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Conestoga College, Kitchener 29th Year
— No. 40
Enrolment jumps for technology, business
By Rachel Pearce
robotics program and a Michelin training centre.
Enrolment has increased in Conestoga College’s schools of technology and business while it has fallen in the area of health sciences and community studies, according to the latest statistics on full-time student enrolment released by the registrar’s office Nov. 1.
The number of full-time
business programs has risen from 1,371 in 1996 to 1,538 this year, an increase of about 12 per cent since last year, and an in
more than 16 per cent
However, health sciences and community services enrolment has dropped more than nine per cent since 1995, when there were 988 students. This year, there are only
897 full-time students. Enrolment in the school of applied arts realized an increase of
last year’s total
per cent over the 1995
and technology represent a trend, and have necessitated the new 2, 160- square-metre addition and major renovations to the Detweiler Centre currently under way. Conestoga College president John Tibbits told a Spoke reporter the new wing will contain approximately four new rooms for the
challenges Chris Richmond, a first-year training and development student, to a (Photo by l.a. Livingston) raising money for the United Way.
Campus Walk By Rachel Pearce
The Walk Safe program Conestoga’s Doon campus is up and running again this year, with just a few at
minor changes. Walkers patrolling
year are not volunteers, they are being paid $6.85
per hour to act as extra
campus, around eyes ensuring the safety of /
also has a
Jenn Beattie, a fourthsemester nursing student, is bringing the new and improved Walk Safe the benefit of her two years experience as a
Western Foot Patrol at the University of Western the
Walk Safe hours have
be on duty
instances of vandalsaid
McClements said the student number for robotics has had
to be increased because of a grow-
applications to the
program and a large demand for robotics graduates on the part of employers.
He said that statistics released in April 1996 showed the college had rejected almost 9 applications for every new student it accepted into the program. He added that all 29 who
August were employed within
Putt of Conestoga’s physiresources office, said the changes to the Detweiler Centre cal
will probably cost just under $1
cost of the
about $ 1 00,000. The funding will
come from a Canada and Ontario
Works Program, in which the federal government pays one third, the provincial government pays one third and the college pays one third of the cost, he Infrastructure
Putt added that the college’s contribution to the
changes will come
from fundraising done by the lege, staff and students.
the regular educational funding.
Safe program up and running added crime
dropped 18 per
cent after the installation of the foot patrollers.
6:45 p.m. instead of 7 p.m., and will finish at 10:45 p.m. instead of
grant from the
established over the past five years
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about is he said, $880,000 and the changes to the existing building should total
increases in the schools of business
but he could not release the name. He only hinted that the centre
the month, he said,
Students in technology programs now number 1,114, about seven
Conestoga council was told
The Detweiler Centre renamed within
Sept. 8 meeting that the enrolment
he expects the renovations and addition will be completed by
of 1,041. The increase in smdents constitutes a change of more than
almost 0.2 per cent, the difference being that there is one more fulltime student than last year. The school of access and preparatorystudies also increased its enrolment this year to 219 full-time students from 215 in 1996. The second largest enrolment increase occurred in the school of
Mike McClements, dean woodworking and technology,
But Beattie said she has no concerns to express about student safety in
teams and carry flashlights and their services may be obtained on any night in three ways. Beattie
ask for a
Walk Safe team
said, the teams were requested by about two students a night, but on the Thursday, they had five
she hopes beginning of a
this is the
security office in the
trend and that
She said the Walk Safe teams, which always consist of one male and one female, have been asked to
building or they can call the Walk Safe dispatch at
dents will start
357 from anywhere on the from or campus
females,” she said, adding
educate people about vehi-
keeping their doors locked and removing expensive items such as cell phones from plain cle
also approach the teams as they are on patrol. During the first week of the Walk Safe program.
Walk Safe still has for more applicants.
Students interested in applying should pick up application forms
Walk Safe volunteers Dave Anderson and Angie Murray. (Photo by Rachel Pearce)
— SPOKE, November
Teachers return with
mixed emotions By Greg Bisch Teachers are in the classrooms, but the fight against the Harris government’s Bill 160 continues, said
Byers, chief negotiator
Waterloo district for School Secondary
Teachers’ Federation. “Our plan of action
have massive picketing outside
offices after school hours,”
“As well, we will that Bill 160 is
Other plans, said Byers, include meetings information
held Nov. 13 at local high schools,
inform further parents about Bill 160.”
well, signatures are expected
be gathered for a petition to be sent to Attorney General Charles Hamick. Hamick has the power to not approve the bill, and, in
consequence, stop Bill 160. teacher Eastwood collegiate David Brohman, the school’s picket captain during the strike said he had mixed emotions on returning. “All the teachers are glad to be
street on the Crossing guard Peter Schmidt helps students across the
Brohman, “but I don’t feel we accomplished what we set out to the do with the strike
aware of the extent of control the government plans to take from the
education system.” Director of communications for the Ontario Public School Boards’
parents and the general public to pressure the Harris government to
Association Perry Blocher, said he was very relieved to have the
teachers back to work. However, he strongly supported the teachers’
withdrawal of Bill 160.”
end of the strike, Brohman said a good thing for the teachers is the public awareness
the strike caused. “The general public
stance against Bill 160. “Bill
160 has been coined around
Measures Act,” said Blocher. “It
(Photo by Greg Bisch)
after the strike.
from the teachers go back. However, Byers said he was disappointed by the first getting pressure
should remain fixed
different timing between the unions, but rather get serious about being supportive for the cause
to without having consider the view of any parent,
own their even backbenchers.” Blocher said he preferred not to focus on the fact that the teachers’ unions were not unified in their decision to go back to work. “I would like to focus on or
was a split unions to go back
“Some Gage. said announced it on Thursday, one on Saturday, one on Sunday.”
decision to discontinue the strike “without consulting with the other
leadership,” he said. “It
160.” the greater cause against Bill of principal Gage, Ron
MacKenzie King public school
teachers were crying in
the parking lot this morning (Nov. 10) because they were so discouraged with the result,” said Byers. “They feel they did all of this for nothing.”
Kitchener, agreed with Blocher. “I
Three phones, better lighting on campus
Provincial grant provides By
pushed dials the security
the security officers are out of the
emergency phones, thanks to a $26,000 provincial grant for women’s safety. One phone was installed inside Door 1 and two were installed on
Radigan, safety and
from the second-floor
Conestoga has received the Campus Grant for Women’s Safety from the Ministry is
the sixth year
Radigan, who is charge of dispensing the money, said the grant is used to support programs dealing with women’s safety, sexual harassment and violence of Versteeg Contracting Ltd. says the Detweiller Centre addition should be complete by mid-December.
(Photo by Rachel Pearce)
women. The phones are equipped with a
red emergency button that once
to travel to reach security staff
instructing in the
complained about the distance she
Conestoga’s health, environmental coordinator.
Radigan said the college decided phones after a teacher
to install the
office, the call is directed to their
of hers had a
medical emergency. It takes three to four minutes to reach the security office from the D-wing, said Radigan.
There are few phones in the D-wing and by the computer labs where the other phone was placed because there aren’t a lot of staff
rest of the grant
Pay phones are available, but
reach the security office you have to dial the college’s switchboard.
“We’re encouraging people to use the phones for security, safety and medical emergencies,” said Radigan.
radios for the recreation centre
renting mobile phones for
the for material information women’s resource section in the library.
money was spent on and Jack Fletcher Radigan training As
prevention. The two
fied to train other staff members on how to verbally de-escalate
upset or violent.
around $1,000 each, said Radigan.
to build a
Christmas 1997. In past years, the grant has been spent on mirrors in the hallways,
security buzzers in staff offices,
been spent on improving lighting putting college, the around cameras in the open access computer lab in 2A11-3, buying
Radigan said the college wants
Walk Safe program
— Page 3
Memories not medals focus
Remembrance service at Doon of
By Greg Bisch
Canadian soldier Thomas Dineson Marching. “Every
Despite the jeans, running shoes casual pants worn by
Student Association, and the lone wreath
accompanied them on
service in 1 1
of student affairs Gerry Cleaves, the master of ceremonies for the service.
rusty uniform hanging in the
ribbons and medals tucked in a drawer, snapshots in a
dusty album,” he said. “(In the World War,) Canadian
soldiers endured extreme physical degradation and psychological
The desperation of
and soldiers affected by war. Tara Llanes read an account of
who tells a story woman missing her husband.
Fianders’ Fieid at the
(Photo by Rebecca Eby)
to receive auction
The high profile purchase of the war medals of Lt.-Col. John McCrae, author of In Flanders
remaining funds come in
amounts to $460,000 with
The purchase includes a Boer War medal, two First World War
Fields, will result in the
service medals, a volunteer service
being donated to the John
medal and McCrae ’s memorial medallion, which was issued to his family upon his death in the First World War.
Guelph by the
end of this month, said the education programmer for the museum. Ken Irvine said he hopes the medals will be on display for the public by Nov. 30, which marks the 125th birthday of McCrae, the author of the the
symbol for Remembrance Day. “We’ve been in contact with Mr. Lee, and the medals will be transferred to us, but he has to clear things up with the auction house,” Irvine said.
Arthur Lee is the Toronto businessman who purchased the medals in late October for $400,000 at an auction and then donated them to McCrae House. Lee has made the purchase of the medals, Irvine said, but has to wait
White read Torpedo, by Allan Easton, a Canadian soldier in the Second World War. The story is a description of his thoughts as he watched the destruction of one of written
“Suddenly, like lightening, a colossal flash leaped from the convoy,” it read. “In a moment, it resolved
itself into a tremendous flame which shot upwards from
accompanied by a roar
like the passing of
The whole convoy was
the eleventh hour of the eleventh
In the First World War, 60,000 Canadian soldiers were killed and over three times that number were wounded, said Cleaves. In the 40,000 Second World War, Canadians were killed. Tens of thousands were wounded.
day of the eleventh month, everyone in the nearly full Sanctuary stood in a moment of silence after a trumpet version of
“We started out men at the beach,
with howls and and laughter,” said Bryan Bambrick, reading the memoirs of yells
also the first time that
end of the ceremony, on
the Last Post
was played. DSA members,
followed by other students, carried the wreath out to the back of Doon
campus. There, several
served as a doctor with
Canadian Field Hospital out of McGill University in Montreal. His birthplace, Irvine said, was the house in Guelph which now bears his name as
museum. McCrae worked as a field doctor in the Second Battle of Ypres during the First World War. “He was basically in the surgery a
17 days straight. He wrote letters home saying the shelling
Struggling with homework.
deteriorated his health, Irvine said.
Feeling lost during lectures.
residual effects of the gas
precautions have been taken.
display the medals until security
after his friend, Lt. Alexis
was buried on
“There was such an incredible to
poem that know who the
everyone wanted to was, he author so
FOR FIVE HOURS OF SUBJECT SPECIFIC TUTORING.
APPLY AT STUDENT SERVICES
himself, so to speak,” Irvine said. just
YOU HAVE CHECKED THE ABOVE, YOU COULD BENEFIT FROM TUTORING
sent In Flanders Fields
Peer Services aucpotM Cy Doon tedMtMWCicfen
hearts of so
hadn’t stopped and there wasn’t a minute when there wasn’t a bomb
was such a good
or a gun firing,” Irvine said.
thoughts of so
reflection of the
students assisted in the annual tree
Although John McCrae had asthma throughout his life, the gas
caught a around me, as of the from of breath out
our nails into the soft earth in the of the trench. I am terrified. I hug the earth, digging my fingers into every crevice,
chlorine gas had ever been used.
PEER TUTORING QUIZ
The poem he became famous for was written in 1915, inspired by a friend who was killed by a shell.
Irvine said the
“Then she can’t remember what he looks like at all. That is what hurts. That is what is peculiar losing him a little at teeth,” she read.
the ships in his convoy.
to help cover the cheque,
his eyes, his hands, his
Museum honors By
This message was repeated when DSA president Chris Kroeker read the essay Shelling, written by soldier Charles Canadian Harrison.
arm vanishes. Then
“First the leg.
“Mud and earth leap into the air and come down upon us in heaps,” “We throw read. ourselves upon our faces, clawing
Chris Kroeker, DSA president, reads the ceremony in the Sanctuary Nov. 1 1
Several other DSA members read accounts from the mothers, wives,
relics of wars,” said vice-president
wonderful mixture Anglo-French salutation.”
“Most of us today only see
we met was
— SPOKE, November
common husband or wife w^ still alive.
Remembrance Day slogan of
Forget, the sad truth is that many of us have forgotten. In Canadian society today,
Generation X go through life with an incredible ignorance for the past.
Those who are 25 years old and younger spend more time wondering what to wear, what s on television tonight or complaining about not having a car
or enough money. Fifty years and more ago, most
and women couldn’t afford to worry about their wardrobe or had little time to complain about the
every day like for they were
11 ,000 Canadians
their sacrifice hardly
seems enough. During the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day, many of us half-heartedly pinned poppies to our coats without really taking the time to reflect why.
Even on November 11 itself, how many took tune out of their chaotic lives to pay tribute to the men and women who offered
they were given the undaunting task of worrying whether their son, daughter, brother, sister.
crackFor example, three boxes of high-fat for “special on bought ers can frequently be is which butter, peanut of jar of a the price for the low-cost protein source of choice many who need to stretch a food budget. food Another problem is that stocking the amount certain a bank can only be allocated
results of the recent
low-protein of bulky, high-carbohydrate, Doon entire the by donated food, was
student population. the The new food-raising format used by as an experiment this year, time, accomplish two admirable goals at one to
had drawbacks as well. The usual campaign is aimed at college paycheques staff and faculty, whose regular
need to consciously not forget and instead remember.
the students of DSA staff time. So, targeting brown meant the former strategy of putting an with mailboxes, staff in donation bags not impleappeal for donated groceries, was mented this fall term. to Although it’s probably always good next the maybe check out new approaches, all possible food drive could actively aim at
more likely than students to cash on hand to donate to this good
true since sources. This is particularly the supply. exceed may demand for services partly statistics are kept to track usage,
in cause. Their support has been outstanding
Reader says Spoke too tough on judge
was a reservoir of generosity among the stuon. dent population that could be drawn Although many students rely on loans, which must be carefully managed to handle emergencies, many are just getting by on
This year, the
As a mernber of the media, I was
reading the editorial concerning Gordon Stuckless and the sentence he after
received for sexual assault. While I agree with Spoke on the grounds attacking of an unfair law, I disagree with the sentencing.
Stuckless received the
He ing under the Criminal Code of Canada. committed a crime, was tried justly in a peers court of law, was found guilty by his under penalty maximum the received and the aforementioned code. It is
the opinion of
myself and others
in a acting unethically in attacking and, roundabout manner, slandering the judge
in this trial.
action would be to question the integrity of the Criminal Code, not of those sworn to uphold and administer
The proper course of
in the nation’s best interest. I
mindful of ethics in the future, for a disregard thereof will only lead to a lawsuit. Paul Van Beek second-year broadcasting
DSA decided to
partly because of client confidentiality and food withdraw to wanting students because DSA from the bank can either go to the adding or to student services. But
offices, together staff estimates from the two with some students, 50 it looks like 40 or in bank the used have feed, to children
incomes and parental support DSA reasoned that it might be do a double whammy by
to build class spirit
campaign was expected by billing the request for
donations as an
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break without enough food.
Keeping Conestoga College connected
there s donated in the fall could go quickly if term, of end the at a run on the Doon bank in past greatest been has need when time the Christmas years. No one wants to face the
S]PO K] ^
to both the
relieve vices for their voluntary efforts to cartload single the But student suffering.
while also promoting student awareness of their fellow students’ plight. But the concept had an inherent problem. The winner was to be the class that brought in the largest
for those in need.
In the process, the
limit This year, with the allowed earning per for OSAP reduced from last year’s $50 likely it’s year, calendar week to $600 per will be the need for food bank services
appealing to students. The recent Student Food Share campaign aimed to publicize both the near-bankrupt food bank and the availability of
small price tags reflect low nutri-
pitiful. drive for the student food bank seem Only one grocery cartload, consisting main-
gotten, those of us fortunate enough to reap the benefits of what the veterans accomplished
her or his class win the contest would buy low-priced goods whose
They may also find searching out help from community food banks
a student had a
to give, the
Since in the grocery store, as in life, one tends to get what one pays for, student whose aim was to help
11. Their numbers dwindle, and so too does the memory of the war. So that their sacrifice is not for-
number of cheap
need extra time money to prepare nourishing meals from
time to reflect, wondered if a sniper lurked in the trees or if a U-boat was within torpedoe
effective contest entry
women march in parades or join their old friends in
alone fight in a war. year,
programs have heavy work loads,
ed the fact that as an entire generation of Canadians we have never had to live through,
This meant that
that the col-
Student Association run a food bank for students. College the
lege’s student services office
ourselves of the events of some take for grant50 years ago.
the ultimate sacrifice? As the years pass, it becomes increasingly difficult to remind
died in combat this
one million Canadians who took part in the Second World War. These people, when they had
For the Canadians
Young Canadians of two and generations
things they lacked.
War a Lest
SPOKE, November 17, 1997
— Page 5
Gambling can be addictive, says survey
Students against gambling By Barbara
Tanya Krick, a second-semester early childhood education student,
College students say they have gambled, some said that it was
have any luck.
Lottario,” she said.
an inform.'il survey around campus. Spoke found Aat more than 60 per cent of students had gambled, although all agreed that it had the potential to be addictive. “I gamble to make money,” said
Aaron Adams, a first-year management studies student. Although first-year management studies student Chris Kuiack admitted he had gambled, he agreed it had the potential to become addictive. “Some people just can’t get enough,”
first-year graphic design stu-
dent also said
gamble because I don’t I don’t even play
depends on the person, if they can control it. It also depends on their morals and values.” Sarah McCarter, a first-year graphic design student, agrees that it is
gambles. “I gamble, but not often because I have no money,” she said.
a first-year nursing
student, said he has never
can be addictive. “I’ve never been around the opportunity but I believe it’s addicting like a lot of things that people do,” it
said he didn’t gamble. “I don’t
believe in risking money,
So while over half of students surveyed had gambled, most seemed to be aware of limits and
hard to earn,” said Lee Pressey. “It’s better to
all well-informed about the dangers of becoming addicted.
make money.” “It’s
Aaron Adams, first-year
surely and honestly. think
the person; if they can control it. It also
depends on morals and
“Some people just can’t get
enough.” Chris Kuiack,
Tanya Krick, second-semester early childhood education
gambling’s dishonest.” Lee Pressey, first-year graphic design
because have no money.” I
Sarah McCarter, first-year graphic design
around the opportunity but believe it’s addicting like a lot of things that
do.” Peter Mogg, first-year nursing
NEWS Computer problems remain unsolved
blame to softwar© says Principal •1
By Corey Jubenville Don’t blame the people servicing computers for problems the system Conestoga’s princiis having, said of computer update review pal at a initiatives
given to college council
profound changes since
logsuch as establishing user IDs,
ging on and changing passwords.
“We’ve got a couple of software programs which,
“Don’t blame the people
in the last
servicing computers for
problems the system
changes were using
servers, e-mail, upgrading to HP a Macintosh lab, putting in around 900 hard drives
Grant McGregor, Conestoga’s principal
new software such and Microsoft
the some of U/i
ground zero,” 1997 Since the end of the spring computers new 450 around
problems students and faculty have been having with computers,
had to begin said McGregor.
that have been caused by the fact undergone has college the
changes would mean
for “a jump up in terms of quality benefits of the of One college.” the new technology is that prob-
reason, are just not
lems can now be dealt with
hours. terms of minutes, instead of on spent been has More money computers and more done this year
Grant McGregor, Conestoga’s principal.
which, for whatever reason, are just not responding,
McGregor. He added some of the problems
hired since 1986. This on a one technician was added basis to help get the
temporary system up and running. he was “It became obvious McGregor. needed full time,” said Another technician has also been total
added since then, bringing the hardware and at Conestoga to four four software technicians.
“We’ve got a couple of software
technicians had been
McGregor did not blame
system for failing to correct probhe lems fast enough. In fact, praised the software and hardware technicians for their work, telling
now being done on
McGregor said he didn’t know if be any more technicians would added, but a listing for a management position will be posted in the next week.
Dean discusses changes
cBSgJpfinci^^ on computer problems Nov. communications Pat St. John.
gives council uie lowdown Seated behind him is chair of (Photo by Corey Jubenville)
We want your opinion
Applied arts to be reorganized -
similarity of sinvilarity between old programs could be
By Corey Jubenville
Courses in the applied arts program will be reorganized in of the near future, said the dean communications during a college council meeting Nov. 10.
Pat St. John explained plans to existing the reorganize journalism, broadcasting and graphics programs. that, St. John told the council by breaking down the core
and new programs
could be developed.
St John showed a video tape about the future of communications
explained things like
The former Power Corp. employee saW they
were just ideas at this point, but change was coming. “We have to move more quickly,” St. John said.
people St. John added that communications are looking for more skills in areas like sales and marketing.
There is no start date for the new programs yet, but he said he hopes something will be in place
by next fall. “We have generate
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fession, said a researcher and aca-
Centre of Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. “Teaching is at its best when we have a clear, commonly shared purpose and collaborate with one another,” said Andy Hargreaves,
academics, in the Blue Room at Conestoga College Nov. 5. Hargreaves is a professor at OISE, an affiliate of the University
Andy Hargreaves, speaking
the author of,
(Photo by Ross Bragg)
Changing Teachers, Changing Times, which books.
1995 Outstanding Writing Award from the American for Association of Colleges Teacher Education. Hargreaves’ talk. Four Ages of Professionalism, was co-sponsored by Conestoga Colleges ’s professional development prog/am of and the mid-western branch OISE. received
he sympathized with
has nothing to do with sympathy, it has to do with “I told her
Hargreaves said one of the worst parts of Bill 160 is how it reduces teachers ’preparation time. He said today’s teachers, and in teachers, Ontario’s particular sometimes deal with classes
wherein more than 50 per. cent of the students are speaking English as a second language. “Teachers
planned the talk before they knew about the provincewide teachers’
need lots of time both individually and with their colleagues to deal
While introducing the speaker, Lynne Hannay from OISE said the speech and events surrounding the strike were “not a coincidence so as a prophesy.”
Hargreaves referred to Bill 160 and the Harris government frequently in his discussions of how teaching in the 1990s involved so many different demands than in
“Mike Harris-bell bottoms-' was once a teacher’-age” of the
1970s and 1980s. He said he was asked by Pamela Wallin during an interview about
By Casey Johnson
two stuLanka and one
the story of
from Sri from Japan, analyzing the Kris Kristofferson-Janis Joplin song dents, one
English class. “Busted flat in Baton Rouge,” he recited, “waiting for a train.” After reciting a few lines from the song, he asked listeners to consider how much of our language is connected to our places
upcoming surge of coming to outlets
students for the
workshop was held to educate students on the problems of gambling and the possible optional
problem that Larry as an important one.
held the workshop, said the increase of gambling instiEllis,
tutions will create gambling problems, not only in adults, but also in
The Wilfrid Laurier will
be graduating in April,
the process of obtaining his master
degree in social work.
the rate of people
of gambling, including the differ-
between ences and substance abuse and gambling similarities
Ed Wilson, who
After the speech,
teaches current affairs at Niagara College in Welland, Ont., said he
agreed strongly with the speaker that teaching is more effective they,
There was not a very good turn
be expected, he
Although current studies are not complete, a 1995 ARF study showed that in 30 days, 69 per cent of Ontarians played the lotteries, 12 per cent gambled on sports and three per cent gam-
sion. lltere are also pull-tabs
Pro Line (sports-betand scratch-and-win
tickets, just to
Casinos get the most press, said Murray, but people have larger problems. There is one situation that
bled in casinos.
Keeping in mind, said Murray, 1995 none of the charity casinos had been installed yet. The study also showed 10 per cent had at least one lifetime gambling problem, which means that in
and other counwant to make people aware before the problem
gets out of hand,” said Murray. There is no doubt that gam-
bling problems and addictions said. he increase, Counselling centres must pre-
pare for the impact.
private reflection sheet.
The Gambler’s Anonymous 20was also provided.
According to the sheet anyone
who answers the
of students turn out for
the event, he said.
The workshop on Nov. 13
optional, the one not.
“That workshop is mandatory for Dick Parker’s second-year social services students,” said Ellis.
of the literature Ellis provided included; a self-test for teens, a gambling-behaviour ques-
tionnaire, a questionnaire to
danger signals for teens, an inventory of gambling situations and a counsellor’s attitude and values
‘yes’ to seven out of
20 questions has a problem. of the questions include:
felt remorse after gambling? Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?; Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble?; Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
Have you ever
The awareness of
important, said Ellis.
With 44 upcoming charity casiis bound to be some people who will encounter gam-
bling problems, he said. It is education on the subject that will
encounter these problems in the future, said Ellis.
abuse,” said Ellis.
what was said, but I I think the main say to want just problem is big government, big teachers’ unions and big school
1995 ARF study
idea of the problem.
stay-at-home bingo on televi-
“I agree with
has been launched to get a better
also bingo halls, bingo scratch tickets, not to mention the new
three per cent gambled
training in Ontario, said a study
with the casinos,” he said. “It
gambled on sports and
an underestimate,” said Murray. “It does not reflect the amount of people with a gam-
the situation, said Murray. The number being the same is just coincidental, said Murriiy. “I'he problem does not just lie
“The number of people
also the project
With the 44 new charity casinos, 36 of which will be permanent and eight serai-permanent, 44 centres in the province will implement new gambling-problem workshops to help combat
lege president John Tibbits fielded questions from the audience. Most of the question were by area teachers and were related to the strike.
leader for problem gambling
of Ontarians played the
combat the impact one factor.
30 days, 69 per cent
“The workshop covers
After Hargreaves’ speech, col-
increase to just
a greater need for teachers to work with parents and the public to find creative solutions to the new demands of the profession.
get into it,”
Robert Murray. “As well as social cost, there are the issues of unemployment and police involvement to consider,” he said. The government may not be considering the additional cost three casinos will have on soci-
speaker said, but had one
serious problems with
government’s slogan Education Isn’t Working. In a time when the public has a very nega-
you increase the prevalence of the activity and increase
see things quite differently than
out, according to Ellis, but this is
Tibbits said he liked
reality is people lose.” This year in Waterloo region, 20 to 30 people attended sessions at St. Mary’s Counselling Services to deal with their gambling problem. One hundred and fifty to 200 people sought the same help in Toronto, he said.
A two-hour gambling workshop was held Nov. 6 at Conestoga College’s Boon campus to help
more demands on today’s
gambling problems and addic-
Wilson said, however, he was not impressed by the comments made by Tibbits. “I am a member of a union and I
prepare first-year social
Addiction Research Foundation anticipates a definite increase in
view of teachers, he
1^8, a senior
program consultant with the
blamed the Harris government for “shaming and blaming the profession,” and in
Jane McDonald, the professional for coordinator development Conestoga College, said they had
the blue room Nov. 5
charity casinos to
hit the province in
stages of teachers’ professionaliza-
take into account, he said.
With 44 new
— Page 7
By Casey Johnson
“Like never before,” he said, “teachers are facing a range of ability and diversity.” Hargreaves said the public, in recent decades, has had less confidence in teachers than in the first
including students, teachers and
be inclusive. “There probably is in most areas of learning in society no one cultural context without marginalization,” he said. Teachers in the 1990s are similarly challenged by a greater number of special needs children in the classroom, he said, and by the greater emphasis on having students and teachers learn with
ARF predicts gambling
Teachers need more time, says speaker By Ross Bragg
Purchase a Gift for the Child of Your Choice Wish Tree is located outside the Nov. 17
DSA Office -
— SPOKE, November
Website aids involvement in Waste Reduction Week By Amy Sonnenberg
The Recycling Council of Ontario’s 12th annuto 9 was a al Waste Reduction Week held Nov. 3
Internet enlisted to save old forests
she said Purchasing habiK and the 3Rs were focused on because,
manager of program development
fiiendly materid, etc.
“Normally, the schools get very involved, but the teachers were
week,” said Clarissa
Morawski. “That was an uncontrollable problem that definitely took away from the week,” she said Aside from dat, the week went well, she said.
more than just recycling.
We got quite a
of media attention.” The week started with a contest
can go on the Internet
through the mail.That
much its new
and we will continue
one up-and-coming the being designer profiles. Ihese new designers showed off dieir envi'r
harm the planet Next was die vintage clothing
diow, highli^ting fashions from Goodwill and stores. thrift Kensington Market, to name a few.
tap into that Internet
the Wearable Art
Lastly was Students designed outfits out of gartiage, like disposable
because people can go on the Internet and get it directly, rather than have it sent through the mail,” she said. “That worked out really well and we will con-
about reuse and, more impor-
tinue to tap into that Internet
The theme of this year’s event was Thinking Outside the Box,
and old carpet underlay. events included: Other
Recycling Council of Ontario
clothing drives, recycled art, essay and poster contests, a collection of expired medication, tours of recycling centres, aluminum foil sculptures and a life-
a focus of
Next Nov. 2
WRW will be on
problems occur if these drugs are used at too low a level or
cause of serious illness lately, concerns on how to control the disease have been growing in recent
responsible for antibiotic resistant strains of the disease
months. According to an article in the Ontario Farmer, a weekly newspaper, animals (including
lems may occur. Hunter said, “The birds can carry
that this treat-
Hunter, pathologist at Guelph poultry
the University of
antibiotic resistant Campylobacter,
dmg has to be
right level, otherwise
the bacteria in their intestinal tract
Your Class Represented?
Mcike sure your class
of future demonstrations as well as past ones, with background
been disturbed by people.”
Rainforest information gives you
The focus event
of this year’s
just that; press releases, reports, books and other rainforest facts.
Tues. Nov. 18, or
taken Action Rainforest (RAI^, is one of the
conscious person options on what he or she can do for the environment: groups to join, where to volunteer, people to contact, etc. Even kids can get involved in the
you can find on
from the Network facts
environment with the kids’ comer link. It has lots of stories, artwork, questions and answers and other information to help encourage kids
to lots of information
to get involved.
For example, the actionalert link leads you to information on what’s happening with environmental issues and provides plenty of background.
Nov. 20, 330 The Sanctuary
Information available at the
That makes the
disease hard to diagnose.
also hard to is because there are many factors contributing to the spread of it. Hunter said chickens might con-
tract the bacteria
contains feather meal from a con-
taminated chicken. Transporting chickens can also contribute to the spread of Campylobacter because chickens are in a very close area and if they have to travel some distance cages get dirty. Hunter said. It only takes a couple of chickens
an entire herd.
into the chicken house,
must clean the birds thoroughly, and temperatures of the chill tank and scalding tanks must be
link takes you to the search engine. There’s the
The most effective way of reducing health risks to humans is through the consumer, he said. Proper cooking techniques are a must to control any form of disease, Hunter said. 'h,
can be controlled using the same methods that reduce the risk of salmonella. Keeping cooking surfaces clean, and cooking meat at the right temperature and storing
link near the top of the
page, and a quiz. There’s also a list of updates and merchandise. If the topic really interests you, there’s a link called join
ways of controlling bacterium. Hunter said a federal program
help educate consumers on the proper methods of preparing foods. Bill Heimstra, a poultry farmer
near Listowel, Ont., has about 33,000 broiler chickens. The pullets
(female chickens) that
end up at Kentucky Fried Chicken and the males go to Swiss Chalet, he said. The rest go to the grade
The chickens are brought to the farm one day old, and they stay on the farm between 40 and 42 days, Heimstra said. After they are shipped out, the bam is washed wito a high pressure pump and sprayed down with disinfectant. Marg Heimstra, Bill’s wife, said, “After the bam is cleaned you could throw a party in there and no one would never know it was a
The search site’s
environmental organizations, websites, e-mail addresses and dates. The campaigns link has informa-
and not get
bottom of the and self-
sion statement, history, awards,
There’s a link with indepth information on World Rainforest Week with background on old growth tribal links lead
The what’s new link is similar. It has environmental news and headlines dating from as far April 1997 to the present.
links along the
could infect the herd through its excretion. Hunter said. Hunter said reducing the potential of disease means processors
“what you can
link gives a
intact forest land that has not yet
DSA Class Rep.
to easing risks from meat, expert
hogs and beef) that carry the disease can be treated through antibiHowever, feed. the in otics
The focus of was old growth
» environment board game.
Cooking key By Becky
three categories, the first
distribution of informa-
The show was divided
from Goodwill clothing racks, and the winner received two free tickets to fly anywhere in North America on
attended the event held at the Masonic Temple Concert Hall in
a link, such as the concessions it won from Coca Cola and
Toronto on Nov. 5.
involving design students. They were required to put an outfit together
Between 800 and 900 people distribution of infor-
and home maintenance were also behaviors focused on. One of the major events was die 4di annual
made of an enviroomentally-
nteotM fashion diow.
has a very
kick-off this year.
as in (Mitside die blue box. “We wanted people to realize
Environmental activists, students and concerned citizens around the world made a combined effort to save the rainforests during World
if pro<hict they’re purchasing the material is reusable, smaller,
success despite the loss of school involvement due to the teachers’ strike, said the RCO’s
Amazon program, Action Groups and other campaigns, with e-mail addresses to reach them. RAN gives dates and details of its victories over the past decade in on
By Amy Sonnenberg
consumers must consider die packaging of the
week a global effort
in the firidge, are all effective
birds are in con-
finement, which means they are not kept in cages. No other creatures can get in the bam. Bill Heimstra said it was not a good idea to have other birds in the house as pets because exotic birds
can carry diseases that are contagious to domestic bir^ Ventilation trolled
coif^uter conas temperature
For 26-year-old Sweet Williams, star of The Hanging Garden, returning home after a 10-year absence is a bittersweet reunion. Arriving on the day of his sister’s wedding, Sweet (Chris Leavins) is soon immersed in the continuing peculiarities of his family while still struggling with old demons of his own. The Hanging Garden, nominated for 1 1 genies and winner of the Best Canadian Film award at the 1997 Toronto International Film Festival, is
now available to Kitchener-Waterloo audiences at the Princess
strange and disturbing, with frusimages and inex-
trating characters, frightening
plicable occurrences. Various scenes of the past, present and surreal are woven together, as the characters dance around each other immersed in hate, love, fear
photo courtesy of Cineplex Odeon
An abusive father, guilt-ridden mother, confused grandmother and a young
seen bring dark, unresolved childhoodrnemories flooding back into his head. Visions of Sweet as a young boy and overweight teenager begin appearing in the house and garden, forcing Sweet to face the ghosts of his past. Writer, director and producer Thom Fitzgerald
into the future.
This was one principle theme of the movie, according to Fitzgerald in the notes. “No matter how much you hate your life and yourself in the current
son you want to be, so hang in there,” he said. The characters are fascinating to watch, despite some unoriginal stereotyping (such as the grand-
The Hanging Garden demonstrates that even the most ordinary lives operate on a poetic level. “In my head, I approached the film structurally, hoping to create both a slice-of-life drama and a surrealist fantasy,” he said in the movie’s press
mother), in their interaction with each other. Moving about the constricting rooms of the house or the stormy garden, the misery of their collective lives is amplified through their settings. The Hanging Garden is not a light, fanciful pic-
Ultimately, a sense of understanding does emerge, not only in Sweet but in those closest to him. The family's haunted past is no longer avoided but accepted, allowing them to proceed
unsettling relationships are and surreal world.
in the real
presented both Because of this, it is a movie to ponder long afterward, as the meanings of the visions are left to personal interpretations.
by Sarah Smith
the roll about midway through the evening, tribinexplicable an and was adorned with flowers Park. South cartoon controversial ute to the
startled oud, thumping, techno music the King late afternoon shoppers at
Centre Mall Nov.
The sounds, emanating from the lower level marked the beginthe downtown Kitchener mall, '91 - Eight Hours for the Out ning of Reaching raised Homeless. The "art, drama and dance-a-thon"
In keeping with the night's
with the caption "This
hours, about 50 people danced, acted
and/or drew themes relating to
Acting the homeless it
fare has to eat rest of
Inside Out, the play written by participants, that
interactive the event, with proceeds
and photo by Rita Fatila
Mary's and the Safe Haven Shelter at at the the Betty Thompson Youth Centre. This year, the fund-raiser was a multi-media unlike last year's event, which focused
dance The music was only part of
awareness and funds for homeless youth through the pledges of high-school
theme was the
photos photo essay by a houses the woman of Mary's Place and abandoned friend's halfhad slept in, as well as a photo of a St.
on the floor by
(Steven audience members met street kid Blue
workshops, said Renee Beneteau, director of development for
co-starred the audience. Sitting the King Centre Mall's stairwell,
After a store owner chased the audience into the stairwell, they
depended on Blue for guidance
"Last year we didn't DJs, just more of a workshop format. It was too education
as they stepped into his world. the
and not enough fun." This year, the organizers seemed to have reached a compromise.
The names of
local resources for
workshops were the and Toronto six Guelph disc jockeys: Basic, Billy
Reaching Our Outdoor Friends, and other youth
Deeno, Freaky Flow, Marcus and Nitrous.
At the end of the play, Blue assured his audience that they didn't have to bunk
logue as the actors discussed casually
and two panhandlers for competing change from dis-
to create the paintings and the play fea-
Blue and the audience bunk for the night. There were also squeegee kids, pros-
dance and visual arts were held a month in advance,
girls in the stairwell
to hip-hop, the
disc jockeys and their dance floor took up most of the space
his friends for the
night, but could
loaned for the night
had been homes. by the King Centre Mall. Described by Beneteau as "toprest the took up A "Homeless Gallery" notch", Inside Out of the lower level, gteven Holditch performs at Reaching Out â€˜97. featured skilful perSet up in the abanalso helped write the who actors, its from formances doned food court, the art area displayed a photo play. essay by a homeless woman and several unfinished "I love acting and it's for a really good cause," pieces of art for participants to finish. A large roll of who said he was unsure whether the play Beal, said and paint that
blank paper lined with oil pastels, crayons lay in the middle of the room as well. "It's for people to paint on. At the end of the night, we'll hang it up," said Alison Hargreaves, a volunteer
looked after the
and photo by Hunter Malcolm
People they met along
Crimson rocks at Conestoga
art area for the night.
back next year. But a Reaching Out '98
attendance, but for those
people who took advantage of the live entertainevening the ment, provided an intimate setting to get acquainted
according to organizers, as the fortunate are reminded, "Someday your life could be turned inside out."
Intimate indeed, with an audience that would bare-
and it's a much better way to approach music," said
with some local
comprise enough peo-
ple to hold a decent road
hockey game, featured band Crimson played for the sake of their craft and their enthusiasm showed through. Guitarist John Connolly recognized the audience
"Wednesday warriors" and set the tempo with some hard-hitting riffs.
Crimson, who come from Hamilton and have yet to release their first virtually are CD,
David Aced fDNNV
Indeed, the four-mem-
ber ensemble may hit a chord with the 20 -somewith generation thing their original tune. Kill
Your Boss. Crimson
other songs in their
including two accompaby Bell with an
guitar and an encore rendition of Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl,
justice to the
Perhaps the most outaspect
dered herd", it is nice to experience music from an uncompromised perspec-
show, was the sincere grit of the band. They looked like they came to play hard, even if it was just
Without an established audience to justify their sound. Crimson played their
brand of rock
dished out their repertoire to date with great enthusi-
man who came
Crimson were doing
for themselves and obvi-
ously didn't give two bits
how many Conestoga students would come out to take a chance on them.
Rock 'n' roll is about having a good time and
Scott Bell, guitarist and lead singer, said that the
what exactly at had Crimson Conestoga Night, even if so few others wanted to
group has been making
aspects of escapism.
barely one hour, the band
are so carefully calculated, marketed and slotted
In a brief set that lasted
the essence of
where today's hit-makers
for the ears of the "bewil-
music for himself.
"We went through a time of playing a lot of we've but now crap, developed our own sound
audiences. is definitely
music together for about 10 years. Having made it through a heavy metal phase that all good. Ski Doo-riding Canadians go through, he said he is now
onestoga Night at Mrs. Robinson's on Nov. 5 was perhaps disappointing in terms of
lool table plus a full
are usually whitevery buildings, angular and conservative in
on the lower same building. This used to be an old Royal Bank building and that’s how the idea came about. The restaurant was
sounds of money being counted and checks echo stamped being through the concrete buildings.
initial part and, after that got going, Bruce decided to put in a second-floor Robert said nightclub,
To think that the newest nightclub to hit Kitchener was inspired by a bank is odd, but it works. On the second floor of the building, located at 185 King St. W., is the Banke. You’ll find yourself swept up in a kaleidoscope of col-
and lights. A mural of altered $50
Dewar, who was hired in July to manage the nightclub, said the Banke is lean-
more towards the concept of an upscale night-
level of the
Elar and a shooter bar. The idea behind the nightclub was inspired by owner, Bruce An, who also owns the Strand and a Karaoke
"We’re trying to not neces-
across the spacious dance floor. Tables are decorated with painted coins. Bank
an older crowd
more mature and
responsible crowd - staying away from the teeny hopper kind of thing,” said Dewar.
windows have been painted on the walls.
not a mega-bar
by no means bank - it has
please everyone, but we’re leaning more towards the dance thing. We want peodancing. But we’re ple going to have a mix of
a place. which will
The Banke, open its doors for the first time on Nov. 20, has a
alternative, rock ‘n’ roll and possiretro, dance,
two disc jockeys playing a mix of music, but mainly
entertainment goes, the Banke will have
replica of a
music and the lights, giving the best performance possi-
We hope to said Dewar. have two DJs playing, every
the Lyric. It’s going to be nice and cosy. Everybody’s going to know everybody, that kind of
KIND OF BANK
and photo by
bly even heavy metal. probably won’t play any
country or at least no more than two songs in a row.
while the other one with giving away
Most of the
approximately 200 people. One great thing about the Banke is there is no cover charge. Plus, we’ve got the Strand as well as the Karaoke room, so we can offer patrons full entertain-
Dewar. Right now the only musientertainment will be but the the disc jockeys idea of live entertainment has been touched upon,
"We’ll possible get some nds in later on. Maybe
throughout the week, like rhythm and blues or jazz. On Nov. 28, Energy 108
tickets for certain events.
a smaller club. The holding capacity for the Banke is
sponsored by Labatt s and Molson’s, including everything from T-shirts to free
All the prize give-aways are a nightly basis, as well as grand prize give-aways on a weekly or monthly basis, said Dewar. One thing that sets the Banke apart from the countbars number of less spreading over the downtown area is the fact that it
you can hang-out
same place and enjoy
help the Banke kick off grand-opening celebra-
For now, the Banke will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. This will likely change in the long-
ment from top to bottom. The owner has always been that.
you get together,
maybe everybody doesn t like doing the same thing.
Doors open between 8 and 9 p.m.
Comedian is wake up Sanctuary by Rita
and they don’t
Thurs. Nov. 1
When comedian David Acer comes to Conestoga Nov. 18, he won’t just be providing enterbe jolting he’ll tainment, Sanctuary users out of their
Acer was booked to perform
the college after, Steve Harris,
Association Student entertainment manager, saw the
stand-up comedian showcase.
face,” said Harris. “I think that’s the kind of comedian the school
Harris said find
force an audience to interact,
difficult to get
out of the Sanctuary crowd. “We have very laid-back students. They come in here and eat their lunch and veg with
who lost the television
America’s Funniest People to a vomiting squirrel, fits this requirement. “He’ll start off loud, stay loud level
his head,” said Harris.
Acer, a former improv performer, has been compared to Robin Williams in reviews.
had a make.
comparison to “He reminds me of a smaller version of Kramer off Semfeld, except he’s not paranoid. as
schools in Ontario, student
and keep the energy
“He’s obnoxious and in-your-
Although Acer, current-
comedians enjoy a challenge, Conestoga needs great comedians who can
He’s got incredible stage presence.”
in the audi-
ence heckles him, they might as well put a target sign
on their face. “Any comedian can take down a heckler but a really good one will nail
appeared on the
Art and Entertainment channel’s
Club 54 and four times at the Montreal Just for Laughs the in be will Festival, 18, Nov. Tuesday, Sanctuary at
fi-om 11:30 a.m. to 12:30
a11 Comsios^ writers photo and story by Sarah Smith
Fans will ran, not walk,
Conestoga students and staff keen to
for Trainspotting sequel
contribution to a col
lege anthology planned
If you have the opportunity to get your hands on a
thing twice, run, don’t walk, at the chance. That’s exactly what you get with the new release of Trainspotting #2, the follow-up disc to the original movie soundtrack. The cover leaflet explains was released to that the include additional music from Trainspotting, as well as extra tracks that influenced the film makers and the film itself. Included in the soundtrack’s 15 songs is a variety of artists such as David
Bowie, Primal Scream, Joy Division, Underworld and
With such an of different musicians, everything from
Think About the Way, by Ice MC, is an example of a typical song played in the very trendy dance clubs. High on volume, low on
ative input of others.
not have been missed had it been included is not Statuesque, by Sleeper. The song will either put you to sleep or irritate you, I guarantee it. Despite the CD’s downsides,
in other areas.
What starts off as a gospel tune smooths over into a grooving drum beat nied by sul-
The opening track. Choose
Life, by Project, is
music genius mixed with the lyrics would make any wallflower get up and shake their groove thing. All lyrics in the
by Ewan McGregor, who played Renton in the movie.
Dialogue-driven lyrics such as, “Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a /niserable
nothing more than a
to the brats you spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. selfish
chose not to chose some-
thing else,’’ are mixed into the track. But while the has its share of good songs, there are some bad apples in this
Division. It’s an excel-
compiled by the college. Kinley s^y^ It? hopes to see similar results
For closet writers, poets and artists
reveal themselves, the
the happiest person alive get bummed out.
Remixes of Iggy Pop’s Nightclubbing and Underworld’s Bom Slippy, which both appeared on the debut soundtrack, surface again on this CD. Simply
Nightclubbing was left the way it was, but Bom Slippy couldn’t have been mixed better. It’s hard to imagine such a good track could have been improved. All six minutes ana 29 seconds are pure enjoyment. If you’re a fan of the movie then this is a musthave for your CD rack.
unwilling or uninspired to
anthology offers a chance
them to formally share their work with others. The anthology would provide a forum not currently available for aspiring writers and artists in the Conestoga community to express for
as a need that’s not being
addressed,” he said. “Sometimes
“I’d like It’s
It’s good exerwhole process of being
writing out there. cise
be an annual thing,
rather than a one-shot deal,” he
Students are also being encour-
aged to assist in the and from writing at "Fool!", said my muse production home.” to me, "look in thy design of the anthology* Any poems, short sto- heart, and write." interested Those lies, personal essays. Sir Philip Sidney, should submit their drawings and possibly 1554-1586. work on disk and as photographs from students and staff are welcomed as a double-spaced manuscript, with submissions for the literary and a contact name and number, to David Kinley in room 1B51. The arts anthology. published
obviously need people to
tentative' deadline is Feb. 27, 1998.
kind of song. The mix of
collection of poetry, essays and art
and are looking for the cre-
are currently organizing the pro-
people need encouragement to pursue it. By giving people an outlet, it helps them.
is a taught previously. Kairos yearly publication containing a
track by Primal Scream, Come Together, is another highlight of the
David Kinley and Bob Bamford,
themselves, said Kinley.
classical to dance to rave music fill the
for the spring of 1998.
You definitely can’t go wrong with David Bowie’s Golden Years - what’s not The 12th
The idea of a Conestoga anthology was inspired by a similar anthology published at Mohawk College, where Kinley
by Natalie Schneider
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Campaign By Greg Bisch
Conestoga College’s United Way campaign of 1997 has surpassed its goal of $27,500 and is still bringing in funds, said co-chair of the campaign Leisa Cronsberry.
As of Nov.
had raised $28,000 and the campaign was going despite its scheduled end of Oct 24. “The campaign is funded by several people and activities,” said iO, the college
Eleanor Conlin, co-chair of the campaign. “Everything is wonderful. I’m really pleased with the results, especially since it is all for a good cause.”
The whole when some
thing started the
kick off in cafeteria. At the kick off,
students had the opportunity to participate
big contributor to the campaign, said Conlin, was Beaver
Foods, which is responsible for Dooners, Roasters and the food court in the
For the spaghetti lunch, Beaver Foods donated all the food.
campuses was Conestoga’s donated to the campaign. Also a contributor, Marie Slater, an administrative assistant at the college, donated her time for the 1997 campaign as she does every year at the college.
donations,” said Slater. “I input the
$705,” said John Kast, district manager of Beaver Foods.
donations into the proper files, I organize the cheques and keep the
am pleased, and we sure want do something next year.” Kast said he supports the United Way because he believes in the
way of handling
funds. “I am a firm believer in the United Way. The funding goes to a number of good causes and is considered number one in the region.”
well as the spaghetti lunch,
a span of two weeks in October, 10 cents from every small for
cup of coffee sold establishments
Beaver Food all of at
— Page 9
Slater said she has
kind of work for the campaign for over six years. Some of the other activities this
included a toonie toss, which was held for three days in October, and a telephone bingo for faculty.
Cathy O’Toole from the
early childhood education centre, to raise about $600 through activities in the centre,
ParaMed administers a
Conestoga College student
the Sanctuary Nov.
(Photo by Rebecca Eby)
Challengers beaten every time
Student uses pedal power to raise $700 for United Way By Richard Berta and
Andrew Caird on exercise cycles by Door 3 as he collected dona-
Way Nov.7. Leisa Cronsberry, co-chair of the also was Way United tions for the United
Caird, a second-year accounting was unbeaten as he took
race Caird for a time of their choosing. Two bicycle graphics would appear on the electronic screen of the bikes
bike was, of course,
No matter how lenger pedalled, Caird’s bike
hard the chal-
always in the lead. For most peoseconds of intense pedalling was enough for Caird to
them gasping for breath. But winning was never the point of this exercise, Caird said. The intention was always to draw
manager of the recreation centre. James lent him the bikes from the recreation centre and put him in touch with Leisa Cronsberry, cochair of the United Way. “Without him (James), this wouldn’t have been possible,” Caird said. Caird, who is also a professional cyclist, has participated in the Ontario Cup mountain bike races and other professional racing over
the last three years.
received the most praise for attempting, bravely but futiley, to beat Caird. Cronsberry comforted him afterwards by pointing out that the health office was only a
few steps away. Passers-by greeted Caird with “Has anyone beaten
you yet?” and “Kick his
Caird encouraged them to try their luck against him, many donations preferred to make
without bothering to race. Caird was somewhat disappointed in the end that less people had
could empathsize with his opponents being exhausted after racing him. “I could barely keep up such an (intense) pace for 30 seconds when I fost started,” Caird said. Keeping up the pace wasn’t a
taken up his challenge then he had “Much of it had to do
being a Friday afternoon,”
he said. Caird said the next time he would try re-locating to a busier door, such as Door 4, and hold the event in the morning.
problem for Caird Nov.7. Even when he wasn’t racing, Caird kept pedalling at a leisurely pace.
awareness to his support of the United Way. By the end of the day, Caird’s
was approximately $700. Caird said he had fallen short of his initial goal, but the fund-raising campaign had made him look exercise
more realistically. “Our motto going into this campaign was anything’s better than
nothing,” he said. But Caird had the support of var-
campaign. Ziggy’s included Sponsors Cycle, Popeye’s Gym, Chicopee Pro-Shop, East Side Mario’s Kelsey’s North), (Waterloo Restaurant, A1 Cheapolini’s and Exit Realty, who said they would
match whatever Caird made Nov.7
The idea to raise money biking was a first-time venture by Caird, Cronsberry said. through
7 on a station^ money on behalf of the United Way. Caird
Andrew Caird took on any willing bicycle in an attempt to raise raised $700.
Caird said that once he had the idea, he contacted Ian James,
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— SPOKE, November
Awards banquet a success
Journalism program kicks up their heels By Matt
tion to the journalism profession
and the betterment of his or her Conestoga College honored its best reporters and shutterbugs at the annual journalism awards banquet Nov. 7 at Golf’s Steak House in Kitchener. Among the awards handed out was a new entry sponsored by the all-sports radio station from Toronto, 590 The Fan.
said. “It’s nice
According to Millman, this award signals The Fan’s beginning of a three-year committment to community college programs that will total around $250,000. “We have to find and develop the talent that’s out there,” Millman said. “Opportunities are so wide
worked hard but
“Opportunities are so
open. If you’ve got the skills then
then you can go
you can go almost anywhere.” Journalism program coordinator Andrew Jankowski said The Fan’s support for the program was a big
almost anywhere.” Nelson Millman,
boost to the students. “I hope it stimulates more of the same in the future,” he added. Palmer was also a big winner,
The banquet’s guest speaker was The Fan’s morning host, John
Derringer. Derringer spoke about opportunities for
tance of developing interpersonal
“There are opportunities
— Rebecca Eby, Ellen Douglas, Lynn Jackson and Ian Palmer were the big winners
ships are very important.
keeps you from getting pigeon-holed as a certain type of person.
you move along
your career, so it’s important to develop them when you get the chance.”
Derringer also said that even
journalism awards banquet Nov.
best sports writing. at the
(Photo by Matt Harris)
able like never before,” Derringer said.
ed the Carl Fletcher award from the Cambridge Daily Reporter for
relationships as a part of defining a
best feature story.
today. Also, he stressed the impor-
role in the journalistic
Waterloo Record’s Edward J. Hayes award, presented for the
though opinion-oriented journalism is growing in popularity, there is a price to be paid for expressing opinions.
talking about, especially in something like sports,” he said. “As long as you get your facts right, you’ll be okay. Besides,
people to have a difference of opinion.”
Rebecca Eby won The Fan’s award for the best sports coverage, having had her portfolio of stories and photos picked as the best entry.
by 590’s program Nelson Millman, Eby was
awarded $3,000 and an internship the station. Ian Palmer and Andrea Bailey were the runners-up at
in the category, collecting
Lynn Jackson was named
opinion piece. Ellen Douglas
also collected an award for the best sports photo and one presented in conjunction with the
University of Waterloo for dedica-
Newspaper award for
for their efforts.
by the Record and also won the Ross Weichel award for the best editorial or nalist of the year
best scholastic record and then claimed the Andy Dugan award for distin-
University of Guelph greenhouse gets a facelift By Becky
Clay Switzer, alumni and member of the project planning com-
The University of Guelph
restoring the conservatory
by the University Centre on campus. Built in 1931 by Lord and first
when he went
school, the area by the greenhouse was very pretty and quiet. “Where you took your favorite girl.” Before the project began in the
at the university for
spring of this year, the entire area
Burnham of St. was
the study of floriculture.
scheduled for demolition in the 1990s but was saved by alumni and staff.
mill” but the project
be completed by Switzer said.
The plans plans for
for the restoration of
surrounding the greenhouse was overgrown with weeds, Switzer
gardens around it. The themes for the gardens are seasonal fall, winter, spring and summer. There will also be a water garden and a wood-
The idea spent
“three years in the
Switzer said the water garden
would be dedicated to the memory of Douglas Robinson, an alumnus
Mark November 19 on
^your VIP/CIP day
2,000 secondary students who will be exploring their post-secondary options through displays, workshops
passed away. Switzer said the conservatory will not be a working greenhouse. It will be used as a teaching facililandscape architecture and horticulture students, Switzer said. It will serve as the entrance way ty for
for visitors to the university
(Photo by Becky
and relax, said Switzer. There will be a sitting wall where
students can have their lunch over-
looking the water garden. The wall will bear the names of the donors involved with the project.
power of determined
people with a shared vision,” said Bill Greg, a U of G grad and head of the fund-raising committee.
Note: the Condor roost will not open until 1 :30 the day of the event.
information centre. Students will also be able to use the gardens to
tribute to the
of the project will $1
1995, and $250,000 was raised in cash donations mainly by alumni.
$150,000 worth of materials (trees, shrubs, plants, sod, paving and irrigation
gardens from the greenhouse
Guelph. constructing the garden has been business in the
donated by community.
at the Universtiy o (Photo by Becky Little
Wendy Shearer is the landscape architect in charge of designing the plan.
Computers help adults with
By Rebecca Eby
new computer lab at the Waterloo campus of Conestoga
But Boutilier said the main beneof the adult program is that stu-
whose average age is 30, can quickly discover their weaknesses and set out a plan for dents,
used to tutor high school students and prepare adults for the general education development tests which
achieving their goals.
complete the high
“We live in a society that is looking for a quick fix,” she said. “This is a process that will help
school equivalency certificate.
initiative for the
people get organized and have a plan for their education. Within three hours, you can find out what
administrator and academic coach in the
programs, about the
their issues are.”
“They realized there is a new segment of the population out
students have enrolled in the
program so far, said and serious inquiries have already been made regarding adult
there that needs upgrading.”
doing,” she said.
The Star Lab, equipped with 20 new Pentium computers, will be
“The person sitting next to you have no idea what you’re
College will provide an alternative
education to students.
— Page 11
campus enters new territory
program requires a certain
the next intake, Nov. 24.
type of student.
“You want to be motivated to do things on your own,” she said, “because you have more control over what you want to do (each
Linda Bell, a student at the new Star Lab at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus, studies a lesson in preparation for the GED. (Photo by Rebecca Eby)
She said students can work on the areas where they need improvement the most. “It brings you back to the basics
you might have missed,” she
“When they taught fractions, you might have been sick on that day,”
The high school program, she said, helps students in
Boutilier said almost
on the computers installed with Star Invest 2010 software. “We found this really slick software that is easy to use,” she said. She also said one of the benefits
She said the GED preparation program is usually held during regular school hours and the tutoring program runs mostly in the evenings.
GED program costs $500 for
a two-week course and the high
school program costs $75 for the initial assessment, $35 for half-day sessions and $175 per month.
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campus Twenty-four enrolled, said
About 25 students are enrolled for
machine and apparatus rewind and repair program which started Nov. 10
The rewind program, which
student into the winter class.
Students enlisted in the proare from all over Ontario
and are employed in cm'eers, said Woods.
Woods added also
through standard tuition payment. Woods said the rewind program is important because 75 per cent of the power consumed in North
one month, is the only program of its kind in Ontario. George Woods, a faculty mem-
length of apprenprograms is eight to 10 weeks, but the rewind program
runs at Conestoga twice a year
runs only four weeks.
ber at die Detweiler centre, said
Woods. Jim Peters, who attended the apprenticeship rewind program
Conestoga is the only college which runs diis particular elecixical
said the tj^prenticeship
because the industries work for) only want them here for that long,” said Woods. “They are obviously that important to the companies they
work for,” he
Woods said students eligible for the
program are those employed
with the electrical industry, take
as a standard apprentice-
“These students will build and maintain
Conestoga, will be teaching the rewind program for the month, said Woods. “Peters is a graduate of the at
Woods and Jim
construction maintenance teacher, also
teach the rewind program
M fee centre.
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— SPOKE, November
Trio tearing the ieague apart By
L Scott Nicholson decision to carry four goaltenders and three extra defencemen.
They’re not quite Ted Lindsay, Sid Abel and Gordie Howe, but the forward line of Darryl Sinclair,
Matt Goodburn and Chris Palubeski are definitely turning
compared to last year’s squad. In his sophomore year, Palubeski said last year’s coach Tony Martindale emphasized a defensive style of play, while this year
was a whopping 24 trio
While Sinclair, Palubeski and Goodburn have been basking in
Condors’ 7-4 thumping of Seneca, Nov. 5, and was responsible for three goals and two assists in the Condors’ 8-4 thrashing of Sault on Nov. 7.
When asked if he was concerned about only one line producing the bulk of the offence. Condor head coach Kevin Hergott said even when other teams put out their top line, his team is still outscoring the opposition.
Hergott said he has been impressed with the offensive pro-
discusses strategy and the practice agenda with his players at
a Nov°10 "
duction from each of his forward
but are aware of the potential for a
Condors, whose season record now improves to 4-0 (good for top spot in the league), are enjoying their early season success
Different result. In a rematch of the
world hockey championship goldmedal game at the Dorn Cardillo arena Nov. 10 in Kitchener, the United States beat Canada 3-2 in exhibition play before an
room ready to mix it up, but it was the American squad that proved it could play that game better than the home team on this
announced crowd of 3,817. Gretchen Ulion potted the winner past Canadian netminder Danielle Dube’s glovehand just past the
point of the third period. Ulion took the feed from linemate Shelley Looney at the
Canadian blueline and went
alone to net the winner.
was dominated from end to end.
by the States
Several minor penalties were assessed to both sides early on. At the 10-minute mark, A.J.
on a power-
MIeczko snapped home a shot past Dube to bring the sides even at two. Dube had kept Canada afloat with supurb goaltending earlier in the period, but the States managed
wear her down with a growing barrage of quality shots on goal. “Our last two games with this team have been close,” MIeczko said. “This one was more physical to
anu inerese erisson aetend Danielle Dube
game against the
attributable to a great
and great team chemistry. Hergott echoed a similar reason
memories of the game, they were much gone after practice.”
far as the
(gold medal) pretty
added incentive for has been Hergott’s
three of the
Without playing again until Nov. 22 at home against the Cougars, coach Hergott said for the interim, he would be working on improving the player’s conditioning in preparation for the Dec. 4 and 5
tournament in Lindsay. There the Condors will play three games in two days.
.V and not as dirty as some in the past have been.
for the 4-0 start to the season.
“The guys want
Sinclair said the team’s early suc-
Both teams came nnt out of of the the Hrecc_ dress-
Palubeski were quick to point out the great play of goaltender, Darryl
U.S. clumps By By Matt
giving players more
responsible for points amongst themselves.
seem to be adapting well to a change in style of play
included stops in Niagara Falls to play the Sencea Scouts and in Sault Ste. Marie to play the Sault
Sinclair, in particular,
heads in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association hockey league. On a recent road trip, which
thereby forcing everyone to
Cougars, the dynamic
said the extra bodies create healthy, intra-squad compe-
came out pretty confident Dube said. “It’s hard to accept a loss when you feel like “I
are capable of a win.” For much of the early part of the game, Canada displayed the fire that won them the gold medal. Strong forechecking and steady
from its defensive core allowed them several opportunities play
The crowd thought Canada had taken a two-goal lead just minutes later, but the score was disallowed
Sobek established control over tl neutral zone for the Americans.
for the rest
advance the puc effectively, encountering oppos tion right from their blueline.
put Canada ahead 2-0 off an assist from Nancy Drolet, but the Americans replied in kind less
throughout the game,” Wickenheiser said.
Karyn Bye scored in close. With the donut off the scoreboard, the States went on the attack. MIeczko and Jeanine
can’t play poorly again;
We have to move the puc and support the defenc better if we want to wi the U.S.
the opening stanza. Jayna Hefford opened the scoring just three minutes into the game when
jammed home a lose puck past netminder
the Canadian aoal durindTh e, gJni
due to a player in the crease. The teams traded goals in the second period. Tammy Shewchuk
U.S.torward A.J. MIeczko cruises through the neutral zone dui the closing minutes of her team’s 3-2 win over Canada. (Photo by Matt Hs
— Page 13
Clear the track,
Eddie Shack is back to tell his personal story Hockey legend
By LScott Nicholson
cowboy boots, leather pants, a black t-shirt black cowboy hat, a large man with a Fu Man
and a 15-gallon,
recently strolled through the doors of a Waterloo
bookstore like a character from a spaghetti western.
No, it wasn’t Clint Eastwood. Hockey, Eddie Shack. Shack, along with author Ross Brewitt,
had lost his confidence, but was traded to the Maple Leafs he knew/ he would have to work the Rangers, he
Waterloo’s Wordsworth Bookstore Nov. 8 to promote Brewitt’s book Clear the
the time he
Track: the Eddie Shack Story.
the friendly giant
Shack was behind the
front desk kibbitzing with a nose-ringed store clerk.
“What, did ya lose a bet or somethin’?” Shack asked, pointing to the young women’s nose. Shack then asked, “Woulda ya do when ya wanna blow or pick your nose?” The woman, though slightly embarrassed, laughed at the slightly obnoxious but funny former hockey player.
Clown Prince of
what I had to do to, whether it was to get big Frank (Mahovolich) going, fight or score goals,” Shack said. Shack said the idea for a book about him and his career came after he had been asked by a number of hockey people if he had “I did
humor and a
he said. “Ross knew how to do the writing so that’s why he’s the chosen one. That’s why he’s little
bit of fun to put in a book,”
my arthur.” (Throughout the book and the interview,
“Publishers are a pain
They don’t know s
Brewitt refers to Shack’s mispronunciation of words as Shackisms.)
who to this day caimot read and can name at best, was comfort-
able with having Brewitt as the author of his
write only his
Eddie Shack, retired
NHL hockey hero
Shack, whose journeyman career spanned
Ross at the the f— he wanted spewing Shack said. “I told
of this to do what
to do,” the profanity-
Despite knowing each other for 28 years through their affiliation with the Maple Leafs, Sabres and the Pop Shoppe stores, Brewitt said he was still learning things about Shack. “I thought I knew Eddie fairly well but the
problem is when you know somebody that long, you assume you know them and I
Shack said when he started his career with
from the 1967 Toronto Maple Leaf
Eddie,” Brewitt said.
Brewitt said he also used the insight of Norma Shack, Eddie’s wife, and
Shack said he enjoyed the book-writing process but was bothered by some of the complexities of the publishing business. “Publishers are a pain in the ass,” Shack
Norm Ullman and Bobby Hull, both friends
for so long.
was learning things about Eddie on a
and former teammates of Shack,
in the NHL with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins, was known as both a tough guy and as someone who had the ability to score as evidenced by his 239
some 17 years
Eddie Shack shows team.
“They don’t know
him write the book. As the interview proceeded. Shack had a sudden revelation: “You didn’t even need
me to write the book.”
learning things about
Brewitt admits he could have written an unauthorized biography, however, he said he doesn’t think the book would have been as insightful had he not known Shack
Ross Brewitt, author o/Clear the Track
trying to get a half decent
contract written up and the publishers were
fighting about this, that
and the other thing,”
Once the interview concluded. Shack seated his large 6’1”, 235-pound frame behind a table with Brewitt beside him to face adoring fans.
Like an elementary school teacher talking Shack told the crowd, “OK everybody get in line, give the book to Ross to address it. I’ll sign it and feel free to ask to children.
anything you want.” While Brewitt was busily obliging address requests. Shack was like a comedian on A Night at the Improv, shooting out one-liners at an incredible rate.
Michael Schnarr (far right) ' ® ' talks with author
and Eddie Shack
while Schnarr’s son Eric looks on. (Photo by
“Somebody once asked me how far I went in school. I told him three miles.” The crowd laughed. “My wife tells me every morning to write ‘think’ on my forehead, not ‘drink’.” Again the fans uproariously laughed at the former hockey-player-tumed-business man-tumed-fuimy-man, for Eddie Shack will
always be the entertainer.
— SPOKE, November
Francis Xavier coach Steve Konchalski talks strategy with his team during a timeout at the Naismith tournament at UW.
Waterloo’s Derek Maat (43) and St. Francis Xavier’s Kevin Stach (30) battle for the rebound during the gold medal game. (Photos by Dan Meagher)
University basketbaii tournament
Waterloo By Dan Meagher
annual Naismith basketball tournament, held Nov. 7-9.
The St. Francis Xavier X-Men sunk the host Waterloo Warriors 95-79 in the final of the 30th
The Antigonish, Nova Scotiabased champions rode the 35-point effort of forward Fred Perry to
The 6’5” Perry held
afterhoon for the X-
men, who won
for the first time
“It’s great to
be back on top,” said
Konchalski. “This tournament
since a string of three champi-
onships ended in 1991.
key shots going errant going.
Successive three-point buckets
stack up against
by veteran guard Mark Chisholm, and all-star forward Mark MacKay
Konchalski was quick to acknowledge the hard work of the Warriors, who rely on the ballhandling and speed of 5’ 10” forward Canadian guard Mano Watsa
with under four minutes to play the Warriors
removed any chance had of a comeback.
Waterloo had a 36-35 lead half
gave him the team point
second place be ashamed
of against this
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on several occasions.
The Warriors were seeking first
team put up a
In the bronze
stretch. “In the end. Perry killed
“But we came to play, and second place is nothing to be ashamed of against this cali-
medal game, which
took place immediately before the
game, the Western Mustangs Newfoundland’s Memorial Sea-Hawks 94-83. final
into the tight affair, ris-
Tick^ €n Saleliiday iBie DSX Cffe
of all Waterloo Warriors head coach games, which were wins
The crowd of at
After the game.
calibre of competition.”
was named a first-team
passes and poor
poTr\ jy “We came to
the heels of a 15-2 run, but
to control their
& the Flyers
in the late
defense of the
Francis Xavier coach Steve
used an effective passing nullify
constant full-court press.
forward Nat took top
us,” he stated.
bre of competition.”
honors in the contest. The tournament, which is always hosted by UW, also featured teams
Perry attributed his clutch perfor-
University of Toronto, Concordia
out there today, and the ball kept finding me out there.”
and the University of Ottawa. WLU defeated Ottawa 77-73 in the consolation final held earlier on
The Waterloo offence crumbled the tight man-to-man
the final day.
— Page 15
Nike puts spotlight on female athletes
Sports gambling a problem By Matt Harris Joe F. likes sports. Baseball,
He can talk any aspect of nearly every major sport today, including what the latest odds in Las Vegas are on Monday Night Football for the entire month of December. But, according to him, he doesn’t have a gambling problem. “Just because I lay down a bet on ProLine every now and then
doesn’t mean I’ve got a bling problem,” he said. according However,
In order to get
women interested in
the case with
an ad campaign featuring female
and Gabrielle Reese. Yet unlike Michael Jordan or
was at die 7-11 andT thought it would be cool to try I
“Being a sports
make a couple of bucks
whatiknew. “Over the past few years. I’ve had good runs of luck as well as some bad ones.” Some of the bad ones have seen Joe lose upwards of $100 in a single week. That may not | seem like much, and Joe admits doesn’t bother him
money, so long as he has
the chance to get
Hamm, Lisa Leslie
government Anyone who is old enough to buy lottery tickets is eligible to play. That is how Joe said he got started. “I saw the form sitting there
a problem. ProLine is a sanctioned option monitored by the provincial
who excel in
a particular sport.
a part of the
At their website. Gamblers Anonymous has a list of 20 questions people can answer. If Aey answer yes to seven or more questions, they may have
Gamblers Anonymous, Joe may very well have a problem. As is eases, denial
back. Dean Rodgers, a resident of London, Ontario, says that he it
Eric Lindros, these
not be able to collect the same amount of money as male athletes. In their annual advertising report, is reported that Nike spent $138 million US on advertising with only 15 per cent of which going it
to ads targeting
Marlene Ford, assistant athletics for director recreation and Conestoga College, recognizes funding as being one of several
involved in sports. “It’s not evening out,” said Ford. Ford has been involved in sports for nearly 20 years playing baseball, soccer,
field hockey, golf
Ford admits that male sports bring in
more money than female male sports have
sports before the introduction
more fans. Another barrier facing females
used to gamble frequently on
“A friend of mine used to take bets for me,”
said. “I’d bet
the lack of professional play available to females, said Ford. “It’s not a realistic goal when there
26 some odd hockey teams and
mostly on foodiall. Sometimes
we’d go to die racetrack and bet
a boy can say ‘Oh ya, I’m going to play.’ There’s no such thing as that
“I knew it was a problem when I wouldn’t think twice about betting more dian half my
paycheck in one night.” Rodgers said he started going to GA meetings a few years ago. The help he got. fihere, he said, enabled him to quit bet* ting altogether. “I had to stop. Otherwise, I would be in serious trmible today. With the way companies lay off people now, I can’t be sure how long I’ll have a job. You don’t want a huge gambling debt over your head if
Anyone who help can visit
need the Gamblers
www,g^bIensanonymous.com. Local help is avail^le throu^ Mary’s Hospital counselling services at 745-2585. St.
women.” Feminist The
Foundation’s task force on women and girls in sports suggests some strategies
“People have a hard time seeing a male and a female athlete at the
Male teams always get better
for drawing attention such as sports
ice time than
Marlene Ford, assistant athletics and recreation director for Conestoga College
speaking out about gender equali-
and publicizing sexual discrimination at your school or university.
Another factor curbing women from entering sports is the level
book written by Mariah Burton Nelson called Are We Winning Yet?, she stated one of
Ford has been able
females who are capable of playing at a higher level have no chance to compete unless they play with men. “People have a hard time seeing a male and a female athlete at the same level,” said Ford. “Male teams always get better ice time than female teams.”
Ford said a lot times, women’s teams play before men’s games so by the end of the night there are
the major barriers homophobia. In the
by the former player, it he said,
in sport as
athletes in traditionally
masculine sports challenge the proper about dictates social behaviour for females; therefore, the reasoning goes, there must be something wrong with them.” Ford said homosexuality should not be a factor in sports but admits
meet a wide variety of athletes. “I don’t think it should be a factor whether you’re gay or not gay, you’re still on the same team,” said Ford. “You’re working toward the same goal.”
isn’t just a barrier
for entering a sport either. Some homosexuals are afraid of coming
out for fear or
will disrupt the
chances to play
A well known example of where declaring
was not a good idea was when
tennis player Martina Navaratilova openly admitted that she was gay. Navaratilova lost advertising
contracts after the
damaged her chance for making money in the sports and
is the 90’s. You have to be more open now,” said Ford.
“Everybody’s equal until they prove they are not, whether they are gay, black or hispanic.”
In a report prepared by the Feminist Majority Foundation, it is stated that in 1993 only 5 per cent of televised sports news coverage is
— SPOKE, November
O OrMTTO O n o 11
Preston Rivulettes prove hockey is for girls, too When
younger players who were also known for
hockey team ever, some would choose the Montreal Canadiens or the Toronto Maple Leafs. I would argue something greatest
their great play.
important aspect to the team. Defensively,
Ranscombe ’s sister Nellie was the backbone of die team. As a goalie,
Even Gretzky’s Oilers don’t compare to a little-known local team that graced die ice in the 1930s.
Johnson makes a save during practice Nov.
Canadian football real life, real drama, real entertainment As
In the west, the
perhaps few peple will notice. Perhaps even fewer still
in the same showed how
that perpetually supports a team like the Maple Leafs, whose
can be to see under-
out of the hat.
the traditional angst
games and take an interest ..in Canadian football, the 1997 play offs offered the faltering league
and west division championship games were the stuff of TSN commercials - real east
a sport that articulates
western regions of it
becomes news when
excitment of play
which makes the
40 seconds remaining, sent the largest crowd in SkyDome since the 1991 Grey Cup ballistic.
market. The Argos’
fight for their right
to play against men who thought women telonged in the kitchen.
the excitment of play
How many goalies out there can say they are responsible for keeping their team to only two losses one decade? reign of the Rivulettes ended with the onset of the Second World War.
and only two losses 10-year-span,
Ranscombe, were feared on and ice
toughest players in the game.
tried to take the
puck from them.
team took to the
was not Another
the only’ one feared. line
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So far, no team has been able to compete with the Rivulettes because they were able to go where no women’s team-trOT^ been before. The Rivulets filled the seats every night.
Women and children everywhere should look not to the Rivulettes as something that was, they should look at them and see what could be again.
Lace up your skates and grab your stick. Hockey is for girls, too.
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MEN’S HOCKEY LEAGUE STANDINGS
to create a potent offensive line.
more violent than the Flyers could ever be. Helen, Marm and especially Hilda were known to
line; it’s at the
result of the unpolished precision compared to its American counterpart - which makes the CFL stand out as our own.
mind, it is a mystery the CFL does not fare far
Both had to
between the east and western regions of Canada, it
Schmuck came learned the great Canadian game of ice hockey.
Historical accounts depict the Rivulettes as a violent team, far
Nonetheless, the entertainment of sport doesn’t lay' on the financial
Alouettes, the 58-yard touchdown by Mike (Pinball) Clemons, with
In a sport that
stand out as our own.
chance to play. It was on a make-shift ice rink that
she kept the puck from entering the net, having shutouts in many games.
The Preston Rivulettes, who collected 348 wins and only two losses in a 10-year-span, was made up entirely of women. The team contributed greatly to hockey by allowing women the
cially strongest team, the state of the league itself is far from secure.
opened for unexpected fans at a football game. Although the Argos are the finan-
between the east and
ing to watch as paint drying,
500-level deck at
B -calibre performances and
pace of development are as excit-
The team from Preston, which amalgamated with Hespeler and Galt in 1972 to form Cambridge, is far from being &e Leafs or Caiadians.
Montreal offered more action than the entire Leafs season to date. That is not saying much. In a city
were aged 14, 15 and 16 and were considered an