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

Fall Back into DDD does DDD Drinks!

When: September 7th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave) – front room space booked for us!
On September 7th at 6:00 p.m. at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave) we will be holding our annual recruitment event along with DDD Drinks. Feel free to stop by say hi, join us for appetizers and drinks – connect with a sister you haven’t seen in a while. We will be introducing all avenues to connect with DDD, from our social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to both of our websites – we hope to connect with you and help you Fall Back into DDD. Don’t forget to bring your donation for St. Jude’s too! Hope to see you there!

“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

Guided Walking Tour of Chinatown – June 3rd

Family and Friends Event!
Join us Saturday June 3rd for a guided walking tour of Toronto’s Chinatown – brought to you by our very own Arlene Chan
Start Time: 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Place: courtyard, in front of Sun Yat-sen statue, Chinatown Centre, 222 Spadina Avenue
End Time: 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 (all proceeds going to our philanthropy POGO  – Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) -please pay via PayPal  – this is your reservation
Upon ending the tour, you have the option of joining us for a dumpling lunch (possibly Mother’s Dumplings  – 421 Spadina Ave). Please indicate in the comment section below if you would like to join for lunch so we can add you to the reservation 🙂
Other points: comfortable walking shoes; sun hat; rain or shine unless there is lightning; all flat sidewalk surfaces and no hills; wheelchair accessible
Maximum: Due to the nature of this activity unfortunately, we will only be able to host 25 people for the tour
Hope to see you out!

March 18th Basketball Game

Play ball!

 Orangeville A’s professional basketball team (part of the National Basketball League of Canada NBLC) is hosting Ladies Night on Saturday, March 18 and we’d love to have the ladies of the Toronto Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter in attendance!
The A’s will be playing London Lightning at 7:00pm at Athlete Institute in Orangeville: 2 207321 Highway 9, Mono, ON L9W 6J2
Sports fans and non-sports fans alike will enjoy an action packed game, energetic environment, performances by our dance team the Lady A’s, featured halftime performance, prize pack giveaways, door prizes and a fun night out with the ladies! No matter how many Alumnae  members are in attendance we’d love to display the Tri Delta logo on our jumbo screen, along with a public announcement welcoming the chapter!
A group ticket rate is being offered of $10.00/ person. If you are interested please contact Jena Crone @ tipping.j.m@gmail.com with any questions or to purchase tickets.

Winterlicious – Feb 9th

Winterlicious – Feb 9th

Winterlicious details!!
Nuit Social, a stain glass bar on Queen street West. The bar is serving dishes that are internationally inspired.
Date: Thursday February 9th 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
1168 Queen Street West
Check the link here for dish details:
http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=4ac8df3d56182410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&view=tabList&key=DED9F08307DDEB9385257E50005C3FA4

This reservation is only for 8 as of now. I’ll take the first 8 then we may have to make a second reservation 🙂 – please confirm your registration on the facebook group or contact Allison  via email

allison.browning@mail.utoronto.ca

 

Hope to see you there!

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

New Member Meet & Greet Thursday Oct 20th @ 7pm

Just a quick reminder that next Thursday, October 20th, is the New Member and Alumnae Meet and Greet at the chapter house from 7-9pm. The collegiate chapter has welcomed 15 new girls this fall through recruitment and they are so excited to meet our alum members next week! We will be playing some games, there will be a few group activities, and of course food to enjoy. It would be wonderful to see a bunch of alum out there so if you are able to make it please swing by! 
Please RSVP to this post in the comment section.

Looking forward to seeing you at the event next Thursday!

Monday October 3rd @ 9:00 p.m – DHOP Philanthropy Event!

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The collegiate chapter of Delta Delta Delta at the University of Toronto is hosting their Fall Philanthropy on Monday October 3rd at 9pm! Join the ladies of DDD for DHOP: Delta’s House of Pancakes! Your $5 admission opens the door to all you can eat pancakes, and supports Tridelta’s local philanthropy at Sick Kids Hospital and our international philanthropy partner St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
In the past two year, TriDelta has raised over $15 million dollars towards our goal of 60 million in 10 years! Come out to help our girls continue to surpass fundraising expectations and make positive change for our philanthropy partners!
If you want to support the chapter but are unable to make it out to the event, an online donation page has been set up at http://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?fr_id=56291&pg=entry The chapter is also accepting inkind donations, food, gifts cards (for grocery stores), and items to fill out their silent auction. If you can contribute, please email the chapters Philanthropy Chairman Kathy Tram at kathymt.lam@mail.utoronto.ca

Come enjoy a night of pancakes and sisterhood, and meet some of the newest members of the collegiate 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