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The Official Newsletter of the University of Alberta Interfraternity Council

October 2013

Letter from the President Hello, I would like to welcome you to the first edition of The Olympian. This will be a monthly newsletter to communicate Greek activities to all levels of Greek organizations, University services, and the surrounding communities. Our VP Internal shall be in charge of putting this together every month. If you have any stories you would like to have covered, please contact Tamer Harb at

Our Recent Successes I am very proud of everything our Greek community has been doing as of late. From what appears to be a successful recruitment across the board to a large push for philanthropic and community service initiatives, Greeks have been demonstrating their need for personal and chapter-wide improvement. And that is what I personally have been most happy to see. Greek organizations are VALUES-BASED organizations, with a large emphasis on the development of their members. And the IFC is here to support all positive efforts of the Greek community in these directions. I would also like to take this chance to welcome Ceres and Zeta Psi into the IFC. We cannot wait to see wait great things these chapters will help us do.

“I mean to make myself a man, and if I succeed in that, I shall succeed in everything else.”

– James A. Garfield

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. You can find me by email at, or by phone at (250) 793-5014. Sincerely, Christopher Young

In This Issue • •

A recent rebranding to promote closer ties to our Alma Mater

Making Waves Philanthropy & Community Service Report Greeks in Garneau Upcoming Events

Recent Occurrences Recently, there has been a few occurrences of vandalism and stalking around Greek houses in the Garneau community. On September 21st, houses were subject to graffiti on or around their property. As well, various houses and property of Greek members were hit by eggs around the same time.

Kappa Sigma just moved into a new house in East Campus Village

Making Waves

If you see anyone suspicious, please call EPS or UAPS. And please take all necessary precautions when walking around the community. Travel in groups, or call SafeWalk. If it is past the time SafeWalk operates, many members of the Greek community are willing to help you arrive at your destination safely.

Parkinson Alberta is excited to par tner with the Univer sity of Alber ta Inter fr ater nity and Panhellenic Councils to host “Making Waves” on January 25, 2013. Making Waves is a joint fundraiser for Parkinson Alberta and the two Greek umbrella organizations. Parkinson Alberta is excited to partner with vibrant and socially engaged individuals to raise awareness about the issues of living with Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson Alberta is dedicated to helping people and families of Alberta who live with Parkinson disease and related disorders. Our core services include supportive counselling, support groups for people with Parkinson disease and their caregivers, learning resources, referrals, peer program, in-service community awareness programs and speech therapy. Tickets can be purchased at for $15 per person or through IFC and NPC Executives.

Guba at CarSmash

Greeks in Garneau On September 21st, members of the Greek community worked to clean up the surrounding Garneau community by doing a street clean-up and recycling ecodrive. Members collected trash in and around the community and took used, abused and unwanted electronics to the city run Eco Station. Residents of Garneau were extremely pleased to see the work being done in the community and the IFC looks forward to having another year of community service and extremely positive relations between residents and Greeks.

Members of Lambda Chi Alpha and Pi Beta Phi cleaning up Garneau

Philanthropy & Community Service Delta Upsilon threw their 20th annual Summer Solstice Volleyball Tournament on June 22nd. The event raised over $450 towards the Boys and Girls Club of Edmonton. From July 18-27th, many members of the Greek community, organized by Phi Gamma Delta, volunteered at the annual Taste of Edmonton in Churchill Square. Delta Upsilon’s CarSmash on September 13th was a crushing success, raising over $350 for the DU’s Global Service Initiative, which pays for supplies and construction materials to build schools in underdeveloped, highly populated parts of Jamaica. Members of Phi Gamma Delta volunteered on September 21st for the Garneau Community League Day. On September 22nd, the men of Pi Kappa Alpha threw their 2nd Annual Pike 3 on 3 Charity Basketball Tournament. With help from alumni, actives, and teams put forth by Zeta Psi and Pi Beta Phi, the tournament was able to raise $425 towards the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. On September 27th, both Kappa Alpha Theta and Delta Upsilon put forth teams for the annual Relay for Life benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society. The men and women walked from 7PM to 7AM the next morning and collectively raised $4826 between the two teams, with Theta and DU placing 2nd and 4th respectively for most money raised.

Upcoming Events Games For Wishes October 4: The ladies of Alpha Psi have their 3rd annual Games for Wishes event CCIS Quad!! All proceeds go towards Edmonton's Inner City School and they will have hamburgers, pop, and popcorn along with carnival-themed games!

Pie a Pi Phi October 4: The ladies of Pi Beta Phi present Pie a Pi Phi where you can pie some Pi Phis in the face for $10 and it will not be considered assault! Come to Main Quad between 10am-4pm to fulfill that dream of shoving pie in someone's face! All proceeds go to Making Waves in support of Parkinson Alberta Arrow in the Arctic, First Book Canada and the Pi Beta Phi Foundation. They will also have baked goods available for sale by donation!

24 Hour Teeter-Totter Marathon October 16-17: Phi Delta Theta is hosting a 24 hour teeter-totter marathon to raise money and awareness for the ALS Society of Alberta. The event will be held in Main Quad, from 12pm until 12pm. Drop by, show some support, take a turn on the teeter-totter, and donate!

Dunk a DU October 18: The men of Delta Upsilon are proud to present Dunk a DU! If you hate us, love us, want to pay for our misery, or even want to see us wet; come out to CCIS Quad and dunk us! All proceeds will go to buying sports equipment for the Garneau Elementary School.

Flapjacks & Quarterbacks October 19: The ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta are proud to present their annual flag football tournament and pancake breakfast in support of ABC Headstart. From 10am-3pm on Corbett Field, 18 teams will duke it out in support of early childhood development support and resources. Space in the tournament is limited, so contact Rachel Fung at 780-246-1902 to get your team registered by October 16. As well, the pancake breakfast will cost $5 with all proceeds going to charity. Bring out your friends and family and enjoy a few games of football over some delicious flapjacks.

AnchorSplash October 21-26: The ladies of Delta Gamma are back with AnchorSplash in support of the Canadian National Institute of the Blind! They ar e going with a paper less theme this year, so all information, registration packages, waiver forms, and team scores will be posted on Facebook for you to download and print. We encourage you to reach out to a DG that you'd like to work with as your coach, and submit your team roster, and signed waivers ASAP! All questions can be directed to Nicole at

Contact Us If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. Christopher Young IFC President (250) 793-5014 Lukas Frost VP Judicial (780) 405-2475 Kevin Henderson VP Greek Relations (780) 222-2733 Maciej Zasepa VP Public Relations (780) 850-4810 Tamer Harb VP Internal (780) 884-8976 Luke Telidetzki VP Social (780) 271-5249 John Miller Fraternity & Sorority Advisor Visit us on the web at: or

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The Olympian  

The University of Alberta Interfraternity Council's Official Newsletter.

The Olympian  

The University of Alberta Interfraternity Council's Official Newsletter.