Snow much fun

- January 23, 2008

Courtney Larkin
Courtney Larkin, vice president of student life, is planning the DSU's winter carnival. (Danny Abriel Photo)

You might catch Courtney Larkin humming Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow these days. She’s hoping Nova Scotia’s finicky weather cooperates for Dalhousie Student Union’s upcoming winter carnival.

It kicks off Sunday, January 20 with a Halifax Mooseheads game and continues to Saturday, January 26 with a masquerade ball in the McInnes Room.

The idea behind the carnival is to “re-engage students” with student life after the holidays, says Ms. Larkin, vice president student life with the DSU.

“It’s a great way to get students involved and open their eyes to what’s happening at Dal,” says Ms. Larkin, who’s majoring in management.

At least 250 students are expected to watch as the Mooseheads take on the Saint John Sea Dogs at the Halifax Metro Centre. Dal societies will stage competitions and fun activities during intermission. Dalhousie Arts and Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Engineering and Law societies are selling tickets, ranging from $10 to $12, for the game.
“We’ve already sold over half of our tickets already,” says Sarah Amyotte from DASSS.

In addition to the Mooseheads game, there will be a free skate and a chance for students to show off their snow sculpting skills in the quad.

”We also have a few bands playing, most of them Halifax talent,” says Ms. Larkin. Signal Hill will be playing at the Grawood on January 23 and Jimmy Swift will be in the T-Room the following evening.

The biggest event planned is the Masquerade Ball happening on January 26, with proceeds going to the Bide Awhile Animal Shelter in Dartmouth.

Aspiring writer Stephanie Smith is majoring in international development studies.

Winter Carnival

  • Halifax Mooseheads Game. Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m. at the Halifax Metro Centre.
  • Winter Wonderland. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SUB lobby.
  • Signal Hill. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 9 p.m. in the Grawood. Admission $5.
  • Skating. Thursday, Jan. 24, 11:40 a.m. in Dal arena. Free admission with Dal card.
  • Society Fair. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2 p.m. in the McInnes Room.
  • Jimmy Swift Band. Thursday, Jan. 24, 9 p.m. in the T-Room. Admission $5.
  • Snow sculptures. Friday, Jan. 25, 1 p.m. in the Dalhousie Quad.
  • Bling Bling party. Friday, Jan. 25, 9 p.m. in the Grawood. Admission $2.
  • Masquerade ball. Saturday, Jan. 26, 7 p.m. in the McInnes Room. Tickets $25.

FOR MORE INFO: Dalhousie Student Union


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