Annual General Meeting (AGM)/Jubilee Memorial Lecture/Luncheon and Homecoming for 2020

Exciting News

 Alumni Members are permitted to bring guests with them to the Luncheon and Dinner.
This has been successful in the past 2 years. The cost for all guests will be the same as for the Alumni Members (see below). 


 Please note that the Annual General Meeting will be held again at a later and more convenient time for all.

Last year, for the first time, the Annual General Meeting was held during the Annual Luncheon; feedback related to this change was generally positive.

As a result, on Thursday May 28th, 2020 the Alumni Luncheon will be served from 1200 - 1245 hrs and the Annual General Meeting will immediately follow between 1245 - 1345 hrs.

Please come to hear about Alumni initiatives, activities and events while renewing friendships and “catching up” with classmates. 


Jubilee Memorial Lecture 2020

Thursday May 28, 2020 at 1030 am

CanadInns, Polo Park


The Alumni Association is very pleased to announce the following topic and presenters for the Jubilee Memorial Lecture 2020: 

“The Diabetes Journey: Travelling far beyond glass syringes”

Presented by:

Julie Halipchuk (97), RN, MN, CDE; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes Management, Queensway Carleton Hospital Ottawa

Lori Berard (82), RN; International Consultant in Diabetes Management and Clinical Research

 ANNUAL LUNCHEON (1200-1245 hrs) will include the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (1245-1345 hrs)

  • Date:                Thursday, May 28th,2020
  • Location:         Canad Inns Polo Park
  • Time:               1200 -1345 hours (1:45p.m.)
  • Cost:                $35  per person

  What is New at HSC?
HSC Executive will inform us about "What Is New" at the Health Sciences Centre Campus after the Annual Luncheon and AGM on May 28th, 2020 @1400 hours.
You are all welcome to stay and use the time following to renewing friendships and “catching up” with classmates in the banquet room. 

 Archives Visit:

PHONE:  204.787.1170

The Alumni is very proud of our heritage and the executive encourages all Alumni members to support the Archives as an active part of Homecoming.
Reunion classes are encouraged to plan and book a tour.
If you would like to visit the Archives as a group during the Homecoming, please discuss with your class rep. so a visit/tour of the Archives can be arranged.
Please note that we now have a wheelchair entrance to the Alumni/Archives/Museum Room. 

  Annual Homecoming Dinner 2020  

FRIDAY MAY 29, 2020

  • Location:              Canad Inn Destination Centre - Polo Park
                                       1405 St. Mathews Ave
                                       Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Cocktails:             1700-1800 hours (5:00 - 6:00 pm)
  • Dinner:                  1830 hours (6:30 pm)
  • Cost:                      $65.00 per person

**Please note: All Alumni except the 50th celebration (1970) must be in their seats by 1815 hrs (6:15 pm).


As a matter of courtesy, The WGH/HSC arranges with CanadInns the holding of rooms and a special rate for alumni members. The alumni is not responsible for the condition of rooms or service that alumni members purchase.

If alumni members have any issues with their rooms or services, please report the problems to the CanadInns Manager.

Reservations can be made by calling the CanadInn Polo Park  at 204-775-8791, and press "0" to speak to a Guest Service Agent.

I have confirmed 25 rooms on hold for check in on Wednesday, May 27th, check out on Saturday, May 30th and the Group ID number is #384238.
The rooms have been set aside for up to 3 consecutive nights at a rate of $118 plus taxes for standard rooms, $131 plus taxes for suites upon request.

The group block will be held until April 27th, 2020. Whatever rooms have not been picked up by that date, will be released back into the system.
Polo Park CanadInns is already solidly booked for Saturday & Sunday night of that weekend.

Arrangements can be made at another CanadInns have for those looking for a 4-5 night stay over the Homecoming Weekend from May 28th to May 31, 2020.

Please call Linda  for more information. Please book ahead to be assured of a reservation.

 Hospitality Rooms:

Please book your own hospitality/party room at Canad Inn Polo Park.
To save your class money, alumni members are reminded that we have the whole dining room available after dinner until after midnight where a number of classes could easily utilize the room. A bartender will be available. 

To purchase tickets:  Luncheon and Dinner tickets may be purchased in advance by mail.

When ordering tickets please remember the following: 

1.  If alumni members are sending individual cheques, please have the cheques payable to:

 W.G.H./H.S.C. Nurses Alumni Association. 

Please have them put their class year in the memo area 

on the cheque. Please inform us that guests are coming
     (for stats use only). 

Cash and cheques are accepted when picking up tickets in person.

2.  Tickets are to be purchased by cheque or money order in Canadian Funds only.
      Alumni members from the USA that cannot convert to Cdn. funds, please make sure you have adequate US funds for the
      ticket purchases.  

Please make the cheque or money order payable to: 

W.G.H./H.S.C. Nurses Alumni Association.

  3.  The cost of mailing has increased so please remember to enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Linda's address
        which is at the end of this letter so that your tickets can be forwarded.  If you are ordering more than 20 tickets in total,
        please arrange pick up of tickets with Linda.

4.  It is helpful if "Reunion Year Classes" order their tickets in blocks.
      Do not order “possibles”, but only tickets that have been paid for. Those that have not paid can be directed to the dinner 
      convener to receive their tickets. Tickets will only be mailed to members and class reps once payment for the tickets has been

   5.   Deadline for ordering tickets by MAIL in Canada and Manitoba is ***May 15, 2020. Arrangements can be made to pick-up
      tickets after that date. A very limited amount of tickets may be purchased in person until ***May 25th, 2020, but tickets will
      not  be available after this date. 

These deadlines are necessary to provide numbers of those attending to the CanadInns.

 6.    Diet & Special Menus:  

Please make note of members and guests requiring 

*special menus (diabetic, celiac, vegetarian, 
      allergies, etc.). 

All special menus must go through the dinner convener.
      All special diets will receive a colored flag to be placed where they are seated to help the servers.
      All members need to be aware that if special diets are not ordered before the event the hotel is now charging us for an 
      extra meal. Therefore, alumni members will be charged an extra $30.00 per meal if I have not been notified of a special diet 
       by noon May 25th, 2020.  

This  may cause a delay of up to 1/2- 1 hour or more before you get a meal at either of the events.

7.    Please make note of members requiring seating assistance (e.g.,

wheelchairs, caregivers, etc.) also, so that seating spaces can  
      be arranged for the classes.

8. The Alumni recognizes that members can become ill and unable to attend the events but please be aware that there are no 
       refunds for lunch or dinner if you do not attend the events.

9.  If you have any tidbits of information or class pictures you’d like to share about the good old days, please send them to:

Kathy Hamelin 

Alumni Past President by e-mail at:

  Please note again that in 2020 all Alumni Members are allowed to bring guests with them to the Luncheon and Dinner. The cost for all guests will be the same as for the Alumni Members. This also includes caregivers of alumni members who require assistance. Please call Linda for further information.

**** Please have members put their class year in the memo area on the cheque.
Cash and cheques are accepted when picking up tickets in person.
The Alumni recognizes that members can become ill and unable to attend the events but please be aware that there are NO REFUNDS if you do not attend the events.

Tickets will only be mailed to members and class reps once payment has been received.

 Tickets for all events need to be purchased in advance from the Dinner Convener:  

Linda Pastetnik (Serediuk), 1972 B
1048 Burrows Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X OS1

 Please leave a message on the answering machine.
If Linda has not returned the call within 48 hours, please call again.

All cheques need to be payable to W.G.H./H.S.C. Nurses Alumni Association.

Happy Reunions!!! 

   Future Homecoming Dates are:

       May 27 & 28, 2021
         May 26 & 27, 2022