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Show your school spirit at UBC Okanagan’s 2nd annual Homecoming

UBC Okanagan’s 2nd annual Homecoming is a gathering for students, alumni and the neighbouring community to gather and celebrate UBC Okanagan.

Watch this inspiring video to plan your return on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Put on your blue and gold, show your school pride and cheer on your home team Heat at the 2nd annual UBC Okanagan Homecoming!

This event is for everyone! Whether you're a current student, parent, fan of the Heat, alumni or just looking for some good family-friendly entertainment, put a bookmark in this UBC Okanagan Homecoming schedule and make the most out of this spectacular showing of school spirit on Saturday, September 28!

Feel the Heat – back-to-back soccer games on the Nonis Field at 1 and 3 pm

Cheer on the Heat soccer teams as they compete back-to-back on beautiful Nonis Field. Come feel the energy of high-intensity soccer action and enjoy refreshments, fun and games at this free, family-friendly event.
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Feel the Heat Soccer will kick-off Saturday's Homecoming events on Nonis Field, UBC Okanagan.

1:00 pm Women’s Heat vs. UNBC

3:00 pm Men’s Heat vs. UFV

Discovery Expo

This is an expo filled with family-friendly culture, art, scientific demonstrations, games, prizes and above all, discovery.

Children of all ages will enjoy this interactive education showcase presented by UBC faculties, including collaborative painting, personal button-making and inventing. Get hands-on with the human patient simulators used by UBC Okanagan nursing students and play interactive games with the School of Medicine. Games will include axe throwing!<who> Photo Credit: Don Erhardt</who>

Anyone who comes to the Discovery Expo as a visitor can win some awesome prizes so bring a guest!

The Discovery Expo is from 2:00 to 5:00 pm in the UBC Okanagan Courtyard.


Steve Patterson is best known as the host of the CBC Radio One hit show The Debaters.

Patterson has been a professional headliner since 1997 and taped numerous national television specials in the past decade including four Just For Laughs galas. His performance in 2010 earned him a Gemini nomination and caused host Steve Martin afterwards to exclaim: “If I’d have known he was going to be that good, I would have cancelled him.”

<who>Photo Credit: John Hryniuk</who>

Join everybody at Homecoming weekend for Supper with Steve in the new Commons building for a pre-reception followed by a two-course long-table style dinner by UBC Okanagan’s new Food Services Scholar’s Catering, a very special performance by a true Canadian treasure and a scrumptious dessert reception to cap off Saturday's Homecoming event.

This Steve Patterson comedy special is from 5:30 to 8:30 pm in the newest building on campus, The Commons, Classroom and Galleria.

Register for Supper with Steve as a group or individual/couples – seating is family-style in tables of 4, 6 or 8.

Group seating is available for groups of 6 or more.

Kelowna Mayor’s Proclamation of Homecoming

To celebrate alumni contributions and school spirit with the community, the City of Kelowna proclaimed September 28 as UBCO Homecoming Day.

Here is a Homecoming message from the Deputy and Vice-Chancellor, Deborah Buszard:

“Homecoming is a wonderful gathering of friends who share special memories and a deep affinity with the warm, welcoming place that is UBC Okanagan.

This weekend is an opportunity to reconnect with the people who made your university experience extraordinary and to see how your university is serving the community and new generations of students.

I urge you to stay connected and to join us on the exciting path we are taking to make an even greater impact in the BC Interior, across Canada and around the world. Now that you’re home, enjoy this special weekend on campus. Tuum est. It’s yours!” - Deborah Buszard, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

See the proclamation on social media Facebook Instagram Twitter


Do you have your Homecoming schedule all figured out? Purchase tickets, UBC Bucks, and register for events here.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
UBC's Okanagan Campus
3333 University Way

All alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends, family and community members are welcome to the premier celebration of school spirit, UBC Okanagan’s 2nd annual Homecoming.

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