UVIC ALUMNI IN TORONTO TURNED OUT TO SHARE in some St. Patrick’s Day cheer and to do some catching up at the Original Motorcycle Cafe downtown Toronto in March. The event was co-hosted by Kara Flanagan (President, UVic Alumni Toronto Branch) and Tim McGuire (President, UVic Business Alumni Toronto). This was the first time that the two groups held an event together.
“Based on the limited number of Business alumni in Toronto, it just makes sense to hold some joint events. It also allows for business grads to have expanded networking opportunities,” McGuire says. The UVic Alumni Branch had been dormant for three years in Toronto, when Flanagan contacted the alumni office about getting the group going again. “I think the alumni association is a great way for all UVic grads to stay connected with each other and with a great university,” says Flanagan.
Attendees varied from recent graduates, to another who attended UVic’s predecessor, Victoria College. Also, there were a variety of degree holders representing a great mix of faculties. The group of 35 attendees really bonded. The atmosphere was fun, interesting and relaxing, just like a typical West Coast party. In true St. Patty’s style, green beer was served with an assortment of West Coast and contemporary appies including smoke salmon pizza. In addition to the mingling, drinking, eating and pool playing, three lucky alumni celebrated with some fantastic one-of-a-kind door prizes donated by the alumni association.
Based on the success of this event, another event is planned for the National Yacht Club in August. Stay tuned...
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