Laurier Archives acquires school memorabilia at Homecoming Founders’ Lunch

Guests at the Founders' Lunch peruse Laurier artifacts

Laurier Homecoming is arguably one of the most visible events on campus. Students, alumni and the rest of the school community don the purple and gold, cheer on the football team, dance, eat pancakes and otherwise show their school spirit.

But there is another part of Laurier Homecoming that you may not know about. The Founders’ Lunch is an annual Homecoming tradition that sees President Max Blouw welcome back alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago so your time will come.

The Laurier Archives is a fixture at this event, bringing photographs and memorabilia that showcase the campus as it was in years leading up to 1965.

A wonderful element of the event is that the attendees often bring unique materials from home that capture their time at Waterloo College, the Seminary or Waterloo Lutheran University and donate those materials to the Archives. We always love receiving school materials of years past and alumni are always encouraged to donate materials so we can share them with everyone.

We received a number of significant items this year:

From Jean Wettlaufer

  • 1 photograph
  • Waterloo College Male Chorus tour poster (3 copies)

From Ellen (Roberts) Ogg

  • 1 copy of 1925-1950 Keystone
  • Program: Waterloo College Reunion, Class of 1950-55. August 19, 2000
  • Class of '50-'55 Reunion donation card
  • Program: Le Cercle francaise de Waterloo College presente Les Precieuses ridicules
  • Waterloo College yells

The Archives is grateful to our alumni supporters for their generosity and school spirit.