WATERLOO, Ont. (May 2, 2013) - For the sixth consecutive year, the Wilfrid Laurier Athletics and Recreation intramural program has been awarded the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association Award of Achievement for the 2012-13 academic year.
The CIRA Achievement Award recognizes colleges and universities for their outstanding intramural/recreation programs. The programs must offer a varied line up of activities, promote fun, active participation, fair play and involve students in a leadership capacity.
This year's intramural season saw over 7,000 Wilfrid Laurier students and 658 teams compete in a range of indoor and outdoor sports. The teams competed to win championship t-shirts designed through contests that engaged the talents of the Laurier student community.
Laurier is host to a variety of intramural sports, from traditional sports such as outdoor soccer and ice hockey, to innertube waterpolo and European handball. The intramural leagues are run by a staff of 17 Referees-In-Chief and over 100 dedicated referees and officials, all of whom are members of the Laurier student community. The intramural program is coordinated by WESLEY VAN LUVEN
, and this is the second consecutive year that Laurier has earned this award under Van Luven's direction.
Laurier's intramural program continues to strive to improve the experience of each participant. Individual statistics are kept in 90 percent of Laurier's leagues, and several intramural leagues including basketball, volleyball and Residence Athletic Council have been setup for full event experiences for their playoff finals, including bleacher set-up, scoreboards and scorers tables.
Congratulations to the staff and participants of the Athletics and Recreation intramural program for continuing to make Laurier's intramurals an unforgettable experience.