Old Fettesians of British Columbia held a dinner on November 7, 2019, once again at Amici’s Restaurant in West Vancouver, complete with menus printed in the OF motif, and a selection of grilled salmon, braised chicken, rack of lamb, or penne gusto.
Old Fettesian Association
Fettes provides a strong foundation for the future and a family for life. Whilst for our Leavers, Founder's Day marks the end of their time at the school, it is just the beginning of the next step in their Fettes journey. Leavers are warmly welcomed into our vibrant community of Old Fettesians (OFs) all around the world.
Fettes produces ambitious alumni, many of whom end up being inquisitive global explorers, always ready to offer a friendly welcome and a helping hand to fellow OFs who follow in their footsteps.
The Old Fettesian Association (OFA) helps OFs to keep in touch with each other, supports an array of gatherings across the globe and produces an annual Old Fettesian Newsletter, packed full of OF and Fettes news and stories. These activities are supported by the OFA committee and a group of regional representatives who volunteer their services and time and ensure that OFs everywhere feel welcome, wherever they may live or travel.
In October, former pupils from 5 to 70 years past return to Fettes for the annual Commemoration Weekend. It involves a full and varied programme of events, including an incredible dinner on the Saturday night.
The Old Fettesian Coordinator, Victoria Shearer, works within the Development Team at Fettes.
Old Fettesians are welcome to get in touch to update their details, arrange a visit to the school and find our more about upcoming events.
"Fettes College is a springboard for every Leaver to begin their journey in life, whatever that path ends up looking like, and I hope that the spirit of inclusivity is one strongly felt".
Amanda Forsyth (née Baker), OFA President (Ar 1982-1984) pictured above with her daughter, Sandy Forsyth (Ar 2009-2018)
We are delighted to report that OF, Rosha Fitzhowle (Ar 2005-2009) is joining the opera ensemble of Theater Aachen as a soloist. The entire casting for the season has yet to be released, but Rosha tells us that she is beginning with Woglinde (one of the Rheintöchtern) in an opera called Hagen Teil 1 which is a three part re-working of Wagner's the Ring Trilogy, and this first part uses sections from Das Rheingold, and Götterdämmerung.
Old Fettesians and spouses made their way to Dresden from six different countries, by land, sea, road and rail to take part in the 2019 Eurozone weekend on 13-15 September organised by Cordelia Pilz (née Harrison) (Ar 1982-84). The highlights were many – historical, culinary, musical and visual, not to mention the wonderful weather.