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UCalgaryStrong Festival

UCalgaryStrong Festival Activities

Join us at UCalgaryStrong Festival and celebrate the last day of classes with a host of fun activities, including:

  • Live Music Line-up (In collaboration with the Prophets of Music)
  • Inflatables games, obstacle courses and a jousting competition
  • Virtual Reality experience
  • Caricature Artists, Face painter, Photo booth and Balloon Twister
  • Crafts and Activities
  • The Infinity Experience
  • And much more
Be sure to check back for an updated list of activities for the 2017 event.

UCalgaryStrong Festival

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Jack Simpson Gymnasium

Cost: The festival is free to attend!

Artisan Market

Location: Jack Simpson Gymnasium

Time: 12:00 - 4:00p.m.

Discover beautiful arts and crafts from Calgary. Choose from natural yoga clothing, original art pieces, jewellery, flower bouquets and more.

Artisan Vendors

Community Café

Location: Jack Simpson Gymnasium

Time: 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Community Café Stage Line-up

Take a break, enjoy a free coffee and take in some great performances by local talent.

  • FREE Starbucks coffee: 12:00p.m. onwards (courtesy of the Bookstore)
  • FREE Jelly Modern Doughnuts: 12:00p.m. onwards, while supplies last (vegan and gluten sensitive options available)


12:00p.m. - 12:20p.m.: CJSW DJ

12:20p.m. - 1:10p.m.: Ten Minute Detour

1:10p.m. - 1:30p.m.: MKG & Chris Cruz

1:30p.m. - 2:00p.m.: From Birch to Yew

2:00p.m. - 2:20p.m.: Hashtag

2:20p.m. - 2:50p.m.: Young Mike

2:50p.m. - 3:10p.m.: Scribes

3:10p.m. - 3:40p.m.: Jaron Swain

3:40p.m. - 4:00p.m.: CJSW DJ

Schedule subject to change

Other Activities

Location: Various locations

Time: 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Challenge a friend or foe to a race in one of our two giant hamster balls! In order to be victorious, you will need to roll your way across the finish line. Also, be sure to check out the small army of food trucks parked in the Rozsa Centre loop (adjacent to the TFDL quad).

Jack Simpson Gym

  • Caricature Artist, Face Painters & Balloon Twisters
  • Pedal Power Bikes
  • Penny Farthing Bicycle Obstacle Course
  • Photobooth
  • Craft Table: Bath bomb and scrubs making
  • Sumo Suits
  • Beakerhead Digital Greenhouse & Beakerhead Fort Building Installation
  • Quickdraw Animation Station
  • Speed Friend Making Circle

Vitruvian Space

  • Labyrinth: 12:00 - 4:00p.m.
  • Rock Painting: 12:00 - 4:00p.m.
  • Talking Circle: 2:00 - 3:00p.m

TFDL Quad and Rozsa Centre Loop

  • Food Trucks: 11a.m. - 2p.m.
    • Naaco Truck
    • Red Wagon
    • Shawarma in Motion (Halal options available)
    • The SnoBox
    • Waffles & Chix
  • Human Hamster Ball: 12:00 - 3:30p.m.

One-day Labyrinth - Relax, refresh and de-stress

Stop by the Vitruvian Space in the Dining Centre to relax, refresh, meditate and de-stress. There will be a Labyrinth available for walking meditation, mats for resting and low lighting. Everyone is welcome!

Time: 12:00 - 4:00p.m.
Location: Venustas room in the Vitruvian Space

Complete activities, get stamps, win prizes!

If you’re a UCalgary student, get your festival passport stamped by a volunteer after finishing an activity. Once you have six stamps, tear the bottom off of your passport and deposit it into the bin at the UCalgaryStrong booth on the main floor of the Jack Simpson Gymnasium.

Learn more about contest prizes, rules, eligibility and winner selection method.

Prize list

  • One night at Hotel Alma
    Donated by Hotel Alma. Valid on a Friday or Saturday night. Please see the rules and eligibility link to the left for more details.
  • Two $50 gift certificate to the Last Defence Lounge
    Donated and redeemable at Graduate Students' Association
  • One 30 minute massage
    Donated by and redeemable at the SU Wellness Centre
  • Two $50 gift certificates for the University of Calgary Bookstore
    Donated by the University of Calgary Bookstore
  • $115 towards a Personal Training Session
    Donated by and redeemable through Active Living, Personal Training
  • One Student Summer Membership to the UCalgary Fitness Centre
    Donated by Active Living. Valid from May through August, 2016.
  • $25 toward an Outdoor Centre rental or program registration
    Donated by the UCalgary Outdoor Centre
  • One voucher for a One Day at UCalgary session through Continuing Education
    Donated by University of Calgary Continuing Education. Winner is authorized to bring one guest.

Festival, along with the other UCalgaryStrong initiatives (Strengths-Based Campus, Bystander Intervention, wellness programming and student leadership development programs) are generously sponsored by an anonymous donor from our community.