The Iota Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi
The Iota Mu Chapter of Sigma Chi was founded on March 18, 1989. At the time of it’s founding, it became Sigma Chi’s (n)th chapter and Canada’s seventh chapter.
Located at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario, the Iota Mu Chapter is the preeminent collegiate leadership development organization on it’s campus.
The chapter is active both terms of the year: Fall and Winter. It holds numerous social, philanthropic and leadership building events in and around the Waterloo area.
To read about chapter news and find out about the events it hosts, see the section.
To find out more about the Iota Mu Chapter, please see the Iota Mu Chapter website.
excerpts from “Seventh Sig chapter in Canada” by Jim Fargey, Wilfrid Laurier 1989, as appearing in The Magazine of Sigma Chi.
Thirty-seven men were initiated as charter members of Iota Mu Chapter at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, on March 18. More than 180 undergraduates, alumni, parents and friends watched and listened to the brothers sing, laugh and talk about the growth of their petitioning local from its humble beginnings less than two years before. Iota Mu became the seventh chapter in the Ontario-Quebec-St. Lawrence Province, and the seventh Sigma Chi chapter in Canada.
Grand Consul Thomas F. Bell presented the charter to Consul James Darling, ’89, at the Installation Banquet, in the Seagram’s Museum in Waterloo. Consul Darling related the history, pride and goals of the group for now and in the future. A succession of speakers followed up on his theme of pride, tradition and the merits of Sigma Chi. Past Grand Consul John W. Graham, Q. C., Toronto ’33, was a special guest and speaker at the banquet. Highlights of the evening included the presentation of awards, crowning of the first Sweetheart, Heidi Jardine, dancing, and a post banquet reception at the chapter house.
Conducting the Initiation ceremonies held at the Kitchener Waterloo Masonic Temple were installing chapters Beta Omega, Toronto-Ryerson; Gamma Lambda, McGill; and Theta Psi, Waterloo.
Our goal could never have been reached if it were not for the many Sigma Chis who helped us grow. It is only for the sake of brevity that the following are given special mention: Chapter Advisor Peter Gowdy, Western Ontario ’84; former Grand Praetor J. B. Allen and his successor, John Edwards, Chief Installing Officer and Grand Trustee Douglas McWhirter, Past Grand Consul John Graham, Order of Constantine President Robert Davies, and the other chapters in the province.
A special thanks also goes out to the Installation team led by Headquarters staff members Bob Quackenboss, Bobby Briggs, and Roger Holton. Greg Treehuba, Waterloo ’74, served as Ritual Director. Grand Consuls’ Citations were presented to brothers Allen, Gowdy and Treehuba.