Print Edition: November 26, 2014
Walking through the gym feels like trespassing on sacred ground reserved only for athletes who represent the UFV Cascades and the coaches who mentor them. The new intramurals program gives students the opportunity to join in athletically while having something fun to do.
The program is open to all students, and costs only $2 to participate in certain events, while others are even free. But even if students can’t pay the $2, the athletics department will be accepting donations of two cans of food or non-perishable food items. Although the action has already begun, students can still join in.
The 1st annual ping-pong tournament is an event that looks to bring in plenty of students, taking place December 2. With both tournaments costing only $2, it is likely we will see a large number of students competing for the title of best ping-pong player at UFV.
Other events include soccer, pickle ball, and basketball. They occur on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. The last soccer game of the semester was scheduled for November 24, while pickle ball was on the 25, and basketball was on the 26. Note that pickle ball is the only event of the three that will require the payment of $2 or two food items.
Any students wishing to get involved in the brand new intramural program need only bring their form of payment and their student ID.
If students are interested in getting involved with the school and meeting new people, the intramural program might be one of the best ways to kick-start the full university experience.
The end of the month promises stress and a lot of hard work for students, and the intramural events is a way to blow off steam. Intramural participants can expect to have many more events coming up during both the exam period and the winter semester, including perhaps the Canadian staple: hockey.
With many events upcoming, students looking to get involved have every chance to see some action in a competitive athletic forum on campus with the intramural program.