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A Safe and Respectful Panda Game

With the annual Panda game on Sunday, October 1, 2023, it is important to keep ourselves and our community safe. By practicing safer substance use and being a good neighbour, Panda can be a fun, safe and respectful celebration of university sport.

Planning ahead and following Canada’s guidance on alcohol [PDF, 739 KB] are just a few ways to reduce harm and be safer during and after the game. Other ways to reduce harm include:

For more harm reduction tips and additional information on specific substances visit the Carleton Mental Health and Wellness website.

Be a Good Neighbour

It is important to do your best to be a good neighbour and represent the Ravens with pride before, during and after the Panda Game. If you are planning to host or attend any gatherings, be sure to remain respectful of neighbours by:

The responsibility is yours whether you are a guest or are hosting a pre/post-game gathering.

PandaFest 2023

The fun doesn’t at the sidelines – get ready to celebrate Pedro and the Ravens at the first-ever PandaFest!

Bring the energy to the post-Panda party on the University of Ottawa’s campus. Bring your own beverages and enjoy free food, merch and a DJ!

Don’t Invite Them to the Party

Please be advised the Ottawa Police Service (OPS), Ottawa By-Law and Regulatory Services and the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) will have a large and sustained presence in the ByWard Market, Old Ottawa South and Sandy Hill areas all weekend to monitor partying and activities related to Panda game.

Officers will be present to ensure safe and law-abiding behaviour, focusing on Liquor License Act offences and general conduct issues. There will be strict enforcement with fines.

We wish you a safe and fun Panda game. Go Ravens!