Western’s Engineers Without Borders gets the drop on world poverty

Western University’s student chapter of Engineers Without Borders will raise awareness, funds and a giant pumpkin tomorrow at its annual Pumpkin Drop on University College Hill.

An 800 lb pumpkin will be hoisted 100 ft in the air before being dropped to symbolize efforts to smash poverty.

Engineers Without Borders members will talk to attendees about poverty in Africa and collect donations from the crowd to help fund a Western student volunteer to join an international Engineers Without Borders team in Africa.

The large pumpkin has been donated by Harry Willemse, and smaller pumpkins were donated by Ferguson Produce. The crane was donated by Mammoet Canada Eastern Ltd. The fencing was donated by Stephenson’s Rental Services Inc. Virgin Radio is providing audio equipment.

For more information about EWB Western, please visit: www.uwo.ewb.ca

When: October 30 at 12:25 p.m.

Where: University College Hill, Western University

MEDIA CONTACT: Western Engineers Without Borders, Olivia Sinko, 226-980-5045, oliviasinko@gmail.com or Jordan Auzam, 519-702-2444, jordanauzam@gmail.com