Campaign kicks off Oct. 19

Don't bring your lunch on Oct. 19!

That's the order from UBC United Way Chair Eilis Courtney, who wants to encourage one and all to attend the salmon barbecue on that day to kick off UBC's 1998 United Way campaign.

For $5, faculty, staff and students alike can dine on salmon and bannock at the First Nations Longhouse from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Courtney, manager of UBC's Ceremonies Office, says UBC hopes to contribute at least $300,000 this year to United Way's goal of raising $25.7 million in the Lower Mainland.

"Donors can designate their donations to a specific member agency or through United Way to their favorite charity," she says. "It's important to remember that one in three Lower Mainland residents uses the services of United Way agencies in one way or another."

Last year, UBC raised more than $292,000 in support of United Way's 105 member agencies and 31 affiliate agencies.

"The campus community should be proud of its record of participation," says Courtney. "I'm particularly excited about the increase in the number of student volunteers this year."

Faculty and staff will receive pledge forms in campus mail Oct. 19. Donations can be made through payroll deduction, by credit card or cheque.

For information on purchasing barbecue tickets or any of the other campaign events, which run Oct. 19-30, call 604-822-UWAY (822-8929).