An immense part of the Brescia community is its alumni, and homecoming weekend hosted each fall is a chance to welcome alumni home to Brescia. Naturally, each year Brescia organizes weekend-long Homecoming celebrations for alumni and guests who come to campus, and this year was no different. Brescia’s Homecoming for 2019 was packed with fun and engaging events that celebrate Brescia’s bold spirit!
Saturday’s festivities kicked off in the morning with the annual faculty lecture. This year, the presentation “Eating for Your Genes” by Dr. Janet Madill attracted a packed audience for a discussion of the impact of genetics upon a person’s metabolism and diet. The lecture was a hit among current and former students alike. Following that, a lunch was hosted in the Mercato, where guests were invited to get to know other members of the large and diverse Brescia community. Visitors also took plenty of pictures at the Brescia photobooth, and put on their game faces with a face painting station. From there, all that was left to do was face the rainy weather and make the walk to main campus, where not even the weather could put a damper on Western’s defeat of Laurier at the Homecoming football game!
Sunday began with a Homecoming Mass in the Brescia chapel, a historical focal point of the Brescia campus. Following Mass, visitors were invited to the Principal’s reception and reunion luncheon. Dr. Susan Mumm, Brescia’s Principal, greeted the homecoming weekend visitors warmly, as the guests enjoyed a lunch prepared by Brescia’s chefs. Following the lunch, alumni held their Alumni Association Annual General Meeting.
In the meantime, and throughout the weekend, Brescia ran campus tours for visitors, where they could visit all their favorite spots and revisit their fondest memories from their time at Brescia. Plus, visitors to campus had an opportunity to look at the construction for Brescia’s new academic pavillion. To see the completed product, they will have to return for Homecoming next year, which promises to be especially exciting as it will also be Brescia’s centennial! For this year, Brescia spent homecoming celebrating the past, present, and future of Brescia.