Photo by Lisa Wilhelm
Give unto others
College and community banking on food drives By Dee Bettencourt can develop when
Have you ever experienced
the kind of hunger that cupboards are bare, the bank account is nonexistent and food is something you only walk by? Sean Strickland, executive director of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, admitted Oct. 9 that he has experienced fasting only
through a cleansing process, yet there are local people who confront hunger daily. “One of the challenges we’re facing is that despite an improving economy, poverty is
put turnips in a gas tank,” says Strickland,
Waterloo region,” says Strickland. “Poverty is relative in North America to its affluence. I can’t say we’re starving to death here, whereas in a third-
Jeanette Walker, support worker for Conestoga College’s student services office, agrees it has been slow regarding food
world country, they are. That’s absolute poverty. But one of the reasons we continue
“There has been an increased demand for food. We’re meeting it thus far, but without more donations, we might run
have increasing poverty
referring to the fact that the
80 per cent dependent
over four years. And the waiting list is ten years (to get into a
used to buy food vouchers for Zehrs,” says Walker. “But our box is virtually empty right now.
Thanksgiving food winds down, officially
remain packed, as “we go exceptionally hard between September through Aeel^Tor the Thanksgiving, Cfirimnas and spring food
his schedule will
are only Christmas
drive replenishes the Kitchener
warehouse’s shelves. seems to me each year
difficult to find a place in
drive,” says Strickland. “These are challenging times; a lot of
competing for the
Way. have a goal of 298,000 pounds of food, about a pound
teachers’ strike, the United
per person living in Kitchener-
Waterloo, but we are roughly at Conestoga College support worker Jeanette Walker 80,000 pounds. That’s 10 per displays an almost-empty food depository in the cent behind last year’s (level). student services office where she works. (Photo by Dee Bettencourt) “We need cash, too. You can’t
adds that despite a sluggish start to food drive, the K-W commnunity has been recognized officially by the provincial Trillium Foundation as one of the
most caring in all of Canada. “We work hard to build a place and get message out, then leave it up to community to respond.”
Strickland, also a City of Waterloo councillor,
of shelter. There hasn’t been a nonprofit unit, not one unit, built in Kitchener in cost
them with groceries.”
avenues; sometimes additional funds from the college can be
buy groceries for
over the summer.”
Walker says as a single parent and sole provider of two daughters, there were months she didn’t eat fresh fruit to
sure they could. These days she
picks up tuna on sale, or extra spaghetti sauce and puts the nutritious food into the college’s
food depositories. “I’m partial towards students,” says Walker. “I think donations are down as everyone is just swamped. I even forgot Monday was Thanksgiving.” Strickland says the vast majority of people struggle to make ends meet long before they end up on the doorstep of the Food Bank. He says it is a myth they access emergency food every week. “The reality is, they use emergency food just three and a half times a year, in general. People are proud in gpod times and in bad. They go to friends, family or their church before they go to an agency to provide
Strickland, executive director of the
Waterloo Region, stands in the midst f ooc f rom the Thanksgiving food drive, of
(Photo by Dee Bettencourt)
By Jacqueline Smith
Students and faculty from Conestoga College’s social services program spent four hours assisting the local Food Bank on
Both die students and faculty of program began the event by attending a “program day” at the Waterloo campus. The students
Patrice Butts, said every year
of their professional development and contribution to part
community to assist the Food Bank. “The food drive is huge and this is a way for us to do something the
very practical, veiy hands-on,”
social services program
Conestoga mall. “We will spend the next four hours sorting. Students will go outside all over the place doing pickups. At 4 p.m. everyone crawls out of here, you cannot believe how tired you are after you’re lifting cans and other food items,” Butts said before they
— SPOKE, Oct.
Dress rehearsal prepares
Opening ceremonies attract 2,000 By Ned Bekavac
contestants for real thing By Dee Bettencourt
mid-October sounds of Walter he
Fourteen contestants, a crew of camerapeople, the Walter
Ostanek Band and a crown came together the at 30th Miss
downtown Kitchener can mean only one thing: Oktoberfest
The opening ceremonies of
Jokes and laughter belied the undertone of repeated dance routines, staged runner-up and winner procedures and the serious
30th anniversary of Oktoberfest
over 2,000 spectators and participants to Kitchener’s city hall. The gala began at 11:30 a.m. with the sounds of the German marching band, attracted
Lehman, former Miss of 1994 from California, was hostess for the Staci
As the sun-drenched crowd warmed itself to the festivities
Ostanek, a three-time Grammy winner, welcomed them with a riveting Roll
Oct. 8 at Centre in the Square in
rehearsal, held the afternoon of
the German marching band Gnallschoddn (Photo By Melanie spencer) opening ceremonies.
second time around and said, had such a wonderful time
Kitchener- Waterloo Oktoberfest.
a celebration of
and Canadian heritage,” he
Johnson, of Florida, joined local councillors and representatives on stage to roars of approval.
“Community, corporations and government have created a partnership with over 450
The crowd was welcomed by Dr. Von Treskow, council general
volunteers that are the driving force of Oktoberfest.”
Von Treskow said there was no way of living the spirit of
Hans food-drive. The annual keg-tapping followed, marking the beginning of another 10-days of good music, good beer and good cheer.
just can’t describe
feel real blessed to
Lehman, now a Texas said she
busy with her career
anchor reporter and is using her time in Kitchener this week as a “working vacation - more vacation than work.” Another previous Miss as a
of 1997, Danica Quinn, also participated in the
florida native By Lisa Wilhelm
new Miss Oktoberfest
looking forward to a wonderful year.”
loved her. The crowd The cameras loved her. The judges loved her. Her name is
Katy Johnson from Florida and on was crowned as the 1998 Miss Oktoberfest at the
Miss Oktoberfest, 1998
Oct. 8, she
Centre in the Square.
favourite Oktoberfest Ostanek, with his familiar polka tunes as the dancers filled the stage with excitement and energy.
14 contestants were then introduced by Miss Oktoberfest Nicole Lehman. Staci 1994,
was Lori Jackson from Texas. Third runner-up was Lynnette Cole from runner-up
Tennesee. Second Jodi-Lynn was from K-W. Alison
McFadden Graham from Mount Brydges finished second.
Johnson said that §he is very happy and excited to win this title and she loves the Canadian very honoured to win this,” said Johnson. “I am looking forward to a wonderful year.” “I
shows and fashion charity promoting literacy programs in elementary schools.”
was seventh out of 105,
very good,” said tlie 25-year-old blonde. “Miss Texas goes on for about a week, but it took me five months of training for it. That fitness
and finding clothing and gowns. It can be costly, but it doesn’t have to be.” Whether all that work is worth on the or not depends it dieting
Quinn was but decidedly in favour of her past
develop their self confidence and public-speaking abilities and I think
allows you to grow as a an important It is
time of the
Miss Oktoberfest-hopeful Lori
Many of the contestants are experts at beauty contests, said
Guelph where she
said after the pageant
contestants’ fitnes's routine
to perform their
followed by the talent contest. A friendship, or Gemuetlichkeit, award was given for the
she wants to concentrate on her studies at the University of
colours. Five of the contestants
had been picked which talents,
with a fitness routine because: “It’s the 30th anniversary of the pageant and it was time for a
parade where the women modeled some extraordinary dresses in an array
of included speaking at)
Kitchener native said,
(Photo by Dee Bettencourt)
competition had been replaced
the course of the next year, the
community volunteer of five years. She said the swimsuit
evenly split between American and Canadians, according to pageant Malleck, Melissa
anchor in Texas, repeatedly informed the audience of her love what a and Kitchener for wonderful and hospitable city it
Canadian designer who is based in Toronto, and was an integral part of the pageant in crowning the new queen. When asked what the new Miss Oktoberfest will have to do over
year of landscape architecture. The pageant contestants were
Oktoberfest hopeful, Jackson, participates in
The 21 -year old wore a Ross Mayer gown, designed by the
good-will ambassador for
singing to tap dancing. All the girls were involved in a fitness routine wearing two-piece
McFadden won the
award with a jazz routine, the gemutlichkeit (friendliness) award
Calgary, and the fitness award of Cole went to Lynnette
Tennesee. After the
judges, the air anticipation as
became thick with it came time for the
announcement of the five finalists. After an overview of her year aufwiedersehen fond a and (good-bye) from Danica Quinn from K-W, Miss Oktoberfest 1997, Lehmam revealed the four runners up and the 1998 Miss Oktoberfest. Fourth runner-up
Katy Johnson of Florida, signs autographs after being crowned Miss Oktoberfest, 1998 on Oct. 8. (Photo by Lisa Wilhelm)
Walter Ostanek and his band were on hand Oct. 8 for the dress rehearsal of the Miss Oktoberfest pageant. (Photo by
— SPOKE, Oct.
Salaries out of proportion to talent level how
Association season has been put on hold because owners want to
on the money
players are currently making.
to this lockout
by saying that if the owners were cap on their salaries, the players would not be able to
Sure, I enjoy watching the NBA on television or going down to Toronto to see the Blue Jays but I don’t appreciate having to pay
$40, for a not-so-great seat, just so the owners can afford to keep their current roster.
to put a
can say to that
All professional athletes
out of hand and there is no sympathy here in support of the
present state of his sport.
same amount of
Professional sports have gotten
has the ability
save a person’s
who dribbles a knows how to
skate well can rake in millions,
players of time,
ball, hits a ball or
coming and perhaps it will give a wake-up call to the current players and the young ones who expect to
get a lot of
out of a
for the fans
because of players like Ewing and Michael Jordan that young players
not just to
smarten up they will soon be in
be paid millions of dollars to dribble a ball for about six months out
more trouble; their fans will stop coming to their games. Look what happened to baseball when their
game and expect
of a year. It is hard for
the players in the
players got greedy.
Unable to properly handle a simple protest ...
Can Canada handle A
Jean Chretien, pulled out all the stops in an effort to wage a
campaign to get Canada elected to the United
Canadian troupe. Cirque du
setting for the United
campaign paid The country is serving its fifth term on the council, its first since 1990 off.
Netherlands were awarded the temporary seats
on the council. But one wonders
can set an example for die rest of
Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axwortby said in a Kiteheno:Waterloo Record article that the ecIi n ,s acteowledgment of 2 ?, Canada’s “solid
a country in the news for using violence to stop a protest at
The Canadian government, and especially Chretien, seat over the
Nations and the rest of the world,
6V6H disperse a
in the hot
summit, the sprayed and
fundamental right to freedom of
stops to consider that this peaceful country practised violence to stop
peppergate” scandal During last November’s Apec
In the end, the
UN What kind of antambassadors to a performance by example Is Canada
Council proved a success.
reputation is tarnished in the eyes
of many Canadians.
reputation as a peaceful country and he worthy of
treatment of protestors, as well as to tuscovet discover who gave the order for
a seat on the council, the Canadian government Vnust use
protest IH a peaceful
Ia light of this scandal, what kind of an example is Canada
the Apec summit incident as a learning experience.
setting for the United Nations
In the future, it should try to deal wife internal situations as it would abroad. Only then will Canada
the rest of the world,
federal government, under
when it can’t
die leadership of Prime Minister
seems rather hypocritical
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— SPOKE, Oct.
Cambridge students would bus By Jaime Clark survey
thing for the
College, 72 per cent said they would use a bus service from
about whether or not the the college
that does it? Should it even be the college that does it? Our
be in the bus
conclusion was no,” he said.
want services for we want them to have
Fletcher said he then spoke to the people in Kitchener to see what their thinking was. He said it seemed, in his opinion, as though Kitchener was more in favour of having a joint bus service with Cambridge. “It is my opinion that Cambridge isn’t too excited about a joint bus
a bus service, but should
DSA to get involved.
They are a very busy council now and you would almost have to hire a full-time person to do it,”
Jack Fletcher, director of student and recreation services. Of the 500 surveys that were sent out, about half were completed and 140 of those students said they would be willing to pay up to $2 a
service at this time. Part of that
Cambridge and Conestoga College came up in January. “I got a phone call from an alderperson in Cambridge who was asking about busing. They deferred it to Cambridge Transit to at,”
probably take over the smaller. So there is that whole thing about
getting a bus travelling between
control,” he said.
Fletcher’s next step
Mayor Carl Zehr and Cambridge Mayor Jane Kitchener
Brewer. “Carl Zehr’s response was that ‘we’re
Fletcher said Gary Stockford, the
of Cambridge Transit, contacted him and said he was
interested in bus service to the
with you to get a bus provided,”’
college if there
was a need
so Fletcher conducted a survey of
Fletcher said, however, that the
Cambridge residents who attend
bigger issue still isn’t solved. He said the college can, in the
“The bottom was a definite
short term, probably provide bus
interest in it,”
service from a
as long as
were given back to Cambridge Transit, Fletcher was told they would not
are willing to use
be able to provide the bus service to the college but they had a bus company in mind who would be
willing to do
Toshmar, a private bus
wasn’t a good
services Conestoga College has to
program, the offer, through student services, is up and running for another year. “We’ve had tutoring around for quite awhile and it’s still alive and tutoring
program is open students in any course who are having trouble and feel they need some extra help. All they need to
approach student services
and request a
tutor for a particular
COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: DEPRESSION or someone you Here are some signs which might indicate
experiencing depression: activities; crying a FEELINGS- l° ss °f joy in formerly pleasureable worthlessness; loss of hopelessness; “empty”; lot or feeling emotionally desire; deep sense o warmth towards key people in life; loss of sexual
insomoverwhelming exhaustion and lack of energy, and appetite or the opposite; physical aches .
nia or the opposite; loss of .. pains; digestive problems; headaches. responsibilities or RF.HAVIOR- irritability, withdrawal; neglect of with cope or remember appearance; reduced ability to concentrate, .
you symptoms persist, or if their intensity is causing profesassistance with a knowledgeable seek option, an as suicide sider in Student Services available are counsellors sional. On campus, Safety Services doctor are available in Health to
(2B02); a nurse and (inside door #3).
October is Depression Awareness Month more about depression by attending a free lecout Find ture, viewing a video (just a brochure at our display table .
or picking up
inside door #2) Courtesy of the Canadian niTV.ST SPF AKERS Mpntal Health Association!! 19 “Demystifying Depression” Monday, October
and “Types of Depression, Signs, Symptoms Interventions”
Thursday, October 22
work,” said Fletcher. If the college can get 55 students
assigned to a student.
nn raiaiHiaiHIHEK3li3li3iaB^ |
to the college a couple of times in the morning and
leave from the college a couple of
“That does resolve a short-term problem in terms of the college, but I personally believe to have the best possible bus service, you have to get Kitchener and Cambridge services coming together,” he said.
get things moving, Fletcher
has prepared a letter he is planning to send out to all Cambridge residents
The purpose of the letter is to inform these students about a meeting Fletcher is planning to hold to find out if there are enough people to get the service going, what pick-up and drop-off times in Cambridge would be best and the best bus stops. The date of the meeting is still undetermined, but Fletchqr hopes take
November. Students who cannot attend the meeting will be asked to fill out a questionnaire. Also, any students who have paid for parking but decide to use the bus service when it
implemented will receive a from the college, said
goes well, we’ll have
a bus service in January,” he said. “I believe it will happen, it’s just a matter of when.”
program a ‘win-win-win' situation services administrator.
it can be implemented. The charge would be $164 per semester. The bus
to use the bus service,
don’t need an awful lot of students using it to make this
Jack Fletcher, director of student and recreation services, works on a letter he is planning to send out to Cambridge residents who <rhoio by Jaime dark) attend Conestoga College.
By^Lisa Wilhelm with
Cambridge and bring students
to the college.
for the student it
stop at designated pick-up points
get tutors in
said. “I sent a
to faculty at the
end of the a
they think would be From there, I send a
letter to the students
go through an interviewing and training process with them.” There are also people who come in and say that they want to be a tutor or students
don’t have to
take a required elective for
reason and tutor instead.
Nicholas said that most of the tutors are not in it for the money, but to gain satisfaction for helping a classmate in need.
“Most of the tutors are already helping their peers in class, so this is just a more formal way of doing it,” said Nicholas. “It also gives them a chance
notes and bring their marks up.
a win-win-win situation.” Some of the things that are required of the tutors include
computer helpline, being computer coaches and working
project which turned out really well.
The program has expanded over the years with additions such as mentors, peer-health educators,
and monitors. At the moment, services
“Like everything your first year, hard to predict (how the said work),” will program it’s
Nicholas. “We’re starting on a
with teachers in particular courses right in the classroom.
small scale and will critique
program was It were tutors that established needed, so a person was hired to develop a process and did a pilot
process of developing a writing
work and what
one-on-one group tutorials, with 13 groups the first semester and nine the second.
— Page 6
Designated-driver program encouraged
Oktaberfest RIDING atom without toddent vehicles so far and done one
By Judy Sankar
After midnight, we’ll be
police traffic division, wants to
program this Oktoberfest. “Very short,” he admits, “but
of the road and they are
at the side
adhering to that, especially at this time of year.” Lantz, who has been with the police department for 26
years and working traffic for 12 years, says that Oktoberfest and
other special occasions are
drink. “I see
what he sees
Reduce Impaired Everywhere (R.I.D.E) the
people who with impaired lower amounts of alcohol in their system, just under or just above the legal limit, for example, are braver. “They believe they can still handle a motor vehicle and a lot of times, they are in the worst accidents.” The explanation for that, according to Lantz, is that a highly intoxicated person usually knows he shouldn’t be driving so he slows down. When he hits something, he won’t hit it as hard. A person who is just above the legal limit, however, is usually caught speeding, says Lantz. That
send out to college students. Lantz Driving
Lantz, of the Waterloo regional
30 vehicles. By bar-closing time, we’ll be down to one in
year around. Obviously, because of the added festhalls, there’s an
person doesn’t realize that he/she
added amount of consumption and there are more people in town so there’s an added feature during Oktoberfest. But it’s all year around,” Lantz said, adding that
reflexes have slowed
which was The Intoxilyzer implemented four years ago, is computerized which means it
be more serious.
After 12 years with the traffic division, Lantz has seen countless
prints off readings
and allows for
“It can be,” says Lantz, “but you have to think of the good side. I
celebration of friendship
Waterloo Region has five one at main division two in mobile used
usually runs about six to eight
or frustrating working such a job?
predecessor, the Borkenstein 900.
given time period.
easily avoided. Isn’t
Oktoberfest, a R.I.D.E. program
are striving to instill
this car at the
machines used for alcohol breaththan testing. Costing more $10,000 each, the new Intoxilyzer, is more advanced than its
visible ones, they are not the only
(Photo By Judy Sankar)
Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) got together to pay for two new
R.I.D.E. programs are the most
any age bracket.” the officers conducting
Const. Mike Stotts of the
brokers Association of Waterloo
tragedies that could have
impaired drivers aren’t just college As he puts it, “any walk life,
they hit something, the accident
As the number of cars
know how many
hours, according to Lantz.
night goes on, the
might save by doing this R.I.D.E. program and, by getting the
that are pulled over for road-side
begin to increase says Lantz.
message out, it’s the same So I look at the good side.”
Oktoberfest symbolizes community togetherness Well,
time of year again. has once again invaded Kitchener-Waterloo. The city is overflowing with excitement and antici-
Oncle Hans and the gang. As you can imagine, my mouth just dropped to the floor. How could anyone not want to participate in Oktoberfest? And as
people are talking about the fun in store for
talked to other
waitress’s carrying several sudsy steins, or
popular Oktoberfest fixture Walter Ostanek and dancing to his same three polka songs
partying with friends, missing classes for a
apprehensions were put to
week and a
half straight, or seeing
Sure, it’s definitely a fun part of it. But what about the other stuff? To me, Oktoberfest also symbolizes a
for the next. It is a celebration of friendship, tradition, family events and a whole different culture
made arrangements for all of our friends from back home to come down and share in on the fun and excitement of what’s sure to be another great year.
a reunion of friends who look forward October every year just to come back to Kitchener to see comrades that they haven’t It is
seen since the year before.
It is the coming together of a city like no other can be proud of. It is the time of the
from K-W if they were going, kind of shook their heads and said they weren’t interested in partaking with
year when K-W has the opportunity to experience and enjoy a whole new culture. So, to all of you who wish you can just
brought into the city for a short period of
evenings over the period of a year preparing
several sudsy steins
drinking and partying, but to what for Kitchener-Waterloo.
community coming together to keep a 30-year tradition alive. Hundreds of volunteers spending their weekends and
dirndl-clad waitress’s carrying
more into this city everyday, someday I’ll be able to. Happy Oktoberfest everyone!!!
the best barrel roller or tug of
attended and saw what about.
minute to open your eyes to see how I see it and what you seem to have forgotten over the
would proudly and as
experience. I’d heard so
would be something
interest in this annual funfest, take a
To everyone reading
goes? Not being born and
festival, last year
week progressed and
newspapers, I learned that many K-W natives could care less about the festival. How unbelievable to an outsider like me who would participate every night if she
disappear during this great time of fun and celebration, take time to look further then
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Oct. 19, 1998
— Page 7
Students exposed to criminal system By Jacqueline Smith
co-ordinator, Patrice Butts.
Students heard of situations and conditions
“Eighty five per cent of all victims of crime are victimized by somebody they know,” said Jo-Anne Hughes, of Citizens Concerned with Crimes Against Children. Hughes was one of four panelists invited to a program held at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus on Oct. 8 for social service students to share on the theme. Silent Voices.
“This day was set to expose the students to current and contencious issues within the social services field,” said the program’s
of the panelists that
the victims of the majority of
said there are cases
males are the
victims, but they
do not wish
from the office of the attorney general; Jacquei Rodden-Yetman, from the Victims Services Program of the Wellington County Police Department, and Lydia Narozniak, Crown attorney from the attorney
the rest of the panelists
chosen because the numbers are breaking grounds in new areas of trying to make change in how victims are handled and
victim!” said her program,
of spousal and sexual
cannot assume that
Lydia Narozniak, Crown attorney
“Every male we deal with wanted to withdraw recant (say
people don’t carry
not have dressed like
Jacquie Rodden-Yetman said the reality
and only five were men. One was an elderly.” Lydia Narozniak talked about
not to get a conviction. She said they (Crown attorneys) do not work with the police. “Our role is not to get a conviction. Our job is to see if there is enough evidence to go to court. A witness cannot
cannot assume that carry don’t people grudges.”
their cases starts in the
provincial court and usually
to the general
without a evidence, withdrawn.
(Photo by Jaqueline Smith)
Canadians are very influenced by what happens in the United States. “We are very influenced by what Oprah puts on TV. Through the Oprah programs and programs
we often hear about children being abducted from stores or in vans.” Hughes said cases like that are rare in Canada. She also made mention of Clifford Olsen, a criminal who abducted, sexually
asaulted and murdered 1 1 children in British Columbia. “Clifford Olsen, next to Paul Bernardo, is the most known offender that we have in this country. One of the reason is because his crimes are so horrific. Secondly, because it is so rare that this type of crime happens. “Children are victimized, sexually, physically and murdered by people that they know.” Hughes, who co-created her program, said
lobbying, a larger
attributes to the States being able to
are getting better at
She said the community is fortunate to have the quality community policing. It also programs like the Victim and has program, Witness Assistance which is designated by the attorney general’s office to
sure that those jobs are
said one of the assistants to her
a Conestoga graduate and that person is doing a better job in educating the next group of professionals. Lydia Noronniak moderated the closure of the meeting. “It amazes me how much care people spend to buy a car or a house. It baffles my mind how much time is spent on raising a kid.” Butts closed the meeting with a quote by Virginia Sitaire: “ The greatest gift we can
understand them.” After the meeting. Butts said the mere fact were present the four panelists that indicated how strongly they all felt about making change and has an impact on how well the
probably victim of
services in Kitchener and Waterloo.
Butts said that the program
by the community and graduates.
November, courts seven
cannot do anything about
are usually in court
that, etc.), are the
who create the problem. “When victims say it did
system there.” She said that in the United States,
doesn’t she get out, she should
population and more private-sector money,
they have a very
Narozniak also talked about the hours Crown attorneys spend in courts. Patrice Butts, co-ordinator for the social services program, particpated in the Silent Voices program along with
and that they are under the same government control.
their stories or
did not happen),” Narozniak
tims of a crime or because they have been
victims of the majority
called as witnesses.
1987, was are involved in a in
criminal case either because they are vic-
Narozniak agreed with that
Narozniak also talked about people who say the system “sucks”. She said those who “victim bash”, (she should not have been
that the majority of victims are
deal with these
designed to help those
Lydia Narozniak, Crown attorney
and introduced four of five who talked with the 66 students. The panelists were Michelle Thompson, of Victim and Witness Assistance program panel
breaking ground in terms of
can get various traumas. “You have to watch
welcomed members of the
Butts, the panel’s moderator,
to ask questions.
serviced as they enter the system. “It’s
spousal and sexual assaults.
Naronzniak agreed with the
not to get _ ... with traumatized people & conviction. Our job IS She
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Stratford police trainers give
Knowledge arms students By Jason Gennings not every class that
in the training section
officer in a chokehold. After the
punches have been blocked and the chokeholds broken, it’s time to continue the security seminar for the law and security students. Students attended the evening seminars on Oct. 7 and 8, taught
by Stratford police
According to Douglas, the seminar was to give students an idea of what is involved in security and their boundaries. Both the repeatedly
prepare themselves for security
co-ordinator for law and security
of the force
give these same sort of seminars to experienced officers as part of
a police officer. Next thing you know, one of your classmates has another
throws a punch
year has not been as busy as
(LASA), said the seminar is mandatory for anyone who wishes to do security work. The seminar covered topics like
strategies for conflict prevention,
were getting calls to cover dances Kitchener, week in every Cambridge and Waterloo,” said
volunteers involved in role-playing to demonstrate self-defence
Some techniques shown were
simple block for stopping a punch,
“The schools were not
lights in the parks.”
stances are to be maintained while
Douglas. “The City of Kitchener and the City of Waterloo have asked us to do security for the Christmas
the first time
we used Waterloo
Brown, left, and Const. Rick Johnson brought some of their experience training veteran classroom so LASA students could learn the essentials of security work.
officers into the
((Photo by Jason Gennings)
Region police but what we are do is develop a trying to partnership with
police departments in our area.
a matter of introducing them into the
officers giving the seminar
turmoil they are in now, and
stopping someone from pulling at a victim and how appropriate
program so we expand the
opportunities for our students.”
Second- year Stratford
refresher course. This February will
be the fourth year Conestoga
students train with the Stratford police, said Douglas.
Students play the role of the bad in the scenarios used to
instruct the officers.
officers react to
working with the
becomes evident very soon those officers
ested in policing. These officers
and are trained watching and assessing people.” Douglas said this concern is addressed in the method of are very perceptive
selecting students for training.
“We are screening the people so we feel comfortable because
screening are past police officers
students at the end of the seminars
Hogeveen quickly learns that pulling back from Brown won’t get him to let go. A quick step forward to throw the attacker off balance is all she needs to get free.
used to blueprint changes
(Photo by Jason Gennings)
themselves,” said Douglas.
The feedback forms will be
to next year’s seminar.
said the forms he asked for more role-playing and more hours to cover the seminar material. Sgt.
Sgt. Brown, l
left, demonstrates the block necessary to stop a unch coming from Const. Johnson. (Photo by Jason Gennings)
New LASA program may be l
By Jason Gennings After the security seminar held or LASA students on Oct. 8,
was some discussion about ossibly making changes to the •ASA program.
Although the instructors sar went well did express some concern a students’ basic knowledge of his concern was echoed security seminar
ASA co-ordinator Don Dou ’There
hatsoever in the
hard to talk to the .students about the restrictions on law without having them exposed to it: this is
“They don’t have a grasp of the
civilians or not
new curriculum for
foundations. Douglas said dtis is the beginning of an attempt to standardize
2000. “After passing,
eligible to be
hired by a police department in Ontario,” said Douglas. “It’s like to
Next they’ll give you a card that says you are eligible to be hired within die following two years, he
you don’t get hired
two-year period, you will have to
go back and requalify.
Douglas said that each police board will still have their tests, which applicants will still have to pay for. “There will also be other testing at has to be done. Physical fitness
and the whole interviewing process, which I understand is nothing less than three hours,” said the
LASA co-ordinator. When we
feedback forms, Douglas said the classes thought it was a very good learning experience for them.
more changes ,
and more practical work building on each scenario. trated session
a provincial certification examinawill
applicants will have to pass
statutes, or a code, or the sections
level across the
Other possibilities include more sessions rather than one concen-
get our chance to
back into the
law training year,” said
Other changes coming up may cause the security seminar to be
kind of security work. “I would mandatory for
doesn’t matter what
Oct. 19, 1998
— Page 9
otnplerion were handed out by
traffic in lots By Jason Gennings
services is reviewing the flow of
Doon campus and is formulating a proposal to make
Association of Canada, Central
ba&piess administration materials management program, is a buyer
Rockwell Allen-Bradtey in Cambridge, where Qutpp works at
Ontario District. The scholarship goes to the grade
said she the
women’s softball team, was caught oJ0f guard by
announcement of her name.
honoured all' students who successfully completed the Principles of Buying course. “Principles of Buying is one of that
fo r education.”
department, Central Ontario a big supporter of
The Scholarship was awarded to her during a ceremony in Room
with the unfamitiarity of
accidents have to do
Bodendorfer said. “We are involved with subsidizing buying, and awards. We even
have student representation on the Central Ontario executive.” Quipp, who was hired
completion of her
year at the college, graduates
Allan Hunter, security supervisor
m the class.
d like to get a job when I paduate;’ Quipp said. “But the used for will be money education.” Quipp, who recently athlete of the week earned I
think part of the
was very much surprised” she said. “I didn't know about this
collision reporting centre.
are reviewing the signage
flow to the south of Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6,” said Allan Hunter, security supervisor. Since the beginning of the school year, there have been a number of collisions on or near school property. Hunter said exact numbers are uncertain because some of those were reported
improve the Doon, security
traffic situation at
the main ingredients to the prograin in year two,” said teacher
April 1999. said she hopes to eventually
find a job near her Monkton, Ont.
hometown of Keif Qutpp holds a plaque commemorating her scholarship. (Photo By Ned Bekavac)
technology for the Region of Waterloo, said the statistics September the concerning traffic
“I think part of the accidents
have to do with the unfamiliarity of the lots,” said Hunter. The supervisor also said speed may be a factor in some of the
and that people are the exceeding 15 -kilometre-an-hour speed limit.
The proposal is a current by security services and
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are reviewing that.”
The proposal may be looking at making that one-way traffic along the north side of the lot to keep traffic moving essentially away from the central corridor, he said. This would be a way to keep people from going back to the main road going through there. Some changes have been made to
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more polished, finished
and professional. We’ve got not Johnston can be found Waterloo’s at nights
off warehouse Oktoberfest Lexington Road, glue gun and decorations in hand. The third-year graphic design
and advertising student from Conestoga College admitted she was tired on the evening of Oct. saying with a smile, “I haven’t
float, present to the client
they like and refine the design. Then 1 do the materials costing,
co-ordinate build to
and Tina and
says Johnston, referring
classmate Tina Johnston said graphic participating
design and advertising students are
Tim Wunder, Kam Nong,
John Martz, Adam Peciak, Sabina Kayser, Sean Baker and Julia Maier.
ethnic groups such as the Greek Cypriot, Chinese and, of course, five different
clubs that parts
Germany,” says Weiler. She says bands in particular love to
the audience participation.
“The bands say the parade is crowded from start to
bed since April.”
That may be because six of the in participating floats 32 Kitchener- Waterloo’s Oktoberfest parade Oct. 12 are relying on the 25-year-old artist for an attractive parade entry. “1 draw up market renderings of the
end, five or six (people) deep. There are more people, over
300,000, attending the parade two hours, than attending the festhalls. They love the
crowds and the crowds interact with them. They want to be here, even though band members just
The Gnallshaddn marching band was
get paid costs.”
televised coast to coast.
similar to the Dinosaur sitcom and are having trouble finding
designers who can design on paper and do three dimensional. The floats show really well that
Schneiders floats. Vice-chairperson of the parade, Jean Weiler, helps oversee the float operations. After seven years on the “bandwagon”, she
In the meantime, Johnston has already been contacted to begin work on next year’s floats.
says the parade has definitely
Grist Mill float;
ot several visitors irom (Photo By Jason Gennings)
Johnston says her publicized name caught media giant
two Oktoberfestbased floats called the Bear and the Horn of Plenty; Food Basics; Communities in Bloom and
we can do
easy to identify: the City of Waterloo’s
she says she will pursue that opportunity after graduation.
always comes back to you,
the volunteer thing. call
from Warner Bros.,
10 per cent back in
Conestoga College’s graphic design and one of the six parade floats she
advertising program works on
helped design and
many people who provided music
for the parade. (Photo By Jason Gennings)
Oct. 19, 1998
— Page 11
(Photo By Jason Genningsj
(Photo By Jason Gennings)
Lieber, a duly Michael appointed town crier from Toledo, Ohio.
Karen Kali, 13, prepared to ride the centre’s entry in this year’s parade.
(Photo By Jason Gennings) (Photo By Jason Gennings)
(Photo By Jason Gennings)
By Rob Himburg Among
the major attractions of Thanksgiving Day Parade were the many workers from four
led the parade, standing
green shopping carts and buckets, the contents of
which would go to The Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
event that observers first
wave, media and
Oldies 1090 followed the last float, collecting donations from any late arrivals or people who
missed it the first time. Fred Lehman of the food bank said that donations are up from last year’s parade drive. “This year we collected 28,100 pounds of food,” he said. “That’s up from 24,000 pounds last year.
of Music Children From back Ryan Kovarik, Alycia Kehn, Marisa Mcimtrye, middle Aaron Winkler, front Emily Sheppard, Lisa Cameron, Rebbekah Fedolch. (Photo By Jason Gennings)
was a good parade.”
Volunteers help collect donations from parade goers on Oct. (Photo By Jason Gennings) 12.
— SPOKE, Oct. .
n ro o SPO m
Hockey: Condors last in tournament By Rob Himburg
goaltending of Phil Popp.
Missing seven regular players, the Conestoga College Condors men’s hockey team finished eighth in a tournament held by the the University of Waterloo on
Coach Ken Galemo
had his seven been there, it been a totally
“Most of the players from these teams are recruited,” he said of the
missing players were obviously
three lines and only four or five
very costly to the team.
defencemen, while the other teams had four lines and seven or so defencemen.”
knowing we had an he
This resulted in a tired Condor
The tourney began with a 9-1 loss to the host team Friday night Columbia Icefield. On the Condors suffered defeat by the same score to the the
University of Guelph.
The score could have been worse though, except for the exceptional
team which just could not match the speed and finesse of the university teams, who had the manpower advantage. In the third game, on Sunday, the Condors played a tight defensive
Anthony Gignac, but ended up
Condor goaltender Guelph’s
losing 1-0 to
Popp, consoled by teammates, leans against the goalpost following (Photo by Rob Himburg) tournament loss.
Despite the goals scored and against numbers,
goaltending was solid.
Gritty defensive effort to preserve 2-2
Most valuable player honours to Mark Sheridan in the first game, Ryan Martin in the second and Ramsey Hanlon in the went
finish in eighth place.
and chilling winds, the Condors took the lead at the 15-minute mark when Melanson lobbed the ball over Fanshawe goalkeeper Mandie Marques from skies
Conestoga The women’s soccer team
Condors battled a
short bench and a chilling
hold on to a 2-2 draw Oct. 14
Fanshawe College. The Condors took a 2-0 lead on first-half goals by Karen Melanson and Angela Papazotos before fighting off an offensive surge by the Falcons to preserve the draw.
edge of the 18-yard box.
Though Fanshawe of the play
minutes later on a brisk counterattack by Angela Papazotos, who
beat Marques from the left side.
impressed Jason Snyder, Mark Traynor and Greg Thede, who played very strong defensive games. also
Condors weather storm, earn By Ned Bekavac
sealed a first-place finish
Colleges Athletic Association’s West Region, earning them a firstround playoff bye. The Condors finish the regular season undefeated, with 12 points from three wins and three draws, one point ahead of second-place Fanshawe. Though the team surrendered a
two-goal lead in the second half.
Conestoga coach Geoff Johnstone
was delighted with effort
“We were Johnstone
missing three starters,” said.
Because they were playing with
a short bench and would benefit from a draw, Johnstone said he told his team at halftime to resort
bravest displays I’ve seen.”
on several occasions in the second half. Just five minutes in, Fanshawe striker Sarah Keating scored her first of two goals when she tucked the ball by Condor goalkeeper Nancy Tucker after a brilliant individual effort on the
was one of
The Condors defence was
The Condor defence was
quick to clear any threat. “Defensively, I think we are stronger than anyone,” Johnstone
was Tucker who could
of the credit for keeping the
even score-line on this day. “We have the best goalie. She is just so brave and agile,” Johnstone
more defensive game plan. “At halftime, a couple of players were completely out of gas,” he
Johnstone fielded a defensive
4-5-1 system for the second half.
Though opportunities appeared few, the Condors were aided by Melanson ’s surging runs. She not only created opportunities, but
The Falcons pressured Condors throughout much of
altered the flow of play with her
shields the ball,” Johnstone said.
The Condors now host the winner of the first-round Central West Region playoff next week.
game, earning a series of free kicks from just outside the penalty
Conestoga goalkeeper Nancy Tucker makes a diving save during first half action Fanshawe College. Tucker made several important stops as the Condors earned first place in the (Photo By Ned Bekavac) West Region with a 2-2 draw.
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Conestoga 5, Fleming 2
Men’s hockey beats Fleming in home opener By Sarah Thomson
mental discipline shown
The Conestoga men’s hockey team
started off the season
winning their home opener 5-2 against Sir Sandford Fleming,on the night of Oct. 7 in right skate
crowd of 50
front of a
The many penalties in were capped
by 10-minute game misconduct
Chad Parker and
Crowder. Troy Conestoga ended the period leading Fleming 2-1
After that they picked
up.” certainly has to Fleming improve its discipline around the net, said Dunford. They lost some on the power plays. “We are rusty on things in our own end.” a solid Conestoga played
a lot of work
but there are good signs
Condor Kyle Magwood
stopped by Fleming defenceman Greg Coulter on the way to the net
(Photo By Sarah Thomson)
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the period, with the assistance of
Jason Snyder and Greg Thede. Thede took control of a power play assisted by Paul Brown and Mike Traynor to gain a two-goal
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Condor Kyle Boulton assisted Parker and Chris King stretched the lead to two goals.
Parker scored on Flemings empty
rounding out the scoring for a 5-2 final for the Condors. interview, post-game In a Don Fleming’s head coach Dunford said, his team is about two weeks behind schedule. This
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superior in every aspect of the game that the 5-0 result was
angle to cheekily deflect the ball Lambton ’s outstretched past
good one for Lambton. Even Stephanie DenHaan, who is usually commited to staying
might have been had Condors’ striker Karen Melanson had a good day. As it was Melanson had a terrible day, but ended up scoring two goals in Conestoga’s 5-0 annihilation of Lambdon on Oct 8 in the Condors’ fifth league game of the Ontario Colleges score
closer to her
goal than the
scored a brilliant
which Condors’ coach Geoff Johnstone described as, ’Twenty-one players standing around and watching, and only Steph moving.”
tried to threaten the
such a game that Condors’ keeper Nancy Tucker should have brought a good book with her to give her something to
until finally their
appeared to be
another time zone
The Condors are the West Region, leaping over
two goals were scored by Angela Papazotos, of which the second was a fine piece of marksmanship. Papazotos ran on to a low cross and stuck her foot just at the right
players back, until finally their strikers appeared to be in another
time zone from their midfield.
Clair in the teams
against St. Clair
and he had a
Fansbawe, defeated 5-3 at St. Clair. As with the men’s team, the women only need a draw away to Panshawe to get a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
Condors’ goal, but soon were forced to throw more and more
Mihelic had a strong week up front for the Condors scoring 1 goal against
Men’s Soccer Team
Johnstone expects a victory in game. His hopes should be boosted by the long-awaited
tried to threaten the
The Condor women
student, leads the
fortunately for the Condors, as
The match was marred by an injury Trisha Yates picked up in
not as serious
OCAA Batting Champion
appeared to be.
intention of playing a defensive
of the penalty
Seneca and 3 for 3 against Mohawk. Arsenault is on pace to become this
Melansen to score her second. It was a piece of skill worthy of the ones usually seen on highlights of
more and more players
do between the goalposts to fight the boredom she must have felt during much ofthe contest Lambton, to its credit, did not come to Conestoga with the match..
the last minutes of the
failed to she convert, as she could have easily goalseorers’ her improved
she ran with the ball and turned a Lambton defender inside out on
international soccer matches.
But Melanson will miss and penalty
The best move of the match came from Daniela Sirio when
a 2nd year Occupational Therapist student and plays Short Stop on the’ Varsity Softball Team was outstanding at bat going 2 for 2 against
return of injured midfielder. Heather Heimpel. With HeimpeTs class, Yates’
aggression and Sirio’s exciting runs, the Conestoga midfield looks ready to battle it out with the best teams in Ontario.
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A rolling good time
local groups have a barrel of fun By Neven Mujezinovic he
annual Great Barrel Race, organized
by the Twin City Jaycees for the 20th time, took place on King Street, just north of William Street, on Oct. 10 as a part of the Oktoberfest festivities.
teams; three women’s, eight co-ed
and nine men’s. The rules of the contest were fairly
Each four-person a 100-pound across approximately 50
team had barrel
metres in the fastest possible time.
The teams were broken up
twos, so each pair rolled the barrel
Teams were cheered on by the who did not seem to
but rather just
mood. The new Miss Oktoberfest ‘98, Katy Johnson, graced the event with her presence and posed for festive
snapshots with eager fans.
Jim Bowman, a member of the Spass ‘n Spiel team, asked a friend who took the photo of the team with Johnson, to make sure he received a print. “I’ve got to
work, or said
never believe me,”
team raced three times. The total times were then added up and four teams with the best scores advanced on to the semi-final
races, which were held under beautiful sunny conditions, provided plenty of entertainment for the crowd. In one race, the O.W. Sports team left the Waterloo Councillors’ team so far behind
for half the distance.
In the qualifying rounds, each
the winner team with the best total time, as there were only three
The races were watched by an
was a crowd
Spectators watch as Jim Bowman and Monica Mennie of the Spass down King Street in Waterloo on Oct. 1 0.
(photo by Neven Mujezinovlc)
to take a jab at their
you guys are so slow on your job, it’s a wonder anything gets done in this city,” yelled one of the “If
men’s final in which the Meatshops team beat out the O.W. Sports team by a few inches. Winners in the co-ed and women’s category were the Yellow Pages teams. All participants received coupons for a free jug of beer and a free Oktoberfest sausage-on-a-bun.
The winning teams had $100 donated to United Way on their behalf. “It
divided by large bails of hay, could
be regarded as a
morning,” said spectator Stuart Hatesohl, who along with his wife
visiting relatives in
Kitchener from North Carolina.
bit of a safety
The crowd and
“We had a ball,” added Hatesohl.
The event was well organized,
appeared to be having a great time throughout the event.
Teams from North America pull rope under sunny skies By Jaime Clark
wished all the teams well. Onkel Hans made an appearance later in the day and was available
Men’s and women’s teams from southwestern Ontario and the United States participated in the
pose for pictures with children.
Tug of War tournament held at Bingemans on
division (no upper-weight restric-
Oct. 10, in accordance with the
beating Simcoe in both matches.
Canadian Tug of War Association. Wayne Messecar, organizer of the
“One good thing we can expect,” he said in an interview on Oct. 9, “is good weather.”
And good weather they got. The men’s and women’s teams tugged
There was also a pull-off between Ellice and Zorra for fourth and fifth places.
the 33.53-metre rope their hardest
They responded by digging their feet into die ground and leaning back. With the blow of a whistle, the tournament was under way. The women’s team from the U.S. started off well winning both their matches against Simcoe, while the American men’s team lost both of theirs to
The teams pulled one match then
Both teams to continued dominate the catch-weight division and eventually had a pull-off to break a tie for first
for the event.
with a win against Zorra in 34 seconds.
determine the turnout of spectators
day under sunny skies. Admission to the event was free, but a donation to the United Way was encouraged. The tournament began around noon with the women’s 560- and men’s 680-kilogram division. The judge raised his arms signaling the beginning of the matches and asked each team if they were
began with Team U.S.A.
USA finished in first place
with 17 points, Bluewater had 16, and Zorra finished third with 11 points. Fourth place
with 10 points, Brantford had 6, Simcoe had three and Delhi finished with zero points for that
The men’s Bluewater team heaved and hoed tug of war divison. switched sides and play another against the same opponent. The men’s Bluewater team continued to dominate in this division beating teams from Simcoe, Delhi, Zorra and Ellice. They finished first in the 680-kg division with 15 points, the U.S. .team came in second with 12 points, Zorra came in third with 9 points followed by Ellice, Simcoe
first-place finish in the the
(Photo by Jajme
A and Simcoe B.
Points were awarded according to wins.
same team was awarded
fourth and fifth. best time
C ark) |
was nine seconds against
In the men’s 720-kg division, Bluewater once again took first place with 15 points followed by Team U.S.A. in second with 10 and South East Hope finished third
short intermission signalled
the beginning of the
560 kg division. Team U.S.A. came out on top with 12 points followed by Bluewater with 9 points, third place went to Simcoe with four points and
In the ladies
Nissouri was with 4
had 3 and Ellice
finished with 2 points. In the men’s catch-weight
Oktoberfest, Katy Johnson.
Miss Oktoberfest waved to the crowd of around 200 people and
Simcoe took first place two-match win against
16— SPOKE, Oct.
ready to battle Falcons
By Neven Mujezinovic The Condors men’s soccer team entrenched the
itself in first
West Region by
would get back on
threads a pass Conestoga’s 5-1 win over Lambton.
(Photo by Neven Mujezinovic)
than a league
game. The Condors were more concerned with not getting any more injuries than with the margin of victory, something they could sit atop the table with four points to spare over second-placed Fanshawe, who have one game in hand.
afford as they
he scored. Last year’s top most
The question was by how many goals the Condors would win. Paul McQuade, Goals by Dwayne Bell and three by Dan Mihelic to the lone goal scored by
of the games due to a demanding work schedule and while the team
an outstanding game in defence and Derhan Sherifali’s tireless running
Johnstone said he would that his
The Condors dominated both halves and outplayed
Fanshawe. play were to Conestoga only needed a tie from that game to remain in first place and get a bye in the first round of
evident almost from kick-off, and the winner was never in doubt.
The Condors were to travel to London on Oct. 15 where they
Bell to the lineup and the
once again proved they and the whole team
Condors went up the game seemed more like
The best news Johnstone was
"miss than to actually put into the
Athletic Colleges Ontario Association action. Even the pouring rain which persisted throughout the 90 minutes could not dampen the Condors’ resolve to prove the hiccup against St. Clair was temporary
tunities for his
home on Oct. 7
created a great
numerous chances, some harder to net. After the
number of opporteammates. The
mediocre Lambdon team, creating
as a first playoff
team would go
“Our teams don’t know how
play just for a tie. It’s too risky a business. We’ll go out, play our
goalscorer. Bell has missed
formation, play our
has done great without him, it was an be would he evident
them how important the game is and then we’ll go for the win,”
asset for the playoffs.
Condor women triumphant
We only sell what we By Rob Himburg
carft drink ourselves
The next bat, the Condors loaded the bases with two out and
maintained our intensity
full count on Julie Reitzel. The next pitch was up and away for ball four and thatforced the
Yvonne Broome, was
An overcast, cold and windy evening could not deter the Conestoga College women’s
team in their effort against Seneca on Oct. 8. Even thought the Condors were out-hit by their counterparts 4-3,
through to the last out in the game ” she said. “That elevated our game a notch.” the
managed to pull out a 1-0 win in a game featuring great
mentally into die
from the pitchers on both
side8 it also marked Condors have ever beaten Seneca
the first time the
Ontario Colleges Athletic Association league play. Led by the fantastic effort of in
Dana Rooney on
Condors maintained a positive attitude through die entire game. Maintaining
from the warmups
only run of the
with the performance of her team at the plate against such a s g
their solid defence,
One of them
pitcher we’ll see,” said
prevented a Seneca run. Seneca had runners at second and third when they attempted a
of Wadsworth, whothe Condors will meet again onuct 13. The Condors close out the
suicide-squeeze play. The ball was fielded and the out made at
season with a trio of games. against Seneca, Durham, and
Wadsworth, and prevent her from
Loyajg. Broome considers ttese tough games but said, it will be good preparation for the
to nail the runner, pitcher Debbie
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New magazine to be launched
Out of Order to showcase creative talent of Conestoga By Brent Clouthier
that are here to learn the job of
writing, not necessarily the job of
Randolph Ulch wants things to get Out of Order at Conestoga College. That’s the
the first-year journalism student
like to start publishing.
journalism,” Ulch says.
one of the reasons I came here, to learn the job of writing so that I can turn out publications.” Ulch wants the magazine to be seen as a companion piece to the-
came up with the name the last couple weeks of high school,” “I
Ulch remembers. “I just walked into the computer room and saw a computer with an ‘Out of Order’ sign on it. Something just clicked in the back of my head.” Ulch says the purpose of the magazine is to showcase literary talent.
“The ultimate purpose
something run alongside
will feature short stories,
Working through the DSA, Ulch featured the magazine idea during club sign-up night a few weeks Several people who were ago. interested in working on the magazine signed on.
that are here to learn the
he explains, showcased anywhere and you never see or hear from them again. “The ultimate purpose of Out of Order is to have something run alongside
necessarily the job of journalism.” Randolph Ulch
not direct competition.
“I’m impressed with the work they do at SPOKE, especially the last couple of issues. But you can only go so far with it and then it’s newspaper anymore. not a SPOKE is a newspaper; it’s here for journalism students to learn
for a newspaper.
everyone,” says Ulch.
more of an
who find that courses do not
outlet for people their respective
into you to the point where they haven’t had a creative thought in two years.” The magazine hopes to receive funding from the DSA, whom Ulch says, are impressed with the idea. He specifically set Out of Order up as a club so he could receive some form of funding from the association. Ulch plans to have the first issue out before
beginning Ulch says as he indicates a few pages of the magazine. “There’s been so much school work, I haven’t had the chance to sit down with everyone yet and find out who wants to do what. Basically, though, I just have to submit a proposal to the DSA now.” ultimately lofty He has far, its still in the
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it to be a provincial magazine, where you could go around to local high schools, etc., and get them to hand things into you. I’m getting a friend in the computer department to set up a web page too, so I can download the stuff onto there. You need to be published somewhere,” Ulch says, “and a free-based magazine like Out of Order would work.” If anyone has any questions forthcoming concerning the
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Cooking up a storm
Waterloo students cook breakfast for pubirc By Jacqueline Smith Conestoga College students at campus had 8,000 to 10,000 Kitchener and Waterloo residents eating out of their hands the Waterloo
pancake breakfast at annual Waterloo Town Square. The event kicked off at 7:30 a.m. and finished
of 100 employers and volunteers from the 10 sponsors, total
College, Conestoga the manoevered successfully
Students and faculty of the food and beverage program prepared pancakes and sausages for the 17th
for CHYM FM and headed the event with the help of Lisa Burtt of Waterloo Town Square and Tyrone Miller, and food from Conestoga’s
beverage management program. Some of the other sponsors were Nescafe,
supplied the coffee.
Aunt Jemima who supplied the syrup. Pillars, Maple Lane Dairy, and Zehrs. Playfair said that without the the participation
would not happen. “The food and beverage program
this event. If they are
not cooking their
are in big trouble,”
College president John Tibbits he really appreciated the
faculty and the students for their
good for the college. It gives us good exposure in the community.” The program’s coordinator, Beth Esenbergs, agreed with Playfair that the focus of the morning food and beverage management team.
tickets for the Oktoberfest breakfest held
the pancakes are nice, light, and
(Photo By Jacqueline Smith)
non-perishable items for the
Bank. Residents of
Other than a hot breakfast, those at the event enjoyed The Hornets, a band of three who helped to put heat in the cold
train ride in a ’50s-style
Oktoberfest add music and sausage-on-a-bun and the you’ve got wunderbar: streamliner,
Thanksgiving weekend moving people from Waterloo to St. Jacobs Farmer’s Market. Part of the festive spirit of the
The train bounced over the Columbia Street crossing as Janet sales Dawson-Brock, railway manager, made her way back to
the Oktoberfest car.
mph, band members
once,” said Dawson-Brock. “Blitwe’re in the Oktoberfest calendar this year, and that has really
Sinclair, guitar, and Marian Borowicz, accordion, moved up and down the Oktoberfest car playing to the seated customers as people clap and some even get up
She said that on Oct. 13 there were about 60 people on the train and about 25 on Oct. 14. The sales manager attributed some of draw to the Oktoberfest the
“Next year we hope to have words to the songs so that people
sausages offered this year. The Waterloo-St. Jacobs Railway ran as the Bavarian' Express Oct.
and 15 and headed to Elmira and back after leaving Waterloo at 11:30 a.m. and again 13,
her Oktoberfest costume.
volunteer Kerwin, a trainman for the railway^said he enjoyed the Bavarian express. In between his dancing with other members of the crew, he paused to speak of the visitors on the train.
are here every year
check at 6:20 in the morning. They have great stamina, they played
hand out Waterloo
1991 graduate of Conestoga’s broadcasting program. Lorena Mojoodi, a Kitchener resident, said she thinks the event
you have to go for you do not have the
“The food was
agreed that it is better organized,” said an area resident, Roger Molnar. Molnar said he thinks the breakfast
community event for people to out and show their support
Oktoberfest and Thanksgiving.”
going backwards. “We come here every year,
“It is just great, I really
takes quite a band to do a sound
This party is on the at
and Valerie Cole
ages could be seen with cans, boxes and a whole other variety of non-perishable
By Jason Gennings
called the experts,”
The Food Bank was
(Photo by Jacqueline Smith)
of the breakfast, and although there was no charge, residents bring to encouraged were
Conestoga College president John Tibbits helps out during the 1 7th annual pancake breakfast on Oct. 1 0 in Waterloo.
prepare the breakfast on site to make sure the sausages are hot and
There have been people from and Germany, England newly-weds from France, he said. “We were dancin’ and having a ball,” said Kerwin. Also on board was his wife Kay Kerwin. She had recently become a volunteer on the train and was along for the ride with her sister and her niece. “It’s nice, but they need more publicity though,” she said.
When asked about running the Bavarian Express during business hours,
daytime runs work
“We did a pub night for the and Waterloo, of University Wilfrid Laurier and we had two people on board,” Dawson-Brock said. “We turned around and came back.”
Conductor Bruce said there
locomotive at each end of the train to run forwards and backwards along the track Waterloo-St.Jacobs Railway owns between Waterloo
Janet Dawson-Brock dances with trainman Ken Kerwin while Marian Borowicz, of the All Aboard Band, plays Oktoberfest (Photo By Jason Gennings) music in the background.
— SPOKE, Oct.
Departure from darker days;
Chan and Tucker
new future for Depeche Mode
provide non-stop laughs By Judy Sankar
Without giving away any
By Melanie Spencer There was a time when many critics and fans had written off
Depeche Mode. After
Gahan’s much publicized heroin addiction and overdose, and the departure of long-time member Alan Wilder over strained relations with other band members, would have been enough to destroy any other band. But not Depeche Mode. Now a three-piece, consisting of Gahan, Martin Gore and Andrew Fletcher, they have cleaned up their act and
as he sings about his confusion:
The Singles 86 > 98 opens with haunting Stripped, which originally appeared on 1986’s Black Celebration. It also features many of Depeche
“There’s a thousand reasons/ Why I shouldn’t spend my time with you/ For every reason not to be
Strangelove, and the guitar-driven
and I Feel You. The dark and atmospheric Barrel of a Gun, which can be interpreted as a chronicle of Gahan’s darker days, represents the band latest material. tracks. Personal Jesus
can think of two/ To keep me hanging on/ Feeling nothing’s wrong/ Inside your heaven.” This love song is a fitting touch here/
to this collection of songs.
a strong collection of
Depeche Mode’s musical abilities. Fans can only hope Depeche Mode will continue to build on its
no reason these two tracks
Gore’s beautifully captivating, andsometimes mysterious, lyrics.
should be treated any differently. But with that aside, The Singles
collection left off, the 21 tracks on
Tthe release of The Singles 86 > 98 only reinforces that. Picking up where the last singles
and Everything Counts, the live version taken from 101, seem out
released as a single only in France,
returned to their roots.
success in the future.
m *2 & &
Jackie Chan’s renowned martial
and Chris Tucker’s
words, Carter has to babysit Lee. At first, both Lee and Carter are
himself in a drug-induced state to
having trouble saying
words in Chinese and another in which Chan has the same problem but with English, are just as funny as the rest of the
When you walk
you will be not only happy that you spent your money well. You will have a smile on your theatre,
rock style, and finally to the combination of the two styles that have helped them achieve the
the movie, a series
FBI decides to assign an LAPD officer, James Carter (Chris Tucker), to keep Lee occupied
When I Lose
Chan movies. Rush over when it’s
outtakes, including one in which
from a synthesizer band to a full-blown
happy when Han requests the help of his good friend, Det. Lee. The
British band’s progression
At the end of of
unsurpassed collection of Chinese art so he holds Soo Young ransom. The Federal Bureau of is
the fact that
on a U.S. diplomatic mission. Han’s daughter, Soo Young (Julia Hsu) is kidnapped by one of Hong Kong’s biggest crimelords, Juntao. Juntao wants revenge on Han for confiscating $500 million in drugs, weapons and an
Elizabeth Pena and Chris Penn also appear in this film, Pena as an LAPD bomb expert and Penn as a convict in jail.
proved to be a good combination in New Line Cinema’s Rush Hour. Directed by Brett Ratner, this action-comedy takes place in the Los Angeles. The two characters are brought together when the Chinese Consul for Hong Kong,
Carter and Lee are so opposite that
might even have an your stomach muscles.
of of of c#
until the case is solved. In other
seems ironic when one Gahan had to lose
towards each other as Carter thinks he can solve this case on his own and Lee knows
find his true self.
There’s desperation in his voice
he is being distracted from saving Soo Young. that
Somewhere between Lee hanging off a street sign and Tucker telling a restauranteur in Chinatown that he’s a “punk and
# e# # e#
two become friends
bitch,” the allies.
the funniest of the year and
We only sell what we
at this point.
can’t drink ourselves
Buffalo Bills Sun. Nov. vs.
(Photo by B. Marshak/ New Line Cinema Productions Inc.)
interested in the various seminars
fourth annual Hamilton Music Scene ’98 kicks off four days of
with or without transportation
mpsic and seminars for fans and musicians on Oct, 21,
kick-start the event
available at the
k concert at Copps Coliseum. Tickets for this show with
DSA Office p° N
Sale Thurs. Oct. at the DSA Office
This ticket is also a festival which gets an
V Roll High School opens
Career Day on Oet. 23 at Copps. These seminars, from i p.m. to 4 p.rn. t offer an insider’s view of the business, exploring with
Speakers include concert promoters and record executives. A Battle of the Bands will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. following the seminars. Members
of the industry will help choose the hottest local act from
interested in a record
to attend the
High School are $10 la advance and
be held on Oct. 24 at Copps. From p.m. to 4 p.m., 1
and repertoire (A R) representatives will be on hand to telJ people what they are looking for, how to deliver it, and answer artist
Speakers include Polygram
lead guitarist and vocalist for the
defunct prairie Northern Pikes.
Hamil Tickets for Rock'n'Roll
Besides concerts, people will be
at the door,
and performers, (9O5)S0f5OOO, seminars
Henna Choir Boys
Centre in the Square celebrates Woerner donation By Melanie Spencer Centre in the Square celebrated its official re-opening Oct. 4. The event was also a celebration of a donation made by the Woerner family. 1
choral conducting at the Hochschule fur
world-renowned Vienna Choir Boys accompanied by the Chorus Viennensis and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra performed at the Centre in the
Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr, who is a member of the centres board of directors,
the Centre in the Square in January.
The donation went towards the renovation of the Raffi Armenian theatre. comfortable” seats replaced Hoag, chairman
the old ones, said Valerie
at the event.
The Woemers were introduced
purpose was to sing during church services Imperial Chapel. Over five
soprano and the
centuries, the choir has not only
a part of Austria’s heritage, but also
donated $50 million to the University of British Columbia. I felt like a cheapskate,” he joked. Klaus, who came to Canada in 1960 and moved to Kitchener in 1974, said he felt a deep
All three groups were conducted by
the artistic director
of the Vienna Choir Boys. Grossman, who is the first female conductor in the
Vienna. In 1981, she was a and choir director at
Ottawa University. Following in die footsteps of father Ferdinand Grossmann, who was art director of the coir for a total of twenty
Agnes has been with the boys for about two years. Yet, she has been hailed all over the world as a passionate and talented musician. years,
Established in 1498 by Imperial decree of the Habsburg Empoeror Maximilian
audience and Klaus took the podium. “I read about a
Kitchener Oct. 14.
their 500th Centre performing before an audience of various ages.
The mayor thanked the Woemers for their donation. “The bar has been raised,” he said of the Woerner ’s donation to local philanthropy. The mayor also said that the event couldn’t spoke
choir’s history, studied orchestral and
Automation Tooling Systems (ATS), donated an unprecedented $5 million to
By Judy Sankar
of the board of directors. The theatre also houses new banners, curtains and a fresh coat of paint. The renovation was the first of several renovations that the Centre will undergo over the next few years, said
Anna and Klaus Woerner, owners
Golden Cross of
Vienna and of the Year Award in
the City of
Canada’s Woman the Arts and Culture. At about 10 minutes past eight, the orchestra, the chorus and the choir took the stage followed by Grossman. The thunderous applause that followed each song showed that these performers are as
as they are in the rest
of the world.
affinity for Kitchener.
Although Klaus said to
he seemed uncom-
repeatedly asked the presenters and the audience to stop making such a big deal
out of his
speech was followed by the unveiling of an artpiece that Klaus’
Anna and Klaus Woerner stand front of the artwork that
manager of the centre, unveiled the piece, which will remain at the centre as a
rates their $5-million donation to the
the donation. Together,
Woemers and Jamie
the Square. (Photo by Melanie Spencer)
The Chorus Viennensis (back row), the Vienna Choir Boys (middle), the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and conductor, Agnes Grossmann, performed
reminder of the Woemers’ generosity.
By Ned Bekavac
Mike Offak, Oktoberfest has become Rocktoberfest. student
Offak, a general metal machining student,
the rounds each
keyboardist of “Zlatne Kljucevi,” a familial quartet of musicians
teachers understand into
998 Oktoberfest schedule
resembles that of an international rock brigade: 10 days, more than 25 performances. Golden Keys is a yearly staple at the
They recently played the K-W Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade and a gig at Knob Hill Farms with three-time Grammy winner Walter Ostanek. It is
Ostanek himself, Eric is
(Photo by Melanie Spencer)
speech four years ago,” Eric said. is the most positive person I’ve met. I asked him how he always kept himself in a good mood during these grinding dates.”
continued endurance and success.
Offaks mind. wouldn’t be doing this
didn’t like the music,” Eric said.
we’d play until 5 a.m.” The Offaks, who are of both and German descent, have not limited themselves to playing just the 10-day Croatian
and the Swiss.”
“We get mhybe one Saturday off through the whole year,” Mike said.
The Golden Keys, whose
joined by his
their father, Joe.
The band is also planning a European tour for the year 2000
and Mike look forward to Oktoberfest as the climax of
Eric recalls his playing,
travel with his
soccer teammates to tournaments. While his teammates ran off to the arcades at night, Eric said he stayed back at the hotel and played music for the parents.
what keeps us
going. It’s the enthusiasm of the cro#i,” Eric said. “There is'this really good buzz going around which starts at the opening ceremonies.” He said the 10-day grind of Oktoberfest allowed him to take the week off work.
scheduled for a February
Since then, Eric, the Keys’ accordion player; Heidi, trumpet;
recording an album, tentatively
“Golden Keys,”) was formed in 1989 by Joe Offak, who taught his three children
gigs were played for free, have
brother Eric, 25; sister Heidi, 23,
play various ethnic circuits
Slovenians, Germans, Austrians
Oktoberfest gig was downtown Kitchener, at the big tent,” the 19-year-old Offak said. “We played three times yesterday
crowd that keeps us crowd is pumped,
going. If the
throughout the year,” Eric said. “We’ve played weddings for
Oktoberfest circuit for nine years.
“In high school, there
“Zlante Kljucevi” members Mike Offak, with sister Heidi, father Joe yearly staple at K-W Oktoberfest.
have become a
(Photo by Forde studios)
was no way
doing this,” Eric said. “But I can really see myself doing this in 10 years.”