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until

the last

minute to get your

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for

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Halloween.

A scrummy situation

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helpful tips.

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newsroom

for

out the photo spread of everyone’s

journalism students

favourite rugby-playing Condors.

Sports

Monday, October

2005

3,

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

37th Year

9j

— No. 18

Conestoga brings out the togas By

BRANDON WALKER Half-naked stu-

their

woodworking stuwore black cowboy hats with togas. Nick said he loves the

Bumping

Toga

Party.

a second-year dent,

Beer drinking.

dents dressed in togas.

and grinding on the dance All of these things are a

occurrence

floor.

common

Not so common

party

is

a 12-year-old

Greg said he wouldn’t change anything next year even if he could.

a college

at

girl, like

the

Three students had a chance to win a DVD player based on who the crowd thought had the best toga, measured by applause.

one who attended the annual Toga Party held by Conestoga Students Inc.

(CSI)

Sanctuary, Sept.

in the

year

every year.” he said.

any college toga

at

party.

the best time of the

“It’s

22.

Susan Nightingale, a Grade 8 stuat Brant Township Central

dent

“It’s

school in Walkerton, attended the party with her older sister a

first-year

the best time of the

year, every year.”

Amanda,

Nick Booth,

software engineering

student at Conestoga. “I

a graduate of

thought.there might have been

a problem about

it

Amanda

said. “It did

Andrew

police foundations

but (security at

door) didn’t seem (Susan attending the the

say

to

mind The winner was Brent Smith, a second-year architecture-construction engineering technology stu-

party),” all

ages."

Ball, a third-year electri-

cal engineering student

who attend-

ed the party, said he was surprised a 12-year-old was allowed to enter the event. “It’s not right,” he said,

The Conestoga College rugby team scrums Page 14.

up

it

at ffie

Toga

Party, Sept. 22. For

more photos see

“this is a college party.”

When

Falconer,

Justin

CSI’s

president, was told Susan attended the event, he said, “Hopefully she

had a blue wristband on from drinking).”

(to stop her

Falconer said as long as she was-

“we don't care (if she) comes." He said he was surprised someone would bring his or n't drinking alcohol

her

1

2-year-old sister to the party.

“We that,”

n’t

don’t have any rules around

he

said.

become

a

“Hopefully that does-

common

occurrence.”

Last year. Falconer said. CSI tried doing some events for students who were 19 years of age or older,

happy

and some students weren’t that they couldn't come.

Karate organization

This year CSI decided to try an all ages event instead. An e-mail to the bar manager regarding rules and procedures for events held on campus wasn’t returned by press time. Students at the party had a chance to express their creativity via the toga they wore.

By STEPH BAULK

A

MURPHY

Wilson also accounted the success of the day to the number of

The president of Karate Ontario says the Conestoga College rec centre

is

a fantastic facility.

volunteers who offered their time throughout the day. “We have about 50 volunteers to

and

Wilson

said.

over,

some-

time we’ve held a grand prix karate tournament out-

score

side of Toronto,”

times putting in a 16-hour day,

“It’s the first

said

Sebastian

Pirrone. “We’re very, very

with the

happy

home of the Condors.”

“Judges

time,”

come from

all

all

Volunteer James

Herman, who

The prestigious event of approximately 75 different karate clubs and just under 400 contestants is

was also at the tournament to cheer on his daughter, was happy to give

Humber College but

“Volunteering is a great way of spending free time,” said Herman. “It’s win-win, helping kids plus it

usually held at

was offered to local karate club, Miyake Shuko-Kai, which loosely translates to “way for all.” “Anyone who wants to compete at a provincial

or national level has

compete in four of these tournaments over the year to earn points to

to

even be considered

at

a higher

Shuko-Kai vice-president, Mike Wilson. “We have some Olympic hopefuls here.” Although this is the first time level,” said

Kitchener has hosted the tournament, Wilson is hopeful that it will

happen more often. “The rec centre

is

a

beautiful

venue,” said Wilson. “The seating is

fabulous.

It

allows families to

watch no matter where their child or loved one is competing.” easily

his time.

makes you

feel

good.”

His 14-year-old daughter, Melodina Herman, wasn’t feeling good after receiving an injury during the competition, but finished the

day with silver and bronze medals. “I’ve been with Shuko-Kai for six years but have been out of training,” said Melodina. “I’m here to get

some more

experience.”

Melodina has her sight set on becoming a ski racer but aspires to becoming a black belt and eventually opening her own dojo. For more information on ShukoKai and any one of its eight locations in the K/W area go to www.shukokai.ca

dent. said since the start of the year

every CSI activity has been a success because of school spirit and

Kevin Rogers, a

cow spots and a cowboy hat, while two marketing students, Roland Smith,

in

Hepedus,

and Laszlo

year,

first

second year, wore

in

garbage bags as togas. Nick Booth, a graduate of police foundations, and his brother Greg,

routine fire

drill

He said when there is when there is an alarm,

good

advertising.

Falconer said next year's Toga Party will be held in the new' student centre 'and it will be even better. “It

more

will feel

like a bar.

A

typical toga party.”

on Sept. 20

a

drill

or

there’s a

response team, which consists of

a

certain

different people in

who

one after the fire alarms did not sound in the B-wing. C-wing or Dwing of the college. John Tribe, security representative at Conestoga, said fire drills are done twice a year to test the effectiveness of the system and all

different areas,

and they

they should be.

uation of the building.

“As luck would have it, we identiproblem where one panel didn’t communicate to another and that caused no sounding of the fire bells fied a

in

several

areas of the building,”

“That’s a

said Tribe.

communica-

problem between panels and systems, it’s like a computer glitch.” tion

Tribe said the

fire drill

has merit

and it’s always unfortunate when you find that there’s a problem with

it,

have

Tribe.

those areas and they are aware of

whole bunch of

all

said

corridors,

Disability services staff attend to

turned out to be a very important

the plans that are in place for evac-

as volunteers.”

first-year fire-

fighting student, w'ore a toga with

College sounds the alarms

loves rec centre By ERIC

who w ore a dark red toga and had “foliage" on his head that, according to his rugby teammates, was from a real tree. Leanne Bird. CSFs vice-presi-

dent,

(Photo by Brandon Walker)

is

building and where

in the

through the individual areas and

“From our point of view the drill was successful because we estab-

make

out and

lished and identified a couple dif-

way

ferent problems and we've corrected them, so that’s a success for us,”

assigned

responsibilities

sure everybody

everything

is

is

closed the

to

go

it’s

supposed to be. “So those people come back at. the end of the fire drill and we have a debriefing and we discuss all the things that happened,” he said.

The college for

people

also has safe areas

with

disabilities

and

there’s a response to those as well.

“We have ple

are

much The

in

know how many peothe building and how

to

assistance they need,” he said.

safe areas are

green signs

marked with

in the different areas,

close to the elevator and the end of

said Tribe.

done every day care centre.

Fire drills are also

month

at the

“That’s a well-established routine,”

he said. “In

there the

fact, it’s

so well

when I go over children know who am

established

that

I

and they do very well Tribe said

at that.”

part of legislation day care centres to

is

it

for fire drills in

be done monthly.

He

said

the

problem with the

panels was rectified on Sept. 22.

but better during a drill

then during a real experience.

Because many students, faculty and staff members could not hear the drill the evacuation time

somewhat slower than “Normally

much

it

was

usual.

would have been it was the other

quicker then

know

day, but

it’s

hard for people to

there’s

an

alarm going off when

no bell sounding,” said Tribe. “So they had to be physically attended in the area and told to leave.” there’s

(Photo by Steph Baulk)

Students wait outside of the college after the Sept. 20

fire

alarm.


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— SPOKE, October

3,

News

2005

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Conestoga College

questions answered by

What

random students

you have used or had used on you? is

Don’t be

Sign up for storage space the proper way By STEPH BAULK

the worst pickup line

Lockers are a necessity for some in the college, but if you have not signed up online for a students

important you sign up the proper way. This year lockers are a selfadministered system, meaning stu-

home when

it

is

dents go online through the college

website and sign up.

John Tribe, security representaI

fall in

love.”

tive

the college, said wdth the

at

program there has been a couple of glitches and there have been instances where the locker is double-booked, even start-up of the

some

triple-booked in

“We “Did that hurt?” (What?)

“When you

in security are

of lockers, but

from heaven?” fell

if

a person goes to his

or her locker and

using one,

Jorge Godoy, second-year general business

Currently,

,

locker this year and are currently

“Do you have a quarter? I’m supposed to call

locker limbo

in

located

in

2E21, said

"There will be a staff member who will check who should be in the locker and will post a notice to evacuate on the locker,” he said. there

Some

people do not go through the process properly, and simply

move

into a locker.

“Those lockers will be posted 48 hours and if they do not move, security will cut the locker and remove the contents,” Tribe for

said.

Cheryl Vogan, a support services

not the face

officer

said

college,

ical

few' students

go

mostly

but

looked

She said with a new system there bound to be problems regardless, but it makes it worse if stu-

are

dents take up a locker without signing it out.

to

everybody

is

you are

“If

a student

taken up a locker,

you

go online and sign up

to

Physical

someone

resources

for a

have

will

in the office to

take care

of any locker problems for just a couple more weeks and hopes most things will be sorted out by then.

“We’re just here to help with any issues people have,” said Vogan. “We just want to make sure if there is a problem it gets solved.” If

you have

locker

tried to sign

up

for a

and

online

could not because of log-in problems, students should go to the computer

Room

services help desk in

after.

and have

important for

is

it

locker properly,” she said.

they

physresources with a locker prob-

lem,

said.

the

at

have had a

steps to try to correct that situa-

he

is in

Tribe.

problem now we have taken some tion,”

else

he or she can go to physical

resources

cases.

has become such a

it

it,

someone

IE 19.

Christine Falks, first-year early

childhood

Conestoga goes

education

Latin

Learn salsa, meringue and bacchante By NICK CASSELL1

“Nice legs, what time

do they open?”

Jeremy McLellan, second-year robotics automation

If

you have mastered break danc-

ing or conquered the robot and find

hop maybe Conestoga

yourself getting bored of hip

dancing,

then

College’s Latin dance club you. Or,

“Your hair smells

enchanted.”

if

your

you, too.

Shawna Brown, second-year accounting

Jason Boshart, second-year accounting

encouraged

to

begins Oct.

4.

The club

my

will

every

p.m.

meet from 4:30 to 5 Tuesday in the

Sanctuary. this

time the group will

be notified of any announcements

and ous

will

go over steps from previ-

classes.

lessons will then be held

jaw!”

saving

the price of a regular Latin dance

Brunble, the vice-president of the

lessons for a great deal but this

many

to attract as

stu-

dents as possible who love to dance or have always wanted to dance but just don’t know' how,” said

1

is

no pressure on students to sign up and no partner is needed. We really want to see more stu-

also a great opportunity for stu-

dents get involved in Latin dance

Brundle said. “Right now' we’re just a small Latin dance club. Maybe in the

“There

is

A

$40

membership

fee

is

required to join which covers eight

dance lessons from Oct. 4 to Nov. 22 and should be paid to Diaz, who is president of the club, or Brundle at the beginning of the first class on Oct. 4.

dents to get involved

and

ular activities

to

in extracurric-

meet new peo-

ple,

future

we

clubs

and even

be performing

will

front

in

On

Nov. 29 members of the dub end of the lessons

will celebrate the

with a Latin

fiesta.

students have any questions

If

regarding the club they can

There

is

a $5 drop-in charge for

non-members including people from outside Conestoga College. “Compared to other Latin dance

at

of the

school,” he said.

Diaz

at

call

(519) 497-7157 or Brundle

at (519) 572-9199 or e-mail Conestogalatindanclub@hotmail.c

om.

large teaching aid

to help students ‘touch

Katie Chard, first-year

are

practically paying half

club.

“We want

the

at

sional instructor,” he said.

dance levels are join the club which

all

our members

clubs

“We are one of the few Latin dance clubs around the area and we offer eight professional dance lessons for $40 while some Latin dance clubs can charge up to $ 00 for one private lesson." Not only will students be getting

Latin dance club University of Waterloo. the

CISC donates

“You dropped

also the president of

bacchante.

New

...

lesson,” said Diaz.

is

and along the way leant some hot new moves taught by our profes-

During

break the ice?”

instructor

Conestoga students Andrea Diaz and Troy Brundle are organizing the lessons during which students will learn the salsa, meringue and Students of

“How much does a polar bear weigh; enough to

money and

for

you’ve never danced a day life and the only dance moves you know come from John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, then the Latin dance club is for in

something

is

from 5 to 7 p.m. and will be taught by an experienced dance instructor from the Flying Dog nightclub. The

it,

feel

it’

early childhood

education

By

ADAM HANNON

Conestoga received

designed

“Are your legs tired?

Cause you have been walking around

mind

all

in

my

day."

Dana Winterbotham, first-year

marketing

Smile Conestoga you could be our next respondent! .

a to

panies, including

College recently leaching aid

new

help students see

first-

hand how a wide variety of steel structural shapes are joined to form the framework for buildings, towers, bridges and other structures.

A dedication ceremony at the

was held

college on Sept. 22.

The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC) donated the large teaching aid, which is a large assembly of steel beams, with the help and support of several com-

ACL

Dev Handa,

Steel Ltd.

a third-year student

and Melloul Blarney Construction

in

Inc.

engineering technology

by students in college’s diploma programs It

will be used

the

the

spoke

in

“It’s

architecture-construction

one thing you need to see to said Handa. “You can’t

architecture-construction engineering technology and civil

just read about

engineering technology, as well

Paul Seibel

the

architecture-project

and

facility

management degree

pro-

as

gram. Conestoga president John Tibbits said the teaching aid is a work of art, and an interesting teaching aid. “It’s like having a mannequin in health care,” said Tibbits.

see

all

the

body

parts.”

“You can

learn

program,

dedication ceremony.

at the

it,"

Steel

it.”

is

the

owner of

Kitchener,

in

ACL

and

a

Conestoga graduate. He said he hopes the architecture programs at the college inspire current students the

"Hopefully ple to say,

I

it

way

they did him.

instils

want

young peo-

to get into the

building industry,” he said. “Touch it,

feel

it

and they believe

it.”


News

SPOKE, October

2005

3,

— Page 3

College receives donation for

a

first-of-a-kind

By TAFIA RICKER

working with older active and

program the

frail

K-W

The Village of Winston Park has donated $20,000 to Conestoga

“A program like this has never been more relevant as Canada’s

ation,”

College for the development of a

population ages, with the fastest

dent of

new academic program,

growth

entitled

recreation for older adults.

The program its

The

“No tion

research environment.

other post-secondary educa-

institution

offers

like this in Ontario,”

he

money donated

Jeffrey said the

will

for the program.

erly with respect to recreation, but

opportunities for students through

program currently at which talks about care that’s not

the

college

enough.” Jeffrey said the

aim of the program

field

sionals

with a specialization

wdth the college that

The

more than 35 years

easy deci-

is

way

over-

recreation for older adults

program

will

and leisure services program. The new program is scheduled

in

start

next

(Photo by Janet Morris)

be a postgraduate,

two-semester professional program for graduates from the recreation

placements.

seniors for

in

an-

due.”

The Village of Winston Park has been offering continuum care to

be to pro-

will

vide recreation and leisure profes-

was

been known for providing practical programs in health sciences,” said Schlegel. “Winston Park wanted to help by establishing a program

Institute for Seniors

for the eld-

have a recreation and leisure

it

them by placing personal support workers and practical nurses at Winston for experience. “Conestoga College has always

work

Care is a joint collaboration between The Village of Winston Park and Conestoga College, which will provide on-site training

“We

Ron Schlegel, presiThe Village of Winston “You can’t take somebody

College because the college has always had some affiliation with

The Training

recre-

sion to join forces with Conestoga

be to translate research into

practice.

of learning resources

the institute’s

really

is

is

said

Schlegel said

new'

The focus of

by Winston Park will go towards curriculum development and the acquisition

Park.

Winston

to

and not do anything with them.”

said.

services and bio tech-

Conestoga College.

at

those over

a program

vice-president of health sciences,

nology

among

program will be one of many programs offered by the newly developed Training Institute for Seniors Care in Kitchener, a physical campus for independent and care-giving accommodation where residents are part of a living

kind, said Bill Jeffrey, associate

community

rate seen

the areas that

important

80-years-old,” he said.

will be the first of

area.

“One of

adults.

to

fall.

Get your groove on Jonathan Wolf, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) director, checks out the new Zymeta video juke box in the Sanctuary. Videos cost $1 for three songs and are displayed on the monitor, while music blasts through the Sanctuary.

K-W community

group gives generously new therapy program

to

ADAM HANNON

By

large donation like this to

come

in,

she added.

Conestoga College’s recent donaof from $20,000 the Kitchener- Waterloo Community Foundation will be used to purtion

chase a ventilator for the respiratory therapy program, which will

September 2006. Town, executive director of development and alumni relastart in

Ingrid

tions

the

for

college,

“Respiratory therapy (Photo by Paige HUton)

So long summer! and her sister Melissa, both first-year early childhood education students, spent some time studying and enjoying the last official day of summer in the shade of a tree. Nicole Domitrovic,

left,

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

Procrastination

growing

a

is

need for the community

said,

you

think

it

is

too early

in

the semester to deal with procrastination, or are

off work which needs to be done can come in many forms. students ignore a certain task, hoping it will go away. Some underestimate much work is actually involved in an assignment. Some see other activities

and teaching people age their asthma or smoking.

The

how to manhow to quit

respiratory therapy

at the

health sciences advance.

capacity of 45 students.

who

program

college will be a three-year

advanced diploma program, with a

the past wouldn’t

Bill Jeffrey, associate vice-presi-

have had a chance because of problems with their lungs now have a

dent of health sciences, said there

chance because of respiratory

therapists.

“Babies

in

ther-

now

living

than they did in the

they often need respiratory

a high

often takes up to a year for a

demand

for respiratory

the year 2010, 100 per cent

of graduates

who go

piratory therapy

out of the res-

program

will

have

to be replacements," he said.

“We

won’t

care in their later years. It

is

“By

Town. She said since people are

past,

Avoiding or putting

ing tests to measure lung function

She said respiratory therapists are becoming more important as

longer

just procrastinating?

open airway for trauma, intensive care and surgery patients, assisting with high-risk births, conduct-

at large.”

apy," said

You may

Respiratory therapists assist doctors with the diagnosis and treatment of lung disorders. Their duties include maintaining an

have

enough

respiratory

therapists.”'

Some how

as taking priority, like vacuuming your room instead of beginning to read that textbook chapter. An extra ten minutes of TV can eventually become the whole evening. Sometimes, students get “stuck” on one part of their project and don’t move on from there.

CORRECTION In a student centre article in the Sept.

26 edition of Spoke,

incorrect information appeared.

To overcome

you first need to recognize what avoidance technique you employ and whether you want to change it. Then you can try some helpful approaches. procrastination,

The story stated that co-op and career services, which was to be housed on the third floor of

instead

An

essential element

in

dealing with procrastination

planning. Effective planning

smaller steps which

Take breaks and

is

a key

is

managing your time and

to achieving goals. Divide larger tasks into

seem more manageable. Set a deadline for each in rewards. Work with a friend. Be reasonable and

will

build

with your goals; perfectionism

can get

in

step.

new

the

was

located, just

the way. For further assistance, don’t

centre,

to be located

disability services

down

is

the hall

decision has been

A Message from Student

administration, not CSI.

mately

Spoke error.

the

will ulti-

made by

college

apologizes

for

Book expensive? Money tight? Need groceries and spare cash? Full training,

no experience necessary. Flex scheduling. Create

your own hours.

Mom ./After./Even

./

it

The decision be

Students Wanted

Weekends

final

made on

location.

Visit

from

CSI has suggested

be located there, but no

procrastinate! Talk to a counsellor.

Services our website http://www. conestogac. on. ca/jsp/stserv/index. iso

where

currently

the student centre. In fact,

realistic

student

CLASSIFIED

the

Full or part-time available. Call

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&

start today.

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— SPOKE, October

Page 4

3,

Commentary

2005

Does Connex

really

connect with students? Conestoga College recently introduced Connex on the college's student

way

home

page.

to inform students about

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) activities, athletic intramurals and teams, student workshops and seminars. Other key components to the page It is

a

include a section that updates students on what's going on during the upcoming week as well as postings of any parttime jobs on the campus, volunteer opportunities and student focus groups.

Carol Gregory, director of student development, and Leanne Holland Brown, student life co-ordinator, worked hard to develop Connex.

The college is really pushing the new portal by displaying it prominently on the student web page and advertising it in Spoke. An article has also been written about it. Spoke article, Holland Brown said she hopes page will give students the chance to get excited about being the school in addition to academics, but is this point getting

In the Sept. 19 the at

through to the students Students

at the

college?

campus have mixed

at the

foundations student Craig Stack said he wasn’t aware of the site, but now that he is. he would consider using it once in

feelings about

Connex.

First-year police

The college displaying

Other students said they've it on the website but they wouldn’t use it because either they don't have time

is

it

on the student homepage and advertising it in

and

Spoke.

bad enough when a car turns

It’s

into an intersection in front of I

brakes so hard

but what really blows

it

to their advantage.

they wouldn't be as reluctant to use

Maybe some

it,

then

maybe

it.

know how

can be found by clicking on the current students’ section of Conestoga’s home page, then clicking on the Connex logo. If the

students don’t

to

access the

site. It

Connex logo was on Conestoga's home page

rather

than having to click on the current students’ section, then students

would find

it

easier to access and

may

use the

site

more

Not only am

exists.

The college student body should take advantage of Connex and take advantage of the opportunity to be able to connect to the school. Some students complain they feel disconnected and don't

know how

to

Connex provides

may

van was coming over front-end preventing

over a

rule the road,

and

community heroes for making the drivers behind them go the speed limit. The only thing they are not

Opinion

first,

have.

do not

that they

is

my

jam on both

I

People here need to understand

me from moving

can come of

that

this is ticking

other people off because they're

bike upright and myself planted on

followed by a possible tuck-and-

smack on

the seat.

roll into

do what

The

I

can just to keep the

other day

Homer Watson the right of feet

was

1

Boulevard.

two

I

was

in

Not even 500

lanes.

turned right onto

Homer Watson.

I

into

my

except that

lane.

I

I

was

the

paint job

one

had enough space

my

and

bought

just

I

time.

it

On came my

to

always well aware of what

If

and

could feel myself

go up and

lifting off

The back end stayed

out of

tottered,

van came into passing I

it

my

on the

lane just as

I

was

to go.

me

came

my

right lane,

The

But don’t get

me

I

out of

have to pay the fine

my own

pocket.

need to ’reassess

their driv-

speed of a vehicle, just stay put or

it

bike or

passed

I

it’s at

insurance will

ing abilities. If you cannot gauge the

off.

get out of the ble. It’ll

you’ll

it.

wrong. People

way

as soon as possi-

probably give your bumper

some added

and received a token of

appreciation after

My

cost.

Drivel's

me. The van went back into the

my

left.

had nowhere else

1

without a scratch on

been well. But, for some reason, the

voice their opinions or ideas.

almost bucking

Needless to say,

the Astro van stayed

would have

get a speeding ticket,

my own

having to go into a brake-induced

Had

I

The motorcycle’s nose dove,

I

am

is

going on around me.

brakes and the

horn.

the seat.

likes tailgating.

look well ahead, anticipate

what other people may do and

the

straight, but the entire bike teeter-

in the right lane, all

I

wasn’t

I

do a quick lane change without wobble.

Nobody

Have

bike has a custom

second week of school?

someone going

the limit. This leads to

tailgating.

traffic.

good

idea of a

stuck behind

prepared to destroy a good thing.

I

and he turned

light,

oncoming

mentioned

normally would have had no issues that,

little

my

Not

riding up

ahead of me. a green Astro van

that opportunity.

Letters are

I

the bike. It’s this bad

and blowing past it. It was either van or concrete island

with the green

it

gasket

the front and back brakes,.! have

Promotion of the page must continue. Students only use somewhen it interests them and it could be, for some people, the new portal just doesn’t intrigue them. However, it is more like-

know

cle

Muller

only on two

I

when

wheels, but

with

ly they just don’t

my

happens when I’m on

it

often.

thing

Denise

motorcycle.

to

on

exactly what the site has

when I’m on

teeth off the steering wheel,

when

training

every day, regardless of what vehi-

almost rearrange

I

from other places in the school. They also said they go to school to learn and they feel no need to pay attention to a student information site such as Connex. The problem is a lot of students may have seen it on the college website, but they never knew what it was so they never con-

knew

day!

don't only have problems driving

me

hammer on my

have to

my

If students

Make your

need more

Drivers

prominently

or they get their information

sidered using

...

really

pushing the new portal by

awhile.

seen

your move. Go ahead

It's

most

breathing space and likely see that beloved

middle finger a

lot less.

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SPOKE, October

— Page 5

2005

3,

Program gets new chair Nursing program By TOM KALBFLEISCH

As many

Biedermann has She is involved in managing the programs and the resources for the programs of information technology, which includes assigning teaching work-

The recently appointed chair of engineering and information technology says that one of her personal

goals at the college

is

to increase

women

the percentage of

the

chair,

responsibilities.

the

loads, finding part-time instructors

technology programs at Conestoga. In a recent interview, Julia

and advertising and interviewing

in

for full-time positions.

Biedermann discussed her role as chair and the future of Conestoga’s engineering and information technology programs. “We have new

“We

review program standards, make sure our programs are current

programs and are in the works

applied degrees that

and one of the challenges is to market those programs and improve the enrolment in those programs,” said

women

in technol-

themselves to Women in Technology and Trades (W.I.T.T), an ad hoc group that promotes the women in technology at yearly workshops. “It’s a group that began in 1998 that aims at bringing together

By ADAM BLA CK Practical

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It’s not only a matter of getting high marks in classes and receiving

ing students

a diploma after two years.

dent

classroom rather than one or two in a classroom,” said Biedermann.

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college as a teacher since January'

“It’s

was

1997. She

also the

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two and a half years. order to promote her personal

the past In

them and

few years we network the students with alumni so we have been invit-

have

in the last

tried to

ing recent graduates to attend.”

gram,

come

themselves nurses. There are many requirements that

it’s

a

top

of that,

students

very

are

"They

2

to pass their cours-

sure.”

es,

hours a day. at

these

is

up

a

date.

means discontinu-

from the program. But even after all this is done, and they graduate from their program, they’re still not finished. In

patient.

order to get their nursing licence,

ing.”

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Introducing the

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“For example, some people just don’t understand why you have to give them an inoculation and why it’s so important for them to be up

sure their to

in

of pressure, so the hard work in school helps prepare is still

them for

certification

a lot of pres-

Weiler warns that there

and tuber-

make

It's

TOO BAD YOU CAN'T DO THE SAME WITH YOUR STUDENT LOAN PAYMENTS.

This

said

are required to get 65 per

exams

NO CAR PAYMENTS FOR

difficult,”

work experience. To be able to work

CPR

Conestoga

is

ing with patients to get valuable

Failure to do so

Friday for

for

and have to be at a work placement twice a week for about eight

Also, they must

Wednesday and

it

cent on

for diseases like the flu

every Monday,

Trish Weiler, the nurse Conestoga, explains how hard for a nursing student.

do so means discontinfrom the program. The placements are at a hospital work-

culosis.

stir-frys

of work,” said Groff. “This this

Weiler.

placements, students are required have up-to-date inoculations

makes roughly 120

lots

is

twice a week.

to

stir-fry

end of the program.

a really good program, but

ments

Failure to

Serving up

optimistic about the out-

“A nursing student's require-

are

work placement

uation

(Photo by Tara Ricker)

stu-

nursing pro-

one of the best schools for program.”

pass.

required to be at a

is

at the

“It’s

most other programs don’t have. A 55 per cent is a passing grade for most classes at Conestoga. For

On

in the practical

crite-

is

seem passionate.

Carolyn Groff, a second-year

well, before they can call

65 per cent

a

Despite all this hard work, inside and outside of the classroom, nurs-

female students so that they’re this big group of women in the same

a networking opportunity for

write

their licence as a practical nurse.

licence.

They must complete other

to

Canadian National Testing Service exam in order to register and get

Conestoga face a lot of obstacles while trying to complete their

practical nursing

Michael Preirsclias College students.

work

lots of

and attend program advisory meetings,” Biedermann said. “The list goes on and on.” Biedermann has worked at the

ordinator in civil engineering for

Biedermann. “I have been working on that for a number of years.”

goal to increase

ogy programs, Biedermann, Jane Cany Shawna Bernard, Ute Ingham and many others have committed

limitations.

it

to the

frustrat-


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Page 6

— SPOKE, October

3,

News

2005

A different By MIKE

BORS

kind of Survivor

Healthy ways

Conestoga College’s Doon campus will be holding the third annual Survivor Conestoga, meant to show

how

students from other countries

All international students are wel-

come

to attend the event, to

be held

on Oet. 6 from 3:30 to 7 p.nt. in rooms 2E14, 2E16 and 2E18. There will be seven different stations set up and students will be separated into seven different groups as they rotate between stations. These include: What you should know about dings and alcohol, which

North

American

a look at

is

with

practices

more open and honest way than

through

they are usually used to

Safety on campus

will

be run

through the school’s Walk Safe program and it is the only event to be

leadership role for international students, said the idea for the event

drugs and alcohol.

on safe relationships will be offered. Abuse, both physical and emotional, will be the main topic of one station. The other station will focus on boundaries within a relationship such as having someone ask you to do something you don't want to do, how to avoid financial rip-offs, dishonesty and

came when

how

prizes

Two

stations

ular of all the stations.

in

and education on cultural

tion

could

come

“We

up.

GEDCKE

you are amazed and his love

where

life

Christ’s forgiveness

12 minutes long.

line is

new

at

for

you and your hope

CCF. Dave Robinson, who volunteers his time once a week to speak to members of CCF, said ultimately the

age those want to provide opportunities for them to meet others so they can

ual’s life than

message of Christianity hope and life.

is

about

"For those who are looking at what life with Christ is like, it’s a

| CO N N EX

belief in

it,"

also pastors

in

it

said Robinson,

at the end.

The bottom

a fun opportunity to meet

it’s

(Photo by Mike Bars)

people."

Pauline Shore, standing, instructs students

guage studies

message

studies every

who in

we want to encourwho follow Christ, we

lems,

all,

if

they're dealing with loss or

God

anything,

can help them.

It’s

good because you can meet more Christian friends who can help you out and it is a good opportunity to learn more about what God has to

encourage one another and the third is' we want to tell the message of Christ on campus, that there is hope and there is truth,” said Robinson.

many

has

hope and

things planned for

“Every

Thursday

last

the

the Sanctuary

and

have a worship night,” said Hewitt, who, as president, plans events, gets everything organized for each

week and contacts guest bands. “On Oct. 13 some people we know from Waterloo are having a bonfire and hotdogs, then the week after

we

are getting the

gym

is

students

current

is

because he at

Conestoga will have a great impact on society and on many people’s lives.

“I think

important to get the

it’s

message of Christ out,” he said. “It grounds people, it gives them morals, it gives them lifestyle and it ultimately

at the

Everything

some

Christ

volleyball or something,” he said.

Christ

Hewitt, a second-year woodworking technology student, said

“Plus,

we might have a movie night and a couple times get pizza and

come.”

them

gives

we

hope.

search for without

to emptiness and answer to finding hope world and in the world to

leads the

is

in this

Expand your horizons with continuing ed

Your voice, your experience, Conestoga’s future!

By JE SS CA BLUMENTHAL

EMPLOYEE FOCUS GROUPS Yoifre invited to help us understand the gaps and create the opportunities as the strategic plan for the

everyone,

we develop

growth and enhancement of services and systems that support

and promote student

satisfaction at

Have you ever wanted to get your boating licence? Or wanted

life

opportunities

classes

for

those interested in acquiring

new

offers

which most people

aware of

aren’t

blowand belly danc-

like boating, glass

ing, stained glass

student experience will be greatly welcomed.

ing through continuing education, said a continuing education administrator.

Gillian Oldfield said the classes

Student Services (Counselling, Disability,

Program Co-ordinators

Peer, Learning Skills, Health Services)

Monday October

Tuesday September 27

10:00 -11:30 am.

Tuesday October 18

Wednesday September 28

1:00 -2:30 pm.

3:30 -5:00

17

pm

3:30 -5:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 19

Alumni Services

Thursday October 20

10:00-11:30

Tuesday September 27

1:00 -2:30 pm.

for people to learn

ing and socializing.

upside to the general interest is

there are no academic

requirements and no marks are

3:30 -5:(X)p.m.

given,

it’s

for sheer enjoyment, she

added.

some

Oldfield said she’s taken Waterloo/Stratford

Campuses Waterloo

Campus, Room D3 -

CE

Monday October 3

Wednesday September 28

9:30 -11:00 am.

Guelph Cumpus -

Thursday September 29

10:30 -12:00 pm.

Tuesday October 4

liaison, Publications, Financial Aid,

,

general

All Staff

3:30 -5:00

pm

Registration

ate All Staff

-

3:00 -4:30 pm,

am

Wednesday October 5

10:30

Thursday October 6

1:30- 3:00

-

noon

pm.

Learning Resource Centre Staff & open to any

and extra

umph

to the class.”

of students return

to try out

a different class since their experi-

ences are so positive, Oldfield

Employee - Doon Tuesday October 25

instructors are so passion-

and knowledgeable about their that it adds a high quality lot

10:30

am

said. -

12:00 noon

She added the

fall

semester has

the highest enrolment rate,

ALL DOON FOCUS GROUPS WILL BE HELD IN ROOM 2E04

is

which

probably due to people being

in

the back-to-school state of mind.

A new workshop

called invest-

ing in real estate wisely has been

Please contact Darcetle Watts (dwatts@conestogac.on.ca) to register for a group today!

well received.

their

The class leaches make the most of

how to home budget.

people

example, provides valuable

mation

infor-

hot real estate mar-

in this

There are a

lot

of practical class-

es that are new, she added.

them is rearing which starts in

One of

the perfect puppy,

the winter semes-

ter.

This

provides

course

little

known information about getting a puppy and what to do when someone decides to make the commitment, she said.

More

classes are starting to split

two

parts, like the

puppy one,

to ensure relevancy to the student,

said Oldfield.

The rearing workshop has a second part called ethics, economics and responsibilities of breeding. It educates people on the issues when breeding dogs.

Most people don’t want

all.

hobby

A8

A Records, Admissions, Information Services

courses and has

interest

enjoyed them

“The

The

investing in real estate course, for

into

3:30 -5:00 pm.

am

Monday September 26

way

about new topics while de-stress-

courses

Doon/Cambridge Faculty Co-Op, Career Services, Recreation Centre,

are a great

An

are practical for

Oldfield.

said

ket.

Conestoga

and how to improve the

of belly

dancing?

Conestoga College.

skills

Suggestions or input on services, student

Some workshops

I

to learn the ancient art

student success

a fun way

the reason he

CCF

at

believes

offer.”

recreation centre and playing

is

life

hang out.” Robinson said helping

night.

Wednesday of

month we get

her English lan-

of college services.

school year, including Bible

this

in

Shore said Conestoga Survivor

become aware

of

meet people. He has a message for anyone considering attending CCF. “Come out and check it out and see what you think about it,” he said. “If anybody is having probto

class.

students to

for

CCF

Cambridge. CCF has three goals for the upcoming year, he said. “First of

give door

station with a

Zach Hewitt, student president of CCF, said it is a great opportunity

and your

Grace Bible Church

said

only 10 to

is

We

between each

grand prize

light,"

it

Bernard. “Each station

a

Conestoga College has a number of clubs that students can get involved in to enhance their postsecondary experience, but according to a volunteer with Conestoga Christian Fellowship (CCF), none can bring more hope to an individ-

make

to

try

Christian club spreads By TIM

dif-

ferences, as well as problems that

most popAt this sta-

leam about sex

tion, students

inter-

national students could use informa-

the

is

faculty in the English

language program suggested

to just say no.

Healthy sexuality

their

in

home countries. Shawna Bernard, a Student Services counsellor who assumes a

to de-stress.

run by the students.

North America.

to adapt to life in

on how

to de-stress

shows students exercises

recreation

their dog,

so

to breed

instead of having

12-week course, there are two six-week courses, she said. Other courses that are broken in two parts are digital photography, pottery, film critic and Jin Shin Do. The most popular courses are bartending. Smart Serve, any of the cooking courses and the motorcy-

one,

cle classes, Oldfield said.

For more information, pick up a continuing education book which can be found

Room

in the

racks outside

visit

www.con-

estogac.on.ca or call

748-5220.

of ext.

3656.

2BI5,


News

SPOKE, October

— Page 7

2005

3,

Septemberfest introduces small businesses MCCORMIC K

By TIFFANY

a life experience."

A With 50 vendors

attendance

Septemberfest trade show provided community with an opportunity

the

more about

There

a variety of

Cindy Trinkaus, an auto parts from Kitchener, said the fair was an avenue for informahelps

public

the

do

learn

Trinkaus said.

24

Sept.

community. According to program director Gabrielle von Pagenhardt, the numbers “definitely increased” from only 32 participants in February. Vendors varied from senior care motivational

healing,

speakers to real estate, music therapy to web page design and pre-paid legal services to literature.

Two-time breast cancer survivor, motivational speaker and author, Linda Ockwell-Jenner, was in attendance to remind people that you have to help yourself. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997 and again in 2000, Jenner wrote A Life Like Mine and

their business

“It’s a

Business partners Leonard Eagle, Business To Kick Butt.

in

Jenner spoke of six steps outlined her book that can be used to face

any challenge in one’s life. Step one is accepting that there is a challenge in your life. This past August was Jenner’s fifth year of being cancer free. She reminds people that anyone can be a survivor.

Daniela Vukobratic, an independent consultant for

Spa Sensations,

motes

just as important as

healthy diet are needed to

and keep

yourself safe.

"People need

work on preven-

to

tion,” she said.

“Early detection

is

key.”

and Marc Jurmans are focused on how

right,

MOLSON

Vukobratic said that

why

is

attended the trade show, to

she

let

the

community know who they are. The Carmel New Church School, an independent elementary school Kitchener,

was

in

also in attendance.

Assistant principal Liz Longstaff said

a different kind of school.

co-op apprenticeship program took part in the first consortium meeting for their cohort this year on Sept. 9 at the ATS Centre.

machining program plus vice-chair. six

for

the

meeting were to outline the expectations of both the consortium members and the program in generas well as to are

make

properly

sure

all

registered

stu-

as

registrations

151

to

how

an it is

not

sure

of

Students are

and they have to have at a Grade 2 education in order

tration

1

be a registered apprentice. Students in the co-op apprentice-

ship program will have 45 weeks of

academic

apprenticeship program works,

you’re

applications.

total

required to pay a $40 fee for regisleast

“If

and had a

on-campus

training.

This

is followed by a one year coop placement, which is not just

on-one learning takes place.

happening outside and get

“Students do very well

in

high

human

resources

at

recognized as a training delivery agent, while the consortium will register students (as is

apprentices)

as

employer group.” The consortium

members

in the

a

representative

made up of

business and trades

industry, representative of those that will eventually

the

program

their

employ members of

as apprentices during

co-op term.

The

students are

re-registered after successful

com-

program with their “ultimate” employer. There are

pletion of the

who they are. “We have fun,” Stirrett

who

Seip,

“What

is

is

the tooling and facil-

he said. “We all have a year’s worth of experience under our belts,

which

will help give

jsense of

what

succeed

in the

to

you (students) a

expect and

how

to

program.”

Thom Pett, vice-chair for the consortium, said he looks for work ethic and attitude in apprenticeship

students.

“You see a

way

ities

really unique about this

lot

of young people

in the

apprenticeship deal,”

“There

is

at is

a

know

a pretty competihe said. “The program is very tough and there is a lot of hard work, but at the end of the day, I think it is time well “I

is

it

tive process,”

spent.”

Polan,

Lome Seip, a member of the consortium, said whatever trade students end up doing, they should cherish

is

also the director of

it.

“Appreciate being a creator," he said.

who

it's

“What you

something

will be

doing

that is a real craft.”

is

in

always something new

discover in the industry and the deeper you dig in, the more you're

to

going to enjoy it,” he said. Scott Watson, another consortium

with you (apprenticeship students) that the placements will be there.”

member, placed a lot of emphasis on the importance of teamwork. “Our projects are so much larger now that teamwork and being able to co-operate and communicate with your fellow employees and customers is very important,” he said. Watson, who is the tooling and equipment manager at Blount Canada in Guelph, said personality and how individuals interrelate to

he

to

others

a crucial element

is

selecting

“There

human

when

new employees. a lot more learning

is

the consorcongratulated students for getting into the program.

tium,

“(In this business)

keeping up, such as a reduction

White said students should have no problem finding placements if they are eligible, flexible and ready

your job to get it out the door and the customer doesn’t understand lateness,” he said. You’ve got to step up.”

and die maker or machine builder and integrator.

www.sewww.org.

lifelong

tool

cian with a co-op diploma, as a general machinist technician, tool

Reinhart, said it takes a lot of ambition to have a small business. “It’s good if you can support them.” For more information regarding visit their website at

the program's workload.

that has

it is

things for free in public.

CompX

by having a good positive attitude and wanting to accomplish something on a daily basis.” Pett encouraged students to work overtime when offered. earn

trade show is wonderful and added there are no other opportunithe

consortium meeting

first

just the technical side, there

an additional 20 weeks of in-class training. Students will eventually graduate as a mechanical techni-

businesses online.

SEWWW

path for committed students.

Conestoga.

at

is

touch

said, “it’s

he said. “You don’t get it right away, you have to earn it and the way to

Greg Polan, chair of

is

what in

most

that

college

an opportu-

to forget

supervisor Waterloo, said this

tium.

“The

it is

for 25

with

Linamar-

limited to

Doon campus.

women

Chassis Group in Guelph, said this type of program is different than

basically a three-way partnership

Conestoga’s

years. Stirrett said

school.”

between students, sponsors (the consortium) and the government,” said Greg White, the chair of trades and apprenticeship programs at

students are required to complete

“They see you, you see them,” she said.

nity for

today that want to walk in and be paid $30 an hour and don’t want to do anything for it, it doesn’t work

members of the consorAfter their co-op placement

to

is charged. Currently Vendorland. which has been running for one year, has 500

Lynn Reinhart, an educational

Longstaff said due to the small numbers of students a lot of one-

nies,”

60

the second year for the co-

people

DancelT has been around

This year that number increased to

is

ideal.

about getting know our name.” “It’s

son’s business $1 18

“There's good variety,” she said. “A little bit of everything.”

1

op apprenticeship program, which last year registered 45 participants.

This

it is

itself

ties to try

in

program and certainly the co-op aspect is the student access to a good advisory group of employers from small and medium-sized compa-

-

the consortium meetings.

and

meetings each year with appren-

apprentices with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

apprenticeship branch. Apprenticeship students will also chose a student representative for

a chair

usually hold about

ticeship students.

1

The primary reasons

They

Longstaff said

show

nesses to get out into the public.

nine students.

she said.

trade

the

excellent opportunity for small busi-

in

Spa Sensations, a Canadian company, was founded in 2002 but no one in the Cambridge or KitchenerWaterloo area is working for it.

Of

added.

more text is a $160. For a one-year personal website of a pertures or

The Carmel New Church School began

what you put

it,”

two years ago when a new addition was

com-

“It’s a safe, loving, caring munity,” Longstaff said.

is

to de-stress themselves.

Longstaff said the school did not really begin advertising until

assistant in Waterloo, said she thinks

“What you put on your body

how

Get Your

to

a first-time business owner posting information on the website the first 250 characters are free. is

Lynda Stirrett. the national director of DancelT International, a fitness program, said the trade show is an

it's

892 and has always been a small school. Classroom sizes with two grades only average about

seven members in the consortium for Conestoga’s co-op apprenticeship-

Students enrolled in Conestoga’s

for business-

If additional information is needed charges are applied. Posting pic-

Co-op apprenticeship program holds By JON

good chance

When

(Photo by Tiffany McCormick)

said her business teaches people

that a healthy lifestyle

and upcoming events

their website.

es to get online,” Pavlov said.

began motivational speaking. As an ambassador for Hope Springs Cancer Centre, Jenner pro-

al,

simply dance

is

it

it."

on

the

dents

set structure to the

Vendorland allows small business owners to post information about

gathered in the Waterloo Recreation Centre, Hauser Haus, to ^.display their product or service to

natural

no

is

ry for small businesses. local small business-

es

to

lasts one songs are

Sergey Pavlov and his wife and partner Veronika are responsible for Vendorland, a free web directo-

more about small businesses. “The more variety the better,”

On

15

moves to the music. "You fake it with a smile on your face," Stirrett said. “Anybody can

salesperson that

time

that

dancing. Rather,

small businesses.

tion

In

played giving participants a variety of musical genres such as Latin and hip-hop.

Waterloo-Wellington's to learn

DancelT

session of

hour.

Employed Women of

Self

the

in

side,

than is

a

personal side and

a

become

a

major selection

point for us,” he said.

Greg White

made

it

said

into the

students

work.

“We

make

will

sure,

working

said. “Part of our job is to help secure those placements. This past year our co-op department secured

more

we had

positions than

White

women “We women

encouraged

is

to

program have the

see

take part in the program. started in

the

two of them

with

young

three

program

year,

last

are presently out there

working,” he said. “So, if you are a visible minority it is not a problem if you do the work."

He said the reason for holding the meeting two weeks into the first semester was to give students a chance to become familiar with the program before committing

who

student

apprentices eligible."

to reg-

istration.

“If students are

we

still

here, at this

best opportunities within the col-

point,

lege system.

mitted to the program because it has been well explained,” he said.

“There were 151 applicants to the program and you were the ones selected,” he said. “Having said that be aware that if you want to stay here, you’re going to have to

work, which won't be difficult if you apply yourself and look at this as a full-time job.”

He dents

said there are options for stu-

who

are having a tough time

figure that they are

com-

White expects applications

for

next year to increase.

‘The word gram,” he istry

is

said.

out about the pro-

“Certainly the min-

and the government have publi-

cized the fact of co-op apprenticeships as another method of obtaining

an apprenticeship, so tors

have helped.”

all

of those fac-


— SPOKE, October

Page 8

3,

Feature

2005

me A fPOOKY HALLOWEEN COfTIIME MEGHAN KRELLER

By

October. Last year she had people offering the

dream

three times the price for costumes

time to get dressed

were already reserved. The selection toward the end of Dysinski October diminishes, She said if someone explained. was to come in a couple of days before Halloween they may be stuck wearing some of the “not-so

For a child, Halloween

come

true. It's a

up, stay up streets

and wander the

late

same

a

is

who

with other kids

share the

goal; to get as

all

much

candy as possible. Unfortunately, the days of trickor-treating come to an end as time goes on but that doesn't mean the spirit of the spooky holiday should free

die.

One

option

up

is

with an want to dress a costume. However,

to rent

those

for

who

inner-child

company more than

still

nice

when people

are satisfied

“This year

seems the horror

it

going

lots

is

be very popular,” “which is mostly

to

of makeup and ‘goring up the flesh.”"

Also,

Supplies in Waterloo, said in order

eople

costume it is best shopping as soon as possi-

o v e

to rent the ideal

to start

September.

guys

a

it’s

restrict-

but for

to,

hit,”

she

co-owrter

of

always a

explained.

Tom

Hilborn,

Maskerade Manor

Cambridge,

in

for a costume, the

more

selection

“We’ve never been completely picked over,” he said.

One problem that occurs in the explained Region. Waterloo Hilborn, is many of the venues don't advertise Halloween parties until after Oktoberfest. So even if people come in to look early enough, they may not be sure of the date the costume is needed. Hilborn predicted that Star Wars going to be a big theme this year

media influences are con-

cerned.

late

“We’ve already sold our stock of light sabers that

said

in

less

little

more

it’s

already have a few

she

"We

it’s

as far as

"People are already starting to in and take a look at our

come

selections,”

the

ing than they are used

women

is

ble.

entire

had

I

we had

ordered for Halloween so

bookings in place for Halloween.” Dysinski said because most people wait until the last minute to rent their costume, it can turn into a bidding war toward the

“With

popular because

cleaned out but we’ve been really

Theatrical

Mavis

dress.

she said.

Dysinski said, done with a simple costume but

for

it's

a big, elaborate

they are going to have.

no time like the present to start planning for this Halloween. Alexandra Dysinski. wardrobe mistress

wear

with their costume instead of having to pick from whatever is left,

genre

is

to

said the earlier people start looking

pretty stuff.”

think fast because, according to the pros, there

an excuse

that

It’s

women

medieval, she said. For

• ••

to

order more in,” he said.

Maskerade Manor has prepared for the hype by ordering

an assortment

of costumes including

end of

movie-quality char-

from

acters

box-office

hit.

“Other that,

than

men

with

general-

anything

like

ly

the

weapon

a

md women

like

thing

that

them look he said. Hilborn said he

retty,”

many

had requests

for

dif-

costumes doesn't like to

use

words

the

“odd”

or

when

“bizarre”

about

talking

Halloween

it

people in

who

space

out of the norm,” he said.

little

He

has had requests for things

like cigarette package and beer can costumes but said they don’t carry them because they would need to order every brand in order to please

everyone.

we had someone who be a lit joint,” said Mavis's manager Marion Brown. Other strange requests she mentioned included a condom and a tampon. Although renting is only one of “Last year

wanted

many

to

options. Dysinski said

it's

a

are a

in

your

closet,”

The costumes

he

said.

two stores ranged roughly between $20 and $60 per day to rent with some exceptions,

gowns

in the

including the period

Mavis and the moviequality Star Wars costumes at Maskerade Manor. As for those who want to make some money off of this haunted at

holiday, Dysinski said in order to

win a contest people should probamake their costume them-

bly

selves.

Staff at

Mavis helped judge

good idea to rent because people tend to want a new costume every

CKCO

year.

interested in the costumes that

“It’s

you

an especially good idea

if

like variety,” she said.

Generally speaking, said Hilborn,

attire.

like

:

(Photo by Meghan Kreller) Mavis carries a large selection of costumes for men including pirates, priests and the ever-popular Red Hot Player Pimp (above) at $40-a-day to rent.

when you

rent

you get a

better

it

the judges

were especially

were

hand-crafted by the competitor. “If you want to win big money you have to invest a lot of time and

money

into

it,”

said Dysinski.

who

would know, being a competitor

quality costume.

“Also,

said

the

contest last year and they

doesn't take up

all that

herself.

(Photo by Meghan Kreller)

Women

love to have an excuse to wear puffy, elegant dresses. The black and gold Renaissance dress is one example of a more

BEFORE THEY YANIfll

elaborate rental from Mavis, costing $150-a-day to rent.

Design contest tackles social issues By PA GE HILTON

Matt Miller, the graphic design

create a dialogue.”

I

Students are encouraged to create

Students

third-year

in

graphic

design are beginning to work on Tshirt

designs for a contest to impact

social

commentary. being held

is

and judged by Unlearn, a local

duces

company

clothing

they

that pro-

hope

will

“Our mission is to provoke The response to our mes-

thought.

sages and designs has been incred-

Abhi

said

founder of Unlearn.

we would

work

Ahluwalia,

“We

interest

important

to

in

dis-

HIV/AIDS and

environmentalism.

The will

contest deadline

Ahluwalia, and

said

is

Oct. 12,

10

finalists

be chosen from the entries and

with

issues

The

will

finalists

designs on display Stores

Toronto

Canada in

at

have the

their

Campus

Exhibition

in

February. Ahluwalia

is

a chal

lenging one because students must

something

design

that

does

not

preach to people. “(It

must) make people think

about world issues,” said Miller. “And it has to look cool.” This is the first year for the contest,

Ahluwalia

great

model

He

said,

and

it

is

a

for future contests.

said the reason

10 finalists

be chosen instead of the more traditional first, second and third will

place prizes being doled out

is

so

thought

said

graphic

ordered by schools will he awarded

more students have an opportunity to show their work in a real, public

$250.

setting.

design students in our community to give them an opportunity to take

some

stereotypes,

awarded $50 each.

inspire conversation.

ible,”

sexism,

lution,

crimination, body image, violence, religious barriers,

The competition clothing design

designs that address issues like pol-

co-ordinator, said the task

that

themselves and

are to

He

students

whose

shirts

arc

award is based on production and an adequate order would range from 200 to 250 units. said the

Unlearn 's creations can be found at Loop Clothing in Waterloo and online at www.unlearn.com.

(Photo submitted)

Unlearn’s clothing designs are meant to provoke thought and conversation, said Abhi Ahluwalia, founder of the company, and

any interpretation

of a design

is

worth considering.


Sports

SPOKE, October

3,

2005

Men’s ruabv team caotures By JON YANEFF

The team

lost the first

of the season

Conestoga’s men’s rugby team first win of theseason

earned their after

manhandling

Auks 35-6

(Lindsay)

Memorial

Field

Fleming

the

at Bill

Struck

Cambridge

in

two games

3-5 to the Fleming

(Peterborough) Knights and 27-8

Seneca Sting, so the win in opener shows the Condors determination to battle back during the short, six-game to the

the

home

season.

Sept. 24.

The victory puts the team’s record to -2, one game under the

is

.500 mark.

three

Rookie Jon Young led the team by scoring three tries for a total of 15 points. Other tries in the game

their

came

Alex Brubacher and Andrew “Dewie”

isn’t

Ball.

Grizzlies

1

Two

1

from

veterans

players

left the

injuries

including

bruised

foot

Wykes with

and

game

Ball

with

with

veteran

So

far this

season Conestoga

team games, but

the only

game

Mohawk Oct.

play

after

against the

Mountaineers

their next

1

to

until

game

Oct.

15

against the Georgian in

Barrie.

a

Russ

a concussion.

Veteran Joel Hussey has played for the Condors this season, making two converts after tries and w'ell

kicking three penalties.

Coach

Jeff Desruisseau said he

is

pleased with his team’s play after the first three

“We

games of

the season.

improving with every game and it shows with our team’s continuity,” he said. are

Clockwise from top

left:

Wykes runs the ball during the Condors 35-6 win over the Fleming (Lindsay) Auks at Bill Struck Memorial Field in Cambridge Sept. 24.

Veteran Russ

Veteran Alex Brubacher waits to catch the

ball

during a throw-in against the

Auks.

The Condors

try to bring

The Auks Don Alexander

down an Auks

kicks off to the Condors. Alexander

converted on two penalties

Andrew

Ball

runs the

ball

player.

for the

down All

Auks’ only six points of the game.

the

field.

photos by Jon Yaneff

— Page 9


— SPOKE, October

Page 10

News

2005

3,

Three awarded scholarships EVANS

By LEE

eyes,” she said.

Three

Throe young adults from the with awards of excellence scholar-

worth $500 each for their

ships

achievements both

school and

in

high school graduates,

awards

scholarship

Brunch

Holiday Inn

held

Cambridge

in

of

Canadian high school, be active

in

volunteer work, academic

church and

studies, the arts or their

be outstanding

in their

school com-

munity.

from

submissions other leaders

community

the

in

and

teachers

to

Once nominated,

students had to

submit an essay describing their interests

plished pianist.

She received the

Buddy Award

her school for her

Chapter

and

Canada,

The

Waterloo Caribbean-

support the awards

all

guaran-

not just by accumulating

...

are amazing,” said

He complimented

Canadian

Congress

Women,

Black

of

the

Waterloo chapter.

models

in the

meet

to

their goals.

be fortu-

will

Brown

nate to have Rori

as a stu-

dent starting this January

the

in

general arts and science program.

heard about the awards in

“I first

my

doing

a

had two days

She had

English teacher

on

presentation

Brown “and

I

only

to apply.”

from her

to get a letter

and from her financial

teacher

on the committee had

tears in their

the

in

John

is

and

currently attending St.

math and English

will continue throughout next

summer

in

a duet with his

sister,

a

in

high school

order to maintain the

Women

Black

will

looks on.

leading to further studies toward

English

becoming a high school

University.

teacher.

Channelle Martin graduated from

being involved with a dance team

known

as D-Tour,

led to being the choreogra-

pher for the Bluevale, Eastwood

and Waterloo Collegiate hip-hop

dance teams.

Benedict Catholic Secondary

St.

School

Cambridge where she

in

received an honours average in her

She

final year.

YMCA,

the

Salvation

the

Elmira

and

Army

District

Community

for

Living.

to

become

will

John as he pursues a three-

year program

child and youth

in

Bennet encour-

aged the young people

in the audi-

ence to never give up.

“Keep your dream

dent council as treasurer and public

courage you.”

relations representative.

in

her

of recommendation. Her pub-

speaking

lic

atti-

strated

presentations

in

Cambridge

were demon-

skills

at

and other

city council

when seeking fund-

organizations

ing for programs while working as

youth

worker

recreation

Fiddlesticks

at

Neighbourhood

Association in Cambridge for the past six years.

development services, eventually

it,”

she

anything dis-

let

Bennet thanked everyone

Martin displayed a positive

letter

"and don’t

your

alive in

said,

a

Fanshawe College

home

Father Lead the

soloist Aileen

her third year and worked on stu-

her school counsellor w'rote

with United Skills linked program,

Queens

at

heart and keep working at

tude and was a joy to work with,

the

After singing

Way,

w-as also selected to

Ensemble. John has been actively involved

program

attend the leadership retreat during

He also sang with several groups, among them the Bluevale Singers, the Chamber Choir and the Boys

Association is

be attending Conestoga College in January, accepts her award while Chloe Callander of the Congress of

Rufus

recipients,

no stranger To applause,

her essay.

ing in biology,

men

One of

and

Brown

(Photo by Lee Evans)

who

Rori Brown,

planner, and then quickly prepare

Louis Learning Centre for upgrad-

even the

be a dietetic

to

with the community volunteering

didn’t have access to a computer,

that

is

John, sang a moving rendition of

which

Conestoga College

so the letter was handwritten, and

was so moving

2001. Her goal

standing ovation.

community and encouraged them

“Last year, one of our applicants

it

and

technician.

on

the students

their success as role

Jamaica,” said

of

volunteered for the

Foundation

Natasha John, and they received

Marcia Smellie,

member

committee

has

The Prayer

after

get from the kids

Brown Epilepsy

the 30-year-old Caribbean

August from

we

stu-

money,” said Noel Richard, chair of

how

letters

working with

to

dents with severe disabilities.

teeing your future by self develop-

ment

at

Operations Christmas Child since

“Success means being able to in life,

dedication

in

the

in

communities.

in their

as outlining their future goals and

the cost of their education.

young accom-

an

also

is

of

achieve your goals

and achievements, as well

they are contributing towards

studious and a determined

Awards, The Congress of Black

youth

nominate students they thought should be considered for the award.

in

Women

Association of Waterloo Region.

and churches requesting written

School

described by her

is

school counsellor as hard working,

woman who

Notices were sent to area schools

“The

Indian

Association, the Chloe Callender

In order to qualify for the award,

sports,

West

order to foster excellence

Sept. 25.

each student had to be attending a

Cambridge

Region

the

at

Resurrection

ot

Kitchener, she

post-secondary

the

to

Canadian Association of Waterloo

the

Awards

annual

fourth

Excellence

received

during

graduate

directly

The

three recent

all

A

Catholic .Secondary

school the recipient plans to attend.

Brown, Channelle Martin

Rori

and Rufus John,

health sciences.

in

the schol-

arship awards, which are then paid

in

communities.

their

money toward

contribute

community were honoured

black

levels necessary to obtain a degree

local cultural organizations

for

com-

ing out to “celebrate our youth.”

MP Karen Redman was

Kitchener

on hand

to congratulate the winners,

acknowledging the contributions youth from Caribbean and black

make

heritage

to positive ethnocul-

Waterloo Region.

tural relations in

Also on

hand

Witmer,

MPP

Waterloo,

who

awards since

was Elizabeth for

Kitchener-

has supported the

their inception.

Background music during

the

event was provided by Traces steel

Martin has been accepted into the

drum band,

led by Joe Lovell.

Conestoga gives students unique opportunities By

TODD RELLINGER

important to go back and get that last credit,” said

Conestoga

College

ranked number

1

been

has

for the past seven

it

and

is

it

Farhood.

Apparently

station

employers

didn’t

mind, since he was offered a job

Conestoga’s greatness goes back to

after attending

AM

Scott Farhood, a former student in the

broadcasting-radio and tele-

vision

program, says Conestoga

has stood him

in

good

top

as the

He was

had some tough breaks with other stations. But

I’ve really

here at

found a

DAVE

FM.”

radio

was

he has been

from the colsuccessful

in at

Conestoga. never really thought

In

was

in

1994, he

1995 a London, Ont.

1290 CJBK/

all start-

BX

93 FM,

afternoon drive.

(Photo by Todd FteHinger)

Scott Farhood, a

FM

Dave

style,

Brantford

job

Farhood decided at

CKPC

1380

in

and do the afternoon

the

received and the jobs

“It

extremely

education 1

I

have gotten.”

KOOL

1090/105.3

came

YOUR FM

his way. in

“Conestoga gave

me

world and hands-on

Waterloo

This position gave him the

them

voice

as

well.

This

sales

an

on-air

personality

and

that

needed.

I

It

skills

gave

the experience to

real

me

move

from station to station without any

difficulties.”

Farhood

start

learning the ropes of being a sales

representative, said the college

representative.

gave him hands-on experience and let him be creative.

an end and he once again decided

But

to

drive for a couple of years.

After the station decided to go to

an all-talk

with

am

I

both worlds, keep his creativity as

brought him on board for the mid-

to leave for a it

and

group

109 to Oldies 1090

using the knowledge he obtained

“I

CHUM

AM

ncwsgathcring,

it

well and

allowed him to have the best of

and the name changed from

electronic

tive.

to perse-

BRTgraduate

to officially graduate lege,

had

me

served

to be at

said.

hired Farhood as a sales representa-

vere.

station,

where

DAVE FM."

here at

Conestoga College,” he

opportunity to write commercials

laid off.

course,

98.5

what would be an exciting radio

first

home

a

was happy and proud

and got into radio sales which

intriguing offer

career.

After the

needs one

to

he did for two years before a more

started

from Toronto bought the station

still

OLDIES

at

FM

that

Scott Farhood,

Even though he

ed

weekend overnight guy.

However, he

home

and make a

to quit

“1

satisfied

He went back

then promoted to week-

it

months

five

career change.

at

station, a

end mornings. Even though

stead.

found

difficulties.”

only

for

Farhood decided

station at the time, hired

gig only lasted two years, “I

1990,

in

The Kitchener

109.

40 radio

him

Conestoga

any

After working at the Brantford

isn’t.”

years but a former student thinks

the early 1990s.

station without

guess

“I

“Conestoga gave and hands-on said

Farhood.

experience to

me

skills that “It

needed,”

I

gave

move from

world

me

the

station to

good

change

The

real

all

place

lie

Farhood

come

to

calls

is

home, where “1

with said.

asked

if

he would ever go

now

the

lie sells

had some tough other

“But

leave his selling position Farhood said,

jobs

DAVE-FM

radio space.

breaks

things must

stations.

upstart

When

back to being a DJ on the radio and

stations,” I’ve

really

put

“There are things about both 1

like and dislike. I’ve really

in

a

lot

of time and effort

towards the sales end of

it.”

“The perfect job would have

come up ing,"

he

for

me to

said.

to

think about leav-


1

News

SPOKE, October

— Page

2005

3,

1

Oktoberfest

going to the dogs By DARRYL TAYLOR

The pageant

If you’re

tive

looking for an alterna-

crowded

to

Oktoberfest,

festhallen

then

this

Kitchener-

the

Walerloo Humane Society may have just the event for you. part of Dogtoberfest 2005,

expert

board of directors.

Bonkink

celebrate Oktoberfest, taking place

ty-

425 Bingemans

One of the funds

raise

goals of the event

is

to

visit

a possibility

from Oktoberfest royal-

“We’ve

asked

picture

taken

with

There will also be carnival

Society’s general operation costs,

games

such as housing and feeding home-

cookie hunt, ball dunk,

animals and the spay-neuter

less

for the

pets,

obstacle

teeter,

Elizabeth Bonkink, head of community relations and fundraising

competition, in

Society, said

they are preparing for about 200

dogs, but

may

see

many more on

Sunday. “I

have a feeling that

be a

lot

it’s

going

more than 200,”

to

said

Bonkink. “I imagine everyone who has a dog will stop and go, ‘Oh .”

tor

must

pull a

style

agility

Frisbee

and an Iron Dog which the competi-

toss, barrel rolling

K-W Humane

the

including a

course,

program.

for the

the

that

Dogtoberfest queen,” she said.

K-W Humane

for

is

Oktoberfest queen drop by to have her

Circle Dr., Kitchener.

said there

Dogtoberfest will be graced

with a

a.m. to 4 p.m. at

1 1

Park,

training from and Train, and

Wag

Gerry Mills, president of the executive Kitchener Rangers’

that

Oct. 8 from

dog

in

Kitchener’s

Bingeman Park’s Fall Fair, is a new way for our four-legged friends to

Bingeman

be judged by

will

Ross, a widely recognized

Ellie

wagon loaded with

varying amounts of weight.

(Photo by Chantette Timpertey)

with something to

commem-

Each two-legged receive

By C HANT ELL E TIMP ERL E Y

participant will

an official Dogtoberfest

just bring in a

Students dreaming of someday

may want

to

keep

The Word on the Street festival in mind for next year. The festival, held in Victoria Park

is

sort

many books on your

“Then you don’t have to spend any money.” Agla also talked about how publishers were present to talk to people who may be interested in being

while Bingeman Park will provide

Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.

bring their

Bonkink.

standard Bavarian fare, bratwurst

speak,” said Agla. “It just

many

and sauerkraut, for the owners. For more information on

There were more than 500 things to see, including exhibits by local and national publishers, literacy organizations and writers’ associa-

for

dog

activities that are

with their dogs,”

said

“Unfortunately, there aren’t

out there.”

The

highlight of the event will be

the Dogtoberfest pageant in

which

dogs can don costumes and perform tricks.

Dogtoberfest, contact the K-W Humane Society at (519) 745-

5615,

or

visit

www.kwhumane.com.

on Sept, 25, is a promotion of books and reading that is held on the same day every year across the country

Kitchener,

in

Halifax,

sponsored by the Department

It is

Canadian

of

Heritage,

Webcorn

and

books.

Vendors lined up across the park, each with their own tent, selling books and holding fun activities for kids. There was face painting, reading groups and games. A CKCO stage had been set up various poets

for

guest

read

to

their

Local celebrities like Janine Grespan were

works.

CKCO’s

speakers,

Record’s

Carol

Jean-Marie

“We

have children’s authors to

own books

alive, so to

makes

it

a bit more tangible and reachable

(My

favourite

and seeon

who

ing kids

some of

ty-aged students.”

sponsoring a you can

is

Sparks

power of the written word, showcase authors and provide an atmosphere that families can enjoy. Lillia Solis, a mother of two who was a volunteer reading to children ple the

at the

reading

embrace

”My

you’ve ever read a

reading

is

important, and that

they read they will learn

“I’m sure

if

conference on

.Sept,

23,

sponsored by the Canadian Welding

The goal of a

forums, being held

in

series of

Montreal,

Edmonton and

Halifax,

needs and direc-

tions in areas such as technology

human

resources,

and development

and global competition. “We have so many different

Tam

C.

Nguyen

things

is

a tremen-

word. “I

used to think that the book was

dead,” said Penwick. “People said, ‘That's

it,

it’s

post-literate society,

no more reading,’ but is

this is

proof

not the case.

It’s

and well.”

The

festival is held

every year on

Sunday of September

the last

in

tured in your head,” she said. “It

opens your mind, makes you use

thestreet.ca.

welding industry

at the

Doon campus.

country, but said he

said

new

there

each city. More information can be www.thewordonfound at

some input. The woodworking centre at Conestoga College was host to an

training, research

if

you’ve ever read a

are

development,

Penwick thinks

dous energy around the written

more and

book and then watched the movie, it ends up not being what you pic-

the trade are having the chance to

to discuss future

volunteer co-ordinator

think the festival teaches kids that

try

is

Jean-Marie Agla,

to

about everything,” said Solis. “I

The Canadian welding industry is some changes and people in

Kitchener,

is

learning.

in for

Association.

it

kids like to read, and learn

nology

all-day

to kids

engineering and information tech-

give

fun.”

it’s

book and then watched ends up not the movie, being what you predicted ...”

she thinks

tent, said

message

the biggest

fly for

HANC O CK

By MELISSA

show peo-

alive

year, so

this

festival strives to

to stretch their imaginations.

the

the perks.

“CHYM FM book swap

because

to books,

as a goal for teenagers to universi-

positive that that

Kitchener has seen yet, highlighting

are -getting turned

and new ideas about everything.” Agla said the biggest gift people can get from reading is being able

said

otherwise

part is) seeing the public,

and

Kitchener’s

volunteer,

who

of great energy here.

Jankowski

Agla,

a

would not get recognition. He thinks the message to kids is that a book should be fun. “I’ve worked with some great

explore more, and have

event this year was the biggest

Second-year student Kellen Allison is in the early stages of building a drink cabinet. He says it will take him most of the first semester to complete the project and he will be giving the cabinet to his grandparents as a gift when he is finished.

exposure to authors

The

well

volunteer co-ordinator,

work

Gordon Penwick,

said he likes that the festival gives

as

as

other reporters.

at

a daily basis a lot more.”

if

Kumon

Hard

your creative side of your brain on

volunteers,” he said. “There’s a lot

published.

The

tions.

Transcontinental,

(Photo by Melissa Hancock)

she

said.

events and activities they can do

difficult

of neat

shelf,”

geared toward their pets. “People are always looking for

She said it’s owners to find

learning.

because you always end up with so

2005 button bearing the slogan GueMUTTlichkeit, while each dog will go home with a tiny alpine hat. Hounds House Cafe will be selling dog pretzels and other treats,

look, something for dogs to do’

is

book and pick up

another book, which

being published

orate the event.

hobby

favourite

Literary festival brings opportunity

But regardless of who wins, Bonkink said, there will be no losers, as each pet and owner will go

home

whose

Solis reads to her daughter Adriana,

Lillia

Each sector of the welding indushas a need, Nguyen said. There help centres

throughout the

would like to forming one centre of expertise so if someone had a problem it would just be a matter of picking up the phone. “There's a need for it,” he said. look

The

at

series of travelling forums,

Canadian welding technology roadmap, will be completed and recommendations taken to the steering committee by November. Results of the forums will be circulated and final decisions will be

called the

planned

to

be made up of

CEOs

of

the industry.

Retired

welding

researcher,

Hugh

teacher Kerr,

said

and the

Canadian welding industry needs to join with other trades, such as the auto industry, to develop better

communication.

“You

make a

can’t

joining

car without

Kerr

everything,”

said.

"Everything you make has parts.”

Other countries, such as Japan, have developed and joined with other trade industries, he said, and in

doing

so,

have been successful.

Enabling technologies encourage success.

to join will

“If you're not proactive,” he said,

ideas,”

presented to the provincial govern-

“you just stay

a professor of

ment by a blue ribbon committee.

it

in

doesn’t rain.”

your

tent

and hope


9

— SPOKE, October

Page 12

Entertainment

2005

3,

Put on your lederhosen SONSER

By JASON

With Oktoberfest

around

just

many people are gearfor some good, old

the corner,

up

ing

Bavarian celebration.

Running from Oct. 7 to Oct. 15, number of things that young and old can do, there will be a

whether celebrating

their

German

heritage or just looking for a

Kitchener- Waterloo.

Anyone who goes out and participates in one of the numerous during

work and you will get tips,” he “The tips are where you make your money, and if you become a waiter or a bartender, the more

most

loonies

Oktoberfest,

however, knows it’s all about having one heck of a good time and enjoying a sausage-on-a-bun with

working during all of Oktoberfest Concordia Club.

executive

the

director of Oktoberfest, said those who run Oktoberfest try to keep

on top of things

terms of pleas-

in

who come

ing those

out to cele-

brate during the festival.

Blundell said

being held

some of

the events

at the festhalls this

are being carried over

including

years,

year

from past

Rocktoberfest,

and

Retroberfest

Hip-

Hoptoberfest.

He

1

heritage and

learn

my

It’s

many people look forWhere you

time of year

ward

The

to all year long.

get together with friends,

hang out and probably drink until polka sounds good. It’s Oktoberfest. But what happens to the people who want the friends, the fun, all of

Black

in the

is

Forest Band, which will be playing for all nine days of Oktoberfest at the

I

can’t serve

appealing?

this

year during Oktoberfest

at

91

.5

The Beat’s Hip-Hoptoberfest event.

On

Sept.

12,

Kitchener

the

at

Memorial Auditorium, The Beat

is

hosting approximately 2,300 people in what

is

basically the largest

urban concert to ever go on during the history of Oktoberfest.

The

event,

which

now recognized

is

time

as

an

starts at

7 p.m.,

for the very first

actual

accredited

Oktoberfest Inc. event, said Sandra Henein, promotions manager for

9

The Beat. “This means we

1

.5

be patient,” he said. Richtarch said if people do go out to Oktoberfest, he advises

Waterloo

them

and

work

during

Oktoberfest. love

it,

to be honest.

folk music, for one, so

I

love

you go

if

to

Concordia Club and hear my dad’s band play, his music is party music and when you get a good party going, you can’t not have a good time.” the

Richtarch said he has worked as

boy

a bus

Concordia Club

at the

during Oktoberfest for the past five years and hopes to be a bartender or waiter this year.

you -put

the time

and

effort in,

the bartenders will appreciate your

to be smart. “Try to either hop on a bus or take a taxi. Try not to drive there

are

now

part of

10-day period,” she said. “So anything that goes through Oktoberfest Inc.,

their website,

which

is

seen

around the world, their event listings, Hip-Hoptoberfest is now considered a part of it.” Henein said Hip-Hoptoberfest is a unique event during Oktoberfest because something like it has never been done before. “Oktoberfest is such a German, polka, Uncle Hans, traditional event. to

We’ve introduced

diversity

different ethnicities and a different age range,” she said. it,

“Kids

that

were never really

Oktoberfest are

now

thinking

into it’s

pretty cool and are trying out different events.”

make someone

or carpool, or

the

designated driver, because that helps out security big time,” he said.

Rocktoberfest will be held on Oct. 9 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Queensmount arena. Hip-

Hoptoberfest will be on Oct. 12 at K-W auditorium. Retroberfest will be at Bingeman’s on Oct. 7 the

from 7 p.m. until a.m. For all event and festhall 1

ings, visit www.oktoberfest.ca.

why

Last year Hip-Hoptoberfest fea-

Henein said there are also the City of Kitchener,

The Beat

is

Henein.

doesn’t think people will expect the event to be much different from last year, because last year ly

knew what

to

no one realexpect from the

ing what the concert

who

This year people

event will

the

are attend-

watch

Moka

Only of Swollen Members, Shawn Desman, Divine Brown, Maestro and the 2004 Rhythm of the Future winner Lori Nuic. Henein said they feature only Canadian acts at Hip-Hoptoberfest because they support Canadian as

much

as

they possibly

can. to support the

growth

of Canadian talent and that’s why we do have only Canadian artists,” she said.

“We

also have the winner of our

Rhythm of because

them

“Everyone walked

in not knowwas and a lot

of people don’t really care about the headlines and any of the acts,

they just want to get into HipHoptoberfest,” said Henein.

“We

have lineups of people who don’t have tickets waiting outside the doors trying to sneak in the night of the event,” said Henein. “We get every sob story under the sun from people trying to win tickets.”

“We want

the Future talent search a great opportunity for

it’s

to excel in their career,” said

Henein.

“We

give

She said

year a lot of people who have just turned 19 are dying to get into the event and have a good Oktoberfest experience. this

“We’ve also noticed a

lot

of

older people, people in their 30s

and up,

who

are calling the radio

station trying to

win

tickets,” she

said.

away $20,000

to a per-

Another good thing about the event

“So by rewarding them

beer, said Henein.

time

we

at the

start

end

playing

song and we have them on and they can open for Maestro and put it on their their

stage

resume.”

The event

is

also

Auditorium because

held it

is

at

the

a part of

is

1

through the doors. this year they also have a VIP section and they are randomly giving away VIP tickets on the

She said

air, instead of just the regular four packs, which allows the winner of

the pass access to the Heineken music lounge. “It’s going to be a raised stage on the side of the main stage with couches and they’ll have raised

access to see the performers,” she said.

Molson has brought

Heinckcn music aspect of

in the

their

be

“It’ll

room and people

like their

own

living

there are only about

who

will

“We told our announcers to tell people calling in about the event to keep listening for details and basically just got people to create their own hype.”

,000

edition

Hip-Hoptoberfest beer steins that are given away every year for the first 1 ,000 people

40

have access to that

is

Henein said all these things set the bar a bit higher this year when

compared to last year. “We’ve added more acts and a songs

lot

this year of the performers have hit

that are currently all out

on

Henein said. As the years go by, Henein thinks the buzz about Hip-Hoptoberfest will just keep getting bigger and the radio,”

bigger.

“We

purposely didn't release the

names of the performers year because

who’s coming,

it’s

it's

right

away

not

about

about

Hip-

Hoptoberfest,” she said. Advertising for the event was featured on the sides of buses in

Hip-Hoptoberfest, like last year, a win-to-get-in only event. Tickets are up for grabs numer-

ous times throughout the day on 9 .5. You just have to listen for the cue to call. 1

If

you

Beat

are unable to listen to

all

tickets they are giving out at in-bar

promotions.

“You can go

into any of the local

bars and see what nights

Avenue,

in

Waterloo, will be doing

draw to give away tickets. The Beat also gives away tickets

a

their

at

live-to-air

ets will

lucky

if

didn’t it

for a

mention anything month,” she

said.

the

“Last year people lined up for the event at 6 p.m.,” she said. “I have a funny feeling people will

be lined up early on in the morning or even the night before to get in early.”

She said on the night of HipHoptoberfest they might be giving

away

some of the the front of the

extra tickets for

calls

“We

to

idea.

blues as well," said the promotions manager. This year the smoking area outside has been opened up and is now

about

getting

Auditorium early would be a wise

early.

Hip-

you are one of the

winners,

tion started getting tons of

about

The

be given away.

Henein said

people waiting

asking

at

Revolution on Fridays and the Pour House on Saturdays. As well, any time they are live on location tick-

mid-August and buses were only out for a day when the radio sta-

Hoptoberfest said Henein.

Molson

be there to give away a pair of tickets,” she said. Travel Cuts on University will

“Heincken music does a lot of tours and promotions with bands and we’re working with house and

phone

The

day long, there are other ways to win tickets. Henein said Molson has some

VIP room.”

this

son each year for studio time so they can make a CD,” Henein said. ol their studio

we

who come

Other then the performers and a few other changes, Henein said she

and Kardinal Offishall main performers. ing

which 91.5

a part of as well, said

event.

their

“Last year

ple through.”

limited

2004

remember

to

licensed, she said.

tured In Essence, Keshia Chante as

Rhythm

Divine Brown, Meastro and the of the Future contest winner, Lori Nuic.

had problems with people going in and out. So now the capacity is more and we can allow more peo-

amount of

“It’s

Moka

Shawn Desman,

be one

will

said

diversity the concert brought last year, which was the first time The Beat held HipHoptoberfest.

(Internet photo)

Last year Kesha Chante entertained people at 91 .5 The Beat’s Hip-Hoptoberfest event. This year people will be watching Only,

list-

she was speakfng to the president of the Oktoberfest festivities, and he was impressed with the

artists

the Oktoberfest festivities over the

and tell them them and tell them to

Steve Richtarch said he looks forward to taking time off school to come down to Kitchener-

Oktoberfest, but there’s an actual waiting list and things get really tied up.”

don’t

the

during

I’ve got to be polite

Concordia Club.

Those people have a chance to enjoy something a little different

drink until

but

like

Club

“When I’m behind the bar, a lot of people think I’m the bartender and they tell me to serve them.

Richtarch’s father

want to the chicken dance seems

things,

festhall

Oktoberfest.

Richtarch said.

tips,”

Oktoberfest Inc. has accepted us with open arms,” she said. “Anyone can open a festhall and say they want to be a part of

those

a

money with

The promotions manager

that time of year again.

and work with

to deal

at

Concordia

Hip-Hoptoberfest By STEPH BAULK

how

people

money

decent

It’s

people adds up

and you can make some good

“If

said those under the age of

my

dad’s in a band.

“I

Blundell,

of

that

tips, that

and that’s how you make the big money.” Richtarch said you really get to

at the

“It’s part

and toonies

leave behind as

ing in kinesiology, said he will be

sauerkraut.

Larry

said.

part, non-alcoholic. Steve Richtarch, a second-year student at Brock University, major-

good

excuse to party. .According to the festival’s website, the Kitchener- Waterloo Oktoberfest is committed to social and economic vitality of

festivities

can only get into family and cultural events. He added there will be more than 23 family and cultural events going on which are, for the

line as a

at

reward for getting there

“Those are the diehard

fans,” she they are waiting that line they deserve some-

said.

“And

long

in

if

thing extra.”


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3.

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is

the day

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too literally though as they are

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of normal. Lucky day: 6

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is

a second-year

journalism student holding fate in the

palm of

his hand.

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— SPOKE, October

News

2005

3,

Come

on out and sign up for a team By NICK CASSELLI

equipment centre

The weather

is

pation for sports

changing, anticiis at

a fever pitch

and the wait is finally over for all you Conestoga intramural junkies as your long-awaited fix has arrived.

Early

fall

returned to the rec

is

mint condition. “For a season filled with intensity and heated rivalries, it's easily worth the $30 team bond,” said in

Justin Kuss, a player on the

men’s

defending championship ey team.

hock-

term intramural sports,

“I just

hope there

ball

more compe-

is

including slo-pitch and touch foot-

tition for us this year.”

are currently underway and more competitive than ever.

players returning from last year’s

Kuss said there are

ball.

“This year should be intense considering

players

all

the talent and athletic

out

there.”

said

Scott

Feddema, a touch football captain. “It would be nice to see all the

at least five

undefeated team and he

confi-

is

dent they will capture a third consecutive ball hockey

The season

for

title.

all late

term sports

kicks off on Oct. 17 and any fans

teams be as competitive as our

wishing to check out the heated

team.”

action of men’s ball hockey

Feddema claims he has and

blue chippers

team of hopes other a

teams will provide some high-spirited matchups.

Although

intramurals

have

already started, registration for late

term intramural sports such as coed volleyball, men’s basketball,

hockey and ice hockey will open on Oct. A $200 cash bond is needed for any team signing up for ice hockey this season and a $30 cash bond is required for men’s ball hockey, coed volleyball and basketball for use of the gym, ice rink and other facilities and equipment. The cash bond will be returned to the team ball

1

captain following the season,

if

the

can do so

rec

the

at

games on

centre

(Photos by Brandon Walker)

Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30 to

Toga!

6 p.m. hockey games will be held

Ice

rink

the

in

the

rec

centre

at

on and

Tuesdays, Wednesdays Thursdays from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

while co-ed volleyball games are

on Wednesday nights from 7

to

1

p.m.

And any

fans

who

are craving a

hoop action can take in basketball games on Tuesday’s from little

4:30 to 6 p.m. Students who are interested

Conestoga Student

Sept. 22 Toga Party students getting into the of the event by dressing up. Clockwise

was a spirit

hit,

with

Inc.’s

many

from

right, Laszlo Hepedus, left, and Roland Smith designed togas out of garbage bags. Brent Smith was the winner of a DVD player for having the best toga, and Kevin Rogers

and

Jillian

McClelland show

off their inventive

costumes.

in

putting a team together can call the rec centre for details or pick

up a from any of the bulletin boards around the campus. registration sheet

jostons

VISIT THER1NG

DESIGNCENTER

Tuesday & Wednesday October

1 0%

Off

“I

8 th & 9 th *1

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Foyer Inside Door #3 Deposit: $25.00

Reminder: To gain

access

any

to

facilities at

Intramural Sports

Good Luck To The Golf Team In

Their

Upcoming

Tournament

Starting

Ice

Monday October 24th Tuesday October 4th

Hockey: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4:30 - 6pm

Fee: $200 cash

team bona

Ball Hockey: Monday & Thursday 4:30 Fee: $30 cash team bond

-

6pm

Co-ed Volleyball: Wednesday 7 - 10pm Fee: $30 cash

Women's Home

Fastball vs.

Recreation Centre at 5:00

Durham

Home

pm

team bond

Thursday October 6th Basketball: Tuesday 4:30 -6pm Fee: $30 cash team bond visit

the Rec Centre for more info or to sign up

desk.

748-356 5

Soccer vs. Redeemer

Recreation Centre at 4:30

Rec

pm

Wednesday October 5th Men's

of the

Centre you must present your student card at the front

Varsity Sports

Registration: October 1st- 17th

the

Women's Home Soccer vs. Redeemer Recreation Centre at 4:30 pm

ext. 3565 posted daily Recreation Centre Hours

Activities

Monday

-

Friday

am

-

11:00

7:00

pm

Saturday & Sunday 7:00

am

-

8:00

pm


Sports

SPOKE, October

3,

2005

— Page 15

Head-to-head: An off-season of change will lead to excitement Cup, and forward Cory Stillman. But those two have been replaced by Sean Burke, a proven NHL goalie, and forward Vaclav Prospal.

Once

Brent:

Lightning

the

an obvious choice. Khabibulin back-

is

Although stopped

again,

Tampa Bay

to the Stanley

Cup, the experienced and often overlooked Sean Burke and returning goaltender John

GEDCKE and BRENT GERHART

By TIM

Grabame

the Lightning net.

Flyers will run

petitive.

Up

game

parity this year, as

1

1

will

be

of the 15

teams have a legitimate

eastern

shot at playoff action.

The defending champs, Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed their barrage of all-star forwards, while

Philadelphia

the

Flyers

more firepower upfront plement their already

to

added com-

The Pittsburgh Penguins, who have been basement-dwellers in their division since the 1990s, have added a plethora of talented for-

Tim: In the Atlantic division, the

away with

the

title.

have Peter Forsberg, Simon Gagne, Keith Primeau, Sami Kapanen. Michal Handzus and Mike Knuble, but where they really shine is- on defence. They have not one or they

front,

two,

but

six

potential

all-star

defencemen, including new additions Mike Rathje, Derian Hatcher and Chris Therien.

“There

tend home-ice advantage

the

in

is

no arguing, the

Boston Bruins are the front-runners

in

If

DIVISION

Tim: In the northeast division, I look for the Boston Bruins to win the division in a tight race with

the Toronto

Bruins,

Maple Leafs. The coming off a division-

best

103-point season, have added defensive stalwart Brian Leetch and centre Alexei Zhamnov. Zhamnov could be a first-line centre on most teams, but with Joe Thornton already in

are

much hope in Dominik Hasek that they may have set themselves up for a disappointing season.

In the

2003-’Q4 season, the Detroit Red Wings took a chance with the goalie nicknamed “the dominator” and only got 14 games out of

Zhamnov

place in Boston,

will

play on the second line,

phis team can put four good lines on the ice, and has Calder Trophywinner Andrew Raycroft to man the pipes.

Brent: There

is

no arguing, the

Boston Bruins are the front-runners in

the

northeast

made

Bruins

division.

the northeast during the

off-season already

The

plenty of moves, in

and

favourable

extended an

Pittsburgh

Penguins hit the jackpot with phenom Sidney Crosby and continued to overload their offence with

John

LeClair,

squad.

Icing

two top-notch scoring lines, which Joe Thornton, Glenn Murray, Sergei Samsonov and a second-year superstar, Patrice Bergeron, Boston definitely packs a punch. And, with depth forwards such as Dave Scatchard,

Shawn McEachern and expert face-off man Travis Green, to go along with an impressive core of defencemen, the Bruins are a safe bet.

SOUTHEAST DIVISION Tim:

In the southeast division, pick to win the division is

Mark

Recchi and Zigmund Palffy who will all join Calder Trophy finalist Ryan Malone and the magnificent Mario Lemieux. The Penguins also added more firepow'er on defence with Sergei Gonchar joining already offensive-minded defencemen such as Ric Jackman and Dick Tarnstrom. If newly acquired netminder Jocelyn Thibault can avoid injuries, the Penguins could finish on top in

at

Ray

little-known

(who?)

will

have

to

Emery

carry

the

There

absolutely too

is

talent for the Senators to fal-

The addition of Dany Heatley will give Ottaw'a a more superior team and plenty of heart, something ing

the

As

playoffs.

for

the

Montreal Canadiens, the need for proven depth, especially on defence and a refusal to sign a major freeagent

may have them

taking a back-

The Habs may have acquired centre Radek Bonk and speedy defenceman Mathieu seat this year.

Dandenault, however, w'hile other

second-yearjournalism student

CENTRAL DIVISION The Nashville Predators team look-

Brent:

are a young, fast-paced

ing to take advantage in a wide-

open central division. With the crackdown on obstruction, the Predators will surprise

many and

will

and forward Paul Kariya will flourish on a team with fellow speedsters Scott Walker and Steve Sullivan. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun is a top-notch netminder and will continue to do wonders for

Tim: Detroit has been a powerhouse in this league for many years, and no team is going to dethrone them with a defence led by Markov and Kimmo Timonen. Detroit

Their forwards,

loaded.

is

by

Datsyuk, Steve Yzerman and Robert Lang are experienced and talented. Nicklas Lidstrom and Chris Chelios lead a betler-than-average defence core, and Manny Legace will fight with fed

Pavel

Chris Osgood for the startipg goal-

will take them.

be the most improved, but the Dallas Stars will continue to lead it

tender position.

into the

The

new NHL. With two

may

excel-

it

Boucher will continue to give goaltender Marty Turco plenty of support in their own end and manwell.

Marian Hossa, Bobby Holik and Greg de Vries to a lineup that

made some noise in the league during the early going last season. Goaltender Kari Lehtonen is still young, but could become one of the league’s premier goalies this year, and if he falters, able-handed

Mike Dunham

is

there to take his

Tim:

Western Conference was dominated by powerhouses the Colorado Avalanche and the Detroit Red Wings. However, recently, teams such as the San Jose Sharks and the Calgary Flames managed to become more competitive. With a salary

NHL,

cap

the

now

in

competition

is

place for the

even

closer.

The 2003-’04 Stanley Cup finalCalgary Flames made a few

changed much since then.

who

ers to not be considered a playoff

offence

backstopped the Lightning to the

team. Forwards Gary Roberts, Joe

lineup changes, but Brent:

still

My

pick

may come

as a sur-

many, but am going with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Teemu Selanne is back in Anaheim, and is joined up front by Sergei Fedorov and Petr Sykora. The major addition to this team comes on defence. Scott Niedermayer, one of the most steady and reliable defencemen in the league, signed on this year. In goal. Jean-Sebastien Giguere has prise to

shown

I

that

he can be a top goalie

in

the league.

boast a

remains intact and the Edmonton Oilers hope acquiring

the

pacific

The Mighty

division,

will

NORTHWEST Brent:

DIVISION

The Vancouver Canucks

are favourites to once again lead a

very

return

to

being a respectable franchise and challenge for a playoff position. The Ducks have plenty of talent and depth at most positions, but a glaring lack of scorers at the

left

be a problem.

tion will

wing If

posi-

Giguere

can re-acquaint himself with the form he displayed during the 2002’03 playoffs, the

My

Tim:

will

fly.

team

surprise

is

Brent picked them to

Nashville.

win

Ducks

their

and while

division,

I

don’t think they can accomplish I

think they can

do have

but they

Vokoun

last

is

make

a

playoff

not great,

all-star

Tomas

in goal.

WESTERN DISAPPOINTMENT Brent: Without a doubt, the St. Louis Blues are on their way down. Although the Blues were forced to trade their

defenceman Chris Pronger, defence remains in decent However, with a few

condition.

St. Louis is filled with and fourth line players up front and may not be able to give goaltender Patrick Lalime enough offensive support. This could very well be the year the Blues miss the

exceptions, third

the

past,

WESTERN SURPRISE Brent: Although they will not win

spots. Their defence

pacific division

could only be a lack of proven depth that hurts the Stars on offence. As for defence, Sergei Zubov and Philippe

the

western conference champiThey have a good combination of youth and veterans, speed and grit.

that feat,

PACIFIC DIVISION Brent:

last

onship.

charge into one of the

lent first lines,

In

of the

latter part

regular season, and went on to win

Ducks of Anaheim

the franchise.

age to contribute on offence as

conference that could surprise fans and make a run to the playoffs is the Atlanta Thrashers. In the offseason the Thrashers added

improved over last year, and so has Minnesota Wild. Nothing much has changed from the western conference champion Calgary Flames, and the Colorado Avalanche battled the Canucks all of last season for the division crown. This is going to be a tight race. I am going with Calgary. They were one of the top teams the

teams made moves to improve, Montreal did not. Canadiens fans may have high hopes, but their hopes are only going to be taken as far as goaltender Jose Theodore

more than impressive squad. The Vancouver Canucks high-powered

are Nikolai Khabibulin,

Tim: What a division. The Edmonton Oilers have greatly

the

The Florida Panthers have added too many proven NHL play-

Gone

Ducks.”

Tim Gedke,

help anchor an underrated defence

shot then

to be in goal with

Cloutier.

Defenceman Danny Markov

Ottawa has a great winning, but if he falters,

to form,

the Atlantic.

EASTERN SURPRISE Tim: My pick of any team in

mark continues

Dan

back

ists,

hasn’t

am

during the

place.

Tampa Bay. They won the Stanley Cup last time around, and the team

I

Morrison centering Todd Bertuzzi and Markus Naslund. With second and third lines also being an offensive threat and a solid mix of defencemen, the Canucks will contend for a top spot in the Western Conference. The only question

possibly contend for a top spot- in the Western Conference.

improved

include

my

changes and an influx of slowclutch-and-grab defencemen such as Hatcher, Rathje and Therien, Philadelphia could run into penalrule

snipers

may come as a

pick

ter.

The Flyers have plenty of firepower, however, with the new

The

“My

surprise to many, but

Vancouver has one of the in hockey with Brendan

front,

him, due to injury. He hasn’t played a full season since 2000’01. If he can stay healthy and get

Brent:

Brent:

troubles.

the playoffs.

team

that

They

Ottawa.

season of will be placing so

to their last

think

I

much

third- yearjournalism student

ty

best lines

Michael Peca and former and Hart Trophy winner Chris Pronger can help captain Ryan Smyth lead the team back to

team disappoints

any

they always lacked, especially dur-

NORTHEAST

Up

Norris

EASTERN DISAPPOINTMENT

the north-

Brent Gerhart,

centre

going with the Mighty

team.

east division.”

wards, including rookie sensation Sidney Crosby, and will look to playoffs.

inexperienced, but constantly improving, defence and lead the Panthers into playoff contention.

play

stellar line-

up.

an

compared

ATLANTIC DIVISION

is filled

with an up-and-coming cast of young guns. Goaltender Roberto Luongo will continue to backstop

Tim:

After a year without the great

the

ship to a Panther team that

will continue to solidify

Canadian tradition on ice, the NHL is back in action, and the Eastern Conference looks to be very com-

The name of

Nieuwendyk. Jozef Stumpel, Chris Gratton and Martin Gelinas will bring plenty of talent and leader-

talented

northwest division.

playoffs

for the

first

time

in

26

straight seasons.

Tim

can see Colorado dropping first line of Joe Sakic, Alex Tanguay and Milan Hejduk will be stellar, but talent drops off significantly from there. David Aebischer has been decent in goal since the retirement of Patrick Roy, but nothing sensational. Although Rob Blake is still on the blue line for the Avalanche, losing :

I

off this year. Their

Adam

Foote,

minded defence.

a

solid

player,

will

defensivehurl

on


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