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UNB rolls out red carpet - The Daily Gleaner

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 4, 2010

Category: In the Media

The dark clouds that hovered over the University of New Brunswick on Friday managed to avoid raining on the school's first homecoming parade, as students, faculty and alumni gathered to launch a celebratory weekend.

Dozens of events will unfold this weekend as part of a special homecoming celebration - from Friday's parade, to Saturday's football game, from book launches to social gatherings.

This is the 225th anniversary of the university. Several hundred people lined a short parade route from the Lady Beaverbrook Rink to the Sir Howard Douglas Hall.

It was there that people gathered to hear remarks from university president Eddy Campbell, take part in a group photo and enjoy cake.

Robb Parker, executive director of the UNB Associated Alumni, said the university is excited about having so many members of the university community in town to take part in these special homecoming events.

"We wanted an opportunity to celebrate with the entire university community, which is why we moved it back to the fall. The campus is alive with our students and our faculty, as well as our alumni - who are in town for the weekend," he said.

"This is also our 225th anniversary year, so we wanted certain activities to really highlight that particular achievement."

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