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The most popular campus attraction in
history for New Student Orientation NOW ONLINE!


Years Running






Lives Changed


Playfair is a unique blend of audience participation comedy routines, non-competitive adult play experiences and newly created group dynamic exercises.

Have you ever seen hundreds  of students, staff and faculty  all feel like old friends the  very first time they meet?


Their newfound sense of belonging ensures they will stay connected and remain in school where they might otherwise drop out.


That's what Playfair will  do for your campus!


Playfair is totally unlike anything else you have ever experienced. It's entertainment! It's madcap fun! It's the perfect way to make new campus friendships!


What People Are Saying

Ashley Gerrits

Residence Education Coordinator, Trent University

We have had Playfair as our first night activity for the past five years at Trent University. Whether you are a participant on the field or a fan in the stands, the energy is electric and sets an amazing tone for community building the rest of the academic year.

Karen Hudson

Student Services Advisor, Algoma University

The students’ response was fabulous, as always!  Dianna was enthusiastic and the students really related to her as she shared her own university experience.  The President stayed to watch the performance, and commented to another staff member how fabulous it was! “Playfair has been a tradition at Algoma U! We begin every first day of Orientation Week with this engaging icebreaker event that connects students and creates a foundation for the remainder of our week!”

Cory Larsen

Student Union Vice President (Student Life), Dalhousie University

Extremely positive! Myself and the committee overheard several students at the end of the event comment on how much fun they had and that they were glad to have had the experience to meet other folks who weren’t apart of their O-week group. 

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Kylie Hutchinson

Evaluator, Community Solutions Planning & Evaluation

"I STILL remember the amazing Playfair session I participated in at the University of Waterloo in 1984 during Orientation Week. I loved the experience so much that 35 years later, I tracked down Carol Ann to see if she could arrange the corporate version for a professional conference I’m organising.”

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