U of G takes a "Walk on the Royal Side"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Written by Jeffrey Ryan Martineau

Editor's note: Last Saturday and Sunday, thousands of visitors flocked to campus for College Royal's annual open house weekend, a student-organized event showcasing all that the University of Guelph has to offer.

Now in its 87th year, College Royal began as an agrciulture and livestock show run by the Ontario Agricultural College but has since grown involve all the colleges on campus, as well as clubs and student groups.

It's also the largest university open house in North America, attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually and requiring a small army of volunteers to plan and execute.

This year's theme, "Walk on the Royal Side," celebrated the regal origins of the University of Guelph while encouraging visitors to explore the many qualities that make U of G unique.

From the lumberjack contest to the pancake flip, from hawks and snakes to teddy bears and cats, we've selected a few of our favourite pictures from this year's College Royal, taken by thecannon volunteer Jeffrey Ryan Martineau.

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