Sir Isaac Brocks birthday celebration Thursday

PRE-SEASON BASKETBALL GAMEThe Brock men’s basketball team will be hosting St. Francis Xavier from Nova Scotia for their first pre-season game at 7 p.m. in Bob Davis gym. Tickets are available at the door. Let’s show the east coast that the Badgers are the best fans in Canada.Top 5 facts about Major-General Sir Isaac Brock:He was born on October 6, 1768 on the Island of Guernsey, one of Britain’s channel islands.Brock University offers an annual Brock Guernsey Undergraduate Scholarship to a resident of Guernsey, commemorating Isaac Brock’s place of birth.He is remembered for his distinctive British red coat and white trousers.Most of the portraits of Isaac Brock are artists’ impressions. Only two are known to be authentic, or done during his lifetime.Before passing in the War of 1812, he was reported to have told his comrades ‘Surgite!’, Latin for ‘push on’ – the motto for Brock University. A grand celebration fit for the hero of Upper Canada.Brock University invites all members of the community to join in celebrating Major-General Sir Isaac Brock’s 247th birthday on Oct. 6.The second-annual event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. in front of the statue with free cupcakes, lawn games, live music and performances and the singing of Happy Birthday.Miniature paper models of Sir Isaac BrockMiniature paper models of Sir Isaac Brock himself will also be given away.The party doesn’t stop there, as more events are being hosted on-campus to turn the birthday party into a day-long celebration.RED DAYFaculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear red Thursday in honour of Brock’s big day.SOCIAL MEDIAShare your Brock statue selfies and use the hashtag #Surgite on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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