What is RED & WHITE day?Definition. Lion Spirit: In the realm of spirit animals, the lion wins the prize for most relentless fighter in the face of life challenges. The lion spirit animal represents courage, strength in overcoming difficulties. Suppose the YorkU’s mascot is the Lion for a reason. As an University, we do have spirit. We are strong together and proud of the school where we study at. Why RED & WHITE? Due to the nature of our school, lack of connection between students and YorkU community occurs as the result of constantly commuting among the student population. That is the reason why some students don’t recognize the significance of celebrating and enhancing York Spirit. This RED & WHITE day will be the perfect chance to gather and celebrate York Spirit. How to show your Lion’s spirit and get involved? York Spirit varies, it depends on the level of your emotional support and how proud you are to be a York student.