Fun and games promised at 3 August TuksRes Festival

Posted on July 29, 2019

The TuksRes Festival will be hosted by the University of Pretoria’s Department of Residence Affairs and Accommodation on 3 August at the Hillcrest Sport Campus and Uitspan.

Lanché van Tonder, Manager Residence Management and Student Life, said the annual event was started in 2017 with the purpose of creating a fun and exciting space for students to enjoy student life at UP together.

“By creating this event we are providing a safe and controlled environment for our students to participate and compete in sporting codes, while also making some time to relax with their peers,” said Van Tonder.

Furthermore, this event is planned with the aim of collaboration between TuksRes, the Department: Student Affairs, TuksSport, Tuks FM and the Department: Facilities Management. All 28 official residences are invited to participate, as well as all the day and faculty houses that come under the Department: Student Affairs.

Students can participate in the following sports at the festival:

  • 5km fun run;
  • mini-touch rugby;
  • mini football;
  • fast five netball;
  • basketball;
  • tennis;
  • chess;
  • dodge ball;
  • beach volleyball; and
  • quiz competition.

Van Tonder said students get involved in the activities of the day by pre-registering teams to participate in the codes.

“House Committee members from the various residences and houses assist with this process,” he said.

Participation and supporting of these codes will contribute to three overall prizes of the day, which include sponsorships that will go towards the winners’ house funds. The prizes are:

  • participation awards;
  • sports champion awards; and
  • TuksRes Fest Champions.

Furthermore, there will be a social event where staff and students will enjoy food stalls and a beer garden with gin bars. They will also be entertained by live performances throughout the day.

For more information email Lanché van Tonder, [email protected]

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