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October 26, 2000 Centraide campaign closes in on goal



Now, that’s more like it. Concordia’s Centraide campaign may actually reach the $56,000 goal by the time it winds up later this month.

So far, about $54,000 has been raised in pledges, mainly through payroll deductions. The number of donors so far is 245. Last year, only 221 pledges were received for the whole campaign at the university.

Around Concordia, volunteers have been organizing events to raise awareness and loose change for Centraide.

There was a pizza lunch in IITS that brought in $200, two squeegee days at campus parking lots that brought in $375 downtown and $218 at Loyola.

Thanks to the organizational skills and inspiration of Commerce and Administration Associate Dean Danielle Morin, a sale of baking and crafts in the Faculty brought in a whopping $744. Volunteers passed the hat at Stingers football games, netting $535 so far. Yesterday the students in Engineering and Computer Science tried to make a loony line that beat McGill’s.

There’s more to come. Concordia Bookstores plan to contribute some of the proceeds from a two-day book sale to Centraide. The sale is scheduled for November 16 and 17.

Ann M. Bennett has done an extraordinary job of bringing in prizes for a draw for Centraide donors. At the Rector’s Reception on Friday, the name was drawn for the winner of the grand prize, air fare for two to Florida.

As a token of appreciation, all donors have been sent two tickets to Stingers basketball and hockey game on Saturday, November 11, courtesy of Athletics and Recreation Director Harry Zarins.

Winners of draws for donors to Centraide

Congratulations to Bob Roy, who won the big prize: return airfare for two to Florida, courtesy of Voyages Foreman Ideal.

Friday, October 27:
• Marcus Lawrence (Chemistry and Biochemistry) won a dinner for two at Restaurant Paesano.
• Freda Otchere (Library) won a Concordia sweatshirt.
• Garry Boyd (Education), Mia Massicotte (Library) and Matina Skalkogiannis (Geography) won compact travel gift sets.
• Sabah Alkass (Building/Civil/Environment Engineering) won a coffee/Bell Quick Change calling card gift pack.
• Heather Oswald Edward (Counselling and Development) won a $50 gift certificate from The Bay.
• Ollivier Dyens (Études françaises) won a leather briefcase valued at $60.
• Dorothy Cameron (Library) won a Sony audio stand, valued at $150.

Friday, November 3

• Lina Lipscombe (Bookstores) won a Nortel Meridian telephone, valued at $300.
• Patricia Hélène Winston won two Montreal Canadiens hockey tickets.
• Karen Fada (Psychology), Jane Stewart (Psychology), Jolanta Manowska (Office of Registrar), Margaret Ferley (Library) and Bill Curran (Library) all won leather briefcases, valued at $60 each.
• Priscilla David (Counselling/Development) won a Concordia zippered sweater.
• Monir Wahhab (Commerce) and Annabeth Doyle (Psychology) won coffee/calling card gift packs, valued at $45, from Bell.
• Gary Katch (IITS) and Luc Metras (IITS) won compact travel gift sets, valued at $40.