Students learn while raising money for charity

Submitted by Sarah Rodrigues, IMC 2014 Candidate

As part of the IMC curriculum, students are placed into teams and asked to plan and execute events to raise money for local charities. These events give students practical experience in event planning and project management.

DVLB Postcard FinalThe first event will take place on Monday, February 10, 2014, at 7 p.m. It is a live music night, taking place at Death Valley’s Little Brother in Uptown Waterloo to benefit Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (www.wcswr.org). The event will feature local amateur talent, a silent auction, and a fabulous door prize. If you would like to attend, visit the event page (tinyurl.com/WCSWRMBV) for more information.

The second event will take place on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 2:30 pm. Students will take over the Conestoga College Blue Room and host an Olympic Video Game Event to benefit Canadian Tire’s JumpStart program (http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en). There will be video games, snacks, drinks, and giveaways. For more information visit the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1434411650127271/).

The third event will also take place on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 3 p.m. Students are hosting a Bottles for Burgers bottle drive to support Lutherwood’s Safe Haven Shelter.(http://www.lutherwood.ca/mentalhealth/services/safe-haven-shelter) at the Real Canadian Superstore on Highland Road.

finalBannerPeople returning bottles to the Beer Store are encouraged to donate them instead and will receive a delicious burger. Check out the event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/597650230304658) for more information.

Follow the @IMCatConestoga twitter account for live updates on the events!

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