Pumpkin Patch Trip
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Pumpkin Patch Trip

Our popular fall event is back!

Grab your friends and join us on our trip to Buckhorn for PumpkinFest!

On Sunday, October 27, we will be taking a bus to Buckhorn Berry Farm for wagon rides, haunted forest, corn maze, pumpkin patches, barnyard animals, pumpkin cannons, and more!

All students welcome. Sign up in the TCSA office to reserve your spot. $5 per person. All participants will receive a free small pumpkin.

Dress warmly. Bring cash, credit or debit for the farmers market, chip truck, and if you choose to buy additional pumpkins/gourds.

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Forest Meditation Walk
Nov
7
1:00 PM13:00

Forest Meditation Walk

Forest meditation walking (also called Forest Bathing) became a national program in Japan in 1982 and since then, numerous of studies have been supported the link of well-being with nature and forests.

Forest bathing involves slowly walking through a forest, taking in the atmosphere through all senses, and enjoying the benefits that come with it! Spending time in a forest can reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and anger.

On Thursday, November 7th, the TCSA, in collaboration with Trent Spiritual Affairs, has organized a forest meditation walk to encourage students to spend more time outdoors as a way to promote positive self-care.

Hosted by Kristina Domsic, certified Forest Therapy Guide. More about Kristina can be found on her website: https://www.rootedheart.ca

You can register online at www.trentu.ca/spiritualaffairs

If you have accessibility requirements, email johannahart@trentu.ca or vphealth@trentcentral.ca. The trails chosen on campus will depend on the most accessible route for all participants.

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Dunk the Stigma
Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

Dunk the Stigma

Thursday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day, and the TCSA and Active Minds are bringing an interactive event to campus to encourage everyone to "Dunk the Stigma" surrounding mental health.

From 12pm to 4pm on LEC South Field, bring a toonie to dunk a member from the TCSA, Trent Active Minds, college cabinets, Peer Support, or the Student Health promoter team.

Proceeds will go towards the Canadian Mental Health Association.

A self-care and distress activities space will take place at the same time in the LEC JCR.

See you then!

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TCSA Board of Directors Meeting
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

TCSA Board of Directors Meeting

Find out what your student union is all about! The TCSA student board of directors meets every other Sunday while classes are in session.

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
Time: 2:00pm, following the TCSA Semi_Annual General Meeting
Location: Student Centre Active Learning Classroom (2.02).

All students are welcome. Agenda can be found by clicking here.

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TCSA Semi-Annual General Meeting
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

TCSA Semi-Annual General Meeting

The TCSA is holding our semi-annual general meeting on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from 12pm to 2pm.

This meeting is held for the general student body to help vote on changes made to the TCSA's by-laws and policies--changes that affect how your student union operates. The SAGM will be held in the Student Centre's Active Learning Classroom 2.02.

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

All students are encouraged to attend. Please bring your student ID to vote. Meeting agenda and materials can be found on our website by clicking here.

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100 Debates on the Environment: Peterborough-Kawartha
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

100 Debates on the Environment: Peterborough-Kawartha

100 Debates on the Environment is a national initiative to hold non-partisan all-candidates debates on the environment in 100 ridings across Canada on October 3rd.

100 Debates on the Environment’s mission is to make the environment an issue that no party and no candidate can ignore by organizing more than 100 environment-focused all-candidates debates across Canada on the same day.

Voters can hear directly from Peterborough-Kawartha candidates about their visions for the environment. Create accountability for elected leaders and spur meaningful government action towards a sustainable future.

All students, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome to attend this all-candidates debate at Trent University on:

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
7pm to 9pm
Student Centre 1.22 (Stohn Hall)

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Mental Health First Aid Training
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Mental Health First Aid Training

The TCSA is holding two FREE sessions of Mental Health First Aid Training for any Trent students, staff, or faculty who are interested. Mental Health First Aid Training aims to equip you with the support systems to help yourself, your friends, your family, and your colleagues better manage mental health issues.

Dates:

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22
9am to 5pm
Student Centre Event Space
Food provided

Any interested individuals can reserve a spot by emailing Ethel at vphealth@trentcentral.ca. Specify any dietary restrictions if needed.

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Mental Health First Aid Training
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Mental Health First Aid Training

The TCSA is holding two FREE sessions of Mental Health First Aid Training for any Trent students, staff, or faculty who are interested. Mental Health First Aid Training aims to equip you with the support systems to help yourself, your friends, your family, and your colleagues better manage mental health issues.

Dates:

Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29
9am to 5pm
Student Centre Event Space
Food provided

Any interested individuals can reserve a spot by emailing Ethel at vphealth@trentcentral.ca. Specify any dietary restrictions if needed.

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Women on the Ballot: Book Launch
Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Women on the Ballot: Book Launch

The Trent Central Student Association is pleased to host the National Book Launch for Women on the Ballot.

Women on the Ballot: Pathways to Political Power deals with women politicians, politics, and the kind of society we want. The result of countless hours of interviews and discussions with more than 90 women in politics, the book is designed to encourage, equip, and empower women to step up and run for political office and be heard. Women on the Ballot addresses in unflinching terms why it matters in building a just future to have women’s voices heard and women’s perspectives represented in policy debates.

Panelists include:
•         Chief Kelly LaRocca, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation
•         Reverend Dr. Cheri DiNovo, former Ontario MPP
•         Kemi Akapo, Peterborough city councillor

With a special recorded message from MPP Kathleen Wynne, former premier of Ontario.

Refreshments will be served from The Seasoned Spoon.

About the Book:

Women on the Ballot is filled with moving stories, striking insights, and practical advice from a diverse range of women in politics, including Eva AariakNiki AshtonJean AugustinePat CarneyLibby DaviesAndrea HorwathIqra KhalidElizabeth MayValérie PlanteLisa Raitt, and Kathleen Wynne — to name just a few of the federal, provincial, municipal, and Indigenous political trailblazers profiled in this book. McGregor finds out what drove these women, what sustained them, and, in some cases, what defeated them.

Author, Betsy McGregor, is a passionate champion of women in politics. Former Canadian prime minister Kim Campbell described McGregor as “a truly strong role model and an inspiring mentor for future young women leaders.” Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman in space, said, “With Betsy’s experience in politics and women’s leadership, she’s well equipped to write this book encouraging women to get involved in the political arena to improve our world.”

Organized into four sections, Women on the Ballot presents a wide range of topics focused on helping women make the decision to enter the political fray and provides strategies to help them survive — and thrive — once they have. It is a book about women who saw things as they were, knew change was needed, and entered into Canadian politics.

The best guides for women on their journey in politics are the women who have gone ahead.

Women on the Ballot is a must-read for every concerned Canadian citizen, including women considering a run for office — and those who aren’t.

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Mental Health First Aid Training
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

Mental Health First Aid Training

The TCSA is holding two FREE sessions of Mental Health First Aid Training for any Trent students, staff, or faculty who are interested. Mental Health First Aid Training aims to equip you with the support systems to help yourself, your friends, your family, and your colleagues better manage mental health issues.

Dates:

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22
9am to 5pm
Student Centre Event Space
Food provided

Any interested individuals can reserve a spot by emailing Ethel at vphealth@trentcentral.ca. Specify any dietary restrictions if needed.

mhfa.ca

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Mental Health First Aid Training
Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Mental Health First Aid Training

The TCSA is holding two FREE sessions of Mental Health First Aid Training for any Trent students, staff, or faculty who are interested. Mental Health First Aid Training aims to equip you with the support systems to help yourself, your friends, your family, and your colleagues better manage mental health issues.

Dates:

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22
9am to 5pm
Student Centre Event Space
Food provided

Any interested individuals can reserve a spot by emailing Ethel at vphealth@trentcentral.ca. Specify any dietary restrictions if needed.

mhfa.ca

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Mind Your Mind Mental Health Symposium
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

Mind Your Mind Mental Health Symposium

The second annual Mind Your Mind Mental Health Symposium will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10am to 4pm in Gzowski College.

The purpose on this event is to increase and encourage conversations surrounding mental health through and with respect to different cultural perspectives.

This year, we will be part of dis-orientation and have some amazing guest speakers and workshops planned. From 'Politics and Mental Health' presented by Pascale Diverlus (co-founder of Black Lives Matter -Toronto), to a workshop on how the gut microbiota plays a role on mental health presented by Kirk Hillsey (Trent University Professor), Mental health 101 presented by Kate MacIsaac, an Indigenous cultural training presented by folks from Indigenize and more!

As students that are passionate about increasing advocacy around mental health on campus that come from different cultures and upbringings, we believe that these conversations need to be had all across campus, and would especially love to reach out more students this year—including this years incoming first year students!

Food will be provided to all participants. Registration for this event is FREE by clicking here.

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Clubs & Groups Day
Sep
11
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: vpclubs@trentcentral.ca

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TCSA Vendor Day
Sep
10
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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TCS Board of Directors Meeting
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

TCS Board of Directors Meeting

Find out what your student union is all about! The first TCSA student board of directors meeting of the year will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1pm.

The TCSA student Board of Directors meets every other Sunday at 1:00pm in the Student Centre Active Learning Classroom (2.02). All students are welcome. Agenda can be found by clicking here.

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TCSA 5K Colour Run
Sep
7
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: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/tcsa-5k-colour-run-tickets-67768026993

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: www.yesshelter.ca

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 info@trentcentral.ca or (705) 748-1000.

FAQs

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 www.trentu.ca/parking

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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Toronto Blue Jays Trip
Aug
12
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 info@trentcentral.ca or (705) 748-1000 if you have any questions. Click here to view the Facebook event page.

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TCSA & TACSU Present:
Aug
3
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 info@trentcentral.ca.

Itinerary:

  • 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
Jun
23
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 http://www.pridetoronto.com/prideguide/ 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
info@trentcentral.ca

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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