Volume 92, Issue 89
Wednesday, March 18, 1999
Western's ethnic diversity will be on display next week with the University Students' Council's Cultural Caravan.
The celebrations kick off Monday with the opening ceremonies at 11 a.m.. Featured will be a performance from the First Nations, the singing of "O Canada," a presentation by Hawaiian dancers and free cake, said Christina Ferreira, a coordinator of the event and USC international students' commissioner.
Highlighting the ceremonies will be guest speaker Robert Bringhurst, the current writer-in-residence, who has spent time within the native community and is particularly well voiced in the area of native art.
"We just thought it would be interesting to have someone who has gone outside of their culture to come and share their experiences," Ferreira said.
At 3:30 p.m. organizers will present The Sweet Hereafter in the McKellar Room. Although the film is free, any donations will be given to the Save the Children Charity.
Students at the Ivey School of Business are putting their heads together to help raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
The Multiple Sclerosis Investment Challenge is a fund-raiser initiated and coordinated by first-year honours business administration student Jodi Kovitz.
"I'm organizing this event in order to raise awareness about a rapidly increasing disease that is affecting more and more Canadians every day," Kovitz said.
She added she hopes the challenge will raise a minimum of $1,000 to be donated directly toward the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
The project, which is being run with the help of HBA students, will also provide students with an incentive to practice business skills while making investment decisions, Kovitz said.
She added the project was fueled by her mother's battle with multiple sclerosis. "I have a personal interest in working toward finding a cure and educating people."
The challenge begins March 15 and runs until April 15.
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