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April 5th 2012

April 5th 2012

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The University of Guelph’s Independent Student Newspaper 
67.
thursday, april 5th, 
www.theontarion.com
A  ’    
duncan day-myron
Sg   Kjj   2010,
the Royal City Roller Girls has
grown into a group with a 24-per-
 g        2011.
Anna Middleton, who plays as#141 Frisky MD on Violet Upris-
g,       RC R G.
“I decided to join RCRG ater Isaw my rst roller derby bout at
the Sleeman Center and ell in love
with the game,” said Middleton.
“I g   b  g 
to meet some amazing new peo-
ple, get involved in the community,
while getting some exercise and
vg .”
Middleton got involved withthe team by attending an inor-
mation session, something which
 RCRG  v   -
one who is interested in joining
 .“I      -
son,” Middleton said. “Te resh
meat program is on a rst comerst serve basis and everyone iswelcome even i you’ve never
     k   .
Tat’s one o the best things about
RCRG;   .”Ag  x  -
essary in order to get involved
 RCRG, ’   
o practicing that has to be donebeore you hit the foor. Rollerderbies are a ull-contact sport
, g   
in the orm o helmets, shoulder
and knee pads, there’s still the risk
 j.
“Injuries are always a major con-
cern in a ull contact sport, butwe’ve undergone a lot o train-ing in how to properly take hitsand all, and to use our protec-
v g. I     b
Ix
s & le

os & Healh

Le

o

doal

ossod
3
lassed
3
oy Lsgs
h I
4
Ah
Hur
kAzoo
t
 
AA
bbLL
WAl oo
TcvA’ 
michael ohdanowic
O M. 2, S L g
a panel discussion on Alberta’s
oil sands, also known as the tar
sands. It was held in War Me-
 H     Cv
Imprints
 
series, which strives
 gg    
involve participatory democ-
racy. Te date o the discussion
was designed to coincide withSustainability Week at the Uni-
v  G. T   b N J, 
Alberta-raised engineer who
 k    . T
panel eatured Clayton Tom-as-Muller, the organizer o theIndigenous Environmental Net-
work’s tar sands campaign; Don
Tompson, executive advisor o 
sustainability in the oil sands
outreach or Canadian Oilsands
 
 T  h e  O n t  ai o n' s   M o e  I  n  M ad n e s  s  ! . . . s  e e P a g  e 1
SEE
derby
PAGE SEE
tar sands
PAGE 
 
g   C 
O S M. 1,  g   bLb  J  Cvv  PkBz    g -. Ag  ,    g v      . Wb    g   v g,   g  ’ Fg   C v  . Sg k $20    $,000  g b,  v  g   v $100,000    200. T  gz x  v$200,000         b g   v . Tv   bg  gg               H  C-  k k  .
(Toronto Star)
 cc
I  v    ,P M S Hg x  b-      C v  x  .I ,  gv     $. b-  q  v ,g           .I g             b, -g  g ,zg  g ,    b -g  b  ,000g  2,000 v   b  0,000 0,000 v. T  g g   Hgv   gg             , b .
(Globe and Mail)
Ig cg
I     b  b  v,      k g k g C,  H gv    jb   -g k kg   . M   NZ g ,  jb bk     k kg    -    v k         ,     jb. T k  b  k g     . T     b bg    gg ,  W C’bg  , k k.
(National Post)Compiled by Stephen Fournier 
60   60 
Lghs  relay oah Ho
eth purdon-mclellan
Te second Lights Out Relay was
launched rom St. Georges Square,on Mar. 31 to encourage residents
    g  EH. P k,  
 jogged sections o the 60 km relayto spread awareness o Earth Hour,
 g  
members to participate. Te relay
was organized by Guelph Envi-ronmental Leadership (GEL) inpartnership with Guelph Hydro
  g v.
“We just gave everybody theresponsibility to weave through
 gb  k 
that everyone they could reach
g  g   
to contribute to earth hour and
   g  :0 ..,”
said Glynis Logue, co-ounder andexecutive director o GEL. “So they
 z  z  v-
sations with people throughout
 ,    xg.”
Te sendo or the runners wasa success despite the weather, and
 v k  
ina Clarke rom ransition USA,
 G MP Fk V.
“Tey helped give us the scope or
   g 
rom a North America perspective,
   ,  v,” Lg.
Te distance o the relay is sig-nicant because every kilometre
represents a minute o Earth Hour.
T      
the message is distributed to the
largest number o people, and that
inormation is communicated to
residents in a way that is eective
 g.
GEL has struggled in the past
inding appropriate ways to mar-
ket green solutions. In the past,they have ocused on door-to-door campaigning, as well asusing door hangers and lyers.Earth Hour, and the relay aregreat opportunities or GEL to
attract attention to itsel and the
   g.
“It took us seven and a hal hours to do the relay through
the city, and we hope that we’re
g    
that way than maybe blanket
marketing might do,” said Logue.
“It’s a real one on one relation-ship we’re trying to build with
the residents, and hopeully even
b.”
he Guelph community metthe relay with enthusiasm, andthe number o participants has
g   
year’s run. University students
were a large percentage o theparticipants, suggesting GEL’sadvertising in the UC was suc-cessul. One group o students
ran a total o 14 km to spread the
 b E H.“  j  g  ,
enthusiastic people joining this
,”  Lg.
According to Guelph Hydro,during Earth Hour Guelph con-served 2.9 megawatts o power.
 1.         x- 1000  
in Earth Hour. Community ini-
tiatives like Earth Hour show that
v   g  k bg .
   g g   lg’ o  c   . Gg’ q.
A Al-hAA
Gp’ B B
susannah ripley
Last month, some caring Uni-versity o Guelph students had achance to celebrate. March is des-
ignated Best Buddies Month, and it
    gz 
work done by Best Buddies Canada.
Tis is an organization that pairs
v       v -
tual disabilities. Te University o 
Guelph has been involved with Best
B  1.
According to the Best Buddieswebsite, the group “gives peoplewith intellectual disabilities the
  v x 
most people take or granted– going
or coee, out to a movie, or sim-
ply enjoying the company o a good
.”
o celebrate Best Buddies Month
and raise awareness or the orga-
z,  Uv  G
chapter decided to give back to the
 b g .
“All o our buddies brought in new
-     
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre and
     G,”
explained chapter president andbiological sciences student, Yas-
 Kz.
With about 45 pairs o buddies,
     g v
chapters in Ontario. Te club or-
gz  g v  .
Tey have included dances, bowl-
g,   v  C. T
are un outings, but that doesn’t
detract rom the importance o the
b’ k.
“What we do is building riend-ships,” said Kazemi. “It’s a great
     g - b   .”
Te benets go both ways. Tose
with intellectual disabilities, whoare oten marginalized or exclud-
ed rom mainstream society, gain
companionship. Best Buddies
C   
or students who make a signi-cant contribution to the program.More importantly, students gainriendship, tolerance, and an un-
derstanding o people with dierent
b.“I  b vg    ,
eeling completely worn out, butthen I hang out with my buddy
 I   gz. I’  g
relationship or both o us,” said
Kz.
Te matching process attempts
to team up people who have com-
mon interests. Once buddies are
matched with each other, they meeta ew times per month in addition to
participating in group events. Ac-
tivities can be as simple as chatting
v   kg g.
President Kazemi will be grad-uating this year, but the club will
   .
Co
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