Posted on September 17, 2010 by Tia Lalani

Take a peek at some of the pics taken during the amazing Centenary Kickoff Party on September 15!

By Christopher Thrall –

On Wednesday night, the biggest party of the century ignited Augustana’s Centenary Year celebrations! Take a look at some of the pictures from the event.

Over 900 people – students, alumni, faculty and staff – streamed into the University of Alberta’s Camrose campus Quad to enjoy an eclectic trio of bands until late into the night.

The evening started at 7 pm with the country stylings of Saskatchewan’s Blake Berglund and Kennedy Rodeo, followed by Edmonton’s reggae sensation Souljah Fyah. The densely-packed dance area in front of the stage – which was itself set up in front of the historic Old Main building – cheered enthusiastically when Vancouver’s Indo-Celtic fusion band Delhi 2 Dublin took the stage.

“We chose the bands because they represented a mix of styles which could appeal to everyone, and reflect the diversity that is found here at Augustana,” says Nadine Snyman, a third-year chemistry student at Augustana and a student representative on the Centenary Committee. “The students there had such a great time – I can’t walk anywhere on campus without someone asking me when the next big party will happen!”

The Centenary Kickoff Party was the first big event of a year-long celebration of Augustana’s 100 years of history. You can find details about upcoming events, including our Forum & Library Opening on September 21, at

Free blankets, tattoos, popcorn and chocolate for all!

Blake Berglund & Kennedy Rodeo kicked it country-style in front of Old Main.

The new Student Forum was a brilliant backdrop for the night.

Students warmed up by dancing to three great bands.

Combining Bollywood with Celtic rock, Delhi 2 Dublin had the crowd trying to keep up with the beat.

Despite the chilly weather, students, alumni and staff came out in droves.

From the roof of the new Student Forum, the party looked even wilder!

A hundred years ago, do you think the founders had any idea how we would celebrate the centenary?

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