On May 4th, Coquitlam Continuing Education hosted a reception to celebrate its 50 year anniversary at the Montgomery Centre from 5:00 -7:30 pm.
District Principal Michael McGlenen kicked off the event by introducing the following esteemed guests:
Board Chair, Michael Thomas
Vice- Chair Carol Cahoon
Trustees Jennifer Blatherwick, Christine Pollock, Craig Woods and Lisa Park
Assistant Superintendents, Dr. Carey Chute, Gerald Shong,
Executive Director of HR Randy Manhas
Secretary Treasurer Mo Azim
Mr. McGlenen then shared a fond memory of his time as a leader, discussed the evolution of each program and thanked each administrator, teacher, and staff person that has helped build the adult education program become what it is today.
A former student of Literacy Foundations, one of the programs that offers English instruction to new immigrants, also shared how fearful he was of learning the English language but also how he was very thankful for the instruction, perseverance and confidence given to him by his teacher.
A display of class materials, brochures and memorabilia were also shared at the event entrance.
“We now celebrate fifty years in adult education. We’ve made it to fifty years because we continue to strive to meet the diverse needs of our students. We transform alongside our students.” - Mr. McGlenen