For Notre Dame Grads and Friends

The 70’s

imageIn the 70’s Notre Dame High School was under the capable direction of Sister Lucille Corrigan, and was blessed with a well-qualified and dedicated faculty. By this time, Notre Dame High School had gained an excellent reputation among the high schools of the city. By the end of the 70’s, there were over a thousand young women enjoying the advantages of an excellent Catholic secondary school education at Notre Dame High School.

 

 

imageThe contribution of the CND Sisters to education in Toronto was recognized formally when the Toronto Metropolitan and Suburban School Board named a new school in Agincourt in honor of their foundress. The Marguerite Bourgeoys Separate School was officially opened and dedicated on April 25, 1977.

                                                                             
(adapted from ‘The Daughters of Marguerite Bourgeoys in Toronto 1932 – 1982′ by Sister Calista BEGNAL, CND)                       

 

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In 1978, Sister Greer’s homeroom was transformed into the Notre Dame Chapel, a place for both teachers and students to stop and listen to the still Voice within us in the midst of a busy school community.

“Through all the ‘busy-ness’ of our days and the dreams of our hearts a life-giving meaning flows.  Its strength is offered to us each morning by the Scarboro Foreign Mission Fathers as they celebrate Liturgy in our school chapel at eight. It is there all day long as close to us as the prayer we breathe or the person we meet … This ‘meaning’ is Christ, the centre of all we are and do at Notre Dame.”             
(Lucille Corrigan, CND: The Pearl: November, 1978)

 

 

 

A Tribute to the 70’s and its Teachers

(Interviews with 5 grads from the 70’s)

Notre Dame in the 70’s

(Photos from the 70’s)

 

Take the  Notre Dame 70′s  Test

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18 Comments

  1. Donna Barone (Ambrosino)'s Gravatar Donna Barone (Ambrosino)
    September 29, 2011    

    I frequented Notre Dame High School from 1970-1974. I graduated in ’74. Good memories and my best years of schooling.

  2. May 26, 2012    

    Thinking about Sister Fraser and Sister Frechette. I have always held you dear in my heart.Thank you for being just wonderful mentors to me.

  3. Anna Di Giacomo's Gravatar Anna Di Giacomo
    July 9, 2012    

    Graduated in ’76… worked a year and then traveled to Italy in ’77. Have a had a few jobs since… been working in tele sales for the last 17 years and loving it.

  4. August 1, 2012    

    Good Memories! graduated in 1978. great classmates. Now living in Kentucky with
    my “Neiler” husband Mike Fleury. 3 good kids all in college. still Painting thanks to Sr. Girroir! Thanks to all the teachers who inspired us students, especially to encourage our faith!

  5. Anna Di Giacomo's Gravatar Anna Di Giacomo
    September 6, 2012    

    Graduated in 1976… worked a year and then traveled to Italy in 1977. Traveling in Italy and perhaps living in Italy was something I always wanted to do but my Father insisted I complete high school. I have had a few jobs… been working in Tele sales during the last 17 years and loving it.

  6. Cathy Hayes (Furlotte)'s Gravatar Cathy Hayes (Furlotte)
    October 19, 2012    

    Grad. class of ’73 I think about high school with very fond memories. Good times. Want to shout out a huge thank you to the staff and fellow classmates. You made my teen years fun and life altering. Greece, Canada vs. Russia Hockey game, band, Sadie Hawkins Dances, Father/Daughter Dances, school sleepovers (levitation), Science classes, setting my sleeve on fire ahahaha, Sr. Fortin, Sr. Corrigan, Gr. 13 “study” room, Sesame Street, Maple Leaf Gardens Rally, New York Band trip, cheering at basket ball games, on and on. Thank you everyone. Hope to see you at our 40th Reunion.

    • Jane Swingler (Jones)'s Gravatar Jane Swingler (Jones)
      December 20, 2012    

      Hmmm. I also seem to remember some awesome guitar music at our folk masses. Who was that anyway?… Hope you’re still playing and singing.

      • Terry Sevigny Pirie's Gravatar Terry Sevigny Pirie
        June 24, 2013    

        We are planning our 40th grad reunion on Saturday sept 14 2013 in Toronto. We will forward info as it comes available. If you have any connection with anyone else from our class, please let them know.
        Hope to see you there
        Terry Sevigny

    • Christine Snider (Puddister)'s Gravatar Christine Snider (Puddister)
      January 12, 2013    

      Hi Cathy, Jane,
      It has been a lifetime! Please let me know when the reunion is. Alot of memories from your list Cathy….many laughs…..
      Look forward to seeing you,
      Chris

      • Terry Sevigny Pirie's Gravatar Terry Sevigny Pirie
        June 24, 2013    

        We are planning our 40th grad reunion party on Sat. Sept 14 2013 in Toronto. Please respond and we will send you the info as it comes available.
        If you have a connection with anyone else please forward the info.
        Hope to see you there
        Terry Sevigny

  7. Cathy Furlotte (Hayes)'s Gravatar Cathy Furlotte (Hayes)
    January 1, 2013    

    Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I have been looking for you for years. So happy to hear from you.
    We are trying to find everyone so we can have a 40th Reunion this spring or summer. The facebook address is Notre-Dame Seventythree and/or you can contact me facebook: Catherine Kitty Furlotte or kittystb@yahoo.ca.
    Dying to hear how life has been for you over the past 40 years. Want to hear every little detail.
    If you are in contact with any other classmates, please pass on the info.
    Jane Swingler! One of my favourite people in high school.
    Happy New Year to you and anyone else reading this.
    Love
    Cathy Hayes ’73

  8. Cathy Hayes '73's Gravatar Cathy Hayes '73
    January 14, 2013    

    OMDG…..said because it is an answer to my prayer!
    Open your window Chris and you will hear me shouting, “PUD! PUD! PUD! PUUUD!”
    Wow! The reason my list of school memories sounds so familiar to you is because you were a part of almost all of them! Unreal! You are still on this planet. Miiiiisssssed ya.
    Okay, my email address is kittystb@yahoo.ca. Please give me a shout. Dying to hear from you. And the 40th Anniversary facebook contact is Notre-Dame Seventy-three.
    Chris, I am over the moon to hear from you. Marg will be so happy too.
    Love
    Moi

  9. Marg O'Neill Boyd's Gravatar Marg O'Neill Boyd
    January 19, 2013    

    Jane and Chris !!!!!!!!!!!, I am so happy to hear from you!!!! I have tried to reach you over the years! This is wonderful! Cathy and I touched base a few years ago and it was wonderful . I hope you will join the notredame73 facebook group and get in touch with me. My facebook name is Marg Boyd ONeill. I live in a small town called Wingham so i
    I shouldnt be too hard to find! my email is margaret.boyd036@sympatico.ca. This is sooooooo exciting!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care!!!!!, Marg

  10. Jane Swingler (Jones)'s Gravatar Jane Swingler (Jones)
    January 28, 2013    

    Well hello there Marg, it’s so good to hear from you. Steve sends hugs too. I may have to join facebook just to keep up with all this activity. Whatever the date of the reunion, count me in! Just thinking about all of you brings a huge smile to my face and my heart. Take care. I’ll be in touch…Jane

  11. Dawna Gray (Edmonson)'s Gravatar Dawna Gray (Edmonson)
    February 11, 2013    

    Hi Cathy,

    Great to see all of you on here! I have such wonderful memories of my time at Notre Dame. Although I live in California now, please count me in for a 40th reunion. Would love to see everyone.

    All the best,
    Dawna

    • Cathy Furlotte (Hayes) '73's Gravatar Cathy Furlotte (Hayes) '73
      February 16, 2013    

      Twin!!!! How are you? California. Wow.
      Fantastic to hear from you. Hope to hear more. My email and facebook addresses are listed in the above comments. Please give me a shout. And as Marg said, the 40th Anniversary Reunion facebook site, on which we are gathering names, is Notre-Dame seventy-three.
      Look forward to hearing from you.
      Love
      Cathy

    • Terry Sevigny Pirie's Gravatar Terry Sevigny Pirie
      June 24, 2013    

      Hi Dawna
      We are planning our 40th grad reunion on Sat. sept 14 2013 in Toronto.
      We will forward the info as it comes available.
      If you know anyone else from our class, please pass on the info.
      Hope to see you then.
      Terry

  12. Sylvia (De Dominicis) Consoli's Gravatar Sylvia (De Dominicis) Consoli
    April 9, 2014    

    Hello everyone from our graduating year of 1974! We are trying to locate as many grads as possible for our 40th anniversary reunion this June (2014). Please send me an email to mconsoli@rogers.com to let me know your contact info. Hope to get as many as possible.

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