The CGS Annual Alumni Reunion Weekend was one of the largest reunions CGS has had the pleasure of hosting in recent years, with five separate functions and over 200 Old Boys in attendance!
The first event of the weekend was the Class of 2015 (1 Year Out Reunion) held at The Kingston Hotel. This was the first time a reunion has been held for those who left CGS a year ago, however, it proved to be a great night with over 50 past students attending.
On Saturday 28 May, the day began with a Luncheon in the CGS Gallery for the Classes of 1991 and 1996, which was, as always, well attended and a great meeting point for many to head off to further events later in the day. Although Canberra provided one of it’s cold and gloomy days, Old Boys’ did not let that stop them, with many of them going on to watch the 1st XV take on Daramalan on the Main Oval and then to the Australian War Memorial for the Last Post Ceremony.
The Annual Reunion Dinner for 2016 was this year held at Hotel Realm on Saturday evening and although many year groups are represented, the Classes of 1976 and 1986 were in particular abundance, with a terrific night being had by all. In addition to the Annual Reunion Dinner, the Class of 2006 (10 Year Out) Reunion was simultaneously being held at the UniPub in the City.
Sunday Chapel Service and morning tea at the School was attended by a small group and provided a lovely opportunity for those participants to look around the beautiful School grounds and meet the newly appointed School Chaplain, Father Andrew Robinson.
Overall, the weekend was a resounding success, with many Old Boys reconnecting for the first time in many years. We now start the planning for an even bigger Reunion Weekend for 2017, so make sure you add 26-28 May 2017 to your diary!
To see more photos of the weekends’ events, visit the Alumni Gallery page.