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By andrea connell The Guelph Farmers Market is on the move - temporarily. The City of Guelph is undertaking major renovations to the markets current home at 2 Gordon Street this summer. During renovations, the Farmers Market will be relocated to Exhibition Arena, located at 70 Exhibition Street. The market will be operating at the arena every Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon beginning June 15 through to August 15, 2013. The arena is approximately two kilometres north of the current market location. Exhibition Arena was identified

Spring is in bloom on Guelph campus

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171.1 May 9, 2013 The University of Guelphs Independent Student Newspaper

SlutWalk makes a bold statement


Jim Hayston minds Sandis Kitchen herb stand at the Guelph Farmers Market on May 4, its first day outside due to the warm weather. The market will be moving to the Exhibition Park Arena from June 15 to Aug. 31 during renovations.

Exhibition Arena to host Guelph Farmers Market

as the most desirable alternate venue for the Farmers Market because it can accommodate all the vendors, has indoor and outdoor space, has ample parking and is located relatively close to the downtown core, explained Mario Petricevic, General Manager of Corporate Building Maintenance. The markets current facility requires floor recoating, an accessible washroom, wall painting, installation of new vendor partitions and millwork, plumbing modifications, office renovations, installations of fire suppression and exhaust hoods, an upgrade to the entrance vestibule and doors, fixes to cracked concrete and coating of the foundation wall according to a City of Guelph press release.

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Exhibition Arena was identified as the most desirable alternate venue for the Farmers Market.
- Mario Petricevic, General Manager of Corporate Building Maintenance
To accommodate customers parking and transportation needs during the renovations,

the City is offering free parking at the Fountain Street lot and a shuttle service to and from the Exhibition Arena. There is also free onsite parking at the arena and on nearby streets. During a visit to the market on May 4, some patrons were asked what they thought of the temporary relocation. Shopper Betty Smith said, It might be a good move, we may get new people who have never visited the market before to make it a habit. Another patron had other concerns, I dont know about the shift even if it is temporary. ...see MARKET on page 3

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Jessica Avolio
On a sunny Sunday afternoon in April, close to 200 people gathered at Mariannes Park to participate in Guelphs first annual SlutWalk. As a sister event to the SlutWalk in Toronto, the group is set out to shift the stereotypes that surround sexual assault and make clear that those who encounter it are never at fault. The main message SlutWalk Guelph promotes is that ... society has taught dont get raped rather than dont rape so we want to change the language and teach people what it means to obtain consent. The SlutWalk Guelph Team consists of University of Guelph students Kara-Lynn Carder, Elsa Bagg and Alexandra Bogoslowski. Team member Kara became involved as a result of a class project to get outside the classroom and do something for the community. She had originally planned to invite the SlutWalk Toronto information-board to speak at the University of Guelph. But the following weekend, Kara and friend Elsa attended the Do So Much Conference where they had the opportunity to meet and speak with Heather Jarvis, the co-founder of the original SlutWalk based out of Toronto. This inspired the two to start discussing the creation of a SlutWalk based out of Guelph. If it hadnt been for Matthew Peacore of the CSAs ASAP committee, who overheard our conversation [...] about possibly creating a SlutWalk here in Guelph, none of this would have been possible. Peacore offered the CSAs assistance with the cause, which resulted in the CSA co-sponsoring this movement. The third member of the team, Alexandra, joined when she overheard the others discussing it since she too had planned on getting involved with the movement. It is said that the Guelph chapter came about ...very quick and sort of happened by coincidence. When the Ontarion asked about how SlutWalk Guelph differed from the original based out of Toronto, they spoke about not only being in solidarity with the original movement, but wanting to focus on specific issues based in the Guelph community. The original Toronto movement focused on the Toronto Police Services asking them to do better in their training and enforcement. While this is an important issue, it is specific to the Toronto community, said the team. With SlutWalk Guelph our mission is to question and end victim blaming, slut-shaming and sexual assault within the Guelph and Wellington area. They were also very pleased with the outcome as the crew had high hopes, but knew that many movements would take years to create a solid base of participants. We even joked at one point saying well, at least we have 20 volunteers plus family coming to keep ourselves from being disappointed. But this was not the case as Mariannes Park began to crowd with people on the afternoon of April 21. The team even positively states that they would have been satisfied if only a few people had shown up because even one person means that the


SlutWalk marches its way through Guelph


At SlutWalk in Guelph on April 21, participants held signs that read Real men dont rape, No means no, and My clothes are not my consent in addition to shouting I shake my ass to smash the state not to make you salivate among other chants.
word is out and its important to people. Many discussions occurred on Facebook following the event and the SlutWalk team tried to address as many comments as possible. One major topic of discussion was the need for various permits from the police in order to hold this event. Some shared their thoughts about needing to obtain a permit from police in order to rally, and how they felt it impeded on their right to protest. While the SlutWalk Team understands these opinions, they state that the permit was obtained to ensure the participants safety in the event and allowed the city to work with us rather than against. Some of the Facebook commenters main issue with the permit was that they had to stay on the sidewalk, but they assured this isnt the case for all permits and will not be a restriction in next years events as we will have four months to apply for the permit. While many were opposed to the need for a permit, ... its use was the reason we pulled this event off successfully. Even though there was much controversy surrounding the name, its members believe the shock factor will begin important discourse on the issues of the march. Most criticisms were aimed at the reappropriation of the word slut: We understand the controversy surrounding the name SlutWalk, however we see many movements leave little impact with names such as End Sexual Violence. The name SlutWalk has a shock factor that creates an open and honest dialogue on issues that are normally stigmatized in our society. Although the team understand the criticisms, they stick by the original movement and want to keep the name. As members of the Guelph campus and community, the members of this team see the need to address issues surrounding sexual assault, violence and victim-blaming within the community. This issue is often talked about behind closed doors, or not at all, and we want to create a positive space for discussion. To get involved with SlutWalk Guelph, follow slutwalkguelph on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for future updates.



People gather at Guelph Pride Weeks flag raising ceremony on May 6, hearing Mayor Farbridge and a representative of University of Guelph speak about the weeks upcoming events. Guelph Pride will continue to run until the end of the week, closing with the Annual Pride Dance on Saturday, May 11.

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One million students across Canada united in song on a very special edition of Music Monday this week. This countrywide celebration of music was a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity because it was led by International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield from his space station. Hundreds of Canadian schools all sung the song co-written by Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson appropriately titled Is Somebody Singing. The song was translated into 12 different languages and was created to serve as Music Mondays theme song. Music opens doors and music stimulates the brain Its a wonderful, applicable skill that only makes you a more capable human, he explained. The sing along will be the last of Hadfields live broadcasts as his time in command will end when he returns back home on May 13. (CTV News)

Car share program rolls into Guelph

Andrea Connell
Guelph is now one of the growing number of cities to offer a car share program. The Community CarShare program, a co-op that allows people to rent cars for a small cost, launched in the city on May 2. The University of Guelph has four reserved parking spaces on campus for the cars and this is the Universitys only contribution to the program. So how does it work? Members pay a yearly registration fee and are then able to rent a car online for an additional hourly cost that covers insurance and gas. The program is open to licensed drivers 21 years of age and older. You can book online or by telephone, then pick up the car at the designated spot and return it to the same spot when you are finished. Members can also reserve on the spot via a smartphone. Ian Weir, manager of Parking Services and Transportation Planning, said in a press release that the program could help reduce the number of cars on campus while offering people more transportation flexibility. We had looked into it in years past, but the cost was too high until now, said Weir. Were trying to get people out of [owning] cars. It saves them the cost of owning their own car, reduces congestion, is cheaper and easier than renting from an agency, and, if it proves

Outer Space Sing Along

Google may be on the verge of unveiling a model plan that would PHOTO BY WENDY SHEPHERD allow some video makers to charge a monthly subscription fee. This As of May 2, the City of Guelph is now offering a car share program. In conjunction with plan could be announced as early as this, the University of Guelph has added four reserved parking spots for these cars. this week and will affect as may as Sustainability agrees that This 50 YouTube channels. This change successful, could potentially downtown core. Being a member of a car share is an extremely convenient and would introduce more content reduce the need for us to build more parking lots. It can be used program may make economic efficient way for people to have for users and add a second source for everything from shopping sense for students. Owning a car the convenience they need in of revenue beyond the advertisetrips to visiting family and friends often involves a monthly pay- owning a car without having ments model. In the past 18 months out of town, and for much more. ment plus insurance, gas and to buy one, with the benefits YouTube has spent more than $200 The cars, all five-passenger maintenance costs. Estimating of lower costs and helping the million on starting up new channels automatics, will be parked in lots conservatively, these fees can environment. and has brought in one billion users For more information about who watch six billion hours of video P31 on South Ring Rd. and P23 on easily be a minimum of $350 per CarShare see College Ave. The City of Guelph month. Maurice Nelischer, Uni- Community each month. This huge audience will also reserve spots in the versity of Guelphs Director for has been prime for every single one of Ad Ages 100 largest brands to advertise on the site. The majority of videos on the website will remain free to watch but some specialist ...MARKET continued from page 1 neighbourhood for the summer. home will make it easy for her to can last a whole weekend. channels will be available for users Will a different location affect Dainard, a Guelph Museum volun- pop over on Saturday mornings. Frankly, the canned music that to subscribe to for as little as $1.99 the type of people that nor- teer, said Exhibition Park started As for concerns about parking the ballpark pumps out at high per month. (CNBC News) mally come to the market? Will its life as an exhibition ground for issues in the mostly residential volume during practices once or twice a week is more annoythey keep coming after it moves agricultural celebration and it neighbourhood, she has none. Amazing Race Canada Any additional demand for ing than extra cars parked on the was lovely that it gets to revisit its back? The stakes have been raised for market parking, only one morning street.And isnt that what a park the debut of The Amazing Race Exhibition Street resident Jus- history for a summer. The fact that the market will be a week, cant be any greater than is for?To be filled withpeople?Its Canada. The spinoff show will air tine Dainard said she was thrilled the market was coming to the right across the street from her summer softball tournamentsthat not a conservation area. July 15 on CTV and will feature Canadian scenery and huge prizes. The shows producers claim that the winner will receive the biggest prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition television series. The grand prize will include two 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays, as well as $250,000 cash or the chance to fly free in first class for a year to any location that Air Canada flies. The two-person teams will remain within Canadian borders in hopes of claiming the winnings. CTV has reportedly received thousands of applications but is keeping the contestants names, the hosts name and filming locations under wraps. Although not everything has been kept secret. Contestants were seen kicking off the show in the traditional manner of gathering knapsacks and sprinting towards waiting vehicles in Niagara Falls, PHOTO BY KEVIN GONSALVES Ont. The next day contestants were seen on a flight to Vancouver. (Front row from left) Laura Nanne, Emily Den Haan, Melissa Parkison, (middle row from left) Eamonn McGuinty, Elizabeth (Globe and Mail)

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Market: a temporary move for Guelph


Stubbs, Jill Brown, Lucas Meyer, (back row from left) Robert Bos, Jeremy Fallis, all students from the Ontario Agricultural College had their best finish ever at the National Agri-Marketing Association student competition held in Kansas City, Missouri, April 17 to 18. The Guelph team placed second overall.

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Performer lineup for summer music festival announced
Stacey Aspinall
Music fans waiting for news of Hillside Festivals 2013 lineup can cast aside their curiosity and replace it with anticipation; the performer lineup was announced on April 22 and includes over 60 musical acts who will be performing from July 26 to 28 on Guelph Lake Island. Hillside Festival will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and with this milestone reached attendees can expect an eclectic array of performers, ranging from experienced, established professionals to enthusiastic newcomers, according to the press release. Guelph favourites include James Gordon, King Cobb Steelie, Jim Guthrie and newcomer Sarah J. Felker. Fucked Up, Lee Ranaldo Band, METZ, The Pack a.d., Said The Whale, Sarah Neufeld, Wintersleep, and Yukon Blonde will also be performing, among many others. The full list of performers can be accessed on the newly revamped website. There were some artists who either have a long history going way back with the festival or [...] people that have been around for a long time and have started playing again in the last few years, said Sam Baijal, Artistic Director. For example, King Cobb Steelie has a local connection, and Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet is a group that goes way back, Baijal explained. Jim Guthrie, who has been out of town for a while, is also returning to Guelph for the festival. And also, there is a local artist that has been very, very popular in Guelph and has a history with Hillside going back into the late nineties, its House of Velvet. Theyre reformed specifically for this performance at the festival. And a lot of people are really excited about this, Baijal said.


Thirty years of Hillside

industry, such as Arcade Fire. We continue to bring in lots and lots of new stuff... Theres a cross section of artists from all over the place, said Baijal, citing Nashville, TN based band Escondito, whose sound echoes a washedout desert landscape. Another group, who are relatively new, is Indians from Denmark, whose debut album Somewhere Else is described as a personal, melancholic reflection. This diverse mix of established and emerging artists will be performing for an enthusiastic audience; many fans attend the festival as volunteers, who organize and run the festival while also enjoying performances. Hillsides history is entrenched in volunteers. It was started 30 years ago by volunteers, Baijal said. Thirteen-hundred volunteers will help out with dishwashing, parking and waste management, making sure everything runs smoothly. Hillside Festival isnt sponsored by corporations; its brought to you by the people. Every aspect of this festival has a team of volunteers involved, said Baijal. The fact that weve managed to be here this long, and be successful, it reflects the strength of this community, The identity of this festival is Guelph.

The identity of this festival is Guelph.

- Sam Baijal
While the 30th anniversary marks a celebration of the longevity of the community-driven festival, and a nod to its musical history through the return of established artists, it also acts as a showcase for innovative new acts. Hillside is known for featuring emerging artists who later go on to achieve acclaim in the music


The Hillside Festivals 2013 lineup has been announced and includes over 60 musical acts who will perform over the July 26 to 28 weekend on Guelph Lake Island.

Foolproof crispy baked chicken wings with homemade sauce

Jessica Avolio
Ingredients: - As many split chicken wings as you would like - An oil or fat of choice (canola oil, butter, ghee, olive oil, etc.) For sauce: - Franks Red Hot - Sriracha sauce - Ketchup - Tabasco - Chipotle pepper sauce - Liquid smoke - Barbecue sauce - Blue cheese dressing Preparation: - Preheat oven to 400F - Line baking sheet pan with aluminum foil for easy clean up - Grease pan with oil or fat of choice - Spread out wings in a single layer on baking sheet - Make sure wings are lightly covered in oil or fat, spray canola is easiest - Put naked wings in the oven for 45-50 minutes and flip halfway through A few minutes before the wings are done baking, heat up butter in a large skillet. Take wings out of the oven and place in frying pan. Fry on medium to medium-high heat until crispy. Add all sauce ingredients into the pan and toss. If you are missing any of these ingredients dont worry about it as there are no set rules for quantity of each ingredient, just mix to taste. This combination of sauces offers a complex mix of hot, sweet and smoky, while the blue cheese dressing adds a nice creamy texture. After sauce is mixed with all the wings. Serve with a side of blue cheese or ranch dressing and enjoy!


Want to make a delicious wing sauce that can be concocted from all the ingredients already sitting in your fridge? Well look no further as this wing sauce is practically impossible to ruin, and it is sure to impress your taste buds.

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done this before? Nation II Nation is the sophomore release of the selfproclaimed Pow Wow Step trio from Ottawa, consisting of Ian DJ NDN Campeau, Dan DJ Shub General and Thomas Bear Witness Ramon. Their music blends Hip-Hop, EDM and First Nations music with such unique flavour it has caught the attention of music connoisseurs worldwide. The groups introduction came in the form of a 2011 mix-tape, but A Tribe Called Red had previously been active in the Ottawa music scene curating the Electric Pow Wow, a monthly club night which features both Electronic and First Nations music under the same roof. Now, after two albums, dozens of shows worldwide and even a few notable collaborations with groups like the now-defunct Das Racist, A Tribe Called Red appears to have hit their stride. And it makes sense. Utilizing the driving power of Native American drumming, ATCR build a foundation of simple yet powerful rhythms, then layer it with 808s, tight hip-hop snares and lush synth lines. Melodies are then sung over top by singers with names like Black Bear, Sitting Bear and Northern Voice. They give the tracks life, and turn each song into something deeper as a musical, cultural and political tool. Nation II Nation also represents a progression from ATCRs previous releases, channeling more moombahton and trap than the now often overwrought dubstep and electro-house. Opening with a nearly synth-less drum-andvocal track, Bread & Cheese (feat. Black Bear), the album introduces the listener to indigenous music in an electronic context, complete with filter effects and beat drops. As the album progresses it becomes a totally immersive experience, and even without knowing a single word of the lyrics, it becomes easy to fall into a trance of the beats and emotional vocal delivery. Truly, Nation II Nation

succeeds on every level. Musically, the album is exciting, entertaining and could rival mainstream contemporaries Deadmau5 and Drake in both writing and production value. Politically, A Tribe Called Red have been able to direct their newfound attention to indigenous rights issues through movements such as Idle No More. But most importantly, Nation II Nation succeeds as a cultural piece, not just for members of the First Nations, but for Canadians as a people. A Tribe Called Red are proof of this countrys diversity, creativity, and ability to come together under one big umbrella and just dance.

Album Review: A Tribe Called Red - Nation II Nation


TK Dallman
Its difficult to listen to Ottawabased indigenous-electronic fusion group A Tribe Called Red and not think, Why has no one

Batman, Wonder Woman, free comics! Oh my!

Jessica Avolio
On the first Saturday of every May, comic book stores across North America participate in a promotional event where comic books are given away free of charge. This is an effort put forth by the comic book industry to help bring readership into independent comic book stores. This annual affair is described by many as Christmas for comic book fans. Your News Now reports that the three main purposes of this event is to; (1) Introduce everyone to the joys of reading comics, (2) To call back former comic book readers, and (3) To thank current comic book buyers for their continued support. Publishers often create special edition comics geared to attracting new readers who arent normally into comic books. Each year these publishers apply to this event in order to provide comic books at-cost to the retailers who in turn give them away for free. These events also tend to run alongside movie promotions, and this year the event is promoting the release of Iron Man 3. Unfortunately, not all locations that carry comics give them away for free. This specific event was intended to celebrate independent comic book specialty shops, and each shop decides whether or not they want to participate. The Dragon, a comic book retailer located in The Old Quebec Street Mall in Guelph, took part in this all-day event on May 4. Coincidentally it fell on Star Wars Day which celebrates the significance of the May Fourth Movement, a


On May 4, many comic book fans and non-fans alike gathered at The Dragon to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. The event introduced many to the joys of reading comic books and thanked long-time comic book readers for their continued support.
pun on the phrase May the Force be with you. It is no surprise that their shop was fully stocked with free Star Wars comics, and guests were even paid a visit from Darth Vader and Princess Leia who were promoting the bestseller Vaders Little Princess. Some of the other free comic books included; World of Archie Digest, SpongeBob Freestyle Funnies, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sesame Street and The Walking Dead. Considering this event is intended to introduce everyone to the joys of comic book reading, they seemed to have covered the spectrum offering comics for a variety of ages, genders and interests. Upwards of 4.6 million free comic books were expected to have been given away across North America that day.

Hamilton Ticats seeking Guelph ambassadors

Laura Castellani
The spirit of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats is akin to unwavering enthusiasm. It is tangible in the driveway-turned-parking lots and Tiger-Cats flags proudly adorning the front lawns. It is a spirit which engulfs the heart of Hamilton on game days and prevails even when a winning season may not. Still, while the Ticats culture invokes a relentless feeling, the fans and sport community will be challenged this season to keep the energy alive despite the loss of their beloved stadium. In preparation for a new venue, Ivor Wynne Stadium, the iconic home of the Ticats has been torn down, leaving the Ticats to find a temporary home in Alumni Stadium at the University of Guelph. It makes sense then, that as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats make their way north for the upcoming 2013 season of the Canadian Football League, that team personnel are looking to the Guelph community to maintain a sense of enthusiasm in the stadium atmosphere. As listed in an advertisement on the downtown Guelph website, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization is encouraging Guelph connoisseurs with a passion for football and an interest in sharing the Guelph culture with visiting spectators to serve as volunteer ambassadors for the home games to be played at Alumni Stadium. Volunteers must commit to attend 80 per cent of the home games held in Guelph. The decision to play in Guelph was confirmed in a memorandum signed this past November. While other venues were considered as potential sites for the team to call home for the 2013 season, the organization committed to Guelph for its proximity to Hamilton. Given the integrity of the fandom supporting the team, the ability to keep the organization close to home was a guiding factor. To add momentum to the move, several improvised changes have been implemented in an attempt to maintain the pride of the Tiger-Cats spirit. A shuttle, known as the Findlay fan express has been confirmed as a method of transportation linking Hamilton to Guelph on game days. In addition, event organizers have responded to the woes of fans and confirmed that parking will be made available in various locations near to the stadium, again emphasizing the convenience of the temporary move to Guelph. While the home opener debut is scheduled for early July, the Tiger-Cats have been busy immersing themselves in the culture of the Guelph community. An early spring visit to the area saw TigerCats players visiting local schools to discuss the importance of balanced lifestyle and dietary habits. Still, it is apparent that if the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization are to fully embrace and engage in the community, it will not be without a warm welcome. Individuals interested in committing to the ambassador volunteer program are encouraged to email with the subject line Guelph Ambassador - Your name.


In Bloom
It is one of the most bold and colourful times of the year. The University of Guelphs campus and Arboretum is bursting with buds and blossoms as spring makes its appearance in Guelph. Make sure you get out and see it before its gone, it will only be around for a short while before a scorching summer takes over.
Photos by wendy shepherd

Laura Castellani
A new vaccine will aim to settle the symptoms of autism and alleviate gastrointestinal upsets disturbing more than 90 per cent of patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. While autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a complex set of conditions involving altered immune and nervous system function as well as social and behavioural development, more than 75 per cent experience chronic bouts of diarrhea. In an effort to better understand this gastrointestinal disturbance


in individuals with ASDs, research has focused attention on a particular gut bacterium, C. bolteae. While the gut is known to support a rich collection of bacteria, the proportion and abundance of particular bacteria can be used as a crude marker of a particular population. Interestingly, C. bolteae is elevated in the intestines of individuals with ASDs and as such serves as a characteristic attribute of this condition. Given that C. bolteae is associated with an impaired ability to maintain intestinal function and has been closely connected with bouts of diarrhea, is it understandable that researchers at the University of Guelph, under the direction of chemistry professor Dr. Mario Molteiro, focused their efforts on controlling the abundance of this bacterium in the gut of individuals with ASDs. In discussing his research, Molteiro appreciated the potential implications of the new vaccine: This is the first vaccine designed to control constipation and diarrhea potentially caused by C. bolteae and perhaps control autism-related symptoms associated with this microbe. To control the population of C. bolteae researchers are turning toward the use of a vaccine for long term maintenance of the gut microbiota. While oral supplementation was effective at suppressing the abundance of C. bolteae, levels increased and symptoms returned when the treatment was removed. Prolonged use of an antibiotic also threatens the bacteria to adapt to a modified drug-resistant form rendering the treatment ineffective after a short period of treatment. This vaccine which is now being considered for human clinical trials relies on the carbohydrate coating the surface of the bacteria. Without this carbohydrate

Guelph scientists develop vaccine to help control autism

coating, the vaccine cannot be absorbed readily by the intestine and instead accumulates amongst the gut bacteria. Using this distinct carbohydrate surface marker, the vaccine can recognize the bacterium. Identifying the bacterium by the distinguishable surface marker also provides a point of assessment and offers a diagnostic tool to anticipate the abundance of the bacterium in an individuals gut. This will loosely anticipate the severity of gastrointestinal symptoms accompanying their unique condition of ASD.

Gryphon runner earns Woman of Influence Award

Andrea Connell
University of Guelph track and field runner Rachel Aubry can add another award to her growing collection. The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) has named Aubry a Woman of Influence for 2013. The award, now in its 10th year, honours female student-athletes who have excelled in their chosen sport and field of study. Aubry, a fifth-year track and field runner was part of the successful female Gryphon track team that won the OUA championship title in February of this year and earned a team bronze at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships in March. It is a huge honour receiving this award as not only my athletic career at Guelph is being rewarded but my academics as well. Ive worked hard over the past five years, representing the Gryphons on the track and it is definitely a great award to receive which I think represents my time at the university well, said Aubry. Aubry said receiving the Woman of Influence award will only benefit her future endeavors. This award gives me the confidence to know that Ive done a good job at balancing both my athletics and academics and that I will be ready to handle the next chapter of my life in both running and any future schooling I decide to pursue. Aubry, originally from Ottawa, began running recreationally in elementary and high school. Successful on the track, she decided to train more seriously and choose to study human kinetics at the University of Guelph in order to push through to the next level with track. The accomplished coach Dave Scott-Thomas, who has a combined total of 15 CIS and OUA coach of the year awards, runs the Guelph Gryphon running teams. The 800 metre distance is Aubrys favourite but it is not a standalone event in OUA. During the season she enjoys running the 4 x 800 metre relay with the team. I have had many amazing experiences with my middle distance team mates racing for the gold at both OUAs and CIS championships. She won an individual gold medal in the 4 x 800 metre relay and silver in the 1000 metre at OUAs. In addition she won a pair of bronze medals in the 600 metre and the 4 x 800 relay at the CIS championships. Aubry plans to stay in Guelph and continue training with the local Speed River Track and Field Club. The club was founded by Gryphon running team coach Dave Scott-Thomas in 1997 and has the distinction of having seven Olympic runners on its roster. Aubry is also planning to pursue graduate studies in the future but for now is going to keep logging the miles. Before I decide what I will be doing for graduate studies. Id like to put my focus on my running for the next little bit and see how far I can go.

Rachel Aubrey is a University of Guelph track and field runner who has earned herself a Woman of Influence award for 2013. This award honours female student-athletes who have excelled in their field of study or in their chosen sport.


Leafs make playoffs, fans vote on how to celebrate

Jessica Avolio
Over 21,000 supporters think that turning the CN Tower into the Worlds Biggest Goal Light would be the best way to celebrate the Toronto Maple Leafs making it to the playoffs. The petition was created by Scott Booth on a website called Booth was said to have been inspired by the new Budweiser gadget where replica goal lights illuminate every time a goal is scored by their favourite team. Alternatively, it seems many agree that having the Toronto CN Tower light up red every time a goal is scored by the Leafs would leave a much bigger impact on the fans. Booth states on the petition page: There is no doubt that both The Toronto Maple Leafs and hockey in general are a very important part of the City of Toronto. And to be honest, were the biggest fans of hockey in the whole world! One of his main goals is to get every fan of the Leafs to sign the petition. The Leafs won their last Stanley Cup in 1967, a 45-year dry spell that is currently the longest in the NHL. Despite this, the Toronto Maple Leafs have an estimated worth of US $1 billion making them the NHLs most valuable franchise. Their fan-base is relentlessly dedicated to the team and it is no surprise that Toronto is buzzing now that their team made it to the playoffs for the first time in nine years. Even though Booth is unsure of who to contact to get the CN Tower to turn into a goal light, the petition is being sent off to The CBC, TSN, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., Budweiser Canada and The CN Tower (CLC Ltd.) in hopes that one of them will see the light. Matt Bortolussi commented on the website with: This is a great opportunity to start a tradition, give Toronto another reason to be such a great place to be and an exciting city. Its an opportunity to unite all the fans, .... And even those who arent fans seem to be in support of this innovative idea. Unfortunately the CN Tower has plans of their own for the playoffs as they want to light up the tower blue before each game. But with this petition quickly gaining supporters, maybe strength in numbers will help change their mind. If you are interested in signing this petition, visit


Leafs fans are voting to change this free-standing structure into the Worlds Largest Goal Light. The hope is that the CN Tower will illuminate red every time the Leafs score a goal.

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An anti-gentrification rant
Owen Rosser

The cost of urban renewal

fags, psychos and crackheads. We care for the children and elders of people who scarcely bother to visit their own parents or teach their own kids, avoiding the basic responsibilities of family and community to instead pursue cash flow through competition. Worse, we have little choice but to follow suit in order to keep our own places on the few bottom rungs of a very tall social ladder, suspended above the cold, fastflowing waters of homelessness, starvation and disability. Then, when countless resumes and old funeral suits (if we have formal wear at all) fail to furnish us with gainful employment, we move under the table. We work for employers in similarly dire straits, who live at work, own effectively nothing and conjure up (from their own tenuous credit ratings) finances to house their businesses and employ us tax-free and below minimum wage. Incidentally, untaxed labour might sound fantastic, but it means no lump-sum tax refund in the spring, which is basically the only way to pay a first-and-last rent deposit that landlords invariably demand. Others work in criminalized fields, constantly dodging arrest (which frequently involves being assaulted at four-to-one odds) or tickets they cant pay. Some busk, like kazoos in a hurricane, performing original tunes at the wall of pop throbbing from bar PA systems. Some dumpsterdive and collect empties. Some climb into luxury cars to fellate unloved men, never fully sure

While staff and councillors at City Hall trundle away approving millions of dollars in grants for multi-million dollar corporations in order to socially cleanse Guelphs downtown core and beyond, our citys social assistance recipients, working poor, migrants, artists, QUILTBAG folk and political radicals toil ceaselessly just to exist in the face of constant pressure to vanish, assimilate, or die. We work through sexual harassment, physical assault, police surveillance, and a general deficit of tax-funded outreach programming. We keep working in spite of malnutrition, unsafe work environments, and illnesses caused by poor housing. We suffer severe depression, addictions and other mental illnesses that many of us see no point in medicating because we cant afford treatment, because the wait lists are daunting in size, or because we know of someone else in greater need of the limited help available. We work the jobs those with more power and privilege will pay to not do. We sell food and clothing we cant afford to buy. We clean the windows, floors and toilets of commercial spaces and then go home and do it all again. We serve drinks to student suburban transplants and other party people who come downtown and act like the city is their maid while threatening violent rape or calling us sluts, bums,


A construction project takes place on the corner of Gordon St. and Waterloo Ave. This condominium development is part of the urban gentrification that is taking place in Guelph.
theyll get home alive, regardless of the precautions they take. Some are thieves or street dealers, reduced to an unspoken truce that amounts to Rat me out and youre dead. It fuels a culture of antipathy towards the police that facilitates violence against women and children going unreported. Worst of all, enduring this interminable wave of callous methodical bigotry rarely earns us five figures, let alone a living wage, and when we assemble to protest for social justice, we are beaten, blamed, ignored, insulted, or told to get a job. I suggest that our only option is to organize. If those with power and privilege dont want us to beg, busk, deal, steal, scrounge, selfmedicate, or perform sex work, yet will not invest funds in offering us supportive alternatives, then we band together our workforce to fill our collective needs, rather than working individually for those who profit from our poverty. The over ten thousand Guelph residents living below the poverty line must somehow produce whatever shortfall they have on 15 billion calories of nutritionally adequate food annually, make thousands of pairs of shoes, repair hundreds of leaky faucets and nurse and console our own sick and mourning. They provide themselves with the security that food banks, churches, the medical establishment and the police cannot provide without rubbing their noses in rationales about individual self-sufficiency that ring false in the face of our social repression. We are capable of accomplishing this. However, in the face of the city-assisted wholesale corporate purchase of brownfield sites and disused buildings that we might have been given using finances from which we might equally have benefited. Plus the intensification of state hostility to a Peoples Occupation, the only real question is: where?

What the font?

Dissecting the character of horrible typography
Jessica Avolio
Maybe youre one of them, you know, those who revel in the fact that they can easily detect a font. Maybe you feel tortured when you see overused or ugly fonts whenever youre out; on a menu, a billboard, a shop sign. Certain fonts may conjure up emotions, sometimes adoration and sometimes annoyance. The most universally annoying font is Comic Sans. As a kid you probably used it because it contained the word comic thus making it seem fun and playful. Little were you aware of the contempt towards it. In the present, any utterance of that phrase is an incantation that will land you dirty looks and groans from passers by. This overused font is recycled on everything from greeting cards to advertisements. The worst case is when the fonts goofy strokes lay in opposition to its message, and this seems to happen far too often. The only real benefit to Comic Sans is that people everywhere are united in its hatred. Then there is Curlz MT. Described as a whimsical typeface, when it should really be labeled as a lame preschoolprincess-party font. Curly, horrible, and impossible to read. A majority of pollers voted it the worst font on some random website. The source of the poll doesnt matter, all that matters is that they are right. The final font in todays rant is Papyrus, seen in every yoga studio window and on every Thai food menu. It was also featured in Avatar. Yes, a film that featured a breakthrough in cinematic technology used a typeface that defines antiinnovation. If you are in the mood to feel aggravated, visit Every time you use Papyrus, a graphic designer dies.

Re: Chief Spences award

Chief Theresa Spence was in Elora-Fergus [the weekend of April 21] to get an Aboriginal Heritage award at the annual Aboriginal Heritage Festival at the Wellington County Museum. A well-deserved award for her leadership in the struggle for decent social conditions in Attawapiskat, and for galvanizing public interest in indigenous issues. The Harper governments smear campaign against her is repeated in media without critique. Harper does attack ads against every opposition leader and the media make critical comment. But Harpers, similarly constructed, attacks on their other targets, like Chief Spence, are just lapped up by the media. In response to the award, the Globe and CTV claimed that, and I quote: there was next to no documentation for $90 million spent on her watch.... That is an utter fabrication and actually amplifies the smears that the Harper government has put out to deflect their accountability for terrible conditions in Attawapiskat. Even Stephen Harper would not say what CTV has said, it crosses the line from myth to utter fiction. The audit did not say anything like what CTV claims. The financial records of the First Nation have always been available on its web site. Since Spence took over, reporting improved significantly. The federal department (AANDC) was co-manager during most of this time period and so shares equal responsibility. And who is accountable for the department? Harper. This audit was a paper trail audit and did not even look at all the files available. No indication of any misappropriation. The First Nation has been asking for a forensic audit since 2004. Harpers claims against Chief Spence are classic attack, mixing incomplete information with innuendo and stereotypes. Then they had their attack dog, Senator Patrick Brazeau go after Spence - that fellow hasnt worked out so well for them. The facts do not get out through the media. Our supposed watchdog on government propaganda is just repeating the propaganda. Canadas media has been hoodwinked by Harper attack-tactics. The media would rather join the ganging up on a leader of an impoverished small community than unearth the facts. Paul Smith Guelph, ON 519-767-1033


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Its a brand new year, and the Ontarion is turning a new page. We are your Independent Student Newspaper, and our goal each and every year is to reflect the interests of the University of Guelph students. To quote one of the Ontarion editors in the 1990s, If you dont like what were doing with the paper, you can volunteer to help change it...Its your paper. The paper does in fact change every single year as it strives to communicate the changes of society and campus, as well as the individuality of its staff. After 50+ years of operation, the Ontarion is still one of very few independent student newspaper in Canada, and we take pride in this. We are always on the lookout for individuals to contribute to our paper; we seek volunteer writers, illustrators, photographers, etc. Not only will your contributions make the paper more diverse in its content, but it will teach you multiple skills that will be transferable to the real world. During this summer semester, we encourage you to try and make it out to at least one of our volunteer meetings. These meetings fall on May 16, May 30 and June 13, and as always they take place on our comfy couches at 5:30 p.m. in UC 264. Feel free to drop in and pitch your own ideas for the paper, we want you to look forward to reading every single issue of the Ontarion. Even if you dont volunteer for us, the Ontarion prides itself on being a positive space and we strive to be a welcoming environment to those who visit. Come by and flip through some of our bound archived-issues dating back to the 50s and read about the challenges students were facing at that point in time. Often times their experiences were not dissimilar to our own, and to quote Mark Twain, History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

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Friday May 10 GUELPH FOOD BANK GIGANTIC GARAGE SALES AND SILENT AUCTIONS weekends throughout the summer at 100 CRIMEA STREET 8AM TO 6PM. All are welcome. All proceeds support the Guelph Food Banks yearly heat and hydro costs. This week May 10-11. Guelph Spoken Word Presents, Guelph Pride: Queer Cabaret. 8pm at The eBar (41 Quebec St.). Cover: $5 Dont dream it, BE it! Looking to enjoy a night of queer performers and performances? For info contact Truth Is 519-265-4546.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Ontarion is looking for a Fulltime Business Manager. Please visit or email for details and a job description. COMMUNITY EVENTS GUELPH FIELD NATURALISTS. Meeting: Thursday, May 9th at 7:30pm at the Arboretum Centre. All welcome. Topic: Monarch Butterflies, Near And Far with speaker Tyler Flockhart, UofG PhD student.

SERVICES NEED ESSAY HELP! All subjects, research, writing and editing specialists, toll free 1-888-345-8295 Join Saturday May 11 our advertising team and make Go shopping in downtown Guelph great commissions by placing and 10% of your purchase will posters around campus. Details: be donated to a worthy cause. 416-280-6113. Some of our finest downtown retailers and eateries will be taking part in this fundraiser, and customers can choose to give their contribution from a list of 9 local charities.

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Sunday May 12 Guelph Historical Walking Tours -Tour IV: Altar and Hearth in Victorian Guelph. Meet 2pm at 25 Waterloo Ave., corner of Dublin St. Cost: $5. (Fee does NOT include admission to Guelph Museums). For more details visit: Monday May 13 Guelph Hiking Trail Club Hike: Arkell Research Station. 4 km. Level 2. Speed Moderate. Enjoy the best views over Guelph. Meet at 6:30pm at Meghan Crescent and Clair Rd., one block west of Victoria S. Contact: Bill Mungall OR visit Tuesday May 14 Guelph Youth Dance Training Program Spring Show: Showcasing works by both professional artists and those created by students. 6:30-9:30pm, Cooperators Hall at the River Run Centre. May 14-15. Tickets $15/general; $5/Children under 10. Tickets:, or 519-763-3000 or 1-877-520-2408. Relaxation & Stress Management Skills Training. A 12 session program at 7:30 pm to decrease anxiety, headaches, insomnia and muscle tension. Details at Canadian Society of Zoologists free public lecture Sudden and swift: extreme movements in biology, with Dr. Sheila Patek, University of Massachusetts at 6-7 pm in Rozanski Hall at UofG. Admission and parking are free of charge. For further information visit Buddhist Meditation Class- Simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our life and develop inner peace. This weeks topic: Learning to cherish others. Drop in class 7-8:30pm at St. Matthias Anglican Church, 171 Kortright Rd. W. $10. Wednesday May 18 Storytelling audience and tellers wanted. Main Branch of the Guelph Public Library, 7pm. Call first if your story is over 5 minutes. Wednesday May 22 BETTER SLEEP PROGRAM begins at 7pm. Learn how to decrease insomnia and fall asleep more easily. Details at

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Thursday May 24 Guelph Little Theatre presents Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, based on the Miramax film. Directed by Trevor Smith Diggins. Recommended for mature audiences. May 24-June 8. Tickets: $19, available online at or by calling the box office at 519-821-0270.