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A Vote Mob took place this past Saturday along Winegard Walk. Th e Mob was fi lmed for a music video organized by the CSA to encourage student voters for the upcoming provincial election. Another similar mob is set to take place on Sept 15 at Branion Plaza for the International Day of Democracy, with the video to be released this Saturday, Sept 17.

One down, three yet to come!

sasha odesse

A packed stadium reminiscent of last year’s homecoming watched as the Guelph Gryphons fell to the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Satur- day Sept. 5. Th e loss, however, hardly seemed to phase Gryphon fans who, decked out in red, yellow and black, held out hope in the fourth quarter following a redeeming touchdown in the

third by David Honig. “[It’s] unfortunate that we lost in the season opener, however, the turnout was great—students got in for free [which was a great incentive for those] students who weren’t as interested in football but wanted to go for the fun com- munity aspect,” said Stephanie Engelage, a residence assistant in East Hall.

As well as getting in for free, fi rst year students had the oppor- tunity to watch, or in the case of East Hall students, perform the winning Pep Rally Boogie at half-time. “I think it was a great idea [to have the winning Boogie perform at half-time] because a lot of times the only football event that

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If You Want A Better Planet Th en You Better Plan It

zamir merali

evolving symbol of the issues and

Students returning from the holi- days are being welcomed back by an impressive addition to Rozan- ski Hall. A mural, rising from the fl oor to the roof and stretching 40 feet across, depicts a colourful and inspiring landscape of planet Earth. Th e painting is impos- ing, but the occasion it marks is even more impressive. Th e Better Planet Project, launched pub- licly last fall, has now surpassed its halfway point on the way to raising 200 million dollars for the University Of Guelph. “Th is artistic feature recognizes our leadership donors, the pillars of our campaign,” said presi- dent Alastair Summerlee. “But it

needs being addressed as we look to create change and make the world a better place.” Th e Better Planet Project seeks to better food, environment, health and community across the world. It has set an ambitious goal, which it pursues through its aggressive and unique fund-rais- ing campaign. Joanne Shoveller, vice president of alumni aff airs, comments on the uniqueness of the Better Planet Project’s fund-raising. “Th e University wants to be a charity of choice for its own alumni and attract their time, contributions and advice in a meaningful and broad way,” said Shoveller. “We are also hearing

also tells the story of the Better Planet Project and stands as an

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september 15th – 22nd, 2011


Students volunteer in the Guelph community with Project Serve

jihee (marie) park

It is easy for many to forget the world beyond academics during the hustle and bustle of the start of the semester. For return- ing students, as well as fi rst year students who are just starting to put their feet on the ground, it is important to recognize that the University does not exist in a void. Th e campus community is part of the city of Guelph, and of the larger community beyond. Students, although often eager to become involved in extra- curriculars, are limited to the University’s internal activities or join agencies that focus on inter- national initiatives. Th e desire to help in the local area is often hindered by stu- dents’ inability to connect with the many off -campus organiza- tions that provide opportunities for volunteering. Every year, programs with Project Serve are organized by Student Life’s Leadership and Community

Engagement offi ce. Project Serve aims to provide an accessible outlet for all students who seek a springboard into volunteerism and the local community. Th e event is a one-time com- mitment that consists of a half day of volunteering with a vari- ety of off -campus agencies. Th e goal is help students network and develop new interests to continue pursuing over the years to come. “Project Serve off ers stu- dents the opportunity to spend a half-day volunteering with a community organization and to connect that experience in a tan- gible way to what is being learned as academics and as citizens,” said Lidia Valencia Fourcans of Student Life. She added that crit- ical refl ection on the experience also plays a crucial role in meet- ing the goals of the program. Th e placements vary from a trip to the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, to St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre, to the diff erent neighborhood groups in Guelph.

Students will be given a chance to participate in hands-on volunteer activities while learning about the agency, and what Guelph students can do to help. Students also have an excellent opportu- nity to develop communication skills, group dynamics, and to learn more about social issues such as food insecurity, poverty, immigration and cultural diver- sity within our community. “Project Serve Guelph is a great way for students to begin to understand the city of Guelph at large,” commented Ellis Hayman, who is organizing the program. Students, especially those in resi- dences, may fi nd it diffi cult to leave the campus area on a regu- lar basis. Project Serve off ers a great way to sample a fulfi lling learning experience away from the classrooms of the University. “Exposure to the social, politi- cal, cultural, and economic facets of the Guelph community off ers students the opportunity to con- nect their own hobbies, studies,

and experiences to community, allowing for deeper learning as students, ” said Hayman. “We hope that local agencies and organizations will receive genu- ine assistance and the chance to both connect with the campus community and recruit new volunteers.” More information and registra- tion for Project Serve Guelph is online on the REG system by Sept 23. For those seeking a leadership role, students can also choose also to be a Team Leader for the diff erent groups.

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“Project Serve Guelph is a great way for students to begin to understand the city of Guelph at large.”

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from philanthropists across Canada and in the United States who are intrigued that a univer- sity would take on such big social issues as a deliberate strategy.” Th e Rozanski Hall mural recog- nizes the largest of the donations with a mosaic of wooden plaques, pictures and stories. Th ere are also, of course, thousands of indi- viduals who have made smaller donations. Over time, names will be added to this display until the culmination of the project in 2014. Th e mural will also include an interactive display that will honour every donor. Th e cul- mination of all these donations

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“We are also hearing from philanthropists across Canada and in the U.S. who are intrigued that a university would take on such bid social issues as a deliberate strategy.” Joanne Shoveller, vice president of alumni aff airs

translates directly into initiatives

that benefi t students. “Philanthropic gifts have pro- vided travel funds for students engaged in international volun- teer projects; the re-installation of the First Year Seminars which give our students an opportu- nity to engage and interact with top professors with no more than 18 classmates in a seminar; many scholarships, research projects and teaching chairs,” said Shoveller. “Th ere have been investments in the library, ath- letics, OVC, engineering and other teaching facilities that pro- vide better facilities for learning, studying and athletics.” Despite this impressive list of accomplishments, the Better Planet Project is not without its critics. While 20 per cent of the incoming donations are routed towards research at the Univer- sity Of Guelph in order to better health, food, communities and the environment, some critics have worried that the motives behind the project may not be so pure. “Some of this money is coming from big corporations,” said Uni- versity Of Guelph undergraduate Kevin Richards. “A big company isn’t going to donate half a million dollars without expecting some- thing in return. Th e money comes with strings attached and it’s expected to go towards research that will eventually make the company more money.” Th ese concerns point to

a much larger issue of how involved corporations should be in the direction of research and education at post secondary institutions. Shoveller ensures that the planners of the Better Planet Project are well aware of the issue. “While we are receiving great interest from alumni and indi- viduals, the campaign has also coincided with a realization by many companies that investment in projects that address issues in food, environment, health and communities is wise and necessary for them to be good corporate citizens and have a sustainable future,” said Shovel- ler. “Th erefore we have worked with these companies carefully to provide ideas of where they could contribute without any interference in academic freedom.”

Ultimately, the Better Planet Project is a venue for people of varied backgrounds, professions, cultures and disciples to come together and work towards a single goal. Th e goal of bettering our planet is diffi cult to envi- sion; however, the success of the Better Planet Project is a testa- ment to the faith thousands of people possess in the University Of Guelph’s pursuit of a better planet.

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Explosion of Kenyan gas pipeline

A gas pipeline in Nairobi, Kenya exploded on Monday Sept. 12, killing at least 75 people. Th e pipeline was spilling gas into the river when the fuel was ignited. Th e blast had a radius of over 300m. Th e explosion was located in a densely populated slum during an hour of high-volume traffi c. Many of the victims were caught in the explosion as they tried to collect fuel that was leak- ing from the line. (Toronto Star)

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American hikers released from Iran with $1-million bail

U.S. hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Pattel will pay a $500,000 each in order to be released from Iranian prison. Th e two were detained in 2009 while hiking the Iraq- Iran border. Iran suspected the two of being spies, although Obama denies this accusation. He claims that Bauer and Pattel had no con- nection to military eff orts. Th e hikers are to be released later this week. (CBC)

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Federal Minister of Agriculture plans to eliminate Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly

Despite the results of a survey conducted by the Canadian Wheat Board, Federal Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz still intends to dismantle the Cana- dian Wheat Board’s monopoly on wheat and barley. A little over half of the farmers participating in the survey voted in favour of keeping the monopoly, however Ritz maintains that the survey was “non-binding”. Ritz plans to legislate a free wheat market in August of next year. A group called Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board will be taking Ritz to federal court. As the Board is owned and run by farmers, the group believes that the farmers should receive a vote before Ritz can make any legislative changes. (National Post)

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Enbridge lays plans to extend pipeline

Enbridge oil will connect two Alberta oil sand processing sites with a pipeline spanning approx- imately 345 km. Th e proposed pipeline will cost an estimated $1.2 billion. Th e pipeline will increase oil production by about 450,000 barrels per day. Th e company intends for the pipe- line to be fi nished by 2015, and to reach capacity by 2016. (Th e Globe & Mail)

Compiled by Beth Purdon-McLellan



How to be a good neighbour

Noise complaints strain relationship with neighbours

andrea lamarre

Every fall, the residents of Guelph welcome thousands of students into the community. Many return- ing students see the fall as an opportunity take to stroll through the streets of downtown, to par- take in the Saturday morning market, and… to party? As students settle into residence or off -campus houses, there are plenty of oppor- tunities to socialize, to let off some steam, and to blast that music - but what about your neighbours? As many students can attest, establishing a good relation- ship with neighbours can be the key to avoiding potential run-ins with unhappy residents and the law alike. Th is year, the CSA is encouraging students to be good

neighbours - and that doesn’t just mean lending a cup of sugar to Joey next door. Noise complaints are a serious issue in our community and can

have unpleasant repercussions. Th ese can range from a warning to police action with potentially a $160 fi ne. “If a noise complaint is fi led, a bylaws offi cer will be sent over that very night. It will be taken on a case-by-case basis and usu- ally there is a verbal warning given. Th e focus, particularly on a fi rst visit, is on educating people about the rules,” said Derek Alton, the CSA’s local aff airs commissioner. “If, however, the situation and the bylaws offi cer deem it necessary, a ticket can be written. If there is a really wild party, the bylaws offi cer can call in the police to deal with the situation.” Th e consequences of a noise complaint extend beyond the

fi ne, according to Katherine Hofer from Off -Campus Living. “It lowers their tolerance level…for noise and general par- tying, and they will be more likely to call bylaws,” said Hofer. “At the same time this can lead to more bylaws visits, which will lead to more tickets. If sev- eral visits are made to the same location, the landlord will be notifi ed.” Knowing this, what can students do to avoid these run- ins and reap the benefi ts of a good relationship with their neighbours? “Th e fi rst and most impor- tant step is to take the time to get to know your neighbour,” explained Hofer. “Th is serves to help build a relationship and puts a face to the house next door. Th ey are more likely to contact you if they have a concern. It’s a two way-street, and you as a student should also reach out to


and avoid partying in the same house repeatedly. Ulti- mately, noise complaints are avoidable. It just takes a little forethought and planning to be a good neighbour.

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mind that we all need to let loose every now and again, Hofer and Alton mentioned some smart steps to take when throwing a party: party with people you know, ask your neighbours to contact you fi rst, designate a sober host for the night, clean up immediately (especially outside),

A study in activity

A lack of genes, not resolve, could be the cause of your inactive lifestyle

arielle duhaime-ross

“This year, I will work harder, be more active, and take charge of my life.” You know Septem- ber has rolled around when you hear these kinds of proc- lamations in the hallways of the University. Much like New

Year’s resolutions, the new school year results in a number of shiny new self-improvement pledges. Unfortunately, many of the students who will sign up for a gym membership this week

will “forget” to go or will find themselves too busy to workout by the second week of school. Do these individuals lack res olve? McMaster University researchers, lead by Dr. Hayley M. O’Neil, argue that in some cases, couch potatoes are not to blame for their own inactivity.

The researchers found that cer- tain seemingly healthy-looking mice lacked AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) genes that control skeletal muscle AMPK, an important regula- tor of energy metabolism that is turned on when you exercise. These mice had lower levels of mitochondrial generation in their muscles. Mitochon- dria are tiny cell organelles that carry out respiration and produce the cell’s energy. In addition, the mice lacking the AMPK genes were unable to take up glucose energy in their muscles during muscle con- traction. Behaviourally, these mice were less prone to volun- tarily use an activity wheel and were less tolerant to treadmill exercise experiments. Their lack of AMPK genes signifi- cantly impaired their ability to run around and be active in comparison to their AMPK gene-endowed counterparts. The researchers were espe- cially surprised that such inactivity was recorded in

diet-controlled mice that were neither obese nor unhealthy. Indeed, these mice were in every way physically similar to the control mice. This study, which can be

found in the current issue of

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , is the first to demonstrate that AMPK is a key mitochondria regulator,

underscoring its importance in exercise. In addition, this is a significant finding for research- ers looking into the potential causes of and the solutions to an increasingly sedentary human population. So, still planning on hitting the gym this week?

COURTESY Hidden deep in a stairwell of the UC sits a piano well-worn by many a
Hidden deep in a stairwell of the UC sits a piano well-worn by many a
musical student who has known its secret location. Although rather
out of tune, melodic ambient sounds often could be heard fl oating up
the stairwell – distant melodic reverberations heard from above. A
piano that has sat unharmed for several years is now, due to careless
vandalism, an unplayable piece of UC history.


Zoo for sale?


september 15th – 22nd, 2011


Privatization of Metro Toronto Zoo part of Toronto’s budget

beth purdon-mclellan

On Sept. 12, Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford and City Manager Joe Pennachetti put forward a pro- posed version the city’s budget that would come into effect in Jan. 2012. It aims to cut core services

in order to bridge Toronto’s $774 million dollar budget gap. The cuts extend to many community services that are described as adding to Torontonian “quality

of life”. Services that are targeted include childcare, road mainte- nance, affordable housing and privatization of the Toronto Zoo. Privatizing the Zoo would attract more donors, and accrue donations on a larger scale. For example, the Toronto Zoo has a

“Discovery Zone”, consisting of a water play area, a theatre and a children’s zoo. Zellers, a division of the Hudson’s Bay Company, funded the “Discovery Zone”. “They liked the fact that we have the same target audience:

moms and kids,” said Shirley Freek, director of the Toronto Zoo Foundation. The Zoo ushers in 1.4 million visitors each year, 33 per cent of which are children. Cre- ating attractions through such

marketing initiatives help build revenue for the Zoo. The Toronto Zoo employs approximately 268 full-time positions, and 330 part-time and seasonal staff. There is a possibil- ity that changes in how the Zoo is managed could result in the loss of jobs. There isn’t any certainty of how privatization would affect the zoo, if at all. Although there is concern about changes that may happen in

the future, it does not necessarily mean that it will be negative. Other options for the Zoo include shifting responsibility to the provincial or federal level, as it currently is the responsibility of the municipality. At the pres- ent time, the future of the Zoo is still unknown. It is just one of Toronto’s programs that are under scrutiny. The core services review will not be finalized until the New Year.

Tweeting one night of downtown debauchery


Nearly $700,000 awarded to innovative University of Guelph researchers

duncan day-myron

“All of our youth are going back

arielle duhaime-ross

in protecting arctic, forest and

effects of such changes on sen-

This past Saturday was the first weekend back in Guelph for a lot of students in this city. It all added up to a wild night for most of the downtown core. Not too surprising for most, least of all to the Guelph Police Service. For them, it was also the first Saturday of their Project Safe Semester (PSS) initiative, an action plan with specific focus on alcohol related crime and disorder. Part of PSS was drawing more of Guelph residents’ attention to the Guelph Police’s social media presence, such as their Twitter and Facebook pages. On Saturday night, this was done by an all-night “tweet-a-thon,” a plan to tweet every call for service the police received that evening, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Police Media Relations Officer Sgt Douglas Pflug, who handles the Twitter account, not only tweeted about incidents the police were called to, but also responded to and interacted with other users. “This year we had 193 calls for service,” he said. “During that time, I sent out 165 tweets and […] corresponded with 44 people directly through direct messaging.” Pflug believes in the importance of a strong social media presence, especially to reach youths.

to school, whether it’s at Conestoga College, or the U of T or U of Guelph. Why not have a strategy that incor- porates a way of communication that they use?” said Pflug. “Look- ing at the statistics that we have, I think this was a huge success.” In addition to the amount of people Pflug communicated with directly on the increasingly ubiq- uitous micro-blogging site, the number of users following Guelph Police Service increased by nearly 50 per cent, from 851 to over 1200. In addition to turning to social media during this time, there are other plans as part of Project Safe Semester. “We’re getting out of the cars downtown and we’re talking to people,” said Pflug. “We’re engag- ing them and we’re having good communication. Obviously there’s going to be the enforcement com- ponent, but our focus is more to educate. At the end of the day our main goal is for people to enjoy our downtown entertainment district safely and responsibly.” Project Safe Semester is in effect until Oct. 9, and more information can be accessed through the Guelph Police Service’s Facebook page, as well as their Twitter account, @gpsmedia.

The University of Guelph was awarded nearly $700,000 by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF), an organization that aims to facili- tate retention of faculty and researchers in Canadian uni- versities. CFI president Gary Goodyear and CEO Gilles Patry announced that the money would fund four separate proj- ects in biodiversity science, psychology, food science and engineering. The biodiversity science project, headed by integra- tive biology professors Sarah Adamowicz, Mehrdad Hajiba- baei, and Alex Smith, received $375,000. The money will help purchase state-of-the- art equipment, enabling the researchers to pursue their goal of quantifying the extent, structure, interactions and future biodiversity in a number of regions. The study would focus mainly on the Canadian Arctic, Algonquin Provincial Park, Wood Buffalo National Park and the Area de Conser- vación in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The professors hope to gain knowledge that will serve

tropical ecosystems. All three professors are connected to the International Barcode of Life project. Psychology professor Ste- phen Lewis received close to $65,000 to fund his research on non-suicidal self-injury among teenagers. He will be investi- gating the impact of self-injury content found online on adoles- cents. The long-term goals of his research are to reach individuals who self-injure effectively and to provide them with an online forum in the hopes of aiding the recovery process and promoting emotional wellbeing. The School of Engineering will build a new process lab thanks to the $124,000 grant awarded to professor Sheng Chang. Pro- fessor Chang hopes to develop advanced membrane bioreactor technologies to be used in bio- logical wastewater treatment, energy recovery and water reclamation. Finally, Professor Lisa Duizer’s $124,000 grant will purchase sensory evaluation laboratory equipment, which she will use to study the flavours of food products that have undergone ingredient manipulation or substitution and the subsequent

sory quality. This project also involves the creation and testing of new health products. “The infrastructure provided for in this grant is a critical part of maintaining research readi- ness for the influx of students, collaborators and projects that we are growing and sponsor- ing at U of G. It will be key to maintaining our position at the forefront of the field of biodiver- sity science”, said Hajibabaei, one of three biodiversity science grant recipients. The independent and non- governmental Canadian Foun- dation for Innovation (CFI) was founded in 1997 with the goal of promoting research and tech- nology development beneficial to Canada’s economy as well as its citizens. The granting and allocation of funds is a merit- based process where both Ca- nadian and non-Canadian volunteer experts review the research proposals. The fund contributes up to 40 per cent of a proposed project’s costs, with the institution and its own funding partners making up the rest of the cost.

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september 15th – 22nd, 2011


Shad schools students

CSA concert showcases artists with brains

tom beedham

On Sept. 5 students at the Univer- sity of Guelph got a before school special. Gathering close together in the W.H. Mitchell Athletic Centre for an event put together by the Central Student Associa- tion (CSA), students awaited not the excitement brought on by one of the University’s many sports teams, but the lexical com- plexities of a man that recently completed his master’s degree in liberal studies at Simon Fraser University—Shad. Shad also has a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, but what was most important to the crowd sur- rounding him was the fact that he can rap. Performing in the middle of this year’s Orientation Week, Shad’s performance wasn’t just lyrically impressive; probably because

it’s a world he’s familiar with, his set list fit thematically with the situation of academic pur- suit that his U of G audience was about to enter. Spitting tracks

like “The Old Prince Still Lives at Home,” the rapper shed light on what life is like on a student budget, and with “Telephone” Shad approached the situation of phone break-ups, a fate all too many undergrads in long- distance relationships become familiar with. Known to his parents as Shadrach Kabango, the accom- plished rhyme-slinger has been building steam for the past six years, and Guelph’s been paying attention. Of his visits to Guelph over the last year, this summer he played a packed tent at Hillside, in April he sold out a performance at Club Vinyl, and a semester earlier he prowled the stage at Peter Clarke Hall opening for the internationally celebrated Somali-Canadian rapper K’naan. Shad’s success lies outside of Guelph as well—in a very big way.

This year he beat out Drake and D-Sisive at the Junos for the rap record- ing of the year trophy, and last year he was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize for his album TSOL. Shad wasn’t the only Juno trophy-holder play- ing the bill at the CSA’s concert showcase, or the only scholar, either. Toronto electropop darling Lights (aka Val- erie Poxleitner) closed the concert. She won a Juno in 2009 in the best new artist category, and she’s currently enrolled in part-time computer classes. Although he techni- cally had the opening slot for the evening, it would be more accurate to say that Shad and Lights shared the stage at the CSA concert. Having turned down encore demands at the end of his set with a promise to return later on, Shad


kept his word and returned for Lights’ performance of “Every- body Breaks a Glass,” a track the two recorded alongside Toronto electronica group Holy Fuck for

a promotional single in support of Lights’ upcoming sophomore effort, Siberia.

Zeds Dead shrugs off spill damage

Dubstep duo encounters major technical difficulties at sold out Guelph performance

tom beedham

If Toronto dubstep duo Zeds Dead’s name doesn’t evoke an understanding about the essen- tial fragility and vulnerability of being, fans received further emphasis on that reality last Friday at the Guelph Concert Theatre when a liquid spill reared its ugly, penetrating head in the middle of a sold out performance. At 12:30 a.m. Zeds Dead took the stage at the Guelph nightclub, rendering fleets of emphatic fist pumps, dance ranging in vari- ety from interpretative flailing to pogo jumping, frequent crowd surfing, and even mosh pits from a packed dance floor and mezzanine. That continued for about half an hour until, mid-track, the venue went from pulsing with the hard pounding bass and wild- yet-calculated wobbles that the group has become known for to an abrupt calm. While members of the audience interpreted the silence as an intentional pause that would soon be cut off in guil- lotine fashion by the hammer drop of an ominous bass explo- sion, DJs DC and Hooks—the two halves of Zeds Dead—scrambled frantically among an arsenal of wires and gear in hopes to find an

answer. Within moments, DC got on the mic only to announce an apology for technical difficulties. Shortly after, the duo offered more apologies and expanded on the situation. “We’re really sorry, guys.

Some alcohol spilled on our com- puter, but we’re trying to work this out,” DC said. With over twenty minutes of silence having already trans- pired, local disk jockey MUSA (who spun earlier in the night) assumed the role of damage con- trol while DC and Hooks got their game under control.

Less than ten minutes later, and after half an hour of frustra- tion and troubleshooting, MUSA stepped aside; Zeds Dead was ready for (more) action. It was a lucky break, and DC and Hooks knew it. A sold out performance, some concertgoers had paid upwards of $40 to attend, and the heavily beer bottle-littered floor served as a “healthy” metaphor for what kind of state of mind some members of the crowd were in. The two DJs showed their appreciation by punctuating a slew of tracks that remixed

material varying from Blue Foundation’s “Eyes on Fire” to Doctor P’s “Tetris” until 2:30 a.m. with thanks and praise for the party loving crowd’s dedi- cation to the show. Even further thanks came when a tweet was posted on the official Zeds Dead twitter account (@whoszed) after the show, which also specified that the spirituous culprit behind the incident was some rogue bubbly. “Well Guelph even through the Champaign [sic] in the com- puter and 20+ minutes of silence

you guys still kept it insane. Love you guys,” their account read. For the sake of their fans and DC and Hooks themselves, hopefully the champagne—and all liquid—problems stop there. Currently bringing their Grave- yard Tour across North America, Zeds Dead has shows scheduled until mid-December that will bring them as far as Eureka, Calif. That’s a long way from their Bassmentality home base at Wrongbar in Toronto.


Dubstep DJ duo Zeds Dead played a set at the Guelph Concert Theatre. The show was marred by technical difficulties but the audience endured.

ARTS & CULTURE 165.3 ◆ september 15th – 22nd, 2011 7 Shad schools students CSA concert
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Abortion, hookers and an extremely strange family

A provocative night at the theatre

the theatre, we do everything.” said actor Will Mackenzie. “We are a strong community;

While applying her makeup and fixing her attire she is ques- tioned by another sex worker.

and the narration directed to the audience were quite awkward at points and felt somewhat

tyler valiquette

we grow close in the working

Philosophical arguments ensue,

dragged out. The blocking

Twice a year the Drama Student Federation (DSF) puts together a one act festival consisting of three shows. This past weekend the Orientation Week one act festival started the theatre and school year off with a bang. The audience turnout was high and the festival was an overall suc- cess. The O-week one acts are designed to showcase the talent of the University of Guelph the- atre community and to inspire students to become involved in the DSF. When it comes to the individ- uals responsible for the shows, what people need to know is that it is not just Guelph’s theatre students that are involved. “There are many theatre stud- ies students but there are lots who are involved from other majors; the sciences to soci- ology.” Sean Jacklin, the vice president of the DSF explains. The volunteers are all students. “We have support from the uni- versity, but there is no ‘adult supervision’ per se, we come in we do the tech set up, we clean up

process,” added Jacklin. The first show of the eve- ning, “Stops Signs Painted Over” written by Terrell Philadel- phia, was centered on a young couple. The fourth wall was shattered as the main character intimately addressed the audi- ence and relived his tragic love story. The script was long and the monologues were somewhat dry in sections but the direc- tor creatively utilized live music to keep the audience engaged. The female lead reconnects with her parents once she discovers she is pregnant. An argument ensues, resulting in a fight with the girl’s father and her boy- friend. This instance causes the girl to revaluate her pregnancy. She disappears, has an abortion and dies from complications. A good performance, but quite a depressing show. A quick set change and immediately “Provocation and Presumptions” begins. This show, written and directed by Sarah Bannister, was centered on a woman who is starting her first day in the world of sex work.

rosaries are smashed, and shock- ing secrets are revealed. The constant cattiness, fighting and yelling reminded me of a realty show centered on the lives of sex workers; it was almost too much to handle at point. Almost. A very convincing woman (played by Kyle Weltner) high on life (and on anything else she could get her hands on) helped ease the tension. The show had potential to be too overwhelming for the audience but it leveled out in a fascinatingly beautiful way and was truly enjoyable. The third and final show of the evening, “My Name is Talula Mooner” written by Rebecca Roi, was as weird and out there as the main character’s name. Push up bras, a nurse’s outfit, cake, and a purple dildo were the main props in this production. A patho- logical liar, an in-the-closet jerk of a brother, a sex deprived grandmother, sex crazed par- ents, and an extremely gullible girl create the ensemble. It was a student focused comedy but it did have sentiment to it as well. The transitions between scenes

was good and the interactions between characters great. The dildo and cleavage certainly gar- nered a lot of laughs and made this show a great comedy for a one act student festival. If you missed it this week- end, don’t get depressed. You will have another chance at the beginning of the winter semes- ter to see three new student directed plays during the Snow Week festival. “Positive response from the audiences towards these new works proves that the future of Canadian theatre is in good hands,” said Jacklin. The DSF is currently looking for new one act shows to feature in their Snow Week festival. “We will be calling for scripts come November. Ones that will be fun to work on and will have potential on stage” Jacklin said. To learn more about upcom- ing shows or events visit the DSF website at http:// or on Facebook.



Father, Son, Holy Ghost

lucky enough to go through

for plenty of controversies

knowing that you can empa-

life with little of the bad, while

including child abductions and

thize with a person who has

oliver dzuba

others deal with unwelcomed

rape, there is almost no doubt

led a much more difficult life,


situations more often.

that Owens had a troubled

but in the end it’s what makes

The past sure has its

ways of


Chris Owens for


this band as great as it is.

shaping us into the people we are now. Life experiences, whether they be good or bad, form our perspectives on how we view the world and human existence in general. Some are

example, lead singer for San Francisco indie rock act Girls. This one individual has an ines- capable past that’s affected his life greatly. Raised in a cult called Children of God, known

However, there seems to be a quasi-silver lining to this situa- tion. Owens’s rough past seems to be influencing his music, and in a very good way. Sure, he’s suffered a lot in his life and

Take “Saying I Love You,” for instance. Here there’s a lamen- tably familiar idea of heartbreak when Owens bleats “I hear you crying but what can I do, you threw my heart away, you

needs to get some feelings off his chest. With that being said, much credit is due

needs to get some feelings off his chest. With that being said, much credit is due as Owens does much more than describe how bad he has had it. Keeping the ‘woe is me’ and ‘self pity’ to a minimum, Owens crafts a song that captivates the listener. He makes a song that invites your attention, offering an intriguing story that could possibly suggest some advice on life. Even though it would seem that Chris Owens’s life is a dis- tant story that is mostly not relatable to the average listener, the lyrics on Father, Son, Holy Ghost prove otherwise. Despite their simplistic nature, each of the eleven songs on this album are great lyrically, still evoking

made me blue.” Ultimately it’s the same old generic ideas we see in most songs, but on this album Owens’ forlorn deliver- ance gives a sense of sincerity, allowing for empathy and thus a stronger connection with the song and album. The combination of his life experience, the ability to convey that emotion both musi- cally and lyrically make Girls an exceptional band. Although this album was not quite as strong as the band’s previous efforts, Father, Son, Holy Ghost is a great album experience. 4.1/5.0

a feeling that is similar to trying to force a smile immediately after a bout of sadness. It’s a bit of a weird feeling

a feeling that is similar to trying to force a smile immediately after a bout of

Five punks that never were (in no particular order)

tom beedham

Friedrich Nietzsche

God, Buddha, pity, beer, monog- amy: if you gave this guy an idol, he’d take one look at it and smash it with a philosophical hammer. Notorious for his claim that “God is dead,” Nietzsche was a famed philosopher of the individual.

Marcel Duchamp

Imagine how you would feel if you travelled to the Trap- pers bathroom with a full gut of dollar beers only to discover that what would have been the only available urinal had been stolen. Imagine how the art world would have felt if they discovered it flipped on it’s back with the word Fountain written underneath

it. Imagine you were Marcel Duchamp.

Johnny Cash

The original man in black, Cash was a heavy drinker and he flirted with amphetamines and barbitu- rates. He’s been called “the lens through which to view American contradictions and challenges,” and less than a year before his death, he probably made himself the first country musician to ever cover a Nine Inch Nails track. If that’s not punk, what is?

Jerry Lee Lewis

Lewis might have sang, “You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain” and directed it at nobody in particular, but it might as well have been something the rest of America sang back at him. Pumping out tracks with overtly sexual undertones that prompted several radio stations to boycott them in the early 50s, (argue with me if you want, but) this guy dethroned Elvis for the crown of 50s shock music.

William S. Burroughs

You might not expect a Harvard University English and anthro- pology student to take up a very public heroin habit or develop an art form that involved artil- lery and explosives, but that’s what this guy did. Burroughs also helped found the literary Beat movement and wrote Naked Lunch, a book that landed him in court for obscenity charges because it disagreed so thor- oughly with the conservative thinking of the time. Just imag- ine all the things you can do with your degree!



september 15th – 22nd, 2011


Proto-punk painter

Prof paints portrait of Baroque painter Caravaggio as a punk pioneer

tom beedham

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravag- gio didn’t wear leather jackets or play a guitar, but assistant pro- fessor of Renaissance art history Dr. Sally Hickson says he might have been a punk rocker—or at least the sixteenth century equivalent. On Wednesday, Sept. 7 students collected in Rozanski Hall to take in some art history at a lecture held by Hickson entitled “Caravaggio – Punk Painter of Rome?” to hear her case. Intro- duced as a man of misanthropy and high standards, Hickson explained that it was hardly the Baroque painter’s demeanor that earned him rebel status. Working at a time when paint- ing was typified by bright, colourful palettes, Carrava- gio persisted in using a style of extreme contrast or “chiar- oscuro” called “Tenebrism” (from the Italian tenebreso, “murky”).

“He was destroying painting,” Hickson said. More than a misanthrope without a motive, Hickson told, Caravaggio set his sights on idols and authorities. By cranking up the contrast in his work, he turned away from a classicist tradition that over-idealized reality. “Caravaggio is like the Joe Strummer of Baroque paint- ing,” Hickson claimed, making reference to Strummer’s direct action-valuing lyrics in The Clash’s “White Riot”: “Are you taking over/Or are you taking orders?/Are you going backwards/Or are you going forwards?” Caravaggio also accomplished his rebel standing by turning away from the convention of hiring professional models as painting subjects, something that didn’t necessarily earn him the best reputation. According to Hickson, when he painted the death of the Virgin Mary, Caravaggio found the dead body of a sex worker that had been fished out of a river and used it as his model for the scene, to the effect of mass controversy.






















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1873 or 1874.

Hickson said that

Rimbaud wanted to break ties with tradition and usher in mod- ernism—things Caravaggio made a point of defending fulltime. According to Hickson, plenty of artists that are recognized to this day as representing the

early punk scene—she listed Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Richard Hell (Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, etc.), and Patti Smith— read Arthur Rimbaud. Coincidences? Probably not.

Mother Mother rock the UC Sunday Cinema brings indie rock to Peter Clark Hall marianne pointner
Mother Mother rock the UC
Sunday Cinema brings
indie rock to Peter
Clark Hall
marianne pointner
This frosh season the Central Stu-
dent Association (CSA) brought
a whole new meaning to Sunday
nights. U of Guelph students
kicked their week off with an
event put on by Sunday Cinema
featuring the wildly popular
Mother Mother. Between this
rapidly up-and-coming pop rock
band and their equally ener-
getic openers, Teenage Kicks and
Whale Tooth, Peter Clark Hall
was absolutely alive with fans.
Vancouver-based Mother
Mother stopped in at Guelph
midway through what appears
to be a relentless tour rampage.
Since the March release of their
third album, Eureka, the five-
pieces has been racing through
some major North American
cities like Vancouver, Ottawa,
New York City, Washington,
Boston, Montreal, and they
have an upcoming gig at Toron-
to’s Sound Academy later this
month. They also graced Guelph
listeners at the annual Hillside
festival back in late July.
The exposure from touring is
no doubt paying off for Mother
Mother. Since their start in 2005,
they have already hit both North
America and Europe with their
contemporary Canadian vibe.
But it was not just Mother
Mother that shook the walls of
the University Centre’s lower
level: both Whale Tooth and
Teenage Kicks were obviously in
control of what they were doing.
Despite a rather short set list
from each band, it took no time
at all to draw in the crowd. Espe-
cially considering the early 7:30
p.m. start time (the CSA kept in
mind it was a school night), they
left Guelph students no less than




First poetry slam of the semester takes Bullring by storm lindsay pinter MARIANNE POINTNER Walking into
First poetry slam of the
semester takes Bullring
by storm
lindsay pinter
Walking into the Bullring on
Thursday Sept. 7th, there was a
certain buzz in the atmosphere.
Everyone was excited to be at
the very first poetry slam of the
fall semester.
The first poem, titled “Put
Your Hands Up If You Love Hip
Hop” revved up the crowd and
really gave a positive, upbeat
start to the night. As the pre-
senters changed, so did the
mood of the Bullring. A dra-
matic poem called “I Will Not
Be Censored” opened the eyes
of its audience to the empower-
ment of self-esteem and having
a voice.
““I Will Not Be Censored”
was my favourite poem,” first
year student Evan Cater said,
“it promotes being yourself in
a time where self-esteem is so
The Bullring was full of energy
as each presenter performed
with feeling and intensity, no
matter what genre the poem
was. The poem that attracted
the most reaction though was of
the more erotic genre. As dirty
thought after dirty thought
spilled from the pages and into
the minds of the audience, the
Bullring became more and more
alive with energy, laughter and
Organized by online campus
community group thecannon.
ca, the poems weren’t the only
part of the poetry slam though.
In between performances, help-
ful advertisements and funny
jokes were being made, all to
keep the audience engaged.
“The hostess was very funny,
she really kept the show going
and made it very entertain-
ing,” Cater commented as he
watched the hostess engage the
audience. “The advertisements
and shout-outs from the repre-
sentatives were actually pretty
The slam was entertaining to
all audiences, shining light on
different emotions, experiences
and stories that could appeal to
The University of Guelph’s MFA candidates show, The Broth, is taking place in the Zavitz Gallery
from Sept. 12-16.
10 ARTS & CULTURE Slammed First poetry slam of the semester takes Bullring by storm



september 15th – 22nd, 2011


Gryphons football home-opener

SPORTS & HEALTH 165.3 ◆ september 15th – 22nd, 2011 11 Gryphons football home-opener opener continued

opener continued

students know about it is home- coming. [So] it was a good way to promote other games,” said Engelage. Unfortunately, only a few students realize that there are only four home games and three opportunities besides home- coming to take place in similar festivities and show your Gryph pride. Now with the home- opener past, only two. When asked how it felt to be a part of the winning boogie at the pep rally and having the chance to perform it again, Engelage said “It was really awesome! Everyone was really excited. Interhall council put together a really great boogie and the

students really got into it and

there was some great East Hall spirit.” East Hall first years weren’t the only ones celebrating a vic- tory at the game. Fifth year receiver Jedd Gardner broke the Gryphon all-time receiving record in the third quarter, with a total of 2020 yards receiving. During O-Week, first year students were not only reminded by residence staff about the upcoming football game, but were also made aware of it thanks to its inclusion in the Orientation Guide, which announced that the winning boogie would get to perform for the home-opener crowd. “As far as promotions [for the game] I think they did

a pretty good job. I don’t remember hearing about [the home-opener] any other year,” said Engelage. “[Most impor- tantly,] the football team came out [to the Pep Rally] and wel- comed all the new students as well as invited them to the game the next day,” taking Gryphons supporting Gryphons to a new level of inclusion—students and athletes alike. “A lot of students were really positive about the game even though we lost, they were really excited to be able to do some- thing as a floor and as a part of the Guelph community.” The next opportunity for Guelph students to show their support and school pride will be at the homecoming game


against the McMaster Maurad- ers on September 24, but that doesn’t mean that the festivi- ties have to end there. Why not

consider all four home games as a chance to ring those cowbells, paint faces and cheer on our athletes?

Looking at the new Athletic Field Multiplex


Mixing it up with intramurals

sasha odesse

“We can’t have a grand open-

a field” will be accommodated

Learn to play a

“Hopefully, for the winter

Between the South Residence building and the Athletic Centre, you may have noticed the big

ing until we take possession of the site” said Kendall. The two artificial turfs were christened on Sept. 7, and on Sept.

including the intramural teams who will have access to and play- ing time on the fields. “It’s a beautiful facility and I do

different sport each week with this new intramural

semester they would know ‘oh ok, I really like playing floor hockey or inner tube water polo- I’m going to sign up for this’” said Dave

sandy mounds surrounding what were once the soccer fields, read

11 by the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The third artificial

believe that since it’s such a nice place to watch sports it will be a

sasha odesse

Trudelle, Intramurals and Sports

the construction sign announcing that this was going to be the site of a new “Multiplex” and wondered why the University of Guelph was building a movie theatre. Alter- natively, if you’re a varsity soccer player you would know that this is actually the new Athletic Field Multiplex and that, despite the obvious dirt mounds, two of the artificial turf fields are in fact complete. Although the full completion date was set for July 29, only two of the fields were accessible starting early August. “Construction began in April but because it was so wet they had a tough time getting into the ground as early as they wanted to,” said Athletics Director, Tom Kendall. Despite having the two artifi- cial turfs complete, the site is still a construction site and will remain as such until around the middle of October.

field is set to go in within the next two weeks. The rugby field, which has yet to be sodded, will see com- pletion later on in the month. As to the purpose of the big sandy mounds surrounding them? “There are two [reasons]: one, it was less expensive to create berms around the outside than it was to try and move the dirt. And sec- ondly, as it turns out, it’s really kind of given the site some privacy and also some great viewing areas to watch games,” said Kendall. Not to mention sheltering the fields themselves from wind, providing a slightly warmer atmo- sphere for players and spectators The sports that will certainly benefit from the new artificial and natural turf fields aren’t just the rugby and soccer teams, but other teams as well, including lacrosse and field hockey. According to Kendall, “Pretty much every [sport] that requires

place that will attract people to it. I think it’s going to be pretty outstanding,” said Kendall, when asked his opinion on the effects of the Multiplex in terms of game attendance and student support. The Multiplex, which will include a number of large bleach- ers, will certainly help boost game attendance but will also give regu- lar fans much more comfortable and convenient seating options. Keeping with the University of Guelph’s sustainability mandate, the project will also incorporate storm water run-off collection, which will help to irrigate the natural turf field, as well as direct excess run-off to the surrounding wetlands. Don’t let the sand piles fool you, if you’re interested in checking out the fields or upcoming events on the new Multiplex, you can check it out through the entrance at the back near the arboretum.

The University of Guelph offers a plethora of intramural activi- ties including everything from dodgeball to flag football. Each year an average of 7, 000 students sign up for team and individual sports, both competitive and recreational while intramu- ral sports are a great way to get involved, stay fit and meet new people, it can also be a bit intimi- dating. Not to mention how difficult it can be to choose from such a wide variety of options, especially if you have little expe- rience playing a particular sport but really want to try it out. Learn to Play, as its name sug- gests, is geared towards those learning to play the sport and also designed so that students have the opportunity to try out a variety of different sports throughout the duration of the



Construction of the new Athletic Field Multiplex east of East Ring Road, adjacent to the Arboretum. The Multiplex’s fields will be used by the rugby and soccer teams, among others.

Clubs Supervisor. Each week a coach will spend a portion of the time teaching some rules and basic skills of the sport and then students will have a chance to scrimmage at the end. Of course, anyone is welcome to register for Learn to Play, but it is especially beneficial for first year students who are looking to make new friends in the process. Like any other intramural, you can sign up as a group or individually. The program will, like many of the other sports offered as an intramural, be co-ed and will be played at different times through- out the week depending on what sport traditionally plays at that time. “It’s something new that we’re trying, I don’t know any other intramural program that does this, so it’s something that we’re trying to do to make our program a bit more accessible,” said Trudelle. “And I think probably as [we see what works and what doesn’t] something like your competitive league that changes every week and is actually just games of dif- ferent sports each week could be something that evolves out of it as well.” The sports that will be played over the course of the Learn to Play intramural are basketball, vol- leyball, soccer, flag football, floor hockey, inner tube water polo and badminton. Find out more about Learn to Play and other intramural sports at, the Athletic Centre or in the Gryph Guide.

O T Annual Guelph Jazz Festival strives to make genre more accessible tom beedham “If you
Annual Guelph Jazz
Festival strives to make
genre more accessible
tom beedham
“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never
know,” Louis Armstrong said. It’s a myth that’s been
propagated for decades, and according to University of Guelph’s
Professor Ajay Heble, it’s wrong. Also the founder and artistic
director of the Guelph Jazz Festival, Heble has been with the
festival for all eighteen years of its presence in Th e Royal City.
“Exactly one of my goals is to shatter that myth that
somehow avant-garde jazz is alienating or diffi cult,” said Heble.
“We have a number of audience building strategies that I think
have been quite successful over the years.”
“I think the biggest and most successful one is the
colloquium we run,” Heble off ered. Taking place in the
University’s Macdonald Stewart Art Centre
throughout the fi rst three days of the festival,
the colloquium is an academic conference
that’s free and open to the general
public. Th roughout this marathon conference, academics and
scholars present papers and artists participating in the festival
host workshops that bring together other musicians who are
then told to improvise on the spot. Afterwards, people are
encouraged to ask questions.
Th e festival also shuts down a portion of downtown Guelph’s
Wyndham St. to feature a series of free, daylong concerts
happening under a tent. Th is year, the jazz tent presented
festivalgoers with acts from the likes of Henry Th readgill’s Zooid
and Rebel Rhythm.
Among these methods of introducing new blood into
Guelph’s jazz stream, Heble also cites bringing jazz into schools
through outreach programs.
While the festival provides all of these features; Heble’s
careful to mention that planning the festival’s content is a
lot more complicated than calling up bands and renting out
“As a presenter of music, there’s a
signifi cant role that I have to play in
terms of shaping people’s assumptions,
or countering people’s assumptions,”
Heble said. It goes with the territory that
when combating the myth that pegs
jazz as alienating, he has to be careful
not to lead people into believing the
very traditions he’s trying to disprove.
All of these features go above and
beyond what it would take to make any
jazz festival happen, but they’re also
part of what makes this festival such an
internationally renowned event.
Drawing artists from all over Canada
and the United States, this year’s festival
showcased talent from Australia, Mexico, France, the United
Kingdom, Denmark, Switzerland, so it’s no surprise that it’s
gained attention from jazz enthusiasts worldwide.
“Th e ticket buying audience for this festival is largely out of
area,” Heble said. “We get a lot of Americans, we get people
coming from Europe, there’s someone who comes almost every
year from Iran, a lot of people come from South Africa, and
people come from Argentina just to come to this festival.”
With audiences spread so far around the Earth, there’s no
surprise that Heble takes his job so seriously.
“If I present a particular artist in a particular venue, under
a particular set of conditions, that tells people something,”
he said. “You know, am I presenting William Parker at some
dingy bar in the middle of the night, or am I presenting him in a
concert hall? Th e conditions under which I present artists play
a signifi cant role in shaping the assumptions that people have
about the music.”
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Th ere’s another responsibility that

the people working on the jazz festival have to consider, and it involves controlling growth. Having expanded in length from its three day schedule back in 1994 to a fi ve day format that includes a 24 hour Nuit Blanche lineup that features all-night artwork throughout the city, the people behind the Guelph Jazz Festival have to be careful not to over-program, especially when scheduling big jazz performances. Th is year’s Nuit Blanche featured over 75 events throughout the night, jazz and

otherwise. Refl ecting on the organization of that night alone, Heble stressed how important it was to make sure that certain acts didn’t overlap, and also to consider whether Nuit Blanche—off ering a slew of free events—might be taking away from the ticketed events of the night. All responsibilities considered, Heble and all the other great people behind the Guelph Jazz Festival wrapped up another solid year of programming this past weekend. To learn more about the Guelph Jazz Festival, visit

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Gryphons baseball gets rolling chris muller On a sunny Saturday at Larry Pearson Park, the Guelph
Gryphons baseball gets rolling
chris muller
On a sunny Saturday at Larry
Pearson Park, the Guelph Gry-
phons baseball team took the
field for a final weekend of exhi-
bition play in preparation for the
upcoming season.
Led by Coach, Matt Griffin, the
Gryphons looked sharp defen-
sively and continued to execute
their high-powered offense that
led the league in runs scored last
season. The morning game had
Guelph dominating the Brock
Badgers– last years OUA cham-
pions– by a score of 17 -4. The
second game of the day featured
a loss to the University of Toronto
with the final score of 7-2.
“We’re kind of a streaky team
offensively,” said Griffin, noting
the big difference in runs scored
between the two games.
Five of Toronto’s seven runs
came in the top of the fifth inning
– a sour note in an otherwise solid
outing by the pitching staff.
Second year catcher Justin
Intersiano discussed his belief
that this is “a much improved
team,” one that will equally
rely on the talent of the younger
players and the leadership of vet-
erans. Coach Griffin also noted
that he and the coaching staff
have “seen a lot of encouraging
things” out of the young players,
which can only mean good things
for the immediate and long-term
success of the program.
The season opens up on Sep-
tember 14 at Hastings Field in
Guelph as the Gryphons take on
the Laurier Golden Hawks in the
hopes of starting the season with
a win in front of the home crowd.
“When we go into that game
against Laurier on Wednesday
night, we should be the team
we know we can be, ” noted
Gryphons bat against Toronto Varsity Blues at Larry Pearson Park

Have your cake and eat it too!

How to manage a hectic class schedule and stay fit on top of it.

sasha odesse

Sometimes, finding time to go to the gym can be even more dif- ficult than finding time to write that essay. Hectic timetables and annoying breaks can add to the frustration of lost exercise time and increased the desire for unhealthy food items. Micro- waveable lunches, ready in minutes, can give you that pre- cious extra time to study for the quiz before class. Yet, what you may not have realized is that while you’re gobbling down that Pizza Pocket, your fitness time is being gobbled up too. So how do you have your cake and eat it too? There are many simple choices that you can make to stay fit while on campus. Although they may not give you that six-pack you’ve always dreamed of, they will certainly help to keep that “freshman 15” from creeping back. One of the easiest ways you can stay fit and still succeed aca- demically is to bike to campus. Take advantage of the crisp fall weather and get peddling. It may even take you less time to get to

school than taking the bus and will definitely ensure that while your roommates get rejected from a full bus, you make it to class on time.

Another simple way of staying in shape is to take a stroll through the Arboretum during those irri- tating breaks between classes. It’s not a far walk from campus and it will certainly help you to de- stress, as well as give you a bout of fresh air to keep you going in your next class. If you’re one of those people who have class from 10 a.m to 10 p.m or if you’re going to be up late working anyway, then you should check out the Midnight Swim at the Athletic Centre. It’s a simple way to get in some lengths and have a good time. Bring your friends, and hit up the hot tub afterwards. As well, there are plenty of drop-in recreational activi- ties you can utilize before, after and in-between classes. Warm up with a competitive game of squash with a friend or cool down with a skate at the Gryphon Arena– it’s free for students! Just try to be creative, check out other drop-in activities, make smart choices and have fun. Staying fit doesn’t have to mean sacrificing grades.




september 15th – 22nd, 2011


Some tips for budget eating

abigel lemak

Eating on a budget can seem daunting when living on your own for the first time. Here are a few tips that can help reduce costs as well as limit waste, lead- ing towards an affordable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Buy food in bulk. This may seem like a no brainer, but it’s surprising how many people buy cartons of milk rather than by the bag. For those who don’t think they can consume four bags of milk in a week, just throw them in the freezer. The plastic bags can later be recycled for lunch pack- ing purposes. Avoid convenient packaging. As lovely as pre-grated cheese is, you can save bucks on grating the cheese yourself. Same goes for individually packaged yoghurt. It’s a lot cheaper and greener to buy a tub of yoghurt and scoop it into a small reusable containers

when you want to take it for lunch. Reusable items like glass, ceramic or plastic containers are incredibly handy for freezing leftovers and packing lunches. Freezing meals allows you not only to buy in bulk, but cook in bulk! Saving you both time and money. Stop with the pre-packaged foods. It’s both healthier and more fiscally responsible to avoid pre-packaged meals. Rather than buying frozen pre-made pasta, grab a package of dried lasagna and a jar of tomato sauce, then simply follow the instructions on the back. Add that self-grated cheese on top and you’ve got a budgeted meal ready to go. From one package you can even make two and freeze one for later. With these rules in mind, eating low cost can become an easy way to save money for the many other necessary expenses university life entails.


Buying your own produce and making meals from scratch instead of buying prepared frozen dinners is one way to save money on food.

Ecobits: To recycle or not to recycle?

Be green about where your garbage goes on campus.

rakshika rajakaruna

It’s the time of year when card- board covered full-length mirrors and pre-packaged snacks make their way into residences across campus for the new school year. What’s key in ensuring not all of the packaging of the items go in the garbage, is to follow the guidelines listed in residence halls for sorting out garbage from recycling. Even though living on your own may entail not taking out the garbage as much as you’re used to at home, we can still all

play our part in helping to reduce waste and shrink our ecological footprint. As students on a “green” campus, we have a responsibility

to help uphold that reputation. We can’t be seen throwing used water bottles and empty pop cans in the garbage, can we? We must look for our “inner green” and prop- erly dispose of things. At almost every garbage can and recycling box located across campus, there are signs above them that indicate what can and can’t be recycled. It’s easy to find these signs posted by the doors of Mackinnon rooms, or on bulletin boards right above garbage and recycling boxes in Rozanski. It’s important as a University of Guelph student to


ensure that we take the time to realize that some things can be recycled and not just thrown away in a garbage bag in residence rooms across campus. I know it sounds simple. Recycle and all will be better. However when we are in a rush,

we sometimes don’t make the effort to determine where it belongs despite there being signs everywhere on campus to tell us. But, if we take the time to get in the habit of having a general idea along with some key specifics as to what can and can’t go in those

blue boxes now, it will save us a whole lot of time and confusion in the future. Big Idea: Recycle appropriately, get in the habit of following the pictures and lists of what can and can’t go in those pretty blue boxes across campus!

LIFE 165.3 ◆ september 15th – 22nd, 2011 15 Some tips for budget eating abigel lemak



Using the fall’s favourite fruit

Making apple muffi ns

mishi prokop

Knockout punch

Rediscovering the joys of a bygone party

tsp cinnamon

  • 2 stable

cups fl our

  • 1 tsp salt

Cunning. Grace. I have none of those things. But I do have a punch bowl. Falling somewhere in the coolness spectrum between

  • 1 duncan day-myron

tsp baking powder

Grease muffi n tray. In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Beat eggs and add to mix- ture. Core apples, place in a pot of water and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and simmer for about 5 min- utes. Drain, pour cold water over apples, and drain again. Remove skin and mash. Add apple pulp to wet ingredients. Add vanilla, nutmeg and cinna- mon. In another bowl, mix fl our, salt, and baking powder. Stir into apple mixture. Spoon into muffi n tray and bake at 400°F (205°C) for about 20 minutes,

grade school prom and a Tupperware party in Step- ford, punch has about as much enduring popularity as fearing communism. Or polio. I have never been invited to a party in which punch was served: I have only thrown them. Punch has some very strong points in its favour, however: it is delicious, it makes you look like you care, and it is cheap.

The thing about punch is that it is full of all sorts of crap, as you will soon find out, so the only thing the alcohol is there to do is to make you dance more and be better at conversa- tions with strangers. It doesn’t need to taste good on its own. Remember that. If you buy your spirits in com- ically large bottles, anywhere from 1.14L to 3L, it works out to about $0.03 a mL, or $1.35 for a generous shot (and remember you’re already being quite gen- erous.) Now, that is not a bad deal, objectively, but it means throwing down anywhere from around $30 for 1.14L to over $100 for a 3L. While it would get a team of people too drunk to do simple math, it’s a pretty hefty investment. The best solution is supplement your punch with some- thing a little cheaper, albeit weaker. Mouthwash will only run you about

$6 a litre, which

It’s the beginning of a new semester. You’re making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. It’s a time of wanton socializing until the crushing weight of term papers, mid- terms and endless research. But even Sisyphus got to watch his boulder roll down the hill before he had to push it back up. Watch that boulder roll, students. Student budgets typically add four letters to any party invi- tation: BYOB. You can barely afford to inebriate yourself let alone everyone you know and whatever friends they bring. But nothing shows that you love your guests and want them to be happy more than getting them drunk. But it can be done, even with the shoestring budget you’re on after spending the equivalent of two months’ rent on textbooks. For the amount you get, kegs are a lot cheaper than buying the same volume in cans or bot- tles, but keggers require savvy.

Baking is a very fun thing to do, especially at this time of year when the air is cooler and you want to feel productive. I love apple recipes, which remind me of going to an orchard with my class when I was seven and pick- ing McIntosh apples right off the tree. For this recipe you need nothing more than basic baking supplies and a couple of apples. Yum!


½ cup butter, room temperature ½ cup sugar

2 eggs or when a knife inserted in the small apples (or one large apple) 2
or when a knife inserted in the
small apples (or one large
centre comes out clean.
tsp vanilla extract
tsp nutmeg
16 LIFE Using the fall’s favourite fruit Making apple muffi ns mishi prokop Knockout punch
16 LIFE Using the fall’s favourite fruit Making apple muffi ns mishi prokop Knockout punch

is a bargain, but it’s gener- ally bright blue or green. Wine, however? You can pick up 4L of wine, in a convenient to carry box, for under $30. It won’t be great wine. It might not even be good wine. In all honesty, it will probably be terrible wine. But it will be wine, and it will have a proof. And at 12 per cent, gives you maximum millilitres of actual alcohol per dollar spent. I generally like to split between the two. Too much wine and the taste comes through too strong. Adding some rum or vodka tends to cut that a little bit, but boozing up your punch with only spirits gets expensive. It’s a balancing act that comes with experience. I’m going to give you a list of things I like to put in my punch, but feel free to experiment with juices, pops, or adding real fruit. One last tip for keeping your punch nice and cold. Adding trays of ice cubes to it will cool it down, but dilute it at the same time. Your punch will be watery and unpleasant within minutes. A better idea is to take a large container– freezer safe– and fill it with water. Freeze it, obvi- ously, then warm it up in some water, pop it out and use that. Your iceberg will keep your punch cold and dilute it a lot less than ice cubes will.

Bargain punch, or convenience store sangria:

Aforementioned liquor: vodka, white wine and white rum tend to work best.

Th e frozen juice concentrate of your choice, prepared per package directions, or if it’s on sale, Fruité fruit drink.

Store brand ginger ale, 7 Up-type pop or club soda, depending how sweet you like it.

Bulk Barn maraschino cher- ries, and make sure to ladle in a lot of the bright red syrup.

Lots of lemon and lime slices. If you freeze them, they double as bonus ice cubes.

Put all of that in a bowl. Or if you don’t have a punch bowl, a large saucepan or stock pot. Or a bucket. Whatever. Find some glasses and a spoon. Drink it all with friends and loved ones, and think fondly about what a classy, gracious host or hostess you are being.



september 15th – 22nd, 2011


I really want to… have 101 Dalmatians

Weekly Dog sasha odesse Rather than doing a boring cliché article about things we’d like to
Weekly Dog
sasha odesse
Rather than doing a boring cliché
article about things we’d like
to accomplish during our life-
times, the staff of the Ontarion
will attempt to humour you with
an article every week outlining
one of our editors’ attempts to
accomplish an extremely unre-
alistic and sometimes impractical
goal. So here it is.
In the past two days alone
I have spent numerous hours
poring over dog adoption sites,
calling pet shops across Ontario
and even checking
for Dalmatian classifieds; all in an
attempt to locate and hypotheti-
cally procure 101 Dalmatians.
While listening to the “Dal-
matian Overture” on YouTube (it
does exist) I realized that Cruella
de Vil, must have been one hell
of a resourceful woman. Find-
ing Dalmatian puppies even
by the litter-load—which is an
average of 5-15 puppies, by the
way—proved to be much more
challenging than I originally
thought it would be.
Thanks to the efforts of animal
lovers concerned with the boy-
cotting of puppy mills, my calls
to pet shops were extremely
unproductive. It was time to
move my search online.
Dog breeders who wanted to
meet with me for an interview
before parting with any of their
precious pups seemed to be the
go-to place, but most were reluc-
tant to advertise how many pups
were available. I began to wonder
if I had missed the boat on the
Dalmatian season or if London,
England just happened to be
experiencing an erratic Dalma-
tian puppy-boom in the Disney
Yet, after extensive hunting and
fortunately, no interviews with
kennels, I had found them. All 101
of them, 13 of which surprisingly
I could get off kijiji. It was going
to cost me somewhere between
$25,000 and $120,000 and I was
going to have to fly to Kingston,
Halifax, Edmonton, New York
state and Illinois to get them. Not
to mention a couple of pit stops in
Hamilton, Fort Erie and Toronto
that I would have to make.
I wouldn’t want to make a coat
out of them– that would add even
more to the cost– but the joy being
surrounded by 101 puppies would
bring might make spending that
much money worthwhile.
If that’s a bit too pricey for
you, but you still want to own 101
of something? Check out these
neon Tetras: $251. 49
hamsters: $1, 515
blue parakeets: $2,
Russian tortoises: $10, 100
If she asks for your wallet, just give it to her. If you try and put up a
fight you’ll just lose. Munchkin hides her knives under that sweater,
and she’s used them on rougher trade than you.
LIFE 165.3 ◆ september 15th – 22nd, 2011 17 I really want to… have 101 Dalmatians



Open Content : Change is good

michael ridley

This is my last column for the Ontarion . Big changes ahead for me and this space. Me first. As Chief Librarian and Chief Information Officer I’m responsible for libraries and computing on campus (think of me as Head Dork and Chief Geek). I’ve been at this for a number of years. It’s way too much fun. However, it’s time to do something different. So, at the end of this semester, I will step down from the job and go on sabbatical (more on this later). The University will be hiring a new Chief Librarian and CIO. I’m sure they will do a fantastic job. My appointment is as an aca- demic administrator. Like the President, the Vice Presidents, and the Deans, I have a limited term appointment. The idea is that these jobs should turnover; new people, new ideas. The idea of a “job for life” is so 20th cen- tury. Not only do we expect to have different jobs during our careers, we actually seek out different opportunities. And that’s what I’m doing. Pursuing something I’ve always wanted to do and not being afraid to leave behind the comfort of a

job I know well. Nothing ven- tured, nothing gained. It has been a privilege (and a lot of fun) to write this column. It has provided a link to the stu- dent community which I have appreciated. We want to change it up a bit while still reaching out to students. Here’s the idea:

in the coming weeks a new fea- ture called “In the Stacks” will appear in The Ontarion . It will feature interviews with stu- dents and faculty about how they use the McLaughlin Library and why the Library is impor- tant (or not) to them. Libraries are fairly wild and crazy places these days (really!). You might be surprised by what people say. And now, back to me. So what am I going to do on sab- batical? Lots. I’ve enrolled in a Master of Education graduate program to study higher education policy. Universities are under tremendous pressure and they are reinventing themselves in response. I’m interested in new directions and new ideas while also sustaining the core values of the past. Becoming a gradu- ate student again, many years after my last graduate degree, is both exciting and frightening. I’m also writing what I now

call a “book-like-thing” about literacy or, more accurately, the end of literacy. It’s based on the First Year Seminar course I’ve taught for a number of years. If it all goes well, it will be a strange soup of history, philosophy, semiotics, neu- rology, informatics, and who knows what else. As they say, when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. Since I’m concerned that all this won’t completely overload me (read: I’m obsessive about work), I’m going to help out a number of professional organi- zations, teach a bit at another institution, and simply explore things I’m curious about. The idea of a sabbatical is becoming popular well beyond the academic community. The corporate world is keen on these too, for all types of staff. And why not? Allowing people to refresh and renew is just plain good human resource practice. Change is good.






Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Librarian at the Univer- sity of Guelph. Contact him at or

18 OPINION Open Content : Change is good michael ridley This is my last column
18 OPINION Open Content : Change is good michael ridley This is my last column
18 OPINION Open Content : Change is good michael ridley This is my last column
18 OPINION Open Content : Change is good michael ridley This is my last column



The border effect of 9/11 Less than a year into this century, and the first act
The border effect of 9/11
Less than a year into this century,
and the first act of war on United
States soil since Pearl Harbor over
50 years earlier marked Sept 11 as
one of the most significant dates
in the country's history. The 10th
anniversary was commemorated
this past Sunday in almost every
way expected: the nation's televi-
sion networks brought equal parts
reverence, respect and bombast
to a series of TV specials, with Paul
McCartney, Robert Deniro and
Diane Sawyer taking us through
the past 10 years; and the National
Geographic Channel had a highly
publicized candid interview with
George W. Bush, where, supple-
mented with archival footage, he
went through what has happened
While almost every major
network and news station was
discussing the rebuilding of New
York and the moderate suc-
cesses of the War on Terror, police
and military forces around the
country were on high alert, con-
cerned with the potential that
the 10th anniversary of the first
attack would spur another attack
on the United States. New York
police officers worked overtime,
monitoring bridge and tunnel
traffic into the city; baggage and
truck inspections increased at
these locations; and a large area
of the city surrounding Ground
Zero was cut off to road traffic
for fear of car bomb attacks. Even
with a decade having passed, the
death of Osama bin Laden, and
the strength and control of the
Taliban in Afghanistan severely
compromised, fear is a sentiment
that will likely take a long time to
pass entirely.
The New York state border with
Canada was also under the same
increased scrutiny, and offi-
cials reacted with conviction to
a supposedly credible yet uncor-
roborated threat from Al-Qaeda
leader Ayman al-Zawahri that
another attack would take place
on that day.
Stringent border security has
been standard over the past 10
years at all points along the US-
Canada border.
In some ways, this is one of the
more persistent issues in Canada
in the wake of the attacks.
The US-Canada border was
once the longest unprotected
border in the world. The symbi-
otic relationship both countries
enjoyed as a result led to strong
tourism communities along both
sides. That border is now moni-
tored by predator drones. Canada
Border Service Agency offi-
cers now carry firearms. As that
security increases, the ease with
which residents of both coun-
tries enjoyed in being able to cross
that border has decreased monu-
mentally. And both countries are
suffering for it.
Since 2002, when a valid pass-
port– something which only
20 per cent of Americans pos-
sess– became required in order to
cross, tourism across the coun-
try has plummeted. In that year,
there were approximately 16 mil-
lion people visiting Canada from
the United States for more than
24 hours; in 2010, it had fell to
approximately 11.7 million people,
a more than 25 per cent drop. It’s
also estimated that, over the past
10 years, 21 million fewer Ameri-
cans visited Canada for under-24
hour visits than it would have
under previous conditions.
Trade among the two coun-
tries has been hit as hard (if not
harder) than tourism as a result
of increased border security, and
that has been compounded by the
recent Buy American provision of
President Obama’s 2009 stimulus
package, a response to the persis-
tent economic downturn in the
United States.
As border security increased for
travelers, so it did for importers
and exporters. Increased security
as well as paperwork, time spent
at the border, educating staff on
new border policies, and a variety
of other subsequent side effects of
increased border security have
made it progressively more dif-
ficult for distributors on either
side of the border over the past
decade. Canada-US trade, which
was expected to increase over
the past decade, has declined by
approximately five per cent.
To address this, a joint action
plan has been in development
since meetings between Prime
Minister Harper and President
Obama this past February and is
pending approval by both federal
governments. Details of the plan
between the two countries is to
be released in full in the coming
The plan includes efforts to
streamline exporting to the
United States, including having
a single inspection of exports
in Canada, rather than inspec-
tions take place at both origin
and at the border, reducing both
paperwork and travel time, and
hopefully reducing the cost of
exporting by enough to alleviate
some of the financial burden that
has accrued over recent years.
The plan is also set to rework
the difficult and ineffective Nexus
program, meant to allow quick
border crossing for trusted indi-
viduals. The program has been
marred by a series of problems
since its inception, including
being cost prohibitive and incred-
ibly long wait times for approval.
Part of the improvement to
this program could come at the
expense of privacy, however, and
there is warranted concern about
the level of data sharing between
both the two countries’ customs
agencies to facilitate having a
larger, more accessible trusted
traveler program.
The effects of plummeting tour-
ism and trade are hard to measure
against the lives lost, both by
Canadian and foreign forces as
well as civilians, and the incred-
ible financial costs of funding
military action overseas. But they
have still been prevalent across
the country for many years, and
have not shown any signs of cor-
recting themselves. 2011 has the
potential to be a banner year in
returning to some degree of nor-
malcy if, in addition to pulling
out of Afghanistan, Canada can
do something to resolve these
economic concerns. Only time
will tell.
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I was extremely disturbed to
open your newspaper and find a
full-page colour ad of a girl with
a tongue ring licking a dildo. I’m
no prude but I don’t think that
students should be exposed to
that while sipping their morn-
ing coffees. While most people
here are adults, I hope you don’t
forget that there are still some
younger people on campus who
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Lindsay Norton
Often it seems like when it
comes to students and parties
the focus is put on the negative.
It is the few parties that get out
of control that grab the head-
lines despite the fact that the
majority of parties occur with-
out any problems.
On my way home this past
weekend I passed a house with
lots of young adults laughing
and having a good time. Fur-
ther down the road I saw a small
group of them talking with one
of my neighbours down the
road. As I came closer they came
over to me and introduce them-
selves and asked if I lived in the
neighbourhood. I said I did and
they informed me that they were
members of the UoG lacrosse
team and that they were throw-
ing a team party and wanted to
let me know. They showed great
concern for the neighbours,
especially those with younger
families and said they did not
want to be disruptive. I wished
them well and went on my way.
This is how parties should be
and often are done. I am sure
they had a great night and the
neighbours felt happy that these
young adults showed them
respect. These are the kind of
stories that should be shared in
the media.
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CROSSWORD 165.3 ◆ september 15th – 22nd, 2011 21 BESTCROSSWORDS.CA SUDOKU Across 49- Eternity Down !”
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49- Eternity




(sailor’s yell)

1- Draw with acid 5- Small jazz band 10- Turbine blade 14- Ambience 15- New York city 16- Ages 17- Pack away 18- Suit fabric 19- Sgts., e.g. 20- Indian bread

22- Idle 24- Land in la mer 25- Gnarl

50- Place of contentment 53- Woman who guards a gaol 58- Part of Q.E.D. 59- Dishonest 61- Amazes 62- Impetuous 63- Artery that feeds the trunk 64- Sharp 65- Oil of ___ 66- Pertaining to a sovereign 67- Coff ee dispensers

21- “Hard ___ 23- Mazel ___

25- Whip formerly used in Russia 26- Streamlined 27- Ax handle 28- Do-nothing 30- Company emblems 31- Inclined 32- Sign of spring 34- Lying fl at 35- Feeling of self-importance 38- Needle-shaped 42- Stepped 43- Japanese puppet theater

26- Black eye 29- Hugo Award category 33- Flat shelf 34- Drudge 36- Not ‘neath 37- Building add-on 38- Dispute

1- 3:00 2- Ballet skirt 3- Gator’s cousin 4- Falconry 5- Pamper 6- Bread spread


45- Absence of passion 46- Bit 47- Dorsal 50- Combining form meaning “ dry “ 51- Asian sea 52- American space agency

39- Moo goo


7- Nothing more than 8- Purse

10- Th e 95th Psalm

53- Lean and sinewy


9- Person-to-person (3)

54- Organization to promote theater

11- Sacramento’s


55- Large jug or pitcher

12- Greek temple

56- Observed

13- “


quam videri” (North

57- IRS IDs

Carolina’s motto)




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Ed Video Presents: Honorary Lifetime Membership Awards Ceremony. Following the cer- emony a Panel Discussion on the life cycles of an artist-run centre. 7 pm at the The Ed Video Gallery, Second Floor, 40 Baker St.

International Day of Democracy:

Branion Blitz from 11:30am-1pm with information on voting, upcoming events, promot- ing voter awareness. In Branion Plaza.

Friday September 16

Pizza Lunch to support breast cancer research. 130 Research Lane in the back parking lot. Pizza slice $2, Large Pizza $10. All profits from pizza will be donated by Topper’s Pizza to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Thursday September 22

Take Back the Night Rally and March: 5:15pm - Campus Convoy - Johnston Green, University of Guelph Students gather and travel to Marianne’s Park. 6pm - Com- munity Rally - Marianne’s Park, Gordon St. at Water St. Women’s March Begins and ends at Mari- anne’s Park. Marshals: Royal City Roller Girls. Allies invited to sup- port from the sidewalks. Bring signs & noisemakers! www.

Monday September 26

Inclusive or Exclusive? Com- munity Forum. G-W WIC, 38 Elizabeth Street, Guelph Engage with community members around the herstory and have your voice heard for future plan- ning of Take Back the Night. Interpreters Upon Request. Please call 519-836-1110x234. www.