Office of Advancement
Office of Advancement

ALTogether Now

Vol. 16 - September 16, 2019

Advancement Leadership Team
Advancement Leadership Team: Steve Hornsby, Leigh Kalin, Scott Anderson, Karen Bertrand, Deanna Bennett, and Tom Hewitt

Advancing Queen’s Day

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Scott Anderson
Scott Anderson, Executive Director, Communications, Marketing, Events, and Donor Relations

As you may already know, this year the Office of Advancement is reviving a university tradition by celebrating Queen’s Day on Oct. 16. Queen’s Day marks the date in 1841 when Queen Victoria signed a royal decree establishing a Kingston college named for her. This year we’d like to engage the broader Queen’s community on social media to celebrate all things Queen’s. We hope to see friends and alumni around the world post pictures on social media celebrating the day. There will be prizes for the most creative homage to Queen’s.

We are starting off the day with a post of our own and we need your help. We’re asking everyone in Advancement to gather at 9 am in front of Summerhill on Oct. 15 – the day before Queen’s Day – for a photo. Wear your Queen’s gear – a tam, a scarf, a sweatshirt. Anything tricolour will work. Please feel free to bring friends and colleagues from around the university. We’ll use this photo to kick on Queen’s Day on the 16th. Please come and help us make this day special.

Do Your Bit for the Cure

Did you know that Advancement’s CIBC Run for the Cure team has raised more than $100,000 for breast cancer research and awareness? The team was started in 2012 when former Advancement staff member, Karen Logan, was diagnosed with breast cancer. In that first year, K.Lo’s Krew won the National Top Team Fundraiser Award. Since that time, Karen has returned to full health and the team has continued its annual run for the cause. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Canada. Sign up here to help find a cure.

Help Wanted

Reunions is looking for staff members to help out at Homecoming 2019 (Oct. 18-20). Learn more about the available positions.

The university will be welcoming alumni from classes ending in 4 or 9, as well as all Queen’s Tricolour Guard who are celebrating 50 or more years since their graduation (Class of 1969). Students graduating in 2019 are also invited to celebrate their first Homecoming as alumni and mark the occasion of their “Reunion Zero.”

As always, Homecoming weekend will feature a wide selection of events, including a football game against the York Lions at 1 pm at Richardson Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 19.

If you are interested in helping out, contact Kathryn Vilela, Volunteer Co-ordinator at ext. 77903.