Hello August,

Here is a summary of some of the many upcoming events, activities, and opportunities for UWaterloo staff. If anyone has any events they would like to share in these monthly communications, please send them to lbolger@uwaterloo.ca.


Save a life by donating blood. Over the summer months the national inventory levels sometimes experience a decline in supply on hand. Kitchener Blood Donation event takes place Monday, August 5 from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 248 Westmount Rd. East. Contact Rachael.henderson@blood.ca for information.


The TD Kitchener Blues Festival wants you! The positive community energy of sharing in the TD Kitchener Blues Festival experience begins and ends with over 400 volunteers who make this festival happen.  We are looking for people interested in contributing to our community to be a part of our team.  Volunteers with SmartServe certification, festival experience, or just a willingness to pitch in are always welcome. If you are interested in joining our volunteers, you will have a choice of many roles that exist.  Being a member our volunteer team means you see the festival from a different vantage point: serving drinks, selling tickets and merchandise, or helping out at the stages.
Even working a single 4 hour shift is really appreciated.  Of course, volunteers have so much fun at our festival, most like to stay a lot longer!  Check out our volunteer application form at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1639100359
TD Kitchener Blues Festival
August 8 – 11, 2019
http://www.kitchenerbluesfest.com/
 


Bowling and pizza! Join UWSA for a night out at Kingpin Bowlounge on Tuesday, August 20. 1.5 hours of bowling, shoe rental, Boston Pizza pizzas and appetizer platters all for $40.00. Register today!


HR will be hosting 2 more sessions for this year’s Understanding the Pension Plan and your Annual Statement.  This session review the University of Waterloo’s pension plan provisions as well as an overview of the details presented in your annual statement. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about programs that may have an impact on your pension benefits.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 in STC 1012. Please feel free to bring your lunch.


Nominations are open for the Oktoberfest Women of the Year awards until August 31. These annual awards recognize and pay tribute to outstanding women in the community. For info, contact staff member Kirsty Budd.


Join your friends, family and peers for a Family Picnic at Canada’s Wonderland! All day Saturday, September 14. Includes park admission and all you can eat buffet! Limited number of tickets so get yours today.


Registration open for Alumni Black and Gold Day. This September 28, when you are looking for the Fun Run, or the Alumni VIP Tent at the Warriors football game, you will find it at Alumni Black and Gold Day. That's right, the University of Waterloo's annual Reunion weekend is now known as Alumni Black and Gold Day. Grab your Warrior wear and get ready to experience our new take on Reunion. In addition to your favourite activities, you’ll find exciting new events to enjoy with family and friends. It’s a great chance to get the gang together and ignite your Waterloo spirit. While the day has a new name, your favourite events are still here – and some new ones too. Check out this year’s activities:

  • Fun Run: One of our longest-standing traditions featuring Bib Tag timing, costumes and fun for all ages;
  • Warrior Picnic: Join us for a BBQ lunch, beer tent, live entertainment and activities for the whole family;
  • The Modern Athlete: Better, faster, stronger. Join us in an exploratory discussion on advances in health technology, and how they affect sport and the development of athletes;
  • Alumni VIP Tent: Be a VIP at the Warriors football game vs. York. Enjoy samples from Waterloo Brewing, tailgate-inspired food and grandstand seating during the game'
  • Waterloo Warriors Hall of Fame: Celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of this year’s inductees and relive the moments that have made an everlasting impression on the Waterloo Warriors community.

Not an alumnus? No problem! The event is open to the entire campus community. Check out the full schedule of events and get ready to bring your Warrior spirit back to campus this September 28. Don’t miss out — register today!

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