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EWB Weekly Email - Oct 27
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Hi everyone,

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

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 today. If you can't make it but are still interested in going, email Maisie at maisiefichuk@gmail.com.

National Conference
It’s that time of year again! National Conference will be taking place in Hamilton from January 15th to 17th. If you are interested in attending we will be discussing it during the Planning Meeting today. If you are unable to make the meeting, reach out to Ishan or Emily Larochelle for more information. Registration is due November 15th.

Pumpkin Drop
Our highest visibility event of the year is happening next Tuesday! Be sure to stop by UC Hill at 12:30 PM to watch our pumpkins drop. The Pumpkin Drop team is also looking for volunteers to run a promotional table in Essex Hall and for people to help out with day-of logistics. Contact Spencer if you’d like to sign up!

Fair Trade
Scare Them Fair is happening this Wednesday October 28th in the basement of the UCC! The Fair Trade Team will have some fun games set up there and some sweet Fairtrade giveaways, so be sure to stop by!

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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