Weekly Announcements

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Week of September 3rd-10th

Welcome Back Beer Night – Monday, September 4th – 7:00PM

Location: Crazy Cactus, 269 3rd Avenue S, Saskatoon Sk.

Nothing says Welcome Back like a beer night! We know everyone is sad that summers over, but we’re also excited to be able to reunite everyone before school starts. Come out to the Crazy Cactus upper level to enjoy some free beer, and share all of your wild stories from the summer with everyone you’ve been missing. All we ask is that you dress in the craziest, goofiest, most mix-matched outfit you can come up with because this year’s theme is ‘I can’t believe you’re wearing that’. 

First Year Orientation & BBQ – Tuesday, September 5th  - 10:15AM (Nutrition), 1:30PM (Pharmacy & Nutrition)

Location: Health Sciences Building – Room 1150 – E-Wing

Come out and get an introduction to the college. We’ll tell you what to expect for the upcoming year, and answer any questions you might have! You will also have a chance to meet some of the faculty and the SPNSS council. Following lunch, there will be an introduction and some important information from the faculty. Later in the afternoon you will get to meet the SPNSS council, and will then be broken down in to groups for tours of the Thorvaldson and Health Sciences buildings. Following the tours and meetings with faculty and staff, we’re having a BBQ with food and beverages. While enjoying your food and chatting with your new classmates, you’ll also be able to meet your big buddies! This is an awesome opportunity to get a feel for how great the college is! There will be NO 3rd/4th years allowed unless you’re a big buddy! 

Slo-Pitch – Wednesday, September 6th  – 4:00 PM

Location:  Ball diamonds behind Education Building

An event where you don’t need to have experience to have a great time!  Join the action at the diamonds behind the Education Building and hit some home runs or just come to watch, catch some sun, and eat some sunflower seeds.  There will be one diamond booked for slo-pitch, and a second diamond for other activities such as frisbee, soccer, football, etc.  Please be sure to bring a ball glove if you have one, and if you’d like to take part in the other activities in the second diamond feel free to BYOB (bring your own balls). A BBQ will be provided by the SPNSS council during the games, so don’t forget to bring your appetite! This will also give the first years a chance to meet their second year buddies if they haven’t yet. 

Potluck & Scavenger Hunt – Thursday September 7th  – 5:30PM

Location: Health Sciences D Wing Atrium

Not a chef? Not a problem! Make your own specialty or pick something up from the grocery store on the way – just make sure you bring your appetite! The potluck will start around 5:30-6:00.

Menu items are as follows:

1st year Pharmacy – Appetizers

1st year Nutrition – Salads

2nd year Pharmacy and Nutrition – Entrees

3rd year Pharmacy – Entrees

3rd year Nutrition – Desserts

4th year Pharmacy – Desserts


We also ask each person to bring their own plate and utensils as well as any serving utensils required for their dish. Another option is designating one student per class to bring paper plates and plastic utensils as their item.

**Please avoid items with peanuts & tree nuts**

**Please indicate if items are gluten free, vegetarian, etc.**

Following the potluck, at 7:30, will be our annual scavenger hunt!  Be ready to race around the city in a battle of creativity and speed! The hunt will start from the location of the potluck.  Make teams of 4-5, and make sure to bring a camera or phone so that you can get proof of completing the list.  Bring your list back to the D wing Atrium so we can tally your points and award prizes!

Lumberjack Pubcrawl – Saturday, September 9th – 7PM

Location: Outlaws Country Rock Bar, 710 Idylwyld Dr N, Saskatoon

We all know you have a pile of flannel hiding in your closet, what true Canadian wouldn’t! This year’s theme is Lumberjack, so it’s time to pull out all of your flannel, and show off that beard you’ve been trying to grow for the cold months. So take a break from cutting down trees and meet us at Outlaws at 7:00pm and be ready to load the bus at 7:30pm for our next stops: Crazy Cactus, Twisted Tartan and the Hose. All we ask is that you leave the axes at home, despite being good for chopping wood they don’t mix well with alcohol.

Tickets are $10.