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Alumni Events

Each year the Algoma University Foundation hosts signature events to raise funds for our Scholarships & Bursaries program.

Your participation in Homecoming, the Algoma U Classic Golf Tournament, and the John R. Rhodes Scholarship Dinner helps our students. Funds raised from these events assist Algoma University students by providing financial awards that acknowledge academic excellence and provide much needed economic support. Your support will be realized and appreciated by many deserving students at Algoma University over the coming year.

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Hilary Prouse

Alumni and Events Coordinator

705-949-2301, Ext. 3129

Office: SH 304



The John R. Rhodes Scholarship Dinner

The John R. Rhodes Scholarship was established in 1979 through generous donations from friends and family of the late John Rhodes.

This prestigious scholarship, valued at $3,000 is offered annually to a student entering their first year of university studies from secondary school who has demonstrated academic achievement and community leadership while involved in political, social, or academic activities.


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Algoma University Alumni Council would like to invite our alumni out to join us for our sign-making night! Come get creative and choose a wooden sign to decorate. There will be complimentary appetizers and beverages available. This event has limited space, so make sure you register as soon as possible! To register or for more information, contact Melissa Agawa at melissa.agawa@algomau.ca.

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Shingwauk Auditorium

The Algoma University Alumni Hockey Game is back by popular demand! We have players coming from near and far, and some were even coached by George Leach himself in the 70’s and 80’s! Come out and support your favourite players, as they lace up for Algoma U. There will be a social to follow the game upstairs at Icebreakers Pub, with appetizers and a cash bar. Come out and cheer on your Algoma U Alumni!

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: John Rhodes Community Centre, Arena 1

The Alumni Council and the Anishinaabe Initiatives Division have partnered together to bring you an evening of celebrating Anishinaabe cuisine and culture. Come out and join us for a traditionally-inspired meal and teaching by Elder Shirley Horn. Don’t miss this evening of great food and fellowship. Doors open at 5:30 and dinner starts at 6:00 pm.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Algoma University, Great West Life Amphitheatre

Algoma University is pleased to host the Thunderbird Basketball Classic. Join us for three days of highly competitive women’s basketball, featuring teams from Nipissing University, Laurentian University, Humber College, and Algoma University. Bring your school spirit and cheer on our Algoma U Women’s Thunderbirds and as they compete for the tournament championship.

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Nipissing vs Laurentian – 6:00 pm
Humber vs Algoma – 8:00 pm

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Laurentian vs Humber – 5:00 pm
Nipissing vs Algoma – 7:00 pm
(A special celebration will take place to honour of our Algoma U Thunderbird Women’s Alumni during half time)

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2019
Nipissing vs Humber – 10:00 am
Laurentian vs Algoma – 12:00 pm

Location: Algoma University, George Leach Centre

Calling all musicians! Algoma University Alumni Council will be hosting the sixth annual Acoustic Open Mic Night with great cash prizes! The third place finisher will be awarded $200, the second place finisher will win $300, and the grand first-place prize winner will receive $500. All performances must be done in an acoustic arrangement and performers will be given a 10-minute performance slot. Come out early to secure a spot; performance slots will be drawn at random. Come and showcase your talent or sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

Cost: Donations to the Algoma University Student Food Bank

Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 pm – 12:00 am
Location: Algoma University, Speakeasy

Come out and cheer on our Algoma U Thunderbirds varsity soccer teams as they take on the Brock Badgers. Both our men’s and women’s teams will be pumped-up to play in this year’s Homecoming games. Bus transportation will be provided to and from the games, so hop on and come cheer for our Algoma U Thunderbirds!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: Women’s Game – 1pm/Men’s Game – 3:00pm
Location: Superior Heights Field

Be sure to join us for our annual Homecoming celebration – The Alumni Basketball Game! This event brings back Algoma U Thunderbirds from years past. This year, our men will once again suit up to hit the courts in a friendly but competitive game of basketball. Always fun to watch, and always a pleasurer to welcome back our Thunderbird Alumni, you won’t want to miss this event! Bring your Algoma U spirit and cheer our teams on!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Algoma University, George Leach Centre (GLC)

New to the line-up, we are pleased to be hosting a special Homecoming event this year in Toronto. Join us for an evening of fun as we cheer on the Toronto Argonauts and Saskatchewan Roughriders. This event is open to Algoma U alumni and students from our Brampton campus and will begin with a pre-game social, and end with a photo on BMO Field. Tickets are limited, so call early to register.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: BMO Field, Toronto

Algoma University Classic Golf Tournament

The Algoma U Classic Golf Tournament is one of Algoma University’s premier fundraising events. This annual tournament is hosted at Sault Ste. Marie’s beautiful Crimson Ridge Golf Course.

Golfers and sponsors join together to golf “fore” education, raising funds for the Algoma University Scholarships & Bursaries program. Since its inception, the Algoma U Classic Golf Tournament has raised over $473,000. These funds provide Awards of Excellence to first-year Algoma University students.

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Due to COVID-19, we regret that we will be unable to proceed with our Algoma U Classic Golf Tournament this year.  We want to thank all of our sponsors and players who have generously supported our tournament over the years, helping us to raise more than $470,000 in scholarships for first-year students studying at Algoma University.

While we will miss the opportunity to host our sponsors and players for another great day of golfing “fore” education, we understand the importance of physical distancing, and we want to do our part in the fight to stop the spread of the virus.

We are pleased to have put in place a number of new measures, including the technology to allow students to continue to study remotely, and we are moving forward with our spring/summer and fall/winter courses. 


Our Scholarships & Bursaries program has become even more important now, as many students struggle with the ability to continue their studies due to limited financial resources.  In an effort to help our students, we have established a Student Emergency Fund to assist with one-time financial needs. As well, we appreciate the interest we have received in supporting our Scholarships & Bursaries program and we have added a link to our on-line donation page for those who would like to make a donation.

Thank you for making the Algoma U Classic Golf Tournament one of your charities of choice. We look forward to having you back next year, as together we golf “fore” education. 


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