UBC Okanagan welcomes alumni and community home

Two-day event celebrates the growth and diversity of the campus

What: UBC Okanagan Homecoming
Who: UBC Okanagan graduates, students, faculty, staff and the local community
When: Numerous events on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20
Where: Various locations on the university campus and across Kelowna

With UBC Okanagan reaching several key milestones in recent years—marking 10 years of academic excellence and having a student population of 10,000—it’s time to celebrate.

UBC Okanagan is hosting Homecoming, inviting alumni and the community to campus to see what’s changed, meet up with friends and share stories of the early days. It’s a weekend full of signature events including a kick-off breakfast, chemistry demonstrations, engineering extravaganza, a soccer game between rivals the UBC Thunderbirds and the UBC Okanagan Heat, a scavenger hunt and many more events.

Friday wraps up with Streetfest—including music by award-winning country artist Ben Klick, carnival games, food trucks and a beer garden.

Homecoming concludes Saturday evening with Nourish, a harvest reception featuring more than 20 tasting stations from Okanagan restauranteurs, winemakers, craft brewers and cider producers. Nourish begins with a talk by Canadian Olympic champion Jon Montgomery, famous for his 'beer walk' in Whistler after his gold-medal win.

Montgomery is host of The Amazing Race Canada. He will share the story of his Olympic journey and discuss the lessons he learned about teamwork, leadership and dreaming big.

Tickets for Nourish are $50 and available at: events.eply.com/UBCOHomecoming20182497401

More information about Homecoming can be found at: ok.ubc.ca/homecoming

About UBC's Okanagan campus

UBC’s Okanagan campus is an innovative hub for research and learning in the heart of British Columbia’s stunning Okanagan Valley. Ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world, UBC is home to bold thinking and discoveries that make a difference. Established in 2005, the Okanagan campus combines a globally recognized UBC education with a tight-knit and entrepreneurial community that welcomes students and faculty from around the world. For more visit ok.ubc.ca.