February 22nd, 2018

U of L ready for anniversary party

By Kuhl, Nick on September 1, 2017.

Herald photo by Ian Martens Jonathan Fawcett, Quentin Carlson and Wyatt Hartgerink, from Lethbridge Custom Canvas, set up tents Thursday at the University of Lethbridge stadium as preparations are underway for this weekendÕs Shine On Festival. @IMartensHerald

Nick Kuhl

Lethbridge Herald


Before the next class begins its university careers next week, those from the past 50 years will celebrate with a homecoming weekend full of activities – headlined by the Shine On Summer Music Festival on Saturday.

The concert will run from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the U of L Community Stadium, with headliners Dallas Smith, Corb Lund, Mother Mother, Virginia to Vegas, The Washboard Union, Trevor Panczak, Double Jack and DJ Millz Skillz. It is a partnership with the Enmax Centre and the City of Lethbridge, and is a first for the university.

Smith, a platinum-selling country music star and former frontman of the rock band Default, will begin his closing set at 9:10 p.m.

Lund, a native of southern Alberta, is on at 7:35 p.m., Vancouver indie synth-rock band Mother Mother is at 6 p.m., budding country stars The Washboard Union are on at 4:25 p.m., Virginia to Vegas, the performing name of 24-year-old singer-songwriter Derik Baker, is on at 3:25 p.m.

Lethbridge’s Trevor Panczak hits the stage at 2:40 p.m., Double Jack is at 1:55 p.m. and DJ Millz Skillz opens at 12:30 p.m.

Parking at the U of L Community Stadium is not permitted Saturday, unless with a valid accessible parking permit. Free parking is available on the main campus with paved, lit paths on the 10-minute walk to the stadium.

For Sunday’s Community Fair and Market, there is limited parking on a first-come, first-served basis at the stadium and a family drop-off zone for people. Parking at the campus is the same as Saturday.

The overall homecoming weekend begins with a host of activities today, including the John Gill Memorial Golf Tournament from 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Paradise Canyon Golf Resort, a Blue & Gold Reunion Rally from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Campus Quad (north of Markin Hall), and the Ignite the Weekend celebration from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Students’ Union Ballrooms, with music by The Chevelles.

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