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Club me ‘till I’m week

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Clubs week is back at the University of Calgary with hordes of club executives invading MacHall.

In MacHall’s north and south courtyards, running from Sept. 16–20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clubs week gives students the opportunity to learn more about the over 300 clubs on campus.

“Clubs week is really just the advertising blitz,” said fifth-year student and Quidditch Club member Rigel Penman. “It’s a chance where everyone agrees to come out, so that [students] who have no idea how to integrate themselves into the university can see what is available for them.”

A large variety of clubs are on display throughout the week — all attempting to prove their merits to curious onlookers.

“We try to give that extra level to the university. Instead of just the courses and all the academics, we try to also add in a lot of experience,” said Kappa Sigma fraternity treasurer Kyle Derby, “and in the end, also have fun. We do have parties. A lot of our resources go into just having a good time and making it fun for university students. We understand that [students] work hard, but you need to also play hard. You need that balance. And that’s what we try to do.”

Clubs week wraps up with the Rep Your Club Cabaret at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in The Black Lounge.

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