U of G Hosts 87th College Royal Weekend

March 10, 2011 - News Release

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the University of Guelph March 19 and 20 for the 87th annual College Royal weekend.

The two-day event is North America's largest student-run university open house.

“This year’s open house promises to be yet another fantastic display of student achievement,” said Kaiti Nixon, 2011 College Royal president. “We have made some big changes but kept the old favourites. College Royal showcases how U of G can cater to the past, present and future students as well as the Guelph community and the whole world in terms of research and innovation.”

The theme of this year’s event is “Walk on the Royal Side.”

Activities will include livestock shows, square dancing, campus tours, a lecture series, logging competitions, dog and cat shows, photography and art, synchronized swimming demonstrations, a flower-arranging competition and a pancake flipping contest.

For kids, there will be Old MacDonald’s New Farm, a junior tractor rodeo, face painting, teddy bear surgery, a chemistry magic show and food science milkshakes.

U of G student clubs and classes have designed displays and exhibits.

For a complete schedule of events, visit the College Royal website.

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

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