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Friday, June 23, 1995

Marking St. Jean Baptiste Day

Le cercle francais nous invite a venir feter la St.-Jean avec un barbequeue et feu de joie, le samedi a partir de 18h30, aupres du Lac Columbia.

En anglais: the French Club is holding barbecue and bonfire Saturday night (Columbia Lake, from 6:30) in honour of St. Jean Baptiste Day. The day may have been taken over as "Fete Nationale" by the establishment in Quebec, but it has a long history as a French-Canadian festival. Information about the French Club: francais@watserv1, or ext. 6857.

It's the Sounds of Summer

The annual music festival in Waterloo Park runs Saturday and Sunday, bringing headline performers with names like "Weeping Tile", Mo Field, bobby Parker and "Sandbox". Adult performances take place at the bandshell, on the Westmount Road side of the park, starting at 1 p.m. each day; admission is $5.

There's also KidsFest, with children's music starting at noon each day, not to mention face-painting and pony rides; that part of the festival happens in the central area of the park, with admission free for kids under 10 accompanied by an adult.

The festival is taking over various parking lots on the perimeter of the park, and has announced a $2.50 per vehicle flat rate. Included in the list is UW's parking lot C, off Seagram Drive, but the UW police office says their understanding is that parking there is supposed to be free (as it generally is on weekends) or by "donation". Parking lot A, also off Seagram, isn't open this weekend; lot H near the Humanities building will be $1 coin entry as usual on weekends.

And now, today's sports section

Hockey trainers, referees and players are converging on Village 2 for a series of workshops, today through Wednesday, sponsored by the Ontario Hockey Association.

Badminton players from Ontario universities will compete in the Physical Activities Complex tomorrow in a tournament hosted by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association of UW. Spectators are welcome; the competition starts at 10 a.m. Information: s3li@neumann, or phone ext. 3440.

Hire a Student Week starts

With high school kids flooding onto the job market as classes come to an end, the local Canada Employment Centre for Students is booming itself this week. Hire a Student Week, aimed at local employers, runs through June 29. "A number of students and potential employes don't know we exist," says Rebecca Burrows of the centre's staff. (Homeowners can also use the centre to find students for odd-job work.) The agency, a federal government operation, serves university as well as high school students; it's at 29 King Street East in downtown Kitchener, and has a 24-hour job line: 571-6667.

Chris Redmond
Information and Public Affairs, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4567 ext. 3004

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