Summer has been an incredibly exciting time for the sisters of Canada Alpha! Despite this hiatus from regularly scheduled programming, however, Tri Delta has neither been out of site nor out of mind. Having flown to Memphis for the annual St. Jude trip and celebration, Maddie and Ellena came back with inspiration for an incredibly innovative fall philanthropy event (stay tuned for more information on this!) Meanwhile, in the company of a remarkable group of my Canadian sisters, I had the honor of attending Tri Delta’s 58th Bicentennial Convention. Together, we watched Fourth of July fireworks, sang, danced, and beamed as Arlene Chan received her Woman of Achievement Award. Though many of our sisters have been hard at work, continuing their studies into the summer or interning with some incredible companies, we have certainly played hard as well. As always seems to be the case, our house is one of travelers. While our sisters from south of the border traveled back home to Boston, California, Washington DC, and New York, many of our other sisters ventured even further from home, from India and Bali to the Netherlands and France. Canada Alpha also happens to be a chapter of music buffs, as many of our sisters attended some of the most anticipated festivals of the summer, namely Osheaga and Outside Lands. While we have been enjoying our time away from our academics, we are itching to reunite with each other in September. As recruitment season approaches, we eagerly await the opportunity to welcome some wonderful new members into our home, and share more of our activities with you.
I don’t remember too many news stories from when I was a child. My idyllic world was limited to family, friends, school, activities and toys. I do, however, recall the nightly images of Terry Fox on TV in the summer of 1980. Canada’s various news outlets were tracking the young amputee’s progress, as he bravely ran across the country to raise money for cancer research. He was a solitary silhouette jogging on the shoulder of a seemingly endless highway, but his Marathon of Hope united the nation.
Every September, our country is united again to continue Terry’s quest through the Terry Fox Run, and for the fifth consecutive year, the Toronto Alumnae Chapter is participating. Since 2014, the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter team has raised $5217! We have set a lofty fundraising goal of $2000 for 2018.
Here’s what you can do to help:
Join the Mooredale group! Sign up online to participate with your Tri Delta sisters at the Mooredale location, 146 Crescent Road near Rosedale Station. As a group, we will be walking 5 km, but you’re free to walk, run, cycle or rollerblade 2.5, 5 or 10 km. We meet at 10 a.m. and go for brunch when we’re done. Family and friends are welcome.
Complete the Run at a different site! If Mooredale isn’t convenient for you, you can still join our team, completing the run at another location. There are more than 750 Terry Fox Runs across Canada.
Sponsor our team or an individual! If you’re unable to participate, you can still sponsor our team or a particular team member. There is no minimum donation, so we welcome all levels of sponsorship.
To join or to donate, check out http://www.terryfox.ca/trideltatoronto for details!
P.S. September is a busy month, so it can be difficult to commit to the date in advance. Unlike other charity runs, there is no entry fee and no minimum donation, so if you register and your plans change, there is no penalty. Please consider registering today and raising money in your community for this worthy cause.
I had the pleasure of attending two TriDelta conferences this year. In February I was invited to Collegiate Leadership Conference (CLC) where I shared my story of applying for and receiving the Trilogy Grant after being diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer. I was invited to my first TriDelta Convention where I was able to give an update on my life and properly thank the Foundation and entire organization.
The theme of convention was “Our Kind of Kind” inspired by Sarah Ida Shaw’s plan to found a society that is “kind alike to all.” There’s nothing like a convention of 500+ TriDelta members to show you that we really do all adhere to the same principles of leadership, and sisterhood.
Convention started with a welcome Lunch where we proudly filled a table with Canada Alpha and Canada Delta members. Front and center, our table was patriotically decked out in red and white candies, chocolate loonies, and Canadian flags: thank you to Michelle Mercer for the swag!
At the Awards Dinner the hall was filled with Oscar-worthy gowns. We witnessed our own Arlene Chan recognized with the coveted Woman of Achievement Award for her career as librarian, author, leader in the Chinese-Canadian community, as well as her athleticism in competitive dragon boat racing. Arlene was honored to be able to share this experience with so many Canadian alumnae.
The Toronto Alumnae Chapter won the award for Overall Member Experience highlighting the strength of our local alumnae chapter and the work of its members.
The fourth of July kicked it off with a lengthy business meeting. Amendments called back to what it means to be brave, bold, kind, and inclusive with our membership. The evening saw the dining room transformed into a backyard barbecue party with a live country band topped off with fireworks shot off to Katy Perry’s… Firework.
Pansy brunch closed convention with keynote speaker TriDelta alumna and Woman of Achievement award winner Catherine Crier.
I am grateful to have been able to attend Convention. TriDelta is a huge operation run by women for women, and it’s empowering to be reminded of the big-picture of it all. It was also a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of my fellow alumnae members and return home with further appreciation for our own Toronto chapter.
Save the date for Convention 2020 in Orlando July 10-12!
In the Bonds,
Calling all deltas, family and friends. Do you like to eat and spend time with sisters and friends? Check out our summerlicious dinner event on Monday July 16th @ 6:45 p.m. at KING TAPS.
See below for restaurant and menu info ($33 set three course meal). Please RVSP to this post and TO firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. Family and friends are welcome 🙂
100 King St W (map)
Plus taxes and gratuity
Seated rare ahi tuna, crispy sushi rice, avocado, yuzu emulsion
Sesame, green onion, cilantro
Starter Greens (vegetarian)
Organic greens, cucumber, heirloom toybox tomatoes, gala apples, white cheddar, balsamic vinaigrette
Blackened Creole Chicken
Creole butter, oven roasted chicken breast, Cajun spices, buttered mashed potatoes, roasted broccolini
Margherita Pizza (vegetarian)
Bocconcini, basil, San Marzano tomato sauce
Certified angus beef, local tamworth bacon, cheddar, secret sauce, ketchup, mustard, pickles, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, toasted brioche bun
Stinging Bee Pizza
Soppressata salami, Kalamata olives, mozza, Calabrian honey
Chocolate sauce, pretzel crumble and vanilla ice cream
Rocky Road Roadie Sundae
Toasted marshmallow, chocolate sauce, ‘crunchie’ honeycomb
Strawberry Roadie Sundae
Strawberry compote, graham cracker crumb, strawberries
Dulce and Peanut Roadie Sundae
Whipped dulce, peanuts, salted brittle
Join us June 16th for Pajamas & Pancakes in support of POGO.
Wear your pajamas and enjoy a pancake lunch with your sisters while we raise money for POGO. Friends and Family are welcome.
Details: June 16 Noon – 3pm
The Party Room at 44 St Joseph St
Minimum Donation $5
RSVP to Asia or leave a comment below.
Join us Thursday May 24th to mark the anniversary of the founding of Canada Alpha. The party will begin at 5:30 at 30 Madison Ave- you’ll get a chance to revisit the chapter house and see all the work House Corp. has put into it. We’ll then move to the Madison Avenue Pub for celebratory drinks and appetizers. Tickets are $18 and can be reserved here: http://torontotridelta.ca/dues-and-payments/
Join us on to celebrate the Chapter Day anniversary of Canada Alpha. Founded May 25, 1930, Canada Alpha will be 88 years young! And we think she’s lookin’ pretty good for her age!
Given weekends get pretty busy for everyone as soon as the weather warms up, we’ll be celebrating the night before on Thursday May 24, 2018. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. at 30 Madison Avenue with a short tour of the Chapter House. For those alumnae who haven’t visited recently, this will provide an opportunity see all of the beautiful renovations accomplished in the last year by our hard-working House Corporation as well as things that are on the Wish List for the Collegiate Chapter.
Guests will then move over the Madison Pub for drinks and appetizers at 6:00 p.m.
Tickets are $18.00, which includes 4 type of appetizer platters with vegetarian option. The pub has reserved space for our group – specific floor/room TBA closer to the date.
Tickets are on sale now. Please RSVP for Chapter Day, by Monday, May 21st, by payment at: http://torontotridelta.ca/events/list/.
It’s your last chance to get your ticket for our annual Circle Degree celebration and dinner. Help us welcome our new grads into alumnae life and honour our silver and gold circle members. If you missed your Circle Degree, Silver Degree or Gold Degree you can go through it this year.
This year’s event will take place at 410 Queen’s Quay West in the upstairs party room with beautiful views of Toronto’s Harbourfront. A catered, buffet style, hot dinner will be served.
Visitor parking is available. See concierge upon arrival, and be sure to mention that you’re attending the event in the upstairs party room.
Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket using the Paypal link : http://torontotridelta.ca/events/