The Road - Alumnae Newsletter
 June 2014   
  Reunion 2014 - The Weekend in Photos   
The Class of 1994 celebrates 20 years!
Branksome Hall welcomes hundreds of alumnae back for reunion!

Saturday Night - May 3 
View Class Photos

Spirit Sunday! - May 4 
Congratulations to our award recipients!
2014 Allison Roach Alumna Award:
Andrea LENCZNER'90 & Christie SMYTHE'90
2014 Young Alumna Achievement Award:
Meredith Shaw'00  

A Decade of Life-changing Experiences 
QGAP 10-year alumnae reunion, held May 28.
  Hurry! Paver Sales End June 30!  
Alumnae Walkway

Don't miss your chance to be part of the Alumnae Walkway!


Purchase your paver for $250.

Easy 5-month payment schedule available!

Deadline: June 30, 2014.


Pavers will be laid out by class years.


We are happy to let you know that, in response to the huge interest shown by current parents, and in consultation with the Alum Association Executive, we have decided to invite "future alumnae" - our current students - to include their names on the walkway.


See who has purchased a paver. 


More information
416-920-6265, ext. 212  

  Alumnae Achievements  
Sara at the United Nations on April 14, 2014.
Sara AUSTIN'93
A Champion of Children's Rights

The rights of children worldwide stand to be vastly improved as a result of a new international law that was championed at the United Nations by Sara AUSTIN'93. Read more
Ann DOWSETT Johnston'71 Ann DOWSETT Johnston'71
Author of Drink: The Intimate
Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

On April 29, Ann led a provocative discussion for Grade 12 students and
their parents, touching upon issues she faced during her struggle with anxiety, depression and alcoholism. Now six years sober, Ann is an advocate for educating students and their parents on women's drinking. Read more

This speaker event was a collaboration of four Toronto girls' schools - Branksome Hall, St. Clement's School, The Bishop Strachan School and Havergal College. The event was held at St. Clement's School. 
  2 classmates, 2 Unique Experiences 
Julia COLUCCI'10 - Graduate of Sciences Po
Sciences Po is a school of the social sciences in Paris. Many of France's political and diplomatic elite are alumni.
Julia COLUCCI'10 with Jennifer Stumborg
On May 14, Julia, with Guidance Counsellor Jennifer Stumborg, shared her experiences with Grade 11 students.
Allison HUNG'10 - Graduate of Northwestern University

Composed of six undergraduate colleges, Northwestern is an increasingly popular choice for students looking at studying liberal arts at a U.S. university. Allison will graduate this spring with a degree in economics. 

Allison HUNG'10 with Dr. Stoeckl
While visiting Northwestern on May 14, Director of Guidance and University Relations, Dr. Andrea Stoeckl, enjoys catching up with Allison. 
  Stay Connected
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Join 863 alumnae in our official LinkedIn Branksome Alumnae Group.

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Do You Have News?
We are always keen to hear your news or to have you visit when you are in Toronto. Students also love to hear about the paths your lives have taken since leaving Branksome. So please keep in touch and keep us up to date by contacting Tanya Pimenoff, Associate Director of Alumnae Relations, or 416-920-6265, ext. 285.

  The READ Is Nationally Recognized!
Branksome Brings Home Silver!

We are thrilled to share with you that our alumnae magazine, The READ, recently received the SILVER Prix d'Excellence Award from the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE). Competing primarily with universities, Branksome's Silver Award was in the Best Print Magazine category.


You, our alumnae, have brought your magazine to this new level of achievement. Thank you to the many people who contributed to our success!


The Gold Award went to the University of Toronto and the Bronze Award went to the University of British Columbia.


N.B. For privacy purposes, Class Notes and Passages are excluded.
  Upcoming Events
An Evening of Golf   
For beginner & intermediate golfers
Alum  Assoc. LogoSCS logo
Ladies Monday, June 16
6:00 p.m.
Ladies Golf Club
7859 Yonge Street, Thornhill 
Two-Hour Golf Clinic for Beginners 
- or -
9 holes of Golf for Intermediates

Complimentary reception will follow.

Sign up today!

$82.50 per person + HST

Contact Loryn Crothers or 905.889.3531 ext. 308.
Alumnae Rowers - SAVE THIS DATE! 
Alum rowers, October 2013, Head of the Trent.

September 21, 2014

Rowing Club
10:00 a.m.
-12:00 p.m.

Three 8-crew boats
Cost: $50/person
Includes breakfast.
Details to come!

  Recent Travels   
Edmonton, Alberta
Alumnae Dinner, June 4  
Six alumnae, along with Branksome's Associate Director of Alumnae Relations, Tanya Pimenoff, chatted for hours during dinner at the Manor Bistro. Careers, travels and family stories -  and many Branksome memories - were shared and enjoyed by all.

From left: Hillary CRAWFORD Harrison'75, Wendy SCHAAL Oldham'90, Amanda RUSSELL'90, Mary PATTERSON Preston'64, Sheila BARNARD Fraser'66 and Charmaine LEE'94.
Graduation Day - May 27, 2014
Congratulations - Class of 2014! 
Branksome Grads leave St. Paul's on Bloor Street.
  Student Talents Enthrall Judges 
Senior Debators Win Top Honours

Disney princess conventions, intense Scrabble games, Greek internment camps...these are just some of the scenarios to which 40 judges were transported during the Nora McRae Public Speaking Tournament on April 26.

Read more. 

Contact Information:
Tanya Pimenoff
Associate Director of Alumnae Relations
Branksome Hall
10 Elm Avenue, Toronto, ON M4W 1N4
416-920-6265, ext. 285
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