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30 Days of Blue - 2016There are so many diverse activities happening across campus in the first 30 days, we pulled a cross section together to challenge you to get involved and attend as many of the featured events as possible. Those who enter the social media contest using #30DaysOfBlue have the chance to win great prizes.

Find out all that is happening during your first 30 Days of Blue here!

UFest 2016 w/ special guests Mother Mother - September 9, 12 to 6 p.m.

UFest marked the start of #30DaysOfBlue. A total of ten events over 30 days help you find the right hue of blue for you.

Vancouver quintet Mother Mother headlined this year’s event, and delivered melting vocal harmonies, angular guitar lines and infectious rhythms. This three-time JUNO-nominated indie rock band were undoubtedly birds of a new sonic evolution.

2017 sees the release of Mother Mother’s sixth album, following the highly successful and critically acclaimed Very Good Bad Thing, with such hits as "Get Out The Way" and "Monkey Tree."

Colour-U-Blue (er) — Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.

Also part of #30DaysOfBlue, you’re going to get messy in a good way at Colour-U-Blue,  a popular first-semester event that gives you the chance to go blue crazy in Calgary’s original colour run where the only thing that matters is having fun (NOT speed!).

Run, walk or wheel a fun 4.5 km route while getting blasted with blue chalk bombs.

Enjoy free food trucks after the event and join the kickoff of the MRU Cougars’ season with women’s soccer at 11 a.m. at the Mount Royal field.

Check out their awesome promo video!

More #30DaysofBlue…

Check out the rest of the #30DaysOfBlue events and don’t miss out! You could even walk away with a $50 gift certificate the MRU BookStore.

Keep referring to the Mount Royal Event Calendar for more details on each occasion and to see what is happening on campus every day.
Get Social…all month longThroughout the first 30 (and beyond), there will be several exciting activities, contests and opportunities to be a part of our thriving online communities. Whether it’s sharing your highlights on Instagram, using our Snapchat filters, tweeting your MRU experience by using #mrulife or sharing your opinion on Facebook, you can rock your blue online too!


So, let’s kick it off right and set the tone for an amazing year of personal and educational growth and success.

But most of all — thank you for being part of MRU, now and forever.

Aug. 29, 2016 — Brendan Greenslade