Kelsey Mech

UVic hosts world-record game of capture the flag

Heading back to class can be stressful, but the UVic Students’ Society has a week of events planned to welcome students back to school.

Heading back to class can be stressful, but the University of Victoria’s Students’ Society has a week of events planned to welcome students back to school.

The “Campus Kickoff” week features a series of party and fundraising events, and notably, a world-record capture the flag game this Saturday in partnership with the Victoria Sport and Social Club.

“We were trying to find something that’s open to everyone on campus and a fun, silly way of starting the year off with a higher energy campus-wide event,” says Lewis Rhodes, director of events with the UVSS.

To get into the Guinness World Records, the UVSS needs at least 250 participants for the game. As of last week, there were 500 students already registered, however, Rhodes expects about 1,000 players to come out.

The last campus wide event the UVSS held was a lip dub to Michael Buble’s Haven’t Met You Yet in 2010. That event saw more than 1,000 students.

“It’s all about creating community on campus… in a fun, positive way,” Rhodes says.

People wanting to participate in the world record attempt can register online at Registrants will be divided into two teams, blue and yellow, and are encouraged to show up decked out in school colours.

The game runs from 2 to 5 p.m. in UVic’s Ring Road on Saturday. Sign-in at 1 p.m. at Petch Fountain.

For more information about Campus Kickoff events, see

Campus Kickoff

Sept. 5: Free pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon

SUB fair featuring live music, noon to 5 p.m.

Back 2 School Party at Felicita’s, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sept. 6: Pool Party and Beach Volley Ball, 2 to 6 p.m.

Movie in the Park, featuring Jurassic Park, 8 p.m.

Sept. 7: Thunderfest, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UVic Vikes soccer season opener, 6 to 9 p.m. 

Sept. 8: UVic Shine Day, a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis, 9 a.m.

World Record Capture the Flag Game, 1 to 5 p.m.



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