Melissa Weaver

Melissa Weaver

I'm Melissa, this is my first year on The Sputnik. Being a second year English major, I have a love for language and literature. I dream of teaching English overseas. I am also the creator and president of Laurier Brantford's first ever Theatre Club. I am an avid reader of Shakespeare and a cat enthusiast.I am destined to be the crazy cat lady and I am perfectly okay with it.
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There is a wide variety of events taking place in and around Laurier Brantford this semester. Art by Nathanael Lewis

There is a wide variety of events taking place in and around Laurier Brantford this semester. Art by Nathanael Lewis

Skating in Harmony Square

Snow has finally fallen and the ice is ready and waiting for you. Head on down to Harmony Square for free skating from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. every day, all winter long.

Curtain Call Auditions for Romeo and Juliet

Do you like theater? How about Shakespeare? Laurier Brantford’s first ever theater club, Curtain Call, will be holding auditions for their 2016 performance of Romeo and Juliet during the week of February 23-27 in RCW202. Check their Facebook page, Laurier Brantford’s Curtain Call club for audition times and monologue selections.

LB ARK Week

Laurier Brantford’s Acts of Random Kindness are holding small events throughout the week of February 10-13 in the Student Centre Lobby every day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.. Events include; Tuesday – Kindness Care Packages and Hot Chocolate, Wednesday – Free Hugs, high fives and Valentines (or Palentines, if you prefer) and Thursday – Palentines and a positivity quote wall which will end off the week with a showing of Finding Nemo at 10 p.m. in RCW002.

Amnesty- Heave a Heart 

Pair with Amnesty International on February 10 or 13, in RCW, for their ‘Have a Heart’ event. Write heart shaped letters to Prime Minister Harper to raise awareness about various issues Amnesty is promoting.

OCOA Projects Valentine’s Day Bachelor Auction

OCOA Projects is holding their second annual Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction with a carnival theme. There will be a ring toss, count the candy jar and toonie toss. Silent auction items include; Boston Pizza gift card, picnic date set, movie passes and more. Come out to SCJ Lobby on Thursday, February 12 from 6-8 p.m., to bid on your dream dates with Laurier’s finest.

Coldest Night of the Year

Challenge yourself and others to walk a night in the shoes of a homeless person. Participate in this 2, 5 and 10km WALK on Saturday, February 21 to raise money for the Why Not Youth Centre and the Out of the Cold Shelter. The walk will begin at 6pm, preceding registration at 4 p.m. and opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. at the Yes Church on 305 West Street. Maps can be found on https://coldestnightoftheyear.org/. So far, groups have raised more than $10,000 and hope to reach $30,000 by the evening of the walk.

2015 Chilli Cook Off in Harmony Square

Join your favourite local restaurants including, Piston Broke, The Works and Strodes and many more in this annual chilli cook off from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., on February 22. There will also be live music from the Piano Man.

Never Stop Fighting- Pink Shirt Day

Remember Pink Shirt Day from high school? Well, Never Stop Fighting will be selling pink shirts for anti-bullying awareness from February 24-26 in RCW and RCE. Also join them for a Mean Girls movie night with discussion after and later in the month. Their guest speaker, Alexis Jones who will talk about her novel, “I Am That Girl” which will have a discussion and connection between girls and self-esteem. Dates and place to be determined. Check their Facebook page,“Laurier Brantford: Never Stop Fighting” for more details.