Homecoming 2020 goes virtual - October 15 - 17, 2020

As we continue to adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, STS has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person activities related to Homecoming and Fall Fair 2020. 

Yet, we know that our alumni look forward to reconnecting with their classmates and community. Our Alumni Association, in partnership with the Advancement Team, is actively exploring virtual activities to help keep the spirit of Homecoming and Reunions alive.

We have booked October 15 - 17, 2020 as the dates for the Virtual Homecoming and our team is actively looking forward to bringing you a fun and unique lineup of events to connect and celebrate our alumni community. Whether your class chooses to celebrate as a group virtually this year, or postpone to 2021, all are welcome to take part in our STS Virtual Homecoming 2020 activities.

Information on the activities planned will be shared as confirmation is received. For any questions, please contact, Brenda Thompson, Alumni Relations Manager, alumni@sts.ab.ca, 403-938-8318.

STS Virtual Homecoming Program, October 15 - 17, 2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020

8:00 – 8:45 am     What’s new in Snowbirding with Roy Klassen, Partner, McLeod Law.  

Roy will cover such topics as: buying, selling, Arizona vs. California, Estate and Incapacity Planning, Health Insurance issues.  Roy Klassen is a partner and head of the Wills, Trusts & Estates group at McLeod Law. With over 25 years of wealth management and protection experience, he advises high net worth individuals, their families, family offices, and related businesses. His focus is on international, U.S./cross-border planning, trust creation, and compliance.

Link to register coming soon!

11:30 am – 12:30 pm     Common Job Search Pitfalls and Fixes for Recent Grads with Linda Williams

Now, more than ever, job hunting can feel overwhelming. A solid process builds confidence that you’re doing the ‘right’ thing, making you more productive and more effective. There’s no silver bullet. But there are four key pillars every job hunter needs to master:

  • Resumes
  • Information Interviews
  • Job Interviews
  • Digital footprint

Linda Williams has taught Marketing You at the SAIT School of Business to guide students launching their careers. 

Link to register coming soon!

2:00 – 3:00 pm     AT Art and Interiors—Allison Thompson ’07

More information and link to register - coming soon!


4:00 – 5:00 pm    Getting to know STS from the comfort of your own home
                                    —Special Open House for alumni with Lara Unsworth ’95

Lara Unsworth '95 is the Director of Strategic Enrollment Management and Communications at STS and will take you on a trip down memory lane through a virtual tour of Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School.  Q & A to follow.

Link to register coming soon!

6:00 – 7:00 pm     Welcoming Remarks & Celebration of Nil Nisi Optimum Notable Alumni Recipients

  President of Alumni Association, Jason Fong ‘03
  Head of School, Carol Grant-Watt
  Introduction of NNO Notable Alumni and Celebration - Jason Fong ’03

  • Alex Aspinall ‘86
  • Sarah Hall ‘95
  • Jaspreet Khangura ‘03

Link to register coming soon!


7:00 – 7:45 pm      Coffee Brewing Tips with Jeremy Ho ’05, Monogram Coffee

Friday, October 16, 2020

9:45 – 10:45 am     Listen to Your Heart, a Yoga Class for all Levels with Anju Giri STS ParentCertified Yoga Instructor
(maximum 20 participants)

Anju is the Mom of two STS students, one in grade 4 and one in Kindergarten. Originally, from New York, Anju is a Human Resource Consultant by profession but her love of yoga led her to becoming a certified yoga instructor in 2018. Anju has taught in many different environments, including classes for STS Parents and Teachers on the beautiful STS campus. Anju is very excited to share her passion for yoga with STS Alumni. 

Link to register coming soon!

11:00 – 11:45 am   Outdoor Education, Recollections, Lies and Propaganda with Bruce Hendricks, Director of Outdoor Education, STS

  • What are some of your outdoor education humorous experiences?
  • What was something that didn’t work out as planned?
  • What did you take away from outdoor education that impacted you and your family?
  • What did you take away from outdoor education that is a life skill that you still apply way beyond outdoor education?

Link to register coming soon!

12:00 – 1:00 pm     STS Dragons Den – profiling 2 alumni businesses
Host: Mark Le Dain ’08

  1. Zach Miller ’14 and Jeremy Rose ’14 – Alberta Sanitizer Supply 
  2. Tamara Itani ’11 - HAT School of Design 

More information and link to register to follow!

4:00 – 5:00 pm      Tea with the Head of School, Mrs. Carol Grant-Watt

 Program as follows:

  • Tea with the Head of School, Carol Grant-Watt, (Q and A)
  • STS 50th Anniversary Celebration Update—Brian Uzick, 50th Anniversary Community Engagement Coordinator

Link to register coming soon!

7:00 – 8:30 pm      Murder At the Art Museum Virtual Scavenger Hunt
(maximum 20 participants)

There’s a killer on the loose, and it’s up to your team to stop him! The madman—or madwomen—bumped off a famous art critic, then taunted the police to expose him/her by completing a virtual scavenger hunt through America’s great museums. Your task: to play the game, follow the clues, find the art, answer amusing questions about what you find online, and suss out the name of the killer, the scene of the crime, and weapon used. Think you’re up to the task?

Using video conferencing, you’ll join our Host in launching the game in our app, which works in any browser. Working on teams, you’ll follow links to art on museum websites, tackle tricky questions for points, and consult photo clues to narrow the list of possible suspects, weapons and crime scenes. No previous knowledge of art is required. But you’ll be amazed at the art you discover—and with any luck, you’ll catch the culprit.

How long does it last?  The activity lasts about 75 minutes including set-up and recap.

Link to register coming soon!


Saturday, October 17, 2020

10:00 – 10:45 am      Zoom Theatre and Creative Games with alumnus, Louie Pearlman ’98                               
Audience:  Elementary Age, Maximum attendees: 15

5:00 – 5:30 pm         30 Minute virtual cooking class with Marnie Fudge '87, Cuisine et Chateau   

Virtual Cooking Class takes place in the comfort of YOUR OWN KITCHEN with the same unique instruction, recipes, and expertise that happens in our popular cooking classes. In your home, you will be connected LIVE to our professional chef using ZOOM* streaming. You will not only cook live but you will learn chef’s tricks and food science, relevant to the class, explained and demonstrated.

Limited Space available please register early by emailing: Brenda.Thompson@sts.ab.ca.

Once registered, you will receive a shopping list, recipe booklet, home equipment list and the zoom link to participate. 

Virtual Class Reunion Parties the evening of October 17th and Class Rep contact information.

  • Class of 1978 - Paul Storwick '78
  • Class of 1981 - Sloan Pipella-Clark '81
  • Class of 1987 - Linnea Turnquist '87
  • Class of 1990 - Stacy Finnbogason '90, Pete Stewart '90
  • Class of 1992 - Amy Pilling '92, Karen Robinson '92
  • Class of 2003 - Jason Fong '03