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Join the Vikes Nation!

UPDATE: Student tickets for the evening soccer games are sold out!

Vikes Nation is proud to present the THE kick-off festival of the school year at UVic in collaboration with the Office of Student Life and the UVSS! Join thousands of UVic students, staff and faculty for ThunderFest and see what Vikes Nation is all about!

Meet our UVic Vikes teams, make some new friends, learn about Vikes Recreation programming, listen to live music, officially join Vikes Nation...and have FUN with over 90 great booths with give-aways and lots of giant inflatables/games to play!

Be sure to fill out your official ThunderPass to be eligible to win one of our great prizes given away at the home-opener Vikes soccer games that evening at Centennial Stadium. Last year saw a record crowd of 3000+ students at the soccer games and 5000+ at the afternoon festivities at the UVic Quad!

No registration needed to attend.

Booth Information: If you are a sponsor looking for a vendor spot, please email If you are a campus partner from UVic seeking a booth, please email

⚽ ⚽ Remember the daytime event ends at 3:30PM, but the home-opener Vikes soccer games at Centennial Stadium start shortly after.⚽⚽

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Event Details

Host Event host: Office of Student Life, UVSS, Vikes Nation

Date Date(s): Friday September 8, 2023

Time When: 11:30AM to 3:30PM

Location Location: UVic Quad

Open to Open to: Everyone, UVic Students

Cost Cost: Free

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