But Wednesday’s event, held at the University of Alberta, hosted mayoral and the remaining 6 wards.
It also attracted far more students eager to pick the brain of those vying to represent them.
Each person spends six minutes of “get to know you” talk time with a partner.
If you would like to see that person again, you check off his/her name on your match sheet.
Let’s face it – speed dating is usually as awkward as it is lame. Rotating the men through the 15 lanes and the women will stay in the one lane the entire night.
Axe Hole wants to refresh your idea of speed dating, giving you the chance to meet fifteen people, while creating some competition throwing axes. You will chat, throw axes, and just enjoy the facility and company.
The second round of a speed-dating style campaign forum saw a far better student turnout.
Candi(date) gave students 15 minutes of face time with mayoral or council hopefuls before moving onto the next candidate table.
So, when my friend, who has also tried the online thing, asked if I would be willing to go speed dating with her, I thought now was as good a time as any to mix it up.
But if you’re looking for fun ways to make new friends, expand your social networks and maybe even make a romantic , try speed dating. History: Speed dating has been around since the late 90s and was started by a rabbi as a way for Jewish singles to meet and marry.
Since 2000, speed dating became very popular in large part because it was depicted on television (Sex and the City) and in movies (Hitch, 40-Year Old Virgin).
Small attendance The first night, held at Mac Ewan University, drew 34 candidates for mayors and wards north of the North Saskatchewan River.
But only a couple dozen students showed up, leaving some candidates without anyone to talk to, and wishing they were out door-knocking instead.
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