Reunion delivers total Acadia experience

Did you ever push a hospital bed down the road in an attempt to beat teams from other universities doing the same thing? Take the train to Halifax to watch the Acadia men’s basketball team tip-off against Saint Mary’s? How about going to the Acadia Theatre in your pajamas or attending Winter Carnival to see the Brothers Four? If any of these ring a bell, this is the reunion for you.

On July 8-10, the Class of 1961 will gather on campus at Acadia University to relive these and many other fond memories. The aim is to capture a sense of mind, body and spirit that illustrates the Acadia tradition through a celebration of science, music, sports, scholarship and fun.

Plenty of activities and events are on the slate, including a keynote address by renowned cancer specialist Dr. Bob Sutherland (’61); an informal lecture-concert in the K.C. Irving Environmental Centre’s Garden Room by violin virtuoso Warwick Lister (’61); and a reception to honour the contributions of Major Fred G. Kelly to Acadia athletics. The Class will also honour Charlotte Burditt Sutherland (’61) by contributing to a scholarship in her name.

A winery tour, kitchen party, barbecue, class meeting at the Old Acadia (now the Al Whittle) Theatre and Sunday morning service at the Chapel are in the works as well.

Other classes are hosting reunions this summer too, and include: Class of ’41; ’46; ’51; ’56; ’66; and ’71.

It’s not too late to register! For more information about the July 8-10 reunion, visit, phone 1-866-ACADIAU and look for the Class of ’61’s story in the spring edition of The Bulletin.   

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