I apologize for not updating this blog as much as I should, I have been extremely busy these past few weeks assisting in organizing York University’s 55th Birthday (aka biggest, baddest, funnest event ever to reach York University). Eight stations, three different locations, a whole bunch of glitter, pride and spirit later, we are finally on the last stretch to an amazing day! In this post I will be writing a little on the fun which will be occurring on the big day, ways you could volunteer and even make history! Before reading on to the awesomeness, make sure to mark WEDNESDAY MARCH 26TH on your calendars! The time is 10:00 AM-4:00 PM and locations are VARI LINK, VARI HALL, STUDENT CENTER! Okay ready? let’s do this!
THE BIG DAY
There is TONS happening during the big day! York is U will be having eight stations situated in Vari Hall, Vari Link and The Student Center! Here is a brief overview of the stations:
Pride-O-Meter: We will be having a huge pride-o-meter set up in Vari Hall where students will have the opportunity to write down a reason why they love this amazing school on a lion’s paw! The paw will join many others on a huge YU (our version of a pride thermometer)! Our aim is to fill the YU up with many, many paws until we’re overflowing with reasons why to love YorkU
YU Create: We will have face painting, tattoos and button-making available at this station, where students will have the opportunity to express their love for York U by show-casing it for the world to see!
York Gets Popping: We will have a popcorn station available to students, because let’s face it, York is Popping! Come by for some kernel deliciousness
Cake Pop Deliciousness: We will be distributing thousands of red velvet cake pops 1:00 PM-4:00 PM in the Vari Hall Kiosk for all students! If you don’t know what cake pops are, their like lollipops, but with a ball of cake at the top (SO YUMMY!)
Get Yorked & Polaroid Photo Booth: We’re putting a positive spin on Get Yorked this year by having York U & R/W gear available for students to wear in our dress up photo booth! Get your photos taken and tweet them with the hash-tag #YUSPIRIT, and voila! Your photos will be printed and available for pick up at our polaroid photo booth!
York is U Contest Giveaway Station: We will be giving away awesome York is U promotional items through our twitter contest! Stay tuned for more information on the big day! Make sure to follow our twitter handle @YorkisU
Snow Cone Frenzy: During the spirit rally in the student center, which is from 12:00-1:00 PM, make sure to stop by our snow cone machine for an icy treat!
Student Center Spirit Rally: we will be having a spirit rally in the student center from 12:00-1:00 PM where we swill be recognizing all of our accomplishments this past year and will be giving out 200 cupcakes! Some acts which you will see: a magic show, choir and more!
This year, York University will be making history by having their first ever York University aerial photo at 1:00 PM in the learning commons in front of Vari Hall! The photo will require at least 300 students so make sure you tell all of your friends and come by to make history with rest of the York U community!
We are still accepting volunteers for this amazing day to lead our stations! We are looking for volunteers on the big day as well on Tuesday, March 25th 2014 from 4:30-10:00 PM, where we will putting all of the amazing decor up and blowing gazillions of balloons! We accept all volunteers, no pre-requisites are required and everyone is welcome! Become engaged and have fun through volunteering with us, you won’t regret it. To volunteer all you have to do is follow this link: CLICK and choose the shifts you would want to volunteer there!
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the York’s Birthday, free to email Sheila Shahrokhi (moi) at yuevents@Yorku.ca