The Road - Alumnae Newsletter

June 2012 

 Branksome Earns SILVER and
 BRONZE Awards!

The only independent school in Canada to receive kudos from CCAE!  


Raise a glass

On June 3, the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) presented Branksome Hall with the 2012 Bronze Prix d'Excellence Award for Best English Writing. The article, Smythe Style, appeared in the Fall 2011 READ, and was written by Amy VERNER'98.

The School was also presented with a Silver award for Best New Website and Bronze award for Best New Branding, Be Remarkable.
 We're Climbing, Slowly Climbing...     

Why is raising the Annual Appeal participation rate among alumnae such a challenge?


Last year, our Annual Appeal climbed from 7% participation among alumnae to 8%. This year, we have our sights set on reaching 9%.


Please help us reach our goal and make a donation, by June 30, to this wonderful school we hold so near and dear.

Art: Jane LOCKHART'87 


All gifts - of every size - touch virtually every aspect of school life. Others helped you, now it's your turn to help. 


Give online>>  

or call Sue STRAK Rosenblat'76 at 416-920-6265

ext. 212.


Here's a challenge: Let's skip the 9% and strive for 10% this year. If we do, we'll be the trailblazers among girls' schools in Canada.  

 Network, and Link Yourself In!  
Be LinkedIn!
Join the Branksome Alumnae Group


View our profile on LinkedIn

Are you networking? It's never been easier.
Link in today>>

We now have over 555 alumnae registered in the LinkedIn Branksome Alumnae Group.


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 Branksome Hall Golf Classic   
Monday, October 15, 2012
St. George's Golf and Country Club
Golf Club 18th 
The 18th hole.

Proceeds will be directed to the new Branksome Hall Athletic and Wellness Centre.

ae, parents and friends are welcome to join in the fun at this internationally recognized golf course.

Foursomes are $5,000; Singles are $1,250.
Sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,000.

Questions? Contact Sue STRAK Rosenblat'76 
 A Sentimental Appeal        
Capture a piece of Branksome history with the purchase of a solid oak desk and/or chair.
Old Desk
Desk: $100
Chair: $50
Only a few remain!

Pick up: Saturday, June 23
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
All orders must be pre-paid before June 22.
 The READ - New Mail Date
READ masthead
We've changed the mail date! 
The next issue of The READ will arrive at your home in early January 2013.

Updates and photos must be received by September 15.
E-mail Tanya Pimenoff.
 A Glimpse into the 3-Day Weekend   

On May 25, 26 and 27, hundreds of alumnae returned to campus for Reunion celebrations! 

The Shoe
The tradition continues...

Reunion Weekend is a long-standing tradition that brings alumnae, teachers, administrators and friends together to reconnect, reminisce, walk along familiar and new hallways, learn about the school as it is today, and bask in the common bond forged during those formative schoolgirl years.

Read more>>
 2012 Alumna Award Recipients    
Congratulations Fiona SAMPSON'81 and Shelby AUSTIN'99!
Award Recipients
Fiona SAMPSON'81 and Shelby AUSTIN'99 at the Award Presentation on May 27. 
Fiona SAMPSON'81
Allison Roach Alumna Award
Dr. Fiona Sampson has a vision: to achieve social justice for oppressed women and girls in Africa who are subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world today.
Read more>>

Shelby AUSTIN'99 

Young Alumna Achievement Award

"People thought I was a bit crazy," says Shelby AUSTIN'99, founder of ATD Legal Services, a trendsetting Toronto law firm with a mandate to help clients significantly lower their legal bills. Read more>>

 Students Celebrate at Green Carpet!    

Evany ROSEN'05

On June 14, Green Carpet guest speaker Evany ROSEN'05

delighted students from Grades 7 to 11 with stories of life as an actress and TV personality.  

Earlier this year, Maclean's magazine named Evany as one Canadian under 25 to watch! Read article>> 


Read Evany's bio>>  

 Goodbye, MacNeill House     

This fall, construction of the new Athletics and Wellness Centre will begin.


Over the next few weeks, the school will begin demolition of MacNeill House on the northwest corner of Mt. Pleasant and Elm. Stay tuned for updates about this exciting new development in upcoming issues of The ROAD

Last Meal
Alumnae enjoy a "Last Meal in MacNeill' on May 9, hosted by the
Alumnae Association.
Enjoy a safe, relaxing summer!
Laurentians Mel
Laurentians, QC