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How often do you get the chance to dance, drink, be merry and give to charity? Unless you're Robin Hood, the answer is once a year.
Tickets for the 2002 Charity Ball go on sale Jan. 14 for $35 and will be sold in the University Community Centre atrium at the University Students' Council Front, said Jenni Denniston, a member of the USC's Charity Ball committee.
The theme for the 2002 ball will be "Paris at Night" and will take place Feb. 2 at the London Convention Centre, she said. "It will be a cross between Moulin Rouge and the typical Paris scene. We're going all out on decorations this year."
The evening will also feature appetizers and a charity casino, she said.
Proceeds from this year's event will go the Canadian Diabetes Association, as well as Jesse's Journey, a charitable organization that raises money for genetic research and related diseases, she added.
Denniston said it is important for students to purchase their tickets early in the week because the event tends to sell out quickly each year.
Exploring relationships through art
Creative expressions displayed in an upcoming Western art exhibit will explore the limits of technology on human social relationships.
The work of contemporary Canadian artists such as Clark McDougall, Thelma Rosner and Joseph Hubbard will be on display in Western's McIntosh Gallery from Jan. 10 to Feb. 24, said Catherine Elliot Shaw, the exhibit's curator.
Art will be intertwined with contemporary videos in order to explore the themes of human separation and disconnection caused by the increasing presence of technology in our society, Shaw said.
There will also be a public walking tour of the exhibitions on Jan. 17 at 12:15 p.m., she added.
"It is an illusion that technology brings us closer together," Shaw explained. "Instead, it makes us more impersonal with each other."
Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Sunday, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The McIntosh Gallery is located north of the Stevenson-Lawson building.