Schedule of Events
FRIDAY AUGUST 5
8:00am – 9:30am Reunion Registration and check in
9:30am – 10:00am Welcome and official Reunion opening
10:00am – 11:00am Rick Doan from The Point Abino Lighthouse - Currently Rick is the President of the local Point Abino Preservation Society as well as a tour guide.
11:15am – 12:00pm Highlights of the 2019 Switzerland Heritage Tour
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break - lunch on your own at a restaurant of your choice
1:30pm – 2:30pm Why would an American want to come to Fort Erie?
Bob Fretz, code E14871146 is a historian, picker and coin collector for over 40 years.
2:45pm – 3:45pm Bob Wilhelm, code E15376313, Airplane pilot in Africa
He was a flying instructor and volunteers at the Mount Hope War Museum.
Children under age 12 are welcome to a special program by the Port Colborne Museum during Friday’s presentation.
Enjoy a relaxing dinner on your own. See you Saturday morning.
SATURDAY AUGUST 6
8:30am – 4:30pm Reunion registration/pick up reunion packet, purchase reunion sale items, Genealogy assistance, present items to be auctioned.
9:30am – 10:10am Welcome – Kurt & Judy – Justin Houser
10:30am – 11:00am George Huber, Historian, 30 years as a High school history teacher
He has three Masters Degrees in History and took History Club students on exchanges as far as Florida.
11:30am – 3:00pm Family Code N Tour departs
Family Code E Tour departs
3:30pm – 4:00pm Bus Tours return
4:00pm – 4:30pm Pictures of family groups Codes E, H, C, N etc.
5:00pm – 7:00pm Buffet Banquet and brief business meeting
7:00pm – 9:00pm Live Auction and official closing of Reunion - Don't miss the Saturday evening auction led by auctioneer Dale Shaw. It’s a fun-filled event closing the reunion. Auction proceeds help cover reunion costs. Items donated to the auction at past reunions have included memorabilia particular to Schürch family history, hand-crafted objects, home foods – foods specific to your home area (chocolate, farmers’ sausage, maple syrup), framed photographs and other art work.
SUNDAY AUGUST 7
WDCX Church on Crystal Bay Beach- bring your lawn chairs
Trinity Life Church –The church was first deeded to Mennonite Society 1828 by Samuel Sherk for sacred use. The original church was replaced by a brick building in 1853. The Mennonite Brethren in Christ membership declined so the church was offered to the Tunkered/Brethren in Christ in 1922. The cement block church was removed in 1957 when the current sanctuary was constructed.
Location: 5348 Sherkston Rd., Sherkston ON L0S 1R0