The winner of the first PlasmaCar Race is flagged at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

VIDEO: UVic staffers dressed and ready for PlasmaCar Races

Nothing beats adults racing toddler-sized PlasmaCars, all for a good cause

Every year staff from various University of Victoria departments face off in the annual Plasma Car races, a fundraiser for the United Way.

This year’s event was on Tuesday.

Instead of going for lunch, participating staff form teams of four and do their best to shimmy, shift and steer the self-propelled toy vehicles (designed for toddlers) around the indoor course. They end up turning the Student Union Building’s Michèle Pujol Room into a lunch-hour rumpus room.

Winners take the Hubcap Trophy.

Cliff LeQuesne of 100.3 The Q FM has emceed the event for eighth of its 10 years.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Jennifer Wong, right, pushes Ceremony Crushers teammate Mira Cvitanovic (seated) to start their PlasmaCar Race at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

The PlasmaCars are ready to race at the fundraiser for United Way at UVic on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Travis Paterson/News Staff

The costumes were out in full force at UVic on Tuesday for the United Way PlasmaCar Race fundraiser. Travis Paterson/News Staff

Just Posted

T’Sou-ke First Nation mired in legal woes over gas station development

Claims and counterclaims leave sub-contractors unpaid

Two new hybrid BC Ferries ships christened with new names in Victoria ceremony

Island Aurora and Island Discovery will service Gulf Island and North Island routes

Lawyer says substitute teacher fought sexual urges for 30 years

Former Victoria badminton coach Harry Charles Sadd to be sentenced for sexual abuse of boys

Public hearing coming for Victoria police officer accused of sexual misconduct

Police watchdog hearing follows VPD investigation into allegations

Saanich police search for alleged UVic Bookstore thief

Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to contact police

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

POLL: Do you support the proposed changes for ICBC?

Tuesday’s provincial budget predicted a shift from shortfall to surplus in wake… Continue reading

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 18

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

Province shows no interest in proposed highway between Alberta and B.C.

Province says it will instead focus on expanding the Kicking Horse Canyon to four lanes

First case of COVID-19 in B.C. has fully recovered, health officer says

Three other cases are symptom-free and expected to test negative soon

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

Island wildlife rescue centre sees 9 poisoned birds since January

MARS trying to fundraise for ‘rigorous and expensive’ lead poisoning treatment

Via Rail lays off 1,000 employees temporarily as anti-pipeline blockades drag on

The Crown corporation has suspended passenger trains on its Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto

Most Read