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Oct. 16, 2017
For Immediate Release

Brantford – For Katie Dagg (BA ’13), coming back to Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus truly feels like coming home. Dagg will be among the alumni and other friends of Laurier celebrating at Homecoming festivities on Oct. 20.

“Coming back as an alum is so special because you really get to see how much the campus has grown and developed,” said Dagg. “I think of how much it changed even over the five years I was there as a student and I love to see it continue to develop – new programs, new art, new buildings – it's a real treat to see. I look forward to coming back to campus every year to visit with old friends, staff and professors who all taught me so much.”

For the Dagg family, attending Laurier in Brantford is becoming a bit of a tradition. Dagg’s younger sister just started as a student on the Brantford campus in September.

“I can’t wait to come back and celebrate her first homecoming with her and play a little game of ‘I remember when,’” she said.

Homecoming features a variety of events and activities open to alumni, students and community members. The popular Tailgate Party kicks off on Friday evening at 5 p.m. at the Brantford and District Civic Centre and features live entertainment and food. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. for the annual hockey game, featuring the women’s Golden Hawks versus the University of Toronto Varsity Blues. Alumni will also be welcomed to a casual reception where they will get an exclusive opportunity to meet with Laurier’s new president and vice-chancellor, Deborah MacLatchy.

“Homecoming is a special celebration for Laurier and also for the Brantford community,” said Bridget McMahon, assistant vice-president, alumni relations, annual giving and stewardship at Laurier. “We’re proud to welcome everyone as part of our Golden Hawk family, and we continue to work closely with our community partners to encourage safe and respectful celebrations. We hope that the community will join with us in Homecoming.”

For registration and detailed information about Homecoming events, visit LaurierAlumni.ca/Homecoming.

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Media Contacts:

Jennifer Caldwell, Acting Communications Manager

Development and Alumni Relations

E: jcaldwell@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x4479

Beth Gurney, Associate Director

Communications and Public Affairs, Brantford Campus

E: bgurney@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5753

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