Shinerama a success so far

By Ben Hoffman

The Students’ Union’s annual Shinerama events are in high gear, and it’s first few days have proved lucrative.

Geared at raising money for Cystic Fibrosis, Shinerama is a series of events held at different colleges and universities nationally. The SU organizes the event at the University of Calgary.

The event this year started with the traditional Bling-Bling, where faculties compete with each other collecting pennies to gain points, and putting larger change in other faculties’ deposits to lower their points. There was also a shoe-shining event on Stephen avenue.

“The whole U of C 101 has been exceptional with Bling-Bling,” said SU Vice-President Events Alex Vyskocil, who is in charge of the event at the U of C. “We got tons of volunteers. We did great on Stephen Avenue, too, even though the weather was bad.”

The two events comprise the largest fund-raising portion of Shinerama, and both have yielded excellent return.

“Bling-Bling raised a total of $6,119.68” Vyskocil said. “The Shine actually raised close to $3,300.  Our totals are up from last year.  That is really good.”

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