“Paying Our Dues” – Early Bird Deadline is Oct. 15!

These days, the expression “to pay one’s dues” is almost always used in a negative context. It conjures up images of new employees being exploited, working long hours for little pay. Their hope is that once this initial period of hardship has ended, they’ll be rewarded with better work/life balance and a fair wage.

Paying our annual Tri Delta alumnae chapter dues isn’t a hardship, though, because the benefits are plentiful and immediate. In addition to an annual directory and quarterly issues of the Toronto Tri Delta Tribune, our local dues cover sponsorship of the collegiate chapter, philanthropic donations, free and subsidized events, refreshments, supplies, our Founders’ Day room rental, Circle Ceremony gifts, and our Convention delegate’s expenses. As you can see, that’s a great deal of value for the cost of a week’s worth of lattes! For a limited time, local dues are only $35.00.  International dues are $20.00 and cover various costs, including The Trident, Convention, programming, and administration. International dues are waived for Life Loyal members. (If you would like to find out more about Life Loyal membership, go to www.tridelta.org/lifeloyal.)

Local dues are $45.00, but if paid before the early bird deadline on October 15th, they are only $35.00. That means, you can pay your combined international and local dues for the low cost of $55.00! (And the total cost for 2015 grads, due to a Toronto Alumnae Chapter subsidy, is only $25.00.)  To pay by cheque, please contact our treasurer via this website. You may also pay by credit card.  The discounted PayPal widget is posted on this site (top right).

I hope that you’ll consider adding your name to the list of thirty-three members who have already “paid their dues” for 2015-2016, even if you’re unable to attend every event on our calendar. Your continued support of our alumnae chapter helps to keep Tri Delta strong in Toronto.

In the bonds,

Carly Klassen
President, Toronto Alumnae Chapter

Terry Fox Run Results

2015 Team: Sandra Porter, Michelle Mercer, Carly Klassen & Krystal Mercer
Terry Fox Run Team (2015) : Sandra Porter, Michelle Mercer, Carly Klassen & Krystal Mercer

In the world of professional sports, you give it your all when you give “110%”. The members of the Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter Team gave it their all for the 2015 Terry Fox Run and – thanks to many of you – we raised 111% of our original goal! Our final tally was $1110, beating last year’s total of $941! Fantastic!

Thanks to all of our sponsors for their support. We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of family, friends and the following Tri Delta sisters: Lauren BernardKatie Blundell, Ivy BojmicJena Crone, Nancy GahmCarrie Illsley, Laura Knapp, Laura Leach, Elizabeth Melo, Sue Weston and Corinne Winnel.

We hope more members will be inspired to join us next year and/or to sponsor our team in raising funds for cancer research. As Terry said, “If you’ve given a dollar, you are part of the Marathon of Hope .”

Many thanks,

Carly, Krystal, Michelle & Sandra

Social Media Connected to our Website

Social media is part of our Alum experience, and so we’ve tied our Twitter account to our website. Posts written here will be automatically tweeted out to @TriDeltaAlumTO, and you can now see the most recent three tweets in the right sidebar (scroll down a bit) and even tweet us directly from our website without having to go to Twitter first. We’ve also moved the tag cloud up so that you can more quickly find the topics you’re interested in. We hope you enjoy this new connection!

Not Too Late to Walk with Us!

Terry Fox Run 2014 - Mooredale Poster
Terry Fox Run 2014 – Mooredale Poster


April 12, 1980 – St John’s, Newfoundland: Terry Fox dipped his artificial leg into the Atlantic Ocean to begin his odyssey. He ran an average of 42 kilometres a day (26 miles) through six provinces.

September 1, 1980 – After 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles) Terry stopped running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario; his primary cancer had spread to his lungs. Before returning to BC for treatment Terry said, “I’m gonna do my very best. I’ll fight. I promise I won’t give up.”

February 1, 1981 – Terry’s hope of raising $1 from every Canadian to fight cancer was realized. The national population was 24.1 million and the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope fund totaled $24.17 million.

June 28, 1981 – After treatment with chemotherapy and interferon, Terry died at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia – one month short of his twenty-third birthday.

In honour of the 35th anniversary of Terry’s run, the Terry Fox Foundation is once again attempting to raise $1 per Canadian or roughly $35 million.

Source: www.terryfox.org

September 20, 2015 – We can help make that goal a reality! Please join or sponsor our Tri Delta Toronto Alum Chapter Team. For more details, click HERE or visit http://www.terryfox.ca/torontotridelta!

Thanks to Carly Klassen, Krystal Mercer, Michelle Mercer and Sandra Porter for joining the team, and to everyone who has supported us so far, including Lauren BernardKatie Blundell, Ivy BojmicJena Crone, Nancy GahmCarrie Illsley, Laura Knapp, Laura Leach, Elizabeth Melo, Sue Weston and Corinne Winnel.


Reminder Informal Event – September 10th

You’re Invited

…to an informal Tri Delta Alumnae Recruitment Event!

Please join us for sisterhood, an appetizer and dessert potluck, and an outreach activity.

Date:  Thursday, September 10th, starting at 7:00 pm.

Location:  3130 Yonge Street, Suite 301

RSVP by Tuesday, September 8 in the comment section  below and please indicate if you are able to bring an appetizer or dessert.

(Directions: The buzzer is under the name “Medri.” There are 12 visitor parking spots on Lorindale Avenue, which has access to the building. There is also a Green P Parking behind the Metro plaza next to the building, in addition to paid parking directly on Yonge St.  If travelling by subway, the location is just north of Lawrence on Yonge, about a 2 minute walk from Lawrence Station.)

If you need further directions please contact Krystal Mercer krystal.mercer@hotmail.com

Canada Alpha Recruitment – Call for Alum Volunteers

Hey Ladies!

I hope everyone has had a fantastic summer! It’s September now, which of course means that Fall Recruitment is just around the corner. We are currently looking for Alum volunteers to assist during the rounds, which will be taking place from Friday September 18th to Sunday September 20th. The schedule for the rounds this year is as follows:

ROUND1 – Friday September 18

Party 1: 3:00 – 3:25
Party 2: 3:40 – 4:05
Party 3: 4:20 – 4:45
Party 4: 5:00 – 5:25
Party 5: 5:40 – 6:05
Party 6: 6:20 – 6:45
Party 7: 7:00 – 7:25

ROUND 2 – Saturday September 19

Party 1: 12:30 – 1:15
Party 2: 1:35 – 2:20
Party 3: 2:40 – 3:25
Party 4: 3:45 – 4:30
Party 5: 4:50 – 5:35

PREF – Sunday September 20

Party 1: 11:30 – 12:30
Party 2: 12:45 – 1:45

If you are able to assist during any of the rounds please email me directly at caitie.hase@gmail.com

This is a great opportunity to show support for our collegiate chapter as they enter into a new semester! Your help is much appreciated.

I hope you all are enjoying the last few days of summer.

Thanks so much everyone! Looking forward to hearing from you all soon.

Much Delta Love,

Caitie Hase
Dragana Duric
DDD Alumnae Advisors

Founders’ Day Dinner and Awards Celebration

Dearest Deltas, you are cordially invited to our annual Founders’ Day celebration that will be held on Wednesday, November 25th 2015. This year’s dinner and awards ceremony will celebrate Canada Alpha’s 85th anniversary and will be held at Signatures restaurant at the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville hotel located at 220 Bloor Street West. Please join us in the Willard Room for cocktail hour commencing at 6:00pm followed by dinner and awards at 7:00pm.

This year’s menu offers the following;


Baby Arugula Salad with Fresh Figs & Grated Pecorino with Italian Vinaigrette


Choose one of the following entrée options. Select appropriate choice in Paypal dropdown menu at time of payment.

  • Mediterranean style boneless chicken served with sticky rice and steamed seasonal vegetables
  • Teriyaki glazed salmon served with sticky rice and steamed seasonal vegetables
  • Vegetarian entrée is available upon request


Classic crème brûlée with seasonal berries


Now to November 8th, early bird pricing for the event is $55 for Tri Delta and Tri Psi members in good standing and $70 for non-members.

November 9-17th, Pricing for the event is $60 for Tri Delta and Tri Psi members in good standing and $75 for non-members.

Please use the appropriate Paypal link at www.torontotridelta.ca for the payment that reflects your meal preference and member status by Tuesday November 17th.

Please be prompt and advised that this is a strict deadline for the restaurant. No late RSVP’s or payments will be accepted.