The Butterdome was packed Friday with 4,979 University of Alberta participants sporting green and gold who came together to take back the Guinness World Record for the largest dodgeball game.
For the third year in a row, the game, which lasted almost an hour, was won by the gold team. Spectators included President Indira Samarasekera, Provost Carl Amrhein, and Liberal leader Bob Rae. Leading up to the game, both teams were chanting “U of A” and mascots Guba and Patches were seen crowd-surfing.
This record puts the U of A above the record set in September by the University of California, Irvine, who held a game in September with 4,000 participants.
More to come…
On this special short edition of The Gateway Presents, we celebrate the Gateway’s 103rd birthday by telling some birthday stories and talking about The Gateway’s history.
Since this is a music blog and not an exhausted-consideration-on-moments-in-my-life Tumblr blog, what better way to gain some clarity to what I’ve listened to in the past 11 months than order and number songs (one for each month) that I’ve found to be the best and most worthwhile from the past eleven months?
Pandas basketball player and starting point guard Jessilyn Fairbanks didn’t always envision herself leading one of the hottest teams in CIS. In fact, Fairbanks’ path — from Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) standout to leading the charge for the Pandas on both ends of the court — has become one of the more intriguing storylines in varsity sports this year.
The statistics are staggering. In the last 10 years, the University of Alberta Students’ Union has had only two female presidents, and out of 50 executives only 11 were women.
What renowned paleontologist Phillip Currie initially thought was a turtle shell poking out of the ground turned out to be an almost fully intact baby dinosaur — and one of the most significant finds of his career.