Join us for Homecoming & Head of the Trent Regatta Sept. 29-Oct. 1
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Peterborough community and prospective students invited to join alumni, students, and spectators for series of events including Student Centre grand opening, varsity games, campus tours & more
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Everyone is invited to wear green and join the festivities at Trent University during the annual Homecoming and Head of the Trent Regatta, taking place September 29 to October 1, 2017, and featuring alumni activities, campus tours, varsity sports and the largest single day head race in North America, all free to spectators and fans.
“Homecoming and the Head of the Trent Regatta is a weekend of fun and celebration at Trent and in Peterborough,” says Lee Hays ’91, director of Alumni Affairs. “It’s an opportunity for alumni and their families to come back to campus, to reconnect, and to cheer on the Excalibur on the water and in Justin Chiu Stadium.”
This year, to kick-off the weekend, Trent will celebrate the official opening of the new Student Centre, featuring a green carpet roll-out where donors and supporters will be honoured, live music, student performances, refreshments, and interactive entertainment. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the stunning new building including the breathtaking panoramic view of the river from an indoor/outdoor space with a patio and upper level terrace, state-of-the-art classrooms, a café, and more.
The annual weekend has grown to feature not only rowing, but also a full slate of varsity and alumni games including lacrosse, rugby, soccer and volleyball. This year varsity games start on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. for Men’s Rugby and continue on Saturday with Women’s Rugby, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Soccer, and Men’s Lacrosse running from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Justin Chiu Stadium. The rowing regatta starts at 8:00 a.m.
Highlights of the 2017 Homecoming & Head of the Trent Regatta include:
The Head of the Trent Regatta is one of the largest single day regattas North America. Created in 1971 by Trent alumnus Chris Leach ‘70, today Head of the Trent includes over 430 boats 1,700 athletes from more than 50 clubs and universities across Canada and the northern United States. Races take place on the Trent-Severn Waterway, starting at the Parkhill Road Bridge and winding through the Trent Canal to finish at the Faryon Bridge on Trent’s campus.
Known by the acronym “HOTR,” the weekend is organized in partnership between Peterborough Rowing Club, Trent University, Trent University Rowing Club, Peterborough Community Police, and the Trent Athletics & Recreation Department. Visit trentu.ca/hotr for a full schedule of events, and hotr.ca for more details about the Regatta.
Follow @TrentUniversity and @rowhotr and use #HOTR on social media for photos and updates throughout the weekend.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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