Community Papers

Pub fundraisers aid Africa trip

Vancouver Island University students, faculty and alumni planning a summer trip to West Africa are receiving some fundraising help from the Cambie Pub.

The 2012 Ghana Research and Study Tour – focusing on the development of sustainable community-based tourism in Northern Ghana – is a two-month program that has VIU representatives living and working directly in Ghanaian communities.

The trip is an unpaid internship, and the Cambie is hosting a pair of fundraisers to help with costs.

Musical groups Braeden Marshal and Knuf Funk highlight the first event March 22, with a trip back to the 1980s.

The night also features competitive game tournaments, costume contests, door prizes and Carnival-type antics.

The April 5 fundraiser is a toga night with a costume contest, rock/paper/scissor competition and trivia games with prizes on the menu.

For information, please call 250-754-5323.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Prince Rupert students, residents learn about LNG at public seminars
 
Victims of Montreal Massacre honoured at vigil held in Prince Rupert
 
JS McMillan manager confident reduction plant will remain in Prince Rupert
Film sets sights on mussels
 
Robots battle it out for supremacy: Combatants came from around the West Kootenay
 
Missing boy located
Province waiting for Boonstock payment
 
McKortoff first female mayor in Osoyoos
 
OC Aboriginal students want more cultural events