Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Blood! It's in you to donate! :)

I'm a scardy cat too so don't worry, and I also have never donated blood before. BUT, walk by central square sometime this week and you just might spot me standing in line to donate some blood!

Blood services are visiting York University this week, and I am encouraging ALL to donate (as long as you fit the requirements of course)!

They are going to be here November 22 from 11am-4pm and then November 23 11am-1pm in the BEAR PIT (located in Central Square near Scott Library)

Requirements for donating:
- Must be at least 17 years old
- Weigh at least 110 lbs
- Be in good health (don't try donating blood when your getting through a flu!)
- Must NOT have had a tattoo or piercing done in the last 6 months
- Check out other information and requirements on the Canadian Blood Services website

So do you fit the requirements? THEN GO DONATE, and tell me how it goes :)

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Red and White Day!

You've seen advertisements on the school screens. Students have been handing out flyers to you. You feel it in the air... it can all only mean one thing... RED and WHITE DAY is THIS WEDNESDAY!

What's so special about the celebration of these two colors on November 14th? Well, red and white day occurs twice a year and it's purpose is to promote some fun along with school spirit around campus while bringing the school together! In honor of red and white day some great activities and deals can be found around campus. I don't want any of you to miss out all the great stuff going on, so here's some information below:

FREE Breakfast in Vari Hall brought to you by the YFS

Spirit Rally and Food Giveaway in the Student Centre
*** This is also when the winner of the MY TIME competition will be revealed- so make sure you attend to find out if you won FREE tuition!

Button Making (similar to the one's we were giving away all summer)
Prizes and Giveaways (you have more chances of winning if your sporting some YORK GEAR)

Get this shirt for $10 (incl. tax) in
Vari Hall 
YORK T-Shirts for sale in Vari Hall for only

On top of the activities, some vendors on campus will be selling items on SALE for the day:

Bookstore: 25% off all red and white clothing and gift ware
Tait McKensie: 10% off select items
Absinthe Pub: FREE can of pop with any lunch if your sporting red and white clothing
Country Style: $1 for rose's pudding cookies
Michealangelo's: 15% off on entrees
Orange Snail: $7 for fried chicken with avocado salad
Blumont: 10% off anything
Mac Sushi: 10% off anything
Gino's Pizza: 10% off any combo meal order
Islands Caribbean: 1/4lb chicken and 2 festivals for $4 +hst
Jimmy the Greek: 10% off any menu item
Underground: 15% off food from 11a-6p
Armark Cafeterias: $4.99 for lasagna, garlic bread, and a red/white cupcake
York has also invited some food trucks, so check them out around campus and maybe get some unique food items!

There are also some competitions going on around campus:

Best in Class Competition
Take a picture of you and your class sporting Red and White, for a chance to win FREE coffee for the whole class! For more information on rules and how to submit a picture click here.

Team Spirit Competition 
Any group of students can compete for a chance to win a free pizza lunch! You gotta show some spirit in order to win though. This competition involves banner decorating, picture, cheering, and celebrating! For more information on all the aspects of the competition and how to enter click here. The team of students at Student Community and Leadership Development are entering this competition!

Student Community and Leadership Development getting ready for
red and white day!

If you have any questions about the day feel free to comment below, or check out the red and white day website! Hope to see you all wearing the two best colours ever! :)

Until Next Time, I'll be Yorking Around,

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Get Some Sports Back in Your Life

I bet there are a bunch of you out there who are absolutely heartbroken because of the lack of hockey in your life.

Now, although I can't say I know how you feel (don't think I have ever watched a full hockey game in my life- please don't hate me) I am here to add a little bit of hockey...

along with wrestling, basketball, volleyball, track & field, cross country, and some SCHOOL SPIRIT to your life!

Did you know that there are varsity games going on almost every week, and are completely free for York students?!

Some upcoming games at YORK:

November 9:
York`s Men`s Ice Hockey v. Concordia Stingers 7:00pm

November 16:
York`s Women`s Basketball v. Western Mustangs 6:00pm

November 17:
York`s Men`s Volleyball v. Waterloo Warriors 2:00pm
York`s Men`s Basketball v. Windsor Lancers 8:00pm

These games are a lot of fun! You get to watch some fellow students play some great sports. There are also always give-away`s and interactive games at half time, and breaks! Gather some friends and come out and watch one of the upcoming games!!!

For a list of other upcoming events check out the York Lions website!

Until Next Time, I`ll be Yorking Around,