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Partying like it's 1967

Posted on: September 15, 2017

Party like its 1967 Social

The Monkees, Petula Clark, Frankie Valli, Diana Ross and the Supremes…this was the soundtrack when UWinnipeg became a university in 1967.

Fifty years later, Winnipeg ensemble Retro Rhythm Review — along with Rocki Rolletti, aka Peter Jordan — revived the 60s classics for the University's 2017 Charter Day celebration. On Friday, September 15, students, staff, and faculty members gathered in the David F. Anderson Gym for a classic Manitoba social complete with rye bread, games, and silent auction prizes.

Socialgoers were encouraged to dress up in their 60s best and prizes were awarded to the top outfits. The winners were Diane Poulin, from Marketing and Communications, and Kevin Smith, from the Safety Office. All proceeds from the silent aution went to the Opportunity Fund.

The party continued on Saturday, September 16, with a special 50th anniversary Legacy Dinner held in Convocation Hall. Notable alumni, staff, and faculty took part in the evening to honour UWinnipeg's rich history of exceptional leaders who have made an impact on our community and beyond.

Special thanks to UWinnipeg's Events team and Diversity Food Services for organizing both events; and to 6 Degrees Photobooth for providing the props and photobooth for Party Like its 1967 social. Click through the album above to see photos from our Charter Day celebrations.

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