Active KSA Announces Exciting Events for Students this Fall

Program Coordinator Connor McCann talks about the group’s agenda for the semester

Active KSA hosted axe throwing earlier in 2019. (submitted)

The Kwantlen Student Association’s Active KSA program is coming back this fall with lots of fun activities planned for KPU students, including rock climbing to hiking up Buntzen Lake and Lynn Canyon. 

Active KSA is an on-campus recreational organization that prides itself on offering KPU students the opportunity to participate in affordable, memorable experiences. This upcoming semester, it plans to offer exciting activities such as paintball, laser tag, curling, and much more.

Active KSA Coordinator Connor McCann says that one of the organization’s main goals is to create a community where new and current students can come together to hang out and make friends. 

“It’s really good to [create] that student life, where you get to know some of the other students and the community around the KSA,” he says.

Active KSA is trying to offer as many different kinds of events as it can to help foster culture on campus.

“The big thing for the KSA … would probably be clubs and events,” says McCann. “Those two [things] provide a lot of connections for the students to make.”

The activities the student association offers vary depending on the semester and the season. For the spring and summer semesters, it usually plans beach and lake days, among other events. 

Last fall it held a quidditch event which happened to take place around the same time as Halloween—so it became a costume contest. This fall, members of Active KSA kicked off the semester with a “Bike the Night” ride around Vancouver, during which people covered their bikes with glow-in-the-dark decorations before taking them en route.

Riding around the city with your friends sounds like the perfect way to end the summer and jump into the fall. Active KSA also allows students to bring their friends from other schools on the trip. They’ll just have to pay a higher price for the activity.

Coming up this semester is a hike around Buntzen Lake on Sept. 21, an indoor climbing session on Sept. 28, a hike through Lynn Canyon on Oct. 5, and an indoor paintball session on Oct. 19. Afterwards, students can look forward to joining in on bowling, archery, axe throwing, laser tag, and so on. 

These activities are just a fraction of what’s to come from Active KSA. If you’re a student looking to get involved, make new friends, and build new connections, their calendar is worth checking out.

“If the students want to come out and have a good time, hopefully we’re the place for them,” says McCann.

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