25th anniversary year will be action-packed
A year of celebrations will begin with a bang at 1 p.m. on September 24 with a rally preceding the Shuffle walkathon for scholarships.
Everybody's invited to what promises to be a lively event in the J.W. McConnell atrium, with a video, music, dancers and host personalities Terry DiMonte and Jamie Orchard. After the Shuffle to Loyola, there'll be more partying at the Rector's Reception.
That will be just the start of 12 months of imaginative projects launched in the name of Concordia's first quarter-century. University Archives has produced a beautiful agenda filled with significant dates in Concordia's history. Alumni Affairs is staging a mock shotgun wedding between "Ignatius Loyola" and "Georgina Williams" at a Homecoming dinner on October 2. A big open house to welcome the public to Concordia is planned for January.
Everyone's getting in on the act, from the Concordia Pensioners Association, who will celebrate with an elegant tea party, to the Dpartement des tudes franaises, who are planning an event called Franais Concordia. In addition, many annual events will take on a special anniversary aura.
Last year, a committee was set up to plan this year's events, and held a contest for ideas. They were able to accommodate most of the entries. A distinctive 25th anniversary logo was designed, and it's popping up everywhere, from the shuttle buses and street banners to commemorative pen sets and stationery.
You'll hear much more about the 25th anniversary in the coming weeks.