If you are looking for an exciting getaway from your daily routine, come join York International for the Virtual Summer Carnival on August 7th! We welcome and invite all YorkU faculty staff and students. To accommodate everyone from around the world, there will be two parties - at 8:00 am and 6:00 pm ET.
This two-hour fun-filled event will be a great opportunity to connect and meet new people and to end the summer on a great note! The party will feature some fun activities including learning the Brazilian Samba, and player Carnival-themed Kahoot Quizzes! To make the event extra special, guests can also choose at the time of registration, which excited games you'd like to play and which fun carnival treats you want to make (check out the "What's Happening" tab for more details!) So, put your party hats on and bring your competitive spirit!
We will be celebrating at two time periods on August 7th to include those who are currently abroad.
Once you've RSVP'd, you will receive a unique link and password to join our event. Can't wait to see you there!
Download the Virtual Background for Zoom here!
Kahoot Carnivals Around the World Trivia!
Win some exciting prizes as we race to see who can answer the world carnival trivia first! Let’s see how much you know!
Shake a leg and learn how to dance with us! Let's come together and do some Brazilian Samba moves while celebrating the Carnival spirit!
Bring in your competitive spirits and come play some fun and exciting virtual games like Pictionary, Charades, Taboo and Zoomed It with everyone! You will be able to choose which game you want to participate in during the event.
View the descriptions of the games below!
This is a fun guessing game where you act out carnival-themes words to your team members and they guess the word! If someone guesses the word right, they get 10 points and the actor gets 20 points!
Another EXTREMELY fun guessing game where instead of acting out the words, you draw them out on a virtual whiteboard, while all the other team members take turns guessing what you've drawn! If they guess it right, they get 10 points and the person who drew the picture gets 20 points!
In Taboo, the host will give you a word that you have to explain to your team members to guess. The catch is, you can't say the actual word you've been given but can use any other word to explain!
Zoomed It is a game where the host will have a zoomed-in picture, and the participants have to guess what the image is. The host will gradually zoom out until the team guesses the image correctly.
Making Carnival Treats!
Come follow along and learn how to make some delicious carnival-themed treats including corn dogs, candy floss, Trinidad style fry bake and more!
View the recipies below!
Everyone has to each a corn dog at least once in their lifetime! Here's the recipe for a tasty vegan corndog we can all make in this breakout room!
Checkout there recipe here.
A staple carnival snack! Everyone loves candy floss. Join us in this breakout room to make this carnival treat!
Check out the recipe here.
These traditional Brazilian desserts are DELICIOUS! Come join this breakout room and treat yourself.
You can find the recipe here.
These fluffy snacks are to die for and the BEST carnival treats! IN this breakout room, we are going to make mouthwatering Trinidad Bakes!
Find the recipe here.
Here are some of our tips to get into the party mood:
1. Worried you might feel shy? Invite your friends!
Virtual parties might seem daunting if you're not sure who else is going and how to introduce yourself if you don't know anyone! Make this party your own by inviting your fellow York friends and classmates to hang out and reconnect!
2. Think about your party snacks
Perhaps one of the best things about virtual parties is that you can decide the food and drinks! Order in or prep your favourite party snacks ahead of time to get you excited. Tag @yorkugoglobal or @yorku_intl with the hashtag #YUVirtualParty to tell us what you got cooking!
3. Dress to the Nines!
We all know of an outfit that makes us feel ready to conquer the world. Take this party as a chance to get out of those quarantine sweatpants and into that outfit! Get ready for your favourite pump-up playlist and feel great about how you look! Follow the hashtag #YUVirtualParty for some fashion inspiration and add your own!
4. Prepare your space!
Set the decorations and lighting in your space to match the party mood. You could also upload photos to your Zoom Account or use our Virtual Summer Solstice Party Background and use the Virtual Background to make it feel like a true party. Visit this website for guidance on Zoom Backgrounds.
5. Practice your dance moves!
We will be learning the Brazillian Samba, so make sure you are energized and ready to dance!
6. Get into the Spirit!
Follow the hashtag #YUVirtualParty on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see what your fellow students are doing to get ready for this celebration. We want to see your Spirit!