Lawrence Park to be a party school

Three days of celebrating planned for 75th anniversary

Lawrence Park CI alumni, get ready for a party.

Former students and staff are invited this fall to a three-day celebration of the school’s 75-year history.

Principal Lillian Jovanovic said she expects more than 2,000 people to attend the reunion, dinner and concert that will be held on Oct. 28–30.

“I’m looking after getting the place in order, in the best possible shape,” Jovanovic said in March. “The school is 75 years old so you can imagine there are a few things to be done before that day.”

The arts-focused school opened in 1936 and since then many notable alumni have walked through the halls. In spite of a longstanding rumour that musician Neil Young was once expelled from the school for riding his motorcycle through the halls, principal Jovanovic confirms he has been invited.

Singer Amanda Marshall, hockey player Ben Ondrus, director Rob Steward and journalists Wendy Mesley, Elaine Lui and Beverly Thomson have all also studied at the school at one point in time.

The celebration weekend starts off with an open house reunion at the school and the Saturday will feature a cocktail party from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. Thomson will host a concert that will be held in the school’s auditorium on the last day of the anniversary event.

Registration information can be found at or by calling 416-393-9500 ext. 8.

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By: Tristan Carter
Posted: May 10 2011 7:58 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto