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, a 150th Birthday Committee was formed and preparations are underway for several celebration gatherings. The 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
Recognizing distinguished alumnae who embrace and exemplify our mission and vision in the community and the world.

150th Birthday Picnic

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
St. Mary’s Academy Grounds
Community celebration

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


Saturday, September 28, 2019

Commemorative Years Brunch 
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
For the Classes of 1939, 1949, 1959, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009.

Homecoming Activities
1:00 to 4:00 PM
School open for touring, reminiscing and tea in the Sr. Susan Wikeem Boardroom

150th Birthday Mass

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

Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass and High Tea

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