Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 29/3/2011 (2280 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Party all you wanna, but just don't drink and dike: this weekend, University of Manitoba leadership students are throwing a bash to help Manitobans impacted by looming spring flooding.
The fundraising social will bring the house down this Friday at nightclub Rock Bar on Pembina Highway. Tickets are $5, and proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross' flood relief fund. The students have launched a website, with more information about the event and other initiatives.
The fundraiser grew out of a Learning to Lead class project by more than 50 U of M students, who have also been doing outreach in university classes to raise awareness about how Manitobans can help flood-affected families.
The students chose this project after hearing early flood forecasts which predicted this year's flood levels may reach those of 1997's "Flood of the Century".
"This started as a requirement for our class but it has become something much, much bigger," said student Jennifer Burnell. "Manitobans are about community and what better way to come together as a community than a social?"