Cannonball is one of the annual semi-formals held by the Engineering Society. It is traditionally held during the winter term at the conclusion of Godiva Week. It is a celebration of Skule™ spirit, and is named after the mascot of Skule, the mighty Skule™ Cannon.
The Lady Godiva Memorial Bnad and the Skule Cannon both make appearances at Cannonball. The LGMB, in particular, uses Cannonball to celebrate the selection of its new Baby Bnad Leedur and D(r)umb Miner.
In addition, Mr. Blue & Gold and Godiva's Crown, whom are both selected during Godiva Week, share the ceremonial first dance at Cannonball to celebrate their new titles.
History[edit | edit source]
"It was at [the] Ajax [campus], where social affairs were such a centrepiece, that students held the first Engineers' Ball, an event that, renamed the Cannon Ball in 1955, turned into an enduring annual tradition."
Cannonball (back then "Cannon Ball") used to be referred to as the "Ball of the Fall", since it was held during the fall term, generally at Hart House. It had existed for some time in addition to the Skule/School At-Home, which was historically the primary dinner dance for the school year, held during the winter term (oftentimes at the Royal York Hotel). By the mid-1970s, however, the At-Home disappeared and Cannonball was moved to the winter term, becoming *the* focal dinner dance of the school year.
Past Cannonball Venues[edit | edit source]
Prior to 2004, Cannonball was run by the Social Chair.
|2023||Mary Bellissimo||Indy 2T4+PEY||Arcadian Court|
|2022||Liza Zoubakina||NΨ 2T2+PEY||The Guild Inn Estate|
|2021||Leah McLeod-Demers||Mech 2T1+PEY||Discord (online)|
|2020||N/A||N/A||The Guild Inn Estate|
|2019||Jon Norman||MSE 1T9+PEY||The Guild Inn Estate|
|2018||Katherine Rich||ECE 1T9+PEY||Arcadian Court|
|2017||Selin Maden||Indy 1T8+PEY||Chateau Le Jardin Event Venue|
|2016||Carole Suarez||Mech 1T8||Chateau Le Jardin Event Venue|
|2015||Judy Hanwen Shen||NΨ 1T6||Sheraton Centre Toronto|
|2014||Aneeqa Haider||Civ 1T4+PEY||Fairmont Royal York Hotel|
|2013||Amy Hu||Chem 1T4||Palais Royale Ballroom|
|2012||Nicole D'Mello||Civ 1T4||Atlantis Pavilions|
|2011||Sandra Sousa||Elec 1T3||Atlantis Pavilions|
|2010||Bernadette Ho||Min 1T1+PEY||The Arcadian Court|
|2009||Samantha Yang||Indy 1T0+PEY||Intercontinental Toronto Centre|
|2008||Cyrene Wu||Civ 1T0+PEY||Toronto Board of Trade|
|2007||Ali Istchenko||Mech 0T7+PEY||The Arcadian Court|
|2006||Jennifer Lee||Civ 0T7+PEY||Beverly Halls SPK|
|2004||Nuala Trainor||Chem 0T5||89 Chestnut|
|2003||Chris Runciman||NΨ 0T4||Delta Chelsea|
|2002||Matt Staikos||?||Delta Chelsea|
|2001||Kirsten Koehl||?||Delta Chelsea|
|1998||Heather White & Christen Taylor||Geo 9T9 & Mech 9T9||?|
|1997||Stephen Rouatt & Jeremy Wohleber||Civ 9T9 & Civ 9T9||Colony Hotel|
|1996||Anthony Boulos||Indy 9T6||Colony Hotel|
|1995||Michael R. Cianchetti||?||Sutton Place|
|1994||Ivana Strgacic||Chem 9T4||?|
|1992||David Vendramini||?||Northern Lights Ballroom (Skydome)|
|1991||Paul Whitworth||?||Trillium Restaurant|
|1990||Sara Ronchi||Chem 9T1||?|
|1988||Grant McCracken||?||Old Mill Inn|
|1987||Allen Bray||?||Old Mill Inn|
|1986||Daniela Duriavig||Chem 8T7||Royal York Hotel|
|1985||Kim Harkness||Chem 8T7||Harbour Castle|
|1981||?||?||Hart House Great Hall|
|1980||Elaine Campbell||?||Hart House Great Hall|
|1979||?||?||Hart House Great Hall|