90th Weekend Celebrations

6 PM- 7 PM Murphys on the Water – 1751 Lower Water St.

Business Attire / Cocktail Dress/ Tux if preferred

Reception Pre 90th Dinner

7:00- Brothers and Alumni Group Photo

7:10 Call to Tables

7:12 O Canada

7:14-7:17 Grace, Land Acknowledgement, Toasts

7:17 Moment of Silence

7:19 Appetizer Served- Roasted Tomato Bisque

7:20- MC’s Chris Lydon and James Mitchener

Dignitaries, Sponsors, Supporters

Letters of Congratulations

7:40 Eric Thomson Scholarship update

7:45 Main Course is Served

8:20 Active Chapter Update (Aiden and Francis)

Letters of Congratulations

8:25- Dessert is served

8:40 Jason Clarke Alumni Chapter

Grand Consul Tim Sanderson Address

9:00 Awards Wrap (Dave and Tony)

9:10 Actives 50/50 Winners

MC’s Wrap

9:15 Sweetheart Song

9:30 PM – Midnight– post Dinner social, Band and DJ. Brothers and invited guests.

Name: Scott Christie
Email: scott.christie@rbc.com

Sigma Chi Leadership Institute Achieves Institutional Accreditation


The Sigma Chi International Fraternity is proud to announce that Sigma Chi Leadership Institute (SCLI) has become the first and only fraternal-affiliated organization to earn accreditation by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. As a result, Sigma Chi has become the first fraternity to offer members critical leadership skills through its revolutionary Transformational Leader program, developed and delivered by its own accredited institution, SCLI.SCLI achieved accreditation through the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Sigma Chi and SCLI worked together to develop the Transformational Leader program, along with well-respected experts in the fields of higher education, business, leadership development and fraternities. Throughout the training, members receive high-quality experiences delivered through an accredited institution that supplements their academic pursuits by providing them with cutting-edge, relevant skills and competencies — ranging from how to identify and focus on their core values, persist through adversity, lead and motivate peers through change and recognize character in others, among other skills. 

“We’ve heard from employers that today’s college graduates lack critical leadership skills, including collaboration and sending and receiving feedback. We have addressed this critical need through the Transformational Leader program, which will teach our members the skills they need to become better leaders and people overall,” said Tim Sanderson, WESTERN 1985, Grand Consul (international president) of Sigma Chi International Fraternity. “Additionally, we know from surveys we’ve conducted with our alumni that our leadership programs were important in them receiving a promotion at work and contributed overall to growth in their career. Those insights inspired us to take our programs to the next level with the creation of our Transformational Leader curriculum that supplements our members’ academic pursuits with an accredited leadership and personal development experience.”

Sigma Chi invested more than five years of work and a significant financial commitment to invest in SCLI so the institution could develop the Transformational Leader program. The program’s designers used their experience and industry data to ensure the curriculum addresses areas of critical need in today’s students and tomorrow’s workforce. “We’re proud of this major accomplishment in being the first Greek-letter-affiliated organization to earn accreditation,” said Michael
Greenberg, ILLINOIS WESLEYAN 1982, chairman of Sigma Chi Leadership Institute.

“Our goal is to enhance the fraternal experience by improving our members’ life outcomes by teaching them valuable critical thinking and interpersonal skills that can be applied immediately to their daily lives and future careers.”Sigma Chi Leadership Institute’s board members who helped in leading the development of the Transformational Leader program range in expertise from CEOs and higher education thought leaders, while the professional staff includes doctoral-level analysts, researchers and instructors with decades of experience.For more information about the Sigma Chi Leadership Institute and the Transformational Leader program, visit leaders.sigmachi.org.

Anthony Sanderson ’94 awarded Order of Constantine

We are very proud to welcome Brother Anthony Sanderson into the Order of Constantine. The order is the highest honour we can give a Sigma Chi who has committed years of exemplary service to the Fraternity. He joins Eric Thomson ’68 and Jim Lawley ’79 as brothers initiated at Gamma Rho to join the order. We also claim Al Williams (Western) on our team due to his hard work at our local level. Thanks to Shawn P. George (Past Grand Praetor/ Order member), Scott Christie (Past Alumni Chapter President) and Michael Ursillo (Past Grand Consule/ Order member) for writing amazing letters of reference.

A few of the notes from his nomination letters:

“He proved himself early in his career, as an excellent recruiter for the Fraternity and a community advocate for fundraising. He is one of the key contributors to Sigma Chi in Halifax for over 25 years and a great many brothers have either joined because of his efforts or come back as an alumnus due to his persistence. It is not an overstatement to say that without Tony’s efforts over the years, Gamma Rho would not be in as good a shape as it is today.”SG

“He is a creator. He conceived of and launched the Wickwire Weekend, pulling together over 50 brothers during quiet time for the chapter. In our work together, he shows consideration for all participants and makes sure that new and established brothers share in the festivities. Tony’s work pulling together our Sweetheart Ball each year is important and he is crucial to our team. We trust him to get things done and ensure great attendance.” SC

“There is no area of chapter or alumni life which he has not touched as a transformational leader in support of Gamma Rho including recruitment, fundraising, chapter support, and communications, among others.Tony is a very worthy candidate fo ~his noble honor. His love for and commitment to Sigma Chi is worthy of emulation wholeheartedly endorse him for this honor.”MU

To see the other new members: https://sigmachi.org/fraternity-announces-its-2023-order-of-constantine-inductees/

Brothers, much more to come.. please reach out to Tony and share the love! He will be formally accepting his award at the 90th and will be attending Grand Chapter.

Gamma Rho Roll Call of Distinction

Gamma Rho Roll Call of Distinction

Gamma Rho is heading into our 90th year. The Alumni Chapter has been looking for new ways to recognize Sigma Chi Alumni that are making an impact in a variety of areas. 

Plan for Rollout:

In Year 1 we will recognize all Significant Sigs and Order of Constantine Brothers + up to 3 new members at the Friday night Event of the 90th. In year 1, applications are due by Feb 28. Going forward, awards can be given at the Ball or as part of another event. 


All Members who are chosen as Significant Sigs, Order of Constantine or 7 Lights winners are automatically inducted in the next year. Alumni brothers who were initiated in other chapters but are established in Halifax are eligible. Members do not have to be Chapter Members to receive the award. 

Categories for Roll Call include, but are not limited to:

  1. Leadership       
  2. Business/ Entrepreneurship     
  3. Politics 
  4. Excellence in Medical/Legal/Accounting
  5. Entrepreneur
  6. Social Enterprise
  7. Philanthropy
  8. Sports
  9. Music   
  10. Active Chapter Mentorship and Involvement 
  11. Friend of Gamma Rho (Brothers from another chapter who have supported Gamma Rho)

Nominate a Brother:

Provide a one page document or letter highlighting the brother’s accomplishments in the category. Up to 2 further letters of commendation will be considered for each application and they can be from community members or brothers. The committee will take into account all activities that bring Honour to Sigma Chi. 

Please share any general Fraternity awards the nominee may have received including 7 Lights Award, Grand Consul citation etc. 

Nominations open September 1 and close December 15 of each year, except in 2022-23 that will launch December 1 and close Feb 28. Email Nominations to novascotiafinlayson@gmail.com

Special consideration will be given to brothers who have been nominated for International awards.