Erika Koehn and Victoria MahonStudents Erika Koehn and Victoria Mahon take the full measure of the eight-metre tall Christmas tree in the CAW Student Centre on Thursday.

Student Centre enters into the spirit of the season

Erika Koehn knows what she likes, and it’s the big Christmas tree adorning the Commons area in the CAW Student Centre.

“I love it,” said the third-year social work student of the eight-metre tree. “It spreads cheer at a stressful time of year, what with exams and assignments.”

The arboreal accent went up Wednesday and was decorated Thursday. It marks the beginning of a series of activities in the student centre to welcome the holidays, says Sandra Riccio-Muglia, director of programming.

A pop-up art shop will invite students to paint by numbers on Monday, December 4, and Santa will be on hand Tuesday for breakfast, a photo session, and some easy holiday baking. Events will begin both days at 10:30 a.m.