Event Details

With four full days of events and celebrations planned, there will be something for all members of the Appleby Community, their families and guests.

Please note that registration is required for all Homecoming events.

Day One: Thursday, September 13, 2018

10:00 a.m.

Chapel Service
Members of the 50-Year Club are invited to attend the Upper Two Chapel Service

 John Bell Chapel
 10:40 a.m.

50-Year Club Campus Tour
Many changes have taken place on the Appleby campus over the years! In this exclusive tour for members of the 50-Year Club, join us to explore campus, stop by the College Shop and the learn about the most recent developments at Appleby. 

Departing from John Bell Chapel
12:00 p.m.

50-Year Club Luncheon
Hosted at the Principal's Residence, this luncheon celebrates members of Appleby's 50-Year Club as well as this year's honourees - the Class of 1968.

Principal's Residence 


Day Two: Friday, September 14, 2018


10:35 a.m.

Homecoming  Chapel Service with Alumni Guest Speaker
The Homecoming Chapel Service celebrates and honours Appleby's heritage, through hymns, prayers and readings. This service will include a special address by an Appleby alumnus.

John Bell Chapel


30th Annual Appleby College Community Golf Classic

Details and venue information coming soon!


6:30 p.m. 

25-Year Reunion Dinner 
To reunite, celebrate and honour the Class of 1993 and the 25-year anniversary of their graduation from Appleby College. A complimentary cocktail reception will be followed by dinner for members of the Class of 1993, former faculty and their guests. Dress is cocktail attire.



Day Three: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Homecoming Day
 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Join us on Homecoming Day for a fun-filled day of activities for the entire Appleby Community and their families. The day begins at 9:00 a.m. with Registration. Dress for the day time events is casual.  Be sure to cheer on Appleby's athletics teams to victory during this year's Homecoming games being played throughout the day.
Please note that registration is required for all events. 

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Athletic Games
Be sure to cheer on Appleby’s field hockey, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams to victory during this year’s Homecoming games scheduled throughout the day. 


9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Pancake Breakfast
Hosted in the Schlesinger Dining Hall, kick off Homecoming Day with a fresh coffee and delicious pancakes. Check in for the day’s events and connect with other members of the Appleby Community before heading over to the Blue Dog Pep Rally. 

Burns Family Foyer/Schlesinger Dining Hall

10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Blue Dog Spirit Zone
Hosted by the Appleby College Parents' Association, join us in the Blue Dog Spirit Zone for refreshments and snacks throughout the day. Don't miss out on the chance to capture your Homecoming memories in our photobooth. Browse the Appleby College Pop Up Shop and gear up in double blue to take photos with Blue Dog.  

Burns Family Foyer

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Appleby College Pop Up Shop
The Appleby College Pop Up Shop will be open in the Blue Dog Spirit Zone from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Homecoming Day.  

Appleby's College Shop located in the McCraney Barn will also be open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Burns Family Foyer

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Argus Yearbook Pick-Up & Signing for the Class of 2018

Raymond Massey Reading Room

9:45 - 10:00 a.m. 

Blue Dog Pep Rally
Show us your school spirit! The Blue Dog Pep Rally gives everyone the opportunity to wear their house colour or double blue. Visitors are invited to cheer with current students from Baillie, Walker, Colley and Powell's Houses during a 20-minute pep rally.

The Samuel Quadrangle 

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tennis Fun!
Test the speed of your serve, or bring your family or friends for a match! The Hibberd Tennis Centre will host various tennis skills games throughout the day. Court 2 will be reserved for match games.

Hibberd Tennis Centre

11:00 a.m.

Campus Tour
On this tour of campus, discover the developments in recent years and explore the new areas. Join the school’s ambassadors to learn how the campus has been transformed over the past years or since your last return.

This tour will start at the entrance of the Nicholas Arts Centre and begin at 11:00 a.m.

Nicholas Arts Centre (Main Reception)

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

KidZone Activities including Residential Tours
Visiting children can take part in some fun activities organized and hosted by our students. 

Samuel Quadrangle

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Welcome Home BBQ
Hosted in the Schlesinger Dining Hall, stop by for a delicious barbecue lunch. All are welcome. Connect with alumni and their families, parents, current families, students and visiting sports teams in the Dining Hall. Bon appetite!

Schlesinger Dining Hall

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Outdoor Open Mic Stage
The outdoor open mic featuring students and alumni will run throughout the barbecue.  

Colley Bistro

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 

Alumni Hospitality Zone
The perfect place for alumni to reconnect with each other and their former teachers. Appleby alumni, former faculty and staff are invited for a dessert, coffee or cold beverage before heading over to take in the Alumni vs. Alumni Soccer Match. 

Raymond Massey Reading Room 
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.*


Alumni Soccer Match
Interested alumni are encouraged to register to take part and show off their soccer skills! All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to play in this fun game.

Spectators welcome! All members of the Appleby Community are encouraged to cheer on our alumni as they take to the field. Go Blue Dogs! 

*timing is subject to change based on student athletics game schedule.


 Main Field*
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.*

Alumni Basketball
Interested alumni are encouraged to register to take part and show off their basketball skills! All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to play in this fun game.


Spectators welcome! All members of the Appleby community are encouraged to take in the fun game and cheer on our alumni as they take to the court. Go Blue Dogs! 


*timing is subject to change based on student athletics game schedule.

6:00 p.m

Reunion Giving Challenge Cocktail Reception 
By invitation only, a special cocktail reception for the members of the reunion class(es) that achieve the highest percentage of participation and raises the highest dollar figure for the 2018 Reunion Giving Challenge. 

Principal's Residence
7:00 p.m.

Reunions Social 
In 2015, we introduced a NEW format for the Reunions Dinner with an emphasis on a fun and social atmosphere. In place of a sit down dinner, there will be a wide selection of food stations, passed food service and an open bar. 

Dress is cocktail attire.
Tickets are $40/person.

For photos from the 2017 Homecoming Reunions Social, click here>>

All alumni, current and former staff and faculty along with their guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. As a group we will honour classes celebrating major milestones - classes ending in ‘2’ and ‘7', in addition to members of the 50-Year Club. 

Evening Program

7:00 p.m.

Reunions Social

Schlesinger Dining Hall

11:00 p.m.

Post Event Drinks




Day Four: Sunday, September 16, 2018


11:45 a.m.

Homecoming BBQ for Former Employees





Please contact: 
Melanie Snyder
Director, Alumni Relations 
Telephone: 905-845-4681 ext. 131 

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