More than 320 attended the Stong College 50th Anniversary celebration on October 5th, 2019.
Alumni and both former and current students, staff, Fellows and friends of Stong College joined us as we celebrated 50 years of dynamic student life, outstanding academic and extra-curricular programs, domination of inter-college sports and commitment to social responsibility.
Please also visit and "like" the Facebook Page, York University Stong College Alumni Network (YUSCAN) for more photos of the 50th Anniversary Celebration; photos of Stong College, students and staff throughout the years; and most importantly, to stay in touch with Stong College and other alumni!
Stong's 50th Opening Ceremony
Stong's 50th Dinner & Evening
|5:30 PM - 7:00 PM||Check-In||Reception & Check-In will remain open until 7:00 PM.||2nd Level, New Student Centre|
|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM||Cocktails & Appetizers||Cocktails and appetizers are served while guests settle in and mingle with their Stong College peers.||Conference Hall, 2nd Level, New Student Centre|
|7:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Dinner||The centrepiece of the Stong 50 celebration will be held in the beautiful conference hall in the New Student Centre, which opened in 2018 and is located immediately south of the Ross Building, a five-to-seven-minute walk from Stong College. A SHUTTLE BUS will also be available between Stong and the New Student Centre from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. and after the dinner from 9:00 to 9:30 p.m. |
The dinner reception commences at 6:00 p.m. with appetizers and a cash bar. Table seating for dinner is at 7:00 p.m. The dinner itself will offer a selection of herb grilled chicken, baked salmon with salsa verde, roast potatoes, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, mixed green salad, red and white wine on the table, dessert with coffee and tea. At the dinner, there will be tables of 8: if you want to sit with friends, please make those arrangements yourself. There will be lots of time to mingle during the cocktail hour, at dinner and afterward back at Stong.
Dress for the dinner will be smart casual.
|Conference Hall, 2nd Level, New Student Centre|
|10:00 PM - 1:00 AM||Tom Barlow "Unplugged"||A favourite performer in the Orange Snail through the 1980s and one of our own, Tom is a four-time Juno Award nominee. A well-known rocker across the GTA and southern Ontario who mixes his own works with popular songs of others, Tom will play unplugged in the Olga Cirak Junior Common Room – as he did at Stong’s 25th Anniversary in 1994. A cash bar will be available. http://www.barlowonline.com/||Olga Cirak Junior Common Room|
|10:00 PM - 1:00 AM||Mix and Mingle||Guests are welcome to join others at the Orange Snail to meet their peers and/or network.||Orange Snail|
|10:00 PM - 1:00 AM||Coffee and Conversation||For those who would prefer a quiet venue to catch up with old friends, away from the bar scene, there will be coffee and plenty of seating available in the Hédi Bouraoui Master's Dining Room, at the far end of the Main Dining Hall.||Hédi Bouraoui Master's Dining Room (101)|
Stong50 Golf Tournament
As part of the Stong 50 celebration, there will be an 18-hole golf tournament, best-ball format, at the Remington Parkview Golf & Country Club, located at 6400 Steeles Ave East on the north side of the road, east of Markham Road. Open to golfers of any gender and caliber, the entry fee for the tournament is $60 per player or $240 per foursome, riding carts included. Tee-off times will be mid-morning (times to be determined, based on the number of participants). Singles, foursomes, pairs, threesomes are all welcome. Confirmations of groups and tee times will be sent prior to the tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the members of the winning team. There will be a number of other prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, etc. The Club has a large restaurant, lounge, and patio, should participants wish to stay afterward to socialize.
Deadline to pay the registration fee for the golf tournament is September 25, 2019.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, please contact:
Ralph Gauthier – firstname.lastname@example.org – 705-431-8514 res; 647-401-6242 cell, text only
Steve Dranitsaris – email@example.com – 647-880-4214 cell; 905-880-1556 res.
Stong 50 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stong50 Hockey Tournament
Would you be interested in playing in a friendly Stong 50 hockey tournament? Plans are just in the infancy stage for the evening of Saturday, December 7th at the Canlan Ice Complex at York University (Murray Ross Pkwy, south of Steeles Ave. West). If you are the slightest bit interested, please check off the box once you Link to Registration & Payment, providing your contact information, and we’ll be in touch to confirm costs and other details.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:
Chris Deighan – email@example.com
Stong 50 – firstname.lastname@example.org