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  • November 2021 – In Honour of a Figment of Someone’s Imagination

    Posted by Stephen Nelson on November 2, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    The origin of the “person” in this story is likely remembered by older generations of
    CHS/CDHS alumni.

    In case, you haven’t figured it out, here’s a hint. A dance is named after this woman.

    The dance is usually held in November which changes the tradition in those days of a
    boy asking a girl to the dance.

    The character, Sadie Hawkins first appeared in 1937 in the comic strip, “Li’l Abner”
    created the cartoonist, Al Capp. Sadie Hawkins Day happened on an unspecified day in

    In the comic, Sadie and the other unmarried women would chase the bachelors living in
    Dogpatch. If they caught a bachelor, they would ask them to the dance.

    Many high schools, including CDHS had a Sadie Hawkins dance where the girls gave
    the boys the same experience of waiting and wondering if they were going to be asked
    to the dance.

    One evening I got a phone call from a girl who asked me to the Sadie Hawkins dance
    being held on a Friday night. Unfortunately, I had to decline her invitation. I wasn’t going
    to be at school on that Friday to go to a scheduled appointment out of town and
    wouldn’t be back in time for the dance.

    I felt so sorry to say no to her, and I would have gone to the dance with her if I was
    going to be home.

    As you can see, I haven’t forgotten her gracious gesture.

    Q. Who was the Ontario Dairy Princess in 1967?

    A. Find out the answer in next month’s newsletter.

    Last month’s answer: It was the first time CDHS had hosted a COSSA (Central
    Ontario Secondary School Athletics) championship.

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