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Frosh crawl churches, not pubs at the University of Ottawa

By Laura Armstrong, OTTAWA CITIZEN September 8, 2013

About 70 University of Ottawa students visited St. Joseph’s Church at the corner of Laurier Avenue East and Cumberland Street Saturday night to participate in the school’s first annual Church Crawl. The 3-hour event offered incoming students an alternative to the popular pub crawls, as well as a chance to get to know the churches near the school.

OTTAWA — Swap booze and bars for food and churches and you’ve got the University of Ottawa’s newest frosh week event.

Stumbling from pub to pub after one — or more — shots of tequila too many wasn’t on the agenda for about 70 students participating in Saturday night’s church crawl, a more civilized alternative to the typical frosh week bar hop.

Twenty-one churches of various denominations took part in the scavenger-hunt style event. Both incoming frosh and current students canvassed the area around the university, stopping at church buildings as well as street-side stations set up by churches that were too far to reach on foot.

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