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Past Events

Have a look at the events alumni have enjoyed in the past - and plan to come to or help with one in the near future!

University Notables Come to Boston

Alumni came out for receptions to welcome Principal Daniel Woolf in 2012, Arts & Science Dean Alistair Maclean and Board of Trustees Chair Bill Young in May 2009, Applied Science Dean Kim Woodhouse in February 2008, and Principal Karen Hitchcock and Arts & Science Dean Robert Silverman in March 2006. In November 2000, Jamie Ross, Artsci '96 MSc '98, brought a presentation for Boston alumni about his summer job cleaning up some of the 50 years' worth of accumulated waste dumped by climbers on the slopes of Mount Everest. (Click thumbnails to expand.)

[Principal Hitchcock at 2006 Bands Reception]

Principal Hitchcock in 2006, photo John Hazell

[Oxygen Bottles brought off Mt Everest]

632 Oxygen Bottles Brought off Mt Everest, photo Everest 2000

Queen's Bands in the St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Queen's Bands came to Boston in 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2010 to add their unique color to the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade. In 2006, Principal Karen Hitchcock was among the many parade watchers, and even managed to get herself invited to parade organizer John "Wacko" Hurley's house for a good view. Always keen to put on a good show, the Bands also performed at alumni-organized dinner receptions as well as during a legendary series of impromptu evening performances in Harvard Square! (Click photos for a bigger view.) 

[Queen's in 2006 Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade]

2006 Parade, photo Chris Jones

[Acrobats in 2006 Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade]

2006 Parade, photo Peter Stokes

[Acrobats in 2006 Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade]

2006 Parade, photo Peter Stokes

[Bands at 2006 Boston reception]

Outside 2006 Reception, photo John Hazell

[Queen's in 2004 Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade]

2004 Parade, photo Peter Stokes

[Queen's in 2001 Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade]

2001 Parade, photo Peter Stokes

[Queen's Bands Reception 2001]

2001 Reception, photo Bill Baillie

Summer Hikes

A mountain hike comes together almost every year when the weather cooperates. Alumni groups have toured the Greeley Ponds, and scaled Red Hill, Mount Monadnock, and even Mount Lafayette! (Click on photos for bigger views.)

[Alumni On Red Hill 2004]

Red Hill, 2004, photo Peter Stokes

[Alumni On Mt. Lafayette 2005]

Mt. Lafayette, 2005, photo Peter Stokes

[Alumni On Mt. Monadnock 2000]

Mt. Monadnock, 2000, photo Peter Stokes

Countdown to Queen's for New Students

These great events, first held in Boston in 2007, bring together alumni, current students, new Boston-area students, and proud Queen's parents to welcome the new additions to the Queen's family! The informal receptions help alumni reconnect, and help students prepare for what's to come. (Click on thumbnails for a bigger view.)

[2009 Boston Countdown to Queen's] [2009 Boston Countdown to Queen's] [2009 Boston Countdown to Queen's]

Countdown to Queen's 2009, all photos Peter Stokes

Last page update: March 6 2013

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