Panel Info
Unique IDSU0186
Status:Unsuccessful
Application Details
Entrant Club(s):CUBA Canterbury
Entry completed by:Stella Taylor
Club Role:Secretary
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Phone:0279451138
Category SelectionReminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021
Which category is this nomination for?Best Social Event Programme 2021
Name of event or initiative:CUBA Jib
Brief overview of the event or initiative:

CUBA Jib the Foundry is an annual snow event that aims to provide a skiing and snowboarding experience that is unique to Canterbury University, and universities across the country.

What were the aims of the event or initiative?

The aim of CUBA is to bring a bunch of people together to witness some of the best skiing/snowboarding Canterbury has to offer. We set out to sell out this event and provide a unique experience to all attendees and to gain as much exposure to the wider public as possible. It is a massive spectator event that is super entertaining, we ensure that all riders and spectators have a really awesome experience. We also provide a cool after party to tip the night off where everyone can get a bit silly.

How did you make it happen?

CUBA Jib is such a renowned event and takes months of planning to pull off. We turned to our sponsors Red Bull, Mount Hutt, RPM Clothing, Mon Royale and Smith to help us out with prizes for the winners. In order to ensure that we would have snow on the day of the event. We also got in contact with our friends from the Sounds of Local to set up a livestream on our Facebook. It also takes a huge effort from our exec, two full days of shovelling snow to make it happen.

How did you make it better?

Last year we ran the event outside the front of Haere Roa, which ended up with some huge complications surrounding the snow on the grass. This year we moved it back out to the carpark to avoid the immense amounts of extra work for our team. We has to ensure that we would have snow on the day of the event, we communicated with Richie Owen (from Mt Hutt) and the UCSA two months before the event and created two contingency plans. As we sold out the event we were able to spend a lot more on our acts.

How did you show your commitment to sustainability?

We showed out commitment to sustainability by ensuring that we did our part in helping majorly with the clean up after the event. Rather than making snow we trucked it down from the mountains. As I said previously we switched the location of the ramp back to the carpark as we wanted to ensure there was no damage to the grass. We reuse all our equipment so nothing is thrown away at the end of the event.

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