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Long Service and Retirement Recognition 2022

Long Service and Retirement Recognition 2022
Posted on 06/27/2022
Bluewater District School Board retirees and those celebrating milestones for their length of service were honoured during a memorable evening at Stone Tree in Owen Sound on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  The annual Long Service and Retirement Recognition Reception returned to its pre-COVID in-person format for the first time since 2019 as staff, trustees, and supporting family members came together to celebrate.

The evening began with social time, which was followed by a moment of reflection with Superintendent of Education Sheryl Elliott and then dinner for all the attendees.  To introduce the recognition portion of the evening, Director of Education Lori Wilder brought words of welcome, while greetings on behalf of the board were delivered by Chair Jane Thomson.  Presentations were then made to long service recipients in the categories of 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service, and to this year’s retirees.

In keeping with past tradition, two guest speakers addressed the recipients.  Teacher Dennis Watson’s humour-infused speech targeted those being recognized for their length of service, and retired principal Carolynn Dyer’s heartfelt farewell message focused on the retirees.  View their speeches at the links below:

Dennis Watson – Long Service Speech
Carolynn Dyer – Retirees Speech

Congratulations are extended to this year’s staff members marking long service milestones, as well as those retiring from our local education system.  We are deeply grateful for their many contributions and years of dedication serving the students and families of Bluewater District School Board.

Table with gifts Table with gifts, podium, and table with place settings for guests
Director Wilder delivering remarks at podiumDennis Watson speaking at podiumCarolynn Dyer speaking at podium
25-year long service recipients group photo25-year long service recipients group photo
30-year long service recipients35-year long service recipient
Retirees group photoRetirees group photo

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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