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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Pimp my cocktail hour
Tonight, the Redtail Golf Course will host a fundraising event for 150 people in support of the Brescia University College Foundation. The event is the first of its kind for Brescia.

‘Cocktails at Redtail’ is the brainchild of Brescia Foundation board member Jan Goodwin, who organized the fundraiser for the Berl Ivey Library located on Brescia’s campus.

The event is sponsored by David and Erin Nash and features entertainment by Michael Burgess.

Tickets are $1000 per couple and each ticket includes take-home gift bags with more than $600 worth of luxury items donated by major sponsors.

The event also features more than 50 door prizes submitted by the attendees. Prizes include 10 Blackberry Pearls, Movado watches, an NHL jersey signed by Saku Koivu and much more.

For additional information, contact Suzanne McDonald Aziz, Executive Director, Brescia University College Foundation at 519-432-8353 ext. 28298

Hansen wheels into London
The 5th Annual Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion Event comes to London this Sunday, June 10th - celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rick’s historic Man In Motion world tour that continues to inspire hope for spinal cord research and a fully inclusive society.

Since its inception in 2003, Wheels In Motion has raised $5.6 million to support over 500 Quality of Life projects in communities across Canada and help launch the Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry in acute care and rehabilitation centres across the country.

Event registration kicks off at 9 a.m. at the ASU London Wolseley Barracks, 701 Oxford Street East, and opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. sharp. For more information, please visit www.rickhansen.com or call 519-685-4000 ext 42940

Schulich students live out Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
From June 4 to 9, 139 first-year Schulich medical students will be placed in 33 rural communities across southwestern Ontario as part of the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network (SWOMEN) Discovery Week.

SWOMEN offers students the opportunity to interact directly with patients and physicians and compare medicine in small and mid-sized communities in southwestern Ontario with medicine in the London Academic Health Sciences Centre.

“The program allows students to become much more familiar with rural community hospitals since most students come from various communities like these,” Janice Fletcher, executive assistant of the Chatham-Kent Alliance, said.

Students rotate through rural emergency departments, family doctors’ offices, specialists’ clinics and community service organizations.

“We know these first clinical experiences have a lasting impact.” Dr. Tom Lacroix, assistant dean of SWOMEN/Rural-Regional, said.
" Michael Gregoris

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