Trent Department of Athletics and Recreation Wins Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award for Eighth Consecutive Year


Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) Ontario Recognizes Trent University for Intramural Excellence

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, Peterborough

For the eighth consecutive year, Trent University’s Department of Athletics and Recreation has been awarded the Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) Ontario’s Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award.

“Campus Recreation is a great way for Trent Students to get involved on campus, stay active and make new friends,” says Melanie Sedge, coordinator, Camps and Campus Recreation at Trent. “There is something for everyone, no matter of interests or skill level. The 2010-11 academic year will kick off with three-pitch and beach volleyball tournaments in September and we will be complimenting our very popular hockey program with an extramural hockey team that will compete against other schools in the OCAA Extramural Hockey League.”

Trent was one of only four post-secondary institutions to receive this year’s award. CIRA Ontario presents the Outstanding Intramural Achievement Award annually to the top programs at Ontario schools.

 Trent University is being recognized for offering a variety of activities that promote CIRA Ontario’s motto of “fun active participation for all.” The intramural program is also being recognized for promoting student leadership and improving the quality of education through physical activity.

At Trent, over 1,400 students participated in intramural activities during the 2009/10 academic year. Activities ranged from a three-pitch tournament, intramural hockey, dodge ball, soccer, flag football and volleyball and the more unique inner tube water polo and inner tube ultimate Frisbee. In 2009/10 a new basketball league was introduced.


For more information, please contact:
Melanie Sedge, coordinator, Camps and Campus Recreation, Trent University, (705) 748-1011 ext. 7631