Concordia President Alan Shepard kicks off the festivities on Thursday with Concordia at 40. A cocktail reception follows his lecture looking back on our community’s achievements and to the university’s future.
Homecoming moves outside on Friday, September 19, starting with the 25th edition of the Concordia Shuffle in the afternoon. The walkathon raises funds toward student awards.
At the Homecoming football game Friday evening, the Stingers face Université de Sherbrooke’s Vert et Or at Loyola Campus. Spectators are encouraged to wear the Stingers’ signature maroon and gold to support the team.
The Department of Recreation and Athletics hosts a pre-game party. A special Alumni Zone is reserved for graduates, with a groovy, ‘70s-themed photo booth — the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Green Screen — where visitors can snap throwback pictures to Concordia’s founding decade. Head Coach Mickey Donovan will be on hand to talk shop before the game.
Having recently returned to Concordia, new Senior Director of Alumni Relations Leisha LeCouvie says Homecoming is an especially important event for her. “I was hired in 1990 to organize Concordia’s first Homecoming, so this is a very special weekend for me,” she says.
“Homecoming is an event that is very near and dear to me. Now that I’m back, I’m really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces around campus and getting the chance to connect with some new ones as well.”
Reunions and faculty activities
Already sold out is Saturday’s signature event, the President’s Reunion Dinner, hosted by Shepard and emceed by alumna Mutsumi Takahashi, BA 79, MBA 95, LLD 13, at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal.