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

Thursday, September 19 

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

Friday, September 20

9-10 AM – Check-in Time (1979 & 1989 and other alumni)
10 AM – Chapel with students
11 AM – Airport Tour
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:30-3 PM – Classes’ Visiting
3- 4 PM – Class with a Professor
5 PM – dinner
7 PM – Re-Graduation of 50th Class
9 PM – Reception

Saturday, September 21

9-10:30 AM – Morning Devotion & Prairie Update
10:30-11 AM – Coffee time
11 AM – Campus Tour
12:30 PM – Lunch
1:30-4:30 PM – Classes’ Visiting Time
5 PM – Class Pictures
6 PM (5:30 PM doors open) – Banquet

Sunday, September 22

Join a local service
10 AM – Prairie Tab
10:30 AM – Bethel EMC
9 AM or 10:30 AM – Mount Olive E-Free Church
12 PM – lunch

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

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

 1989 Alumni
Joan (Fairchild) Wiley

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.