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HERITAGE NIGHT CELEBRATIONS HIGHLIGHT 50 YEARS OF GEORGE BROWN HUSKIES ATHLETICS

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Fifty years ago a proud tradition of sport and recreation in Ontario began with the founding of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. The George Brown Department of Athletics and Recreation is an integral part of that deep and storied history, one of only seven founding members and one of six that still compete in the OCAA.

Throughout the 2017/18 season George Brown will celebrate 50 years of sport at the college and throughout the province, highlighted by Heritage Nights for each varsity program. Teams will be outfitted in retro jersey’s, alumni from the winningest teams in program history on-hand and recognized, and special throwback promotions will take place on elect dates throughout the season.

George Brown soccer and cross country are set to celebrate their respective Heritage Days this upcoming Friday and Saturday. These celebration’s will overlap with the 50th Athletics Homecoming, a weekend to relive great memories and reconnect with teammates from the past 50 years of varsity sports.

The weekend’s events will include a gala dinner with hall of fame inductions, recreational and competitive varsity games, and a special edition of #GBConnect with great guest speakers from the Toronto sports industry including gold medal Olympian Tessa Bonhomme and Vice President & General Manager of NBA Canada Dan Mackenzie.

Among the hundreds of Huskies highlights throughout the years to be celebrated, a few headliners include an incredible basketball run that included a national title and seven provincial championships, cross country winning an incredible 27 OCAA medals throughout its history, and badminton’s eight Ontario titles and 21 total medals since the year 2000. These performances, among many others, will be relived throughout the weekend.

Soccer plays host to Conestoga on Friday night in their Heritage Night. The Men’s soccer program will recognize the 1973 team, a group that won the OCAA Championship, one of two in program history. Women’s soccer will recognize the 1989 OCAA silver medal winning team, one that went 6-1-1 and stands as the most successful season in program history.

Cross Country heads to Seneca on Saturday where they will celebrate the 1981 season, which saw the women’s team win an OCAA Championship, Arlene Kendall win the individual gold medal and Jude Gooch winning silver.

After this weekend’s festivities, a list of the remaining Huskies Varsity Heritage Nights:

                                       Sport

                                 Date

Men’s Baseball

Saturday, October 14th vs St. Clair

Basketball

Wednesday, November 8th vs Centennial

Volleyball

Saturday, November 18th vs Algonquin

Badminton

Saturday, December 9th @ George Brown Invitational

Indoor Soccer

 Saturday, January 13th @ Centennial

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