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Social lunch with a twist!

All staff are invited to come along to the ‘SSAC My Kitchen Rules’ lunch style feast. There is only one rule: create a healthy entrée, main or dessert without any meat – are you up for the challenge?

Grab your work colleagues and exchange some ideas for an MKR style social shared lunch. Close the offices, bring along your dish, and make sure you don’t miss this delicious social gathering. Recyclable plates, knives, forks, cups, and refreshments will be provided.

WHEN: Wednesday 18 April, 12-1pm
LOCATION: Undercroft Room 101
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/social-lunch-with-a-twist-tickets-44317395523

Please attach the recipe to your dish so everyone knows what’s in it – this is a great help for anyone with food allergies! For food safety guidelines, please see this helpful link.   

Fall into Fitness

Are you up for trying a few new things and some old fitness favourites through April and May?

The SSAC team have organised the following fitness and wellbeing events, but all staff are more than welcome to come along! 

Every Wednesday, starting today, there will be things to try.  Visit the Wellbeing website at  http://ssacwellness.eventbrite.com for more information and please register to help with planning for numbers.  Revisit every week to see all the updates and new events coming online.

Team challenge

Can we collectively walk from Christchurch to Auckland in the next two months? That’s $1,10km, 1,686,507 steps, 215 hours of walking!  iPhone and android smart phones have a health app, if you haven’t already, turn on the app and carry your phone everywhere you go.  Once a week send me your total steps for the week, or load them yourself directly into the data page at K:\AllStaff\Wellbeing\SSAC Team Walking Challenge.xlsx. 

Please register here so we know you are participating!  

TODAY! 
Wednesday 4 April – Walking routes around campus
You can use your steps from anywhere to count towards our team challenge, but we’ve made it super easy for those based in Christchurch with three campus walks that are tried and tested for steps, route and timing.  Meet under the clock between Matariki and the Library at 12noon on Wednesday 4 April for maps and directions and to try a route! K:\AllStaff\Wellbeing\Walks. https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/walking-tours-round-campus-tickets-44317222004

Wednesday 11 April – Salsa dancing
12 – 1 in Drama Workshop 1, Jack Mann Theatre, Dovedale campus.  FREE.  Comfortable shoes and a sense of fun are all that’s required! https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/salsa-dancing-for-absolute-beginners-no-partner-necessary-tickets-44317361421

Wednesday 18 April – Vegetarian Smörgåsbord
Join your SSAC colleagues for a shared vegetarian lunch.  Bring a plate of delicious food for the table and an empty plate to try what’s on offer.  More information to follow shortly, please register your interest in this event in the meantime at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/vegetarian-smorgasbord-bring-a-plate-of-veggie-delights-tickets-44317395523

Wednesday 2 May – SSAC Staff Quiz
Teams of 4-6 invited to test your knowledge.  $10 per person (on the door) includes nibbles and quiz, cash bar available and trophy for the winning team! Please register your team online, no payment required until the event at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/ssac-staff-quiz-tbc-tickets-44315961233

Wednesday 30 May – Office Golf Tournament
There are two parts to this challenge:

  1. Departments wishing to host a hole should register, they will receive full instructions and a ball/club for their visitors.  Don’t start to build your hole until Monday 28 May and no larger than 1m by 4m – bear in mind normal health and safety rules!
  2. Players to collect their play card with location of all holes to play!  $2 to participate, paid on collection of card.  Winner takes the pot!

Register not to ‘Host a Hole’ or play at https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/office-golf-tournament-if-you-build-it-they-will-come-tickets-44315831846

UCC Open to all UC staff for end of term

The University of Canterbury Club (UCC), located in the Ilam Homestead, is open to all staff of the University for the whole of the week 10 -14 October.

The Club is open Mon – Thurs 4.30pm – 7pm, and Fri 4.30-pm – 8.30pm.

On Friday 14 October there will be a free BBQ to celebrate the end of term from 4.30pm-6pm (come rain or shine). The UCC committee and its membership hope to see all UC staff and their families there.

UCC

Keen to join a golf group?

If you are keen to join a social golf group, here’s your opportunity…

I am looking for golfers keen to join my golf group. We play one outing every month at different courses around Canterbury. From beginner to expert, all are welcome.

I get good deals on green fees and always have prizes for the top scores at the end of each outing. It is great fun and there is always good banter between everybody.

We are playing Pegasus Golf Club on 16 October at 10am. Cost $35 (great deal for Pegasus) and we are playing Harewood in November.

If you would like to play or for more info please email me Jamie.browne@canterbury.ac.nz or phone 0212676892.

Thanks again, looking forward to seeing you there.