BSS Alumnae are an impressive lot!

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Kate Crokam, Director, Alumni Engagement

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BSS Alumnae

From the very first day of school way back in 1867, BSS alumnae (fondly called Old Girls) have been making us proud. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we take a look at our alumnae and their fascinating accomplishments.

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Emily MURPHY, 1887
Responsible for having women recognized as ‘persons’ in Canada

Veronica TENNANT ’64
Prima Ballerina, National Ballet Company of Canada

Marina ENDICOTT ’76
Award-winning Author

Martha ROGERS ’90
Producer, Academy Award nominated documentary

Laryssa PATTEN ’93
Aerospace Engineer

Megan SHANK ’96
Directors Guild of America Award winner

Dr. Carling HAY ’02

Alex BRUCE ’08
Athlete, Canadian Olympic Team

Emilie KASSIE ’10
Student Academy Award winner

Rachel HONDERICH ’14
Athlete, PanAm and Commonwealth Games

Caitlin CRONENBERG ’02
Photographer (see her work with DOGAs below)

Distinguished Old Girls

The Distinguished Old Girl Award (DOGA) is presented annually to an alumna who has made a difference in the lives of others by giving back to the community, contributing a great deal to her profession, showing tremendous leadership, or by leading through her exceptional contributions to the arts.

Leading the Way 

On May 3, 2017, many of the 15 BSS alumnae who received the school’s Distinguished Old Girl Award gathered together for a celebration of their achievements and their impact on the world. Watch this video for a glimpse of each of these remarkable women.

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Cindy GARDINER Blakely ’68

2016 Distinguished Old Girl
Cindy GARDINER Blakely ’68

The founder, past chair and current board member of New Circles Community Services, a not-for-profit social service agency that supports residents of Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park, Crescent Town and Victoria Village. Cindy has spent more than 40 years in the field of social work, focusing on child welfare, school social work, bereavement counselling and program development.

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The BSS Alumnae Association (BSSAA) is a committed group of alum who work with BSS staff to organize inspiring events and initiatives to support and engage our grads. To learn more, look at the BSSAA’s brochure Embrace the Benefits