Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Colonel By Classic – Stay Safe & Have Fun

The men’s Colonel By Classic concludes the 2023-2024 Rivalry Series – don’t miss it at the Arena at TD Place on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Tickets are available to purchase on the TD Place website.

Game Day Logistics

  • Puck drops at 7:00 p.m.
  • No bags or umbrellas allowed, no bag check.

Stay Safe, Have Fun

Planning ahead and following Canada’s guidance on alcohol [PDF, 739 KB] are just a few ways to reduce harm and be safer during and after the game. Other ways to reduce harm include:

  • Planning for a safe ride home.
  • Trying to stick to one substance. Mixing multiple substances, including prescription medications, can have harmful short- and long-term effects as well as increase the risk of overdose.
  • Knowing the signs of an overdose and carrying naloxone to temporarily reverse the effects of an overdose.
  • Staying hydrated before, during and after drinking or using other substances. This will help to reduce the harmful after effects of substances such as alcohol. Try having one glass of water between every one to two alcoholic beverages.
  • Eating a nutritious meal prior to consuming substances and make sure to snack throughout the day.
  • Avoiding consuming substances alone.
  • Letting a friend know what your plans are and where you will be in advance. Be sure to have a plan to contact help if you need it.
  • Setting limits for yourself and sticking to them.

For more harm reduction tips and additional information on specific substances visit the Carleton Mental Health and Wellness website.

Create a Culture of Consent

  • Practice bystander intervention: If you see something, intervene safely! Bystander intervention looks different for everyone – it could involve delegating by asking someone else to intervene, diffusing the situation by using a distraction or directly asking the person involved if they are okay.
  • Ask for consent: Whether it’s asking if someone wants to go a party, if they want another drink, or if they want to have sex – just ask and remember that consent needs to be ongoing, specific and freely given so continue checking in with the other person throughout the entire experience.
  • Respect the answer: If someone says no, don’t pressure them or continue to ask over and over again. Respect the answer they give you the first time and respond with kindness and understanding.

If you need support, you can connect with Carleton University’s Sexual Assault Support Centre in person in 3800 CTTC Monday to Friday. If you require more information, call 613-520-5622 or email at

Be a Good Neighbour

It is important to do your best to be a good neighbour and represent the Ravens with pride before, during and after the Panda Game. If you are planning to host or attend any gatherings, be sure to remain respectful of neighbours by:

  • Limiting the number of guests and stick to the people you know and trust.
  • Letting your neighbours know about the gathering in advance and ask if they have any concerns.
  • Keeping noise levels low; excessive noise at any time of the day is illegal if it is considered a nuisance by your neighbours and the fines can be significant.
  • Cleaning up after yourself and refrain from disruptive actions like littering and vandalism.
  • Reminding your guests to be considerate of the community.

The responsibility is yours whether you are a guest or are hosting a pre/post-game gathering.

We wish you a safe and fun Colonel By Classic. Go Ravens!

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