On November 19, over 60 alumni, parents, and families participated in a series of engagement events in Calgary, Alberta. The day began with a brunch reception hosted at Centre Street Church Bearspaw Campus.
President Mark Husbands and Sr. Vice President of Enrolment, Personal & Professional Development Brian Kerr had the opportunity to share the university’s vision to equip graduates for life and to invite the community to continue to participate in the life of the university.
“Throughout the weekend, I was encouraged by connecting with so many alumni in Calgary as we gathered in multiple events to celebrate and support Trinity Western University. It’s always inspiring to meet and hear stories of our alumni who discovered their gifts while studying at TWU, and are now flourishing in their life and career,” says Clement Wee, Vice President of Alumni.
After the brunch, alumni headed over to The Mustard Seed, a non-profit organization that focuses on being a compassionate community striving to address issues of poverty and homelessness in the city. At the Sorting Centre, alumni went through bags of clothing donations to find items that could be gifted to those in need.
“The Mustard Seed is a company that has historically employed alumni around the country, and many in leadership positions,” says Wee. “When we travel for alumni events, we always enjoy finding opportunities to serve in local communities, especially in organizations connected with our alumni.”
The evening was spent cheering the TWU Spartans volleyball teams, as they played against Mount Royal University. TWU Spartans rallied twice to win a marathon five set match, and they remain undefeated in the season.
Engagement activities like these are expected to continue in other cities around Canada, with the next Alumni engagement taking place in Edmonton on December 3.
About TWU Alumni
Whether you’re a recent graduate or one of TWU’s original alumni pioneers, you belong here. Our desire is to nurture an engaged and flourishing global community of alumni who are serving God and people in the various marketplaces of life. We invite you to stay connected, proudly represent TWU, and participate in the University’s vision to equip graduates for life. Learn more at TWU Alumni.
About Trinity Western University
Founded in 1962, Trinity Western University is a global Christian liberal arts university. We are dedicated to equipping students to discover meaningful connections between career, life, and the needs of the world. Drawing upon the riches of the Christian tradition, seeking to unite faith and reason through teaching and scholarship, Trinity Western University is a degree-granting research institution offering liberal arts and sciences as well as professional schools in business, nursing, education, human kinetics, graduate studies, and arts, media, and culture. It has four locations in Canada: Langley, Richmond-Lansdowne, Richmond-Minoru, and Ottawa. Learn more at www.twu.ca or follow us on Instagram @trinitywestern, Twitter @TrinityWestern, on Facebook and LinkedIn.
Words and images by Jonathan Fehr ('09) Director of Alumni Engagement and Communications.