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My Bucket List

As 2012 draws to an end and 2013 is in full-swing, I have decided to write a Bucket List that can carry me through the end of my undergrad and into the first stages of my life afterwards. This is not a complete list and things will be added to it as time goes on.
1. Graduate University
2. Place at one of the Huron History Society Pub Quizzes
3. Achieve the Dean’s Honour List
4. Be accepted to one program I apply to
5. Attend Western University Charity Ball
6. Attend the Pumpkin Smash
7. See Les Miserables in theatres
8. Go to the gym regularly
9. Attend the majority of my Zumba classes
10. Travel to Germany again and see Elina
11. Have a coherent conversation in German with a German native
12. Get a photo with Dr. Leighton, Dr. Fang, Dr. Reid-Maroney and Dr. Read at convocation
13. Obtain my Smart Serve certification
14. Own my own car
15. Read Les Miserables
16. See The Three Musketeers in Stratford
17. Visit the Maritimes and all the university friends that live there
18. Get all my Sarah Slean cds autographed
19. Attend a Pink concert
20. Achieve an 80% in my German class
21. Attend USC election result night
22. Toboggan on a cafeteria tray
23. Create a blog
24. Own a Duck Dynasty shirt and/or a “Happy Happy Happy” mug
25. Be a part of “Team Slean”
26. Earn my LPD Certificate
27. Teach English in another country
28. Travel to Australia
29. Travel to Italy
30. Travel to B.C.
31. Visit New York
32. Make my own wine
33. Bungee jump
34. Learn a 3rd language
35. Publish a paper in a history journal
36. Work at a museum
37. Earn my teaching degree
38. Attend Rick McGhie at the Spoke
39. Get a photo with Rick McGhie
40. Attend an Indigenous Services Corn Soup Wednesday
41. Attend a FNSA Powwow
42. Attend Huron Day!
43. Earn my WPA
44. Own a kitten
45. Meet Justin Trudeau

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149th Founder’s Day

One of the events that I most look forward to during the school year is Founder’s Day celebrating the founding of Huron College in 1863. This year we celebrated the 149th Founder’s Day, kicking off a year of events celebrating 150 years of Huron College. The event began as it usually does, with alumni, Bishops, students, faculty and staff schmoozing in the Great Hall over free alcohol and snacks. This led to a big surprise that only the Principal seemed to know anything about. Dr. Trish Fulton, former acting Principal of Huron and Reverend Canon Bill Cliff, the Chaplain, were awarded Queen Elizabeth the II Diamond Jubilee Medals. Neither of them had any idea this was going to happen as the shock flooded over both of their faces as everyone in the room began to cheer. I think that this was an amazing thing to have happened in such an intimate setting. We were able to give the recipients hugs and congratulations as well as have a close look at the prestigious award. To find out more about the award or how you can nominate someone visit this website: http://www.gg.ca/document.aspx?id=14019&lan=eng
After the excitement settled down we were directed to the Kingsmill room for introductory remarks, toasts and Grace. All of which led to the serving of the very delicious beef tenderloin! Over good food and conversation the night wore on as it usually does with laughter and reminiscences. After dinner Dr. Douglas Leighton introduced two historians that enjoy dressing up in costume to perform re-enactments. The re-enactment planned for our viewing pleasure included Isaac Hellmuth and Benjamin Cronyn, dressed in typical 1860’s garb. The men were quite humorous in their retelling of the story of the founding of Huron College and the re-enactment was a welcome addition to the traditional Founder’s Day events.
Huron recognized a New Honorary Fellow, Ms. Roni Srdic, to complete the evening. The Right Reverend Dr. Robert F. Bennett said a blessing after which the room slowly began to empty. However, not before I was able to get a picture taken with Cronyn and Hellmuth.
Overall, great memories were shared and created during the 149th Founder’s Day celebration at Huron University College. Fingers crossed that recent alumni will receive an invitation to the 150th celebrations next year!

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