VIU students take a break during the VIU Amazing Race

Special Events

Head out with a group of fellow VIU students for a full day of fun and activities on our Intramural Special Events!

Registration for Fall 2023 programs opens on August 31.

VIU students are ready to play paintball


Sunday, October 29

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

After meeting at VIU, you will be transported to an area near the Nanaimo River and supplied with camouflage gear, head protection, paintball guns, and a start-up of ammunition. The group will be split into teams and will compete in a series of competitions. At the end of the session, you will be dropped back off at the VIU gym. 

This event is rain or shine and fills up fast. Don't hesitate to register!

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Skiing at Mount Washington, BC, Canada

Mt. Washington Ski & Snowboard Trip

Friday, March 1

7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Hit the slopes with your fellow VIU students! Your registration includes the bus trip to Mount Washington Alpine Resort and back, your lift pass, and a lesson (if you want one). Beginner, intermediate, or advanced skiers and snowboarders are all welcome to sign up for a lesson. 

Our trip starts at the VIU gym at 6:30 a.m. when you board a bus headed Mount Washington. At the end of the day, the bus will bring you back to VIU while you share your snowy stories with new friends!

Please note: equipment rentals, including skis or snowboards, are not included in the cost of the trip. Equipment can be rented at Mount Washington.

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VIU students race as part of The VIU Amazing Race

The VIU Amazing Race

Saturday, April 6

9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

This is the most exciting event at VIU--without a question! For the sixth year of the VIU Amazing Race, teams race around the Nanaimo area where they are required to do task cards to get their next clues. Teams are made up of five members including at least two female members. Transportation to all events is self-propelled or is provided.

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