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.