The Road - Alumnae Newsletter

January 2013

Thursday, March 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. 
The Alumnae Association presents the third in a series of networking events.  


Learn from Branksome alumnae who have excelled as leaders in their respective fields, ask questions and network with fellow alumnae. More details to follow in the next Road.

  Young Alums Return to Campus  

Branksome's Young Alum Lunch is a return of our university alumnae on the last day of school, before the start of Christmas holidays. The tradition began in 1999 and was called "The Millenium Breakfast." This popular event soon evolved into a luncheon and the opportunity for our recent grads to see their teachers and attend the Holiday Assembly as well.    


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  Upcoming Events   

The Social Web 101

Monday, January 28, 2013 

7:30 p.m.

10 Elm Avenue

Chris Vollum
Chris Vollum
Branksome Hall will host Chris Vollum, the creator of Facebook 101 school workshop and a recognized authority on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Formspring.

Alumnae are welcome to attend.
Register today>>
Calgary Alumnae Reception
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
6:00-8:00 p.m.
The Calgary Petroleum Club

319 Fifth Avenue S.W.


Conversations with Parents
Speaker Series
Wednesday, February 12, 2013
7:30 p.m.
10 Elm Avenue


A documentary film about self-acceptance by acclaimed Canada filmmaker Andrea DORFMAN'87. Alumnae are welcome to attend.

  Support Your School       
Give Branksome an "A+"
Support your alma mater through the Annual Appeal and help all students fulfill their potential. Student with Apple

Your gift will help build our new Athletics and Wellness Centre, which will support our students' athletic goals, encourage them to be active and healthy, and equip them with the skills, strength and confidence they need to lead tomorrow's world.


Your gift could also increase our Financial Aid endowment, which will ensure Branksome is accessible to promising students from across the socioeconomic spectrum.

For more information, please contact Zahra Valani, Director of Advancement, 416-920-6265, ext. 360.
  Last Call  

Award Form  

Submit your nominations by

January 31, 2013  

Allison Roach Alumna Award


Young Alumna Achievement Award

Awards Presentation Ceremony will be on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

  • Is she a role model/inspiration to others?
  • Has she contributed to the local/global community?  
  • Has she distinguished herself in her chosen field and/or embodies courage to break new ground?
  • Has she made a difference in the lives of others?
  • Has she demonstrated leadership through her vision or acceptance of responsibility? 
  This April - A 3-Day Reunion!        
  APRIL 26, 27 & 28
Reunion 2013 artwork
Samantha SANDBROOK'93
Classes with the years ending 3 & 8 will receive correspondence from their respective reunion rep(s), as well as a formal invitation in the mail.
Information: Tanya Pimenoff
  Watch Your Mail        
The Winter 2012/13 issue of The READ
is on its way to you!

In the survey e-mailed to alumnae last summer, you told us what you wanted. We heard you.

Enjoy the newly revamped, redesigned READ!
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Donor Report
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  Is Mt. Kilimanjaro On Your Bucket List?        
Martha DINGLE Reeve'82, Alison WILEY Rochon'82 and Kate WILEY Sumner'81 at the summit
in February 2008.

Make 2014 your year for adventure!
"I knew I had to do this for some undefined reason. I knew I had to blow my world apart for a while." 
- Kate WILEY Sumner'80, Toronto Star, 2008.


At 19,340 ft., Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, is the world's tallest free-standing mountain.


Alison WILEY Rochon'82 and her associate from Live Out Loud Adventures, Angus Murray (50th Canadian to summit Mt. Everest), will lead the 7-day expedition, leaving on January 26, 2014 and returning on February 8, 2014. Two-day Safari to Ngorongora Crater included. Space is limited.