Marianne Chilco

Marianne Chilco
Director of Communications
416-483-4325, ext. 1660
mchilco@bss.on.ca

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Celebrating our Distinguished Old Girls

On May 3, 2017, over 100 members of the BSS community gathered at the Park Hyatt for an evening of celebration in honour of the school’s Distinguished Old Girl Award recipients. Among those in attendance were many of the 15 DOGA recipients who have made a difference in the lives of others by giving back to the community, contributing a great deal to their profession, showing tremendous leadership, or by leading through their exceptional contribution to the arts. Watch the video below for a glimpse of their remarkable achievements.

The evening included a student address by Emma Lavery, Class of 2017, who is a leader of the BSS Moral Courage Task Force, and a special musical performance by current BSS students. Barbara Hall (C.M. Order of Canada, 61st Mayor of Toronto and Former Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission) was the keynote speaker, highlighting the incredible impact of women who stand up and take action like each of the DOGA recipients have. She shared her belief that women have the grit to overcome the many challenges facing the world today, just as BSS alumnae have over the past 150 years.

A group of Distinguished Old Girl Award recipients at the 2017 DOGA Dinner, with Class of 2017 student Emma Lavery and keynote speaker Barbara Hall

A group of Distinguished Old Girl Award recipients at the 2017 DOGA Dinner, with Class of 2017 student Emma Lavery and keynote speaker Barbara Hall.