Marian Owens started the process of organizing the Choir of the Century and the Kam High Centennial Singers over a year before the Homecoming. She sent out invitations, accepted registrations and distributed music to the participants who were scattered over a geographically diverse area. First rehearsals started in May. Marian personally attended to choir practices in Calgary, Vernon, Vancouver, and Victoria.
The Centennial Singers helped start off the Homecoming on Friday evening with three school songs from various decades and a special version of Hey! Look Us Over.
On Saturday evening, the Choir of the Century presented a concert which may well have been the highlight of the weekend. Features included the following numbers:
Hey! Look Us Over
Hey, look us over, are we all here,
Hundred years to celebrate, we’ve come from far and near,
Classmates and teachers to reacquaint
So leave all your troubles and worries behind,
No reason for complaint and we’ll go
Out with the old gang, mem’ries galore,
Tales to tell and jokes to share, we’ve got them by the score.
We’re a little bit short of the elbow room so let me give you some
And look out world, here we come!
Nobody knows the memories the kings and the queens might share.
“Trundle down to the office, Richards will meet you there.”
Picking up street-side garbage ‘til the dismissal bell.
Memories now to share so get on your feet and YELL!!!!
So get on your feet and YELL!!
Let’s get up with the sunrise, raring to go,
Golf, train rides, bus to school, three days what a show,
For the talk and the memories flow by fast
So let’s full speed ahead and look out world,
KAM HIGH’S here world!
Hey, look out world here - we - come!!!!!!!
- - - - - - “K A M H I G H”
On Sunday morning, the Centennial Singers helped close the activities with a special version of The Way We Were.
The Way We Were
Mem’ries light the corners of my mind,
Misty watercoloured mem’ries of the way we were.
Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind,
Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were.
Can it be our days at school were simple then
Or have the years just clouded our recall?
When we think of classes and our social ways
They were great days, our ways.
Mem’ries shared throughout these past few days,
They have brought us close together in such a warm special way.
For it’s the laughter we will remember,
Whenever we remember the way we were,
.......the way we were.
Louise De Marni
Gina Clayton Morris
Joan Edworthy Morris
Mary Ellen Patterson