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Oct. 19, 2015

Oct. 19, 2015
For Immediate Release

BRANTFORD – Alumni, community members and students will gather in Brantford October 24 for Wilfrid Laurier University’s Homecoming. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the annual celebration. For Jen Connor, who graduated from Laurier in 2013, Homecoming rekindles memories of her time at Laurier.

“Laurier was a huge part of my life for four years, and it feels good to be able to return to the campus and see all the growth and development,” she said. “I think Brantford's Homecoming is unique because we have a smaller campus which means you know more people. Each Homecoming is like a school reunion. We really are like a community here so when we all come back it does truly feel like coming home.”

Festivities kick off at noon with a new event, the Homecoming Family Party open to alumni and community members. Featuring the Madagascar Circus Show, this event takes place at the Civic Centre Auditorium and includes a live performance, meet and greets with Alex the lion from DreamWorks Madagascar 3 and other activities like face painting, snacks and refreshments.

The Homecoming Family Party is followed by a pre-game skate at the Civic Centre from 2-2:45 p.m. where alumni and community members can take to the ice before settling into the stands for the varsity hockey game. This year, the Laurier Golden Hawks are taking on the RMC Paladins. Puck drop is 4 p.m.

“Homecoming is a special celebration for Laurier and also for the Brantford community,” said Bridget McMahon, director of alumni relations, annual giving, stewardship and donor relations at Laurier. “We’re proud to welcome everyone as part of our Golden Hawk family, and we hope that the community will join with us in the celebrations.”

For registration and detailed information about Homecoming events, visit www.laurieralumni.ca/homecoming.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Julia Thomson, Manager of Communications
Development & Alumni Relations
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x4479

E: jthomson@wlu.ca

Beth Gurney, Associate Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.756.8228 x5753

E: bgurney@wlu.ca

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