Colour Run hits Canefield College
CQU hosts outdoor day of fun
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.
PASTEL EXPLOSION: Some of the participants in the Canefield College 2018 Colour Run.