Bug Push

United Way and University of Victoria Engineering team up to raise funds.




Nineteen teams composed out of University of Victoria students, faculty, staff and area businesses raised about $1,600 for the United Way by pushing a hollowed-out 1972 Volkswagen Beetle around UVic’s Ring Road Sunday.

Co-organizer Darren Gervais-Harrison of UVic’s Engineering Students’ Society said the event — which has been on-going for at least 20 years — pays tribute to the tradition among engineers to use the iconic car in “silly” ways to raise awareness

of engineering while serving the community.  Donations can also be made www.uvic.ca/unitedway.