CCPR students raise $23,150 for Toronto charities

By Melise Brereton, student, class of Spring 2015

Students at the Story Arts Centre and the Pickering Learning Centre raised $23,150 during the Fall 2014 event season, creating a new record for the CCPR program.

CCPR True Beauty Team

CCPR True Beauty Team

 

As part of the highly anticipated Event and Project Management course, students worked in groups to raise funds for local charities with a $0 starting budget. The class requires students to plan and execute a special event for a local charity. After limited planning times, students began throwing their events starting on November 12. Under the leadership of Jentzen Brown, Section 1 of the CCPR program at the Story Arts Centre combined their efforts and exhibited their skills and hard work at seven stellar events.

Students and guests at Breakfast Pursuit

Students and guests at Breakfast Pursuit

“I was nervous and excited at the same!” said student Melanie Jones,”I couldn’t imagine how planning a successful event would go with no money to start.” The entire class however, started pounding the pavement as soon as groups were assigned. The outcome was skillfully executed events hosted throughout Toronto, featuring performers, key note speakers and fun-filled activities.

Rise Up! Event Team

Rise Up! Event Team

Several students noted that the real world experience is difficult but worthwhile. “Having full control over planning this event is amazing. You can see all your hard work being brought to life,” said student Rachel Kvolek.

Congratulations to all students and instructors for your work. Your achievements are appreciated!

Ugly Sweaters Make Lives Better Team

Ugly Sweaters Make Lives Better Team

Here is a list of charities that benefited from 2014 events:

  • Look Good Feel Better
  • Children’s Breakfast Club
  • Interval House
  • Variety Village
  • Kids Now Canada
  • SKETCH
  • Red Door

Check out photos from this semester’s events.

Stand Up For Kids Now Team

Stand Up For Kids Now Team

Art in Action Team

Art in Action Team

Behind the Door team

Behind the Door team

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