Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year fellow Xaverians!

On this, the final day of 2012, we hope that you and yours have a joyous, healthy and prosperous 2013. The last year has been rather eventful for the Xaverian family, and your chapter leaders look to many more great things to come.

Here are some of the things your team is working on for 2013:

  • Family Alumni community outreach event(s). One of the pillars of StFX is community stewardship. With a number of alumni involved in organizations such as L'Arche and the United Way, we'd like to plan a family alumni event that's about giving back to our community. The intent would be to organize an event to which alumni and their families could donate time and effort in a safe manner, while at the same time, raising the chapter's profile within the city. If you have any ideas or experiences, please contact the chapter (
  • Hall of Honour Calgary selection committee. With 1300+ alumni in the Calgary area and counting, we'd like to ensure that the great work of some of our local alumni is recognized in the StFX Alumni Association Hall of Honour. We'd like this selection committee to If you can spare a few hours in April to this cause, please contact the chapter (
  • Volunteer database. Our events are getting more involved and we'll need more people to help us set them up, run them and take them down. If you are interested in being one of our event volunteers, please contact the chapter ( with ways we can get in touch with you when the need arises.
  • Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary. The Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary is awarded by the Calgary chapter to a deserving first-year student based on academic proficiency, community stewardship and athletic involvement (not necessarily in that order). Leone was a driving force for StFX while she lived and worked in Calgary and we thought of no better way of honouring her legacy than by offering this bursary. We are currently in talks with university officials to allow you to get tax receipts for your donation to the bursary. In addition, when students contact you as part of the Annual Giving campaign, you can put your donation directly to the Leone Campbell Memorial Bursary!
  • Dr. Ed O'Connor Scholarship. The Dr. Ed O'Connor Scholarship is a prestigious, multi-year scholarship awarded to a deserving first-year student at StFX. The amount of the scholarship has grown over the years to keep up with the cost of inflation, and often helps cover the cost of tuition and residence life. With our new 'home' on the internet now firmly established, we will make application forms and news about the Dr. Ed O'Connor Scholarship available online in an easy-to-find location.

There's lots of ways to stay in the loop on what's going on with the Calgary chapter.

Hail and Health! And all the best in 2013!

Your Calgary chapter executives
Oliver, Jay, Phil, Claire, Erin, Sarah, Jeff, Lexi, Mike

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