Katie G. Makes Headlines!

Congrats to Katie Grennan for the recent piece about Alma Natural Quick Spa that appeared in The Globe and Mail!

As you may recall, Katie hosted our highly successful “Helping Hands: Manicures and Mimosas for St. Jude” charity event back in March.

Click HERE to read the case study for yourself.

(Thanks to Carrie Illsley for spotting it!)

Collegiate Chapter Fall Recruitement

As Fall is just around the corner, the Canada Alpha chapter is excitedly preparing for recruitment! Once again, we kindly ask for alumni volunteers to aide in recruitment efforts.

This year, formal recruitment will be held on the following dates:
Thursday September 13th 3pm-8pm
Friday September 14th 1pm-6pm
Saturday September 15th 10am-2:30pm and 4pm – 8:30pm
Sunday September 16th 12pm – 2:30
Bid day on Sunday at 5pm.

If you are available and willing to lend a hand during any of these times, please send an email to this year’s Vice President of Membership, Elisa Marino, at Elisa_4511@hotmail.com.

Furthermore, we would also like to reach out to our alumni to generously donate some much needed items for a successful recruitment. This years ‘wish list’ is as follows:

– 2 or 3 colourful flower arrangements (pinks, oranges, yellows, purples)
– Helium Tank (for rent) -(or gift card to rent one)
– Fabricland gift card
– Costco gift card

Again, please contact Elisa Marino if you wish to donate any of these items listed!


Elisa Marino

Vice President of Membership/ Secretary
Delta Delta Delta at the University of Toronto


Summerlicious Dinner & Philanthropy

Hi ladies,
Please join me in celebrating summertime with a lovely dinner at Toula Restaurant at Weston Harbour Castle on Thursday July 12th at 7:30pm.

In the spirit of philanthropy, we will be collecting a minimum $5 donation to POGO from the attendees of this delicious event.

For the Summerlicious event, Toula is offering a pre-fixe, three course dinner for $35 (plus taxes and gratuity).

Menu is as follows:

Appetizer. Your choice of:
P.E.I. fresh lobster tail wrapped with Prosciutto di Parma DOP, drizzled with 10 year balsamic vinegar reduction on a bed of aromatic arugula salad
Ca Roman
jumbo black tiger shrimp lightly sautéed over saffron carnaroli champagne risotto cake, served with a citrus beurre blanc sauce
La Torre
eggplant mozzarella di buffala tower, oven baked & finished with fresh tomato and basil sauce
Giudecca Salad
seasonal medley of greens with crispy bacon, Treviso walnuts, toasted croutons in an apple vinaigrette emulsion, topped with a slice of parmigiano reggiano
in-house hickory smoked wild salmon with caramelized red onion, caper and berries, drizzled with lemon and extra virgin olive oil
Toula Roma Salad
heart of palm, fresh corn, avocado, endive and sliced asiago cheese drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and lemon & pink peppercorn
Cortina’s wild mushroomAlessandro
mushrooms lightly sautéed in rosemary and pinot grigio, on a bed of handmade polenta topped with castel magno cheese fondue

Entrée. Your choice of:
Triple A Beef Tenderloin FiletParmigiana Style
AAA 8 oz beef tenderloin filet topped with parmigiano reggiano cheese, black ground pepper in an amarone reduction, served with sautéed rapini and roasted potatoes
Triple A Black Angus fresh marinated Striploin SteakTagliata Toscana
served with tri-colour pepper corn sauce, grilled white asparagus and roasted potatoes
LinguineSan Marco
with half fresh P.E.I. lobster in a lightly spiced roasted plum tomato sauce
Veal MedallionSerrenisimma
slowly cooked veal medallion with fresh herb and topped with sauvignon blanc fontina cheese fondue and sliced black truffle from Norcia, served with garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes
European Sea BassSan Servolo
pan seared, served with a lemon chive risotto and drizzled with a warm chardonnay sauce topped with shaved peccorino cheese
TagliatelleRomeo & Juliet”,
handmade tagliatelle pasta with Washington lamb ragu
Stone pressedarturogrilled Cornish Hen
stone pressed, mustard crusted grilled cornish hen, served with sautéed spinach alla milanese with raisins and pine nuts
Handmade spinach ricotta ravioli sautéed with butter sage and shaved parmigiano reggiano

Dessert. Your choice of:
Toula classic tiramisu
Homemade strawberry and vanilla bavarese
Baked peach strudel “dolomiti” with hazelnut gelato
Toula classic homemade vanilla gelato “affogato” topped with espresso coffee


Please RSVP ASAP so that everyone who is interested can be accomodated.

Looking forward to dining with you!


Spa Fun Mini-Social will raise funds for POGO!

Hi ladies!


I hope everyone is enjoying this fabulous hot and sunny summer!

In the spirit of the season, please join me for an afternoon of spa treatments and product sampling fun from the fantastic Swiss botanical line of Arbonne.


If you’re not familiar with Arbonne, it’s a botanically based, health and wellness company with Swiss formulation. They don’t use animal products or by-products, mineral oil, phthalates, parabens, chemical fragrance or dyes.  This line of products was created in Switzerland and has caught on like wildfire in the USA and Europe.


In addition, I’m inviting a guest speaker to  update all of us on summer sun safety and what is the current “word” on SPF – What’s in our sunscreens? Don’t we need vitamin D? How much is enough? What’s the risk factor for skin burns? What about kids?


There’s a $5.00 fee at the door which will go towards POGO and a portion of proceeds from the sale of any Arbonne beauty, spa, cosmetic or sun safety product will also be donated on behalf of Tri Delta.  This event is also open to family or friends!  And if any of our sisters are also Independent Consultants with Arbonne, please let me know and feel free to bring people you know!


Sunday July 29th, 2012

Sandra Porter’s house; 483 Rhodes Ave., Toronto

(Riverdale…nearest intersection is : Upper Gerrard and Coxwell)

 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Please RSVP below before Sunday July 22nd.


Delta love,

Sandra Porter