This year's UBC AMS Firstweek returns with more than 30 events

Sep 6 2016, 6:47 pm

The AMS Firstweek is back again, bringing with it more than 30 events organized by UBC’s student society.

Taking place from September 3 to 17 for two weeks, students will celebrate their orientation in style, enjoying tons of new activities that weren’t possible in previous years. What’s more is that this year’s AMS Firstweek is also focusing on the mental health of students with events like daily yoga with YYoga teachers, free coffee, and free pancakes. Throughout the two weeks there are up to four or five events every day, packed with programming designed for everyone.

We’ve compiled a list to showcase some of the events you can expect during AMS Firstweek.

Pastels and Pinot – September 6, 7:30 pm 

Pastels & Pinot is back for a night of warm vibes, good wine, and creativity. Let your creativity flow as you’re inspired by the surrounding artwork in the Hatch Art Gallery.

Ultimate Paint Party – September 7, 9 pm

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Ultimate paint party/AMS Firstweek

Taking place at the Great Hall of the Nest, everyone’s welcome to this colourful event. Put your shades on, break out your dance moves, and enjoy spinnin’ UBC DJs while being doused and refreshed with nontoxic, rinsable colour. Everyone is welcome.

Farmade – Friday September 9 

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Students/AMS Firstweek

The 14th annual FarmAde brings together community members of all ages to celebrate the UBC Farm, local food, and Vancouver talent. The event also brings together organizations and movements that support sustainability, local food, and raise awareness about food security issues. Talent includes Marin Patenaude, Ben Rogalsky & The East Van country band, The New Short Mountain Deadbeats (a square dancing band).

AMS Firstweek 2016

When: September 3 to 17

Where: UBC and other locations. View online.

Price: Many are free, view individual events online.

Looking to volunteer? Sign up by filling out this form. Community partners are welcomed to sign up using this form. Check out Instagram to stay in the know, making sure to use the hashtags #amsfirstweek and #myams.

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