The 40th anniversary celebration began Friday morning with campus tours, including a special tour of the AcroCentre, the team's new practice facility. Special events continued through the weekend culminating with a unique "Acros on Ice" performance along with the traditional homecoming weekend hockey games at the Lacombe Arena Sunday morning. The complete commemorative program booklet for the weekend can be viewed here.
The highlight of the weekend was an exciting two-hour program Saturday night in the gym that featured this year's team and a few former Acronaires. Rounding out the evening's program were performances by several professional athletes, including world champion trampolinists Kyle and Keegan Soehn. This program and other weekend events were broadcast live over the Internet. Video recordings of complete programs can be viewed here.
|Guest performances by artists who have performed with Cirque de Soleil amazed the audience. They included the Russian Bar Trio, shown above, and Acrobazia, shown below.|
|At the end of Saturday night's show everyone was treated to hot chocolate, cookies and a spectacular fireworks display.|