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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Dunks for Darfur midnight madness b-ball tourney
Western’s chapter of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur is hosting Dunks for Darfur, a midnight three-on-three basketball tournament raising money and awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan.

The event takes place Friday, March 23 from 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Anyone can participate. Games will be played in the University Community Centre gym.

Registration booths will be set up in the UCC atrium from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and March 20 and 21. The cost per team is $25 and teams can have up to five players. All proceeds go towards advocacy and humanitarian aid for Darfur.

Free refreshments and prizes for the winning team will be provided. Courtside information about the Darfur crisis will also be available.

For more information about Dunks for Darfur, e-mail
"Claire Neary

Rio beach party tonight at The London Taphouse
Tonight at The London Taphouse, two Western students host a Rio beach party fundraiser for Team Diabetes, an event organized by the Canadian Diabetes Association.

LeeAnne Dyck and Brian Groot will run a marathon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June to raise money and awareness for the CDA.

“Dressing up for the beach theme is encouraged,” Groot said. “We’ll have beach balls and leis and stuff.”

Tickets are $8 at the door and proceeds go to Team Diabetes.

For more information e-mail Groot at
"Claire Neary

USC awards gala tonight
Tonight at 5 p.m. Western will recognize students and faculty who have made important contributions to the university.

The University Students’ Council alumni student and teaching awards gala takes place in Conron Hall, Room 263 in University College.

All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Eight students and four professors will be recognized. A reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. will follow.
"Claire Neary

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