Last year, Queens reinstated Homecoming in the fall. The events were very successful and Principal Woolf has just set the date for our reunion - the weekend of October 17, 18 and 19, 2014. This will be a great opportunity to remember and celebrate those incredible years at Queen's and a chance to see the current Queen's and its students. Mark your calendars!
As this is our 50th reunion, we are now part of the group of alumni known as the Tricolour Guard, and Queen's helps with organizing the event. They block rooms for us, hold a reception and banquet on campus on the Saturday evening, ensure that we’ll have football tickets available to us, and even provide a shuttle bus to the game for those who don't feel up to marching with the band out to the stadium. Details on the Tricolour Guard events and registration information are being developed, and will be available later in the spring. Keep an eye on the Homecoming website at www.queensu.ca/homecoming2014 for information and updates.
Queen's has blocked a number of downtown hotel rooms for grads celebrating 50 years or more. Your choices for booking a room include:
1) Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront (613-549-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org) We will be holding our Friday night reception at this hotel. If you book here, you’ll need to reference booking code TRI.
2) Confederation Place Hotel (613-549-6300) The booking code to mention here is Tricolour Guard Homecoming.
3) Four Points by Sheraton (613-544-4434) There's no booking code, but let the hotel know that you're reserving a room from the Tricolour block.
In each case, all the rooms are blocked for Queens so you need to request a Tricolour Guard room. NOTE THAT THERE IS NOT A SPECIFIC BLOCK OF ROOMS FOR SCIENCE '64, SO THE SOONER YOU BOOK A ROOM THE BETTER.
In addition to the Queen's program, the Classes of '64 (Science, Arts and Science, Commerce and BPHE) have planned a reception Friday night in the Island View Room of the Holiday Inn. This is a casual opportunity to meet your classmates and get caught up on 50 years of our lives.
At this point in time our objective is to get in contact with as many of our fellow grads as possible and hopefully convince them to come to the reunion. Queen's has emails for approximately half of our contacts so we are emailing this letter to them and for the remainder, we are sending hard copies. We would appreciate receiving a short note from you to confirm our letter was delivered and to let us know if you are planning on attending, not attending, or at the moment undecided. We also welcome any input or suggestions you may have. Send your email response to email@example.com or a note to Wayne Alexander, 105 Briarwood Rd, Markham ON L3R2W9.
Many of our classmates have addresses or emails that are no longer current so despite the risk of duplication, please forward this info to any classmates that you are in contact with. If you received the hard copy and would like an electronic version to forward to a classmate let one of us know and we will send it to you. Do not send any classmate email addresses directly to us as Queen's, rightfully so, has privacy/confidentiality restrictions. Do make sure the University has your preferred email address by contacting the Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other address updates or mail preferences can be made through the same email.
It is our plan to focus the remainder of our reunion communication via email so keep us current on your email address. However there will be one more mailing for those who do not have an email address. Look for future updates on more events that we are planning for the weekend.
A reminder to review the letter that you received in December regarding the Science ’64 fund and the Inspiring Greatness Campaign – this is a great opportunity to create a Science ’64 legacy. Our fund has served as a model for other years – now let’s show them how to grow the fund. We'll be sending you more details about this in our email later in the spring.
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Bob Clapp firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Alexander email@example.com
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