Members of Lakehead University gathered with Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke and members of Council yesterday to raise the University’s 50th Anniversary flag in front of the Orillia Opera House. The flag raising marks the launch of the University’s 50th Anniversary activities.
While the Orillia campus was opened in 2006, Lakehead University was established in 1965 in what is now the city of Thunder Bay.
The anniversary celebrations will be launched with activities at both the Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses, with invitations extended to everyone in the community.
“Over the past 50 years Lakehead University has built a reputation for being both exceptional and unconventional,” says Lakehead President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson. “I invite everyone to join us at our anniversary events this year as we celebrate everything we have accomplished together.”
Lakehead University Orillia welcomes students back to campus with a free skate event and hockey match on Thursday, January 15 at Rotary Place.
The free skate runs from 6:50 – 7:50 pm.
The Lakehead Women’s Hockey team faces off against Georgian College Orillia at 8:15 pm. Both events are open to the public.
To learn more about Lakehead’s 50th Anniversary, visit 50.lakeheadu.ca.
Article and photo courtesy of Lakehead University.
Pictured are (l-r): Kim Fedderson, Orillia Campus Dean & Vice-Provost, Lakehead President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead student and City Councillor Mason Ainsworth, 50th Anniversary Committee member Susan Waite, City Councillor Pat Hehn, Lakehead Board of Governors member Bruce Waite, Mayor Steve Clarke, Lakehead staff members Rosa Fabiano, Julie Howell, Jacquie Kent, and Lakehead student Abbie Kent.