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on to explain that if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t guard your masterpiece, you risk it being painted over, and encourages people to treat other peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work with respect. It appears that no one attempted to paint the cannon for Remembrance Day during the designated time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did guard it. I was there for a good six hours and no one came,â&#x20AC;? said Murray. According to Murray,it was just an unhappy coincidence that c4c ended up painting the cannon on the Tuesday night before Remembrance Day. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d been trying to get the cannon for weeks... it ďŹ nally worked out and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put two and two together that the next day was Remembrance Day,â&#x20AC;? she explained, adding that Campus for Christ completely supports observance of the holiday. According to Murray, in the end the confrontation concluded peacefully. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They were able to contact us by email, and we talked it out,â&#x20AC;? said


Contemporary dancing in the courtyard Murray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We both came to terms on how we hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taken things into consideration...people were upset at ďŹ rst, but it was a miscommunication, and we have no reason to hold anything against them. It was one of those hiccups that happens in life.â&#x20AC;? It is unclear whether larger issues pertaining to religious expression on campus were at play during this incident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think it was a good learning experience for both parties,â&#x20AC;? said Murray. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know to be more aware about what holiday it is, and also that realistically no matter what day of the year we put our message out it would probably oďŹ&#x20AC;end somebody,â&#x20AC;? said Murray. When asked if she thought this might have happened even if it had not been Remembrance Day, Murray said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible but not guaranteed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the same for any group. There will always be a few people who get oďŹ&#x20AC;ended. They werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t aware of [the rules for painting the cannon], so now we all know for next time.â&#x20AC;?

Sarawanan Ravindran

The Winnipeg Contemporary Dancers show oďŹ&#x20AC; their moves in the UC Courtyard for a noon hour show. The WCD are the oldest contemporary dance company in the country.

Ride like the wind JUSTINE BASKEY If you have ever had the glorious experience of waking up at 3 in the morning to braid, wrap and load a horse on to a trailer, only to then drive for hours, unload, learn courses and then wait in anticipation to ďŹ nd out how you did, then you know the dedication it takes to be counted among those who boast horseback riding as their sport of choice. During the 2002-2003 school year, a small group of individuals who are among those crazy enough to be so devoted to the sport which involves a team of one person and a one thousand pound animal, decided to form the University of Guelph Equestrian Club (UGEC). â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was kind of a bunch of people who said letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s start a club about horses,â&#x20AC;? said Bronwyn MacDonald, vice-President of ďŹ nances and western rider for the

club. For those students who decide to come to Guelph, the UGEC is a great entranceway into the horse community at the university. Not to be mistaken with the Equine Club which is dedicated more to horse knowledge than horseback riding, the UGEC is dedicated to taking in students interested in taking riding lessons in four disciplines of riding (Hunter Seat, Western, Dressage and Eventing). â&#x20AC;&#x153;We provide horse activities,â&#x20AC;? said Jenny Bodera, vice-president of the UGEC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially for people who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have their own horses.â&#x20AC;? The UGEC holds one big meeting for all their members at the beginning of each semester where they also invite new members to join. The executive of the club takes membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class schedules and works out a schedule with the barns that will ďŹ t for the

students interested. According to organizers, the club is beneďŹ cial not only because it is made to ďŹ t your schedule, but also because the barns that are associated with the club give student discounts. Once immersed in the UGEC, lessons are not the only thing a rider can take part in. The UGEC has an OUEA team of eight riders; riders are asked to try out for spots on this team. Last year the OUEA beat out nine other University teams to place ďŹ rst overall. There is also an IHSA team, which travels to the United States to compete against varsity school teams there (though the UGEC is not a varsity team at the University of Guelph). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically you pull a horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name out of a hat, no warm up, and you go,â&#x20AC;? explained Samantha Wright, vice-President of Hunter Seat and IHSA. Riders are not required to tryout


The members of the IDA Dressage Team make up part of the U of G Equestrian Club. for this team but, as the university does not fund the team, showing fees are the responsibilities of those attending shows. The Hunter, Dressage and Western disciplines all have intra-club shows as well as the IHSA/IDA shows in the U.S. Horseback riding is only one facet of the industry. The UGEC

also organizes clinics for their riders, a potential trip to the Dodge rodeo, career night and some general social events that allow people to surround themselves with others who love horses even when they are far from home and missing their four-legged friends.

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A remarkable group of women unwavering in their stand to protect and care for the abused, neglected and forgotten children of Durban, South Africa.

live Fri Nov 20

sunday cinema Sun Nov 22

docurama Wed Nov 25

live music Thurs Nov 26

live music Sat Nov 28

dublin street united church

war memorial hall

thornbrough 1307 | free

e-bar | 41 Quebec | $12 | $10 with food item

dublin street united church

68 Suffolk West | $10 Tickets available at the CSA OfďŹ ce

$3 UoG stu | $5 general They just want to go home.

Co-presented with MacLaughlin Library Unnerves and inspires in equal measure.

Co-presented with KYEO Intelligent rhymes infused with hope, fun and gravitas.

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November 19th 2009  

The Ontarion`s 10th issue.