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TRU goes international for a week
With almost 1,500 students representing more than 80 countries, the international viewpoint is important at Thompson Rivers University.
And, for the 20th year, TRU will celebrate its mixture of cultures and viewpoints with its five-day International Days Festival, which runs from Monday, Feb. 4, to Friday, Feb. 8.
• A keynote address by Colin Angus, a leading adventurer, author and Canadian filmmaker who was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic for his journey around the world using human power only. Angus has also been named one of the world's Top 25 visionaries by Outside magazine. He will speak in the Grand Hall at the Campus Activity Centre on Monday, Feb. 4, at 6 p.m.
• Each day will feature an international-film screening in the Alumni Theatre in the Clock Tower Building. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles, a China/Japan production, will be shown on Monday, Feb. 4, at 4:30 p.m. Life in a Day, a U.S./UK production, will be shown on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 1:30 p.m. and My Name is Khan, a U.S./India production, will be shown on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 3:30 p.m.
• A multimedia showcase of international initiatives will be presented at Student Street in the Old Main Building daily from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• The Games People Play will be on exhibit in the TRU Art Gallery. Curated by local artist Trisha Sellmer, it is a display of traditional games and artwork of people playing them from around the world. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• An International Showcase wraps up the event on Friday, Feb. 8, in the old gymnasium. It will include an international food fair and runs from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
• Bhang a Gong, featuring the international sounds of Delhi2Dublin, will be featured in the Culinary Arts building on Wed., Feb. 6. Doors open at 7 p.m.