It’s Frosh week at Queen’s University and that means you’ll see some purple creatures walking around the city.
And yes, I’m humming the song right now.
It’s a 52 year tradition that the engineering frosh dressed up in purple, along with Roatrians from the four Kingston Clubs – Kingston, Kingston-Frontenac, Cataraqui-Kingston and Kingston Waterfront – go door-to-door selling cans of nuts.
The cans of nuts are $8 each and last year over $40,000 was raised!
The funds suppport several organizations in the community focusing on children, youth, seniors, food security and the environment.
They include, Boys & Girls Club of Kingston & Area, RKY Camp, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Easter Seals, Rotaract & Interact Clubs, Seniors Association of Kingston, H’Art Centre, Loving Spoonful, Community Gardens, and Pathways to Education.
Queen’s Engineering students Pippa and Aiden stopped by to tell us more. Listen to the interview below!