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Four events raise money for charity

Posted by Gary Schlee on April 3, 2008

Students in the program’s Event Management course are organizing four special events that take place over the next week. First up is Re:Action, an opportunity for local artists and photographers to share their work illustrating revitalized downtown Toronto areas shared by artists and low-income individuals.

ActionThe artists include Adrian Blackwell, Heather Kocsis, Bogdan Luca, Amanda Nedham, Hazel Eckert, Lauren Wright, Eric Euler and Kaleena Stasiak. University of Toronto professor and visual artist Adrian Blackwell will be speaking at the event, and music is by singer/songwriter Andrew Austin and DJ Johnpee.

All proceeds go to Sketch: working arts for street involved and homeless youth.Re:Action is this Saturday, April 5, at 7p.m., at the Hang Man Gallery, 756 Queen Street East, Toronto.

The following day is The Spring Roll, a bowling event to raise money for the 236th A Scout Troop. It takes place at Thorncliffe Bowl on Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m.

Next week, it’s Free Your Mind, on April 8, in support of the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, and Punch Card, on April 10, a fundraiser for Shape Your Life.


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Inside PR 100th podcast live at Centennial!

Posted by Gary Schlee on February 26, 2008


Terry Fallis and David Jones, hosts of the Inside PR podcast, recorded their 100th show live with students in the Centennial Corporate Communications & PR program on February 25. The duo explored social media, the job market and other PR issues with the students.

You can hear the show by visiting Inside PR .

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A Dinner To Die For

Posted by Gary Schlee on November 30, 2007

Dinner To Die ForIt’s the Class of ’85 Reunion at James D. Murder High School and someone gets killed. But who did it? Actually, it was someone in the class reunion photo.

The murder mystery evening is just one of a half-dozen events organized by students in the Event Management course. Still to come is a gay speed dating event this evening and the Frame Film Festival on December 6.

Many of the events are designed to raise money for local charities. Photo by Colin Burwell.

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CPRS student members open the stock exchange on Nov. 28

Posted by Gary Schlee on November 29, 2007

Photo courtesy TSX

A group of public relations students — including Karin, Julia, Connie, Rhonda and Marc from Centennial — opened the TSX yesterday morning as part of a visit organized by the Canadian Public Relations Society. Students visited a variety of organizations and agencies during the day.

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Talk Is Cheap and Chips 4 Charity

Posted by Gary Schlee on November 19, 2007

Talk Is Cheap
Langdon-Chawla It’s event season at The Centre for Creative Communications. A special unconference organized by faculty member Gary Schlee and funded by the Toronto chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators attracted 160 communicators on November 15.

The evening boasted 14 sessions, many of them presented by senior PR practitioners, some of them presented by Centennial grads. A group of 15 current students — including Rayanne Langdon and Joe Chawla at Registration — helped run the event. Check it out at the Talk Is Cheap wiki. Photo by Alana DaSilva.

Chips 4 Charity
Chips4Charity2 Students in the Event Management class are also starting to roll out their events. The first is Chips 4 Charity, a night of games of chance and a silent auction at Whistler’s Grille on Wednesday evening, November 21. Additional information can be found to the left. Six more events will be happening over the next three weeks — everything from a murder mystery dinner to a gay speed dating event. We’ll let you know more about them soon.

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