From hockey to yoga alumni events bring grads together

What was your favourite part of the event?Catching up with old friends.Click here for updates on future Brock Alumni Network events.Make sure we have your correct mailing information to ensure you get invited to future events. Click here to update! What was your favourite part of the event?The dean, Don Cyr, playing piano.Niagara Brock Alumni Network | IceDogs hockey game and Social at Gord’s PlaceThurs. Mar. 14, submitted by Scott Glover (BSc ’06)* This event was in collaboration with Brock Alumni Relations, NEXTNiagara and Brock University Co-Op Programs. Have you ever attended an alumni event before?No, this was my first alumni event.Describe the event in three words. Networking, YoPros (young professionals), fun.What was your favourite part of the event? My favourite part was the social before the game. I made some new connections and had  great conversations with Brock Alumni and Co-Op students.Toronto Brock Alumni Network | Maple Syrup Festival at Brooks FarmSat.  Mar. 16, 2013, submitted by Natalie Quesnelle (BSM ’99)Have you ever attended an alumni event before?No, this was my first event. Describe the event in three words. Family-friendly, Great change of pace, fun. Over the past two months, Brock Alumni Networks have hosted over five successful events all over southern Ontario. Each event is organized by a group of dedicated alumni volunteers who hope to connect with fellow grads for social, professional development and networking events. We asked attendees from each event to review their experience while there.Niagara Brock Alumni Network | Sip and Skate at Ravine VineyardSat. Feb. 16, 2013, submitted by Andrew Ware (BBE’03)Have you ever attended an alumni event before?Yes, I have attended the Alumni Association’s AGM in 2011 and 2012 as well as the Alumni of Distinction Awards in 2012.Describe the event in three words.Savvy, Fresh, YummyWhat was your favourite part of the event?Although the white chocolate truffle was one of the best things that I have ever tasted, the best part was the fellowship.Waterloo-Wellington Brock Alumni Network | Social at Huether HotelThurs. Feb. 21, 2013, submitted by Sara Glover (BA ’09)Have you ever attended an alumni event before?Yes. I attended the Toronto Brock Alumni Pub Night in May 2011.Describe the event in three words.Engaging, Informative, Good ConversationsWhat was your favorite part of the event?Connecting with local grads, especially others who had just moved to the area (similar situation as myself). Food was great too!Toronto Brock Alumni Network | Lululemon Yoga & ShoppingWed. Feb. 27, 2013, submitted by Taryn Orava (BKin ’08)Have you ever attended an alumni event before?Yes, I have previously attended the speaker series during Brock Days Alumni Weekend in 2010 and 2011 and hosted the Brock Cheerleading Alumni Reunion during Brock Days Alumni Weekend in 2012.  This Lululemon event, however, was the first local Alumni event I have attended.Describe the event in three words.Peaceful, Engaging, UniqueWhat was your favourite part of the event? My favourite part of this event was the opportunity to share something that I am personally interested in, yoga (and shopping), with fellow Badger Alumni. It was great to see some familiar faces in the crowd, reconnect with old colleagues and network with new friends during the private shopping event.Goodman School of Business | Celebration in TorontoThurs.  Feb. 28, 2013, submitted by Quinn Ryan (BBA ’09)Have you ever attended an alumni event before?Yes, I’ve attended the past couple of Toronto Brock Alumni Pub Nights; one at Labatts Pub and one at Amsterdam Brewery.Describe the event in three words.Good food, Classy, Fun conversation. read more

Residents told to stay indoors as crews battle fire in St

UPDATEEmergency crews were called to a fire at an industrial building in St. Catharines around 11 a.m. Wednesday. Business and residents within 800 metres of 55 Oakdale Ave. were asked to close their windows and doors, stay indoors and turn off their heating and air conditioning due to the heavy smoke. Motorists and pedestrians were also told to avoid the area. Both advisories were lifted after firefighters managed to get the blaze under control around 1:30 p.m.“Today’s fire is another example of how an emergency can happen in a moment’s notice and why all residents need to be prepared,” said acting Fire Chief Jeff McCormick. “I encourage all residents to have a 72-emergency kit ready so they are prepared.”