March 19, 2019

Hundreds at Conestoga join CIBC Run for the Cure

The 27th annual CIBC Run For The Cure at Conestoga College’s Doon camus was a huge success Sunday, as hundreds of volunteers and participants gathered outside of the Rec Centre for the worthy cause.

Car dealership raises funds for special-needs kids

By Matthew Nowell, Spoke News Fleets of car buffs came out to show their support for KidsAbility on Sept. 22 at the third annual Bustard Charity Car Show in Waterloo. It was the third year for the fundraising display. The event is centred around an impressive display of automobiles from around the region but didn’t fall short in other activities for the whole family. Hundreds of people from across the … Continued

Fashion ICONdors: Week of Sept. 20

By Karina Kajishima and Clara Montgomery, Spoke News With the beginning of another school year at Conestoga, the college’s hallways turn into the students’ personal runway again. Full of people from all over the world, the college is a place where you will find a variety of styles. Here are some of the fashion highlights of this week’s Fashion ICONdors: “I think it changes from day to day. It depends how … Continued

Music streaming a popular service among students

By Sarah Gilder, Spoke News Music — it has a major influence, not only on our lives, but also the way we think and remember topics and issues. There are a variety of different apps and websites out there to help people get the latest albums. That fact raises the question of what is the most popular app or website to use to get the music that is in demand. … Continued

Trivia event raises awareness

BY MELISSA HORTON On March 16 Conestoga Students Inc. hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Trivia at Conestoga College’s Cambridge campus. The facility, which opened in 2011, reach es a smaller demographic than the vastly larger Doon campus. With the focus of events usually taking place at the Doon campus for this reason, this event was a new experience for not only the students but Conestoga Students Inc. as well. “This … Continued

Make the most of your tax return

BY PETER SWART It’s officially tax season and students should be starting to look into every possible tax break they can get before filing. According to David Sukhdeo, one of Conestoga’s accounting professors, there are plenty of benefits that students can take advantage of. “All tuition that students paid is what they get to claim on their taxes,” he said. “As well, if they paid interest on a student loan … Continued

Something for all at Kitchener Comic Con

BY TYLER MEDEIROS The fourth annual Kitchener Comic Con took place on March 3. The event was a two-day experience that brought artists, fans, gamers and writers to Kitchener City Hall. “I travel around these cons a lot but it’s always nice to come to Kitchener because everyone just gets so into the nerd spirit,” said Laura Suen, owner and founder of Fire and Steel, a premium retailer for specialty … Continued

Capturing the beauty of Hidden Valley

By ASHLEY SPRAGUE There are so many beautiful spaces in this world that are being destroyed by urbanization; so many places that should be preserved and not taken for granted. We have one of these beautiful natural areas in Waterloo Region. Just southeast of Kitchener’s Fairview Park Mall, tucked away between a subdivision and a movie theatre, is an incredible 200-acre piece of land called Hidden Valley. This area is … Continued

We’re not kidding, goat milk is great

BY NICOLE CLARK  America is the third-largest goat milk producing continent in the world, with 64.3 litres of milk produced per goat. Ontario is the largest goat milk producing province in Canada. According to a 2015 statistic, Ontario is home to 245 of Canada’s 387 goat milk producers. The largest Ontario goat herd has approximately 1,200 goats, where the usual number is 60 to 400 on a dairy goat farm. … Continued

Step right up

BY MEGHAN WEATHERALL Take a step back in history with THEMUSEUM’s travelling carnival exhibit. Step Right Up: The Travelling Carnival in Canada looks back on how this country’s travelling carnivals and midways have shaped our entertainment and agriculture. It all started when two men met back in the 1920s. Originally they performed shows across the U.S., but they decided to move their act to Canada. “Conklin and Garrett were partners, … Continued