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Wendy MORGAN Deeks’66, left, welcomes guests to the luncheon at her home on Longboat Key, Florida.
February 12, 2014
Three Schools…Share Collective Experiences
Three schools within the quadrangle bordered by Bloor Street, Avenue Road, St. Clair and Mt. Pleasant have, between them, provided more than 640 years of education to thousands of boys and girls—students who share classroom time, go head to head during athletic encounters and debating forums, perform in drama/musical productions, and mingle at social engagements.

How fitting, then, that alumnae from these three schools—Branksome Hall, Upper Canada College (UCC) and The Bishop Strachan School (BSS)—should also meet, mingle and network in both social and educational settings.

The first such event, a luncheon, was held on January 12 in Longboat Key, Florida. Alumnae from UCC and Branksome Hall were welcomed into the home of Wendy MORGAN Deeks'66, Branksome Hall's Past President of the Alumnae Association. A delicious outdoor luncheon was thoroughly enjoyed by 22 alumnae and parents of alumnae, with parting promises from a UCC Old Boy to host the next gathering.

On January 28, Branksome Hall was invited by UCC and BSS to participate in a networking event and panel discussion on the topic of Gay Rights at Sochi 2014. Held at the offices of Fasken Martineau LLP in downtown Toronto, and sponsored by Guilfoyle Financial compliments of two UCC Old Boys, the event and its timely topic drew excellent attendance from all three schools.

The speakers' panel comprised representatives from each school, each bringing personal insight into political issues that arise within a host country.

It was concluded that this topic will remain top of mind and the Sochi Olympics will, undoubtedly, be closely watched and scrutinized by the media and LGBTQ communities alike.

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