U of G Hosts 84th College Royal Weekend

March 07, 2008 - News Release

More than 30,000 people will visit the University of Guelph March 15 and 16 for College Royal weekend, the largest university open house event in North America.

This year's theme is "Discover the Royal Difference."

"It's a very fitting theme because College Royal is unique in its own right and embodies the tradition and change that the University of Guelph and the event have to offer," said Christine Crowley, College Royal 2008 president. "It's our hope that during College Royal visitors will see the tradition that is carried on year after year and recognize the difference and change that takes place to make an event of this magnitude successful."

College Royal offers a wide range of free events including dog and cat shows, square dancing and flower-arranging competitions, a tractor rodeo, a livestock show, a logging competition and a spelling bee.

Exhibits designed especially for children include a chemistry magic show, food science milkshakes, pop-bottle rockets, boat races, teddy bear surgery and Old Macdonald's New Farm.

In addition, a lecture series runs throughout the weekend, featuring talks on a variety of topics being studied at U of G.

For a complete listing of events.

For media questions, contact Communications and Public Affairs: Lori Bona Hunt, 519-824-4120, Ext. 53338, l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca, or Deirdre Healey, Ext. 56982, d.healey@exec.uoguelph.ca.

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