A big part of the weekend is the football game (CFL version, this is Canada, after all). This weekend it was Queen's (in yellow) vs. the University of Western Ontario (in white). Queen's won, of course! :)
During half-time, all the classes that are celebrating a reunion year go down on the field and walk the track that goes around the field... preceeded by the traditional rush of gentian violet-dyed engineers onto the field, where they compete for space with the Queen's Bands half-time show.
purple people in the middle, Queen's (pipe) Bands marching in on the leftThis year's party had an estimated 6,500 'students' in attendance. These photos were taken around 11pm or so, as we did the obligatory trek through the madding crowd - the whole 3-block street was jammed!
On the Saturday night, the now traditional Aberdeen Street Party takes place. Aberdeen Street is about 3 blocks long and is right in the heart of the Student Ghetto (read: a neighbourhood of old, poorly maintained student houses right next to campus). The ghetto has always had street parties, but over the last few years the homecoming party has become notorious - so much so that students from all over Ontario and Quebec come down to take part.