Brain Storm Play

“A visually arresting and comically haunting look at the ramifications of brain surgery and how one woman finds her way in a reality that is forever different. BRAIN STORM takes you into the operating theatre, to dissect the question; are our brains magic, machines or both?”

Shireen Jeejeebhoy, one of our alumnae, had the amazing opportunity to consult on Writer/Director Taliesin McEnaney’s captivating One-Act play Brain Storm. McEnaney asked Shireen to be both brain injury consultant and dramaturge on the world premiere mounting of her play. The workshop production of Brain Storm won the Toshi Knife Cutting Edge Award at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival. Combining dialogue, choreography, and projections, the 2020 mounting immerses the audience into the experience of a young woman whose damaged brain throws her into a new reality.

“Taliesin McEnaney draws on the work of famous Canadian neurosurgeon Dr. Wilder Penfield, the writings of her spiritual medium grandmother, and a brain injury in her own family to craft this unique piece of physical theatre.”

Pay-as-you-can-afford tickets are available on the Brown Paper Tickets site. Attend the play at Dancemakers Studio and enjoy dinner or drinks in one of the many restaurants in the Distillery District before or after.

“How do you make vivid theatre out of brain surgery? Somehow writer/director Taliesin McEnaney achieved that back at its workshop production at the Fringe Festival in 2017 – chosen one of NOW’s best productions and ensembles of the fest.” (Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine, 1 Feb 2020)

Celebrate Mardi Gras at the AGM!

Source: www.tiffinfranciscans.org

It’s a GOLDEN opportunity to beat your winter BLUES!

Join your TRI DELTA alumnae sisters for a MARDI GRAS themed cocktail party & the presentation of the TORONTO ALUMNAE CHAPTER 2020-2022 Executive Committee slate.

Please use the Leave a Reply box below to indicate if you are able to attend our annual general meeting & if you would like to bring an appetizer, a dessert or a beverage. Mardi Gras beads will be provided, but feel free to wear your own beads or mask if you have something special in your personal collection!

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

DATE & TIME:

Monday, February 3, 2020
7:00 PM

ADDRESS:

Lower Party Room
51-55 Halton Street
Toronto, ON M6J 1R5

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

The Early Bird Dues Deadline is Oct. 15th!

Dearest Deltas,

We are happy to announce that despite an increase in international dues, we were able to keep our 2019-2020 dues at the same price!

$55 Early Bird Price

$30 for Life Loyal

$25 for 2019 Graduates

Where do my dues go?

Your local dues help Toronto Tri Deltas in many ways:

  • Support the collegiate chapter and our chapter house
  • Contribute to social programming
  • Send a representative to Convention every four years
  • Donation to the Trilogy Fund and Tri Delta Foundation
  • Contribute to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

We hope that you pay it forward by renewing your membership, and continue to support your local alumnae chapter and the active collegiate chapter, as your experiences were once supported. Dues can be paid here: https://torontotridelta.ca/dues-and-payments/

In the bonds,

Michelle Mercer ACP & Carrie Illsley VP

Plum Blossom from the Bitter Cold

Exciting news from one of our Tri Delta sisters! The TD Gallery at the Toronto Reference Library has a new exhibit entitled, “Plum Blossom from the Bitter Cold,” and it includes photos of Tri Delta Arlene Chan and her late mother Tri Psi Jean Lumb.

Arlene wrote in 2018:

“When Toronto Public Library announced in late 2016 that it was to establish the Chinese Canadian Archive to capture and record the rich heritage of the Chinese community, I was ecstatic. . . The connections to our past are fast fading with the loss of our elders, precious memories and personal memorabilia.”

Go! See! There’s a reading list and drop-in guided tours. Plum Blossom from the Bitter Cold runs until October 27th.

Work Smart with Tri Delta

Tri Delta is boldly leading the way by addressing important issues such as gender equity and barriers women face in the workplace. Our Fraternity is proud to partner with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to address these complex societal issues and take an important step toward closing the pay gap. AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

AAUW Work Smart is designed to empower women with the skills they need to successfully negotiate their salaries and benefits. The Toronto Alumnae Chapter was selected to host one of these inspiring workshops and you’re invited to join us!

Over the course of the two-hour session, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. Topics to be covered include:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • Information about the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Details below:

Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Go straight to registering by clicking on the Salary Negotiations Workshop button on the Dues Page:

Dues and Donations

A Tri Delta At the BIST Expressive Art Show

The Brain Injury Society of Toronto holds an annual Expressive Art Show every Spring. This year it’s at Artscape Youngplace at 180 Shaw St. And I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be there with my book Concussion Is Brain Injury: Treating the Neurons and Me!

Brain injury in the Six Expressive Art Show May 21 to 25 posterThe BIST Expressive Art Show launches on Tuesday, May 21, 4:00 to 7:00 pm with paintings, illustrations, crafts, sculptures, and copies of my book available for sale at a deep discount ($20) and for personal autographing. I’ll also be doing a brief reading at 5:00 pm.

“the intricate details of the author’s experience are riveting and enlightening.” Kirkus Reviews

“Jeejeebhoy’s tale is highly emotional…uplifting, while giving a realistic view of recovery.” Self-Publishing Review

This year, I will also have one of my artworks — a photographic collage — on display.

I’ve always been impressed with the evocativeness and beauty of many of the art pieces. I hope you will check out the show and the many artists there! I’d be thrilled to see you, sister Tri Deltas, your friends, family, and neighbours, too!

Are You Novelling?

Over the last few years, National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo has become huge. It’s a great way for anyone to express their creative side or for writers to finally get that novel written and finished. I’m always delighted when I discover someone I know is doing NaNoWriMo. Are you novelling this year? Please say Hi and become my buddy at ShireenJ!

A friend introduced me to it in 2009, and I’ve written a novel or non-fiction every year, though most remain unpublished. This year, I set myself the challenge to both write and edit for public consumption a satirical novel focusing on every Torontonian’s favourite subject. No, not raccoons. The TTC. Louise and The Men Of Transit.

“Louise has been hired by TTC management and dives into learn all about customer convenience on transit from her idol, the CEO. She eagerly adopt her idol’s way of wearing a name tag and riding the subway. And then she meets Jim.”

So far I’ve written a chapter daily and have uploaded them to Wattpad. If you don’t know Wattpad, it’s a free Toronto-based website devoted to providing stories on any device, readable anywhere in the world. You can read without joining. If you join, you can comment on any chapter or story, build your library of favourite stories, or follow your favourite authors. My plan is to post a new chapter every day and am hoping writing this post will make it so. Accountability works! You can read it here -> https://my.w.tt/Xywq8XN0BR

Flower Arranging Workshop

REMINDER

We have another great informal event coming up – A Flower Arranging Workshop! Please read below for details – this event has a maximum capacity so please RSVP to me – krystal.mercer@hotmail.com, in addition to paying online to reserve your spot.

Event Details – Floral Arranging Workshop

Participants will learn how to create and get to keep a full-centrepiece flower arrangement in a 5×5 vase, light refreshments will also be provided

Date: October 16, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m

Location: Coquette Studios 334 Kingston Road

Cost: $70 +hst ($79.10 total) payable by e-transfer to hello@coquettestudios.ca

RSVP/payment required by October 2, 2018

Early Bird Annual Dues 2018

Pay your annual dues today to take advantage of Early Bird Pricing.

A portion of your dues goes to Tri Delta Executive Office to support programming. The remainder of your dues help the alumnae chapter to host events for the collegiate chapter, support St Jude, POGO, the Foundation, the Trilogy Fund, programming and send a representative to Convention.

You can pay your annual dues here:Dues and Donations