Finance – Goals and Accomplishments

We are happy to announce that we have met our financial goals for our August project! We would like to thank all of our amazing sponsors for their support the past few months and we hope that you continue to support us for our future projects!

We would also like to give a special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors: UWaterloo Engineering and PERI Group!

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The trip to Bolivia is set for the end of August. However, once our team returns, we will be choosing a new location for our next bridge. While the place has yet to be determined, we will likely be going on a surveying trip to become more engaged with our new community and gain more hands on experience with the overall B2P experience! If you would like to donate to our next project, click here!

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May 27th 2014 – Design Team Meeting!

Everything is well on its way!

At yesterday’s meeting for the Design Team, it was officially announced to the rest of B2P that Technical Advisory Board (TAB) Call 1 has been completed and was successful! TAB Call 1 detailed the preliminary stages of the design process in which the design, and other general matters were planned.

Now that TAB Call 1 has been approved, we are in the process of working on TAB Call 2 in which a more detailed design of the bridge. All tasks and roles have been assigned, and we’re looking forward to seeing the final work!

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Arthur, the VP of the Design Team, talks to us about the progression of the project!

From back to front -  Chathurika Supeshala Gamage, Joseph Ng, and Lily Yexi Zhang

From back to front –
Chathurika Supeshala Gamage, Joseph Ng, and Lily Yexi Zhang

Our president and vice-president, Dilan and Marcel, are super excited about the progress!

Our president and vice-president, Dilan and Marcel, are super excited about the progress!

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First UW B2P Meeting of Spring 2014 Term

After a short four months of co-op, during the winter of 2014, the UW B2P members had an official reunion at our first meeting of the term!

Although throughout our work term we all worked on B2P matters, we had a welcome back and full update at this meeting, as well as more to-dos.

Everyone was  brought back up to speed as our VPs addressed issues, obstacles, and new tasks that we had to fulfil to successfully fly out at the end of August. Led by Arthur, the design team had worked on the bridge design throughout the past four months, gathering info and putting together the first draft of information for the TAB call. Marianne, VP of Finance, dealt with finances and setting monetary goals, while Marcel, VP of Logistics, made potential timelines and smoothed over the wrinkles regarding vaccinations and plane tickets. In addition, the fundraising team, led by Christie, reached out to multiple companies and potential sponsors, as well as brainstormed methods of fundraising. Finally, the media and marketing relations team worked on our website, blog and sponsorship package. Throughout all of this, Dilan, our president, coordinated all of us and continuously touched base with the VPs and their teams, also overseeing meetings, and maintaining contact between the club and our faculty advisor, as well as other contacts.

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From left to right: Marianne, Arthur, Joseph and Dilan

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Dilan talking to Joseph

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Marcel laughing alongside Marianne

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Christie asking a question with Marc in front

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From front to back: Marianne, Alicia and Danica

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Arthur providing Design Team updates

There are a lot of exciting changes and initiatives to come: we are planning to change up the way we hold meetings, to participate in conferences to raise awareness and to start approaching local businesses for support!

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Hello world.

Welcome to the UW B2P blog!

We are a student run chapter at the University of Waterloo, composed of about 25 (at this time) dedicated, passionate change-makers! Founded in Fall 2013, we are looking to build our first bridge in Bolivia (Totolima to be exact) in August 2014.

To read all the details about us, our team, how to contact, and more, please visit http://b2p.uwaterloo.ca.

For quick updates, follow us on Twitter @UWB2P.

For our sponsorship package, please view this document.

We gratefully accept donations.

Hope to see you all soon!

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