The University of Alberta is a strong institution. We have strong research facilities and rigorous courses. However, we’re desperately lacking school spirit. Athletics are sparsely attended (much to Emerson’s chagrin) and, with the exception of dodgeball, events at the U of A are poorly attended.
That is, with the exception of those thrown by the Events and Venues Department of the Students’ Union.
The fine people down at Events and Venues (disclaimer: myself and Mike Ross are heavily involved with them) work way too hard putting on events for the student body. They are responsible for Week Of Welcome, the ever-present movie nights, and, of course, Anti-Freeze.
For those of you who are unaware, Anti-Freeze is an annual event thrown at the start of the Winter semester by the Events and Venues Department of Students’ Union. It has been described as GEER week, but for people who can talk to girls. Fundamentally, Anti-Freeze is a week of competition in a variety of challenges for a series of prizes held in early January. This year, it’s being held from January 7th-11th. It’s going to be a fun time, and I encourage everyone to make a team and get involved. Several members of the Wanderer’s editorial team will be competing; perhaps this year, Emerson’s loveable Reindicks will come out on top.
If you want to find out more about Anti-Freeze, email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, check out these videos.