Full Weekend of Events Slated for 45th Annual Head of the Trent Regatta October 2-4

September 30, 2015

Peterborough community and prospective students invited to join thousands of alumni, students and spectators for largest regatta event in North America

Rowers on the Otonabee during 2014 Head of the Trent

Community members and media are invited to join the thousands of rowers, varsity athletes, alumni and families at Trent University’s Symons campus for the 45th annual Head of the Trent Regatta and Alumni Homecoming Weekend taking place October 2-4, 2015.

The Head of the Trent Regatta is the largest single day event of its kind in North America and the second largest amateur sporting event in Canada next to the Calgary Stampede. Created in 1971 by Trent alumnus Chris Leach, today Head of the Trent includes over 1,200 athletes from more than 50 universities and clubs 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 the Trent campus.

The Head of the Trent Regatta and Alumni Homecoming Weekend has grown to feature varsity lacrosse, soccer, rugby and volleyball games and a full schedule of alumni reunion activities.

Highlights of the 2015 Head of the Trent Regatta and Alumni Homecoming include:

  • Rowing, rowing and more rowing! Visit www.headofthetrent.ca or follow @rowhotr for the full rowing schedule, start times, results and more information about the history of the Regatta.
  • NEW! Campus tours for prospective students. Experience the spirit of the Trent campus and community. Tours run hourly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday only from the Bata podium.
  • Alumni: check in with the Trent University alumni team on the University Court beside Champlain College, share what you’ve been up to and update your contact information. Stay connected by following @TrentAlumni
  • Beer garden: the Trent Rowing Team’s annual fundraiser is back in the Bata Library parking lot (19+, $10 entry). Bag check provided by Trent Gives. Alumni – skip the line with your alumni card or alumni wristband available at the Alumni Services table on the podium (until 3:00; cover charge applies).
  • Varsity sport: stop by the Justin Chiu Stadium and the Athletic Centre gym, wear your Trent green and cheer on the Excalibur! Follow @TrentExcalibur for up to the minute stats, highlights and photos.
  • Free bus: Leave the car at home and hop on the Trent Express bus for a free ride to campus on Saturday, October 3. The free bus is generously provided by the Trent Central Student Association and Peterborough Transit.

For a full schedule of events, see below.

Known by the acronym “HOTR,” the event is organized in partnership between Trent University, the Peterborough Rowing Club, Trent Varsity Rowing Team, Peterborough Community Police and the Trent Community Sport and Recreation Centre. Visit www.trentu.ca/hotr for the full schedule of events and follow @TrentUniversity for updates, photos and information during HOTR.

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 delivers a distinct mix of programming in the GTA.

For more information contact:

Kate Weersink, media relations & strategic communications officer, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 x6180 or kateweersink@trentu.ca

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