Duluth Campus Rocks: Pharmacy Bonspiel

Duluth Pharmacy Bonspiel!

Duluth Pharmacy Bonspiel!

Everyone on Duluth campus knows that one (of many, many) of the most amazing campus-unique events of the year is the Duluth Pharmacy Bonspiel. It consists of about a hundred pharmacy students, pharmacists, family, and friends, getting together to curl at the Superior Curling Club. While probably about 90% of the crowd has never curled before or perhaps 1-2 times before (there are lessons and lots of

Greece!

PD1’s representing Greece!

support from everyone for newbies!), we also have a number of regular curlers and enjoy hosting some national caliber pharmacy curlers as well. The event consists of an initial game Friday evening along with dinner, music, and socializing. Then a full day of games on Saturday, consisting of two games of 4 ends for each team, 8 teams on the ice at a time, four rounds of teams per game. Again with a lot of amazing food, some great music, a lot of card and dice games, and raffle prizes. The 6-8 teams with the highest scores at the end of the three games compete in the championships for the big win (this year won by Team Vatican: PD2 Tony Olson (pope), PD2 Sean Navin (cardinal), PD3 Jared Van Hooser (priest) and PD1 Mark Nola (monk).

France, sweeping their stone into place!!

 

But the best part of the whole bonspiel? Everyone comes in costume!! Past themes have included the olympics, barnyard animals, and entertainment– This year? League of Nations!! We had many phenomenal countries represented (Merica, multiple Canada’s, Greece, France, Japan, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, the Galactic Empire, the Vatican, Mexico, and Germany to name just a few). M y team came as the league of nations, “preventing world wars since 1919” ( a little bit of dark humor)! Here are some pictures– Everyone is already excited for next year. Duluth campus knows how to have a good time!!

The Pope from Team Vatican!!

The Pope from Team Vatican!!

PD3

PD3 love

Team Mexico

Team Mexico

Team Canada wasn't afraid to get cold!

Team Canada wasn’t afraid to get cold!

League of Nations vs France

League of Nations vs France

Team 'Merica!

Team ‘Merica!

Even though our PD4 class is spread far and wide this year on rotations, we take every opportunity to get together and reunite. Class 2013D!!!!!!

Even though our PD4 class is spread far and wide this year on rotations, we take every opportunity to get together and reunite. Class 2013D!!!!!!

Scottland

Team Scotland, complete with home-made bagpipes!

Winning Team

Team Vatican receiving their trophy’s!

Canada

Another of the Team Canada’s

 

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