Welland campus ‘ReuKnighted’ event finally returns after 2-year absence

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Published November 11, 2022 at 1:16 pm

A photo from the first ReuKnighted tailgate party from The Core on the Welland Campus in 2019. (Photo: Niagara College)

Back in 2019, the Welland campus of Niagara College created an alumni mixer called “ReuKnighted” that featured two days of sports in what was supposed to be an annual event.

Enter COVID-19 and a subsequent two years of precious little happening on the campus for safety reasons.

Today and tomorrow (November 11-12), the event, cleverly named after the college sports teams “Knights,” has finally returned for what should be its fourth year but is, in fact, only its second.

“Our inaugural 2019 event was a slam dunk and we’re excited to be back,” said Jana Boniferro, Alumni Engagement Officer.

“ReuKnighted is the perfect opportunity for our alumni community to return to campus and show their school spirit by reconnecting with their former classmates, teammates, faculty and friends, and cheering on our amazing Knights.”

It all kicks off today with an exclusive indoor tailgate party for alumni, including former Knights athletes, to begin at 4 pm at The Core.

The action will transition to the gym for an evening of Knights volleyball, featuring women’s (6 m) and men’s (8 m) teams playing Sheridan College. College alumni will also be welcome to stay for post-game festivities.

The games will continue on November 12 with Knights basketball, as women’s (1 pm) and men’s (3 pm) teams compete against Fanshawe College.

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