Sept. 23, 2015
For Immediate Release
WATERLOO – In an event billed “Return of the Hawks,” alumni will visit Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus Sept. 25-27 to celebrate Homecoming.
“Every year, Homecoming gives alumni a wonderful opportunity to come back to campus and reconnect with Laurier,” said Bridget McMahon, director of alumni relations, annual giving, stewardship and donor relations at Laurier. “We have a variety of events for alumni of all ages and their families.”
Highlights of the weekend include traditional favourites, such as the free pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday’s Laurier Loop run to support the Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Centre (MDRC).
A concert on Friday, featuring award-winning musician, author and playwright Tomson Highway, will kick off the celebrations. The event is led by Laurier’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives.
On Saturday, alumni will celebrate their class reunions.
Laurier’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 27 will see the Laurier Golden Hawks face the Windsor Lancers. Alumni will be given exclusive access to the endzone area to socialize and reconnect with fellow graduates.
“Homecoming is a special celebration for Laurier and also for the Waterloo community,” said McMahon. “We’re proud to welcome everyone back as part of our Golden Hawk family, and we continue to work with our community partners to encourage safe and respectful celebrations.”
This weekend’s celebrations in Waterloo mark just the beginning of Laurier’s Homecoming. The university’s Brantford campus will celebrate Homecoming Saturday, Oct. 24.
For registration and detailed information about Homecoming events, visit www.laurieralumni.ca/homecoming.
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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University
T: 519.884.0710 x3070
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