Tri Delta Terry Foxers Outrun Their Goal!

Tri Deltas at TFR 2017: Carly Klassen, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer, Michelle Mercer & Carrie Illsley

For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae Chapter proudly participated in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Our enthusiastic team consisted of Carly Klassen, Carrie Illsley, Colin Watson, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer and Michelle Mercer.

Thanks to our sponsors, we raised $1716, or 114% of our $1500 goal! We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of family, friends, and the following Tri Deltas and Tri Psis: Arlene Chan, Carmelina Macario, Corinne Winnel, Eleanor MacLean, Elizabeth Melo, Georgina Klassen, Jena Crone, Joan Lockhart, Jocette Illsley, Laura Knapp, Nancy Gahm and Susan Weston.

Once again, Michelle Mercer was our top fundraiser and Carrie’s partner Colin Watson was our token male. Congrats, Michelle! Thanks for joining us, Colin!

Colin Watson at TFR 2017

This is the only alumnae fundraising activity that takes our chapter out into the community, both in terms of sponsorship (collecting from non-members) and visibility (wearing our letters). So mark your calendar and join us for the next Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 16, 2018!

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

Congrats, 2017 Terry Fox Runners!

Left to Right: Carly Klassen, Jenny Dundas, Krystal Mercer,

Michelle Mercer & Carrie Illsley

Congrats to the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter Team for completing the Terry Fox Run on Sept. 17 and for raising $1716 for cancer research! We beat our goal of $1500 by $216, thanks to the generous support of our Tri Delta sisters, Tri Psi mothers, family and friends.

Our token male and group photographer again this year was Carrie’s partner Colin Watson.

Stay tuned for a more in-depth update in the coming days…

Colin Watson at TFR 2017

Last Chance to “Run”!

The Terry Fox Run is less than a week away, but it’s not too late to join or sponsor us!

Bring you, bring your family, bring your friends to the #TerryFoxRun on Sunday, September 17th! Starting at 10 a.m., our core group will be completing a 5 km walk at the Mooredale location. You’re welcome to join our small but mighty group, or create your own challenge at any participating location. For more information or to donate, check out our team page at http://www.terryfox.ca/torontotridelta or read our previous post at http://torontotridelta.ca/2017/08/13/bring-you-to-terryfoxrun-2017/.

Thanks to the Tri Deltas, Tri Psis, family and friends who have already sponsored our team. You will be with us in spirit at the Run on Sunday.

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

ccklassen@hotmail.com

Only Two Weeks Until DDD Tackles the Terry Fox Run!


As a child, I was taught about Terry Fox’s incredible Marathon of Hope, and participated in the #TerryFoxRun at school every September. As an adult, I’m proud to continue that legacy with my Tri Delta sisters!

Terry famously said “Somewhere the hurting must stop.” With every step, with every dollar we get closer to finding a cure for cancer. I very much hope you will consider joining or sponsoring the Toronto Alumnae Chapter in support of our effort. 

Bring you, bring your family, bring your friends to the #TerryFoxRun on Sunday, September 17th! Starting at 10 a.m., our core group will be completing a 5 km walk at the Mooredale location. You’re welcome to join us, or create your own challenge at any participating location. For more information or to donate, check out our team page at http://www.terryfox.ca/torontotridelta or read our previous post at http://torontotridelta.ca/2017/08/13/bring-you-to-terryfoxrun-2017/.

Everyone knows someone who has battled this terrible disease, so supporting The Terry Fox Foundation in its ongoing work is a very personal act. Whom will you honour or remember on September 17th?

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

ccklassen@hotmail.com

“Bring You” to #TerryFoxRun 2017!

Terry Fox Run – September 17, 2017

Do you have any plans on Sunday, September 17, 2017? Well, you do now! You’re invited to join the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team for the #TerryFoxRun! For the fourth consecutive year, our chapter is participating in this important annual tradition.

Since the early 1970s, Tri Delta’s chosen philanthropy has been Children’s Cancer Charities. The Terry Fox Run allows us to support this cause in a Canadian context.

Bring You

… and your family and your friends! There’s no registration fee and you can choose from over 900 Run sites across Canada. If you’d like to meet up with our core group, we are gathering in the parking lot at Mooredale (146 Crescent Road) at 10 a.m. This site was chosen because it is a central location in a beautiful neighbourhood that is TTC accessible, i.e. close to Rosedale Subway Station. We’d love for you to join us – sporting Tri Delta colours/letters, of course!

Be Brave

Haven’t laced up your running shoes all summer? No worries! Our core group does a 5 km walk, so it’s easy to catch up with sisters while enjoying some light exercise. However, if a 10 km ravine run is more your speed, that’s certainly an option for you!

Be Bold

Our Team goal is to raise $1500. Set a lofty personal goal and challenge family, friends and co-workers to match your donation. Your personal fundraising page makes it easy to recruit friends and thank sponsors.

Be Kind

If you can’t join us at the Run, then please sponsor us today! Do it now while it’s top of mind. It only takes two minutes on our page at http://www.terryfox.ca/torontotridelta. (Note that is it http and not https.) And while you’re there, don’t forget to leave us an encouraging message in the Our Supporters section at the bottom.

Thanks for your registration and/or donation! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you on September 17th!

With gratitude & Delta love,

Carly Klassen

Tri Delta Toronto AC Team Captain

ccklassen@hotmail.com

TRI PSI TRIumphs in Buffalo!

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Toronto Tri Delta Alumnae at Tri Psi Convention

It was an eventful four days in Buffalo that included plenty of sisterhood – with a side of shopping! The 93rd International Tri Psi Convention took place from October 13-16, 2016 at the Millennium Hotel, next to the Walden Galleria Mall.

Organized by the Toronto Tri Psis with Christine Calhoun at the helm, the conference appeared to adopt a similar theme to Tri Delta’s 2016 Convention: “Legislate. Celebrate.” Some of the changes the Tri Psis ratified include replacing their annual gathering with a biennial one and creating the new council position of Membership Director. Plus, International Tri Psi President Olive Jeejeebhoy passed the gavel to fellow Canadian Christine Calhoun, keeping the sorority’s leadership in our Toronto family!

While the Tri Psis were legislating, the guests were celebrating all that Buffalo has to offer. We were treated to tours of Forest Lawn Cemetery and the Darwin D. Martin House Complex. The former is the “permanent home” of illustrious residents like U.S. President Millard Fillmore (and musician Rick James!), while the latter was designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The Tri Psis later joined us for a walking tour of the Canalside District, some free time in Niagara Falls State Park, plus dinner and musical entertainment at Top of the Falls Restaurant.

The Tri Deltas in attendance serenaded the other guests with DDD songs at the Saturday night banquet. However, the real highlight of the evening was a heartfelt speech given by Tri Delta and Tri Psi Kathy Massie. Kathy has previously served as DDD’s National Panhellenic Conference Delegate and is currently an NPC Release Figure Method Specialist for formal recruitment. On Sunday, Tri Psis and Tri Deltas concluded the Convention with the Violet Brunch.

The Canada Alpha Chapter of Tri Psi was well-represented by Cindy Blundell, Christine Calhoun, Jocette Illsley, Olive Jeejeebhoy, Sara Joyce, Georgina Klassen, Jeanine Macario, Fuza Majid, Michelle Mercer, Judy Pownall and Doreen Sherk.

In addition to Michelle and Judy, Toronto Alumnae Chapter members in attendance were Sarah Atteck, Katie Blundell, Caitlin Calhoun, Jessica Calhoun, Carrie Illsley, Carly Klassen, Carmelina Macario, Elizabeth Melo, Krystal Mercer, Barbara Morrison and Ashley Pivko.

And we can’t forget our Tri Delta dads and Tri Psi husbands, lovingly known as “Tri Psicles”: Thomas Calhoun, Khush Jeejeebhoy, John Klassen, John Pownall and Gordon Sherk!

Congrats to Christine and her team for an amazing weekend! We hope you’ll consider joining us at future Tri Psi Conventions.

Loyally,

Carly Klassen

Past President, Toronto Alumnae Chapter

Terry Fox Run Results for 2016!

Terry Fox Run 2016
L to R: Jenny Dundas, Carrie Illsley, Krystal Mercer, Ivy Bojmic & Michelle Mercer

Thanks to everyone who supported the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team in the 2016 Terry Fox Run! The generosity of our donors made it possible for us to raise 121% of our $1200 goal, i.e. $1450! Amazing!

Special thanks to Michelle Mercer for taking over as captain when I was invited to attend a friend’s wedding brunch. Michelle was our top fundraiser, bringing in $620 in donations! Woo hoo!

Also worth noting is the participation of Carrie Illsley’s life partner Colin Watson. The brave Colin was the group photographer and our token male this year. 🙂

Look for a more detailed report in the next Toronto Tri Delta Tribune!

With gratitude,

Carly Klassen

Past President, Toronto Alumnae Chapter

 

Last Call for the Terry Fox Run!

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It’s not too late to join or support the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team in the Terry Fox Run! The event is taking place on Sunday, September 18 and no donation is too small. Please click HERE for all the details.

Thanks for your generosity. The team hopes to see you at the Run, followed by brunch at a local pub!

Delta Love,

Carly

Team Captain

 

A Word From Tri Psi’s Christine Calhoun

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American Falls at Niagara Falls

Dear DDD Alumnae,

The deadline to book your hotel room for the Tri Psi Convention is September 12, although the hotel will honour the rate if they have rooms available. We are hoping that more ladies from your chapter will attend because we know it will be great!

The Millennium Hotel has free parking and is right beside the Walden Galleria Mall. There are lots of shops and restaurants. There is a Panera Bread and an Olive Garden restaurant across the street. The hotel is creating a $6 breakfast special just for our group, at the restaurant in the hotel. They are happy to have us there.

We have a trip planned for Friday afternoon to see the new waterfront of Buffalo, many beautiful buildings and the Niagara State Park. There you will find the Maid of the Mist, an IMAX theatre and beautiful scenery. Niagara Falls, the seventh wonder of the world is close by.  Our dinner will include an informal setting with a spectacular view of the falls. We will be treated to a special musical and theatrical presentation. The creator of the show is a Canadian and will bring the SHOW to us ….. away from its regular venue. Hopefully, there will be fireworks to finish with.

The Saturday banquet will be in the hotel restaurant The Walden. We will have the entire room which overlooks an area of greenery. This is where the pool is and the courtyard rooms with balconies. Our guest speaker will be a member of the Tri Delta Buffalo Alumnae Chapter, Kathy Massie. She has held numerous DDD volunteer positions and will be interesting to listen to. We are still working on some musical entertainment.

We will culminate our time together with the Violet Brunch on Sunday morning. We hope to be joined by Delta daughters.

Thanks for registering as soon as possible. Please click HERE for all of the details, and pass the info on to the rest of your Tri Delta friends. We look forward to seeing you, and to having a special and memorable time!
Tri Psi Love,

Christine Calhoun

Canada Alpha Tri Psi Chapter

momcalhoun@yahoo.ca

Reminder: Tri Psi Convention in Buffalo, NY!

DDDs at Tri Psi Convention

Tri Deltas @ Tri Psi Convention 2015

Dearest Deltas,

The deadline to register for Tri Psi Convention is next week! I hope you’ll consider joining us for all or part of the weekend. I will be there and am looking forward to meeting up with other Tri Delta sisters. 🙂

A meaningful mother-daughter weekend. A fun-filled girls’ shopping trip. A romantic Niagara Falls getaway. The planned activities and discounted hotel rate lend themselves nicely to any of these options. For more details, please click HERE.

DL,
Carly
Carly Klassen
DDD Alumnae Specialist, NE Region