Lakehead University - 50th Anniversary

Homecoming - Orillia

Calling all Wolves in the south November 12th - 13th, 2015

Homecoming - Orillia

SCHEDULE

Lakehead University is celebrating our 50th Anniversary and we invite you to join in the festivities during Homecoming at our Orillia campus on November 12 and 13, 2015.

Thursday, November 12

  • 12-1:30pm: Report to the Community Launch Luncheon – Join us for lunch and learn about Lakehead University’s exceptional achievements in 2014/15! Sponsored by: Campus Living Centres and GH Stewart Construction (Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club)    
    REGISTER For report to community luncheon
  • 6-9pm Students, Alumni and Community Night - Calling all students, Alumni, community members, and families….Come celebrate Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary and enjoy a FREE evening of roller skating at The Roller Skating Place!  Free pizza and beverages will be served at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Heritage Place Apartments (Roller Skating Place - ODAS Park).

    FREE Shuttle service will be provided by Hammond Transportation from Lakehead University Campus (Simcoe Hall) to ODAS Park, every 30 minutes, from 5:30pm-10pm. The first shuttle will depart Lakehead University at 5:30pm and the last shuttle will depart ODAS Park at 9:30 pm and arrive at Lakehead University for 10pm. 

Friday, November 13 

  • 12-1:30pm: Registration - Stop by the registration desk and pick up your complimentary 50th anniversary swag bag! (Lakehead University Campus - Cafeteria)
  • 1-4pm: Open House and Campus Tours (Cafeteria). Sign up for a guided tour at 2pm!
  • 6-12pm:  50th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner & Dance Party – a ‘60s Celebration! Sponsored by TD Insurance (Casino Rama)
    6-7pm: Reception
    7pm-12am: Dinner and Dance - Entertainment by Lance Anderson’s Hitsville Revisited: The Music of Motown, featuring Canada’s top rhythm and blues performers. All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards student financial aid. *Please note that the suggested dress code for the Dinner and Dance is casual, and guests are encouraged to wear their favourite, fun '60s style.

    The 50th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner & Dance Party –- a ‘60s Celebration! is now SOLD OUT due to popular demand!  Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!

EVENT REGISTRATION AND TICKET PURCHASES

Register for Homecoming events online! 

For 50th Anniversary Homecoming Dinner and Dance Tickets, please call Jacquie Kent, Community Relations Assistant - Orillia for ticket inquiries at 705-330-4008 Ext. 2080 or email: jkent@lakeheadu.ca

Orillia Homecoming Ticket Purchases & Registration
Personal Info
Home Address
Select Event(s)
Report to the Community Launch
12:00PM, Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Community members are invited to join us for lunch at Hawk Ridge Golf & Country Club to learn about Lakehead University's latest achievements. PLEASE REGISTER ABOVE FOR THIS EVENT.

Roller Skating Party
6:00PM, Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Calling all students, Alumni, community members, and families...Come celebrate Lakehead University’s 50th Anniversary and enjoy a FREE evening of roller skating at The Roller Skating Place! Free pizza and beverages will be served at 7:00 pm (Roller Skating Place - ODSA Park).

General:

PORTER AIRLINES

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 15% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from Lakehead University’s Homecoming Weekend – Orillia Campus. The discounted fares are available for booking until Monday, November 16, 2015 and available for travel:

Location:                                                                Dates of Travel:

From: Anywhere in Canada or US

To: Toronto

From: 11/9/2015

To: 11/13/2015

From: Toronto

To: Anywhere in Canada or US

From: 11/12/2015

To: 11/16/2015

 

Please book online at www.flyporter.com or through your travel agent using promo code LAKEORR.

Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by Homecoming attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.

 HOTEL INFORMATION

To make your visit to Orillia easier, a block of hotel rooms have been reserved at special rates. Please see below for a list of hotels and rates.  Rooms must be booked by November 5, 2015 to ensure you receive the special rate.

Hotel

Rate

Phone Number

Booking Details

 

Casino Rama

 

5899 Rama Road, Rama, ON L3V 6H6

$172/night

705-329-3325

Ask for Lakehead University Homecoming Group Rate

Mariposa Inn - Best Western

 

400 Memorial Ave, Orillia ON L3V 6H1

$98.36 on Wednesday and Thursday. $127.19 on Friday

705-325-9511

Ask for Lakehead University Homecoming group rate.

 

DISCOUNT FOR CAR RENTALS

We've teamed up with Budget to offer those returning to Orillia a 10% discount on the best available rate for car rentals, when picking up a vehicle in Toronto.
 
Simply enter Offer Code (BCD) R639500 when booking online at www.budget.ca.

 

Featured Sponsors
Blaze SponsorsA supporter who donated $25,000 or more to the 50th celebration.
Alumni Association of Lakehead University The Alumni Association of Lakehead University is committed to keeping our alumni informed, involved and invested in the alumni community. http://www.lakeheadualumni.ca
Cobalt SponsorsA supporter who donated $10,000 or more to the 50th celebration.