The annual Vogue Charity Fashion Show is coming to The Grand Theatre this Thursday, Friday and Saturday! QueensEvents.ca brand ambassador Thor van Walsum went behind-the-scenes with the head designer of this year’s show, Brie Miklaucic, to talk about their theme: Tempora Mutantur!
With the weather warming up, people are finally leaving the house to attend events in the city – and not a moment too soon! The annual Vogue Charity Fashion Showis coming to The Grand Theatre this Thursday, Friday and Saturday!
QueensEvents.ca brand ambassador Thor van Walsum went behind-the-scenes with the head designer of this year’s show, Brie Miklaucic, to talk about their theme: Tempora Mutantur.
Q: What does Tempora Mutantur mean?
A: The theme refers to “Times Change and We Change With Them.” The show is divided into 8 scenes — stargazing, flora, fauna, rudimentary innovation, consumerism, city suits, faces of the future, and co-existence. Each scene is spectacular and created by very talented students. The whole show portrays where we’ve come from, where we are now, and where we’re going — the idea is that we change with time, and the final scene (co-existence) shows how all the aspects fit together.
Q: What are the moments you’re most excited to see on the catwalk this weekend?
A: I’m proud to see all the different aspects that the student designers brought into their collections. For example, some of the designers used paint as a medium in the designs. Another odd medium you’ll see in the show is fairy lights. I’m very excited to see the final scene come together – it’ll have a design from each of the 7 scenes before it plus one final design. I’m proud to see all the different aspects the designers brought into their collections.
Q: Since VCFS is one of the largest student-run events at Queen’s, how do you personally find the energy to balance being a full-time student and Head of Design for the show?
A: I am one part of a massive team that together runs the show. Under the presidents, there is a creative director team and portfolio heads (music, design, dance and model) as well as many other exec who make the show possible. Whenever my school workload is too much, I have these people to lean on and they have been a huge support system to me, as I’ve tried to be for them. Being involved with Vogue gives me an entirely different experience then my program does, and I’ve loved every minute. Well worth a little extra stress — and a little less sleep!
Q: What advice would you give to students who have never attended Vogue Charity Fashion Show before?
A: It is muchmore than you’re expecting it to be. So many people talk about how professionally done the show is. We’ve been working on this since September and itshows how much time went into bringing it all together. You’ll get to see some talented people right in their element, and nothing is more entertaining then the men’s dance scene! I honestly highly recommend going — just to see that scene!
Q: This event is known for its incredible impact on the community, often donating up to $65,000 to local causes! Why is VCFS donating to the Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston this year?
A: Each year Vogue asks people to nominate charities. It’s a group decision, but from my point of view, it came down to where we could do the most good. Sexual assault can be a difficult topic to talk about, and even thought 96% of Canadians surveyed agree that sex should be consensual, only about 1/3 actually understand what consent is. We learned other facts from the Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston (SACK), like how about 1 in 10 Canadians don’t think consent should be required between spouses or long term partners. Supporting SACK isn’t just supporting the centre, which is volunteer-run, but it’s also about raising awareness about consent education and making our community safer.
What a message! We’re sure this show will be a highlight of the week — especially that men’s dance scene! Thanks for the tips, Brie!
Youth Choir: Open Rehearsal 7pm @ The Spire (Sydenham St @ William St). Non-auditioned youth choir for people between the ages of 13 and 30 who love to sing and want to share that love with the Kingston community.
YIKES: “Dark Roast Coffee” play (19+) 7:30PM @ The Mansion Duncan Ladner and Caroline Williams are presenting the show they have been devising for the past two months. Tickets are Pay What You Can Afford at $8, $10, $15 at the door.
OSAP Town Hall with the Liberals 6pm @ The Grad Club Are you concerned about the recent changes to OSAP? Want to learn more? With special guest speakers, including former MPP Yvan Baker! Co-hosted by Queen’s Students for OSAP and Queen’s Liberals. Free!
Sarah Svensen classical concert 7:30pm @ St. George’s Cathedral (King St E at Johnson). A past laureate of the RCCO National Organ Playing Competition, Sarah Svendsen is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, and has performed in Europe, the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. Admission is pay what you can.
Smash & Mario Tournament (19+) 9PM @ Barcadia, 347 Princess St. YOU COULD WIN COLD HARD CASH MONEY!! For playing VIDEO GAMES! $5 entry. 19+ only. That’s right… Two Tournaments, Two Cash Prizes, all in One Night.
2X Grammy nominee JOHN PRIMER & The Real Deal Blues Band 7:30pm at Little Texas Roadhouse (in the West End), 19+ Chicago blues legend John Primer was the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops and played or recorded with Junior Wells, Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Guy to name a few. Doors will open at 6:30pm for Food and Drinks before the show at 7:30pm. Seating is General Admission and first come first serve. Tickets $30-$35. 19+ only.
Queen’s Poetry Slam (All Ages+) 7:30PM @ The Grad Club. Competitive poetry and open mic for anyone with something to say. 4 open mic spots / 10 slam spots. Go in through the main entrance and we are in the room to the right with a small stage. Seats fill up fast so come early. There will be prizes. Free/Pay what you can!
Art Shares: FREE Talks by Union Gallery Artists 6PM @ Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Artists Habiba Abo El Esaad, Lily Le, Devin West, Lexie Braden, and Ashlyn Fieldhouse will each share fifteen minute talks regarding their practice. Free!
MONSTER TRUCK (19+) 8pm @ The Ale House. From Hamilton, nominated for JUNO this year for best rock album of the year with “True Rockers”. “We want people to listen to it and have fun, have as much fun as possible.” Agreeing, guitarist Jeremy Widerman adds: “I mean right off the beginning of the album you hear me scream at Marv. That just kicks off the entire vibe of the album. Us in a room, having fun, joking and yelling at each other.” Tickets $34.
Dan Studio Series: “CULT” begins 8PM @ Theological Hall. Four original short plays written, directed & performed by Queen’s students – for only $4! This installation’s theme is “cult” – because why stand out when you can be part of a group? Tickets are available only at the door, so arrive early to get a good seat! Show runs nightly until this Saturday!
LGBTheatre Auditions (Juvenis Festival) 1pm-5pm @ Theological Hall room 020. LGBTheatre is looking for LGBTQ+ identified singers from across the spectrum of gender, sexual, and romantic identities. Come prepared with one song in any style (but preferably one that shows off your vocal range!) that can be preformed a capella. Sign-up here!
Vogue Charity Fashion Show: “Tempora Mutantur” begins 7PM @ Grand Theatre. With a cast and crew of over 150+ students each year, the show provides an opportunity for students to showcase their creative talents and for ambitious leaders to take action, while functioning as a symbol of social responsibility. Fundraiser for Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston. Tickets $20-$50.Nightly from Thursday through Saturday.
Koerner Visiting Artist Public Lecture & Reception 6PM @ Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Don’t miss your chance to meet renowned Vancouver painter Kim Dorland! Known for pushing the boundaries of pictorial representation through an exploration of memory, material, nostalgia, identity and place, Dorland’s paintings are replete with contradiction and contrast.
Friday – March 1st!
Breaking In: Film Mixer 2:15pm @ Tir Nan ‘Og (All Ages) This event is perfect for students, aspiring filmmakers, and local industry looking to connect. BREAKING IN is your chance to connect with Kingston Canadian Film Festival guests for serious advice on how to get started in the Canadian film and media industry. This event is intentionally informal to help you access the best advice possible. Plus it’s free, so what are you waiting for? Register here!
“Who is Bruce Kauffman” film premiere 8PM @ The Isabel. A fictional day in the life of the titular writer, editor and radio host becomes the appropriately twisty throughline for a unique and innovative anthology work that unites the talents of the city’s finest filmmakers and poets. Tickets $15.
Vogue Charity Fashion Show: “Tempora Mutantur” final show. 7PM @ Grand Theatre. With a cast and crew of over 150+ students each year, the show provides an opportunity for students to showcase their creative talents and for ambitious leaders to take action, while functioning as a symbol of social responsibility. Fundraiser for Sexual Assault Centre of Kingston. Tickets $20-$50.Nightly from Thursday through Saturday.
Dan Studio Series: “CULT” final show. 8PM @ Theological Hall. Four original short plays written, directed & performed by Queen’s students – for only $4! This installation’s theme is “cult” – because why stand out when you can be part of a group? Tickets at the door, so arrive early to get a good seat! Show runs nightly until this Saturday!
Next Gen Masquerade Ball (19+) 8pm at Renaissance Event Venue (285 Queen Street). Slip into semi-formal attire and get ready for a night of dancing, cocktails, prizes and a little intrigue! Live jazz by Michelle Kasaboski followed by a DJ, plus Sherlock Escapes will have their portable Escape Room. Fundraiser for the United Way. Tickets: $30-$35.
In town this weekend and wondering what’s happening? You’ll be surprised how many awesome events are on – we were! Here’s a quick summary!
Back early from reading week? Here’s a few fun things to do!
Meet a Bobcat and a Sloth! Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm at Frontenac Mall (on Bath Rd, where Value Village is). Little Ray’s Reptiles is bringing 30 live animal exhibits, including a sloth, alligator, bobcat, groundhog, opossum, armadillo, owl, skunk, and many more mammals, snakes, and birds to Kingston this weekend! Tickets are $15, buy online to skip the line.
Volleyball Game: Queen’s Gaels vs. Lakehead! Saturday 1pm/3pm at Queen’s ARC. Free admission with your Queen’s student ID or $8 advance/$10 at the door. Women’s team at 1pm, Men’s team at 3pm.
Hot Chocolate Charity Concert! Saturday 2pm-4:30pm at Kingston Community House (99 York Street, near Division). Come listen to live local music, enjoy a free hot chocolate, and raise funds for this month’s cause: Sexual Assault Centre Kingston. Admission is $10 or pay what you can at the door. Hosted by Queen’s folk duo SAPPH DECAF.
Kingston Cat Show! Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (near West Campus). With over 125 cats from across Canada showcased and in competition, this is one show you do not want to miss! Admission is $6-$8.
DJ Skate Night! Saturday 6pm-10pm at Springer Market Square. Let your skates be your dancing shoes with a Live DJ rinkside!
CRCA Starlight Hike! Saturday 6:30pm at Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (up Division past the 401). The pace will be easy, and the vista will be breathtaking as participants trek along the trail with only the stars above to pierce the darkness, with the walk ending with a chance to warm up around a roaring fire. Pre-registration is required at www.crca.ca/online-services.
Music for Organ and Orchestra! Saturday 7:30pm at St. George’s Cathedral (corner of Johnson & King St E downtown across from The Pilot House). Hear the great organ at St George’s Cathedral accompanied by Orchestra Kingston! Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors and Students, children under 14 free.
LEARN TO SKATE! Sunday 10am-11am at Springer Market Square. Never learned to skate? New Canadian? Come learn the basics of how to stay upright on the ice by friendly instructors! Must be 16 years+, first come first served. Find out how to rent skates!
Try Ringette – FREE! Sunday 1pm at Springer Market Square. Come out and try ringette – the fastest game on ice. This event is open to all ages! Kingston Ringette Association will provide sticks and rings! Register here!
Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market! Sunday 10am-2pm at Kingston Memorial Centre (in the barns by the parking lot). Kingston’s only year-round farmers’ market — where the farmers you meet grow the food you eat. Hot foods, live music & arts activities weekly. Try the churros and the Farm Sum dumplings!
Not everyone goes home for Reading Week, and Kingston is never short of fun stuff to do while you are here. Tons of events are happening everyday in Kingston and here are a few of QueensEvents’ top picks!
Got a car? Drive up to Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (near Division & the 401) for a day in the great outdoors! Staff will be on hand to help suggest great hiking routes, where to feed the chickadees and other ways to enjoy nature with family and friends of all ages.
Weather and trail conditions permitting, you can also head out on a snowshoe trek, cross-country ski on our groomed trails (rentals are available at the Outdoor Centre) or take part in an ‘eyes-only’ scavenger hunt. At 2 p.m., come gather around the fire pit to roast marshmallows!
Musiikki Open Mic Night is a fun way to hone your skills and try something new! This popular weekly open mic night is a MUST for musicians, music lovers, and culture-seekers in Kingston! Every Tuesday, upstairs at Musiikki Cafe & Whiskey Bar on Brock Street.
Who doesn’t love pasta? What can be better than unlimited pasta night! Everyone is welcome to our ALL YOU CAN EAT Pasta Night! Wednesday, February 20 from 5pm-7pm. Come enjoy unlimited salad & pasta served with two meatballs. Only $10 ALL INCLUSIVE. Dinner is served from 5pm-7pm. Reservations advised but not necessary. Call 613-542-9323 to reserve!
P.S. The Trews are coming to Kingston on Wednesday, Feb. 20th @ The Ale House (19+). Tickets on sale now
Art Afternoon! Art Hive at the Agnes Centre is calling all young adults (18–24), drop-in for art and wellness on February 21st at 4pm. Relax, re-charge and expand your creative powers in the Studio. Art Hive is free; materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary. If you are looking for guidance, our art therapist/facilitator offers weekly projects and visits to our current exhibitions. Great relaxation activity to help chill and recharge over reading week!
Country superstar Paul Brandt with High Valley and special guests are coming to Kingston on Thursday, Feb. 21 @ Leon’s Centre (All Ages+) Tickets on sale now
Horse & Wagon Rides! Take a wagon ride through Downtown! These are part of FebFest and completely FREE! Pick up and drop off is at Bank of Montreal next to Market Square on Saturday, February 23rd at 11am to 2pm.
Learn to Skate @ Springer Market Square Never learned to skate? New Canadian? Come learn the basics of how to stay upright on the ice by friendly instructors! Must be 16 years+, first come first served.
FREE Try Ringette! Come out and try ringette – the fastest game on ice. This event is open to all ages! There will be a 30 minute demonstration and introduction from 1pm-1:30pm and participants will be on the ice from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Kingston Ringette Association will provide sticks, rings and FUN! @ Springer Market Square Register here!
I hope everyone has a restful and exciting reading week wherever you end up!
Find out where you can get the cutest couple photo of all time! Our brand ambassador Alia looked around Kingston for some unique-and-adorable date ideas — here’s her list. Steal these (or share them with a friend!)
Planning a special evening out can be tough – especially when you’re on a student’s budget, aka broke! That’s why our Assistant Director Alia Brown put together this updated list of unique date ideas in Kingston, Ontario on a budget!
Outdoor Skating in the Square
Go for the Popcorn, stay for the Movie
Practice ‘Mindfulness’ together
Take your date to the Theatre
Fall in love at an art gallery
Beat the competition at Trivia Night!
1. Fondue Date
Cacao 70 (340 King St E) has a warm and inviting atmosphere, and is one of the best kept secrets of downtown. Located right beside Jack Astor’s near the Springer Market Square skating rink, Cacao 70 is known best for their chocolate fondue pots and rich hot chocolate, but you can also order these swoon-worthy Churro Donuts!
Bonus: Monday to Friday, get 50% off a cup of rich and creamy hot cocoa when you order a dish worth $12 or more.
2. Outdoor Skating in the Square!
It goes without saying, but skating in the square is a classic Kingston date idea. On weekends, you can rent skates from City Hall.
Pro Tip: Skate first. If your date isn’t going well, it will be easier to leave after skating (I’m cold! My feet hurt!) than if you start with drinks.
3. Go for the popcorn, stay for the movie!
The Screening Room (120 Princess St) is a locally owned and operated independent movie theatre that showcases contemporary, foreign, and art films. The popcorn is super tasty and best of all, it’s a LICENSED venue (meaning they serve beer & wine)! See the full week’s schedule here.
4. Practice ‘Mindfulness’ Meditation together
It can be tough to find stress-free moments alone with your partner when you’re both drowning in schoolwork. Listening to these free mindfulness lessons together is a thoughtful way of coping with difficulties and improving the quality of your day-to-day life – especially if you’re both too busy to go out on Valentine’s Day itself. If your partner is up for it, you could even try a yoga class together!
Bonus: You can join the Queen’s Yoga Club at any time this semester.
5. Take your date to the Theatre!
Add some culture to your date night by attending a local play or musical!
With free admission, visiting the Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a romantic AND affordable way to spend Valentine’s Day — plus, the galleries are always open late on Thursdays, 10am to 9pm! Located on University Ave. across from Grant Hall, the Agnes holds over 17,000 works of art, with major concentrations of contemporary art, Canadian historical art, Baroque-era paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, and African art. This is a date that they’ll never forget!
Bonus: Relax, re-charge and expand your creative powers during Art Hive every Thursday from 4pm-6pmin the Agnes. This is a free art therapy event for young adults ages 18-24, where materials are provided and no prior art experience is necessary!
A flurry of fantastic winter fun – and this year, it’s a WHOLE MONTH LONG! Each weekend will feature one of the larger signature events that you’ve come to expect and love from Feb Fest in the past …plus lots of new and exciting additions!
FEB FEST FEATURES A FLURRY OF FANTASTIC WINTER FUN!
Enjoy all that FebFest has to offer – public skating, horse-drawn wagon rides, fire pits, Beavertails, comfy chairs and more!
All month long!
Skating is free at Springer Market Square. Public restrooms, a warming/change area and small lockers for personal items and shoes *(bring your own lock) are available in the lower level of City Hall. An accessibility ramp is available at the North entrance off Brock Street.
The City of Kingston operates a skate rental service at Springer Market Square, open on select dates and times. Cash only. Tax included. Exact change is appreciated. Sizes available: Children’s size 10 to men’s size 12 in hockey and figure skates are available
Children (12 and under) – $2.50
Youth (13 to 24) and Seniors (65+) – $3.75
Adults (18+) – $4.75
Group rate (maximum of 5) – $10.00
City Hall Skate rental hours:
Thursday, Feb. 14 open 6pm-10pm
Friday, Feb. 15 open 7:30pm-10pm
Saturday, Feb. 16 open 7:30pm-10pm
Sunday, Feb. 17 open 9:30am-1pm
Monday, Feb. 18 open 11am-2pm
— Friday, Feb. 22 open 5:30pm-9pm
Saturday, Feb. 23 open 5:30pm-9pm
Sunday, Feb. 24 open 9:30am-1pm
You can also rent skates, snowshoes or cross-country skis from local outdoors store Trailhead, located at 262 Princess Street (near the Grand Theatre). Tel: 613-546-4757 | E-Mail:email@example.com
Skate Rentals: $10 (3 hours) or $12 (overnight/up to 24 hours)
Snowshoe Rentals: $15/Day or $30/Weekend
Credit cards are required for all rentals.
Open M-W: 9:30am to 6pm, T-F: 9:30am to 7pm Saturday: 9:30am to 6pm Sunday: 11:00pm to 5pm
FebFest Activities Calendar
Weekend 4 (Februay 21 – 28) will feature other winter activities such as ringette, and back again this year is a full month of Toast to Tapas – get your passport at the beginning of the month at participating restaurants and enjoy local tapas and local beverages all month long!
Saturday, Feb. 23
10am – 9pm
BEAVERTAILS @ Springer Market Square
11am – 2pm
FREE Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Take a wagon ride through Downtown! Drop off and pick up in front of Bank of Montreal (beside Springer Market Square).
FREE Try Ringette! Come out and try ringette – the fastest game on ice. This event is open to all ages! There will be a 30-minute demonstration starting at 1pm, and participants can practice from 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Kingston Ringette Association will provide the sticks and rings! Register in advance here! Springer Market Square
Check out this list of Kingston’s best outdoor rinks before you throw on your skates and head outside to enjoy the winter!
Do you love the outdoors? So do we! Skating in Springer Market Square is a classic winter tradition! Did you know that the city has 14 other skating rinks? Four of them are within walking distance of Queen’s campus!
Grab your skates and head outside to enjoy winter!
Why not make your 2019 resolution to go to 1 event per week? We can help.
Welcome back, Queen’s! We’re so excited to kick off 2019 with you!
Our goal is to promote all upcoming events across all faculties, all years & all clubs. We want to make it easy for you to discover interesting guest speakers, film screenings, concerts, conferences, fundraisers, dances, cultural activities… and so much more!
Highlights of Week 1 Events
Swing Dance Lesson – perfect for those who have never swing-danced before, but want to give it a try! No partner or experience is required. Free and open to all Queen’s students! Monday at 7:30pm in JDUC.
Sewing Workshop: Reversible Infinity Scarf – This is a beginner friendly project and basic sewing machine knowledge is suggested. All supplies provided. Cost: $45. Tuesday at 6pm at Open Studios Kingston (off-campus).
Sewing Workshop: Handmade Wardrobe – This is a beginner sewing class, where you can make Pajama Pants/Shorts! Basic sewing machine knowledge required. Tuesday at 6pm at Knit Stitch Sew (off-campus).
Queen’s Dance Club winter registration – sign-up for a ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop & other student-run on-campus dance classes in the ARC! Don’t wait – limited spaces available. Wednesday at 11am & Thursday at 11am in ARC.
Hustle Dance Workshop – Hustle is a partner dance much like swing and salsa, but born from disco music in 1970s America. Come solo or as a pair! Tuesday at 8pm in JDUC.
Auditions for Othello – Queen’s Vagabond is seeking actors of all genders, shapes, sizes and backgrounds for its winter production. For the title role, the company is seeking an actor of colour. Wednesday through Saturday at 5pm-8pm, location TBD.
Upholstery 101 – Why not learn how to re-do that chair or footstool yourself? Saturday at 1pm at 106 Pine St. (off-campus).
Inside (the) Agnes – Insider art talks, musical performances and tea in the historic Etherington House – this month featuring celebrated composer and pianist John Burge. Free & open to the public. Sunday at 2pm at Agnes Etherington Art Centre.
Kingston Symphony: Schumann & Beethoven – Vast, sweeping, significant works dominate this concert lineup. Don’t wait! This show will sell out quickly. Cost: $15-$50. Sunday at 2:30pm at The Isabel.
“Taking Better Notes” workshop – Free 50-minute workshop to help you pay attention to the most important parts of the lecture and your readings, organize your information in an effective way, and revise for exams. Friday at 1:30pm at Stauffer Library room 121.
Observatory Open House – Come and experience the wonders of our Universe from the smallest planets to the largest galaxies! Free event, open to the public. Saturday at 7:30pm at Ellis Hall auditorium.
Queen’s Technology Exhibition – Join QWeb, Merlin Neurotech, QMind, QSort, QBit, Network Security, and QUANTT to get the first look at the future of innovation and technology at Queen’s University! Free food! Sunday at 9:30am-5:30pm in Mitchell Hall.
New Year Yoga at the Tett – Infuse the new year with a positive mindset! Join Becca Snowdon for an evening of intention setting and yoga, surrounded by breathtaking winter Lake Ontario views. Cost: $10-$13. Tuesday 6:30pm at Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning.
4-week New Year Yoga Flow with Lily Barr – In this class we will work to gently challenge our bodies with movement and breath. Cost: $60 for 4 weeks. Tuesday at 7:30pm at Painted Lady Fitness (off-campus).
The Art of Yoga – Offering intentionally and compassionately curated yoga, through thoughtful instruction. Take the time to connect with your body, inspire the mind, and nourish the soul. Cost: $17. Wednesday 10am at SimplyWell (off-campus).
Four Directions Beading Circle – Led by Karen Lawford from the Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s. Free & open to all students. Wednesday 11am at 146 Barrie St.
QUIC Workshop “Learning to Love Winter” – the International Student Advisor will provide Canadian winter climate tips for success, wellness, clothing and more. Newly arrived international students are encouraged to participate. Thursday 3:30pm in Mitchell Hall (2nd floor).
Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market – Kingston’s only year-round farmers’ market — where the farmers you meet grow the food you eat! Hot foods, live music & arts activities weekly. Sunday 10am-2pm at Kingston Memorial Centre (off-campus).
Unit 115 Art Exhibition Reception – an exhibition in the Kingston Arts Council’s gallery in the Tett Centre, highlighting new works by Kelly Addison Art. Free beverages. Thursday at 6pm at Tett Centre.
Ice Cold Comedy Festival (19+) – Top headliners from all over the world perform over 4 nights! Passes are $20. Wednesday through Saturday, various times, at Don Cherry’s and BLU Martini (off-campus).
Pop Punk Pizza Party (19+) – Black your eyes, grab your Hot Topic band tee and come marching down to Barcadia! Thursday 9pm at Barcadia (off-campus).
Frost Week Ritual (19+)– Clark Hall Pub’s classic Friday afternoon social is back! Open to all students, not just engineers, but must be 19+ and show Queen’s ID (not open to the public). Friday 12pm-6pm at Clark Hall Pub.
SGPS Greetings at the Grizz – Grad Students – play some free pool and meet some new people! All skill levels encouraged. Thursday 7:30pm at The Grizzly Grill (off-campus).
Gaels Basketball vs. Ryerson – Back-to-back Women’s and Men’s home games in the ARC this Friday night! Tickets are FREE with your Queen’s student ID, or $8 online, $10 at the door. Friday 6pm & 8pm at ARC.
Shoot for the Cure – Raising funds and awareness for breast cancer initiatives with the Queen’s Gaels Men’s and Women’s Basketball vs. Toronto Varsity Blues on Saturday night! Saturday 6pm & 8pm at ARC.
Blades of Glory shinny tournament – Raising money for local children with exceptionalities, to help them take weekly cooking classes and learn essential life skills. Saturday 12pm at Victoria Park (off-campus).
Repair Cafe Kingston –Toss it? No way! Bring your broken items and we will work with you to fix them on the spot with the help of our fixers. Sunday 2pm at 206 Concession St. (off-campus).
OHL Hockey: North Bay vs. Kingston – Cheer on your Kingston Frontenacs as they take on the best hockey teams in Ontario this season! Cost: $20-$30. Sunday 6pm at Leon’s Centre (off-campus).
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Here are some free resources that you can access on-campus and in the community, to start feeling like yourself again.
It’s week 4, and we’re all getting a bit frazzled. Some, more than others. Your parents and professors might tell you that university is “hard” but when it’s all-consuming and disrupting your sleep, eating habits, socializing, and ability to function… it’s time to ask for help.
Here are some free resources that you can access on-campus and in the community, to start feeling like yourself again.
free, confidential helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365.
serves students at Ontario’s publicly-funded colleges and universities (that’s you!), with a primary focus on those aged 17 to 25.
If you want to get organized
Book a 1-on-1 appointment with a Professional Learning Strategist, a Professional Writing Consultant, or a Peer Writing Assistant at SASS. All appointments are free for Queen’s University students.
SASS has a number of resources available online to help you.
The Strategies and Topics section offers downloadable PDFs, tools and templates on a wide variety of topics, like time management, academic stress, or presentation skills (and more).
Handouts that cover a variety of writing topics: thesis statements, effective paragraph structure, grammar, etc.) can be downloaded for personal use.
The Assignment Calculator and Thesis Manager can help you manage larger projects and assignment and work towards long-term goals.
We also have a list of focus and time management tools on the web to help you cope with online (and offline!) distractions. Keep in mind that those links will lead off our website; we are not responsible for the content you find there. Most are free but some require a subscription or one-time purchase.
Want to deck the halls with crafts you’ve made yourself? Join the Modern Fuel team for a fun-filled day of DIY holiday craft-making on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2pm-5pm in the Tett Centre, 3rd floor. $10-$15 covers materials and snacks.
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