Recent discussions between St.FX Univeristy and the town and county of Antigonish were positive, and all groups are looking for ways to improve student life in the
area. The topic was brought up during last evening’s county council meeting, where Warden Owen McCarron says he attended a meeting with members of both councils and university officials.
McCarron says topics varied, but discussion around Homecoming spurred a great deal of conversation from every side of the table. McCarron says that the university is looking at ways to build a framework around the week long celebrations:
McCarron says he was pleased to see the groups meeting and looking for improvements even after the hustle and bustle of home coming has wrapped up. McCarron says that everyone wants to find ways to make the event safe for students and residents of Antigonish.
St. FX graduates will return this weekend to their alma mater to re-kindle old friendships and reminisce about their university days. More than 800 graduates have pre-registered for this weekend’s St. FX Homecoming. There’s a dozen reunions planned, dating back to 1957. Alumni Affairs Director Mary Jessie MacLellan says it’s a special weekend for alumni who return to the campus.
Events kick off Thursday, with the St. FX Choir reunion and the Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies. On Friday, there’s the Welcome Home Dinner. Several graduates will be honoured, including Global Teacher Prize winner and Antigonish County native Maggie MacDonnell, this year’s Distinguished Alumna recipient. On Saturday, there’s the Hall of Honour induction, Homecoming Football Game and the Golden Grad Dinner.