September 30, 2020

By IAN MCBRIDE

Conestoga Student Inc.’s annual Toga Party was a hit with students yet again.

Two hundred and seventy people attended the sold-out event, which ran from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Sept. 18 in the Sanctuary. CSI event programmer Samantha Schwier said, “It’s the same as last yIM_TogaParty3Editedear. It always sells out. It’s what works, so why change.”

DJ Denim provided the music for the night, which was uptempo and kept students dancing right until the end.
Some students were creative with their toga outfits. First-year recreation and leisure student Ryan Meevis was decked out in a teal bedsheet that featured objects such as stars. He talked about the originality of his clothing. “I went to Value Village, I found it and I didn’t just want to wear white,” Meevis said.

There was a good mixture of students who were wearing plain white togas and students dressed in more vibrant attire. I asked Carol Stares, CSI student welcoming and awareness team leader, if she tried to co-ordinate with her friends when choosing her outfit.

“We all decided that we were going to wear togas,” she said, adding, “It enhances school spirit.”

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