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Founders’ Day Weekend – Full Event Listing

January 13 @ 11:55 am - January 14 @ 11:00 pm

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The University of Lethbridge is officially 50 years old, an anniversary that will be marked all year long with activities to spark a sense of nostalgia, fuel the imagination for a shiny future and to simply enjoy.

“We look forward to celebrating this milestone in our history with the community of Lethbridge and southern Alberta,” says Dr. Mike Mahon, U of L president and vice-chancellor. “Fifty years ago, our University began as a vision held within the hearts of many southern Albertans. This determined group of individuals, who were very forward looking, imagined a university that could be different. Fifty years later, I’d say that vision has materialized. Today, the U of L is widely recognized as one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and a leading research institution.”

The 2017 year will be filled with special events and activities. First on the calendar is the Founders’ Day Weekend on Jan. 13 and 14.

“We have many reasons to celebrate, chief among them are all the people who have been a part of our journey for the past five decades,” says Dr. Chris Hosgood, dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and co-chair of the U of L’s 50th anniversary committee. “We hope everyone with a connection to the University will come and join us for a fun-filled weekend of activities.”

As part of Founders’ Day, the U of L will announce some of the special initiatives and activities planned for the year, says Chris Horbachewski, vice-president of University Advancement and co-chair of the U of L’s 50th anniversary committee.

“I hope people will join us and participate in as many of the activities as they can,” says Horbachewski. “We have a great lineup of events throughout the weekend and many are family friendly.”

TO KICK OFF OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY, WE’RE INVITING THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TO HELP US CELEBRATE! JOIN US FOR FOUNDERS’ DAY WEEKEND, TWO DAYS OF FESTIVITIES AND FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017  | NOON

Free BBQ lunch for the first 800 guests
Noon – 1:30 p.m. | University Hall Atrium
World-premiere performance of our 50th anniversary song by Canadian folk music legend John Wort Hannam (BA/BEd ’96).
• Unveiling of the official U of L Tartan

Campus Tours
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Learn more about our ever-evolving campus and the history behind some of our iconic landmarks from those who know it best. Tour depart from the University Hall Atrium.

Indoor Tailgate Party
4 – 9 p.m. | 1st Choice Savings Centre track

Pronghorn Women’s Basketball | 6 p.m. | Main Gym
Pronghorn Men’s Basketball | 8 p.m. | Main Gym
Pronghorn Women’s Hockey | 7 p.m. | Nicholas Sheran Arena

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017 | 10:30 A.M.

Annual Paul Lewis Retiree Brunch
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Students’ Union Ballrooms

Campus Tours
1 – 4 p.m.
Learn more about our ever-evolving campus and the history behind some of our iconic landmarks from those who know it best. Tours depart from the main foyer in the Students’ Union Building.

Frost Fest Rail Jam
1 – 5 p.m. | The Grove
• Men’s and Women’s ski and snowboard competition
• Live DJ and giveaways

Indoor Tailgate Party
3 – 9 p.m. | 1st Choice Savings Centre track
Pronghorn Women’s Basketball | 5 p.m. | Main Gym
Pronghorn Men’s Basketball | 7 p.m. | Main Gym
Pronghorn Men’s Hockey | 7 p.m. | Nicholas Sheran Arena

True North Cabaret
9 p.m. | Students’ Union Ballrooms

50th Anniversary performance by Canadian folk music legend and U of L alumnus John Wort Hannam (BA/BEd ’96): 10 p.m.

• Performances by the Groove Apostles and
The Blue: 11 p.m.

Details

Start:
January 13 @ 11:55 am
End:
January 14 @ 11:00 pm
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