Date Of Origin: 1990

Status: ACTIVE

Shinerama is Canada’s largest post-secondary charity event which supports Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults, with an estimation that 1 in 3 600 babies born in Canada are born with CF. CF mainly affects the digestive system and lungs, however its effects vary in severity from person to person. Unfortunately, persistent infections in the lungs, destruction of the lungs, and loss of lung function eventually lead to death in the majority of people living with CF.

ryEng participates in Shinerama every year, running a carnival-like day on the Friday of Frosh week. All funds raised during Shinerama go towards research for a cure or control for Cystic Fibrosis, as well as for the care of those living with Cystic Fibrosis. Shinerama was introduced to ryEng at frosh in 1990. Since 1990, Ryerson has raised over $133 000 for CF Canada!

In 2021, Ryerson Engineering surpassed its goal of raising $5000 and raised $10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis. The Ted Rogers Student Society, Liberal Arts Society and the Ryerson Science Society joined us to help raise funds. Thank you to everyone who donated and participated, we could not have done it without you!


Past Shinerama Coordinators

Aliyah Briffa, 2021

Megan Kosarnia, 2020

Trestan Elsea, 2019

John Corkill (Chair), 2018

Maxine McCudry, 2017

Brandon Valdes, 2016

Booths that have been run for Shinerama:

  • Car Wash 
  • BBQ
  • High Striker
  • Snow Cone
  • Cotton Candy
  • Melon Smash / Fruit Smash
  • Kissing Booth
  • Dunk Tank / Ice Bucket Dunk
  • Car Smash
  • Spicy Bois (Hot Sauce Shots)
  • Egg an Engineer
  • Sumo Suit Wrestling
  • Rose Sales
  • Singing Serenade
  • Wax Booth
  • Patch Auction