Hello Canada! Dal goes "Coast to Coast" for its 200th anniversary

- April 19, 2018

Where's your stop?
Where's your stop?

Two hundred years is an incredible milestone, one which provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on the people and events who have brought us to this time in history — especially Dal’s incredible alumni community.

Dal’s graduates have helped to shape the university, bringing it from a “humble college by the sea” to a world-class institution offering the highest quality of education. They have made extraordinary contributions to their own communities and society in general.

This is a reason to celebrate — not just in Halifax, but right across Canada where 97,000 Dal alumni live, work and play. Dalhousie is hitting the road starting in Vancouver on April 21, landing in St. John’s on September 17 and wrapping up the tour in Halifax on September 29.

The tour will visit 12 cities in all, paying homage to the impact and influence of alumni while providing a rich East Coast experience.   

“The festivities will be steeped in Maritime flavour and flair,” says Sheila Blair-Reid (BComm’86), executive director, alumni engagement. “The events will be reminiscent of alumni’s time at Dal and in Halifax.”

Giving back

While coast-to-coast events will be fun-filled with a chance to reconnect, Dal has also have introduced an action of giving back, something that the alumni have consistently told the university that they are deeply committed to.  

Through a partnership with the United Way, alumni will have an opportunity to volunteer with the organization in an effort to build a stronger community.

“We wanted to contribute to each of the cities in a way that is reflective of our alumni’s values, which is why we’ve partnered with United Way — an organization that has a legacy of building greater communities,” says Blair-Reid.

A place in history

Blair-Reid hopes Dalhousie Coast to Coast will help alumni recognize their own place in Dal history.

“Our alumni are the fabric of our university. Dalhousie wouldn’t be the institution it is today without them,” she says. “It’s Dalhousie’s birthday, but their celebration. We’re excited to be holding these events in their cities.”

Where's your stop?

April 21 - Vancouver
The Permanent

April 23 - Edmonton
Muttart Conservatory Centre

April 25 - Calgary
Studio Bell

April 26 - Saskatoon
Glen at Crossmount

April 27 - Winnipeg
Canadian Museum of Human Rights

June 5 - Montreal
TD Insurance Head Office

June 6 - Ottawa
The National Arts Centre

June 7 - Toronto
Design Exchange Building

September 13 - Saint John
New Brunswick Museum

September 14 - Charlottetown
Charlottetown Convention Centre

September 17 - St. John’s
The Rooms

September 27 - Truro
MacRae Library

September 28-30 - Homecoming Weekend - Halifax
Various locations

Difference makers

As we move across the country, we will be sharing stories of Dal alumni who are making a difference in their communities. Follow along:

Twitter: Dal_Alumni

Facebook: /Dalumni

Instagram: @dalalumni


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