The University of Winnipeg



Winnipeg’s Two Universities Battle for Sport Supremacy

at The Duckworth Challenge


On January 24, 2007 volleyball teams from The University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba will go head-to-head in an ongoing rivalry dubbed the Duckworth Challenge. Participants can get into the spirit of the cross-town rivalry starting at 5:00 p.m. with a real bison burger and a beverage for only $3.00. The games get underway at 6:00 p.m. with the women’s team, followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. The evening’s events will be held at the Duckworth Centre, located at 400 Spence Street at Ellice Avenue.

Admission to the game is FREE with a contribution to the UWSA Foodbank. Those who make a donation of a non-perishable food item will also be entered to win a DVD player and other great prizes. Regular admission is $8 (adults), free for children 6 and under, and $3 for UWinnipeg students with a valid student ID card.

The Duckworth Challenge began in 1992 as the brainchild of Dr. Henry E. Duckworth (UWinnipeg President, 1971-81 and University of Manitoba Chancellor, 1986-92). The Duckworth Challenge, named in his honour, offers an annual opportunity for friendly competition between The University of Winnipeg Wesmen and the University of Manitoba Bisons.

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