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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Epic Pull RV

Jonas Hrebeniuk

WE'RE PULLIN' FOR YA. "Epic Pull," a charity event in which engineers pull an RV across a parking lot to raise money for cystic fibrosis, is being held on Concrete Beach this week.

Black History Month reading
The Centre for American Studies and the Black Student Association are hosting acclaimed author Lawrence Hill at Western today.

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Hill will read from his newest book, The Book of Negroes, in Room 35 of the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Science Building.

All students are welcome to attend.
"Dave Ward

Soph Info Team applications
Applications are available to apply for the Soph Info Team for next September.

“This is for anyone who wants to represent these services to the students,” said Sarah Delorme, Info Team head soph. “It will consist of typical soph duties like being present during O-Week and distributing information.”

Applications can be completed online and are due by March 6 at 4 p.m. Visit and click the soph application link.

The Info Team represents groups like Foot Patrol, the University Students’ Council, PrideWestern, Student Development Services, the Centre for New Students, Student Health Services, Campus Recreation, the Women’s Issues Network and EnviroWestern.

Direct any questions to
"Jennifer Davidson

Charity Expo
Western students looking to involve themselves in London’s local charities and non-profit organizations should attend the Third Annual Nonprofit & Charity Expo this March.

Held at the Central Library in the Galleria Mall, the expo runs March 5 to 7 and will feature a variety of presentations from London-based charities and non-profit organizations.

These organizations are responsible for many of the social programs that assist the less fortunate in the London area, including breakfast programs, after-school programs and health-care support.

Admission is free and up to two hours of free validated parking at Galleria London is available.
"Mike Hayes

Pulling a cool stunt for charity
Haven’t heard of “epic pull” yet? You can learn everything you need to know about the brand new cystic fibrosis fundraising initiative every day on Concrete Beach this week as students will be spreading information about their project and sharing free hot chocolate.

Every year, Western runs one of the largest Shinerama fundraising campaigns in Canada. A large portion of funds is raised from various “pulls,” in which a group of engineers pulls an RV across a parking lot to raise money.

This year, a group of students involved in the campaign took their fundraiser across the country, where they will run pulls in 25 cities from coast to coast.

This week students can visit Concrete Beach to donate, learn more about the project and purchase $10 tickets to an epic stag ‘n’ doe style party on March 8.

For more information, contact media relations co-ordinator Alex McKenna at
"Claire Neary

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