2017 Reunion Program


Our second 3rd Russell Reunion is fast approaching, September 29 to October 1, Ottawa.

An update from the planning committee on what you need to know … and what you need to do.

Our Hotel:   The Residence Inn by Marriott on Laurier Ave West will once again be the official headquarter for the reunion. You can now start to book your rooms by calling (613) 231-2020 or toll free at (877)-478-4838 or by email at  http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yowri-residence-inn-ottawa-downtown/. Please indicate that you are a part of the “3rd Russell Reunion” and rooms will be available from Thursday September 28th to Monday Oct 2nd. The rate is $199.00 per night and the room types are one bedroom suites with either two queen beds or one king bed and a pull-out couch. You can specifically request either type at the same rate.

VIA 1 Toronto to Ottawa

If you are interested in participating in this adventure train trip from Toronto to Ottawa on Thursday September 28th please contact John Pratt at:


Note from JP
This train is leaving the station again this year!

For all those interested, I will/can book a spot for you on Train 42, leaving Toronto eat 12:20 in the afternoon and arriving in Ottawa late that afternoon.

This is a ONE WAY trip . . you will have to find your own way home.

Cost will be approx. $120-$140 depending on the numbers.  A meal, and more importantly, all bevvies are included in this price.  The way I did it last year was I booked and payed in advance . . .everyone can settle up with me on the train.  For this price there are no refunds.

Please confirm back to me by noon on Friday June 30th.  I’d like to get this booked this week if possible.

It was a lot of fun the first time.  A great way to start the weekend.


Reunion Schedule:    Below is the reunion schedule. Please visit our reunion website for updates and final details, or follow what is happening on our Third Russell forum.


1:00pm to 4:30pm                           Meeting and Socializing at Oliver’s

5:00 pm to ???                                Dinner and socializing at the Clock Tower Brew Pub 200 Eglin Street

The defending Grey Cup Champions Ottawa Red Blacks will be playing the Saskatchewan Roughriders at TD Place Stadium Friday evening September 29th. Some of you may wish to attend this football game. Our contact for the Panda Game ( Stefano )  might be of assistance to you in obtaining tickets or you can go online at the Red Black’s web site: www.ottawaredblacks.com


 9:00 am to 12 noon                        Brunch or Breakfast at the Hotel Inn or Clock Tower Pub.

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm                         Panda Game at TD Place Stadium

5:00 pm to ?                                   Food and drinks at the Prescott Hotel on Preston Street.

Panda Game Tickets:  

 I have been in touch with the ticket office at TD Place Stadium regarding reserving a block of tickets around the center line area on the Carleton side. The contact is Stefano at 613-232-6767 ext 8416. You will be responsible for your own ticket purchase. Apparently tickets have yet to go on sale and I will be advised by Stefano as to when they are available. Since the chances are that the game will be sold out, it is imperative that you purchase your tickets as quickly as possible.


9:00 am to ?                                  Brunch at the Residence Inn.

Carleton Alumni Office:  I have been in touch with the Alumni Office who have been kind enough to post our reunion event on their alumni website under the events tab. Below is the link:


Again the purpose behind this is to help promote the reunion and reconnect with the alumni to whom we have lost contact with.

Events – CU75

There are many events in the works for Carleton’s 75th Anniversary this year.


Have a look at how we are profiled:


Transportation:   We are looking into the feasibility of renting a mini bus or school bus to transport everyone around from one venue to another. This way help to eliminate the headaches of moving everyone around by individual vehicles and the need to find parking.

That’s all the information for now and I will be in touch in the near future.

Reunion Web site:    Please register your attendance on this web site.  We encourage everyone, whether you are attending this years reunion or not, to sign up to the website where you can post additional information and updates on yourself or other alumni, and follow the conversations in the Third Russell Forum.

Best Regards,

Stephen “Singapore” Hurst



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Married to Karin who I met in 1977 while on 3rd Russell. We have 2 boys, and I am a grandfather to Zoe and Margot . Looking forward to getting together with everyone..