October 21, 2018

Fashion ICONdors: Week of Oct. 4

This week’s Fashion ICONdors: Josh Peressotti, Madison Raslovetzky, Jordan Malcolm, Taylor Holley, David Brown, Heather Aube and Jerome Zedo.

Oktoberfest: the festival that keeps on giving

By Darick Charbonneau, Spoke News Oktoberfest is fast approaching, and organizers are hoping its 50th anniversary celebrations are going to be wunderbar. Kitchener’s Oktoberfest celebration started off as a small part of the Centennial celebrations of 1967, when the Chamber of Commerce gave the Concordia Club $200 and a mandate to develop a tourism event that would attract visitors.  It was a huge success, with over 75,000 visitors drinking 215,000 … Continued

Weekly open-mic nights make waves at The Boathouse

By Elnaz Akbari, Spoke News Open-mic nights have a way of bringing people together. So it is at The Boathouse, where bar patrons are provided with some entertainment while the acts must maintain a certain level of humility and vulnerability to keep the crowd warm and friendly. The Boathouse in Victoria Park, Kitchener, Ont., holds a weekly open-mic night and has regularly brought in great crowds for bands like Anti … Continued

Voice Of Addiction tour to stop in Waterloo

By Colin Burrowes, Spoke News Chicago’s Voice of Addiction will be making a stop at Harmony Lunch in Waterloo on Friday, Sept. 28, during their upcoming Canadian tour. They are on the road to promote the vinyl release of their album The Lost Art of Empathy and Punk Band, a documentary that captured the disintegration of the 2016 lineup of the band when filmmaker Bradley Pontecore followed them on a five-week … Continued

Welcome back concert to benefit food bank

By Clara Montgomery, Spoke News Another school year is upon us and to celebrate the arrival of students new and old, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) is holding a second-in-a-row Welcome Back Concert at the Rec Centre tonight. Headlining it this year are the indie rock genre’s Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado. All proceeds from this year’s show will go towards the CSI food bank. “An event like this is a great … Continued

The Den offers escape for video gamers

By Keegan Lavigne, Spoke News With the increasing popularity of video games, The Den, a gaming area located on Conestoga’s Doon campus above The Venue, is bound to become a more popular destination for students. Conestoga Students Inc. hosted an event on campus on Sept. 11 to promote the expanded recreation area. The event was held in A Building in the lower atrium, where various games and TVs were brought … Continued