Volume 94, Issue 55
Wednesday, December 6, 2000
Wondering how to put your organizational talents to use?
This summer, the London area will play host to the 2001 Summer Games and event organizers are currently looking for volunteers. Diana Marquez, co-ordinator of Volunteer Services for the Games said she is expecting somewhere between 8,500 and 9,000 volunteers in total. "[Volunteers] are the heart of the games," she said.
Marquez said there are 35-36 volunteer oppurtunites within the games, including anything from directing parking to managing venues and she noted that more bilingual volunteers are needed.
Anyone interested in offering their services can fill out an application form at any Shoppers Drugmart or YMCA/YWCA in the London area, as well as on-line at www.2001canadagames.com.
The United Way of London and Middlesex needs a little help.
As of Nov. 30, the final day of the campaign, which aimed to raise $5 million, campaign chair Don Pearson said they were about $40,000 to $50,000 short of their goal.
Pearson said while approximately $2 of every $3 raised comes from workplace campaigns, the United Way relies on individuals in the London community for a third of its funding. "We want people in the community to know that this is a time of year to give, and to really make a difference in someone's life."
Students wishing to help the campaign meet its goal can make donations on-line at www.uwlondon.on.ca, or by telephone at 438-1721.
Don't throw your trash in my backyard.
University College hill was littered with even more garbage yesterday afternoon, however the added trash was part of a group activist movement against the amount of garbage found on campus, said third-year psychology student Lauren Prince.
Prince said the group set up the exhibit and it featured various strings of garbage with a sign that said 'Your Trash' in the middle. Prince said they collected the garbage from around campus.
"We put on this display to help try and raise awareness that there is a lot of trash on campus. Students should think about recycling or do their part to throw-out something," she said.
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