Alumni Reunion

Alumni Reunion Weekend: September 19-22, 2019

We welcome all alumni, along with the featured classes of 1969, 1979, and 1989 back to Prairie. Connect with friends, tour the campus, and meet current students and professors.

It will be a full weekend of celebrations!

“We recently attended our 40th class reunion and it was incredible. To reconnect with classmates and laugh, cry, pray, and sing together was truly amazing and encouraging. It was refreshing to hear the president’s progress report, meet former teachers, and tour the campus for an update on changes. What a fantastic weekend it was! Go to your class reunion – you won’t regret it.” – Tim & Blossom Teele

Prices for the Reunion Weekend: 

  • Full Reunion Registration cost will cover food and the program fee of the reunion weekend: $115 CAD plus tax (per alumnus or per family/friend who registers).
  • Class of ’69 Fee ( for the Class Booklet and Re-Grad program): $30 CAD plus tax.
    • Please make sure to pay this fee as well.
  • Partial Reunion Registration payment option (no food: only registration fee and Saturday Banquet): $50 CAD plus tax.
  • If you require a shuttle from and to the Calgary Airport, it is $85 CAD round trip or $50 CAD one way. 

Call Kendi Dyck if you have any questions or issues with registering. 

Banquet Tickets: 

  • Book your spot at the banquet with Lillian Bookless by calling 403-443-5511 ext. 3485 or email events@prairie.edu. 
  • Price: $25/adult or $12.50/13 years or younger. 
  • If you are an alumnus registered for the Reunion weekend (paid the full weekend fee or the partial fee), you do not need to get a ticket. 
  • This is for guests (other alumni, family, or friends) not attending the whole reunion yet wanting to join for the banquet. 

Thursday, September 19 

6-7 PM – 1969 & 1979 Classes Arrive and Check-in | Maxwel Centre 
7-9 PM – Class visiting time | Maxwell Centre 

Friday, September 20

9-10 AM – Check-in Time (1979 & 1989 and other alumni) | Maxwell Centre 
10 AM – Chapel with students | North Auditorium 
11 AM – Airport Tour
12:30 PM – Lunch | Sanford Hanson Dining Hall 
1:30-3 PM – Classes’ Visiting
3- 4 PM – Class with Professor James Enns 
5 PM – Dinner | Sanford Hanson Dining Hall 
7 PM – Re-Graduation of 50th Class | North Auditorium 
9 PM – Reception | Maxwell Centre 

Saturday, September 21

9-10:30 AM – Morning Devotion & Prairie Update | Parable Place 
10:30-11 AM – Coffee time | Maxwell Centre 
11 AM – Campus Tour
12:30 PM – Lunch | Sanford Hanson Dining Hall 
1:30-4:30 PM – Classes’ Visiting Time
> 2:00 PM – Special Workshop with Dr. Paul Chamberlain | North Auditorium 
5 PM – Class Pictures | Maxwell Centre 
6 PM (5:30 PM doors open) – Banquet | Sanford Hanson Dining Hall 

Sunday, September 22

Join a local service
10 AM – Prairie Tabernacle Congregation 
10:30 AM – Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church
9 AM or 10:30 AM – Mount Olive E-Free Church
12 PM – Lunch | Sanford Hanson Dining Hall 

1969 Alumni
Floreen (Thiessen) Cunningham
David Kerns
Esther (Cousley) Mills
John Rice
Ginger (Massey) Estabrooks
Henry Klippenstein
Art Krahn
Marji (Tucker) Krahn
Jake Penner
Marie (Birch) Penner
Doreen (Sawatzky) Thornton
Alice (Short) Berry
Bea (Dyk) Hartt
Greg Thomson
Margaret (Friesen) Armbruster
Diane (Mullette) Mitchell 
Clifford Scott
Frederick Hoehnle 
Wilma ManyWhiteHorses 
LeAnna (Gerber) Dunn
Leah Rausch
June (Stefanyk) Botha
Teddy (Shuman) Sawka
Vernon Charter 
June (Frickel) Charter 
Molly (Fraser) Andries
Margaret (Davis) Martyn
Lou Ann New-Ford
Larry Hofmann  

1979 Alumni
Clive Donaldson
Sharlane Donaldson
Janice Dyck
Delbert Gingerich
Trudie (Barkman) Kehler
Joel Lundy
John Nicholson
Len Barkman
Jan (Head) Barkman
Steve Spaulding
V.R. Mony
Bill Redifer
Margaret (Dilys) Roberts
Raja Selvaraj
Kirk Miller
Ron Davis
Steve Winkler
Dora (Reimer) Friesen
Joanne (Wiebe) Olson 
Irene (Wiebe) Boody
Dan Doerksen 
Cindy (Johnson) Doerksen 
Sharon (Burke) Cooley 
Andy MacKenzie
Ron Zylla
Martin Scholz 
Lorna (Sommerville) Scholz 
Mark Schmidt
Lynn (Rashleigh) Callaway 
Chris (Gillette) Danyluk
Bill Danyluk
Robert Morris 
Ruth (Smoker) Morris
Maynard Wiens 
Sharon (Kropinski) Wiens 
Joyce (Andringa) Holmstrom

 1989 Alumni
Joan (Fairchild) Wiley
Wayne Bos
Mike Scott 
Becky (Beam) Scott 
Lydia (Scott) Nelson 

Other Alumni
Loretta (Crosby) Koehn (1959)
Robert Koehn (1959)
Edward Koehn (1958)
Wayne Whitbourne (1984)
Oi-Wah Whitbourne (1985)
Sharon (Hayes) MacKenzie (1982) 
Ron Sawka (1968)
Cheri (Shuman) Burket (1986) 
Paul Hartt (1968) 
Keith Boody (1976)
Beth (Markel) Winkler (1978) 
Terry Wiley (1988)
Wayne Nelson (1988) 
Ruth Maxwell (1977)  
Anne Vogt (1978) 
Don Elliott (1952) 

Local Host Homes: Members of the extended Prairie community have expressed a desire to open their homes to you during this Reunion Weekend, September 19-22, 2019. 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

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 Kendi Dyck at 403.443.5511 ext. 3295 for up-to-date details concerning this event.