Friday, October 11, 2013

THANK YOU: President's Reception in Calgary (10 October 2013)

A huge thank you to everyone who braved the rain to join us at a President's Reception on Thursday night. We had close to 130 people spend a casual evening with Dr. Sean Riley (StFX President & Vice-Chancellor), Tim Lang (VP Advancement) and Wendy Langley (Director of Development). A huge thank you to Geoffrey MacNeil '09 who helped the chapter set up the reception at the Chicago Chophouse.

As head of the local alumni chapter, it is really heartwarming for me to see alumni from across so many generations come together. We had representation from the class of 1958 to the class of 2013 and even a prospective student! It's also great to meet alumni who are coming to their first alumni event. After all, the success of our events is because of your continuing support. And while there wasn't a lot of work that needed to be done to pull this event together, our hope is that you all had a great time mixing, mingling and reconnecting with Dr. Riley.

Here are some pictures from my camera to commemorate the evening. If you have any to share, please email them to

A packed house at the Chicago Chophouse, despite the rain.

Dr. Riley reminding everyone that just because he's retiring, there's
still lots to do, and that he'll still be around.

Listening to Dr. Riley speak

Listening to Dr. Riley speak

Various generations of alumni came together for the
President's Reception. Part of Dr. Riley's magic, perhaps?

Dr. Riley with Oliver Munar, president of the local alumni chapter

Stay tuned for our next event: StFX Day. It's a Tuesday this year so make sure your calendar is clear!

Hail and Health,

Oliver Munar '98
President, Calgary chapter
StFX Alumni Association