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The Glorious Sons headline Guelph Homecoming 2018

Juno Award winners The Glorious Sons will play a show on Saturday, September 22 as part of the homecoming celebrations at the University of Guelph.
Juno Award winners The Glorious Sons will play a show on Saturday, September 22 as part of the homecoming celebrations at the University of Guelph. The Glorious Sons / Twitter

University of Guelph students and alumni will gather for Homecoming 2018 from Sept. 21-23.

The university has added several new events on campus including a free community pancake breakfast and an evening concert with Canadian rockers The Glorious Sons.

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“Homecoming is an exciting time for the university and the Guelph community,” said U of G vice-president Daniel Atlin.

The football game is a 1 p.m. kickoff on Saturday with the Gryphons facing the Queen’s Gaels. Country band The Reklaws will play the halftime show.

The Glorious Sons show is at 8 p.m. in the Athletics Centre.

Atlin said that homecoming is a safe event as the university works closely with the Guelph police and city hall for a year prior to the weekend.

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There will be increased police and bylaw officers on patrol in local neighbourhoods and Guelph Transit will provide free bus service along key routes during peak hours.

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It all begins on Friday, Sept. 21 with the Gryphon Club Hall of Fame dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Athletics Centre.

The free pancake breakfast is Saturday at 8 a.m. in Branion Plaza.

“Working together, we will ensure that homecoming is a time of celebration and enjoyment for everyone,” Atlin said.

Ticket details and more information can be found on the University of Guelph’s website.

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