Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Public Relations class of 2012.
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Kwantlen students raise $6000 for local charity
Metro Vancouver, BC – (March 6, 2012) – On February 27, Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Public Relations class of 2012 hosted a cocktail reception to benefit the Richmond Society for Community Living. The garden party themed reception was hosted by Global BCTV's Mark Madryga and featured a silent auction and live musical entertainment.
The event was a success for both the Kwantlen students and the Richmond Society for Community Living. According to Lisa Cowell, Manager, Fund and Community Development for the Richmond Society for Community Living, "It was a privilege to attend the event and have our agency benefit from the fundraising efforts. Not only was the event professionally executed, the class did a wonderful job of demonstrating the community-based values upon which our organization has been built."
Every year Kwantlen's PR grad class selects a non-profit organization for which to put together a special fundraising event. This year, the Kwantlen class chose to dedicate their resources to the Richmond Society for Community Living to address the funding shortfalls that have left the sector scrambling to find financial assistance.
Kwantlen's dean, School of Business, Arthur Coren states, "The students do a phenomenal job of organizing these events. In fact, it's one of the hallmarks of the program – that they get real life ‘make – a – difference', hands-on experience. It's another way that Kwantlen faculty help to develop students who are ready to work and ready to lead."
The Richmond Society for Community Living is committed to providing community based programs and support for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. This organization enables these individuals to participate and contribute to the Richmond community and be recognized and accepted as valued members.
Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for more than 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts and science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 17,500 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.
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