Plasma car races

Plasma car winner holding a trophy

Yikes it’s Vikes! (Vikes Athletics) and Stop the Insanity! (Office of the University Secretary), winners (tie) of the team spirit awards

Adult Normal Business Turtles & Hoppertunistic Hares team (VPFO), winners of the Fundraising pledge trophy, raised $1,896.

Plasma car races

C & I Dogs team (Curriculum & Instruction) - Race winners of the Hubcap Trophy

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CUPE 951 team

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Communicators team

Teams in the starting line

Catherine McGregor, co-chair of the UVic United Way campaign 2019

#unignorable socks

The legendary Plasma Car Race took place on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Michèle Pujol Room, Student Union Building. 

A total of twelve teams took part of the event and Cliff LeQuesne of 100.3 The Q was the emcee. The 2019 edition raised $4,095 through pledges and raffle ticket sales.

  • Race winners of the Hubcap Trophy: C & I Dogs – Curriculum & Instruction

  •  Fundraising pledge trophy: Adult Normal Business Turtles & Hoppertunistic Hares – VPFO The team raised an amazing $1,896.00.   

  • Team Spirit Awards: Yikes it’s Vikes! (Vikes Athletics) and Stop the Insanity! (Office of the University Secretary).  

It was wonderful to be in attendance at this great tradition at UVic. The intense competition gave entirely new meaning to what happens after the engines are started. We observed extraordinary balance, speed barriers being broken and a great deal of cheering and joy amongst the competitors and the large crowd. We at the United Way and especially the community we support, are supremely grateful for your participation and generosity. Thank you to all involved. 
Mark Breslauer - Executive Director, United Way Greater Victoria

About plasma cars

The PlasmaCar is a state-of-the-art ride-on toy that harnesses the natural forces of inertia, gravity and friction to propel itself. These mechanical marvels are so easy to operate that you simply tuck your feet up, rotate the steering wheel from left to right, and you're off to the races!

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