The Road - Alumnae Newsletter

February 2016  

Upcoming Receptions: New York City, London, Hong Kong
See below for details and to REGISTER.
  Pride and Accomplishment        
Order of Canada Recipients    
Congratulations to our alumnae who have recently been appointed to the Order of Canada!

Frances SHEPHERD'64
, left, a medical oncologist at The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and Fiona SAMPSON'81a human rights lawyer with a PhD in women's equality law and an appointed member of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. 
Emma BEQAJ'06 Wins
Chopped Canada  
On January 9, Emma took the top prize, winning Chopped Canada, Season 3.

A show about skill, speed and ingenuity, chefs from across Canada compete before a panel of 10 judges. Congratulations Emma! 
  Upcoming Events         
New York City
Monday, February 8 
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
New York Marriott Marquis
Last chance to register by February 3 

This event is organized by the
National Coalition of Girls' Schools. 
London, England 
Thursday, March 10  
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Canada House, Trafalgar Square
Watch for your formal invitation in the mail.
Register today
Hong Kong
Friday, March 18   
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
Grand Hyatt Hong Kong
1 Harbour Road

Watch for your formal invitation in the mail.
MAY 28 and 29

A special welcome, this year, to classes with years ending 1 & 6

Watch for special mailings and correspondence from your reunion reps. Details will soon be posted on the website. For information, please contact Tanya Pimenoff.
  Let's Have Fun With Social Media   

Get connected with Branksome Hall alumnae on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


Keep your eye out for familiar faces in our #TBTs and Friday Fives! We can't wait to connect with you.


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  Who Will You Nominate?         


Allison Roach Alumna Award

and the  

Young Alumna Achievement Award

Submit your nominations by Monday, February 15.
Guidelines for nominations: 
  • Is she a role model/inspiration to others?
  • Has she contributed to the local/global community?  
  • Has she distinguished herself in her chosen field or does she embody 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?
  Judges Needed!      
Fulford Cup - Friday, February 19 
podium_man.jpg Branksome Hall is hosting the Fulford Cup debating  event from 3:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Volunteer and hear some rip-roaring debates. No judging experience needed. Complimentary dinner provided.

Contact Sarah Sahagian by February 10.

  Books in the News     
Congratulations Alum Authors

On January 21, author Carla FARALDO'96 regales Branksome JK and SK students at a reading of Oceanic Tales: From Squids down to Whales. The book is a bestseller in Amazon Canada's Children's Marine Life Books.

The Hole in the Middle, the Canadian bestselling novel about a woman having a midlife crisis, has recently launched author Kate HILTON'91 into the U.S. market.
Look for her second novel, Just Like Family, in 2017. 

He's Such a Good Boy! - a children's book for grandparents- is the first published work by Laurie LAMBE Wallace'64.

  Remarkably Proud      
Every day, our students do so many wonderful things.  Each girl creates her own path, her own remarkable Branksome experience.
One important way Branksome alumnae can show their pride is by making a donation to our Annual Appeal.
Donations fund a variety of school priorities, including Student Financial Aid. Your support will make an immediate, positive impact on the everyday experience of our girls.

 Thank You!