Celebrating 60 Years of Christian Education

Our 60th Birthday Party is right around the corner! Our committee members have been hard at work planning FREE activities for all ages that will commence on Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m. with coffee and cake. It’s shaping up to be quite the day; we can’t wait to celebrate with you!

We asked one of our committee members, Sonya Demik (Bokma) ’90, a few questions about herself, her time as a student, and her excitement for the upcoming celebration. Her answers are found below.

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.
A: After graduating from HDCH in 1990, I earned my B.A./B.S.W from McMaster University. After working in the social work field for a few years, I took another job-raising my 3 kids with my husband (my high school sweetheart and fellow alumni Phil Demik). Our two sons currently attend HDCH, and our daughter will be attending in a couple of years.

Q: Tell us a story from your time at HDCH.
A: I attended HD at the Athens St. location from gr. 9-11. One of the great things about the old high school was it’s proximity to lots of restaurants! I remember many Fridays begging our teachers to let us out of class to make a Tim’s run-always buying a couple of dozen donuts for everyone (and a coffee for the teacher!) I was also fortunate to attend the new school for Gr. 12-it was a proud moment to be in the first graduating class from the beautiful Glancaster Rd. location.

Q: In what way has your high school experience impacted who you are now?
A: I truly loved attending HD. I made lifelong friends, and I was also blessed to meet my husband there. I am so thankful too for Christian teachers who so willingly shared their faith with us on a daily basis. It is such a blessing to be able to send our children to HD too….I hope that HD continues to be a strong and vibrant faith community for many years to come!

Q: What are you most excited about for the upcoming 60th Celebration?
A: I am excited to see many alumni attend the 60th anniversary celebration. It promises to be a memorable day as we come together to celebrate an amazing 60 years of Christian education!