Above: Photo of Team Pine in the VIU Res Olympics 2016. Courtesy of Ernest Dushime.

By Sports Editor Cole Schisler

Registration for VIU intramural sports is now open. Participants must have a full team in order to register. Sign-up is at the gymnasium.

Intramural sports are a great way to make friends during the school year. Ernest Dushime, a second-year student studying social work, was involved in many intramural sports leagues last year and is looking forward to competing again this year.

“It was fun competing against good friends and other passionate players,” said Dushime. “I liked it because I was able to clear my mind for an hour. Spending all my time in books and worrying about homework was bad for me, so having that hour to be free was great.”

Registration ends soon, so gather up your friends and head down to the gym for a great season of intramural sports.

Intramural sports leagues running this fall are:

Volleyball on Mondays 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, beginning September 19 and ending November 28.

Five on five Basketball on Tuesdays from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm, beginning September 20 and ending November 29.

Indoor Soccer on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, beginning on September 21 and ending November 30.

Curling, which is held at the Nanaimo Curling Centre on Thursdays from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm, beginning October 4 and ending November 24.

There are also intramural sports tournaments including: Slow Pitch on October 2, five-a-side Outdoor Soccer on October 16, Dodgeball on November 16, and Ball Hockey on November 27.

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