Charity Archive

ESS Bug Push for United Way

What: UVic Engineering Students’ Society Bug Push for United Way Charity Event

When: 9am – 9pm, Sunday, November 19th.
Where: Ring Road (Tent set up in front of the Student Union Building)

Bug Push is the charity event that the UVic Engineering Students’ Society hosts in partnership with the UVic United Way campaign. Teams of UVic students, faculty, staff, and corporate teams from across Victoria test their stamina, have fun, and raise funds while manually pushing a hollowed-out 1972 VW Beetle around UVic’s 2.2-km Ring Road. Each team pushes for a half-hour shift, with the goal of keeping the bug rolling for 12 hours straight.

Lunch will be provided for participants.

Follow this link to register your team and help us keep the bug moving for 12 hours straight!

You will need 3-5 people to push the bug: at least two to push and one to drive. Minimum $20 donation per team, and teams are encouraged to fund-raise on their own. All proceeds go to United Way. A fundraising pledge form can be found here.

Click here to view Facebook event page where posts are regularly made.

Please direct any questions to ESS Stream A Charity Coordinator, Darren Gervais-Harrison,

Looking forward to seeing everyone come out for this great cause!

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24 hour Game Stream July 16th

The ESS will be running a 24h Game Stream this semester. During the stream students gather and play video games nonstop for 24 hours while streaming on for the public to watch and donate to. Last year we raised $1000, which we donated towards Child’s Play, a charity that provides games systems, toys, and other forms of entertainment to children going through medical treatment.

Everyone is welcome to join for a $5 donation. Food and drinks will be provided! We will be playing video games and board games with special challenges(eg. Blindfolded) and loser punishments.  Feel free bring your own game.

Join the Facebook event page here.

Where: ECS Building, 2nd floor
When: July 16 at 12pm to 12pm the next day

Drop by whenever you’re available or sign up for a time if you know you can make it. This will keep the stream running. Info on the Facebook event page.

Will you be daring enough to stay overnight?

If you wish to donate, you may use the following widget.

To read more about our Game Stream Charity, click here.…

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Bug Push

Push a VW Bug around Ring Road for charity! The ESS’ annual fall charity is happening this Sunday, October 18, 8 AM-3PM. Sign up your team of 3-5 in the ESS Office (ELW 206), for a minimum donation of $20 per team.

Light breakfast is provided starting at 8 AM, and there’s a BBQ at noon.

All proceeds support United Way

Facebook Event Link

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