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Calling all Concordia students: it’s Shuffle time!

University’s annual walkathon raises funds to support students
September 15, 2020
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By Joseph Leger, BA 15, with files from Alexandra Louridas, BA 15

SHUFFLE 31

The Concordia Shuffle is an annual walkathon to raise funds for scholarships, bursaries and student resources and services.

“Shuffle is a great way to help make life a bit easier for fellow students,” says Jamie Fabian, a second-year undergraduate student in Concordia’s School of Community & Public Affairs and recipient of a Shuffle entrance scholarship.

“For many students, the point of going to university is to have a positive impact on society and the Shuffle is an easy and fun way of doing that.”

Normally, hundreds of Shufflers — many of them Concordia staff and faculty — walk, run or cycle 6.5 kilometres from the downtown Sir George Williams Campus to Loyola Campus, located in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. This year things will look slightly different due to the ongoing pandemic.

Shuffle 31 marks Concordia’s first-ever virtual walkathon and will be held over an entire week from September 18 to 25. This will allow Shufflers to participate at any time from anywhere in the world — either outdoors in their neighbourhoods or from the comfort of their homes using exercise equipment.

“If all of us registered and raised just $5 to $10 each, imagine how many students would benefit,” says Fabian. “Doing one small thing can start a chain reaction than can make all the difference in the end.”

When is it?

  • Online opening ceremony: Friday, September 18, at 11 a.m.
  • Online closing ceremony: Friday, September 25, at 2 p.m.

How do I participate?

  • Visit www.concordia.ca/shuffle to register.
  • Start fundraising — encourage family and friends to sponsor you. Students who raise $25 or more will be eligible to win great Shuffle prizes.
  • Consider creating or joining a team to raise funds for an award or Concordia program that is important to you.
  • Combine your fundraising goal with a fitness challenge by connecting your Strava and Shuffle profiles.

If you have any questions, contact us at shuffle@concordia.ca or 514-848-2424, ext. 5427.

P.S. We want to see your Shuffle pride! Share your Strava Shuffle experience on social media by posting your pictures and tagging #CUshuffle. Check out our Virtual Shuffle Kit for T-shirt templates and show us your creativity.



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