York University has a strong and vibrant community spirit. On March 26, the University celebrates its 55th birthday and to mark the occasion, all students, staff and faculty are invited to wear red and white, or York gear.
This year’s event features a special addition! All York community members are invited to gather in the Harry W. Arthurs Common on the Keele campus for York University’s first ever Red and White Day aerial photograph at 1pm!
Wear Red & White or York gear! The historic photo will be available for download following the event at http://www.yorku.ca/redwhite/. The first 200 participants will receive a free red toque.
At noon, just before the aerial photograph, there will be a spirit rally in the Student Centre.
“By wearing our colours, we show our pride and passion for this greatUniversity,” says York’s President & Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri. “As our visual identity, our colours help to unite our incredibly diverse community of 65,000. I hope I can count on all of you to join us on Red and White Day, and I look forward to seeing you all on the Common for this historic aerial photograph”.
A number of fun events have been planned for the day:
March 26, 2014 – Schedule of events for the Keele Campus
- All day, receive 25 per cent off Red & White gear at the York University Bookstore.
- 10 per cent off York Lion’s Clothing at the Tait Pride Shop, Tait McKenzie Centre.
- From 8:30 to 10:30am, York U Alumni will gather for an alumni breakfast. This event is by invitation only.
- From 10am to 3pm, nab a York U T-shirt for just $10 in Vari Hall.
- From 10am to 3pm, make your own York U button and grab some free swag in Vari Hall.
- From 10am to 4pm, the great Food Truck Event returns to Campus Walk (near the Student Centre).
- From 11am to 12pm, grab a free picture with the York U mascots at the Mascot Photo Booth in Vari Hall.
- At 12pm, gather in the Student Centre for a Spirit Rally.
- At 1pm, head out to the Harry W. Arthurs Common for York U’s first Aerial Photo.
- From 3:30 to 4:30pm, York Sport and Recreation is hosting a recreational showcase in the Student Centre.
- From 3:30 to 4:30pm, head over the 137 South Ross Building to hear York alumnus David Tsubouchi (BA ’72, JD ’75) talk about life after graduation.
Schedule of events for the Glendon Campus
- All day, receive 25 per cent off Red & White gear at the Glendon Bookstore.
- From 11am to 3pm, the great Food Truck Event returns to the Glendon Manor.
- From 11am to 3pm, grab a free picture with the York U mascots at the Mascot Photo Booth in the Glendon Dining Hall.
- From 11am to 3pm, make your own York U button at the Lion’s Den Kiosk.
- From 11am to 3pm, the Glendon College Student Union will be handing out free popcorn in the Glendon Dining Hall.
- From 11am to 3pm, Why I Love YU spirit event takes place in the Breezeway.
- From 11am to 3pm, Daytime Performances featuring Glendon Talent in the Glendon Dining Hall.
- From 12 to 1pm, there will be a free cupcake giveaway in the Glendon Dining Hall.
And don’t forget about the Red & White Day photo competition. Submit a photo showing your York U spirit for a chance to win some great prizes. Photos should be in one of the following categories:
- Best Class Spirit
- Student/Student Group
- Faculty or Staff unit
All the details are available on the Red & White Day website.
Follow the day on Twitter at #yuspirit.