After Can You Dig It's successful campaign to take over the committee of Queen's ArcPalSoc (now renamed Queen's University Archaeology Society) the CYDI team have got off to a flyer signing up 78 new members at the Queen's Student's Union Freshers Fair. Niamh Logan, Joel Goodchild, Shannon Edwards and Gary Reid manned the stall for 8 hours in the intolerable heat to sell the society to every student they could, Congratulations to the team who doubled the last year's membership in one day.
As the first official presentation, QUAS are welcoming a heavyweight in Ulster archaeology, Barrie Hartwell, who on Tuesday afternoon (4th Oct) will be speaking to QUAS members about the work of the Ulster Archaeology Society.
A big thank you to everyone who came out for Can You Bowl It? There were undergrads present from all years and everyone seemed to have a great time. Also a big welcome to all of those joining Queen's University Arcaheology this week who couldn't make it to the Odyessy, it's great to see so many enthusiastic people joing our family.
Well done to Mike who was twice a winner on lane 4
The archaeology society are arranging a fund raising concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust to be held in March/April 2012 at the Mandela Hall. All proceeds collected at the door and from a raffle which will be held on the night will go directly to the charity. The Archaeology Society are opening this event to all students and staff at Queen's to attend hoping to raise in excess of £3,000 for TCT. Can You Dig It? are supporting the endevour by organising a sponsored walk across from Collin Glen to the summits of Divis and Black Mountain to help to raise the money needed to stage the concert.
I hope that many of you will join us and help to raise alot of money for a very worthy cause that does so much important work for so many people.
The trek will begin at the carpark of Collin Glen Forest Park and make a 6.5 journey through the beautiful setting to the gateway of the Divis and Black Mountains. We will walk to the summit of Divis before going back on ourselves a little and dragging our arses to the top of Black Mountain. From there on it's homeward bound and into the pub for a much deserved pint.
For further information on the routes click on the links below.
Colin Glen Forest Park
Divis and Black Mountain Trail
The CYDI Christmas Dinner will be at Darcy's on December 8th. Click on the link below to view the menu. To reserve your place add you name to the attending list on the Can You Dig It events page on facebook, the more the merrier.
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Can You Dig It? is now cluttering up cyberspace along with all the pornographers, bookies and insurance companies, and we're very happy to be here in such illustrious company.
CYDI has been chugging along quite nicely on facebook for a while now but now we're looking to get to the folks who refuse to leave their grubby digital fingerprints on social networking sites by creating our own site. This will essentially be the same sort of guff but with different colours around the edges.
If you are not yet a member of Can You Dig It? find us on facebook, get your name on the list and join us at the events rocking up the right hand side there.