The first week of school is a hairy time. New students are trying to figure out where their classes are, staff are trying to help them and the bus loops and stops are a buzz with activity. Amongst the frenzy are back-to-school events planned to get people involved in campus life. One such event looks at helping others both on campus and off and involves both UBC and TransLink.
Shinerama is a cystic fibrosis fundraiser that’s been in existence since the 60s.
The idea is to have people donate money to have things shined. What sort of things? Well, there are shoes, cars and, in the case of TransLink, a bus! That’s right, instead of getting a bath in the usual transit centers, a TransLink bus will get all sudsed up at the north end of the Students Union Building between 2-4 p.m. on September 6th.
If you’d like to donate to this worthy cause, you can do so through www.shinerama.ca or text SHINE to 45678 to make a $5 donation (charges will appear on your monthly service provider statement).