Blake Deal
The Navigator

Vancouver Island University’s Campus Rec has teamed up with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) for their second annual Boxers and Bras Wellness Walk for Cancer Awareness.

The event scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, encourages both staff and students to decorate their boxers or bras, wear them over their clothes, and walk around campus.

This is a part of Wellness Wednesdays that Campus Rec hosts on selected Wednesdays throughout the year.

The goal of the event is to raise cancer awareness, as well as have people partake in physical activity. During the walk, participants will be going to stations that consist of some sort of activity, as well as educational information on a specific type of cancer.

Campus Rec fitness technician, Karen Alden, said they really want to build momentum from last year. She said there was around 60 people last year, and hopes to have at least 100 attend this year. Alden hopes more teams will get involved this year. She said last year people had decorating parties, and there were many intricate decorations.

Registration is not mandatory, but if you register early there is a draw for a Magic Bullet blender.

Campus Rec’s slogan is “Be Active. Be Healthy. Be Involved…Be VIU,” and Alden said as much as the event is about education and awareness, it is also about building community on the VIU campus.

Campus Rec holds many events throughout the year free to students, ranging from intramural sports, outdoor recreation, and fitness classes.

To register, contact Karen Alden at

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