Members of the Barrie Central Collegiate Celebrate BCC: Historic Pride, Winning Tradition campaign committee gather in one of the classrooms of the downtown institution in anticipation of a reunion and celebrations taking place in May, as well as the Celebrate BCC 2016 Concert in the W.A. Fisher Auditorium on Feb. 27, featuring Jason McCoy and other acts. Here, Jeff Walther writes lines at the chalk board with committee members, left to right, Wayde Hayley, retired BCC teacher Jane Rumble, teacher Margaret Anne Gills, alumni and retired BCC teacher Bruce Rumble, principal Greg Brucker, alumni and former teacher Joanne McLaurin, teacher Jill Lapenskie and student Rida Ahmad. Visit for details. Mark Wanzel/Barrie Examiner/Postmedia Network

Central's big goodbye

Memories and celebration: plans are well underway for a grand sendoff for a venerable downtown institution.