Fundraising and Social
Fundraising is an important part of the student chapters success. We rely on industry sponsorship and fundraising events to provide community, social, and technical activities for our members throughout the year. Social events are a great time for Student Chapter members to meet and connect with each other outside of school.
On On Wednesday, April 19th the Student Chapter sold delicious perogies as a chapter fundraiser! Thank you to all the patrons and volunteers.
On Monday October 31st, 2016 UMITE held its first ever Halloween Grilled Cheese Sale! Many fellow engineering students left the atrium with satisfied bellies!
Rumor's Comedy Club
The Student Chapter has routinely visited Rumor’s, a Winnipeg Comedy Club, for years as a way to blur the line between social and fundraising events. On Thursday, November 17th, Chapter members had the pleasure of seeing Mark Forward perform at the club. Our Rumor’s night was an excellent way for Chapter members to have a night of laughs with each other in a low-stress environment; all while also raising some cash for future events.
Pre-Portland Social Activity - Escape Room
On February 16th, some of the Student Chapter members participated in a social activity before being cramped in a plane together on the way to Portland later that week. The members were successful in their escape from The Real Escape's Bank Heist room!
Some of our student chapter members got together on October 18th for our annual pumpkin carving event. Our theme this year turned out to be Classic Jack-o-lantern with a bit of a Transportation Twist! Thanks to those who were able to come out. The pumpkins looked so good we displayed them at our Halloween Grilled Cheese sale the next day!
On October 27th the Student Chapter hosted another very successful Halloween Bowling event! Not only is this a great social event, but it also (usually) doubles as a fundraiser for the chapter. Student Chapter members and their friends dressed up in their finest Halloween costumes and spent the evening bingo bowling! Every year we give out a prize for best male and best female costume.
This year's winners were:
Best Male Costume 2017 - Reza as Dracula
Best Female Costume 2017 - Auja as "The Punisher" from the TV show Uh-Oh
We were very impressed with the level of creativity all the costumes! Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a success. We hope to see everyone again next year!
ITE Annual Christmas Party
The Student Chapter holds a Christmas party every year for student members and members of the transportation industry in Winnipeg. The purpose of the event is to give students an opportunity to meet as many other student members and professionals as they can in the night. This year’s event was another success. Many student members (including some alumni) and professionals spent the night mingling while enjoying the delicious potluck dinner and festive music.