Most people know, and enjoy, the familiar song “I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.”
That refrain is a reality for most of the SLC international students, who are not able to make the trek home for the holiday season.
In response, the International Office at SLC has introduced the Friends for Dinner – Holiday Program. Staff who have participated in the past have formed friendships with their "Christmas" students, and it has been a great learning experience for all involved.
At the initiative of our Association President Nancy, we have been invited to share in this expression of hospitality.
How it works
Laura Caldwell, International Student Advisor
If you can host an international student this Christmas, please reply to me by December 13th at email@example.com, confirming your participation and giving your email and phone number.
I will then pair you with a student who has signed up, introduce you both via email, and share your contact details with one another by the following week. You would then send an invitation to the student and make all arrangements.
I am looking forward to hearing back from many of you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. You can email me or phone (613-544-5400, extension 1883), or you can drop in to Room 11190 at the College, anytime between 2 and 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
Final social event of 2018
Lunch at the Cataraqui Golf Club on Wednesday November 21st
Even with inflation and the bank rate moving steadily upward, Dick Tindal, Social Convenor, negotiated an incredible deal -- a range of choices available at our last Golf Club dinner – and at the same total price of $20 (tax and tip included).
A special feature of the lunch was a short talk by Michelle McCaugherty from Dawn House in Kingston. Our Association donated some money to the charity.
Click on the photo to read all about the lunch, meet some of the guests
Membership Application Form
If you are interested in joining us. Just Click the button below, print the PDF, fill in the information and mail it with your membership fee.
D-Day Tour 2019
Terri McDade recently met up with Barb Canton at an event commemorating Hill 70. She is a retired elementary school teacher from Kingston and is organizing a D-Day Tour. The following is relevant information for anyone who may be interested in a D-Day tour next June.
Her home number is 613-353-2812 if any one has any questions, or they can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information is also available on the web if you follow: grouptoursite.ca/rto.
On the website it shows the itinerary and the “base price” before flights. You can choose to leave from Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver etc. and it will give a price based on that gateway. She has arranged for a flight from Kingston via Toronto as well (and it is only $135 more than flying from TO!)
So, pricing is as follows:
With flight from Kingston $6884 (but you need to call in to Go Ahead tours to ask for the Kingston gateway flight)
With flight from Toronto $6749
With flight from Montreal $6829
With flight from Ottawa $6854
They also have a few optional excursions that cost extra and they are listed both on the brochure and on the web.
Two new postings on the Bulletin Board. To read them, click the link in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
The Book of Memories
highlighting the first half century of SLC has been published! You can read an electronic copy HERE
Or order a printed copy with a click of this button
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