UBC Okanagan Staff & Faculty Sports Day

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can participate?
A: Current UBC Okanagan faculty, staff, graduate students alumni are invited to participate. Staff, faculty, graduate students and alumni  from Faculty of Medicine and the Clinical Academic Campus are encouraged to partake in this event. All individuals with a current UBC employee ID number are eligible!

Q: How many people are on a team?
A: The minimum number of participants on a team is 4 with a maximum of 6. One team captain and a maximum of 5 team mates.

Q: What if I don’t have a team?
A: Not a problem. Sign up as an individual and the Sports Day committee will do their best to place you on a team.

Q: How long does the event run?
A: Sports Day activities run from 12:00 to  3:15 pm, with lunch from 12:00 to 12:50 pm with prize presentations and wrap up at 3:15 pm. Participants will not need to use the entire time to complete the challenges. The activities can be completed in about 60-90 minutes.

Q: Do we have to be available for the whole time?
A: No! This event has been designed to accommodate a wide variety of schedules and availability. You and your team can participate in as many activities as you like between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. Stay for the whole time or fit it into a lunch break! To complete the basic sports day challenge (and be eligible for team prizing), we have planned activities accordingly.

Q: What time does the check in desk open?
A: You can choose to sign-in whenever you want within 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. Keep in mind, the later you start, the less time you will have to finish the basic challenges.

Q: Where is UBC Staff and Faculty Sports Day taking place?
A: In and around the University Centre, registration is on the patio in the UNC Commons area.

Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: UBC Okanagan WRAP and UBC Recreation are excited to offer this event FREE of charge to UBC Okanagan Staff and Faculty.

Q: How do I qualify for the prizes?
A: To qualify for the team prizes, you must participate in the sports day component of the event. To qualify for the team prizes, your team must complete the basic sports day challenge (this will be outlined on event day).

Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes in which you can be active.

Q: When does registration open? When does it close?
A: Registration will open on March 16, 2017 and close on May 1, 2017. 

Q: Can changes be made to individual and team registrations?
A: Yes contact Deb Oakley, deb.oakley@ubc.ca prior to May 4, 2017.

Q: When do the Waiver and Consent to Use of Image forms have to be submitted?
A: To Deb Oakley, deb.oakley@ubc.ca before May 4, 2017.

Q: Will lunch be served?
A: Yes a healthy bag lunch will be provided for all participants and volunteers, prior to the start of the activities. Lunch available from 12:00-12:50 pm

Q: How competitive is this event going to be?
A: This event has been designed to be focused on fun, as well as an opportunity for intellectual and physical fitness. The level of competitiveness is up to each team; the event is designed to be inclusive of all levels of physical fitness. Teams are welcome to challenge each other.

Q: Are we required to wear a costume or team outfits?
A: While we certainly don’t require teams to invest in costumes or outfits, we encourage teams to show their spirit (there is a spirit prize awarded for this reason), and we like to have some ability to recognize which team each individual belongs to.

Q: Are there any new activities this year?
A: While the majority of the activities remain the same the Sports Day Committee always changes a few of the challenges each year. For 2017 check out the “Recognize Your Colleague” initative and a new challenge against the UBC Vancouver Campus “Step It Up Challenge”.