Celebrating Homecoming 2013
Sheridan Welcomes Back Generations of the Double Blue
For Immediate Release: September 27, 2013
On Saturday, October 28, six of Sheridan’s eight varsity teams will be in action as Sheridan’s Trafalgar campus welcomes back its alumni for Homecoming 2013.
The Sheridan Bruins women’s rugby team faces Seneca at 10 am, followed by a men’s rugby match against Georgian at noon. The afternoon features a soccer double-header against Mohawk, with the women playing at 2pm and the men facing off at 4pm. The evening belongs to basketball, with the women’s and men’s varsity teams playing against teams of Bruins alumni at 6 and 8 pm respectively.
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As exciting as the games always are, the highlight of the event each year is the induction ceremony to the Sheridan Bruins Hall of Fame. This year, Sheridan will honour three individuals and one team: Athlete Althea Brevett (women’s volleyball 1984-87), Athlete John Falcon (men’s hockey 1974-77), Athlete Henry Vlachos (men’s basketball 1970-72), and the 1989-90 Men’s Volleyball team.
"This day is one that is always circled on our calendar,” says Jim Flack, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Sheridan. “Year after year, we get to see more of our Bruins return to campus. It's certainly one of the most rewarding aspects of my job to see those that wore the Double-Blue and passionately represented this institution come back after they've graduated and to see that they have found success in their careers."
This past year has been one of tremendous accomplishment for the Bruins. Jim Flack was honoured for the 7th time as an Ontario coach of the year. His men’s varsity basketball team won the OCAA championship and finished the season fourth in Canada after a gutsy performance at the national championships in Quebec. The Bruins men’s soccer team also claimed the title of Ontario champion in indoor soccer. The women’s soccer team, who finished tops in the OCAA West Division this year will soon play host to teams from across Ontario who will come to Sheridan for the 2013 OCAA Women’s Soccer Championship at the end of October.
Alumni coming to Homecoming this weekend will also notice one other big difference since their days at Sheridan. This September, the College opened a new residence on its Trafalgar Campus, more than doubling its capacity to accommodate students. The six-story, 476-bed facility features two-bedroom suites, full size fridges, fully furnished rooms, flat screen televisions, WIFI, and indoor bike storage.
Sheridan College is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions, offering over 100 diploma, certificate, and bachelor degree programs in an environment that fosters innovation and creativity. Its aim is to become Ontario’s first university dedicated to undergraduate professional education, a model that will be based on applied learning and Sheridan’s renown for creativity and innovation. The model also focuses on meeting university accreditation requirements so that graduates have more pathways to the ongoing learning that will underscore their personal, career, and industry success.
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