May 2010

The Road - Alumnae Newsletter
Here it is, our inaugural newsletter! Thanks to survey responses from several hundred alumnae, The ROAD was voted the top choice for the name. And how apt a name it is!
will keep alumnae in touch with the school and each other. We will share alumnae stories of roads taken post-Branksome, provide updates on school activities and invite you to upcoming events. Unlike The READ, which is mailed in the fall, The ROAD will be produced several times a year to keep you updated on stories, school news and important events.

However many roads you may have taken since your school days, there is one out there, I hope, that will lead you back to Branksome soon. Please keep in touch.
Tanya Pimenoff
Roads Taken
Mobilize Against Malaria
by Carol SZETO'90Carol SZETO'90 works with children in Ghana

Six months have passed since I came to Ghana to work on a project called "Mobilize Against Malaria," a disease that kills over a million people every year, and the third largest killer of children under five years of age in sub-Saharan Africa, behind pneumonia and diarrheal diseases.Read more>>
Facing Dragons on National TV
by Anna SMALL-Adams'76
The entrepreneurs at a recent dinner
Anna and Carl

On May 11, 2009, my husband, Carl, and I made our way into the den and stood in front of the dragons on the CBC show, Dragons' Den. Our company, Garden Gate Farms, grows, harvests, and juices certified organic wheatgrass and broccoli sprouts. Read more>>
At Sea and Loving It!
by Lauren ATWELL'96

From sea to snow - Lauren in Norway

Lauren in Norway

I love being at sea. I first started working on cruise ships in 2002 as an Assistant Purser with Sun Cruises, dealing with any matters pertaining to passenger cruising satisfaction. Read more>>

First-Ever Girls' Team Aces Competition
by Laurence RIVARD'07

Our goal was to design and build an innovative toboggan with a running surface made entirely of concrete.
Read more>>
Laurence, centre, and her top-speed team
Laurence Rivard group
Alums at the Olympics
Carrying the Torch

Kary FIRSTBROOK Trusler'79
"I was so honoured to be chosen to carry the torch," writes Kary FIRSTBROOK Trusler'79. "My friends and family showed up in person and in spirit."

Also experiencing exciting times at the Olympics were volunteers Sarah WARD Macks'71 and Jennifer O'BRIAN Somerville'71; and Katie REIFFENSTEIN'04.
Read more>>
 Blast from the Past
The Story of Portia White
by Lesley BREWER'75

We marked Black History Month and International Women's Day, recognizing Portia White, who taught at Branksome from 1954-1960. She has been described as one of the greatest classical concert singers in Canadian history. Read more>>
 Volunteer Opportunity
Ribbit invites you to volunteer

Help us keep Branksome green and beautiful!

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Upcoming Events
Reunion Weekend
Artwork by Ellyn SENNEMA Lusis'95
Reunion 2010
May 29 & 30

New this year!
Two events for alumnae (from all classes) AND guests:

Breakfast at Branksome
May 29
9:30 a.m.
Spirit Sunday!
May 30 at Noon

The Saturday Evening Reception and Dinner is for alumnae ONLY.

Register Now>>
Mystery Art Sale - Save the Date
An Evening of Culture and Surprises
Mark your calendars for this fundraising event, sponsored by the Alumnae Association in support of Student Financial Aid.

Find out more>>

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Gallery One in Yorkville
 Connecting Alumnae and Students
Graduating Year Mother/Daughter Breakfast
Alumnae Association welcomes the Class of 2010

Guest speaker Sue STRAK Rosenblat'76 spoke from the heart on maintaining alumnae connections that last a lifetime. Read more>>

Sue, left, with Alumnae Executive members

Sue STRAK Rosenblat'76 and Alumnae Executive members


Doing What They Love To Do...
and encouraging students to do the same
Friends from the Class of 2000
Friends from the Class of 200

Marissa BRONFMAN'04
blogs and writes for The Huffington Post. . .

Kim ENGLISH'03 caught the travel bug. . .

Laura GIBSON'00 knows shoes. . . all kinds of shoes!

Caroline HOUNG'00 has talents that extend well beyond the dancing world. . .

Anna KEREKES'00 is a linguist with far-reaching interests. . .

Meling VON MOLTKE-PAO'95 and her focus on women's health.

Brenda WELSH Poutawera'90 juggles being a doctor, wife and mother "down under."

Read more>>
 Buzz at BH
Zeenia wins "The World's" for Branksome and for Canada.
Winning at the Worlds Debating
World-Class Debaters - Pride of Our School
Branksome is home to the world's top student debater!
Read more>>

It's a Small World
Alumna Megan STEPHENSON'01 meets Branksome teachers in South Africa.
Read more>>

BH flag raised on Kilimanjaro! 
Alison WILEY'82 and Martha PAISLEY Pedersen'84 conquer the mountain with other Branksome moms.Read more>>

A Symphony of Sound Fills the PAC
Toronto Symphony Conductor Peter Oundjian leads students in a musical workshop.
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The Annual Giving Campaign, an important Branksome tradition, contributes directly to the experience of all Branksome students. Your gift can be directed toward the Principal's Fund, the Student Opportunity Fund or an area of your choice.
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For more information, please contact Sue STRAK Rosenblat'76 at  or 416-920-6265, ext. 212.
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