UBC Anime Club’s 2022-2023 Exec Team (+ new sponsor!)

A huge thank you to all of the amazing candidates that ran this year. We really do mean it when we say that not only was this year’s roster of exec candidates was unprecedented, with actual contested positions for the first time since 2018 and the first time presidency has been contested since 2016, but it was also a nail-bitingly close race. Every single candidate put their best foot forward, and at points the race was down to just one or two votes. But the people have spoken with their ballots, and this is what they said:

Oleg Chepakovich

Michael Xian

Vice-President Internal
Afiq Aqlan

Vice-President Exeternal
Jacob Zhang

Creative Director

Director of Communications
Ray Raffaele

Events Coordinator
Naomi Loy

Ivan Feng

Spencer Terry

A huge congratulations to the winning candidates, and once again a big thank you to everyone who ran as a potential candidate. Thank you to everyone who ran, and thank you to everyone who voted! It is genuinely wonderful to have so many people who are so enthusiastic to help with the club, and it is with all of you guys’s help that the club can continue to exist and thrive.

Just in time before the year ends, our current VPE Johnny has managed to secure us a sponsorship with pretty much the best arcade in the Lower Mainland, eSpot in Richmond! eSpot has a fantastic selection of weeb arcade games, especially rhythm games (such as maimai, Taiko no Tatsujin, Chunithm, Sound Voltex, Beatmania IIDX, Jubeat, Groove Coaster, Dance Dance Revolution A, Gitadora, Project Diva) racing games like Initial D Infinity 8, and many more!

UBC Anime Club members are now entitled to a 5% discount for PASELI, the currency used to pay for playing rhythm games like the ones mentioned above, by showing your membership card and matching ID at the service counter. Though Richmond may seem far away, having done a club outing to eSpot before, we can say with confidence this is the best arcade in Vancouver for weebs and is worth travelling to. 

eSpot, 8181 Cambie Rd. #1000, Richmond, BC V6X 3X9
Mon – Thurs: 2PM – 1AM
Fri – Sun: 2PM – 2AM

Interested in other discounts you may be eligible for in stores around Vancouver thanks to your UBCAni membership? Make sure to check our full list of sponsors and discounts here