Hello Class of `87,
Homecoming 2012 at St. Francis Xavier University marks the 25th anniversary of our graduation.
It’s hard to believe how fast the time has flown. It seems like just yesterday, we were at the Inn listening to the sounds of Bon Jovi, Madonna and Huey Lewis or spending Tuesday night at the Capitol Theatre catching the latest flick maybe Dirty Dancing or Fatal Attraction? There have been many changes in our lives and to StFX since 1987. Homecoming offers us the opportunity to reconnect, to see friends and catch up on what life after X has had to offer. Of course, the chance to participate in homecoming activities with alumni and current students will rekindle our X spirit. We invite the Class of `87 to return to StFX for our celebration.
The reunion weekend will be packed with many events planned for all returning alumni. The schedule can be viewed on our class homepage at www.alumni.stfx.ca/classof1987. Some of these events will require advance commitment and registration through the Alumni Office, so don’t miss out.
In addition to the general alumni events, we will also plan some special class activities. Let’s start the weekend off early with a class reception prior to the Welcome Home Dinner. We’ll meet in the Executive Board Room of the Charles V. Keating Centre for a pre-party before the first official Homecoming event!
The Welcome Home Dinner is a great chance for everyone to get together with alumni from all reunion classes. It is the official welcome home! We can reminisce throughout the dinner and then head to the SUB and relive our old days at the Inn. And once, we’ve shut down the SUB, let’s head to The Wheel for a slice!
On Saturday evening, September 29th, the Class of `87 will meet for a reception and class dinner at St. Ninian Place. Afterward, we will move on to the MacKay Room for the Homecoming Inn Pub Night with the band Pogey, where we can join other classes and continue to reminisce and reconnect. Pre-registration is required for our class dinner. Please confirm your attendance by Sept 21, 2012 by completing the attached registration form or by registering online at www.alumni.stfx.ca/classof1987.
Please pass the word on to all classmates in your area to let them know about Homecoming 2012. Also, join us on Facebook under our group name “StFX Class of 1987”. Photos from our days gone by are more than welcome. Add some of your old school photos and tag yourself on other ones that might be posted; we’ll develop a slideshow for the weekend.
We are trying to reconnect with classmates early and are hoping to have a record turnout; the biggest 25th reunion yet! Any thoughts you have on making homecoming weekend a memorable and entertaining experience for the class of `87 are most welcome. You may contact us at our email addresses below or contact the Alumni Office directly for more information ([email protected] or 902-867-3760 or [email protected] or 902-867-2186).
To register for Homecoming, you can either fill out the enclosed registration form and return it to the Alumni Affairs Office or register online by visiting www.alumni.stfx.ca/classof1987. For any updated information, to see which classmates are on the attendee list and a complete list of scheduled events, please be sure to check our class website and Facebook regularly so that you will not miss a thing before our big weekend.
We look forward to seeing you at Homecoming 2012!
Hail and Health,
Mary Jessie MacLellan