Campus Doors Open for Winterlude 2014

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BRANDON, MB – Play with clay. Scrub up and nurse a patient. Learn the secrets of CSI archeology. This year’s Winterlude at Brandon University (BU) features interactive demonstrations that will interest people from ages 3 to 103.

The annual mid-winter open house happens Saturday, February 8th on the University campus. “There’s no better opportunity to explore the BU campus, meet professors, and take part in some cool events,” says President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah Poff. “We’ll even provide a free hot brunch and free tickets to the Bobcats!”

Winterlude kicks off at 10:30 am with free brunch in the University Main Dining Hall. Attendees receive free tickets to BU Bobcats basketball that night. Demonstrations begin at 11 am throughout the campus involving professors and students from Science, Arts, Health Studies, Athletics and Visual Arts. Other highlights include the Indigenous Winter Games complete with traditional fiddlers and fire-baked bannock, a floor hockey tournament in the Healthy Living Centre, and your opportunity to view the heavens through the largest telescope between southern Ontario and Calgary, beginning at 7 pm in the BU Observatory.

“Every year, Winterlude gets better and better,” says Winterlude 2014 organizer Katie Gross, BU Director of Student Recruitment and Retention. “Favourites including the science demonstrations are back plus great new events including a draw-a-thon pitting students from the University against Assiniboine Community College, with a selection of pieces to be auctioned at 3:30 pm.”

A full listing of Winterlude 2014 events is available at:

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For more information, please contact:
Dr. Deborah Poff
President and Vice-Chancellor
Katie Gross
Director, Recruitment and Retention


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