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Your Outreach Committee Summer/Fall 2016 event highlights

Posted by Kurt Sampson on November 4, 2016 in Community

2016 Summer BBQ

Over 100 members attended our first BBQ of 2016, held on Wednesday, July 13 during a sunny and hot lunchtime in the Carleton Quad (on the Forrest Building grassy area). On the menu were beef hot dogs and hamburgers, veggie hamburgers, veggies, fruit, chips, water, juice and pop. Kerplunk was added to the already popular washer toss and Jenga game activities. Johnson Insurance once again donated prizes and the Dalplex Varsity Marketing and Communications office kindly donated varsity game passes for all attendees. 

2016 Fall Lunchtime Trivia

Six teams participated in the first trivia event held on September 29 at the newly renovated Grawood. Hungry teams nibbled on nachos, onion rings and mozza sticks while they discussed possible answers to the questions. Lots of laugher and commentary was heard throughout the Grawood. Even a few students took notice of the interesting trivia questions and facts.  

Teams were equally competitive with 3-6 colleagues per table:

• I thought this was speed dating (Dal Analytics)
• The Brady Bunch (Dal Bookstore)
• The Looney Tunes (Res Life)
• The Safety Smarts (Environmental Health and Safety Office)
• DPMG Geniuses (Student Services, Human Resources, Global Health Office)
• Team Dentistry, Medicine and Facilities Management

First round winners: Team Dentistry, Medicine and Facilities Management
Second round winners:  Team Dentistry, Medicine and Facilities Management who donated their prize to the second placed team: The Looney Tunes.

Prizes were generously donated by Johnson’s Insurance, the Dal Bookstore and Aramark

Fall New Member Welcome – October 25

New DPMG members were treated to coffee, tea and treats while they mingled and viewed onscreen trivia questions and answers with the Executive and Outreach Committee members. 

New this Summer...

Summer Softball

DPMG members were on the ball diamond over many a lunch hour last summer playing against teams from other Dalhousie faculties, units, and groups. We might not have been the team to beat (or maybe we were because a lot of other teams did just that ;P), but I think if there was an award for best team spirit, we'd have been a shoe-in :). Keep your eye out for a notice in the spring about the 2017 season.

Friday Fitness

Another DPMG premiere event, is our Friday group fitness program. We basically get together over the Friday noon hour in the Studley gym, with our professional trainer from the Dalplex, yadda yadda yadda ...and then we're all sore on the weekend ;) But really, if you're interested; we do customizable cardio & strength exercises, often in high-intensity interval circuits, and everybody has the opportunity to get a great workout. We had so much interest for this that it filled to capacity in days & the wait list was a couple dozen, so I'm investigating the possibility of hosting two sessions in the winter; keep your eye out for a notice about that.


Suggestions and feedback welcome!

Please share with us any feedback from previous events, or suggestions for new ones, with anyone of us from the Outreah Committee. We're here to help get you all out to socialize, network, have fun, and grow together as a group.