It has been an eventful start to this academic year when we welcomed the highest number of students on record and the year just got more epic: Sault College is hosting its first annual Homecoming event! A full day of exciting festivities is planned on Saturday, September 21, 2019, to bring students and their friends and family, alumni, staff and our community together in celebration, while highlighting some of our top notch athletics including: the Cougars Varsity women’s and men’s soccer teams who will battle Durham College and our Cougar men’s hockey home opener against Miami Ohio!
The events of the day will take place at a variety of locations across Sault Ste. Marie. Some of the highlights of the day include:
• A free fun 5k run beginning at 10:30 a.m. from our Waterfront Adventure Centre to Sault College’s campus pub Odeno where there will be refreshments and a pep rally
• women’s and men’s soccer games at 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. respectively at Superior Heights ** join us beginning at 11:45 a.m. at Superior Heights where there will be music, BBQ, activities and fun for the whole family
• Tailgate party beginning at 6 p.m. at the Rankin Arena to help build the excitement for our men’s hockey home opener against Miami Ohio. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
• Two women’s hockey games at noon and 5 p.m. versus Northern Michigan University at the Big Bear Arena in Sault Michigan are free as they are across the river.
Tickets are available for $8, which covers admission to all games and activities throughout the day. Tickets may be purchased in advance of the event by visiting Sault College Athletics staff on the 2nd floor of the Health and Wellness Centre or email [email protected] for more information. Tickets will also be available for purchase on location at the venues
“Our vision for Homecoming was to offer an event that celebrates our school, our alumni, our staff and our Athletics program,” said Paul Orazietti, Manager, Athletics, Sault College. “This event is the first-of-its-kind for our College and it gives us all the opportunity to have some fun while making meaningful connections with fellow colleagues, friends, and alumni. Let’s make this an event to remember: come out and show your support for our athletes, students and the school that has brought us all together.”
“Homecoming is not just about our College and our alumni, it is also about our community who has and continues to support our College in many ways. This event is open to all and we hope to have your support in making this inaugural event a successful one,” said Dr. Ron Common, President, Sault College.
More details on the day’s event can be found on the Sault College Athletics website at https://saultcougars.ca/general/2019-20/releases/20190916fpidob or by contacting Sault College Athletics at [email protected] or 705.759.2554 extension 2709.