Engagement Week Guide
Looking for things to do over engagement week or to celebrate the long weekend? Here are a few fun things you can do for $10 or less at Centennial College, within the GTA or at home! This is a limited list compared to the many festivals, college programs and attractions. Enjoy the break and take what you need. For more ways to engage and things to do over the break, visit here.
*Disclaimer: the events, festivals, attractions, and programs noted below are not sponsored or presented by the Centennial College Student Association Incorporated.
Reflect, learn and celebrate the Indigenous People of Canada
Use this break to learn more about Indigenous History, Reconciliation, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples across Canada. You can wear orange to honour Indigenous children rather than wearing red to celebrate Canada Day. Instead of buying fireworks, consider donating to Indigenous organizations, and Residential School survivor funs instead.
Global Perspectives Digital Badge Program
Our partners GCEI are hosting a Global Perspectives Digital Badge Program! 🌎 This is a FREE program available over Engagement Week! 🤩💰🤩💰
Participants in the program will gain highly marketable skills in:
✅ Global Citizenship
✅ Social Justice
These are great skills to market over LinkedIn, your resume, portfolio & in an interview.
Join the Centennial Urban Game
Want to stay active, make friends, and learn more about Progress campus? Join our Urban Game on June 27 to explore and learn everything you need to know about Progress campus. You and two friends will be a team with a mission to find up to 20 locations for a chance to win a great prize. The game starts at 10 AM and finishes at noon followed by a complimentary BBQ.
Head to Toronto Island
Toronto Island Park has something to offer for everyone, and it’s just a ferry ride away! Go to the beach, check out Centreville amusement park or just head out on a hike! Bring along a bike, friends and maybe even a couple of snacks.
You can purchase a ticket for the ferry or take a water taxi if you are feeling fancy!
Visit the Art Gallery of Ontario
Link: Book Your Tickets: https://tickets.ago.ca/tickets
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is an art museum in Toronto, Ontario.
Visitors to the AGO that are aged 14-25 can sign up for a free AGO Annual Pass and visit the museum for free.
A longstanding tradition of the AGO is to offer free admission on Wednesdays from 6 pm – 9 pm. Free General Admission tickets can be booked in advance online. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so get your tickets early!
Watch Fireworks at Festivals across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
Join free celebrations of Canada across the GTA! Many celebrations include live entertainment, food available for purchase, marketplace vendors and more!
Attend the “Stress and Self Care In Context” Workshop
Engagement Week is a great time to practice self-care and self-reflection. Enactus Centennial, Project Reset and the Canadian Mental Health Association present a workshop to explore major stressors and break down how stress can be rooted in socio-economic conditions. You will explore self-care strategies and practices that are appropriate to particular groups and communities.
Take part in Toronto’s Outdoor Picture Show in parks across the city
Price: All events are free to the public
Toronto Outdoor Picture Show presents Curtains Up! from June 23 to August 28, 2022. It’s a festival of performance-themed films that will run for 21 nights. Fort York, Corktown Common, Bell Manor Park, and the Christie Pits Film Festival, which is the festival’s trademark series, are all hosting events.
This film pays tribute to the vitality of performers and performance in all its varieties, including acting, music, dance, drag, pageants, sport, martial arts, circus performances, and more.
Attendance at events is first-come, first to get a good spot. All are encouraged to come early, bring their blanket or folding chairs and enjoy some food & treats while the sun sets. Films begin at sundown.