Spring cleaning at 4th annual Campus Beautification Day

By University Advancement and Communications Posted: May 9, 2019 8:00 a.m.

Campus Beautification Day saw over 200 volunteers help clean up the University grounds.
Campus Beautification Day saw over 200 volunteers help clean up the University grounds. Photos: Advancement and Communications

The fourth annual Campus Beautification Day was held May 8th on the University of Regina grounds at both the main and historic College Avenue campuses. Flocks of volunteers, including University faculty and staff, as well as friends and members of the community, donned green and yellow “Campus Beautification Day” t-shirts as they pitched in to rake lawns, pick up litter, haul garbage, and sweep away dirt and grime from the University grounds. 

The event that has become a yearly tradition always offers an outing for those who want to enjoy

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Pat Patton, Director of Campus
Security, and Vianne Timmons,
President & Vice-Chancellor,
do their part to help tidy
up campus!

some fresh air and exercise during the workday. 

“Campus Beautification Day is about making the campus beautiful for the spring,” said Vianne Timmons, U of R President and Vice-Chancellor, “but also it’s a team building exercise that brings our community together to do something wonderfully worthwhile.” 

The annual event is a huge undertaking that requires coordination of hundreds of volunteers, numerous trash picking and lawn tools, tables stocked with water and snacks, and a complimentary lunch for all of the people who take time out of their day to help. 

One of the coordinators is Pat Patton, Director of Campus Security at the U of R. 

“I think it’s just a great opportunity for everyone to get out and enjoy the beauty of our campus,” said Patton. “We have to take some ownership in our University and what we’re doing here is important because we want our campus to stay beautiful.” 

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