June 2010

The Road - Alumnae Newsletter
The whirlwind that comes with the end of term is now behind us, and those of us who remain on campus during the summer months have settled into a different pace.

For the first time, portions of Reunion Weekend, held on May 29 and 30, were videographed! Click on the story below, and settle back for a cyber-visit to Branksome Hall! Perhaps you will see yourself or one of your friends. And, we're delighted to introduce you to our 2010 alumnae award recipients - Frances DAFOE Bogin'48 (World Champion Figure Skater and Olympic Medalist) and Amy VERNER'98 (Fashion and Lifestyle Journalist). Their speeches are inspirational and heart warming.

The Fall issue of The READ is shaping up. The theme is "The Arts" and details are below - I hope you will contribute! We are also gearing up for the September 30 Alumnae Association fundraiser, take pART. Bring your friends and family to Arta Gallery in Toronto's Distillery District for a great night of culture and surprises!

Have a great summer, and keep in touch.
Tanya Pimenoff
Reunion Weekend 2010
Question: What makes Branksome reunions so special?

Answer: Click on the links below
. . . and let the show begin!
Saturday Night, May 29
Spirit Sunday! May 30

 Connecting Alumnae and Students
"Go Get 'em," urges Senator Nancy RUTH'60
Branksome Address Encourages Social Activism

Nancy RUTH'60 is thanked by incoming Head Girl Lindsay Caldarone.
Senator Nancy RUTH'60

"Canada needs more strong, capable female political leaders," says Senator Nancy RUTH'60, the 2010 Rachel Phillips Belash Speaker.

"Imagine a country where only 22 per cent of elected parliamentarians are women," she challenged the Senior Gym filled with students, faculty, staff, parents, alumnae and friends. In that nation, which is Canada, "40 per cent of companies have no women on their boards of directors and, overall, women hold only 14 per cent of seats on boards," she added.
Read more>>
Explore Every Opportunity and Follow Your Heart
Six alumnae tell their tales to Grade 10 students

Career panelists on May 31
Career panelists on May 31
Binnie BARIA'90
has seen much of the world and, through her travels, gained great insight into working with people. . .

Tenley GIBSON'94
puts her creative skills to good use by creating beautiful, livable spaces. . .

Nicole LEVESQUE'95
is there to provide a second chance to people who have made mistakes. . .

Houston MAUSNER'04
has her finger on the pulse of some of Toronto's hottest events. . .

Meredith SHAW'00
tells how acting, singing, drawing and running a business can all fit together. . .

Brenda WELSH Poutawera'90
talks about life as a paediatrician in New Zealand. . .

Read more>>
The READ - Be part of the next issue
The READ - Fall 2010
Theme: The Arts
Deadline for Submissions: August 9
Send your news/photos for Class Notes>>

Fall 2009 Issue
The READ, Fall 2009
We're zooming in on alumnae in the arts - all arts - drama, writing, dance, music, visual art, theatre/film, etc.

All alumnae are welcome to contribute to this broad-based theme. Tell us how the arts impact your life. Do you have artistic flare, and is it your source of income, or your hobby? Do you have a thriving arts community in your town/city/country?

Sum up your experience in 150 words or less and e-mail it to:
Tanya Pimenoff
Editor, The READ
Associate Director, Alumnae Relations
Upcoming Event
Tickets now on sale
Mystery Art Sale - Save the Date
An Evening of Culture and Surprises
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Arta Gallery in the Distillery District

Tickets are now on sale for this fundraising event, sponsored by the Alumnae Association, in support of Student Financial Aid.

Don't delay!

Purchase your tickets today>>
 How Your Dollars Count
Alumnae Annual Giving Campaign
Please join your friends and classmates who have already shown their supportl

This year's campaign closes on June 30!
Donate online>>

Donor dollars help support scholarships and bursaries, equip young athletes so that they can excel, develop world-class speakers and debaters, and support leading-edge facilities.

As we approach the fiscal year-end on June 30, we hope you will make a gift to one of the school's two fundraising priorities: Student Financial Aid or the Principal's Fund.

Please join with other alumnae in demonstrating your support for Branksome's values, mission and continued pursuit of excellence in education.

Special thanks and congratulations to reunion classes who raised funds for special projects. Each class surpassed their goals! Congratulations!
1955 - clan sashes and badges
1985 - 3 document cameras
1995 - Rowing program

For more information, please contact:
Sue STRAK Rosenblat'76
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Once again, specially priced tickets are offered to Branksome alumnae.

As an alumna, you receive savings of up to 20% on this summer's hottest event. Great seats are still available, especially for the earlier sessions!

Rogers Cup, presented by National Bank, is more than just world-class tennis as it features 12 acres of shopping, patios and plenty of entertainment.

Reserve now as multiple sessions will sell out! As a preferred guest, we invite you to forward this great offer to friends and family.
Call: 1-877-283-6647, ext. 4333
Access Code: 5915-11699492
Order your tickets online>>
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