On June 3rd, friends and colleagues of Fran Davis gathered to express both their affection for her as well as gratitude for all she has done to enrich their lives here at Vanier. The reception was organized by a
small committee with special contributions from Frances Feehan and Wanda Kalina, and the help of several faculty and staff members. We'd like to share some photos that were taken that day as well as a couple of media files. One is a video clip of highlights from the party and the other is slideshow created by Patti Kingsmill with her own pictures, some of which appear in the photos section below. Other photos appearing on this page are courtesy of Jacqui Paull and Marcel Perez.

MULTIMEDIA
(High-Speed Internet required)

View the Video
Highlight Clip

11 to 36 MB files in Windows Media and Quicktime formats
(9 min, 53 sec.)


View Patti Kingsmill's
Slideshow Movie

23 MB Window Media file
(3 min, 16 sec.)


PHOTOS


The festivities began with a slate of speakers and musical performances.


Head Table: Michael Macchiagodena, Peter Ross, Fran Davis and Fred Mayer


Audience members greatly enjoyed the speeches.


Fran with Fred Mayer at the Head Table


A delicious buffet was offered to all in attendance.


Sue Harrison did a wonderful job as the MC for the festivities.


INVITED SPEAKERS


Director General Michael Macchiagodena


Academic Dean Peter Ross


Beverly Steele from the Ministry of Education


Allan Patenaude, Board of Directors, Association of Teachers of English in Quebec


Jock Mackay read a poem he wrote for the occasion
(read the full text)


Hode Erdogan


Judy Macdonald



Former student and published author Lori Weber now teaches at John Abbott College


Neil Caplan


Stan Unger


Arlene Steiger


Ron Curtis


A special musical performance by Patti Kingsmill, Neil Caplan and Doug Miller


Sue Harrison and Stan Unger listen to the group with obvious amusement


Fran is obviously touched by Michael's words


Fran thanks those in attendance for their warm wishes


Frances Feehan presents Fran with a digital camera


CONGRATULATIONS TO FRAN


Fran with Fred Mayer


Fran and Marcel Perez


Dean Heather Lewis and Fran


Fran, Marleigh Greaney and Frank Greaney


Fran and Mary Spoel


Neil Caplan, Fran and Marilyn Caplan


Nora Soukiassian, Fran and Kay Spooner


Frances Feehan, Claude Campbell and Fran


Fran and Ganesh Harilal


Gretta Nemiroff and Fran


Neil clowns with Fran


Jock MacKay, Fran and Dean Fred Macdonald


Keith Barrett and Fran


Nora Soukiassian, Wanda Kalina and Fran


Jacqui Paull and Fran


Janice Paquette and Fran

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE THAT DAY


Bev Chandler and Pat Tedford


Bjorn Urhammer


Marilyn Caplan, Peter Ross and Neil Caplan


Fred Mayer, Pat Tedford and Marcel Perez


Helena Dedic and Keith Barrett


Uta Choudhery, Sylvie Tardif, Hode Erdogan and Tony Distefano


Judith Lermer Crawley and Gretta Nemiroff


Willie Brown


Pat Tedford, Lori Weber and Ron Curtis


Tony Distefano and Louise Gauthier

  
Shirley Pettifer, this year's Teaching Excellence Award winner.



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