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UW Canada Day Celebrations Cancelled
#1
Looks like UW is cancelling the Canada Day celebration on north campus, one last fireworks this year:

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/911...lebration/

My Editorializing:

The students organized and hosted the celebration for 29 years, within 5 years of taking over, the UW administration is cancelling them.  I don't have much respect left for UW administration.
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(01-10-2019, 05:51 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: Looks like UW is cancelling the Canada Day celebration on north campus, one last fireworks this year:

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/911...lebration/

My Editorializing:

The students organized and hosted the celebration for 29 years, within 5 years of taking over, the UW administration is cancelling them.  I don't have much respect left for UW administration.

It's the flip side of the St. Patrick's Day festivities. UW doesn't want to host an event with 60,000 people. I couldn't verify the claims that attendance has been increasing; there was 70,000 for the 150th anniversary but the 60,000 seems pretty stable.

I also wonder if the administration took it over after the students didn't want to do it anymore / no longer have the capacity to do so.
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(01-10-2019, 06:09 PM)plam Wrote:
(01-10-2019, 05:51 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: Looks like UW is cancelling the Canada Day celebration on north campus, one last fireworks this year:

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/911...lebration/

My Editorializing:

The students organized and hosted the celebration for 29 years, within 5 years of taking over, the UW administration is cancelling them.  I don't have much respect left for UW administration.

It's the flip side of the St. Patrick's Day festivities. UW doesn't want to host an event with 60,000 people. I couldn't verify the claims that attendance has been increasing; there was 70,000 for the 150th anniversary but the 60,000 seems pretty stable.

I also wonder if the administration took it over after the students didn't want to do it anymore / no longer have the capacity to do so.

Maybe, but it was huge when I was there, before 2013...

And the administration has never shied away from taking things from the students.......

I'm sure more money is being spent now (there is a suggestion the amount is increasing), but that too could change, without cancelling it.
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#4
Between this and closing the Bomber, cost cutting seems like it's on the top of the list at UW.

I wonder if it's purely about the money though. Like if the Region stepped in and offered to foot the bill, would they go for that? It feels like a Region this size should have some sort of big official Canada Day celebration.
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(01-11-2019, 09:33 AM)Spokes Wrote: Between this and closing the Bomber, cost cutting seems like it's on the top of the list at UW.

I wonder if it's purely about the money though.  Like if the Region stepped in and offered to foot the bill, would they go for that?  It feels like a Region this size should have some sort of big official Canada Day celebration.

The Bomber was owned & operated by the students (FEDS) and consistently operated at a loss.
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#6
I knew it operated at a loss, but didn't know FEDS owned it.
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(01-11-2019, 09:56 AM)Ace Wrote:
(01-11-2019, 09:33 AM)Spokes Wrote: Between this and closing the Bomber, cost cutting seems like it's on the top of the list at UW.

I wonder if it's purely about the money though.  Like if the Region stepped in and offered to foot the bill, would they go for that?  It feels like a Region this size should have some sort of big official Canada Day celebration.

The Bomber was owned & operated by the students (FEDS) and consistently operated at a loss.

In the old days, as I recall, it was actually a money-maker for the Feds. But the campus (and student population) was much different back then.
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(01-11-2019, 09:14 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(01-11-2019, 09:56 AM)Ace Wrote: The Bomber was owned & operated by the students (FEDS) and consistently operated at a loss.

In the old days, as I recall, it was actually a money-maker for the Feds. But the campus (and student population) was much different back then.

Kids these days. Drink far less and spend more on phones.
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