Rocki Rolletti to Rock at Homecoming Kickoff Party

WINNIPEG, MB – Entertainer, comic, journalist and UWinnipeg alumnus Peter Jordan (BA ’72) will rock your socks off at The University of Winnipeg’s Homecoming Opening Reception Thurs. Sept. 13.

Homecoming 2007 officially opens with a Wine & Cheese Reception featuring entertainment from our students and alumni. In the persona of the wild and crazy Rocki Rolletti, Jordan promises a raucous rock and roll show for UWinnipeg alumni, friends, faculty, staff and guests. Other performers at the event include the Downtown Winnipeg Jazz Band and the Rembrandt String Quartet. President & Vice-Chancellor Lloyd Axworthy will also be in attendance to welcome UWinnipeg alumni home. The event details are:

Homecoming ’07 Opening Reception
Thursday, Sept. 13 – 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Clearsight Event Tent, Front Lawn of Wesley Hall
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue

Jordan’s Rocki Rolletti band took Winnipeg’s entertainment scene by storm with its decidedly goofy take on rock n’ roll in the 1980s. Jordan went on to star in the CBC-TV work series It’s a Living, which aired on CBC Television from 1989-2003. The program won two Gemini awards for Best Host Lifestyle or Performing Arts Program or Series, once in 1998 and again in 2000. He was a four-time nominee in the same category. Jordan was also a regular contributor to CBWT’s 24Hours LateNight program in the 1980s. He continues to contribute to CBC-TV news on a regular basis.

The University of Winnipeg’s Homecoming ’07 features many other entertaining and informative events. For more information or to register for Homecoming, please visit http://40th.uwinnipeg.ca.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Ilana Simon, Communications Officer, University of Winnipeg
P: 204.786.9930, C: 204.782.3279, E: i.simon@uwinnipeg.ca

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