Give this fundraiser a thumbs up as the University of Western Ontario (UWO) is number one. Yes, London's UWO, with the largest orientation week in Canada, runs one of Canada's most successful Shinerama campaigns. The UWO and Sir Wilfrid Laurier University typically battle for for first place in the annual campaign with Carleton University in Ottawa taking the third position. Since joining the Shinerama initiative in 1968, Western has raised over $2,000,000, the most of any university.
This weekend London was swarmed by a huge horde of young people on the prowl raising money to fight cystic fibrosis. These three canvased my street and posed for a picture in return for a donation.
Shinerama is Canada`s largest post-secondary school fundraiser with more than 25,000 college and university students at more than 60 campuses across Canada participating. Since 1964, students have raised more than $13.1 million!