• All BU rec classes and clubs are free this week, to get you going into a fitness class, new club activity or intramural competition. The fitness lineup is jam-packed this year with Shred and Shine Boot Camp, Flow Yoga, Kickboxing, Zumba and Fundamentals of Yoga, plus special programs targeted at kids and seniors. Clubs include table tennis, badminton and pickleball, while intramural teams include co-ed soccer, co-ed volleyball, co-ed basketball, and the return of co-ed floor hockey!
• BU assistant Prof. Katherine Pachkowski, from the Department of Psychiatric Nursing, will present a Health Studies Seminar on “Investigating Mental Illness and Exploitation in Rural, Remote and Isolated Areas” over the noon hour on Wednesday. All are welcome to this free presentation, in Room 045 of the Health Studies Building. Light refreshments provided.
• An Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music recital takes place Saturday from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall with Mary Jo Carrabré as director. No admission charge.
• Parmela Attariwala will deliver three lectures on Canadian music and public policy. The first lecture is entitled “The Effects of Multiculturalism on Publicly Funded Canadian Music” and it will take place in the R.D. Bell Hall (QEII Music Building Room 1-57) on Jan. 17, from 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The second lecture will be held on Feb. 7 and the third on March 21. No admission charge.
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• Brandon’s most anticipated event of the year is here. Our annual Grey Owl restaurant is a symphony of sights, smells and flavours where students and faculty come together to present a fusion of nouvelle and classic cuisine in the historic Grey Owl dining room. Phone lines open this Thursday at 9 a.m. Call 204-725-8738 or 1-800-862-6307, ext. 6516, for tickets.
• Go Cougars Go! We host Providence University College for volleyball games Friday at 6 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men) and Saturday we go head-to-head again at noon (women) and 1:30 (men).
• Check out a couple of upcoming Continuing Studies courses. Call 204-725-8725 to register. In Photography 1, become an expert with your camera controls. The Manitoba Security Guard Training starting Jan. 17 provides the core skills and training for those who will be involved in security, or those wishing to further their studies in law enforcement and/or criminology.
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