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Community Volunteering/Philanthropy

Western for Ooch

About Us: 

Western for Ooch supports Campfire Circle, a nonprofit camp that supports children and families affected by childhood cancer. Our club raises awareness and funds for Campfire Circle through fun events that bring our tight-knit club community together. We also aim to bring the spirit of camp to Western’s campus!

 

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

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

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The Duke of Edinburgh Club

About Us:

The Western Duke of Edinburgh’s Club was created to give UWO students an avenue to begin and complete their involvement with the Internationally recognized Duke of Edinburgh Award. The club facilitates and encourages students to grow their interests through individually oriented skill development, community service, physical fitness and expeditions/explorations. Within the purpose of the club is to form a social environment that brings together students with similar interests, creating an atmosphere of encouragement, experience sharing, and dedication. The club will facilitate networking between our club members and other local, national, and international organizations. The award is achieved by students making a bimonthly commitment to take part in physical recreation, community volunteering, and personal skill development of their choice. The award is internationally recognized for developing individuals who are dedicated, interesting, and active within their communities. It leaves requirements open-ended for students to decide their activities based upon their interests, and it also allows students to complete the award at their own pace. The Western Duke of Edinburgh’s Club is meant for UWO students to become involved, build a strong campus community, and to develop their own personal interests through this unique opportunity.

 

More Information:
https://aotcbetasite.co/duke1

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Right to Play

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Looking to join the largest and best charity club on campus? Use this link to join Right to Play Western and support children facing adversity in 20 countries across the world! https://www.westernusc.store There are various leadership and volunteer opportunities, club socials, sports tournaments, and other fundraising events to get involved in! Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Tentative Calendar for First Semester: – Spikeball Tournament (Sept 17th) – Golf Tourney (early oct) – Bar night – Walkathon – Yoga (exam season) MEMBERS GET DISCOUNTS FOR ALL EVENTS!! (All locations and times will be announced closer to) Stay Connected: Email: righttoplay.club@westernusc.ca IG: RTPWestern FB: https://www.facebook.com/rtpwestern/

 

More Information:
Website: 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: 

WUSC Western is a Local Committee of the World University Service of Canada that is a campus-based group of students, faculty, and staff who share our belief in the power of education to change the world. Together, we strive to improve education, economic, and empowerment opportunities for young people, especially girls and refugees. We also aim to increase the understanding of international development issues on campus and within the community. As a WUSC Western Local Committee member, you will have the opportunity to join with others to create change on our campus and community by: 1. Educating, advocating, and fundraising for social change through club events and activities 2. Sponsoring and collaborating with students who previously had refugee status to pursue their studies on Canadian campuses 3. Promoting and participating in conferences and unique learning opportunities, such as the Annual International Forum and more

 

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

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UNICEF Western

About us:

UNICEF at Western is an official branch of UNICEF Canada, the world’s farthest-reaching humanitarian organization for children. Our mission is to educate students on current global issues, and to mobilize and empower students to invest in the positive transformation of every child’s future. From Events and Communications to Outreach and Education, there is a committee for you! Stay tuned for many events and initiatives for this year – like our upcoming Gala, FAST24 Fundraiser, Socials, and Hunger Free October!

More Information:
Website: 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 (The University of Western Ontario) affiliated with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF, translated into English as Doctors Without Borders) Canada. 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. 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 representatives of MSF’s UWO Western Chapter! We aim to further MSF’s UWO Chapter by reaching a wider student basis with our Western’s Got Talent Show and Western University Research and Health Conference! Join the movement as we help MSF conquer the world’s issues, one fundraising/awareness event at a time! MSF Liason: Carolyn Beukeboom

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

 

More Information:

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

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Asian Christian Fellowship

About us: 

Western Asian Christian Fellowship (ACF) is a student community focused on exploring the Christian faith together through Bible studies, praise and prayer, and small group settings. We aim to love unconditionally as Christ first loved us by supporting and encouraging each other in our daily lives, and sharing the good news of Christ with others. Regardless of spiritual background, all are welcome to join us on Fridays at 7pm in BGS 0153 for our weekly meetings. See you there:)

 

More Information: 
W: https://westernacf.wordpress.com
I: @westernacf
F: https://www.facebook.com/uwoacf/
E: westernacf@gmail.com

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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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Trek for Teens Western

About us:

Trek for Teens Western envisions a campus that is educated and aware of youth homelessness and will unite together to combat this problem. Through a wide variety of fun events and campaigns, we strive to destigmatize, encourage conversation on, and contribute to solving the issue of youth homelessness in London, Ontario. It is our intent to provide a means for everyone to enjoy making a difference through their own talents and skills.

 

More Information:
https://www.trekforteens.com/
https://www.facebook.com/trekforteenslondon/
https://www.instagram.com/trekforteenslondon/

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Heart & Stroke Western

About us:

The Heart and Stroke Club is an organization that brings the values, beliefs and guidance of the Heart and Stroke Foundation into University life. Working alongside the London Branch of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the club is designed to raise awareness for various cardiovascular threats, promote/provide a healthier lifestyle and to fundraise actively to help facilitate the research being conducted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The club achieves its mandate through several events, some directly organized by the foundation and others unique to the club. The Heart and Stroke club has many volunteer and leadership opportunities to offer.

 

More Information:

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