Keystone picnic 2015

Keystone Picnic a great success!

A last-minute change in venue didn’t stop faculty, staff and retirees from coming out last Friday to enjoy the annual Keystone Picnic. Moved to the Student Life Centre because of the risk of a thunderstorm, the event saw hundreds of guests attend from across the campus community.

The picnic is held each June to “celebrate family” and thank supporters of the Keystone Campaign. In addition to a complimentary lunch of build-your-own burgers, cupcakes and other treats, the event included a special performance by Ian Taylor and the Waterboys.  

This event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our many volunteers. Thank you to everyone who served food, set up equipment, took tickets and helped with cleanup. We really appreciate it!

If you have questions about the picnic or about the Keystone Campaign, please e-mail

See the great photos!

Keystone picnic volunteers

Keystone Picnic – Day Prizes

Prize Donated By Winner
Pair of UWaterloo Athletics 2015-16 season passes, sunglasses, wristband Athletics and Recreation Services

Tom Graham

Registrar – Undergrad Recruitment

One-year UWaterloo recreation membership Athletics and Recreation Services

Jen Knight

Office of the President

Decorative ledge & frame set, Heart & Home photo frame, DAX photo frame BJ Photo Waterloo

Davene Palvetzian

Office of Advancement

Silver – Detailing Package ($145 value) Columbia Auto Service

Mark Spencer


$50 coupon off next vacation booking Fareconnect

Greg Mittler

Co-op Education & Career Action

$25 gift card – Starbucks Forbo Flooring Systems

Jacqueline Hilts

School of Computer Science

One-year membership – Graduate House ($90 value) Graduate House

Janet Janes

Office of Research

$50 gift certificate – Heaven Gastro Club Heaven Gastro Club

Ian Taylor

Management Sciences

$50 gift certificate – Heaven Gastro Club Heaven Gastro Club

Leanne Wright

AHS Student and Information Services

Lunch for three with the President Office of the President

Ted Bleaney

Information Systems & Technology

One free vacation day for a Waterloo employee


Alecz Sallows 

Renison University College

Ladies Guess sunglasses and case Pierce Family Vision

Terry Bae           

Dean of Math Office

$100 laser hair removal Skin Indulgence Studio

Jaime Perez   

Housing & Residence

Gift card – prepare three entrees at Supperworks Supperworks

Lorna Kelly       

Co-op Education & Career Action

General Admission for four to THEMUSEUM THEMUSEUM

Alison Enns      

Conrad Grebel University College

Two months campus parking ($86 value) UW Parking Services

Dag Balzer         

Plant Operations

Waterloo Region Museum Family Pass Waterloo Region Museum

Lilianne Weldon

Basket – Vincenzo’s ($50 value) Vincenzo’s

Fatima Costa     

Office of Advancement

Thank you to our generous sponsors who donated prizes for the evening event:

Balzac’s Coffee Shop, Bingeman’s, CHYM, Dulux Paints, Fairway Lumber, Forbo Flooring Systems, Heaven Gastro Club, Mastermind Toys, Staples Advantage, Swanson’s Home Hardware Building Centre, TD Kitchener Blues Festival, UW Safety Office, UW Staff Association, and Words Worth Books

Additional Info:

Event supporters

Campus map

2015 Keystone Picnic Committee

Terrence Birmingham, Plant Operations (Committee Co-Chair)

Lauren Ward, Registrar's Office (Committee Co-Chair)

Sandra Rivers, Office of Advancement 

Sherri Anne Arsenault, Faculty of Arts

Winona Phachanla, Renison University College

Travis Milmine, Plant Operations

Jenny Conroy, English Language & Literature

Emily Hudson, Registrar's Office

Verna Keller, Centre for Teaching Excellence

Brian Dietrich, Plant Operations

Liz Skibicki, Engineering

Jane Kolb, Housing and Residences 

Brent Thornhill, CECA

Annie Noori, CECA

Michelle Burlock, Undergraduate Recruitment

Laura Gordon, Undergraduate Recruitment

Lisa McAughey, Office of Advancement

Yen Ho, Student Success Office

KP Anand, Athletics