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STS Alumni Stampede Party 2016

June-15-16 2:46:00 PM

B.Y.O.S. - Bring Your Own Shovel

Inspiring Possibilities - Making Our Best Even Better

Ground Breaking Ceremony – June 21 – B.Y.O.S. (bring your own shovel)!

You are invited to a momentous occasion in our school’s history!

B.Y.O.S. (bring your own shovel)

What: Inspiring Possibilities Ground Breaking Ceremony – after years of careful planning and fundraising we will officially ‘break ground’ and usher in the construction phase for our new inspiring facilities! 
Ground Breaking Ceremony - June 21, 2016
B.Y.O.S. (bring your own shovel): Everyone is invited to dig in and literally break ground! Bring your own shovel and join in the fun. 

When: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

Where: The north end of the School, outside of the C.A. Smith Arts Centre (theatre), adjacent to the visitor parking lot. Please gather by the stage. This event will happen rain or shine. Please bring umbrellas and outdoor footwear just in case.

Who: All STS community members are welcome!  Join in the celebration with Grades 1 – 12 students, parents, current and retired staff and faculty, alumni, and parents of alumni. You won’t want to miss the excitement! No RSVP required.  

Why: Just as students and families leave campus for a sunny summer vacation, the construction crews will move in with large equipment to make significant progress on the new building over the summer.  Our new facilities will include a new Elementary wing, expanded Fine and Performing Arts spaces, a renovated Heart of the School, and purposeful landscaping for learning. These exciting new learning spaces will transform the STS learning environment for the benefit of all students and faculty. Construction is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2017-2018 academic year.

To find out more about how our new facilities will impact teaching and learning watch this video and visit our Inspiring Possibilities campaign web pages today.


June-08-16 4:21:00 PM

STS Celebrates its 10th Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner

On Thursday, May 12, 2016 we held our 10th Annual Alumni Dinner at Gasoline Alley in Heritage Park.  Over 230 members of the STS community came together to honour our 2016 Distinguished Alumnus, Mr. Vinay Ruparell ’80 and long serving retiree, Ms. Wendy Rodney. 

Alumni Dinner 2016 Vinay Ruparell presentationDuring this fabulous evening of friendship and fellowship, guests were greeted by the 2017 Prefects who assisted with registration and seating. Entertainment by the talented STS Jazz Combo provided the perfect backdrop as guests enjoyed cocktails and mingling. Paul Storwick ’78 did a superb job as host and Master of Ceremonies and his humour and familiarity with the audience kept everyone engaged.   Brigid Stewart, former faculty, delivered the invocation and guests were then treated to a fabulous dinner.  

Heart-warming speeches were given by Head of School, William Jones, our 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Vinay Ruparell ’80, and long serving retiree, Wendy Rodney.  Highlights of the dinner included video tributes to Vinay and Wendy, a 100th birthday celebration for Dr. Marmie Hess ’34, and the wine/spirit pull draw which raised $1680.00 towards the STS Family Bursary Fund.  

Alumni Dinner 2016 Wendy Rodney presentationSTS would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Annual Events Committee for making this such a successful event:  Annemarie Pedersen ’87, Linnea Turnquist ’87, Amy Pilling ’92, Karen Robinson ’92, Aimee-Jo Benoit ’97, Suzanne Goldman ’01, Jocelyn Ullett ’01, Lara Unsworth ’95, Bill Lorfing, former faculty and Brenda Thompson, Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator.  A special thank you goes out to our generous event supports who donated wine and spirits for our draw, photographer Andrew Stone ’14, videographer Justine Stevens ’10, and our print sponsor Oil City Press. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for such a wonderful evening.  


May-26-16 4:04:00 PM

Join us at the 10th Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner, May 12, 2016


STS Alumni Dinner 2016 Invitation


April-11-16 4:21:00 PM

Speech Day 2016!

SpeechDayJudges2016On March 23, 2016, students, alumni, faculty and staff participated in one of the oldest traditions at STS – Speech Day.  Throughout the day, Middle and Senior School students delivered performances in a number of categories including musical theatre, radio broadcasting, impromptu, poetry recitation, interpretive reading, persuasive speeches, solo and duo acting.  

Once again, a number of alumni volunteered their time to judge various events which they too participated in while they attended STS.  We would like to thank Stacy (Hyndman) Finnbogason '90, Emma Fu '11, Hanif Gilani '02, Dana (Mendham) Lougheed '90, Ronan O'Keane '06, Sloan Pipella-Clark '81, Jessica Schultz '15, Tori D’Avella ‘08 and Pat Sullivan for being here to share this wonderful event with us.


March-24-16 9:00:00 AM


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(403) 938-8318


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Inspiring Possibilities Campaign

Campaign Corner

Due to the success of our matching gift challenge and the generosity of several donors over the past few months we have reached a total of $22 million raised towards our $27 million Inspiring Possibilities campaign goal – proof that every donation does make a difference!

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Upcoming Events

8th Annual Alumni Stampede Party

Monday, July 11, 2016, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location:  Sunterra Market (2nd floor, 200 12 Avenue SE)
Register online today!
Contact:  Brenda Thompson

St. Hilda's School for Girls Alumnae Luncheon

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location:  The Ranchmen's Club, 710 - 13 Avenue, Calgary
Contact:  Brenda Thompson

Homecoming 2016 Celebration and Fall Fair - Save the Date

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School
Contact:  Brenda Thompson
Register today!