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  • 5D4H UBC: Lessons from Day 2

    March 15. 1:51AM – Today I met a young fellow by the name of Jay. He seemed a little rough around the edges, and I later learned he’d been avoided by some of the others who he made feel uncomfortable. I decided to take the time to get to know him and soon found out he […]

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  • 5D4H UBC: Elodie’s Day 1 Reflections

    March 13. 9:50 PM – My first night went well despite the freezing cold. The day before, we collected cardboard from a dumpster to use as a base under our sleeping bags. I wore 5 layers of tops/sweaters + had a blanket, but still didn’t feel warm enough and woke up every few hours. I can’t […]

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  • Reflections of a Campaign Director

    Hi everyone, My name is Emma Sullivan and I am the 5 Days Campaign Director at the University of British Columbia. I returned this year to direct the campaign after being a participant in UBC’s 2015 campaign! I know that writing blog posts typically falls in the realm of the participants but I thought that it […]

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  • Adeline – Night 5

    I can’t believe this is the last blog post I’ll be writing on here! I don’t even know where to begin to sum up the past 5 days, but I’ll start by recapping our last full day and night.  The sun was shining this Thursday, and I spent the earlier portion of the day outside trying to strike […]

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  • Rad – Night 5

    Day 5 was a blast. A good friend and 2015 participant, Roya brought her guitar and played amazing tunes. Jordan and I used this as an opportunity to draw a crowd in! We made 2 signs: one that read “FREE HUGS” and another that read “DELUXE HUGS $2”. At first it was challenging to bring […]

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  • Jason – Night 5

    This is our last day and like most things, it’s bittersweet. All of the people we have encountered during our campaign were so great to get the chance to meet and talk to, from an array of social issues to morning greetings.It felt like we were not only trying to get the message out there […]

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  • Peter – Night 5

    Day 5: As the renowned Canadian lyricist Drake once wrote, “Started from the bottom, now we here.”Seems like only 4 days ago we were collected cardboard in the pouring rain to make our beds, not knowing how the week would turn out. Now here we are, still sleeping on that cardboard outside the bookstore. Only […]

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  • Elaine – Night 5

    Writing this blog post on the morning of day 5, I am finding it hard to remember the thoughts and experiences I had on day 4. The days are very long, but when reflecting back on the week it seems very short. I am definitely physically and mentally drained, but not any less thankful for […]

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  • Cameron – Night 5

    Today was the final full day of the campaign. It was really upsetting to know that I would be indoors most of the day because Thursday is the busiest day of the week for me. I wanted to be outside fundraising for the campaign rather than cooped up in class.After living outside, it is really hard for me to […]

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  • Hajar – Night 5

    I started Day 4 so motivated. The sun was up. There was music. Free and Deluxe hugs going around. The campaign was almost over, and I wanted to give it my best. I went out in the sun, approached people, talked about 5 Days and Directions Youth Services. I had some real conversations, and it […]

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