This year new students were welcomed to UNB Freddy Beach style.
“It’s a lot of fun with a lot of volunteers who are here to help you make the transition as best as possible,” said Devan Gunaseelan, the chair of Orientation Week, which kicked off with a blast on Saturday with the theme of Welcome to Freddy Beach 2014.
“I hope it’s a good transition into university in that it makes [the new students] feel comfortable here.”
Following the traditional fireworks show as part of Saturday’s Beach Blast-Off in the SUB quad, new students could choose between a dance or game night.
Sunday’s events included plenty of activities within the campus residences and TownHouse.
The day capped off with a comedy night featuring K. Trevor Wilson, a stand-up comedian from Toronto and self-proclaimed “Man-Mountain of Comedy.”
The annual corn boil in the SUB quad took place on Monday afternoon and was followed by
Game Show Night. This year’s competition was Family Feud where two trips for two to New
York City were given away.
Tuesday night students went to the NBEX carnival, admission free of charge, for an evening of rides, games, candy apples and Dippy Dogs.
On Thursday, students are invited to Officer’s Square for the Freddy Beach Welcome Back BBQ hosted by the city of Fredericton. Live music courtesy of local favourite Andy Brown will be
The barbecue is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. On-campus students will be meeting at the SUB Quad at 5:30 and begin walking downtown at 5:40. Students who live off campus will have the option to wait at a pick-up location on the trail at the bottom of campus or at the beginning of the trail off Charlotte Street.
On Friday, Tom Hanks will hit the big screen in this year’s Movie Under the Stars, Castaway.
The movie is playing from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the SUB quad. Popcorn will be for sale with all
proceeds going to Shinerama.
Orientation Week ends on Saturday with Shinerama Day!
“I’ve always said it’s the most wonderful time of the year — forget Christmas,” said Hailey
Rendell, chair of Shinerama.
Students will gather at 8 a.m. in the SUB Cafeteria where free breakfast will be provided as well as information on cystic fibrosis. Students will then venture downtown to volunteer at car washes, barbecues and other fundraising activities to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Everyone who volunteered at Shinerama will receive a bracelet that will give them free
admission to the Student Union Kick-Off concert. Advance tickets are $10 and tickets at the door are $15.
The concert, which is also the last event of Orientation Week, begins at 9 p.m. and will end at
midnight in the parking lot in front of the Currie Center.
The headlining act this year will be Tebey, who recently filmed a new music video for his song
“Now I Do” at the Cavendish Beach Music Festival in Prince Edward Island.