Dear Class of 8T8:

It’s hard to believe that our 25th Reunion is upon us.  It feels like only yesterday that we were together for Convocation.  We hope you will be able to make it for all or part of the Reunion Weekend. We understand that is not easy for many people who do not live in the City, but we believe it will be worth the effort. 

What’s Happening?

On Friday, May 31, we will be having an early evening get-together at The Oxley-121 Yorkville.  Come by for a beer after work and catch-up with your fellow classmates.

The main event is on Saturday, June 1st at Trinity College.  The annual Garden Party will be held in the Quad and Strachan Hall starting at 6pm.  Tickets are only $25 and include a light dinner in the newly renovated Strachan Hall.  We are hoping they’ll have the Turkey Tetrazzini!

To let us know you are coming, register online at springreunion.utoronto.ca or by sending in the enclosed form.

Class of 8T8 Gift

This year, the honoured classes are supporting the Strachan Hall Restoration Project. The Strachan Hall Project is Trinity’s most ambitious initiative in recent years, and involved the restoration of Strachan Hall and a complete renovation of the kitchen and servery at a cost of over $4 million. The students have committed $300,000 of their own funds. We are being challenged by the other classes to raise $5,000 for a table in Strachan Hall. Our table will be inscribed as a gift from the “Class of 8T8”. We hope that you can help out with a donation, remember any size donation is greatly appreciated.

Can’t make it?

We would appreciate your help spreading the word on Reunion – forward this letter to a fellow classmate or ask them to check out the Trinity College specific details at http://www.trinity.utoronto.ca/alumni/events/2events-reunion.html.   

Lastly, we’d love to keep in touch electronically, so send your email address to julia.paris@utoronto.ca  or contact us directly so that we can keep you in the loop on future events and news.

See you at Reunion.

David Conklin                                                                                               Avis Sokol
dconklin@goodmans.ca                                                                            avis.sokol@gmail.com
416-597-5164                                                                                               647-404-0963




Friday, May 31, 2013

6 p.m.
8T8 Get-Together at the Oxley Pub.  Come by after work and catch up with other 8T8s in a relaxed British pub setting. 121 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto. Individual tabs.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

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.























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  or reply on the enclosed form.