Over 150 guests joined us on the weekend of June 2 for CMCC’s fully in-person Homecoming. Bright skies and good weather contributed to a wonderful opportunity for anniversary classes and other guests to reconnect.
Continuing Education (CE) presentations began on Friday with registrants able to participate in a technique class, as well as FSTT™ (Force Sensing Table Technology™) and SIM lab workshops.
Following the full-day sessions was a formal cocktail reception sponsored by the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) and a lovely dinner at the exclusive Bayview Golf & Country Club. Before joining the cocktail reception, Governors Club members enjoyed a social hour featuring tea and prosecco in Bayview’s exquisite private Garden view room. A special thank you to ELITE, our centrepiece sponsor and to the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA), our Silver Sponsor!
The Friday evening festivities featured welcome remarks from the Board Chair, the President’s Address, Governors Club Recognition, Anniversary Class Recognition, and Alumni Awards! All this was accompanied by live music from the Toronto String Quartet, a very talented group of string players featuring violins and cello.
At dinner, members of the class of ’73 were recognized on their 50th anniversary and were presented with class pins and 50th anniversary certificates. Also presented was the 50th anniversary tribute video, honoring the class of '73 on their milestone anniversary. The video was produced by our in-house CMCC talent and was shown to the very engaged audience!
The Saturday CE program began early and featured a practice management workshop on “How to Grow Your Chiropractic Practice,” facilitated by Dr. Aymie Brousseau. The morning session was followed by a casual Homecoming barbecue where guests ate delicious food prepared by Toronto’s Ultimate Smokin’ Bones BBQ. Everyone mingled, laughed and enjoyed refreshments provided by the Larry Frey Fund!
At the BBQ, Students’ Council President Sandra Rabah brought greetings on behalf of the students, expressing her thanks to the alumni in attendance for their many contributions to the profession.
Saturday’s BBQ also featured campus tours and the presentation of the 2023 Backs in Motion Homecoming Class Challenge trophy accepted by Dr. Karin Hammerich on behalf of the Class of '73. Additionally, a brass plate was installed in Lecture Hall 1 recognizing their accomplishment of raising $1,000 for Backs in Motion, CMCC's annual 10km Run & 5km Run/Walk.
Once again, Homecoming held an art auction, featuring original paintings by Rita-Anne Piquet, with proceeds supporting student initiatives at CMCC. The art auction is still open and will close on Friday, June 30 at noon ET. To learn more about CMCC’s Art Auction, view the paintings, and to place a bid, please visit our website at: cmcc.ca/auction.
To view the full Continuing Education agenda and the entire weekend program, please click below.
The formal dinner also featured the annual Homecoming Awards. Nominated by their peers, each award recipient received a plaque in recognition of their accomplishments.
Alumna/Alumnus of the Year Award: In recognition of exceptional leadership, mentorship and dedication to chiropractic education and patient care
Pioneer Award: In recognition of outstanding leadership, vision and dedication to the chiropractic profession in Canada
Community Service Award: In recognition of outstanding leadership, dedication and service to local community initiatives
Thank you to all of our outstanding speakers and presenters, our registrants, our alumni award winners, our volunteers, our media service and event team, and especially to our sponsors: OCA, CCA, and ELITE!It was a memorable weekend for those who attended and a pleasure for CMCC to host alumni from across Canada and the world. Once again, Happy Anniversary to the members of the classes who celebrated milestone anniversaries!