Camp Tri Delta – Feb 26th!

Hello Tri Delta Alumni, Tri Psi, Family and Friends:
On behalf of the collegiate members of Tri Delta Canada Alpha Chapter, I am so excited to invite you to our upcoming philanthropy event on February 26th! Join us from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM to enjoy your favourite camp food, with camp fire cooked ‘mac and cheese’ and desserts to satisfy that sweet tooth!
Thank you for all the support you have given us, SickKids, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals in the past. As Tri Delta women, we are committed to making a global impact on the fight against childhood cancer, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. There is strength in numbers; we would love to have the highest number of alumnae in attendance at our next philanthropy event!
If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the following link:
my.sickkidsdonations.com
Please join me in supporting SickKids too. It is a great way to make a difference.

 

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

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!

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