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student’s death By Tammy Somerville
assignments in on time,” said Scott.
Conestoga College student
died suddenly Nov. 30.
Shaun Dennis Gilmore, 21, of Cambridge, a third-year computer programmer/analyst
remembered fondly by
and friends. Sarah Scott, a second-year marketing student, knew Shaun for about eight years. Their families are friends and the
Preston high school together.
Alan, graduated from the
same program six or seven years ago. Tanya Gafoor, a third-year broadcasting student, met Shaun in 1998 when they both worked at Sears and he became her reflexologist. “I know he had his certificate prior to 1998 and the upstairs of his house was converted into his
said Scott. ly
Gap at Fairview Park Mall. “He was a friendly guy, a real people person and he came from a really
“He was always friendand cheerful. He came from a
family that really loved him.” John Scott, a professor in the
Friends were received at Little & Son Funeral Home in Cambridge
computer programmer/analyst program, who taught Shaun program-
semester, said he
a good student
always had his
Carla Oliveira, a third-year broadcasting student, shoots a video of college life around Doon campus Nov. 28. All broadcast television students are required to do a video on the college experience. Oliveira said it can be difficult because most students turn away when they see the camera. (Photo by Tammy Somerville)
public memorial service was
the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Cambridge
did quite well.
office,” said Gafoor.
remember most about
She added that Shaun was happy, and outgoing. “He was so cute. He was a very beautiful guy and was always very supportive. If you were in a bad mood at work, he would alw'ays bring you back.” Shaun is survived by his parents Bonnie and Alan Gilmore, his brother Christopher and sister-in-law Melissa, both of New Dundee, and his sister Bethany Gilmore, of
Shaun is that he had a great smile. He was great looking,” said Scott. She said Shaun liked to travel to warm places like Cuba. He was employed at Sears in the shoe department, but recently was hired
quiet and didn’t ask
Interment took place in Woodland
Cemetery, Kitchener Dec.
Saba gets award
time well spent
By Reni Nicholson Conestoga College student, volunteer and mother of four,
Saba, was honoured *on Nov. 6
with the Waterloo
contributions to the community.
physiotherapy assistant student. Last year she studied general arts
and sciences. Along with two other longtime volunteers, Brian Norris and Ellis Little, Saba received recognition for her efforts in the enhancement of the quality of
More cameras added
She was recognized
for college safety.
the area. specifically
for the founding of Bertie’s Place,
or caregiver and tot
one of Saba’s She has also given a helping hand at other programs and organizations in Waterloo including St. Monica Sunbeam Residential House, Development Centre, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Parks Minster Church, Le Leche League Bertie’s Place
COMMENTARY Long-term plan needed. PAGE 4
Dawna Saba, a
therapy assistant student, received the Waterloo Award on Nov. 6 (Photo by Reni Nicholson) for her contributions to the community.
and professional storytelling. Saba said she was surprised that the award was based on the work she had done for Bertie’s Place. “I was in total disbelief. I founded Bertie’s Place almost 10 years ago. I have had no direct contact with it for about three years,” said Saba whose friend took over
Bertie’s Place. “It’s like the child that you had and they grew up and went to college,” she said about Bertie’s
Place. “It’s like
who has been at home with four children who range in age
to 16 for 17 years, continues to donate her time. Saba said she is taking the
OTA/PTA certificate program in hopes of being a stay-at-home
mom for foster children. She figures the program
help her cope with taking care of physically challenged foster chil-
“Being able to contribute something to the world had always been a top priority to me,” said Saba. “Money has never been all dren.
— SPOKE, December
of slain “How
By Kyla Rowntree
was Not even
a pin dropping could be
heard in the room where Dawna Speers spoke in tears to about 100 students and faculty members Conestoga College on Nov. 30.
tionship abuse and told the story of
her 19-year-old daughter was
murdered by her exboyfriend on Oct. 7, 1991. The event was organized by the Women’s Resource college’s brutally
Group. Speers travels across Canada educating and informing youth and adults about the warning signs of
first thing that came to mind when she was waiting hospital to find out what was
Speers spoke of the “rippling murder has had on her
family and about
she could have done to save her daughter.
Drake was repeatedly stabbed by Adam Hutton in Mississauga. Hutton is now serving 21 -year-old
Speers’ powerful story shocked
she spoke bravely and
herself during the relation-
end Drake, who had moved
the judge had
out on her
up. Speers said
her eldest son had jumped up and
the time of her death and Speers
and informative about the warning signs of relationship abuse.
The video starts out with pictures when she was a happy-go-
evening she found out her daughter
lucky child and then goes on to
to escape Hutton,
stalked by him.
Adam make me a vic-
tim,” said Speers. “
have another victim.”
Dawna Speers spoke about
her daughter’s murder to college
students and faculty on Nov. 30
the hopes of educating others
about the warning signs of relationship abuse. (Photo by Kyla Rowntree)
she talks about
her daughter’s death ing a
She offered advice on how people can be helped in abusive rela-
Hutton and Drake had been dating and eventually moved in together
loving toward Drake.
ears to listen to people
Hutton progressed to a very abusive boyfriend and Drake became
help and not your mouth,” said
Speers said at
Hutton was a
and pointed out how
man when he came to her home and that he was caring and very nice
The video shows how
Hutton pushed Drake around and
friends can help too.
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in the video said
Speers said during a preliminary hearing in court that Hutton had
she was going to be
Drake had become quite submissive and
time dealing with the murder
en asleep and
to the heart.
her sons had a dif-
Drake was stabbed 13 times. The fatal blow was the twist of the knife
Monica Drake was 19 years old
working while he took her paycheque and gave her an allowance. He became very aggressive and pushed her around when the kitchen was a mess, when there wasn’t any laundry done and when she didn’t
wrong with her daughter as she had no idea her daughter had been mur-
controlling and aggressive.
Hutton gained control of Drake’s life somehow and he had Drake
wanted to wake him and that she literally had to restrain him in court. She spoke of how her youngest son has become a very angry person because of this tragedy. Speers presented a 19-minute video, A Love That Kills, that documents the life of her daughter and the events leading up to her death. The video was produced by the National Film Board with the help the Ontario Women’s of
said she feels that there
Speers’ at the
tells tale of
Speers addressed the issue of rela-
dare he hurt
Burley graduates to By Lisa
manager and then
570’s sister station, 96.7
programming specialist for Conestoga College’s new community radio station CJIQ Burley, the
says he wouldn’t change
anything about his career in radio broadcasting.
his business is people spend three
or four years at one place and
my first love,”
adds that he has had
throughout his career but he does-
every job he has had he hopes has
and made him
a better broadcaster.
Burley has worked in the radio business since 1976
ed part time while
CKKW in Kitchener
a student in the broad-
operated voice tracks,
delivered live broadcasts and remotes and worked as a producer.
started part time at
then got a job at called
Country in 1978 where he was air
as an all-night
He programmed CDs
those five years was the toughest part of his career because he
and two kids
manager at Ontario Place. He was last on-air in Sudbury on Sept. 8 and then returned home to start work at Conestoga with CJIQ. “Kitchener
that’s the is
Even though Burley has spent
time in the radio business, that isn’t what he originally wanted to
while working on a production of
cials as the
Between 1980 and 1985 Burley worked at CHYM 570 in Kitchener as an
announcer and then produc-
In high school at institute
he was production trailers from Conestoga College that were there to tape the show. Burley decided he wanted to be a
going to be
Mark Burley, CJIQ program specialist CJIQ has been 15 and
Mark Burley has had a long and varied career in radio. He brings his expertise to his new job as the program specialist for Conestoga College’s new community radio station CJIQ 88.3 FM. (Photo by Lisa
currently playing music
frequency to make sure it isn’t interfering with other stations and airplanes, and that the software is
college by Martin Grinwis, a
on track. Burley also talked about the opportunity students will have to cross over from radio to television
woodworking teacher. As program specialist
Burley will look after programming elements, programs and peo-
to print, journalism.
acceptance into the broadcasting program at Conestoga College was
pared to the ’70s even the ’80s are just so huge nobody can gauge it.”
he had to interview someone who worked in radio and then write why that person was his favourite
sure the station delivers
The interview was on-air and it was after this experience that Burley decided he wanted to be a radio announcer. Burley said he is lucky to be getting the opportunity to build the
ground up. “Very few people have the opportunity to put something brand new on the air.” Burley said CJIQ was just a room with boxes when he started. Since then the computers, soundboard and microphones have been set up
on the news desk, which was
making 40 per cent Canadian music content and a certain amount of ethnic and instructional programming under the promise for performance by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. is
also responsible for
“The opportunities now com-
Journalists regularly move back and forth between print and broadcast journalism.
“Since there is so much choice,” he said, “that means more opportunity
At least two parts of a song must be classified as Canadian under the MAPL (music, artist, producer and
The station will be non-hit driven with 50 per cent of the music being All genres of classified as new. music will be represented includ-
Barbara Beattie works with her detector dog Rookie and her colleagues at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. They help stop forbidden items from entering Canada that could damage our plants and animals or contaminate our food supply. This is just one of many services aimed at protecting the health of all Canadians.
Burley will be working with stamanager Paul Osbourne, journalism and broadcasting tion
making sure the station’s programming meets Canadian content
Protecting your health.
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minutes. Industry Canada tests the
rowing that down to a sports cameraman working for Hockey Night in Canada. One of the requirements for
primarily on-air in the afternoon.
shoots a microwave
with a station identifier every 15
From 1978-1980 Burley worked in Stratford at CJCS where he was also producing
above Door 4 of the main
teaching building at the college’s
From June 1996 until September 2000 he worked in Sudbury at Mix 105, later Ezrock 105.3, as program director and operations man-
The radio link
jukeboxes, disc jockeys and clubs.
Conestoga College, worked with and helped him Burley at
Hamilton, as far west as Woodstock, up to Elora and Fergus and down to Lake Erie.
Mississauga as vice-president pro-
antenna on the Global tower in Ayr.
big part about this job
1995-1996 Burley During worked with a company called Entertainment Resources Group in
ordinator of the broadcast program
college station in the country.
signal to the 600-foot transmitting
announcer. Paul Scott, a former co-
get the job at
the largest coverage range of any
radio person and
programming each week
must be spoken word. According to Burley, CJIQ has
“Early Mark Burley”, as he was known, did the morning show. From 1992-1995 Burley was in Guelph at 106.1 Magic FM where he was the program director and
Twenty-five per cent of the tion’s
station in Kitchener.
studying business administration and marketing at Conestoga. His second wife, Janet, is also a
program at Conestoga College.
Burley’s daughter Heather,
so often and he wasn’t used to that.
and blues. There has been some heavy metal, according
promotion manager in charge of contests, marketing and on-air giveaways. Between 1986 and 1989 Burley freelanced, working at a friend’s studio and did voice-overs for smaller radio stations in western Canada. Between 1989 and 1992, Burley 109 CKKW, which worked at
Burley said being in Sudbury
the radio business
ing hip-hop, rock, classical, jazz
Burley has worked in
was a top-40
Tim Goebel, broadcast coMike Thumell and jour-
nalism co-ordinator Sharon Dietz. Burley said he has worked with each of them, with the exception of Dietz, at one point or another in his career and thinks
lege has brought
great the coltogether.
going to be a blast,” he
— SPOKE, December
deserve better Innu children
to build a detox centre to treat
The government’s plan
addicted to sniffing gasoline
not be the long-term solution
required to help these children.
Industry Minister Brian Tobin announced on Nov. 26 that the Liberal government
would spend millions of dollars
to help the Innu
kick their harmful habits, but the government’s plan of impounding these children will
make them dependant on an
institution instead of
A treatment centre is to be built in Labrador to treat addicted gas-snifffrom the communities of Sheshatshiu and Davis
ing Innu children
These gas-sniffing children are plagued by poverty, negligence, hunger, cold and alcoholism in their communities, but while they are
in the institution getting treatment, they will
away from The many
social reasons that drove the Innu children to sniff gas will
be addressed in the
the place appealing to
the addicted children.
ago, over a dozen children from Sheshatshiu, Nfld., were
sent to a treatment centre in
dependency on sniffing gasoline
by a court
order, to treat
Paul Rich, a chief of the
a public plea for help to treat over 39 gas-addicted
of the children have
days sniffing fumes to forget
hope because they
as uneducated, alcoholic or a
feel society has
so they spend then-
cheap, widely available and can be easily stolen.
Sniffing gas sedates the children’s ies to the
minds and desensitizes
bone marrow and impair-
While undergoing treatment, the children
will deal with the effects of
withdrawal such as the shakes, hallucinations,
home to the same
situation that drove
to this addiction in the first place.
would be useless
time because as long as they are returning to the same problems of poverty, hunger, cold and boredom, they will
to forget their prob-
lems and resort to sniffing gasoline again.
not because the
government has continued
put forth a plan
pense funds and continued to con-
tribute to their habits.
concluding that drug testing
jumping off point
would be inhuman.
mandatory drug tests
In a proposal released Nov. 14,
then refuse treatment offered by the
denied their cheques and deemed
unqualified for assistance.
to indulge in their habits,
and they may resent
They say such late
be a temporary solution for the children and the gas sniffing will parents gain
to decrease the
rights, but if the
make up about
would be a
to help addicts
half of the 450,000
mothers on social
the violation of civil rights
Waterloo Region implemented the
no smoking bylaw? We’re a
lot healthier since a
quit or are simply abiding
tance are drug users, but those
about time our government
Ontarians currently on welfare.
Wasn’t there a big uproar about
move would vio-
kick their drug habits.
before receiving their cheques.
take action to raise their children correctly, this detox centre will only
at treatment, their
drug testing program consisting of
doubting the province’s incentives,
implementation of such a program,
Ontario’s Social Services Minister
While the children are away
treatment centres due to
John Baird suggested
Unless the parents are willing to change and stop their habits and
parents must be taught to give their children guidance or suffer penal-
such as having their children taken away permanently.
community have problems with alcohol abuse and tend to neglect their children. The government sends the children away to an institution to get treatment, which doesn’t solve the problems at home. The solution must start at the source of the children’s problem. The in their
Ontario because of the lack of
government has that
send these children away for any amount of
Most of the older generation
Drug tests good idea
and other excruciating symptoms, but withdrawing them a period of time from gas sniffing won’t help them in the long run.
BUSH OR GORE ANYWHERE !
cold and their hunger. They don’t worry about the effects,
which include brain damage, harming
THIS THING- IS CONFUSING...
children in these communities have resorted to sniffing gasoline
are need treatment, to ensure that
a few welfare recipients
who spend some, ty,
not the majori-
of the dollars they are given to
took action in an attempt to imple-
monthly cheques won’t be used for
support drug addictions
ment a plan
purchasing substances like alcohol,
kick their habits by undergoing the
The government must provide counselling and support to all memcommunity to stop the gas sniffing. The social problems, including disempowerment, disruption in traditional activities, unemployment, boredom and northern isolation, must
distribution of taxpayers’
marijuana or crack.
provided treatment, the implemen-
than go out and buy a nice pair of
pair of boots because their
slacks so they can find a job and
has a drug problem. That’s what
get off the system.
bers of the family in the Innu
in the Innu’s quality
and an increase
self-esteem and independence would be the most effective
would end senseless
Welfare recipients get tested
miss meals and have to
tation of testing before receiving
welfare will be effective.
go through the winter without a
Getting off the system should be
a main objective for welfare recip-
hard to think about the chil-
forced to quit in order to
receive monthly payments,
be possible that there will be a
whole slew of healthier Ontarians
anyone with a
drug addiction to get treatment
I’d gladly contribute a
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Students secure with more surveillance By Tammy Somerville
believes increased surveillance
good thing With the major success of the voyeurism show Survivor and moderate success of its wannabe competitor Big Brother, many students have become accustomed to the idea of being watched and most feel it comes with today’s scripted
women and for those
cameras ing at
main teaching buildDoon campus Nov. 24, at the
in the Sanctuary
busy hallways. “Things could potentially go wrong, like fights, stealing and other stuff that shouldn’t be going on. Having cameras will stop people from doing the wrong thing,” said Noon. He added that the system is prob-
a loss for having
looks at a
bothered a bit by
“I’m not doing anything wrong. When I walk through the halls, I don’t even think about them,” she said.
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Kiley Dodds, third-year
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of your personal freedom,” said Dodds.
and animation student, the issue from a more fiscal robotics
Kevin Switzer, a
point of view. “It’s
before. I wouldn’t feel
unsafe without them.”
new cameras do
whole Big Brother
In order to be
Jeremy Baan, a
more eyes where they
student, said the
not bother her at
my first year so I don’t know was
“You have to be watched in this day and age. When you have nobody viewing you, there is a certain amount of risk you’re taking.
privacy and a dangerous view
invasion of their
come, most of
the girls to have that sense of secu-
are not really
everyone’s safety and
for places like
beneficial to the col-
“As a guy,
only help increase safety.
While some students
lege’s female population, but
“It is for
Of the 2000 2001 campus safety for women grant, $11,500 went to installing the cameras, which cover more remote locations and common
in the halls?
the cameras, but understands their
really going to
of the upgrade to the college’s
During a random survey of students at the Doon campus Nov. 28, most students understood the reason for the increase in the number of cameras and said they could
dent, agrees with
gone, but now people will be
eras completed the second phase
cameras don’t bother
him because they
also a first-year broadcasting stu-
dent, said the
the school that others can’t see.
“We need it because things do go missing. If I left something
bringing the total to 32.
The 16 new
15 years,” said
something used for long term, 10 -
He added that students shouldn’t be doing anything inappropriate in
Conestoga College completed
installation of 16
for the college,
very sensible because
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meet and exceed the needs of our students employees ,
— SPOKE, December
Re-entry program gives careers direction Helps nurses maintain qualifications and psyche your career
information session detailing
She said she’s
Carley. “Help deciding where to go
By Reni Nicholson
for Ontario regis-
the Kitchener- Waterloo
wants to return
Carley said the re-entry course helps to maintain nursing qualifica-
as well as reinstate in the
one of the many nursto pay a $112 fee to re-certification from
minds of the students
for pursuing the particular nursing
Conestoga College’s Doon cam-
the College of Nurses.
hold a current certification
“You’ve been out for a while, but in your psyche to want to be a nurse,” said Carley. Layoffs in 1992 in the nursing
from the College of Nurses of
industry forced a lot of nurses to
The college gram,
offering the pro-
re-entry, to nurses
education for the continuing School of Health Sciences and Community Services, spoke to 11
practising and non-practising nurs-
even gotten a start in the field of nursing because when they finly
ished school they entered a period of cutbacks and lack of opportuni-
Nurses in attendance had not been in practice for four to 20 years. Only three were currently
said that the cutbacks gave
meeting in search of
in the all
graduated from Fonestoga College with a diploma
in registered nursing or registered
nurses need to understand where
as a nurse.
nursing refresher program
also offered at
program for Conestoga College has been running since January
then think about their career at a
tuition fee varies per course
and can be done
to-three semesters for a total of
two doctors for a couple of years, but it was boring,” said Sue Marshall, a registered nurse who graduated from Humber College in 1993. She moved from Toronto to Cambridge and started a family and now wants to
to re-enter the
Nurse Start, said Carley, is a jumping off place for those nurses who have let their certification
of the other wqpien present
may have to be written and $112 must be paid to be reinstated
the chance to start a family and
fee to maintain the
doesn’t continue to pay the fee a
the meeting said they had not real-
A of the
today and the expectations of the
es about the nursing
to the exciting life
and registered practical nurses who want to return to the profession was held on Nov. 29 at tered nurses
to return to the profession Nov. 29. (Photo by Reni Nicholson)
forms as required prior
Admission requirements are successful completion of a recent
Carley said the program came about because of changes in the
resuscitation (CPR), completion of
health-care system and the large
aid course within a
number of nurses are
go from there. you through general upgrading and then it’s up to you from there,” said Carley. The free information session was open to all. A similar meeting was held Nov. 30 at Waterloo campus. where
course in basic cardio-pulmonary first
year and immunization and health
Carley, co-ordinator of school of health sciences
munity services, spoke to nurses about a
nursing and a clinical practicum.
in the region
Engineering students battle for prizes
By Quan La
Students in the school of engineering technology are participat-
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, which ing in a food drive for
from Dec. 1 to 15. Sharda Ramsingh, a first-year robotics and automation student, will run
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The food and donations
Ramsingh has received draw prizes from over 40 local business-
be taken to Highland Hills Mall for the Kool FM and Oldies 1090 Stuff
es to give to students participating
food drive. Each student will receive a ticket for every 2.5
an event held by the local radio
17. Stuff a
pounds of food or $2.50 donation.
which involves stuffing a Grand River Transit bus full of
Faculty will receive tickets for 5
pounds of food and a $5 donation. Prizes will be raffled off on Dec. 15 at^the Society of Mechanical Engineering party at Edelweiss Sports Bar and Grill in Kitchener. Ramsingh said businesses have provided her with $3,000 worth of prizes.
prizes include a
plementary overnight stay at St. Jacobs Best Western Hotel, East Side Mario Restaurant gift cates, certificates to
She said she has organized most 2,000
pounds of food or the equivalent
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a friendly competition
between the manufacturing engineer department and the electronic gets the
Beat Goes On
to the stu-
engineering department to see
students of mechanical engineer-
dents of electronic engineering.
These are just a fraction of the prizes to be awarded. Ramsingh said each draw prize will be worth
created the drive originally for the
Ifyour old CDs don’t
or Nintendo 64
and BJ Hair, Athena posters, HMV CDs, certificates for Sunoco gas, dance lessons at Fred Astaire Studio, a Tim Hortons gift pack
said engineering stu-
dents are excited about the food
become an annual
She said this food drive will help people in the community and around Waterloo Region including students because the food bank service is available to everyone who needs assistance. Ramsingh said the event is open to all Conestoga College students
enrolled in the engineering pro-
Campus has more eyes By Tammy Somerville
— Page 7
system cost roughly
$60,000, with funds coming from
Conestoga College completed the second phase of the installation of surveillance cameras at the Doon
campus Nov. 24 when 16 new cam-
vary-focal lenses, which
were turned on. The project, which has been in the works for the last 18 months, began last year when the first 16 cameras were installed in the main teaching building at Doon and another 16 were installed at the Waterloo campus. Security services supervisor A1 Hunter said the object is to have complete coverage of the college therefore the system installed is one that can be built on.
sate for different lighting
and not have
Al Hunter, Security services supervisor
show a wider or narrower area. They also allow for images to be blown up for more able to
Hunter said 10,000
was used during
feet of cable
installation of the
phase of the project. He added that amount of cable and hours of
labour are where a
of the costs
There are four monitors in total, with two in Hunter’s office and two in the guard office. Two high density VCRs with time and date record everything viewed by the 16 cameras for up to 72 hours while a third is used as a playback. The cameras are set up to view
the cafeteria. Sanctuary,
into the college. If they ill-fated thoughts,
know about the cameras
be deterred.” Hunter said the cameras are in place in the college to deter crime, rather than solve
after the fact.
not have to be concerned. The
this is safety
focused toward our women.
very sprawling with
safe areas. Safe areas are nooks and
and two-level buildings.
comers where handicapped students go in case of a fire. Hunter said the cameras are for the bookstore important because of the all female staff and the large amounts of money chang-
shows how good the security is.” There have not been any incidents of sexual assault on campus in the last two years. In 1999 there were four physical assaults and this year there have been only two. Hunter said that the number of
overall problems at the college
type of system would enhance security by being able to view the more remote areas,” said Hunter.
Hunter approached the college with his plan and received a positive response because he was looking at a long-term five-year
that access points are
very important, too.
By Tammy Somerville who
used during the spring semester will never see their stuff again, unless they go
in lockers they
to security services in the next
couple of weeks.
Al Hunter, security services said
not picked up their
property should go to security to retrieve their belongings.
of the items recovered
from the lockers include eye textbooks,
pagers, video cameras, clothes
and a radio. Anything that is not claimed and is still useable will go to a department of the school or CSI. Hunter also recommends students check the lost and found
low considering the
our students are number
step to raise
improve the recreation centre at Conestoga College has been taken. Tony Martin, development manager at the rec centre, said he has 10 verbal agreements from different companies to purchase advertising signs, which will be displayed around the rink at the centre. He said there are 34 advertising spaces to be sold for $1,250 each. Martin added the signs will include two colours if ordered by the rec centre, or can be designed and purchased by the individual companies. Martin, who made the announcement at the second meeting of the rec centre’s advisory committee on Nov. 28, said he hopes to have the signs installed by the end of February.
The advisory committee was
Martin said he
also looking for
a long-term donor for the centre, but
some of his
term plans to be completed.
want them (donor)
to see that
are trying to create a No.
centre,” said Martin.
The advisory committee
cussed the possibility of installing a freestanding backlit sign in view
of Homer Watson Boulevard to promote the rec centre. The staff at the centre can only post events related to the college
on the existing sign on the front of the rec centre, so a new sign would allow the staff to promote other But Peter from the
Schlie, a representative
idea had been looked at in the past
of student services and recreation centre, to discuss what can be done
but was discarded because the col-
“If stuff isn’t
we offer it to who found it. Items
to student services
Salvation Army,” said Hunter.
at the facility as
improve the centre
what can be done
said these donations will be
renovations in the
used to front lobby of the centre and to hire an architect to draft two plans. One will depict a short-term renovation plan for the centre and the other will be a plan of what Martin
lege did not like the idea of the rec
that students could call to find out
occasions people have brought
ated by Jack Fletcher, the director
to increase student
events hosted at the centre.
tions to the facility.
He said on many
two cameras monitor various college locations including the (Photos by Tammy Somerville) Sanctuary and cafeteria.
architect within the next six weeks.
but no one ever claims
below one of the
Doon campus. Thirty-
the future. Martin wants to hire an first
cash they have found to security,
for surveillance at the
foresees the centre will look like in
Martin also said he has two meetings set up to discuss outside dona-
any item they may have lost, even though they think no one
would promote the rec centre as a separate unit from the college. Martin said he will look into the idea again. Duane Shadd, the academic representative on the committee, suggested the rec centre have a hotline
Al Hunter, security services supervisor, stands
“We’re doing things
the absence of problems that
sign of the times
“You need cameras
points so people are aware
Hunter is shown on a security monitor in the main corridor at
corridors and entrances as well as
finite security staff here, I
Security services supervisor Al
bookstore and most major
“When I first came to the college, large one-
The Panasonic cameras have
grants and the CSI.
centre installing a sign that
0o Greyhound and fearve the
the availability of different facilities
by calling ext. 512, but Shadd said he didn’t think students were aware the extension was available.
within the centre.
Students can currently speak to
at the centre
5 Charles Street
loses close one
The Humber Hawks handed the Conestoga Condors men’s varsity hockey team its second-straight home loss on Nov. 29 by defeating them 4-3 at the Doon campus
bring the Condors within one at
The Conestoga Condors men’s
recreation centre in front of about ‘75 spectators.
The Condors opened at
15:26 into the
period on a
Conestoga was aggressive and most of the period in Humber’s end. The edge for shots on goal went to Conestoga with nine. Humber spent
managed seven. The Condors had
their best scor-
ing chances in the
Jeremy J. Henry, left, tackles Humber Hawks player Derek Kearns as he tries to pass the puck to one of his teammates in men’s varsity hockey action Nov. 29 at the rec centre. The Conestoga Condors lost 4-3 to the Hawks. (Photo by Lisa Hiller)
od to put his team ahead for the second time. The score was 3-2 after the second period, which was extremely physical with both teams amassing 15 minutes in minor penalties and four 10-minute major infractions.
a^the edge in goals as well.
Shawn Kane scored a goal for Humber just over 30 seconds into Jeremy Conestoga not tie.
Henry scored for two seconds later with assistant captains Dave Stewart and Dave Longarini assisting on the goal. The score was tied through most
they had to
when Darren Smegal 12:41. Mike Kosterewa and
said the loss
capitalize in the first
team didn’t two periods
thought the team
played well enough to win despite
a couple of penalty calls going
in the period.
Conestoga outshot Humber 18-13 in the third period and 40-36 overall.
breaking. “I think
the third period
off 12 minutes in
Greg Thede assisted. Shawn Gibbons scored the game winner for Humber at the halfway
Humber end because kill
of the period. Most of the action
game throughout and
scored another goal late in the peri-
goaltender Andy not played a game this season, played fairly well in stopping 36 shots, said
Rickwood. Regular goalie Ryan Knettner was out due to the flu.
sion dropped to a win-tie-loss of
2-0-3 for six points.
weren’t deadly in front of the
Benfica moves out of its
“We missed the net so many times. We are
handed out by
missing that kind
of hard-nosed, go-to-
for his team’s aggressive-
Johnstone said he has a lot of aggressive players and he is
type of thing.” Geoff Johnstone, Men ’s soccer coach
aggressive in working with the
“It’s the way the game should be played,” he said. Jamie Scott scored the first goal of the game, and his seventh of the season, off a nice pass from Dersoy Sherifali in the comer. FC Benfica scored the tying goal near the end of the first half that was played tight defensively with a lot of the play in neither
team’s end. In
get a chance, you
away or at least on
and look for a second chance.” Conestoga generated enough scoring chances and were doing a good job of keeping the goals out, but for the
time they weren’t
scoring the goals.
many “We -are
the net so
times,” said Johnstone.
Ferreira scored the go-ahead and
winning goals for
“When you put
missing that kind of hardnosed, go-to-the-net, second-
effort type of thing.”
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playing one of the weakest teams
for a first offence
outshot Conestoga 16-13 and had
the period to break the
record in the men’s premier divi-
The game was aggressive throughout with four blue cards
two minutes remaining in the period on a power-play goal by Kevin Coffey. second period,
has a win-tie-loss record of 1-1-3 for four points.
although his team controlled the
on good passes.
as close as they
missed the net or couldn’t capitalize
3-1, but that
indoor soccer team fell short to FC Benfica 3-2 on Nov. 30 at the
goal by Jason Egan, assisted by
Jeffrey Penelas scored a goal to