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NIRSA Canada Tournament

Guelph is proud to have hosted the first ever NIRSA Canada Cup!

Gryphon Intramural Sport Facilitator Spencer Cavan envisioned a tournament bringing Intramural staff together for a fun day of tournament play and team bonding. “My goal in organizing this tournament was to bring a championship series tournament experience to Canada. A championship series tournament is a national tournament(s) in the United States which allow students from all over the country to compete with one another”.

This tournament, now known as the NIRSA Canada Cup, will be an annual tradition which encourages unity within our region and brings campus recreation professionals and students together. This year on Feb 10, 2018 several teams came from across Ontario to compete at the Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre. Teams included: The University of Laurier, University of Guelph, Centennial College, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, York University and the University of Windsor. This year’s tournament was a multi-sport format which included sports such as Bubble Soccer, Basketball and Floor hockey and many more.

“I was really proud of the event, and hope events like this which bring campuses across Canada together will continue. It would be nice to have a championship series event in Canada in the near future!” said Cavan who is also the outgoing student regional member representative for the NIRSA Canada Chapter.

NIRSA is a not-for-profit organization which supports students and professionals within collegiate recreation. NIRSA offers development and networking opportunities, allowing those working in campus recreation to facilitate best practices and grow internationally.

Later at our post-tournament social at Buffalo Wild Wings, Laurier was crowned the first ever champion of the NIRSA Canada Cup!

Thanks to all the Gryphon Intramural staff that made this event possible and to our sponsors Scotiabank and Buffalo Wild Wings for contributing to the success of this event!

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