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October 26, 2000 Rector's Reception also closes 25th anniversary



Photo of Ann Bennett

Photo of Garry Milton and Rector Lowy cutting the cake

Photo of people at the reception

Photo of the 25th anniversary display

Photo of participants making a toast

The Rector paid tribute to the members of the anniversary committee at the annual Rector’s Reception held in the Hall building cafeteria on November 3.

Launched at the 1999 Shuffle with a rally in the McConnell atrium, Concordia’s 25th anniversary gave special significance to many events — the naming of the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, a successful open house, the first citizenship ceremony held on campus, and a round table on francophone life at the university.

Many annual events took on a special 25th anniversary flavour: student orientation, the international students’ welcoming reception, the Student Services Festival, the Long-Service Reception, and Homecoming, with its remarkable dinner-theatre production, Ignatius and Georgina's Comedy Wedding,

There were 25th-anniversary publications, including the Rector’s Report, and a series on Concordia buildings, past and future, in Concordia’s Thursday Report. The Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery celebrated 25 years of art acquisition with a reception, and a handsome catalogue of its collection.

Thanks to our archivists and designers, we have tangible memories of this anniversary year, including a lively video of the 25th anniversary launch, a striking agenda filled with landmarks in the university’s history, a special edition of the Concordia Magazine, and our first Campus Buildings Guide — not to mention the 25th anniversary logo and all sorts of memorabilia.