In case the readers missed Club Day, the following are brief outline of the clubs:
For the politically informed and rhetorically persuasive, Vanmun (Vanier College Model United Nations) participates and hold activities that can make one feel like a diplomat.
“We are very conscious of world affairs. We participate in debates on international issues, “said Pamela Willis, vice president of Vanmun. She adds that usually, they participate in three conferences and acts as delegations of Vanier College. “Sometimes, we’re the only CEGEP there.”
Walking passed the third floor of B-building, where photographic art is displayed, lingers the Photo Club. Their primary concern is to foster a productive and creative environment for Vanier College photographers.
Joshua Nemeroff is the president of the club remarked rather precisely, “Basically, our members are able to process and print photographs.” He adds that, “the coolest this is that we can experiment with different techniques.”
For the Vanier public, the Photo club holds intermittent exposition of its members work. Most intriguing is the benefits for the members
V-anime consists of aficionados of Japanese animation. But don’t compare Japanese animation with Disney’s warns Red, the club’s president.
“Yes, we watch cartoons, but it’s not just that. Japanese animation is not a child thing (though there are some), but many of them are adult appealing. There are different styles for everybody, from comedy, drama and sci-fi action.”
For members of the club, various mangas –Japanese comic books- and animes –cartoons-are free to rent. Their club room is well equipped with an entertainment set for them to watch anime at any time of the day. V-anime contributes to student activities by holding anime screening every Wednesday during universal break
The VCF (Vanier Christian Fellowship), as Joseline, the club’s president puts it, is a religious club that is “all about youth.”
“We promote God’s word in Vanier College.” She affirmed. Internally, VCF holds prayers of worship, bible readings and its members sing choir songs. Outside of their club room, Joseline prides that the club organizes choir performances in Vanier College, churches and hotels. They also hold the “Jesus Awareness Week”.
The SDA (Street Dancing Association) is a club that promotes break dancing in Vanier College. They hold practice sessions and most importantly, a break dancing battle.
Those who are just beginning to learn are welcomed, “Our club is about brotherhood, it’s open for anyone” says Ronal Reyes, Vice president of SDA.
Those who are curious to see this club in action can watch their practice sessions that are held every Thursday at 1:00 PM in Jake’s Mall.
Amidst the commotion and distraction of mundane life in Vanier College, Minds in Motion encourages students to stop for a while and think of things that are most important.
“Our role is getting students to think. It’s for anyone who is not satisfied with what science offers” notes Austin Del Rio, the president of the club. “Teachers usually cramps down beliefs down our throats. We try to discuss philosophical and spiritual things amoungst ourselves.”
Minds and Motions hold their weekly symposium on Tuesdays at 6:00 in the VCSA office.
The Gaming Club is, as its name suggests, is mainly concerned with gaming, board games to be specific.
The president, Daniel C. Rhodes elaborates that the club is open to anyone that is interested to board games. They play popular board games, cards, and more frequently, they play Dungeons and Dragons, a role-playing board game set in a fantasy world.
Tomorrow’s Production revolves all of their activities on the production of a movie.
Fully aware that they are students in film-making, Jenny Wong, president of the club remarked that regardless, “we follow all the technical procedure needed in making a movie. It’s a chance to apply what we learned from video class.”
The production of their first movie is coming up, and soon, auditions for the actors will be held.
VISA (Vanier Islamic Student Association) appeals to the Muslim population of Vanier College.
“There is lots of work that we do nowadays. First we try to bring together the Muslims of this school and provide them with the means to cultivate their faith. We also hold events to show what Islam is to non-Muslims to help clear-up misconceptions,” says Saad Khan the president of the club
VISA has a prayer room open for visit, and they organize the annual Islamic Awareness Day.
Vanier Dragons Association is better known as the “Asian” club, but the executives explain that they’re not merely an enclave. Since five years ago they have held the successful V-Show, a variety show featuring talents across different entertainment genres.
Hillel is the Jewish club in Vanier College. They foster a common bond amoung the Jewish population and represent their faith to the Vanier public.
Hillel organizes many events in light of the many religious days in the Jewish calendar. Currently they are preparing a Sukkoth (or tabernacles) to in remembrance to the Jewish migration to Israel from Egypt.
The Namaste Yoga Club provides free yoga lessons for Vanier students.
Vanessa Tulli is the president of the club and an experienced adept of yoga, “We are a new club in Vanier, but until the two lessons we had, there have been more and more interest.”
She is a testament of the benefits of Yoga, “although yoga wasn't the only factor for getting rid of my asthma, it did help me. That’s the power of meditation.”
Namaste Yoga holds one hour lessons twice a week, on Wednesdays from 12:15 - 1:15 (room D102) and Fridays 2:45 - 3:45 (room E513).