The Coachmen Return!!! Born to be Wild Circa 1985

The Coachmen Return!!!  Born to be Wild Circa 1985



First there was —Dance Hall Days with The Coachmen — Photo from Donovan and Stan Hastie 


Then came the 80s!!!!


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A new photo-Wayne Hedderson-1985 at the CPHS Football Reunion!



Llew Lloyd After you posted this the first time , I checked an old yearbook and found a picture of a group that preceded this one , ” The Bonaventures” . Included in that photo were Jack Shail , his brother Wayne and Terry Giffin . I also remember going to a highschool dance pre Coachmen that ” The Viscounts ” played at . Later on Ron Latham played drums for another ” garage band ” group, that perhaps one of your followers remembers the name of 


Photo from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum

Bob White Chris Nolan played in the band Triva and later on in years they were called Equinox. The band I recalled where Chris Nolan Dave Hastie Greg Wright Paul Williams Shane Turner was with them occasionally Shane the Elvis songs They played a number of gigs at the Arena.

Bill Brown Shane Turner on the left? Paul Williams on the drum kit.


BOB WHITE– You should arrange for the band to get together for a night!!

Dance Hall Days with The Coachmen

Back to The Future — Twisting Your Dignity Away

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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  1. Love Tom’s idea. If you arranged for them to get together in May to October, I would cheer them on. A bunch of them are my old students!

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