1975 Almonte Gazette
Remember Reach for the Top? Eric Stewart sent this in.. Hi Linda…. here’s a photo of the 1972 – 1973 ADHS Reach for the Top team. I am trying to remember the names of my teammates. I am the second from the right. Can you help Eric?
Mrs. Lamb, teacher back left
Jack Elgood is the other teacher.
The students from left to right are Greg Gosson, Jim Harris, Ted McKay, Eric Stewart and Bruce Gunn
Reach for the top in 1972.CPHS team. Photo from Wendy Healey
Reach For The Top (RFTT) was based on a successful US television program called G.E. College Bowl. The idea for a Canadian version was brought to CBC Canada by producer Richard St John and sold to CBC Vancouver in 1961. The first program of RFTT was broadcast that year and was hosted by West Coast free-lance broadcaster Terry Garner. The next year the program was picked up by CBC Edmonton and gradually spread across the country. By 1966, 23 stations in all 10 provinces were carrying it, with approximately 600 schools taking part. That year the first of the national playoffs was broadcast with Winnipeg quizmaster Bill Guest as host. Lorne Jenkin High in Barrhead, Alta, which offered a one-semester credit course based on the program, became the series’ most successful competitors. The school represented Alberta in the national playoffs for 6 of the last 10 years of the program’s life, winning the national finals twice–
CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada15 Apr 1967, Sat • Page 109
CLIPPED FROMThe Ottawa CitizenOttawa, Ontario, Canada27 Dec 1980, Sat • Page 88
1977 almonte gazette–
1977 Almonte gazette