These folks came home through a dash of colour (12 photos) Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
SAULT STE. MARIE - Algoma University's annual Homecoming celebrations were a large success, and saw crowds of students, alumni, and community members come to campus to celebrate the pride and traditions of the University.
Friday evening played host to the University's annual EID Dinner and Grad Class Gift dedication ceremony, followed by an Acoustic Open Mic Night.
Saturday opened with the first-ever Algoma U Colour Dash, which saw over 200 participants get blasted with colour around the University's campus.
The Homecoming action then headed to the new Superior Heights outdoor athletic complex as the Algoma Thunderbirds soccer teams got their first taste of Ontario University Athletics (OUA) action, where they met the Trent University Excalibur in the OUA Soccer Showcase games.
The women suffered an 11-0 loss at the hands of the Excalibur, while the men lost a close, evenly matched game by a score of 1-0.
Also on Saturday was the Homecoming Stage, which saw performances from The Dirty Few, Pesto Shirts, as well as the Algoma U Pipes and Drums and Celtic Society.
The Homecoming celebrations were closed with the annual alumni basketball games, Around the World Food Tasting, and a karaoke night.
On the men's side, alumni Ryan Vetrie, Pat Murray, Andy Haidar, Adam Carpenter, Robbie Green, and Michael Jackman returned to the court to take on this year's Thunderbirds team, while Erika Warren, Corina Bruni, Lara Stilin, Kayla Kiessig, and Quazance Boissoneau suited up for the alumni women's team.
Algoma University would like to thank all those who participated and volunteered in the Homecoming celebrations.
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in Psychology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Community Economic and Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas.
As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture.
Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students.
To learn more, visit www.algomau.ca
(All photos by Kenneth Armstrong and submitted from Algoma University)
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kamen 10/22/2013 2:13:37 PM Report
what is that and where can I get some?
adam_ecks 10/22/2013 5:51:37 PM Report
Wow I didnt know they shoot hoops at the color run.