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THE PANDA GAME

The Panda Game is a long-running tradition in the city of Ottawa which has ignited school spirit since 1955. The 2018 edition of the Panda Game marked the 50th game in the storied series, with uOttawa holding an all-time record of 33-17. 

The 2018 game drew 24,470 fans to TD Place - a modern-day record for U SPORTS regular season football. Over 1,000 Gee-Gees fans also packed the Aberdeen Pavillion for the Pre-Panda Party. The 2019 game will take place on Saturday, October 5.

PEDRO THE PANDA

The Panda Game gets its name from a mythical but very real stuffed panda bear named Pedro. He was offered up as a prize to the winners of the 1955 grudge match between the cross-town rivals, and from there a star was born. The current trophy given out to the game's winner was created in 2013 by local artist Dale Dunning and is made out of brushed aluminum, replacing the bronze bear which was used from 1979 to 1998. The original stuffed version has survived, is in safe keeping after a lifetime of hard living, and makes occaisional appearances at Gee-Gees alumni events. 

The three versions of Pedro the Panda, from left to right: the original stuffed bear, the bronze bear trophy, the new aluminum version.

 

HISTORICAL RESULTS: Ottawa 33 - Carleton 17

Year Ottawa pts Carleton pts Combined Score Margin Attendance / Venue
2018 38 27 65 11 24,470 / TD Place
2017 30 33 63 -3 24,420 / TD Place
2016 23 43 66 -20 23,329 / TD Place
2015 45 48 93 -3 17,956 / TD Place
2014 31 33 64 -2 12,500 / TD Place
2013 35 10 45 25 4,250 / Gee-Gees Field
1998 59 17 76 42 1,000 / Keith Harris Field
1997 22 19 41 3 2,700 / Keith Harris Field
1996 45 1 46 44 1,500 / Frank Clair Stadium
1995 35 8 43 27 Frank Clair Stadium
1994 15 27 42 -12 Frank Clair Stadium
1993 21 3 24 18 Frank Clair Stadium
1992 17 6 23 11 Frank Clair Stadium
1991 34 15 49 19 1,000 at Frank Clair
1990 30 17 47 13 10,000 at Frank Clair
1989 23 11 34 12 7,500 at Frank Clair
1988 29 9 38 20 3,000 at Frank Clair
1987 4 8 12 -4 20,000 at Frank Clair
1986 30 29 59 1  Frank Clair Stadium
1985 27 34 61 -7  Frank Clair Stadium
1984 18 30 48 -12 12,000 / Frank Clair Stadium
1983 28 33 61 -5  Frank Clair Stadium
1982 19 7 26 12  Frank Clair Stadium
1981 29 0 29 29  Frank Clair Stadium
1980 21 30 51 -9 15,000 / Frank Clair Stadium
1979 28 16 44 12 16,000 / Frank Clair Stadium
1978 13 24 37 -11  Frank Clair Stadium
1977 16 36 52 -20  Frank Clair Stadium
1976 19 14 33 5  Frank Clair Stadium
1975 55 22 77 33  15,598 / Frank Clair Stadium
1974 48 7 55 41  12,000 / Frank Clair Stadium
1973 21 14 35 7  Frank Clair Stadium
1972 31 14 45 17  Frank Clair Stadium
1971 14 28 42 -14  Frank Clair Stadium
1970 29 20 49 9  14,000 / Frank Clair Stadium
1969 20 21 41 -1  Frank Clair Stadium
1968 28 27 55 1  Frank Clair Stadium
1967 36 20 56 16  Frank Clair Stadium
1966 28 13 41 15  Frank Clair Stadium
1965 27 19 46 8  Frank Clair Stadium
1964 39 40 79 -1  Frank Clair Stadium
1963 41 21 62 20  Frank Clair Stadium
1962 13 10 23 3 5,000 / Frank Clair Stadium
1961 13 12 25 1 3,000 / Frank Clair Stadium
1960 28 6 34 22  Frank Clair Stadium
1959 42 0 42 42  Frank Clair Stadium
1958 23 0 23 23  Frank Clair Stadium
1957 44 0 44 44  Frank Clair Stadium
1956 10 14 24 -4  Frank Clair Stadium
1955 6 14 20 -8  Frank Clair Stadium