With Open House happening this weekend and we look to the future students of the U of A who will push our school to greater heights, we should also look back at those who have helped raise our school to where it is now. Last month, the U of A hosted alumni from throughout our history and celebrated what it means to be Green & Gold. The following account is a (cinnamon-filled) taste of the events that brought us all together.
The Mission: Infiltrate Alumni Weekend and eat Tuck Shop Cinnamon Buns
|Welcome? They’re trying to lull me into a false sense of security!|
|Delicious cinnamon buns are so close… I can practically taste them!|
|Look at their security! They’re full of hot air!|
|The only thing standing between me and deliciousness is… four smiling, friendly ladies!|
|Finally! Come here my sweet, tasty beauty!|
|Oops… guess I’ll need another one!|
|I’m full… oh look! Art! Building asteroids for a sculpture: our Fine Arts alumni have great ideas.|
Date: September 19, 2014Mission Update: Successfully infiltrate the Green & Gold picture
|Security again seems to be falling flat|
|The Golden Bears Football team! They’ve spotted me!|
|It’s Guba and his UofA Cheer Team posse!|
Date: September 19, 2014
Mission Update: Survive the Sock Fight
|The socks have been donated to Boyle Street, the Salvation Army, and iHuman! We really are doing great things!|
Date: September 20, 2014
Mission Update: Cheer on the Golden Bears Football team to a win against the Regina Rams
|We win! Amazing! 44-42 for the Golden Bears! “Ring out a cheer for our Alberta…”|
Date: September 20, 2014
Mission Update: Eat a lot of Free Candy
|The Wet Secrets sure know how to dress…|
|… and rock out on stage!|
Date: September 21, 2014
Mission Update: Get cultured at the Music Department Homecoming Concert
|The University Symphony Orchestra does some last minute checkups before the concert.|
|The USO performed Beethoven’s First Symphony and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed Gandalf from De Meij’s First Symphony and the UofA Cheer Song. Raucous applause in the hall!|
----About the Author
My name is Chris, and I have a problem; there is too much to do at the University of Alberta! How can you go to class when there are concerts, philanthropy initiatives, services days, food specials, and so many interesting people all over the place?
I am in the sixth year of my Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Trumpet Performance. When I am not practicing, you can find me planning the University of Alberta Dance Marathon, planning community service events for my fraternity, two-stepping all night long at Cook County, or discovering the best restaurants in Edmonton. I also love long walks through the River Valley and enjoy looking at pictures of cute puppies by candlelight while watching romantic comedies—that’s only partially a joke.
I am excited to be writing for YouAlberta this year. I’ll be bringing you insights into some of the hidden gems of the University of Alberta experience. Stay tuned for more about YOU!