Fall Fundraiser - Gin & Jazz, a Celebration of Glebe in the 20s

2016-10-28 19:00
2016-10-28 23:00

When Glebe Collegiate Institute first opened its doors to students in 1922, World War I had ended just four years earlier. The mood was celebratory, the Jazz Age was in full swing.

On Friday October 28, the cafeteria at Glebe Collegiate will be transformed into a 1920s Jazz Club where alumni, current and former staff, students, parents, and community friends will gather to celebrate Glebe Collegiate’s first decade – the roaring twenties.

The evening will feature the live music of The Chords -- a local band which includes two former Glebe teachers, Bruce MacGregor and Brian MacMillian, a signature Glebe 1920s cocktail, appetizers, Charleston demonstrations, Glebe wear, and lots of Glebe memorabilia.

The idea is to hold an annual event to celebrate the decades leading up to Glebe’s 100th anniversary in 2022. This year we're celebrating the 1920s, Glebe's first decade. Next year's celebration will highlight the 1930s and 40s, the following year the 1950’s, and so on until we reach 2022 -- which isn’t really that far away.   

The evening is turning into a Glebe reunion of sorts, as many former Glebe students and staff are keen to return to their old school. Guests are invited to dress the part in 1920s fashion.

Proceeds from this event will go toward the school’s Learning Commons Library renovation project.  

Tickets are $25 and available either at Glebe Collegiate's main office, between 8:00am and 3:00pm starting October 10, or online at https://www.universe.com/glebeginjazz. A limited number of tickets are available, so be sure to get yours soon!