Event Roundup – October 17 to October 24

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Everyone’s favourite spooky month continues this week with a whole new roundup of great campus and community events. Check out the list below, and be sure to check back next week for all of your essential Halloween details!

Clubs & Societies:

  • Best Buddies Halloween Party: October 18th, 6:00 – 8:00pm, Whitebone Lounge. Join the Best Buddies for their annual Halloween party! Treats will be available.
  • UNBSJ Politics Society Presents Kris Austen: October 19th, 4:00pm, Whitebone Lounge. Kris Austen will be speaking about the People’s Alliance. Refreshments and a Q&A session will follow.


Lorenzo Society:

  • UNBSJ’s Got Talent: October 18th, 7:00pm, Hazen Hall Lecture Theatre. Don’t miss this special Lorenzo Music Series event, in which students from UNBSJ will be given the opportunity to showcase their many musical talents.
    • Admission: FREE
    • Additional information: All students interested in performing must email either Khoi Thien Dao (khoi.dao@unb.ca) or Minji Kim (mkim4@unb.ca) ahead of time to register.
  • Bruce Meyer’s Live Reading: October 24th, 7:00pm, Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre. Bruce Meyer will be reading from his book, Portraits of Canadian Authors, as the newest addition to the Lorenzo Reading Series. A review of the book will be published here at thebaron.ca prior to the reading.
Image: Lorenzo Society

Sports & Fitness:


  • Seawolves Soccer:
    • All of this weekend’s proceeds will be going towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation!
    • Women’s Game: October 21st, 1:30pm, Canada Games Stadium. Come cheer the ladies on as they challenge the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus Rams in our home stadium.
    • Men’s Game: October 21st, 3:30pm, Canada Games Stadium. Later, join the men’s team as they take on the Dalhousie Rams. Don’t miss the action!
      • Admission: $5.00 = adults/seniors, FREE = children/students
    • Women’s Game #2: October 22nd, 1:00pm, Canada Games Stadium. The women’s team will be taking on the Holland College Hurricanes in their final home game of the season prior to the ACAA Soccer Championships.
    • Men’s Game #2: October 22nd, 3:00pm, Canada Games Stadium. The men’s team will play their final game prior to the Championships against the Holland College Hurricanes, as well. These are two games that any Seawolves supporter won’t want to miss!
      • Admission: $5.00 = adults/seniors, FREE = children/students




  • UNBSJ Fall Convocation Ceremony: October 24th, 4:00pm, Imperial Theatre. Do you have a friend that’s graduating this fall? The convocation ceremony is taking place this Friday!


General Interest:

  • Comedy for a Cause Vol. 2 (Sold Out): October 18th, 7:00pm, Yuk Yuk’s. Join several local comedians, including UNBSJ’s very own Mandy-Lynn Donovan & Wayne Hansen, as they raise money for the local Boys’ & Girls’ Club.
    • Admission: $20.00 (with all proceeds going to the Boys’ & Girls’ Club)

  • Open Auditions for Mamma Mia! : October 22nd – 25th, 6:30pm, BMO Studio Theatre. The Saint John Theatre Company is holding opening casting auditions for their upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, the smash hit Broadway musical featuring songs from 70s/80s pop group ABBA. Audition materials will be provided, and all participants will be asked to read lines and perform songs from the musical.
Image: Saint John Theatre Company
  • Uptown Jazz Ball: October 20th, 7:00 – 11:00pm, Five & Dime. The Uptown Jazz Ball is designed to bring together music, art, food, and great people. Mashing the Jazz Fusion musical styles of McKinley Morrison & Williams, the eclectic original art form of THE BIG 3, and the wonderful taste of local charcuterie and cheese boards from Locavore Café, it is bound to be a stellar event for all.
    • Admission: $20.00
Image: McKinley Morris & Williams
Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.