There was no shortage of UNBC students out in full force at Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park Saturday for a fundraising event called ‘Northern Students Give Back.’
For the 15th year in a row, students from the university have taken the time to show appreciation to the community by getting involved in a number of different activities for charity. The event used to be called Shinerama which raised money for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
This year, the Northern Undergraduate Student Society (NUGSS) wanted to donate money locally to AiMHi. From games for children, to catapult making, arts and crafts, face painting, and even fencing, students brought the public together for a morning of fun.
VP internal with NUGSS, Ana Saenz, says the event give students the opportunity to be a part of the community. “It’s good to get the community involved with our events,” she said. “Having students come out and meet a lot of members of the community and have those connections so that they know that we care about them, the community and Prince George.”
Saenz added that she hopes NUGSS can raise more than six thousand dollars and break last year’s amount raised. “AiMHi is so important to us this year because they do a lot of great things for the community and we’re so happy to support them and hopefully we’ll raise a lot of money.”