Colour Me Happy [VIDEO]

Get Wild. Stay Messy.

Two years ago, I asked myself why our university didn’t have a traditional send off to the school year like such Canadian campuses as the University of British Columbia (Storm the Wall) and the University of Calgary (Board Shorts Day).

I felt there needed to be a change and once I caught wind of a grant being offered by UVic’s Mental Health Initiative, I rallied my fellow Vikes Nation Ambassadors and went to work.

The Vikes Nation Blue & Gold Blitz is a time where students get together and throw away all the stresses of school and embrace one last hurrah of freedom and unexplainable joy before the unbearable weight of finals crush us to our dooms.

In this second annual event, Vikes Nation joined forces with the Mental Health Initiative and Destress Fest to celebrate and rejoice in the end of the full academic school year. Students were able to get wild and stay messy in a unique environment where you could throw away your stress by throwing packets full of vibrant colour all over each other and the campus.

In its first year, the event saw 200 students and in its second year, I passed the reigns over to Vikes Nation Ambassador Executive Shayna Plotnikoff, who doubled our attendance and took the event to the next level.

After seeing the growth of this event in two short years, it’s apparent this is going to be a unique staple and exciting end to each school year at the University of Victoria for years to come.

I could sit here and tell you all about it, but I’m going to let Vikes Nation Ambassador Aidan Collins do the work and tell you all about this event through video.

Colour Me Happy!

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