Welcome to the 2018 winter crop!

Here at Conestoga Students Inc., we want to make sure you’re enjoying and making the absolute most of your student experience. We try to make that possible by providing you with plenty of fun student events, contests, and tonnes of opportunities for you to win lots of awesome prizes. We also do what we can to inform you on important dates for you to keep in mind for your benefit, like your opting-out deadline, information about your Student Health care plan, Clubs Day and various events taking place throughout your school day that you might want to attend due to informational or entertainment purposes!

Follow us on Social Media

Aside from our newsletter, we hope you’ll give us a follow or like on our social media accounts. We post several updates on events, clubs and days for you to keep in mind through our channels and we also run awesome contests for you to participate in! So like us on Facebook at: Conestoga Students Inc., and follow us on Instagram @CStudentsInc, Snapchat @CStudentsInc and Twitter @CStudentsInc as well.

Keep up to date on our website!

Our website is also an excellent resource for you to find out information on plenty of ways to get involved, our event dates and descriptions, along with updates and useful info on all eight of our core services. Head to www.conestogastudents.com to find out more about our events and services.

We hope you enjoy your semester, get involved, and participate in some fun activities this year that will hopefully help in making your time at Conestoga memorable and exciting. Listed below are various events and important dates to look forward to and mark down in your calendar to get the most out of your Conestoga experience:

Frost Week 2018

On January 15-18 we have plenty of fun winter activities planned for you! Get ready to enjoy a winter carnival for some games, prizes, free snacks and drinks, a Toronto Raptors screening, a New Year’s 2.0 Pub Night, a breakfast and more depending on which campus you’re on. Find out more about your Frost Week for your campus here on the CSI events calendar.
Events Calendar

CSI Fest

CSI Fest is a fun opportunity to mingle with other students and get the chance to win fun prizes while you’re at it. The fest takes place Jan. 22-26, where you will receive a special passport in the form of a ballot. Each table at the fest will represent all eight of the core services that CSI offers, and it will include a question. You then can answer the question on the back of the ballot and get a chance to win any of the eight awesome prizes available. Some of these prizes include a travel voucher, a Google Home a Samsung tablet and more.
Keep an eye on the newsfeed on the CSI home page for details, and check out the events calendar for dates according to your home campus.
events calendar

Tony Lee- X rated Hypnotist will be here

Come be entertained by the X rated hypnotist, Tony Lee in The Venue on Wednesday, January 24 from 9 p.m.-11 p.m.! Due to the nature of the performer, this is a 18+ event. Pick up your $5 ticket from the Service Hub. You may purchase a second ticket to sign in a non-Conestoga friend who is also 18 years of age or older. You must have a ticket, a valid Conestoga College ONECard and a valid piece of government issued photo ID, to enter. Your guest must have a valid, government issued photo ID to enter. Guests who are 19 or older may access our bar to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Varsity Basketball game

Looking for something fun to do on a Tuesday night? Enjoy the men’s and women’s varsity basketball game in the Rec Centre as they take on Lambton College! There will be chances to win prizes, free swag, popcorn and entertainment. The women’s team will take to the court at 6 p.m. and the men’s team will play at 8 p.m.! Have questions about the game? Just email CSI’s Events Assistant.
Anthony Sawyers
Events Assistant
asawyers@conestogac.on.ca

Health Plan Opt out

If you are a winter semester student and are not planning on taking advantage of Conestoga’s health plan, then make sure to opt out of it between January 4th and January 31st, 2018. Opt out once at the start of the semester and save yourself some cash this year. If you’d like more information on how to opt out, take a look at student care’s website and follow the opt out prompt from there.
studentcare.ca

Bell Let’s Talk

On Wednesday, January 31st, don’t be afraid to talk. It’s Bell Let’s Talk day, and in recognition of that, we’re going to be running a hashtag photo campaign. We’ll have signage and speech bubbles that you can stop by to take photos with to help us in promoting Bell Let’s Talk day on all social media channels! Each text, call, tweet or retweet raises 5 cents towards mental health initiatives. So let’s help raise lots of money towards this initiative.

Polar Plunge registration

Want to jump into an ice cold pool in the middle of February? What about if it was for charity? You can register for our annual 37th Polar Plunge which is an initiative CSI does every year to help raise money for a charity. This year, we’ve paired up with KW Habilitation which is a local not-for-profit organization that provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with any special need and adults with developmental disabilities. You can collect your pledge package in the CSI main office or your Service Hub (if you’re not at Doon campus) now. Help out a great cause!

Clubs Day

On January 25 if you want to join or start a club of your choice, then head over to Clubs Day to find out more! There’s lots of clubs that you can join, from poetry clubs, to drama clubs, karaoke clubs and more there’s no shortage of clubs for you to join. If you don’t see a club of your liking and have an idea of a club to start on your own, you can do that too. If you have any questions about Clubs Day or clubs that you can join, email CSI’s Student Engagement Coordinator.
Darcee Carnes
Student Engagement Coordinator
dcarnes@conestogac.on.ca

New Year’s 2.0 Pub Night

Celebrate the biggest party of the year all over again at New Year’s 2.0! There will be free hors d’oeuvres and mocktails (while quantities last). Get entered to win an awesome prize pack! Tickets are only $5 each and you can get them in the Service Hub! You can bring up to one guest (they must be 17 +). You must have a valid event ticket and ONE card to get in. If you’d like to drink, you need valid photo ID. Have questions about New Year’s 2.0? Just email them to CSI’s Events Assistant.
Ali Smith
Events Assistant
asmith1@conestogac.on.ca

That’s it for January! Have questions about anything we included in this newsletter? Just forward them over to CSI’s Communications Assistant.
Laura Sinclair
Communications Assistant
lsinclair@conestogac.on.ca