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Astronaut, top bands to help Brandon University celebrate 50 years

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be speaking in Montreal in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, Thursday, September 21, 2017.
Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield will be speaking at Brandon University. Lars Hagberg / The Canadian Press Images

Brandon University is recognizing 50 years as a university with four days of celebrations, including a music festival, team reunions, and speakers including astronaut Chris Hadfield.

The ‘Forever Blue & Gold’ homecoming celebration marks the first class of graduates to receive BU degrees, the Class of 1968, who will be honoured Saturday at a gala event.

Each night through Saturday will include an ‘Under the Stars’ event, with viewings at the Brandon University Astronomical Observatory.

Hadfield’s sold-out keynote speech continues the outer space theme Friday night.

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The celebrations also include a conference sharing the university’s research with the community, the unveiling of a new Sports Wall of Fame, and Fifty Fest, a free concert featuring Manitoba artists like Begonia and Royal Canoe.

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