Keiller MacKay reunites after 24 years
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Apr 24, 2007  |  Vote 0    0

Keiller MacKay reunites after 24 years

Etobicoke Guardian

The former Keiller MacKay Collegiate Institute is holding a reunion for its students Saturday, Oct. 13.

The event starts at 1 p.m. at the school with tours through the halls lasting until 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. the reunion moves to a reception at the Airport Hilton Hotel, 5875 Airport Rd., located about five street lights from the school, followed by a dinner at 6 p.m.

"It's a buffet dinner," said Steve Hands, organizer with the reunion committee. "I hope people will get out of their seat and mingle."

Hands said, "What makes our reunion different from any other reunion is the school closed."

The school opened as Keiller MacKay CI in September 1971 but was sold to the Catholic School Board at the end of the 1982/83 academic year. The school was then named Don Bosco Catholic High School.

Hands said at the time enrolment at the public school board was low and there was a need for a Catholic school. Don Bosco had already been running in the area in portables and needed a school building. Keiller MacKay was chosen to be sold to the separate school board due to its declining enrolment.

The reunion is $75 to attend. About 100 tickets have already been sold and more than 450 former students and 80 teachers have been contacted but more are welcome. The reunion is for everyone who attended KMCI and their families.

For more information or to get tickets, visit or e-mail

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