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UPDATE - Due to the upcoming replacement of this website no new forum members will be accepted. If you wish to test the new site currently under development please visit GHS Alumni - Development Site - Evenutally domain name will point to the new site. Thank you for your patience.;

Welcome to the official - and free -  Gloucester High Alumni website for exclusive use and enjoyment by all  former and current students, principals, vice-principals, teachers and staff.

If you are a new visitor to this site, you must register for access to the Forum.   

If you have previously registered then simply Login each time you want to use the site.

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1.  If you do not register
you will see only a few very basic messages, such as this Home page, the In Memoriam page and the listing of site Sponsors.  Only by registering can you gain access to the full range of features in the site’s Forum, as described below.

2. Once you are registered and have selected your own userid and password as a regular user, you do not need to repeat the registration process each time you visit the site. Simply click the Login link for “Already registered” users, then enter your userid and password to complete the Login process. Once you’ve logged in, you can click on any item on the menu bar to go to specific areas of the site that interest you.

3. The Forum area is where most of the special features can be found:

  • Member list of all registered students, teachers and staff on this site, which you can search by name or year.

  • Free private message and email contact with any registered member.

  • More than 30 special theme discussion areas: "Alumni Discussions Forum", "Favourite Gloucester Memories", "Favourite Teachers" and "Meeting Places" (one for each decade), plus discussion areas for each major Club and Sports Team.

  • "Teachers' Lounge" for exclusive enjoyment by current and former staff.

  • "Lost and Found" to search for, and share news of, long-lost classmates.

  • "School History and Distinctions" - a permanent and "evergreen" record of individual and school group accomplishments of note over the years, organized under some 25 different subjects....a living history of the school and its alumni (see details below)





Where are they now?

Have you ever reminisced about your high school days and wondered about the lives of your classmates? Where are they now? This site offers an excellent opportunity to provide information for classmates who may be seeking you.

Designed and operated by Gloucester Graduates, this alumni site allows you to keep up on Gloucester news, send and receive emails from colleagues, and post announcements of interest to alumni. Our broadcast ability lets us send messages to everyone registered in the site. While the 40th reunion is our first big use of this great tool, it will be an on-going asset to the growing Gloucester alumni network.

Deborah (LeBlanc) Sangster, Webmaster
Class of 1969

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Gloucester High - Alumni site is absolutely FREE. Its success will depend greatly on the participation and content contribution from people just like you.

Help make this site the established meeting place for Gloucester High classmates.

School Information:

Gloucester High School
2060 Ogilvie Road
Gloucester, ON K1J 7N8
Tel: (613) 745-7176
Voice Mail: (613) 745-0732
Fax: (613) 745-5756


Please acknowledge our sponsors by visiting the sponsors page.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to those institutions and individuals who have donated services and funding to help make the Gloucester High School Anniversary and Reunion a success.


50th Anniversary & Reunion

It’s true! Gloucester High School celebrates its 50th anniversary this spring. (Yikes! How did THAT happen?)

And since jubilees call for, well, jubilation, and since 50th anniversaries have a golden, well, ”aura”, let’s spread the word and get ready for a weekend of Guiltless Gilded Gator Giddiness. (Take that alliteration, you English dons and donnas!)

Long-time teachers Kelly Oka and George Barrett, together with a planning team of enthusiastic alumni/ae, have spearheaded plans for a fabulous homecoming weekend of exhilaration, mirth, gaiety, elation, animation, glee, delight, joyfulness, hilarity, exaltation and, well, fun.

Download details HERE or log on to the forum.

40th Reunion Review Well, wasn’t that a party? The 40th Anniversary celebrations of May 2003 are over….but the reverberations of the good times had by all linger still.  The reunion weekend celebrations began with some 125 current and former teachers and staff rekindling old friendships at a warm-up reception in the library kindly hosted by Phil Nicholson (Class of 1969). The only challenge was peeling them away from their own private fun to join in on the grand reception with some 800-900 returning students that evening.

And what a night! Inside the auditorium, the most dazzling display of musical talent imaginable, as Laurie Hamilton led her national award-winning ensembles through a brilliantly orchestrated tour of the musical hits of each successive decade. In the lobby, brilliant smiles of recognition popping like flash bulbs as old friends reunited. Growing circles of laughing, beaming classmates rekindling shared experiences. And throughout the evening, small clusters of friends - arm in arm more often than not -  taking their own quiet moments to reflect on their “once and always friends” now honoured with profound dignity on the In Memoriam display in the central lobby showcase. Meantime, in the “decades rooms”, boisterous gangs of classmates chattering excitedly, swapping addresses and phone numbers, and passing patched-in cell phones to link up with friends as far away as Vancouver and California. Throughout it all, wave upon wave of delectable treats from the region’s finest caterer Thyme & Again, complemented by much-appreciated beer, wine and other liquid refreshments served up by an astonishingly efficient and friendly brigade of teacher volunteers under enthusiastic orchestration of Kelly Oka.

 But hey, we’re not finished. A smaller but highly energized group of alumni – some 250 in all – returned for “extended viewing” the next night. This time, a more formal soiree - again superbly catered by Thyme and Again. The dazzling opening musical concert by Laurie Hamilton’s musical proteges was complemented by after-dinner dancing to the sparkling jumped-up rock of Ottawa’s favourite garage band The Sox.  Not a dry shirt in the house. In between, great food, great stories, great times.

 And, oops, did we skip over the classic afternoon hockey match for former Gators? Check the reviews under Hockey in the Sports Teams section of the Gloucester Through the Ages (Caution: Not for the faint-hearted!). And how about that Saturday golf tourney with a wonderful balance of old and new generations on the most glorious spring day a reunion committee could wish for. Speaking of which, hats off to the organizers who set a record for the first reunion planning team that never actually met! Ideas via e-mail and phone messages from alumni across the country.  Web site design from Halifax , thanks to Deborah (LeBlanc) Sangster (1969). Electronic registration coordinated by Margaret (Smith) Pahud (1970), based in Switzerland of all places. And on-site quarterbacking by GHS 40 Committee Chair Phil Nicholson (1969) and Vice-Chair Deborrah Kilmartin (1967). A very special thanks to new Gloucester teacher Anthony Anderson, teacher liaison with the alumni planning committee.  For more reunion snippets, read the pre and post-reunion chatter in the various discussion forums, and check out the reunion pictures on the Photo Gallery page. 

 School History and Distinctions Check out this “locked” (i.e., “read only”) section of the Forum, which seeks to provide a reasonably comprehensive and up to date history of the school for on-going reference, inspiration and amusement. Want to know who all our student leaders were, and when? How about the Principals and Vice Principals? Who’s gone on to studies abroad? Who’s accomplished what in the arts, science, business or public and humanitarian service?  How about individual and team sports successes? Reach For the Top contests?  Math Olympiads? They’re all here…at least as far as our diligent sleuthing tells us. And that’s where you come in. If you know – or even have a suspicion or vague memory – about something noteworthy about our school or its alumni, let us know. We’ll check it out and fill in the gaps. Just send a short note to Phil Nicholson (Class of 1969, GHS 40 Committee Chair, and Co-Manager of this site):

Legacy Fund Click here to find out about our growing scholarship and student activities fund.  

Mentor Program Have an interesting professional background that might be of interest to the current crop of students? Click here to find out how you can share your valuable insights and experience.


Gloucester High Quiz:

What former Gloucester High student is now the Editor in Chief for Vanity Fair?

What well known actor lived in the Gloucester area for a brief period?

What Gloucester brothers played for the NHL?

What former student designed the successful board game Scruples?

What graduate was recently ranked #15 Woman Entrepreneur in Canada?

What alumnus is now a commentator with TSN?

Can you name the Gloucester alumnus who was the winner of several World Cup ski jumping events?

What female graduate is the Canadian Masters weight lifting record holder for snatch (40.0 kg), clean and jerk (50.0 kg) and combined (90.0 kg) in her age and weight class?

What Canadian Life Master Bridge Player took a bronze medal at the 1996 World Bridge Championship in Rhodes, Greece?

What graduate was named Ottawa Wine Person of the Year in 1997?

Who played on Canada's Olympic Women's Field Hockey Team?

answers found on Links Page