Staff & Faculty Sports Day | May 6, 2022

Staff and Faculty Sports Day Results and Photos

Staff and Faculty Sports Day returned and plenty of fun was had by all. It was so great to see all the smiling faces. This year, 40 teams with over 200 participants took part in the biggest Sports Day to date! Check out the photo gallery to see the positive energy and great team costumes.


  • The team with the best overall score was Globe Trekkers 1
  • Best dressed team was BMR Lab
  • Most spirited team was Health Angels

Thank you to all that participated and volunteered. We appreciate Indigenous Programs and Services, Food Services, University Relations and the UBC Bookstore Okanagan for their support.  Your Recreation and Human Resources teams look forward to seeing you next year!

Event Information

The annual Staff and Faculty Sports Day (SFSD) is back and returning in-person for an afternoon of inclusive and fun activities. Whether you want to participate as an office, department, group of colleagues or an individual, there is an activity for everyone.

Hosted by Human Resources and Recreation, SFSD teams of 4-6 individuals will compete in a variety of physical and intellectual challenges, activities and fun! All UBC staff, faculty and grad students are encouraged to attend. There is also the option to participate in cross campus virtual activities taking place May 2-6.  There is no cost to participate in this event.

Teams are encouraged to bring their best costumes and team spirit. No experience is necessary and all ability levels are welcome. Enjoy good times and plenty of laughter with your colleagues outside of the office.

If you are registering as an individual, you will be placed either on a team of other single players, or with a team that requires additional members.

Not interested in participating? Get involved as a volunteer.

Important Dates – Registration is open!

  • Register for in person individual or team, in person social (only for individuals), or virtual individual or team here.
  • Register as a volunteer here.

Registration closes May 5

Event date and time: May 6, 1:30-3:30 pm

Steps will be made to accommodate varying levels of comfort in returning to-in person activities including reduced capacities, safety measures, and virtual/remote options.

We would like to acknowledge that UBC Okanagan is situated on the ancestral and unceded territories of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples— the traditional owners and caretakers of the land on which this event is hosted on.

In-Person Activities May 6:

Sitting Volleyball: Play against another team in a match of sitting volleyball
Indoor Bowling: Knock all 10 pins over with the “bowling balls” supplied.
Corn Hole: Players take turns throwing bean bags at a raised platform with a hole at the far end.
Giant Volley Pong: Teams will have alternating team members toss a volleyball into a pail from behind the throw line. Once they get a volleyball in a bucket, that bucket is removed. 10 tosses per team.
Rock-Paper-Scissors Relay: To make it to the opposing teams starting hoop while winning rock, paper, scissor battles.
Soccer Shoot & Score: Players take turns kicking a ball and attempting to hit a target.
Blitzball Home “no run” Derby: Hit the blitz ball with the bat to have it travel the farthest distance in the air as possible
Lego Factory: Silently reconstruct a pre-built Lego structure that is place a distance from where the building is occurring within 8 minutes.
Save Scorch Escape Room: Work as a team to use clues to solve riddles or puzzles that will lead to Scorch’s rescue in 8 minutes.
Pictionary: Have your team correctly guess other teammates drawings in 3 minutes.
Indigenous Trivia & Lacrosse: The Indigenous game of Lacrosse is the oldest organized sport on this continent. At this Sports Day station, you will learn Indigenous ways of knowing and sharpen your lacrosse skills with team play and your Creator-given athletic ability.
Bocce: to be the first team to score 5 points or score as many points as points as possible (up to a max of 5) in a 5-minute time frame.

Want to see all the fun?  Be sure to check out the:

2022 UBC Okanagan Campus Sports Day Photo Gallery

2021 UBC Okanagan and Vancouver Campus Highlights

2019 UBC Okanagan Campus Sports Day Photo Gallery