Founders’ Day

Dearest Deltas,

Founder’s Day 2011 will be celebrated on Wednesday November 23rd at Hart House located at:

7 Hart House Circle at the University of Toronto.

Cocktails and reception will commence at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and awards at 7:00 pm. 

Dinner cost is $50 for Toronto Alumnae Chapter members in good standing and dues-paying Tri Psis, and $65 for non-members.

Menu:

  • Mesclun Greens with Bosc Pear, Pomegranate, Piave Cheese, Aged Sherry Vinaigrette
  • Panko Crusted Chicken, Goat Cheese, Rapini, Pine Nut Stuffing, Glazed Carrots
  • Chocolate Ganache Cake with Apricot Coulis and Brandied Ligonberries   

Vegetarian entree:

  • Wild mushroom farrotto (with dairy)

Please indicate at the time of RSVP if you would like to order a vegetarian entree or if you have any other diet specifications.

Please make sure to RSVP below or contact myself, Selen Umul directly at 647.201.5017.

All RSVPs must be received by Monday, November 14th at the latest!

Please consider what you can donate to the silent auction and provide notification if possible if you plan to bring any items so that we may be adequately prepared (please email me at social@torontotridelta.com). Any and all donations are very much appreciated. 

All proceeds from the auction benefit the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, we will also be collecting toiletry items and gift cards for Julliette’s Place, a shelter for women and children.

 

 

Dorothy Cody Award Nominations

Each year at Founders’ Day, the Toronto Alumnae Chapter presents the Dorothy Cody Award to a member who represents Tri Delta’s precepts and values. Dorothy Cody was both an alumna and a Tri Psi. She was very involved in working with the collegiate chapter and was the treasurer of House Corp for several years. Dorothy was a beloved member who held Tri Delta close to her heart.

If you would like to nominate a worthy sister, please get in touch with Nancy Gahm by Wednesday, November 9th. Nancy’s contact information can be found in our directory. If you don’t have access to the directory, kindly contact Carly Klassen via this site, i.e. president@torontotridelta.ca.

Thanks in advance for all of your wonderful nominations.

Shireen Jeejeebhoy Launches “She”

I’m pleased to announce the release of my second book and first novel She, as well as three other ebooks.

She is the classic tale of betrayal and friendship – with an evil entity thrown into the mix. Akaesman is that evil entity. And a young Toronto songwriter is his latest prey. Akaesman violently invades her and tries to make her into his image forever. Her career dies. Her name is gone. And then as her friends and fiancé turn their backs on her as she fights to resist Akaesman, she realizes the worst kind of evil: betrayal. That’s when her real battle for life begins.

“Put simply this is the best urban fantasy story that I have ever read period….you feel exactly how the main character feels. “She” is written with a pace that makes you feel every single word combined with hauntingly beautiful descriptions to forge a story that is anything but forgettable. That is the mark of a truly talented writer, someone who tells a story that you feel as opposed to reading words on a cold piece of paper.

One of the greatest attributes of “She” (One of many I might add) is how mysterious everything is within its pages. Considering that this story is done in the real world that is quite an accomplishment.” From the five-star review by Shane Porteous on Goodreads.com.

I have created a page for my new novel on my website, complete with a YouTube playlist of the music mentioned in the book. I invite you to visit it today.

She is available in trade paperback at the low price of US$14.99 and all ebook formats at a ridiculously low US$2.99.

The paperback is listed in all Amazon stores, Barnes & Noble, BetterWorldBooks, The Book Depository, Paddyfield, adlibris, and directly through my Amazon CreateSpace eStore. Unfortunately, Chapters has slotted it under Used and Rare, with a highly inflated price. I am working on changing this. Fortunately, Amazon.ca is competitive with Chapters in shipping and service, and I recommend Amazon.ca or my CreateSpace eStore to Canadians. Since the trade paperback is distributed by Ingram, any bookstore should be able to order it in upon request.

The ebook is available in ePub format for kobo, iPad, iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, and mobile devices; in mobi and Amazon format for Amazon Kindle; and in PDF and other formats. All ebook formats are listed at Smashwords; ePub format at iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Diesel eBook Store, kobo in the next few weeks or months, and many other etailers; and Kindle format at all Amazon stores.

I am also thrilled to announce the release of three new ebooks, available everywhere in all formats:

A Nibble of Chocolate, about the nutritional qualities of chocolate and with a cookie recipe to boot. Only US99¢.

The Job Sessions: Why Do The Innocent Suffer?, a guide to the Book of Job in the Bible. At a low US99¢.

Eleven Shorts +1, a collection of short stories I wrote before my brain injury plus a bonus romantic short story written by my grandmother in 1919, regularly US$2.99.

But for a limited time only Eleven Shorts +1 is FREE on Smashwords. It’s a risk-free way to check out my fiction writing. All I ask is to please leave a review on it on Smashwords or if you prefer, a review of Lifeliner or She or one of my other books on Amazon or on the store website where you purchased it. Reviews are invaluable. They tell readers who don’t know me that others have not only read one of my books, they think it’s worth buying too. Reviews encourage readers to buy and try one of my books.

I hope you enjoy my newest work!