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The Class of '21 celebrates

The class of '21-22 celebrated the 50th anniversary of Victoria College's move from Victoria High School to Craigdarroch Castle in September. The afternoon began with lunch on campus hosted by the Alumni Association. After lunch the group motored in vintage cars to Craigdarroch Castle. The cars, courtesy of Victoria chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, were a 1931 Model A Ford sedan, a 1914 Willys Overland Touring, a 1917 McLaughlin Touring and a 1928 Lincoln Touring. After a brief visit, they drove past Victoria High to the cheers of students and teachers, then drove to Workpoint Barracks to enjoy tea with the class of '46, who were having their 50th reunion.
Bruce Davies, executive director of the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society; from the class of '21-22 Noel Collison, Annabelle Shaw, Art Saunders, Henry Estlin, Eva Wapshott, Lilian Williams, Brian Tobin; Nels Granewall, UVic Alumni Association.

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The Alumni Association is fortunate to have an enthusiastic branch leader in Taiwan. Harley Bostock graduated in 1989 with a BA in Pacific and Asian Studies and immediately moved to Taiwan where he worked in the PC industry until 1994. After stints in Vancouver and Sydney, Australia, he returned to Taiwan last year and is now sales director for IKON Technologies Corporation, a multimedia and networking developer.
Originally from Salmon Arm, B.C., Bostock attended Caribou College before entering UVic in 1985, and spent an extra year at Capilano College improving his business and language skills. He still maintains a keen interest in education and during the Canadian Festival last April in Taiwan, organized a UVic alumni booth that was attended by a number of Canadian post-secondary institutions promoting their schools, particularly their ESL programs. UVic was well-represented with Canadian alum who answered questions from Taiwanese students and their parents on items such as the Canadian cost of living, clothing and accommodation. Taiwanese grads told of their experiences in Canada and fielded questions from the audience during 30-minute daily seminars.
A highlight of the fair for Bostock, and for hundreds of Taiwanese high-school students, was the arrival of Spencer McKay (BEd'91), former Vikes player and now a star with the Hung Kuo Elephants of the Taiwan professional basketball league. Bostock, who is 5'9", went one-on-one with the lofty 6'9" ex-Vike.
"I tried not to humiliate the big guy too much and, fortunately, it looks like he'll still be able to play pro ball with the Hung Kuo Elephants despite the pounding he took," he laughs.
If you have any plans to visit Taiwan, be sure to contact Harley Bostock by e-mail at or telephone at (011-886) 2649-3958. He'll be pleased to share his extensive knowledge of Taiwan with you.

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