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Arctic Games with Live Reindeer

Date and Time

Thursday, November 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


  • Kindschi Hall of Science


Students from Grand Valley State University will host Arctic Games with Live Reindeer for the campus community.

Students from a Frederik Meijer Honors Junior Seminar have spent a semester researching and creating early games of the Inuit (Eastern Arctic region of Canada) and Sami (Scandinavia and Finland).   

They will teach these games Thursday, November 29, from 9-11:30 a.m. in the covered foyer of Kindschi Hall on the Allendale Campus. The event is open to the public and free. Reindeer from the GG Reindeer Farm in Caledonia will be at the event.

Games include the musk ox wrestle, harpooning, bone games, lassoing, blanket toss, and high kick. The Honors College Junior Seminar course is taught by John Kilbourne, professor of movement science. 

The Arctic Games are supported by the Frederik Meijer Honors College, and Dr. and Mrs. Kilbourne.   


John Kilbourne

Professor Movement Science




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