By Leila Hamdi
Even during these unprecedented times going on in the world right now, clubs at Harbord continue trying to keep students engaged and involved, by running some safe events. We have some great clubs at Harbord, but due to Covid-19, many of them are in the midst of figuring out how to run this year. Some clubs that are actively running this year include Key Club, Harbord Athletic Council (H.A.C.), Student Activity Council (S.A.C), Eco Club and Gender Equity and Rights Club (G.E.A.R.).
Some clubs have been organizing contests and challenges for students to take part in virtually. For instance H.A.C. has already hosted sports trivia, a trickshot contest and are currently running a fitness bracket challenge. Charlie Angel won H.A.C. 's sports trivia, hosted on Kahoot, and Samir Abdella won the trickshot contest. The fitness bracket challenge is also going to be an activity that students film themselves participating in and send in. Submissions for Key Club’s mental health awareness poster contest will also be sent online, to the Key Club Instagram account.
Outside of contests and challenges, S.A.C. has arranged two spirit weeks as of now. The first spirit week took place during October for Halloween. The second spirit week ended on November 27th and included pyjama day, tie dye day and jersey day.
There are still many events being planned for the future. H.A.C. will be doing more Kahoot trivias very soon for students and hopefully we will see similar things from the other clubs. If you are looking to get involved at school don’t be put off by the shift to online clubs. As it is new for everyone and all the clubs are always open to new members. The best way to stay up to date on clubs at Harbord is to listen for announcements and follow them on Instagram, starting off with @harbord.students. Overall I think Harbord is doing an excellent job at keeping students involved even during a pandemic, especially in a safe manner. I’m excited to see what clubs are planning for students in the near future.