"Stand-up" for charity

Catherine Kitts
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University of Ottawa students, from the Environmental Law Students' Association (ELSA), are organizing a stand-up comedy show starting at 8:30p.m., Jan. 13 at the Draft Pub (above the University of Ottawa's Sport Complex) to raise funds for charity.


"We have a great line-up of funny comics, who have volunteered their time, to support two worthy causes," said Michael Currie, a first year law student and one of the organizers of the event. "All proceeds collected at the door will go to support the Ottawa food bank and an organization called Sustainable Prosperity."

Lindsay Chan, a first year law student, is also one of the key organizers of the event.

"Food banks see large increases in use in the cold months of January and February; unfortunately, donations during this time typically stagnate or decrease because it is right after the holidays and people don't have as much to give," explained Chan. "This is the main reason why we organized this event at this time of year."

Lindsey Park, the president of ELSA, says that she's pleased that some of the funds will be going to support Sustainable Prosperity too.

"Sustainable Prosperity is a national research and policy network, based at the University of Ottawa," continued Park. "It is important that we have organizations that bring together business, policy and academic leaders to find ways to achieve a green and competitive economy."

The doors open at 8:30pm and the show starts at 9:00pm, with cover being a minimum $5 donation. 

Organizations: University of Ottawa

Geographic location: Ottawa, Lindsey Park

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