Post Tagged with: "Street Party"

Unsigned: Street parties are out of hand

On September 2, a street party on Ezra Avenue caused a huge disturbance to the Laurier community and the surrounding area as 1,000 participants gathered together. Ezra Avenue has become very notorious as the “street party capital” of Waterloo as the St. Paddys and Homecoming festivities occur there. A couch and a mattress were burned on the street, which is […]

by Cord Staff· · Uncategorized ·
St. Patrick’s Day attendance hits record number, approximately 30,000 participate in unsanctioned events

St. Patrick’s Day attendance hits record number, approximately 30,000 participate in unsanctioned events

Large crowds took to Ezra Avenue this past Sunday Mar. 17 on St. Patrick’s Day.  Although Waterloo Regional Police Services and partners who helped provide services on Sunday have not released official statistics and numbers, it is predicted that the crowds surpassed last year’s 22,000 attendees and may have hit closer to 30,000.  Constable Ashley Dietrich, public information officer for […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
Laurier hosts community leaders to discuss the challenges associated street parties

Laurier hosts community leaders to discuss the challenges associated street parties

With St. Patrick’s Day fast approaching, Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual, infamous festivities will also be marked on the calendars of many students, visitors, Kitchener-Waterloo residents and local administrative authorities.  Although St. Patrick’s Day on Ezra rings significant to many, these celebratory and un-sanctioned events are not exclusive to our school. Unsanctioned street gatherings are becoming increasingly frequent, widespread and infamous […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Ezra Street Party rages on drawing biggest crowd yet

Ezra Street Party rages on drawing biggest crowd yet

Wilfrid Laurier University’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party drew crowds of thousands today in spite of increased preventative measures taken by Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS). “It’s been a year of planning with a whole bunch of stakeholders from our perspective,” Mike Haffner of Waterloo Regional Police told The Cord. This planning included collaboration with various emergency services in Waterloo, both the […]

by Kurtis Rideout· · Campus, Local, News ·