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the spirit of giving

some campuses are black sheep By Anna

Sajfert

used textbook sale are not available

ing

technician

from

student

are not memDoon Student Doon campus stu-

them because they

to

A second-year welding engineer-

of

bers

the

Association.

Conestoga’s Guelph campus says

dents,

he is fed up with the way

yearly fee of $54.50, which covers

satellite

campuses are treated by the

col-

lege.

on the other hand, pay a

the cost of

DSA services and activ-

ities.

When Jamie Talbot and his class-

was just

“It

how

recently that I found

mate Kevin Lee first visited the Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation Centre on Doon campus, they were

was,” Talbot said, adding he wasn’t

asked to present their student cards

Waterloo campus on University

and then told to leave, he said. “We were told by a person at the rec centre to get a membership

Avenue.

through

facility,”

Doon Student we wanted to use the

the

Association

if

Talbot said. “But

membership

‘What

like,

what’s

was and

it

the

Association?’

Doon

Student

How come

no one

out

big Conestoga College

aware of the plans to build a second

Guelph campus is in the back woods and the news doesn’t seem to reach there, Talbot said.

“Nobody from Guelph campus aware of the extra-curricular ities.

he

We’re really kept in the dark,”

said.

Talbot said he was also upset

comes

Talbot’s complaint

same time

told us about either?”

is

is

activ-

DSA

that the

how

brainstorming about

at the

executive to pro-

when no one from Conestoga

vide representation for students at

College informed Guelph students

Guelph, Waterloo, Doon, Cambridge and Stratford through a

about the Conestoga leather jacket held on

sale,

Doon campus

in

March. “I

was told by the Guelph campus contact the

to

Doon

Student Association and ask about the sale,” said Talbot

who added he

had never heard of the DSA before. “By the time I was able to find out who the DSA was, the sale was he

Talbot,

who will

graduate in

when he

May

attended

first

on Guelph campus, he was

only informed about the location of

welding labs and-the material he

list

of course

was required

to pur-

“Where

is

the school spirit?” he

“People say college years are

the best years of your

been

but

life,

it’s

Talbot said

Doon campus

doesn’t

campus

as

part

of Conestoga

College because they don’t have access to the

Doon

same student

services

students.

At present, students from satellite campuses may access the rec centre if

they agree to pay the $20

recreational

However,

fee every

DSA services such as the

prescription drug plan, ships

^d

semester.

scholar-

bursaries, bus trips

and

^

representation and access to servic-

DSA prescription said DSA president

es such as the

drug plan,”

See edi^rlai

Ellen Menage.

At present,

the

more

discussed

about

ideas

DSA

restructuring the

executive

and they at the

will

be

DSA

next

Classrooms and computer labs will be open over the holiday

board of directors meeting in

By Beverley Grondin

January 2000.

Conestoga

McGregor

principal

said there

is

demand for

student representation at satellite this

needs to be con-

sidered.

“A

student association such as the

DSA

is

best poised to give these

He

said he

Although classes and exams be over by Dec. 22 for the holiday season, classrooms and computer labs will remain open will

is

pleased to see that

week

break.

and

labs

at

Waterloo,

help those students by giving them representation through a student

Guelph and Doon campuses

representative body.

will

Talbot said he doesn’t mind paying the fees

- he only wishes

communication

lines

the

between the

two campuses would be more open.

“Conestoga needs to improve (with)

its satellite

campuses.”

ties

same time on

All buildings and classrooms

be closed Dec. 25, 26 and 31 and Jan. 1 and 2. Hours for the Kenneth E. Hunter will

recreation cen-

on certain days over the two-

wants to take action and

DSA

at the

these days.

Classrooms

McGregor. the

remain open

Grant

people the services they need,” said

shitty so far.”

recognize students from Guelph

as

“We

:

campuses and

chase.

said.

strapped Conestoga students received gifts this Christmas after Conestoga stude|i3 and employees (Photo by Anna Saifert) donated money to the wish fund.

want to give those students

are only generic

said.

2000, said class

Doon Student

Association.

secretary

over,”

reorganization of the

Alycia Punnett, DSA promotions assistant, helped organize the Chrlshnas Wish Tree event and decorate the six-foot hand-painted Christmas free in tiie DSA% office on Doon campus. Thirty chlidrenf^ financially

be open

until

tre are

Conestoga

Allege 11 p.m. until

at

Waterloo,

Guelph and Doon campuses will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 27 through Dec. 30. at

Guelph

posted recrecentre.

Learning Resource cenhours dur-

ing the holiday

24.

A9

the

ation

tre

Dec. 23 and until noon on Dec.

Computer labs

in

campus

Room will

are also posted.

Classes for trades certificate

and apprenticeship programs, preparatory studies programs and academic upgrading courses will begin Jan. 3.

All regular classes will resume Jan. 10.


'

College has was encouraging

Jt

to see

Conestoga College students’ and"

employees' charitable respt»nse to the

Doon

Christmas Wish Tree event, held from Nov.

To

Student Association’^ 1

-

to Dec, 7.

children Christma.s should be a magical time of Santa Clause ^

reindeers, bright lights and wishes

though, Christmas

upon

stars.

may be a reminder of a

For some

childreni^;

world that has neglect-

This year’s Christmas Wish Tree event, oiganued by the

DSA,

has brightened the smiles of 14 girls and 20 boys.

Ihc

The DSA, students

commended

to

1ft

\cjrs old, received

Chrisiin.is

their

and employees of Conestoga College are to be

aged lioin two

children

months

gilts

"A

for

lot of

people came together

as a da.-.s this year to nominate a

their generosity.

child

and pick

his or hei

said Alscia Punneli,

motion weeks. She added that

assistant

to gather

“One money

who wished to remain anonymous,

A

to

DSA

gift,'

pro

of awarunes.s

some business .students are Ihnd-'rai.stag cm more for the children’s C'hristmas

Doon campus group,

atiei

Conestoga C ollcge sludenis ^ind employees donated money and III Its for the wish fund

buy four presents ” she

donated enough

said.

few days ago, a mother and daughter walked into the D.SA : drop off a gift, said Punnett. -I-' '

^

A picture of a six-foot ChrStmas tree was draw»% the executive and hung on an

office

aitd ahg# name and the kind of gift requests

door in the Sanctuary. Reindeer

naraetags, each bearing a child’s

Christmas loses face

were designed and placed on the free; The DSA executive also designed flyers to promote the monthlong Invent and circulated them in departments on Doon campus.

ed,

^

gifts

given to the children were mostly winter accessories

such as gloves, mittens and

»

The Christmas Wish Tree event has been held

Conestoga students

who

During

since 1991 to help

financially strapped

# The DSA has also organized die is

The program

then distributed to students

foot! sljare

Christmas, Yule,

program, which oper-

coIlecfc> %i&n-perishablc

who cannot

afford to

food, which

Imy

fcxKl.

A Student may access the service as often as necessary without ^ / ,

completing form^ answering questions or giving his/her name.

and

Kwanza,

Ramadan and

*

has

has become the time of year

It

spend enormous amounts of money and anticipate what we to

get in return.

Over the years

No

one

exempt from the

is

guilt

become

the world are celebrating at this

mercialized and

of the dark commercialism that

time of year.

more

associated with the season.

explain where the fat

red and white suit

Who

man

came from?

Santa Claus and what

is

It

It

we

^

have.

When many Santa,

reindeer and

commended

elves running around a toy facto-

his

people think of think

about little

ry-

This

is

a classic

example of

about

should be a time to spend

with family and friends, a time to be thankful for what we have.

Many

Christians have taken the

of forgetting the true meaning of the season.

We have all sunk into the depths

the craze of the year

The been

boutiques and malls.

with an “X.”

According

to

an American mag-

is.

of the season has

spirit

“Christ” out of Christmas and it

is

We buy what we are told to buy and follow the lists to a tee. We focus on material items and what

replaced

should be a time to

spend with family and friends, a time to be thankful for what

has

com-

receiving than giving.

does he have to do with the Christmas season?

Christmas

season

in the

they

that the real spirit of Christmas is in giving.

Christmas been lost.

of

People from different cultures and religions from all comers of

Christmas

They have shown

the

the

Without the Christmas Wish Tree event, 34 children would have awakened this Christmas Day, thinking Santa had forgotten them. The DSA, students and employees of Conestoga College are to be for their generosity.

where meaning

many more.

However, can someone please

,^The stu3lehl%od bank is located off the main cafeteria. Students /may access the food bank by seeing a representative at student; services or Janie and Becky at tlie DSA office. Tuition hikes make it harder on students to suppon their families, let alone splurge on Christmas gifts. College tuition has gone up 10 per cent every year for the past few years. The Record in Kitchens reported in a Nov. 27 editorial that there ^ ^‘s more child poverty in Canada today than 10 years ago. In 1989, one child in .seven was poor, Jottey, it’s estim^ed at one child in ^five, the editorial reportc^Jhere are 14 million pi^children 4i»ow, half a million more than 10 years ago. :^0tie editorial also noted that in 1996, 12 per cent of local families ywete poor in Waterloo Region, up from 10 per cent in 1986.

Hanukkah,

ing

employees. ^"ates year round.

season there are dif-

celebrations being held, includ-

and every year J ^there has been an overwhelming response from Conestoga students aril’

this

ferent religious observations

scarve.s.

lost in

department

stores,

The thoughts of presents

take

many African/Americans and African/Canadians who celebrate Kwanza have put aside the

precedence over the true mean-

making of gifts and have resorted to buying gifts from stores. With the hustle and bustle of buying gifts and decking the halls, the true meaning of

Christmas

azine,

traditional

ing.

me wrong

Don’t get

I

shop for

gifts like the majority

of people, but

I

don’t lose sight

of what the true meaning of

Christmas I

think

is

we

for me. all

need

to put the

money and

gifts aside

Christmas and the Christmas season haye been lost in our pocket-

deep within

to find

books.

of us.

and look what the true

meaning of the season

is

for each

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>age 3

— SPOKE, Dec. 20

,

1999

Christmas time

families

is for

Resume

Builder

Friendly volunteers are

needed

By Beverley Grondin

management

ness

said

studies,

part of his holiday is spent at his

The holiday season is upon us, but what was once mainly a time

^ morning,” she

grandparents’ house.

“We open

have evolved into a time to cele-

on Christmas Day and then we go celebrate with my relatives,” he

brate family.

said.

seems

to celebrate religiously

to

The majority of students polled random survey at Conestoga College’s Doon campus Dec. 9 said they do not observe the reliin a

gious angle of

our

Mike Danforth,

first-year elec-

tronic engineer-

gion plays a big

days

“We

said his family does not celebrate

the holidays religiously,

we

“Usually

mjL

to

“Boxing Windsor and visit

extended family.”

“We

law and

foundations,

said

dinner and

a big

usually invite

ents over

and we

my grandpar-

all

get together

on Christmas

Day,” said Danforth.

“We

just

spend the whole week relaxing.”

Kim

her family celebrates Christmas at

Kroeker,

her uncle’s house Christmas Eve.

“We open ner,”

manage-

who added

bed.”

service,

then goes

Dave Farhood,

first-year busi-

for Christmas

visit-

ing friends or family afterwards.

would wish him some-

Call Alzheimer Society at 742-1422.

The DSA

and

is

creating a

“I’m going

said.

girlfriend to

meet

Anna

Montefro,

second-year

Millennium’

nursing, said her family celebrates

Christmas a

differently than

little

others.

B

over for dinner

spend

Monteiro

time

Monteiro,

who

together,

said.

is

Polish,

extra plate

is left

-'Capsule

added

on the table

for an unexpected guest.

Eve

I

tion).

her parents.”

An Kroeker

break

she said.

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Figueiredo

observe during dinner.

rate religion into the festivities.

“Then we have a big dessert, dance around, the tree and go to

then

her family also has traditions they

that her family does not incorpo-

we

to provide companionship to people who have Alzheimer’s disease. Two hours a week

thing.”

weeks

my

wishes),”

white,

“My dad would break a piece off me and wish me something,

over

there with

make

of

for

watch movies,” she

our presents after din-

said Petersen,

(and

holi-

England

pieces

unleavened bread that

this year.

the three

'exchanges presents.

for Christmas dinner

Lilli Petersen, first-year

security/police

enjoys

also

just stick with our

“We have

different

the

which helps make her

Christmas celebrations special.

third-year

be

New' Year’s,” he

usually

Monteiro’s family also has anoth-

studies,

will

very family oriented.”

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man-

Other than church, his family

close family,” he said.

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j|H

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said.

“I’m going to

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Figueiredo,

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reli-

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part

FarhOOd

Marc

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— SPOKE, Dec. 20, 1999

News

Rec centre wants DSA to match Coke funds By Anna

DSA considering

more

membership

satellite

replace former sales employees

Sajfert

who were Ian James,

In brief

manager of

athlet-

ics

and recreation, has asked

the

Doon Student

Association

being promoted into

Sajfert

other departments.

The

department

and recreation wanted to wait

the

organizational

the

partnership that

centre. “It’s

benefiting the rec

an ongoing partnership

centre because

that is benefiting the rec centre

because for

it

Conestoga’s recreation

generates revenue for new equipment.”

generates revenue

new equipment,” he

said.

athletics

and

department

has

Copier contract causing crisis

of the

the original

Coca-Cola

is

no

different

from

“Coke

is

a good community

Menage

president Ellen

said at a Dec. 7 meeting that

DSA

two was postponed in 1997 because Coca-Cola was hiring

ment

new

informed on the agreement.

A

staff

to

is

on

because

it

not ready to comthe

partnership

hasn’t been fully

Full-Time, One-Year

Post-Graduate Program 2000

Starting January,

colour photocopier for

the

Conestoga’s future student associ-

another year despite a $1,223 loss

ation to resemble student associa-

of revenue.

tions

DSA president Ellen Menage said

Fanshawe and Humber

at

colleges.

the

tees

directors are essential in opening

The Fanshawe Student Union is a student representative body

communication

comprised of an executive council,

$327 but cost $1,550 between August and December 1999. She said the DSA is willing to

student administrative council and

endure the loss because

class

dents use the copier frequently.

lines with the five

campuses.

“There are loads of part-time and tions

now need

to

and the operabe distributed

VP

representatives,

linking

Simcoe, Woodstock and

St.

Tho-

mas Elgin campuses. Humber

photocopier generated only

Doon

stu-

Students pay 15 cents a sheet to

photocopy material.

criticizes report

By

Phil

Wright

from just under 200,000 students

A

recent study that concluded

that quality of education at

munity colleges interesting

contains that

to

is

read,

factual

question

com-

more

inform;

519-748-5220,

ext.

jfellbGial assistaiiiiife

the quaUty of the education.

MuUan

available

Nearly 90 per cent of instructors

is

report morale problems and

however

it

cent experienced decreased job

discrepancies

also concerned that

is

students and employers of recent

62 per

coUege graduates were not questioned.

He

'

satisfaction.

said a better indicator of qual-

ity

would be surveying employers

in

an ideal position to assess the

conclusion,

Approximately 70 per cent of

according to a Conestoga College

professors reported that there has

quaUty of coUege graduates.

executive.

been a decline

Kevin MuUan, Conestoga’s vicepresident of finance and adminis-

student work.

“QuaUty is based more on outcomes such as the competence of

was commenting on a study done by The Centre for Research on Work and Society at York University authored by Dr.

es have

tive,

Jerry White, a sociology professor

incorrect

at

6

1995-96.

declining

its

trative operations,

Call for

lease

in 1991-92 to just over 218,000 in

the

account

more subcommitunder the DSA’s board of

she would like

executive and

supporter,” said James.

10-year contract between the

sales

Menage

vice-presidents on the

The DSA executive has decided to

student association.

Menage added

Lakeshore

the

private enterprise scholarships.

DSA

kind to the rec centre.

The renewal of

recreation

year

award for one female and male student, and donate $5,000 in

president Ellen

more

manager of athletics and

12-month contract with Coca-Cola after the company agreed to disburse two $500 athletic scholarships, a athlete

January 2000.

full-time students

Ian James,

signed a

college

it

Campus

interested in joining an extended

said

is

North

membership before

the executive

DSA

an ongoing

“It’s

the

storm the prospects of expanding

executive has decided to brain-

presenting the idea at the next

the

including

and

board of directors meeting in

monopoly of services, company donates money to

Council

^ student operations, is currently conducting research to find out if

Council.

said James.

said the partnership with

Association

Campus

any new contracts were signed,

He

Students’

Council

Centre.

Because the recreation centre allows Coca-Cola to have a

bodies under the

representative

vice-president of

from Guelph, Cambridge, Waterloo and Stratford campuses would be

changes were completed before

until

Jenn

that

students

The Doon Student Association

athletics

match the $5,000 donation Coca-Cola has given to the Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation to

added

DSA

Hussey,

By Anna

College has two separate student

evenly,” she said.

Menage

the

University

of Western

And

in the quality of

nearly 80 per cent of class-

grown an average of about

20 per cent

in the past decade.

Although the study in

informa-

is

some cases the data is which questions the

overall accuracy of the report, said

MuUan.

Ontario.

The study released November was funded, in

in

For example,

MuUan

questioned

the graduates produced,” he said.

With

at least part

of the funding

OPSEU, and

being derived from

the study being conducted by a university, there is a perception of bias, said

MuUan

MuUan.

points to another error in

the study,

which

municipal

tax

relates

grants

to

the

colleges

part,

the report’s claim overall operat-

receive as a reimbursement for

through an arms-length research

ing costs for the coUege system

their municipal taxes.

grant awarded

declined from $378 million in

by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). Data was gathered from surveys completed by 517 college professors, and among its findings were the following items:

Total revenue from the college

The study

states “grants allocat-

1994-95 to $342 milUon in 1996-

ed to compensate for municipal

97.

taxation are usually increased as

The

report claims these savings

were attributable to savings in the compensation paid to coUege academic and support staff. However, according

to

MuUan,

municipaUties raise their rates.”

However, according lated ta

and are fixed

these

yearly decline from $1.7 billion in

non-salary expenditures such as

These fixed

1992-93 to approximately $1.5

school supplies, maintenance and

effect for years

billion in 1996-97.

utilities.

control

operating

Total

actually

represent

have

Particularly problematic about the

declined from $378.4 million in

error is that the report uses these

1994-95

figures to support

to

$342.1

costs

million

in

1996-97. Total

enrolment has increased

its

claim that the

resulting decline in faculty

and sup-

port services compensation affected

MuUan,

at

$75 per capi-

for full-time post-secondary

system has experienced an almost

figures

to

these rates are provincially regu-

institutions.

rates

have been in

and are beyond the

of the added MuUan.

Though such an

municipalities,

error isn’t fun-

damental to the study, less questions

its

it

neverthe-

accuracy, said

MuUan.

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that comes a mixture of excitement, anticiand sometimes dread. We may be anticipating the spirit of the holiday season, a break from school, and a time for family get-togethers and min-

pation,

I gling with friends. However, these feelings may be forgotten as we remember Christmas shopping not I yet done, presents we cannot afford to buy, family I obligations we have to meet, or loved ones whom I we cannot visit.

I I

Christmas means

many

things to

many

people, but

common thread is that it is a time to make your I own meaning, your own traditions, and your own I fun. This holiday season, why not make it a special the

I time by doing things you want to do, for yourself? I The following ideas may be a good starting place, i I or you may have ideas of your own; I I Make candles. Go for walks. Read a good book.

i

Drink eggnog or holiday cheer.

Be

with

people

you

want

to

be

with.

I Make chocolates or favourite cookies. I Give because you want to. Be alone when you want I to be. Watch a favourite movie. I Celebrate whatever spiritual beliefs have meaning for you. Receive! I If the holiday season is a particularly difficult I time for you, talk to a counsellor in Student Services. I HAPPY HOLIDAYS I SEASON’S GREETINGS ********* I 'k'k’k'k'k'k'k'k

1A I I

'k'k'k'k’k'k'k'k'k'k

message from Student Services (Room 2B02).


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Go back By Adam Wilson

tion

and

is

Christmas

is

only a few days is

still

check out these holiday

story well

time to

flicks with

whole family over the holidays. Each movie is a Christmas the

classic that deserves to be this

viewed

many

what looks

it

than

Nosed

was done

like plasticine

to

steal

Billingsley

he

comical

Land of in

to

lives on.

Misfits only to get

In typical Christmas fashion, the

time to take his

Grinch sees the true meaning of Christmas and everything turns

Eve

is

clear in this ver-

be

Look

How next

Stole

Christmas (1966) This movie is another

classic

“mean

one” and the villagers celebrate Christmas together.

you

treated.

How the Grinch

out happy and joyous as the

for a live-action version of

the Grinch Stole Christmas

November

to

go

through to get the one Christmas

reside at the foot of the mountain

would want

anima-

tries

Christmas Story (1983)

What would one boy have

In this version, Rudolph travels from the North Pole to the Arctic

The message

in

who

Grinch

book about a

gift

sion as well: treat people as

times in car-

narrates Dr. Seuss’s

Christmas from the villagers that

with Santa Claus.

toon form on television. The 1964 version of the movie

to

other reindeer on Christmas

a Christmas tale that

has been told

reindeer

“blinking beaker” and lead the

Reindeer (1964) Rudolph the Red is

and adds more

back just

Rudolph the Red Nosed

Reindeer

the

ever before.

to the

time of year.

tells

A

Christmas cartoon. Boris Karloff

a fantastic film.

The movie away, but there

time for Christmas

in

he wants the most? Peter stars

who wants

nothing more than a

BB

Red Ryder

gun for Christmas. He

tries to

convince his parents, the Santa

Claus else

at the local

who

mall and anyone

will listen this is the per-

fect gift for him.

A

Christmas Story

is

a hilarious

movie

tion, this

well

made

It

tells

Ralphie, a

as

character

Nightmare Before Christmas. Filmed in stop-motion animais

beautiful and

in every aspect.

the

story

of

Jack

Skellington, a lonely skeleton

who

lives in

he’s walking through the

one

night, he finds a

to Christmas town.

woods

door that leads

Upon

entering.

Jack discovers the wonders of Christmas and wants to bring it to the “dead” Halloween town.

movie, that everyone can relate to

Jack kidnaps Santa Claus and

Jim

and the whole family can watch

brings

Carrey as the Grinch. Yes, he will

together during the holiday sea-

process, has to

be green.

son.

when Christmas comes around. FuU of excellent music and songs

starring

The Nightmare Before I

m

Christmas (1993)

The

best

Tim Burton’s

him home, and fill

in the

in for St.

same Nick

and produced by a Hollywood great

Christmas film you

should watch over the holidays

is

The

masterpiece.

(Burton),

The Nightmare Before

Christmas

is

a definite watch for the

Christmas season.

WOMEN’S OPPORTUNITY AWARDS

Fri.

Jan. 28

funded by

SOROPTIMIST FOUNDATION OF CANADA

Transportation

&

lift

ticket.

Guest $30

DO YOU

LIVE IN

THE KW OR CAMBRIDGE REGION?

ARE YOU A FEMALE HEAD OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD WITH PRIMARY FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUPPORTING YOUR FAMILY?

Doon Students $25

ARE YOU ENROLLED

IN

A VOCATIONAL OR TECHNICAL

TRAINING PROGRAM? •

CAN YOU DEMONSTRATE A FINANCIAL NEED?

YOU MAY APPLY FOR THE WOMEN’S OPPORTUNITY AWARD

Applications available in the Registrar’s Office or Student Services

Previous

Women’s Opportunity Award ineligible to

recipients are

apply

Deadline has been extended to December 20

Indoor Golf Lessons and Clinics Let Conestoga College help you attain your golfing needs!!!! Under the instruction of P.G.A. golf pro, Tony Martin, you or

your group (maximum 5) will be taught the necessary instructions and techniques to better your golf game. Classes will consist of a series of 5 lessons, each 45 minutes in duration. Tony Martin has been a professional golf pro for over 16 years. He is currently an instructor at the Westmount Golf and Country Club which is ranked in Canada's top 15 courses. Prices are as follows: Individual or private instruction Sessions of 5 $140.00

Group of 5 persons Sessions of 5

Children under 12 Sessions of 5

$105/person -

Saturday Mornings $60.00

man

Halloween town. As

Students Mon.

Frt Morning Instruction Sessions of 5 $90.00 Three hour golf classes $45.00 - How to Understand the Full Swing - Components of the Swing -

-

Practice Procedures


!

!

Classified

Clear your mind Sales Representative

We’re presently seeking

Read Spoke

a

highly

motivated individual to represent your campus.

An

who

outgoing person

wants

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stu-

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and the U.S. Please

call

BECOME A PEEE HOST

1-800-499-4935

SPRING BREAK & NEW YEAR’S TRIPS!

Conestoga College’s Peer Host program offers a unique opportunity for senior students to meet and

become

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with students from other cultures.

Breakaway Tours, Canada’s #1 Student Tour Operator, is

looking for outgoing students and

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organizations on

to

help promote Acapulco,

Daytona, Quebec City,

TUTORS DESERVE THANK-YOU!

Montreal and more

Earn

FREE trips

Peer Tutors helped many

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Students this semester

Call 1-800-465-4257

With areas of difficulty

Health Sciences, Community Services, Technology, Business and Applied Arts behalf of those you helped

A

Through the Peer Host program, students

-

sincere thank-you.

welcome and

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to:

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day/40

hr.

act as a college

English:

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19-23,

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Peer Services 8uppomd iy Ooon Student AMOctaflon

and community resource for

students from other cultures

form long-lasting friendships and learn more

TESOL

teacher certification

course

(or

dence). available

Reminder: Peer Services is hiring tutors for Business and Technology programs: If interested in a position apply now at Student Services (room 2B02)

orient international Visa or landed

immigrant students to Conestoga College

2000 )

A PPTY PARTY FOR

interested in

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To to

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1-888-270-2941.

NEXT SEMESTER!

DSA Election^ Positions Avaiioble: •

Provides over 1200 pieces of equipment for classes Provides almost 2,000 audio visual programs to students

for

President Vice President of Operations Vice President of Student Affairs Vice President of Education

classroom use

Helps close to 3,000 people answer questions

and •

and faculty

ir

find information

Nominations:

Open from untii ^ w ... 1 7, 2000 Mon. -w ... Jan. Wed. Jan. 26, 2000 at 2 noon 1

Signs out over 2,500 items

w

.

.

f

^

1

Every day

1

,500 people walk through our doors. research, places to work

We provide help with

on homework and projects, quiet study areas, a data video projector for student presentations, and a lot more. Visit us soon! The Learning Resource Centre Staff

packages avaiiabie at the DSA office - packages outiine candidate's requirements and poiicies and procedures. ’^No candidates will be accepted after Wed. Jan. 26, 2000 at 2 noon. * Nomination

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