Announcing the Mills Alumni Challenge
Double your donation and double your impact
All alumni, parents of alumni, and former faculty and staff have an extraordinary opportunity toDOUBLE your donations to STS and DOUBLE your impact on your school. Now more than ever – every gift truly does matter.
Ray ’82, Trevor ’84 and Monique ’87 Mills are challenging all alumni to increase alumni donor participation – and they will double each gift and pledge to the Inspiring Possibilitiescampaign up to $200,000!
Just imagine the possibilities. Your $50 donation will become $100. Your $250 donation will become $500. Your $1,000 donation will become $2,000. Your $5,000 donation will become $10,000! And so on…..
You are welcome to donate to the campaign priority that inspires you most – students, teachers or facilities. The matched donations from the Mills family will support scholarships and bursaries to make the school accessible to promising students, regardless of finances. They want to ensure that many more students can have the same incredible experience you had. Ray, Trevor and Monique will also donate an additional $1,000 for every alumnus who includes STS in their will and advises the School.
Learn more about the Mills Alumni Challenge today!
October-07-16 12:24:00 PM
The WCISVC is at STS October 12-15, 2016!
This year, Strathcona Tweedsmuir School will be hosting the Western Canadian Independent School Volleyball Championship. With eight teams from across Western Canada competing for the sought-after Spartan Cup, we are looking to some great volleyball and connecting with our alumni community!
In 1972, the WCISVC was established by Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in Okotoks, Alberta. STS Head of School, Sandy Heard, along with Spartan Coach Brad Kilb and other coaches like York House School's Jandi Johnstone, had a vision for this event. In the early years, the tournament was always held either here at STS, YHS or College Mathieu in Gravelbourg, Sask.; in more recent years, the tournament has been on a 7-year rotation between the eight teams which consistently participate. STS is proud to once again host the tournament first envisioned 44 years ago.
For any tournament to continue annually for 44 years, there must be something very special about it. The WCIS Volleyball Championship provides an incredible opportunity for athletes and coaches to share in a highly competitive volleyball experience as well as enjoy a cultural exchange. Players will develop the fellowship and friendship that evolves in a situation where athletes live together and share experiences outside those of volleyball. They are also able to enjoy the competition because, as is tradition with the WCIS, the rules of volleyball and the spirit of sportsmanship have been adhered to. In 1977 the Spirit Award was introduced to reflect this focus on sportsmanship. The WCISVC has impacted thousands of players over the past 44 years and those players look back fondly at these experiences.
Hosting teams, running a round robin tournament, celebrating talents at a banquet, and competing against some of the best teams in Western Canada is what this tournament is a rewarding and monumental task. We are very honored to be hosting such a fine group of teams and athletes and are looking forward to some outstanding competition throughout the tournament. Please mark your calendars to come out and support the STS Senior Varsity team as they battle against an amazing community of volleyball players and coaches.
For more information on the tournament, please check out our tournament website: www.wcisvc.com.
October-06-16 9:34:00 AM
STS Homecoming Fall Fair 2016 - Another Huge Success!
Our STS community came together on Saturday, September 17, 2016 for our Homecoming Celebration and Family Fall Fair held on our beautiful country campus.
We had a remarkable turnout; with over 800 members of the STS Community in attendance who enjoyed games, entertainment, a wonderful market and art show, a petting zoo, food trucks and exciting contests. There were campus tours, a Zorb ball collision course, face painting, and our annual alumni vs staff/students rugby and field hockey games. An alumni lounge was set up in the OE building, which allowed alumni and their families a place to congregate and reconnect with former faculty and staff, and fellow classmates.
In addition to being a day of family fun, two very significant announcements were made. The first was the presentation of Nil Nisi Optimum awards to two of our outstanding alumni. The first was to Dr. Susan Elliott ’89 and the second was to Dr. Robert-Falcon Ouellette ’95 MP. Both were in attendance at the event and spoke briefly about the influence of STS on their accomplishments.
The second announcement was about two matching gift donations that have been made to the Inspiring Possibilities campaign. The first is an anonymous $2 million matching gift whereby every donation made between now and the end of May will be matched (doubled) to a maximum of $2 million. The second is a matching gift from the Mills family who are alumni of STS. They have pledged to match every gift from alumni until the end of May up to $200,000.
In conjunction with the Homecoming and Family Fall Fair, class parties were held throughout the city – seeing friends from graduating years ending in 1s and 6s reconnect.
STS would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to the Reunion 2016 committee for their help in making Homecoming 2016 the success it was. Thank you to Sloan Pipella-Clark ’81, Firoz Shah ’81, Susan Evans ’86, Caroline Pierce-Strangemann ’86, Sabrina Neumann ’91, Shannon Young ’91, Micah Libin ’91, Peter Yates ’91, Dale Greene ’96, Jeff Thomson ’01, Latif Jamani ’01, Kaili Cashin ’06, Chris Sykes ’06, Emma Fu ’11, Bryce Albery ’11, and Ian Whitestone ’11. A special thanks also to Aimee-Jo Benoit ’97, Jocelyn Ullett ’01, Suzanne Goldman ’01 and Amy Pilling ‘92 for their time and talent organizing the Alumni Lounge.
This STS tradition, put on in partnership by the STS Advancement and Community Relations department,
STS Alumni Association and POSTS, brought together STS families along with alumni and former faculty/staff in a festive atmosphere. Thanks to everyone for coming out
The success of Homecoming 2016 represents the strength of our ever-growing and vibrant community. Homecoming 2017 is slated to take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017.
September-26-16 2:28:00 PM
Register today for our Homecoming Celebration and Fall Fair!
Register today for our Homecoming Celebration and Fall Fair!
On Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm the STS Alumni Association and the Parents' Organization of STS (POSTS) will co-host a Fall Fair on our beautiful country campus in conjunction with our Homecoming Celebration.
A fun-filled day of activities are being planned for the whole family. Grandparents are welcome too! Register online today!
Activities planned for the day include:
* food trucks
* petting zoo
* art show
* farmers' market
* bake sale and contests
* STS merchandise booth
* sports and family activities – cake walks, face painting, carnival games, School tours, volleyball, rugby and field hockey matches, an OE activity and much more.
Special announcement on the outdoor stage at 12:30 pm.
Class reunion parties are on the evening of Saturday, September 17, 2016.
Classes celebrating their reunions are: 1981. 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006
Click here for reunion class party information.
Don’t miss out on the fun. Register for Homecoming and Fall Fair today!
For a complete list of event details visit us at www.sts.ab.ca/STShomecoming
For event details and to register visit:
Contact: Brenda Thompson at email@example.com or 403.938.8318
We can’t wait to see you!
August-23-16 1:39:00 PM
BE A MENTOR FOR A DAY AT OUR ALUMNI-STUDENT SPEED MENTORING EVENT, NOVEMBER 4, 2016
your wisdom and advice regarding university and the professional working world. Our annual Alumni-Student Speed Mentoring Event on Friday, November 4, 2016 gives Senior School students the opportunity to network with professionals from various fields. If you have experience in law, medicine, business, the arts, education, entrepreneurship, marketing, journalism, finance or engineering and want to join in this popular event, please contact Liam Dinning ’00 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August-09-16 9:06:00 AM