June 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Life drawing

Saturday, June 4, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
local market poster

On June 4th, join Etsy at RIM Park in Waterloo for the first-ever Etsy Local Market, where you can shop from over 60 Etsy shops from right here in Waterloo Region and the surrounding areas.

Monday, June 6, 2016 (all day)

The Renison English Language Institute is excited to kick off the summer with Session I of our popular English For Success (EFS) program!

We are pleased to offer EFS for more than 20 years as a great way for students to build their conversation English skills while experiencing a full immersion into Canadian life!

EFS Session I students will begin their program on Monday, June 6. Below is the itinerary for the Orientation Day.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 — 6:15 PM EDT
Conestoga Mall

After a busy first day of classes, it's time to go shopping!

Students in the English For Success (EFS) program will experience the largest shopping mall in the City of Waterloo - Conestoga Mall!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 — 6:15 PM EDT
Bowling balls

It's a strike!

Students in the English For Success (EFS) program will be going bowling in Kitchener!

Experience this fun past-time with your fellow classmates. Who's going to get the highest score?

EFS students are to meet in the Renison Cafeteria at 6:15pm to take the bus to the bowling alley.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT

This is a large, collaborative concert for Conrad Grebel’s International  Peace Conference, premiering a new, large scale work by composer Carol Ann Weaver, rooted in African themes and idioms. In this new mass, we will sing  with the resident Gamelan (Balinese Orchestra), instrumentalists, soloists, and narrators.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 — 8:00 PM EDT

Let's relax, have a bonfire, and make some new friends!

At our Welcome Bonfire, English For Success (EFS) students will get to make new friends from the Renison English Language Institute & Renison International Office's International Social Volunteers program!

Friday, June 10, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
Leadership Challenge

Who knew that building your leadership skills could be so fun?

Students from the English For Success program will join Student Experience Coordinator Ryan Connell and their EFS Dons for some high-energy challenges that will involve communication, teamwork, and competition!

Saturday, June 11, 2016 — 8:15 AM EDT
Niagara Falls bus trip

Experience one of Canada's most magestic sights - Niagara Falls!

Saturday, June 11, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
Yellow Bellies

Sunday, June 12, 2016 — 11:15 to 11:15 AM EDT
St. Jacobs Trip

Experience Canada's largest year-round farmers' market in the beautiful town of St. Jacobs.

Students from the English For Success (EFS) program will take a bus on June 12 from Renison to the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market. The bus will leave at 11:15am.

Monday, June 13, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
Engineering Building

For more than 20 years, the University of Waterloo has been awarded Canada's most innovative university. Part of this prestige is due in part to UWaterloo's world-renowned Engineering programs.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 — 5:45 PM EDT
Zip lining

We hope you're not afraid of heights!

English For Success (EFS) students will get to experience new heights by going zip lining at Chicopee Tube Park!

EFS students will meet their EFS Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 5:45pm to take a bus to go to the tube park in Kitchener.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 — 6:30 PM EDT
Waterloo Park

Waterloo Park is the premier park in the City of Waterloo. Often called the "jewel of the city", Waterloo Park boasts 45 hectares (111 acres) of prime parkland, with a multitude of active and passive uses.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 — 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM EDT
Studying in Cafeteria

It's important to take breaks when studying. What study skills do you use?

Thursday, June 16, 2016 — 6:15 PM EDT

It's time to go "blow off some steam"!

English For Success (EFS) Dons will be hosting some great athletics activities for EFS students and International Social Volunteers for some Athletics Fun!

Friday, June 17, 2016 — 5:59 AM EDT
At first light

Get ready to wake up early and join us for our second At First Light event! This new kind of party will take place in the morning before you head off to work. 

Come enjoy coffee and snacks (included with your ticket), and yoga with a twist! 

BYOYM (bring your own yoga mat).

Friday, June 17, 2016 — 6:30 PM EDT

The name of the event says it all - fun with dons!

English For Success (EFS) Dons Faye, Omar, and Shreddy will be planning some great activities for EFS students in Residence!

Meet the Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 6:30pm, and get ready for some great fun along with International Social Volunteers.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 — 8:15 AM EDT
Canada's Wonderland Bus Trip

Experience Canada's largest amusement park, Canada's Wonderland!

Students from the English For Success (EFS) program and English For Academic Success (EFAS) will be spending the day exploring this large amusement park, with roller coasters, water slides, and much, much more!

Saturday, June 18, 2016 — 8:00 PM to Sunday, June 19, 2016 — 1:00 AM EDT to Sun, 06/19/2016 - 01:00
Summer Lights Festival poster

Come Ignite The Nite! One night where art, tech, business,community collide and make the most amazing experience for everyone to enjoy. (free) Downtown Kitchener

Sunday, June 19, 2016 — 11:15 to 11:15 AM EDT
Grand Bend

Enjoy a beautiful day on the beach in Grand Bend, Ontario with the English For Success (EFS) Dons!

EFS students will be relaxing on this beautiful beach along the shores of Lake Huron in Southern Ontario. Enjoy the water and sun!

Monday, June 20, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

Are you a good juggler? Would you like to learn?

Students from the University of Waterloo will be teaching our English For Success (EFS) students how to enjoy the mindful skill of juggling. It's easier than you may think!

Meet your EFS Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 7pm for the activity.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
Leadership Challenge

Earlier in the month, English For Success (EFS) students competed to earn the Leadership Trophy at the Leadership Games! Teams are back one more time to compete to take the trophy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
Earth Sciences Museum

Experience a night with the stars - in the sky, that is!

Join us on a tour of the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo. Learn about the number of undergraduate and graduate student programs, what it's like to be a Science student, while experiencing the Science buildings on campus!

Thursday, June 23, 2016 — 5:30 PM EDT

Experience the beautiful waters of the Grand River in the Region of Waterloo!

English For Success (EFS) students can enjoy a rafting trip along the Grand River, which runs through the cities of Kitchener, Cambridge and Waterloo.

The bus leaves from Renison University College on Thursday, June 23 at 5:30pm.

Friday, June 24, 2016 — 8:00 PM EDT

Let's enjoy a rowdy night of karaoke fun!

Join the English For Success (EFS) Dons in the Renison University College Cafeteria for karaoke fun. Bring your favourite tunes and your amazing vocals to this great evening of laughs and fun!

Saturday, June 25, 2016 (all day) to Sunday, June 26, 2016 (all day) to Sun, 06/26/2016 (All day)

Every summer, for over 40 years, this community has celebrated ethnic diversity and all its wonders. On Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th, 2016, the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Festival will celebrate the festival that Echo readers voted one of the best in the community!

Saturday, June 25, 2016 — 8:15 AM EDT

We couldn't let you leave Canada without experiencing our country's largest city!

With more than 2.5 million people, Toronto houses many awesome sights and scenery. Students from the English For Success (EFS) program will get to experience the CN Tower in downtown Toronto, go shopping, and enjoy dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe!

Saturday, June 25, 2016 — 12:00 to 15:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
KOI Fest At the Parking Lot poster

Monday, June 27, 2016 — 6:30 PM EDT

It is your final week in the English For Success (EFS) program!  EFS students will experience a jam-packed evening of fun and entertainment with the EFS Dons.

Meet in the Renison Cafeteria at 6:30pm - and get ready for a surprise with lots of fun!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 — 8:00 PM EDT
Movie Night

You've had a busy month, English For Success (EFS)! Kick back and relax with your EFS Dons, and watch a movie while enjoying some yummy popcorn.

Meet your EFS Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 8pm. We encourage you to wear comfy clothes so you can truly relax!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
Skit Night

You've been practicing all month in your classes for this month, English For Success (EFS)! It's Skit Night & Talent Show!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 — 1:00 PM EDT
Graduation hat

Our students have worked hard all month long, and the moment has finally arrived - Graduation Day!

Students from our Session I English For Success program will be graduating from the program today. This will be a great moment full of speeches, celebration, food, and surprises.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 — 6:15 PM EDT
Laser tag

Zap, zap! Zap, zap!

Our English For Success (EFS) students will be visiting Laser Quest in Kitchener to play a rousing round of laser tag!

The bus leaves at 6:15pm from Renison University College to visit Laser Quest. Students should meet in the Cafeteria to attend.

The trip is only open to EFS students.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

The name of the event says it all - fun with dons!

English For Success (EFS) Dons Faye, Omar, and Sridaya will be planning some great activities for EFS students in Residence!

Meet the Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 7:00pm, and get ready for some great fun along with International Social Volunteers.

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