Provincial's Dinner - Toronto
I am pleased to invite you to the annual Jesuit Provincial’s Dinner Toronto on April 17, 2024. This is our 16th annual Jesuit Provincial’s Dinner, and my last as Provincial Superior of the Jesuits of Canada.
At this year’s dinner, we will honor long-time supporters and friends Ruth Henneberry and William Blakeney, partners of the law firm of Blakeney, Henneberry, Murphy and Galligan. Ruth and Bill have supported the Jesuits for many years, both with legal counsel, with Indigenous relations, and with fundraising events. Ruth and Bill initiated the highly successful and annual Scotch Nosing fundraiser now in its tenth year. Bill has been legal counsel throughout the Indian Residential Schools litigation and volunteered his time and energy in the Truth & Reconciliation Commission from its inception. They are worthy recipients of our Magis Award for their commitment to joining us in furthering the Jesuit mission, all for God’s greater glory.
This year’s jubilarian is Father Michel R. Boutilier who currently serves as chaplain at St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg. Fr. Boutilier has been a committed educator for most of his Jesuit life, teaching in our Jesuit schools in Winnipeg, Montreal, and St. John’s.
The Mass, reception, and dinner will take place at The Bellvue Manor at 8083 Jane St. in Vaughan, ON as follows:
Mass: 5:00 p.m.
Pre-dinner reception: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $150 per person (with a tax receipt of $80). Tables of 8 are $1,200 (with a tax receipt of $640). The proceeds from the dinner will go towards funding a scholarship for a Jesuit in formation.
This is my final dinner as Provincial of the Jesuits of Canada. Though I have been based in Montréal since the inception of the new Jesuit province, I am in Toronto very regularly and I have come to know many of you quite well. Who knows what my future will bring regarding a future assignment. I count on your prayers, and I look forward to seeing you at our celebration on April 17.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Erik Oland, SJ
For photos from the 2023 Provincial’s Dinner, click here.