Briefs: Week of Sept. 24, 2018

Fall by-elections

Nominations for the St. Thomas University Students’ Union fall by-election will be accepted from Sept. 27 until Oct. 4. Campaigning will begin Oct. 6 and end Oct. 10. Voting will begin on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. Those elected will be announced the evening of Oct. 12.

Open positions include: two board of governors student representatives, two off-campus representatives, student senator, social inclusion representative, residence first-year liaison, off-campus first year liaison, at-large representative and first, second, third, fourth and member-at-large representatives for The Aquinian Inc. Board of Directors.

Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit Days of Awareness 

Wolastoqiyik Sisters in Spirit Days of Awareness will span from Oct. 1 to Oct. 6.

Blanket exercises will be held on Oct. 1, at the Fredericton Public Library at 2 p.m. and St. Mary’s Cultural Center at 6 p.m. They will also be held at L.P. Fisher Public Library on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. The following day, it will be at Mgr. W. J. Conway Public Library at 9 a.m. Those who are interested can call to register.

Self-defense and yoga classes will be hosted on Oct. 2 and Oct. 6. Yoga for Trauma will be at Fredericton Public Library at 12:15 p.m. Self-defense & Yoga will be at St. Mary’s Cultural Center at 6 p.m. Yoga Workshop will be held at Mgr. W.J. Conway Public Library on Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Self-Defense & Yoga 4 Trauma will be at L.P. Fisher Public Library at 2 p.m.

There will also be a poetry slam on Oct. 3 in the Ted Daigle Auditorium in Edmund Casey Hall at St. Thomas University at 7 p.m.

Two vigils will be held on Oct. 4. One will be at the Old Burial Ground in Fredericton at 6 p.m. Another community vigil will take place at Paul Pyres Community Hall at Tobique First Nation at 5 p.m.

A sweat lodge ceremony will close out the week at The Lodge at St. Mary’s First Nation on Oct. 5 at 3 p.m.

White Ribbon March 

The White Ribbon March on Oct. 4 will be hosted by White Ribbon Fredericton, an organization working to engage men in ending violence against women, toxic masculinity, building healthy relationships and promoting gender equality. The march will begin in Officer’s Square at 12 p.m. and end at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate.

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