Celebrating Alumni Series
Our STS alumni have so much talent to share.
The STS Annual Events Committee introduced an ongoing series to give alumni a VIP pass to experience each other’s special businesses and skills. This exclusive opportunity for STS alumni and their guests (who don't have to be STS alumni), is a great way to network and socialize while learning something new.
Join us for a Whisky Tasting Class at Kensington Wine Market
Looking for an old whisky that is also excellent value? Warm your spirits at the next Celebrating Alumni Series event where STS Alumnus, Andrew Ferguson '96, owner of Kensington Wine Market, will share his knowledge of whisky with you. Kensington Wine Market is the only Canadian retailer ever shortlisted for World Whisky Retailer of the Year; placing as Runner Up twice. Andrew will guide you through a range of unique whiskies available nowhere in the world, but his store.
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Location: Kensington Wine Market, 1257 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Price: $35.00 per person (GST not included)
Maximum 22 participants
Register today by calling 403-283-8000 *Register early to avoid disappointment*
Established in 1992, Kensington Wine Market (KWM) is an award-winning retailer that has evolved from a modest neighbourhood corner store to one of the most dynamic and unique stories in the country. Andrew Ferguson, KWM's scotch expert and long-time employee took over ownership in 2015. Andrew has built Canada's largest and most interesting collection of single malts and has a reputation as one of Canada's most trusted whisky experts.
Past Celebrating Alumni Events
Holiday baking and dessert workshop with Marnie Fudge '87
STS alumni spent an interactive and fun afternoon of unique holiday baking in the kitchen of award-winning chef, entrepreneur and STS alumna, Marnie Fudge ’87, Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Cuisine et Chateau. Alumni had the opportunity to catch up with friends while learning new and elegant ways to sweeten up the holiday season.
"The Holiday Baking and Dessert Workshop with Marnie Fudge '87 was not only informative and interactive, but delicious too. We were warmly greeted with a mimosa and introduced to the other alumni and guests. After a baking demonstration, we broke off into teams to try everything for ourselves. We had a brief recess to enjoy a lunch while our various desserts were baking/cooling. At the end of the session we left with carry bag of samples of all the desserts we had made that day and recipes to re-create them at home. I look forward to returning to Marnie's other workshops and other future alumni events." Emily Struck '02
The secret to shucking oysters with Eric Giesbrecht '92, Meta4 Foods
STS alumni revealed their inner-oyster-opener, all while discovering the secret to shucking oysters without injury at the sold-out Celebrating Alumni Series event hosted by Eric Giesbrecht ’92 of Oystertribe and Meta4 Foods, Friday, March 20, 2015. This was our third event in our Celebrating Alumni Series for STS alumni to experience each other's businesses and skills. Thank you Eric for allowing us to experience the joy of eating oysters without injury!
Coffee tasting and brewing workshop with Jeremy Ho '05, Monogram Coffee
STS alumni were guided through the art of brewing and tasting coffee by fellow alumnus Jeremy Ho '05 on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at his newly launched Monogram Coffee location. This was the second event in our Celebrating Alumni Series for STS alumni to experience each other's businesses and skills. Thank you Jeremy for the delightful evening of coffee learning.
"I had a great time at Monogram; Jeremy knows how to communicate his deep knowledge and passion for coffee in a fun and relatable way. Can't wait to go back for a custom-brewed coffee!" -Ryan Burgess '07
An interactive culinary event with Marnie Fudge '87, Cuisine et Chateau
STS alumni got cooking with alumna Marie Fudge ’87 at the first ever Celebrating Alumni Series event on January 29, 2015 at Cuisine et Chateau. Our alumni’s kitchen chops were put to good use as alumni joined friends to prepare a gourmet meal, including homemade gnocchi and crepes, all while enjoying a wine pairing and great company.
"The interactive culinary event at Cuisine et Chateau was a fantastic alumni function. The venue was ideal for re-engaging with old friends while allowing us to learn a few culinary tricks in the kitchen. Marnie and Thierry were perfect hosts and I look forward to similar events in the future." Jill Cross '85
"Shirley and I had a great time at the first 'Celebrating Alumni Event.' The evening was fulfilled with engaging conversation, hands on learning and lots of laughter. We would do this again in a heartbeat. Thanks Marnie - Great Job! " Paul '78 and Shirley Storwick