5th Annual UBC Okanagan Staff & Faculty Sports Day 

Sports Day

Last Update: May 15, 2017

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2017 UBC Staff & Faculty Sports Day!  We had 140 total participants and volunteers, 25 teams. Check out the 2017 Results and Award winners.

Way to go to the 24 teams that competed in the 1st Annual Step It Up Challenge against UBC Vancouver. UBC Okanagan toppled UBC Vancouver averaging 7036.375 steps per person, per team. Way to go Okanagan!

Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers for making #UBCSportsDay 2017 absolutely amazing. Check out the Photo Gallery for pictures from the 2017 event!

We hope to see you again next year!



This is a free event for all staff and faculty members and graduate students. Come and join in, enjoy some fun teamwork games and celebrate the end of the school year!

Event Overview

Team Check In: 12:00 to 12:50 pm
Lunch: 12:00 to 12:50 pm
Warm up: 12:50 to 1:00 pm
Activities: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Awards: 3:15 pm

Participate for fun or be competitive; teams are 4-6 people and you have a choice of physical and/or intellectual challenges.

 free lunch is provided and EVERYONE is eligible to win prizes!  The average time for teams to complete the Sports Day experience is about 90 minutes. Individual team scores to be handed into Score Keeper by 3:10 pm.  The awards ceremony is optional but strongly encouraged: it starts at 3:15 pm. 

You can register as an individual or team. Individuals who register will be matched with teammates from across campus who want to join your team, and if you're already a team, your team captain can register everyone.  Challenge your colleagues!


Registration Types

Registering as a Team

Team Captain to complete for all team members. Information required: Team member's name, email, department, relationship to UBC and dietary requirements, if any.

Registering as an Individual

Please note: By registering as an individual, you give us permission to share your email address and name with your teammates, so we can put you in touch with one another before Sports Day

Sign up as a Volunteer

Volunteers are needed to make this event a success. If you are able to help please click on link above and sign up and one of the committee members will contact you to confirm. We appreciate your support!


What was New This Year 

  • Recognize Your Colleagues!
    This is a joint initative with UBC Vancouver as they are hosting their annual Staff & Faculty Sports Day the same day. We are celebrating the end of the school year at Sports Day and we want you to help us recognize the personal and professional achievements of our colleagues across campus.  Submit via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #UBCSportsDay or post on the UBCO Rec Sports Day Facebook event a picture and/or a comment by May 1, 2017, and we'll add it to our Recognition Display at Sports Day (with permission of course from the person you've chosen to recognize).  You can also submit on the UBC Vancouver Sports Day
  • New Challenge: UBC Okanagan vs. UBC Vancouver in the Step It Up Challenge
    UBC Vancouver holds Sports Day on May 5 just like UBC Okanagan, so this year we've challenged the Vancouver campus to beat us in a step challenge. Each Sports Day team at both campuses will be asked to have one team member track their steps for their participation in the day on behalf of their team (and report in at the finish). Whichever campus has the most average steps per Sports Day participant, will win the Step It Up Award!  The other campus will then have to post a picture of the winning Sports Day committee with the trophy on their Sports Day website until the following year's Sports Day.
    Let's go Okanagan!!!


Sports Day is brought to you by UBCO Human Resources, Work Re-Integration & Accommodation Program
 in partnership with UBCO Recreation.


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Thank you to: Sun-Rype, Lionheart Bars, ARAMARK, UBC Okanagan Bookstore, UBC Recreation and WRAP for their donations.


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