The campus was all hugs and smiles on Thursday, April 19 as close to 350 grandparents and grandpals came out to see their Yorkies in action.
There was even a great-grandfather visiting – 100yr old Rueben Sinclair came to see his great-granddaughters Eliana, Gr. 11 and Shayna, Gr. 8. Grandparents came as far as Vancouver Island, the US, England and China.
The morning began with a recitation of a poem by one very special guest: Yorkie mother, grandmother and author, Mary Buckerfield White. Her daughter Gillian is from the Class of ’81, and her son Ed was also here during the time we had boys at YHS. Her granddaughter Jessica graduated from the Class of 2010, and she has four other granddaughters in the school: Milly, Emma, Rosy and Charlotte.
An author at the age of 88, Mary recently published “Buckerfield, The story of a Vancouver Family,” a colorful and entertaining family history spanning over 100 years.
After the poem reading, grandparents were treated to several musical performances. Yorkies then met their grandparents, giving them personalized tours of the campus followed by class visits.
Grandparents Day is one of our most cherished York House traditions and is held every Spring.