THE BLACKBOARD

6 years ago

From Tony Motha

Thank you very much to the loyal Peterites who put this wonderful reunion together. I am guilty of not contributing in any way and rocking up to the party, apologies. This occasion gave me the opportunity to meet my classmates, some after 37 years. If not for your efforts I may never have seen these friends ever again. Thank you for making it happen. God bless you and your families. The event was sensational – great food, lots of fun and good music. Well done organising committee – great job. See you all at the next one. – Tony

THE BLACKBOARD

6 years ago

Amidst the renewal of friendships, the Blue That Crowns the World reunion in Melbourne brought old boys together for some rare photo opportunities. Among the groups in focus were seven members of the 1974 First XI team – from left, Ranjan Perera, Sasthri Samaranayake, S C Rohan Fernando, Bernard Wijetunge (vice-captain), Ruwan Jayaweera (captain), Charinde Perera and Ralph de Niese. (Photo courtesy Charinde Perera)D3C_0681_CP

THE BLACKBOARD

6 years ago

The 36-page souvenir published for the reunion is available for downloading under our Events tab.  Click on 2014 Reunion and follow the yellow brick road to some golden memories.

 

THE BLACKBOARD

6 years ago

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.

Silken-voiced Conrad de Silva

Silken-voiced Conrad de Silva

Lozaine & Chris will entertain you.

Lozaine & Chris will entertain

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.