CSRC and NUSU host successful Shinerama weekend
CSRC and NUSU Joint News Release ******************** It’s not often you hear about Shinerama in July, but thanks to the Canadore Students Representative Council (CSRC) and the Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU), this past weekend was all abou
CSRC and NUSU
Joint News Release
It’s not often you hear about Shinerama in July, but thanks to the Canadore Students Representative Council (CSRC) and the Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU), this past weekend was all about the national post-secondary fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis. What many people recall being a one-day event during the two student organizations’ Frosh Week, Shinerama is actually an 8-month long campaign to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research. CSRC and NUSU’s campaign begins in May ending by mid December just as it is for all 65 colleges and universities who partake in Shinerama.
The two young Shinerama co-coordinators have set the bar high for themselves this year with the goal of $30 000.00 and they hope to attain this goal with multiple secondary fundraisers throughout the year. Colby Clarke, CSRC VP External and Nicole Brady, NUSU VP External have been working fervently since returning from the national Shinerama conference in May to organize the “Bring the Shine Back Gala” and “Shinerama Classic Softball Tournament” and as many witnessed this weekend, their dedication and passion was rewarded.
This weekend’s events started with the Friday night Formal Gala which hosted many business owners, local politicians including Mayor Al McDonald, and North Bay citizens. The four-course Surf n’ Turf dinner was prepared by CSRC/NUSU’s Student Centre’s own Executive Chef, Steve Bitonti and was served by the Student Centre’s catering team. The night consisted of food, drink, guest speakers, silent auction and entertainment with hosts Mitch Belanger and Vicki Tyler from 102 FM The Fox. Guest speakers included Mark Goldade, President of Kinsmen Club North Bay, and two very special guests, Adele and Celia Orr, two young talented ladies who live with Cystic Fibrosis. The band MLC provided the live entertainment and played well into the night.
The next morning started bright and early as the Shinerama Summer Classic Softball Tournament kicked off. Fourteen teams from around the province showed up to support this great cause and to play some ball. The two-day tournament wrapped up with the final game being played at 2:00 pm between the Ball Busters from North Bay and Young Bloods from New Liskeard. In the end, the hard hitting Ball Busters took the game and in the spirit of generosity, they donated the cash prize to Shinerama.
The entire weekend should bring in around $4000.00 for CSRC and NUSU’s Shinerama Campaign. With 42 years of Shinerama in North Bay, $340,453.00 has been raised for Cystic Fibrosis. The joint CSRC and NUSU campaigns have been nationally recognized multiple times over the years. This year’s campaign is well in its way to be in the same league as record breaking years previous to it.
Be sure to come out and support CSRC and NUSU’s Main Shine Day Saturday, September 8, 2012. Over 1000 students will be out washing cars, shining shoes, cheering, and raising money for Cystic Fibrosis Research.