: Oct 05, 2018https://vimeo.com/286553490
As Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School approaches its 60th anniversary celebration on October 5, former principal Father Ron Cote and current principal Emidio Piccioni took to the airwaves, appealing to alumni and staff to get their tickets in advance of the big event.
With 25,000 grads over six decades at Bishop Ryan, “you need tickets so we know you’re coming,” says Father Cote.
Father Cote and Principal Piccioni joined host Mike Fortune on Cable 14’s City Matters on August 31st to talk about the upcoming anniversary and to share some of their memories of the past sixty years.
In 1958, Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School was the city’s first co-ed Catholic high school. The school has moved twice from its original site, from Parkdale & Queenston Roads to Quigley Road in 1991, and in 2014, to its current location at 1280 Rymal Road on Stoney Creek Mountain. Enrolment, at present, looms close to 2,000 with new housing developments in the area expected to send even more students Bishop Ryan’s way.
Despite the beautiful new facility, “it’s the people in the building that make the difference,” says Piccioni. As a one-time BR student, coach, teacher and now principal, Piccioni has a lifelong connection to the school.
He adds that the October 5th social meet and greet is a unique opportunity for students and staff, past and present, to also make connections.
See full interview at https://cable14now.com/live-streams/video/ ...
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are $20 for Bishop Ryan alumni association members. Non-members pay $25.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.bishopryanalumni.ca