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Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

38th Year

— No. 10

Job hunting? Career services can help By STEPH BAULK Are you freaked out about

find-

ing a full-time job after gradua-

ly trying to stress this

What about a returning student looking to make some money over the summer?

prepared.

tion?

you

under the “poor stuneeds to make money” category, then the job fair at Conestoga College is the place to If

A

sappy

little Vincent Register, a Grade 6 student, has a taste test of sap from a maple tree to check the quality. He was helping to gather sap the old-fashioned way in a sugar bush near Chesley, with buckets and a horse-drawn sled. Six hundred gallons of sap were collected, which, when boiled down, pro-

duced 60

litres of

tasty

maple syrup.

Tech survey

to help

college next year By JON YANEFF

college e-mail system, with 85 per

ed enrolment for next year. They

cent saying they did.

project the

Conestoga’s information technol-

Gibson said the survey was an

ogy (IT) services survey, which was held Feb. 22 through 26, received its largest response from any online poll the college has con-

excellent tool to ensure they are

ducted.

The survey was advertised on

the

college website and sent via e-mail to

all

full-time student accounts,

where 952 students completed the 38 questions on the survey. It also provided several recommendations to help with IT services’ annual budgeting process.

The survey was three years ago

last

and

done on an annual

held about

will

now be

basis.

Richard Gibson, chief officer, IT services, said they were impressed with the responses because in the past they received about

300-400

responses to a survey.

couple of reasons factored into the high results,” he said. “Making the survey available “I think a

online

made

it

easier and quicker

and three IPod Nanos were given out as prizes. Three random students were selected and they get to pick the colour of their unit, what they want engraved and a presentation will to handle

be held for the students

in the

CSI

offices.”

initiated

make

to

it

easier

for

employers to come on campus and meet Conestoga students. The job fair was originally supposed to be held in mid-March, however, because of the strike it was postponed until April 19 and 20. It will be held in the E-wing of the college from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sara Free, a career services officer at the college, said this year the fair is for any student looking for work, whether it is after graduation or during the summer months. “It would be suitable for someone looking for a job after they graduate and it will also be suitable

ogy semester fee ($107) per semester, which gives IT services

fair.

work or any

$1,273,300 a year. Including the

mation technology and business and

requirements,”

college’s contribution ($200,000),

April

money

nity services

for project and group

individual

project

said Gibson.

The software demand and to be

titles

in

most

increased in the

open access labs are AutoCad, MasterCam, Solidworks, Inventor, Simply SPSS, Accounting, CanTax, SAM, Corel Draw, Macromedia Suite, Dreamweaver, Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop and Illustrator. IT services will also increase the open access seats by adding more computers and disk space quota and will purchase licences and implement off-campus access to appropriate software. There will also be increased supervision with more monitors to reduce the amount of game playing and noise in the open access labs. They will review the cleanliness of labs, printer reliability and paper availability and status of staplers and punches. Gibson said he was happy with the recommendations given by stu-

responses with while 904, Waterloo and Guelph only had 27 and 19 responses respectively. It

ful

students used the

For the past three years the college has hosted the job fair, which is something career services has

(5,500) semesters and those numbers are multiplied by the technol-

dents.

how many

be.

meeting the needs of students. “We want to ensure we have the appropriate computing resources, such as the software that’s required

According to the survey, the Doon campus had the majority of

asked

number of students who be enrolled for the spring (600), fall (5,800) and winter

will

fall

who

dent

(Photo by Lee Evans)

“I think

we had

responses.

several thought-

Very few weren’t

helpful,” he said.

He

said technology

fee revenue

is

enhancement

based on the project-

left

over from the previous

year ($143,469) and direct

money from

IT staffing and software

licences ($913,493), $2,530,262

is

to IT services for the 2006/07 academic year. Gibson said he was impressed

available

who

with the number of students

have taken advantage of wireless Internet in the college. According to the survey results, nearly

45 per cent of participants said they had used the wireless Internet service, which was implemented in October in common areas throughout the college, such as the learning resource centre and the Sanctuary.

“I’m really happy with the wire-

CSI

less at the college,” said

president

Andrew

vice-

Mercier.

“I’m

ecstatic we’re getting that type of

technology cuts

access labs. will

at the college

down on take

and

this

the use in the open

We are hoping their

laptops

Student Centre and get

students into

the

homework

for

someone

summer job,” There

is

is

is

engineering, infor-

health sciences,

commu-

and biotechnology.

“The job fair is an opportunity to go up to an actual person who works at a company and hand them your resume and talk with them, which is always better than sending it out in cyberspace and hoping (an employer) gets it,” she said. Free said the turnout for the job fair is generally very good and she is hoping this year it won’t be any different, even though it was delayed because of the strike. She says she understands it

is

there’s

no travelling involved

should make

it

it

easier for students

to attend.

“So before class or in between you know who you are

be

important for students to consider,” she said. “It’s

always better than going up

company and asking them

a

to

what they do.” The guidebook booklet

a

who

for the job fair

career

together with

services

employers

the

all

is

put

are attending the job

fair, their

contact information and a description of the company and the posi-

The book handy research

tions that are available.

makes

also

for a

tool.

Because of the

strike,

some

attending employers had to cancel,

so an updated version of the

book

is

available for pick-up in

the career services office.

Free encourages students to go to the career services office to have

resume looked

their

over.

“At this time of year students

make an

we can

appoint-

something up before the fair and students can come in and get the guidebook as ment, but

set

well,” she said.

To set up an appointment with Free students can call her at 7485220, sfree

ext.

3340 or e-mail her

at

@ conestogac .on.ca.

“E-mail is always good. Students can give me a couple of days that are good for them and I can get back to them and confirm a day,”

she said.

Students should bring a resume

appointment so Free can give it and see what experience they have. to the

them advice on

“If a student has never developed

a

busy time for students but because

to

is

and also looking at the guidebook so you know a little bit about the company you are interested in is

usually need to

she said.

year

“Showing up is great, but being prepared with a good resume that has been looked at and critiqued

looking for a

a theme each day of the

April 19

20

just

resume before

a

I

suggest they go

our career services website, where we have tip sheets, or drop by the office and pick up a few to

sheets to get a sense of

how

to put

together in a basic format so

we

class, if

it

going to see, it will take a student two minutes to introduce him or

can go through a resume, change things and alter things and make it really great,” she said. “The appointment generally takes about

herself to a

few

ers,” said Free.

different

“A

employ-

student proba-

bly isn’t going to be interested in

a half hour.”

60 employers, but maybe five or six. So I really hope the change

attending the job fair are really

all

done there.” Gibson said other than wireless, IT services will provide PCs to the Student Centre to be used for dropin use. They will be paid for

on campus so students can be here and still get a bit of job hunting

through the technology

done.”

fee.

Free said in the past there have been a lot of students who show up for the job fair, but what she’s real-

isn’t

going to destroy (the job

too much, but like

I

fair)

said before,

it’s

Free said the employers excited to have students their

resumes because

whole reason they’re

who

are

come with that’s

there.

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— SPOKE,

April 10,

News

2006

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Job

Conestoga College

questions answered by

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What has been your

best or

always go on a job hunting

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“At this time of year students

random students

make an appointwe can set something up

sure they’re connecting with the

summer, so you might just be

before the fair and students can

employer.

right place at the right time,” said

come

But because the employers are at students can talk to them and sell themselves on why they would be a good employee. “Because it is a job fair and it is an opportunity for students to go in and talk to employers, if you were to see something in the guidebook that looked more like a full-time position and you’re real-

Free.

company but you’re searching for summer or part-time employment, I would

or were just unable to meet with a

always encourage students to talk to that company anyways,” she

career services

said.

well.

and get the guidebook as

in

the college

not like a career

There’s

fair.

sort of a subtle difference

between

a career fair and a job

A career

fair is

more

usually

fair.

for finding out

about positions or for an employer

we

generations,

the road.

“A job

together and socialize.”

Andrew

to educate people about what they do and potentially get resumes

down

get

Chipperfield,

second-year

management studies

make

“You never know, people go on vacation and the company may need to cover a good portion of the

has to be that extra effort to

worst Easter experience?

all

or

ment, but

It’s

family,

site

always

in the paper, but there

look

usually need to

well,” she said.

“Each year with

convenient

fair

focused on

fair is really

where they have positions and they want to meet you and they want you to apply.” the jobs

Free said the job to students

was 10 and my mom dressed me up in a little bunny costume and

fair is beneficial

because a student can

ly interested in that

If

you

fair,

in the

are unable to attend the job

career services also has thou-

sands of jobs posted yearly on

their

website. Just click on the job posting link on the career services

page,

enter

the

web

username,

careerservices and the password, '

usearch4jobs. If

you are

a graduating student

career services officer, but would

help

like

your resume, open during the

with

summer and

is

to all graduates as

“I

showed me

off to all of

Mechanics underappreciated

my It

family.”

Danielle Dyce, first-year

recently that

my and my

I

received

my

life as

gave out

car rolled through

brakes

general arts

a red light and into the intersection.

and science

I it

had

was

n’t

“Last year

we bought a

pihata and the whole family

came

was a

lot of

all

over,

to

fun seeing

of them.”

my

thank

Murphy

opposite direction just perpendicular to

my

Cautiously

I

continued to

to a local garage

make

where

I

was greeted with a warm smile from one of the mechanics. I I

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disabled vehicle.

explained the situation feeling like

third-year robotics

Eric

lucky stars since

morning and there wasany traffic coming from the early

my way

it

Josh Vince,

“I

was only

the scare of

my

was discussing

ailments with

spend travelling from one place to it is remarkable how much

another

mechanics are taken advantage of. Certainly, the comparison between doctors saving lives and mechanics

may seem

cars

fixing

slightly

the triage nurse in an

emergency room. As the mechanic escorted

extreme to most, however, do we realize the amount of trust we put

my

four-wheeled counterpart into

in

the

mechanized operating room

(Photo by Eric Murphy)

mechanics.

They tend

to

multi-ton

these

pieces of machinery so that

we can

continue to so non-chalantly place

always work on Easter.”

and up onto the hoist for its examination, I paced back and forth sipping my complimentary coffee,

Sayed Ashraf,

anxiously waiting to hear the prog-

seats

and

how uncanny it was how much we depended on

speed

to get to

doctors and mechanics and

People have relied on mechanics for decades yet they continue to get

nosis.

second-year accounting

I

realized

work they

We

sit

all

the

do.

in the waiting

room

as a

loved one receives a needed blood

“Having the egg hunt the morning

in

was always

fun.”

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we

transfusion just as

sit

in the

members

family

the

Sales parts

in in

high rates of

at

our next destination

work and unnecessary procedures.

end of the “dipstick,”

and groan about the

length of time

we

wait for our cars

be looked at and we sit in disbelief when we’re told the reason for

to

being called “grease monkeys,” a

our mechanical woes

derogatory comparison to a dumb,

haven’t changed the

baboon

dirty

needed

scraps.

The

oiling

of the

Guelph, looks for a parts directory.

We moan

short

owner

True Center Garage and Auto

safely.

front office as our car receives a

overdue oil change. Arthritic and damaged joints are replaced with new and improved replicas as are aged and worn parts on our vehicles. With the amount of time we

travel

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in the

Justin Fitzgerald,

because we

parts for

10 months. Last but not least we complain about our bill, unkindly

number of

trying to barter for a better price as

up car

actions of a small

is

oil for the last

mechanics have unfortunately painted this group of hard workers as crooked cheaters trying to overcharge for minimal non-trustworthy

if at

a flea market or garage sale.

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ever think about the

snow dripping

into

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SPOKE,

— Page 3

2006

April 10,

Prime Minister shouldn’t hide

from the media Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes Canadians have no

know when

the federal cabinet

is

Under previous governments, cabinet meetings of ernment were announced

room

side the cabinet

right to

meeting. the federal gov-

advance and reporters then gathered out-

in

to question ministers as they entered or exited

the meeting.

Harper and his cabinet met in secret March 28 and, as reported by Canadian Press (CP), a national news-gathering agency, in a March 28 article, extra

House of Commons

from trying

journalists

were present

security

to discourage

snap photos or ask questions of the Prime

to

Minister and his ministers.

Although journalists are now unable

to question ministers outside

cabinet. Harper claims he will be available to

answer “questions of

substance.”

Former prime

ministers, including Jean Chretien, allowed ministers

to

speak to the media

it

allowed them to speak their minds and communicate through the

scrums.

in

It

wasn't detrimental to government

-

media with the Canadian public.

The Conservative

media

will be

The Conservative Leader of

Commons, Rob

Harpee

party defends Harper’s decision not to announce

the meetings, saying the

the

improved by the

Government

Nicholson, appeared on

April 2 and gave an example to illustrate

House of

the

in

To

iRves

MeoiA,

The

In

restriction.

The

CTV’s Question Period how the media could be

‘alone’ star state

improved.

He

said

when

accompanied Harper on

journalists

Canadian troops

visit

in

vest Harper wore.

Harper was again criticized

With the recent

his recent trip to

Afghanistan, a reporter wrote a story about the

week for wearing the same khaki vest Cancun with Mexican president Vicente

last

to the international summit in Fox and U.S. president George Bush, both who wore crisp white shirts. Media claimed it showed his inexperience, but Harper’s staff counter is shows how trivial the press can be. The Liberals and the NDP side with the media, saying when the

As

the

Prime Minister so well-known for insisting on government

accountability. if

Harper doesn’t seem to be living up to

his

own words

problem.

when

Conestoga College.

was

However, there was one thing that

I

would take a

trip to

I

This small

By

restricting all

about an hour outside of Dallas

CP

hustle and bustle of the big city.

restricting the

media from outside the

news, not just what he deems

cabinet, he

is

is

quoted

in the

saying “the public respects a government that has

its

article as

act together

comes down and stands in front of a microphone.” To some that might ring true, but to many Canadians it looks

before

Harper and his

MPs

have something to hide.

now wants

approval on communications leaving their offices, including

ters to the editors sent to

Harper might think he’s improving the media, and by doing

If

move

to hide the facts

it

really looks like

so, is

a

from Canadians.

needed

he wants accountability, he needs to be the leader he claimed to be

to

my

was get away

hopped

plane for the Lone Star

Things seemed bleak

though

it

trip

and

it

isn’t that

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and telephone number

name

of the writer. Writers will

contacted for verification.

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and the heart of Texas. But.

mentioned, seeing the sights and

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was content enjoying

the 25

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weather, sitting by the pool and

enjoying a cocktail, while here in

that there is

is

never a schedule to follow.

if I

talked to while

I

sounds wasn’t really part of my plans. I

trips

there.

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any restau-

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them what

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chose.

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greatest thing about travel-

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and

and your

street signs

by yourself

a mall

lunch or dinner

trip

has been scheduled so tight that

southern Ontario

was just

it

nasty, with freezing rain

I

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think this

plain

and snow.

was one of the most

didn’t even have time to blink and

relaxing vacations

enjoy myself.

long time.

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the

could be the making of a

really boring

McKinney

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east,

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looked as

my

up

knowledge of which way

the

at the

my

was

browse

by yourself.

Landmarks,

necessary assignments in and I

wanted

actually sleeping in and

there

for.

after getting settled into

just started to drive.

all

I

all

make

attractions to

how much more you see and need to pay attention to when you are

and

part-time jobs. However,

did panick about getting

ning of the

during the election, and allow the media to do their job.

Letters are

I

completed before

newspapers.

improving the image of his government. What deceptive

let-

for.

I

from the schoolwork and rushing to

Furthermore, Harper has also limited ministers, since he final

like

to the noise

That’s the exact vacation

looking

it

worth going down

hotel and picking

city is located

and wasn’t close

futile.

Immigration minister Monte Solberg

many

the trip

But

you ask?

he will not allow journalists to ask questions after a cabinet meeting.

little

weren’t

McKinney,

Why McKinney

Texas.

at the

decided that

didn’t have this

1 actually got to do everything I wanted for once. I didn’t have to ask permission from a group if

going with a group of your friends.

I

I

did what

I

then so be

reading week though; travelling by yourself can be Just as much fun as

During our reading week

I

enjoyed

did learn while being off on

end of February

is restricted.

much

learning going on around

Conservatives only allow for press releases and not scrums, democra-

cy

Obviously

strike taking

place there hasn’t been

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April 10,

Feature

2006

‘Scoring’ the perfect creation By CHANTELLETIMPERLEY easy to

It’s

with

fall

through the cracks

hobbies when your

certain

project goes awry, but

make

cut can

a stained glass project

Stained glass

is

a practise dating

Europe. It was most often used in church windows, and according to thestorefinder.com, many believed that creating beautiful things ages

to the gothic

would God.

in

man’s soul closer

lift

to

Sara Spencer, a new resident of

working with stained glass for close to two years, designing window panels and has been

Breslau,

cool, and they can be llattened out

background can be You don’t want to

bumpy. The

“Too many is and won’t allow the

pattern,” she notes.

image

to

jump

break,

or

making

when

piqued

her mother started making

stepping stones for her yard with

broken pieces of scrap glass and cement circles. It was a family tradition for everyone who came to the house to make one, and when they were done they were put in the garden.

To begin a stained glass project, you first need to make two to three copies of the pattern you wish to

difficult to replace

it

fix.

When

she finally gets

all

screech as she presses the edges of the pieces against a grinder and

down

to

fit

around her

Cut the pattern along the

lines

before gluing them to

carefully

your pieces of

Layout

glass.

is

You try to use as much of one sheet of glass as possible, important.

making sure your

to cut

enough room

to leave

lines.

Glass cutters are used to score the you will use to break the pieces apart. They have a wheel that runs along the lines in the glass that

surface of the glass, and oil inside the

wheel

helps ease the

cutter

across smoothly.

Spencer is designing a tropical customer and uses a blue

end product

the

if

gives the artist

more

control .over

more

old-fashioned lead method.

A product called solder,

a combi-

nation of 60 per cent tin and cent lead,

is

used

to

still

is

tropical fish panel, she

two weeks

to

complete.

Spencer finds designing with stained glass to be a better alterna-

the

home.

weld

40 per

the pieces

of glass together. It sticks to the foil and is applied with a solder gun, reaching temperatures of 700 F. Temperatures hotter than that can cause the glass to get too hot and

through, but

“I like letting light

1

you can still have privacy without making it too find with stained glass

dark in the room,” she says.

She also likes that she’s able to do something that suits her personallowing her to work

ality,

own

at

her

pace.

Her

favourite part

is

being able to

continue doing one thing and never get bored.

endless possibilities

“It’s

That is the most difficult and time-consuming part of any project, she says. When the pieces fit just right she grabs a string of copper foil and wraps it around the edges of each piece of glass. The method of stained glass Spencer follows a more modem one called the copper foil method, which came about in the middle of the 20th century. It the finished product than the

use.

the

background pieces cut, Spencer puts on a pair of blue overalls and carries them to the back of her office closet. There is a loud

shaves them

it

later

tive to regular glass, especially in

out.”

can also cause the piece to be too heavy and eventually crack or It

centerpiece. in

main

alter the

says, has taken nearly

and nightlights. interest

it.

“Lines are important within any

smaller projects, like cardholders

Spencer’s

around

fitted

piece.

distracting

pieces.

fall to

back

one wrong

plete the centerpiece first so that the

keep an open mind

if

you

to create pat-

terns yourself,” she says. “You can choose from hundreds of colours and textures of glass.” The largest project Spencer has done so far was a Haida mask she

The

strangest request she

says

was someone asking for three large panels that would not be used in windows. The woman who asked for them wanted to put them on a mantle as pieces of art.

“Most stained

glass

3-D piece or not

that’s not a

Spencer

is

able

to

flux remover, but soap and water

The the cost of a project depends on the length of time and

will cause oxidization.

the supplies needed. 5)

As Spencer goes

to cut a long line

across her sheet, she explains that

you can only score the glass once because the glass will split off

wrong

feeder lines or crack the

way.

She

pulls out a pair of pliers used

enough in and it cracks the wrong way. She has to redo it a glass isn’t brittle

certain

spots,

couple times

until

she gets

right.

it

Geometry and carefulness two

presses the solder gun to

three small projects in a week, but

crucial

components

are

to creating

$120 or more

larger ones costing

take two or three weeks.

Stained glass

is

a

hobby Spencer

the solder, there’s a sizzle and the

says she plans to continue for a

pieces blend together.

long time.

before they

It’s

not long

“When thought

to break the glass, called grozers.

The

As she

can be washed off with

started doing

first

I

it

would

it

I

just be a hobby,

but when I started selling it I wanted to turn it into a business,” she said. “There may be 100 people doing it, but in 20 years I want to be as good as they are.”

Anyone

interested

more about into

in

learning

hobby or looking

the

having a piece made for holi-

a piece.

days, birthdays or personal use, can

“(Stained glass) is a very tedious hobby,” she says. “You have to use creativity with your patterns. It’s

contact her at 745-9676.

all

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about symmetry.”

Equally curves

important

in the design.

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are

Since

f.

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2)

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a

of

a separate

broom

Take a medium level when you get started because it challenges you 4)

class

grozers,

more.

called nippers.

Keep scraps because they

When doing panels for windows. Spencer says the key

Use

levels.

smaller verthe

safety

courses that offer different

and will break

sion

wear

and dustpan for cleaning up glass shards because you don’t want it trailing el.sewhere in the house. 3) Find a glass shop with

be carved into the surface

Always

I)

glasses.

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lines, it’s not po.ssible to

is

to

com-

for

complete

cut.

It

and textures

for a

the foil, but

black.

of glass colours

window.”

sheet of glass for the water background. The flat side of the glass should be the side that is

after

Spencer has a wide selection customers to choose from.

anyone want stained glass artwork

rippled

must be removed

(Photo by Chantelle Timperley)

put in a

is

or in front of light like a

face and helps the solder to stick to

doesn’t turn the solder

her binder of

Sara Spencer’s home. They are available designs for anyone interested. of

she’s gotten

fish for a

it

window

She had to make the pattern herand it ended up being close to 100 pieces.

lamp,” she says. “I’ve never had

so that

the

self

Spencer pins all her pieces down on a piece of corkboard and makes sure they won’t move, and brushes on a glue-like substance called flux cleans the sur-

in

in

ellry.

window

It

included

hang

made for her dad, who lives in the Yukon Territory. It was a two feet by two feet circular Haida mask that she made from a piece of jew-

shatter.

with a wire brush.

(Photo by Chantelle Timperley)

Butterflies

come

in

handy.

(Photos by Chantelle Timperley)

Above, Spencer’s tropical fish took close to two weeks to complete, which she designed for a friend in Sault Ste. Marie. Pieces of paper with the measurements were used to cut and fit the background pieces around the main piece. Below, the finished panel will be put in her customer’s bathroom window.


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thing from sausages and apple

frit-

then go home,” he said. “But on a

sunny day, they stay longer and say ‘well. I'll come back to get that,’ then eventually get tired and go home without buying anything.”

Although the town of Elmira has it was the destination of many more on Saturday, April 1, as the town held their 42nd annual maple

ple,

syrup

world.

Every year on the of April people

Saturday

first

come from many

places, both near and

cele-

far, to

brate the start of spring,

and

to cel-

ebrate the sweet, sticky syrup.

maple syrup. The sweetness reminds people that it’s getting

"It's it

close to spring so they

come

Elmira to see

said

this,"

all

to

the

mayor of Woolwich Township. Bill Strauss. "Woolwich is known for a lot

of agriculture, and that's what

maple syrup

between 80 per cent and 85 per cent of vendors come back to the festival year after year.

Many

is.”

The chairperson of

the festival,

Doug McLean, said it’s quite obvious why people come to the festival year after year.

said

of the booths are

church

festival.

The event is in the book of Guinness World Records for the largest maple syrup festival in the

of

McLean

groups

The Guinness record rently

stands

Elmira

in

she said.

"It's

didn’t really

our

first

know what

time,

and other volunteers from maple syrup-covered popcorn, Kool-Aid and maple Hill

the church sold

sugar

treats.

"Our church

decided

to

sell

snacks instead of main food," she said. “At noon hour, everyone was

we

eating their other food, and n't sell

very

much

did-

during that time.”

McLean said the organizing team encountered one major problem early on in preparations for the event.

“The biggest problem we had was convincing people that we need some new volunteers to come

out.”

syrup to thousands of festival-goers,

attendance. Above, festival-goers

who

have never been to the fescome because they hear how wonderful it is from other peobefore

tival

ple and are curious as to

what

it is.

"They wonder why so many peowould come to one small town

ple

for a

day

said.

“The reason

in

turned out big time.” Bill

they

come

see what’s going on. There

is

to

Cummings,

one

of

who

decided to offer his services

when

he found out the event needed help. “I found out from my church (Trinity United

Church

Kitchener)

in

needed volunteers and a lot of people from the church already do it,” he said. “It’s fun because there that they

are a lot of people here.”

The weather of discussion

is

always a key topic just under

kinds of food to eat in the mall,

10 C, with the sun rarely creeping

buy and see, there are toy shows and dog shows and the antique show has gotten to

through the clouds.

be a big deal.”

nasty,” said Strauss.

there

are crafts to

Megan Timmerman, the University of

Guelph, said she first

time because her friends told her she should.

“Kids

at

school said

it

was

a big

“My we ate

event and a lot of fun,” she said. favourite food

was

of fudge.

And

lots

the fudge:

the back-bacon-

on-a-bun was really good as well.”

One of the major attractions of the Every year, there are more than 100 booths set up in festival is the mall.

the

downtown core

selling every-

Festival

is in

the Guinness World Records for the largest such event

ago

try their

at the 36th

hand

at

annual

festival,

in

which had 66,529 people

the in

sawing a log the old-fashioned way. The event

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he said.

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Jean Hill was helping sell food for The Church of the Good .Shepherd. “Our church is doing a fundrai.ser,”

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However, McLean said the actual

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team to achieve this since 1978 Montreal Canadiens. And, they have done this with numerous injuries in their ranks.

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of

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he has a blistering shot from the But,

when

it

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Ottawa this year, you can’t look over Emery. In a year where backup goalies seem to be turning things around, he was > a rookie goaltender who little was expected for

be

from.

be

critics.

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has since silenced these

Since the injury to Hasek in the Olympics he has had a 12-3-2 record, taking over the position.

Veteran centre Smolinski was one,

a line that

and fonner enforcer Chris Neil became a major contributor on the power play. Antoine Vermette’s amazing speed and ability to score .short-handed is something that is often underrated and overlooked this season. Rookies Chris Kelly and Patrick Eaves have been great as well, especially stepping up on

Spezza,

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this sea-

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to

number

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that time

move on from

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is

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Miikka proven he

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on

retribution

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pletely perplexed and

placed

and are well on

Dominator, Ottawa’s early postseason departure is impending, but,

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team on a mission and will be granted to Calgary after they were one disallowed goal away from ki.ssing the most prestigious trophy hockey has to offer. Lord Stanley’s Cup. Canada’s hope for the cup lies within Calgary, so if you are in fact foolish enough to bet on a Canadian team, go with the sure This

Ottawa’s time to shine and

-

to

high-pressured games and will take

contenders.

win the biggest piece of hardware in the league, the Stanley Cup.

accom-

the life blood of

is

bet.

first

(goals against average) of

task for opposing teams to

playoffs.

Goaltending

liant goaltending, the eighth

2004

run of 2004, during which he

posted five shutouts and a dazzling

Emery has some

fan vividly remembers, led by bril-

the

All the pieces are in place.

Cup

in the past six post-

the me.sh will prove to be a difficult

2004 and 2002 seasons,

Habs upset

miraculous Stanley

Phaneuf protecting him, reveling

Boston finished first in the East and many experts pegged them as top

Now,

virtually unbeatable

Calgary’s

With Dominick Hasek on the sidelines, rookie goaltender Ray

Let’s take the Boston Bruins for

Cup

He appeared

Senators teams of the past.

example.

Stanley

in

With kipper between the pipes and Calgary’s punishing defensive staff, led by rookie sensation Dion

on what happened in the regular season, chances are, your elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor and

In the

pciy

Above all else, .shaky goaltending was the demise of the promising

money based

you’re in desperate need of a

clearly

rounds.

in the

you’re the kind of

bets his or her

has

a big time playoff

1.85.

Conferences standings, one would be enticed to wager a few bucks on this red hot club. But then again,

Kipru.soff is

G.A.A

Eastern

fan

fills this

victim to the Leafs in the early

atop the

sit

and

seasons the Senators have fallen

Ottawa

the

also

their share of play-

off devastations.

Playoffs.

considering

grit

former.

Four times

as

team

Simple, the Calgary Flames do.

of year again,

NHL.

war know

third,

So what Canadian team

But, which of the remaining five teams will open the jaws of greatness and venture the deepest into

Stanley

and

dc.scription?

air,

of that sweet playoff pie.

hellacious

not

-

chemistry.

With the playoffs lurking over the horizon, all the Canadian teams, with the exception of the Toronto Maple Leafs, of course, have an excellent chance at cutting a slice

the

— Page 7

goaltending, second, playolT expe-

enchanting

the

2006

way?

Senators

hot,

How

history lesson.

es that the Sens have had this year to

finally

But the biggest surprises

be

April 10,

the

all

pinna-

its

Senators currently have a whop-

point as well.

With all these injuries throughout the season other players have stepped up and played fantastic.

the

has

been spectacular. He leads the NHL in plus-minus with 38 (a stat that is totally dominated by Ottawa), and it looks like he’s been taking les.sons from Chara, because

will

Eastern

it’s

stretch time in the

all

sure.

globe,

the

aroma of blood and sweat

I

the

will

has begun to

electricity

go

through the veins of hockey fans

Ottawa Senators. They are my home team, and 1 will stick by them till the end. So it won’t come pick the Sens as a surprise when as the Canadian team that will go all the way to win the Stanley Cup. No one can deny this season they have dominated the league, and have by far been the most outstanding Canadian team. They lead the NHL in goals scored, and have the

Once

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Flames

dominate

to

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April 10,

News

2006

Rugby team hopes ADAM BLACK

By

result is

Once

The Conestoga men's rugby team had a

of success

lot

this past sea-

winning bronze

son,

OCAA

in

competition. But,

next

for

good enough.

players, that wasn’t

They began

returning

year's

practising

in

late

days a week in hopes of gold next year defeating Seneca College, ^nd which has been undefeated in five February,

three

training

years.

The rugby season begins in September so they’re getting a very early jump on the competi-

worth

the players

play an hour-long

He

This is to help the players get passing and hand and feet

ing a fun

Tim dent

in

is

a second-year stu-

architectural

engineering

“To work well as a team you have know your teammates,’’ says

Twice a week they take over the upper stands of the gym where they work on fitness and foot

Steffler.

speed.

encourage new players to come out and meet the team. Even if they haven’t played before, just let them come out and try the

rec centre.

play touch rugby They Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at

good to get an idea of what team will look like (next sea-

“It’s

Doon

At the end of a session players from their faces. But, they feel the end

Public School.

For more information e-mail the coach, Jeff Desruisseau at spiderman @ golden.net or Richard Petan at petanl65@rogers.com.

son),

are exhausted, sweat dripping

know how

we can reach our full potential once the season starts.” The rugby team trains Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the stands of the main gym at the

flow.

to

says he hopes the training will

the

game.

Steffler

and organizes the

training.

team plays together. “I don’t want our first game or two spent getting to know how the team works together,” says Petan. “I want the team to gel early so

motion while play-

and a rookie player this past season for the Condors. He says training early helps improve his endurance for the coming season and team

the

started

help the team gel and

their

tion.

V

team,

Condor

into

fall

robotics student, a veteran with the

game of touch

fugby.

work back

finish in

game. Richard Petan, a second-year

it.

week

meet at Doon Public School where they a

golden

for

(Photos

The Condors men’s rugby team medal come the

fall

practises

in

hopes

by Adam Black)

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a gold

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