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“50 Years of Friendship (五十同窗)” Reunion Trip for Class of 1975

Date: 03 April 2014

For those of us who entered La Salle Primary 1 in 1964, this year, 2014, is the year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our friendship that started half a century ago. A reunion gathering was held in Taiwan from 3-6 April, including a coach tour that took us from Taipei to Taichung, taking in sightseeing in surrounding areas, with lunch and dinner stops at fabulous restaurants. While the main group set out from Hong Kong, five classmates flew in from North America, one from Shanghai, and two from Singapore. All in all, the total of 30 75ers (26 of whom were in LSPS in 1964) who managed to join the reunion trip had a great time together, with two flying in only for the gala dinner on the last evening (and dashing back to Hong Kong before breakfast the next morning). We enjoyed great food and great fun, but most important of all, a chance to re-experience camaraderie and relive our youth. Needless to say, we shared many of the golden memories in and outside of the classrooms of our good old days in La Salle. A commemorative plaque was presented as a souvenir to all the attendees, and a special tee was made for the reunion, designed by the renowned architect among us, William Lim. We all put on the special tee on our sightseeing outings for 2 days, attracting a lot of stares from other passers-by, including locals and fellow tourists around us. As a grand finale, we pooled our resources (with the support of a few classmates who could not make the trip) to make a class gift of a respectable sum of HK$226,162 to our alma mater, La Salle College, as a most fitting tribute to the school and a legacy of this unique and unforgettable reunion.