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Fundraising continues for Japanese quake victims

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Sid Segalowitz and Bill Ralph entertain the lunch crowd at Market Hall.

Psychology professor Sid Segalowitz, left, and Mathematics professor Bill Ralph entertain the lunch crowd at Market Hall.

Japanese students will sell origami, recipes and other wares in Market Hall Thursday to benefit relief efforts in their native land.

Business professor Don Cyr, right, and Lily Nazar

Business professor Don Cyr, right, and Lily Nazar

There will be origami swans, origami lessons, Japanese body painting and family recipes available for a donation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on March 24.

Fifty cents from every stir-fry sold in the Guernsey Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will go to the cause.

The event is part of a campus-wide campaign to raise money for the Canadian Red Cross for its work in Japan. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the country on March 11 and triggered massive tsunamis. The confirmed death toll is 8,928 people, with more than 12,000 still missing.

On Tuesday, professors showed off their musical skills as they busked to raise money for Japanese relief efforts.

Donations will be accepted at the International Services and Programs Abroad office at GLN-B 210 in the International Centre. You can also call 905-688-5550 x3163 or email isa@brocku.ca. Cheques are preferred and can be earmarked “Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami” and sent through inter-office mail.

To donate online, visit redcross.ca and cite the donation as part of the Brock/Japan Red Cross fundraising group.

The Biorhythms: Joffre Mercier, Fiona Hunter and Michael Bidochka

The Biorhythms: Biological Sciences professors Joffre Mercier, Fiona Hunter and Michael Bidochka

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