Thank you Nancy Silkinat Bernier.... for the great video recognizing our contribution to the Veteran's Memorial Park. Another proud moment for Biddeford Amvets and the Biddeford Tigers of 1967!
May 27th 2019 "Memorial Day", a day for us ALL to honor the men and women who died while serving in our military. Veterans have a long history of protecting Our Great Nation and the way of life we know and love. AND at home, they continue that long standing tradition of service to our country and community. Thank you to all our 1967 classmates who served our country. We are forever indebted!
As we approach our solumn day of remembrance, The Biddeford Amvets, lead by our good friend and classmate, Lionel "Tinou" Lamontagne has taken the challenge to restore and place a WW1 German Mortar (cannon). This was the German Mortar (cannon) that used to be beside the First National Bank on Main Street in Biddeford. A "spoil of war" from WW1 that the Allies captured and gave to many US communities. The city recently made significant traffic alterations and the cannon was moved and donated to the Amvets. Now, thanks to The Biddeford Amvets, the Cannon will be restored and moved to it's final resting place, at the Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Pool and Alfred Streets for dedication on Memorial Day 2019. The Veteran's Memorial Park has become a landmark and the Cannon will be a perfect fit, to this already magnificent corner of Biddeford.
Please see picture below with the Cannon in the background of the Saco-Lowell Shops float during the City Centennial parade, 1955. The float is driving east on Main Street, passing in front of First National Bank and Lincoln Street, with a lone Volkswagen bus trailing behind it. The streets are crowded with spectators, and two men are visible sitting atop the roof of the bank.
The Amvets, Tinou Lamontagne and Dana Peck will do much of the restoration and placement for the Cannon. Estimated cost is $1000 and any amount of money collected over the necessary cost of restoration and placement, will go towards the Amvets BHS Scholarship Fund. Tinou has convinced Amvets to recognize the "Class of 1967" on a plaque.
Big thank you to Tinou Lamontagne for making it possible to restore and place the Cannon. Thank you Dana Peck for the historical data and information for this announcement, and for taking on the task of restoring the Cannon.... much hard work ahead. Good Luck!
Pillars of Pride
3rd Annual Biddeford Education Foundation
Join us in honoring two generous community partners and longtime contributors to learning:
Dana Peck, Class of 1967 and Sarah Jane Poli, Class of 1959
As many of you know the school district started a Hall of Honor (like a Hall of Fame) several years ago. Mike Landry and Dick Saucier have been inducted as outstanding athletes of the 60's. Well, we have a special place because we have two (2) classmates, a husband AND wife were inducted.
January 11 at 6PM in Tiger Gym, Sandra Tanguay Saucier joined Dick in the elite group of citizens in the Hall of Honor. Another accolade for the Class of 67... they are the only husband/wife inductees!!
May 20, 2015: The 1967 Tigers went back to school!
It took almost 50 years, but it finally happened.... The Class that ROCKED Biddeford, Maine returned to Biddeford High School.
Thank you to Linda Verville of Biddeford School Department!
At the Tiger Gym, students and staff welcomed the older/wiser Tigers back with open arms. After the lunch in the cafeteria, and during much conversation, the tour began. The turnout was larger than expected... 32. Therefore, it was necessary to split into 2 groups. The school was well prepared for Club 67. The students did a great job controlling the chaos, and school was in session. Sorry BHS.... we never did anything quietly.
Biddeford High School looks very different than in 1967.... Entrances and exits have been moved, elevators installed, flat screens throughout for schedules and events, library with rows of computers with internet connections, Business Academy, theatre-like lecture hall, and more. All were impressed! However, one question remains.... which ones were the teachers?
Outside at the digital sign, pictures were taken - then it happened.... S O N G, and the words could be heard across the river and beyond! Go Tigers!
All of Biddeford can be proud of Biddeford High School.
BHS & Beyond Alumni Career Expo
Was on Friday, November 14th from 5pm-7pm in the Tiger Gym
There was something for everyone!!! Students - Learned details about specific career paths from former BHS students Parents - Built aspirations in your child by exposing him/her to all the possibilities Teachers - Discovered what your former students became - Found inspiration for your classroom Alumni - Caught up, Reconnected, Mingled Job Seekers - Networked