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5 days for the homeless

University of Manitoba students trade their beds for the snow.

March 4, 2020 — 

Five University of Manitoba students trade their beds for the snow, sleeping outside for five nights as part of the national 5 Days for the Homeless campaign, raising funds and awareness for underprivileged Winnipeggers by supporting Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY).

The participants – or Sleepers – will spend their nights in a shelter on the east side of UMSU University Centre on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus from March 8 to 13. The students will maintain their academic commitments, but will not be able to shower or carry any cash or identification, eating only food that has been donated to them.

This marks the thirteenth consecutive year that students from the U of M’s Asper School of Business have run this campaign. Donate now.

Several events have been planned to help the campaign support RaY:

Opening ceremonies

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 12 p.m.
  • Drake Centre, 181 Freedman Crescent

Fivehole for Five Days Street Hockey Tournament

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 1 p.m. (immediately following the end of opening ceremonies)
  • ACE & AC Parking Lots at the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry Campus

Five Acts for the Homeless Social

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 – doors open 8 p.m.
  • The St. Norbert Hotel, 3540 Pembina Hwy

Closing Ceremonies

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 – 10 a.m. (noon)
  • Asper School of Business, 181 Freedman Crescent

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