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Green & Glow Winterfest


What a Weekend

Green & Glow Winterfest, which took place Jan. 29 through 31, kicked off the 100th anniversary of the University of Alberta Alumni Association. The event lit up Quad with light installations, pyrotechnics and fireworks off the roof of Athabasca Hall.


Dan Riskin, ’97 BSc, led off Winterfest with a talk on Cool Science. The Daily Planet host stayed long after the talk was over to sign autographs and take photos with fans of science, like Gryffyn Pratt.

Dan Riskin, ’97 BSc, led off Winterfest with a talk on Cool Science, Thursday evening. The Daily Planet host stayed long after the talk was over to sign autographs and take photos with fans of science, like Gryffyn Pratt, age 8. [Photo Credit: Ryan Whitefield, ’10 BA]


Winterfest speaker Dan Riskin, ’97 BSc, took the opportunity to thank Professor Emeritus Reuben Kaufman, who sparked within Riskin a love of science.

Winterfest speaker Dan Riskin, ’97 BSc, took the opportunity to thank Professor Emeritus Reuben Kaufman, who sparked within Riskin a love of science. This was the first opportunity Riskin had to reunite with and thank his academic inspiration. The moment prompted Kaufman to think about his own inspirations. "It had me thinking about the people who inspired and influenced me and how I didn't have the chance to tell them," said Kaufman. “I wish I had.” [Photo Credit: Ryan Whitefield, ’10 BA]


Alumni Association president Glenn Stowkowy, ’76 BSc(ElecEng), leads the 110 lantern bearers followed by Daily Planet host and Winterfest guest speaker Dan Riskin, ’97 BSc.

Alumni Association president Glenn Stowkowy, ’76 BSc(ElecEng), led the 110 lantern bearers who paraded through Quad Friday evening to kick off that portion of the Green & Glow Winterfest event. Stowkowy was followed by Daily Planet host and Winterfest guest speaker Dan Riskin, ’97 BSc. [Photo Credit: Laughing Dog Photography/Kaylee Waterfield]


Bonnie Gover wearing her mother’s 1953 varsity jacket to celebrate the centenary kickoff

Department of Chemistry staff member and alumna Bonnie Gover, ’84 BA, wore her mother’s 1953 varsity jacket to celebrate the centenary kickoff. Gover’s mother, Julia Melnyk (Homeniuk), ’74 BEd, was a summer session ladies champion in fastball for 1953 and also played women’s singles badminton. On a recent visit to her family home, Gover found the jacket carefully stored away and decided to wear it to remember her mother and share their family’s multigenerational connection to the University of Alberta. [Photo Credit: Laughing Dog Photography/Kaylee Waterfield]


Quad came alive Friday evening as alumni, students, staff and members of the community gathered to take in the sights and celebrate 100 years of UAlberta alumni Doing Great Things.

Quad came alive Friday evening as alumni, students, staff and members of the community gathered to take in the sights and celebrate 100 years of U of A alumni Doing Great Things. More than 4,500 people were registered to attend the weekend’s events. [Photo Credit: Laughing Dog Photography/Kaylee Waterfield]


The Chronos Vocal Ensemble with pyrotechnics lighting up Quad behind them.

The pyrotechnics display provided a dramatic stage for the Chronos Vocal Ensemble. [Photo Credit: Laughing Dog Photography/Kaylee Waterfield]


Green & Gold Winterfest lit up Quad with light installations, pyrotechnics and fireworks off the roof of Athabasca Hall

A fireworks display shot from the roof of Athabasca Hall lit up the night. [Photo Credit: Epic Photography/Ian Jackson]


Engineering student and volunteer Preetam Anbukarasu helps the future generation of UAlberta students build lanterns while alumna and mom Kirstin Boelman, ’95 BA, ’01 BSc(OT) looks on.

Engineering student and volunteer Preetam Anbukarasu helped the future generation of U of A students build lanterns while alumna and mom Kirstin Boelman, ’95 BA, ’01 BSc(OT) looked on. [Photo Credit: Laughing Dog Photography/Kaylee Waterfield]


Amelie Groppe enjoying her first snowy winter after moving to Edmonton from England

Amelie Groppe, 6, took part in some of the children’s activities put together by Play Around the World during Saturday’s Snow Day portion of the Green & Glow festival. It was Groppe’s first snowy winter after moving to Edmonton from England. Her father, Markus Groppe, came to the University of Alberta as a fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. [Photo Credit: Laughing Dog Photography/Kaylee Waterfield]


Families who came out on Saturday had the opportunity to take in some “cool science” demonstrations — and in the case of the ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, some very tasty demonstrations.

Families who came out on Saturday had the opportunity to take in some “cool science” demonstrations — and in the case of the ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, some very tasty demonstrations. [Photo Credit: Epic Photography/Ian Jackson]


Crowds lined up in the falling snow to have a chance to zip down the ice slide

The ice slide was one of the most popular activities on Quad during the weekend. The crowd lined up day and night to have a chance to zip down a chute of ice on a crazy carpet. [Photo Credit: Laughing Dog Photography/Kaylee Waterfield]


The Quad Squad, a troupe of roving performers, directed by Amy Shostak, ’07 BA, offered plenty of fun and entertainment throughout the weekend.

The Quad Squad, a troupe of roving performers, offered plenty of fun and entertainment throughout the weekend. The performers were directed by Amy Shostak, ’07 BA. [Photo Credit: Laughing Dog Photography/Kaylee Waterfield]


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