Posts Tagged ‘Voyageurs’

2014Jan 14

Voyageurs Get Set To “Shoot For The Cure”

1609599_10153650812845147_1833029723_nBasketball season is in full swing here at Laurentian University. Both the men and women teams’ are battling for position within their respective conferences. As per tradition, the women’s team, LU Athletics, and SPAD will be hosting the annual “Shoot For The Cure” game with proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This year, the game will take place on Saturday, January 18th at the Ben Avery Gymnasium on campus. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00pm.

The CIS began the “Shoot for a Cure” campaign in 2007, and it has been a tremendous success ever since. All CIS Women’s Basketball schools take part in the fundraising campaign. This is a total of 45 teams nationwide. In it’s 6+ years, the campaign has amassed over $600,000 in donations, and has generated over $520,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. You can read more about the fundraising efforts here.

Much like the “Pink The Rink” game back in November, “Shoot For The Cure” allows for SPAD’s Event Management students to get involved with LU Athletics, and give back to the community. Students have been hard at work organizing and preparing for the big game, so be sure to come out and show some support on Saturday night!

A number of fundraising initiatives have been planned for the event. Official event t-shirts will be on sale in the Great Hall throughout the week and at the gym before/during the game. Fans at the game will also receive a “rally towel” to add to the game’s atmosphere. Furthermore, raffle prizes will be available at the game. Moreover, a halftime contest will be held for prizes where a participant will shoot from varying distances for different prizes. Fans will be able to buy a chance to enter the halftime contest.1609812_10153657024795147_1396126192_n

For students living on residence, there will also be a “Pep Rally” taking place in West Residence from 4:30-5:30pm on game day. Everyone will be wearing Pink, Blue, and Yellow so you won’t want to miss out on all of the excitement!

For more information on the event, or to find out how you can help, please visit the Event Page on Facebook, and follow the event on Twitter! Hope to see everyone at the gym on Saturday night!

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2013Nov 12

Voyageurs Women’s Hockey and @LU_SPAD Raise Funds for the Northern Cancer Foundation

1395983_10153461641820061_912920987_nOn November 2nd, Voyageurs Women’s Hockey and SPAD’s event management class teamed together to raise funds and awareness for the Northern Cancer Foundation. The “Pink The Rink” night was held at Countryside Arena in Sudbury, and featured a match-up between the Laurentian Voyageurs and Nipissing Lakers. A full house showed up to support the women and the evening’s cause. The final amount of fund raised will be announced when the formal cheque presentation is done to the Northern Cancer Foundation.

Sports have proven to be an excellent vehicle to raise awareness about a variety of issues. October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many teams and organizations do their part to help in the battle. The NFL and other pro sport circuits have become very active in trying to raise awareness. Recently, the trend has manifested itself to hockey arenas around North America with the “Pink in the Rink” concept. With the return of women’s hockey to Laurentian University, this idea was a perfect fit. (more…)

2013Oct 29

@LU_SPAD Internship Profile: Benoit Roy – TrojanOne/Voyageurs Hockey

803302_10153370399055508_1557649678_nFourth year SPAD student, Benoit Roy, has been very busy over the past six months with two different internships. He has been involved with various organizations during his time here at Laurentian. In May, Benoit began a four-month internship with TrojanOne, where he worked as an Assistant Coordinator.  Furthermore, in September, Benoit began an internship with the Laurentian Voyageurs hockey teams as a member of the “Hockey Operations” crew. The former SPAD Council Vice President has agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to answer some of our questions, and provide some insight to any student looking to pursue similar internships. We are thrilled to have him back on the blog! Here is the interview:

Q: Hi Benoit, thank you for taking the time to speak with us today. You’ve been extremely busy over the past 6 months with a couple of internships. Over the summer, you spent some time working with TrojanOne as an Assistant Coordinator. Can you tell us a little bit about the position you held, and some of your everyday duties with the organization?

BR: Absolutely! At TrojanOne, I was in an interesting situation where I was the first intern to hold the position I was in. I worked directly with President and CEO, Mark Harrison, and I supported the variety of tasks he completed on a regular basis. This included prospecting and developing strategic partnerships for TrojanOne’s sport and cause properties ranging from Rugby Canada to Youth Science Canada. I also assisted the Consulting and Partnership Marketing departments by creating proposals and activations for strategic partners and developing sponsorship prospecting strategies for a variety of properties. In my position, there was a great focus sales and sales administration.

Q: Seems like you had a very rewarding experience! Were there any challenges associated with being the first intern to hold that position?

BR: It was an extremely rewarding position – working with the President of a prominent sport marketing agency, for me, is among the best ways to gain an entry into the industry. Just having an opportunity to witness his work ethic and see how he conducts himself with other industry pros is extremely valuable. However, this did come with some challenges. Working with Mark, I was required to complete work at a high rate which made it difficult to write with significant detail at times. However, the work I was assigned greatly related to the material taught in SPAD which certainly helped. Also, given I was the first intern, there was no past intern I could contact to provide some insight. Despite this, I knew any internship would be challenging and I gladly welcomed this unique challenge.

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2013Oct 18

Inaugural LU “Pink The Rink” Event

PINK IN THE RINK2Something exciting is taking place in our community! On November 2nd, SPAD, the Voyageurs Women’s hockey team, and the Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) are teaming together to host the inaugural “Pink The Rink” event. The fundraiser will be taking place at Countryside Arena, when the Voyageurs host rival Nippissing Lakers for a 7:45pm puck-drop. Join us as we help the Northern Cancer Foundation’s fight against breast cancer!

A number of fundraising initiatives  will be taking place on the night of the event. There will be a ceremonial puck drop to kick-off the night. Other events include a raffle draw, a bake sale, a puck toss, a t-shirt sale, and more on the night of the event! All funds raised at the event will go directly to the Northern Cancer Foundation. Event organizers are working with Laurentian’s “Pub Downunder” to throw a fundraising event on the night of Friday November 1st – stay tuned for more details on this! (more…)