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Aggie Bedpush coming to a community near you

Instead of pushing a bed down the TransCanada, students will be visiting several communities to raise funds for charity 

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences student council will be holding its 33rd annual charity fundraiser “Aggie Bedpush” in a number of Manitoba communities beginning Friday, Oct. 3.

Each year, a large team of Aggie students led by FASO (the Faculty of Agriculture Students’ Organization) pushes a custom-made, burgundy-colored steel bed frame on wheels across the province in support of charity.

Although the students have braved the TransCanada Highway between Winnipeg and Brandon in the past, this year, the Bedpush will be travelling to the communities of Carman, Holland, Glenboro, Carberry, Brandon, Minnedosa, Neepawa, Gladstone and Portage.

The 2014 Bedpush will support the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

Donations will be accepted along the route of the Bedpush in each of the individual towns and after for a period of time before they pack up to head to their next destination. Cash or cheques (payable to the “Faculty of Agriculture Students’ Organization”) can be sent by mail to: Faculty of Agriculture Students Organization, 160-66 Dafoe Road, Winnipeg, Man. R3T 2N2. Tax receipts will be issued to donations over $20. FASO will be accepting donations until November 22, 2014.

The students will start at 11 a.m. Carman and move to Holland at 2:30 , Glenboro 3:30, and Carberry at 5:30 p.m. On the second day, they start in Brandon at 8 a.m. and then move to Minnedosa for 11 a.m., Neepawa, at 2 p.m., Gladstone at 3:30 p.m. and Portage at 5:30 p.m.

On Day 3, Monday oct. 6, the students will finish their push at the University campus.

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