30 9 / 2014

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Life at school isn’t just about exams and hard work. At Hart House, we offer more than a fair share of fun activities. For example, we designed the following events so you could have a blast and make new friends, all while you take a well-earned break from your demanding schedule.

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  • Traditional Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner: Join us in Hart House’s Great Hall for a Traditional Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 pm on Thursday Oct. 9. Prepared by our very own Chef Marco Tucci, this traditional feast will feature turkey with all the trimmings, a variety of local side dishes, vegetarian entrée plus a number of aboriginal dishes. Click the title for date and price info.

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  • Hart House Halloween of Horrors: Hart House of Horrors is the biggest Halloween event on campus, and we’re going all out this year: two floors of non-stop action, psychics, DJs and dancing, a creepy carnival, magic and movies, food, drink and even a séance. Last year, we sold out fast, so participate in our sweepstakes if you want to win a free pair of tickets., or go straight to the event page for more details.

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  • Winter Escape: The Winter Escape typically takes place in February. Go to the Hart House Farm to participate in fun workshops over a warm cup of chocolate. Oh, if you want to brave the cold, you can even indulge in some ice skating, snowshoeing or skiing. (Subscribe to our blog to learn more details as they come out.)

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  • Hart House Craft Beer Festival: You’ll have to wait until next summer for this one, but here’s the link if you want to find out more. For now, suffice it to say, this is one of the most fun craft beer events you can attend in Toronto in the summer.

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27 9 / 2014

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Students of all ages in all places can benefit from practicing meditation.

If you’ve been reading our #MindfulWednesdays series, one thing should be clear to you by now: meditation offers great benefits to everyone.

But you’re not everyone. When deciding how to invest your precious time, your concern should be: how it will benefit me?

Fair question.

After all, students have unique needs. You spend lots time in class—and you’re expected to spend even more time reading stacks of books. Worse still, your schedule is all over the place, what with work and sports and co-curricular activities.

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23 9 / 2014

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This is the third post in our #WelcomeToHartHouse sweepstakes. Sign up and share or comment this article to increase your chances of winning the Hart House Prize Pack (Just make sure you use the #WelcomeToHartHouse hashtag when sharing.)

One of our Twitter followers recently wrote that you wouldn’t expect to find a theatre, a gym and a café at Hart House.

If you agree, you’re in for a surprise. Because we offer plenty more, and we offer it every week.

In fact, you can walk into Hart House every weekday and find a free activity specifically designed with students in mind.

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20 9 / 2014

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You started with the best intentions.

You told yourself and anyone who’d listen that you were taking up meditation. Eager to reap its benefits, you set time aside every day to invest in your health and wellness.

Yet only a few days or weeks later, you gave up.

What happened?

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16 9 / 2014

This is the second post in our #WelcomeToHartHouse sweepstakes. Sign up and share or comment this article to increase your chances of winning the Hart House Prize Pack (Just make sure you use the #WelcomeToHartHouse hashtag when sharing.)

As we mentioned before, if you’re a U of T student, you’re a Hart House member. That’s great news if you want to be healthy and fit.

Why?

Because there is something for you here at Hart House. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an aspiring athlete or a recently reformed couch potato. In fact, all levels, all abilities, all ages, shapes and sizes make up the Hart House community, so whatever your motivation, or lack thereof, you will find what’s right for you.

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