March, 2011

The Road - Alumnae Newsletter
Dear alumna,

Spring has finally, hopefully, arrived in Toronto! Although the campus is quiet right now as everyone enjoys March Break, this was not the case during those cold wintry days. Here's a snapshot of what's been happening and what's being planned as we welcome April and move into third term at Branksome.
Please keep in touch.

Tanya Pimenoff
 Networking...easy as 1, 2, 3
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To help our alumnae to network with each other, we have recently created a LinkedIn Branksome Alumnae Group.
This new feature of the Alumnae Relations program will further enable alums to connect with each other, both professionally and personally. It will also provide the school with up-to-date information that will assist with career speaking and mentoring opportunities.
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In the Dragon's Den
Becky MOORE Brown'87
The sweet scent of success

Barb and Becky with
Dragon Brett Wilson
Barb Becky Brett
On May 22, 2010, my business partner, Barb Stegemann and I walked into the CBC studios in Toronto. We carried pink and brown bags containing perfume bottles and a poster that read Perfume, not Poppies.  We were ready to do battle with the Dragons.

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 Upcoming Event
REUNION 2011 - May 28 and 29

RW11 Art
It's spring, which means it's soon Reunion time!

Classes ending in 1 and 6 are celebrating special reunions!

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 Job Opportunity
Uniform & Alumnae
Shop Manager

Part-time, permanent (3.5 days/week)
The Uniform & Alumnae Shop sells new and used uniforms, school supplies, books and crested items to the school community.

The Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of The Shop, the purchasing and managing of all inventory, be accountable for budgeting, balancing of sales and cash receipts, the co-ordination of special sales events relating to The Shop, and other activities relating to the support of overall operation of The Shop.
Interested candidates should submit an electronic cover letter and resume no later than March 27, 2011 to Leslie Morgan, Director, Human Resources.
Tribute to Marie
Marie Hay Memorial Reception
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Junior School Forum, 2 Elm Avenue

RSVP by Friday, April 1
Marie Hay
History Teacher (1969-1989)

As many now know, Marie Hay died on December 5, 2010 after an increasingly debilitating illness.

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Those who knew Marie are invited to a Memorial Reception on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Branksome Hall, Junior School Forum, 2 Elm Avenue.
 Campus News
Hockey Gold!
Branksome team makes hockey history

Coach Joe Smith with the Branksome team.
Hockey Gold
For the first time in Branksome hockey history, our team won the gold medal at the championships held at Lakefield College School (LCS) on Friday, March 4.

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Our Phenomenal Debaters
Off to the World's in April!

It's been a "phenomenal year" for Branksome
Branksome debaters
Branksome Debaters
Hall's debaters and public speakers, says Debate Coach Tracy DALGLISH'81.
Grade 11 student Julie Lowenstein and Grade 10 student Anisah Mahomed are heading to the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Brisbane, Australia, in April.

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Annual Giving
A Friendly Reminder

Please join your friends and classmates who have already shown their support.
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Donations may be made in honour or in memory of a teacher, classmate or friend.
For more information, please contact:
Sue STRAK Rosenblat'76