Rez Wars add community element

University of Lethbridge students are putting a new spin on war, using it to build positive relationships with the Lethbridge community.

The University of Lethbridge Organization of Residence students, in conjunction with the Students' Union (ULSU) are engaging to help the community by cleaning up the coulees, all in the context of a friendly war – Rez Wars.

"Cleaning the coulees for the betterment of the entire city of Lethbridge, which is something the westside community can take pride in, shows the University's neighbours the students here care about the community's well-being," says Jeremy Girard, Students' Union president.

Rez Wars is a competition among residence students that incorporates a good-hearted challenge while also engaging students in social activities.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. Participants will be given 45 minutes to go into the coulees, starting at the U of L Breezeway, and pick up as much debris as possible. Debris collected by the participants will be divided into recycling and waste. The winning team will be determined by who collects the most debris.

The University of Lethbridge Students' Union supports the Organization of Residence Students in an attempt to clean up the community, not just for students but also for everyone.

"These students are not merely competing in a residence competition, they are showing that University students are environmental stewards and can lead by example," adds Girard. "These are the types of events the ULSU can throw its entire weight behind."