Volume 92, Issue 92
Tuesday, March 23, 1999
Western's Jewish Students' Union began the third annual Holocaust vigil yesterday on the Concrete Beach.
"We do it straight for 24 hours it's the least we can do," said Jeff Clayman, JSU president.
Clayman said the ceremony will continue until approximately 2:30 p.m. today and volunteers are welcome at any time to read out a portion of the list of those who died in the Holocaust.
Diversity is the theme for an art and fashion show being put on by the Western Retail Business Club tomorrow night at the Wave.
Nabil Meralli, president of the WRBC, said the show promises to be a feast for the eyes. "It's an amazing event that truly exemplifies the spirit of diversity within Western's community," he said.
Meralli said by showcasing a variety of art, including fashion, murals and paintings, the show's theme of diversity was only fitting.
Tickets cost $8 in advance or $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to the Save the Children Fund.
Movie buffs might want to get their seats early in preparation for an evening of grassroots cinema, as Western's film community is set to take to the silver screen.
Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, the Western Film Festival will take place at the McKellar Room in the University Community Centre.
Three categories of film, including documentary, experimental and narrative will be shown, with a party to follow at The Spoke.
"There are some really good films this year," said Lynette Gryseels, a member of the Film Festival committee, who added all the films are made by students and will be judged by faculty from the film and visual arts departments.
Admission to see all the films is $3 and door prizes will be awarded, Gryseels said.
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