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May Day rowing competition 2022

Labour Day — 19.4.2022

On April 30 it is time for a comeback for the traditional May Day rowing competition Wapprodden! The competition is organised by Merkantila Klubben r.f. (the association for economy students at ÅAU) and Lex ry (the association for law students at the University of Turku) and this year Wapprodden celebrates 35 years.

If you have missed the May Day celebrations before the pandemic, we can tell you that the legendary Wapprodden is a rowing-competition where student associations from both Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku battle for the supremacy of the Aura river! The competing associations are Merkantila Klubben, SF-klubben, Kemistklubben, Stadga, Lex, TuKY, TLKS and ELSA.

The event will be held at the Aura river, outside of Radisson Blu Marina Palace hotel. The competitions opening speech will be held at 12.15 p.m. and the start will be at 1 p.m. The audience are welcome to join as early as noon to prepare their chants and push their team to victory.

The event is completely free and everybody are welcome to support their favourite rowers, see you there!