Looking back on the 44th Head of the Trent

Pictures (by Keila MacPherson) follow the article.

It was a chilly morning, October 4, as Trent University welcomed students and alumni to participate in the largest event of the year.

Head of the Trent is certainly something you heard about, and no bad weather could ruin the excitement. There were two things you had to do: wear green and have fun.

Celebrations in Peterborough clubs started earlier on Friday night, and you could hear music vibes as soon as you woke up in the morning. The Trent community loves to party, and this weekend is something to remember for a long time.

By the lunchtime, sun started to come out and bring people on campus. School buses, running all day long specifically for the event, were loaded with students and cheerful atmosphere.

You could not escape fun that day. And obviously, you could not miss out on sport. Rugby, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and of course rowing – there was a game to watch any time.

Surely, the huge event of the day was rowing regatta, the largest single-day regatta in North America. As the day went on, more and more people gathered on the bridge and alongside the Otonabee River.

Though the rain was an obvious discouragement for viewers, races went on, and we congratulate all the winners, including Trent University Heavyweight Single Men Team who came first in the Division #1.

As a homecoming event, HOTT was also a success. Many graduated students came to visit, and this weekend still meant a lot to them. It was a nice thing to see their nostalgia for life on campus and Trent spirit.

On the whole, the day turned out to be just as everyone expected – competitive, but still friendly and joyful.

Hopefully, the tradition, started 44 years ago, will continue on and will bring people together on this great holiday.