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e-dition - January 12, 2007

Fun in the Winter Sun:
UWinnipeg's 40th Anniversary Year Launched

The University of Winnipeg kicked off its 40th Anniversary with Fun in the Winter Sun on Friday, January 5, 2007. UWinnipeg faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and neighbours participated in an array of exciting indoor and outdoor activities to celebrate the start of UWinnipeg's 40th anniversary year. 

Many more events are planned to mark this significant occasion including upcoming Manitoba Moose game Jan. 17; the Duckworth Challenge Jan. 24; Chantal Kreviazuk fundraising concert Feb. 19; the Bonnycastle Lecture Feb.22; Human Rights & Social Justice conference presented by Global College Feb. 23-25; and, Homecoming Weekend Sept. 13-16, 2007.   

UWSA Pancake Breakfast 

The University of Winnipeg Students' Association hosted a free pancake breakfast for faculty, staff, students and community members getting Fun in the Winter Sun off to a great start.

Ball Hockey Tournament

The UWSA organized an all-day ball hockey tournament in Lot A in support of the University's United Way campaign. Faculty and staff members teamed up to challenge the students. UWinnipeg surpassed its United Way target this year thanks to the generosity of the campus community.

Ruby Red Slushies

Chartwells provided free ruby red slushies in Riddell Hall cafeteria at lunch time to all faculty, staff, students and community members in attendance.

Face painting

Riddell Hall cafeteria was abuzz all afternoon during Fun in the Winter Sun as the site for face painting, balloon sculpting, gingerbread decorating and fantastic family entertainment. Free pizza and hot chocolate were also provided to one and all.

Performace by PJ Pajamas

The magic of the day was evident on many fronts. Magician PJ Pajamas gave an awe-inspiring performance and, with the help of a young volunteer, kept all children entertained.  

Horse-drawn Carriage

Fun in the Winter Sun was capped off by horse-drawn wagon rides that left every 15 minutes from Spence Street and travelled down Portage Avenue and around The University of Winnipeg neighbourhood to the delight of young and old.

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