FIREWORKS
Apr
9
9:50 PM21:50

FIREWORKS

Fireworks! In the sky! Above campus!

Shortly before 10 PM on April 9, we will Light Up the Night with an awesome fireworks display! To celebrate the official end of class for the 2017/2018 academic year, the fireworks will begin just as night classes end, on the last day of class.  Keep your eyes fixed above the center of campus to see the show.

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All The Feels
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

All The Feels

All The Feels will be a night of poetry, music, and comedy.  Taking place inside Bridges Café beginning at 8pm, All The Feels will feature talented McMaster students, as well as professional artists inside a curated show.

MOIST Theater will kick-off the event at 8:30pm. The event will break at between 9:55 and 10:15 to allow those in attendance to watch the fireworks outside. This event is free, no registration is required by seating will be limited.

 

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MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Light up the Night: Fourth Annual Year-End Block Party will boast a main stage plus a side stage, with musical performances throughout the grounds. Live music will begin on the main stage at 7pm. Special guest performance from Birds of Bellwoods will begin around 9pm.  Scott Helman will headline the main stage, and will begin his performance after the fireworks display, shortly after 10pm. On the side stage, Toronto-based rapper/DJ/producer Haviah Mighty will perform. As with everything happening with #MACBLOCKPARTY, there are no tickets and all students & alumni are welcome.

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The Hungry Games with Jonny Blonde - Battle of the McMaster’s Chefs
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Hungry Games with Jonny Blonde - Battle of the McMaster’s Chefs

The Hungry Games with Jonny Blonde - Battle of the McMaster’s Chefs will take place at 7PM in Celebration Hall.

Food Network Canada may have had the best food competitions in Canada, until NOW! Join us at The Hungry Games with local Hamilton Chef Jonny Blonde as three McMaster’s Chefs battle in a cook-off to see who’s got the best ‘chops’. As an attendee you will get to learn from Chef Jonny Blonde, who will talk about his unique path to McMaster and into the kitchen. After this, our mystery ingredient will be revealed and you will have a chance to sample three dishes as you watch McMaster Chefs prepare the meal you are eating, right before your eyes! As an audience member you will have a chance to ask the chefs questions and vote on your favourite dish.

If you consider yourself a foodie, you do not want to miss this event!

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Battle of McMaster’s Chefs Contestants:

Paul Hoag: Paul Hoag has been at McMaster University for almost five years! He has worked with the top Chefs in Canada, from opening the Trump Hotel and Tower in Toronto to cooking for Charles and Diana at the Royal York, and even competing at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany. Paul is heading to Luxembourg in November to compete at The World Championships with Team Ontario.

Andy Leung: Andy was one of our apprentices who completed our three year apprenticeship program. He was so good we gave him the first McMaster Hospitality Culinary Manager In Training position. Andy currently works out of East Meets West Bistro and is also the driving force behind this year’s Soup Fest in Hamilton, a charity event for Living Rock. The team won Best Designed Station plus two other runner up awards.

Colin Hatherill: Colin started out young as a dishwasher in Ottawa. His started taking cooking positions when he moved to Montreal after high school. He graduated from Algonquin College and began his career with Fairmont Hotels. Colin continued learning through his experience in Banff, Ottawa, Toronto and London, UK. He left Fairmont Hotels in 2015 to take a management position at Pusateri’s Fine Foods, and was an integral part of opening Sak’s Food Hall by Pusateri’s at CF Sherway Gardens.

Colin started his position as Assistant Chef for McMaster University Hospitality Services in February 2017 and is currently working at La Piazza. With Colin’s background in fine dining and right from scratch cooking, he aims to bring authenticity to the meals he creates.

Thanks to the McMaster Centre for Continuing Education for sponsoring this event.

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GAMES NIGHT IN MUSC ATRIUM
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

GAMES NIGHT IN MUSC ATRIUM

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While carnival games are fun, some of the best times a group can have are while bonding over board games. Featuring everything from Monopoly to Catan, the Student Success Centre and the McMaster Board Games Society will be hosting a games night in the MUSC atrium from 6:30-11 PM. Feel free to drop-in and mingle as you please, and don't hesitate to bring your own games to throw into the mix. Team leaders will be stationed at each table helping manage and coordinate each game - so don't be afraid to try something new! Also, new this year, there will be live acoustic, musical performances during the board games event.

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COFFEE HOUSE IN CONVOCATION HALL
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

COFFEE HOUSE IN CONVOCATION HALL

Between the concerts and events during the year at McMaster, we sometimes forget that a lot of incredible talent can be found right here on campus. Hosted by Residence Life inside Convocation Hall (UH 213) from 6-11 PM on April 9, the Light Up the Night coffee house is your chance to take a break, relax, and have a first-hand look (and listen) at some of Mac's best kept musical secrets. Also, if you are an aspiring talent, this event is now accepting performers. Please follow this link to sign-up for a performance time slot.

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CARNIVAL RIDES & GAMES
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

CARNIVAL RIDES & GAMES

It will be all fun and games on Scholar's Rd. between MUSC and Mary Keyes during #MACBLOCKPARTY.  The street will be lined with carnival classics, ranging from rides to games of chance and skill. Whether you like The Gravitron, the Ferris wheel, Para-Trooper or the many carnival games, enjoy the atmosphere and have fun. 

Our full line up of rides includes:

  • Gravitron

  • Ferris Wheel

  • Berry-Go-Round

  • Scrambler

  • Para-Trooper

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LAST LECTURE WITH DESMOND COLE IN CONVOCATION HALL
Apr
9
4:30 PM16:30

LAST LECTURE WITH DESMOND COLE IN CONVOCATION HALL

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Desmond Cole is an activist and freelance journalist in Toronto. His work also appears in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, Walrus, VICE, NOW Magazine, Torontoist, and Ethnic Aisle. Desmond is currently working on his first book, on the experiences of Black Canadians.

Desmond has been documenting social justice in Toronto, and has written extensively about the black experience in this city. His work with the Black Lives Matter movement and more recently his successful effort to remove the Toronto Police presence from TDSB schools have pushed his voice to the forefront. Desmond has also worked to address housing, social support, integration, civic engagement and justice for youth.

Drawing from his own experiences, Desmond Cole will speak at Last Lecture about the power of advocacy, the benefits, and the motivations; he will also challenge students to think critically about what they believe in. His talk will cover themes including: inclusive campuses, standing up for what you feel is right, campus advocacy work, and removing barriers to access.

Desmond's Last Lecture will take place April 9 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm in Convocation Hall (UH 213). This is a free event to all undergraduate students of McMaster University, but registration is required.

Special thank you to our sponsor McMaster Centre for Continuing Education for their continued support of Last Lecture.

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