150th Birthday


Established on May 1, 1869, St. Mary's Academy is poised to celebrate 150 years of educating in a faith based environment. To mark this momentous occasion, preparations are underway for several celebration gatherings. These celebrations are for everyone who is and has been connected to the Academy—Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Grey Nuns, alumnae, students, parents, faculty, staff, board members and friends. Celebrating 150 years is as much about the revelry of friendships developed during formative years, old friends reuniting, new friends becoming better acquainted and colleagues reminiscing as it is about observing and honouring the learning, faith, service and dedication of the founders, leaders and all those who have walked the halls of St. Mary’s Academy.

Events planned are listed below and as more details are arranged, they will be made available here. Please save-the-dates and join in one or many of the celebrations!

150th Birthday Celebration Kick-Off

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
School day event for students and staff

Marian Awards for Excellence

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 a.m.

The Gates on Roblin, 6945 Roblin Boulevard
Honouring The Sisters of Charity of Montreal, "Grey Nuns"
Tickets: $75 each (check back here to purchase)
Everyone Welcome

150th Birthday Picnic

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Academy Grounds
Community celebration with food vendors
All SMA community members welcome

150th Birthday Gala Dinner

Friday, September 27, 2019 (Homecoming Weekend)
Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue
Celebration of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
Tickets: $150 each
Everyone welcome


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Commemorative Years Brunch
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For the Classes of 1939, 1949, 1959, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2009
Tickets: $30.00 each

Come Reminisce
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tour the school, shop alumnae vendors, enjoy tea, dainties and visiting
Everyone Welcome

150th Birthday Mass

Sunday, September 29, 2019 (Homecoming Weekend)
1:00 p.m.
St. Boniface Cathedral-Basilica, 180 Avenue de la Cathedrale
Everyone welcome

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass and
Steeped in Tradition High Tea

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Mass at 2:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 353 St. Mary Avenue
Steeped In Tradition High Tea from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 PM
Everyone welcome