Lakehead University will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at a special 1960s-themed Dinner & Dance event. Early Bird ticket sales, with a chance to win Porter Airlines vouchers, ends on August 1, 2015.
July 22, 2015 – Orillia, ON
Lakehead University is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2015 and the community is invited to join in the festivities. An incentive has recently been announced for those who would like to plan ahead.
This fall, Lakehead Orillia’s 50th Anniversary events will culminate with a Homecoming Dinner & Dance on Friday, November 13, 2015 at Casino Rama. This 1960s celebration will also kick off the upcoming 10th anniversary of Lakehead University’s Orillia campus in 2016. The Homecoming Dinner & Dance event is sponsored by TD Insurance and will feature entertainment by Lance Anderson’s “Hitsville Revisited – The Music of Motown.” All proceeds from the event will go to financial aid for Lakehead University students.
Those who purchase tickets by Saturday, August 1, 2015, will be entered into a draw to win two Porter Airlines round-trip vouchers, valid for travel to any Porter Airlines destination – a value of $2,500.
In addition to having a chance to win the prize draw, early bird ticket purchasers will ensure their place at what is certainly to be a sell-out event. This will be the first time that Lance Anderson’s “Hitsville Revisited” show has appeared in Orillia, and based on the response to his other extremely popular shows, tickets will be in demand. The all-star ensemble includes featured singers: John Finley (Checkmates), Chuck Jackson (Downchild Blues Band), Jay Jackson (The Majestics), Quisha Wint, Cheryl Lescom, and a 7-piece band featuring some of Canada’s top soul and blues musicians.
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In 2015, Lakehead University will celebrate 50 years of exceptional education. Guided by its Strategic Plan (2013-2018), Lakehead is known for providing an education focused on independent thinking, unconventional scholarship, and a close sense of community. About 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff learn and work in ten faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies.
Maclean’s 2015 University Rankings places Lakehead University 2nd in Ontario and among Canada’s Top 10 undergraduate universities, and 1st among Ontario’s undergraduate universities for Total Research Dollars, Social Sciences & Humanities Grants, and Library Expenses. In 2014, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead 2nd in Ontario and 3rd among Canada’s undergraduate universities.