HSR Alumni Weekend
Friday August 10 – Sunday August 12, 2018
“And Winter gave Spring a miss and went straight on into Summer” M. Python.
After a wintry April, few of us expected that May 2018 would see immediate return of the glorious mid-summer heat and sunshine that makes us all long for surroundings that include water, trees and wildlife (biting and stinging insects notwithstanding). And if you’re reading this, you’ve already mentally returned to the Haliburton Scout Reserve.
Lucky for you, your Alumni Association is already making arrangements for your ACTUAL return!
This year’s HSRSAA Alumni Weekend will be held, as always, the weekend following the August holiday Monday, and will include camping, cookouts, Saturday dinner with staff in the Hub, the annual Hub ‘n’ Cub open mic, the awarding of this year’s HSRSAA Bursary, and some other opportunities to enjoy what the camp and its property have to offer. We will work with the new director to see about organizing some Saturday afternoon programs (archery and climbing wall have been popular Saturday afternoon activities in previous years) as well as an evening barge tour of the lake. There will of course be plenty of time for hikers to explore the trails, paddlers to take out a boat and swimmers to go jump in the lake.
The HSRSAA Annual General Meeting will be held on the Sunday morning, which is an important opportunity for the Executive to report on its activities over the past year as well as hear fresh ideas from the membership on future directions.
This is an excellent opportunity to return to HSR to hang around with staff past, long-past and present, who all shared the common experience of spending the summer months working there. We hope to see you all there.
|Things to know about Alumni Weekend:
|FRIDAY AUGUST 10||SATURDAY AUGUST 11||SUNDAY AUGUST 12|
|Arrival & set up camp. Dinner on your own
9PM HSR Campfire and/or Alumni Campfire at Guest Sites
|Arrival and sign-in continues||AGM and Further Comping Enjoyment|
|Morning Continental brunch||10AM Hot Brunch|
|1PM Group Hike / Historical Kiosk Tour, Camp Activities (TBA) or Free Time (aka “baking”)||11AM Alumni Association Annual General Meeting|
|6PM Alumni Dinner with Staff in Hub. This will be followed by the presentation of the 2018 Bursary Award and the annual lake tour by barge.||12PM Lunch
Afternoon Activities TBA!
|8-8:30 PM – Special Presentation: HSR History Talk: 1860-1947
|9PM Hub & Cub Pub – music, tales, meet & greet|
|After Campfire at Guest Sites||Evening: Pack up and head home|