Students take to the street in celebration
After the men’s hockey team claimed gold in the final event of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, hundreds of students gathered on Mid-Campus Drive and University Avenue to celebrate.
“I honestly feel so proud, it was such an intense game,” said second-year sociology student Courtney Ervick. “I was so stoked that we actually won and I love the mayhem right now.”
Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRSP) and Wilfrid Laurier University Special Constable Service were stationed at the intersection, which was closed for hours following the game.
“Waterloo Regional came out here and kind of gave us free reign to celebrate a little bit so it’s a really fun atmosphere,” said incoming Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union president Kyle Walker, who spent the afternoon at Wilf’s watching the game.
Sergeant Greer from WRPS said that despite the large gathering of students there were no problems.
“A little bit of public nudity, drinking, but no fights,” said Greer.
“It’s not just here, it’s all over,” said Greer, who noted that there were large public gatherings in Kitchener, Cambridge and Uptown Waterloo.