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UCalgaryStrong Festival

2017 UCalgaryStrong Festival
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate at the third annual UCalgaryStrong Festival. And a special thank you to the many volunteers, vendors and special guests who helped make our celebration fun and memorable!

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
  • And much more
Be sure to check back as we continue to update the list of activities for 2017.

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!

Community Café

Location: Jack Simpson Gymnasium

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.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: 11 a.m. onwards (courtesy of the Bookstore)
  • FREE Jelly Modern Doughnuts: 11 a.m. onwards, while supplies last (vegan and gluten sensitive options available)


Time Subject Artist
10:50-11:10 CJSW  
11:10-11:25 Student Act  TBD
11:25-11:35 CJSW  
11:35-11:55 Prophets of Music Brett McCrady
11:55-12:05 CJSW  
12:05-12:30 Prophets of Music Bobby Henderson
12:30-12:40 CJSW  
12:40-1:00 Prophets of Music Jory Kinjo
1:00-1:10 CJSW  
1:10-1:30 Prophets of Music Sweet Barry Wine
1:30-1:40 CJSW  
1:40-1:55 Student Act  TBD
1:55-2:05 CJSW  
2:05-2:25 Prophets of Music Jory Kinjo
2:25-2:35 CJSW  
2:35-2:50 Prophets of Music Nadi Downs
Other Activities

Location: Various locations

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

Challenge yourself on one of our three inflatable activities, visit a craft table or step back in time in our Boler Bus photo booth - there are a wide variety of activities to chose from - or you can do it all! Also, be sure to check out the small army of food trucks parked in the Rozsa Centre loop (adjacent to the TFDL quad).

The Blob
Location: Gym Level

Pick a side and race your competitors to the top of this inflatable blob! The first player to collect all four batons wins.

Jousting Ring
Location: Gym Level

Pick a pedestal, pick-up your joust and stand firm. The first player to knock their opponent off is declared the winner in the giant jousting ring.

Boler Bus Photo Booth
Location: Gym Level

Climb into this retro trailer for some photo booth fun.

Beakerhead Gyroscope
Location: Gym Level

Get a fresh perspective while upside down in a human gyroscope. Your own shifting motions are all that's needed to power and rotate this Beakerhead creation.

Adrenaline Rush
Location: Gym Level

Challenge a Dino to race you through this inflatable obstacle course. A combination of log crawls, slides and tunnels stand in your way.

Craft Tables
Location: Track Level

Bath bomb and scrubs making. Origami table.

Mini Golf
Location: Track Level

Play a few relaxing rounds of mini golf on our indoor course.

Henna Art
Location: Track Level

Beautiful henna art with Carefully Crafted henna artists.

Giant Games
Location: Track Level

Join us for an oversized game of chess, Connect Four, or Jenga!

Other Activities

  • Messages of thanks with THRIVE: Colour in and write a thank you card to express gratitude to someone who has helped you or others
  • Diversity Tree Art Installation with the Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure: Write a message or poem, or draw an image of strength and inclusion and add it to our diversity tree art installation, while learning more about the work of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Protected Disclosure
  • Adult Lego Building: Let go with Lego! Build a creation with your friends
  • Mini-massages: Focus on self-care with mini-massages on the track level

Food Trucks at the Rozsa Centre Loop

  • Bandit Burger: Burgers prepped on-site
  • Perogy Boyz: Mobile food truck serving Eastern-European inspired street food with an urban flair
  • Red Wagon Diner Authentic Montreal smoked meat hash, sandwiches and wraps
  • Take it and Go: Calgary's premier East African food truck
  • Bento Burrito: Made to order, hand-held burritos, stuffed with savoury Asian infused ingredients and flavours

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.