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about Centennial’s Corporate Communications + PR program

Students produce “real world” events

Posted by bwaite on November 14, 2008

One of the most “hands on” courses Centennial PR students take is Event Management (CN-145).  Led by the ever wise, ever energetic faculty member Jessie May Rowntree, students create and produce full-scale events in semester one. 

The course demands that students also find sponsors willing to help  defray the events’ costs. Most years, students also raise significant sums for local charities. This year is no exception.

In the coming weeks, Centennial’s PR students will see all of their hard work come to life as they produce the following events:

“Havana Nights,”  a salsa lesson and silent auction,  taking place November 18 at Whistler’s, one of our neighbourhood restaurants;

Won’t You Charleston With Me?,”a Roaring Twenties dance and cocktail event and fund raiser for Variety, the Children’s Charity of Ontario.  It takes place November 19 at Myth on the Danforth;

“Comedy for the Cause,” in support of Friends for Life Foundation, November 26 at Yuk Yuk’s on Richmond Street;

Arts in the Limelight,” a night celebratiang music and art, held November 27 at the Black Swan Tavern on Danforth Avenue; funds raised go to support Inner City Angels;

Drink and Think,”  planned for  November 28 at the Ontario Bartending School on Danforth Avenue.

As well, a group of students has organized our annual Corp Comm and PR Day for their classmates on November 20.  That’s a day when we cancel classes to enjoy PR-related events, games, and socializing.

This kind of real world training is what the CC+PR program at Centennial is all about.  Why not consider applying to the program if this is the kind of learning you want?


One Response to “Students produce “real world” events”

  1. Sarah Fimiani said

    Thank you for promoting our events on the program blog, Christine. Great way to get the word out and share what the CC+PR program has to offer.

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