Alumni Reunion

Alumni Reunion: September 23-26, 2021

All alumni are invited!

We welcome all alumni back to Prairie, along with the honoured classes of 1951, 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991 and 2001. If we do not have your current contact information, please send it to alumni@prairie.edu or fill out our update form.



As of September 20, 2021:

Restriction Details
In all things, God calls us to be thankful, so we are thankful for the technology that allows us to meet online. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation here in Alberta, and as of September 16, masks are mandatory for indoor public spaces. As a school, we are complying the the guidelines set out by Alberta Health and are asking that masks are worn on campus. We also ask that you respect the 6ft/2m distance guideline if on campus. We are not asking for proof of vaccination for the week of the Reunion.

For the class of 1971, we still want to honor you as part of a Re-Grad or Re-Commissioning, so we will be providing that opportunity just prior to the Centennial Celebration next year (July 13-17, 2022).


Please select ONE of the Registration options below:

For further information regarding the Reunion Schedule, who is attending, Reunion costs, or accommodations, please click on the white bars below or the ‘+‘ symbol.

CHRISTIAN LIFE WEEK

Ashwin Ramani is our guest speaker for Christian Life Week. He will be speaking on the theme of Embracing Discipleship in the Sanford Hanson Dining Hall:

He will also be sharing his personal testimony Wed. Sep 22 at 7 p.m. in Parable Place:

“Karma to Grace – My Personal Story” https://youtu.be/Jb5c36OqjAk

 

REUNION

Thursday, September 23

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Online Campus tour: 360 Campus Tour – YouTube

Online PATC tour: 360 Airport Tour with Richard Marples – YouTube

Friday, September 24

9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

In-person Alumni Arrival + Check In | Maxwell Centre

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Online Chapel with Alumni and students | Kirk Chapel

Live-Streamed: https://youtu.be/1jaFvi_chdw

Announcing and hearing from this year’s Distinguished Alumni

12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Online Reunion Call | 1951, 1961

Location: MX2 (link will be sent to your registration email)

2:55 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Back to the Classroom | HyFlex classrooms: ONLINE ONLY

ST100 The Christian Life with Dr. Glenn Loewen (link will be sent to your registration email)
ST103 Discernment and Discipleship with Dr. Justin Allison
 | (link will be sent to your registration email)
SS273 Cultural Anthropology with Dr. Mike Schmidt (starts at 3:05 p.m.)
 | (link will be sent to your registration email)

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Online Devotion and Prairie Update | Parable Place

Live-Streamed: https://prairie-edu.zoom.us/j/83357464677?pwd=UHpzUEhUTmY5c3FJbjZiNFRFdzR1dz09

Hear from President Mark Maxwell

Saturday, September 25

10AM – 11:30AM

Online Reunion Call | 1971

Location: MX2 (link will be sent to your registration email)

1:30PM – 3PM

Online Reunion Call | 1981, 1991, 2001

Location: MX2 (link will be sent to your registration email)

Sunday, September 26

Available

You are welcome to join a local church, but please be aware of any restrictions each congregation may have in place. If you need assistance, please call 403-443-5511 ext. 283 or alumni@prairie.edu


Note: 
All times are in Mountain Daylight Time (MDT), please be aware of your time zone in relation to these meetings.
*Please note this schedule is subject to change as details are confirmed.

Last Name

First Name

Maiden Name

Grad Year

Attendance

Kutz

Trudy

 

1961

Online

Murray

Rhoda

 

1961

In Person

Rabuka

Clarence

 

1961

In Person

Rabuka

Elizabeth

Krahn

1961

In Person

Bryan

Mark

 

1971

Online

Bryan

Becky

Shuman

1971

Online

Charter

Miriam

 

1971

Online?

Davis

Darrel

 

1971

In Person

Porritt

Stan

 

1971

Online

Porritt

Donna

Lindahl

1973

Online

Anderson

Michael

 

1971

Online

Bennett

Beth

Soderstrom

1971

Online

Colborne

Joyce

Queck

1971

Online

Dyk

Tim

 

1971

Online

Schimpf

Gloria

Harter

1971

Online

Seuetter

David

 

1971

In Person

Southern

Jim

 

1971

Online

Virts

David

 

1971

Online

Virts

Shirley

 

1971

Online

Wright

Darlene

 

1971

Online

Raine

Dianne

 

1980

In Person

Dana

Ruth Anna

Patterson

1981

Online

Dana

Mark

 

1981

Online

Donovan

Fiona

 

1981

Online

Fehr

Deb

Krohn

1981

Online

Fehr

Richard

 

1981

Online

Nooroa

Pai

 

1981

Online

Phillips

Keith

 

1981

In Person

Phillips

Beverlyn

 

1981

In Person

Price

Steven

 

1981

Online

Shinkar

Elvira

Penner

1981

Online

Shinkar

Paul

 

1981

Online

Prices for the 2021 Reunion Weekend, including an online option

  • Registration for attending IN-PERSON or ONLINE: $25 CAD for the program fee.
  • Class of ’71 Class Booklet: $30 CAD plus tax.
  • Other classes’ electronic booklets: $20 CAD plus tax.

 
Regardless of whether you attend, you can request your Class Booklet for a small fee. Please pay for each person in your group receiving a class booklet.

Call Blair Stromstedt at the Alumni Office at 403-443-5511 ext. 283 if you have any questions or issues with registering.

2021


Local Host Homes: Members of the extended Prairie community expressed a desire to open their homes during Reunion Weekend, September 23-26, 2021. Please indicate on the online registration form your desire for accommodation and the length of stay, and we are confident that we can arrange lodging for you.

Local Accommodations: Please be aware that all these locations are at least 10 minutes walking distance from campus. Booking early would be a good idea as local accommodations may fill up quickly.

Best Western Hotel  403.443.7889
Rest Easy Motel  403.443.2188
Super-8 Motel  403.443.8888
Lamplighter Inn  403.443.5919
Three Hills Inn  403.443.5033

We welcomed the classes of ’60, ’70, ’80, ’90, and ’00 to an online style of the “Alumni Reunion Weekend” on Sept 24-27, 2020. 

The classes visited via Zoom for two-hour periods to connect and pray for one another. These times were very special for the alumni to re-connect. 

If you are an alumnus of one of these classes and you missed the visiting, email alumni@prairie.edu to request the recording. 

If you were unable to join us at the Reunion, here are different parts of the programming that was video recorded. To watch these programs, click each link: 
Friday morning Distinguished Alumni Chapel 
Prairie Update & 1970 Re-Graduation
Charles Price – Christian Life Sessions

Welcoming classmates of classes of ’69, ’79, and ’89 back to campus for the “Alumni Reunion Weekend” is one of the highlights of our fall term. 

Headlining the reunion is our beloved tradition of Re-graduating the 50th-anniversary class where we bestow on them a “Degree of Honor,” recognizing years of faithfulness to Jesus. The pinnacle of this event was the class praying with and for current students. It was heartwarming to see young people linger long after the formalities were over, connecting with alumni and forging new friendships.

The Alumni Reunion photos are posted on “Flickr.” View & Download Photos

If you were unable to join us at the Reunion, here are different parts of the programming that was video recorded. To watch these programs, click each link: 
Friday morning Alumni Chapel 
1969 Re-Graduation program 
Harold & Lorna Fuller’s video 

To listen to any of these programs, visit these links: 
Mark’s Devotion and Update 
Workshop with Dr. Paul Chamberlain 
Banquet with 1979 Class and Phil Callaway 

Welcoming classmates back to campus for “Alumni Reunion Weekend” is one of the highlights of our fall term. Members from the classes of ’68 and ’78 returned in September to celebrate their 50th and 40th graduation anniversaries. Rekindling friendships, celebrating milestones, and reviving memories were special moments for attendees.

Headlining the reunion is our beloved tradition of Re-graduating the 50th-anniversary class where we bestow on them a “Degree of Honor,” recognizing years of faithfulness to Jesus. The pinnacle of this event was the class praying with and for current students. It was heartwarming to see young people linger long after the formalities were over, connecting with alumni and forging new friendships.

We’re thankful to the class of ’68 for generously supporting a new sign for the “Rick Down Athletic Centre.” Together with friends, they raised $20,694. This was to honour classmate Rick Down who invested much of his life in students at Prairie but was called to his eternal home in 2002.

If you were unable to join us at the Re-Graduation of the 1968 class or would like to share with your family, click here to watch a recording of the program.

The Alumni Reunion photos are posted on “Flickr.” View & Download Photos

Feel free to contact Blair Stromstedt at 403.443.5511 ext. 283 for up-to-date details concerning this event.