Rec for a cause with a Movember to remember

Mon, Dec 14, 2015

Surrey, B.C. - This Movember, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) and the Kwantlen Student Association (KSA) raised awareness and support with the annual Movember Dodgeball Tournament in KPU Surrey’s Eagles Nest.

Donations totaled over $400 with proceeds benefitting the Movember Foundation, a global charity committed to research and awareness around prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

More than 60 participants across nine teams competed for five hours in a round-robin tournament, with the winners of the first playoff round going on to face the winners of their pool in the next playoff round.  The gold medal game was between the Magnificent Moist Mermaids and the Bouncers, with the Mermaids emerging victorious.

KPU Recreation and Active KSA would like to thank all supporters, participants and teams who donated, fundraised and participated in this year's campaign. A big thanks also goes out to the Surrey Dodgeball League for providing tournament referees.

For more information, please visit or follow @KPU_REC on Twitter.

2015 Participants:
Beardless Immigrants
Craigslist Intimate Encounters
Florescent Five
Girl Scout Dropouts
KGG Prime
Magnificent Moist Mermaids (winners)
Team Desi

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has served the Metro Vancouver region since 1981, and has opened doors to success for more than 200,000 learners. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs in business, liberal arts, design, health, science and horticulture, trades and technology, and academic and career advancement. Over 19,000 students annually have a choice from over 120 programs, including bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, citations and apprenticeships. Learn more at    

Photo caption: The Bouncers pose with their hard-earned silver medals after losing to the Magnificent Moist Mermaids in a dodgeball match for Movember.

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Hayley Woodin
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