Canada Alpha 90th Anniversary Reunion

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2020 marks a big year for Tri Delta in Toronto!

The new decade begins with a new slate being presented at the Toronto Alumnae Chapter’s 2020 AGM on February 3. Then in May, Canada Alpha will celebrate 90 years as a chartered chapter – and the first international chapter – of Delta Delta Delta Fraternity.

The history of Canada Alpha actually starts in 1927. That year, a group of U of T women came together to found a local sorority called Kappa Phi Alpha. Just two years later, they applied to be the first Canadian Charter of Delta Delta Delta. That request was granted, and the process of installation began. On May 24, 1930 at the Royal York Hotel, 28 women were initiated into the inaugural class of Canada Alpha.

If you would like to learn more about the collegiate chapter history, Christine Kralik has written a blog post on our website, available here:

https://torontotridelta.ca/2019/01/18/canada-alpha-history/comment-page-1/ –

May 24, 2020 is the 90th anniversary of that initiation ceremony, and we hope that you will join us for one or more of the events celebrating the first Canadian chapter of Delta Delta Delta.

One such celebration is an anniversary luncheon on May 2, 2020 at Joey’s Eaton Centre, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Tickets are $45 and available in the Dues and Donations section of this website. Circle Degree, the Silver and Golden Circle Ceremonies, as well as celebrations of other membership milestones, will be held for those who wish to participate. Please contact Judith McCutcheon at mccutcheonjudith2@gmail.com if you are, or know of a sister, celebrating one of the milestones of membership.

We encourage you to forward this invitation to any sisters at large with whom you would like to share Canada Alpha’s 90th. Space is limited, so early ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

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Tri Delta Toronto Alumnae Chapter

Founders’ Day Dinner Nov. 27th

Founders’ Day Dinner and Awards Banquet 2019

Dearest Deltas,

Please join us as we celebrate Founders’ Day 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel on Wednesday, November 27th. Please RSVP by providing payment on the Paypal link to the right. Be sure to choose your meal selection using the dropdown menu on the Paypal link.

Menu:

Starter – Lettuce Sampling of Baby Red Leaf, Endive & Lollo Rosso & Niagara Pears with Shallot & Walnut Vinaigrette (VG, GF)

Entree – Choice of: Teriyaki Glazed Salmon OR Jerk Marinated Chicken Breast

Entrees are accompanied with: Basmati Rice, Steamed Yu Choy & Fried Shishito Chili

Dessert – Semi-Sweet Chocolate Truffle Cake with Exotic Fruit Coulis

Location: Willard Room at the Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville hotel located at 220 Bloor Street West

Time: Cocktails and reception will commence at 6:00pm followed by dinner and awards at 7:00pm

Pricing: $70 or $90 for non-members

Parking: There is a Green P parking lot directly behind the restaurant. From Bloor Street, go North on Bedford Rd. then make a right into the parking lot (9 Bedford Rd. is the address for the parking lot). There is an entrance directly into the hotel from the lot.

TTC: The Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville hotel is located on the North side of Bloor Street between St. George and Bay subway stations. Either Exit at St. George station and walk East or exit at Bay station and walk West.

Deadline to RSVP: Tuesday November 19th, 2019

Please be advised that beverages sold at the event include gratuities

Annual General Meeting

Please us for this year’s AGM Brunch at  Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge North York, February 10, 2019 at 12pm. Order breakfast, lunch or dinner items from their extensive menu which caters to every taste and every budget. This year we’re keeping it simple, pay for what you order!  Invite your sisters and enjoy and afternoon reminiscing and planning for our future.

RSVP to ashley.pivko@gmail.com by February 1, 2019. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!

We will be collecting gift cards and toiletries for Juliette’s place at the AGM. Juliette’s Place (Homeward Family Shelter) provides safe, short-term emergency shelter to women and children fleeing violence and abuse and helps them to build their skills through educational programs and support services.

We will also be holding a raffle in support of the Dorothy Cody Fund hope you are feeling lucky!

Symposium Location: 5221 Yonge St North of Sheppard. TTC: North York Centre Station. Parking nearby

Founders’ Celebration

Please join us to celebrate 130 years of Delta Delta Delta!

The cocktail reception starts at 6:00 pm with dinner being served at 7:00pm. As usual there will be the presentation of awards, speeches and the silent auction to enjoy throughout the evening.

Tickets are $70 for dues paying alumnae and $90 for non-dues paying members get your tickets here:  https://torontotridelta.ca/dues-and-payments/. We ask that you buy your tickets and select your menu option by November 13th (please make us aware of any dietary requirements prior to the evening).

Looking forward, as always, to seeing you there!

Delta Love,

Melanie

 

Menu:

Mixed Green Salad

Herb & Lemon preserve crusted Salmon

or

Honey Garlic BBQ Chicken with rice and vegetables.

Vegetarian option:  Mediterranean grilled vegetable ravioli with smoked tomato sauce.

Crème Brulee with fruit

Where:

Intercontinental Hotel at 220 Bloor Street West (Willard Room)

How to get there:

TTC – St. George and Bay Street subway stations just a short walk away.

Parking – Green P lot on Bedford Road, just behind the hotel.

Convention 2018- Our Kind of Kind

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,

Martha

LAST CHANCE for Circle Degree Dinner Tickets!

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 : https://torontotridelta.ca/events/

Circle Degree and Dinner

Please join us for dinner and the 2018 Circle Degree ceremony on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30pm.

This year’s event will take place at 410 Queen’s Quay West in the upstairs party room with beautiful views of Toronto’s Harbour Front. 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.

Tickets are $25. Please RSVP by purchasing your ticket using the Paypal link on the right.

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.

 

AGM Afternoon Tea

Dearest Deltas,

Please join us for this year’s AGM and indulge in an afternoon high tea held at T-Buds.

This event will include the company of your Tri Delta sisters and Tri Psis moms, a selection of delectable tea sandwiches, scones, quiche, and petit fours as well as your own pot of a tea filled with a flavour of your choosing.

Date: Sunday, February, 11, 2018
Time: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Location T-Buds (3343 Yonge Street (second Floor), ON, M4N 2M4)
Cost: $40.00

Dues / Non-Dues Paying and Tri Psis welcome.

Seats are limited, spaces are available on a first come first serve basis.

Please RSVP by January 26, 2018 by making a payment through the PayPal option on the right

*If you have any dietary restrictions please email the host: ashley.pivko@gmail.com*