This message is sent on behalf of Andrew Konowalchuk, Associate Vice-President (Administration)


To: All Students


RE: Campus Beautification Day


Campus Beautification Day will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013. This is the 16th year of this popular event which is made successful by the tremendous input of Physical Plant staff and the campus-wide effort of volunteers.

Staff, students, faculty and retirees are invited to participate on a voluntary basis to help beautify the campus. Jobs such as picking up paper, raking, sweeping, pulling weeds and planting flowers will be identified. Each department is requested to designate a contact person who will be responsible for coordinating the volunteers from their department. The name, department, address and phone number of the contact person should be forwarded by Friday, May 3, 2013 to: Physical Plant staff will be assigned to each zone to work with the contact people and to coordinate projects.


A brown bag meeting of all contact people will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room, 210 University Centre, at noon on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 to provide details and distribute lunch tickets for Campus Beautification Day to department representatives. Event leaders will be introduced and light refreshments will be provided.


On Campus Beautification Day, a barbecue lunch sponsored by ARAMARK will be held at noon in the quadrangle on the Fort Garry Campus and in front of the Brodie Centre on the Bannatyne Campus for all volunteers. Pepsi will be providing the refreshments. The Bookstore as well as various other businesses on Campus will be donating “door” prizes for the event. This year the Grand Prize is two airline tickets donated by WestJet.


Teams are encouraged to propose projects either directly to or through communication with a zone leader. Photographs of the best gardens will highlighted on the Campus Beautification website at


Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes and spades from home although some items will be provided by Physical Plant. The project will commence at 9:00 AM and continue throughout the day. Everyone is invited to participate for as much time as their schedules permit. In the event of rain on May 23, the rain date will be Friday, May 24, 2013 so please keep that date open as well.


If you have any questions, please contact Lyle Morin at 474-6286 or email


Please join us for another fun and rewarding Campus Beautification Day on May 23.


Andrew Konowalchuk|MAA|M.Arch|BES

Associate Vice-President (Administration) | University of Manitoba

202 Administration Building | Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 | 204-474-8758