Colour Run hits Cane­field Col­lege

CQU hosts out­door day of fun

Daily Mercury - - FRONT PAGE - RAINEE SHEPPERSON Rainee.Shepperson@dai­ly­mer­cury.com.au

STU­DENTS and friends of CQUniversity had a colour­ful af­ter­noon yes­ter­day as they par­tic­i­pated in the 2018 Cane­field Col­lege Colour Run.

Around 45 peo­ple took part in the run, start­ing off dressed in white shirts and then fin­ish­ing cov­ered in a rain­bow of colours.

Cane­field Col­lege events co­or­di­na­tor Madeleine Hor­buryWood said the event was or­gan­ised based on a sim­i­lar colour run that was held at CQU’s Rock­hamp­ton cam­pus.

“The Capri­cor­nia Col­lege had a lot of suc­cess when they held their run,” she said.

“We de­cided to give it a go up here and see if Mackay would like it and we’ve had a re­ally great re­sponse to­day.

“I would re­ally like to make this an an­nual event and make it big­ger and bet­ter next year.”

Ms Hor­bury-Wood said the event was held to get ev­ery­one out of their rooms to have some fun and take a break from study­ing.

“We wanted ev­ery­one to get out and get some sun­light and in­ter­act with each other,” she said.

“We want ev­ery­one to sup­port each other and have fun.

“Ev­ery­one should feel wel­come and in­cluded.

“It’s im­por­tant peo­ple can knock on each other’s doors if they are hav­ing a tough time.”

The turnout at the event was bet­ter than ex­pected and feed­back was all pos­i­tive.

“Ev­ery­one said they had a lot of fun, which is good,” Ms Hor­bury-Wood said.

“I’m stoked with how many peo­ple turned up.

“I was re­ally sur­prised with how many mem­bers of the com­mu­nity joined us to­day.

“It goes to show that peo­ple are in­ter­ested in th­ese sort of events.”

Fu­ture events held by Cane­field Col­lege in­clude a mock awards night and a “mur­der party” game.

“The mur­der party goes for an en­tire week,” Ms Hor­buryWood said. “It’s such a cap­ti­vat­ing game and ev­ery­one has so much fun.”

Cane­field Col­lege cur­rently has 89 res­i­dents, which in­cludes in­ter­state, in­ter­na­tional and lo­cal stu­dents.

Photo: Con­trib­uted

PAS­TEL EX­PLO­SION: Some of the par­tic­i­pants in the Cane­field Col­lege 2018 Colour Run.

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