Campus Life

John Gill run raises funds

Pronghorn Athletics is presenting one of its busiest spectator weekends in University of Lethbridge history, Oct. 22-24.

From the Canada West Women's Rugby Championships to home opening action for both the men's and women's basketball teams, as well as women's hockey and men's and women's soccer action, followers of the Horns have a host of viewing possibilities.

There is one event however that can get people out of the stands and into the action, all the while helping to support student scholarships.

The 3rd Annual John Gill Run for Student Scholarships kicks off the weekend Friday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the track of the 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport and Wellness.

The scholarship run is dedicated to the memory of John Gill, a U of L alumnus, former Alumni president, and a man who exemplified community involvement, commitment, passion for learning and giving back to the community.

Following his passing, the University created an annual award in his memory. The purpose behind the scholarship is to annually recognize a student that demonstrates leadership and dedication to community, much as Gill did. He believed the best way to show gratitude was to give to the community in which you live.

To participate in this event, runners are urged to collect pledges then come out for the run on Oct. 22 to show their support.

Pledge forms are available by e-mailing