Café Crawl with Brock University Residence

As a Don, one of the things we are responsible for is developing and facilitating programs that meet the needs of students and provide students with a secure foundation for their transition and growth into university life.  The Dons of Activities ran a FANTATIC event this past Friday called the Café Crawl and I was blown away with how amazing it was!

Singing our hearts out

During the Café Crawl, we explored the ‘classier’ and ‘sophisticated’ side of St. Catherines, that’s what I like to say! When we got to the meeting spot that was on residence before heading out, we were given free coffee mugs, and $3 coupons to get food and drinks at the different cafés! Then, we took the 116 bus downtown which picks you up right from Brock’s Tower and only takes about 10-15 minutes to get there. Once there, we traveled around to 4 different cafés, Coffee Culture, The Fine Grind, The Irresistible Bean and Mahtay, and the great part was they were all only a 2 minute walk from each other. They even had activities at each café we could participate in from trivia to coffee tasting to live music to karaoke!

My favourite Café of the night was called “Mahtay”! It has the BEST Chai Tea Lattes I have ever tasted and their unique apple jam on their Chicken Apple Sandwich was to die for…I’m craving one right now just talking about it! It was a perfect night and a really great way to enjoy the region I live in. As I mentioned in a previous blog, it is important when choosing a university to make sure you enjoy not only the campus of the school but also the surrounding region because you will be there for the next 4 years or more of your life! I definitely realized how much I love St. Catharines that night!


About Meghan

Hello! My name is Meghan and I am attending Brock University in my fourth year of the Concurrent Education BA/BEd I/S program with a major in Drama and second teachable in English. During my first year at Brock I was able to be part of Brock Musical Theatre’s production of RENT. This experience led me out of my shell right from the beginning of my first year, and allowed me to grow into the Brock community. I was able to see how important it is to branch out and get involved which is why the last 2 years I was a Residence Don and now this year I am a Head Resident in order to ensure that our incoming first years get the best experience possible at Brock! A piece of advice: When you choose a school, you are going there for your academics, BUT, your social and extra-curricular life are just as important in order to be a well-rounded student. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Don’t let the feeling of "only being in first year" or "having too much work to do" stop you from getting involved because this is the time to do it. This is the time to use 'both sides of the brain' in order to be that well-rounded person. When you find something you love, something that brings out the best in you, don’t find excuses to not do it. Let it be your outlet. Let it the thing you go to or do when you’re feeling overwhelmed because in the long run, it will keep you happy, confident and sane!

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