The first day of classes is nearly upon us! This also means that you will be able to purchase lots of tickets for the PBSC Orientation Week Raffle!
Either Bronwen or Jess (PBSC Program Coordinators) will be set up in the Fraser building hallway in front of the lounge Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to sell YOU tickets. Tickets are only 3 bucks a pop or two for five dollars. Although, you may as well stock up because the prizes this year are awesome! There are 9 prize bags, each valued at over $165!!!!!! The Raffle winners will be drawn on September 12th at lunch during the PBSC Info Session (room 158)! As each number is drawn, you’ll get to pick 1 of the 9 prize bags. If your number is drawn and you’re not at the info session, then you will be contacted and you can pick from the bags that have not already been selected.
PBSC Orientation Raffle Prize Bags
Prize Bag #1
The Foodie Prize Bag:
Enjoy some delicious local coffee downtown at Habit Coffee, swing by Market on Yates for some yummy treats or grocery basics, check out John’s Place for their incredible food and fabulous decor, take a friend out to Pagliacci’s for the best pasta around, pop down the hill to Peppers and find local produce, fresh flowers, and more, and end your food-filled day with a yummy meal at Felicita’s on campus (maybe there will be live music!)
Prize Bag #2
The Victoria Swag Prize Bag:
Explore the Island in style with your brand new CBC Radio 1 coffee mug and UVic t-shirt! Get creative at BeadWorld, a local favorite in historic Market Square. Take in an afternoon at the Robert Bateman Centre, and then check out a flick at Cinecenta here on campus. Fortunately, Felicita’s is right next door with yummy appies to energize you enough to visit Yew Tree Yoga in beautiful Cadboro Bay. And finally, take a break from all your studying to enjoy some waffles at John’s Place. Make Victoria proud!
Prize Bag #3
The Oh the Places You’ll Go!!! Prize Bag:
Start your adventure in style by visiting Victoria’s one and only Goo-Goo Goggles. Browse their vintage frames section and pick your favorites to add a tinted lens to! (This is Bronwen’s favorite glasses shop hands-down!). Now that you’re looking the part, grab a friend and head over to Victoria’s legendary landmark, Craigdarroch Castle. After visiting the past get ready to visit Victoria’s famous Butterfly Gardens featuring way more than just butterflies! Finally, take your whole family over to Victoria’s Aviation museum! (I hear they have a cat!) Oh the things you’ll see!!
Prize Bag #4
The Body, Mind and Soul Prize Bag:
Nothing treats your body better than yoga from Yew Tree Yoga, just a short walk from campus in Cadboro Bay. After treating your body to some well-needed guided yoga, pay Victoria’s Float House a visit and rest your busy mind. Feeling good? Great, now it’s time to stimulate your mind at the Robert Bateman Center, Victoria Butterfly Garden’s, and Victoria Aviation Museum (I hear they have a cat!). Now you’re all ready for those readings!
Prize Bag #5
The Look Good, Feel Good Prize Bag:
The UVic Bookstore may offer a wide variety of interesting (and mandatory) texts, but it also carries a great selection of UVic clothing, beautiful jewlery, and household nick-nacks to make you feel your best. After your shopping spree on campus, take a trip downtown and get your hair done at the chic Studio Seven Salon. Now that you’re ready for a night out, grab a friend and visit Victoria’s legendary landmark, Craigdarroch Castle. Afterwards, treat yourself to a relaxing float at Victoria Float House and finish the day off with a visit to Victoria’s Aviation Museum (I hear they have a cat!).
Prize Bag #6
The Big to Small, You’ll See it All Prize Bag:
This bag contains a pair of vintage sunglasses with brand new UV tinted lenses valued at $125 from the lovely Goo Goo Goggles. While sporting your fly shades, investigate everything Miniature World has to offer! They have outer-space scenes, battle scenes, and more! Top your day off with an exciting trip with a friend to the IMAX Theaters featuring films that explore how big our world truly is!
Prize Bag #7
The Cool Criminal Prize Bag:
Nothing says “I’m the cool law student in town” like a pair of vintage Aviatars with new tinted UV lenses (valued at $95) from the fabulous Goo Goo Goggles. But if you’re still not feeling quite cool enough, check out Studio Seven Salon on Johnson street and get that hair style you’ve always wanted (but never had the shades to pull off). Now that you’re looking the part, grab your family and head to Victoria’s Aviation Museum! (I hear they have a cute cat!)
Prize Bag #8
The Artsy Prize Bag:
This bag features a number of treasures from the historic Emily Carr House (donated in memory of Denise Heap, a lawyer who devoted much of her career to legal aid work). Impress your friends with your knowledge of Emily Carr, and add some style to your space with an Emily Carr Poster. Feeling motivated to make some art? First stop at Victoria Float House to meditate and get your creative juices flowing. After enjoying a relaxing float, make your way a few blocks away to BeadWorld and let the friendly people at BeadWorld help you realize your creative bead-filled vision. Finally, take the time to appreciate a different type of art and visit the Victoria Aviation Museum with your whole family! (Again, I hear there’s a cat there!)
Prize Bag #9
The Free Falling Prize Bag:
This Prize Bag has only one item: A certificate to tandem skydive with Skydive Vancouver Island. This prize is valued at $325 and is absolutely the best way to see Vancouver Island. Whether you’re new to Victoria or not, this is an experience you don’t want to miss.
A huge thank you to this year’s Orientation Raffle generous sponsors…