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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Get on board by getting your boating license Friday
In preparation for the summer boating season, the Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada are holding a safe boating instructional course and license examination Friday.

The course runs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Ivey, Room 3B02. It’s followed by an hour-long exam. Students can choose to only write the exam. No pre-registration is required.

Operators born after 1983 require boating licenses for Sea-Doos and Jet-Skis and for any operators of craft less than four metres long.

Unlicensed operation results in the suspension or termination of all the user’s driver’s licenses

Questions can be directed to
"Jennifer Davidson

Leave the Pack Behind wrap-up party
Leave the Pack Behind, a smoking awareness program run by Student Health Services volunteers, hosts its wrap-up party commemorating program participants’ success tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the SHS resource room.

The party honours participants’ success in four contests: Quit for Good, Keep the Count, Party Without the Pack and Don’t Start and Win.

The grand prize is a $1,000 tuition waiver donated by Western President and Vice-Chancellor Paul Davenport’s office. It will be awarded to a participant who has quit smoking for the period of the contest.

For more information about the event or Leave the Pack Behind, visit
"Cigdem Iltan

‘Hypest Event of the Year’ Saturday
The Urban Culture Show: the “Hypest Event of the Year,” takes place this Saturday at The Wave.

The 19-plus show includes hip-hop dancing, “turntablism,” beat-boxing, grafitti art, scratching, emceeing and special guests Vebliss, Dy Allow and B.A.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Anyone who arrives before 10 p.m. receives a free mix CD.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $12 at the door before 10 p.m. and $15 after. Proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders.

Tickets are available in the University Community Centre today until Friday between 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. They can also be purchased from Miranda Berney at 519-630-6191 or
"Jennifer Davidson

Raise money for AIDs by dining and dancing
Raise money for AIDS research by attending Music in London April 5.

The event takes place at The Alex P. Keaton. Dinner tickets are $20 for a three-course meal. A 19-plus after party will follow.

Proceeds go to the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.

A raffle runs throughout the night with gift-certificates and merchandise from London sponsors like Under the Volcano and Double Down clothing.

To purchase tickets, contact Patrick Raatz at 519-709-7281 or e-mail

For more information, visit
"Jennifer Davidson

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