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
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.
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)
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