Thursday, May 24, 2012

SAVE THE DATE: Student Send-off 2012

The next Calgary chapter event is our annual Student Send-off. This year, the event is on Sunday, June 24 from 5 until 7 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Community Hall (602 - 22 Avenue NW).


For those who are unfamiliar, the annual send-off is an opportunity for the local chapter to meet the newest members of the Xaverian family: the newest students to StFX and their families. We host a BBQ and allow the new students to mingle with local alumni and, more important, current StFX students.

Part of the program includes a visit from StFX Recruitment and Admissions. Parents generally have just as many questions about what to expect as their children do. So while the students can mingle with their peers, parents can ask questions of alumni and StFX Recruitment and Admissions. And everyone gets fed at the same time!

Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary

Also at the Send-off, the chapter has applications for the Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary. The bursary is awarded by the chapter for a deserving incoming StFX student based on academic proficiency, athletic involvement and community stewardship. An electronic version of the bursary application will be made available after the Send-off.

Spread the word

Invitations to students and their families will be sent in the coming weeks. The event is open for new StFX students and their families, as well as current StFX students. For further information, or to ensure you are on the list of invitees, please contact the chapter at

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Thank you for coming to Family Lobster Boil 2012

Thank you to everyone who came to the Calgary chapter's Family Lobster Boil on Wednesday, May 16. I personally want to extend special thanks to our team of volunteers who helped put this event together.
  • To our planning committee: Jay Donlevy, Phil Markovich, Claire Barry, Jeff Paddon and Mike Brain. Events like this don't happen overnight. This talented team of leaders planned every last detail of the evening, from the venue to who would supply what equipment and beyond.
  • To our resident lobster expert Bill Ellsworth, who definitely showed that he's no slouch when it comes to lobster cooking for larger groups of people. His advice proved to be invaluable in getting the lobster cooked in a timely (and might I say delicious) manner.
  • To our kitchen staff: Consuelo Munar, Oscar Munar, Phil Markovich, Mike Brain. Thank you for preparing the food and for ensuring the steady supply.
  • To our bartenders: Tom Charuk and Heather Bannier. It's never easy to be a bartender for a group of StFX Alumni but you were both fantastic. And to Lexi Tedesco, Marlee Boyle and Jay Donlevy for handling liquor ticket and raffle ticket sales.
  • To our special guests: Shawn Monahan, Tim Lang and Dr. Sean Riley, thank you for flying across the country to visit with us. Your presence definitely reminds us that with your leadership, our Xaverian legacy is well placed.
  • To the various business partners, particularly the Mt. Pleasant Community Association, Great Events and Boyd's, for providing such wonderful service and helping us put the event together.
  • And finally, to all of you for your continued support of the chapter. It's because of you that our chapter remains strong and vibrant. We definitely have to do this again sometime.
Our next event

The chapter's next event is the annual Student Send-off on Sunday, June 24. For those who are unfamiliar, the Student Send-off is a networking possibility for new first-year students to meet with university officials (from Recruitment) and current StFX students. Over dinner, the new students learn about what the first few days of campus life is like, how to register for classes, and generally what life is like in Antigonish. We can definitely use a few hands to help us out, so if you're interested, drop the chapter a line (

Hail and Health,

Oliver Munar '98
President, Calgary chapter
StFX Alumni Association

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SOLD OUT: Family Lobster Boil 2012

Thank you!

We are officially sold out for the chapter's Family Lobster Boil 2012 with Dr. Sean Riley! That also means we will not be admitting people at the door because we had to order our food in advance.

Stay tuned to this website for more events offered by your Calgary chapter. Pictures of the event to follow. You can also join our group on Facebook (StFX Alumni Association - Calgary chapter) and follow us on Twitter (@StFXCgyChapter).

The Calgary chapter executives
Oliver, Jay, Phil, Claire, Erin, Sarah, Jeff, Mike

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Last chance for Lobster Boil tickets!

We have to get our final numbers in so we have enough lobster! If you haven't reserved your seat for Lobster Boil '12 yet, what are you waiting for?

WHO: StFX Alumni, current StFX students, friends of StFX
WHAT: Lobster Boil '12 with Dr. Sean Riley
WHEN: Wednesday, May 16 (Reception begins at 6:30, dinner begins at 7:00)
WHERE: Mt. Pleasant Community Hall (602 - 22 Avenue NW)

HOW TO RSVP: By credit card online ( or by cash/cheque (arrange via email,

See you there!