Support the alumni to maintain status of oldest continuous nursing alumni in Canada
Celebrate with the graduates of 1974: the final class to achieve the 50 Year Graduation in 2024
Preserve the history and memory of the Mack Training School and Mack Nursing School through a partnership with The St. Catharines Lock 3 Museum. Artifacts are catalogued and stored in a standardized environment and a database of all graduates is under construction.
Provide annual bursary funds for nurses to pursue advanced education
Annual Spring Reunion Dinner held on the first Friday in June each year. This dinner is complimentary for the honoured guests celebrating their 50th Anniversary of Graduation and Life Time Memberships
Annual renewal of membership in June (only $20.00)
Staying in Touch
Class Representatives attend monthly meetings to share information, plan the annual activities and update their fellow classmates.
Some classes meet informally to maintain fellowship
Annual newsletter is emailed or mailed to all active Alumni members
Mack Alumni Web page and Facebook page
Maintenance of electronic database of contact information
Help us keep this list updated. If you hear of the passing or illness of one of our graduates, we would appreciate having this shared. Please send address, email, phone updates to: Mack Alumni Association at 707-15 Towering Heights Blvd, St. Catharines, ON., L2T 3G7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1974: Founding of our school
2001: 100th Anniversary of the founding of our Alumni Association. Attended by over 350 graduates and documented in the official report of House of Commons on May 30, 2001 by MP Walt Lasteska (Liberal)
1999: 125th Anniversary
2014: 140th Anniversary
2019: 145 Anniversary - "Mack" Hatter Tea Party
2020 Annual Dinner sadly cancelled due to COVID-19 June 5, 2020 Class of 1970 lit candles and toasted one another virtually at 7 pm to celebrate their 50th Year of Graduation!
Past Achievements Through the years we raised thousands of dollars with bazars and card parties to share with the St. Catharines General Hospital for specialized equipment. Some examples of donations include:
2000: $5,000 towards a Special Care Garden at Linhaven Home for the Aged in St. Catharines
2001: established annual bursary program awarding two scholarships of $1,000 to support nurses who are enrolled as full-time students in advanced Nursing Education program
2013: $7000 to the NHS (Niagara Health System), St. Catharines Site.
2013 initiated a donation to St. Catharines Lock 3 Museum in memory of Mack graduates who pass away in order to help maintain the Mack Alumni Collection in the museum.
We now rely on funds received with membership fees and private donations only.
Below are two pictures on display at the entrance to the Lock 3 Museum, 2014