Get in the Christmas spirit with these Ryerson events

With the holidays just around the corner, why not take a break from studying for exams and working on final projects? Instead, get in the Christmas spirit on campus. From skating to shopping to taking photos with Santa, Ryerson’s got you and your friends covered.

A shot of the holiday market in the student learning centre. (Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

The 2015 holiday market in the student learning centre. (Courtesy Katie Raskina/Ryersonian Staff)

Shop the SLC: A Holiday Market

The SLC Holiday Market is back. The annual event was first hosted last year and was a success. The three-day market place will showcase 25+ Ryerson community vendors that set up in the SLC amphitheatre. Each day, there will be different themed vendors for food, fashion, handmade items, Ryerson faculty society merchandise and more. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, this is a good opportunity to pick up some gifts while also supporting Ryerson’s vendors.

This year’s vendors are:

  • Nudy Patooty, women’s fashion line (Fashion Zone)
  • Capitatine Crochet, handmade knitwear (Occupational Health & Safety Program)
  • Transient Turtle, handmade bohemian style items (Ryerson Alumni)
  • Rams Spirit Wear, clothing (Ryerson Athletics)
  • Monkey Hut Cafe, coffee and pasteries (Ryerson start-up)
  • Bloom & Roots, skin and beauty care (TRSM)
  • Four Fifty Five Apparel Co, men’s fashion (Fashion Zone)
  • Children Of Hope Uganda, handmade goods from Uganda (Ryerson Nursing)
  • Infinitely Classic Designs, apparel (Faculty of Engineering)
  • Made By Jay, illustrations and notebooks (RTA)

Location: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre Amphitheatre, 341 Yonge St.
Date: Nov. 29 to Dec. 1
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, vendor items vary in price

Santa Claus. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Santa Claus is coming to campus. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Photos with Santa

You’re never too old to take photos with Santa. He will be making his way to the SLC lobby early next week. The event is hosted by WiSe Talk – a one day conference to educate, empower, and encourage high school girls to explore a career in the sport media industry at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (Mac) on Feb. 11, 2017. All proceeds will go towards helping them fund their conference.

Location: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre Lobby, 341 Yonge St.
Date: Nov. 29
Time: 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $5/group

Holiday pictures with Santa and other festive items

If you don’t want to pay $5 for a photo with Santa at the SLC, Ryerson’s Trek for Teens club is also having holiday pictures with Santa and other festive items. Trek for teens is a non-profit organization created to raise funds and awareness for homeless youth in local communities. Admission is a minimum $1 donation or a non-perishable food item, that will go towards helping homeless youth in local communities.

Location: Nov. 29: Oakham lounge, Nov. 30: Kerr Hall gymnasium
Date: Nov. 29 and Nov. 3o
Time: Nov. 29: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Nov. 3o: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Minimum $1 donation or a non-perishable food item

Ryerson Community Holiday Celebration

Ryerson's Mattamy Athletics Centre.

Ryerson’s holiday celebration will take place at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Ryersonian archives)

End off your busy week with Ryerson’s annual holiday celebration. The festivities will be hosted by Ryerson president Mohamed Lachemi at the MAC. Students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a free skate and good food. The event will also celebrate achievements and the end of a successful year at Ryerson.

Location: Mattamy Athletic Centre, Home Ice, 50 Carlton St.
Date: Dec. 2
Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: A nonperishable food item to support RSU’s Good Food Centre.

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