So here’s a scary thought: we (well, most of us*) graduated 40 years ago, and I’ve been Bursar for more than half of that time. And the College isn’t bankrupt yet. I think that calls for a drink:
FRIDAY, MAY 31, AFTER WORK (from 5:00 pm) IN THE JUNIOR COMMON ROOM
Cash bar. Be there.
REUNION WEEKEND MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 2013
The attached schedule lists the full roster of activities for the weekend. Saturday is the big Garden Party for all honoured years (ending in 3 or 8). Should be a fun crowd – great food, good company. Hang out in the Quad; see the restored Strachan Hall!
THE 7T3 FUND
Speaking of which, the Strachan Hall project completed last fall was the most ambitious in recent memory: $4.5 million. The Hall itself was restored from floor to peak, but not altered architecturally. Its classic grandeur now looks fresh and clean (sorry Chip, we had to remove the chocolate éclair from the hammer beam). And the kitchen was completely gutted and rebuilt. Current students – bless them – contributed $300,000 to the project from a self-imposed capital levy. This year’s reunion classes are supporting the project and we need to do the same. I’ve committed $1,000. Can you match this? Gift form attached or go to click here to give online.
At the end of the day, what you are really supporting is the student experience. Having witnessed over 20 years of students arriving nervous and bewildered, making new friends, pursuing new intellectual interests, throwing themselves into extra-curricular activities and graduating as mature adults, I still firmly believe that Trinity offers one of the best undergraduate experiences in the country. Let’s keep it that way.
See you on Friday May 31!
* John Wilson just got another extension on his final paper.
Friday, May 31, 2013
5-7 p.m. p.m.
|7T3 Cocktail Party in the JCR. Snacks and cash bar.|
Saturday, June 1, 2013
|St. Hilda's Reception & Luncheon. Reception and full lunch with wine. Tanya Heath-Brimont, 9T3 will talk about Inventive Inspiration and Building a Business of Shoes. $25/person. Melinda Seaman Dining Hall, St. Hilda’s College.|
|2 p.m.||Alumni Association Annual General Meeting & "Come Back to the Classroom." Find out about the activities of your alumni association and changes at the College. Followed by a lecture by Trinity Fellow, Prof. Sali Tagliamonte, Department of Linguistics on The Ontario Dialects Project: Why Does Language Change and How? George Ignatieff Theatre.|
|2 – 6 p.m.||Archives Exhibit. Divinity Common Room. A unique opportunity to see some fascinating items from the Trinity Archives -- you may even see yourself!|
|3:45 p.m.||Rare Books in the Graham Library. Linda Corman, Nicholls Librarian, will present Three Centuries of Flora and Fauna in the Rare Book Collections of the John W. Graham Library. Meet in the Saunderson Rare Books Room, John W. Graham Library.|
|4:15 p.m.||Rehearsal for Evensong. John Tuttle, Director of Music, invites anyone interested to take part in a rehearsal and then sing for Evensong at 5:30 p.m. All years are invited. Meet in the Chapel.|
|5:30 p.m.||Evensong. Trinity College Chapel.|
|6 – 8:30 p.m.||
The Garden Party. Strachan Hall and the Quadrangle.
Fabulous buffet-style food stations provide a light dinner with international hot and cold entrees, cheeses, and desserts. A chance for all years to get together in the newly restored Strachan Hall. Not to be missed! Rain or shine. $25/person. Cash bar.
Spouses and partners are welcome at all functions.
Accommodation for men and women is available at Trinity and St. Hilda’s College. Come into residence if you can. We have a Reunion rate of $50 per night, single occupancy. If you want to book a residence room please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org