By Lifestyle and Sports Editor Cole Schisler

The VIU Res Sports League is a free, year-round, sports league for VIU residents, held every Sunday at the VIU gymnasium.The sports are alternated every three weeks, to sports determined by the residents at the Join One Expo. Currently, the league is in their third week of volleyball, and will rotate between: soccer, dodge ball, ultimate Frisbee, beach volleyball, and basketball.

The sports are alternated every three weeks, to sports determined by the residents at the Join One Expo. Currently, the league is in their third week of volleyball, and will rotate between: soccer, dodge ball, ultimate Frisbee, beach volleyball, and basketball.For the first two weeks, the league plays regular games of the given activity, where teams representing their residence building accumulate points to see which building is the best at the end of the year. In the third week, a tournament is held where the winning teams receive a prize for their physical prowess.

For the first two weeks, the league plays regular games of the given activity, where teams representing their residence building accumulate points to see which building is the best at the end of the year. In the third week, a tournament is held where the winning teams receive a prize for their physical prowess. Farida Salem, the Res Sports League Coordinator, believes students greatly benefit from joining the league.

Farida Salem, the Res Sports League Coordinator, believes students greatly benefit from joining the league.

“We all know that the positive physical and mental effects of any type of physical activity are countless,” Salem said. “Therefore, we believe that our Residence community should focus on sport as a means of building a positive culture among us which will eventually set individuals up for success among team members of their building communities, reaching as far out as members of their extended community as well.”

Residents can put together a team for any event, as long as there are at least two people representing each gender on the team, and residents can join whenever they like. However, in order to accumulate the most points, it is recommended that residents join the leagues early and compete as often as they can.

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