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Ski Club gives $6,500 to Heart and Stroke

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The University of Calgary Ski Club made a $6,500 donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on March 25. The donation was made in memoriam of former ski club president Eric Lahoda, who passed away in 2008 from cardiac arrest after skiing at Lake Louise.

Current Ski Club president Dylan Heerema remembers Lahoda fondly.

"Eric was an incredibly dedicated president and also a friend of mine," he said. "The Ski Club would not be what it is today without him, and it's awesome to be able to do something in his honour."

Heart and Stroke fund development coordinator Louise Beddoe picked up the $6,500 cheque at MacEwan Student Centre.

"We are thrilled with how hard the Ski club has worked to raise such a large amount of money," Beddoe said. "Support like this enables us to work towards our vision to eliminate death and disability from heart disease and stroke."

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