Dear Fellow Vic 5T8 Grad(s):
Back in the mid 1950s, when the Class of 5T8 was embarking upon its campus adventures, Wymilwood, the Vic Student Union on Charles St., was an almost-brand-new facility, which many of us would frequent, sometimes productively, occasionally not! With the Goldring Student Centre about to open this spring, amalgamating a refurbished Wymilwood with an exciting new space, we thought there could be no better venue for our 55th anniversary celebrations.
So we are planning a luncheon on Saturday, June 1 at the Goldring Student Centre as our centrepiece event for Reunion Weekend, 2013. We will be serving a three-course meal of baby greens salad; quiche (ham and swiss with a vegetarian option of mushroom and thyme); and strawberry shortcake. Those with mobility problems will be glad to know that, although the serving style will be buffet, we will be sitting at tables to dine. Before the luncheon, we have arranged for a tour of the new facility, so that you can be among the first to visit it. The tour will begin at 11 am. Lunch is scheduled for noon, but you can arrive earlier (if you don’t want to take the tour) and chat over hors d’oeuvres and drinks. The total cost for this event will be $30 per person.
Some of you may know that the University of Toronto presents medals to members of classes celebrating their 55th anniversary and multiples of 5 thereafter. There are two occasions on Friday, May 31 where the presentation can take place:
The Chancellor’s Circle Medal Ceremony - Convocation Hall, 9:30 to 11 am. Chancellor Michael Wilson will make the presentations, with a tea and reception to follow.
Vic Special Dinner for All Honoured Years - Alumni Hall, Old Vic - Reception at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 6:30 pm. President Paul Gooch will make the presentations.
One other event that may be of interest is a Music Recital and Afternoon Tea on Sunday, June 2. The recital will be in the Victoria College Chapel at 2 pm. and the tea will follow at 3 pm in Alumni Hall, Old Vic.
Enclosed with this letter is an information brochure on all the reunion activities at Vic. You can also check the web at springreunion.utoronto.ca for the University of Toronto campus-wide events and registration information.
Please use the Vic Class of 5T8 registration form to register for the Goldring Student Centre tour and to register and pay for the luncheon.
For those coming from out of town, accommodation is available for $45 per person per night in Burwash Hall. Reservations can be made using the enclosed reservation form and must be returned by May 22. The University of Toronto has also arranged for preferred rates at some area hotels. For further information on these arrangements, please visit www.springreunion.utoronto.ca/accommodation.htm
We are looking forward to seeing you at the various reunion events, but we think our Goldring Student Centre luncheon will be quite special. Please mark your calendars and send in the registration form(s).
5T8 Reunion Committee
David K. Bernhardt
John and Diane Elder