No student clubs at Langley, so Tubbs creates Sandwich Appreciation Club
January 29, 2010 by Kim Ytsma
Christopher Tubbs was a first-year university student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University when he discovered a lack of student life.
When he first asked the KSA about student clubs on the Langley campus, he was told there weren’t any. The majority of clubs were located on the Surrey and Richmond campuses and the majority of the clubs focus on academic programs and specific interests.
Tubbs was looking for something different: a way to meet new friends in a social environment. So he began the creation of the Sandwich Appreciation Club.
The club, which states in it constitution that it will “unite sandwich lovers beneath a common banner so that they may be provided with peace, order, and good carbs,” has over 60 members, and according to Tubbs, is still the only club on the Langley Campus.
According to the Kwantlen website, the Sandwich Appreciation Club was created to “appreciate the sandwich in its many forms with its many ingredients, including wraps, to promote public awareness and understanding of sandwich appreciation and to encourage sandwich-orientated discussion, debate, and activity.”
Tubbs said that the club’s title is all in good humor, and that the main objection is to get students together for a good time.
“The Sandwich Appreciation Club is a casual thing and we are more than happy to poke fun at ourselves,” said Tubbs.
While there are no other funnily-named student groups located at Kwantlen, there appears to be a trend of students wanting to created social clubs.
Simon Fraser University has both the Bubble Blowing club, created to “spread happiness around campus,” and the “Beard and M(o)ustache Fellowship,” which claims to “promote understanding of hairy people, and to fight discrimination against bearded men and woman”.
The University of British Columbia has both the “Radical Beer Faction” and the “Peace and Love Club.”
While Tubbs has not yet arranged his club’s first meeting of the year, he said the hopes student club would have all kinds of group-hangouts and activities throughout the year.