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EWB Weekly Email - Oct 19
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Hi everyone,

We have a couple really interesting updates in this email, be sure to check them out!

Voting
Today’s the day! Be sure to visit a voting station and cast your ballot. There are several voting stations across campus and they will be open until 9:30 PM tonight. Uber, along with select taxi companies, will be giving out free rides (up to $15) to and from voting locations. Visit elections.ca to find out where you can vote!

South Western Ontario Retreat
Reminder that SWOR is taking place November 6th to 8th in Guelph! Please talk to Ishan or Maisie at the planning meeting Tuesday. If you can't make it but are still interested in going, email Maisie at maisiefichuk@gmail.com.

Member Learning: JF Part 2
Part 2 of Hilary's experiences in Ghana will be our ML this Thursday! This week's session will talk about the work that Hilary did during her placement with VOTO Mobile.

It Takes A Village Campaign Results
The votes have been tallied and we have a winner: we will be supporting VOTO Mobile! The results were as follows:

1. VOTO - 130 points
2. Lishabora - 110 points
3. Rent-to-Own  - 100 points

We will be talking more about what this means for our chapter during tomorrow’s planning meeting.

Professional Relations
As part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen the chapter’s relationship with the professional community, the PR portfolio will be implementing a master contact list for event coordinators. The purpose of this list is to consolidate contact information into a single location and to facilitate easier transitions year over year. We will be providing more information about this shortly.

Fair Trade
The Fair Trade Team still needs help planning the details of the Scare Them Fair Fair! This game-oriented take on our annual event that involves advocating for Fairtrade at Halloween will be taking place in the UCC on Wednesday October 28th.

As always, Planning Meetings are Tuesdays at 5:30 pm in SEB 2094, and Member Learnings are Thursdays at 5:30 pm in UCC 59.

Cheers,

Andrey






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