Fanshawe beams in Shinerama afterglow

Ola Akinsara has a lot to be proud of. The VP Internal of the Fanshawe Student Union worked hard throughout August and September to organize volunteers, host events and collect money for Shinerama, an annual event that raises money for cystic fibrosis research, and surpassed her campaign goal by $200, raising $3,700 for the cause.

“It was really great, and I had a lot of fun planning the events,” Akinsara beamed. She organized barbeques during residence movein days, a car wash, change collections and two pub nights in The Out Back Shack to raise the money, which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Canada organization. “I'm so happy I did it. I learned a lot about cystic fibrosis.”

Akinsara noted that one of the highlights of the campaign was at the September 7 car wash. “A little girl with cystic fibrosis and her family came up to the volunteers to thank them for what they were doing. That was amazing.”

She wanted to extend her thanks to all the student volunteers who helped out with events, 106.9 The X radio station on campus, Kelseys Restaurant on Oxford Street East, Virgin Radio and Food Basics for their support.

Akinsara works with volunteers throughout the school year for all sorts of events on campus. Get involved by emailing her at Check out FSU Volunteer Day on October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in F Hallway to get involved with organizations in the community.