations. Much fun was had by all, and spirits remained high even when the restaurant ran out of chicken wings!
The New Brunswick trip was a fantastic way to kick off our busy year, and to stay connected with our NB-based KES community. We’ve got much more planned for the year, and we hope to see you at our upcoming Lightfoot & Wolfville event on June 7th! Stay tuned for emails with more details.
Heather Strickey Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations
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