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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.

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