Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner 

The Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner is a signature event and a highlight of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School’s social calendar. This celebratory evening brings more than 200 alumni, parents of alumni, faculty and staff together for an evening of camaraderie, reconnecting and networking while honouring the year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient and Long Service Faculty Retirees (20 years or more at STS).

With a 108 year history and a community of over 6,000 alumni, parents of alumni, former faculty and staff; the Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner is an opportunity to celebrate and strengthen STS’ unique vibrant alumni community. Alumni engage with the School in various capacities from volunteering at school events and alumni association committees to mentoring students.

Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner - will resume in the spring of 2018

The entire STS Community will come together for one special night of celebration this year called Momentum,” April 29, 2017, 7 pm at TELUS Spark.   Proceeds from this event will close the final gap on the Inspiring Possibilities campaign goal which will enhance learning for all STS students now and in the future.

Don't miss the party!

Momentum blends the beloved Alumni Dinner and Black Watch Gala to bring together the entire STS community for one special night. Current parents, alumni, parents of alumni, and current and former employees are invited to this momentous, one-time occasion. Together we will celebrate our school’s incredible journey – past, present and future.  Rest assured, our beloved Alumni Dinner is simply on hold during this auspicious year, so that the STS community as a whole can celebrate where we have come from, and where we are going.

We hope you will join us at Momentum, Saturday, April 29, 2017, at TELUS Spark.

Early bird tickets available before March 24!

The hugely popular "wine/spirit pull" is back.  YEAH!
If you would like to donate a bottle of wine/spirits or two for this event, please contact Brenda Thompson at  In recognition of your kind donation we will ensure that your name is mentioned in a selection of event print and/or electronic materials. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Click here for details.

Portion of ticket is tax receiptable. All proceeds go towards giving future students the same incredible STS experience you had.


Take a look at the fun we all had at the Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Please contact Brenda Thompson for more information on Sponsorship Opportunities at 403-938-8318 or

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award honours eminent alumni who have distinguished themselves through their outstanding contributions to Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. Award recipients will have stimulated new ideas or developments at STS, and have shown exceptional dedication, creativity or leadership. Each year, the Alumni Association is proud to honour alumni who capture the very essence of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School.

The Award was established by an anonymous benefactor in 2003 to celebrate Distinguished Alumni, showcasing those who truly represent the spirit of STS – Nil Nisi Optimum. The Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is honoured annually at the Annual Calgary Alumni Dinner each spring.



Purchase MOMENTUM tickets

Momentum 2017 Tickets

See you at Momentum on
Saturday, April 29!


Past Winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award


2004 - Steven F. Johnson ’74
2005 - Donald J. A. Cross ’47
2006 - W.A. “Sandy” Heard ’46
2007 - Dr. Margaret (Marmie) Hess ’34
2008 - David E. Dover ’48
2009 - David McDermid ’57
2010 - Fred Mannix ’56 and Ron Mannix ’62
2011 - Janice Heard ’75
2012 - John Francis ’47
2013 - Gretchen (Cross) Thompson ’78
2014 - Richard Lindseth '73
2015 - Chris Shopperly '80
2016 - Vinay Ruparell '80


Read more about past winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award.



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Distinguished Alumni Award nomination information

Nomination form