Volume 92, Issue 5

Friday, June 12, 1998

hakuna matata



Grad ceremonies this week

Western's 270th convocation began on Tuesday with the first of seven ceremonies in Alumni Hall.

Graduates from various faculties, as well as those earning honorary degrees, are being honoured for their hard work and dedication throughout the week.

The last of the ceremonies will take place today at 10 a.m. also in Alumni Hall.

Pedaling for a cure

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is preparing for their annual bike tour which will start in Grand Bend Aug. 8.

The weekend-long event will cost participants $50 and requires a minimum pledge of $250, said Michelle Deslandes, coordinator of the MS southwestern Ontario fundraising office.

The registration fee will cover the overnight cost for the tour's midway rest and relaxation stop at Western's Saugeen Maitland Hall, where cyclists will be greeted with food, accommodations and a massage.

"We welcome all ages and all the pledges collected will go toward finding a cure for multiple sclerosis," Deslandes said.

Basketball business

Participants and volunteers are needed for this year's United Way Business Challenge three-on-three basketball tournament.

Teams from local businesses and organizations will compete with each other for the winning title on Friday, June 19 and a public streetball event will be open to any participants on both Saturday and Sunday, said Sherry Saunders, a volunteer coordinator for the event.

The cost for each five-member team is $100 or $25 per person. All of the proceeds collected from this weekend-long event, which will take place at Victoria Park, will be donated to the United Way, Saunders added.

–Sabrina Carinci

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