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Welcome!

Hey COMM '08!

Official homecoming is back! And what better year to have our 5 year reunion!

Can't wait to see you all there!

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News

Be sure to join the Facebook event for all the up-to-the-minute updates!

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Hotels

Hotels are generally expensive that weekend and we are told that they book up fast!
As such, everyone should look into booking hotels rooms ASAP.

To organize our group, we have focused on 2 hotels in the downtown core:

  • RESIDENCE INN BY MARRIOTT KINGSTON'S WATER's EDGE (7 Earl St)
    • New hotel just southwest of Radisson (closer to campus)
    • We already have 10 rooms booked here but remainder is sold out/on hold by other Classes
    • We are on wait list for any rooms that might open up.
    • Studio Suite Rooms include separate bedroom with king bed and pullout sofa plus full kitcken
    • Rate is $179 per night.
  • FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON (225 King St East)
    • We have blocked off 30 rooms at this hotel. Group Booking is under "Queen's Commerce '08"
    • You just have to call and refer to the group name and provide your credit card to reserve the room (cancel anytime)
    • Room is 2 Queen beds
    • Group rate is $220 (reg $230) per night per room.

Because of these Group Bookings that everyone is making, hotels are "Selling Out" fast.

Feel free to search around to find a better rate (as the Four Points is pricey) but I think it's pretty standard for homecoming weekend (ie Holiday Inn is $220+ too)
I'll keep in touch with Four Points to see if we need to add additional rooms to our block as they fill up.

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Weekend Itinerary

Friday Oct. 4 4 p.m. -

Board Meeting @ Ale House Canteen

9 p.m. - Iron Duke on Wellington
  • We've reserved the back area for our group
  • Everyone's responsible for buying their own food and drinks - CASH ONLY (No tabs)
  • T-shirts will be available for pick-up
  • If you're coming to the Saturday kegger (details below) please bring $10 cash (we don't want to be "selling beer" at the kegger - don't want to get shut down!)
  • If you can't make it Friday night but would like to come to the kegger, please e-mail transfer $10 to laura.e.gilchrist@ca.pwc.com
   
Saturday Oct.5 9 a.m./10 a.m. - Brunch at Goodes Hall (9 a.m. QUIC presentation followed by brunch at 10 a.m.)
11 a.m. -

Kegger

  • Location to be announced at Friday event and on Facebook event page
  • Bring $10 to the Friday event or e-mail transfer to laura.e.gilchrist@ca.pwc.com (please no cash at the kegger...you know how it is)
  • We'll break for the football game, but will return after halftime to finish off the kegs!
1 p.m. - Football Game
2:30 p.m. - Return to Kegger after football
10:00 p.m. -

Stages!

  • Line by-pass and no cover for COMM08s before 10:30 (there will be a code word posted here and the FB page closer to the date)
Sunday Oct. 6 All day Recovery.

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T-shirts

Click the above photo for a close-up!

Thanks to everyone who ordered a t-shirt!

T-SHIRTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT EVENT, OR BY ARRANGEMENT WITH JASON, MILAN OR LAURA.

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Football Game Tickets

FOOTBALL TICKETS ON SALE! PURCHASE ASAP! DON'T FORGET TO INDICATE "COMMERCE 2008" FOR EACH TICKET PURCHASED UPON CHECKOUT

Just over 2 months til Homecoming! I'm not exactly sure the success of homecoming and if tickets will sell out so probably best to purchase your tickets as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. It is general admission to the alumni side but they will group our class together based on the # of tickets purchased.

Here's how you purchase your tickets:
  1. Go to http://www.queensgaelstickets.com/
  2. Click on "GAME 3 VS LAURIER" SAT OCT 5, 2013 @ 1PM
  3. Click Login at the bottom to login to purchase tickets. Create a New User Registration (can use any email address as your login but will need your billing address for your credit card payment to match)
  4. Login with your new login and password
  5. Select # of tickets from drop down listing under "General Public" in bottom right and click "Select Seats"
  6. Click on ANY of the 4 red sections. It does not matter which section, as the red sections are all alumni General Admission.
  7. Ensure the number of tickets you would like @ $13.50 each is shown with Level/Sec/Row/Seat all at GEN ADMIN and click Check Out
  8. IMPORTANT!!!!!! Under Order Summary there is a question asking "returning for Homecoming? Please tell us your year and class". Enter "COMMERCE 2008" here. This is VERY IMPORTANT as they will reserve sections for us at the game. On game day, there will be a sign to direct our group to our seats. This must be done for each ticket purchased (ie. under ticket #1, ticket #2, ticket #3, etc, not just ticket #1).
  9. Enter payment options and complete checkout.
  10. Print your tickets and bring with you to the game (you need the ticket for entry!)

If you have any questions, send me a message.

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Brunch Tickets

QSB organizes a brunch for alumni on Saturday morning - you can register for the brunch at the link below (deadline for registration is August 27th). Brunch runs from 10am to 12pm at Goodes Hall with a tour of the expansion to follow. There is an update from QUIC at 9am for those interested in joining.

http://business.queensu.ca/events/index.php?event_id=1171

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Queen's Registration

Queen's asks that alumni returning for a milestone reunion year register with the school to let the school and other alumni know who is coming - please take a moment to register at the link below. There are a few other weekend events listed in the registration process - no need to worry about those as most of them do not relate to our class.

https://advevents.queensu.ca/cgi/page.cgi?_id=3&action=viewdetail&event_id=1233

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Donate

To contribute to our Commerce 2008 Exchange Bursary, go to the following link:

http://qsb.ca/invest-in-qsb/class-giving/commerce-08

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Contact

The COMM08 Homecoming Committe

Jason Akers akers.jason@gmail.com
Laura Gilchrist  
Milan Panic milan.panic.ii@gmail.com

If you have photos or information you'd like to contribute to this site, e-mail Amy (amy.bergenwall@gmail.com)

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