Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute Inc.

Student Institute Aug. 12–17 | Teacher Development Aug. 11–19, 2018 | Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Extracurricular Activities

Barn Dance
Kick up your heels and start the SOSI week in style. The ever popular Relative Harmony leads a good ol’ barn dance, conveniently held right on campus!
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with Lynne Blake-Dickson (ON)

Participants age 12 and under may spend a quiet hour any day (Monday–Friday) making crafts. This activity is not a substitute for day care or baby-sitting (a parent or responsible child 12 or over must stay with participants). A nominal fee will be charged.

Free Concerts
If you want to hear great music, SOSI offers many free concerts, including our outstanding Faculty Concert, Tutti, Sonatina Jamboree, Senior Concert, Operetta performance, Fiddling, and Improvisation concerts PLUS… End-of-the-week Recitals by our Young Artists, and Piano, Percussion, String and Orchestra Finales.

Shopping at SOSI
The Sound Post (Toronto) will be on campus with a variety of music supplies including string Suzuki recordings and books, chamber music, sheet music, and miscellaneous items. They will also have a selection of quality string instruments and bows for sale, as well as strings and some supplies. Minor repairs can also be done.

Violas will be available to rent for the week at a nominal charge for violinists who take the Viola for Violinists optional class. If you would like to pre-order music or other materials visit The Sound Post's website:
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Sports, Exercise & Swimming
The WLU gym, exercise room and tennis courts are available for a nominal charge. Details upon request.

Swimming is available on campus at the WLU Pool. Swimming is also available at the Waterloo Swimplex, 101 Father David Blvd, for a nominal charge.

The nearby Waterloo Park also has a water park, with a nearby petting zoo and beautifully treed park.

During off hours throughout the week, there are organized soccer games (including coach) held on campus. Bring your shin-guards, soccer cleats, or running shoes.

At the end of the week, there is the usual free Pool Party! This year it will be on campus.

Stage Set Design
Students (age 12 and over) and parents can participate in the designing of sets for the operetta (Sunday–Wednesday). If you like painting and creating big things, this is the ticket! And it is absolutely free!