Post Tagged with: "St. Patrick’s Day"

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Street party on Ezra Avenue costs region over $80,000

  Waterloo Regional Police Services (WRPS) has announced that Wilfrid Laurier University’s 2017 homecoming cost the Region over 80,000 dollars to implement safety measures. WRPS says the additional costs stem from additional amounts of overtime, event training and more. With street parties on Ezra Avenue becoming increasingly bigger each year on both homecoming and St. Patrick’s Day, WRPS has expressed […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Unsigned: Do the St. Patrick’s day excitements outweigh the costs?

Needless to say, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t like all of the other holidays throughout the year for Laurier students. It’s not like any other party day, either. St. Patrick’s Day is unique in its ability to cause mayhem and push boundaries of good decisions — but why? A lot of it comes down to social psychology; it’s a crowd mentality […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Over 208 charges pressed during Waterloo St. Patrick’s Day festivities

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day had crowds ranging from 12,000-15,000 people throughout the day. The surrounding corridors of Ezra Avenue, Bricker Avenue, Clayfield Avenue and Albert Street had the most traffic. The St. Patrick’s Day events that take place within the Wilfrid Laurier University community are notorious for their outlandish festivities and this year was no different. The events that […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·
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St. Patrick’s Day party on Ezra Avenue brings 12,000 partiers

Last year, an estimated 5,000 people were on Ezra Avenue in mid-afternoon, but this year, the numbers have more than doubled. According to The Record, an estimated 12,000 people have joined the crowd on Ezra Avenue to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Right before noon, Ezra appeared to be quieter than usual. “We have a significant operational plan in place, we’re […]

by Bethany Bowles· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Waterloo prepares for St. Patrick’s Day

Wilfrid Laurier University, along with community services, have begun preparing for one of the biggest holidays of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. Over 5,000 people gathered on Ezra Street last year to commemorate the holiday. Laurier’s dean of students, Leanne Holland-Brown, stressed the importance of participating with Laurier pride in mind, but the first and foremost concern of the university […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · Local, News ·