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with a bang

Car wreck promotes Alcohol Awareness Week By Walerian Czarnecki looked like someone drove

It

one of the

into

pillars that sup-

ports the recreation centre ramp,

but

was a staged accident

it

to

awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving. The front comer of the car on the driver’s side is smashed. The front passenger door stands open increase

revealing a case of beer on the

passenger

seat.

Beer

bottles are

strewn about inside and outside the vehicle.

was a

It

way

different

to kick

Awareness Week, which the DSA tries to promote off Alcohol

Kim

every year, said

Kroeker,

the promotions assistant for the

DSA. “We thought

can

that people

see the effects of drinking and instead of saying that

driving,

people get into accidents,” said

“By making

Kroeker.

someone got hits

home

a

it

look like

into an accident,

Wright

Conestoga’s board of governors

gave the green

posed programs

light to five proat its

meeting on

The programs approved by

the

board are registered nursing

re-

entry, registered practical nursing

home

donated

English

advantage,

child care and technology

marketing.

Although Conestoga’s board

Though

it,

said

When

want

still

said

parts,

“We

weren’t allowed to

company

Kroeker said that the car did

vehicle, as the towing

has

approved

the

programs,

Alcohol Awareness

roll it

said.

catch people’s attention.

“Everyone looks at it, whether know what it is, or don’t know what it is,” said Kroeker. “But many people have talked they

about

they

must

receive

final

Conestoga

approval by the

College ri

of

Training, Colleges

is

not automatic, support

John Sawicki, Conestoga ’s manager of public relations

Knowledge of marketing concepts and planning frameworks as

well as knowledge of best prac-

at

Doon

an

provides

that

educational

campus, are both part time and

opportunity to those interested in

274 hours in Vanderkruk

gaining post-secondary training

Karen Conestoga’s

length, said

of

inter-

to

work

in a

home-based

The program,

Doon campus,

to

be offered

be provided.

will also

tory level courses that

community

efit

services,

are

home

child-

Conestoga’s school of business

is

a third pro-

gram proposed by health sciences and community services. A 32-week program, home child care is a certificate program

a one-semester pro-

their fluency in English.

The courses

in

designed

skills in

192-hour program will provide

com-

an appropri-

ate context.

Though ministry approval of proposed programs

automatic, support filed

program

to

the opportunity to practise

gram.

program’s application, the

this

provide advanced English learners with are

the

According to information

Doon cam-

The program is designed for advanced English as a second language students who wish to

as a post-graduate certificate pro-

in the

at

pus.

munication

care provider.

proposed technology marketing

longed absence. child care

an entry-level

would ben-

is

be offered

to

English

program,

fifth

improve at

provides introduc-

the school of health sciences and

designed to assist those returning

setting

with children, said Vanderkruk.

technology industry

tices in the

gram

re-entry

programs, to be offered

Home

ing and business orientation.

advantage,

to clinical practice after a pro-

common.

college

The

and

Universities.

The

it.”

technical employees with market-

These two programs, offered by

approval of the

generally

might

or do anything like that,” she

department of planning and

ministry

proposed programs

off

(Photo by Walerian Czarnecki)

up the car, there were limitations on how much damage could be inflicted on the setting

national education.

is

the car that kicked

Kroeker.

Kroeker.

Ministry

Oct. 25.

re-entry,

sits in

new programs approved by

Five Phil

and

cause

Becker Brother Towing donated the car. The DSA was referred to the company by the Waterloo The towing Regional police. company saw it was for a good

By

DSA,

for the

it

more.”

little

Kim Kroeker, promotions assistant at Doon.

Week

common,

is

is

not

generally

said Conestoga’s

man-

ager of public relations John Sawicki.

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)

22, 1999

News

Massacre commemoration By Tan n is Fenton

meeting in the blue cafeteria.

A The Women’s Resource Group

commemoration

the 14

will

women who were

Gayle

honour

killed

by

1989

at

finalized plans for the observation

Marc Lepine on Dec.

of the Montreal Massacre’s 10th

the University of Montreal’s Ecole

anniversary at their

November

6,

Webster,

an

Ontario

Provincial Police hostage negotiator

from

Services also plans to plant

bushes

in

recognition

1

4 rose

of

the

made mandatory.

training

Radigan said she

will meet with conduct management see what kind of sexual

Barrie, will speak in the

women, Kim Radigan, Conestoga

the

own

College health, safety and environ-

group to

mental co-ordinator, told the meet-

harassment training will be recom-

ing.

mended.

Sanctuary on Dec. 6 about her sexual assault experience.

The Cambridge Women’s

Polytechnique.

place

in

Crisis

iQtnt Movie Tues. Nov. 30 Pxl

The

end

The training will be partly funded by the women’s resource group.

Services

Labatt Blue advertisements, which

roses will be planted near

pond towards of November. the college’s

The Women’s

Crisis

the

The group

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also heard that talking

chose Conestoga College for the

had been placed

location because the deaths hap-

recreation

pened at a technical Radigan said.

college,

In other business, resource group

SANDIER M>AM Doulole Bill TH€ WATSKBOY

crisis

in the

C-wing,

and cafeteria washrooms, had been taken down. The ads were triggered by motion and played various centre

members discussed plans for human rights and sexual assault

answering machine messages.

which was partly prompted by an article published on Nov.

permission

8 in Spoke.

plained about them.

training,

The seven people

in attendance

They had been put up without and were removed after several group members com-

Women

Celebrating

at

discussed plans to examine a pro-

Conestoga College, an annual

gram about confronting people and being confronted in harassment situations that was developed

March 7

by Sault College

faculty in Sault

Ste. Marie.

Debra

Croft,

is

being

manager of human

faculty need specific tools in deal-

ing with harassment and rights

and she would

like to see

organized

at the college’s

for

Waterloo

campus.

The group

collaborated on ideas

for entertainment

resources, said Conestoga College

issues

event,

and decided

to perform.

More details will be finalized at Women’s Resource Group’s

the

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1999

— Page 3

Hard work recognized Story and photos

won

by Anna

the development of the project pro-

Sajfert

posal and for development of

munity finks for students entering

Employee Reco-

college and for students entering

for their long-term

employment after college. “Had it not been for the staff at the

Award

gnition

contributions to the college

munity

at a

com-

Nov. 3 reception

at

office, I

Doon campus.

could not have completed

“The award was nice but I would have liked a department award rather than an

in the school of health sciences,

won in the team spirit category. Giasante moved from Toronto to

individual award.”

Kitchener nine years ago and

years ago from

came

she worked as a psychologist.

said the

Mainland came

Conestoga in 1994. She

award

reflects her cordial

personality.

“I’m outgoing and helpful (with the students and faculty),” she said.

The award was a complete

“I left the auto industry, where I worked as a senior manager,

on (my) toes because they are

my

Frances Painter, co-ordinator of

because

wanted

I

to

share

experience and knowledge with

the general art and sciences pro-

gram and professor

was very flattering,” said Giasante, whose job at the college began as a work placement through a training academy from Toronto.

they learn from

Giasante said she most enjoys the

master’s degree in business from

intercommunication her job permits

the University of

“It

and the variety of tasks Giasante said as a

it

demands.

little girl

she

aspired to journalism but never

skills

it

for fear her writing

were inadequate. She added

she doesn’t plan on pursuing a different career direction because she

has two teenagers

who

will

be

entering post-secondary studies in

a few years.

studies,

won

in the student life cat-

egory for establishing and promoting

a

student

Canadian

couple

it

my experience and

with theory.”

Upgrading

skills

has always been

a must, said Moszynski,

who

has a

Michigan and a

degree from Wilfrid Laurier University.

He

also has a professional desig-

nation certificate from the Canadian Institute

of Management from the

University of Waterloo.

“The work

is

both honouring and

high pressure and the challenge to stay current,”

he

Institute

chapter

of

the

of Management.

and chemistry,

won

in

mathematics

in the

commu-

nity involvement category for her

is

said.

work with the United Way, development of educational technology opportunities

and organizing the

college’s convocation ceremonies.

Conestoga 15

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“The irony of the Employee Recognition Award is that I was on the original committee, but had no idea that I would win,” she said. Painter, who graduated from

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Page 4

22, 1999

Commentary

Sisc|rriInation can’t be tolerated Harassment, of a lesbian student and the defacing of posters protest*

mg violence against women have caused concern about discrimination |

at

Doon campus.

|

A

former woodworking student said fellow classmates harassed her

because of her sexual orientation. |

She said the harassment occurred

I

very

little

to stop

classroom and faculty did

in the

it,

j

The

i

}

lace of an abused

women was

against

woman on two

posters dealing with violence

defaced twice in two days.

Neither incident should have happened.

[

harassers and misogynists

on campus.

It is

clear that there are

also probable that other

It is

forms of discrimination are occulting. !

I

j

Conestoga has a policy entitled The Protection of Human Rights. Under that policy every student has a right to equal treatment and freedom from harassment or discrimination because of sex, sexual prefcrence or orientation, race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin. citizenship, language or dialect, religion, disability, age, family status, marital status, criminal

offences or the receipt of public assis-

j

tance. j

tion complaints.

-

\

Government denying Innu

'

' '

i

.

A .

:

:

.

British

Instead the government wants

rights

the Innu to accept the Trans-

the

organization

Labrador road, the Voisey’s Bay mine, the Lower Churchill Falls

European

human

:

\

;

has

issued

a

j

report :

;

ing

.

-pi:. ‘

:y

:

.

the

military

Canadian government of

abandon

Anna

destroying the

Sajfert

their

projects,

nomadic

modem

-

-

-

-

This tyranny definitely begs the

world.

The

question, Is the Canadian govern-

-

-

-

trying to eliminate the Innu?

Carol Musgrov, director of the

Tibet, the killing of the Innu, says

abuse, and relocate

can’t foresee a solution.

the suicide rate for Canada’s Innu

Inl et.

report,

entitled

Canada’s

the highest in the world.

own

compared

lives

Ironically

.

ment

has grown immensely and she

Catholic priests,

One one

to

Napas

Asini, an Innu

news confer-

slated to speak at the

from Davis

is

a national disgrace and

now

the

world knows. Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s

entire

response to the breaking news

was

group in Kitchener, said the issue

“It’s

Canada’s treatment of the Innu

out of every 7,000 Canadians. :

their rights.

turned into physical and sexual

their

:

resources and stripped them of

Weejeendimin Native Resource

to sui-

out of every 562 I nn u people take

.

pressed them, took their natural

whose missionwork With Innu children

is -

that the federal

government

sad that the United Nations

had to reprimand Canada to look in its yard,” Musgrov said. ernment must start to

and

warn

own

back-

“The govgrant land

rights to First Nations.”

This

the

isn’t

time

first

|

ence releasing the report, learned :

and they administer the human rights policy

sibility

that his

own

killed

himself

15-year-old son had that

day

has been generous with Canadian Indians.

The

...

also

compares

Ottawa’s treatment of the Innu to

status as defined

Conestoga College should investigate the claims of the former woodworking student.

China’s brutal crackdown on the

Act.

people of Tibet and alleges that

Conestoga should also look at how it will educate administration, and students so they are informed about discrimination, what it is, how to recognize it and what they can do to prevent it and

the

faculty, staff

nating the Innu.

stop

Canada halt all industrial development like the Voisey Bay nickel

if

it

occurs.

Every situation should be taken

seriously.

None should be pushed

aside.

government

The

report

school should not accept, tolerate or overlook discrimination. should not be excused or ignored.

These responses

will not stop discrimination

and

will send the

It

mes-

wilfully elimi-

until

that

the federal

government recognizes the Innu own their lands and natural resources.

It

also

recommends

sage that these attitudes are accepted and tolerated by the school. When a school makes it clear that discrimination will not be tolerat-

that the

ed and

used and that Canada recognize

trains its staff

and students

to

respond appropriately when

Innu be given the right to

determine

how

their land will

be

harassment occurs, students will see the school as a safe place where

the Innu have the right to take

everyone can leam.

control of their lives and institutions.

by the Indian

Nov.

9

for

Labrador Innu to

status

Indians

which would

would mean Ottawa become responsible for funding social

been

warned

programs

like health

and

education.

A

Royal Commission called and Canadian Human Rights

the

and Labrador, Brian Tobin,

reject-

that there is a delib-

harm the Innu. Unlike China, Canada has a more civilized method of extermi-

erate policy to

nating a nation. Although the government's power doesn’t grow out of the barrel of a gun, it grows

SPOKF.

is

warned

Canada’s treatment of

nous people serious

The Report

is

its

that

indige-

most

the country’s

human

rights problem.

latest

federal-provincial

on

Health

the

of

Canadians, released in September, stated

The premier of Newfoundland ed allegations

among

attention to the Innu situation

Commission has

Indian Affairs rejected a plan

become

recommends

mining project

A

is

have

aboriginal people.

even given the Innu First Nations

process.

it

whom?

Chretien’s government hasn’t

report

Canadians

about the high suicide rate

Generous with

in

Labrador.

v

the

sup-

brutally

settlers

and

|

-

when

Nations,

First

life

government wants the Innu to live under the supervision of Roman ary

The

.

low-flying

adjust to the

cide. .

scheme and the

hydro-electric

Innu way of life and driving the Innu

: '

::

:

accus-

from 200 years of hatred toward

that

suicide

Nations people

is

among two

First

to seven

times more frequent than in the population at large. Yet the

ernment does

What

is it

government

O

gov-

little.

going to take for the to act?

Canada, why are you doing

nothing while the country loses

its

native identity?

mainly funded from September

to

May by

the

Doon

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SPOKE,

Doon Student Association meets By Anna

Sajfert

argument on the subject of increases

Doon dent

Student Association presi-

Ellen

Harris,

Menage and Mike

DSA vice-president of edu-

tuition

students are

that

about the post-secondary school

$25,000 debt in

per cent student-interest level the

itive

student will pay a total of $37,000.

colleges.

“The tuition debt is so big

The

first

issue on the agenda

was

tuition hikes.

Menage

DSA’s

strongest

Conestoga

DSA. Menage said Cunningham made

College. This subject received pos-

a casual reference on the subject of

programs

at

with their post-secondary educa-

meeting, Patty Stokes, entertain-

she said. “But they are told

ment manager, joked about the

the accessibility of applied degrees

aftermath of graduating with a

(at

they need

good

it

they want to have a

if

At the Nov. 16

heavy

life.”

DSA

said

average

the

amount of debt incurred by coland university students is $25,000.

DSA

executive

debt.

to the

applied degrees

who

is

their

issues myself, I

wonder how

I

would deal with the harassment if it

police officer

ever happened.

With regards

to the article.

Cop

Doon in the Nov.

parks illegally at

on

issue of Spoke, I wish to go

1

record and clarify a few points. First,

under the agreement the

college has with Guelph Police

was never

Services, the officer

required to pay for parking services,

or any other services, while

teaching

the

in

Police

Foundations program. Secondly, the lack of a parking decal

was an

oversight of college personnel and

not of Const.

Doug

Phlug.

would have been more important and newsworthy to stress the It

unique contributions that Doug Phlug has been making to the college and the program by using one

of his days off to teach our students.

I

came to Conestoga with an open

work.

“(Cunningham) definitely knew it was one of Conestoga’s priority

also chair of the

issues,” she said.

of the issues was definitely heard

said the concern

ment committee,

existed mainly because other stu-

by Ontario. The conference was productive and the money was

dent governments weren’t as well

well spent.”

at the

Joe Martin, of Applied Arts

Student revolted by story content

ing someone

opinions, but push-

away from

of study for those reasons

their field is

beyond

to the abuse; in fact I don’t

know

her.

Yet

I

kind of derogatory remarks about her sexuality was unasked for and would not help her in any way in her studies. It could only push her away from the college community. What I am trying to understand is the lack of action from some of the

faculty

members, namely one of Okum’s and Mike

Peter Findlay, instructors,

I

cannot understand

why nothing

was done; the complaint was

made

to

both

of

McClements’ position

them. is

Mr.

to ensure

regarding

Spoke on

don’t believe so.

Woodworking

entitled,

student harassed.

I

was not only

Quoting from the 1999-2000

be secure from harassment,

to

including sexual harassment defined as: A) vexatious com-

tent!

ments or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known, to be unwelcome (i.e. sexual

me wrong.

I

am totally

towards gays and lesbians. The reason for my reaction was that even

In

Thursday

I

am

word process,

includ-

ing

spellcheck,

your

papers. $2.00/page.

must

disappointed.

Carole

-

576-2787

Name withheld by request

frectOi:

4:30pm Wednesday November 24

The Cross Roads Meeting

Room

Writing Problems?

contacts that are degrading)” Isn’t that

for?

Was

what Raine was asking that too

much

The Sanctuary

Starts at

one stand up for their rights and show everyone in the college corn-

say

will

remarks, allegations or physical

m

though someone formally complained to the dean of students,

that I started to believe in, I

What I would like to see is some-

Experienced professional

that

stu-

surprised to see an article based

Don’t get

since, the situa-

sincerely

dent procedure guide, “The right

on homosexuality in the school newspaper but revolted by its con-

against any kind of discrimination

was

hope

something will be done in order to have the situation rectified. For a school I

even

letter

Nov. 8

say, nothing

that any kind of harassment, being sexual, racial or any other, is totally unacceptable and will no longer be tolerated.

believe that any

the article published in

am writing this

She was harassed by a student in her class, complained to the dean of technology and nothing was

WORD PROCESSING

munity

my understanding. I am not claiming that Raine Okum dropped out of school due

students have a proper learning environment but was Raine ’s learning environment proper? I

I

students are considered adults?

tion did not improve.

McClements, dean of technology.

Dean

all

respecting the fact that people can

own

Classified

from a community college where

done or should I effectively done

their

“Our presentation

and manage-

association’s issues

she said.

mind, understanding that being gay was not accepted by everyone and

have

to ask

Get some free help (No problem)

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do

credit for

U.S. and change our identities,”

Another topic discussed

nothing was done. Facing the same

she told the

need to be given proper

Letters to the Editor

Dean defends

when

association that college students

other colleges),” she said.

Harris,

“Maybe we should move

as the

feedback from other Ontario

Menage said. “There were some concerns from some student governments about

that the

lege

said the

to

informed and educated on the issue

issue

afterlife.

The

conference in Toronto Nov. 13.

was the

tain

tion,”

College

association meeting

redeem the 10 years. At the 8.5

Cunningham, minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, at the

Community

an average col-

$310 a month

receiving a delusional message

grads can’t afford cars or houses

Student Parliamentary Association

that

of granting applied degrees in cer-

College’s top issues before Dianne

Ontario

They added

— Page 5

OCCSPA

lege or university student must pay

Conestoga

presented

cation,

was

with

Nov. 22, 1999

Writing Centre

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— SPOKE, Nov. 22, 1999

Student Life

Student wins merit scholarship By Walerian Czarnecki

Leah Smith,

A first-year recreation and leisure services student

is

one of the

first

18, a graduate

of

“It’s

an excellent opportunity,”

Waterford District high school,

said Smith. “I

received the scholarship, which

financial trouble

is

being awarded for the

first

if I

was able

was having a

lot

of

demic work and for her work

in the

community, which included

part-

done

time work at the Golden Pond

the

Canadian

Merit

not.”

in their

communities.

students were granted the national

Smith gave speeches and worked

The scholarship benefits students who would not otherwise receive recognition for the work they have

of

essays that students submitted, 12

to get to college or

didn’t

time.

Scholarship Foundation.

in

Students Against Impaired Driving.

I

to receive an entrance scholarship

gram

work

know

and

under the Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship for Colleges, a pro-

Home and her volunteer

connection with Ontario

Retirement

Smith was recognized for her aca-

awards of up

Loa

$4,000 for three

for the student organization while

regional awards of up to $1,000

She also

and nine were granted provincial awards of $500.

attending high school.

helped children do a float for Waterford’s Pumpkinfest.

“I didn’t think

I

got

they didn’t contact

me

but then

Stocki rig St u ffe r

to

Fourteen were granted

years.

“It’s

an excellent

I

won

I

it

because

right away,

got a phone call that said

$500,” she said.

Smith has also received other At her commence-

opportunity.”

scholarships.

Fixed Rate of 6.75%

Leah Smith,

until

December

17,

1999 “I

Borrow up to $3,000

was

at

an elementary school,

and I was a teacher’s

assistant

doing

music, helping out in the library and

Use the Stocking

Stuffer for

doing reading with the children that

ANY

have special needs,” she

totalling $500.

spend anything so

Guaranteed fixed rate for

year

1

Following assess-

ment of the applications and

could

come

to

The recreation and leisure program has helped Smith overcome assist her

school students applied for the scholarship.

I

college,” said Smith.

shyness and develop

said.

A total of 150 Ontario secondary

REASON!

$450 and other bursaries She also worked to earn more money for college. “I was working and I didn’t sary of

scholarship recipient

Available

ment, she received a teacher’s bur-

“I love

skills that will

when working with kids. working with children,”

she said, adding she’s learning a lot at the college.

Convenient payments

Quick and Easy Application Simply complete the stocking stuffer application form. Send the form by fax, mail or submit it in person by December 17. Stocking Stuffer Applications can be obtained from the credit union office or through; Ext. 354 Bob Wail Bob Evans Ext. 283 Ext. 294 Titia Taylor Walter Boettger Ext. 392 (Conestga Coffege employees and their families qualify for membership)

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was one

first

of the

to receive

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Off Campus

Certificate aids in

employment By Anna

who were

Sajfert

too old to attend high school but wanted the creden-

Demand for the general educadevelopment certificate, which is an equivalent of a secondary school diploma, has tion

increased dramatically this year.

has blown out of the said Marylin Haflam, co-ordinator of the literacy “It

water,”

basic

skills ,

program

at

tial.

The certificate was first introduced in Ontario in 1995 and approved in 1996. All Canadian provinces and territories, except Quebec, offer certificate testing. The academic training runs for six months and the exam is seven hours long.

Conestoga College’s Stratford campus. Registration for the pre-test to qualify for the academic train-

The academic

training

runs for six months.

ing for the certificate at the Stratford campus has attracted more than 50 individuals since January compared to only two

registration

in 1998, she said.

the pre-test, said

“The pass

rate at the Stratford

campus is 100 Haflam added.

Purchase a

the child of your choice. Gifts will be donated to children of students of Conestoga College who are experiencing Gift for

All gifts

DSA

cent,”

According to the Ministry of Colleges and

Training,

Universities,

the pass rate of

exams in Ontario is 74 per cent and 12 per cent certificate

higher than the national average.

financial difficulties.

Register at the

per

There is a $50 fee for the exam and a $79 charge for

Donna Voisin,

office supervisor in the continu-

ing education department at Waterloo Region District school board.

There are many American companies in Stratford who accept the certificates and encourage job candidates to have a high school equivalency credential, said Haflam.

Conestoga College’s admissions office accepts the certifi-

office,

instead of an Ontario Secondary School Diploma in

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Condors escape from the Sting Team

ties after

slow

DSA

But

start

to fly, scoring three goals in the

Condors men’s varsity hockey team made a miraculous comeback to earn a hard-fought tie with the Seneca Sting on Nov. 10 at Conestoga College.

The Condors and

the Sting bat-

tled to an 8-8 tie after

second period

to

come

within

three of the Sting.

Darrell

Woodley scored two of

the three

first

period

Conestoga’s

centre including the

which

is

basketball

Doon Student Association, has been battling Conestoga's recreinsisted the

slapshot by Matt Turcotte.

the recreation centre

60 minutes

ation

who have

administration

dub

pay $88 to use

gymnasium

on a weekend.

A

started

off

quickly as the Condors’ Kyle

said

“The

first

20 minutes weren’t

very good.”

unanswered which resulted goaltender Anthony Gignac

in

first,

' .

ai

can use the centre’s free

on

the

facilities

tire $88 fee in and he has donated tire gym

time. '

their

not

are

already :

While the

D$A

of the centre's dent Ellen

is

appreciative

offer,

DSA

presi-

Menage argues

gym” he said. “But on weekends we are encouraging

schedules.

“Students are in class from 8

a.m, to 4 p.m.” said Menage p

who

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:

:

about one-quarter of the recre' .

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ation centre does have a policy,

game, by cutting

gym, the Doon Diamonds

the

In the third period, Conestoga

weekdays and on weekends. Ian James, manager of athletics and recreation, said he has accommodated the Diamonds for

ing them the

to score five

goals in the

fire

Aside from the cost of renting

After Boulton’s goal, the Sting

went on

teams, such as

4 p.m. on

for free since August for practice

The Diamonds are playing one home game this season. All other games are away.

coach for Conestoga.

facilities after

recreation-

season.

Ken Galemo, head

Students are required to pay to

use these

half,

department teams, during

utes,”

fames

4 p.m. on weekdays.

Diamonds in August. They will play other

that.

played great for 40 min-

spend.”

school hours between 8 a.m. and

their scheduled

al

gym, squash

courts and weight room, during

group of Conestoga students formed the club called the Doon

Boulton scored 1:55 into the game, but the team fell apart after

“We

club,

funded by the

partially

second-period goals while the third was scored on a

of play plus overtime.

The

11

looking into fee complaint

still

The Condors awoke and began

The

1999— Page

Rec centre cuts deal By Nicole Furlong

By Adam Wilson

Nov. 22,

hours. '

li

inel eepei s

continued their rally with goals

....

:

'

r

: .

being pulled with 1:59 to go in the opening period. Jamie Taylor

from Woodley, Ian MacDonald and Dave Stewart, who eventual-

took over in net for the remainder

ly tied the

of the game.

game

sive

going in the league this year, the team with the early good defence

rebounded, tying the game once again at 13:02 on Woodley’s fourth of the contest.

make the playoffs,” he said. Galerno said during the first

nothing was resolved and the

Galemo

said

the

team’s

first

zone coverage. “With the way the scores are

will

team decided a 40-minute game and see where the score was when the buzzer sounded. The second period started out in the same fashion with Seneca scoring two goals in four minutes making the score 7-1 for the intermission,

the

they would play

Sting.

That’s

when

the

comeback

began.

The game went

and

one

sc

J.

assist

c

"

?ry

of the cost.

“Athletic fees don’t cover

all

of

time because

it

better than

is

Vl.c'

.

.

vides free access to the recreation

up community programs during

or continued

to overtime but

game ended in an 8-8 tie. Woodley, who is assistant tain, finished the game with goals

These students pay the manda-

t/y

at 9:05.

However, the Condors’ rally was short-lived. Seneca scored at 10:59 making the score 8-7, but Conestoga

period weakness was their defen-

rest

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