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Goodbye Heather!

On Tuesday, we said farewell to our awesome office administrator, Heather Murray.  Heather has been an integral part of SOLE, a friendly face to students, and a phenomenal colleague to the staff. We’ll miss her! Heather, enjoy your well-deserved retirement.

SOLE College Fair

Interested in college? The College Fair is happening right now in the lobby, and runs until 12:20. Swing by to chat with George Brown, Seneca, Centennial, and OIART!

Thanksgiving Barbeque

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We will be holding a Thanksgiving BBQ on THURSDAY OCTOBER 6TH at lunch (11:20-12:20) outside  ROOM 123 (that’s the art room). Come out for food, fun, and festivities! And yes, there will be pumpkin pie. 🙂

 

Welcome back!

Another school year is just around the corner! We hope you had an amazing summer.

The first day of school is Tuesday, September 6th. We will be taking pictures for school IDs and handing out timetables in the cafetorium at 1:30 pm. Please be there on time! It’s  very important that you attend, and we look forward to seeing you.

Important Dates from Guidance

  • Ontario College Information Fair 2015 tripTuesday, Oct. 20th at Exhibition Grounds. Get permission forms from Karin in Guidance. Depart at 10:30 am in front lobby. http://www.ocif.ca/
  • Parents’ NightThursday, Oct. 29th, 5:30 pm -7:30 pm at SOLE, first floor.
  • Last Day to Submit Work for Midterm, Nov.9th
  • Midterm Report Cards available Monday, Nov.16th in SOLE Office
  • Maintain Mark After Date (last day to drop a course)Friday, Nov.20th
  • Upcoming University Visits  – Monday, Nov. 2ndWestern University, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Rm 232

Thursday, Nov. 19thRyerson University, 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Rm232

How to vote!

get ready to vote in 2015The Canadian federal election is on October 19th! If you’re 18 years old or older on Election Day and a Canadian citizen, you  can vote! If you are voting for the first time (or even if you’re not), here are some useful links.

Am I registered?
What ID do I need to bring?
What days can I vote? When are advanced voting days?
I am a first time voter, what do I do?
Accessibility Voting
The voting times are during my work time/shift, what do I do?
Other FAQ Questions from Elections.ca

Not sure who to vote for? It’s always a good idea to review the policies of each party, but this is a useful tool to help you evaluate which issues you care about the most and compare it to what each party has to offer: Which parties should I side with based on my beliefs? 

Party Websites:

Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) (current majority government)
Leader: Stephen Harper (Prime Minister)
Platform: http://www.conservative.ca/our-party/governing-documents/
Hashtag: #pmharper ; #cpc

New Democratic Party (NDP) (current opposition)
Leader: Thomas Mulcair
Platform: http://www.ndp.ca/issues
Hashtag: #ndp

Liberal Party of Canada (LPC)
Leader: Justin Trudeau
Platform: http://www.liberal.ca/realchange/
Hashtag: #lpc

Green Party of Canada (GPC)
Leader: Elizabeth May
Platform: http://www.greenparty.ca/en/vision-green
Hashtag: #gpc

Bloc Québécois 
Leader: Gilles Duceppe
Platform: http://www.blocquebecois.org/independance/15963-2/
Hashtag: #BlocQc

Other Parties’ information can be found here: List of Political Parties in Canada