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Join us for our Homecoming Celebration

Proudly sponsored by Najfeldt Architect Inc. and Janusz and Helena Najfeldt

Concordia University of Edmonton (CUE) is celebrating 100 years as a community of scholars gathering in Edmonton and growing into the world. Join us for Homecoming 2021 taking place from September 3-5, 2021.

Homecoming 2021: Celebrating 100 Years of CUE
September 3-5, 2021 in Edmonton, Alberta

Homecoming 2021 is an in-person celebration of CUE’s past, present, and future, and will be held in accordance with public health protocols. Given the latest projections from the Government of Alberta, we anticipate that we will be able to celebrate together with some measures in place to protect the health and safety of our community.

Homecoming Weekend Events

We are planning for a weekend of fun-filled, family-friendly celebration! You’re invited to any or all of the events – the choice is yours.

Thursday, September 2

Opening of the McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy
2:00pm – BMO Centre for Innovation and Applied Research, Allan Wachowich Centre

A multi-disciplinary centre, the McNeil Centre for Applied Renewable Energy collaborates, communicates, and advances the adoption of renewable energy technologies across the province and country. Join us and CUE alumnus Cam McNeil, for whom the Centre is named, for a ceremonial opening as we kick-off our 100th anniversary celebrations!

Friday, September 3

Opening Ceremony
6:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre

Our opening ceremony will officially begin our Homecoming Celebration and set the stage for a weekend of family fun! The opening ceremony will begin with a recognition of the land on which we gather, and will include special speakers and entertainment. See you there!

Book Launch and Reception
7:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre

We are thrilled to be launching a book capturing the past 100 years as a community of scholars gathering in Edmonton and growing into the world. Hear more about our history and secure your copy of our official book. The book launch will include short readings from Dr. Neil Querengesser and will be followed by a reception.

Proudly sponsored by Mandel Group Inc. and Lynn and Stephen Mandel

Alumni Athletics Game and Pep Rally
5:00 pm – Ralph King Athletic Center/Soccer Pitch

LET’S GO THUNDER! Join us for a pep rally at 5:00 pm and cheer on the Thunder alumni athletics teams. #GoThunder

Light the Bridge with CUE Colours
Time TBA – High Level Bridge

Drive downtown to see and experience the High Level Bridge lit up with CUE colours to celebrate our ‘Century of Promise’.

Saturday, September 4

Pancake Breakfast
10:00 am -12:00 noon – Tegler Student Centre

Enjoy a pancake breakfast organized by our Concordia Students’ Association (CSA) and Graduate Students’ Association (GSA). Who knows who might be flipping flapjacks and serving coffee?

Thunder Homecoming Soccer Games
12:00 noon women’s game – Soccer pitch
2:00 pm men’s game – Soccer pitch

Come out and cheer on the Thunder soccer teams as they take on The Kings’ University in an exhibition game.

Reunions
1:00 pm -5:00 pm – various rooms across campus

Connect with old friends, reminisce about your time at CUE, view yearbooks and photos, and take a tour around campus. We are proud to be hosting class and program reunions, as well as reunions for athletics, music, drama, high school, and the University & College Entrance Program (UCEP).

CUE 100 Evening Banquet*
5:30 pm -9:00 pm – Edmonton Expo Centre

Come out for an evening filled with food, friends, and entertainment. We’ve got a great evening planned and you won’t want to miss the celebration!

Fireworks
9:30 pm approximately – Soccer pitch

To top it all off… we’ve got fireworks! Come out for the show of the century as we light up the sky and demonstrate how proud we are to be 100 years old.

Sunday, September 5

Muffin Breakfast
9:00 am -10:30 am – Tegler Student Centre

Catch up with friends (new and old!) over coffee and muffins before another day filled with activities.      

Century of Promise 5K Run or Walk*
10:00 am – Ralph King Athletic Centre – Registration is open!

There’s nothing quite like a run (or walk) through Edmonton’s historic river valley. The course will begin and end at the Ralph King Athletic Centre and proceeds from the event will be used to create scholarships for students.

Sunday Morning Chapel
10:30 am – Auditorium

For those who are looking to worship, a chapel service will be held in the auditorium.

BBQ Lunch*     
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre

Enjoy a BBQ lunch after a morning filled with exercise.

Scavenger Hunt & Family Trivia Event
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre

Grab your friends and family, and follow the clues to discover various points of interest around campus. Participants will receive a scavenger hunt card to record their discoveries. Don’t forget to submit your card into the draw for CUE 100 swag items.

Closing Ceremony
3:00 pm – Tegler Student Centre

The weekend has gone by so quickly but we are not finished celebrating yet. Join us for the alumni choir performance, a lion dance, and more!

All Weekend: Campus tours and exhibitions, sale of CUE merchandise, and food service in the cafeteria will be happening all weekend.

*There will be a charge or special registration for these events

We hope you will join us!

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Thank You to our Event Sponsors!

Najfeldt Architect Inc. and Janusz and Helena Najfeldt

Mandel Group Inc. and Lynn and Stephen Mandel

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