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Homecoming Football Game, September 21, 2 PM.//Trevor Hagan

Join us and explore FKRM at Homecoming

Many ways to interact with our incredible and diverse faculty

September 4, 2019 — 

Homecoming is a time-honoured tradition where University of Manitoba alumni celebrate their U of M experience and revel in the nostalgia of how it shaped who they are.

We’d like to welcome you back to campus to soak in the homecoming atmosphere, to reconnect and celebrate our faculty together, and to cheer loud and show our UM pride as we cheer on the Bisons.

Alumni Reunion and Reception

This year, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management celebrates the class of Bachelor of Physical Education class of 1969. A wine and cheese reception will be held in the Active Living Centre Agora. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 13 by sending an email to Kim [dot] Babij [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.

What:   Reunion and reception for FKRM Class of 1969
When: Thursday, Sept. 19, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Active Living Centre Agora (430 University Crescent)


Dr. Marion Alexander Centre Opening

On Saturday, Sept. 21, we’re delighted to honour one of FKRM’s most familiar faces. Please join us for the official unveiling ceremony and opening of the Dr. Marion Alexander Centre at 179 Extended Education.

Dr. Marion Alexander’s incredible career took off at the U of M in 1967 when she was hired as Lady Bisons basketball team coach and assistant coach for the women’s track team.

After a brief pause to pursue a PhD in sport biomechanics at the University Alberta, she returned to UM, becoming a pillar in the delivery of the FKRM’s undergraduate curriculum before retiring in 2015.

The unveiling event is open to all, and begins at 11:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting ceremony commences at noon with light refreshments to follow. 

Please RSVP to Jennifer [dot] Palichuk [at] umanitoba [dot] ca by Friday, Sept. 13.

Homecoming Football Game & Tailgate Carnival

Dig out your brown and gold and show your U of M spirit by cheering on the Bisons as they take on the UBC Thunderbirds at IG Field. “Bring a tin for the bin”! The University of Manitoba Food bank will be collecting non-perishable food items at the game!

But first, get in the spirit before the game and join us for family fun with Billy the Bison, Mini U Programs, music, games, and more at our pre-game tailgate carnival. Have a chance to interact and learn about fascinating FKRM research. You won’t want to miss it!

Your game ticket gets you in to both events!

Tickets: $10 (plus fees) for UM Alumni. UM Students and fans 12 and under are free.

Buy your Homecoming football game tickets now!

What: Homecoming Football Game & Tailgate Carnival

When: Saturday, Sept. 21 Tailgate (Carnival: 12 – 2 p.m; Football Game Kickoff: 2 p.m.)


Tailgate: Inside at the James Daly Fieldhouse at the Max Bell Centre 

Football Game: IG Field

Free parking is available in surrounding lots (U Lot, I Lot, P Lot)

Bisons Football Team

Bisons Football Team running onto the field.

Bisons Football Alumni Homecoming Brunch

Celebrate and support the University of Manitoba Bisons Football Program from past and present! The Bisons Football Program will be hosting its annual homecoming brunch in support of Bison student athletic scholarships.

The brunch features Bisons alumnus Gord Steeves [BA/89, LLB/93] as emcee along with a key note from Wade Miller [BPE/95], President and CEO of the Winnipeg Football Club.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21 – 10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Pinnacle Room at IG Field

Buy tickets now!

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