SFU campus-wide snowball fight planned for Wednesday

Feb 6 2017, 7:01 pm

Students at Simon Fraser University are planning their very own campus-wide snowball fight, in a move that closely follows the major snowball fight at the University of British Columbia earlier this week.

The SFU event will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm at Terry Fox Field at the Burnaby Mountain campus. Participants should arrive by 12:30 pm, but snow cannot be hurled until after the official countdown to the free, fun event.

“Because we can’t let UBC kids have all the fun, and I need to make up for all the snowballs I never threw in high school,” said a student organizer on a Facebook event page.

Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the snowball fight at SFU.

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Monday’s snowball fight at UBC attracted over 3,000 participants, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the public. This was an increase of 50% over the previous event organized in late-February 2014, the last time the campus saw significant snowfall.

SFU Campus-Wide Snowball Fight 2017

Where: Terry Fox Field at the SFU Burnaby campus

When: Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Official countdown and start at 12:45 pm (Arrive at 12:30 pm). Snowball fight ends at 1:30 pm. Do not throw at snowballs until the countdown ends, and only throw snowballs at participants on Terry Fox Field.

Cost: Free!

Daily Hive video of UBC’s campus-wide snowball fight on Monday, February 6, 2017:

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