Fall Social

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We are excited to announce that this year's fall social will be held in person!

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View a list of HAFA/HFTM Alumni Award winners recognized at Fall Social's.

Upcoming Social

Join us for the 2024 HAFA HFTM Alumni Association Fall Social and Awards Night!

Date: TBD
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Location: TBD
Price: TBD


If you have any questions, please email Alex Madott, Alumni Advancement Manager Gordon S. Lang School of Business & Economics.  

Dear HAFA HFTM Alumni,

We are delighted to invite you to the most anticipated Alumni event of the year – the 2023 Fall Social. You do not want to miss this year's networking event that is taking place on Friday, September 22nd, 2023, at 6:30pm in Guelph, Ontario.

Yes, you heard it right, we’re headed back to our “old stomping grounds” for this year’s Fall Social. In conjunction with the University of Guelph’s Homecoming week, on Friday we plan to gather at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre as an opportunity for alumni, students, and faculty to come together and reunite, forging meaningful connections that transcend time and distance. It is a celebration of the journeys we have undertaken since our time at HAFA HFTM and a testament to the enduring bonds that tie us as a global alumni family.

Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar await, along with the yearly fundraising silent auction. As you know, we present three scholarships to deserving students every year and your donations and participations in this event is greatly appreciated.

The evening is also dedicated to honoring the exceptional achievements of our fellow alumni. The culmination of this celebration will be the presentation of the George D. Bedell Alumni Award, the Leadership/Entrepreneurial Alumni Award, and the Leader of Tomorrow Award. These accolades stand as tributes to the outstanding contributions our alumni have made in their respective fields, and we eagerly anticipate revealing the well-deserving recipients very soon. Stay tuned for the big reveal as we prepare to celebrate their remarkable accomplishments.

To secure your spot at the 2023 HAFA HFTM Alumni Association Fall Social, kindly register here (LINK coming soon) by September 15th. Should you find yourself unable to join us in person or have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to reach out to HAFA HFTM Alumni Association President, Lora Bender at lorabender@gmail.com.

This event promises to be an evening filled with camaraderie, inspiration, and the shared enthusiasm that unites us as proud members of our esteemed alma mater.

Past Socials

2023 Fall Social

Friday, September 27, 2023
6:30 - 9:30 PM

Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre


2022 Fall Social

Friday, September 30, 2022
6:30 - 9:30 PM

W Toronto Hotel


2021 Virtual Fall Social
Thursday, October 14, 2021

6 - 7:20 PM Zoom Event


2020 Virtual Fall Social

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
6 - 7 PM Zoom Event

Event Video 


2019 Fall Social
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
Kimpton Saint George, Toronto


2018 Fall Social
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018
Balzac's Powerhouse, Toronto


2017 Fall Social
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
The Spirit House, Toronto

2016 Fall Social
Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
The Ballroom, Toronto

2015 Fall Social
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Trump International Hotel & Tower, Toronto

2014 Fall Social
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Arcadian Loft, Toronto

2013 Fall Social
October 24, 2013
Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto

2012 Fall Social
Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
The Arcadian Loft, Toronto

2011 Fall Social
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Toronto Board of Trade

2009 Fall Social Event & Silent Auction
Tuesday, October 19th, 2009
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto

2008 Fall Social Event & Silent Auction
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Mill Street Brew Pub, Toronto