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Events - February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST

The Annual PSA Coffeehouse Talent Show is fast approaching! Now is the time to sign up to perform - this is your BIG BREAK! Its time to show your peers that you're not just a great planner. Any (appropriate) act is welcome, such as a tap dance numbers, ukulele solo, raps, video showcase, poetry, country diddy or speed painting session. Its not too late to say sorry, don't let your dreams be dreams, just do it.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST
movie theatre

The 88th Academy Awards are upon us! Your friendly neighbourhood cinema will be featuring all the laughs, jeers, lengthy speeches, and Chris Rock! Contests and prizes through-out the night! All for free! Show up at 7:00pm for the pre-show and stay until the finale! Oscar ceremony begins at 8:30PM. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016 — 6:00 PM EST

Nothing puts the fun into winter like a trip to Chicopee! Come out with International and Canadian Student Network (ICSN), our faculty societies and our colleges for our winter tubing trip!

Saturday, February 27, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST
Mac 'N Cheese-ival poster

Join THEMUSEUM and B @ THEMUSEUM for Mac 'N Cheese-ival! Enjoy the band 'Running Red Lights' from Toronto, four stations with different mac & cheese, plus brand new Ontario craft beer from a surprise new brewery.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EST

The Chilly Dog Run will be a community event hosted by UW MATES, and is all about promoting mental health, community involvement, and a healthy life style! The event will take place on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm and consists of a 5km (about 2 laps) walk/run around Ring Road at the University of Waterloo campus. Attendees will first meet at the Student Life Center (SLC) on UW Campus. Following the run, attendees will be meeting up back at the SLC for lunch (provided by the event) and refreshments.

Friday, February 26, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST

Winterloo takes advantage of the winter season and provides people of all ages an event-packed schedule to break up the winter blues. With a program packed with winter-themed events, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST
Poetry Slam poster
Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 5:30 PM EST
Can you escape poster
Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
A clock that has been designed to look like a spiral.

Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to get things done? Do you often find yourself putting-off important tasks like studying or doing homework? Never fear, we are here to help!

Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 2:21 PM EST
Upstart 2016: Festival of Innovative Theatre
Thursday, February 25, 2016 — 11:00 AM to Friday, February 26, 2016 — 4:00 PM EST

On Thursday February 25th and Friday February 26th (after Reading Week), WWF will be hosting a bake sale and accompanying photo booth. We'll be selling cupcakes, cake pops, brownies, and even creme brulee, all for a low, low price! 

The photos will be printed on the spot. Isn't that cool?

All proceeds go towards WWF Canada

Fun Fact: Polar Bear Day is on Feb 27th, but because that's a saturday we'll be making delicious cute animals treats on Thursday and Friday at SLC.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage Poster

Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage brings five decades of Star Trek to concert halls for the first time in this galaxy or any other.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 — 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST
Tea Time Tuesday poster

Avoid the temptation to smoke cigarettes with Leave The Pack Behind. Stop by the DC Fish Bowl for free tea, hot chocolate, and snacks. You might even discover a new favourite drink to start your day. Come out to relax and de-stress before midterm and final exams.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
ICCA Waterloo showcase poster
Saturday, February 20, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
Slayday poster
Thursday, February 18, 2016 — 9:00 PM EST
Chris Locke

This super special show will take place inside the Princess Cinemas - where we have extended our liquor license so you can enjoy a drink during the show and we are proud to announce that Block Three

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Come out and mingle with people from all over the world. Free food and beverages will be provided.

Sunday, February 14, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Enjoy a series of NFB films which complement the The Fifth World exhibition as selected by curator Wanda Nanibush.

Each film explores a different theme concerning the lives of today’s Indigenous people.

CBQM by Dennis Allen (66 minutes)

Saturday, February 13, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
Christian Vachon and Frederic Lacroix

Gabriel Fauré’s two sonatas are regarded as among the most beautiful in the literature. Here our performers play all of his published work for violin and piano. Prepare for a sonic feast!

Saturday, February 13, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
ice skates on an ice rink

EFAS and GEAR students: would you like to learn how to ice skate? Or perhaps you already know how to skate and want to practise your skills?

Saturday, February 13, 2016 — 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

Come shop for your one-of-a-kind gift then take a break and enjoy a Valentine's treat hosted by 4H Club in the Kitchener Market.

Artisan listing:

Friday, February 12, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Life drawing of man
Friday, February 12, 2016 — 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST

UW Animal Rights Society will be handing out free Valentine's Day dairy-free chocolate for you in the SLC!

Thursday, February 11, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

The best part of Halloween and Valentine's Day is the candy. Join the University of Waterloo History Society for their 2nd Board Game Night of the semester to play games, meet new people, and enjoy FREE CANDY, PIZZA and POP!

WHERE: Hagey Hall 117 (the MacKirdy Reading Room)
WHEN: Thursday February 11th @ 7PM*
*those not at the event by 7:30PM won't be counted when they make the pizza order
WHO: You! 

Thursday, February 11, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Leave the Pack Behind is bringing an hour of dodgeball to you beauties! Physical activity is so vital to a healthy life, why not make it fun too?

Not only will you get to have fun playing, attending this event earns you three ballots into the draw for a $25 gift card to Famoso! 

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