This article was written by Rebecca Martin

After a year’s absence, Fresh Fest is “back” for its 14th year! Fresh Fest was originally scheduled to be a four-day event, but the organizers decided to cancel some of the events due to recent provincial government restrictions and the 4th wave of COVID-19. Cancelled events included the much-anticipated Jamboree Music Festival, the Beach Party Cabaret, and the Slip’N’Slide. Masks were mandatory at all indoor events. Refunds for the Jamboree Music Festival have been issued via ShowPass. Fresh Fest kicked off with “Queer Karaoke,” in partnership with Q-Space and the Campus Collective Centre at the Zoo, located in the Students Union Building. It continued Thursday morning with a COVID-19 memorial concert outside Urban Market, located on the 6th floor of University Hall. These were changed to be student-only events, requiring you to be a registered student to enter the grounds. All attendees had to provide proof of vaccination or pass a COVID-19 rapid test.  

If you were interested in any of the artists that were going to perform at the Jamboree, the Student’s Union made an official playlist for those wanting to listen (

For more information about Fresh Fest, follow the Student’s Union on Instagram for updates and other events (@ulethsu) or check out their website

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