October 2015 - Issue No. 13

St. Bonaventure's College

Alumni Dinner & Awards Night Highlights
Thursday, October 15th was a very special night for the St. Bon's Alumni as they gathered for their Annual Alumni Dinner. The evening began with a Liturgy in our Chapel which was celebrated by Father Bill Browne, S.J. '45. The chapel was near capacity with graduates of all ages in attendance.
Left to Right: St. Bon's President Tom McGrath, Alumnus of the Year Gary Mooney '62, Magis Award Winner Charlotte-Anne Malischewski and St. Bon's Principal Dr. Greg O'Leary.
T he Mass was followed by a pre-dinner reception in the historic Aula Maxima with 160 guests in attendance.

The dinner followed with music, speeches and presentations. The 2015 Alumnu s of the Year award was presented by St. Bonaventure's College President, Mr. Tom McGrath to  Dr. Gary Mooney '60.

The Magis Award for Young Alumni was presented by school Principal, Dr. Greg O'Leary to Ms. Charlotte-Anne Malischewski '08.
The school gym was transformed into a wonderful dining hall for the dinner. 
Both recipients delivered powerful addresses on the values instilled in them by their educational experience at St. Bon's. Musical entertainment was provided by the St. Bon's Senior Jazz Band under the direction of Mrs. Vincenza Etchegary.

Many positive compliments were convened to the organizers and a good time was had by all.

Join us for a New Monthly Social Event

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Well, the bar might not be Cheers but the guest will know your name as classmates, teachers and fellow alumni gather for the new monthly St.Bon's Alumni Social Night. 

Walk into the Martini Bar from 7-9 on the first Thursday of every month and be greeted with familiar faces. Have a drink and reminisce on school days and strengthen friendships formed within the walls of St. Bon's and even make new ones. 

Please share this information with any fellow alumni you have contact with and help spread the word and we will see you November 5th!
Alumus Takes Home Two MusicNL Awards
Kat McLevey'14 accepting an award at the MusicNL awards night
Alumnus Kat McLevey '14 was honoured at the  MusicNLs 2015 Music and Industry Awards last Sunday. 

The event  celebrated some of the province's greatest musical talents and Kat McLevey was certainly one of them

The singer-songwriter walked away with both Female Artist of the Year, as well as Rising Star of the Year awards.

Congratulations Kat, who is studying on scholarship at the world renowned Berkley College of Music in Boston. 
Alumni Parent Releases 
" The Story Of The Basilica of St. John the Baptist"
The Browne children headed to their first day at St. Bon's when it reopened in 1999.
Susan Chalker-Browne is no stranger to St.  Bonaventure's  College. She is the parent of four alumni  Paul Browne '04, Michael Browne '07, David Browne '09 and Maria Browne '12. 

She has always had a connection with the Basilica and with St. Bon's and this connection played a part in the writing of Susan's book The Story of the  Basilica of St.John the Baptist. 

"St. Bonaventure's College and the Basilica of St. John the Baptist have much shared history," said Susan. 

A great resource for information credited in her book is St.Bon's Alumni Brother J.B Darcy '36 and his book Fire Upon the Earth:The life and times of Bishop Michael Anthony Fleming, O.S.F.

Susan's book is full of images, facts and stories on the Basilica. Published by Flanker Press you can find more information here. 
             Alumni Announcements                     

We regret to inform you of the passing of the following alumni family member:

Anne Buckle- Wife of John Buckle '58

If you have any  announcements  or news to add to our newsletter, such as deaths, marriages, births, awards, career news and more, please email Jennifer at jcummings@stbons.ca 

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