Captains Fantastic at Melbourne reunion
The Blue That Crowns the World reunion in Melbourne on October 4 is gathering momentum, with a number of past cricket captains confirming their attendance.
Captains from the 1970s, Rohan Buultjens, Charinde Perera, Michael Elias and Bernard Wijetunge, are arriving from overseas to join other previous skippers such as Tyrone Le Mercier, Ranjan Perera, Gamini Goonasena, Ruwan Jayaweera and Denham Juriansz. Also attending are a host of former cricketers and ruggerites, travelling from other states in Australia.
The reunion at the Springvale Town Hall, Melbourne, is expected to attract a large gathering. The two previous reunions in 2008 and 2011, organised by a group of old boys from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, were well attended and happy memories were shared (Photo Gallery).
The organisers have promised a night packed with fun and surprises, in addition to unique entertainment and a menu designed for the Peterite palate.
Conrad de Silva, of Jetliners fame, will be a guest artist along with other Peterites on parade. Music will be provided by popular duo Chris and Lozaine.
While there will be activity on the dance floor, there also will be plenty of time to meet and chat with schoolmates and recall the good old times.
The organisers have added value by planning some unique gifts for those attending the function.
There also is a tie on sale for $20 – see previous post on this website.
Malcolm Schokman, from the organising committee said: “We are committed to giving Peterites an event that will help them recall and go some way to re-create our glorious school days – as our anthem says, ‘while in boyhood here we linger … when such joys were ours’.
“So look forward to another great night to remember. Bring your school mates along to enjoy their company and relate all those school yarns.”
Tickets are $65 a head and can be bought from any member of the organising committee.
The reunion committee would like to see many of our past cricketers, rugby players and other sportsmen attend this reunion to make this a memorable event of reminiscing and renewal of friendships.