Peter Mansbridge at the 1st Choice Savings Centre

Famed CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge is appearing at the University of Lethbridge, Tuesday, Oct. 19, to share with students and the southern Alberta community his thoughts on a changing Canadian culture, politics and society.

"I wanted to bring Peter Mansbridge to the U of L because I thought students would benefit from hearing such an iconic Canadian journalist speak," says Keith McLaughlin, University of Lethbridge Students' Union vice-president academic. "He's had so much experience over the years covering Canada that I think he could share some meaningful insights with students about who we are and where we are going as Canadians."

Mansbridge will be delivering a lecture entitled, Canada and Canadians in a Changing World. It begins at noon in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium. All the proceeds from ticket sales to the event are being donated to the ULSU Food Bank; which helped over 300 people last year and needs continued resources to keep this valuable service alive.

"As the costs of attaining a post-secondary education continue to increase, it has become harder and harder for students to make ends meet. All too often students have difficulty affording the necessities and as a result we see demand for our food bank services spike," says McLaughlin. "This event is about bringing together a community and strengthening it. I thought we should keep that idea in mind and donate all proceeds of the event to the ULSU Food Bank to help ensure that its operations remain sustainable and that we continue to help our students in times of need."

Tickets for Peter Mansbridge are avilable at the Students' Union office (SU180) and are priced at $1 for students and $5 for comunity members.