IN REVIEW | Term 1 2018

One of our great-spirited capsize victims at Day of the LongBoat 2018. An ocean dip didn’t stop them from finishing their race!

Term 1 has absolutely raced by- time to recap on a busy semester! Spot yourself in our event photo albums on Facebook! From UBC’s biggest Day of the Longboat EVER, to some of the most creative team names this campus has seen, thank you to all of our participants for keeping the semester fun- we can’t wait to catch you in January for Gladiator, Curling Bonspiel and you guessed it- Storm the Wall!

 

Gutterball Bowling


This year our teams hit up Grandview Lanes for the ultimate glow-in-the-dark, bowling extravaganza. Our space-themed event brought together martians and space alien hunters alike. Teams bowled their hearts out, winning with strikes and some good laughs with a gutterball (or two).

Team Name Highlight: I Can’t Believe it’s Not Gutter

Fall Softball Classic

Our teams braved the rain in their Hawaiian shirts and baseball hats at this year’s Fall Softball Classic! This year saw some 10/10 home runs and some great team spirit. Thank you to all our participants for coming out to this adeptly-themed Tropical softball tournament!

Champs: Honey Nut Ichiros

Team Name Highlight: We Like Big Bunts and We Cannot Lie

Pumpkin Run

Photo Cred: Hari Lavalle

Deep in the woods of Pacific Spirit Park, we gathered in fine Fall fashion. The sun shone down as individuals and relay teams waited at the start line. There were multiple races for multiple levels of running enthusiasts. The best part? Quite possibly the delicious treats at the finish line!

The Amazing Chase

UBC’s first ever Amazing Chase kicked off with a race against the clock, with each team scrambling to solve a list of riddles for the Tier 3 challenges. All our teams moved on to Tier 2 with record time, taking on the Aviary, the infamous ‘Shadow’ and other tests of fortitude and skill.

 

Congratulations to team Zoom Zoom for taking home champ shirts and beating the final challenge! (You’ll have to participate next year to find out what it was!)

 

 

Floorball Championship

Photo Cred: Bobby Dhaliwal

 

 

This brand-new event introduced popular European sport floorball- a combination of ball hockey and field hockey- to teams of 4+ students. Wearing matching tie-dye shirts and classic scrunchies, the teams rocked the retro theme and picked up the sport quickly. The epic round-robin tournament ended with fast-paced playoffs, and we can’t decide if it was more fun to play – or to watch the action! Thanks to all our participants for rockin’ some neon socks and being such good team players!

 

 

 

 

Photo Cred: Bobby Dhaliwal

  

Team Highlight: Our amazing all-women team- TwentyFloor Seven!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tennis Smash

We kicked off this year’s Tennis Smash tournament with a Wimbledon theme. All of our participants were ready at the door to show off their best Serena Willams-esque serve! The participants circulated a variety of different stations to test their skills and prove that they were deserving of the ultimate prize, the bragging rights of being crowned the Tennis Smash Tournament champion! Thanks to all of our participants for coming out and showing us a smashing good time!

                                        

Day of the LongBoat

 

Photo Cred: Bobby Dhaliwal

This year marked the 31st Day of the LongBoat and our BIGGEST to date, with 380 teams hitting the water over the weekend, kicking off with a VIP- UBC’s very own President, Santa Ono! We loved seeing your Canada-themed gear- from flags to flannel- and the fantastic spirit of some of our capsize victims!

 

 

Lace Up For Kids

In a magical winter wonderland, this year’s Lace Up for Kids raised a total of _____ for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Rare Disease Foundation! Attendees were treated to some laughs courtesy of UBC Improv and saw featured performances by the UBC Figure Skating Club, the UBC Thunderbirds Dance Club and the UBC Dance team. Our skaters took to the ice with along with our One-of-a-Kind-Kid, Alina Schofield, who is battles congenital asplenia and a rare condition called VACTERL. Thank you to all the Residence groups, families and Palooza fundraisers for teaming up to help transform the world of rare disease care.

Highest Raising Palooza Team: LaceUp Superheroes

Photo Credits: Sofia Shamsunahar

Water Wars

Who had a WHALE of a time at this year’s Water Wars? We sure did!

We watched our participants seas the day and it was fintastic seeing all the competitive spirit! A big shoutout to everyone who came to Water Wars 2018! We hope you got wet, sharky, and had a salty, but sweet time! Sea y’all next year!

Team Name Honourary Mention: Crazy Wet Asians

 


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