TCSA 5K Colour Run
11:00 AM11:00

TCSA 5K Colour Run

It's back!

The 5K Colour Run is held each year by the Trent Central Student Association during Trent Orientation Week in the first week of September. This is a non-competitive fun run through Trent's beautiful campus, and it is open to all ages. Students, staff, faculty, and Peterborough community members are encouraged to participate.

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, run, jog, or walk the route that takes participants from West Bank to East Bank. Each kilometre is marked by a colour station, where participants will get covered in bright, colourful, non-toxic colour powder. 

Registration for the Colour Run costs $25 and includes a race day t-shirt and the chance to win some great prizes from local businesses. You can register online through our Eventbrite link:

Check-in and t-shirt pick-up on race day will begin at 11:00am on upper Bata Podium, followed by a warm-up beginning after 11:30am.

This year, the proceeds from this event will be donated to the YES Shelter for Youth and Families downtown Peterborough. YES helps youth and families in Peterborough lead full and positive lives by providing shelter, education and transitional support. YES provides emergency shelter to hundreds of youth and families in crisis-any time, every day of the year. You can find out more information about YES on their website:

We would like to thank our sponsors and our friends at Wild Rock, Fontaine's Source for Sports, YES Shelter for Youth and Families, and Runner’s Life for their support and contributions to this event. 

For more information or questions, please contact or (705) 748-1000.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is open to participants of all ages, and is family and pet friendly. We invite all Peterborough and Trent community members to register.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Upon entering campus, follow the main road and the signage towards Bata Library. There are pay-and-display parking lots in front of Bata Library, at Champlain College, at Lady Eaton College, and at the Athletics Centre. All parking lots are within a few minutes walk to where check-in will be held. For parking maps and regulations, visit

What can I bring into the event?

We strongly encourage participants to bring sunglasses to wear during the run. The colour powder is non-toxic and will wash out of clothing and shoes. Feel free to bring headphones and music, and a water bottle if you wish. There will be water-filling stations on site.

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TCSA Vendor Day
10:00 AM10:00

TCSA Vendor Day

Each September the TCSA hosts local business and organizations on campus once students return. This fall on Tuesday, September 10th 2019, vendors are invited to participate in Vendor Day outside Bata Library from 10am to 4pm.

Situated at one of Trent’s most high traffic locations, vendors from various small businesses and corporations spend the day chatting with hundreds of students, advertising their businesses and best of all for students, handing out tons of free goodies.

Its a fun day with plenty of opportunities to see what the local community offers, a great experience for new and returning students.

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Clubs & Groups Day
10:00 AM10:00

Clubs & Groups Day

The TCSA holds Clubs & Groups Day twice each academic year, during which students are invited to come tour and meet the various student-run clubs and groups available at Trent. With over 70 clubs and groups, there is always something for everyone!

Join one, two, or more clubs, and meet people with similar interests. Learn a new language or skill, or pick up a new sport! There are arts and music clubs, gaming and academic clubs, sports and outdoors clubs, and much more.

Join us on Bata Podium on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 10am to 4pm.

Don't see a club or group you're interested in? You can also create your own! Contact Alex Purdye, Vice President Clubs & Groups to find out how:

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Toronto Blue Jays Trip
3:00 PM15:00

Toronto Blue Jays Trip

This summer the TCSA is once again organizing a bus trip to Toronto for a Blue Jays Trip! 

This year the trip will be held on Monday, August 12, 2019 as the Jays take on the Texas Rangers.
Tickets are only $15 and include your game ticket and bus transportation to and from the Rogers Centre.

  • 3:00pm: Bus departure from Bata Library

  • 3:20pm: Bus pickup from bus terminal downtown Peterborough

  • 5:30pm: Arrival in Toronto, Rogers Centre

  • 7:07pm: First pitch

  • 10:30pm: Bus departure from Rogers Centre

  • 11:45pm: Bus dropoff at bus terminal downtown Peterborough

  • 12:00am: Bus arrival at Bata Library

Seats are limited, so sign up ASAP! Register in the TCSA office. Cash, debit, and credit accepted.

Contact or (705) 748-1000 if you have any questions. Click here to view the Facebook event page.

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TCSA & TACSU Present:
9:00 AM09:00

TCSA & TACSU Present:

Carnival is a big deal! Every year, islands across the Caribbean celebrate these holidays in style with parades full of sound, colour, and dancing. Caribana is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions held each summer in the city of Toronto that draws millions of visitors from across North America. Months of preparation go into Caribana, and this year on Saturday, August 3, the TCSA and the Trent African & Caribbean Student Union are taking you on a trip to see the closing Grande Parade, an opportunity to see the thriving community of Caribbean diaspora that exists in Canada. It's time to fete! 

This event is free for Trent students to attend. However, there is a small entrance fee if you wish to enter Exhibition Place for other Caribana events. The Grande Parade is visible outside Exhibition Place and along Lakeshore Blvd. Click here to see the Caribana Toronto website and view all festival events.

Sign up in the TCSA office or by emailing


  • 9:00am - depart from Bata Library

  • 9:30am - pick up from Peterborough bus terminal downtown

  • 11:30am - arrival in Toronto, a few blocks away from Exhibition Place

  • 6:30pm - departure from Toronto, same location

  • 8:30pm - arrival downtown Peterborough

  • 9:00pm - return to Bata Library

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Toronto Pride Parade Bus
9:00 AM09:00

Toronto Pride Parade Bus

When: 9am - 9pm

Where: Bus departing from Bata and Downtown Terminal

One of Canada's biggest Pride Festivals brings together people from far and wide for one of the biggest rallying points and celebrations.

Pride Toronto hosts countless events during the month of June, concluding with its Pride Weekend from June 21 to 23, and the TCSA is sending a bus to Toronto on Sunday, June 23 for the Pride Parade--the weekend's premier event!

Grab your friends and join us to attend the Pride Parade and to explore the other Pride events happening in Toronto that day. Visit for a full guide to Pride Toronto 2019.

Itinerary, Sunday, June 23:

9:00am - Bus departs Bata Library
9:20am - Bus pick up from Peterborough bus terminal downtown
11:00am - Arrival downtown Toronto
11:00am to 7:00pm: Free time
2:00pm - Pride Parade begins at the corner of Church St. & Bloor St.
7:00pm - Bus departs from downtown Toronto
8:45pm - Bus drop off at Peterborough bus terminal downtown
9:00pm - Bus drop off at Bata Library

All students welcome. Spots are limited. Register in person at the TCSA office, or by phone/email:
(705) 748-1000

We hope to continue to bring you events like this in the future.
It's here because we're here. We're here because you care. Please support your student union.

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