Rick Kwitkoski: Nigeria 1981–1983

In the past four years, we have had two large reunions of cooperants from Nigeria mostly from the 1980s. The first one was held in Toronto in 2013 and then in Montreal in 2015. One alumnus of note from this era is Nino Ricci, the celebrated Canadian author.

Leading up to the 2015 reunion, we started a closed Facebook group, which you can join if you have a Facebook account and a group member grants you access. The Facebook lead-up to the reunion in Montreal was very active with posts of photos, memories, stories and literature. There’s lots of kibitzing between cooperants and long lost friendships found again. 

We are now planning a third reunion, which will take place in Kingston on July 28–30, 2017. Like the reunion two years ago, it has a closed Facebook group. To join, visit the group and click the “Join group” button on the upper right corner of the page. 

2015 reunion

2017 reunion