Wow, we made it to the weekend! Welcome to this edition of Saturdays with Shal. Have fun and be safe to all those that are travelling for the break. And for all those that are landlocked like me, here are some things to do around Toronto during the break. We are being blessed with some great weather, so get out and do something productive. Firstly, to honour Black History Month, Toronto has a film festival until the 19th, go check it out! Some outdoor activities to do around Toronto include:
Hey Daniels, the weekend that is Saturday is finally here! To continue Wellness Month with Saturdays with Shal, I wanted to wish you all an early Happy Valentine’s Day. I’ve been excited to write this post for a while (you’ll think I’m weird to be excited about it in a sec), and knew attaching it to Feb. 14th was perfect. Do you have that special someone in your life? Making special plans for V-Day? If you can’t make it to our AVSSU Coffee with the Profs event, or spending it alone (Singles Awareness Day same), then I’m sure Tuesday night might be an important *night* for you two. That’s why I wanted to talk about Safe Sex today…... “Let’s talk about sex ba-by let’s talk about you and me.” Really hoping I locked that sucker down in your brain the rest of the day. But in all seriousness, safe sex is definitely something that more students should be educated on. It all starts with our very own U of T resources, this friend, the Sexual Education Centre (SEC) -> http://sec.sa.utoronto.ca . Not only do they have an extensive catalogue of online resources, they also have free safe sex supplies, such as "latex and latex free condoms, lubricants, nitrile gloves, dental dams, and much more.” (sec.sa.utoronto.ca). I should probably caps that word FREE to get your attention. Too shy to go get some? Not to worry, your pal Shal has ordered a bulk order for 665 and it should arrive sometime this week! They also provide resources for you, such as sexual health clinics, HIV/AIDS resources, abortion resources, sexual assault information and counselling, and LGBT resources. I’ve provided links below. Kinda new to all this stuff? Hey that’s cool, you can phone this number (416) 978-8732 to help you answer any questions you may have with regards to sex, sexuality, and sexual health in a welcoming, non-judgmental, and sex-positive environment. Or come in person to 21 Sussex Avenue, Suite #612. Oh, one more thing before I go! I’ve also provided a scholarly article on long-distance relationships for all my friends out there that are in one. Great read, hit it up. That’s it for this weekend, can’t wait to see you Wednesday. Keep it classy, Daniels (especially Tuesday).
Hey everyone! If you don’t know me already, my name is Shalice, but you can call me Shal (since its way easier lets be real). I am your AVSSU Health & Wellness Director, and as such I am beginning a new segment I like to call “Saturdays with Shal” (then I smile and they cue the little flash and ding sound). This is where I’ll be posting all things Health & Wellness, whether its a good recipe or food tip, nagging you to get better sleep, or other events going on around U of T such as yoga classes. Today I’ll be talking about turkey since its Thanksgiving weekend and what better theme to begin the year off with?! Annnnd action:
Its officially midterm season as you rushed to finish those last minute details for tomorrow morning’s critique (or, you know, just starting the entire project) while still trying to stay on top of your other classes’ midterms and essays. But thankfully, the weekend couldn’t have got here sooner and now you’re hopefully enjoying a nice break with family or your roommates. If you’re like me you’re the latter, and you want to enjoy that turkey dinner you miss so much but since you have no idea how to cook a turkey, you settle for McDonald’s chicken nuggets instead. But I am here to help! Instead of posting all the steps, I have provided a direct link to Canadian Living of a play by play on how to cook a turkey. For my herbivore friends, I have also provided a recipe for a delicious Quinoa Stuffing. If you’re not like me and you are home watching the grown-ups cook for you, why not impress them and offer to cook the turkey this year?!
Thats all for this week, I’ll see you next Saturday. Keep it classy, Daniels.