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OHL all-stars show off for fans

Drought finally ends Women’s extramural hockey team

Players put on

clinic

wins

during

skills

competition and all-star

game

CSI expresses concern A

Third-year architecture construction engineering technology students, Scalarini displayed their

model

of

learning

newsroom

for

journalism students

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2007

12,

a six-storey senior

citizen

care

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

AARON SCHWAB

naming companies such

said,

Brandon

Budding architects had a chance to show off the fruits of their labour to fellow students

alike

and co-workers

on Jan. 31

The annual Network 2007 event took place in the blue room at Conestoga College and featured projects from students in the archiconstruction engineering technology program as well as displays from employers in the industecture

try.

According

to Bill Alderson, pro-

gram co-ordinator for the program, the benefits of Network 2007 are twofold.

"Companies from

the

industry

have some displays here,” Alderson

Enermodal works with

some of the projects they’ve actually worked on. “The other benefit is third-year and some second-year students have their own displays set up, and the industry people are going to walk around and look at those and get to

know

back,” he said.

“Once we have a graduate go into these compa-

government on

the

greenhouse gas emission solutions, and RWDI, which develops solutions involving aerodynamics and snow loading. “Students can walk around and familiarize themselves with what’s out in the industry and what they have to offer, and see

those, so there’s a dual

benefit.”

— No. 6

Strik,

as

Construction, Engineering, which

Bros.

Ball

39th Year

(Photo by Aaron Schwab) Gerald Jorgensen, Ryan Studholme, John Vanderwoerd and Sabrina which took 15 weeks to design, at the annual Network 2007 event on Jan. 31 to right,

left

facility,

after

professor talks to class about KPIs.

Students display their wares By

tournament.

Presentation ‘inappropriate’

in

Michigan.

Monday, February

first-ever

nies,

kind of like

it’s

catching a

“Because our

fish

make them a lot of money - that’s what it comes down to.” Jim McCabe, a building code teacher in the program, congratu-

they keep

fish,

for industry

lated the students in a speech for

work and

their hard

coming back.”

the

BUI Alderson,

program for

the faculty of

their strong leader-

“The partnerships we have with industry

Alderson said once a Conestoga graduate goes to work for a company present at Network 2007, those companies tend to come back to Conestoga to look for future

fundamental to the and prothis,” he said. “It’s the

are

“Once we have

a graduate

go

into

in the entire it’s

catching a fish; they keep coming

the

it’s

they

designed

the

no

province, and to me,

surprise, given the quality of

graduates that

come through

over

15

Network 2007. “Industry has booths up and we

weeks on display

at

for

kind of like

these companies,

of a six-storey senior citizen care

have booths up, and

we have

the

Third-year architecture construcengineering technology student, Sabrina Scalarini, and her group. Onyx Design, had a model

grams like employers that ultimately make this program successful. “I’m pleased to say

hard

the

tion

success of the college

highest rate of graduate placement

employees.

through

institution

facility

ship.

program co-ordinator

this

work of both the students and faculty members.”

two

the

sides

other,” Scalarini talk to it’s

a chance meet each “You can

it’s

to

said.

employers very colloquially,

not a really rigid interview or

anything. "It’s

a

good way

to get to

know

the different industry people and

see what jobs are out there."

College website getting an extreme makeover Facelift will By STEPHANIE IRVINE recruiting tool Conestoga's No. undergoing some much-needed 1

is

reconstructive surgery.

“We’re

excited,”

Paul

said

Osborne, director of marketing at the college. “We know it’s going to be 100 times better than it is now.” Research done by the Ontario

College

(OCAS) things

Service

Application

has identified the top three

that

help prospective

dents decide where to go.

stu-

On-cam-

and interaction with current students ranked a close second and third, but this web-savvy genpus

visits

eration wants a site that speaks to

them. “There’s a

make

it

‘cleaner, lighter

The team of five working on the new website also includes Dyan Tangney, web designer; Tanya Foubert, web developer; Wei Liu,

more

webmaster; and Richard Gibson,

announcements

chief information officer.

sures, but that

“The way ter

built it’s

it's

using bet-

technology, more style

can actually go

in later

-

and

so

of thought that’s

going into it,” he said. to look a lot nicer lighter and brighter.”

“It’s it’s

going

cleaner,

reactive,

alter the

somewhat without doing a revamp of the entire thing again,’’ look

stantly changing.

She and Osborne agreed

some

site

“This

is

new

the

No.

include

sites

for

as

well

school

as

clo-

won't be decided for

think we’ll

be building

the best college website there

Paul Osborne, director ofmarketing

“We’re working right now on

Richard and my area right now, to this website redone,” said “We meet every week Osborne.

building a better foundation,” he said. “Instead of adding top-heavy

between.

things onto a flimsy foundation,

It’s in

full-scale

They

said the

go

in

right now.”

new

site

will

let’s

be

first

from the bottom-up and then we can add a lot of build

it

go."

groups as well as online surveys once the design stage is further underway. Osborne said he couldn't give an exact timeline for

when

new

be up and

site is

expected

to

the

running. He added they want to do the best job they can right off the bat.

“We

think we’ll be building the

best college website there

“We

is,”

he

really are trying to look

our different customers' point of view - how do we

hard from

priority of both

and we're e-mailing

we

Students and faculty will have a chance to give their input on the new site both through focus

said.

one. 1

Osborne the bells and whistles as

is.”

the real

is

building the

may

time.

“We

keeping the current current while at the same time

Challenge

It

and con-

things like a college directory, pro-

gram-specific

said Tangney. .

brighter:’

intuitive

we

get lot

and

make

it

all

graphically attractive,

how

do we make it ever-changing, how do we make it easy to navigate? Those are some of the things that we’re really looking

at.”

(Photo by Stephanie

Irvine)

a more user-friendly website are underway. Students and faculty will have Plans

for

input into the design.

Announcements will be made on the Conestoga homepage.


Page 2

— SPOKE, February

Now

News

2007

CSI worried students influenced before KPIs

deep thoughts

Conestoga College

...with Random

12,

questions answered by

What is

the biggest sunrise

ever got for Valentine ’s

“I

got

room

College disappointed by professor’s actions

random students

Day?

my whole filled

entire

with roses.”

Dine Annon,

The vice-president of Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) says a professor from the college used a PowerPoint presentation to try to sway students’ opinions before

programming

KPI

writing the

Conestoga allows professors

influence

how

they were instructed by, but they gave us (CSI) the heads up about what they were told.” She said every box on the KPI survey

grant

money

counts.

That

is

to

students feel about

misconceptions about the KPI

my

writing the survey, Stanciu

lege

She said the professor refused to go on the record for fear of losing

used by the provincial government to determine how well the college

and

further

started telling students to be honest

his or her job.

is

the college.

vey.

biased

satisfied so

Answer

-

me.” Melissa Goodyear, first-year

human

servicesfoundations

satisfied.”

who

Kevin Mullan,

the vice-

is

president of finance and administrative services at the college

who

also

sits

and

PowerPoint presentation. “We met with the chair involved in the program. The chair sent an email to students telling them the presentation was inappropriate and

(Photo by Brandon Walker)

The vice-president of CSI, Roxy Stanciu, says she’s

we wanted

could be worse.

some

Ben Adams,

and science

happening

here.”

Walter Boettger,

representing faculty at the It

because she’d heard that some pro-

pretty happy.”

fir st-year genera! arts

and science

Mullan

said

it

want

in

Toronto.”

Andrea Demelo, second-year

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

make

If

And

dents feel the college

if

stu-

doing an

is

them

let

that as well," Stanciu said.

issue

that

the

college

and

memos

staff several times

pizza or

handed out and happening

are

here.”

There

some

is

truth to the idea

Ministry

of Training, only looks at the extremely satisfied and extremely dissatisfied boxes though, Boettger said. the

that

Colleges

and

Universities

Paul Scott, broadcasting professor at the college, wouldn’t

ment on

com-

the PowerPoint presenta-

never been pres-

tion. but said he’s

sured to influence students before the KPIs.

obvious (when

it

out the KPIs).

icy of sending

"I

make a point of not even being room when students do the

in the

survey. to the

I

think

it's

very important

whole point of the survey

that students aren't influenced.”

to faculty

throughout

After looking presentation,

a

at the

PowerPoint

second-year busi-

management student agrees it to sway students'

ness

plans on dealing with.

the year, reminding

"We've taken a stance that we even advertise the KPIs because we want unbiased opinion from students. “There’s no funding attached to

KPIs are coming up and asking them not to do any planning around

opinions.

the KPIs.

what we think. It (the survey) is supposed to be written with an

don't

survey.

Some

colleges

have

“Faculty can the survey

is

let

them

that the

students

know

coming up and can

stress the

importance of being hon-

on ments

but can't

est

it,

make any com-

that may bias students.” The KPIs are an indication of

want higher ratings and students won’t get a computer lab without higher ratings. We want unbiased

college’s strengths and weakness-

opinion.”

es.

Stanciu

also

said

a

professor

informed CSI he/she was told to students that only the extremely satisfied and extremely dissatisfied boxes are counted, but nothing

tell

management studies

KPIs.

in the

see changes made,

to

they need to

human

sent e-mails to students saying they

and dinner

the

absolutely crucial that stu-

a

is

colleges give out

I’ve never heard of that

Mullan said the college has a pol-

the

“A Megadeth concert

if

that’s

chocolate bars around the time the

will

it

dents think about their answers.

know

resources

Barry Clarke,

1

excellent job, they„$hould

college

wasn’t addressed to

made me

of them,” she said.

fessors have told students

filling

it

all

the

She also said she was worried

they

president of union local 237

me, but

KPIs are adminisObviously as students we

can’t be in

“It is

got a card once.

when

is

but

ratings,

could be worse. I’ve heard

“It

the majority of the

college remains No.

of that

“I

in

if

1

KPI surveys

them every year, but year we’ve set a strong schedaudit

out and

pre. tech

No.

some

look better on their resumes

never heard

Conestoga

nothing new," Walter Boettger said.

KPI surveys are handed I’ve

some profesmakes their

She also said as a student association, CSI has the right to audit the KPIs to ensure they’re done accu-

tered.

bars around the time the

it

results.

I’ve

out pizza and chocolate

that

students

tell

resumes better in the KPI

classes

colleges give

have heard

sors

KPI

prevent any influence on the survey

per cent of the surveys this year to

ule to be

first-year arts

to pressure students before the

“I

CSI plans on auditing about 80

this

heard

college said he hasn't heard any-

surveys.

“We

“It

local at the

The president of

the KPI survey.

rately.

ices.”

“Crabs.”

OPSEU

237 which represents faculty

thing about professors being asked

objective

their

done

it’s

concerned students are being told to give positive answers on

feedback on the quality of the serv-

that

their

it can to ensure and accurately.

fairly

on the KPI steering

committee, said the college is disappointed with the professor’s

for

everything

(or dissatisfied or very dissatisfied

when that’s truly the case.) Avoid answering neither satisfied nor dis-

sur-

is asking uninfluenced decision on things,” Dinning said. “Conestoga has never been cited for doing anything but a good job of implementing the survey.” Dinning said the college does

Don't be apathetic.

satisfied or very satisfied

KPI

filling out the

“The whole principle

when you're

...

when

students

says, “Generally speaking

it

satisfied say so!

got a delivery of a

the vice-president

vey.”

you are

huge plush dog with hearts, two dozen roses, chocolate and balloons from a guy that wanted to date

meeting the needs of students. also compares it to

Mike Dinning,

In the final screen of the presen-

“I

also a tool

is

of student affairs, said it’s very important that students aren't

tation

and marketing

It

posed to discuss the survey. By doing presentations like that professors might be swaying the surpaper copy of the PowerPoint was passed on to Spoke.

general business

excelling.

is

other colleges in Ontario.”

A

second-year

absolutely

The survey

presentation

Da/ya Yousif

the college receives.

said.

investigated

“Faculty are well aware that they to be unbiased and aren't sup-

“Flowers from

doesn't affect the amount of

“It

have

classmates.”

sur-

vey.

not true. The KPIs are a measuring tool used to determine where improvements need to be made and where the col-

CSI

when

survey.

Roxy Stanciu said she wonders how valid the KPI survey really is if

first-year computer

BRANDON WALKER

By

you ’ve

in the

middle.

“The professor

Stanciu

said

the

survey

administered twice a year

November

for students

-

who are

a

is

who

"It's

basically

tell

us

According to the college website, “two outside professional research firms conduct the KPI surveys annually

for

the

province’s

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

in a

graduate

Four independently measure surveys

employment, graduate employer satisfaction

satisfaction,

and student satisfaction.” Conestoga has been voted the No. rated college in Ontario eight 1

are a lot of

trying to

unbiased opinion.”

administered

co-op placement in the second half of the year and won’t be around, and from Feb. 5 to 9 for everyone

She also said there

an attempt

“In

else.”

didn’t- say

is

years in a row.


News Online learning brings education By VANESSA BUTLER for

isn’t

everyone,

online courses are making to get an education. If

ting

blit

easier

it

you hate

sit-

a classroom, listening to

in

lectures, or having to attend class according to a schedule, then sign-

also

Distance education

an alterna-

is

method of delivery but has the same outcome. An online student is required to complete a certain number of hours, write exams, put together projects and complete a

isn’t for

Anita Leduc and Natalia Faur, both graduates of the college,

is

covered

that is

required to be read online.”

Nequest said

it

takes discipline to

work, depending on their course of

discipline themselves in order to find time to

are

that

resources,

criminology, developmental psychology, nutrition and preparatory biology.

While working online, a student can chat and connect with other online

They can also

students.

sit down, get assignments done and write exams,” she

“Some students are learners, some are visual,

said.

auditory it

really

Some

courses aren’t as successbeing taught online said Nequest. “Welding for example. ful

about prerequisites and find out which courses are offered as well

online.”

and course

can’t teach a student to weld

application, learning.

The OntarioLearn program is delivered by 22 community col-

Nequest.

Students

can chat from province to province and get help from a professor in Alberta, while taking the course in Kitchener.

"An online course gives a student flexibility to work ahead or

the

catch up on missed credits,” said Shirley Nequest, a continuing edu-

good partnerto meet the needs the community.”

cation officer. “It’s a ship.

The focus

of the students

is

in

should

Students

consider

an

number of reayour daily commute to a

online course for a sons. If

college

may

is

quite lengthy, then

consider staying

at

you

home

hands-on,

The theory can be

Taking an online course ficial for

can work

Internet.

spoke to students, staff and faculty about the programs they were in and where they are now in the working world.

some

am women in “I

As

“It

is

bene-

own

pace,” said

gives those students

more

For

information about online courses offered through the college, visit OntarioLearn.com,

Conestoga Colleges’ website or contact Shirley Nequest at

The

theft

occurred between 2:20 in

parking

lot 8

by the

time of the incident.

expect that

it

The

first-ever college

Skills

that

low crime

Canada

lower

at the

munity

it

of

this area,”

would be

he

slighter

college than in the

com-

at large. is

a very good environment,”

programs was to network and create contacts as well as build confidence in themselves.

“Stick

come

it

out,

after,”

because the rewards

she said.

Faur, who came to Canada from Romania and graduated from the computer programmer analyst pro-

gram, chose that education path because she believes computers are we’re very powerful as women,” she said to the group as “I believe

she explained what she does as a

web programmer and Marco

at

(Photo

Natalia Faur, a

administrator

who

Sales

web programmer and

entation with the

in

the

by

Tiffany McCormick)

administrator for

addressed students and

Brantford,

in

fession and school experiences

erful

Sales in Brantford.

field.

empowering sentence,

“I

staff

Marco

about her pro-

She began her

pres-

believe we’re very pow-

as women.”

said she also hasn’t

across sexist barriers,

left

the

matter where you come from, if you want something bad enough you can always achieve it.” Julia Biedermann, chair of information technology, said she feels women in trades and technology is

extremely important for society

to

centage of females

Of

is

the

said “they cially

in trade

occupa-

higher.

presenters,

Biedermann

were both

great,” espe-

(Photo by Tiffany McCormick)

since they graduated from

Project

manager

for the City of Kitchener, Anita

Leduc, informed

two distinct programs. “They gave a good message of

the audience that industry professionals are very happy with

being

students coming out of Conestoga because of the

involved

in

professional

acquire while

organizations.”

said Tribe.

Each year they co-ordinate

IT Skills

coming

is

Conestoga on Feb.

best advice for students in

the engineering

in

they

skills

school.

college IT Skills competition coming to Conestoga

By PEGGY O’NEILL

competition

comments about her

gender.

here would be

rate

adding that

“This

wasn’t (locked),”

First

“Our crime

Julia

10 years ago she has only received

tions

fairly representative

said,

The owner of the vehicle can’t remember if the vehicle was locked “I

at the

rate.

Student Client Services Building.

at the

fairly

and Anita Leduc, former graduates of the college, Biedermann, chair of information technology, pose for a picture. Faur and Leduc spoke to students and staff about their current work experiences as women in the trades at the women in trades and technology lunch and learn Jan. 31.

and

men’s reactions to of work, Leduc

countries in Europe where the per-

“We’d always preach

Kristin Higgins, professor of information technology,

in this field

Tribe said the college and the sur-

rounding area has a

and 3:50 p.m.

future in

your

GMC

campus.

my

have and doesn’t understand why North America is behind in that area. She made the comparison to

vehicle should be locked.”

left:

audience with the message that “no

was no evidence of

Conestoga College this semester. On Jan. 27 a wallet and other belongings were stolen from a 2002

(Photo by Tiffany McCormick)

From

Natalia Faur

passionate about technology,” she said. “I

about

Faur,

Doon

at

forced entry.

Doon

at

very

three or four

snequest@conestogac.on.ca.

college. “There

program

the future.

said John Tribe, interim supervisor

at the college’s

for

for the stereotypical expecta-

Her

the fall session.

rently investigating the first theft at

Yukon

manager

said since entering the field almost

the flexibility they need.”

OntarioLearn plans on increasing the number of courses it offers to students. Nequest said winter is the most popular time for students to take ah online course, since driving conditions can prevent students from coming to the college. This year alone, there are more than 14,000 students registered across the province with OntarioLearn for

the

in

don’t see a limit on

tions

of safety and security services

Waterloo regional police are cur-

a project

technology.”

studied

students. “Students

at their

keep cars locked ADAM HANNON

now

is

Conestoga.

come

By

graduated from the

engineering technology pro-

gram,

applied

Security urges students to

who

Leduc, civil

women

information.

leges over the

.

time instructor

You

dates

31

skills.”

online. This skill requires practical

start

day at the women in trades and technology learn and lunch on Jan.

the City of Kitchener and a part-

OntarioLearn.com is the website which students can go to, to sign up for an online course, inquire

fees,

the order of the

depends on the individual student’s

e-mail professors for help.

as

who have

most of the material

choice.

of online courses offered are human

Inspiration from those

come and gone was

be successful. “The students must

Some examples

By TIFFANY MCCORMICK

every-

said

number of hours of home-

certain

Conestoga grads speak to staff and students about their role as women in a male-dominated profession

you

Nequest. “A student needs to be able to handle the workload, be very disciplined, and have strong reading skills, because one,”

tive

If

have children in your life, completing an online course may be the only way to find time for school work.

"An online course

in

It is

who

people

for

work strange or long hours.

ing up for an online course might

be a good idea.

beneficial

— Page 3

2007

12,

trades and technology take time to lunch and learn

spending the time on an online course, rather than on the road.

School

Women

your fingertips

right to

SPOKE, February

to

15. is

a

non-profit

organization that promotes careers

and technologies to Canadian youth, and is helping

the

Technological Skills Ontario Competition, which is a three-day event at

RIM

Park.

from across the Students province get the chance to showcase their talents and test them-

in skilled trades

selves against industry standards.

to secure future skilled labour.

However, this year Skills Canada and the office admin programs at

Conestoga have teamed up

to

hold

ners from Conestoga will then go

compete

the competition here at the college.

on

The exam, which tests students’ knowledge of Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, will be held from

Ontario colleges

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 1C5. Pizza and prizes will follow.

The

regional competition

is

open

any Conestoga student. The first- and second-place win-

to

May

and 2, to

against

other

at RIM Park on determine the provincial

winner.

The gold medal winner from Ontario will

Saskatoon

in

then be invited to June for the national

competition.

Students

who want

the

in

competition

signed up by Feb.

James Weare,

must

a profes'sor in the

program, has been promoting the skills competition and encouraging Conestoga office administration

students to participate.

“This is an exciting opportunity our students to demonstrate

for to participate

have

9.

their expertise,”

he

said.


Commentary

— SPOKE, February 12, 2007

Page 4

Harper’s stance

on climate control

leave

will

us underwater Climate change

pun intended.

a hot topic,

is

For the past two years, however,

government

little

to tackle the serious issue

country's ability to assist

in

solving the problem.

In February 2005, Paul Martin

and the Liberals were on board with

Kyoto accord, an agreement

the

has been done by the Canadian

of climate change, hindering our

committed Canada and other

that

countries to reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse

was to reduce emissions 6 per cent from 1990's by implementing policies such as mandatory emission cuts for

gases. Canada's plan levels

factories,

improving fuel efficiency

in

f

Canadian vehicles and creating

Y£AH,

Tirt£ n>

emissions.

The

Liberal's plan

mented,

2006

let

was

was never able

criticized but

to be imple-

tocol

is

In a

is

isn't as

most popular

in

u/Ai)M lUt

it

suck money out of wealthy countries.

to

voted into office, the Conservatives announced they would not

change plan and programs.

But no more.

Canada (NDP) leader Jack Layton has only support Harper’s minority government through Party of

the next federal budget if the Conservatives take a strong stance

on the

Harper's reaction to a report released is

in early

February, stating that

“unequivocal,” was unclear. According to the report,

2,500 top scientists from Canada and 129 other countries agreed that

human behaviour cycle; the

is likely to blame for drastic changes in the weather document describes effects of climate change such as heat

waves, droughts, severe storms and flooding.

Although Harper seemed demonstrate that he

is

Feb. 5, a motion

Harper and

his

mean

I

I

not serious

was passed

government

enough about

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2007

method madness?

to this

flowers,

12,

there

Is

and Hallmark Day

SPOKE, February

Maybe I'm

life.

Maybe I’m

just lazy.

just avoiding respon-

sibility.

internal battle.

Supplying both with just enough

ing

when

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it

it

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destiny

or

and circumstance,

time, it’s

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For I may not be forever but can be for today. And for today I will be forever.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

No

respect

CSI

for

Nursing student fed up with ‘inexperience’ and ‘naivete’ of student organization CSI President Matt Jackson “We need to see a lot more

said.

respect and appreciation from the

college for what

we

need to start showing behaviour worth respecting. Not getting contracts before embarking on such a large project is not worthy

Stomping your feet and crying “foul" after the fact is also not worthy of respect. of respect.

for

student

the

report on

the

it's

appropriate

newspaper

leaving

general

manager

respect?

I

...

to

of CSl's

worthy of

don't think so.

“Stomping your feet and

last

is

‘foul;’

week’s Spoke for the upcom-

after the fact

also not worthy of respect.”

first-year nursing student

I

"reschedualed" with

movie

this

think

I

could have chalked up

whole saga of

the

Stranger

that

(unless you

was

last

week's

Then Than

Fiction

rather than Stranger

Fiction

mean you’re showing

two movies: Stranger and then the movie Fiction), the inability of CSI to spell or possess basic grammar skills really makes me wonder if they even should be involved in running anything related to the Student Life Centre.

am

first-year

a

Conestoga

student

(although

at

certainly

not a first-year student age) and finding

it

I

difficult to respect

and appreciate what the CSI does. If I'm disenchanted with CSI after only seeing five months of their behaviour, is it any small

wonder I

event

hypnotist’s

am

Tcuinya Van Allen,

was

one bit of “oops, guess it got overlooked” too much. When you couple together the

just

I

crying

in

the advertisement that appeared in

ing movies in the Sanctuary

do.”

You know what, Jackson? You

Wondering why

CSI, but the grammatical error

the

college

doesn't

(Photo by

respect them either?

Ready,

Student

Life Centre to inexperience and

perhaps naivete on the part of

Taunya Van Allen, Nursing degree program

First-year graphic design student,

set,

Darcy Vermaak, uses a tracing table

The Walter Fedy Partnership, a Kitchener construction management.

Meghan

Kretter)

design

practice specializing

in

to

design greeting cards

architecture, engineering

and

for

I


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News

— SPOKE, February 12, 2007

Ladies,

your engines

start By TIFFANY MCCORMICK

night of class watching aca-

first

demic videos and reviewing your engines and rev 'em up ladies. Conestoga College's firstever women only motorcycle driver Start

“Some women may

training course begins this spring.

Conestoga

Canada

offers

a

driver training course,

entering the sport of

motorcycle which it has

been offering for the past 31 years. This year is the first for a women's

motorcycle riding

because

only course.

of this course.”

Michael McCormick,

Michael McCormick, co-ordinating chief instructor of motorcycle pro-

was discussed at

"Knowing

course for the following years.

and

be identical to the basic

course with the same ratio of students to instructors, five to one," he

"The only difference

women

this is

is

to

women

35 per cent in the motor-

cycle driver training courses.

McCormick

"Some women may

tor for continuing

she

is

more

she said.

“If

more common bond between stumaking for an interesting

dents,

receive their

The course will have two sessions, the weekends of June 8 and July 13,

ward dents

ment

per session.

With a mandatory 22 hours of inclass time, students will spend the

if

M2

McCormick

should be fun."

women

driving test and,

the

10th annual Winterfest at the rec

complete will

successful, will

which

More

teaming

50 people enjoyed

themselves. It’s so nice to have everyone together.” Susan Milton, a member of the Conestoga alumni, said it's all about the school. “Winterfest started off, and in essence still is today a way to raise awareness for the alumni

and cookies followed by games, crafts and even door prizes. Jenn Wallage, Conestoga alumni, brought her family with her to enjoy the Winterfest festivities

always nice when together future,

dents

like

we can

this

we hope is

and

that

attend

will

Conestoga

Milton.

said

association,”

and hopes “stu-

to learn

the learning

than

everyone’s faces,” said Wallage. “It’s our biggest turnout so far and it looks like everyone is enjoying

skating along with hot chocolate

is

and experience the joy of motorcycling in a safe and controlled manner.”

Peer Services

centre, Feb. 4.

and said it was great to see everyone having such a good time. “It's great to see the smiles on

looking for-

said he

have an enjoyable environin

ice for a carefree

licence.

to the course

into the

take a

It’s

successful

it's

weekend session they

students

children's laughter

and echoed up

Sunday skate. The bitter cold wind was howling outside, but it was no match for warm hot chocolate and plenty of smiles inside, as the Alumni Association of Conestoga held its

goes.

it

we'll continue to offer that option

When

filled the air

arena bleachers, as they took to the

how

see

dependent on the two sessions being full,”

feel

ANGELO MAZZIOTTI

The sound of

education, said

motorcycle riding because of this course," he said. “It will allow a

accepting 20

By

hoping the course will be well

“We'll

4,

held by the Alumni

a

Joyce Irving, program administra-

over the coming years."

It

it

said.

comfortable entering the sport of

dynamic.

enjoyment

improvement makes

skills

success,”

youth laces up her skates at the 10th annual Winterfest on Feb.

Skating on Super Sunday

that people are starting

received by students.

only."

Approximately 30 of students are

local

the year-end meeting

into the sport with safety,

for

A

Association of Conestoga.

ofmotorcycle programs

November when instructors gather and discuss new ideas to improve the in

said.

(Photo by Angelo Mazziotti)

co-ordinating chief instructor

grams, said the idea for the course

"It will

feel

more comfortable

the only college in

is

that

rules

of the road.

the

“It’s

all

get

in

the

more

stu-

festival.

important to us

all.”

Alumni association treasurer, Mike Shipley, said it was a family reunion of sorts. “In

all

holding

•»

the years

we have been

have never seen so people attend,” said Shipley. “It's all about giving back to the college.” this,

I

many

The event is held annually on Sunday in February and

the first

organizers are well aware what other extracurricular activity takes place on the same day. “Oh yes, we are well aware that jt is

Super Bowl Sunday,” joked one

member of the alumni “That's why we try and have er

on

in the afternoon.

gives you time to

ments

to

still

board. it

earli-

That way

it

make arrange-

watch the big game.”

commons

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SAMANTHA SAECHAQ

In just a few short months, it will be graduation time for many students at Conestoga. To get ready for the working

companies is a lot easier while you are a student. “It shows that you really want the job because you are taking the time to look for them now and when they are ready to hire, you are ready to go-”

world, soon-to-be graduates should head to the career services office, located in

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changes

for

healthy relationship.

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How

Retro fashions hot By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY

long, but for

Another Retro

when

go-go

a

is

comes

it

spring

this

and bottoms or

to fashions,

we’re not talking

bell

parachute pants.

appearances

and

stores

in

boutiques across the world, and the styles

are

that

making

their

debut seem to be vaguely familiar.

For

women

starters,

know

pleased to

styles are out,

be

will

that tight short

and flowing,

forgiving attire

such

pieces

as

making comeback. Paired with some

tunics and belted tops are a

leggings or a pair of skinny jeans,

and even the fashion-challenged shopper can look like she stepped out of the pages of Vogue.

H&

Toronto,

happy

women

to find that the

out there can suit and

will

sense

new

fit

styles

just about

about finding your

of

style,”

out

in

level, ladies

own

Wall.

said

“Depending on your confidence

taste

and

can rock

the newest styles, regardless

of your age or size.”

Wall said her favourite trend spring,

this

and one of the more popu-

lar ones, is nautical attire. "It's like

favourite pieces,

being on a yacht

which included a

green cargo cat suit, tailored tweed shorts and a flashy colourful cape, (none which should be paired together, she added).

Men

also can see a change in

“Depending on your taste and confidence level, ladies can rock out in the newest styles regardless of

all

your age or

Coiris

style.”

day

ply visiting their favourite store.

Wall said baggy pants and hoodare way out and should be

ies

in

appear-

months we tend to more and pack on the pounds,”

“In the winter

During the winter months many people

more depressed

eat

and

less like themselves, but there

Heihn said. “But eating healthy can make you feel good from the

are

many ways

inside out.”

start to feel

you beat Debbie Heihn, a

to help

Guelph. “Winter is cold and dark, so most people just want to stay inside all

hours of sleep every night. You should also stay with

with their favourite jeans and

the time,” she said.

your sleep schedule.

But staying active during the winter could make you feel better. It has been proven that exercise

When you wake up early every morning then sleep in on the weekends you can feel down, Heihn

still

feel like themselves.

“Being fashionable is all about how you feel in your clothes and whether or not they make you confident.”

With the weather

at a

seasonably

many

temperature,

of us

not be able to wrap our brains in

mittens

for

Bermuda

shorts.

our parkas and dresses

flirty

and

As

St.

get rid

Joseph’s Hospital in

of those depressing

Heihn

said.

“Exercise has been

to

improve the mood and reduce she said. “But most people don't want to get up and move because it’s so cold out. We go into stress,”

Another way

Regular sleep can also help beat the blues.

Heihn recommends getting least

said.

in the

much

sunlight

winter as possible,” she said.

“So you should

get

sun does to get a

up when the day of sun-

full

light.”

Following these but they should

to beat the blues is

at

eight

“It's best to get as

shown

hibernation in the winter.”

But February eventually thaws out into March and April and even the coldest person can appreciate the need to expose a little skin. to

will

at

feelings,

ter

when you

tips

can be hard,

make you

are feeling

feel bet-

down.

for Wall, she shops according

what appeals

to her, not

by the

it is.

cardigans

“Don’t be afraid to get those pair of shorts or sandals you see right

shirts,

to eat healthy.

nurse

and striped anything seem to be what they are wearing on the catwalk these days and are easily transferable to the everyday man. Leather jackets, coloured pants

Colourful polo

By JENN CURTIS

“For guys out there who may not be ready to try out a pair of pinktailored pants, they can always pair one of our retro-inspired shirts

season

ance.

the winter blues

this feeling, said

something more

for

streamlined and neater

to avoid

fashionable.

around trading

what’s hot and what’s not by sim-

— Page 9

2007

M

may

H & M assistant manager

exchanged

and nautical-themed sweaters are displayed at the H & where Wall works, and are among some of the most popular at her store. If you prefer to dress a little more under the radar, Wall said you could still dress casual and in your comfort zone and still look

chilly

Wall,

be

anyone. “It’s all

dressing up

Wall pointed out some of her

M store in downtown

said

is

scarves, bangles or an over-sized

manag-

Cairis Wall, an assistant er at the

women

with accessories such as

fitted,

is in.

Retro-inspired

outfit

bag.

The spring fashions have made their

popular for

any

way cheaper!”

style that is considered

12,

now,” explained Wall.

“It’s

going

up eventually and you will have the wardrobe to go along to heat

with

it!”

Laying the bricks for a better future By

SUMMER MCPHEE

donate by buying a pin, bracelet or

Cambridge

T-shirt.

contacted

Heartwood Place has launched their Buy Some Bricks Campaign

The new apartments being built at 26 Ainslie St. S. in downtown

to support the renovation of the old

Galt will provide a

Cambridge Reporter building and

families and requires a total fund-

housing for

ing of $1 million.

Cambridge residents. Heartwood Place is

a non-profit

tions.

it

has

established in 2001 by a group of local volunteers who were concerned about the lack of affordable housing in the Region of

organization

Waterloo.

A

was

up in the Cambridge Ice Centre on Feb. 3 and 4 to give Cambridge residents information on the new project and to give them the opportunity to booth

set

been

Janette

So

66

for

$430, 20 raised through dona-

into affordable

turn

home

Kingsbury,

relations

far

1

community

co-ordinator

for

Ice Centre, said she’s

the time by non-profgroups asking for space to run their programs and to host a public all

it

skate.

“This allows the organization to

promote their event within the community and to fundraise at the same time,” she said. She added they're not able to provide space

Heartwood Place, said their first project on Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener turned out really

when

well.

ing out in the

“We

have a

lot

of tenants coming

out of there with success stories,” said Kingsbury.

Liz

Peters,

manager

of

the

for a

it’s

all

the

time,

but

good cause they do

their best.

“We

like to

do our part by helpcommunity when we

(Photo by Amy Meadows)

Bulldozing through winter

can,” said Peters.

For more details about the organization or to donate, go to

Cold enough? Conestoga’s maintenance of our winter wonderland which looks set

www.heartwoodplace.ca

week

with

more

chilling

staff

to

digs the college out

continue into

this

temperatures.

Study MEDICINE in Europe www.medical-school.ca canadmin@medical-school.ca

(Photo by

Summer McPhee)

Children had the opportunity to skate with Mortimer the Brick, a mascot for Heartwood Place, on Feb. 3 and 4 at the Cambridge Ice Centre. The non-profit organization was awareness of the need for more affordable housing in our region.

raising funds

and


Page 10

— SPOKE, February

OHL Bv ANNELISE

THOMPSON

all-stars and

STEPHANIE IRVINE

OHL

fans

Mich,

Saginaw,

The

pointed. skills

of

who made

the trip to

happily signed autographs for fans

on complimentary all-star posters. With the last autograph signed, the teams began preparing for the intensity of the next night’s game. Players from the West skated out Wednesday night with only one

season’s best hockey.

this

The two-day contest at the Dow Event Center opened on Jan. 30, with the crowd favourite skills competition and three-on-three match-up. featured The

competitions

included team and individual stick handling, fastest skater, hardest shot, shot accuracy

and the goalie

testing shootouts.

Memorable moments for fans when Steven Stamkos of

included

edges around the final corner and plowed into the boards and Josh Godfrey of the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds easily winning the hardest shot the

Sarnia

Sting

lost

his

competition with a record-setting 99.3

mph

But the

ice really started to heat

competition.

Sam Gagner of the London Knights became the breakaway hero when he put one past Trevor Cann of the Peterborough Petes in the fifth round.

But the night was far from over. As soon as the ice was cleaned three-on-three

began.

thought on their mind, redemption. The capacity crowd of 5,527 was

dominated by West-favouring fans, eager to help their team put the past night’s upset behind them. Unfortunately, after less than 10

minutes the West was down by two. The East would continue to

dominate and held the lead the entire game, despite the West’s best efforts,

making

the final tally

13-9. the result of

The 22 goals were dazzling

offensive

and

an

set

OHL

performances

game

all-star

record for the most scored in a

bullet.

up when goaltenders were put under the intense pressure of a sudden death finish to the shootout

the

favour of the East. After the dust had settled, players

disap-

competition offered up some

heat up the ice during

shared a few laughs and finished with a final score of 15-13 in

game and

weren’t

all-star

Sports

2007

12,

match-ups

Both sides battled hard.

game. Kitchener Ranger’s netminder John Murray said the whole contest was a great experience and felt more like a game of shinny. “I put the loss behind me as soon was on the bench,” he said. "I as would have liked to stop a few

The West makes an attempt

to put the

puck past netminder Andrew Perugini, but with no

luck.

1

more than I did, but was an experience."

it

definitely

Fans can catch next year's

game back on Canadian

all-star

soil

when

Sault Saint Marie gets a chance to

host the star-studded tournament.

Players from the East and

West

line

the blue lines during the singing of the Canadian and American

national anthems.

Belleville Bull, Matt Pelech, tests

the flexibility of his stick during the hardest shot competition. Andrew

Perugini of the East stops another shot

shots during the game, only

letting eight slip

in

the

by him.

game

against the West. Perugini took on 51


3

.

Sports

Saginaw’s

skills

SPOKE, February

12,

2007

— Page 11

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competition and

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Rangers goaltender, John Murray, easily deflects a shot by John de Gray of the Brampton Battalion during

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the shootout competition.

Plymouth Whaler, Steve Ward, cuts some crossovers during the home stretch of the fastest skater competition.

John Murray

of the Kitchener

ing the skills competition.

Rangers signs an autograph

for

a fan

at the

Dow

Event Center follow-

The East team celebrates classics

game on

Jan. 31

their victory following the

OHL

All-Star


— SPOKE, February

Page 12

12,

News

2007

Women By JENN SPRACH Fantasia

is

for lovers

and

is

about

and receiving and

respect, giving

putting you partner

first,

said an

Ontario regional sales director for

because they have good mechanisms in them,” she said. Unlike other retailers. Fantasia’s toys

‘'We

teach

women

for

three

others.

She is currently writing a bedside comic book for men written by

parties

encourage bonding

women

and give

an obligation-free

night out.

People

can

hold

the

classic

Fantasia party which goes over the collection or a what’s new party

new products on

about their bodies and give proper education

for just

on sexuality.”

you want your partner to come you can have a mixed party. There are parties for all occasions such as just for mom baby showers, birthdays and bridal showers where Cady makes a banner for the guest of honour and everyone puts

are taught to feel

guilty about sex and their bodies,

she said, adding they shouldn’t feel guilty about the parts

God

put there

them to enjoy. “We’re sexual from the moment

for

we

are born until the

moment we

are the toys, she

sell

said.

happens

“It just

that

most of the

the classic cash, debit. Visa and MasterCard but she also accepts Canadian Tire money and other

products are lickable, so they can

be sensual," she said.

They have products

like

creams,

and dusting powders whole family. Most of their products are Canadian, she said, including all of the lingerie and most of the creams, lubricants and massage oils. salts

which are

The because

a basket. the

presentation each goes into Cady’s office and makes her purchases in a completely confidential environment. For payment options she accepts

sexual, but the only sexual things

bath

in

woman

sell

women

at

write

a

book

parties

in

what they

men need to know about sex. One woman wrote "My nipples

think

so

Cady

far.”

said that

you can expect but

it

parties

also

feature

raffle

is

a comic

to see in the book,

doesn't have a release date.

Most women who attend the parties are between 19 and 50, although they have had

women

in

and 90s. Some women have suffered terrible marriages because they didn’t know they were allowed to enjoy the sexuality God gave them. Others come back after their first orgasm and now that they know what it is they’re ecstatic, she said, their 80s

adding, “It’s really exciting.”

Nobody used

to talk

catalyst that brought

“I think

about sex,

Fantasia was the all this

out

in

1981.”

ucts and she offers free gifts with

When asked what she enjoys about the business, she responded,

purchases over $75. The host of the

“I like the

party gets a percentage of the sales

ing and

to

buy

to

win prod-

spend afterward. People can also

come shop

at

Fantasia located at 486 Karn St., Kitchener, but they do have to

"Japanese toys are really good

which

around

an expiry date. tickets people can

make them.

passes

she said.

The

come from Japan no Canadian companies

she

businesses’ gift certificates without

for the

toys

women. The material comes from

are not radio dials, they only turn

After

People think everything they is

ket.

money

die.”

they really

the mar-

If

Some women

the

business so long she wants to share what she has learned with

anteed for a year.

The

years.

guaranteed

are

make an appointment, she said. Cady said she’s been in

months and toys over $99 are guar-

Fantasia It means keeping your partner happy and having him keep you happy, said Catherine Cady, who has been in the business for 26

celebrate with Fantasia

Great Valentine's Day

I

empowerwomen.”

educating, the

just love

She likes to teach women things they've never learned before, saying it will change them forever and their relationships forever.

She has saved a few marriages over the years, she said.

Gift?

One couple who were married for 53 years were going to gel divorced but were referred to her.

(Photo by Jenn Sprach)

“She came into my office and threw this hunk of rubber on my desk (a di ldo) and said, rather upset, she hadn't had an orgasm in

A

three years.”

thank her for saving their marriage and told her she was really in the

this business,”

right business.

Fantasia

Cady

talked with the couple and

them home with a toy. A week later the gentleman returned to sent

of

Fantasia party

you introduce your friends to a unique pampering pleasures that cover the full range from "nice" lets

line

to

"naughty."

“There's nothing

I

dislike about

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she said.

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SPOKE, February

12,

— Page 13

2007

Helmets aid sledders By TARA RICKER

lie

will

soon consider

it

to

Weber

be

meaningless.

Nothing

is

more tempting

to a

than a hill covered with snow, especially with a toboggan in hand. However, with the ancient win-

child

ter sport

of tobogganing becom-

ing more tragic each year, the question is whether or not children should be wearing helmets

when

sliding

are

from tobogganing every year,” said John Dumas, an information services co-ordinator at the injured

Ontario Brain Injury Association. In Ontario, a debate has begun on the need for islation for

of

ANDERSON

Big

Brothers

Big

of

Sisters

their fifth annual

Cambridge host the

“All

by Waterloo

items are donated

businesses

local

in

Rose Archibald, fund Brothers Big

region," said

developer for Big Sisters.

The foundation

an

runs

also

like to

get involved

in

25

Little

14

Little

and

Brothers waiting for a Big

in

who

died

laws

gan

in

Canada

way

in

the

last

They're lightweight, comfortable, warm and most importantly of all. they're your best form of insurance

bike helmet.

you take a spill.'' said Weber. A prominent 1999 study of childtobogganing injuries by doctors at the University of Ottawa suggested a toboggan can reach speeds up to

just in case

“In

order for any

be

effective

must be enforceable and that, so to speak, is where the sled it

hits

km/h.

.35

“If there the

the snow.”

hill,

is

John Dumas,

a tree at the

bottom of

damage can be said Dumas.

quite

the

extensive,"

In 2004/2005 about 20 Ontarians were admitted to hospital with

informalion sen 'ices

brain

traumatic

toboggan-related

co-oitlinator at the Ontario

injury.

January, includ-

from Manitoba. Injury Brain Ontario The Association (OBI A) recommends that all sledders and toboganners protect themselves with a helmet. However, the association does not support the enactment of mandatory helmet legislation for tobogganing since there are currently no

Brain Injury Association

The OB1A

“Skiing

helmets

are

made

believes that a public

education effort is the best way to raise awareness to the dangers of

to

this recreational

withstand the cold winter climate and provide insulation, where bike

activity'and

helmets can reduce injury. “We only get one brain so

helmets do not,” said Kyle Weber, Sports assistant manager at

OW

important that

we

protect

why it

it,”

Dumas.

Limited, in Waterloo.

"We always need

big

brothers

that regulate tobog-

safety.

sisters to volunteer,” said

Archibald.

“That’s

why

w'e

do

these events, for the kids.”

For more information on volunBig Brothers Big call Sisters of Cambridge at 519-6247655 or visit their website at

teering

must be enforceable, is where the sled hits the snow,” said Dumas. Since many toboggan hills are in out-of-the-way, unmanaged and unsupervised places, enforcement

effective

and

is

that,

Rudy Fiselier,

it

so to speak,

not likely to happen, he said. If is not enforced, the pub-

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fit

have come a few years.

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said youth skiing helmets

adjustable and therefore

bicycle helmet.

north of Montreal and two youths

over 300 communities for more

More than 60 items were up for bid at the Cambridge Centre mall on Feb. 3 when Dave FM helped

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News

— SPOKE, February 12, 2007

Chinese New Year a chance to start anew

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trous

greeting

posters

in

Chinese calligraphy, paper lanterns and scrumptious dumplings all quintessential elements of the Chinese New Year will be plentiful. on Feb. 18, when the 15-day-

long celebrations

commence.

Feb. 18 inaugurates the

day

first

first lunar month on the Chinese calendar. Also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New

of the

of the Chinese god of wealth and prayers are offered on the ninth day

of celebrations.

envelope with cash inside,” said Wong. "Children love to receive lai sees." Calligraphy greetings and the colours red and gold are also

“Red

staples.

new year as a family festival (and) opportunity to renew

and

start

said

fresh,”

Stephen Wong, president of the board of directors for

the

during celebrations. The 15th and

day of the

final

is

good thing

a

the SPC Card gets you exclusive discounts at

hundreds of Canadian

retailers.

utes of

the

exchange of thanks and good

Year.

fortune.

teer for the

Chinese

“The family dinner on New Year’s Eve is as important as Thanksgiving

cultural

centre’s

board

from an

“the

ancient

legend

Chinese

New Year

cultural

Feb. 17.

dance.“(The

to

re-

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new year and

as

their

homes to pregood luck,

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Chinese

cooking, reflexology, paper-making, origami and calligraphy

cleansing process. “Anything that

dates

is deemed to be unlucky (should) be hidden from sight.” said Wong.

brings

“Ev.en the broomstick and dust bin

dance,”

away

(as) one. doesn't

to be

swept away.”

family member's house. may

serving the municipality for over

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comprised of various traditions of each exclusive day. The first day features a reunion dinner at the most senior Cardholder only. Offers

a non-

is

organization

demonstrations, and will open with

is

only. For

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characteristic

Canada

diversity.

pare for the arrival of

windows good luck and the cutting of hair, which should be avoided, as a form of “cutting away" prosperity. The 15-day celebration

card discounts. Cannot be used towards the purchase of

and

30 years,” said Num.

spirits

good fortune among fam-

oughly clean

retailer loyalty

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benign and blessed

the opening of household

conjunction with any other offer or

she said.

profit,

as a lure for

in

festival)

family-oriented

a

symbolizes the riddance of ill-fortuned spirits and the welcoming of

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when used

to

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part of a superstition, families thor-

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portraying

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1

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are hidden

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directors,

she

said

day and a chance for (people) to expose themselves to the culture,”

ilies.

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establish

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Num,

Ellen

regarding a man-eat-

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hopes this year's Chinese New dinner is to (North Year Festival, to be (Photo by Holly Featherstone) Americans),” he held Feb. 17 from This is an example of a said. According to a.m. to 4 p.m. at the wikipedia.org, Chinese calligraphy Waterloo Memorial Chinese New Year greeting. Calligraphy will Recreation Complex, celebrations origi- be demonstrated at the will be successful in nated

call

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allow visitors to experience the attrib-

reunites

Chinese

today or

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lowers of the lunar calendar or not, local

families and evokes

beast,���

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Whether

Festival.

the

passing of the nian

come

con-

festivities

cludes with a Lantern

celebrations

said

occasion

getting ** card

will see

everywhere.”

darin oranges, which are abundant

(COCCC).

Wong

(means) good

Wong. “You

Festive feasts include fish, dumplings, a metaphor for "packaged luck,” as well as candies to promote a “sweet” year and man-

Chinese Centre

Cultural

the colour of hap-

colours)

Central

Ontario

now

is

(and) gold

(these

celebrate the lunar

for-

“The lai see, (which) literally means good fortune, is a small red

fortune,” said

“Chinese fas well as Japanese, Korean. Vietnamese and Tibetans, who also use the lunar calendar)

good

tune.

al families

anew.

said parents

(cash gift) to facilitate

piness

with the opportunity to

Wong

give their children each a “lai see"

Year, the festivities provide cultur-

start

honour

firecrackers are ignited in

"The main

task on the first few pay one's respect and bring good wishes to one’s family and relatives in the order of senior-

days

ity,"

is

to

said

Wong. On

the fifth day.

Num

which

said the lion dance,

back to 3rd century B.C., prosperity

blessings.

“It’s

she

event will

said.

a

and very

Num

help cultural

provides playful said

the

students

home. good day (that) would help students away from home reconnect." For more information, visit www.coccc.net. You can also visit www.lunarfest.org to obtain more information about the 2007 Mandarin Lunarfest, another local celebration organized by the Mandarin Students’ Union and cofeel closer to "It's

a

hosted by the college’s very own Chinese Student Association of

Conestoga, to be held Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the University of Waterloo's Humanities Theatre. 1

Admission dents.

is

$5 for Conestoga

stu-


News

SPOKE, February

12,

2007

Colbert Day

City launches

March 20

anti-idling signs By ROSS

ALDWORTH

this initiative,” said

“This

THOMPSON

By ANNELISE

Generals

tion) stating if the

won

Stephen Colbert, star of Comedy hit show, The Colbert Report, is coming to Canada, well

at least metaphorically.

On March

20, Colbert fans will

have a chance

American

liar

story behind

is

it

did Colbert

Canada.” just as pecuin

According

Craig Goslin. part-

to

ner and vice-president of business

operations of the Saginaw Spirit,

that

it

when Colbert decided

started

all

he needed something to be

named

He

him.

after

initially

requested that a bridge in Hungary

named

be

Stephen

the

Bridge,

but

Hungary

felt

of

president

the that

Colbert

name would be

determined to attach his something Colbert set his team of researchers to work. "At this time we (Saginaw Spirit) were trying to re-name our mascot and had a contest on our website.” Still

but if Saginaw won, it would be declared Stephen Colbert

signs at all elementary and secondary schools across the city. Approximately 300 of the signs, which remind motorists to turn their engines off if they are going to idle their vehicles for

The comes

episode,

Day on Colbert’s birthday. The day before the matchup by

saying

wanted

he

it

be

to

Day on Mayor Gray's

Colbert

mocked on his Jan. “But when the Spirit kicks Oshawa’s moose haunches. I don’t want you to declare Stephen Colbert Day on my birthday, want you to declare it on your birthday.

you,” Colbert

25

show.

I

March

to

So

20.

the rest of

that every year for

your

life

when you blow

cake, you

know

all

"Steagle Colbeagle the

Eagle.”

show

after the

aired

we

got 3.000 votes from his viewers.” said Goslin.

After the Spirit after

Carl Zehr and councillor

the

held

telephone

a

interview

Mayor Gray during

committee pushed city hall to “lead by example” and display

named

mas-

their

him, Colbert has been

Mayor,

“Mr.

let

How

atmosphere

Ontario the to Medical Association, air pollution triggers 5,800 premature deaths in

According

facilities

Ontario per year. 200 of whiclj occur in the Region of Waterloo.

lution:

tion has increased

Stop Idling advisory signs

at city

and school zones. Some facts on idling and air pol-

Canadian motorists

Since 1993, the region's populaby about 15 per

cent while the

number of cars

reg-

J.F.

Berry Vrbanovic were present at Carmichael Public School

vehicles an average of five to 10

istered in the region has increased

along with students and staff for the official unveiling of the signs

minutes per day. In the peak of winter, Canadians

by about 34 per 288.000 vehicles 385.000 today.

on Feb. 6. “As co-chair of the city’s environmental advisory committee. I'm very pleased to see action on

voluntarily

combined

idle total

their

idle

their

vehicles a

of more than 75

million minutes in a single day

-

equivalent to one vehicle idling

For every

10

drive, about 2.5

from 1993 to

cent, in

kilometres

you

kilograms of

air

pollutants are created.

ask you you planning

was, “hopefully

in the future, yes.”

Colbert's plans for his

own

cele-

Goslin.

Colbert Report, would say

But during pep talks Colbert can get quite nasty, and mocks other

sure the

teams

Colbert’s character loves to cele-

TV;.

in the league.

The Oshawa Generals franchise lightly

to

being

on national TV, and

after

Colbert’s rant against the Generals, the

the

me

are

wraps.

ridiculed

each day of the year, it would prevent more than one million tonnes of carbon dioxide from entering

30

promotes them on his show. something turned into “It’s beyond our wildest dreams,” said ly

take

minutes

show.

bration are being kept under tight

not

2006 Citizen’s

Report on Air Quality from the environmental advisory city Fs

their vehicle for just five

with

Jan.

his

dedicated to the team, and regular-

did

signs

estimated that

The Spirit won the game, 5-4. To add insult to injury. Colbert

on spending your ’Stephen Colbert Day’? Oh, that’s right, it’s your birthday. How old are you going to be? Old enough to know better than to take on Stephen Colbert?” he mused. Mayor Gray’s meek response

cot

Mayor

after

of the

idling

is

the wishes are

Colbert asked his viewers to vote that the eagle mascot of the Spirit

"The day

10 seconds, will be

installation

every

It

out the candles on your birthday

something.

named

longer than

to

installed.

birthday.

said Goslin. After finding this out

be

a better environment for our

kids and their future."

fight global

if

Canadian motorist avoided

going to me.”

inappropriate.

name

warming, the

green light to installing anti-idling

ity

for 144 years.

of those small steps that adds up

City of Kitchener has given the

for

"Listen up Gray, I’m not afraid of

as Colbert himself.

and

air qual-

an entire

General’s jersey

a

Colbert raised the stakes of the bet

satirical genius.

One may ask "how get his own day, and The

the

celebrate

to

an effort to improve

Vrbanovic.

another example of one

26 matchup between their teams, Colbert would have to wear the Jan.

Central’s

In

is

— Page 15

mayor of Oshawa, John Gray,

called on Colbert (via

KX96

a Toronto-based country

F.M.,

music

sta-

The only public

thing

-Nl

thing Renata Luczak,

relations

The

for

officer

is,

"1

am

show will be doing someon March 20. Stephen

brate himself.

announce

However, rather than

their

intentions

in

advance, the show likes people to tune-in that night.”

So nation be

ready, -in a

month we

will be able to celebrate the first

annual Stephen Colbert Day.

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,

Page 16

— SPOKE, February 12, 2007

Entertainment

A taste

fit Restaurant

By BJ RICHMOND

The eatery was

well-lit

on the Fireside

and

clean, with the options for a diner-

College students need good food too.

As

a student,

often have to set-

I

for fast food, as a result of too

tle

few funds. Not

mention,

to

it's

style

booth or the more traditional

table seating.

The

ample seating

for

to

restaurant has its

many

guests

enjoy their meals. Fireside also

has a bar along the back

wall,

near impossible to be a romantic

where patrons can order whichev-

when

er alcoholic beverages they need

the only places

my

afford to take

“nice

a

I

can usually

girlfriend out for

dinner”

Wendy’s,

are

McDonald’s and Burger King. Without a restaurant

that

great food at a great price, like

serves I

feel

hopeless hamburgers, pathetic

to

wet their whistle.

The

faint soft rock song styling John Cougar Mellencamp over the background speakers was overpowered by the sounds of hec-

of

tic

hustling. Utensils clanging off

chose to

($8.95) and a bread ($3.95).

I

and closing of the door made it converse with my girl-

ever, before

Deli and Family Restaurant at 800 Ottawa St. S. at the Strasburg intersection in Kitchener. Whether it’s

friend across the table. suppose, however, the optimistic side of the busy noise is that the food must be delicious if this restaurant could attract such a large crowd on a

breakfast, lunch or dinner; eat-in or

Wednesday

take-out; a quick bite to eat or a

hearty meal. Fireside has plenty of

Aside from the physical atmosphere, our server added a great

options to offer even the tightest of

deal of positive energy to the over-

wallets.

all Fireside experience. The server could not have been any friendlier if she was Casper the Friendly

Upon

entering the building for-

merly known as Krispy Kream, girlfriend and were graciously greeted by the hostess. Although the restaurant seemed

my

I

we were seated and before the thought of opening the menu even crossed my mind, I was already beyond

busy,

immediately,

being served

my

Diet Pepsi.

I

night.

Ghost himself. For starters, my girlfriend ordered a house salad ($3.45) that appeared to literally consist of an head of lettuce, covered with various vegetables, which added both a tantalizing tinge and entire

taste to the plate.

As

for myself,

I

of garlic

basket

soup-less. Perhaps the restau-

left

difficult to

Fireside

menu

1

But wait! There is a restaurant where the selection of meals is as abundant and appetizing as it is is

tempting

My better-half’s gourmet greens appeared on our table rather rapidly. however. soon became green myself - green with envy, that is, because as my girlfriend was enjoying her superb salad, was rant

The place

Other

Fireside’s

include a southern style spinach dip Fireside ($6.95), nachos

plates, the chitter chatter of the guests and the constant opening

affordable.

meal with a nice

of cream of broccoli

soup ($2.45). appetizers on

pizza and terrible tacos are the only choices have. 1

my

start

warm bowl

A Family Restaurant

Deli

was

busy for the

just far too

remember my soup, how-

server to

had the chance to soup dilemma, our main entrees were on their way. From burgers and baby back ribs to souvlakis and steaks. Fireside 1

my

bring up

has a vast variety of entrees to from. There is also a savoury selection of sandwiches

choose on the

menu, which makes wonderful choice for lunch as well. The restaurant even offers broiled and baked meats with their lighter side of the menu. These health-conscious choices include chicken ($5.95), sole ($5.95) and sirloin 7 9 5 J J all deli

Fireside

a

(

.

served with vegetables. ordered the chicken tender platter for $10.95. Now 1 know II bucks for some pieces of chicken I

may sound

pricey at

was

platter

first,

from

far

but this

6-piece

a

McNugget Meal.

Let’s just say, this

plentiful

of poulet

platter

would

make even Colonel Sanders’ mouth water. Close to a

dozen lightly batchicken tenderloins were joined by a frenzy of french fries, a tered

succulent

side

of slaw

and

two

types of dipping sauces to form a

meal so delicious and enormous a prisoner on death row would order it as his last meal and still have to take a doggy bag with him to hell. My girlfriend chose the baked lasagna ($9.95) from the Little Italy section of the menu. Once again, the meal was huge, as the lasagna was covered with several pizza toppings, including pepper-

mushrooms, green peppers, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese.

oni,

Unfortunately,

with

quantity overpowered

although Italian

any

and

wasn’t as good as your mother-in-law's homemade

lasagna,

dish

meal,

this

quality

it

it

fast

was

still

a semi-satisfying

surely outdoes

whatever food restaurant has to offer.

that

After our entrees, both friend and

we were

I

were

far too

in

my

girl-

agreement

full

that

for dessert.

Fireside does, however, offer

many

types of cakes, pies and fruit dishes

on their dessert menu, which got me thinking “I only wish could have saved room for dessert." It wasn’t until received our bill, I

I

my

soup of the day made an appearance. brought it to the server's attention that the only part of the soup received was its charge, and she removed it from that

I

I

the bill without any hassle.

Overall, the restaurant

was physwas

ically acceptable, the service

good and

the food was affordable on a student budget. Despite the crowded atmosphere and the for-

gotten

soup, eating at Fireside allowed me to remember what real food tastes like.

(Internet photos)


Feature

SPOKE, February

2007

12,

— Page 17

Shining Star

a shining success narrowed down from 60 contestants through preliminary and semi-

By CHRISTOPHER MILLS came

Kira Lina

to Ontario looking

God

what

I

was hard

event,

of

Barb Dowling, sales manager for Faith FM and the chief organizer

music. She needs to look no further.

for the event, said despite the talent

istry in a different w<ay.

opportunity

for an

through

others

with

The Montreal

share

to

her gift

native outshone the

involved, there

second annual Faith FM Shining Star competition on Feb. 3. sponsored by event, The

raderie

Kitchener’s Christian radio station,

doing

was held at Centre in the Square. The young chanteuse wowed the

said.

audience with her performances of

talent for

field at the

Victory and

I

Bowed on My Knees

and Cried ‘Holy’, nearly leaving the judges speechless.

“She gave everything she had tonight and it

showed. She constantly

and never once lets anyone say how great she is. She is the essence of what gospel music should

a great

cama-

the people singing are

singing for the Lord; they’re not for their

it

own

gain,” she

“They see that God's given them a talent and they're using that Padfield,

and

singer

a

songwriter from Kitchener, played

and sang two of his own songs during his performances, which were good enough to earn his guitar

him runner-up honours. Brad Dugas, owner of Revelation Records and a judge

at the

competi-

he loved Padfield’s sound.

“You have such a marketability, all the right attributes,” Dugas said "It’s all there for me.” Guelph’s Jessica Grieve, one of two finalists returning from last

to Padfield.

year’s

competition,

finished

in

look

like.”

“I

Grin 'e.

was kind of

surprised, because

good singers and they all had a really good ministry attached to a good voice,” she said. “It could have gone any way but I'm happy and honoured with there were really

Third place,

2007 Shining Star

it

"How do you judge ministry? It’s always been a struggle for me,” she said. “Everyone has ministry value. What

doesn’t necessarily minister

me

to

“We

judge that?” are excited about who’s

all

to

I

it’s

“Sometimes

said.

winner, but

The

The group of

finalists also

enced anything like that.” As a result of her win, Lina receive

a

will

Revelation Records, with guaranteed airtime on 94.3 Faith

CD

FM’s

FM in

sister stations,

in

FM. The

be played on Faith

will also

105.9 Grace

London and 94.3 Hope

FM

Woodstock. Lina,

who

travelled from

Quebec

with her parents, was the only one

of 10 finalists

who came from

a very nice place and the

people are very open.” she said.

“Coming basically

from

with

Montreal,

my mom.

my

with

felt

Grieve was holding back for fear of her vocals coming too strongly

passionate, so you need to just

at

par-

I'm very honoured that they would still give this award to an

ents.

let

it

she had ever met.

guitar and sang her

Elissa Burnett of

own

songs, and

Arva played

the

musical talents of other contestants

- not displayed during - ranged from playing

the evening

the Bute to

the bass guitar.

competition impact that Christian music has on society, and the need for more of it. “There needs to be more young people that can stand up and use their talents and gifts for something

Grieve

said

showed

the

her

the

“I think kids in

younger generations need to be influenced by music that is going to be uplifting and positive.”

“She gave everything she had and it showed,” Grieve “She constantly points the said. glory to (God) and never once lets anyone say how great she is. She is the essence of what gospel music

be more young people that can stand up and use their

“There needs

should look

like.”

to

means that somehow God used this competi-

“It

honour me for working in his Kingdom.” tion to

More. Wright said judging at the Shining Star competition was

Kira Lina,

2007 Shining

Star

was

“It

really

good

Lips of an - Hinder

Angel

The evening featured perform-

6.

Money

The Bank

Dean Bridgewater, and

who was

courtesy

tion

at the

for

working

And

in

His kingdom.”

the competition

was tough,

featuring nine other finalists

southern Ontario.

The

field

from

was

How

of World Vision, crowd before inter-

new song.

10.

- Bow Wow Smack That

It’s

Just That

World Vision.

bottom

line for

was my

first

was a

“It

great

night to spend

time praising the Lord; that was the

me,” she

time using

name

to

and

was awesome."

it

said.

my

spend an evening

“It

Ciara

4800 on your Rogers wireless

phone to download your favourite

Easy, to promote her

porting fellow contestants? “I’d never hard.” Wright said. judged a contest before, much less

Shortie Like Mine

Text “PLAY” to

She also performed

the world.

“Very, very, very, very, very, very

9.

Pretty Ricky

-Akon

mission with her single Everything

hard is it to judge a compewhere the main focus is meant to be praising God and suptition

Promise -

competi-

hardest."

humbled and privileged. “It means that somehow God used this competition to honour me

8.

-

work with World Vision is a Christian organization working to injustice in fight poverty and underdeveloped cotintries around

very

7.

year's runner-up, Lauren Dally.

Wright,

In

Scrappy

On The Hotline

last

another

1 was just wanting to do more Him.” Lina said the win left her feeling

- Lil'

year’s Shining Star

last

encouragement from each other and the judges. “It was fun. Everyone was excited.” she said. “The judges seemed Their job was the a bit nervous.

for

Akon

5.

want

talents that

getting

at.

-

use them for God," she said.

she said.

many

Young Jeezy

Wanna Love You

to

and

true gifts

And More.

Montreal you can sing

I

Irreplaceable - Beyonce

before the show, with contestants

there are only so

-

3.

4.

entertained the

in

of January 29

Fergalicious

a unique experience.

who have

Grieve said the atmosphere was a mix of nerves and excitement

...

Week

to see that

there actually are people

wanted to get out of that scene and meet new people, and experience a different environment in terms of the Christian community,” "I

churches

RealTrax™ ring tunes

1.

Grieve said the finalists realized and were seeking to branch out and get their music heard.

Now

She played

her single Everything and

Grieve

ances from

Ontario

“In terms of sharing the

the audience.

Your World Right

that

because she wanted a change.

Gospel

ROGERS

Country star Michelle Wright takes a break from her Shining Star judging duties to perform for

and gifts for something positive.” talents

winner. to

2007 Shining Star winner

Elsa Swinson of Waterloo played

tonight

First place,

came

the

(Photo by Christopher Mills)

asked what she thought of Lina after the show, Grieve said she was the most humble human being

outsider.”

Lina said she

was voted

fea-

go.”

out-

side Ontario. “It’s

Lina

When

demo CD from

free

3.

addition to Padfield,

In

talents.

the

Wright congratulated Grieve on her performances but said she

all

on Feb.

by the four-judge panel.

tured a wide range of instrumental

positive,” she said.

I’ve ever experi-

of Victory

high school yet.

“You blew me away," Wright said. “That was awesome. You’re

if

talent

and featured a variety of ages and backgrounds. Several contestants were married with children, while Daniel Soica of others like Kitchener have not even graduated

judge Michelle Wright was equally moved by the performance. "That was very special,” she said.

know

Montreal’s Kira Lina dazzles the audience with her performance

can get tough.”

it

(Photo by Christopher Mills)

Dugas

hard,"

there’s a clear

was loaded with

field

the audience.

don’t

somebody

touches

really

How am

else.

third.”

"1

her

because everyone interprets min-

have anything to say judge Jane Valenta said to Lina. "That was ministry right there. That was between you and God.” Country music star and guest don’t

"I

after that.”

at the

for

piano during her performance. The

third place.

Jessica

said

going to win, but

God.”

Adam

tion, said

points the glory to (God)

is still

between the contestants.

“Most of

had no idea

to expect.”

Carrie Guse. another judge

competitions.

final

a Christian contest, so

(Photo by Christopher Mills)

2006 Shining Star winner

musical

Dean Bridgewater

like this

2007 competition formance.

kicks off the with a per-

ring tunes today


— SPOKE,

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News

February 12, 2007

Women’s

Horoscope Week of February

2007

12,

captures Libra

Aries. March

21

sometimes you much, especially

You

Talk, talk, talk; a bit too

when you know

one

aren't

to let

nothing

wrong with verbally expressing your knowledge, but sometimes listening is what others need.

The women’s extramural hockey team made Conestoga history on 26, capturing its first-ever tournament win in the program’s

Jan.

You

four-year history.

feelings reach the surface; accept

against

may

know where

The Condors won four games Lambton, Saint Clair,

Humber and Durham colleges to win the Lambton College Women’s Extramural Hockey Tournament, and are confident there will be more big wins in the weeks ahead. The biggest win came against Humber, who beat the Condors 7-1 at their hockey tournament in November. The Condors changed their game plan from the last tournament, and utilized the neutralzone trap to stop Humber’s odd man rushes. The system was suc-

they

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You're a follower by nature but

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not where you

is

a leading follower. Others turn to

tend to remain as you're always

make your way

digging for a deeper meaning, longing for purpose in your life.

you

as

through

you

already

life's

beaten

know when enough

paths.

You need

in

enough, continuous seeking doesn't mean you'll always find.

Keep the following leader you alive, one day it may

evolve into something more.

to

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more become too

to handle.

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You have

No-strings-attached

when

general motto

with the puck, and they

it

is

not

to

it

be taken advantage of while doing good deeds and save some kindness for yourself.

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All for one and one for

and

(the

proving

all

your life, everybody needs help sometimes.

that barri-

with building confidence.

you

is

trap)

grew

with

each game and it shows what they’re doing is going to be successful and it’s (Photo by Adam Black) going to help them win.” Women’s extramural hockey coach No one enjoyed the win Steven Aiken takes a shot on goaltender more than the players, who

does

one who can overcome

you need

plan

beat Saint Clair and we beat Humber their confi-

way of life. You

not apply to your

are independent believing that

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Baverstock during a practice.

haven’t seen

much

success

previous seasons.

in >

was awesome, we

“It

pulled

defenceman Laura Grubb.

“We proved really

paid

Nothing is out of your reach and nobody is too good for you. While others stop trying for what

systems introduced by coach really helped them win. "We were able to slow down the faster teams and could control our the

Aiken

.

game instead of chasing after (the other teams),” said Hamell. “The next tournament

they think they can't have you

push forward and gel what you want. Don't lose your mindset, no one should ever believe anything or anyone is too good for them.

pace

we

did at

pretty hard to stop."

The Condors

are

only tournament

at

16 are

at the

hoping

all

your sights high and dreams you had as a child with the hope that one day they might come true. As silly as set

think

those dreams

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swimming

it

all,

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do well is never bad, don’t waste your time constantly worrying and pushing yourself to the max. Relax and let go, don't sweat the

of the heart, longing for the past and unsure of the future. Don't

small

the only

stuff.

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fish

pulling you two different ways.

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are often torn with matters

live in

what-has-been, forward

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isn’t going keep going at the the last one we’ll be

to be easy, but if

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our practices

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strategy of playing the trap really worked." Right winger Janette Hantell, a rookie on the team, also thought

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that

off.

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really

together as a team," said

yourself. Don't shut people out of

Leo

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game

works. As the games went on and we

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highly of you and yearn for their approval but hate feeling that way. You're the only

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following the actually

Capricorn

a love-hate relation-

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"But they kept playing I asked them to, and was nice to see them

how

to

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over

other team’s zone," said Aiken.

your

comes

skills to lake

in the

dence

ers to think

er, start

still played the system and it helped them win some big games. "Some of the girls love to fly

helping others; and your kindness is well accepted. Be careful

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3-2.

have the

January 19

ship with yourself.

game

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Conestoga's women’s extramural hockey team came in first at the Lambton College Extramural Hockey Tournament on Jan. 26. This was the team’s first tournament win in its four-year history.

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the

Sagittarius

June 21

as quantities begin to build,

much

won

Coach Steven Aiken says even though some of his players don’t really enjoy playing the trap, they

More, more, more; that's one way to describe your life. You always want more in both work and material goods. Be cautious can just as easily

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are weighted with practicality and reason. Don't shy away when

them, you never

tournament win

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your emo-

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Sports

Men’s soccer team By

falls

SPOKE, February

short

ADAM BLACK

but

2-1-1,

an

early

Fanshawe Falcons would be

wake up

didn’t

in

I

Sheridan, as they got an early goal

from Kyle Henderson and were pressing hard on the really Alumni. But after a blue card to Condor Rich Parson, Conestoga had to play a man short which lead to two Alumni goals. It seemed all

their

time to

the

game,” said coach Geoff Johnstone, adding they had a couple of bad breaks with the first two goals which were flukes. play

In

the

first

and

head

the

Men By ALEX

They got

(Photo by Adam Biack)

A member

Condor’s Alumni soccer team takes a corner kick in the Conestoga zone at the ninth annual Condor’s Alumni Indoor Soccer Tournament at the rec centre. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. of the

hard to

fight MCNANNEY

lecture

before

come

the

game about

“The guys hung together

We

as

a win never tasted sweeter. The team won a hard fought tour-

down

nament that included the Sheridan College Bruins and the Georgian College Grizzles on Jan. 27. They w-int 1-1-1 in the three-game set, but, accoiding to head coach Geoff Johnston, the team could have had

have easily won by more.

Johnston said he also thought the game against Georgian and the loss against Sheridan were good character builders moving toward

an easier path.

knew he had

In the team’s first

game

against

Georgian, the team was up 2-0

in

the Grizzlies to

as Johnston said, the

win 3-1. But team could

The Condors then moved onto the against championship game Sheridan, and Johnston changed the team’s system, which paid off as

worked out evenly.

-0.

Johnston said he

make

a

change

to

“We

the second half,

and the Grizzlies were playing a very rough and gritty game. The Condors were playing their

own

but

as

style as

the

Condors

on,

the-

1-0.

Instead of getting a breather, the

team had sus third

to play in the

game

as a team.”

Johnston wanted,

game went

Condors’ discipline failed and they strayed from their game. The result was blowing the two-goal lead and having to settle for a 2-2 tie. They then played the Bruins and Sheridan controlled the pace to beat the

“The guys hung together

second ver-

against Georgian.

Johnston and assistant coach Duane Shadd gave the team a big

GeoffJohnston, head coach

tournament final. Johnston said he was most impressed by the team’s ability to adapt.

“Aside from the one lousy game the beginning, we were all still

asleep, but at the

we

all

we

Kiamil,

who had

tournament, thinks

can play three

games they

five goals in the if

the

Condors

down

will be fine

“Other than just coming out a tle

stronger at the beginning,

I

lit-

think

we played great," said Kiamil. “If we play this well at provincials or our next tournament we will

do amazing.”

The men's team's next tournament is the Sheridan College tournament on Feb.

by having to wait for an extended period of time for the final. He dif-

ferent vibe. to

here (the college), then sitting on

two hours to Georgian College, it usually takes all your emotion and passion away. But I found I was both intellectually and emotionally really into the games.” the school bus for

Vi

played

the stretch.

got

home

together

like they did in the last

rhythm of playing,” he said. thought Johnston said he Sheridan may have been affected

drive an hour from

it

"We

amazing in the last game, wc showed them what we can do.”

into a

“I

pulled

end,” said Nobre.

kind of played one, sat one,

played one, sat one, and

added he knew the day had a Kyle Henderson and Rob Berger were assigned to shut down the Bruins’ top player, and both performed well. For his efforts, Henderson was named MVP of the

at

the final.

played exceptionally well.

1

to

board by

goals

behind.

first

defeat the Bruins, and two players

won

the

Condors

The Condors are hoping to learn from the tournament, making sure they get off to a good start and not having to worry about coining from

on the day, and

He also said the team’s loss may have worked out in a rhythmically mysterious way. Because of the loss to Sheridan, the team's schedule for the day

the teain

four

to climb, with the

a

we explained it to them before each game and they bought right into it."

College men’s indoor soccer team,

getting

mistakes.

hill

wining 4-2.

probably played three

different systems

organ-

make

a

out on top

The players evidently took note, as the Condors completely shut

in

Conestoga

rebound from a corner up the game 2-2, which

would be the final score. The fourth game against George Brown was by far the most impressive show for the Condors. Their offence was very aggressive, never giving up on the ball and pressur-

quickly,

falling into the Grizzlies' trap.

never easy to win

tie

The Condors got on

team.

It's

down

dying minutes of

ing the defence to

sticking to their system, and not

ized sports. But for the

in a

kick to

4-0.

ward Osman Kiamil.

out. In the

game, defenceman Victor Nobre rushed in from the point to

first

second game against Sheridan, Conestoga went back to their game plan and were way more aggressive, as they went on to win the match 1-0 on a goal from for-

lost after

the

Fanshawe, the they had just crawled out of bed. They didn't seem focused, and it showed after losing to the Falcons In

Condor pressure was

the penalty, but they weren’t

match against Condors looked like

the

in

In the third game against the Alumni team, it seemed the Condors were going to continue left against were they off

undoing.

"We

them

their defensive zone.

the

to

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Kiamil. George Brown would squeak two goals in toward the end of the game, but it was too much of

under the skin of the Sheridan play-

loss

2007

tournament

in

ers, constantly pressuring

After coming off winning a tournament at Georgian College the weekend before, the men’s indoor soccer team came up short at the ninth annual Condor's Alumni Indoor Soccer Tournament at the recreation centre on Feb. 5. The Condors had a good record,

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Sports

2007

12,

Tournament helps fund Conestoga indoor soccer By ERIC

MURPHY

Conestoga College hosted the

Conestoga varsity squad. After coming off a tough loss to Niagara, the Condors came out aggressive,

Condor Women’s

constantly putting pressure on the

Alumni Indoor Soccer Tournament at the recreation centre on Feb. 4. Marlene Ford, athletic co-ordinator of Conestoga and graduate of the recreation leadership program (now called recreation and leisure),

Alumni defence. But once again, it was another blistering shot from Finkbeiner to put the Alumni up by a goal. The frustrated Condors con-

tournament to help raise money for indoor soccer varsity

the tournament with a 1-0 win.

13th

annual

started the

teams at the college. “Bursaries and funding for indoor soccer teams was taken away,” she said. “Some of the

money we

raise with the tourna-

ment helps

out.”

But besides helping with funding, Ford, also a former Conestoga varsity soccer player, said the tour-

nament is a great place for past Conestoga players to come back and play together again. “Besides our varsity team,

we

have two teams of alumni players in the tournament,” she said. “There is an entrance fee to get

The Alumni Association donates money to help into the tournament.

the alumni teams.”

Both Alumni teams saw some success throughout the day

10-team tournament but

of making

to the

it

fell

finals

in

the

short in

the

round robin draw.

Alumni

1,

Ford’s team, started

the tournament off with an early

morning kickoff against a tough Niagara College varsity team. Both teams had their chances but picked up single points with a scoreless draw.

Things didn’t get easier for the team in their second

Alumni

game

1

as they faced another strong

tinued to pressure but to no avail

and Alumni

1

got their

win of

first

Going into their last game with a good record of 1-2-0, the Alumni faced one of the tournament favourites. George Brown came out strong right away but the Alumni keeper turned back numerous shots to keep the game scoreless. The

Alumni

hard

fought

but

A George Brown

Top:

against the Conestoga Alumni

2 team at the 13th annual

Condor Women’s Indoor Soccer Tournament on Feb. 4. The Huskies dominated the match winning 3-0 and went on to become the tournament champions. Right:

The Condor’s

Knights’ defence. After a hard-

came

fought game, Conestoga

up short losing to the Knights 1-0. The Condors had a rough tournament, but are using the games to prepare for the rest of the season.

Photos by

the

and handing the Alumni team their first loss and any chances of proin the

varsity

team pressure the Niagara

Eric

Toronto team was too much as they peppered the goalie with shots, scoring three unanswered goals

gressing

Huskies’

forward gets a shot on net

tournament.

Murphy

Women’s

Conestoga’s other Alumni team.

has tough

Alumni

2, started their tournament tough contention as they faced last year’s tournament champions, Canadore.

off

in

Although they fought hard, Canadore was too much for Alumni 2 and they lost their first

game

2-0.

Alumni 2 faced another tough opponent as they played Sheridan College in their second match. Sheridan found the aggressive play of their opponents tough to match as both teams exchanged goals but managed to edge by with a 3-2 win.

Although things didn’t get much easier for the former Conestoga players, they were determined not to let their

tough

start

get to them.

By ERIC

MURPHY

The women’s indoor soccer team had a disappointing finish at the 13th annual Condor’s Alumni Indoor soccer tournament at the recreation centre on Feb. 4. The Condors started the tournament off strong but found themselves down with an early goal by a strong Fanshawe College team. However, Conestoga didn’t give up and were rewarded for their determination when Kelly Lewis fired a shot off the post into the net to

teams even. With the action going back and forth, the Condors found lady luck on their side as a shot by Fanshawe ricochetted off one post then the other bring

the

fought another tough

advantage with the

ued aggressive play and constant

but

pressure they put two goals

The hard-fought game ended

game

team

first

goal of the

with a hard shot just out of

In

their

Humber

third

game

the

Alumni

GTA

team,

College, but with contin-

in for a

somehow

start to

worked hard but this time they were unable to solve a tough, gritty

from Fanshawe College. The action went back and forth but Fanshawe gained the varsity

indoor soccer team

stayed out of the net. in.

Niagara defence,

losing

close

a

third

game was a match of new as the varsi-

the old versus the ty

team faced one of the Conestoga

until

Alumni player, Amy Finkbeiner, managed to get a shot by varsity keeper, Courtney Zettler. The Condors pressed, creating many chances but were unable to close the gap and fell 1-0 to the Alumni in

another very even matchup.

The Condors’

last

game of

the

tournament didn't get any easier as they found themselves up against a very strong team from George

Brown

The GTA game in the

College.

college

But that’s where their tournament success ended as Alumni 2 were

Head coach, Aldo Krajcar, said he was happy with how his team

ment up but the Condors didn’t let that intimidate them. Conestoga

handed

started the tournament.

came out

close

point to their standings with the

of the tournament.

tie.

In their third

team

game, the Alumni younger the

battled

1

their third loss in a very

against

Georgian

College with a score of 2-1 As a convenor and player. Ford said she

was happy with

the result

“The venue’s great and everyone loves coming here,” she said. “I look forward to

it

every year.”

“Last

hadn’t lost a

year Fanshawe beat

us

seven or eight nothing,” he said. “It’s

our

first

indoor

game

so

I

am

very happy with the result.” In their second game, the Condors came up short against a hard-working team from Niagara' College. Once again Conestoga

will

ment

will

help them prepare for

future games. "It’s

our

first

tournament togethplayers that have

we have two

continue to build and get ready for

it

back and accept defeat, the Alumni continued to pressure the Fanshawe team and were rewarded for their hard work as Amy Finkbeiner blasted a shot past the Fanshawe netminder to equal the score and add another

match

team

goalies kept their teams in

l-l

sit

said the

year’s

er,

2-0 win.

But they didn’t

Coach Krajcar

this

Alumni teams. Both teams had chance after chance but both

the reach of goalie, Ellaine Keller.

draw.

the final and become champions.

continue to build and the tourna-

one, 1-0.

The

season

strong,

tourna-

testing

their

never played indoor and so we'll regionals,” he said.

Penalty kicks decided the cham-

pionship

game,

Brown winning-

with

George

against last year

tournament champions, Canadore. George Brown coach, Garrett Redmund, said this tournament

was a great way to prepare for own upcoming tournament.

their

"The competition was very we were plagued with injuries but we still managed to come out on top,” he said. good,

“Shootouts are always nerve-racking but I’m very happy with the result, my team played great.”

Redmund was

opponent’s goalie early but the talented keeper kept the game even.

the tournament and the facilites.

Both teams played hard and looked like they would play to a

was

but a late goal by killed

all

George Brown

hopes of the Condors

pulling out another draw.

Brown

it

tie

George

eventually went on to win

also happy with

way the tournament up and was very organized,” he said. “The girls did say the floor was a little slippery at times but it was a good all around “I liked the

set

tournament.”


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