Cake Day 2017

Hi everyone!

We’ll be having our first official social event next weekend! It’s called Cake Day, and it involves basically what it sounds like – we (the club) bring some cakes and we all get to hang out for a bit! Cake Day will be on Saturday, October 7th from noon to 4 pm. This is a drop-in event, so feel free to stop by whenever you can. It’s a really casual event – we usually just hang out, play some board games, and get to know each other a little better.
Location is the Junior Common Room at University College.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Trial Practice

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8:00-9:30 pm and on Sunday, September 17 at 10:00am – 12:00 pm in the Hart House Lower Gym, University of Toronto Naginata will be having its first trial practices of the year. Here are a few important things to keep in mind before going.

  • Please try to arrive early to be on time. The trial practice will start as soon as possible. UofT Naginata members will be around to give directions to the Lower Gym.
  • Wear athletic/exercise clothes. Changerooms at Hart House are available for all UofT students (Remember to bring a lock).
  • Don’t wear jewelry, watches, or visible piercings. You can lose these objects during practice and potentially injure someone with them. If you can’t leave them behind before entering the Lower Gym, there will be a space (unsecured) that you can leave them.
  • Bring a water bottle. These are placed in the same space as loose items in the Lower Gym.
  • All equipment will be provided and this is happening free of cost! All you have to do is show up and be willing to learn.
  • Have fun! The UofT Naginata Club aims to provide an excellent introduction to Naginata.

See you there!

P.S. Part of what makes the UofT Naginata Club unique is the socials that take place throughout the year. Everyone is invited to the after-practice social tomorrow. If you can, please come. It’s a great way to meet new friends and get to know club members.

UofT Naginata 2017 AGM

Please check the Facebook page for the times.

Come out to our first annual general meeting! There’ll be some important constitution changes and other agenda items (to be released later). All members of the club have a vote, so if you can’t make it MAKE SURE YOU PROXY YOUR VOTE!

Contact Abigail or Paul if you have any questions, and keep your eyes open for more updates.

Naginata Movie Night

Tonight, January 22, 2017, 6:30 – 9 pm at the University College Commuter Student Centre (79 St. George St), we will be having our welcome back social. Join us for a night of naginata videos, board games, snacks, and more! If you find yourself locked outside of the building or need directions, please message Paul Schweitzer or Mary-Kate through Facebook to let you in.

Winter Classes

Repost by Mary Kate Proud:

Winter Classes are open for enrollment at Hart House. You can register for Naginata at the Hub in person or online through their website. Please do so as soon as possible. More people registered means we could get the Lower Gym for Wednesdays. 

If you have friends that are interested in checking out Naginata, the first class is free starting January 18/22, OR you can invite them to practice this Sunday morning, 10-12.

Secret Santa Name Draw

A reminder that name drawings for Secret Santa are occurring at this Sunday practice. You must come if you are participating in Secret Santa. (Though if you have really terrible scheduling conflicts or the flu, please contact Abigail.) A second round of group naginata uniform photos will be also taking place after practice.