Hearty meals and conversations at OCA Winter Warmers Lunch

June 24, 2022

We welcomed back nearly 30 Old Collegians from far and wide for our OCA Winter Warmers Lunch earlier today at the Golden City Hotel in Ballarat.

The lunch is aimed mainly at Old Collegians, who may now be retired and attended SPC between the 1940s through to the 1970s, however a warm invite is extended to any Old Collegian who would like to join us to enjoy a warm, hearty meal and some equally hearty conversations.

We enjoyed the company of Old Collegians and their partners from across Ballarat and districts and as far as Colac and Melbourne.

We even had entertainment from one of our Old Collegians John Coffey (SPC 1965-69), pictured above, who entertained us with a song and his guitar. Thank you John!

Thank you to everyone for coming today. We look forward to hosting another OCA Lunch closer to Christmas with more details to follow closer to the time.

Please see below for some more photos from the day.

Peter Ryan and Terry Lloyd.

Des Phelan and Chris Conway.

Fr Dan Arundell, Jock Lardner, Peter Mathews and Chris Hall.

John Cornips and Paul Banks.

Rick Blanchfield, Steve McArdle and Brendan Foley.

Trevor Haintz and Brendan Foley.

John Moroney, Brian Costigan and Chris Haintz.

Damian Goss, Ross Muller and Fr Kevin Arundell. Congratulations also to Fr Kevin Arundell, who celebrated 60 years in the priesthood recently.

John and Judi Coffey and Allan McKinnon.

Dennis Foley and Michael Kearney.

Nearly 30 Old Collegians came out to enjoy each other’s company at the OCA Winter Warmers Lunch at the Golden City Hotel in Ballarat today.

Old Collegian John Coffey provided some wonderful entertainment with a song and his guitar.

A wonderful relaxed and informal atmosphere at the 2022 OCA Winter Warmers Lunch, thanks to everyone who came along.