2017 Plans

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

An update from the planning committee, and 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 headthe hotel that we are using 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 reservations@ribm.ca . 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.

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yowri-residence-inn-ottawa-downtown/

Reunion Schedule:    Below is a rough draft for the reunion schedule at this time (May 13). Please visit our reunion website for updates and final details.

Friday  September 29th   

2:00pm to 5:30pm                           Meeting and Socializing at Oliver’s

6:00 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

Saturday September 30th

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

2:00 pm to 5:30pm                         Panda Game at TD Place Stadium

6:00 pm to ?                                   Food and drinks at the Prescott Hotel on Preston Street.(TBC)

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.

Sunday October 1 

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

As well, the defending Grey Cup Champions Ottawa Red Blacks will be playing the Saskatchewan Roughriders at TD Place Stadium Friday evening September 29th. Therefore I realize that 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

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:

http://events.carleton.ca/3rd-floor-russell-reunion-1975-1980/

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 in 2017. Visit this page for more information as details are confirmed.

https://carleton.ca/cu75/events/

Have a look at how we are profiled:

http://events.carleton.ca/3rd-floor-russell-reunion-1975-1980/

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:          New web site: 3rdrussellreunion.ca . Guy Graveline has created a new web site for the reunion and transferring all information from the previous web site 3rdrussellreunion2015.ca to the new site. Please register your attendance on the new web site and if you wish we can post additional information and updates on the alumni regardless if they are planning on attending the reunion or not.

Best Regards,

Stephen “Singapore” Hurst

 

 

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