Remember back in October, when I applied to be a part of the KIN Week committee and got it?
Well, KIN Week is here! I’m super excited to see how our events pan out, because this is the first ever KIN Week. This week will set the stage for future KIN Week events! So here’s the breakdown:
Today we have a free KIN BBQ and dodgeball. We challenged Science to come out and play with us, but I’m a little doubtful that they will. In any case, we have lots of teams ready to play a round-robin tournament! My favourite team name? Kinner Kinner Chicken Dinner. Bahaha.
Tomorrow’s event is one of the bigger highlights of the week— The K-Factor. It’s sort of like a beauty pageant, except the judging isn’t based on your physical attractiveness, but rather how well you answer the questions and perform. Besides, everyone in KIN is good looking 😉
On Wednesday is the Kinesiology Career Fair. If you’re stuck on what to do with your life career-wise (I’m sure we’ll all hit that point one day or another), I recommend you go to this one. I heard there’ll be firefighters there. Firefighters.
Thursday evening is devoted to a Dinners For Kinners Potluck! I was in charge of coordinating this event (mostly, anyways), so I really hope it goes well! We’ve got lots of fun games lined up, thanks to our DFK team 🙂
On Friday there’s a bar event at Lola’s, but since I’m underage I’m not going 😛 So no comment from me on that.
You can find all these events on Facebook. Here is the main event page!
I have to go set up for the barbecue now. See you there!
Stroke, stroke, stroke, stroke! Golly, that word sounds weird after a while.
For those you you who haven’t heard about it, Day of the Longboat is a UBC REC event held at Jericho Beach. Basically, you form a team with whomever you like (I went with a faculty team) and you race against other teams in an oversized canoe. It’s more fun than I describe it to be, I promise!
Here’s how my day went:
- I got up at 6am this morning. Yes, on a Sunday (the horror!). There was no sun, and the moon was still high in the sky (and it was really, really bright).
- I drove to Jericho Beach, which took me half an hour. It was a lovely drive because all the lights along my route were pedestrian lights, and since no-one was out at 7 in the morning… What? Of course I didn’t speed!
- Paying for parking at the lot was a pain for three reasons:
- Today, you have to pay for parking; tomorrow, parking is free.
- $3 an hour. Seriously, why so outrageous?
- I had no coins, which meant I scrambled around for twenty minutes looking for people who had change for a $10 bill.
- I met up with 8 other first-year kinesiology students. Our team name? The Kintagious Kinky Kinners! …Oh boy, do Kinners love their puns.
- We went out in our
oversized canoe longboat and paddled hard. I’m pleased to say that there was no capsizing of any sort, although we came close. There was, however, lots of screaming, splashing, cheering, and laughing.
- We did not come in last place. 😀
- We soaked in the (really, super-duper-ultra-hot) hot tub for a bit, and then went out for lunch and cheered and heckled incoming teams from other heats. There were a lot of kinesiology teams out there, and we cheered for them all!
The KKK: After the race!
What disappointed me (a little): after we finished up, it felt like there wasn’t much to do. There was a feeling of “What now?” once we got out of our lifejackets, and there seemed to be no incentives for us to stick around. (Maybe that’s good, because we all had to study for our physiology midterm).
Still, I’d say Day of the Longboat is one event that all UBC students have to do at least once. If you’re looking for spirit, you’d find it here! It’s definitely a team bonding activity, so I’d recommend that you gather a group of friends, or people from your floor, or your faculty.
And for goodness’ sake, not that kid you really can’t stand.
Can’t wait for next year!
Posted in FIrst Year, Involvement, Kinesiology
Tagged Day of the Longboat, driving, faculty pride, Kin Pride, Kinesiology, midterms ugh, parking woes, UBC REC, weekend
I’m home from Kin Frosh! It was amazing; definitely a weekend never to be forgotten. I’m not going to try and describe it, because you really had to be there to understand even half of what was going on. Now I’m absolutely sure that Kin’s the best faculty, because I can’t imagine that the events for any other faculty beat ours (yes, I’m looking at you, Sciences). I would absolutely recommend that next year’s freshmen—even if they’re not in Kinesiology—go to frosh. One thing I’ve learned: get out there and say yes to everything! Except drugs. Drugs are bad, kids.
I’m super duper tired right now (which is a testament to the craziness that is Kin Frosh) and there’s a lot of reading I should be doing. So I’m going to go back to work and pray that my power doesn’t go out yet again.
Also I really hope there wasn’t actually an online chemistry quiz due today because I can’t find it.