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Western for Ooch

About Us:
Western for Ooch is a student-run club affiliated with Camp Oochigeas, a camp for children with cancer. We strive to bring individuals from all different backgrounds, camp and non-camp alike, together to create a community on campus with the common goal of having fun and promoting camp spirit. Through exciting and interactive camp-themed programming like camp crafts, sing-alongs, photo booths, and more, we aim to raise funds and awareness for Camp Oochigeas while helping to put the camp in campus! Help us make the spirit of summer last all year 🙂 Check out our socials at linktr.ee/wfo and learn more about Camp Oochigeas: www.ooch.org/

More Information:
https://linktr.ee/wfo

https://www.instagram.com/westernforooch/
https://facebook.com/WesternforOoch/

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Right to Play

About us:
Right To Play is harnessing one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in every child’s life, the power of play. Our programs protect, educate, and empower children to heal from the harsh realities of war and abuse, to change their behavior and protect themselves and overcome the challenge of disease, attend school, participate in team sports and create a better future for themselves.

More Information:
https://www.righttoplay.ca/en-ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rtpwestern
Instagram: @rtpwestern

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World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Western

About us:
A World University Service of Canada (WUSC) Local Committee is a campus-based group of students, faculty and staff who share our belief in the power of education to change the world. They want to promote global understanding and cooperation and increase understanding of international development issues on campus and in the community.As a Western Local Committee member, you join with others to create change on our campus and community by:1. Promoting and participating in unique overseas learning opportunities in developing countries, such as Shine a Light, etc.2. Sponsoring student refugees to pursue their studies on Canadian campuses3. Educating and advocating for social change through activities and events that reach tens of thousands of young people every year.Does this sound like something you’d like to become involved in? Then come join WUSC!

More Information:
https://wusc.ca/
https://www.facebook.com/WuscWestern
https://www.instagram.com/wuscwestern/

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UNICEF Western

About us:
UNICEF Western is UNICEF Canada’s chapter at Western University, and we are one of the largest and most involved humanitarian organizations on campus. During the 2020-2021 school year, we offered our ~350 members members opportunities for involvement through fundraising, community volunteering, outreach, and advocacy. If you are interested in learning more, please attend our virtual booth during clubs week!

VIRTUAL ZOOM BOOTH HOURS: 12 PM to 5 PM EST Mon-Fri, Sep 27-October 1

 

More Information:
unicefwestern.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unicefwestern
Instagram: @unicefwestern

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Friends of MSF UWO

About us:
Friends of MSF UWO is a student association at Western University affiliated with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, translated into English as Doctors Without Borders) Canada. Médecins Sans Frontières is an international non-profit organization that provides overseas medical aid in areas affected by global conflict, epidemics, or disasters. Their medical teams provide services such as vaccinations, maternal and child care, and critical surgeries. MSF also advocates for affordable medicines for those without access. We are a diverse organization of students from all disciplines of undergraduate and graduate levels who are dedicated to supporting MSF operations through global health awareness initiatives, fundraising, and community collaboration, both within Western’s campus and in the London community. We are Friends of MSF UWO, a student-run organization at Western University dedicated to:Raising awareness for MSF and humanitarian issuesRaising funds for MSFAnd having fun!Our club is committed to diversity, as we believe that diverse interests and passions enhance the club environment and more accurately articulate MSF’s global involvement (that of executives, administrators, financiers, organizers, nurses, lab technicians, social activists, doctors, dentists, etc).As the USC club of the year, two consecutive years in a row, we are proud representors of MSF’s UWO Western Chapter! This year, we will be organizing incredible events for the Western community and our members and we would love to see you get involved!

Please find ways to get involved this year through this link: https://forms.gle/YHygwHwpyaaUJ7287

More Information:

https://www.facebook.com/WesternMSF
https://www.instagram.com/western_fomsf/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Asian Christian Fellowship

About us:
We are a club that exists to bring glory to God in all that we do, whether it be through retreats, guest speakers, worship, bible studies or games nights. Our goal is to build Christ-centered relationships with one another and grow together in our understanding of Christ through our various ministries. We meet every Friday night online at 7pm, or in B&GS room 0153 so feel free to come join us whenever you can; everyone is welcome!

More Information:
https://westernacf.wordpress.com
Instagram: @westernacf
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uwoacf/
Email: westernacf@gmail.com

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Cancer Awareness Society

About us:
Cancer impacts everyone around us; whether it might be a personal battle, a family member’s story, or a friend’s experience, nobody is immune. Heading into our 15th year, the UWO Cancer Awareness Society is club with 100+ members who are passionately engaged in the fight against cancer. We are focused on bringing attention to the realities of cancer by deepening the understanding of our peers at Western through awareness campaigns and fundraising initiatives. Some of our signature events include â”On Wednesdays We Wear Pink”, Movember, our Cancer Research & Care Symposium and annual Bar Night for Boobies fundraiser. Our proceeds go towards supporting the Canadian Cancer Society at the end of each year. CAS is currently working on potentially establishing volunteer opportunities for our members in future years! We believe in the importance of spreading information surrounding cancer prevention and early detection and hope to continue sharing stories of survivors with our Western community. Although we are facing a pandemic this year, we hope to find new and creative ways to promote our message while fighting against COVID-19. If you are interested in learning more about CAS, visit our instagram for more information: @westerncas

Want to become an executive member? Apply HERE: https://uwo.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8d1oH6yakvOVPQW

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/WesternCAS/
https://www.instagram.com/WesternCAS/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

The Purple Spur Society

About us:

The spirit of Western since 1942. The longest-standing social club at Western is looking for new members to continue the legacy this year. First and foremost, The Purple Spur Society provides a community for all members with the goal of enhancing their university experience in a meaningful way. We use our vast outreach and strength in numbers to make significant contributions to hand-picked charities every year, raising $10,000 for True North Aid last year alone. This year, we have chosen to support Urban Haven Project, a local London charity that aims to support those most in need in our community. You can read more about them in our brochure, or on their website at https://urbanhavenproject.org/.

As a Spur member, you receive a free t-shirt and a small sticker to attach to your student card, ID, or phone case that gives you the following:

  • 10% off food at Toboggan Brewing Company, Joe Kool’s, and Fellini’s from Sunday-Thursday
  • 15% off at Campus Hi-Fi Monday-Friday
  • 15% off all food items at Winks Eatery
  • 10% off at Dos Tacos
  • Free combo upgrade at Burger Burger
  • Free drink & dip at King Richie’s
  • Perks with Ceeps, Lost Love, and Delilah’s coming soon!
  • Two-for-one tickets to all Spur events (usually $5.00 per ticket)

We also have a special deal for anyone who signs up during Club’s week:

  • 25% off coupon for Filthy Rebena Vintage clothing store valid during Club’s week only (September 27th to October 2nd)

We plan and execute various social events throughout the year where our members can meet new friends, forget about the stresses of school, and all the while contribute to an important cause. These events include:

  • Welcome Back Western Event at Ceeps
  • Bowling night at Palasad
  • Halloween bar event
  • “Stache Bash” semi-formal at the end of November celebrating our fundraising efforts for the Movember Foundation (moustaches encouraged)
  • “Western Goes Western” country-themed bar event
    – Fashion Show Launch Party
  • Spur Fashion Show

**All proceeds we collect from membership fees and event ticketing (after expenses) are donated to Urban Haven Project.

The largest event of the year is our annual Spur Fashion Show in March. We have a dedicated Fashion Show Executive team that works through the whole year on bringing this event to life in the most exciting way. If you are interested in fashion, dancing, photography, videography, or event planning please reach out to us and see how you can help! We’d love to have you on our team. 

More Information:
https://www.facebook.com/thepurplespursociety
https://www.instagram.com/purplespur_uwo/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Heart & Stroke Western

About us:
Heart & Stroke Western is a campus organization that represents Heart & Stroke throughout the Western community. We organize large scale events and fundraising initiatives toraise money and donate to Heart & Stroke. Additionally, we run campaigns that focus on spreading awareness about heart disease and stroke, specifically relevant to the studentbody.

More Information:

https://www.instagram.com/heartandstrokeuwo/
https://www.facebook.com/HeartAndStrokeUWO
https://www.linkedin.com/company/heartandstrokeuwo/

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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

London Bridges

About us:
London Bridges is a community service club at Western. Our goal is to connect the Western student body to the greater London community by giving students the opportunity to volunteer and fundraise for local charitable organizations in need of greater support. London Bridges is not only committed to raising awareness, but also to actively respond to the issues that affect London residents. We understand that our members come from a variety of backgrounds and have different interests. So, we work with a variety of charitable organizations and give our members the opportunity to choose the organization that best suits their interests and schedules. Our main goal is to give our members the perfect environment to do meaningful work – volunteer and fundraise for organizations in need of support so that they can make a positive difference in the London community.

More Information:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/LondonBridgeUWO/