It was cool and wet, but Mother Nature didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of alumni returning to Acadia for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 17-20, 2019. There was no shortage of things to see and do, including the Acadia Business Banquet; the 107th Annual Bulmer Race; Campaign for Acadia Cabinet meeting; reception to honour the 1979 football Axemen on the 40th anniversary of their historic Vanier Cup victory; Sports Hall of Fame inductions; a reunion featuring The Pope of Acadia and his ‘bodyguards’; Society of Acadia University Recreation Graduates (SAURG) reunion; 1999 class reunion gathering; the MacFarlane family Athletics gift announcement and reception; Sunday Music in the Garden Room with Lucas Porter and David Parker (’84); plenty of varsity athletics; and much more! Approximately 500 alumni and friends enjoyed hearty fall fare and fellowship during the annual Backyard Barbecue, hosted by the Acadia Alumni Association on the Clark Terrace at Alumni Hall/Wu Welcome Centre. Acadia beat SMU 28-18 in football and, all in all, alumni had an incredible, action-packed weekend!
To view the photo album, click here. (Photos by: Fred Sgambati, Peter Oleskevich, Sandra Symonds, Oonagh Proudfoot, Kyle MacDonald, Nancy Handrigan).