By Paul Millross, studying BA (Hons) Creative Writing
So the formal welcome from the President (Vice Principle) of Thompson Rivers University, along with his esteemed colleagues including Deans of Faculty, Student Union and Student Support Services, all dressed in their medieval robes and hats, marked the official end to Induction Week.
Performances from various clubs and societies on campus including the Kamloops Pow Wow, Swing Dancers and TRU Cheerleaders added fun and glamour to the proceedings.
This was followed by a free (always music to a student's ears) bbq. This was the 30th annual back to school bbq organised by the TRUSU (Student Union). Representatives from local companies, banks, churches, activity groups and clubs, volunteering agencies as well as McDonalds offering free drinks were present to entice new people in. Musicians performed on a large stage and the whole event was like a Canadian Glastonbury without the drugs, mud or dysentery!
The wild fires are still burning giving the air a pea souper feel but it is still very hot. Something that we will crave once the snow comes at the end of October and the temperatures start to plummet to around -25 to -40!!
The start of classes is now on the horizon and my first two are Children's Literature and Screenplay Writing. Once I have experienced life in a Canadian classroom you can be sure to hear about it.