UBCO set to welcome alumni, staff back home
Homecoming celebrations next weekend will include street festival, food, soccer game
UBC Okanagan is hosting a homecoming event for alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community next weekend.
The weekend will include a street festival, food, a soccer game between the UBC Thunderbirds and UBC Okanagan Heat, a scavenger hunt and more.
On Friday, Oct. 19, there will be a kickoff breakfast from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The breakfast is free for students, and $3 for faculty and staff.
The earth, environmental and geographic sciences department is hosting a free barbecue from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday.
At 6 p.m. Friday, there will be a street festival with music by local country star Ben Klick, carnival games, food trucks and a beer garden.
On Friday, there are also a variety of events for alumni of visual arts, management, nursing and social work.
An engineering extravaganza event will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, while a chemistry discovery event will take place that day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The free men’s soccer match will be at 1 p.m. Saturday.
A scavenger hunt will take place at 3 p.m. afternoon. The cost is $20 per team of four people.
On Saturday evening, a harvest reception will feature more than 20 tasting stations from Okanagan restaurateurs, winemakers, craft brewers and cider producers.
The event, Nourish, will begin with a talk by Canadian Olympic skeleton champion Jon Montgomery.
Montgomery, who is the host of the Amazing Race Canada, will share the story of his Olympic journey and discuss lessons he learned about teamwork, leadership and dreaming big. Tickets for Nourish cost $50. For tickets to the events and more information, go online to events.eply.com/UBCOHomecomi ng20182497401.