88 Olympics - kicked out for a cause

I graduated in December of 1989 from the Faculty of Physical Education. We went through a time of positive upheaval in the faculty as the facilities for the 1988 Olympic Games were being built. There was a tangible excitement in the air in the 2 years leading up to the Games. We went from packing the old Red Gym for volleyball and basketball games to the luxury of the Jack Simpson. Every aspect of the PE program was positively impacted by the facility improvements. Then the Olympics arrived and we got the news that our classes would be held in the Engineering building due to the Athlete's Village taking over our building. The Engineering building!!! There was a healthy rivalry between the PE and Engineering faculties at that time so it was like going into the den of the lion. To our amazement the Engineers welcomed us with open arms!

All in all it was an amazing time to be a U of C student and one of my fondest memories of my days at the U.

Tony Swain

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