By Eric Fung
This semester brought along war of another kind for about 100 students at the U of C.
Rez Wars, an annual event pitting students living in the University of Calgary’s residences against those from other Alberta post-secondary institutions, was held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the University of Alberta. The weekend-long event was organized by multiple parties, including the Residence Students’ Association and Campus Recreation.
“This year was definitely a year of transition [for the event],” said RSA President Sarah Wilson. “The U of A made it dry this year which set a different tone for the event and definitely put more focus on the athletics, as opposed to other social events that take place over the weekend.”
According to Wilson, Rez Wars was an all-around competition, exhibiting students’ athleticism and spirit. This year, the U of C took home the crowns for Ultimate Frisbee, Wall Climbing and Innertube Waterpolo.
“There are a lot of fun parties and activities, but I won’t comment on any of the details relating to the mischief that has a tendency to take place over that weekend,” she explained.
Each year, Rez Wars alternates between the U of C and U of A campuses. That weekend, students from each participating institution move into the host’s residences. In addition to bragging rights, the winners in each event won T-shirts emblazoned with their “Champ” status.
“It’s generally all about competition; U of C and U of A definitely have the strongest rivalries of all the schools that participate,” Wilson said. “All the teams worked really hard at their events and showed incredible amounts of school spirit throughout the weekend.”