Tuesday, 16 September 2014

10 Things To Do On Green and Gold Day

So, just in case you haven't heard.... This coming Friday (September 19) is Green and Gold Day! That's right, it's a day for you, and for your classmates, and your profs, and your friends, and why even for the other YouAlberta Bloggers and I to all show off our U of A pride by simply sporting a little green and maybe even a little gold. 

In addition to showing some love for the school though, here are 10 things that you can do to make the most of Green and Gold Day:

1) Wear Some Green and or Gold

This one might seem obvious... but that doesn't make it any less true. Make your Friday routine a little easier by pulling on your U of A hoodie. You can even wear a free t-shirt from a U of A event, or, just pull out your favourite green sweater. Erin has a few extra tips on pulling off the green and gold look here.

I'm also pretty certain that if you make your way to The Bookstore, you'll probably find the famous Bookstore Hoodie Sale in full swing, so if you're quick, you might be able to find your perfect size.

2) Eat Some Free Food

Image courtesy of yummy.ph

We're students, and we're also people... which means we are predisposed to enjoy free food. And thankfully, Green and Gold Day comes with some green and gold themed snacks. Popcorn and cotton candy... Mmmmmm.

3) Help Out  A Good Cause

Image courtesy of misterretro.com

Free food is fantastic, but so is a reasonably priced meal that will help support the community. Right by the free snacks, you should be able to find the United Way Fundraiser BBQ. So, grab a burger and help out those in need of a little extra help.

4) Get a Selfie with Guba and Patches

So, earlier this week, YouAlberta followed around Guba and Patches (and yes we caught Guba taking a selfie of his own)... and we noticed that a lot of people wanted photos with them. Like, every third person that they walked by either ran up to ask them for a photo. So, give in... you know you want to... get in there and get your selfie with them. 

5) Find Out What Kind of Bear YOU Are

Seriously. Take the quiz! Are you all about adventure? Are you the proud type? Are you scholarly? Or, are you the crowd favourite... Derpy Bear?

6) Catch Some Prizes

Image courtesy of 5missionpossibl.com

I have a very strong suspicion that if you find yourself in QUAD around the noon hour, you'll likely find yourself in a position to catch a prize. Maybe it'll be a ball. Maybe it'll be a t-shirt... who knows! The only way to find out is to head to QUAD.

7) Join the Tradition of the Tuck Shop Addiction

Have you heard of the Tuck shop? Better yet, have you heard of infamous (and oh so delicious) Tuck Shop Cinnamon Bun? If you haven't, you're going to. And if you have, I hope your salivating just a little right now.

Basically, the Tuck Shop Cinnamon Buns are the legends of campus. Way back when, there was a place called the Tuck Shop on campus (it was almost like the Dewey's of its day). They made cinnamon buns. People became so addicted to the buns that they still come back each year to enjoy them. Seriously. This is a thing. It's also a part of Alumni Weekend (which will also kick off on Friday), so you'll find the cinnamon buns in the Alumni tent out in QUAD. 

8) Look up... waaaaaaaay up.

If you can make it to QUAD at noon, look up to the top of CAB and smile! You'll be a part of the U of A's official Green and Gold Group photo. Afterwards you'll able to play your own version of "Where's Waldo" with your friends... but instead of Waldo, you'll be looking for you!

9) Capture the Day

Image courtesy of ONEcard on Twitter

In addition to Patches and Guba, see what other U of A icons you can sneak into a photo. Look for things like the giant ONEcard, try to spot the person with the most green and gold outfit (last year I'm pretty sure there was a giraffe... he won for the most "gold"), pose with one of the varsity teams, or get in with the band. 

10) Share Your Day

If you're on social media, hashtag all of the green and gold that you find with #UAlberta. Let's see just how green and gold this place can really be. To get things started, here are a few shots of Fluffy. Look at her! So adorable... you know you want to share her!


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