1978 Reunion Events

Dear Member of 7T8:

It’s that time of year again!  Believe it or not thirty-five years have passed since graduation and five years since our last Trinity reunion get together.

The enclosed material from the College details the Reunion events organized by Trinity. The University also has a number of events planned which can be seen at springreunion.utoronto.ca. It is our hope that you will reserve the dates Friday May 31, Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2, 2013 in your calendars for Reunion activities.  It would be wonderful to have a good turnout for this special reunion. 

In addition to the formal Trinity and University events, your reunion organizers are throwing a Friday night year party (drinks and "heavy" hors d'oeuvres) on May 31st, 2013 at the home of Mary (Lesslie) Hallward. The theme is 'Margaritaville' so wear your favourite Hawaiian shirt….Jimmy Buffet will be present on the piano…or, perhaps more likely, a Jimmy Buffet impersonator.  Mary's address will be sent with your confimation when you book your tickets. The fun starts at 6:30 and will wind up at 10:00pm. Spouses and partners are most welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Mary at: mhallward@icloud.com.

On Saturday, Paul and friends are organizing a golf event.  Please contact Paul at: paul@bvs.ca if you would like to play golf on Saturday.

As well, and for ‘old times’ sake’, we welcome you to join us for a drink at ‘The Roof” after the Grand Reception and Garden Party on Saturday evening.  We don't have any formal events planned for Sunday but anticipate that several of us will make informal arrangements for Brunch.

Some of you may recall that at the time of our 25th Reunion we established a bursary fund for a student entering second year who requires financial assistance, who has contributed in a meaningful way to College life and who has a solid academic record. Our fundraising efforts in previous years have been very successful.  The 7T8 Bursary fund currently has a balance of $34,766.99. The bursaries awarded to students from the 7T8 fund have ranged from $1,000.00 to $1,500.00 each year.  We hope you will consider making a contribution to this fund in honour of our thirty-fifth reunion.  The size of the donation is up to each one of us and your participation at any level is welcomed and appreciated.

We hope you will contact your 7T8 friends and encourage them to attend the 2013 Reunion activities.  It will be an opportunity for all of us to reconnect and renew acquaintances.

Yours truly,

Jane and Paul

Jane Speakman and Paul Greenhalgh


Friday, May 31, 2013

6:30-10 p.m.
7T8 Party at Mary Hallward's Home. The theme is ‘Margaritaville’ so wear your favourite Hawaiian shirt. Drinks and “heavy” hors d’oeuvres. Email Mary to confirm attendance and get the address.  (A 10 minute walk from Yonge and Bloor/seven minute walk from the Rosedale subway station.) Please RSVP directly to Mary at: mhallward@icloud.com


Saturday, June 1, 2013

mmmmmmmmm   mm 7T8 Golf Event. Please contact Paul Greenhalgh if you would like to play golf at paul@bvs.ca
11:30 a.m.    
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.
8:30 p.m. 7T8 Drinks at "The Roof" Park Hyatt Hotel, 4 Avenue Road. Cash bar, Just show up!




























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: alumni@trinity.utoronto.ca