Stop by our Pop-up Shop next Saturday at the Ripley Fire Station during the annual Fireman's Breakfast, 9 am – 1pm. We will have some new merchandise available including ladies tank tops and unisex baseball tees just in time for Ripley Mushball weekend!
Wow, what a great night last night! Thanks to everyone who came to the dance - it was another wild night in Ripley and a great way to kick off the 2015 Reunion!
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped organize the evening, sell tickets and work the bar; Julie McGuire for the fantastic photo booth; Colleen Gillis at the Township for making everything tick; Ripley Variety, Pollock Electric, Stockyards Western Apparel, Miller Insurance and Everlastings for selling tickets over these many months; and, for donating the great midnight lunch, Pine River Cheese, Ripley Variety, Farmer’s Diner and Pizzeria, the Ripley Parents Auxiliary, Sobey’s and Zehrs.
Although our big event for 2014 is now over, a lot of work will continue as we plan for the July 30-Aug. 3, 2015, Reunion. Watch Facebook and www.ripleyreunion.ca for more information and thanks again for a great night!
Although the actual Ripley Reunion festivities won’t begin until July 30, 2015, the organizing committee is hosting a huge fundraising dance on May 10, 2014, at the Ripley arena.
The dance, which will feature The Brad James Band, is a great way for Ripley natives, current residents and friends from surrounding towns to bring in the summer months with a bang. As we say, ‘All Roads Lead Home,’ so get your $20 ticket today at Ripley Variety, Stockyards Western Apparel and Pollock Electric in Ripley, Miller Insurance in Kincardine and Everlastings in Lucknow. Contrary to local rumour there are still tickets left, but we don’t recommend waiting too long to get yours!
Aside from great friends and great music, the dance will also be a perfect time to pick up your Reunion 2015 merchandise, which includes golf and T-shirts, coolie cups, bottle openers and our wildly popular Reunion hoodie. If you can’t make the dance, remember these items are always available at Stockyards Western Apparel in downtown Ripley.
The Reunion committee, which has been meeting consistently for three years, will use the proceeds of the dance to secure bands for the mammoth parade, entertainment for dances and the purchasing of merchandise for the main event, Ripley Reunion 2015, which runs July 30-Aug. 3, 2015.
The organizing committee continues to reach out to our business community for sponsorship, and we’d like to recognize Pine River Cheese, Ripley Variety, Farmer’s Diner and Pizzeria and the Ripley Parents Auxiliary, as well as Sobey’s and Zehrs in Kincardine, for donating the food for the Kick-Off Dance. Without our community partners, these events would be much more difficult to hold. To learn more about our sponsors, or to lend a hand, visit www.ripleyreunion.ca/sponsors.
The age of majority event runs from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and a bus to Kincardine will be available after the dance.
Keep up-to-date on Reunion happenings at www.ripleyreunion.ca, on our Facebook page and on Twitter @Ripley2015.
We know many Ripley natives don't live close to the village anymore, yet still want to get their hands on some beautiful Reunion 2015 merchandise in time for Christmas.
To make life easier, the Reunion website is now featuring online shopping for merchandise of all kinds. You can choose your quantities and sizes for all merchandise through the website. Visit the 'Merchandise' page (or on the left side of the page) and begin shopping through our secure and safe site. There is a minimal charge for shipping.
You can also get Reunion merchandise at Stockyards Western Apparel in Ripley, and Reunion Kick-off Dance tickets for the May 10, 2014, dance are availabe at Stockyards, Ripley Variety and Pollock Electric, as well as Miller Insurance in Kincardine.
After a successful pop-up shop on Nov. 16, select Reunion merchandise is now available at Stockyards Western Apparel in downtown Ripley.
Golf and T-shirts, coolie cups, bottle openers, hats and the limited edition (and incredibly popular) hoodies can be purchased in time for Christmas.
Cash only please.
Stockyards, as well as Ripley Variety and Pollock Electric in Ripley, and Miller Insurance in Kincardine, also have Reunion Kick-Off Dance tickets for sale. The May 10, 2014, dance, which will feature The Brad James Band, are $20 each and a perfect stocking stuffer for the tough-to-buy-for on your Christmas list.
Online shopping will soon be available at www.ripleyreunion.ca so watch for another convenient way to get your Reunion swag!
The Ripley Reunion 2015 organizing committee is holding a merchandise pop-up shop at the Ripley arena this weekend
On Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., shoppers can fill their Christmas list with Reunion hats, golf and T-shirts, hoodies and more. Tickets to our Kick-off Dance, to be held May 10, 2014, make the perfect stocking-stuffer so get yours on Saturday or at downtown Ripley locations afterward. Tickets for the dance, which will feature the Brad James Band, are $20 each.
Cash only for the merchandise and Kick-off dance tickets, and all proceeds go to the Reunion 2015 organizing committee, which is already meeting monthly in preparation for the July 30-Aug. 3, 2015, homecoming.
Huron Township History Book pre-sales and gift certificates will also be available for purchase on Saturday, with cash or cheques accepted. Time is running out to purchase the Reunion’s history book, which is an update of the 1985 township and 1995 town histories. Learn more at www. hurontownshiphistory.wordpress.com.
If you can’t make it to Saturday’s pop-up shop, online shopping will soon be available through this website. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Ripley2015 for updates.
As you may have read in the previous post, the Ripley 2015 Reunion organizing committee is asking for the community's support in order to get a head start on some projects, including purchasing merchandise, creating a float for local Fall Fairs and planning the Reunion Kick-off Dance, which will be held May 10 at the Ripley arena.
As our way of saying thanks, we will update the website with the names of the people, organizations and businesses who have generously donated to our Reunion.
So thanks to the Ripley Classics oldtimers hockey team for giving the Reunion effort a boost with your donation!
Although thousands won't descend on Ripley for another 23 months, the Reunion 2015 organizing committee is hard at work.
Under the guidance of chair Amanda Farrell, committee members are meeting regularly to lay the groundwork for what will undoubtedly be an amazing time. From ordering merchandise to organizing entertainment and events, planning is well underway for the Reunion, which runs July 30 to Aug. 3, 2015.
The committee is currently seeking community, organization and business sponsorships to help us launch our float for the Lucknow and Ripley Fall Fairs, pre-ordering merchandise so you can fill this year's Christmas list, and provide seed money for the May 10 Kick-off Dance, to be held at the Ripley arena. If you or your business would like to donate to the 2015 Reunion, please contact Amanda Farrell at 519-386-7461 or Dwight Irwin at 519-395-0106.
The Reunion committee is also building a presence online, with a new website at www.ripleyreunion.ca, as well as on social media at 'Ripley Reunion 2015' on Facebook and on Twitter @Ripley2015. Bookmark the homepage, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all the Reunion 2015 happenings.
If you would like to volunteer for a committee, visit the Volunteer page on ripleyreunion.ca.
Also remember to pre-order your 'Families and Farm's' Huron Township History Book at www.hurontownshiphistory.wordpress.com. There will only be 1,000 books sold, so pre-order for your whole family now.
The Ripley Reunion Organizing Committee will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 26, at the Huron-Kinloss municipal office in Ripley.
The committee has been meeting regularly for over a year and the events of the 2015 Reunion are beginning to take shape. You can follow the committee's happenings via this website, on our Facebook page and on Twitter @Ripley2015.
Anyone who is interested is volunteering for a committee leading up to and during the 2015 Reunion are encouraged to contact any of the following organizing committee members:
Amanda Farrell - Chair
Matt Farrell - Grounds
Kathleen Scott and Rebecca Cohoon - Merchandise/Decorating Dwight Irwin - Publicity
Kent Liddle - Sports
John/Jane Elliott and Mike/Laurie Gallant - Parade
Christine MacDonald - Ambassador Pageant
John and Darlene McIntosh - Bands
Back to School - Dianne Simpson
Registration - Tracey Howe
If you'd like to help out with our expanded bar committee, please contact Dwight Irwin. Families interested in spending some hours working the bar at the entertainment tent beside the arena are encouraged to contact us as well!
We are also looking for an Entertainment committee chair to organize the various events during the weekend.