UNB-SRC to end academic year with school’s first ever carnival

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The UNB-SRC is hosting a free carnival for all students to close the 2021-2022 academic year.

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The carnival will be held on Friday, April 1 at the Market Square Atrium from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Students that need a vehicle to get to the event can contact the Safe Ride service. Guests are allowed only if accompanied by a UNBSJ or Dalhousie Medicine NB student.

The event is free of charge and masks are not mandatory, but they will need to bring their student ID and proof of vaccination to be allowed in the event.

Carnival activities

The SRC’s Carnival will host different activities like games run by fellow students, free food, a professional photo booth, a section where students older than 19 years old can buy beer, and live entertainment. The carnival will also include a drag show by drag performers such as Justin Too Deep, Dia Monde, Luna Lafleur, Succubus, and Crusty Aunt.

If UNBSJ and DalMed students participate in the games, they will have the chance to win prizes at the event, including but not limited to campus store attire packs, a graduation diploma frame, and a home theatre projector and screen.

Volunteers and paid performers

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The SRC is looking to include some student performers and volunteers for the event. Students that want to perform in any form will be paid. To register, students need to contact specialevents@unbsrc.ca before this Friday, March 25 at 4 p.m.

Students that want to volunteer their time to help with the carnival are welcome to contact the Special Events coordinator Julia Kaine at specialevents@unbsrc.ca.

Event planning and COVID-19

With COVID-19 restrictions in constant flux, the SRC created the role of Special Events Coordinator, currently occupied by Julia Kaine, and thought about how they could create a fun event for students without putting anyone at risk.

After considering the restrictions, the SRC came up with the idea of discarding the Last Class Bash for this year and hosting a carnival instead.

“By no means is this a permanent replacement for Last Class Bash but for this specific year, we determined it is the safest bet to maximize safety and fun,” stated Vice President Student Life Blake Allen.