Spirit Week shows off U of A’s community involvement

News Staff - Mon Jan 16, 2012

Opportunities for involvement will be showcased next week at the University of Alberta during Spirit Week, which celebrates the contributions students make to the campus community and beyond.

The week kicks off with a free concert on Monday, January 16. A volunteer and clubs fair will host organizations and groups looking to engage students interested in health, athletics, entertainment, education, social development, and more. The fair will run in the Students’ Union building until January 19. A celebration of community will conclude the week on Thursday evening.

“Involvement, whether it’s with a student group, sport or even outside interests, is the key to a meaningful university experience,” said Colten Yamagishi, U of A Students’ Union Vice-President (Student Life). “Events like this make all the forms involvement can take visible to students in one place. It’s all about taking that first step.”

Spirit Week is a joint initiative between the SU’s Student Group Services and InfoLink. Students who come out to the events and the fair will be eligible to win daily prizes like Oilers tickets, a PlayStation 3, or gift cards. Further details of the event can be found at

“The Winter Term, especially its beginning, can seem dreary with the short days and cold weather,” noted Hallie Brodie, an organizer of the event and Manager of InfoLink. “We are trying to change that perspective by gathering people and groups that make our campus great, and showing students how they can contribute too.”

For more information please contact:
Jonathan Taves
External Communications & Media Advisor
University of Alberta Students’ Union
P: 780-492-4236

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