Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Grind for Uganda

Looking for a tough workout? Ask just about anybody in Gore-tex-clad Metro Vancouver: there’s few better ways to feel the burn than by doing the Grouse Grind.

Scaling the (in)famous, 2.9 kilometre long trail up the slope of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver is something of a rite of passage for residents of the Vancouver region. Now the staff and students of the Community Social Service Worker (CSSW) Program are inviting you to lace up your hiking boots, pack your trail mix and take on the Grind to help raise funds for the Douglas College Uganda Project.

“Anyone and everyone is welcome to join us to help send Douglas students to Uganda to complete their social service training,” says CSSW instructor Lawrence Becker. “We’re also raising funds to support an endowment fund for education, social service and health programs, including one that helps send teenage girls to school in the region.”

The Grouse Grind for Uganda is slated for Saturday, June 19, 2010, from 11am to 2pm. For pledge forms or more information, contact Lawrence Becker at BeckerL@douglas.bc.ca.