Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.7

December 4, 2003


It's hair-raising: More than $2,000 earned for Centraide

Photo of  Sylvia Arkin and Ian Reimer

Ian Reimer, CSU VP Internal, gets a close shave from Sylvia Arkin for Centraide. The fundraiser, held Nov. 26 in the McConnell atrium, raised more than $800.
Photo by Andrew Dobrowolskyj

Hairdressers offered to ply their trade for Centraide in the McConnell atrium on Nov. 26, and they found about 100 courageous volunteers to work on.

Veronika Lesiuk (eConcordia) had her head shaved, as did Ian Reimer, of the ECA students’ association and Brent Wattie (Copy Centre).

Laurel Leduc (Residence) and Sandra Cochrane (Journalism) agreed to brushcuts, and Normand Lanthier (Environmental Health and Safety) said farewell to the moustache he had had since he was a teenager.

The generous barbers were Sylvia Arkin, Shahrzad and Galit Pintersk of the Salon Guy Metro Coiffure Unisexe, and Vincent Guzzo, owner of the Salon Vincent Haute Coiffure, who happens to be a Concordia graduate in music.

More than $2,000 was raised through this hair-raising experience, and the barbers have already agreed to do it all over again next year.

Another benefit took place last weekend, when end-of-term performances by Jeri Brown’s jazz vocal students at the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall raised donations from the audience.

In the administration offices of Bishop Court, raffle tickets are being sold for a 27-inch television, and a DVD player, both donated by Rector's Cabinet, a home theatre system, donated by the Concordia Building Fund, an IBM Think Pad, donated by the Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations & Secretary-General, and a $200 travel voucher toward a week’s vacation, donated by Norko Travel.

Tickets are $5 for one ticket or $20 for five tickets, and the draw is on Thursday, Dec. 11, so you can still buy tickets at the main reception desk on the second floor of BC.