Volume 93, Issue 21
Tuesday, October 5, 1999
Body art, balance competitions and a Timbit eating contest were just some of the events at yesterday's United Way faculty kickoff.
"The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of the United Way on campus," said Lindsay Mattick, the University Students' Council's commissioner for the United Way.
The United Way's goal with the faculty campaign is to raise $15,000, $3,000 was collected this past weekend for the undergraduate campaign, Mattick said.
Donations can still be made at all food services cashiers on campus and tickets for an upcoming raffle will be sold in the University Community Centre and in residences throughout October.
Yesterday kicked off a hot fire prevention week at Western.
The annual event, which is organized by Western's Occupational Health and Safety Board is performing fire drills all week to make sure students know they have to get out of the building. "You can't die in a building fire, if you're not in the building," said Mark Vansteenkiste, fire prevention officer.
He added there will be a fire truck on Oxford Drive tomorrow and a booth in University Community Centre in case students have questions about fire issues on campus or in the city.
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