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December 11, 2003
 Newspage

 


 

Victoria Collins, director of University Relations

 

Memorial University is a sponsor of an exciting new board game that profiles the capital city. St. John’s On Board is a Monopoly-style game that uses familiar city properties and locations as spots on the board. Instead of Park Place and Boardwalk, St. John’s On Board has Water Street and Bowring Park. Memorial University appears as the corner space on the board. As well, one of the game pieces is a representation of the Memorial Tower and one of the cards in the game gives the player a pass-go to the Memorial space on the game, while another gives a player a $50 bonus for completing the nautical science program at the Marine Institute and hooking a job with Petro-Canada. The game is a fund-raiser for the St. John’s Boys and Girls Club and can be purchased at Sobey’s stores across the province and at the Downhomer on Water St. Sheila Devine, director of Student Recruitment, said it’s a great way to promote the city and the amenities and services it has to offer. “Given that Memorial’s main campus is located in St. John’s and our continual involvement with shaping our community over the years, we felt it was vital for us to have a place in the game,” she said. “From a recruitment perspective, we couldn’t be happier with our presence on the board. Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Club for this idea and for the success they’ve achieved thus far. The game is shaping up to be a popular item this Christmas season for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians both at home and away. Memorial University is proud to be a part of that.” Here, Victoria Collins, director of University Relations, another of the game’s sponsors, holds a copy of the game, a perfect Christmas gift.

 


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