Hello Jasper family and friends!
The work for the reunion planning committee continues and as part of our commitment to you, we will be supplying you with periodic updates. FYI, the planning committee is currently comprised of the following members:
Kim Kelly, Gale Ohochinsky, Keith Gill, Angie Walker, Lorry Kelly, Lynne Anderson, and Lorraine Harris, who recently joined our planning committee and we’re so happy to have her in our group. (In May, Desarae Bolingbroke will be joining us as well!)
Let’s get started with some really big news. For those of you who haven’t already heard, the decision has been made to open up the 2017 Jasper Family Reunion to 2 new groups:
- The antecedents and descendants of Ernest Jasper’s siblings. This opens up the reunion to Ernie’s sisters’ families who also emigrated to Canada, as well as to the families of Ernie’s siblings who stayed in England.
- The families of Louise Hayward Jasper’s siblings.
We’re very excited about the inclusion of these two new groups to our family gathering. We’ve already had some communication with some of our relatives in England, and it appears that some of them will be coming to this year’s reunion. How exciting is that?
As far as the details for the reunion itself, a rough agenda has been developed, with some tweaking still to take place. The rough outline looks like this:
Saturday August 12th
1:00 Start of reunion
2:00 Icebreaker activities
3:00 Sports’ tournaments, crafts, photos, home movies
7:30 Family Memories activities (includes some “surprises”)
That’s it for now other than asking each of you to please RSVP to the site as soon as you can and to share this update with others in your family groups who may or may not have email or internet capabilities.
Thanks everyone, and see you in August!!!!