Brock Homecoming to feature alumni-led virtual events

This year’s Brock University Homecoming celebrations will be hosted by the Brock community, for the Brock community.

More than 20 different speakers, nearly all of them Brock alumni or faculty, will be leading online events and activities on a variety of topics for all ages from Wednesday, Sept. 22 to Sunday, Sept. 26.

“We’re excited to highlight extraordinary alumni with a variety of careers, talents and expertise, from all over,” said Brock Alumni Officer Christine Richards. “Session topics range from cryptocurrency and a guide to buying your first home to wine pairing, Funfetti cookie baking and learning how to make prohibition era-inspired cocktails. There is something for everyone.”

Many events are family friendly and most are free. Since all are virtual, participants can join from anywhere in the world. Events, which also include health and wellness activities, offer opportunities for social interaction, education and development. All Brock alumni, staff and faculty are invited to register.

A sample of the art that will be created during Paint Night, one of several Brock University Homecoming online event and activities happening later this month.

Visual Arts alumnus Joaquin Manay (BA ’13) is leading a Paint Night session Friday, Sept. 24 at 6 and 8 p.m. that will guide participants of all ages and experiences through the process of painting Brock’s famous Sakura cherry blossoms in front of the Schmon Tower. He’s excited to reconnect with the Brock community by sharing the skills he developed while he was a student.

“I remember pulling all-nighters painting away with some of my peers,” he said. “We would share ideas and just vibe with each other. I get quite nostalgic thinking about it, so I’m always happy to reconnect with the University.”

In addition to the webinars taking place, Brock alumni celebrating a milestone reunion year are invited to attend an online trivia night (classes of 2011, 2016 and 2020) or a virtual Cameo Club ceremony (classes of 1971 and 1996).

For more information, including a schedule of events and class reunions, visit

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