uOttawa Snow Festival: Calling the inner mascot in you!

Each year, the Community Life holds a snow festival to celebrate the winter season. From January 21 to 24, 2013, this unique and fun-filled festival will transform our campus. Winter-themed activities, including dogsledding and a snow sculpture competition, are guaranteed to warm you up. On January 23, the snow sculpture competition will have teams create snow masterpieces in the park across from Tabaret Hall for a chance to win prizes. In keeping with tradition, there will be plenty of free BeaverTails and maple taffy on snow to enjoy.

This week will also feature a chance for the University community to savour a sugar bush meal on January 22 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The $5 tickets can be purchased at Community Life Service (UCU 318). Finally, for those who like a taste of adventure, a sleepover will be held on January 24 in the tipi situated outside of Tabaret. All necessities will be supplied, so come spend the night and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience!

This year also marks the tenth anniversary of the uOttawa Winter Challenge, organized in partnership with the SFUO. Every day, student teams comprised of two guys and two girls will face a different challenge designed to test their physical and intellectual skills. The goal is to earn the most points during these challenges, which will take place each day between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information on the SFUO Winter Challenge, visit www.sfuo.ca.

“It is your experiences outside of the class that create your uOttawa memories,” says Jozef Spiteri, SFUO Vice-President, Social. “Building a snow fort in 24 hours is the type of stuff you will want to remember. Besides, I have $25,000 in prizes to give away!”

Finally, get your Gee-Gees gear out and cheer on the University of Ottawa basketball team as they go head-to-head against Carleton University on January 23 in the Capital Hoops Classic. Fans can purchase their tickets for the game at the Sports Complex client services desk or by emailing ggtix@uottawa.ca.

For more information about the snow festival, or to register for the snow sculpture competition or the tipi sleepover (space is limited), email program@uOttawa.ca. Find tweets about the festival under the hashtag #WinterNeige!

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