As the month of July has flown by, SHADs at the University of Calgary have gradually grown on the PAs and program directors and gained their trust.
After a short train ride into the heart of Calgary, 64 excited SHADs arrived at one of the largest malls in Calgary. With over 160 stores, life-size chess, and a large playground complete with a bouldering wall, the CORE Shopping Centre stunned many of us into silent awe and amazement. Over the course of the morning to early afternoon, we wandered in between stores and even outside onto Stephen Avenue where we found music and buskers on the sunny pathways.
SHADs playing inside the CORE Shopping Centre
Downtown Calgary, Stephen Avenue
Among our multiple project deadlines, this field trip was the perfect opportunity for us to relax and enjoy the company of our fellow SHADs. Over the last few weeks, all of us at the University of Calgary have grown from strangers into lifelong friends. On behalf of everyone at SHAD Calgary, this July was unforgettable and we would undoubtedly do it all over again if we had the chance. And who knows, maybe we will be the first ones to build a time travel machine.